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Pat Blythe – Music Mania….

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2016 by segarini


Deadlines. I don’t think I’d get anything done if it weren’t for deadlines….artificial or otherwise. I’m one of those that have a tendency to back one’s self into a corner which forces said person to address shit and just DO IT! Tuesday afternoon and already my head is swimming with so much information, events and “stuff”….past, present and future.

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Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s of Rock’n’Roll – Catching Some ZZZ’s

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2014 by segarini

CamYes I was asleep at the wheel last week and could not get my column in by deadline. It is a very busy time of year and I really couldn’t come up with an appropriate Z-theme. It’s a bitch of a letter when it comes to rock’n’roll. I have been busy with the Alan Snoddy release party tonight at The Dakota, getting the wheels turning on the new Alert the Medic record and, most time consuming, making the final selections and announcements for the 2014 NXNE Film Festival. I don’t know what has happened over the past year but we have had very close to 500 submissions this year and it takes a lot of time, and patience, to sit through that many films. Perhaps it is due to the fact that we are opening up the festival to non-music films as the fest has become diversified in every aspect. Luckily they started to arrive as early as last September and I have pretty well stayed on top of it since then, but, once you get close to the submission deadline the films really start to pile up.

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Cam Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock’n’Roll – Who Are You?

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 20, 2014 by segarini

CamMaybe it was the recent screening of “Quadrophenia” I watched that settled me into the word “Who” for our rock’n’roll alphabetical word of the week. I hadn’t seen the movie for years as it was very difficult until recently to find it on DVD and my VHS copy is kind of useless without a VCR currently set-up. The 1979 film is a fantastic look at the Mods and Rockers scene from the early sixties as they clashed on the shores of Brighton. Of course there is a lot more to the story than the beach battles and it shows the relative easiness of falling into a social group. Phil Daniels is brilliant as Jimmy and the unknown star is a better pick than Johnny Rotten or Sham 69 frontman Jimmy Pursey who were both considered for the lead role.

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