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Darrell Vickers – I’ve Seen You’re Fired and I’ve Seen Rain

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

On balance, being a comedy writer is about as exciting as picking out a good denture cream for your great aunt at the local Albertsons. It consists of countless hours spent sitting alone in a room (much like we all did at our senior prom) and staring at a screen as white as Edgar Winter’s ass. No adoring crowds erupt into deafening acts of rhapsodic approbation, when we triumphantly tap out, “The End” on well-worn keyboards.

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Pat Blythe – Canadian Music Week 2017….The Finale

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2017 by segarini

Before I pick up where I left off prior to Bob’s computer turning into a brick, I shall sidestep a titch and segue, for just a moment, into sessions. Yes…those relatively educational, supposedly non-biased, informative, enlightening, seminars/panel discussions or summits, as CMW refers to them. This is the core stuff delegates are actually paying for when they purchase a ticket. I listed the several different streams one can chose from in last week’s column, so I shan’t bore you with the details here. However, suffice to say, there is loads of opportunity to learn as well as “button hole” and query those with a cumulative hundreds of years of experience, and educate yourself in everything that is the entertainment industry. From Mentor’s Cafe to SOCAN, from touring to ticketing, from writing, producing and publishing to understanding Indie labels and Indie rights….and that’s just the music stream.

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Darrell Vickers – From Here to Infirmity

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 15, 2017 by segarini

 

At this moment in really scrunched up time, I am ensconced deep in the bowels of a flying festival of contagion. The tuberculin-ward quality coughing and spewing that surrounds me and verily bathes my corporeal being in multitudinous clouds of thin expectorant mist is an icky, sticky Terry Gilliam film come to life but without the witty dialogue.   A viscid, pestiferous, bilious consommé erupts from the maws of the alarmingly unwell, like pestilential popcorn exploding in a microwave.

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Darrell Vickers – Your World and You’re Welcome To It

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2017 by segarini

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Editor’s Note – We are blessed today with a new entry from the long-missing Darrell Vickers, who has been tied up with creating, writing, and shooting a new sitcom, moving from one palatial home to another, and finishing his latest quilt, which consists of removed mattress tags and faux velvet Crown Royal bags. Catch Darrell’s cameo in ‘LaLa Land’…he exits the 3rd silver Toyota on the left during the opening sequence, does a ball, heel, jazz hands, turn and tap, onto the hood of a blue Hyundai. (P.S – Mr. Vickers is hella smart and educated…keep a dictionary and a healthy knowledge of Pop Culture handy…you’re going to need them.)

Ladies and Gentlemen…Mr. Vickers.

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A Message from DBAWIS

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 24, 2016 by segarini

DBAWIS is on Hiatus until September 5th. In the meantime, don’t forget to visit our site and catch up on the over 1500 articles by entering the name of your favourite DBAWIS scribe in the “Archive” window, and have at it. Great reading for the Dog Days of Summer. See you with Fresh Fun on September 5th!

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The Writers – Roxanne Tellier, Pat Blythe, Frank Gutch Jr., Cam Carpenter, Jaimie Vernon, Gary Pig Gold, Doug Thompson, and past contributors, Nadia Elkharadly, Justin Smallbridge, Geoff Pevere, and the Sometimes Darrell Vickers. Not pictured are Guest Writers Ira Robbins, Bobby Singh, and Jade Dunlop, plus friends who have contributed a column or two over the years

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DBAWIS Sez, “Hello 2016. We’re keeping an eye on you…so watch yer ass….”

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 3, 2016 by segarini

DBAWIS Returns 2016

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Darrell Vickers: Goodbye Yellow Bricked Road (I Hope)

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , on July 13, 2015 by segarini

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Setting the Sagacious Stage:

It is said that we will live out our entire lives chronologically ensconced inside “The Information Age.” I fear that this present period of heightened titillating trivia, tawdry tidbits, celebrity gossip, fatuous factoids, nonsense nuggets, meaty memes and unbridled electronic congress via the internet is not so much an “Age” as a blitzkrieg. And that’s not counting commercials, movies, television, billboards, Instagrams, radio…blah-de-fucking-blah.

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