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Pat Blythe – Dance!

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2015 by segarini

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Nazareth and Razamanaz; U2 and The Miracle (of Joey Ramone); Peter Gabriel and Red Rain; Diana Ross and The Supremes and Baby Love; Taiyo Cruz and Dynamite, Tommy James and the Shondells and Mony Mony  (one of my all time favourite dance tunes).Then there’s Dirty Loops, Jordan John and Xprime. I dance….slinking, skipping and sashaying through the kitchen into the dining area into the living room. Thank heaven for open concept design!

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Doug Thompson: ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE MISSES THE MARK…..AGAIN!

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Doug Thompson headshotRolling Stone Magazine recently released their latest ‘list’, “The 100 Greatest Songwriters” rollingstone.com).  Let me repeat that title, “The 100 Greatest Songwriters”.  Their descriptive line states “From Brill Building tunesmiths to Punk poets, from Woody Guthrie to Max Martin, the visionaries who defined music history.”

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Pat Blythe: Toronto Scrapbook – Chapter Two

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2015 by segarini

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Well…. This was supposed to be Part Five of The Women of Rock. However, I’m going to take a break and fill you in on some of the sights and sounds of this dynamic city I call home….Toronto…. Hogtown… Muddy York…. The Big Smoke…. Tdot…. where I’ve been going, who I’ve been seeing, what I’ve been drinking (G&T w/lemon if you must know. Bombay Sapphire is the chosen one.) AND update you about an exciting event that’s coming to Toronto. Yep….it’s another Toronto Scrapbook!

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Roxanne Tellier Addicted to Love

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 31, 2014 by segarini

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Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock – Heavy Metal Thunder

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 7, 2013 by segarini

Shanghai Aug 2012Defining what constitutes heavy metal is now damn near impossible. Much like the debate on what is or is not classic rock there are not set guidelines. In the seventies heavy metal was pretty easy to define: fast, hard rock, blues based and guitar dominated. Bands such as Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin were the poster boys for the genre.  Things changed in the late seventies with the introduction of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. Post punk bands relied less on the blues and performed a faster more aggressive version of metal. Continue reading

JAIMIE VERNON – The Top125 Most Influential Top100 albums – Part 2

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

vernon_1997For those that missed my blog last week entitled “ The Top125 Most Influential Top100 albums – Part 1” containing the most influential artists/albums for me in my 35 years as a musician you can find it here. This week  I wrap up the list with the remainder of the alphabet. Enjoy…or get annoyed. Your mileage may vary.

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Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock – Still Undercover

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2012 by segarini

Great column by Frank Gutch Jr. yesterday. I had the pleasure of doing publicity for the 2009 release of “Lighthouse 40 Years Of Sunny Days”. The CD contained their 16 greatest hits re-mastered and the accompanying DVD was the current band in the studio recreating those hits in 5.1 sound.  A great starter kit for anyone who wants to get to know the music of Lighthouse. Astute reader Bill Curran pointed out that “Sorrow” from the Bowie album “Pin Ups” was originally recorded by The McCoys of early Rick Derringer fame. Who knew?

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