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JAIMIE VERNON – I DO THE ROCK

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 8, 2014 by segarini

Vernon_WeddingBassJaimie Does the Rock

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JAIMIE VERNON – MY LIFE WAS SAVED BY ROCK AND ROLL

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2013 by segarini

Valentine and VerminLou Reed coolThis week legendary musical curmudgeon Lou Reed died at the age of 71 following complications related to a liver transplant this past May. Within minutes of the initial announcement by Rolling Stone magazine the InstaFaceTwitterverse was abuzz with condolences and skepticism that it might possibly be a hoax. But after a few hours of confirmation and critical mass the news became ever too real. The King of Kool, the Dean of Dark, the Earl of Emo, had indeed died.

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JAIMIE VERNON – MY LIFE AS A FANZINE MOGUL (Part 1)

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2013 by segarini

Vernon_Penny_LaneFor those barely following along at home on a weekly basis I thought it most imperative that you should know I was a founding member of the band Moving Targetz (1983 – 1991) which released several albums on our own vanity label Bullseye Records. The earlysuccess of the label was directly proportional to the amount of promo we did as a band. From August 1989 to June 1991 we issued a monthly newsletter to fans called M.T. Head (Ex)Press [20 years before Social Media]. This thrice-Shrapnel_FINALfolded, double-sided photocopied promo tool – printed surreptitiously in the administrative offices of my government day job – was eventually absorbed into a subsection of my full-length fanzine ‘Great White Noise’ in August 1990. Here is what I consider to be the editorial highlights of that modest little experiment in marketing during that first year.

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JAIMIE VERNON – Life’s a Canadian Rock: Book 2, Chapter 4

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2013 by segarini

vernon_1997Read Chapter 1 here: 

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PHASE II, MACH III – PHOENIX RISING

Having spent the better part of 5 years taking my band Moving Targetz from a suburban Scarborough, Ontario basement (a trend later to be repeated by the Barenaked Ladies), burning up the Queen Street circuit, forming a record label and releasing not one, but two, 12” slabs of polyvinyl chloride only to have the band self-destruct on the eve of global domination, I did some soul searching and decided that I really didn’t want the musical ideology of Targetz to die.

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JAIMIE VERNON – Life’s a Canadian Rock: Book 2, Chapter 3

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 9, 2013 by segarini

vernon_1997Read Chapter 1 here 

Read Chapter 2 here 

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JAIMIE VERNON – Life’s A Canadian Rock: Book 2 (cont’d)

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

1985_Brankos4Read Chapter One here 

CHAPTER 2 – The Wonderful World of Moving Targetz
After struggling for two entire years to get the band Moving Targetz up and running full-time, myself (lead guitar) and Simon Bedford-James (bass) had finally found a permanent rhythm guitarist in Saverio Schembri and drummer Dave Tedd in the Fall of 1984.

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JAIMIE VERNON: LIFE’S A CANADIAN ROCK: BOOK 2

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2013 by segarini

YouthInAsia1CHAPTER 1 – We’re Moving Targetz…and You’re Sitting Ducks

April will be the 30th anniversary of the formation of my second “successful” band MOVING TARGETZ. Technically, the band already existed before I insinuated myself into the line-up. I merely co-opted the players and renamed them. The story you’re about to read is true. Moving Trgets logoThe names have not been changed because people really like to see their name in print. It’s what musicians live for if not for the monetary pittance.

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JAIMIE VERNON: THE STUDENT BECOMES THE TEACHER

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2013 by segarini

vernon_1997Apparently, it was Canada Music Week this week. As you read this there are dozens of bands taking the stage all around Toronto hoping to attract the attention of the music industry. Sadly, music industry people don’t go to bars featuring virtual unknowns at 1AM on a Monday thru any-day-of-the-week. They’re at the lounge in the Marriott Downtown Eaton’s Centre Hotel trolling for a gig and/or drowning their sorrows in what continues to be the capsizing of the S.S. Musonic.

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JAIMIE VERNON: THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTER

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2013 by segarini

Jaimie 2I’ve been posting a steady stream of travel pictures on Facebook both for posterity and to entertain the millions of ‘friends’ I have online who might be tired of my abrasive and often hostile status updates. From these postings came comments from people who dream of traveling or visiting such exotic places as Flin Flon, Manitoba or South Bend, Indiana.

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JAIMIE VERNON – Bomb the Vaults and Free the Tapes!

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2012 by segarini

During ten of the twenty-five years I ran Bullseye Records we focused on licensing and re-issuing Classic Rock and pop releases from the past. Generally it was a focus on albums that the public had loved and wanted re-mastered on CD. I approached the musicians that I knew who owned their own recordings (which is a rarity in Canada) starting with Greg Godovitz and Goddo. The band was able to enjoy a large resurgence and reconnection with their fan base as we rolled out and carefully marketed their 1977 self-titled debut, 1978’s “Who Cares?” and 1979’s “An Act of Goddo” plus their 1990s ‘King of Broken Hearts’ comeback record at the turn of the millennium. It wasn’t long before the fans were asking for a live record and a new studio album.

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