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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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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Bob “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.