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Segarini – A Facebook Thread Bereft of Trolls and Hate

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 5, 2016 by segarini

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A conversation on Facebook can be a wonderful way to exchange ideas and share stories and experiences, or a field of quicksand littered with negative statements couched more in attention getting than contribution. While many of us wish to learn more about ourselves and the world around us, just as many are here on social media to argue, hate, spread rumours, be divisive, and generally either rain on your parade, or shit in your punch bowl. Like Wedding Crashers sent by a furious spurned lover to wreak havoc on a civil discussion by making it an argument. replacing discourse with shaming, bullying, schoolyard name calling, and mean-spirited opinions with no basis in fact.

Today, I share with you an actual FB thread that proves good conversation exists on social media sites, and that, frankly, you never know where they will go when the people having them take the thread in a different, but equally engaging direction. We start with the growing bigotry toward older people, and end up in the art department….

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JAIMIE VERNON – WHERE HAVE ALL THE ARTISTS GONE?

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2016 by segarini

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I’ve been deep into music since shortly after my 14th birthday. Three quarters of my life has been spent doing something I love. A lot. The side benefit has been that I’ve been able to create music as well. As much as any computer whiz with software can create “music” these days, I came about my (cough cough) talent honestly.

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Cameron Carpenter – 10 CC – Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2016 by segarini

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It has been yet another busy week. A birthday, a festival, a ball game, a house party, a couple of bar shows, and, another busy week coming up. This was a lot easier at 37 than it is at 57.

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JAIMIE VERNON – HOW TO BE A SUCCESSFUL INDIE ARTIST

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 7, 2016 by segarini

Jaimie Vernon_Viletones It’s only taken 8 months but I feel comfortable back in the captain’s chair at my record label after having not done it for the past 5 years. Re-issuing old albums will continue to be my bread and butter but I will always keep supporting and promoting independent music. It’s where I started and will always have a special place in my heart. The spirit of original and new music is what drives creativity forward. Nostalgia is full of sign posts but without new music to build and cultivate new paths the road ends and the sign post will read ‘dead end’.
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Roxanne Tellier – Loving The Sharing Economy

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 3, 2016 by segarini

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Times are tough. Wages are stagnant, but costs keep rising. It’s getting harder and harder for the average Joe or Jane to get from one pay cheque to the next, and that’s assuming they’re even lucky enough to have a job. Students skip meals to buy books.  If you’re in the arts, making ends meet is nearly impossible … and that’s before you hit your Golden Years.

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Roxanne Tellier – Peter Cottontail Has Left The Building

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2016 by segarini

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This week, leading up to Good Friday and Easter Sunday, has always been considered the Holiest of Holy weeks to Catholics. As a child, I looked forward to new shoes and a showy hat (women still had to wear them in church, back then) and a basket full of goodies – maybe even a chocolate bunny!

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