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Cam Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock’n’Roll – Who Are You?

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 20, 2014 by segarini

CamMaybe it was the recent screening of “Quadrophenia” I watched that settled me into the word “Who” for our rock’n’roll alphabetical word of the week. I hadn’t seen the movie for years as it was very difficult until recently to find it on DVD and my VHS copy is kind of useless without a VCR currently set-up. The 1979 film is a fantastic look at the Mods and Rockers scene from the early sixties as they clashed on the shores of Brighton. Of course there is a lot more to the story than the beach battles and it shows the relative easiness of falling into a social group. Phil Daniels is brilliant as Jimmy and the unknown star is a better pick than Johnny Rotten or Sham 69 frontman Jimmy Pursey who were both considered for the lead role.

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Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock’n’Roll – Some Zzzzz’s

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2013 by segarini

CamOnce again we find ourselves at the end of the alphabet. Some Z songs for you at the end of the article.

After the fun reunion with Slaughter who knew my next major show would be Black Sabbath. I received a text from my rock’n’roll brother Stephane Drolet asking me if I would be interested in going to the show with him. Steph was coming in from Montreal as the band was not going to be performing there. Of course there is a Slaughter/Ozzy connection as Slaughter’s Dana Strum is the man who hooked Ozzy up with Randy Rhoads.

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Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock’n’Roll- Start Spreading The News

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 25, 2013 by segarini

Shanghai Aug 2012Be it in Canada, or while visiting our neighbours to the south, I have always been an east coast type of guy. Give me Halifax over Vancouver, St. John’s over Victoria and, most definitely New York over Los Angeles. In the past I spent a lot of time in both New York and L.A. as back in the good old days these were the two epicentres of the record biz. L.A. can have its charms in the short term, what with the weather and the ocean, but it is strange to be in a town where nobody walks. I walk everywhere and think nothing of a quick jaunt from the Beach in Toronto to downtown. People in New York walk. Manhattan streets are an obstacle course of fast moving people, yellow cabs, constant honking and ever present sirens. There is an energy and attitude in NYC that is sadly lacking in L.A..

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