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Roxanne Tellier – It Is To Laugh!

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 6, 2016 by segarini


In a article this week, Steve Almond accused Comedy Central of having “squandered Jon Stewart’s legacy” by appointing South African comedian Trevor Noah as host, over the then-incumbent Samantha Bee.

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Doug Thompson: Confessions of a Professional Rock and Roll Interviewer – Ringo Starr

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 14, 2012 by segarini

Filling in for Cam Carpenter (who is busy with the NXNE Film Fest this week) is Legendary radio and television producer and writer, Doug Thompson. Cam will be back next week, but look for Doug to be popping up again soon. 

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”

John Lennon wrote that lyric for the song “Beautiful Boy”.  It works for this column as well.  When Bob Segarini and I first discussed my writing this, I thought I’d tell some funny stories about some of the interviews I’ve done since 1964 (my first year in radio).  There’ve been over a thousand in total with everyone from ABBA to Frank Zappa and all the letters of the alphabet in between.  I thought I’d start with one of my favourites, Ringo Starr and a couple of thousand words later, there was no room or time for anyone else.  That’s why this is only one of many.

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Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock – A2

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , on April 19, 2012 by segarini

A toast to my two most loyal readers Heather and Alex. They have not missed an episode, comment privately on most, and surprised me with a bottle of “A to Z – Oregon Pinot Gris” on the occasion of getting through the alphabet. If this column gets a bit sloppy, blame Oregon.

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