2005-06-09

    
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June 09, 2005
  America's perfectly legal shamePDF files may take a moment to load

"Boy daddy, it would be nice if we could lock them Arabs in a place without having any proof that they gone and done something wrong!" Little Jeb beams through the back of the latest issue of The Weekly Standard to his father.

"Let me tell you about a magical place called Guantanamo Bay," Jeb's dad replies, putting down his magazine and puffing on a corn-cob pipe. "Y'see son, our president has the power to put any freedom hating sumbitch in Guantanamo Bay with no warning or cause."

June 09, 2005
  Spun: Various ArtistsPDF files may take a moment to load

Calgary's music scene has always been under-appreciated. While Toronto and Montreal are known as hot beds for Canadian music, our isolated town has been tirelessly ploughing on, releasing good music whether anyone else heard it or not. CJSW's compilation, 90.9 With a Bullet, seeks to reverse this trend while celebrating the station's 20th anniversary.

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June 09, 2005
  Spun: Caesars PDF files may take a moment to load

The Caesar's Paper Tigers is a perfect example of '60s revivalism. Self branded as a mixture between psychedelic and garage rock, the band jumps into the same niche held by other retro-rock bands as the Hives and the (International) Noise Conspiracy. Very rarely do these retro connoisseurs achieve such accuracy in their recreation of a decade of music while appealing to the modern listeners.

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June 09, 2005
  Dance Interview: Dancing for 120 secondsPDF files may take a moment to load

As the rain washes the streets, people seek the sanctuary of the great indoors to shake off their umbrellas and remove their rain jackets. One intimate venue safely inside is the Bubonic Tourist Plink Plink Plink Festival happening this weekend at Birds and Stone. Inside the cozy theatre, audiences can witness a festival of dances no longer than 120 seconds each. The unusual title reflects the shortness, repetition and oddity expected from the dancers.

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June 09, 2005
  Spun: CommonPDF files may take a moment to load

Common's latest may be the most joyous and exhilarating release of the year. Not too much of a surprise, considering the many a respectful nods received from discerning hip-hop heads and critics during his 13 plus years of rapping. Usually a bit too experimental for the mainstream, hooking up with wonder-producer Kanye West ensures Common and Be's status as a household name.

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June 09, 2005
  Spun: Boca 45PDF files may take a moment to load

Boca 45's debut solo album, Pitch Sounds, is a succulent combination of old hip-hop beats, '60s soul and '70s funk. Reminiscent of each of the past four decades, Pitch Sounds manages to successfully blend together music from a smattering of genres into a single, cohesive and highly enjoyable sound.

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June 09, 2005
  Another batch for the real worldPDF files may take a moment to load

Spirits stayed high despite soggy weather hampering spring convocation plans for some University of Calgary students.

"The best part is sharing this moment with my family," said Bachelor of Kinesiology Graduate Jeff Barett. Unfortunately for Barett, not all his family members were able to attend his convocation; his father was home in High River filling sand bags as the Highwood River swelled over its banks.

June 09, 2005
  No more budget cutsPDF files may take a moment to load

Departments around the University of Calgary issued a collective sigh of relief after learning planned budget cuts for each of the next three years will not be necessary.

The announcement was made by U of C President Dr. Harvey Weingarten during his annual speech to faculty, staff and students. Increased government commitment to the U of C's base operating grant has made the cuts unnecessary, Weingarten said Thu., Jun. 2.

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