## JAIMIE VERNON – K-TEL’S SHINING STARS

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 6, 2016 by segarini

I’ve run out of epitaphs. The battlefield of pop continues to accumulate bodies. During this past week we were reminded of the passing of Karen Carpenter (33 years ago) and the officially recognized Day the Music Died (really? Then what have we been listening to in the intervening 57 years?).

## Roxanne Tellier: I Like Dreaming …

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2013 by segarini

Those who know me too well say I’m an “insta crash.” I have the ability to fall asleep in the most awkward of places and the strangest of times. It’s a gift.

And I dream. I dream in colour, the dreams have plot lines, no matter how insane, and if I don’t like my dream, I can wake up, figure out how to change the plot, and fall back asleep to finish off the story. In the words of that insipid 1977 Kenny Nolan song, I like dreaming. And I do it very well.

## Roxanne Tellier: Television, The Baby Boomers, and Me

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2013 by segarini

Ladies and Gentlemen may I introduce the latest addition to the DBAWIS family. Please give a warm Don’t Believe a Word I Say welcome to a dear friend, writer, singer and songwriter, Ms. Roxanne Tellier. With Roxanne entertaining you on Sundays, I will now only be late on Mondays. And now…Roxy’s first column.

Television and I grew up together. In Alberta in the 1950’s, there were just two channels, and everything was in black and white. But TV always had a little something for me; a “Wide World of Disney” here, an “Ed Sullivan” night there.

Kids didn’t have much to choose from, nor were they considered part of the television viewing schedule discussion. But we were the Baby Boomers, and we were about to become a major force in shaping the way television grew and how it reflected our environment.