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Mike Marino – CJOM, Tim Buckley, The Rock and Roll Farm, and The Grande Old Dame

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 12, 2018 by segarini

The 70’s in Detroit! Live local bands, rock and roll venues were everywhere! Beer was cheap at the clubs and it was a Rock and Roll solar system as were most large cities with local live music!

I’ve written many pieces about radio..mostly major highlights I experienced, but there were also those little pieces of the jigsaw puzzle that gave life to that career and not just a few laughs so I will explore my cranial caverns of memory to let them fall to the digital page, that is if they agree to….

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Mike Marino Asks:.. “When A Canadian Rock Station and a Hash Pipe Meet In a Head On Collision – Free Concerts in a Biker Park?”

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2018 by segarini

1973…Dee-troit radio was a mixture of formats and talent. The Drake-Chenault Big Boss Jocks to Casey Kasem Top 40 shmaltz. The AM airwaves were a congested freeway of screaming Pukers as we refer to the “old school” of over enunciation and pseudo-hip chatter that not only came from somewhere deep in the cave of ego, dark and forbidding, but was delivered faster than bullets from a machine gunning killer of the old Detroit Purple Gang during prohibition.

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PIG and PERRY

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2018 by segarini

It was only last month that Iggy turned 71, remember?

This month however, we virtually celebrate the Birthday of a crooner of an entirely different stroke, but one no less impressive and influential in his own unique way than that head, headstrong Stooge.

But Don’t Believe A Word I Say! For today we turn the fond reminiscences and frank remembrances completely over to a proud parade of Pig pals who pay tribute to the one and still only Pierino Ronald Como, who could have – nay, should have been celebrating his 106th on the 18th… 

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Fernando Periscope’s Fabulous Fun Filled Facebook Follies – The Robert Segarini Line of Time

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2018 by segarini

Hello.

I am Fernando Periscope.

Mr. Bob is up to his well-defined elbows in Texas No Bean Chili of his own design, rustic Mexican Rice, and a beautiful and healthy (if you insist on looking at it that way) Iceberg lettuce salad drizzled and besotted with an Olive Oil and Vinegar vinaigrette dressing, thin-sliced red onion, and crumbled Roquefort cheese. So demanding are his primitive culinary skills and excitement awaiting his guests for this evening’s repast, discourse, and motion picture study of the 3D variety, that he asked me, his faithful companion of long standing, Fernando Periscope, to address and amuse you on this, his Blog of Note. If you will please follow me by clicking on the continue reading link, (and please stay together in an orderly fashion), your evening’s entertainment will begin.

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Bob Quickly Ties Up Loose Ends….and Finally Finishes that Beatle/Rolling Stone Thing-y

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , on May 18, 2018 by segarini

Let’s see…where were we? Gimme a sec…hold on…oh yeah!

Let’s clear up the silly stuff going on right now before we wrap up the whole “Beatles/Stones” thing.

Yanny vs Laurel – Didn’t click on it, don’t know what it means, don’t give a fuck.

Politics – Trump and Ford. I don’t bother anymore. They both say/do stupid shit, then everybody argues. Shut up about the Conservatives/Republicans and vote the bastards out of office so I can see something besides the constant, boring, whiney, bullshit all over social media, and return to the joy of Kitties and Puppies Riding Roombas, Cheesecake pictures from the past, and videos of women who drive away from gas stations (or electrical stations) with the hose still dragging behind their car, and pictures of your kids/grandkids being used for everything from doorstops to pillows when their Dad’s and Grand Dad’s babysit. With the ability to scroll past the constant stream of Political debate, I now use the time to get in some quality Angry Birds action….

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Roxanne Tellier – We All Loved You, Frank Gutch Jr – Tributes, Tales, and Tears

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 29, 2018 by segarini

Yesterday I went through all of the private messages I’d shared with Frank Gutch Jr, since I’d first encountered him. It was in 2013, just after I’d begun writing this weekly column, and right from that first message, it was as though we were separated at birth.

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A Frank Gutch Jr. Flashback from April 25th 2012: Opportunities Missed (Damn It!) Makes For Tomorrow’s Treasures….

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2018 by segarini

I was digging through my tape drawer this week (yes, I still have cassettes) and while not bemoaning the death of tape, did bemoan the lack of success of a handful of incredible treasures which I have only on tape.  To my knowledge, they have never been available on any other format, though I am not sure.  Three of them— the only three commercially available— may have suffered because of that.  More than one person had made reference to cassette as a non-format in their world— to paraphrase them,“better to miss the music than have it on tape.”

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Segarini – I (Still Kinda) Like the Beatles and MacMillan Loves the Rolling Stones Part Three

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 13, 2018 by segarini

When adults started wearing Beatle Wigs at their cocktail parties and tried to dance to I Wanna Hold Your Hand, a lot of kids were so embarrassed and angry that Mom and Dad were attempting to join the club, I was surprised most of the parents were allowed to live.

How dare they love what we love, how can my stupid parents join the party and ruin our fun? Why are OUR Beatles sooo lovable that even OUR PARENTS approve of them?

…and in response, a benevolent and caring God created the Rolling Stones. From Part Two

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Frank Gutch Jr: The Future Takes Forever, The Past Is But a Click Away; Plus Notes

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2018 by segarini

One of the jobs I have laid out before me is writing reviews, not just of music I love but books and  other things which give me delight. It is fun most of the time but lately I am beginning to wonder if I have not taken on more than I can handle. Mentally, I find my self flagging, stacks of CDs and numerous digital files and the occasional vinyl LP/EP, ready to review when I first received them, still there, not reviewed. I want to get to them but for some the words don’t come and for others there is just not enough time. The problem is the listening. I have always prided myself on listening to each album numerous times before putting word to paper, as it were, but if I continue that I will eventually either quit out of frustration or guilt.

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Frank Gutch Jr: Gypsy: Rock and Roll Nomads – The Documentary; Steve Lalor R.I.P.; Plus a Few Delicate Little Notes

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 3, 2018 by segarini

Back in the days when music ruled the world, we all had our benchmarks. The night The Beatles played Ed Sullivan. That day at Altamont. The many deaths of greats and those who would have been greats, from Buddy Holly to Duane Allman and too many others. Musical moments which marked where you were in your life and how important music was. Because music used to be that important.

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