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Cameron Carpenter: Rock Talk – Past & Present Tens – You’re A Nut Boy!

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2015 by segarini

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I was shocked and deeply saddened  last week to learn of the passing of Dave “Obie” O’Brien. Most of you would not have known him as he wasn’t in the music industry (he was a tax lawyer) and unless you went to Malvern Collegiate or Neil McNeil, or perhaps played lacrosse for Beaches (we both were inaugural members in 1968) your paths likely did not cross.

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Cameron Carpenter: Cam’s first DBAWIS Column from September, 2011

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2015 by segarini

Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock – A

(Editor’s Note: Cam is tied up this week, and rather than let you be Camless for a week, I thought it would be fun to rerun Cam’s first ever column for DBAWIS from September 22nd, 2011. Have we really been here that long? The Camster (Carpenter to the Stars) will return next week with an All New Column…in the meantime, here  is Cam’s maiden voyage from the long forgotten past exactly as it appeared almost 4 years ago….)

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Cameron Carpenter: Rock’n’Roll Rewind – Conventional Beliefs (Part 2)

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2015 by segarini

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We left you last week at the lobby bar of the Sheraton with Bobby Curtola, Jay Sparrow and Greg Godovitz. As with most conventions the premium site for socializing is the lobby bar (and, in more recent years, the outdoor smoking area).

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Cameron Carpenter – Rock’n’Roll Rewind – I Want You To Read Me, I Need You To Read Me

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2015 by segarini

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This week we rewind to June 8, 1978. If I am not mistaken this was the first story I was ever paid for (and looking back they paid far too much). It appeared in the debut issue of The New Music Magazine which arrived in mailboxes across the country in August of 1978. It was produced by the CHUM radio chain and I was fortunate to write in every issue.

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Cameron Carpenter – Rock’n’Roll By The Numbers – Seven & Seven Is

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2014 by segarini

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Seven has always been a bit of a magical number. Craps players can toss a seven on the first throw and instantly win but must avoid the number once their point has been determined. There are the seven deadly sins to consider, lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride. Who could ever forget “Seven and the Ragged Tiger” the album from Duran Duran which gave us “The Reflex” (the video was shot at Maple Leaf Gardens) and “New Moon On Monday”. Here’s seven more from the world of rock’n’roll.

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Cameron Carpenter: Rock’n’Roll By The Numbers – Six Of One, Half A Dozen Of Another

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

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When most of us we young the six minute song was a rarity. For those of you from my vintage the charts of the rock’n’roll world were dominated by the two and three minute ditty. It was not unusual for hit singles to be under two minutes with the Rolling Stone’s “Not Fade Away” clocking in at 1.48 and “Do You Want To Know A Secret” from The Beatles stretching the clock all the way to 1.57.

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Cameron Carpenter: Rock’n’Roll By The Numbers – Five Years

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 27, 2014 by segarini

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It’s so hard to believe it has been five years. I still expect to see him on Queen Street East and catching a glimpse of that smile that was like no other. It seems like yesterday when we and our kids would watch the Beaches Easter Parade as we huddled into the front booth of Scratch Daniels chowing down on chicken wings while Yasmin, Kari, Kyle and Sean would be filling their mouths and pockets with the chocolate being given away on the parade route.

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