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Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2014 by segarini

Merch table_Hamilton_Dave Rave_2002Back at the turn of the Millennium (which was 14 years ago!) I worked at Sam The Record Man’s flagship store at 347 Yonge Street on the third floor. I was the content editor of their fledgling on-line shopping store. It was my job to review the newest releases coming in from the record labels – most specifically Canadian content. I had been hired to deal with CanCon due to my online presence with the Canadian Pop Music Encyclopedia. It was usually kept to a few dozen albums. It was a dream job.

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Nadia Elkharadly: Often unsung hero – the Bass Player

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , on May 15, 2012 by segarini

Last week the musical world mourned the loss of a legend.  Donald “Duck” Dunn, often heard, sometimes seen, passed away on May 13th in Tokyo.  He was 70 years old.  And he was an amazing bass player.

“I tried the guitar but it had two strings too many. It was just too complicated, man!”  I heard this quote on the radio when they announced Dunn’s passing, and they just really stuck with me.  Guitar players were everywhere, and there was no shortage of talent, according to Dunn.  “I grew up with Steve Cropper. There were so many good guitar players, another one wasn’t needed. What was needed was a bass.”

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