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Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock’n’Roll – C Stands for C and Be Seen

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 12, 2013 by segarini

CamIt has been quite a rock’n’roll week.  With TIFF taking over the city (and bars on extended 4 AM hours) there are far too many events to attend. Last Wednesday night I attended the sonaBLAST! Records Canada (http://www.sonablast.ca/) annual TIFF kick-off party at The Brant House.

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Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock’n’Roll – NXNE Part Two

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2012 by segarini

Thursday – Straight to the NFB for noon as we are screening a very cool French rock’n’roll movie “Polaroid Song” along with the documentary “Down: Indie Rock In The PRC”. Director Andrew Field, a professor of ancient Chinese studies, flew in from Shanghai to join us and after his incredibly interesting film had Toronto native Jon Campbell join him for a Q&A. Campbell is one of the foremost experts on rock’n’roll from the PRC and is the author of the book “Red Rock”. You can read Andrew’s blog at http://shanghaijournal.squarespace.com/ and find out information on Jon’s book at http://www.jonathanwcampbell.com/The_Book.html. Andrew stays in Toronto for three more days and attends almost every movie that we screen and meets as many other directors and industry types that he can. Ambrose and I unofficially awarded Andrew the title of most active participant of this years festival.

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