Archive for Patti Smith

Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock’n’Roll- Start Spreading The News

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 25, 2013 by segarini

Shanghai Aug 2012Be it in Canada, or while visiting our neighbours to the south, I have always been an east coast type of guy. Give me Halifax over Vancouver, St. John’s over Victoria and, most definitely New York over Los Angeles. In the past I spent a lot of time in both New York and L.A. as back in the good old days these were the two epicentres of the record biz. L.A. can have its charms in the short term, what with the weather and the ocean, but it is strange to be in a town where nobody walks. I walk everywhere and think nothing of a quick jaunt from the Beach in Toronto to downtown. People in New York walk. Manhattan streets are an obstacle course of fast moving people, yellow cabs, constant honking and ever present sirens. There is an energy and attitude in NYC that is sadly lacking in L.A..

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Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock’n’Roll – Icons & Instrumentals

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 14, 2013 by segarini

Shanghai Aug 2012As a fan of Patti Smith’s, even before she released one of the greatest albums of all time “Horses”, I am amazed how the city of Toronto has completely embraced her body of work . Her music, her art, her films, her books, her photography and her poetry have been completely embraced by the arts communities in this city. Last week you couldn’t go anywhere in T.O. without seeing the street posters for Patti Smith: Camera Solo, the beautiful cover story in Now peering out of newspaper boxes and laying happily read on many a streetcar seat, the glowing show reviews in the daily papers and on-line and the constant chatter on the radio about her career.

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Cameron Carpenter: Listing The ABC’s Of Rock’n’Roll – A is For Album Covers

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2013 by segarini

Shanghai Aug 2012Kids today will never know the joy of endlessly browsing in a record store with no set agenda. The hours that were happily wasted on Saturday afternoons at Sam The Record Man, Records On Wheels, A&A’s or The Record Peddler are immeasurable. It was time well spent.  CD shopping is just not the same and digital shopping/hunting is an aural and not visual experience. The album cover was a great size, 12” X 12” (versus the miniscule 5” X 5” of a CD).  An album cover could capture your attention, demand you to pick it up and read the back for the vital information which would or would not persuade you to shell out your six or seven dollars.

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Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock – P

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , on January 12, 2012 by segarini
Patti Smith
When answering the oft-asked “Top 5 Desert Island Albums” question there is always the same number one for me, “Horses” from Patti Smith. With its genre-bending cover photo by Robert Mapplethorpe the album certainly caught your eye at the local record store. Is that a girl pretending to be Keith Richards? Might need to hear this one.
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Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock – J

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , on November 24, 2011 by segarini

This week’s episode goes out to my boy Jay Sparrow. He is currently working on new material on the west coast and will have a couple of great things coming out shortly. You can check out some great music and videos here http://www.myspace.com/jaysparrowpage.

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