## GRAN’S CANADA HIGHWAY – EPISODE 1 by Jaimie Vernon

Posted in Family, life, Opinion, Review, Serialized Book with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 22, 2020 by segarini

Travelogues can be a matter of personal taste, and I expect that this one is no exception. However, I’d like to think that setting my family’s road trips against the backdrop of Canada’s geographically challenging countryside, and history, will not only entertain but maybe, hopefully, inspire others to do the same. [once we’re free to travel again, of course].

## Peter, The Shoe, and Moosic for YOU

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2018 by segarini

This week’s column will cover a bumper crop of “music from the ‘shoe”, as I attended two shows there over the course of the  last week.

On November 21st, I went to the Horseshoe Tavern at the invitation of Jennifer Hall to catch an evening featuring Marlon Chaplin, Rebelle and The Commoners. I have had the pleasure of seeing The Commoners several times, and I had heard good things about Marlon Chaplin, so I leapt at the chance to attend this show. I knew that I would not be disappointed.

## Roxanne Tellier – Fly Me High, Ken Tobias

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 26, 2016 by segarini

“I remember being asked when I was very young what did I want to be when I grow up. I remember saying ” I want to be an artist, a singer, and a scientist…..well it turned out that I am a professional singer, an avid science fan, and yes an artist…painting in acrylics for 30 years.”

## Roxanne Tellier – Grant Fullerton … King of the Road

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2016 by segarini

In 1967, the Song of the Year was “Canada” by The Young Canada Singers. I was a geeky, gawky Montreal teen with cats eye glasses and a bad perm. My season’s pass to Expo 67 made me feel like a citizen of the world.

But in Toronto, another kind of world was coming together; one of young, talented musicians who’d flocked to Yorkville to find fame, if not fortune.

Grant Fullerton was one of them.

## Roxanne Tellier: Fighting For The Right To Protest

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2015 by segarini

One week ends and another begins. It’s been a tough couple of weeks for many, even more so than other weeks. After a bitterly cold and seemingly unending winter, Toronto’s spring has yet to settle in, as it jumps from sweltering daytime highs to overnight lows that wreak havoc on wardrobe choices and spark terror in the hearts of gardeners.

## JAIMIE VERNON – MY FAVOURITE YEAR: 1977

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2014 by segarini

## Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock’n’Roll – Some Hali-faX

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2014 by segarini

Halifax has been on my mind for most of the week. I was worried for a lot of my friends as the monster Nor’easter was baring down on the city yesterday, but, as always, the city persevered.  After the winter that most of the country endured no city deserved to be belted with 40 centimetres of snow and wind blast well above 100 km/h as we stare April in the face and are, at least officially, now in spring.

A year ago yesterday I was out a meeting at The Dominion Tavern when I, in a matter of about five minutes, missed three calls from different folks in Halifax.

## Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock – G2

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2012 by segarini

I have confused myself with the damn alphabet as I seem to find a way every week to work whatever artist or song into a column in some weird fashion. Right now there is a lot on my plate as we hit the homestretch of the planning for NXNE and I don`t have time to deal with the damn alphabet or whether or not I have confessed my love for `Candy`s Going Bad` by Golden Earring. Plus my s key snapped off the computer and my keyboard keeps shifting and screwing up punctuation.