Archive for Don’t Believe a Word I Say

Chef Tom – It’s What’s for Lunch

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2018 by segarini

I’ve cooked a couple hundred lunches already in my just-over-a-year stint as Resident Chef at Couchsurfing. That’s a lot of recipes.  I try and switch it up, keep it fresh and interesting, and only repeat once in a while.

Before Couchsurfing, I was a personal chef for 11 years, and my specialty during that time was cooking for people with food allergies and sensitivities. I know my way around gluten, dairy, soy, shellfish and peanuts (the five most pernicious) and dozens more pesky ingredients. My current customers are millennial techies, and only a few have food concerns, so this gig has been a piece of cake.

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Segarini – Alphabet Soup Three – The Food Edition Part 1 – Eating Food Will Prolong Your Life

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2018 by segarini

Alphabet Soup One and Two can be found HERE

Maybe it isn’t news to you, but I am speaking to the millions, nay…BILLIONS of people who may not be aware of this simple life hack that will allow you to live a longer, more productive, and BETTER life.

I am, of course, referring to eating FOOD whenever you get the chance. Just look at these startling statistics….

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Peter Gets Crooked and then Sets You Straight

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , on February 15, 2018 by segarini

Last Thursday, while the editor was valiantly attempting to “loose the Gordian Knot” of my purple prose, absolve me of my syntax and find pictures that were not only relevant to my column, but also tried to make me look brighter than I actually am, I was “trodding the boards”. My friends from “The Crooked” were filming a video and requested volunteers to be extras. Now, there is acting in my background. I remember my father telling me about being in a play in university. To his delight, there was a movie made of that very play, and he eagerly purchased a ticket, eager to see which Hollywood Heavyweight would try to fill his thespian shoes. Alas, his part was written out of the film. I myself once played Joseph Haydn in a grade 3 class play. I remember the pained look on my father’s face when I asked if I could borrow one of his prized violins as a prop. (In the event, I used a stringless plastic ukele and employed a ruler as my bow.) I also have had a lot of experience acting interested and engaged during meetings at work.

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Pat Blythe – Women of The “Traps”- Part One…and Music!

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 14, 2018 by segarini

“Developed primarily in the United States, early drum kits were known as traps kits (short for trappings) and usually consisted of a bass drum, a snare drum on a stand, a small cymbal and other small percussion instruments mounted on the bass drum or a small table, all played with drum sticks or brushes except for the bass drum.” — Wikipedia\

“A synonym for “drum kit” this term was used earlier, when drums and percussion were beginning to be assembled into a single “station,” playable by one drummer. The story goes that early kits contained a tray that held percussion “contraptions,” such as cowbells, whistles, and other items. “Contraptions” was shortened to “trap,” eventually becoming “trap kit”.”  –Sweetwater Sound

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Frank Gutch Jr: Thompson’s and Chrystalship: The Changing of the Guard; A Video Guide to Boulder’s Zephyr; and A Short String of Notes

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2018 by segarini

The first record store I ever frequented was in Eugene, Oregon— Thompson’s.  I wanted to put “Record Mart” behind it but I am not sure how they labeled themselves.  A building on the north end of the city, not too far from Skinner’s Butte, it was small, square and as I remember it, white, with large storefront windows behind which racks of records were displayed, mostly 45s, a small wall of listening booths, and stereo equipment— lots of it.  I have no idea how I found out about it, being a small town boy who hardly ever visited the big city (and to me Eugene was big and a city), but I found myself one day, after much begging and emotional pyrotechnics, entering this Taj Mahal of vinyl.  I remember it like it was yesterday.

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G Pig Gives Ten GOLD Reasons Why JOHNNY CASH Always Matters

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2018 by segarini

Pig on Cash

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Chef Tom Herndon – Sociale, Part Deux

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2018 by segarini

My second visit in a month. First was solo and one of the most soul-satisfying dinners I’ve had in a while (you can read about it here). This second time I hosted a table through Nommery, a dining-out-with-new-friends company (see post), and had the pleasure to dine with folks I’ve dined with numerous times, as well as two newbies.

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