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Cameron Carpenter – 10 CC – Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2016 by segarini

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It has been yet another busy week. A birthday, a festival, a ball game, a house party, a couple of bar shows, and, another busy week coming up. This was a lot easier at 37 than it is at 57.

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Cameron Carpenter – 10 CC – That’s The Ticket

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 9, 2016 by segarini

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It was 42 years ago next Wednesday when I saw The New York Dolls and Kiss perform at Massey Hall. It was one of my earliest concert going experiences and I still remember the combination of fear and excitement racing through my body.

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Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock’n’Roll – D is for I Am The DJ

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 3, 2013 by segarini

CamAs long as I can remember I have always been the DJ. I’m sure it started sometime in the late sixties as I tried to play “Gitarzan” or “A Boy Named Sue” on my sister’s turntable. In high school I started to spin records in the morning over the P.A. and introduced Malvern Collegiate to the likes of Mott the Hoople and Sparks. Between writing reviews in the high school paper and spinning records in the morning I was able to convince a few labels, as well as the owners of Records On Wheels, to give me free promo copies of new records.

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Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock’n’Roll – The Cam Current Top 10

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 18, 2013 by segarini

CamThough I often pine for the old days of vinyl and full albums, I, like the rest of us here at DBAWIS, am constantly searching for new music. However, the past still has a hold on me and  I am thrilled that Patti Smith (with her full band including Lenny Kaye) is coming to Massey Hall in September and even more thrilled that Sparks will once again visit our fair city in November. Most of you were not born the last time the brothers Mael played Toronto. I am equally thrilled when I stumble across a new band in a bar (or in the case of The Dirty Nil an actual garage) that feeds my musical soul.

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