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Segarini: The Art Of Touring 7 – Dude! Where’s our truck?

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , on July 29, 2012 by segarini

Part 6 can be found here

“Say again?” says Frankenheimer.

“Somebody stole the truck”, says Dennis, looking not unlike a deer caught in the headlights of a very angry, red-faced, manager. Bruce, who normally towers over the diminutive Dennis, is doing his best to will himself to the size of a Smurf, turning a sickly shade of blue in the process.

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Segarini: The Art Of Touring 6: Hey! There’s where King Kong bought it….

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2012 by segarini

Part 5 can be found here

I don’t care how many times you have seen it, the sheer size and grandeur of the New York skyline from the George Washington Bridge is jaw dropping at the very least. The first time you see it…well, it is pretty much Christmas, Disneyland, and your first non-solo orgasm all rolled into one…with a touch of Impending Doom.

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Segarini: The Art Of Touring 5 – Dank? What the hell is dank?

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , on July 15, 2012 by segarini

Part 4 can be found here

Team Roxy. From L to R: Jim Morris, John MacDonald, John Haeny, (producer /engineer), with one of his prize winning huskies, Jac Holzman, (President, Elektra Records), Bob Segarini, Randy Bishop, Jim DeCoq, and John The Frankenheimer, (manager).

In retrospect, we shouldn’t have been as elated as we were to see the A-1 Motel come into view as we pulled off I90 and into the parking lot surrounding the ill-named shoebox we were about to seek shelter in.

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Segarini: The Art of Touring 3 – I’ll have a bottle of Golden Wedding and a Virginia Ham

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2012 by segarini

Part 2 can be found here

Bruce the Roadie finally calmed down after the hotel gave him another room while they fumigated the one he was staying in next to mine. At breakfast that afternoon, he threatened to kill the rest of us if we ever mentioned the ‘Bowling Ball Incident’ again. I pray he’s not reading this column.

So now it’s Sunday in Toronto. We’ve recovered from Bobby Sherman, Yorkville, and the Matador. It’s a brand new day, and we’re looking for action…There is no action.

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Segarini: The Art Of Touring II – The Wrath of Dawn

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 1, 2012 by segarini

Part 1 can be found here.

A Night On The Town: Hours after the Bobby Sherman show at the O Keefe, the mob standing outside the rear doors waiting for the already gone Mr. Sherman to come out and sacrifice his shirt to the mostly female cast of The Lord Of The Flies, were finally dragged back to their mother’s station wagons and taken home, clearing a path for us to get to our rented Vista Cruiser, and go back to the Holiday Inn. It was early, around 11:00 o’clock, so being rude boys and Rock Stars, we decided to hit the town to blow off some steam, get faced, and check out the local hip scene. Toronto. At 11:00 on a Saturday night. Who knew…

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Segarini: The Art Of Touring Part 1

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 24, 2012 by segarini

After years of touring up and down the West Coast in The Family Tree, with forays into Montana, Idaho, Nevada, and Arizona, I thought I was a seasoned professional when it came to rock and roll touring.

I knew to take an empty suitcase so I’d have a way to bring all the crap you get on the road home with me. Promotional T-shirts from radio stations, books and comics and magazines you’d buy to read to stave off the road crazies, decks of cards, clothes bought from hippie clothing stores, hand made by beautiful, free-loving girls named Sunflower, Moonchild, and Debbie, hotel and motel towels, unsent postcards, souvenir ashtrays, gig posters and handbills, albums, assorted snacks indigenous to wherever we were, gifts from fans, and once…a big jar of homemade dill pickles.

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