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Segarini: Enough Already – Part 1: Background

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 19, 2014 by segarini

The Bobcast Bob May 6th 2013 CroppedTo quote the brilliant but almost completely forgotten Paddy Chayefsky, “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!” uttered and shouted by Peter Finch’s Oscar winning turn as Howard Beale in the Academy Award winning film Network.

Network, a satirical and scathing screed about media’s treatment of news and the audience for it, is a blistering, on-target, unrelentingly accurate depiction of today’s news, and our over-reaction to it.

Which is amazing…

…considering it was written in 1975.

Nostradamus, Jean Dixon, and Kreskin can hit the showers….


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Justin Smallbridge: Your Grammy – Elderly, sweet, well-meaning, frequently confused and utterly clueless

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2013 by segarini

justin_Smallbridge_headshot_01The Grammys are over for another year. The record business has been putting on this self-congratulatory wingding for 55 years now, and as much as things change, it’s good to know there are some traditions that last, like the tradition of having an annual televised music awards show. It’s even more poignant now, with both the music and television businesses collapsing. In just a couple more years, The Grammys will seem as much of a relic of a forgotten, bygone past as whatever it is Mumford & Sons thinks they’re doing.

And what is that, exactly? I’ve tried to figure it out, but I haven’t had much success.

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