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Peter Blount Oops and Blonde…James Blonde

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2018 by segarini

Last week, I wrote about music. This week will be more of the same….but differen

Billy Gibbons of “Z Z Top” fame has released a solo album, and is touring in support of it. He booked an opening act (Benton Blount 1)) and the tour began. Everything was going smoothly……..but then came the mid-term elections. Shortly after voting, the “opening act” went on Facebook and posted a picture of himself wearing a MAGA hat, holding food from Chick fil A and wearing an “I Voted” sticker.

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Roxanne Tellier Last One Out, Turn Off the Lights

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2016 by segarini

Roxanne

The Canadian relationship with winter and snow is a lot like marriage; some love it, and look forward to their time together. Others tolerate winter, but spend a lot of time apart during cold patches. Still others grumble, but it’s a loving martyrdom that takes the good (skiing) right along with the bad (shoveling.)

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Roxanne Tellier: Nothing But the Tooth

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 1, 2015 by segarini

Roxanne

Most of us take our clever bodies for granted, assuming that all our bits and pieces will do as they are told. The wonders of how all of our actions and bodily functions come together are something we don’t really think about.

Until something goes wrong.

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Roxanne Tellier: The Mondrian on Coxwell Avenue

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2015 by segarini

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A few years ago I was walking down Coxwell Avenue, below Gerrard, and saw an amazing house. Snuggled between two very ordinary residences, 157 Coxwell was a jewel shining amidst trash, an exotic bird in four story flight. I stopped dead in my tracks to contemplate how this beauty came about in a city more known for uniformity than individuality.

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JAIMIE VERNON – TOM HOOPER & THE UNEXPLORED COSMOS

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 25, 2015 by segarini

Tom and Jaimie

excerpted from the forthcoming book Bullsography: The Bullseye Records Story 1985-2010

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Roxanne Tellier – The Things We Leave Behind

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2015 by segarini

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The battle continues to rage over what stays and what goes in the purging of my suburban bungalow. And if you think you’re sick of hearing about it, try living it. It’s mindboggling. It’s the longest and most brutal ride ever.

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Roxanne Tellier – Remembrance Day

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 9, 2014 by segarini

Roxanne DBAWIS

My dad was a Korean vet. He met my mum through her brother, with whom he served in the famous Van Doos (the Royal 22nd Regiment.) He was from Alberta, and she from Quebec. It’s unlikely they would have ever met if it hadn’t been for the war. They married a few weeks after attending my Uncle Leo’s wedding, and I was born nine months later.

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