"Talk about memories, Glenroy!!! Cyril Diaz, Bert Inniss, Joey, Clarence, Errol, all maestros in their own right. This morning (Friday), as I watched and listened to Roy 'Pappy' Cape more or less saying goodbye to his active participation,…"
"A giant has passed on, the likes of which may never walk this country again. He was a musical genius who worked magic with pan, and also straddled the cultural boundaries like a colossus. He was, too, a most humble human being. To think that the…"
"We certainly should have seen much more for the billion-or-more public and sponsors' dollars expended on steelbands over the past 60 years. While the instrument and standard of 'panmanship' and music have evolved significantly,…"
"Thanks, Les, for your kind comments on the interview I did with WST, and for further exploring some salient points I raised. There is need for people with your background and experience in pan to throw out ideas in the hope that those who can make…"
"Ppl, re pan on the road, for me that means full bands, racks, wheels (castors), fans pushing pans/players the way we did Sunny Side Kids from Freeport to Carapichaima (around 3 miles). We did the same many years ago with Invaders, Renegades,…"
"There is only one solution: stage four category finals on different days at different venues, leaving Carnival Saturday night for large bands only.
When single pan bands remained pan-round-the-neck, there used to be a well-attended, on-de-road…"
"Some years ago, as I researched some protest/message songs that influenced my generation in the 1960s/1970s (Where have all the flowers gone/If I had a hammer), I stumbled on Pete Seeger who wrote these two. I soon learnt that Seeger was more than a…"
"Folks, bear in mind that I wrote this piece back in 2001--12 years ago. I do not recall what prompted me to write it, but having re-read it now, there is nothing (except a few errors) that I would change. I wrote from the perspective of an…"
"Thanks, fellas--this is a treat. My instinctive reactions? On those I listened to from the 1960s/70s: First, the relatively high quality of instruments and panmanship then. I had forgotten how good these were. Arrangements were less complicated than…"
"Missing: footage of the last big 'steelband clash' that occurred Carnival Tuesday, 1967, on Charlotte St, in front of the General Hospital. It was the only clash I ever witnessed (being a country boy). It was between San Juan All Stars and…"
It's so great to have good cargo on board. Always been a captain steering the course, aggressive knoting the course and finally arriving at distination. Happy birthday glad to have you on board the "WST"
I was so pleased to see your name on the WST site...its been a long time since I last saw you and yes you had just returned from the Officers course at Sandhurst around 1962/63/64???!!! I am glad that you just said yes to being my friend because after the event in 1970 I never heard about you again.......I moved to the UK 30 years ago despite flying to and fro between London and Trinidad as my ex husband was a BWIA Pilot....I have two children ...Richard who you may have met when he was 2 and Penny who you may not have known...I have 4 grandchildren....3 of whom live in FRance with Penny and her husband..Richard and his wife live in the Middle East and my eldest grandaughter 14 is at school in Yorkshire, boarding....I remember meeting you at the officers mess at Tetron Bay around 1965 just before I joined BWIA.....my maiden name was Edwards...I was the eldest......the rest is history......stay in touch that was very nice of you to reply as I wondered if you might have remembered my married name...!!!! now I have put you into the picture..perhaps you can tell me about your family as well......!! Love from Charlotte xx