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THE PIG GOES OVER THE MOON

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2017 by segarini

 

Good morning, campers!

It’s your old pal Keith Moon here. You know, “Moonie,” “Moon the Loon” …or, as I very much prefer, The Greatest Rock and Roll Drummer that Ever Was, that is. Or was. I think… But I digress.

Anyroad, we meet today so that I may bring your undivided attention to this marvelous DVD entitled – just a moment here, as I do want to make sure I get this completely correct – ahh, yes. Keith Moon, Final 24: His Final Hours.

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Pat Blythe – The Women of Blues Revisited – Part IV – Maggie & Janis

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2017 by segarini

I have “moved” Janis Joplin from my Women in Rock series to this one. When I started the “Women of ……” series, I felt she had a foot in both camps. However, the more I listen to Joplin the more I realize her feet were far more firmly planted in the blues as her voice alone attests. There have been comparisons over the years between Maggie Bell and Janis Joplin. They are reminiscent of each other and that starts with the hair. Scotland is steeped in the blues (just listen to the pipes and some of the Celtic music) but the seeds were planted, and the roots run to the core of the earth, in the U.S.’s “deep south”. Keep in mind, much of the southern U.S. became home to the Scots fleeing the oppressive English in the late 1700’s. Combine that with the African “slave” songs….mix with oppressive heat and stir….so, sometimes I wonder, who exactly influenced whom?

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JAIMIE VERNON – CLEVER HAS A NAME: JAMES CLARK INSTITUTE

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2016 by segarini

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We’re in an interesting transitional period with music. Not the industry part that I’ve frequently beaten up and kicked to the curb time and time again. No, I’m talking about musical direction. I had hoped upon hope that post-9/11 the singer-songwriter would make a massive mainstream comeback to usher in the silver age of thinking man’s music. To say I was disappointed would be an understatement. The simpletons in charge of what we listen to doubled down on the stupid with the vacant tap dancing and lip-syncing of nubile females, effeminate boy bands and reality stars-turned-prime-time-embarrassments. ‘American Idol’ was the new A & R department for the future of music.

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JAIMIE VERNON – CODGER WARS

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2016 by segarini

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It was touch and go in the early part of 2016 for Classic Rock. Half the people that have ever made music in my lifetime died in the first 6 months. That’s an exaggeration, of course, but it looked like it was going to be up to The Rolling Stones to save the planet. Well, since the release of The Beatles documentary “Eight Days A Week” the geezers are rallying.

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GARY PIG GOLD SEZ “JOHN ENTWISTLE: TOO LATE THE HERO”

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2016 by segarini

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“What I feel inside I can’t explain. That John Entwistle should die in his late fifties is totally unthinkable. He was the indestructible one. He was the rock. He was the island. He was the fulcrum on which it all hinged.” – Mick Farren

“John was the best. He made “My Generation,” along with the other lads, one of the greatest records of all time.” – Peter Noone

“I think John was the pivotal member of the most exciting rock band to emerge on the British music scene in the Sixties.” – Brian Auger

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Roxanne Tellier – Grant Fullerton … King of the Road

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2016 by segarini

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In 1967, the Song of the Year was “Canada” by The Young Canada Singers. I was a geeky, gawky Montreal teen with cats eye glasses and a bad perm. My season’s pass to Expo 67 made me feel like a citizen of the world.

But in Toronto, another kind of world was coming together; one of young, talented musicians who’d flocked to Yorkville to find fame, if not fortune.

Grant Fullerton was one of them.

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GARY PIG GOLD’s ALL-TIME TOP TEN POWER POP PEOPLE

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 7, 2015 by segarini

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I very recently had the immense pleasure, and honor – as did my fellow DBAWISayers Jaimie Vernon and Our Leader Bob – to be interviewed by the esteemed Bosstown (or Boston, to you cats in Squaresville) director/producer Justin Fielding for his up-coming Power Pop Movie.

Which got me to thinking, as it quite often does:
Just what exactly is, or should I say who, IS “Power Pop” ??

Well, for a start: (in strictly Chronological Order, that is)….
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