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DOUG THOMPSON – RISING TO THE TOP AT MOTOWN

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 15, 2017 by segarini

Sometimes meeting your heroes can be very disappointing.  They could just be having a bad day or had a fight with their significant other or their manager, or recently received bad news about a pet project…or as is sometimes the case, they could just be an asshole.

On the other hand, some heroes exceed your expectations and then some.

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Peter Montreuil – Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 24, 2017 by segarini

Editor’s Note: Peter is a good friend to all of us at DBAWIS. He has graciously consented to join us here and be a contributing writer as often as he can. Please welcome Peter to Don’t Believe a Word I say….

It was an honour to be asked to contribute a weekly column to “Don’t Believe A Word I Say”, and I hope to match the standards set by the rest of the writing team. Here’s a little about me, as well as things that I will, or won’t, write about.

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The Segarini Band vs The World

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

Originally posted April 3rd, 2011….

Being in a rock band can be fun, rewarding, stimulating and an adventure. It can also be tedious, frightening, life threatening, and rife with danger. No matter how well you plan, no matter how prepared you are, there are forces at work which will occasionally just fuck you up. Sometimes, it can be someone who is a stranger, or worse, someone in the support system of the band who causes the problems. Sometimes…it can be you…and when I say you, I mean me.

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Roxanne Tellier – Boom Times in the Big Smoke

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 16, 2017 by segarini

It’s Boom Town for realtors in Toronto these days. 243,400 houses were sold last year, and as of April of this year, the average residence in the city had a starting price tag of a cool $921,000.

My old house in Scarborough, which we sold last July, was re-sold twice more by speculators before the year ended, each time jumping another $100K or so in price. It’s now been demolished and rebuilt as a monster home. I wouldn’t recognize the place, they tell me.

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Roxanne Tellier – Wild and Wacky Weathering

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 9, 2017 by segarini

In June 2012, Amazon picked The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker as one of the month’s best reads. A combination coming-of-age story and apocalyptic page turner, the novel focused on how people would react to a changed world, where “the Earth’s rotation slows, gradually stretching out days and nights and subtly affecting the planet’s gravity. ”    

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Segarini: Canadian, Eh? Happy 150th Canada Day!

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 1, 2017 by segarini

Have a safe and happy Canada Day…I love you all. And yes…this IS the Greatest Country in the World…even if some of us don’t know it.

Portions of this column originally appeared in FYIMusic, Cashbox Canada, and DBAWIS.

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Segarini: Two Worlds Redux

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2017 by segarini

This originally ran on October 3rd, 2011

In many ways, the population currently residing on this mudball are from two different worlds when it comes to music. Some components are time-worn and exist in both, and some are at loggerheads with one another, creating a sizeable chasm between the two that is much deeper and wider than even the fabled ‘generation gap’ of the ’60s and ’70s.

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