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Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock’n’Roll – The Soundtrack Of Our Lives

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2013 by segarini

CamNo, not the great Swedish band but actual soundtracks. We all have our own individual soundtracks for our lives but what of those that were made for stage and screen? The world has changed since the days of Rodgers and Hammerstein and Webber and Rice and what constitutes a soundtrack for today’s generation is a long way away from “Oklahoma!” or “West Side Story”. For every horrible cash-grab “Glee” volume there is a Trent Reznor-Atticus Ross collaboration on the score for “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” or “The Social Network” to balance the equation. Of course both of those were ‘scores’ which is a somewhat different kettle of fish.

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Cam Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock’n’Roll – From The Back Of The Film

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 21, 2013 by segarini

Shanghai Aug 2012I was very saddened, but unfortunately not shocked, at the passing of Mindy McCready. I think we all feared this story was going to end this way with, or, with an overdose. Run- ins with the law, drug charges, custody battles and “Celebrity Rehab” formed the perfect equation for disaster.  I always hoped things would work out for her and she would find the happiness she needed and deserved. The Mindy I saw on TV was not the Mindy I remember.

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Segarini: Ira Robbins on The Who

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2012 by segarini

For all the bitching and moaning about Facebook, the reason I first signed up still holds true; I can get in touch with old friends, lost over the years because of moves, misplaced phone numbers, and dozens of other what-have-you-reasons, keep up with what people are coming across and sharing in the News Feed, and occasionally being blessed with a picture, link, or well written piece that engages me and draws me in. One such piece of terrific writing  caught my eye a couple of days ago and stopped me in my tracks. I hit the ‘read more’ link and read the whole article. And suddenly, I remembered how great rock journalism can be….


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