The first of what will hopefully be many memories from a life of both rock and roll, not to mention radio, television, drinking, and debauchery. Shall we begin?

Ian Hunter Bob Segarini and Mick Ronson

Immediately after the Ian Hunter/Segarini Band show at Ryerson backstage with all the young dudes, we quickly finished off the last of the backstage bar and made our way to Bemelman’s, where a half dozen or so of us drank illegal booze from little tea pots on the patio and filled our bellies with Bemmy’s fine victuals until sunrise.
Highlight of the evening?
Mick passing out face first in his escargot.
You had to be there.
Ian Bob and Mick Toronto Ontario 1979

Here’s a performance of the legendary Bowie-penned song by Elton Rohn and myself several years ago at the Annual Burlington Rib Fest in Burlington, Ontario. Video shot and edited by Michael Tomasek.

There was no rehearsal, Ron’s wonderful band learned the song in my key, I showed up and sang it. Spent most of the night inhaling amazing ribs, potato salad, and ice cold Keith’s.

“He’s a crazy Dude!” – Ron introduces me to a crowd with barbecue sauce all over their faces and shirts.


The Tuesday Time Machine is a new feature of DBAWIS and will run on Tuesdays for as long as I can remember where and when I parked the WayBack Machine.

dbawis-button7giphyBob “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, continues to write music, make music, and record.


  1. Great photo Bob of you with a couple of Motts. Ronson’s “Slaughter on 10th Avenue” is still one of my most favorite albums of all time.

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