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Cameron Carpenter: Listing The ABC’s Of Rock’n’Roll – A is For Album Covers

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2013 by segarini

Shanghai Aug 2012Kids today will never know the joy of endlessly browsing in a record store with no set agenda. The hours that were happily wasted on Saturday afternoons at Sam The Record Man, Records On Wheels, A&A’s or The Record Peddler are immeasurable. It was time well spent.  CD shopping is just not the same and digital shopping/hunting is an aural and not visual experience. The album cover was a great size, 12” X 12” (versus the miniscule 5” X 5” of a CD).  An album cover could capture your attention, demand you to pick it up and read the back for the vital information which would or would not persuade you to shell out your six or seven dollars.

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Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s of Rock – B

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , on September 29, 2011 by segarini

Letter B, Letter B, Letter B, Letter B
Whisper words of wisdom, Letter B

Billion Dollar Baby (The Book)

This is the second greatest rock’n’roll book ever written (we will get to the best in the D’s). Published in 1975 the book is long out of print and extremely hard to find. Back in 1998 I lent my paperback copy to either Patsy, Branko or Hershel from The Interpreters and never saw it (or them again). I still remember the look on Mike Bullard’s face during the inaugural season of “Open Mike” when a parka-clad Hershel jumped on his desk in the middle of an Interpreters performance.

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