On the subject of bands being allowed to change their tune in later stages of the panorama competition ,I hate being a contrarian, but even if it was allowed in the past, that rule makes sense to me. Because it’s not just the band that got the judges nod in the preliminaries and semifinals, it … Continue reading On the subject of bands being allowed to change their tune in later stages of the panorama competition
My dear friends and pan lovers , some more thoughts on the progress of our beloved art-form. Whenever we discuss the panorama , I always advocate that we remove all restrictions from arrangers as far as their choices of their selections whether old or new , foreign or local. This is not meant to disrespect … Continue reading Panorama music and Progress
It began in the 1950s , a foreign tune called "The Happy Wanderer " won the road march in Trinidad. Instead of using the opportunity to inspire our artists to work harder at being competitive, in response we banned foreign competition for the Road March. Over the years , whenever our artists were challenged by … Continue reading Mediocrity and competition
On November 11th we annually celebrate Veterans Day in the US. It is a day we honor our veterans , and current members of the Armed Forces. However we cannot forget the special significance of this day. One hundred and one years ago on November 11th 1918 ,the First World War ended. At that time … Continue reading In Remembrance – Veteran’s Day , November 11th.
Audie Murphy goes "To Hell and Back"" Audie Murphy was a popular star of western movies in the fifties and sixties and one of my favorites , as a lover of westerns. Audie Murphy was also the most decorated American soldier in World War Two , and the recipient of America's hightest military award , … Continue reading Audie Murphy , American hero
One of the top rock groups of all time, featuring my favorite lead rock singer/guitarist, Mark Knopfler! Probably their best live video , this concert from the live Album was recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon London on the 22 & 23 July 1983 , and features songs from their first four albums. The musicians … Continue reading Dire Straits : Alchemy Live (1983)
Over the years , I've posted a number of music videos on YouTube , and have gotten many copyright alerts. These are just alerts , however and I'm usually told I need do nothing , since my posts are not monetized by me. Since I do not monetize or profit from anything I post, the … Continue reading Copyright Issues and Steel-band Music