Archive for Television

Segarini – Three Top Tens

Posted in Movies, Opinion, Television with tags , , , , , , , on May 11, 2019 by segarini

It’s a beautiful Spring day. The birds are chirping, the bees are pollinating, the  irritated bowel syndrome is nowhere to be seen, the rent is paid, the hair is shampoo’d and conditioned, lunch awaits my ravenous appetite, celery prices are dropping, my SmartShare is working, kittens are amusing people all over the world, overpaid plumbers display their butt cracks with impunity, women are buying sundresses, you can still buy real meat, Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives has been renewed for another 70 years, Mothers get their yearly day tomorrow, and the ONLY thing missing from your perfect day …is THIS.

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Roxanne Tellier – CMW, Jeopardy, and What the Heck is ASMR?

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 5, 2019 by segarini

It’s that time again! Canadian Music Week .. CMW 2019  … starts tomorrow, and continues all week, with enough major stars and events to keep even the most jaded muso happy.

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Bob Stories Opinions and Advice 10 Years On

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2019 by segarini

Don’t Believe a Word I Say has existed as first a column at FYIMusic.com, then in its own self-titled blog for going on 11 years now.

Before this, I dabbled in music, radio, and television for 50 years or so, and feel I have experienced enough to have a fairly informed opinion of my related careers, and the love/hate relationship that comes with a passion and lust for life and its challenging hurdles.

The following has been culled from the first 6 months of this entities existence, which has been updated but not changed in any way, so when I said something stupid then, it remains stupid now. New pictures have been added, and some comments, which will be in italics.

Enjoy the sunshine and the first sign of Spring …mud. Read this when it rains again …or snows …or the cat won’t get off your lap. – Bob

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Segarini – Another Monkee Leaves the Circus and Farewell to The Queen of Yonge Street

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2019 by segarini

I should be inured to these events by now.

We all should be …especially if you were around when the celebrities we lose, (seemingly daily as time goes by) were in their heyday. When they were new. Fresh. When you were in your formative years and the movies you saw, the television shows you watched, and the music …most importantly, the music …became the snapshots of your life. And the more distance between then and now, the more faded those snapshots of your youth and your informative years become, the more cherished and loved are the words, music, and pictures they contain.

…and people you never met, never spoke to, never knew at all, became as close to you as family. Sometimes even closer.

And now they are passing away. Reminding us of our own mortality, taking back our youth, and breaking our hearts.

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Bob VS Social Media – Full Disclosure and a Snake!

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 22, 2018 by segarini

When I first landed on Social Media, I was smitten with the opportunity to reach 1000s of people with a few key strokes and hitting ‘enter’, or being able to have a conversation with someone without holding a phone to my ear by using Messenger to ask or answer a question without interrupting whatever I was working on for more than a few seconds.

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Segarini – 2016: Year of the Faceplant or We’re All Bozos On This (Short) Bus

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2017 by segarini

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We have swallowed the Kool-Aid, jumped the shark, and lifted the horse’s tail.

…and in so doing, created a world imagined by Phillip K. Dick, Hunter Thompson, Mike Judge, and Stephen King.  Curated by Gary Larson, Louie CK, and Rod Serling…and now occupied by even our Brightest Lights, who have been sucked into this Black Hole along with the rest of us. That annoying sound you hear are millions of knuckles, dragging across the Linoleum Floor of Destiny…and the wailing of the still upright Brain Trust that allowed this to happen….

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Segarini – The Low Down on The Get Down and Roadies Loads In

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2016 by segarini

Thug Bob

I hated Vinyl.

The HBO thugs and drugs fantasy about the ’70s music industry, not the resurging delivery system for music and hipness. Didn’t much like Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, either. Dennis Leary chews about the same amount of scenery as the cast of Vinyl, but to equally stifled yawns and eye rolling. …and let’s not forget EmpireDynasty for the Drake Nation, and if you don’t remember Dynasty, rest assured that this hiccup won’t be remembered either….

Amazing that these shows about the entertainment business go out of their way to not entertain….

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