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Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2015 by segarini

vernon_1997 I may have officially outlived my tenure as Captain Canada. I pride myself in keeping on top of the latest and greatest Canadian music. It’s my duty as the chronicler of all things CanCon. But last week I became an anachronism.

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Nadia Elkharadly: Musique dans la Belle Provence

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2012 by segarini

This weekend I ventured away from the comforts of our fair city of Toronto, and took a road trip east in search of musical adventure.  The destination:  Montreal, Quebec.  The musical adventure:  Osheaga Music Festival.

Now in its 6th year, Osheaga has rapidly become one of Canada’s premier music festivals.  This is my second year attending the fest, and just like the first time I was struck by the beauty of the chosen venue.  Like Chicago’s Lollapalooza, Osheaga is an outdoor festival set in the middle of a city.  Montreal’s Parc Jean Drapeau dwells on Île Sainte-Hélène, just an underwater metro ride away from the downtown core.

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Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock – R

Posted in Opinion, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2012 by segarini

The Replacements – “Color Me Obsessed”

One of the highlights for my inaugural year as the NXNE Film Festival was the discovery and screening of “Color Me Obsessed – A Film About The Replacements”.  The screening process for a film fest is very similar to the A&R process at a record company. You go through hundreds of submissions and hope to find a gem or two. I must say that the film process does takes a while longer as a lot of this suckers run 90+ minutes, and, being a martyr I watched every minute of them (rookie mistake). Much like music, most people who submit films have delusions of grandeur and absolutely no right screening most of their projects outside of their living rooms.

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