2009-10-29

    
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October 29, 2009
  Harle's hoopsters take aim at seasonPDF files may take a moment to load

Despite an impressive 2-1 result at this weekend's University of Calgary Invitational, the Dinos women's basketball team face a number of challenges in the season ahead.

They downed the McMaster University Marauders 91-65 on Friday, lost to the University of Regina Cougars 92-79 on Saturday and managed to score a narrow 80-78 victory over the Universite Quebec à Montreal Carabins, but head coach Shawnee Harle is focused on what these early results mean.

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October 29, 2009
  Let's do the time warp: '60s b-ball coach comes to townPDF files may take a moment to load

The game of basketball has changed a lot in the four decades it's been played at the University of Calgary. For former Dinos men's basketball head coach John Dewar, the biggest difference is the size and speed of the players.

"At that time, the best team we had was in 1966 and we had players that were playing above the hoop a little bit," he said. "But up until that time a lot of the players played more below the hoop."

October 29, 2009
  Now's the timePDF files may take a moment to load

The last time the Dinos men's basketball team played a meaningful game, it was on the hard court of Scotiabank Place against the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds in the national semi-finals in Ottawa in March. They had beaten the T-Birds a scant two weeks earlier to capture the Canada West conference crown for the first time since 2004 and were looking to take a spot in the national final for the first time since 1966.

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October 29, 2009
  Spun: The Flaming LipsPDF files may take a moment to load

The Flaming Lips have always ensured their albums were immaculately produced. Over the years, the band has developed a distinct sound of fuzzy guitars, electronic blips and beeps and off-kilter instrumentation. However, while all of these elements are present on their latest release Embryonic, it is clear from the start that this is a different Flaming Lips.

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October 29, 2009
  Spun: Hugh DillonPDF files may take a moment to load

Works Well With Others has everything listeners need in a day: love, hate, carefree dancing and mellow tracks. Hugh Dillon, who wrote all the songs on Works Well, is clearly a budding lyrical genius. His lyrics offer straight to-the-point stories with just enough artistic flare to make a perfect listening experience.

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October 29, 2009
  Spun: Starvin HungryPDF files may take a moment to load

The origin of Montreal group Starvin Hungry is a noteworthy fable indeed. It began in Toronto with John Milchem and his one-man band. Eventually Milchem teamed up with his identical twin brother Glen and shortly afterward with drummer Jon Card and bassist Nick Sewell. Milchem moved to Montreal in 2000, where Starvin Hungry's audience grew.

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October 29, 2009
  Spun: Wild BeastsPDF files may take a moment to load

Everything about Two Dancers, the muted tones of the album cover, the song titles and the music itself, is wonderfully subtle. There are no catchy hooks on this rock album, the second from British band Wild Beasts. Most of the songs drift smoothly from track to track, with little fanfare or cry for attention. Yet while there may not be any immediate standout singles, repeated listens reveal the band's highly-disciplined musical competence.

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October 29, 2009
  Not Paranormal at allPDF files may take a moment to load

To call Paranormal Activity the most frightening movie in recent years is more an attack on the modern horror genre than a compliment to the film. Though it has been hyped to be one of the scariest films of the decade, as a theatrical experience it sadly lacks anything approaching thrills.

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October 29, 2009
  Propagandhi rock out even on HalloweenPDF files may take a moment to load

According to Propagandhi bassist Todd Kowalski, audiences can expect total fucking mayhem when the Canadian punk legends play the Mac Hall Ballroom on Halloween.

These vegans will cannibalize the university with their political punk. Don't expect scissor kicks,-- they've got chainsaw kicks. Be prepared to watch as they thrash as hard as they can and give it all on stage-- that's why they allow themselves a month to recover after the tour.

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