Astaphan criticizes Dice’s latest Calypso; he’s just running his mouth Pat Aaron says

Astaphan (left), Aaron
Astaphan (left), Aaron

Senior Counsel Tony Astaphan has heavily criticized one of the songs of seven times King, Dennison ‘Dice’ Joseph has released for the 2016 Calypso season.

The song entitled; “My Dominica Trade House.com” was penned by Songwriter Pat Aaron and was released last week and since then has become a popular one on the airwaves.

“You have Pat Aaron writing another foolish song for Dice,” Astaphan lamented on Talking Point on state-owned DBS Radio on Tuesday.

According to Astaphan Dice is being shackled, imprisoned and held “in bondage by his managers and his songwriters.”

“Dice is a phenomenal talent who should be on BET (Black Entertainment Television) and who should be at the highest level of world music and not just singing the same political nonsense from Pat Aaron,” he stated.

But Aaron has shot back at Astaphan.

“Instead of just running his mouth, why don’t he step up and take Dice to the next level,” he stated. “I have taken him where I can take him so why don’t he take over from there?”

Aaron, who spoke to Dominica News Online (DNO), said Astaphan should take up from where he (Aaron) has started and take Dice to the next level.

Aaron told DNO that it seems Tony knows, “what Dice has and what Dice needs and I don’t need.”

“I mean all he does is talk,” Aaron remarked.

He added, “He (Astaphan) is the only smart person in Dominica, we know that… why is he making such a big thing from something that is foolish?”

Listen to the song below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB5iFXyEkPg

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128 Comments

  1. out of south city
    January 14, 2016

    I see calypsonians as activists who who take a stand against the corruption that goes on in the country but instead they do it in art form by signing about the state of affairs in the country. I listened to the song and personally I see nothing wrong with it except that it is exposing the wrong done by the present administration.
    Mr. Aaron, keep on writing, so our calypsonians can keep on signing. You are a great writer.

    UNAPOLOGETIC

  2. January 13, 2016

    Anthony Astaphan, the Labourites’ favorite “mouthpiece”. It is baffling how Tony Astaphan feels that he must add his voice to everything in Dominica. Mr. Astaphan, your fans are dwindling, the songs you’re singing are stale, your voice is gravelly to the point of being annoying. Your opinion that Dice’s latest song is foolish is a “fart in the wind”….it stays around and stinks for a few seconds then it’s gone…poof…out of our minds. Here is an idea Tony…why don’t you, with your brilliant mind, pen a few lyrics of your own and publish them giving consent for any Calypso singer to use them. I can help you along here…”Sue sue sue I ready to sue somebody…wen de Syrian come…everyting better run…I ready to sue somebody. Since I get de Siserou…for all ah de good work that I do…I ready to sue sue sue….I ready to sue somebody. My client might be a crook…but he still ahright in my book…so if they talking bout he…asking bout passport money…I ready to…

  3. love
    January 13, 2016

    HAS

  4. anonymous2
    January 13, 2016

    Tony has to get his name back into the headlines by whatever means.

  5. DNOE
    January 13, 2016

    Tony Astaphan is absolutely right. Dice is a phenomenal talent who is being stifled from spreading his wings and broadening his horizons. Artists like Kevin Little, Rupee, Machel Montano have all taken their soca/calypso talents beyond their countries’ shores and made have become huge stars making loads of money. Meanwhile Pat Aaron has continued to uses solely as his trained parrot whom he has taught to curse and insult Roosevelt Skerrit and Labour Party supporters like Tony Astaphans. Pat Aaron you have challenged Tony Astaphans to take Dice. Well Pat if you are genuine about wanting to see Dice rise to the next level release from your stranglehold. Release from the pressing contract that you now have him signed to. The young man is being suppressed by your hate and your greed. Unchained his melody and set Dice free and watch him soar. I have no doubt Tony will take him to the next level.

  6. wellbe
    January 13, 2016

    dice you will always remain a jackpuss because so long you singing what that hurting pat aaron and not what that hurting you. all you grudging skerrit and senior council and when you and pat aaron finish go and sousay cell. jackpuss all you be

  7. January 13, 2016

    Shake it Dice, Roll it Dice, Hit him with a six Dice. Now dats down right Pat.
    Make de music, shake it, roll it, gimme a six, dats how you play Dice

  8. Malgraysa
    January 13, 2016

    May I suggest that Pat sends a complimentary copy of his/Dice’s song “My Dominica Trade House” to:
    Mr. Alireza Monfared,
    Chairman “My Dominica Trade House SDN BHD,
    no. 8-7, Binjai 8, Level 8,
    Lorong Binjai, Kuala Lumpur,
    Selangor 50450
    Malaysia.

    So he can acquaint himself with the popular calypso art form of his adopted country and get familiarized with our sentiments, in order to understand us better. He may as well get used to it.

  9. backstreet coffee
    January 13, 2016

    we should protest outside Tony’s Home in Florida . Lets bring him the attention he so desperately deserves. i’m sure his neighbors would love to know a little more about their short little neighbor .

  10. Princess Natari
    January 13, 2016

    It foolish? The only problem you have it that we all know who the song is referring to and there’s not a shit you can do about it. You must gone to sleep with headphones on, looking for at least one word that you could sue about. Pat is great, and you can’t stop Dice.

  11. Zuma
    January 13, 2016

    Tony’s concern is not about pat and dice making good bedfellows.husband and wife loves partners call it what you want. It’s about dice being a great artist and can’t move beyond the boundaries of Dominica because he is being cajoled by a song writer who can’t make him go international. That is tony!s concern right there…

  12. tommy
    January 13, 2016

    Dice, after 15 years of sing again DLP you have not left newtown savannah.. my boy if you were working any where else you would have been out. LOOK AFTER No. ONE. You are a great singer. Stop making a fool of yourself, life is short.

    • NY NY
      January 13, 2016

      Thank God he isn’t singing for his supper like you and the others who defend everything tony and skerrit do and say. it is so sad that you all are so sadly blinded.

    • viewsexpressed
      January 13, 2016

      Tommy. you are in Fools Paradise. If he was shouting Skerro….skerro you would have hailed the supremo, but t cannot be because he may not have qualified according to the pen of Pat and the eloquent voice of Dice and the welcome of the Dominican people who wish decency in Dominica

    • Shameless
      January 13, 2016

      Typical DLP blind supporter. Here you go telling Dice to look after himself, number #1. You all don’t give a rats behind about country, only self. Such selfishness should have no place in a christian society like ours. But, I guess if our so called leaders are doing it then the rest must follow. Shame on you, I say shame! :twisted: :twisted:

      Assertive, Nearing Aggressive! :twisted:

    • 1/2 Dominician
      January 13, 2016

      I agree with you, he sings the same old lyrics, tone, and style, now it sounding all the same, no taste no spices to his songs anymore like the other calypsonian he gives nothing different to look forward to same old thing. I live in Houston and listen to all of them, there is no more Spice to Dice, concentrating to mush on politics calypso should be fun.

  13. smdh
    January 13, 2016

    Calypso is a divisive measure used by slaves against their masters to speak about them without they knowing. Now we use the same tool against ourselves under the cloak of “social commentary”. In truth it is gossip to music. When we ready we are a christian nation when we ready we are not. Keep in mind what the Bible says gossip and gossipers. when will black people come together?

  14. smdh
    January 13, 2016

    Pat ….. Typical Dominican response, “well why dont you take him to the next level”. Tony looking like a songwriter or a producer or artist manager or show promoter to you? Tony, like everybody else, sees the promise in Dice and would like to see him progress from just local calypso which isnt going anywhere else outside of Dominica and its Diaspora. So because he stated his opinion, he must take the responsibility? no that’s not in his line of work or expertise. Tony would be foolish to do so. The issue is that the subject matter given by Pat seems to be primarily about Tony’s client/s. Hence his concern for the young man’s performances and future (warranted or not).

    • vegnag
      January 13, 2016

      there are 12 months in the year Dicy did collaborations with CK, Fitzroy Williams and Gordon Henderson from Exile one , he has done gigs with many others with different genres of music. But calypso is calypso and when that time comes around you expect the Dice to do what he does best. But tell Tony go tell Chakie in Trinidad that nonsense and see if Chalkie would not make an entire album about he Tony and his gang. He should GO tell that to Crocro and see if Crocro WOULD NOT TEAR him APART IN SONG. When Sparrow comes in next week tell Sparrow his songs are nonsense and right there and then you get an answer in song. Tony just relax and listen the season will be soon over, then you and your gang can go do other things to give Dicy and others real juicy topics to sing on.

  15. watcher
    January 13, 2016

    Nothing is wrong with pat writing songs for dice cause other calypso singers sing songs written for them by other people even though the song is political or not.Is everyone a tailor and can make their own clothes?I am not saying that calypso singers cannot write their own songs some do but a song writer writing a song for someone to sing is the same principal as a tailor making clothes for someone to use.Pat and Dice is a strong force together and their songs truth don’t only hurt these crooked baby dolls like tony it melts their plastic face with the heat it brings.

    • Zuma
      January 13, 2016

      Watcher if you were really watching you would have seen that Tony’s concern is not about pat and dice making good bedfellows.husband and wife loves partners call it what you want. It’s about dice being a great artist and can’t move beyond the boundaries of Dominica because he is being cajoled by a song writer who can’t make him go international. That is tony!s concern right there…

      • #TrueStory
        January 14, 2016

        Dude Pat Aaron isn’t a producer tho. You Dominicans I’ll never understand you. besides what do tony astaphans care about dice career????

        You guys are funny

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    • hotmail
      January 13, 2016

      that’s because the words in his songs are true so it hits them very hard!

    • indira Ghandi
      January 13, 2016

      Why does Tony keep causing strife and division among the Dominican people?

  16. watcher
    January 13, 2016

    To all the fools saying about dice calypso songs never make it abroad so many different music genre from all over the world and internationally it’s never been heard or favored by the outside world and people still make their music for their country region and feel good about it and do not complain so their is nothing wrong with dice music not going out to the outside world calypso is a caribbean region thing part of our culture and not for the outside world cause crooked politicians cannot handle the truth of calypso songs

  17. January 13, 2016

    BET? Never degrade yourself to want to get on the network that degrades black people.
    That is what Astaphan wants for us black people, degrade us at all costs. If I could abolish BET from all the caribbean television stations I would. BET is a slap in the face of Martin Luther King.
    When Martin Luther King’s wife died, not even a whisper of it on BET. Astaphan have respect for the local arts, Dominicans and BLACK PEOPLE

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      January 13, 2016

      Where do you get the idea that BET degrades black people?

      That’s a lie; for your information “BET” simply means Black Entertainment Television. The originator of the Channel is a Black man! The guy made so much money from BET, he did not want to bother with it anyone, so he sold it to some white guy, or a white company.

      My American mate (me woman) is black, she watches BET daily, She has a television in different rooms which seems to be permanent on BET, if possible all day, so am I to assume she like to watch black people get put down by the people who runs BET?

      Speak the truth at all times thus you will be more effective!

    • Tjebe Fort
      January 14, 2016

      Brother, you are so right. I hate that BET channel with a passion because it making black people looking bad, so stereotype as if that is all we can do. Chupes,that kind of exposure is not helping us at all.

  18. Ma Moses
    January 13, 2016

    mr. Astaphan, why don’t you unblock that suit by mr. Gon Emanuel against mr. Isidore.
    We are far more interested in that than you meddling in our calypso for the sake of justice, You would not treat your own mother like that. Thank you.

  19. Tjebe Fort
    January 13, 2016

    I’m sure that Dice can speak for himself and does not need the wisdom of Tony Astaphan. Let’s ask the man himself and let it rest there.

  20. peaceful
    January 13, 2016

    Well Pat had recognized his limit…he is right he has taken Dice to where he can, with the skills he has. I guess someone else with the skills and know how needs now to take Dice to BET.

  21. January 13, 2016

    so you have \”El Chapo\” on the international scene and you want dice to join him no way hoseay

  22. Valley
    January 13, 2016

    Calypso came from the plantations when the Ancestors sang about their oppressors. It was called “Call and Response”. It has evolved where they sing social commentaries on the issues. The government in power is always at the receiving end. That is the norm all over the Caribbean.
    How can Tony Astaphans tell a people with a history and culture what to sing? I find Tony out of place wanting to define our culture. Boss, you want to defend wrong doing, just stick to your lane.

    • Princess Natari
      January 13, 2016

      Tell him go tell Isis what they doing is foolish. Not there his descendants from nuh.

    • Malgraysa
      January 14, 2016

      This is very interesting. It is not only on plantations people would have made up their protest songs. Carnaval is a very old custom. In Spain, especially the port city of Cadiz they celebrate carnaval at the same time we do and in a similar fashion. There too, songs are made up especially for the occasion full of satire, irreverence and inuendo. The Spanish dictator Franco tried to stop it during his rule but to no avail. It simply went underground for a while.

  23. mecry
    January 13, 2016

    Hey Tony….. Thank you for making Dice song even more popular and liked because even labourites hate when you speak. We can all see you are trying that foolish psychological thing on Dice and Dice would be foolish to let it work on him. Tony sir, you all can fool some of the people some of the time but you cannot fool all the people all the time. Dominicans are not as foolish as you think they are, they are not roaches which will go in people home not realizing they are going to get killed even if all the others around them are getting sprayed :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: .
    Seems like we are loosing our freedom of speak slowly.

    Sad Times In Dominica…sad times

  24. Delvin Castro
    January 13, 2016

    Very good test to see how talented pat is, let us see if u can write dice second song

  25. Tj
    January 13, 2016

    Tony is carry on the legacy that they lost under previous governnments. Alas that too shall come to end. Time is longer than twine

  26. Titiwi
    January 13, 2016

    Mr. Astaphan is missing the point. Our calypsos are first and foremost focused on local issues. A way of making our discontent known on either side of the divide, social, political and even religious. It is a safety valve for the discharge of our emotions full of puns, ridicule and challenges to authority and pretence. A bit of scandal is always cherished to provide spice. They are never written with an international market in mind and if they find popularity there it is a bonus. If they were written with commercial gain in mind only they would be like cold soup eaten with a piece of stale bread.
    I understand that mr. Astaphan would like to suppress the message because it may upset some and if he had a legal base to ban it I’m sure he would do so. But it also amuses others. I’d say let it be because the more the likes of mr. Astaphan rant about it the more publicity they give to the message, while they themselves are seen as spoilsports. Let Dice sing. Happy Carnaval!

    • vegnag
      January 13, 2016

      they done not giving much air play on DBS and Kairi so I wont be surprised if they just stop playing the Dice. He should bring back ‘ Animal fARM’.

  27. Emile Zapatos
    January 13, 2016

    Tony…. Pat Aaron, Rose Valley, Stonecrusher, Regor Mortis and Ron Charles make up a composite group who has a sinister political agenda. If you get on face book you will see what I mean.
    If Dice want to be their puppet, leave him alone because Dice will destroy his inspiration and he will never get to a higher level. Has Arron and his gang ever promoted Dice on any can of tour. Have they ever tried to showcase his talent
    They only want him as their mouth piece

    • NY NY
      January 13, 2016

      If he was singing the praise of skerrit would there be a sinister political agenda……look at all who were involve is prevent election reform, did they make up a composite group who has a sinister political agenda…….bias as f&%k …..you people are just wicked.

  28. too late
    January 13, 2016

    Skerrit: lennox you must not write to me my lawyers have sent you letter
    Tony: Pat you must not write about me
    Dr A. : Checko you must not sing calypso my lawyers have sent you letter
    Tony: hector john you must not post links on face book you will be sued
    Tony: people who criticize the Pm will face legal team
    Dr Donald peters: state college will teach writing about calypso because they writing about skerrit
    Old speaker: i call the police because they talk about me on face book
    lawrence: Arrest danny lugay he talk about me in a meeting
    kelver: we must look at laws for media people must be careful what they say
    Skerrit: Thompson Fontaine will be sued for saying passports are sold to crooks
    blackmore: Salisbury people must not protest they breaking the law and will be taken to court
    police chief: Salsibury event a break down of law and order
    police chief: we have authority to use deadly force
    cabal: you Karessa will soon be taken to court for calling us rats

    Nobody Doh…

  29. REAL!!!!
    January 13, 2016

    Dice is good slave, imprisoned and shackled to sing for the oppressed people in Dominica.

    Martin Luther was singing and preaching in prison with shackles to free his people from slavery.

    The day the DLP oppression in Dominica is done, believe me Dice will be singing a different sound that will allow him to flourish on the INTL stage you speak off…So who is imprisoning and shackling DICE!!!!!!.

  30. who vex vex
    January 13, 2016

    When shadow flow sang about rum 2yrs straight everybody had something to say.
    But all dice sings about yr after yr is Skeritte.
    Pat Aaron made King Dice n he will finish him

  31. January 12, 2016

    7 times a calypso king in an invisible chair. “superstar syndrome” has Dice roaring “haaaw ooor”and landing on ‘0’ once Carnival and NY gigs are over. Poor Dice, get a visa and move to NY with Pat. you will be better off and afford that pair of Jimmy Choo shoes for the Queen.

    • NY NY
      January 13, 2016

      Get a visa and move to the US??????…..so you want him to be illegal in the US….like the already hundreds of Dominicans who are here trying to make a dollar out of 50 cent since they cant in DA. Nah Dicey stay in DA where you are free to move about and singing to inform the masses…..dont put yourself in a prison in the US.

  32. January 12, 2016

    I am the first to note this song is all about hearsay and malice. Dice went on Kairifm stating, “once I’m given material from Pat Aron I will run with it”. An … will always be a cretin I’m guessing.

  33. Kinta
    January 12, 2016

    Dice is just being used by Pat to push his political agenda. That song is just a cut and paste from other songs with the same message. Can’t go further than the wins park stadium. Song is weak

  34. Helas!
    January 12, 2016

    Who in hell is Tony?

    Tony do you love Dominica?

  35. Fool some
    January 12, 2016

    How is that news? BET does have calypso nuh? How mister like to put division in everything sooo. Gosh man, unhappy people that cannot sleep that man. Garcon move dere eh, u coming and try to steal Dice limelight. Where were u before he became Dice? I cannot stand Ratta scent, Kharessa help….

  36. Rescue 911
    January 12, 2016

    Has God really forgotten about us and just leave is for those potas there

  37. BEING REAL
    January 12, 2016

    Let the truth be told.. HA HA Astaphan :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  38. 954
    January 12, 2016

    Speak your mind Tony. The truth always hurts.

    • correction
      January 12, 2016

      The truth in that calypso really hurt him wee, lol.

  39. UDOHREADYET
    January 12, 2016

    People have a right to complain about songs just as people have a right to sing them… whats your problem?

  40. UDOHREADYET
    January 12, 2016

    The only thing keeping Dice where he is is Dice. Your ambition will match where you stand. Dice needs to educate himself about the entertainment business, take his promotion into his own hands so he can learn from his own mistakes. why would you expect the crab in the same bucket as you to get you out. If Dice want inspiration he should research on the career of Mighty Sparrow… learn from his successes and failures.

  41. Blessed
    January 12, 2016

    if the song is so foolish, why are you Tony concerned about it are you more foolish than the song?

  42. heheheehe
    January 12, 2016

    I find for a small country it have too much drama…Tony always in something. It seems as though he low on funds since he is taking offense to every living thing. Ughhhh…That man is getting on my last nerves!! It’s Calypso season Tony…free up for once in your life and stop finding ways to make yourself richer.

  43. Leah Remy
    January 12, 2016

    Aylas Tony!! 8-O 8-O You have more guts than catguts wi!!

    You are the puppet master….you forgetting man. You are literally the MOUTH PIECE of our Prime Minister. He cannot fart without you telling him when and how to do it.

    • UDOHREADYET
      January 12, 2016

      dude WTF… what does the prime minister have to do with that …. seriously this is beyond ridiculous with these touloulou!

    • smdh
      January 13, 2016

      its Casgut… not catguts. that makes no sense all you does just hear words, mispronounce them, make your own “version” and say with authority. The word is Casgut.

      • Leah Remy
        January 13, 2016

        @ smdh: 8-O 8-O The word is Casgut????

        Garcon get off DNO! You too sot to be commenting!

        Google Search! Bing Search! Wikipedia Search!

        Jesus!! You write the very same way you talk. Casgut??!!

        I have to laugh wi. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

        The word is “cat’s guts” however I was using my Dominican vernacular (if you even know what that word means)

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  44. January 12, 2016

    Tony just like a dog barking at a flying bird :-D :-D

  45. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    January 12, 2016

    I wonder how and when this Dice will ever get on BET?

    We as Dominicans talk a lot of things we dream, or wish for! Calypso is not an American thing, so how is it going to get on BET when calypso is not recognized in America?

    Even in the days of Harry Bellafonte when he had regular calypso shows in casinos in Las Vegas, and had people like the late Frankie Francis, that great saxophonist and guys like Paul Oxley, who back the greats like Slinger Francisco (Sparrow) in his career, calypsos did not capture a calypso audience here; is Dominica Dice that will make it on BET!

    Reggae is big, but do they feature Jamaican music on BET. If they do I have never see it when the black guy owned the programs and Station, nor since the white guy owns BET.

    Before Louis Arrack became a Muslim minister; he was all in Canada singing Calypso, it never caught on, and even if Sparrow has sang internationally, and in different languages even in German, Calypso simply is not an international…

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      January 12, 2016

      Before Louis Arrack became a Muslim minister; Born to Jamaican parents; he was all in Canada singing Calypso, it never caught on, and even if Sparrow has sang internationally, and in different languages even in German, Calypso simply did not hook any international audience, is not an international thing. North Americans do not buy Calypso music!

      I am not trying to be negative about that but it is simply reality, man it is not going to happen that is simply wishful thinking, Now Dice might get a gig or two to perform to a West Indian audience, if he is sponsored, and brought here by a West Indian promoter.

      I doubt however, a white entertainment promoter, or record company will bring a calypso singer from the Caribbean, or Dominica for that matter to put on a show unless they would be catering to a total West Indian crowd!

      • Doc. Love
        January 12, 2016

        Therefore Mr. Telemaque you agree 110% that Tony Astaphan is really and truly running his mouth. This distraction by Tony, cannot have any effect Lennox’s present popularity.

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      • nikki
        January 13, 2016

        You are so very correct because calypso is so earthy and native to the people, that the foreign person would have a hard time connecting. They may dance to the rhythm and beat but the lyrics would be lost. And rightly so, remember the slaves sang calypso to express their pain, in such a way massa did not understand! One has to be part of the landscape, culture, fabric to “get” calypso. HMMMMM Don’t expect “senior counsel devil” to get it. He really isn’t part of US! You are spot on sir.

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      • Real possie
        January 13, 2016

        Francisco forget about internationally, where’s the Mecca for calypso is not Trinidad? How much of dice songs you hear playing there? Have you ever heard of dice going there to perform? Even Ray Charles could see what am saying.

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      January 13, 2016

      “Before Louis Arrack became a Muslim minister;”

      Actually. Francisco meant to write Louis Farrakan: And note too, my brother in New Jersey, have a band, named Royalty Band, I do not know if he is still associated with the band, nevertheless, as far as I know their audience in New Jersey are people from Wesley, Marigot; and most other Dominicans. They play calypso, and a whole bunch of patios songs.

      I do not believe they have an American listening audience either.

    • January 13, 2016

      What nonsense are you writing? It does not have to be calypso: he can sing in any genre he chooses, because he is that talented. Stop criticizing calypso. If you knew your facts you would know that it is because of Harry Belafonte we have bench marks called “Gold or Platinum” record albums; i.e. when you sell in excess of one million albums in one week. Guess who was the first entertainer to do so? Harry Belafonte! “Tally me banana” was the smash hit from that album. Man, stay in your lane.

      • January 13, 2016

        Here a fact check for you… free of charge. It’s not ” Louis Arrack “, it’s Louis Farrakhan or his original name ” Louis Eugene Walcott”. Try using Google as your writing companion if you don’t want to do academic research referencing.

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      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        January 13, 2016

        Well by now I am quite sure you may have noticed I recognized erred, and made the correction. There is nothing to fact check any body familiar with Calypso singers born in America of Jamaican parents would have known I was referencing Louis Farrakan!

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  46. What??
    January 12, 2016

    When i think ive heard it all Tony Astaphans comes up with this crap.

  47. Crab and Manicou Hunter
    January 12, 2016

    Tony has a point and it’s rare that I agree with anything that comes out from his mouth. The trick is to find lyrics and melody to accompany the songs that will take them beyond Dominica’s shores. Trinidadians sing about politics all the time, but the deliverly is so clever. “All we have is just sea water and sand,” by Chalkdust comes to mind.

  48. Shaka Zulu
    January 12, 2016

    My favorite calypsonians the hunter and hurricane gave politicians blows every year. They joking cal and mamo with a bunch of maco. Now some insecure smart people go crying to thier lawyer the slave Master. Tony Dominica is not Syria. Middle eastern people hate with blood through generation and genetics travel through time. If all you know what good for y’all is stifle freedom of expression. Why don’t you help dice get to BET if you think he so talented. Beware of the evil seeds you sow cause they will come back for your soul.

    • UDOHREADYET
      January 12, 2016

      @Shaka Zulu you seriously need to work on your grammar. one statement per sentence. one ides per paragraph. what you wrote is meaning but not cohesive.

      • Shaka Zulu
        January 13, 2016

        I am not in English class trying to get grade for grammar. This is a blog. The only people that need to have proper grammar here is DNO. Tell the PM to speak properly when he addressing people. I ain’t have time edit stuff here.

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  49. Rat Poison
    January 12, 2016

    Tony, this song has really hit one of you nerves boy. By the way what you falsely accused Pat Aaron of doing to Dice, is the reality of what a legal advisor has done to Skerrit. That advisor destroyed Skerrit and ran to the US. I guess if this advisor could help get Skerrit back on track, Dice would not have to write such song. But the fact is, Skerrit is too far gone and only FBI can stop him

  50. Doc. Love
    January 12, 2016

    According to my grandma, ” do so, never likes so, do as I say but not as I do.” Better yet, it is better to be considered a damn fool, then to open your arab mouth and remove all doubts. Who is more shackled, imprisoned, in bondage and suffering politically then Skeritt. I did not say it was the puppet master, it was Dice who said so in calypso.

  51. real possie
    January 12, 2016

    But is true you killed dice with all them political songs. Did you ever hear Dice songs on other Caribbean stations? If is not Dominicans that send for these so called Dominican soca/calypso artist the would not eat a five cent bread. Dice is seven time monarch and could not make in the first round of eliminations in Trinidad. Once carnival done Dice done, not even in DA you hear those songs once March comes around. So yes Tony is right. It can be proven by the money he made over the years. Am guessing ain’t much cause you had to bail him the other day, he has no choice but to sing your songs.

    • LabourOfLove 2.1
      January 12, 2016

      Doctor I firmly believe you should stick to dentistry instead of coming here talking sh*t in a vain attempt to protect Asta !!!! We are aware that you and toe knee know better Dominican calypso singers than Dice so please tell us their names. Or better yet write a calypso for Dice.

      • January 14, 2016

        Dear LabourofLove 2.1…I am extremely flattered that I am actually beginning to get loyal fans such as yourself! I really do understand that it is simply admiration for my writings why you choose to adopt my name. I am indeed proud and grateful to you for bringing recognition to the name LabourofLove. It is my firm belief that there are many more LabourofLoves out there dying to let their voices be heard, sick and tired of being maligned, marginalized and set aside while “big wigs” sit up in high offices getting fat from the Nation’s purse. I encourage you and many others to speak out against the injustices that has our entire Country in bondage. Speak with a loud voice knowing that the power in people is always greater than the people in power. Speak truth to power and let your voices chant down the walls of this fake Jericho. Indeed it is a Labour of Love, love for Country, love for self. and love for your people (ALL DOMINICANS)! You honor me…thank you.

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    • cameron
      January 13, 2016

      Real posse fools like you are brainwashed by the slave master,every day i thank god i left this country,Tony Astaphan has no love for the people of Dominica our so called leader is being dictated by a slave master,wake up from the slavery mentality.

  52. Learn2LoveIt
    January 12, 2016

    But I agree with Tony. Pat forget is LL that running his mouth that is why he have to pay his long money now. Hahaha!

  53. January 12, 2016

    No man was meant to rule forever… and no king will last forever,…. what will pat write about after skeritt leaves office?….. Pat be honest with the people, Skeritt being in office is your calypso meal ticket.. .. just saying lol

  54. too late
    January 12, 2016

    But why this man astaphan seem desperate, angry and insistent on causing division in our country?

  55. Messenger
    January 12, 2016

    Where else can this song be sang but in Dominica. Too much politics year after year. Explore other topics.

  56. ??
    January 12, 2016

    Did Aaron say that Astaphan is only a smart person in Dominica? No, he did not say that…. And, by the way, Astaphan is right about Dice because Aaron has pigeonholed him for the past decade that’s why he always complaining about pressing the poor man. When will Dice wake up and be a class performer rather than Aaron’s political machine?

  57. KID ON THE BLOCK
    January 12, 2016

    Pat, how can DICE move to the next level when you have shackled and imprisoned him for your personal gain? You have brain washed this guy. He is your puppet. None of the songs you have written for him can’t hit the region market far less for the International market. When carnival is over THIS IS IT for his song. Seven times Calypso king in Dominica and he is still in your BACK YARD begging for corn. Only Dominicans know of Dice. Why can’t you bring him to the US where you reside for better opportunities? Pat you are a Leach and an Exploiter. Stop exploiting the man. STOP USING the man for political purposes.

    • Truth be Told
      January 12, 2016

      Kid On The Block why don’t you write for Dice? Why don’t you take him international? The greatest of Caribbean calypsonians struggle to make it internationally, you want to tell me an ill-discipline young man like Dice will? I love Dice and his music but he does not have the discipline to succeed internationally. Dice is free to go anywhere or have anyone write for him. Dice choose to stay with Pat! Tony can write for Dice, who is stopping him? :lol:

    • What??
      January 12, 2016

      Lol allu own govt chose international acts over local singers and yall want to jump.on Pat. Thank God for Pat Dice will not sousay sel.

    • %
      January 12, 2016

      @KID ON THE BLOCK. What you have said is an ephithet of the DLP slave that you are…The pot is telling the kettle that its bottom is dark.If you were as talented as these men,Pat and Dice,you would never be the type of vicious sycophant that you are today!!!!

      • KID ON THE BLOCK
        January 12, 2016

        @% Your response is an ephithet of the UWP SLAVE that you are…continue to be the type of vicious sycophant wayward vagabond that you are. More over YOU, % , will always remain Lennox’s BATHROOM TISSUE.

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    • Faceup
      January 12, 2016

      I am paying my plane ticket eight thousand miles to see Dice sing that song

      live …?

  58. kewl
    January 12, 2016

    Captain the ship is sinking,Captain the seas are rough. I speaking the Truth,Capitalism gone mad,Ah coming down to talk to you, Children Mêlée, Break Fast.Kaiso Mehson,Kaiso. The oil pressure running low shall we abandon ship or shall we sail on it and perish slow we doh kno,we doh kno,Captain you tell me what to do.Kaiso for so. Stop it non man.

  59. %
    January 12, 2016

    Soon them fellas will tell some Dominicans NOT TO TALK UNLESS you are told to.!!!We shall not let it happen!

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      January 12, 2016

      @%, You MAKE NO SENSE. Pure rubbish. You and your carbal is like a niddle in a hay stack.

      • %
        January 12, 2016

        Kid on the Block My biggest joy is the way the public is standing with honourable Lennox Linton.
        WOW! WOW! WOW! Lennox is now a champion!!! THERE IS HOPE that we SHALL finally have a responsible PM that will make us proud again!!!!!.

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      • Rat Poison
        January 12, 2016

        Is your name kid on the block or fool on the block? A kid on the block is very dangerous you know because he has no work to turn to and no one knows what he might be doing to survive

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  60. King Dice in 2016
    January 12, 2016

    Move your ….Tony! They call your name na you offended! Sue allu like to sue so sue!

  61. January 12, 2016

    Win loose or Draw, when we say we live in a Democracy, if people no name no warrants” wants to be self destructive, and a menance to society, more power to them, we have far more important National issues in our lovely Dominica to engage in tribal warfare. Common scence is not that common. There`s a reason for every Season, that too shall pass in my opinion. Dominica nice man” Keeping it Real” we all in this together.

    • Tjebe Fort
      January 13, 2016

      Don’t speak in riddles man. You make no sense, keep on burping.

  62. Ideal
    January 12, 2016

    Love the song and oh so true, that’s why Tony running his mouth. Soon his mouth and the those of his cronies will be shut for good…they running scared.

  63. Thanks
    January 12, 2016

    Last week there was an article implying that calypso isn’t being supported by the patrons! Now you see the reason why! The political axe that is being grind few of us want to listen to Pat garbage. Dice could be an international super star if he pull his head out of Pat a!! Eventually only the people who believes in Pat ideology will be attending the shows and that’s not too many. SHAME and SHAME and SHAME Again for the stupidity of the few who a power hungry. It is time to send a strong resounding message to the scandalous few.

    • What??
      January 12, 2016

      Seems the whole calypso show is dice singing. Calypso has always been the cries of the peope through calypsonaians. Dice againnnnnnn

    • Shameless
      January 12, 2016

      Like Tony keep on dreaming. :twisted: :twisted:

      Assertive, Never Aggressive! :twisted:

  64. ex police
    January 12, 2016

    totally agree with Pat. all mister doing is talk and lambase anything he thinks is not in par with his political views, He need to chill and leave the people alone.

  65. January 12, 2016

    tony and his clique are in a political tail spin and they know it and he tony of all people should know that he sounds like a broken record.

  66. lead singer
    January 12, 2016

    Tony Asaphan really had the coco to say that Dice has been shackled, imprisoned and held in prison by his manager? Tony boy, what about my boy that I voted and has since been handcuffed, arrested, imprisoned, and will soon be buried from the political arena by his legal advisor that now resides abroad?
    I hope those fools can read between the lines of your confession

  67. January 12, 2016

    Dice Again, oh dear you can say that again. Same old song reharshed.

  68. Anonymous
    January 12, 2016

    But what de HELL is happening to TONY it seems Dominica belongs to him and that he has all the rights in D/AC and no one else I am fed up with mr he need de bishop to pray for him cause it looks as if they cast 12 Demond’s on him

  69. Not a herd follower
    January 12, 2016

    Tony really believes he is in charge of Dominica. He wants to silence all criticism of Roosevelt Skerrit, including calypsos.

  70. Zagayan
    January 12, 2016

    Why do these people give that divisive creature so much attention? That is what he craves.

  71. Mac Beth
    January 12, 2016

    It is a foolish political song because it is pricking the regime that tony depends on for his largess!
    These days, not even the PM I want to hear talk because of his lies to the nation and callous manner in which he is leading the country.

  72. MIA
    January 12, 2016

    Nobody can you to the next level than yourself and Pat you know that. All Pat is doing is using Dice for the to sing his political mess, Dice again needs to fine himself.
    “LIFE ISNT ABOUT FINDING YOURSELF, ITS ABOUT CREATING YOURSELF”

    The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.

    – Marcel Proust

    Dice help yourself………………….

    • MIA
      January 12, 2016

      Typo…………. should read, nobody can take you to the next level…………..

  73. More fire
    January 12, 2016

    Only because the song are affecting them….”the cap fitting dem nicely. …..”..keep writing Pat”….more fire…….”senior council …vil. ……”

  74. nonamegal
    January 12, 2016

    Comic relief a la Dominique. Seriously, if it’s going to be daily jokes at about this time give a sister a heads up so I can grab a drink and snack and enjoy nah.

  75. UsualSuspects
    January 12, 2016

    mais sa ka viway missiay nuh?……. :twisted:

  76. kim
    January 12, 2016

    Dice Again we love it :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

  77. sassie
    January 12, 2016

    Go sleep astaphan. Stop eating government money.

  78. Anonymous
    January 12, 2016

    Why don’t you let the wisest Prime Minister in the Caribbean speak for himself instead of being his rude mouthpiece mr. Astaphan? Are you a ventriloquist Sir?

  79. Sweet Pea
    January 12, 2016

    Hay Haye woye woye woye…

  80. keepingitreal
    January 12, 2016

    go on holiday for a long time and let dominicans run dominica..bon voyarge commrad

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