1999-10-21

    
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October 21, 1999
  CJSW fills two positionsPDF files may take a moment to load

While you may not have noticed on the airwaves, there was a changing of the guard at CJSW.

Earlier this month, the campus radio station named Jamie Frederick and Alex DiNinno as its new station manager and program director, respectively.

October 21, 1999
  15 Seconds examines sibling lifePDF files may take a moment to load

Imagine if the characters from Three's Company were French Canadian and misplaced their Prozac. This is what we watch for 90 minutes in ATP's latest production, 15 Seconds. The difference between the trios is instead of Jack, Janet and Chrissy, we have Charlotte, Mathieu and Claude--and the TV show was much funnier than this play.

The story centers around two brothers, Claude and Mathieu, who share an apartment. Their life seems stable until Claude's new girlfriend Charlotte decides to move in.

October 21, 1999
  Watch his fingers flyPDF files may take a moment to load

While most teenagers spent hours in their room being angry, Canadian musician Robert Michaels surrounded himself with his passion: guitar. As other kids played ball after school, Michaels locked himself away in his room, practicing with vigilance as minutes melted into hours--and that was before he owned a real guitar.

October 21, 1999
  Poisoning the publicPDF files may take a moment to load

A deep, hoarse voice quietly introduces itself through the receiver. Its tone ready to crumble at the slightest quake, it is familiar but weary. Shouldn't it be louder than a bomb? Shouldn't it assail its listener without a pause? Perhaps it is saving energy for the rebellion that has made it so familiar.

October 21, 1999
  Not your average media darlingPDF files may take a moment to load

Not many artists make the leap from cover band to major label original artist in less than four years. Especially trios from Saskatoon.

Wide Mouth Mason have been an exception and have had a moderate amount of success since the format switch.

"We gradually switched over to blues rooms and that's where we could slip in our own stuff a lot easier," explains drummer Safwan Javed. "Within a year, we started to build up a bit of a following, and then there was a buzz and Warner Music jumped on board."

October 21, 1999
  Ivana Santilli: new boss ladyPDF files may take a moment to load

A laid-back, dream-like feeling passes over you while listening to Brown, the debut album from ex-Base Is Base member, Ivana Santilli. Interspersed with energetic and upbeat sections, Brown creates what Santilli describes as "soul."

"I describe it as soul and the thing is, I'm a little apprehensive in describing it that way simply because I have so much respect for all the greats who created and established and had a part in establishing what soul is," explains Santilli.

October 21, 1999
  A good old punk rawk showPDF files may take a moment to load

I got to the show early and wandered around. I kept thinking, "What the heck happened to all the punky multi-colored hair on 20-year-old boys?" Instead the crowd was a sea of pre-teen preppy girls everywhere. Must be an MxPx show.

October 21, 1999
  Earth peers into India's pastPDF files may take a moment to load

No, you won't find any lesbians here.

That's just the way it is with Earth, Deepa Mehta's second film in her nominally-tied trilogy.

October 21, 1999
  Machinehead meld metal and hip hopPDF files may take a moment to load

Metal and rap were born from anger. The two genres grew up in the same neighbourhood: the deep, crunchy guitar assaults of metal faced any and every opponent while the rhythmic, verbal attacks of rap music most frequently focussed on topics of inequality and injustice. Both born of aggressive emotion, their now-united front is a natural progression. San Francisco's Machinehead is one of the growing number of soldiers on that front.

October 21, 1999
  Exibit chronicles artistic careerPDF files may take a moment to load

The Epic Painter is a retrospective exhibition showcasing Ronald Gyo-Zo Spickett's work from the '40s to the '80s. In 1984, at age 58, the nationally and critically-acclaimed painter abandoned his studio and his full-time art career after he embraced Zen Buddhism and assumed the Dharma name Gyo-Zo.

The current exhibition, the first in 17 years, includes some of Gyo-Zo Spickett's more famous works and series. Among these are "Stoning the Prostitute," the Rider Series, and the Laughing Series.

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