Everything Related to the Steelpan Instrument and Music
For over FORTY YEARS (40 long years +++) whenever i speak "MY TRUTH" about PAN I was ostracized. Out here in the SF BAY AREA -- they call me a TRAITOR for not PRAISING PAN as the GREATEST INSTRUMENT EVER INVENTED BY GOD.
And then I came on THIS FORUM and SPOKE MY TRUTH -- well that was REAL BACCHANAL. Because OPPOSING VIEWS were not WELCOME.
But it did not matter to me, because I live my WHOLE LIFE without ever HAVING A HERO. (Allyuh should figure what that implies -- psychologically!!!)
Anyway, PAN MONTH 2019 arrive and I am expecting to SINGULARLY PROCEED in my BATTLE to open the eyes of TRINI PAN LOVERS -- even though I considered it a FAILED EFFORT.
And out of THE BLUES, JUST LIKE THAT -- ALL KINDA MARK start to BUS ON THE PAN SCENE. Now I eh really rejoicing, eh. But when ah weight come off yuh back -- ah weight come off yuh back. So you have to be a LITTLE HAPPY.
In the meantime, I have to admit that I have been a CONSTANT CRITIC of DOCTOR DOLLY in her HANDLING of the PAN TRINBAGO CORRUPTION under KEITH DIAZ and RICHARD FORTEAU. And people are free to call me on that -- unless they understand COMPARTMENTALIZATION.
(Look, ah using big words like RUSSELL PROVIDENCE!!! Sometimes ah does get too PARENTHETICAL ... ah know that; but that is me!!!)
Anyway, leh meh stop tripping over my EXPRESSION and continue with the MAIN POINT!!!
All of a SUDDEN, this AUGUST MONTH 2019 -- PAN TRUMPS start to fall in my FAVOUR ... after all these years in PAN BONDAGE.
Of all the people in the world, the last person I ever expected to take me out of the WILDERNESS OF PAN was THE RIGHT HONOURABLE DOCTOR DOLLY NYAM GADSBY (sorry if I mixed up the order of the names).
And with that, 99% of the PAN SUPPORTERS in the world start CUSSING OUT THE DOLLY. Now I know that I seem to be MIXING EVERYTHING UP like a CALLALOO here ... but it is either you GET IT or YOU DON'T. Because I put plenty time and energy and thought and money into promoting PAN for decades -- so I feel entitled to an OPINION.
Next thing you know, BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE fell FLAT ON HER FACE with the TOBAGO PANORAMA THING. Well, I don't have to tell allyuh: I TOLD YOU SO ABOUT BEVERLEY.
And then (today) the ANTIGUA MARK BUS on THE TASPO PAN TING. I will not go further on that, for now.
So when EVERYBODY thought that I was an IRRATIONAL CRITIC of the PAN WORLD -- DOCTOR DOLLY came to my RESCUE after 40-plus years. I don't know how to THANK THAT LADY!!!
I hold myself as a GLOBAL STANDARD OF OBJECTIVITY in PAN MUSIC and I truly think that people like BEVERLEY and BERTEL GITTENS and MARCUS ASH should be calling me for ADVICE on TAKING THIS PAN TING GLOBAL.
But I know better than THAT!!! The LIGHT that DOCTOR DOLLY just SHINE ON DEM will only SHINE SO LONG because it is almost PANORAMA TIME AGAIN.
However, I will always remember PAN MONTH 2019 for MY REDEMPTION!!!
THANKS to THE RIGHT HONOURABLE DOCTOR NYAM GADSBY-DOLLY!!!
Claude: Stop with the taster about Antigua and TASPO .... I'm salivating as we "speak" ...
Claude: I have now read up on the history of Antigua and TAPSO so all is well