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Chef Tom Herndon – Barcelona: Flamenco and the State of Grace Known as Duende

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2018 by segarini

September 24

On my bucket list for Barcelona was seeing an authentic performance of Flamenco. What I meant was Flamenco in the style that’s been around for centuries, since the dance form was first introduced by Gypsies; flamenco, con duende! The style that catches you up in deep emotion, takes you on an excruciating journey, and leaves you feeling wrung out.

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Gary Pig Gold and Iggy, In the Hands of the Fans….

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2018 by segarini

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Peter Falls for Local Music

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 19, 2018 by segarini

Friday night at Lee’s Palace,  there was some outstanding musical talent on display. I was there for most of it. The show marked the public debut in Toronto of “My Favourite Filter”. I had seen “MFF” previously, at a small venue, and I am pleased to report that their performance translates well to a larger venue.  Expect big things from them, my friends.

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Pat Blythe – Jack Richardson Music Awards and Music Week…What a Blast!!!

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 18, 2018 by segarini

There is SO much to share with you. It’s been such an incredible week celebrating Jack Richardson. A full week of music was such a blast and the Jack Richardson London Music Awards Show……fantastic. What a fitting tribute to a such a remarkable man who was so influential in the Canadian music industry and an amazing friend to all the musicians who crossed his path. I firmly believe Canada wouldn’t be home to one of the greatest bands in the world if Richardson hadn’t mortgaged his house for that first album and subsequent number one hit. I personally salute the man who believed so much in Canada he refused to go south. One of the most respected and sought after producers in the world, Richardson dedicated his career to his mother country and I love that he settled in my home town of London, Ontario.

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A Frank Gutch Jr. Flashback from April 25th 2012: Opportunities Missed (Damn It!) Makes For Tomorrow’s Treasures….

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2018 by segarini

I was digging through my tape drawer this week (yes, I still have cassettes) and while not bemoaning the death of tape, did bemoan the lack of success of a handful of incredible treasures which I have only on tape.  To my knowledge, they have never been available on any other format, though I am not sure.  Three of them— the only three commercially available— may have suffered because of that.  More than one person had made reference to cassette as a non-format in their world— to paraphrase them,“better to miss the music than have it on tape.”

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Chef Tom’s Big Adventure: Barcelona

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2018 by segarini

Seafood!

21 September

In Barcelona a Marisqueria (seafood place) called La Peradata is a popular mini-chain of seafood restaurants. The one I found was in the village of El Born, near the Picasso Museum. What a wild place. Queue was 45 minutes in the sun. When I finally got in, the din was three bombs. I didn’t quite know what I was in for, the line was moving, I was getting closer and closer, and my heart was pounding. Will I figure this out by the time I get to the front of the line, or will I end up screwing the pooch?

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Segarini – I (Still Kinda) Like the Beatles and MacMillan Loves the Rolling Stones Part Three

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 13, 2018 by segarini

When adults started wearing Beatle Wigs at their cocktail parties and tried to dance to I Wanna Hold Your Hand, a lot of kids were so embarrassed and angry that Mom and Dad were attempting to join the club, I was surprised most of the parents were allowed to live.

How dare they love what we love, how can my stupid parents join the party and ruin our fun? Why are OUR Beatles sooo lovable that even OUR PARENTS approve of them?

…and in response, a benevolent and caring God created the Rolling Stones. From Part Two

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