Pat Blythe: Keeping the music alive…one “note” at a time

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2016 by segarini

It has indeed been a busy summer for everyone. 2016 has been a peculiar, curious and rather dramatic year. A year of extreme change, upheavals, death, excessive busyness, new connections, sheer stupidity, life transformations and adjustments — nothing has been minor. It’s all been “in our faces”, screaming and shouting at us, begging us to take notice, pleading with us to address whatever is coming at us.  I think many will be glad to see the back end of 2016 and look forward with hope to 2017. No, this is not a ‘year-end’ column, just a bit of reflection on the summer that seemingly whizzed by and all that happened in just that short timeframe.

Roxanne Tellier – When Love Hurts

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 27, 2014 by segarini

At a recent jam, a bunch of the players got to talking about songs that had surprised or shocked our sensibilities, either at first listen, or upon reflection. As vocalists or musicians, we had learned the actual lyrics, not just taken the overall gist. It’s different, when you have to memorize lyrics, rather than just bop along to a current song.

Jusitin Smallbridge: The Tibet House Benefit, Tuesday, February 28, 1995

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2014 by segarini

The Date: Tuesday February 28, 1995,

The Place: Carnegie Hall,

881 7 Av. (@ 57 St.),

New York New York,

The Concert: Tibet House Benefit

The Players….

David Byrne, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Allen Ginsberg, Philip Glass, Spalding Gray, Gyuto Monks, Katell Keineg, Ashley MacIsaac, Natalie Merchant,