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Pat Blythe – Dueling Pianos, February, Upcoming Festivals …and Music!

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2019 by segarini

Ugh!!! Computer and monitor challenges continue. The good news is I finally got my drums up for sale and I’ve managed to get everything off the troublesome laptop on to a honking big hard drive (although now I have to sort that out). I’m downsizing to a smaller kit….less real estate and I won’t feel so overwhelmed. One of these days…..and now, for your latest weather report…..

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Posted in Fiction, Serialized Book with tags , , , , , , , on February 19, 2019 by segarini



David bumbled his way into the recently guest-violated bathroom carrying as many of Rita’s lady accessories as his thin, creamy arms would hold. Placing the vast agglomeration of tubs, scrubs and rubs into the sink and beside the sink and over by the toilet, he turned and pulled open the ultra-hideous seashell curtain. Behind it, and contrary to his expectations, stood an impressively beefy gentleman with his pants festooned about his ankles.

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Bob Goes to the 2019 Grammys

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , on February 18, 2019 by segarini

Sports, Politics, and Award Shows should have their own channels for viewers who like those sorts of things.

Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, and Family Guy , shows I actually enjoy, are all too often tied to a chair in Televisions’ basement with the promise of strippers and an open bar, so these intrusions can be put on display and the networks can charge more for their commercial time.

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Roxanne Tellier On Lies, Trust, and an Omelette Bar

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2019 by segarini

When I first starting writing my December 2nd column on the evils of lying, I started from a stance that lying was, as a rule, relatively harmless. But by the time I was winding up my research, I had a whole new perspective.

“Lying” sounds like something we teach kids not to do, because it’s kid stuff, not all that important, little white lies from little kids to save them from a ‘whupping.’

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Bob whines about The Misuse of Paul McCartney by He Who Shall Remain Nameless and Other Stuff at the 2015 Grammys

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2019 by segarini


I’m pumped for Monday’s column on The 2019 Grammys. So pumped, that I thought I would post this excerpt from my column on the 2015 Dog and Pony Show just to prove I’m not a Johnny-Come-Lately Hater of stupid decisions and pairings that are far worse than Beluga Caviar and Root Beer or Lobster Tails and Gummy Bears.

On Monday, You will also see that (as much as I would have Loved to), I didn’t quite catch the Train of Forgiveness (sometimes known as the “Well, it was better than the last one so I enjoyed it” cult) and still have plenty of bones to pick. If you’re not familiar with my style of glib sarcasm and arrogant posing, this will set you straight. And this year we will be starting with the “Red Carpet” arrivals of dresses being worn by “Celebrities”, or “Celebrities” dates. Please join me (Why? …am I coming apart?)

The column the following excerpt is from, can be found in its entirety HERE

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Segarini Goes to the 2016 Billboard Awards and a Brief Message from Bob

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2019 by segarini

22. Bob on a bar stool

Editor’s Note – This column, originally published in 2016, is a place keeper until I finish the 2019 Grammy piece I am working on. It will run on Monday after Chef Tom and Roxanne amuse and entertain you Saturday and Sunday. Having a too-rare get together with family today. See you Monday!

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Mr. Montreuil’s Office Antics

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , on February 14, 2019 by segarini

In 2016 I retired from employment with the Canadian federal government after over 40 years. While I began as a file clerk, I was able to spend the “lion’s share” of my career interviewing people both on the phone and in person. I was initially assigned a desk, but as my responsibilities and position evolved, I wound up ensconced in an office.

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