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JAIMIE VERNON – Women Are From Bay City, Men Are From Syrinx

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 21, 2012 by segarini

This week I stepped into a Facebook hornets nest of women commenting on a current concert photo of Tom Jones. The conversation was going along swimmingly as the ladies talked about when they’d seen him perform for the first time, the last time, how great he still sounds and what their favourite songs were. Then it happened. Someone said he was still ‘hot’.  And that’s when I lost it. I dove in with a roundhouse to the solar plexis. My response to the thread is the same as it is every time I see a pop star’s picture posted and banal conversations about same. Guys talk about the music – guitar solos, drum technique, wicked harmonies, cool staging and lighting, and the show itself. The ladies, meanwhile, talk about the hotness. The tight trousers, the long, shiny hair, the puppy-dog eyes and kissable mouth.  Everything but the music or the performance. And they call guys superficial? If men think with their penises and listen to music with their ears, then women think with their hearts and listen to music with their vaginas.

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Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s of Rock – C

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , on October 6, 2011 by segarini

Let’s C….
C’mon
Let’s all tip our trucker hats to the almost-legend that was C’mon. Ian Blurton is one of Canada’s rock’n’roll treasures and his three-piece powerhouse will play their last shows at Toronto’s Cherry Cola’s on October 20th and at The Bovine Sex Club on October 22nd. After 15 years and a sniff of success with Change Of Heart, Blurton spent three years with his next band Blurtonia before forming C’mon with drummer Randy Curnew and Nashville Pussy bassist Katie Lynn Campbell in 2003. After a myriad of Canadian tours Curnew left the band in 2006 and was replaced by Dean Dallas Bentley.

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