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Frank Gutch Jr: Aussies Pick the Aussies, Part Deux (My Favorite Musicians From Down Under Pick Their Favorites) and The New Journalism (Ethics Be Damned, Full Speed Ahead!)

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

Sometime back in the 1800s (actually, it was March of 2014), I posted a column which I  had hoped to update on a regular basis. I had titled it Down Under Down Under: Band Picks By My Favorite Aussie Musicians and it consisted of Australians choosing Australians in a musical landscape of sorts.

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Roxanne Tellier – HEY! Give Me Back My Hour!

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2018 by segarini

Happy 100th birthday to a really dumb concept.

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Roxanne Tellier – Britney Spears Scares Pirates

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

 

“If music be the food of love, play on!”  Like food, music can be comforting. It can also be stimulating, annoying, or cloying. Music releases dopamine, the ‘feel good’ hormone, just like sex and actual food. Music can arouse feelings of euphoria and craving. Dopamine release is at “peak emotional arousal” during music listening, so you really ARE getting a bang for your musical buck.

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Roxanne Tellier – Weather or Not We’re Together

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2017 by segarini

Roxanne

I don’t want to startle anyone … but there’s been quite a lot of blue in the sky lately, and there’s this big yellowy orange ‘ball’ up there as well ….  and it’s been getting kind of warmer, too. Should I worry?

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Roxanne Tellier – Ain’t Gonna Play Sun City

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2016 by segarini

Roxanne

Bruce Springsteen’s refusal to play North Carolina because of new, drastic LGBT laws might have shocked some people, but it didn’t surprise me at all.

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JAIMIE VERNON – CHRIST YOU KNOW IT AIN’T EASY

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 17, 2015 by segarini

Jaimie Vernon_Viletones

We just passed another Beatle milestone on October 9th. It would have been John Lennon’s 75th birthday (and as many pointed out in Socialmedialand, his son Sean’s 40th). The world continues the nostalgic hypothesizing and speculating as to the what ifs had Lennon lived.

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JAIMIE VERNON – THE MUSE STILL LINGERS

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 12, 2015 by segarini

Jaimie Vernon_Viletones There was a scourge of new releases flooding my mailbox the last two weeks from busy rockers who had spent their summer vacation in steaming hot recording studios making the sweaty into sonic saltwater taffy. It’s encouraging to know that despite the bottom falling out of the bottom of the music economy, artists are still optimistically churning out art with the hope that some ear will be turned, some feet will tap and some groins will mobilize all in the name of soothing the soul.
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