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Frank Gutch Jr: A Video Retrospective…..

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2013 by segarini

FrankJr2It’s called introspection, sports fans.  We all feel it every once in awhile and I have been under its spell for the past week and the result has been a total lack of perspective and thus, no cohesive idea for a column.  I don’t know why it happens but I do know that it is indiscriminate, that it is sometimes a struggle to even look at the blank page without it beating you to a mental pulp.  For myself, the one thing I fear beyond misspelling a musician’s name is the inability to write at all and we are all under deadline, the scourge of any supposed journalist.  In the movies, the reporter is always able to crank out a barnburner of an article at the last second, saving his/her job and possibly the future of the newspaper itself.  Well, that’s Hollywood, folks, but it does give you an idea of what it is like to produce under pressure.

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Nadia Elkharadly: Lovin’ on the Road

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , on December 13, 2011 by segarini

One day last week, I was bored at the office.  A shock to all, I’m sure.  Thank God for the internet and thank God for  As an avid Edge 102 listener for years, Cross’s soothing voice and captivating stories on the Ongoing History of New Music were a staple of many drives, study hours and simple radio listening time.  Having been so entertained and educated by his radio broadcasts, his website was a viable alternative to help alleviate my workplace doldrums.  While perusing his many posts I came across a section that caught my attention:  “The Wife Says”.  The mysterious Mrs. Cross, never named on the site or in any of the posts, had a voice.  An opinionated one according to her husband, but a voice nonetheless and I was very interested to hear it.

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