A Message from DBAWIS

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 24, 2016 by segarini

DBAWIS is on Hiatus until September 5th. In the meantime, don’t forget to visit our site and catch up on the over 1500 articles by entering the name of your favourite DBAWIS scribe in the “Archive” window, and have at it. Great reading for the Dog Days of Summer. See you with Fresh Fun on September 5th!

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The Writers – Roxanne Tellier, Pat Blythe, Frank Gutch Jr., Cam Carpenter, Jaimie Vernon, Gary Pig Gold, Doug Thompson, and past contributors, Nadia Elkharadly, Justin Smallbridge, Geoff Pevere, and the Sometimes Darrell Vickers. Not pictured are Guest Writers Ira Robbins, Bobby Singh, and Jade Dunlop, plus friends who have contributed a column or two over the years

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Segarini – The Low Down on The Get Down and Roadies Loads In

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2016 by segarini

Thug Bob

I hated Vinyl.

The HBO thugs and drugs fantasy about the ’70s music industry, not the resurging delivery system for music and hipness. Didn’t much like Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, either. Dennis Leary chews about the same amount of scenery as the cast of Vinyl, but to equally stifled yawns and eye rolling. …and let’s not forget EmpireDynasty for the Drake Nation, and if you don’t remember Dynasty, rest assured that this hiccup won’t be remembered either….

Amazing that these shows about the entertainment business go out of their way to not entertain….

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Roxanne Tellier – Bob Segarini ..the Man, the Myth, the Legend …

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 21, 2016 by segarini

Roxanne

He calls me Mrs Parker; I call him my Robert Benchley.

But how did it all begin, you ask? Well, It all started at a small 5000 watt radio station in Fresno, California … no, wait ..that’s Ted Baxter’s story. Here’s what really happened …

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JAIMIE VERNON – CEMETERY COP: CHAPTER TWO

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2016 by segarini

Jaimie Vernon_Viletones

For a year now folks on Facebook have been asking me to write a book about my work in a number of cemeteries. The process has begun. Last week, we shared Chapter One here in DBAWIS. This week we continue with the sneak preview. Here for your reading pleasure is CHAPTER TWO….

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Pat Blythe – HOME

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2016 by segarini

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I was introduced to a young lady several month ago at Cherry Cola’s. Her name is Sally Shaar. We chatted for a while….I can’t even remember if I gave her a business card…..shared a bit of information about each other (she found out I wrote for DBAWIS and I found out she was a singer in a band) and eventually we parted company.

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Frank Gutch Jr: Not Rolling Stone’s Top 100

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2016 by segarini

Frank Gutch young

I just took another stroll through Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Guitarists.  I do so occasionally just to remind me of what a fools errand such lists are.  I realize that it sells “magazines” (are they a magazine these days?), people being suckers for Top of’s of 50 Best’s if for no other reason to compare choices with theirs.  Jimi Hendrix?  Sure.  #1.  Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck?  Automatic Top Ten.  James Burton and Buddy Holly?  You have no choice but to throw in the originators on occasion.  John Fahey?  Can’t leave out the cool artist who never really sold in terms of the numbers necessary to chart.

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Roxanne Tellier – Can’t Touch This!

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2016 by segarini

RoxanneOne of mankind’s greatest truths is one of the first things we’re told about ourselves in all of our Holy Books … if you tell us we can’t have something … we want it. We want it so badly that we’ll tear our whole world apart to get it.

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