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Gary Pig Gold Went To A Dance, Lookin’ For IMANTS

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 19, 2021 by segarini

IMANTS KRUMINS:

Above-ardent Fan, Collector and Champion of Good Music

(and Credit Risk Analyst for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce by day)

born April 6, 1952, Leamington Spa, England

died June 9, 2011, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

age 59

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Roxanne Tellier – What Do You Miss the Most?

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 18, 2021 by segarini

A couple of weeks into the start of the COVID pandemic, I asked Shawn if he’d have done anything differently before we entered lockdown, now that we had a little experience with this way of life. We kicked around a few thoughts, but it all being so new, he couldn’t really think of much he could have done to prepare.

We’re pretty low maintenance. We’re retired, have a very small place stuffed with the goods of a lifetime of (my) conspicuous consumption, and really don’t need much to get by. But need is not want, and want is what drives our capitalistic society, which we are all a part of, whether we want to be or not. 

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Chef Tom – Here’s eating with you, kid.

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , on April 17, 2021 by segarini

Quirky-yummy kid food (for grownups)

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Segarini’s Smörgåsbord of Wonder and Delight

Posted in Opinion with tags on April 16, 2021 by segarini

A little bit of this, a little bit of that, a soupçon of spice, a dram of drama, and a pinch of buttocks, makes a fine, short read for a day of leisure, reflection, and hiding under the bed from all the shit going on in the world.

You will need a flashlight.

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Pat Blythe – Synth What? …and Music

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2021 by segarini

Last week I entered a wormhole I haven’t quite surfaced from. It all started with a offhand remark and has now ended up to a be two-part essay on all things synthesizer(ish). You’ve all read the history of this beast (test on Friday) so I shall now segue into the “guitar synthesizer”, the “SynthAxe” and a new find…..the “Keytar”.

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Darrell Vickers – The Magic Hour Part One of Part Two – I Don’t Know Why You Say Goodbye I Say Hello

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , on April 13, 2021 by segarini

“My pants are down around my ankles and I’m bent over my desk.  What do you want?”

This colorful interrogative was bellowed over the phone to our agent by a Fox executive in Business Affairs. 

Perhaps I should back this story up a smidge:

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Roxanne Tellier – Talking Points and Party Lines

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 11, 2021 by segarini

During the trump years, it was a staple of reporting; when asked for their opinion on something the Administration had done, all the top Republican Senators either brushed off reporters with a breezy, “hadn’t heard anything about that yet,”  or stopped just long enough to run whatever party line Mitch McConnell had broadcast to them earlier that day, into the microphone.

It was so common that comedy shows often ran clips of the beleaguered Senators, or of Conservative media talking heads, mouthing in lock stop whatever nonsense they’d been fed. Continue reading

Chef Tom – Snack Time!

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , on April 10, 2021 by segarini

From the NY Times:
A slice of this berry-dotted cake is perfect late in the morning, for afternoon tea or after dinner, with coffee. It keeps for up to three days in a sealed container, but is at its absolute best on the day it’s made.

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Happy Birthday Amy – Daddy’s Little Girl

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , on April 9, 2021 by segarini

She is the bravest, sweetest, strongest, person I know. She meets the challenges of life head-on, takes the high road, plays by the rules, and, win or lose, manages a smile, embraces her life, her children, and her friends, and continues to travel forward on her path, turning her experiences into energy and knowledge, and maintaining her ongoing love of life, her family, and her friends.

This is her story so far ….

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Pat Blythe – The Synthesizer…..and music

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2021 by segarini

Note: OMG!!!! This is a very, very long and winding wormhole. What started out as simple piece on the synth guitar has blown up and created a universe all its own. If there was even a choice among door number one, two or three, I think I’ve now walked through door 100 and counting.

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