Archive for Tragically Hip

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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JAIMIE VERNON – BULLSOGRAPHY: Sneak Peek #1

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2016 by segarini


jaimie-vernon_viletones With my ‘True Tales From a Cemetery Cop’  being released October 3 I’ve finally returned to finish writing the book I promised a year ago – the history of Bullseye Records of Canada.

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JAIMIE VERNON – TRUE NORTH GLUTEN FREE

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2014 by segarini

Jaimie as King George

In the early morning aftermath of two tragic military assassinations in Quebec and Ottawa, Ontario this week America tuned in and saw a different kind of Canada.

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Frank Gutch Jr: O Canada: A Nod to The Great White North— (and more of them goddamn notes)

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 2, 2014 by segarini

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 I am a lost Son of Canada.  I must be.  I love Canadian bacon, though bacon it not really be (except maybe technically).  I love Jennifer Dale, an actor who deserved much more than she has been afforded,  respect-wise (I reveled in her work on Canadian TV and film during Comcast’s all-too-short span of including CTV and CBC on their cable lineups in the ’80s).  I love Due South, one of the most creative and funny-on-so-many-levels series TV has ever created (the transition of Ray to Ray— David Marciano to Callum Keith Rennie— a work of pure writing craftmanship).

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JAIMIE VERNON – CANADA DOESN’T LOOK A DAY OVER 145

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2013 by segarini

vernon_1997July 1st is Canada’s 146th birthday. And unlike Amerka’s Independence Day, ours is a true birthday. It was on that day in 1867 that Prime Minister and Scottish whiskey guzzling champ Sir John A. MacDonald spread his legs and shat out a proclamation declaring the Province of Canada Day FireworksCanada (Quebec and Ontario) plus New Brunswick and Nova Scotia to be, henceforth, bastard siblings.  History would record any number of schools named in his honour.

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Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock’n’Roll – Oh, Canada

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2012 by segarini

As most of you know Canadian radio is forced by the Canadian Radio-Television And Telecommunications Commission (CTRC) to play a certain amount of music deemed “Canadian”. The regulation was put in place in the early seventies in hopes that we would build a Canadian star system. The system has been fought and debated since its inception and the rules and regs have changed over the years with more Canadian music than ever now being heard on our airwaves. As it stands now most new stations are forced to play upwards of 40% Canadian Content (Can-Con).

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