Cameron Carpenter: The ABC of Rock’n’Roll – What’s Love Got to Do with It?

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 24, 2014 by segarini


I love rock’n’roll, and when I say I’m in love you must believe I’m in love L.U.V.. You can’t hurry love, can’t buy me love, love is all around. I’m in the mood for love, let my love open the door. Love is a many splendored thing. I love L.A., I love New York. Chuck E’s in love, real love.  How deep is your love? I believe in a thing called love, addicted to love, love is the answer. The best of my love.

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Segarini: The BobChart – Week 12

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

The Bobcast Bob May 6th 2013 CroppedThis week’s BobChart is kind of a special edition.

Many of you have sent some wonderful emails and messaged me on Facebook wanting to hear some of the music I have been fortunate enough to write and record over the years. Wanting to share some with you, I began to go through the available YouTube videos (WordPress asks for money if you want to use Mp3’s, but allows video links) and realized I had published many of them previously, so I set about to create some that NO ONE has seen. Most of the new ones in this column are just a snapshot or two so I could post the songs, but 1 or 2 are a little more filled out. Regardless, it’s just about the music anyway, so I hope you enjoy them.

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Frank Gutch Jr: My Journey As Brought To You By…..

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2014 by segarini

FrankJr2The Corona School of Writing, Weinhard’s Private Reserve, record labels (major and independent) and just about everyone I have ever really known.  So I sit here quaffing the ice cold Weinhard, waiting for that writing buzz and wondering where I will go with this because I have no real idea where I am going, only where I have been.  I have been lucky, lucky like I cannot believe, but not lucky of my own making.  I have been surrounded by good people— no, people more than good— and it is time I pay tribute to those and those things which have made me who I am.

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Darrell Vickers: It’s Hammer Time

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

darrell-vickersLife is a lot like the crack-lines in a sheet of ice when you hit it with a hammer.  They scatter out in all sorts of unpredictable directions and there’s no real way to predict where they will end up.

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Roxanne Tellier – Take My Picture

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

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When I was a kid, photographs were precious. In the days before digital cameras and cell phones with photo capability, the taking of a picture was a big deal … families went to a lot of trouble to capture moments in time.

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

Vernon_Penny_LaneA small debate unfolded online this week concerning hard work vs. luck. I have always maintained, and still do, that all my successes have been from hard work. All my failures have been from my lack of hard work. Luck is something reserved for casinos and in finding four leaf clovers (ironically).

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Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock’n’Roll – I Will Be King

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 17, 2014 by segarini

CamOf course when it comes to kings and rock’n’roll there was only one, Elvis Aaron Presley. The late Michael Jackson was the self-proclaimed “King of Pop” but really he was only the king of moonwalking, crotch-grabbing and annoying little “whoo’s”. Let’s talk a look at some “King” songs and other assorted kings.






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