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Segarini: Happy Halloween Again and an Unfinished Murder

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2016 by segarini

This was originally published in 2012. It has been updated with additions and is presented here with the full support and co-operation of the “So You Want to Be Diabetic” foundation and proud manufacturer’s of  Atomic SugarBall Jumbo Sweet Globes.

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Halloween shows up again today. A holiday enjoyed by young and old alike, it is a great excuse to spend time with your kids, indulge your chocolate and sugar jones, or dress up like Dracula, a Trump (many to choose from), or Keith Richards, depending on just how scary you want to be. Here then, are some Halloween diversions, costume tips, and things to do leading up to tonight’s celebration of witches, goblins, diabetes, and the undead.

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Roxanne Tellier: Nothing But the Tooth

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 1, 2015 by segarini

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Most of us take our clever bodies for granted, assuming that all our bits and pieces will do as they are told. The wonders of how all of our actions and bodily functions come together are something we don’t really think about.

Until something goes wrong.

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JAIMIE VERNON – The Top 10 Ghoulest Songs of All Time

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2015 by segarini

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Well, it’s that time of year again, folks. Leaves fall from the trees, skies turn grey and the Toronto Maple Leafs pretend they’re going to play hockey. But amongst the fall classics comes Halloween where we celebrate the spooky, the haunting, the unnerving, the fun, and yet chilling Halloween tuneage.

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Roxanne Tellier – Love It/Hate It: Thanks Giving 2015

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2015 by segarini

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I love that our Canadian Thanksgiving is in October, a cold, clear breathing space before the run up to winter and it’s festivities.

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Roxanne Tellier: Giving Thanks

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2014 by segarini

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Yay! It’s Turkey Day! Actually, we celebrated on Saturday, so for me it’s just Fat Pants Day today, but what the heck. It’s the drumstick that counts.

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Segarini: Happy Halloween and More Murder in E Minor

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2012 by segarini

Halloween shows up again exactly 3 days from today. A holiday enjoyed by young and old alike, it is a great excuse to spend time with your kids, indulge your chocolate and sugar jones, or dress up like Freddy Krueger, Dracula, Nikki Minaj, or Mitt Romney, depending on just how scary you want to be. Here then, are some Halloween diversions, costume tips, and things to do leading up to this week’s celebration of witches, goblins, diabetes, and the undead.

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JAIMIE VERNON – The Top 10 Ghoulest Songs of All Time

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2012 by segarini

Well, it’s that time of year again, folks. Leaves fall from the trees, skies turn grey and the NHL cancels yet another season of hockey. But amongst the fall classics comes Halloween where we celebrate the spooky, the haunting, the unnerving, the fun and yet, chilling Halloween tuneage.  I ran this column in 2011 – in fact, it’s one of the first I wrote for DBAWIS and ended up in my book “Life’s A Canadian Blog” – and so I figured that one good 360˚ head turn deserves another.

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Nadia Elkharadly: Out and about in Toronto

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2012 by segarini

At any given time in our fair city of Toronto, Ontario there is always something going on.  From music, fashion, film and the arts, everyone’s taste can be accommodated.  I feel like more often than not I always talk about events after the fact – I’ve had my fun and I’m telling my lovely readers all about it.  So today I not only want to talk about events I’ve been to recently, but highlight a few of the current goings on in the city in the hopes that some of you out there will partake in the fun and maybe tell ME all about it.

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Jaimie Vernon: The Top 10 Ghoulest Songs of All Time

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , on October 29, 2011 by segarini

We interrupt our regularly scheduled “Life’s A Canadian Rock” segment to bring you a seasonal music discussion. No, it’s not Christmas songs [we’ll be covering that later in the year]. And it’s not surf tunes wafting on a summer breeze. No, dear readers, it’s time to celebrate the spooky, the haunting, the unnerving, the fun and yet, chilling topic of Halloween tuneage.  And let’s be clear, we’re not talking about those late ‘50’s kitschy novelty songs created exclusively to grab airplay during Halloween Week like Bobby “Boris” Pickett’s “Monster Mash” or David Seville’s “Witch Doctor” or even the child-like “Flying Purple People Eater”. And  we certainly don’t mean artistically horrifying tracks like “Feelings” by Morris Alpert or “Tip Toe Through the Tulips” by Tiny Tim.
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Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock – F

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2011 by segarini

“Gimme an F!” Country Joe And The Fish

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I was not surprised when my pal Bob Mersereau wrote his book “The Top 100 Canadian Singles” (sister to “The Top 100 Canadian Albums”) that Stanley Frank’s  Attic Records 45 “S’cool Days” did not make the list. It was an underground hit in the U.K. but God knows I never heard it on Canadian radio.

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