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July 27, 2006
  Fighting Snakes on a PlanePDF files may take a moment to load

Acting is one of the finest careers in the world. To become a paid actor is a labour of love, endurance and tenacity--few posses all three. For years, the stereotype of the neophyte actor supporting themselves by working as a server or a barista has endured. Now, that image can be put to rest with the help of University of Calgary alumnus Agam Darshi.

July 27, 2006
  Letter: Pike McSucks, McFly McRocks!PDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

[Re: "Spun: McFly" Ryan Pike, July 20, 2006]

Tell the fool who wrote that article that he's a complete muppet.

McFly aren't trying to be anything other than a pop band! They say it loud and proud all the time, so before he goes around saying that McFly think they're a rock band­, uhm... No they don't.

Muppet.

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July 27, 2006
  Spun: The SaladsPDF files may take a moment to load

In the delightful world of salad dressing there are many magnificent flavours. There's the scrumptious Italian, the sensational Catalina and the fine French. Then there's ranch. Ranch doesn't deserve an adjective like other salad dressings, as it doesn't reach nearly the same heights, nor does it cause the same flavour explosion as any of its cousins­. It goes great with snack food like potato chips and buffalo wings, but as a dressing for salad, ranch leaves something to be desired. The Salads are the ranch of the musical world.

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July 27, 2006
  Spun: BuckcherryPDF files may take a moment to load

Everything old is new again. 15, the third album from L.A.-based rockers Buckcherry (and first since the band's 2005 reformation), is a tribute to the band's influences and progenitors in the sleaze-rock genre. Despite the high energy infused into the disc by each of the five members, 15 ultimately doesn't amount to the sum of its parts.

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July 27, 2006
  Spun: Jurassic 5PDF files may take a moment to load

While there's actually six members in the crew, Jurassic 5 is living proof making a good rap album has almost no correlation to math skills. Debuting in 1998, J5 hit the hip-hop scene with sweeping melodies, deep lyrics and soulful delivery that had them compared with artists such as Mos Def, the Pharcyde and Blackalicious.

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July 27, 2006
  Spun: MobilePDF files may take a moment to load

The latest trend in indie music has been the blending of punk sensibilities with electronic flourishes, dubbed "dance-punk" by music critics and "music that girls can dance to" by genre forerunners Franz Ferdinand. Canadian bands have joined the fray, with groups like Metric & Hot Hot Heat attempting to carve out a niche in the genre. Joining them are Montreal's Mobile with their vibrant debut, Tomorrow Starts Today.

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July 27, 2006
  Sunny days, folk music and beerPDF files may take a moment to load

While students too poor to leave the city for the summer and scenesters in their skinny jeans both yearn for the Calgary Folk Music Festival, musicians are arriving in town and the 1,300 organizers and volunteers are seeing their year's work come to fruition. There are many reasons to be excited for the Calgary Folk Fest. Whether it's your love of music or the prospect of a weekend on Prince's Island as your vacation from summer in the city, this year's festival promises to stand up to the greatness of years past.

July 27, 2006
  Letter: Smoking sucks elsewhere, tooPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

[Re: "City Hall­--Still Smoking the Cigarettes," editorial, July 20, 2006]

Well done with your editorial from an Australian living in Sweden where smoking has been banned indoors for more than a year. Oh sweet scandanavian air! I will not even consider returning to my hometown Melbourne until it falls into line behind Sweden, Norway, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, California, New York...the list goes on.

Keep up the fight for fresh air!

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July 27, 2006
  Letter: Give us clean air or give us deathPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

[Re: "City Hall--Still Smoking the Cigarettes," editorial, July 20, 2006]

I applaud the Gauntlet's position on anti-smoking bylaws. Non-smokers should not be subjected to second-hand smoke with its carcinogenic, asthma-inducing [qualities], and other adverse effects on health.

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