Cameron Carpenter: Rock’n’Roll By The Numbers – My Lucky Number’s 1!

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2014 by segarini

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Back in the day rock’n’roll was always about the numbers; was your record in the Top 20? Top 10? Did you have a number one hit? Did your release go gold? Platinum? Triple-platinum? Diamond? Was it a million seller? Were you on the Pollstar Top 10 grossing tours? Today it is all about impressions. How many plays on Soundcloud? How many spins at radio? How many fans are sharing you on Spotify? How many people can you reach on Twitter or Facebook? It’s a whole new world out there and it seems like more people are listening and less people are paying.

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Frank Gutch Jr: Jack Bruce Is Gone and the World He Inhabited Will Soon Be Gone Too; Prediscovering Elliott Randall— Still Reelin’ In the Years; The Mess That Was ‘Baker Street'; and them freakin’ Notes you just cannot live without…..

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2014 by segarini

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Jack Bruce is dead.  Long live Jack Bruce.  And long live the musical era he lived in though that will soon be dead, too.  As dead as Bix Beiderbecke.  As dead as Glenn Miller.  As dead as Frank Sinatra.  As dead as … well, you get my drift.

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Roxanne Tellier: Musicians and Money

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2014 by segarini

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Well, for most of us, there ain’t much … money, I mean. Last week I talked about Indie Week, and the high of seeing new live music all over downtown Toronto. Reminded me of the good ol’ days.

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JAIMIE VERNON – TRUE NORTH GLUTEN FREE

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2014 by segarini

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In the early morning aftermath of two tragic military assassinations in Quebec and Ottawa, Ontario this week America tuned in and saw a different kind of Canada.

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Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock’n’Roll – We’ll See About XYZ

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2014 by segarini

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There is a lot going on right now and I really can’t wrap my mind around columns about X, Y and Z. These are some tough letters to cover and I have already been over them a couple of times in the past therefore they are about to be passed over. No offence.

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Frank Gutch Jr: From Goodnight Moon To Goodnight Songs and Beyond: Famed Children’s Author Still Alive In Prose and Song, or Are You Glad To See Me Or Is That a Grammy In Your Pocket?; Jeff Ellis: A Day Late and a Dollar Short … Plus Notes, as few as they are

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2014 by segarini

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Goodnight stars; Goodnight air; Goodnight noises everywhere.

So Margaret Wise Brown ended her classic childrens book Goodnight Moon, a bedtime book for the ages.  Until I received a message from Charlottesville musician, Keith Morris, he of The Crooked Numbers, I had never heard the name nor knew of the book, to my knowledge.  How I missed it I don’t know because not one person of the multitude I asked later was ignorant of its existence, though few recognized the name.

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Roxanne Tellier: Indie Week 2014

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2014 by segarini

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After five days of independent music and film showcases, along with three days of industry seminars, Indie Week wrapped last night. The event just keeps getting better every year. The bands and fans have a wonderful time, careening from venue to venue, sampling new and new to them music, while rubbing shoulders with like-minded people eager to see and be seen.

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