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Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock’n’Roll – NXNE Wrap Up Part One

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , on June 21, 2012 by segarini

What a week! Here is the first of a two part NXNE wrap up.

Thank you Mr. Doug Thompson for stepping up to the plate last week with your incredible Ringo stories. We need you here a lot more.

Thank you Nadia for the very kind words about the NXNE Film Festival. So sorry I couldn’t spend more time with you be it on a street corner or a film line-up,  but we both seemed to be covering a lot of bases.

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Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock – E2

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2012 by segarini

I am going to break format this week about bands and focus on a couple of other things.

Bob, it was amazing to have had the opportunity to know your parents. Although I only met your Dad once or twice I loved his style and dry sense of humour. I was lucky enough to meet Mercedes many times and I can’t count the times we have used her cioppino recipe. I remember sitting around your old dining room, using cloth diapers as napkins, and chowing down on massive bowls of the magical seafood. I also remember the sharp glances Mercedes would throw our way if we started to get out of line. Loved your column and had to pay my respects. As you know my Mom rocks (and I think Kootch still owes her a couple of hundred bucks).

Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock –B2

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 26, 2012 by segarini

Billy Bryans

It was a sad week on the Canadian music scene as Billy Bryans finally succumbed to the disease that had been haunting him for years. Best remembered as the drummer for The Parachute Club and their iconic single “Rise Up”, Bryans was much, much more to the local industry that he helped re-define.

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