Archive for Robert Segarini

Peter Speaks for Old Straight White Men – Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2019 by segarini

Recent events have meant that the column which I was going to write today will appear next week.  In it, I will praise the arrival of summer, talk about some upcoming music and events and introduce you to a budding Young filmmaker.

Today’s column is being written from the perspective of an old, white, straight man, which is the only perspective that I can speak from with any authority.

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The PIG and The PAT Part Deux – THE LITERARY BOONE

Posted in music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , on June 10, 2019 by segarini

By way of celebrating the man’s 85th (!) Birthday this month, not to mention picking straight up where we left off last time after breakfast

The following Christmas a strange package arrived in the mail from a hitherto unknown address in Burbank, California. “Boone Productions, Inc.,” read the label. “Printed Matter Only,” said the customs sticker.

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Peter Montreuil – Not About the Camouflage and Markings of the Ki-45 “Toryus” of the 53rd Sentai of the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force in the Philippines, 1943-1944

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 25, 2019 by segarini

Time for my weekly random assortment of letters, numbers, punctuation marks and images. I am not able to put up the column I wanted to, so you are getting “potpourri”, yet again. ( It was either this or an article on the camouflage and markings of the Ki-45 “Toryus” of the 53rd Sentai of the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force in the Philippines, 1943-1944. )

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Peter and CMW 2019 Memorable Bands and Venues

Posted in music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2019 by segarini

The last two months have been very rough for Lois and I as we deal with her hospitalization and her illness . We are handling it as a couple, and many, many, thanks to our legion of friends. Bless you all!

Then I got a most welcome email. Canadian Music Week was upon us again, and I had media credentials to collect. Great news, great news indeed. So off I went, picked up my credentials and not one, but two programs. Was I looking forward to this!

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Gary Pig Gold – My Jimi Hendrix Experience

Posted in music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2019 by segarini

If I can just get my mind together, the first “real” concert I ever attended as a wee young Canucklehead was The Jimi Hendrix Experience at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens, May 3, 1969.

I’d already been a fervent fan for a couple of years, having spent most of my Grade 8 art class making swirly sketches of Jimi in charcoal. Plus the Are You Experienced album was right up there – almost – with Monkees Headquarters on my 1967 Most-Played List.

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Segarini – Three Top Tens

Posted in Movies, Opinion, Television with tags , , , , , , , on May 11, 2019 by segarini

It’s a beautiful Spring day. The birds are chirping, the bees are pollinating, the  irritated bowel syndrome is nowhere to be seen, the rent is paid, the hair is shampoo’d and conditioned, lunch awaits my ravenous appetite, celery prices are dropping, my SmartShare is working, kittens are amusing people all over the world, overpaid plumbers display their butt cracks with impunity, women are buying sundresses, you can still buy real meat, Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives has been renewed for another 70 years, Mothers get their yearly day tomorrow, and the ONLY thing missing from your perfect day …is THIS.

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Peter’s Advice on Finding the Music and Spreading the Word

Posted in music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 9, 2019 by segarini

Music is omnipresent in our world, and sadly, it is far too tempting to judge the current level of musical proficiency by what gets rammed down our throats on a regular basis. Mainstream radio, the media, even commercials, these all purport to “spread the gospel” of contemporary music to the uninitiated, or at least, to those who want others to do their thinking for them and to dictate their taste.

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