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JAIMIE VERNON – THE BEATLE GOES ON

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2016 by segarini

jaimie_penny-lane We live in a very unique time. Pop culture is such a big part of our everyday existence that we are able to watch a rare breed of genius rise and zenith in real time. It’s hard to imagine being there when Bach or Beethoven performed their most celebrated Sonatas and Symphonies for the first. It is so long ago that their stories and their music seem like stuff of myth – we don’t even have recordings just modern interpretations from the sheet music they left behind.

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The Bob World Report and Shopping Snew

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 29, 2016 by segarini

 

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This is not NEWS. I collect my information in order from the South North, East, and West, not the traditional North, East West, and South. If you want the NEWS, look elsewhere, If you want the SNEW, keep reading.

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Gary Pig Gold – The Night Don and Phil Walked Right Back

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , on February 1, 2016 by segarini

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It’s already been a shade over two years since Phil Everly left us; meanwhile, big brother Don just hit 79 on February One. Yet, all numbers aside, not even the most peripheral rock ‘n’ roller should need any explanation whatsoever how those two Kentuckians placed an indelible stamp upon, most obviously, nearly every Lennon and McCartney vocal duet from “Love Me Do” onward – not to mention those most blatant protégés by the names of Simon and Garfunkel.

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JAIMIE VERNON – POLY VINYL CHLORIDE, SLIGHT RETURN

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2015 by segarini

Jaimie Vernon_Viletones I’ve recently been reunited with my vinyl collection. Over 3000 LPs of CanCon-only vintage that I’ve been collecting since around 1980; prior to that I was your average music lover with anything and everything that fell under the guise of popular music – no matter the country.

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Gary Pig Gold Meets The Beatles…only Somewhere Else

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2015 by segarini

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Being a most wide-eared eight years old in the suburban Toronto of 1963, I was at the perfect age – and in the perfect place – to, yes, Meet the Beatles. Because by the time “those four youngsters from Liverpool” hit The Ed Sullivan Show on 2/9/64, my friends and I had already spent the past several months familiarizing ourselves with John, Paul, George and Ringo’s initial A-sides via mighty 1050 CHUM-AM.

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JAIMIE VERNON – MUSICAL VALUE VILLAGE

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 10, 2015 by segarini

Jaimie Vernon_ViletonesI’ve been slowly re-imbedding myself into the Dante’s Inferno that is the current music industry with a focus on promoting good, new music [see some of my previous blogs for my recommendations] cause, let’s face it, talking about the mistakes the labels made over the last decade is like discussing that guy at Decca Records that passed on The Beatles [his name was Dick Rowe and he made up for the faux pas by later signing the Rolling Stones].

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Roxanne Tellier – Put On Your Dancing Shoes, Toronto!

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 7, 2015 by segarini

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Jennie is a party. Jennie will brook no voyeurs on the voyage. You must be involved, you must eat, you must drink,you must dance! You must participate, because “Fun doesn’t just happen! You have to make it happen!“Jennie turns the world on with her smile.

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Pat Blythe: Toronto Scrapbook – Chapter Two

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2015 by segarini

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Well…. This was supposed to be Part Five of The Women of Rock. However, I’m going to take a break and fill you in on some of the sights and sounds of this dynamic city I call home….Toronto…. Hogtown… Muddy York…. The Big Smoke…. Tdot…. where I’ve been going, who I’ve been seeing, what I’ve been drinking (G&T w/lemon if you must know. Bombay Sapphire is the chosen one.) AND update you about an exciting event that’s coming to Toronto. Yep….it’s another Toronto Scrapbook!

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Segarini: The BobChart Vol. 2 Episode 3 – The Anti-Valentine’sDayChart

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2015 by segarini

 

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“For some, Love is in the air, and hopefully, so are her legs.” – Bartlett  Salazar

For the rest of you, the BobChart is here to make you feel better. Maybe single life is not all that bad. Maybe you are better off having dinner for one at the Lonely Table. Maybe these songs will bring a smile to your lips.

The BobChart reaches out to All the Lonely People…the ones who dread this Hallmark Holiday because the only love in their lives is either a dog or a cat or a half gallon of Häagen-Dazs Atomic Chocolate Ice Cream…not that there’s anything wrong with that.

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THINK IT OVER with GARY PIG GOLD

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2015 by segarini

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Not only did we just pass the fifty-sixth (!) anniversary of what is still too often lazily – not to mention absolutely incorrectly – referred to as The Day The Music Died, but now comes word of a second Cricket’s passing.

While good ol’ Joe B.’s transition was, most thankfully, much more tranquil than that of his former mentor’s, I think it high time indeed to once again take pause, take stock, and reflect upon, tragic events notwithstanding,

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