Archive for Spare Parts

JAIMIE VERNON – TAKIN’ CARE OF BACHMAN (PART 2)

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 18, 2015 by segarini

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excerpted from the forthcoming book ‘Bullsography: The Bullseye Records Story 1985-2010’

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JAIMIE VERNON – HEY, NINETEEN

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 14, 2015 by segarini

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As you read this my wife Sharon Vernon and I have just celebrated our 19th anniversary. We went to Cleveland to see two of her favourite bands – the American act Red Wanting Blue and Canadian rock darling The Trews who I introduced her to (musically) in 2003 after seeing them in a club in Halifax during the ECMA’s. We’ve done a lot of that on our anniversaries – going to see live acts. That includes Lighthouse on our 17th and Ian Mitchell of the Bay City Rollers (see story below).

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JAIMIE VERNON – THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2015 by segarini

With a Little Help As much as it’s a sappy platitude from the late music legend Andrew Gold, there’s no other way of saying thanks to those who have stuck by me year after year. I have over 2800 ‘friends’ on my Facebook profile. This isn’t a boast. It’s a matter of fact and it’s not to point out the quantity. I’m the rare exception in social media who actually knows most of the people I’ve friended.

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JAIMIE VERNON – The Best 2013 I’ve Ever Had

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2013 by segarini

Vernon_Penny_LaneOur editor-in-chief, Bob Segarini, mandated a year end 2013 ‘Best and Worst’ list from the Don’t Believe A Word I Say scribes for this week. For me lists like this are an eternal yawn. I mean do you really, truly care what someone else thinks about stuff – particularly when we’ve all lived through the same year as everyone else?

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JAIMIE VERNON – GOT YOU COVERED

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 4, 2013 by segarini

vernon_1997This week I’ve been discussing a reunion of my old cover band Spare Parts with the original participants – Maureen Leeson (vocals), Duanne Welsh (drums) and Geoff Wilson (guitar). We were a ‘thing’ from 1993 through 1997. By thing I mean a true-blue working act at clubs across southern (and north-eastern) Ontario getting paid to make people drink beer, dance, grope inappropriately and puke in restrooms. Achieving all four in an evening was considered a success by bar owners and audience members alike. More times than not we could do all four or at least fashion a passable trifecta. Oh, and we were really fucking good at what we did which might be why we were employed every other weekend for four years straight.

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