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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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Roxanne Tellier: Indie Week 2015

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2015 by segarini

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The big Indie Week finale is tonight at 6 p.m. at the Mod Club, where one of the acts that won their nights at the various venues will become “The Best of the Fest,”and  earn the grand prize of a trip to headline the nextIndie Week Canada.  Good luck to all the finalists; Ivy James, Uniter,Kendal Thompson,Gold Complex, The Reklaws,BlakDenim,Aaron Pollock Music, The Killing Floor,&Amberwood!

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Roxanne Tellier – Summers of Songs

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2015 by segarini

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This is not my Wet Hot American Summer. I’m not cavorting on beaches, fending off amorous, slightly intoxicated hotties while sprinting across hot sand in an improbable bikini, and then gathering around a romantic campfire eating s’mores while some talented and ‘mature’ looking fellow strums a guitar for a singalong.

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Pat Blythe: The Women of Blues Part Four – Maggie Bell

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2015 by segarini

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Pat Blythe continues her series The Women of Blues with this fourth installment on a Legendary Scottish singer….

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Pat Blythe: The Women of Rock – Part 3

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2015 by segarini

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March 2 was the 10th anniversary of Hunter S. Thompson’s death and a picture of one of his quotes was making the rounds in Facebook. I found the subject matter rather timely! Many of us will find both the truth and the irony in what he had to say.

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JAIMIE VERNON – THE POWER OF POP

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2014 by segarini

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This week Paul Revere of 1960s pop band Paul Revere & The Raiders passed away at the age of 76. He and his band were one of the second generation of pop stars who took the post-Elvis world by storm on the back of Beatlemania.

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Roxanne Tellier: Getting older sucks. But consider the alternative.

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2014 by segarini

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The whole process of growing up seems to take forever when you’re at the start of it. It feels like years, not months, between Christmases, and there’s always a milestone you’re looking forward to – getting into high school, getting a driver’s license, getting old enough to legally drink.

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JAIMIE VERNON – A NEW MUSIC WARDROBE

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2014 by segarini

250_23750261354_2817_nI’ve done previous columns about the vacuous business that has become nostalgia-peddling so I have no interest in rehashing that…but I’m fascinated by the idea that people cling to it so desperately. The Boomer Generation has become really good at criticizing the newest trends in music but cannot shine the mirror back on their own sacred cows and say, in all honesty, “Hey, wait a minute. I’m getting half as much entertainment value as I used to at triple the price.” Folks would rather see (and hear) a simulation of The Who’s former selves with its surviving members doing the 32nd anniversary tour of their final show in various stages of disability (Townshend’s deafness and Daltrey’s failing vocal range) for $500 than something new and organic for $10 at the local pub. They’d rather watch the decrepit mummified remains of The Rolling Stones trot out predictable, laughable, cartoonish interpretations of their own back catalog and pay 10x the price for the insult because they copped their first boobie feel during ‘Angie’ in the 1970s.

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JAIMIE VERNON – I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2013 by segarini

Promo Shot_Twilight Zone_thumbI’ve got a shitload of CDs to review sitting on my desk – Bob Menzies’ “One More Highway”, Goddo’s “The Pretty Bad Boys Return” (which is also a DVD), Half Past Four’s “Good Thing” and Klaatu’s “Sir Army Suit” re-issue (also with DVD). I have had no time to sit and listen to any of these with the attention and intent I always reserve for my reviews because of a million personal things going on right now – not the least of which is a day gig. To give the music a cursory listen would be an insult to the artists who put blood, sweat and cashola into seeing these things to fruition. Sometimes it takes years to get a disc off the ground. I owe the creators more than 5 minutes of listening to them.

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Jaimie Vernon: K-TEL HELL: MUSICAL TEAM-UPS WE’D LIKE TO SEE

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2013 by segarini

Promo Shot_Twilight Zone_thumbWith the advent of celebrity musical team-ups to help sell more downloads in this unpredictable business we now find ourselves in, I thought maybe we could do this for all lapsed and flagging music artists past and present. Here, for your bemusement, is a wish list of team-ups for the musically twisted compiled by yours truly and partner in crime Terry Lusk. Enjoy

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