2003-11-20

    
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November 20, 2003
  OutkastPDF files may take a moment to load

Many groups have put out two-disc sets in their careers, but it still feels like Outkast is breaking new ground here. Speakerboxx/The Love Below isn't so much a double CD as it is a pairing of solo albums, released together under the Outkast name. Each disc represents the vision of its creator, and while there is some slight overlap, they really are two separate entities.

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November 20, 2003
  Internal AffairsPDF files may take a moment to load

A quick listen and Sweet Home Babylon could be erroneously lumped into the omnibus "underground hip hop" category. To do so would be hasty.

The second independent release from the Calgary-based crew Internal Affairs is less a collection of music and more a collection of viewpoints, a treatise on our times and the world around us.

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November 20, 2003
  Dance Dance RevolutionPDF files may take a moment to load

Dawn Dymond not only produces Dance Montage, she might as well be a poster child for the annual mixture of movement.

Some time ago, as she describes it, when Dymond was a student at the University of Calgary, her friends told her she should get involved in an eclectic program featuring amateur and professional choreographers and dancers from diverse disciplines.

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November 20, 2003
  Angels get their wingsPDF files may take a moment to load

Let's get one thing straight before I start the review: Falling Angels will not surprise you. There is not one twist in its plot and not one character ever progresses past his or her broadly painted stereotype. In fact, astute viewers will even be able to predict Falling Angels' ending with great accuracy, even before the opening credits finish rolling.

November 20, 2003
  Keeping it SimplePDF files may take a moment to load

Naming an album doesn't have to be difficult when you've got gonads on your side, just ask Simple Plan's Jeff Stinco.

"We wanted something funny, and usually we come up with the meaning later," he explains. "We were throwing around titles and we came up with No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls. It kind of refers to extreme sport, and for us five Montreal boys to try and conquer the world is pretty extreme."

November 20, 2003
  Watch out for the Hidden CamerasPDF files may take a moment to load

eople see pee and they just associate it with sex. But, oh no, no one likes water sports.'

It's a common complaint, Lord knows it happens to all of us. You're trying to express your belief in urine as a divine thing, but people go and take the perverted route. Suddenly the word becomes tainted, cheapened, if you will.

Joel Gibb, singer, lyricist and visionary behind Toronto's Hidden Cameras is the latest victim of this age-old prejudice thanks to a single off their latest album, The Smell of Their Own.

November 20, 2003
  Some busy and insinuating RoguesPDF files may take a moment to load

After moving out of his cubicle and into the Company of Rogues Actors Studio, former University of Calgary Marketing graduate Jon-Paul Khouri ponders the reason for the drastic switch in career choice.

"My plans changed when I realized I was a hypocrite because I was always telling everyone I know to follow their dreams while I wasn't doing what I wanted to do," he says.

November 20, 2003
  People samplingPDF files may take a moment to load

Going to Costco, you may revel in the opportunities brought by food samples. Similarly, you may be the kind of person who can't get enough of the free trials available at the Bay's cosmetics counter. Either way, you are smart enough to recognize the benefits of testing something on a small-scale before you commit to it wholeheartedly. The question is: are you smart enough to apply the benefits of sampling to potential hook-ups?

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November 20, 2003
  Understanding mental healthPDF files may take a moment to load

Do you ever wonder how much you don't know about a subject?

Try this. Close your eyes and look at the image in your head when you say the words "mental health." I bet most people would think about a person, probably female, who is sad, and maybe on anti-depressants. Or maybe you picture a homeless man shouting obscenities downtown and the priority is to weave around him without coming within an arm's length of his shopping cart.

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