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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Segarini: Mayor Bob

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2014 by segarini

No, I’m not running for Mayor…too much history of missteps, tom foolery, sex, drugs, and rock and roll. I would make the Fords look like Dominican Monks. However, I am hoping that someday we will get a Mayor who loves this city as much as you and I do.

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JAIMIE VERNON – CIRCULAR IMPRESSIONS, 7 INCHES AT A TIME

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

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There once was a band called The Extras. They were an amalgam of players that used to back up the late, great BB Gabor. When they went off on their own they released a debut album called ‘Bit Parts’ and had themselves an FM radio hit with a novelty tune called “Circular Impression”.

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…and now, a Message from Bob

Posted in Opinion on October 17, 2014 by segarini

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In the immortal words of E. Ernie Earnshaw (The Man Who Flew a Tree to Chicago and Left His Suitcase in the Trunk) “Fuck-fuck-fuckity-fuck-fuck”.
My column is not finished on time. Again.

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Even with the best of intentions and scads of hunched-over-the-keyboard typing frenzies, I have failed to deliver. I will be posting it over the weekend between Jaimie’s and Roxanne’s, who are always on time and make me look even worse than I am, and I promise you a crackerjack read. In the meantime, look at this picture of the NRA’s latest Mascot, Billy, The Open Carry Goat…whose name, oddly, is Ryan.

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Ryan “AT-AT” Dosowich

Thank you. Drive safely….

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Cameron Carenter: The ABC’s Of Rock’n’Roll – Who Can It Be Now?

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

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Fall means many things. Thanksgiving is behind us, Halloween is around the corner, it’s almost time to turn the clocks back and it’s time to begin the annual debate as to who should be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (which shouldn’t be called The Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame, but that is the least of things that is wrong with the hall and many of its members). Last year I scored a pretty miserable 62.5% with my predictions but I fared much better the year before with a solid 80%. Time to roll the bones again (as Hall members Rush would say).

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Frank Gutch Jr: Goodnight Songs: A Grammy Teaser?; Lavacado Clears a Room; Three Albums You Shouldn’t Miss; Plus Notes…..

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

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Why am I the last to know about Margaret Wise Brown?  Chances are, if you don’t remember the name, you have heard her works, especially Goodnight Moon, a book written specifically for children and sandmen.  While I had not heard of it, everyone to whom I have mentioned it has, some making snide references to that rock I must live under.  Evidently my childhood was deprived— at least deprived of Ms. Brown and her wonderful works.  I am not taking it personally, though, thanks to Virginia musicians Emily Gary and Tom Proutt.  They contacted me awhile ago about a book they had recently been involved with, written by Ms. Brown, titled Goodnight Songs.

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