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Roxanne Tellier – What’s That In Your Pants?

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2017 by segarini

If anyone had said to me, even a couple of months ago, that in July of 2017 the President of the United States would suddenly decree, apropos of nothing, and via Twitter no less! to please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military” I’d have snorted like an outraged donkey.

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Roxanne Tellier – The Eye of the BeHearer

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 15, 2015 by segarini

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MTV, and then Canada’s own Much Music, changed the musical playing field. Whether you loved it or hated it, suddenly being able to SEE musicians, actually playing, dancing, emoting, in living  colour or sepia and in unfortunate eighties fashion choices, and all in the comfort of your own home, impacted on the decades to follow.

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Segarini: David Anderle

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 3, 2014 by segarini

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There were at least eleven of us sitting around the restaurant table. It was an impromptu dinner, decided upon on a whim. No vote, no forethought, just a bunch of like-minded people who found themselves together and decided they were hungry.

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JAIMIE VERNON: AT SEVENTEEN

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 16, 2013 by segarini

vernon_1997As you read this I suspect that I am recovering from what would have been a rather eventful 17th anniversary with my wife. As an anniversary gift, we were invited out to see Lighthouse in Oshawa by the very charitable LightHouseSkip Prokop who has led the band since 1969 and is currently the subject of a biography I’m co-writing. As it turns out the current singer, Dan Clancy, has been an acquaintance of Sharon and I as well. He did double duty as a music teacher at Durham College and a judge at the school’s annual songwriting competition for which I volunteered as co-judge for half-a-dozen years as well. He’s also been on a number of recording sessions with artists that once graced my record label.

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Darrell Vickers: How Bob Dylan Spoiled Me For Other Concerts and Turned Danny Devito Into My Bitch

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2013 by segarini

darrell-vickersThe Easily Off-Track Intro:

I’ve lived in Los Angeles for almost 30 donnyosmondyears now.  To quote Donny Osmond, “And that’s a long, long time.”  Consider, when I moved to The City of Angels, curling still used actual brooms instead of those ultra-high-tech sweepy things.  Am I the only CURLING_BROOMS, MONTREAL_THISTLE_CURLING_CLUB, 20th_CENTURYtraditionalist left on God’s rapidly-warming Earth who misses the majestic “Flappa Dappa, Flappa Dappa” of the mighty besom as stalwart men of iron will guided their beloved “rock” (I really know the lingo) to its date with other rocks of a different color and destiny?

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Segarini: The Big Mudslide of 1969

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , on August 24, 2012 by segarini

Just firming up the new Friday lineup of writers. Until I do, you’re stuck with me on Fridays, at least this week anyway.

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