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Pat Blythe – Tributes, Sarah Smith, Indie Week and Robbie Robertson….

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2016 by segarini


I will start by paying tribute to two remarkable artists. First a true Canadian icon and our poet laureate (in our hearts) Leonard Cohen on Monday, November 7 although the notice of death was not released until the day he was buried. Today (Sunday, Nov. 13), the news informs us of the passing of the unforgettable Leon Russell. Two legends (if I may use that term) in our lifetime that have shared a piece of themselves with all of us. Their minds and their hearts live on in the music and lyrics of our lives.

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Segarini: Radio’s Unpredictable Trajectory

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2012 by segarini

I’ve been listening to the radio since the late ‘40s, and the one thing I’ve learned over the years is that radio’s longevity has more to do with its connectivity to the community it serves, than the content it shares.

Before radio, if you wanted entertainment in your home, the only choice you had was this; A Short History of the Phonograph Record, and as you can see, it was more practical to have a boatload of kids and force them to learn how to play musical instruments, put on plays, and comb the neighborhood for gossip and news, then make the little hiccups share the wealth, or they wouldn’t get dessert, or in extreme circumstances, dinner.

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