Brother Franklin good day and I hope all is well with you
Recently i was in a discussion with the guys and the point of weather or not there was a band named boys town from point cumana that won the steel band music festival on two occasions,after much deliberations we could not decided on the facts so I thought of you to bring some clarity to the situation.this should not be a brainteaser for a man of your ability
By the way I'm the guy who was collecting the signatures in point on borough day this year
Nice to know. Hope Florida is treating you well. Yes I read about my uncle tash in one of your books. On that note of books, I need a list of what books you have. I wanna get some for my personal collection so let me know what you have and the price :-D
Hi Ian, good to hear from you. I reached out to you a few weeks ago as I was going down to Ft,Lauderdale on a job interview. I was recruited by some headhunter about an architectural position. I did get the job so I will be relocating to Ft. Lauderdale in a few weeks. Hopefully we will hook-up some time.
Hello Ian: Thanks for your response. I do recall 'high society's' slightly more positive attitude towards steelbands once 'classical' music was played. We spoke 2 days ago and I am anxious to get 3 (three) copies of your book email details....cost, shipping etc. when convenient.
Ian you have made my day . I am delighted to hear that you have a CD of that 1948 recording of Casablanca . I am again asking your kindness for a copy of this CD . I am also hoping to get a copy of TASPO in the Festival of Britain . Regards . Steve .
Hi Ian, you had been bumped out of my address book, which does happen occasionally, and so I had no way of e-mailing you. I tried your cell but it just said that you were not available. Some time ago in one of our discussions you had ask me to send you some information and I never really had time to through my archives. Fortunately, I came across the same info on WST and copied it off for you. I will e-mail it to you some time soon. Recently, I have been approached about a band start-up at a Caholic School and will I make a plug for your book as a sort of Pan Students Companion. I can't promise anything, but I will give it a shot. When you are back stateside give me a shout-out. I am heading out next Friday to ANTIGUA to go take in Panorama 2011. There might not be one as there was some controversy brewing. However, someone recent dumpped a bunch of money into it, so we shall see. Peace!
Thank you so much for your words of encouragement. I hope to live up to the accolades that I receive from time to time.
I would love to see the recording of my 2000 performance at the World Steelband festival. I was so completely freaked out when I was told minutes before I went up to perform that I was going to be televised. Not the best advice to give a nervous 15 year-old playing at his first pan festival...lol
Hi Ian. My son purchased 2 of your books for me so I am enjoying them. ( 400 Questions + Answers and Cross word vol1). It would be nice if you can post that Video of Invaders at Chagaramas. I know that there was a Steelband Jamboree there and the Americans also had a band which I believe was set up by Dr. Elie Manette. Also I am asking anyone who has the Video or Audio of the 1st Panorama in 1963 to please post it as it was a Historical event. Those early Panoramas created a love for Pan worldwide. Thanks.
Hello Ian. I am living in Australia since 1977. I have my own band called Calypso Pan-tas-tic . A four piece band consisted of Invaders style Tenor pan, keyboards, bass guitar, drums and I doubling on tenor pan,congas, ukulele and congas. My musicians are all graduated in the school of music in Canberra where I live. I had studied some music with Carlyle Eversley in Trinidad have been groomed by Joey Lewis and the late Andre Tanker. You can keep in touch firstname.lastname@example.org