## WHEATFIELD EMPIRE by Jaimie Vernon

Posted in music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 16, 2020 by segarini

Last week the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame did a virtual induction of its 2020 nominees that included Whitney Houston, The Doobie Brothers, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Notorious B.I.G., and T. Rex. Typical of past years during the induction process, the public and media got their panties into a bunch over how their favourite artist has been snubbed.

## Doug Thompson: ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE MISSES THE MARK…..AGAIN!

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2015 by segarini

Rolling Stone Magazine recently released their latest ‘list’, “The 100 Greatest Songwriters” rollingstone.com).  Let me repeat that title, “The 100 Greatest Songwriters”.  Their descriptive line states “From Brill Building tunesmiths to Punk poets, from Woody Guthrie to Max Martin, the visionaries who defined music history.”

## Roxanne Tellier – Popping the Top off Covers

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2015 by segarini

Music’s a funny thing; sometimes a song will hide in the grooves of an album, unloved and unwanted, until someone uncovers the gem and makes it their own. A struggling songwriter may dream of the day that a megastar covers their work; in the right hands, a number one hit can make the writer a fortune in publishing.

## JAIMIE VERNON – THE FEMININE MUSIQUE

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 12, 2014 by segarini

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

Lord Farlsworth, that magnificent cougar-faced beast, has been waking me up at ever earlier hours (4:15 a.m. today … a new record!) with yowls that pierce through a sleep-sodden brain. If ignored, Lord F pounces on little Jay, my delicate flower of a girl cat. Since he outweighs her by 10 pounds, and she can’t stand him, a classic cat fight, complete with Siamese screams, ensues, and I’m getting up, damnit, like it or not.

But the crazy thing about the Jay/Lord F battles is that, once physically separated, the tiny Jay will then search the house to find him. It’s a classic “good girl” love/hate relationship with a “bad boy.”

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2013 by segarini

Very recently, I had the very extreme pleasure of watching Heart perform in Toronto.  I’ve always been a Heart fan, I mean what warm blooded female rock music lover isn’t?  I wanted the powerful pipes of Ann Wilson and the effortless beauty and guitar skills of her sister Nancy.  I grew up loving songs like “Barracuda” and “Crazy on You”, and greatly admiring the women who created that music that helped to raise me.  And soon, I’d discover an incarnation of that great band that would make me love them even more.

## JAIMIE VERNON: Grammys and JUNOS and Whitney, Oh My!

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , on February 18, 2012 by segarini

It’s been a very long time since music dominated an entire week of news cycles let alone an entire 24 hours. The last time was the week Michael Jackson died from the enabling ‘care’ of a money-hungry, ass-kissing physician that all but put a gun in Jackson’s mouth. Thankfully, the weasel is in jail. Police, however, are still looking for the surgeon that turned Jackson into a Caucasian.

## Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock – T

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2012 by segarini

Next week I will return to the T’s but right now I have a few…..

Thoughts

Seems to be a theme with most of those this week. I wrote this on Monday morning.

I couldn’t let this week go by without a few thoughts about both Whitney and the Grammy awards.