## Roxanne Tellier – The Sound Of Music

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2014 by segarini

I grew up in the days when musicals were as or more popular than any other form of cinema, and the stars of musicals on stage and screen were huge draws on Sunday night’s Ed Sullivan.

## Roxanne Tellier: Ghosts of Christmas’ Past

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 16, 2013 by segarini

Ah, Christmas! Here you come again, you saucy temptress. We know each other well, you and I. We’ve spent so many years together, both good and bad, happy and sad, flush with cash, or miserably penniless. I know you in all of your beauty, but I also know your dark side.

December babies, like myself, are all too aware of the deviousness of parents who tell you that your birthday is very important, but just so very near to Christmas. They’ll catch you on the flip side, they say, and presents will rain down upon you like … rain. They lie.

## Segarini: When Radio and Records Ruled the World Part 7 – The Invasion Begins…

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2012 by segarini

Part 6 can be found here

Cruising the AM dial was extremely rewarding in the early ‘60’s, there was so much music to be had. Not only the songs you tuned in to hear, but radio stations added a dozen or so new tracks every week, and told you about them and the artists, plus most had a record race or voice your choice program that aired around 5 pm weekdays, after school was finished and American Bandstand was over. Just about everybody listened, discussing which new songs you liked, or what you voted for.