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Roxanne Tellier: My Toronto – Part Two

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 13, 2014 by segarini

january roxanneToronto was a different place in the late 1970’s and early eighties. Although it’s easy to look back with rose coloured glasses, it was, in fact, a watershed time for Toronto musicians. Everywhere you turned, you were surrounded by outstanding music, made by dedicated and very talented players, who enjoyed the freedom to create their art, and make a living at the same time.

 

 

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Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock’n’Roll – A Place To Stand

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

Shanghai Aug 2012“A place to stand, a place to grow – Ontari-ari-ari-o!” Those of us who were in public school in 1967 will remember this song as the unofficial anthem of Ontario which was played at Expo 67 and on countless TV commercials. Did you know it was written by Dolores Claman who wrote the iconic “Hockey Theme” which graced the airwaves on the CBC before every “Hockey Night In Canada” from 1968 to 2008?

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JAIMIE VERNON: The Music That Got Away

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2012 by segarini

Running a record label requires the stealthy and diplomatic handling of not only music but the egos of those that make it. Like certain personal relationships, you gotta put up with the crazy shit occasionally to get at the good sex.

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Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock – V

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2012 by segarini

If nobody minds I will not be speaking about hair.

Very sorry to hear about the passing of Ronnie Montrose this past week. Glad I mentioned the spectacular debut album from his band a couple of months ago. Segarini wrote a great column earlier this week touching on some of the greats we have recently lost.

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The Segarini Band vs The World

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 3, 2011 by segarini

Being in a rock band can be fun, rewarding, stimulating and an adventure. It can also be tedious, frightening, life threatening, and rife with danger. No matter how well you plan, no matter how prepared you are, there are forces at work which will occasionally just fuck you up. Sometimes, it can be someone who is a stranger, or worse, someone in the support system of the band who causes the problems. Sometimes…it can be you…and when I say you, I mean me.

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