Archive for Don’t Believe a Word I Say

Bob Fixes Everything

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , on November 5, 2018 by segarini

Like a cow, I have a Tipping Point.

And I reached it years ago. Or rather, I recognized it years ago.

I became distracted, unable to focus, began having trouble enjoying myself, my mind wandering from problem to problem, overwhelmed, unable to concentrate…and I found that I wasn’t the only one suffering from this malaise.

I started paying more attention to what everyone else was talking about on Social Media, on the TTC, in elevators, in check out lines, and on talk radio.

Talking. Complaining. Whining. Yelling. Arguing. …but doing nothing.

From everyday bullshit to world wide idiocy, we have become numb and complacent and defeated. Negativity rules over Positivity.

Well, Boys and Girls…

Time to put on the tool belt and fix this shit….

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Peter Primes Indie Week for YOU

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2018 by segarini

  1. Q) What do you get when you combine over 25 venues hosting well over 200 bands from around the globe, an adjudicated music competition and seminars running much of the gamut of the business of the music business?
  2. A) You get “indie week”, my loyal reader. Let me tell you about it!

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Pat Blythe – Toronto Indie Week…A Special Memorial….and Music!

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2018 by segarini

…..and so it begins…. Signaling the finale of music festival season for another year….Indie Week Toronto 2018, a crazy, fun-filled celebration of music and the people who create it. Beginning November 6 and culminating with Best of The Fest on November 11, Toronto bars, clubs and concert halls will be filled with.…yes….the sound of music, performed by hundreds of bands and artists from all over the world. Vying for ears, eyes, and feet on the dance floor as well as your support for live music there are choices of music/genre/style to fit every music lover’s desire….let’s just say “your cup runneth over”.

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DARRELL VICKERS – ‘BU HOUSE: CHAPTER FOUR – THE ARRIVAL

Posted in Fiction, Serialized Book with tags , , , , , on October 30, 2018 by segarini

 A phone that Phillip Marlowe might have owned was ringing in a living room he might have found a dead body in. And the dead guy would have been the lucky one. Books and cigarette butts and liquor bottles appeared to be its only decoration. Teetering towards this ancient communications device on spindly, inebriated legs was The Amos Drawling. Sleeveless 45’s, fossilized foodstuffs and expired prescription pills crunched under his wobbly feet as he coughed and sloshed his way along.

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Chef Tom – Lamb, Pork, Pumpkin, and Music

Posted in Opinion, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2018 by segarini

To continue with the theme of Fall and all the wonderful colors, textures and flavors available during this time of year, here are a couple of warming stews, perfect for the cooling evenings.

They call it comfort food for a reason, yes? I would also call Lamb Stew soul food. Meat and potatoes. What more do you need.

There is a wonderful little – always busy – hole in the wall here in San Francisco called Burma Superstar.  They have one dish on the menu that is a must-have, called Pork and Pumpkin Stew. The pumpkin is always a squash called kabocha. I love the gentle, mealy texture and the fact that you do not have to peel it. If you’ve never cooked with kabocha, you’re in for a treat.

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The Bob – The Temps, The Tommy, and The Twins

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2018 by segarini

Most of the last two weeks has been spent un-writing this column. I know that sounds dumb, but it is an accurate description of the process.

I find that when I am passionate about something, excited to distraction, chomping at the bit to share my Joy of Discovery with any and all who will listen, I tend to go off like a 6 year old with a wagon full of water balloons and a neighborhood full of targets. …and that seems to lessen the impact, the joy, the pleasure, and turns delight into a chore. The solution is to pare it down, hit the highlights, and not bore you, Dear Readers, and in so doing, whet your appetite and get you as excited as I am without belabouring my point. Even so, I KNOW I have gone on too long again….

…and my Point? There is Greatness afoot….

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Peter and Politics

Posted in Opinion, politics with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2018 by segarini

In today’s column, I’m going to reflect on a number of aspects of current politics, and I hope that you can take something away from this “sermon”.

One of my favourite comic strips is “Pearls before Swine”, by Stephan Pastis 1). In one particular episode, Rat, one of the main characters, is confronted by a “repo man”. When Rat asks why the man is there, as he is up to date with his car payments, the “repo man” replies that he is there to repossess Democracy, as people didn’t care to vote, nor did they bother to become informed about the issues. In the third panel, the man leaves with Democracy, and in the final panel, Rat says that he hates when that happens.

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