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Cameron Carpenter – Rerun: The ABC’s Of Rock – A

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2016 by segarini

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(Editor’s Note): As you may have guessed by now, Cam is MIA today, swamped by his work in the music business he loves, that informs his knowledgeable and entertaining columns here at DBAWIS. Hopefully, the work load will decrease and he will be back with us next week, but until then, I thought you would like to see the first column he ever wrote for us back in September 2011. This will bring back memories for long-time readers, and introduce Mr. Carpenter to those of you new to the blog. Enjoy.

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Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock – A

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , on September 22, 2011 by segarini

It’s so easy now. Someone tells you about a band, a song, a book or a movie and everything is a click away. You can decide in a matter of minutes. Whatever you need to know is at your fingertips. Cue cranky old timer. We had to wait. Wait for the tour, wait overnight for tickets on the street lined up at a record store or ticket outlet, wait overnight at the venue (I’m thinking of you CNE Grandstand) to rush in when the gates opened, wait for the new issue of Creem or Hit Parader at the local newsstand and wait for the new record to arrive at the shop. If it was one of your groups you would buy album without hearing a note and then spend the next three hours in the basement pouring over the liner notes and repeatedly listening over and over again only pausing to flip the record over.

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