Archive for Nostalgia

Segarini Rerun: Music or Nostalgia…Which is It? – Going Back to Find the Future. Sons, Bones, and Loops….

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2017 by segarini

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Editor’s Note – Originally posted on January 21st 2015, this column bears repeating. Proud to say our track record is pretty good for sniffing out greatness in a sea of popular, financially successful mediocrity, but the continued confusion regarding the differences in worthiness and rose-coloured glasses steeped in nostalgia,  needs to be addressed. When it comes to Greatness, consider the majority of what you hear on terrestrial radio as nothing more than Alternative Fact.

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JAIMIE VERNON – THAT PEACEFUL EASY FEELING

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2016 by segarini

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Another week, another childhood music idol walks among the immortal choir. No sooner had we hosed off the glitter and put away our vinyl copies of David Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust” we learned that Eagles founder Glenn Frey had passed from complications related to his dependence on medication to control severe rheumatoid arthritis and acute colitis.

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Roxanne Tellier: Britney Spears Scares Pirates

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 5, 2015 by segarini

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“If music be the food of love, play on!”  Like food, music can be comforting. It can also be stimulating, annoying, or cloying. Music releases dopamine, the ‘feel good’ hormone, just like sex and actual food. Music can arouse feelings of euphoria and craving. Dopamine release is at “peak emotional arousal” during music listening, so you really ARE getting a bang for your musical buck.

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Segarini: Music or Nostalgia…Which is It? Part 4 – Going Back to Find the Future. Sons, Bones, and Loops….

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

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Everything comes from somewhere. If you don’t build on what has gone before, you are creating something without the benefit of a rock solid foundation to grow from.

Trying to recreate the past is a mistake made often by people who are more invested in the times represented by the music than the music itself, and using their love and knowledge of that music in the creation of something new.

In the case of music, sounding like The Beatles won’t bring back the 60s…but learning from their music and the influences that inspired them can help create the future.

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Segarini: Music or Nostalgia…Which is It? Part 3 – Goodbye 2014, Hello Sons, Bones, and Loops

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2015 by segarini

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We look at the past through rose coloured glasses.

Somehow, over a period of time, our perception of the past mellows. The bad things tend to fade until they are out of focus, disappearing in our rear view mirrors like the T Rex in Jurassic Park.

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Segarini: Music or Nostalgia…Which is It? Part 2 – 21 Beatle Songs I Don’t Mind at All…and 1 I Will Never Tire of Hearing

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 7, 2015 by segarini

 

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Earlier this year, on a whim, I posted this sentence in the Status Window on my Facebook Timeline.

“It wouldn’t bother me to never hear another Beatle Record.”

…Apparently, I am The Antichrist.

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Segarini: Music or Nostalgia…Which is It?

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2014 by segarini

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This is Part One of a column I have had to completely rewrite because I could not post the original for some reason I still can’t figure out. Part Two will be posted next week.

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