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DARRELL VICKERS – ‘BU HOUSE CHAPTER TWO: EVERYTHING ABOUT IT IS APPEALING

Posted in Fiction, Serialized Book with tags , , , , , , on October 15, 2018 by segarini

 

DARRELL VICKERS – ‘BU HOUSE CHAPTER TWO: EVERYTHING ABOUT IT IS APPEALING

Far from where Yahtzee dice are tossed and Crokinole flick-fingers throb, a proud performer tradition as old as Menandor and Aristophanes was being played out on an Equity-Waiver production of Lerner & Lowe.

The Melvin Swindheim Theatre was ignominiously formed in 1983. At the very best of times… it’s closed. On the weekends however, it theoretically seats ninety-three criminally undiscerning customers. The bigger the cast, the more relatives and friends they can wheedle and cajole into the stands. Thus, My Fair Lady. The stage was crammed with as many non-paid dancers and turn-of-the-century street scamps as the fire marshal would allow.

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DARRELL VICKERS – ‘BU HOUSE CHAPTER ONE: THE NEWS AND THE BLUES

Posted in Fiction, Serialized Book with tags , , , , , , on October 9, 2018 by segarini

DARRELL VICKERS – ‘BU HOUSE: Here Comes the Sun CHAPTER ONE THE NEWS AND THE BLUES

When the year 1992 was barely in its infancy, the world as we knew it was being turned upside down. It was being turned inside out. Its hair was being pulled and aluminum foil was being dragged across its front teeth. The Soviet Union had ceased to be. George H. Bush had just lost his lunch into the lap of the Japanese Prime Minister. The former Yugoslavia was about to be torn to pieces by three years of brutal war, genocide and inhuman suffering.

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Segarini – Excerpts from “The Portable Bob” Part Two

Posted in Fiction, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 1, 2016 by segarini

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If all goes according to plan, this October will see the release of my first book, “The Portable Bob” which is a collection of some of my favourite DBAWIS columns and some new, never published stories and articles.

As promised, here are some more excerpts from The Portable Bob, and if you want to, use the comment section below to let me know what columns and stories YOU would like to see reprinted, updated, or elaborated on, AND if there is anything NEW you would like me to write about. Also take a look at the gallery of potential Book Covers at the bottom of the column and let us know which one(s) you like, or suggest a totally different idea. Let your thoughts be known in the comment section below. A few of you will be winning an autographed copy of the tome just ahead of its release. No details to share yet (the Holiday has made it hard to contact those who are in charge of the details), so they will be forthcoming in the near future. Yesterday’s excerpts were mostly about this and that…these are a little more biographical and music-centric. Enjoy.

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Segarini Looks At All the News in a Nutshell

Posted in Fiction, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 20, 2016 by segarini

Bob on the Radio at CHUM FM 1

Let me save you the trouble of having to read Tweets, The FB Newsfeed, Your Local Paper, Time Magazine, The New York Times, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and the Langley Falls Shopping News. I will also eliminate your having to sit through the Network News, TMZ, Etalk, Vinyl, Empire, and Keeping Up with The Kardashians, and The Sporting News and Sports Illustrated.

You’re welcome….

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Segarini Finally Reviews Batman v Superman (kinda) and Returns to (Ab)normal….

Posted in Fiction, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2016 by segarini

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If you have ever noticed the cut-phrase in our masthead, you know that DBAWIS’s mission statement is this:

“Dissecting Pop Culture Since 2011. Great Music. Great Stories. Great Googa Mooga!”

From Stamp Collecting, to Politics, to the Importance of Hair, to all forms of entertainment…we cover the waterfront.

…and in case you have ever wondered where ‘Great Googa Mooga’ came from…it came from this….

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JAIMIE VERNON – DIVINITY INC.: (Chapter 1, Part 1)

Posted in Fiction with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2014 by segarini

Jaimie Vernon.During another life – say, 14 months ago – back when I had spare time and the ambition to write every single day I did more than crank out a biography, a book of my blogs, and two 400 page music Encyclopedias. I also wrote fiction. Or attempted to. I’m currently working on a batch of short stories in a sci-fi vein. I am also a big fan of satire – mostly British and specifically that of Douglas Adams. He wrote several of the funniest, most irreverent books about the absurdity of life on this planet in the “Hitchhiker’s Guide To the Galaxy” five-part trilogy.

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