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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 ( 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 and find out information on Jon’s book at 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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