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JAIMIE VERNON – CLEVER HAS A NAME: JAMES CLARK INSTITUTE

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2016 by segarini

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We’re in an interesting transitional period with music. Not the industry part that I’ve frequently beaten up and kicked to the curb time and time again. No, I’m talking about musical direction. I had hoped upon hope that post-9/11 the singer-songwriter would make a massive mainstream comeback to usher in the silver age of thinking man’s music. To say I was disappointed would be an understatement. The simpletons in charge of what we listen to doubled down on the stupid with the vacant tap dancing and lip-syncing of nubile females, effeminate boy bands and reality stars-turned-prime-time-embarrassments. ‘American Idol’ was the new A & R department for the future of music.

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GARY PIG GOLD’s ALL-TIME TOP TEN POWER POP PEOPLE

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 7, 2015 by segarini

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I very recently had the immense pleasure, and honor – as did my fellow DBAWISayers Jaimie Vernon and Our Leader Bob – to be interviewed by the esteemed Bosstown (or Boston, to you cats in Squaresville) director/producer Justin Fielding for his up-coming Power Pop Movie.

Which got me to thinking, as it quite often does:
Just what exactly is, or should I say who, IS “Power Pop” ??

Well, for a start: (in strictly Chronological Order, that is)….
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Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock’n’Roll – R You Ready?

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 23, 2013 by segarini

CamIt is the time of year when time is at a premium. With NXNE right around the corner and the full weight of the NXNE Film Festival on my shoulders I am going to take the easy way out for the next few weeks here at DBAWIS. Fortunately I am at the letters R, S, T in the next three weeks and there aren’t too many easier letters to find bands for. Quick lists for the next little while. As always please have a look or listen at what Bob magically drops in for each band. Full disclosure, I supply the words and Bob supplies the links and photos. I am surprised every Thursday at the images and videos he comes up with.

Ready to roll with the R’s?

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Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock – R

Posted in Opinion, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2012 by segarini

The Replacements – “Color Me Obsessed”

One of the highlights for my inaugural year as the NXNE Film Festival was the discovery and screening of “Color Me Obsessed – A Film About The Replacements”.  The screening process for a film fest is very similar to the A&R process at a record company. You go through hundreds of submissions and hope to find a gem or two. I must say that the film process does takes a while longer as a lot of this suckers run 90+ minutes, and, being a martyr I watched every minute of them (rookie mistake). Much like music, most people who submit films have delusions of grandeur and absolutely no right screening most of their projects outside of their living rooms.

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