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The Prodigious Pig Sees NO FUTURE

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 2, 2017 by segarini

So! Guess which unbelievably cool little record just turned 40 (!!) Years Old the other day?  Nevertheless, via the true Spirit of ’77, allow me to celebrate by minding my own Bollocks with…

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JAIMIE VERNON – THE PUNKS ARE (STILL) ALRIGHT

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2015 by segarini

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Smashing Pumpkins leader William “Don’t Call Me Billy” Corgan bleated something about loss of innocence at the end of the 1970s with the band’s only true Pop song called “1979” in the apex of the 1990s version of a counter-culture movement (c/f Grunge, Cobain, Seattle, et al).

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Cameron Carpenter: Rock’n’Roll Rewind – Rating The Records

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 19, 2015 by segarini

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This week we rewind to 1977 and the first issue of Shades Magazine. My feature was a re-cap of all the new punk records that had been released.

“I realize a lot of the material I’m going to cover is somewhat dated, but this being the first edition, I thought I’d quickly go over some of the best new music to come out over the past few months. Next month’s reviews will be much longer and in-depth.”

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JAIMIE VERNON – GODS OF THE HAMMER

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 6, 2014 by segarini

Jaimie as King George

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JAIMIE VERNON – GOOD PUBLICITY GONE BAD

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 14, 2013 by segarini

vernon_19972Last weekend I made the rounds doing promotion for my book – The Canadian Pop Music Encyclopedia – to radio station CFRB and the cable TV show ‘On Da Grine TV’ during what was a particularly heavy media week in Toronto. The Toronto International Film Festival was in full swing promoting upcoming Hollywood fair and its glitterati. Had I been able to afford a publicist I’m sure they would have dissuaded me from trying to promote a music book during a movie festival. But I don’t have a publicist so I sallied forth and guess what? The festival had no effect on getting me media coverage.

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JAIMIE VERNON – The Top125 Most Influential Top100 albums – Part 2

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2013 by segarini

vernon_1997For those that missed my blog last week entitled “ The Top125 Most Influential Top100 albums – Part 1” containing the most influential artists/albums for me in my 35 years as a musician you can find it here. This week  I wrap up the list with the remainder of the alphabet. Enjoy…or get annoyed. Your mileage may vary.

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Cameron Carpenter: Listing The ABC’s Of Rock’n’Roll – A is For Album Covers

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2013 by segarini

Shanghai Aug 2012Kids today will never know the joy of endlessly browsing in a record store with no set agenda. The hours that were happily wasted on Saturday afternoons at Sam The Record Man, Records On Wheels, A&A’s or The Record Peddler are immeasurable. It was time well spent.  CD shopping is just not the same and digital shopping/hunting is an aural and not visual experience. The album cover was a great size, 12” X 12” (versus the miniscule 5” X 5” of a CD).  An album cover could capture your attention, demand you to pick it up and read the back for the vital information which would or would not persuade you to shell out your six or seven dollars.

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