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Cameron Carpenter: Past and Present Tens – Take Off Your Shirt And Jacket

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2015 by segarini

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One of the perks working in the music business is (was) the free clothes. Tee-shirts, hoodies, hats, toques, scarves, you name and some label or artist would find a way to incorporate their logo on it. The big score was always the record label or band tour jacket. In the days of big record company conventions one of the first thing you would do was check your hotel room as more often than not there would be a swag bag waiting for you full of all kinds of treats. Some of these I still possess and others have long disappeared or been given away to friends.

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Cameron Carpenter: Rock’n’Roll Rewind – Ring the Damn Bell

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 27, 2015 by segarini

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Before we head back to my 1970’s high school I wanted to congratulate my old friend Randy Lennox on his upcoming new job as President of Entertainment Production & Broadcasting at Bell Media.

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Cam Carpenter: Rock’n’Roll Rewind – High School Confidential

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2015 by segarini

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This week we rewind to high school in more ways than one. Buried deep in a box of rock memorabilia I stumbled upon a collection of my high school newspapers. Calling them a newspaper is a bit of a stretch as most of them are four or five sheets of mimeographed white or green paper and almost faded into obscurity.

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Cameron Carpenter: Rock’n’Roll Rewind – Driven To Tears

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 13, 2015 by segarini

 

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This week we have a short rewind back to 2008. I had a few opportunities to write for the Canadian men’s lifestyle magazine Driven, whose editor-in-chief, Gary Butler, was an old friend. As you can tell from the quality of the copy, he is a great editor and elevated all who wrote under his watch.

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Cameron Carpenter: Rock’n’Roll Rewind – Knack Knack – Who’s There?

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2015 by segarini

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This week we rewind to November 1979 and a story I wrote for Music Express. It was in the same issue where I had written the cover story about an artist by the name of Segarini. I certainly was in my “pure pop for now people” phase. Please pardon the grammar, I was young and needed a good copy editor.

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Cameron Carpenter: Rock’n’Roll Rewind – Days Of Future Past

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2015 by segarini

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I am happy to report that Mom came through her surgery with flying colours and we await her return, with her shiny new knee, to the ABC (Arsenal Breakfast Club) at the Balmy Beach Club in the coming weeks.

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Cameron Carpenter: Rock’n’Roll Rewind – The Thin White Duke Looks Sharp!

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 30, 2015 by segarini

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Before we rewind to a couple of record reviews in the New Music Magazine circa 1978/9, something a little more modern. By this time next week many of us will be knee-deep in the 33rd annual Canadian Music Week. From its start as the David Farrell run “Record Conference” the Neill Dixon show is a massive multi-format event which touches all aspects of the industry, but, more importantly, is a huge social gathering of old friends from around the world.

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