Segarini: The BobChart – Week 9

The Bobcast Bob May 6th 2013 CroppedYou may have noticed a dearth of posts this week on DBAWIS, but I want you to know that there is a reasonable explanation for those of us who are Missing in Action.

The Annual NXNE  Music Overload and Liver Destruction Derby is in full swing.

If you have been wondering where Nadia, Emy, Cameron, and myself have been, we have been under various tables in numerous bars until 4:00 am every night for the past week trying to talk our livers (and our ears) into taking one more shot of tequila, one more 3-chord onslaught, one more beer ticket and one more deep-fried coconut battered prawn in the name of science, and to keep you, our beloved readers, up to date on all things Pop Culture.


NXNE 2014We are also in a neck and neck race for this year’s The David Crosby Outstanding Liver Award to see who takes home the coveted Crosby Cup…and the case of Mott’s Bacon Bloody Caesar Cocktails in a Can.

Jaimie may be trapped in a custom built Hummer, and Roxanne is up to her brainstem with notions while attending this year’s Idea City, so this weekend is anybody’s guess, but we will ALL be back for next week’s DBAWIS updates and articles, business as usual…with a slight hangover.

Michael HollettSpecial thanks to Frank Gutch Jr. for having the professional courtesy to deliver a stellar column this week as always. Of course, if he wasn’t out there in the Pacific Northwest, I am sure Junior would be on the floor next to me, counting dried chewing gum on the bottom of the table above us, and struggling to get to the bar before last call to redeem his last remaining beer ticket.

Thank you, Michael Hollett and all the other people responsible, for another wonderful NXNE, and to all the artists who are continuing to prove how much GREAT new music is being made. More on that next week…but in the meantime, here is this week’s BobChart….


OK Go – The Writing’s On the Wall

This is hot off the presses, released just days ago. OK GO are the masters of the music video, and this latest offering is no exception. Prepare to be dazzled and confused, and entertained. This one is worth multiple views…and the song is pretty catchy, too.


Bunkhouse Bob and the Rhythm and Blues Buckaroos – Another Hank Williams Night

B Bob and the R&B Bs are close friends of mine, but don’t let that bother you. Written by the Nova Scotia Singing Cowboy, Glenn Reid, this soon-to-be classic is my favourite country shit-kicker and a good party anthem for your next barbecue or bar brawl. Maybe someday it will be released for real….


Tedeschi Trucks Band – Misunderstood

Not much to say here. This music speaks far more eloquently for itself than I could ever hope to…and if that sentence doesn’t get me in trouble with the Sentence Police, I don’t know what will.


Vince Gill – Warmth of the Sun

This week’s earworm. The weather, the vibe, the relief that winter is truly behind us, and one of the most beautiful voices in music and a song that brings a tear to the eye both emotionally and for its sheer beauty collaborate to make as good a listening experience as you will ever have. Brian Wilson should be remembered until the end of time for this song alone.


DREAD ZEPPELIN – Good Times Bad Times

With all the hub-bub about Jimmy Page’s re-mastered series of Led Zeppelin albums, I thought I should at least acknowledge the Plynth and Hedgerow crowd with some Zep related tuneage.  This cover of track 1, side 1, off of Zeppelin’s freshman release has the double cool bonus of the only Fat Elvis Imitator working in the Elvis Industry today fronting the only Zeppelin Tribute Band that matters. Sometimes I amaze even myself….


Pilot – Magic

This one popped into my head unexpectedly a couple of days ago while I was trying to decide whether or not I should have pancakes and sausage or a Pina Colada for breakfast. With the chorus of this booming in my brainpan, I compromised and had a dirty Caesar Martini and two Tylenol with Codeine.


The Rockaderos – I’m a Square and Different Girl

Thanks to a FB friend and another avid Rockaderos fan who was bright enough to actually preserve his 12 inch vinyl EP from the ‘Deros, I share with you 2 of the three tracks contained therein. The third, “I Wanna Dance Like Fred” is up on YouTube already and easy to find. I had to create these two because they didn’t exist…and seeing as how there are NO pix of the band ANYWHERE online, the vids are just a snapshot of the cover.

I hope Tony Colavecchio (lead vocals, bass), Geoff Stevens (drums, percussion), Jim Moltner (guitar, vocals), forgive me for doing this, but dammit…this music needs to be heard and appreciated. Some of the best jangly guitar Power Pop you will EVER hear.

I’m a Square

Different Girl


The Records – Teenarama and Starry Eyes

…and of course, when you think “Jangly guitar Power Pop”, you think “The Records”…or at least I do. From my “Why Weren’t These Guys Bigger Than Just About Everybody” File, here’s Will Birch and John Wilkes & Co. making great songwriting and performing look easy. Wow Wow Wow.

Teenarama (The Demo)

Starry Eyes


The Tubes – She’s a Beauty

For all the contributions Steve Lukather has made to so many artists and records, this co-write of his is one of the great pop records from an era that didn’t contain many. Finally…a song about a stripper worthy of a pole dance.


Extreme – Hole Hearted

Yes, we all know they broke up so Gary could go sing with the Van Halens and everyone knows the beautiful Everly Brothers sounding “More Than Words”, but aside from those two things, Extreme packed a wallop live and wrote songs that truly deserved accolades and spins. Another fave band, The Trews, have always reminded me of Extreme’s poppier side, and one of these days, I will have to ask John Angus if they were an influence. LOVE the chorus to this song….


And Finally….

94.9 The Rock Doug Elliott’s Pick of the Week

Alert The Medic – Echo And Fade

Cool name, attitude boy announces the tune, and the tune RAWKS.


Go Crush the Weekend!


Segarini’s regular column appears here every Friday whenever he can finish one in time.

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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, and continues to write music, make music, and record.



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