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Roxanne Tellier – Touring Murmuration Nation with Emily Saliers

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2017 by segarini

If you came of age in the 90s, you’ll likely remember Amy Ray and Emily Saliers as the Indigo Girls. Their music was the background music of the indie lifestyle, and indeed, they seemed to be everywhere, racking up Gold and Platinum records, receiving a Grammy in 1990 for Best Contemporary Folk Album, and becoming part of our mass consciousness, referenced in such diverse environs as Stephen King‘s Rose Madder, and the television series,  Will and Grace, South Park, and The Big Bang Theory.

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A Segarini Rerun – 29+ Great Movies I Will Never Tire Of Watching That You May Have Never Seen

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , on October 14, 2017 by segarini

Bob 2015 2

From exactly a year ago. A new addition to my Movie Lust coming soon. In the meantime…This. – Bob

Music may be my life and ‘job’ and undoubtedly, my most well-honed and informed skill-set, but it is not what I do for ‘fun’. What my spare time (Ha!) is used for, is my passion for movies and television.

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Segarini – Petty Differences

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

It was sometime during the Spring of 1977. I was in New York (for God knows why) and my friend Ritchie swung by the Chelsea and Bobnapped me in his TransAm, or Camaro, or whatever the fuck it was, and drove us across the George Washington Bridge into Soprano Country and the Wilds of New Jersey. This wasn’t the first time by a long shot. Once was to a Mansion he and his buddies ‘liberated’ while the owners were in the Hamptons, where he introduced me to Yes and ‘Roundabout’ on a GhettoBlaster set up on one of the numerous fireplace mantles, and another time, when he spirited me away to a high school in West Orange to hear some guy named Bruce Springsteen play a school dance in the Gymnasium. THIS time, we were on our way to a house party on the Jersey Shore, long before The Situation briefly lived in a broken condom….

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Roxanne Tellier – 2 Dogs, 2 Cats, 1 House Chicken ….

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

Greetings from the westiest coast, where the weather just ‘is,’ no matter what’s predicted. Will it rain or shine? Be sunny and warm or chilly and damp? Stay tuned, weather fans – we’ll have your sun after this brief rain shower!

Last Monday I stepped out of the Abbotsford airport into an almost Floridian heat and haze. But by the time we’d driven out of the airport, the day had settled into a damper, greyer miasma, and has mainly stayed that way, with brief and wholly unpredictable flirtations with the sun sprinkled in for good measure.

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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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