Segarini Suggests That 2017 Made 2016 Look Like the Best Year Ever! (Which, of course, it wasn’t)

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2018 by segarini

Hello.

Welcome to my column.

Please make yourself comfy and perhaps have some snacks available. I would suggest some salty snacks, and some sweet, preferably, chocolate snacks. Personally, I like both Milk and Dark Chocolate, and now I hear there is a Pink Chocolate headed our way sometime this year. I never could abide White Chocolate, though. It doesn’t look right, or even taste like Chocolate to me. It seems arrogant and aloof, you might say entitled…like it’s better than all the other Chocolates, but of course, it’s not. In fact, I think it sucks! YEAH! How do you like THAT? Fucking White Chocolate thinks it’s better than all the other Chocolates. Well, FUCK YOU, White Chocolate…you SUCK! Add a bottle of decent tequila to your snack tray…I’ll be right back after I get mine

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Mrs. Montreuil’s Little Boy – The Life of Peter

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , on January 18, 2018 by segarini

Well, President Pinocchio managed to keep my last column off CBC/CNN via yet another erratic outburst, this time, once again, with racist overtones. There were people at that meeting who didn’t hear anything, then a couple of days later maintained that they didn’t hear anything, but he definitely didn’t say THAT! (You see, if one seeks to replace Frederick Douglass as an ambassador, some toeing of the party line is required.) After all the kerfluffle, people are now saying that he didn’t say “sh**hole”, he said “sh**house”. Gee, thanks for clearing that up for the world! That makes it all better. It’s like “the Blue Meanies” have won. Now I could have written my own diatribe in response but decided to write the following, instead.

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Pat Blythe – Appreciating Tom Waits, “The Bout” at The Hideout and More…

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2018 by segarini

Brrrrrrrr…..the cold weather has been keeping many folks inside, even with the brief break of a balmy five degrees! Inviting sun…..frostbitten tootsies. The live music scene, however, is not slowing down and is, in fact, just starting to heat up. Behind the curtains local clubs, bars, concert halls and music festivals are busy sprucing up, prepping, and booking music that will make your ears dance.

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Frank Gutch Jr: Doug Sahm & The Search For The Perfect Taco… Plus Notes

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 16, 2018 by segarini

‘At freaking Doug Sahm.  I thought I knew him, and I do know his music, but he was a lot more complicated than I’d ever heard.  Hell of a musician.  The epitome of crazy as hell.  Hellbent on glory.  And yet shied back from it whenever it showed itself.  If his life had been all stage, I think he would have been happier, but those times in between shows and rehearsals wore him down.  There are only so many shows in any one of us and Sahm had more than most.  A lot more.

I think I learned more about him watching the documentary Sir Doug and the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove than I could have learned outside of following him since the sixties and the explosion of Texas music (and The Sir Douglas Quintet) all over the US of A.  There is a lot to learn and watching the film a few more times will more than likely fill in some holes, but man!  What a life!

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GARY PIG GOLD with TEN YOU MAY HAVE MISSED In 2017

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2018 by segarini


Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie released a new CD, Chuck Berry released his last CD, and Jan & Dean’s REAL Filet of Soul finally arrived …after a quite, well, fishy 52-year delay. Nevertheless, I still found ten more vintage-2017 gems to recommend to each and everyone. In, as always, strictly alphabetical order they are:

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Roxanne Tellier – If Aging is Inevitable …

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2018 by segarini

It really is unfortunate that Trump decided to pause his retirement to be a part time president.  He’s happier golfing, or lying in bed eating cheeseburgers, and I think we all would be delighted to see him go back to those pastimes full time.

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Peter Montreuil says Hello to 2018…and the About-to-Be Unemployed

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2018 by segarini

Well, 2018 started with a bang. A diva “redeemed” herself, some new laws came into force and we froze our butts off. After a week when we were sometimes colder than Mars and when Hell (Michigan) froze, the temperature is finally getting back to normal for this time of year. While Spring might not be in the air, or even just around the corner, you have to admit that it is a month closer than it was a month ago.

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