## Pat Blythe: K-Pop and other stories

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During a recent conversation on writing and music I was asked if I had ever heard of K-Pop. My answer was “no” although I was tempted to say “of course” me being a music junky and all. I’ve been told I don’t get out enough so I’m working on that. In the meantime…

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2014 by segarini

We are a species of adapters. We build on what we’ve learned before (we also forget about what we’ve learned before because we’ve got the retention skills of a black Labrador retriever chasing a stick in a field of grass, but that’s a blog for another time). The greatest inventions, the greatest works of art and specifically, the greatest music has come about from nicking, stealing, re-shaping and regurgitating what our forefathers have wrought.

## JAIMIE VERNON – YOUTUBE KILLED THE VIDEO STAR

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A week ago Bell Media Megolithic Oligarchy Inc. gutted many of their TV channel networks including CTV, E!, Space, and the formerly music oriented MTV Canada, MuchMoreMusic and MuchMusic by laying off 91 people.

## Segarini: When Radio and Records Ruled the World Part 15…Much Music, Rap, Hip Hop and Grunge, The End is Near

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 10, 2012 by segarini

Part 14 can be found here

You want me to do what?

When I asked John (Martin) what a television producer did, I expected an answer. You know, words strung together in such a fashion as to deliver pertinent information explaining what it was a person had to do that would result in television being produced in a timely and acceptable manner. “You’ll find out”, was not an acceptable answer.

I said, “Seriously, what does a television producer do.”

## Segarini: Taste

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

I like to pride myself in having an open mind when it comes to just about everything. To paraphrase an old friend, I’ll try anything twice…just to make sure.

Having an open mind when you’re young is an investment in your future. By keeping an eye open and embracing your natural curiosity, you will find yourself learning what you like and don’t like, discover that you may want to delve deeper into some new experiences that come your way, and generally be learning as you go; what’s hot and what’s not as far as your personal opinion and interests are concerned. Eventually, you will begin to understand what floats your boat, and that, my friends, is how you develop taste.