Archive for Bobby Curtola

Pat Blythe – Life and loss…..

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 8, 2016 by segarini

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I’m trying to figure out where old sod goes to die. Messing around in my backyard over the weekend and I have several rolls of unusable sod that weigh a ton. Leftovers from last year. Small house, small yard still equals “big” work. Gorgeous weather though….dinner on the patio of my local Italian restaurant, Casa di Giorgio, Saturday night. Some of my favourite people work there… Cathy, Christina, Pam and Ted (the owner). Great food and great people!

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Doug Thompson: A NEW BOOK ON THE CANADIAN MUSIC SCENE IS IN BOOK STORES OR ON KINDLES, OR HOWEVER YOU READ BOOKS THESE DAYS

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 15, 2015 by segarini

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Before I begin my review, I have to say that I have the utmost respect for anybody who sits down (or stands up for that matter) to write a book…whether fiction or non-fiction.  The amount of time and effort in research and the blood, sweat and tears that it takes to actually write it, can be monumental.  Having contributed to over a dozen books, I know that it takes true dedication and can’t be undertaken lightly.  Writing a book can (and often does) take over your life.

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JAIMIE VERNON – THE FERGUS CONVERGENCE

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

Fergus_Black Swan1I first met Fergus Hambleton in person while I was performing with my trio, Graye featuring Todd Miller and Lawrie Ingles, at a small club on Yonge Street in Toronto called Rocky Raccoons. It was a mid-week jam night and we were going to do a few songs when I looked up and Fergus was sitting in the front row taking in what can only be described as a “loose” performance of one of my original songs.

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Doug Thompson: Confessions of a Professional Rock and Roll Interviewer Continues – Bobby Curtola, Quincy Jones, and More

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

I conducted my very first interview when I was 15 years old.  Before I continue, I think a little background is in order here.

I’d been interested in radio since I was 13, so for my 15th birthday in July, my parents bought me a tiny portable tape recorder.  They say size matters, but this recorder only took 3 inch reels, and that was more than enough for me.  It literally fit in my hand (no jokes please).  The interview subject was my 8 year old brother, who talked about his friends, school and what life might have in store for him when he grew up.  Sadly, I no longer have that tape or I would have blackmailed my brother years ago and retired to Kauai.

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