Archive for Great Depression

MUSIC IS DYING 2 – LIFE’S WHAT YOU MAKE IT by Jaimie Vernon

Posted in music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2020 by segarini


The very first live gig I ever played was 40 years ago this month – September 19, 1980 – with a band called The Swindle (we’d switch drummers and become SWindleD a year later). We were a bunch of barely passable punk rockers from Scarborough who were too young to play clubs. What does one do when you’re underage and need to get your rock on?

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Roxanne Tellier – Your Money or Your Life

Posted in COVID 19, life, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2020 by segarini

“2020 is a unique leap year,” surmised David Wessel, an economic researcher, on Twitter. “It has 29 days in February, 300 days in March and five years in April.”

Oh yes indeed – there’s been five years in April and May might age me another ten. Ain’t nobody having much fun anymore.

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Roxanne Tellier – Sports, Armageddon, and Quincy Jones Oh My!

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2019 by segarini

It’s Superbowl Sunday!  that day when two teams of very large men in very padded outfits will try to kill each other for funzies and a huge, gawdy ring.

I don’t watch sports – it’s just not my thing – but I do enjoy the half time shows, and the award winning advertisements that sponsors save up for this special day.

What’s a ‘lunk’?

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Peter’s Politics

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 12, 2018 by segarini

More years ago than I care to talk about, I was the president of a small plastic modelling club. We met on a regular basis and had a few displays throughout the year. My personal motto during that time was “A leader leads.”

For much of the 20th and 21st Centuries, the president of the United States has been the “de facto” leader of the Free World, a consensus builder, a calming influence. Previous American administrations have enacted legislation beneficial to great numbers of people. Some examples?

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Roxanne Tellier – Where We Was, Where We Is, Where We’re Going

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 8, 2018 by segarini

“Money – get back. I’m all right Jack. Keep your hands off my stack”

Inequality and economic distress – these are the biggest crisis’s our societies struggle with today.

It’s helpful to understand how we got here. We were conned, by some of the best conmen of all time. It took a concerted effort, and a lot of wrangling and wheeler dealing, but in a surprisingly quick and definitely hostile takeover, our 12,000 year old Agrarian Society was overthrown by a small group of people working hand in glove – the wealthy, the church, and the governments – who ushered in the Industrial Revolution somewhere around 1760.

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Roxanne Tellier – Enjoy Every Sandwich

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 19, 2015 by segarini

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Somehow, at some point, without even realizing it, I’ve slipped into the “enjoy every sandwich” part of my life.

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Roxanne Tellier : The Magic of Don Harron

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 18, 2015 by segarini

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Funny, the thoughts that go through your mind. You can be watching some mindless entertainment, giving your brain a free ride between weightier tasks like deciding whether to have a cigarette or cook dinner, when suddenly you think …Whatever happened to Charlie Farquharson?

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