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JAIMIE VERNON – IT DICES, IT SLICES, YOU CAN WEAR IT AS A PARTY HAT

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 30, 2016 by segarini

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The world of Boomer pop culture continues to die off in epidemic proportions. It’s now officially becoming depressing. Aside from the shocking – and still reverberating – passing of Prince we’ve lost Canadian actor/singer Don Francks, actor James Carroll, beloved ‘The Flying Nun’ matriarch Madelaine Sherwood (also Canadian) and now the master of the original infomercial Philip Kives – the King of K-Tel – at the age of 87.

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JAIMIE VERNON – SO MUCH MUSIC, SO LITTLE TIME

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2014 by segarini

Merch table_Hamilton_Dave Rave_2002Back at the turn of the Millennium (which was 14 years ago!) I worked at Sam The Record Man’s flagship store at 347 Yonge Street on the third floor. I was the content editor of their fledgling on-line shopping store. It was my job to review the newest releases coming in from the record labels – most specifically Canadian content. I had been hired to deal with CanCon due to my online presence with the Canadian Pop Music Encyclopedia. It was usually kept to a few dozen albums. It was a dream job.

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JAIMIE VERNON – FREE TO BE U2 AND ME

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2014 by segarini

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Justin Smallbridge: iTunes infected with Irish marketing virus or This crummy album got into my iTunes. Oh, U2?

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2014 by segarini

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Are you grooving to your mandatory U2 record? In case you missed it (hard to miss, given how much it was hyped), U2’s 13th record, “Songs Of Innocence” (title stolen from long-dead English poet William Blake) is now in your iTunes collection. How is that possible, you ask. You didn’t buy it. Or want it. Regardless, you own 11 variations on advertising jingles to soundtrack the selling of Apple’s iPhone 6 and impending iWatch as well as possibly to let you know Apple can do whatever the hell it wants its devices, which we naively think we “own.” It probably says that in the long Terms and Conditions text everybody clicks “Agree” on without reading. Apple paid $100 million for this the marketing campaign. Nobody’s saying how much of that U2 is getting.

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Segarini: The Kids Are Alright – Updated!

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2014 by segarini

Editor’s Note: The overworked and dedicated Jaimie Vernon gets a rare day off today and rightly so. Enjoy the respite, my friend, it’s back to the grind next week.

In place of Jaimie’s well written weekly column, I offer up this article from October 11th, 2011. It touches on today’s generation, Indie week, Musical Dreamers, and a rather spirited debate JV Baseball Cap Jaimieabout Apple products in the comments section. For those of you who are new readers, enjoy, For the rest of you, either enjoy it again or maybe your memory is going and it will seem new to you too. Roxanne’s column appears tomorrow in it’s usual place. YAY! Roxanne!                                          Pictured: Jaimie Vernon

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Roxanne Tellier: Will You Still Need Me? Will You Still Feed Me? When I’m 64.

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2013 by segarini

Roxanne DBAWISTick tock, Tick tock. Time is marching on for everyone, but oh so very visibly for the Baby Boomers. And most particularly for those of us who chose careers that put us in the public’s eye. If you are lucky enough to stay on the right side of the grass, you are going to get old, and if you have a scrap book full of photos, you are going to have proof positive that aging in our society is not for the weak of heart or stomach.

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JAIMIE VERNON – I AM NOT THE DROID YOU ARE LOOKING FOR

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2013 by segarini

Valentine and VerminI work with a guy who is a monster Classic Rock fan – he has Zeppelin’s ZOSO symbols tattooed on his arm. He genuinely loves the music on Toronto’s Classic Rock leaders Q107-FM without judgment or cynicism (unlike little ole me). But he seems entirely clueless about anything related to the genre. Without a hint of irony he seemed taken aback to find out that “Let It Be” wasn’t just a Beatles or an album but also a MOVIE….or that Spinal Tap was made up of actors Truckinwhen I gave him a lift home from work last weekend. He was flabbergasted. It was like I just told him that Rosebud was a sled. [Oops…’Citizen Kane’ spoiler alert!] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4mQqVqRB7I

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JAIMIE VERNON: I’VE LOOKED AT CLOUDS FROM BOTH SIDES NOW

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2012 by segarini

Jaimie 2Before we get rolling I just wanted to let everyone know that I will be on CFRB’s “In the Studio” show with hosts Bob Reid and Blair Packham tonight at 8PM EST and Sunday night at 10PM EST. We’ll be discussing my Canadian Pop Music Encyclopedia books.

You can listen live here: http://www.newstalk1010.com

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