Segarini- The BobChart – Week 11

The Bobcast Bob May 6th 2013 CroppedThis weeks’ BobChart consists of nothing but current artists doing what they do so well, that I find myself searching for more and more new music every week. I am particularly sensitive to sharing the latest songs that have endeared themselves to me, because of a great deal of the responses to the Rival Sons columns informing me that music is NOT better than it has ever been, and that the tired, overplayed and overestimated classic rock of the ‘60s and ‘70s is a good as it will ever get.

Believe me, contrary to your T Shirt and the Meme…You have NOT heard “All the GREAT Bands….”


One of the bands on today’s BobChart are looking for some help from music fans like you. As a fan of the band, I thought I would pass this along.

They truly are worthy of your support.

Join in here.

“Have you voted for us yet for 102.1 the Edge “Next Big Thing”? We made a little skit about it the other day! Watch it here”


Old farts with something to say. Never discount grandpa’s knowledge of music and love of the same. If age had anything to do with how good something is, NO ONE would be surprised at The Biebs ‘less than worthy’ musical noodling. By the same token, The Rolling Stones best rock song in decades didn’t even get so much as a nod from the people who say they LOVE the Stones…but really just miss being in high school or in a band back in the day. Silly boys and girls….


The Hey Macs – Life is Tough

The Hey Macs give us a pair. An original and a refreshing take on a Dylan classic. Diggin’ this like crazy.

The Hey Macs – Like a Rolling Stone


…and in case you missed it, Here’s the Stones track I mentioned.

The Rolling Stones – Doom and Gloom


July Talks – Summer Dress

All these bands are as good if not better live than these recordings. Everything about July Talks gives me the same twitch in my legs and groin as anything comparable from the past…only this is fresh, and just the tip of the July Talks iceberg….


Balconies – Boys and Girls

Improves every time I see them, The Balconies are serious, hardworking, and focused. They have opened for the Rival Sons more than once. Why? Because they can survive it.


Secret Broadcast – Don’t Feed the Crows

Another local band that still plays the clubs, but with a new CD and touring plans, and the great eOne behind them, that won’t probably be the case in a year. Part of the ‘Rock Revolution’ I am convinced will surface in the near future.


Dirty Loops – Wake Me Up

The Led Zep, Pink Floyd crowd are convinced that those 2 bands are the end all and be all of the extreme borders of classic rock. Well, you ain’t heard nuthin’ yet, Boyos. Is this Rock? Jazz? Pop? I dunno…but man, is it ever unique, exciting, and the groove…Undeniable! From out of the Netherlands and left field…THIS could be game changing.

Dirty Loops – Ta Fete


Samantha Martin – Six White Horses

You can add Samantha’s name to that list you have that starts with Janis and ends with Bonnie and contains a few others like Grace, Patti, and Chrissy. Again, Local and in the clubs…for the time being.


Vintage Trouble – Nancy Lee

Here’s a pair from a band that is so good live the recordings don’t even come close. Enjoy. Best listened to by getting your groove on.

Vintage Trouble – Low Down Dirty Dog and Pelvis Pusher Live


Jordan John – I’ll Be Around

This is proof that great music can be found almost anywhere, including a street corner in a small town in Ontario. My favourite version of a great song played by a father and son team who understand this kind of music better than most.

Jordan John – I Keep Falling in Love

An original ballad from Jordan that stands shoulder to shoulder with the best of classic R&B and is exciting because he is only 26 and nowhere near his peak. I will buy Jordan’s CDs unheard, because I KNOW whatever he does will be great.


Karen Souza – Bette Davis Eyes

The smokiest, sexiest voice working today. What Ms. Souza does with this Kim Carnes chestnut is not only sensual and intimate, it brings an understanding of the lyrics missing in the original version. Just Wow.

Jon Gomm – Passionflower


Eddy Van Halen, Jimi, Jeff, Jimmy, and Eric…and whoever else you proclaim to be the best guitar player ever, ever, ever…well, give Mr. Gomm a listen. Might make you happy.


Jake Bugg – Lightning Bolt

A British kid by way of Dylan and Lennon. Live he’s a killer, and his writing…well, his writing is what makes him great.


Courage My Love – Skin and Bone

Forget the “…for girls” tag at the end of the ‘Amazing guitarist, amazing drummer, amazing voices, amazing writers compliments. They are amazing, period. And yes, doubters…that is them playing and singing, not hired hands. See them live on the Vans Warped tour…one of the few bands asked to do every show on the tour. More energy than you have seen in years.


Rumer – Aretha

Taste, talent, and passion. She makes it sound sooo easy. It isn’t….


Lana Del Rey – We’re On Our Way

I was late to Lana, and didn’t like the accompanying hype that almost soured me on her from the get-go…but I owed it to myself to keep an eye out and an ear open. Glad I did.


Kongos – Come With Me Now

Yeah…this kind of blows the theory that it’s all been done before out of the water, doesn’t it.


Xprime – Jane’s Modern Waltz

I don’t want to jinx them by saying what I feel in my bones they are capable of doing and becoming, but in 50 years of this, they come the closest to being that group who could break through at every level to every age group, and build a career that will last far beyond their existence. A box of Atomic Puppies, these kids can do anything, and everything.

Xprime – Early to the Sun


Saint Paul and the Broken Bones

We live in a wacky world where most R&B artists have forsaken feel and groove and passion for beats and samples and dancing fashion shows, while a chubby 24 year old kid delivers the kind of R&B the Black Crows and other bands could only try to imitate. This is the real thing. Period.


No Small Children – Drunk Creepy Guy

NSC says what others think…and they do it with style, humour and great chops. Frank Gutch Jr. knows one when he hears one, and this aggregate is exactly what he knows they are. A winner.


A-Pink – Sunday Monday and Mr. Chu

Any list of great music that is not being presented to you by radio or mainstream media is not complete without a track from my favourite new guilty pleasure. K-pop is everything the Pop people are trying to do and failing at. No smarm, no overtly sexual posing, no twerking, slut clothes or cheesy innuendo. Worthy of your daughters attention, and yours too. Unlike the current stuff called ‘pop’ K-pop has well written songs, intelligent performers, and an actual talent for entertaining without stooping to the lowest common denominator. Call it 21st Century Bubblegum if you like..


And Finally….

94.9 The Rock Doug Elliott’s Pick of the Week

Bordeen – Broken Bones


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.



2 Responses to “Segarini- The BobChart – Week 11”

  1. javedjafri Says:

    Bob nice pick with Jake Bugg. He has been picking up airplay on cool triple A stations and I have heard the track on Indie 88.1 in Toronto. Will be interesting to see how he evolves.

  2. Peter Mlontreuil Says:

    Agreed, another great column, Bob. “Doom and Gloom” is not out of place in the Rolling Stones repertoire, either. (Liked the 125th FIS F-106 too.)
    There sure are good things coming down the pike.

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