GARY PIG GOLD’s SENIOR 65 GREATEST HITS!

Posted in life, music, Opinion with tags , , , , , on January 26, 2021 by segarini

That cockamamie Covid, among many other things, certainly allowed us the time and quarantined spaces within which to reflect, rewind, and apply a 2020 rear-view as it were to things gone real by. And me being me, with a turntable or two never more than a tone-arm away, took said opportunity to listen then list straight through my particular Life in Music – in all its strictly “SEVEN” and TWELVE -inch varieties, that is.

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GWNtertainment #3 by Jaimie Vernon

Posted in music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2021 by segarini


Here we are with Issue #3 of GWNtertainment magazine. How do you like us so far? We’re catching and reporting all the Canadian music ephemera that may have evaded your gaze in the last week.  Here’s the stuff that caught our attention on this, the 50th anniversary week of Canadian content on radio!

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Roxanne Tellier – The Wisdom of Our Elders

Posted in COVID 19, Health, life, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2021 by segarini

What a difference a week makes! Since the inauguration, I haven’t had a single communication with another person that didn’t involve a distanced high five, and a recounting of how much better we’re all sleeping and eating since we saw the backend and ignominious departure of the previous resident of the White House.

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Chef Tom – Breakfast Anytime, Anywhere

Posted in Family, Food, life, Opinion, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2021 by segarini

They call it comfort food for good reason. Anything you put in your mouth by way of inducing serenity, damping pesky feelings of fear, or as a temporary distraction from the day’s anxiety, qualifies. Be it sweet or savory. What is your favorite sensation? Creamy? Fatty? Crunchy? Sweet? An enticingly satisfactory, calming combination of all of it?

Depending on the mood that has me in its grip, I like savory. Something unctuous. Filling. Sinful, even. I’ll whip up an omelet with cream, eggs, and a sharp cheese. Or sweet, like toasting a big slab of multigrain, then slathering it with plenty of full-fat butter PLUS a schmear of crunchy peanut butter PLUS a generous dollop of tangy marmalade (or one of my favorites, a lavish drizzle of Lyle’s Golden Syrup).

You catch my drift. Following are three indulgent recipes for (technically) breakfast that can be eaten at any time of the day or night, especially when there is a need for solace; for luxury; for ease.

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Peter’s Politics

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , on January 21, 2021 by segarini

Although I had considered several topics to write about this week and indeed had started on a column, events on Tuesday dictated what I would write about this week.

Joe Biden has won the presidency. Kamala Harris is the new Vice President. Although there was an expectation of controversy over the election, I don’t think that very many people expected the chaos which the last few months have brought to light.

After a series of fruitless attempts at overturning the election results in the courts, attempts devolved into telephone calls attempting to literally strongarm state officials to disenfranchise many voters.

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Pat Blythe – Book report, food porn…..and music

Posted in COVID 19, Food, Health, life, music, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2021 by segarini

I’m finding more tidbits of material and articles of interest as I go through files, newsfeeds and a rather stocked bookcase in my kitchen. Primarily a home for my many cookbooks, there are odds and sods of non food-related novels, appliance directions, clippings, etc. I find myself, over the years, spending more time dusting them off than actually using them. I confess I am a huge lover of food porn.

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Jaimie Vernon – GWNtertainment Issue 02

Posted in music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 18, 2021 by segarini


The response to our first issue of the reborn GWNtertainment Magazine last week

(https://bobsegarini.wordpress.com/2021/01/11/jaimie-vernon-gwntertainment/) has been positive and encouraging as I’m now getting artists and their reps sending news releases and links to new music. As it should be. Keep those cards and letters coming, kids. Now we go live where our Polar Swim Team is about to cross the Bering Strait in their birthday suits…

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Roxanne Tellier – Reeling in the Years

Posted in COVID 19, life, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2021 by segarini

You wouldn’t know a diamond if you held it in your hand.” Truer words never spake, Messrs Becker and Fagen. Ah, the things Americans have thrown away in fits of pique.

The domestic terrorists that sacked the Capitol on January 6th  did a gross disservice to themselves, and every other American citizen or visitor to America, that will have impact for the next many decades. If they thought wearing a mask, or being ‘cancelled’ for their QAnon views impinged upon their ‘freedumbs’ before, they’re about to find out the very hard way how much more they lost with that day’s sedition.

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Chef Tom’s Miso-Butter Onions

Posted in Food, music, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , , , on January 16, 2021 by segarini

This is one of the most delicious things I’ve ever put in my mouth. It’s the perfect side dish for a roast chicken, a grilled steak, or a piece of broiled fish. Savory, umami, creamy. It’s magical. You can even toss the finished (cooled) product into a blender and use it as a gravy for all manner of things.

Find the miso. Spend the time cooking it on the oven. You will return to this recipes many times, it’s that good. Genius recipe from Chef Yotam Ottolenghi.

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Peter – I Remember Mama

Posted in Family, life with tags , , , on January 14, 2021 by segarini

Although it was 21 years ago, almost to the minute, I remember it like it was yesterday. While checking my home phone messages from my workplace, I found out that my mother had passed away. I was stunned. Eventually I stood up and went to my supervisor’s desk. I told him that my mother had passed. He was rather dismissive about it, he didn’t particularly like me. In a daze, I returned to my desk and tried to work. Shortly thereafter, the manager came to my desk and gently told me to go home. He was very sympathetic and kind, and was a glimmer of compassion in an otherwise horrible day.

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