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Read Robert Write Away

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2019 by segarini

When DBAWIS launched 11 years ago, it was a column in the online cut and paste blog of David Farrell’s called ‘FYIMusic’. I started writing there when Old Chum and fearless supporter of yours truly, Greg “The Toker” Simpson, was offered a column there, turned it down, and suggested David give me a call. He did, and I said yes. He was offering the princely sum of 25 dollars a week or so, and seeing as how I never have enough money, even that small amount would be welcome. I have never been paid what I am worth …but then again, I have never made money my first priority.  I’m not perfect, you know.

All I thought was, “Here’s an opportunity to learn a new skill by doing it …my favourite kind of schooling ….

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Bob Remembers Harry and Patty

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2019 by segarini

Some of the Harry Nilsson article was originally posted on FEBRUARY 25, 2009 and Updated on February 28th, 2019. The Patty Faralla addendum is brand new. New photos in both.

Harry…
Covers of his songs were often more successful than his own, original, recordings. Ironically, the two biggest hits he ever had were written by Fred Neil, and Peter Ham.

That is sort of the story of Harry’s life …

He is probably the most underrated American songwriter of the last 50 years (other than me, of course), but his songs came from deeper than most writers are willing to dig.

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Segarini – Another Monkee Leaves the Circus and Farewell to The Queen of Yonge Street

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2019 by segarini

I should be inured to these events by now.

We all should be …especially if you were around when the celebrities we lose, (seemingly daily as time goes by) were in their heyday. When they were new. Fresh. When you were in your formative years and the movies you saw, the television shows you watched, and the music …most importantly, the music …became the snapshots of your life. And the more distance between then and now, the more faded those snapshots of your youth and your informative years become, the more cherished and loved are the words, music, and pictures they contain.

…and people you never met, never spoke to, never knew at all, became as close to you as family. Sometimes even closer.

And now they are passing away. Reminding us of our own mortality, taking back our youth, and breaking our hearts.

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Bob whines about The Misuse of Paul McCartney by He Who Shall Remain Nameless and Other Stuff at the 2015 Grammys

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2019 by segarini

bob-bored-backstage

I’m pumped for Monday’s column on The 2019 Grammys. So pumped, that I thought I would post this excerpt from my column on the 2015 Dog and Pony Show just to prove I’m not a Johnny-Come-Lately Hater of stupid decisions and pairings that are far worse than Beluga Caviar and Root Beer or Lobster Tails and Gummy Bears.

On Monday, You will also see that (as much as I would have Loved to), I didn’t quite catch the Train of Forgiveness (sometimes known as the “Well, it was better than the last one so I enjoyed it” cult) and still have plenty of bones to pick. If you’re not familiar with my style of glib sarcasm and arrogant posing, this will set you straight. And this year we will be starting with the “Red Carpet” arrivals of dresses being worn by “Celebrities”, or “Celebrities” dates. Please join me (Why? …am I coming apart?)

The column the following excerpt is from, can be found in its entirety HERE

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Segarini Goes to the 2016 Billboard Awards and a Brief Message from Bob

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2019 by segarini

22. Bob on a bar stool

Editor’s Note – This column, originally published in 2016, is a place keeper until I finish the 2019 Grammy piece I am working on. It will run on Monday after Chef Tom and Roxanne amuse and entertain you Saturday and Sunday. Having a too-rare get together with family today. See you Monday!

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Bob presents – Beware the Bat UPDATED!

Posted in Fiction with tags , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2019 by segarini

Gotham City wasn’t built to let in the light. Even on the sunniest days, it remained dim and even dark on the crowded sidewalks, because Gotham has a thing for tall buildings standing side by side, on both sides of the blvds, avenues and streets.  Towering over the downtown  populace like Sentinels.

Keeping some feeling safe, and some feeling trapped.

Keeping the Light out.

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Bob Presents E. Ray Pancake’s 2019 Grammys Predictions

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 4, 2019 by segarini

Hello, I’m Bob.

…and being Bob and of a certain age, I must be honest and let you know that because of the Winter wind and sac-freezing weather, I am unable to type very much due to a little known condition called “Scanlon’s Finger Frost”, brought on by the bones in my fingers becoming brittle and non-responsive due to a steady diet of popsicles, frozen margaritas, and an angry refrigerator door. The cold triggers it and I am unable to push down on the keys of my keyboard because my digits will shatter and I will no longer be able to pick my nose or wipe myself. This intro is being typed by my butler and lackey, Manuel Labourio, a gentleman who was won by my father in a poker game on Cinqo de Mayo. a Mexican celebration of the 5 uses of mayonnaise, on May 5th, 1951

Without further ado, Here’s E. Ray…and Senor Bob, either quit putting snakes in my sleeping bag, or I will inform the SPCA that the Rescue Dogs you adopt are fed to your cats who, in turn, are sold to Chinese restaurants at inflated prices.

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