Segarini: The Scattershot Scrapbook

The Bobcast Bob May 6th 2013 CroppedEvery now and then, enough stuff piles up in my inbox to warrant a column of loose ends. Pictures and videos and tidbits of my life (and the lives of others) that get pushed aside to make way for other subjects that need my attention, but that I want to share with you at some point.

That point has been reached once again.

So, welcome to another edition of The Segarini Scrapbook….

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Just so you know what these Scrapbooks are, here is the official exlanation from the last Scrapbook I published, September 9th, 2012…

Big pictures and little words. The perfect combination for a quick read, some eye candy, and a few minutes respite from whatever you are engaged in. Weekends should be for relaxing, churchifying, cleaning the tile grout in the shower, or snuggling on the couch with a loved one, a kitty, or a half gallon of French Vanilla ice cream, a bottle of Frangelica, and/or an oz. of good hydro. For the sports inclined, you can park yer ass in front of the flatscreen with a bowl of chips or chili and a case of beer.

Now you can also stroll over to the ‘puter (or put your laptop on your lap), and enjoy some wild and wacky photos and words.

Is this really wild and wacky? Well, not really wild and wacky, more like fun and nutty, or edgy and goofy, or maybe shiftless and lazy or sanguine and zany. Define it any way you choose, but know this: You may experience a slight tingling in your fingers and a bit of dampness in your hoo-hoo. After all, these are the things that dreams are made of….

Seg’s Scattershot Scrapbook

Words and Pictures for Modern Men and Women

Something Old….

The Real Reasons the MAJOR Labels are No Longer MAJOR – Wherein a series of memos explains the current state of radio and the records you hear on it…and why the Indie Industry is flourishing.

Memo 1

Memo 2

Memo 3

Memo 4

Memo 5

Memo 6

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Something New….

Inside Llewyn Davis

Buzz on this is really good, as it should be. First of all, it’s the Coen Brothers and 2nd of all, it’s about a folksinger and the biz and artistic and everything. Plus, if you are a fan of the Coen Brothers, you KNOW it is going to be a lot of fun.

Someone sent me the link to this, and damned if I wasn’t impressed. Imagine a young Barenaked Ladies powerpop reggae tinged quartet from the Left Coast with a very catchy song and an endearingly low-budget video or just watch the embed below. A very ‘friends and family’ vibe to it, and that is right up my alley. Would love to see a double bill with these guys and Xprime. There would be dancing….

Bestie: Asleep on the Bus

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Something Borrowed (From Warren Cosford’s Network)….

For Glenn Gallup, Don Simonich, and Gary Cox…you know who you are….

Aside from wondering if I spelled Don’s last name correctly, this video and story will be of interest to all you classic car buffs out there. Click on the video at the bottom of the article. Chevy fans will be drooling on their keyboards in 5…4…3…2…1…

http://www.messynessychic.com/2013/07/02/1940s-chevy-dealer-re-opens-to-auction-off-500-time-capsule-cars/

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…and Something Blue….

I hate bad news. I mean, really HATE it. And when there is a frustratingly amount of injustice and irony in that bad news, it just makes it worse. A dear friend summed up the sadness of this kind of numbingly bad news far more eloquently than I, so I share her feelings here. From Laurel Masse….

Laurel MasseAUGUST 23, 2013

Laurel Masse

Linda Ronstadt

By now you may already know about Linda Ronstadt’s recent interview with AARP, in which she revealed that she has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Perhaps your reaction was like mine. I gasped, and then sat for a good long time, with tears falling down my cheeks.

With the combination of her talent, luck, and hard work she’s made a big career; with her keen intelligence she made it a fascinating one for us to follow. She has walked right through the fences that separate Different Drum from Pirates of Penzance, You’re No Good from Mean to Me, and has embraced hard rock, country, opera, operetta, standards…

And always that voice. That glorious, rich, supple, once in a generation, once in a million moons voice.

The clip below is from her mariachi album, Canciones de Mi Padre. The first time I saw and heard her sing this music, I was moved to tears, and now here I am again, crying like a rainstorm for Linda, for her voice, for her illness, her passion, and for the difficult road ahead. She said in the AARP interview, “No one can sing with Parkinson’s disease. No matter how hard you try.”  It is so hard to imagine how that must feel, hard to imagine her not singing.

I hope she will surprise us all.

I remember standing to the side of the Revolving stage at the Hullabaloo nightclub in Hollywood next to a young Michael Nesmith watching Linda sing Different Drum, a song Michael wrote, with a band that contained some future members of The Eagles. The voice of an angel even then, one of the GREAT voices along with Laurel, Karen Carpenter, and now torch-carried by England’s Rumer. That God would silence this voice is perplexing, but so many things are these days.

From sitting around one of the big round tables in the front bar of The Troubadour on Santa Monica BLVD. with Linda, Glenn Fry, Peter Yarrow and others, hearing her sing early rock, folk, and R&B, to her defining trilogy of standards recorded with Nelson Riddle, there wasn’t anything Linda couldn’t do with that perfect, crystal clear, voice. I hope and pray Laurel is right…I hope and pray  Linda Ronstadt will surprise us.

…and finally, I’d like to think someone IS watching over her.

…and you can read more of Laurel Masse’s blog here.

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What Have I Been Doing Lately?

Funny you should ask….

A drink with Jack Bauer at Cherry Cola’s….

Jack Bauer and Bob 2

A one on one with Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals…. 

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Meeting Little Stephen and learning he doesn’t remember beans about me….

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Interviewing the vivacious, flirty, and ridiculously charming Ellen Dubin….

Bob with Ellen Dubin during the Bobcast

Meeting a personal favourite, actor Robert Loggia…thank you, Diane Foy….

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Spending some time with my Amazing Daughter, Amy… 

Amy

…and the grandkids….

Princess Tilda with some Lesser Princesses

Princess Tilda with a bunch of lesser Princesses

Look down on the right…further…further…THERE they are!

Tilda and Marshall with Batman and Robin

Iron Man’s newest sidekicks, Marshall Boy and Tilda Girl….

Tilda and Marshall with Lego Iron Man

C3PO has gained a little weight…Luke and Leia look fine, however….

Tilda Marshal and C3PO

My new best friend, Colin Mochrie….

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Catching up with the incredible Denise Donlon and Murray Mclaughlin….

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Learning all about the Washington D.C Punk scene from the man who fronted Scream, gave David Grohl his first gig drumming, has performed and recorded with Queens of the Stone Age, and now road manages Coheed, Peter Stahl….

Bob and Pete Stahl

Hosting the kickoff of the Toronto Podcast Festival with Roxanne Tellier at Cherry Cola’s talking radio with Doug Thompson, Geets (Pete and Geets) Romo, and the legendary David (Dave Mickie) Marsden…Xprime in the background getting ready to play….

Bob Doug Geets David

Enjoying the support and kindness afforded The Bobcast from Cherry Cola’s owner, Ms. Cherish….

Cherish Bobcast

Showing the picture of Little Stephen and I to The Bobcast audience on Barry Roden’s phone….

Bob and Barry Roden's phone

….and Finally, just because it’s soooo cool….

Indiana Jones and his Boulder

Indiana Jones and his Pet Rock…Boulder…Whatever….

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Thanks to Team Bobcast, Cherish, Sue Toth and Jim Valentine from Mirvish Productions, Doug Thompson and David Roarke for making sure I don’t starve, and all the wonderful photographers who take these great pictures; Barry Roden, Bobby Singh, Nadia Elkharadly, and Heather C.

Enjoy the Dog Days of Summer, and keep reading DBAWIS. Okay? Seriously….

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Segarini’s regular column appears here every Friday

Contact us at dbawis@rogers.com

DBAWIS ButtonBob “The Iceman” Segarini was in the bands The Family Tree, Roxy, The Wackers, The Dudes, and The Segarini Band and nominated for a Juno for production in 1978. He also hosted “Late Great Movies” on CITY TV, was a producer of Much Music, and an on-air personality on CHUM FM, Q107, SIRIUS Sat/Rad’s Iceberg 95, (now 85), and now publishes, edits, and writes for DBAWIS, osts The Bobcast every Monday night at Cherry Cola’s, and continues to write music, make music, and record.

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One Response to “Segarini: The Scattershot Scrapbook”

  1. Glenn Gallup Says:

    Saw some Internet stuff about the Chevy collection. I’d have one of those 1962 Impala SS hardtops in a heartbeat. Drop a crate 350 and automatic in it, add some AC and disc brakes and drive it every day.

    And I’m thinking about Linda Ronstadt as well. She sang at the memorial service for murder victim Polly Class. I had to leave the room.

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