Archive for Randy Charlton


Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2012 by segarini

This week I went to the streets (aka Facebook) and asked my adoring fanbase what topics I should write about. Some great responses came in and I’ll be tackling most of them over the coming weeks. Max Brand of Toronto wanted me to talk about some of the worst organized shows from my days in the biz. For the most part I’ve been to very few MAJOR concert shows that were cluster fucks – Alice Cooper’s riot and the power outage at Maple Leaf Gardens during his make-up show the following year not withstanding. Few people become victims of concert riots or tornadoes/weather .

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Segarini: Paul and Leon – On the Deck with Ducks

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2012 by segarini

This originally ran in July of 2011 in an online magazine. Chick Singers etc Part 2 will run next Sunday. I apologize for the delay….this DOES contain a snippet of something we will be getting into in depth next Sunday.

I am not a critic. I’m especially not a Critic. I think the best way to criticize something you personally dislike, especially in the media, is to simply not mention it. Why give something credibility that grates against your grain like fingernails on a chalkboard or ketchup on a perfectly cooked slab of Prime Rib? Truth be told, I AM capable of being a highly sardonic, and mean spirited asshat when it comes to cutting someone or something off at the knees if I find it non-deserving. I do have an opinion, which I have no problem sharing with good friends (those who know me well and understand me and my sense of humour) around a kitchen table or after several drinks in a bar, but which I would rather not blurt out in public, (although occasionally, a really bad guy feeling or an elevated alcohol content will lead me to eviscerate a less-than-satisfying target if I find he, she, or it, annoying enough).

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