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Segarini: Editor’s Note

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , on September 8, 2014 by segarini

Frank and Bob

No column from Frank this week (his Brother-in-Law and Sister somehow forced Junior into depleting Oregon’s available Beer supply by more than half) but stay tuned for a whole lot of…ME! The column I have been working on for 3 weeks has grown large enough to serialize, and it will play out over the next 4 days with Cam Carpenter’s “ABCs of Rock and Roll” as a breather on Thursday. Feel better, Frank…and put slippers on the cat so its loud and disruptive stomping doesn’t continue to feed your pounding headache and cause you to lose your grip on the bathroom floor. The first part of my column “The Emmys” debuts tomorrow, followed by Part 2 – “I Hear It’s My Birthday” on Wednesday, Cam’s “ABCs of Rock and Roll” on Thursday, and Part 3 of my mini-series “The VMAs Shit the Bed…again” will run on Friday. If I have time, there will also be a BobChart this week. Off to join Frank’s hangover courtesy of the Toronto International Film Festival. Let the betting begin.



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DBAWIS ButtonBob “The Iceman” Segarini was in the bands The Family Tree, Roxy, The Wackers, The Dudes, and The Segarini Band and nominated for a Juno for production in 1978. He also hosted “Late Great Movies” on CITY TV, was a producer of Much Music, and an on-air personality on CHUM FM, Q107, SIRIUS Sat/Rad’s Iceberg 95, (now 85), and now publishes, edits, and writes for DBAWIS, and continues to write music, make music, and record.


Nadia Elkharadly: TIFF comes to Toronto

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 5, 2013 by segarini

Nadia LogoWell DBAWISers, it’s that time of year again.  No, it’s not summer anymore, as the vicious chill in the air would indicate (please recall I’m a desert flower so any temperature below 25 degrees constitutes as a vicious chill for me).  No, it’s not Christmas, as the chill isn’t hellish as opposed to vicious.  Now is the time that the glitterati, the paparazzi and the wishtheywere-ies look forward to more than anything; the Toronto International Film Festival.  Every September, celebrities from the far reaches of the globe (though mostly from New York and Los Angeles) descend upon Toronto for a few days of worship, film promoting and party attending.  And with them come all the trappings that a world class film festival would merit; the red carpets, the flash bulbs, the media frenzy, and the fan worship that help to make TIFF what it is today.

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Cameron Carpenter: The ABCs of Rock ‘n’ Roll – B Stands for B-Sides The Point

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 5, 2013 by segarini


CamCouple of quick updates from last week. Dave “Bookie” Bookman has indeed landed at Indie 88.1 and will debut his Sunday night show on September 15th at 6:00 PM. Nice to have him back on the local airwaves. Former Q-107 evening jock Dominik Diamond has taken over the morning show at the newly branded Radio 965 in Halifax.

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