Archive for Joel Plaskett

Pat Blythe – Reflections, A.J. Croce, Buffy… Music!

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 3, 2018 by segarini


WOW!!! It’s has been a while. Sooooo much has happened since mid-August. I sit here listening to He Ain’t Heavy by The Hollies thinking how lives are changed in literally a heartbeat. The thoughts of this wild and woolly summer filter through my mind…..the people the places, the experiences, the freedom, the folks I have connected and re-connected with, the hospitality of incredible friends, the music…..yes, especially the music. My life changed forever the day I lost Chris five years ago. It has morphed into a wild and exhilarating ride that does not appear to be slowing down one iota and, truth be told, I love it. But I also pause to think, it is indeed “a long, long road, from which there is no return….”

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Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock’n’Roll – Christmas Part Two

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2012 by segarini

Shanghai Aug 2012Before we go back to the Christmas playlist let’s recap the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame Class of Class of 2013. When the long list was revealed a few months back I predicted who would, and wouldn’t, be inducted this year. With the exception of Deep Purple I was pretty close to the mark picking my top five as Deep Purple, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Donna Summer and Rush. All but the mighty Deep Purple were given the nod as well as the late guitarist Albert King and Heart. Congrats to all.

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Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock’n’Roll – Oh, Canada

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2012 by segarini

As most of you know Canadian radio is forced by the Canadian Radio-Television And Telecommunications Commission (CTRC) to play a certain amount of music deemed “Canadian”. The regulation was put in place in the early seventies in hopes that we would build a Canadian star system. The system has been fought and debated since its inception and the rules and regs have changed over the years with more Canadian music than ever now being heard on our airwaves. As it stands now most new stations are forced to play upwards of 40% Canadian Content (Can-Con).

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