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Frank Gutch Jr: Randy Cates Talks About Gypsy (and Rico) and Even More Notes (Pop Quiz at Eleven)…..

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2012 by segarini

I was sitting here in front of the computer this past week and wondering about the plethora of deaths amongst musicians, because it seems like musicians are taking a larger hit than normal lately, and Gypsy popped into my head. Gypsy Queen— Part One, to be specific. “Warning… warning…” to be even more specific. Goddamn but I love the beginning of that song and the rest of the song, to boot, and I couldn’t help but wonder what the hell is going on. I can’t turn on the computer anymore without hearing of another musician’s passing and, truth be told, it is starting to get me down.

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Frank Gutch Jr: These Are People Who Died, Died….

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 14, 2012 by segarini

With apologies to Jim Carroll, of course.  Had I used his actual lyrics, it would be “Those”, and until today I have to confess I had no idea what the song was about.  I bobbed my head and listened to the beat more than the lyrics the many times I heard the song and I now wonder why because I am a day closer to that day, every day, and am just now seeing death for the loss it really is.

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Frank Gutch Jr: My Own Little Bizzaro World

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 9, 2011 by segarini

One of my favorite movie scenes is the one in Diner where this maniac vinyl junkie scares the hell out of his wife by going nuclear on her with his musical knowledge.  Know why?  Because I could have been that guy.  Like him, I would have had to have married straight out of high school because if you give girls a chance, they eventually soak up enough knowledge to steer clear of psychotic idiots like myself (and him) and make better choices, regardless how bad.  Was I that bad, you ask?  Sad to say, I must have been.  I always thought my life was normal and that I was actually a pretty average guy (though handsome as the dickens and with a sense of humor which could disable a battlefield with wit), but I may have been wrong, the key words here being “may have been”.

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