Archive for Bob Segarini

Pat Blythe – Appreciating Tom Waits, “The Bout” at The Hideout and More…

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2018 by segarini

Brrrrrrrr…..the cold weather has been keeping many folks inside, even with the brief break of a balmy five degrees! Inviting sun…..frostbitten tootsies. The live music scene, however, is not slowing down and is, in fact, just starting to heat up. Behind the curtains local clubs, bars, concert halls and music festivals are busy sprucing up, prepping, and booking music that will make your ears dance.

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Roxanne Tellier – If Aging is Inevitable …

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2018 by segarini

It really is unfortunate that Trump decided to pause his retirement to be a part time president.  He’s happier golfing, or lying in bed eating cheeseburgers, and I think we all would be delighted to see him go back to those pastimes full time.

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Frank Gutch Jr: The World Is Dying and Yet It Lives, Especially in Canada – The Land of Mowat, Music, and Literature

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 9, 2018 by segarini

We are killing the world.  Killing it.  The human, the supposed brightest and most intelligent species on Earth is killing the only planet we have.  The only one which can sustain us.  Forget about Mars or the myriad of planets scientists are telling us might be alternate worlds for us.  There is not enough time to find them and, if you ask me, it wouldn’t do any good anyway.  We would kill them too.  It is our way— our lot in life.  As much as we want to be compassionate and good, we can’t.  We cannot shake the urge to kill, usually in the name of progress.

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Roxanne Tellier – Where We Was, Where We Is, Where We’re Going

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 8, 2018 by segarini

“Money – get back. I’m all right Jack. Keep your hands off my stack”

Inequality and economic distress – these are the biggest crisis’s our societies struggle with today.

It’s helpful to understand how we got here. We were conned, by some of the best conmen of all time. It took a concerted effort, and a lot of wrangling and wheeler dealing, but in a surprisingly quick and definitely hostile takeover, our 12,000 year old Agrarian Society was overthrown by a small group of people working hand in glove – the wealthy, the church, and the governments – who ushered in the Industrial Revolution somewhere around 1760.

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Roxanne Tellier – Empathy and a God in Our Own Image

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2017 by segarini

The holiday season is a good time to think about our interactions with other people. We really want to make our loved ones smile, so we’ll do as much as we can to please them. We search out gifts for giving that we think will delight our friends and acquaintances, hoping to strike that balance between spending too much or not enough. And, in the best case scenario, we find it in our hearts and pocketbooks to donate a little to those who have less than we do; some of us will do that because we think it’s right to share what we have with others, while some will do so because donations can be written off on next year’s taxes. Either way – our donations and caring will have some impact on those in need.

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The Annual DBAWIS Holiday Hiatus

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 22, 2017 by segarini

Thank you, Dear Readers for another wonderful year.

We will be back at the end of the first week of January 2018.

All of us here wish you and yours the Merriest of Christmases, the Happiest of New Years, and Hope that the Best is yet to come.

Happy Holidays from the DBAWIS Writers, our families, and our sponsors, and thank you for reading what we write…You are the reason we do this. See you next year,


Pat Blythe – A Soda, a Wilson, a Taylor and a Merry Christmas!

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 13, 2017 by segarini

Curled up on the upstairs couch this morning, enjoying my little Christmas tree with the snow gently falling outside the window, once again leafing through Lisa MacIntosh’s book Music Makers: Stories of The Great Hall. I’m discovering pictures of people I have also photographed during my treks through the Toronto club and concert scene. Faces I recognize but didn’t necessarily know their names or even who they were. (I keep hearing the voice of my friend Sam Taylor in the back of my head….”you know him, you shot him at the Kelly Jay benefit….ya, you know her/him too from (insert show/club/etc. here)…”

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