Roxanne Tellier – Elections and Consequences

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2018 by segarini

Elections here, elections there… we’ve got elections everywhere!

With the American midterms just two weeks away, It goes without saying that most liberal progressives, democrats and independents are hoping to see a ‘blue wave’ overturn the stranglehold the Trump administration has on all three branches of government, and the Supreme Court.

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Chef Tom and The Adobo of Your Dreams

Posted in Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , , on October 20, 2018 by segarini

Chicken Adobo is a favorite dish from the Philippines. Simple ingredients and a ton of flavor.  Traditionally it’s cooked stovetop, boiled in its marinade, until the liquid goes away, the chicken gets a lovely, caramel burnish, and the flavors become a concentrated umami. I especially love biting into the whole peppercorns. No wonder it’s one of the most popular dishes.

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Indie Peter Indie Music Indie Launch

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

About ten days ago, I was at “The Hideout”. The band spent about 10 minutes warming up, then did a song. During the song, the drummer asked for an adjustment to his monitor, as sometimes happens during an opening number. The band finished and I applauded warmly. The lead singer said “Thanks. Warm up!” Oh well, you can’t be right all the time 😉.

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Pat Blythe – London Bluesfest — Savoy Brown, Foghat, Mark Farner…..and Music!

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

I’m leaving my personal thoughts and musings to the end time……I’m still catching up with the summer and all the wonderful music I heard, the people I met and all those little moments in between.

So….starting with London Bluesfest….my inner teenager was agog, amazed and humbled by the lineup this year. Performers I never had a chance to see and performers that brought back some wonderful memories. I arrived in London on the Friday, just in time to pick up my badge, connect with friend Elaine Sawyer (whose company Wich is Wich was catering the event) and catch Savoy Brown and Foghat.

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GARY PIG GOLD – FRANKIE TEARDROP

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

Ten so long years ago, a random gathering of some of the best musicians from Canada’s greatest musical berg threw themselves onstage as part of the annual Locke Street Festival. Spearheaded by veteran Hammerhead Tom Wilson, said ad-hoc combo was busy rocking and rolling things all the way up that street as the sun slid down when suddenly, a most familiar figure was spotted nearby.

The lead singer of the one, the only, Teenage Head.

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DARRELL VICKERS – ‘BU HOUSE CHAPTER TWO: EVERYTHING ABOUT IT IS APPEALING

Posted in Fiction, Serialized Book with tags , , , , , , on October 15, 2018 by segarini

 

DARRELL VICKERS – ‘BU HOUSE CHAPTER TWO: EVERYTHING ABOUT IT IS APPEALING

Far from where Yahtzee dice are tossed and Crokinole flick-fingers throb, a proud performer tradition as old as Menandor and Aristophanes was being played out on an Equity-Waiver production of Lerner & Lowe.

The Melvin Swindheim Theatre was ignominiously formed in 1983. At the very best of times… it’s closed. On the weekends however, it theoretically seats ninety-three criminally undiscerning customers. The bigger the cast, the more relatives and friends they can wheedle and cajole into the stands. Thus, My Fair Lady. The stage was crammed with as many non-paid dancers and turn-of-the-century street scamps as the fire marshal would allow.

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Roxanne Tellier –  A Sunday Pot Luck

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

You ready, Canada?

Legal weed can go on sale at 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 17, 2018. Cue the screaming and yelling from those who have never seen a Reefer Madness poster that didn’t give them a semi-erotic frisson of fear.

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