Archive for the Opinion Category

Peter and the Story of Lois – Part 1

Posted in Opinion on October 19, 2017 by segarini

My life had reached its nadir as 2001 drew to a close. On a personal level, I had moved to the basement of our house in Brampton in an attempt to deal with a toxic marriage. There were a number of changes coming at work, and Christmas was always hard because there would people who didn’t qualify for Employment Insurance, hence would have no money. We were  still reeling from the horrors of 9/11, an act which had truly changed our world forever.

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Pat Blythe – Just Thoughts……

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , on October 18, 2017 by segarini

I open (it’s a long open) with a topic that has been written and talked about ad infinitum. Taking care of mom and/or dad, sometimes called “elder care”. It’s a subject, that for some reason also keeps getting buried. Something that isn’t discussed much….that happens in the background of our busy lives. It has once again sprung to the surface of my consciousness because a friend, actually someone I have yet to meet but we seem to have bonded via FB through our love of music and photography, is in this precarious situation.

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Frank Gutch Jr: Tania Stavreva; Sometimes It Takes a Choir; Plus Them Damn Addictive Notes

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 17, 2017 by segarini

Time to bust outta this place, amigos.  Time to strike out into the unknown— well, lesser known— and visit city cousins, because we are definitely heading toward the city.  No Hoi Polloi allowed where we’re going—  nothing but royalty and coronation balls.  I would make a joke here but lowering standards is beneath us today, okay?  Today hamburger is not on the menu.  More like foie gras— to the more common among us, goose liver.  Not just any goose liver, though.  This is, like I said, foie gras, a mixture of specially fattened goose liver to please the palate if the mind.  And of the ears.

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Gary asks, “How Can The Killer Save Souls?”

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , on October 16, 2017 by segarini

In honor of The One And Only Jerry Lee Lewis who, believe it or not, just turned 82 (!!) we take a little trip back. Sixty years back from the 8th to be exact, to an unassuming little building at 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee where something called “Great Balls Of Fire” has just been brought, red hot, into the Sun Studio.

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Roxanne Tellier: Power Corrupts

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2017 by segarini

Not feeling quite myself these days – it’s like there’s a flu going round. Some sort of energy-sapping, soul-sucking, misery-laden, bone-crushing, muscle-rending miasma, that’s keeping a lot of us from feeling our best, or even very good.

Oh that’s right; Trump is still president. There’s your trouble. Or at least, one steaming pile of it.

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A Segarini Rerun – 29+ Great Movies I Will Never Tire Of Watching That You May Have Never Seen

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , on October 14, 2017 by segarini

Bob 2015 2

From exactly a year ago. A new addition to my Movie Lust coming soon. In the meantime…This. – Bob

Music may be my life and ‘job’ and undoubtedly, my most well-honed and informed skill-set, but it is not what I do for ‘fun’. What my spare time (Ha!) is used for, is my passion for movies and television.

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Peter and the Cherry Cola Rock N Rolla Cabaret and Lounge

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2017 by segarini

I have described it as “the one place on earth where I’m happy to pay retail price for beer”! It has been a portal to a complete change in my life, introducing me to good times, great music and even greater people. It’s a venue that fosters a strong sense of community among this area’s indie musicians. I am talking about Cherry Cola’s Rock N Rolla Cabaret and Lounge.

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