Archive for David Bowie

Roxanne Tellier – Mid August

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 21, 2017 by segarini

Mid August, and most days I feel like, this year, summer never really got started. Maybe it’s the weather, or the political climate, but something feels off-kilter. My potted veg and herbs are in shock; it’s been either torrential rain or temps in the 90s – sometimes in the same 24 hours – every day since they were planted. Sodden pots sit cheek by jowl with containers so arid they threaten to burst into flame. There won’t be much of a harvest this year.

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JAIMIE VERNON – Hey, Now, You’re A Rock Star

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

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Had an interesting conversation with a dear friend of mine this week who has had his fair share of fame and fortune and everything that goes with it. He continues to write and record in the seclusion of his home studio and is effectively retired from both live performing and trying to nail groupies.

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Pat Blythe – Bowie, Beatles and Blowing Noses…..

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 2, 2016 by segarini

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Today’s column is going to be….how you say….short and sweet. I am a little under the weather and so will ride this out in jammies, drinking hot toddy’s, tea and, if at all possible, catching a few zzzzzzz’s. Many of you frequently comment on my apparently abundant energy while also warning me about burning the proverbial candle at both ends. Energy I have in spades. I just go with it. Life is way too precious to be sitting in the background. It’s here to take pleasure in, however you get it.

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JAIMIE VERNON – ALL THINGS MUST PASS

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2016 by segarini

Jaimie Vernon_Viletones I was hoping to go a full week without reporting another celebrity death. But we’ve had half-a-dozen since the passing of The Eagles’ Glenn Frey including actor Abe Vigoda (‘Barney Miller’, ‘The Godfather’) whose website has finally been changed to no longer read the whimsical “still alive” message.

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Cameron Carpenter: Past and Present Tens – The Width of a Circle

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 28, 2016 by segarini

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Everyone has their influences. If you are a photographer it might be Robert Mapplethorpe or Yousuf Karsh. Writers might lean towards Kurt Vonnegut or Ernest Hemingway. Hockey players might liken their game to the style of Wayne Gretzky or perhaps Gordie Howe. Musicians tend to wear their influences on their sleeves, especially when they are at the beginning of their careers.  Joe Perry and Steven Tyler mixed equal parts Jagger/Richards with Johansen/Thunders and created Aerosmith. After two or three albums they developed their own unique style and after five or six records they were influencing others. I would assume that Glenn Frey was a fan of Gram Parsons as you can hear so much Gram in the early Eagles records. Bowie mixed equal parts Velvet Underground with Bob Dylan and Anthony Newley and soon found his own voice.

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JAIMIE VERNON – THAT PEACEFUL EASY FEELING

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

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Another week, another childhood music idol walks among the immortal choir. No sooner had we hosed off the glitter and put away our vinyl copies of David Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust” we learned that Eagles founder Glenn Frey had passed from complications related to his dependence on medication to control severe rheumatoid arthritis and acute colitis.

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Roxanne Tellier: Speaking Ill of the Dead

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2016 by segarini

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We can now add “Where were you when you heard that David Bowie died?” to the list of other era defining questions. The world was stunned to hear on Monday morning that we’d have to struggle on without the Thin White Duke’s artistry and influence. And many wondered how this could have happened so soon after the release of his new EP “BlackStar” and it’s two videos.

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