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Mervyn Taylor replied to Glenroy R Joseph's discussion Are theSteelband clashes of the sixties exaggerated ?
"not exaggerated at all! i still remember the bottles raining down on park street, when despers had sunland retreating. they were not sweetdrink bottles, but vat nineteens, family sizes, that exploded like bombs when they hit the asphalt. i remember…"
Aug 28, 2015
Mervyn Taylor commented on odw's video
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Mighty Shadow - Fire Under Dey

"powerful paintings by LeRoy Clarke, perfectly suited to Shadow's cry!"
Mar 14, 2015
Mervyn Taylor replied to Bugs's discussion It's Broken! Fix It! - Pan & Mas
"agreed. but the truth that needs to be recognized is: we're no longer the innocents we once were. the images we've seen in recent years on the front pages of our dailies are far more startling and arresting than any robber or jab…"
Mar 6, 2015
Mervyn Taylor replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion PANORAMA 2015 MAKE YOUR PICK....
"1. Desperadoes 2. Skiffle Bunch 3. Phase ll 4. All Stars 5. Exodus"
Jan 30, 2015
Mervyn Taylor commented on Pan Times's video
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Carnival Queen 1954

"all 'white'! incredible...."
Jan 13, 2015
Mervyn Taylor replied to Pan Times's discussion Desperadoes loses home again
"so, where will they call home for carnival season 2015??"
Jan 4, 2015
Mervyn Taylor replied to BEDE LOPEZ's discussion INVADERS AND TOKYO STEELBAND CLASH
"no, the clash was in park st. check out blakie's lyrics. they're quite accurate!"
Sep 15, 2014
Mervyn Taylor commented on Bertel Gittens's photo
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STATUE OF THE MIGHTY SPARROW

"never quite did him justice. should be recast. there was a lot of criticism when it was first unveiled. i walked by there late one night, and there was a group of people, like a family, who looked like they were trying to fix it, somehow...."
Jun 21, 2014
Mervyn Taylor replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion OLD TUNE
"there's nothing old about music. a tune is either good, or it's not, whether old, or new. how do songs become classic? by being old, by standing the test of time. a lot of the new tunes will not last the year."
Feb 1, 2014
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Trinidad And Tobago Panorama Finals 1984

"great, great piece of pan history. thank you!"
Jul 29, 2013
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Jul 21, 2013
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Jul 19, 2013
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Jul 17, 2013
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Jul 16, 2013
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Jul 10, 2013
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At 11:00pm on October 24, 2011, Ian Franklin said…

Hello Mervyn,

                    Good observation; my sentiments exactly (lol)

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