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Roxanne Tellier It Was What It Was – But More

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

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Yeah, yeah, it’s been a week since the Saturday Night Live (SNL) special, and Bob’s given his views on the pros and cons. But I’m still thinking about what the show meant to me, in its heyday, and occasionally, since.

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JAIMIE VERNON – FANTASY BANDS AND SUPERGROUPS

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There’s a great time wasting pub game on social media quite popular with my music friends whereby you assemble the ultimate supergroup featuring your favourite musicians past and present.

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Frank Gutch Jr: Quicksilver’s Gary Duncan: A Look Back; Hymn For Her: Video Premiere via Guitar World; Tom Mank & Sera Smolen: Swimming In the Dark

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2013 by segarini

FrankJr2Back in 2007, Pop Culture Press magazine asked me to conduct interviews for their Summer of Love Issue which featured the forty years which had passed since.  I interviewed Bob Segarini (The Family Tree), Peter Albin (Big Brother), Tracy Nelson (Mother Earth), Dehner Patten (KAK).  I also interviewed Gary Duncan, legendary guitarist for Quicksilver Messenger Service).  It was a dream come true.  Quicksilver had been my favorite of the San Francisco bands, the epitome of what I thought psychedelia was all about.  Gary was very gracious and forthcoming when we talked and the result was one of my personal favorite experiences in all of my writing.  So pour a cup of coffee or pop a cold one.  If you’re not among the biggest Quicksilver fans there are, you are about to learn more about Gary Duncan than you thought you would ever know.

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Frank Gutch Jr: MB Is For Music Biz

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2013 by segarini

FrankJr2After reading what I consider Cam Carpenter‘s best column ever this past week (if you missed it, read it here), I could not help but look back over my years in the business.  The big difference between Cam and myself is that I spent all of my years on the bottomside, i.e. retail, and started those years looking longingly at the labels, hoping to score that most wonderful and elusive job in A&R (Artists & Repertoire— the people who spend ungodly amounts of time listening to live tapes and demos and sucking in smoke in scuzzy bars looking for that next big thing in music).  Cam did that.

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Frank Gutch Jr: THE ALL-TOO-HUMAN SIDE OF ROCK….

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , on February 8, 2012 by segarini

Boy, did Bob Segarini get the gears moving in my head with his recent column about The Doors and Jim Morrison.  Very few people who spent a couple of decades in the music business didn’t have their brushes with greatness, as some scribes tend to call them.  I guess greatness is one thing  to one person and another thing to another.  Wait a minute… guess?  Of course, it is.  I am learning that as I interview various rock musicians for history pieces I am writing.  Ask five members of a band about something thirty or forty years ago and you are as likely to get five different answers or pictures as you are to get a perception of what really happened.

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