Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock’n’Roll – Same As It Ever Was

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 18, 2014 by segarini


The more things change the more things stay the same. I have been in this business for a very long time (not as long as Bob Segarini and Frank Gutch but I think I might get the DBAWIS bronze medal). In the seventies I spun records at Toronto’s “Nuts’n Bolts”, worked at Quality Records and wrote for The New Music Magazine, Shades, Bomp! and a few other magazines. Flash forward to 2014 and I am spinning records at The Kensington Lodge, working for Blue Sapphire Records and 45 Records and writing for DBAWIS and FYI Music News.

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Frank Gutch Jr: Help! I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Reach My Turntable! featuring Jubal Lee Young, Anna Maria Rosales, Caitlin Canty and a Cast Of Thousands! oh, and notes too…..

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 16, 2014 by segarini


Indiana Jones has nothing on me.  That big rolling ball chasing him?  That’s nothing compared to the mountain of carnivorous beasts chasing me in my dreams every night, each vying for that elusive review I promised what seems months ago.  It is the music reviewers equivalent to no pants in the schoolroom, the albums fighting one another to get to me, to rip flesh from bone, to make me pay for what they see as vinyl manslaughter— vinylslaughter, if you will— an offense so terrible as to consign innocent artists and albums to a certain death, so vile as to blast dreams to smithereens, so ghastly as to be— well— ghastly.

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Roxanne Tellier: I Protest!

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 14, 2014 by segarini

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So if I’ve got 41 new messages on Facebook, 3 books that have to be returned to the library, and the kugel will be ready at 7 p.m., how many nude photos did Jennifer Lawrence upload to the cloud? Answer: One tin soldier ran away.

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Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2014 by segarini

Jaimie as King George

I had another blog prepared and ready to roll today about my favourite topic, music, but in light of the last 72 hours of clown car antics from the family of my city’s mayor, Rob Ford, I couldn’t let it go without comment.

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Segarini: The Emmys. I Hear it’s My Birthday, and the VMAs. Part 2 – I Hear it’s My Birthday

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , on September 12, 2014 by segarini

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A Reader Writes: Regarding your blog of September 9th, 2014 Mr. Segarini. Except for mentioning Saturday Night Live and Amazing Race, you said nothing about the shows that were nominated for an Emmy at this year’s event, nor who won or who lost. Further, you made no mention of any of the nominees, actors, actresses, or even the names of the shows. Most disturbing of all, you failed to write one single word about the great Robin Williams.

What do you have to say for yourself?

Billy in Banff

Dear Billy, Not much, really…


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Segarini: The Emmys, I Hear it’s My Birthday, and The VMAs. Part 1 – The Emmys

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 9, 2014 by segarini

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Call this a prologue if you want, but all it really is, is a FB Messenger conversation between DBAWIS contributor Darrell Vickers and myself. I love the writers who grace these pages, and Darrell (among other things, the head writer of the Johnny Carson Tonight Show for 3 years) is such a brilliant and entertaining scribe, that I can’t believe he does this for our humble pay; 2 cans of cream corn, a packet of Lik-M-Aid, and occasionally, a chicken.


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Segarini: Editor’s Note

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , on September 8, 2014 by segarini

Frank and Bob

No column from Frank this week (his Brother-in-Law and Sister somehow forced Junior into depleting Oregon’s available Beer supply by more than half) but stay tuned for a whole lot of…ME! The column I have been working on for 3 weeks has grown large enough to serialize, and it will play out over the next 4 days with Cam Carpenter’s “ABCs of Rock and Roll” as a breather on Thursday. Feel better, Frank…and put slippers on the cat so its loud and disruptive stomping doesn’t continue to feed your pounding headache and cause you to lose your grip on the bathroom floor. The first part of my column “The Emmys” debuts tomorrow, followed by Part 2 – “I Hear It’s My Birthday” on Wednesday, Cam’s “ABCs of Rock and Roll” on Thursday, and Part 3 of my mini-series “The VMAs Shit the Bed…again” will run on Friday. If I have time, there will also be a BobChart this week. Off to join Frank’s hangover courtesy of the Toronto International Film Festival. Let the betting begin.



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DBAWIS ButtonBob “The Iceman” Segarini was in the bands The Family Tree, Roxy, The Wackers, The Dudes, and The Segarini Band and nominated for a Juno for production in 1978. He also hosted “Late Great Movies” on CITY TV, was a producer of Much Music, and an on-air personality on CHUM FM, Q107, SIRIUS Sat/Rad’s Iceberg 95, (now 85), and now publishes, edits, and writes for DBAWIS, and continues to write music, make music, and record.



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