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o this is it, my last editor’s note. Not only is this my last editor’s note, but also my last issue, and my last night in Champaign-Urbana. I suppose that I wouldn’t have it any other way ‌ spending a late night at work, hammering out the details of my collegiate “swan song.â€? I never would have thought that when I responded to a plea in the editor’s note at the end of spring semester ‘05 that i would end up as editor in chief. Well, Erin Scottberg is taking back over as Editor in chief for the next few months and you guys should be excited about all of the things she has planned. Buzz magazine will certainly only improve when she is at the helm. I definitely feel honored to have helped put this publication out for the past year and few months. I have even experienced some improbable things over the last three months. I never thought that people would recognize me on the street and I really never thought that I would be approached at Brother’s and asked to be in a photo with some apparent fans. I felt like a bit of a local celebrity even though I know that I am merely in charge of dozens of talented students and community members. Without them, there would be no buzz magazine. Without the overwhelming wealth of talented artists in the community, there would be no buzz magazine. At this point, I would like to thank all of the


staff who stayed late with me when the servers went down and I want to thank everyone who made this more than merely a job. It was more than a pleasure. Everyone on this end puts so much work into making sure that buzz is a quality publication. Ok, I should stop making so many sappy remarks (even though I stand by every single one of them). I am just going to miss certain aspects of this wonderful town. It’s time that I stopped looking to the past and started looking to the future, So here are a few things that I want to see when I come back to visit in a few years. LESS HOMELESS PEOPLE Now, I don’t want the homeless people to move out of the area, I want to see them in homes. Certainly the towns of Champaign and Urbana could make this happen. MORE TOLERANCE Yeah, this is a “college town� with a ton of forward-thinking folks, but I still hear homophobic, racist, and sexist remarks all over the place. Can’t everyone just get along? A MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY MASS TRANSIT SYSTEM Anything would be better than the current gas-guzzling system. How about some bio-diesel or that new flex fuel junk? Make it happen! Thanks for everything! sounds from the scene

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michael coulter FIRST THINGS FIRST

Fear of everything but especially heights


’m scared of many things. Rats, I mean, they sort of scare me, but that’s possibly just good sense because I prefer not to get any sort of plague in my lifetime. Snakes also sort of scare me, even though there’s not really much reason for it, other than that they could be poisonous. Bees scare me, but that’s only because my family has a tendency to swell up like Marlon Brando when we are stung. Sure, rabid animals scare me, but like most of the other things, that could just fall under the category of good common sense more than a ridiculous fear. I could live with these apprehensions, but this weekend a new terror announced itself with a vengeance and I’m none too happy about it. Heights scare the piss out of me. I’ve noticed it getting worse the past few years, so, like most things in my life that get worse, I chose to ignore the problem. I’m fine with flying, roller coasters, and can easily climb a ladder, but you put me up high standing still and freaky things start exploding inside of me. Saturday night confirmed my worst fear. After a lovely afternoon of swimming and cocktailing, some of us decided to check out the last streetfest of the year in downtown Champaign. We chose to watch the festivities from my friend Chris’s rooftop that overlooked the event. We felt the roof was a perfect place for such an event, a lovely, isolated view of the festivities with just enough detachment from the actual event to maintain our personal dignity. We grabbed a few beers and climbed up top. After that, things just kept getting creepier. Initially, I was freaked out only by the last band, JammSandwich. We initially talked about more fitting names for the “rockers”, such as Turd Sandwich, Crap Sandwich, and Suck Sandwich, all of which seemed more fitting for a cover band that chooses shitty songs to cover. That was sort of fun, and like Alice Longworth used to say, “If you can’t say anything good about someone ... sit right here by me.” This smartassedness quelled my fears for a few minutes, but I could tell I was getting more and more antsy. I tried to ignore the fact that we were three stories above the ground, but the only thing that really went through my head was “Holy Freaking Crap, we are all going to die.” I scooted my feet across the roof until I got to the edge and looked out over the crowd. I tried to give the impression

I was just seeing if there was anyone I knew down there, but I was really just trying to confirm that I was, in fact, a complete candy ass. Yeah, it was humid, but not humid enough to be sweating quite as much as I was. I found myself scooting my feet back away from the edge. I tried to take a moment and look at it logically. Why was I now afraid of heights? My initial response to myself was because I’m not an idiot and I don’t want to fall. I thought harder. It’s not that I’m afraid I’ll freak out and jump to my death. It’s just that I feel the intense need to get to the earth as quickly as possible and if jumping will get me there sooner then so be it. I thought some more. It’s probably a family deal. I always laugh at my dad, who is also afraid of heights, when he watches a movie like Die Hard. The moment anyone is on a roof or falls a great distance, Dad will clutch at his testicles as if he’s in intense pain. If he is actually on a tall building, there’s no “as if ” about it. His testicles are in actual throbbing pain. Great work, Pops, that’s a fine family legacy to pass down to me, a beer gut, baldness, and intense testicle pain where heights are concerned. I almost checked to see if there were any outward signs of damage to my testes, but I doubt it would have done much good since they had sucked up inside my body the moment I stepped foot on the godforsaken roof. If I looked up, the anxiet y worsened, if I looked down, it worsened exponentially. I tried to stand away from the edge, but I could still see the mocking earth from the corner of my eye. I wasn’t sure which two bodily organs were squeezing my grapes, but I prayed they would stop before I passed out. I tried to converse in an effort to alleviate the pain, but while my nodding may have said “Wow, that’s an interesting story,” my dancing eyes and testicle clutching were really saying “This is madness, we must go back to earth.” I made a last ditch effort to defeat the problem and edged back towards the ledge. By this juncture, a few people were sitting on it, leaning over looking onto the crowd. That was about all I could take. I wanted to shout, “Are you crazy? Get away from the freaking edge or you’re all going to die.” Instead, I quietly finished my beer, informed the host of my condition, and headed back to the saneness of the ground floor. The sweating eased. My manly parts stopped torturing me. Breathing and blinking once again became involuntary. The building seemed so small when I wasn’t on top of it.

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This is part two in a multi-part series on Sadorus, Ill., a town ten miles southwest of Champaign.




he Village of Sadorus is replete with local history. The Sadorus Grove, which was cleared years ago for farmland, is the site of the first permanent settlement in Champaign County. After a rain, the Kaskaskia River could stretch to be more than a mile-and-a-half wide. Crops were routinely flooded out. It was that small patch of dry land at the Sadorus Grove that attracted Champaign County’s first permanent white settler. Today, it is the engineered and controlled flood plains that fetch some of the highest farmland acreage values in the nation. Mark Lovington, former Sadorus resident and volunteer tour guide at the Champaign County Historical Museum, said that Champaign County’s first permanent settler, Henry Sadorus, was not so much attracted to the storied Sadorus Grove as he was detracted by the Kaskaskia River, which could have been imposingly wide. Henry Sadorus “was moving west when he settled on the spot you read about in history books,” Lovington said. The westward settler “wasn’t sure what he was up against with the size of the river, and just decided to stay put.” Local histories available in the archives of the Urbana Free Library indicate that Sadorus and his family were traveling through Champaign County, when he selected the Sadorus Grove as a place to rest for the evening. After that, the only thing that is clear is that Henry Sadorus opened a successful tavern and devoted much of his life to acquiring and developing land around the new settlement. At the time of his death, Henry Sadorus had approximately 1,000 acres of land to leave to his two sons. Sadorus opened his “Sadorus Inn” in 1830, and in 1842, the Shelbyville-Chicago road was rerouted to run adjacent to Sadorus’s land, making the new settlement a popular stop along a busy trade route. Emma C. Piatt, in her 1883 History of Piatt County wrote of Henry Sadorus’s tavern: The inn “became a regular stopping-place for all travelers bound for Macon . . . Several people now living (in Piatt County) are ready to affirm that the meals prepared by Mrs. Sadorus seemed the best they had ever eaten. This family was hospitable in the extreme and too great credit cannot be given them for their good deeds.” Roger F. Little, then state representative from what is now Illinois’ 110th district, spoke at the dedication of the Sadorus Rock, an approximately 15-ton, placarded glacial boulder that still welcomes visitors to the north end of town. Little spoke of the regality and size of Sadorus’ tavern: “Walnut timbers were hauled form Eugene, Ind. ... It took several carpenters over a year to build the old homestead – walnut doors, hand-made, walnut shingles, walnut stairway to guest rooms ... There were times when 40 or 50 travelers passed that way each day.” That was more than 100 years ago. The town of Fisher shares a similar German heritage to Sadorus, originally a predominantly German town, but it has taken a vastly divergent path. Fisher, a town in the northwestern section of the county, has strong German-Mennonite roots and has reached a population of more than 1,600 residents. Since the introductions of its tax increment finance district – which encourages growth by reimbursing developers for certain building expenses – more people move into Fisher’s cul-de-sac communities every week.

The Village of Gifford water tower. Below, the Village of Gifford Town Hall. Gifford, a third Central Illinois community of German ancestry, lies 20 miles due east of Fisher along U.S. Highway 136. Gifford’s population has predominantly German-Methodist roots, and the village is approaching 1,000 residents. To drive through the majority of Champaign County is to achieve a grotesque understanding of the word “flat.” The hills don’t exactly roll. They wander, ever so slightly, revealing themselves leisurely as miles-long mounds. On the road from Fisher to Gifford, U.S. 136 dips toward a narrow channel of the Sangamon River and then follows a subtle but steady incline. Gifford Mayor John Bouse is particularly fond of anecdotes. He told a story of an engineering student at the University of Illinois who grew up in Gifford and surveyed a line from the base of the grain elevators located just west of town. He found the line to be IN


of the same elevation as the tip of a church steeple on the Dutch Flats, a region between Champaign and Gifford. Bouse was unable to recall the name of the student and was uncertain of whether the survey had ever been replicated. Whether the survey is lore or not, Gifford sits on one of Champaign County’s few formidable hills. Passing through the Dutch Flats region, the grain elevators of Gifford are visible from miles away. An early profile of Gifford in the now-defunct, Urbana-based newspaper, The Courier, credits the prosperity of the region to “drainage and cultivation, (which) have reclaimed all (of the soil), and no better lands are now found anywhere.” That same drainage system, which was installed in the 1870s, was so effective that it is still in place today, preventing crop-decimating floods, according to Lovington. Gifford continues to thrive and is currently undergoing considerable residential and economic growth. John Bouse, now retired from the telephone company offices in nearby Rantoul, took on the job of village president at the request of the former mayor, whose family moved to Missouri just two months before this interview. Bouse served on the village board for nearly a decade prior to his candidacy for mayor. In 2004, Bouse moved into one of the first new homes north of U.S. 136. There are now about 30 new single-family homes creeping into the land to the north, the old U.S. highway acting as an arterial partition between the old and the new. Robin Clements is Gifford’s zoning director. He also owns and operates an auto body repair shop in downtown Gifford, and he said he’s been busy. Thirty-six more lots on the outskirts of town have just been divvied up and approved for single-family homes, beyond the 30 homes already constructed. “All these new houses, and the developers still can’t seem to get enough land. There are things we have to consider,” he said. Drinking water, for example, is a point of concern. “We’ve never done a study on how much water there is in the Mahomet aquifer or how long we can grow and still have enough water (delivered by) our (current) system,” Clements said. The village has its own municipal water supply, and “an overhaul of the system would cost more than we can afford right now,” Bouse said. Basic first-response services, such as police and fire, also worry Clements in the long run. Gifford has only one full-time police officer, and he does not patrol on weekends. The fire department is an all-volunteer force. Bouse is not as concerned about fire protection. The volunteer station is smack in the middle of downtown. For that reason, Bouse said he does not foresee any problems with fire protection for residents within village limits. So far, crime in Gifford has remained low. According to records obtained from the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, in the 10 years from 1995 to 2005, Gifford had just seven burglaries, averaging less than one per year. In police-speak, a burglary occurs when a perpetrator enters any public or private building with the intent to commit a crime, whether or not a theft is actually committed. There is another criminal classification for that particular offense. Lt. Ogle of the Champaign County Sheriff’s Department said that the typical burglary occurs during the day when someone has left his or her door unlocked. The perennially low crime rate in Gifford has created a sense of community and trust among its residents. Homeowners sounds from the scene

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I reckon I’ll meet them soon. I make it a point to try to know everyone,” Bouse said. From 1995 to 2005, the Champaign County Sheriff ’s Off ice recorded 58 burglaries in Sadorus. The population difference tells a more revealing story. The U.S. Census estimated Gifford’s 2005 population at 999. The Illinois EPA says that Gifford sends out 950 water bills each month. Either way, the population of Gifford is more than twice that of the Village of Sadorus, which sends 450 water bills per month and which the census estimated at 407 for 2005. Proximit y to metropolitan Champaign-Urbana and the resources available to law enforcement

agencies also influence crime rates, according to Lt. Ogle. Sador us does not have it s ow n pol ice department, and the sheriff ’s deputies have a broad range of area to cover and a limited amount of time in which to cover it. “We patrol a county approximately the size of Rhode Island,” Ogle said. “So we can’t spend as much time as people might like (in any given town); we spend about an hour or two each day in different locations.” Ogle cited two other options available to smaller towns that have difficulty fully funding their own police force. One option provides state grants for law enforcement, which would help

establish and fund fledgling police departments. The problem with these types of grants is that the applicants must demonstrate their ability to match funds after the grants expire, typically after anywhere from two to five years, Ogle said. The other, and more widely used, solution to increase sheriff’s patrol is a contractual agreement between the incorporated municipality and the sheriff’s office. “Depending on a range of factors, including population and level of crime, we determine an hourly rate, which we can charge municipalities for an increased (sheriff’s) presence,” Ogle said. SEE THE PRICE OF DEVELOPMENT PG. 6


typically leave doors unlocked. At the corner gas station or in front of the cafe, locals wander in and out with their car windows rolled down, various personal items strewn about the car. Standards of personal security are similar in Fisher, where Dale Ingold, retired owner of Ingold’s Grocery and life-long resident, strolled up and down the aisles of his old store during an interview, chatting about town and the grocery business while the keys to his Oldsmobile sat on the driver’s seat of his car. In both towns, the sense of community is tight. Bouse say he knows just about everyone in town – at least he did before the migration began. “There’s a few unfamiliar faces, now. But


Gifford’s Main Street has undergone a renaissance of sorts. The Gifford State Bank recently opened new offices (white pillars on right), and the Village of Gifford just completed a refinishing of the sidewalks.

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Ivesdale, Sidney, Philo and Savoy all participate in the hourly patrol program, Ogle said. Largest among them is Savoy, a suburb on the south end of Champaign that transitions seam- A step-by-step guide to learning to hate the Sniffer lessly into town. Blink and miss the “Welcome to Savoy” sign, and it is easy to never notice having FIRST SNIFF – and I then close it out with the “Final Whiff” in crossed the Windsor Road boundary. Excuse me, devoted read- order to bring it all home. I graduated in Creative Savoy has a population of 5,606, according to ers of the Sniff, as I take a Writing from UIUC, and so – I think that my a local 2004 census, and has no municipal police break from what I like to column is a perfect example of how education department, though the village board has been think of as a certain amount here simply does not usually work. What I do isn’t exploring the possibility of creating a local force, of consistency in this col- really “creative” at all! But I have fun nonetheless. according to News-Gazette archives. umn. For, there are new Like a savant in a Toys R’ Us – I generally just According to those same News-Gazette clippings, peoples amongst us – Fresh- wing it and hope that I don’t knock people down police were dispatched to Savoy 3,113 times in 2004. For all of those requests, the village paid the sheriff’s man, Grad Students and people who were so high too hard when I start in on it. department $75,000 per year. The current contract last year that they forgot to pick up Buzz Mag. has a deputy specifically designated to patrolling the I think it only fair to acquaint them with who I LESSON NO. 3 – MY SCHTICK Not sure if that’s how you spell it – but I do am, what I write about, some of the things to do Village of Savoy 49 hours per week. For similar coverage from a municipally-funded ‘round these parts and more importantly, what I have many schticks, if you will. One of them is flip-flopping on the things that I state. police force, village board researchers estimated think I am best at. It usually happens right around the time that that costs to the taxpayers of Savoy would cost I see my column in print. I lower my head, shake anywhere from $500,000 to $1 million, archives LESSON NO. 1 – THE LOCAL SNIFF This is my column. It is hated, for the most it a couple times and gently whisper to myself, from the village board minutes show. Of the cooperation between the village and the part, by people here in Champaign-Urbana. “What kind of a fool says that sort of thing about county, Ogle said, “It is far more economical for There are a few people, who have proclaimed his own aunt? And in the press? And how!” I have developed a small devoted following municipalities to pay for services from us. Plus their undying infatuation for it (my father, Don they have access to county crime states and the Gerard – who has his own delicious column in (My father, Don Gerard, Lorene Tate, Liam sheriff’s investigation unit … All the resources the other Alt. Weekly – The Hub, Lorene Tate of and the checkout girl at Schnucks) of the News-Gazette, Liam of openingbands. by adhering to the philosophy of flip-flopping. available to us are available to them.” Og le said that the Champaig n Count y com and the checkout girl at Schnucks). I write I mean – after all – John Kerry was a flip flopper Sheriff ’s Department has discussed the option about the goings on in the town, for better – and he was good enough for my vote! with the Village of Sadorus, “but they just don’t or for worse. I try to point out things both positive and negative, whether it be about LESSON NO. 4 – WHAT I DO FOR A LIVING. have the money and they don’t want to raisesend very light gray...background. Please tear sheets. I am all live music. I work at the Canopy Club bands, restaurants, people or places – I call it their taxes.” buzz as I see it. It is, after all, an opinion column. in Urbana booking indie rock shows and local And since I am writing it, it’s my opinion that band shows and putting on an annual music you will read. Or not read if you choose not festival called Pygmalion Music Festival. Yep! to pick it up. That’s your right, as an American I think it’s the best live music venue around! I mean - I do actually think that, but have to say and as a free-thinker. it – because – well, I don’t want to get canned – LESSON NO. 2 – MY STRUCTURE but – really – it is. At least in terms of the diversity Totally ripped off from Neil Steinberg in in programming and the amount of shows – I Chicago’s Sun-Times. I start off with the “First think we do a bang up job. Stop in and I’ll buy Sniff ” (read: above) – and introduce a topic you a beer.

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But see – that isn’t the end of it. I book tours for feisty little indie rock bands who work their tails off to get out there and let their music be heard. My company is called The Nicodemus Agency – and you might read about it sometimes in The Hub when I add a new band to the roster. They are very nice to me like that. LESSON NO. 5 – THE MUSIC SCENE It’s the tops. It really is. For a college town, there is no better scene for live music in the country. Athens – maybe. Same with Chapel Hill. But generally, we have got it all. Lots of bands stop through here and what’s more we have such an amazing amount of local talent that it’s almost frightening. That being said, I used to just list all the local bands that you should go out to see in this annual Welcome Freshman column – but instead, I will just refer you to the most important website in town for that sort of thing. Go to You want to know what’s going down? This is the place to find it. The shows list is an invaluable resource. And the forums, well – like I’ve said before, be careful – but they sure are filled with animated characters and wiseasses. I am one of them – and man – have I said some dumbass shit on those boards. Each week – I highlight a “Show of the Week” – and you have my word on this one – I never ever promote my own shows here in this column. It’s just not ethical. I have enough problems with my morals that I don’t need to fuck up my ethics too. LESSON NO. 6 – CUSS WORDS They let me write them so I do. That’s all. Fuck. See. Fun. SEE THE LOCAL SNIFF PG. 24

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hen I was in high school, you could still buy music on campus. I know that this’ll give away my age, but I was super stoked my senior year to find Pink Floyd’s Pulse in excellent condition on cassette for something like 11 dollars at Record Swap when it was still between Fifth and Sixth on Green Street. Record Swap moved to its current location on Race Street in downtown Urbana in 1999, and five years later Record Service, a campus staple for more than 30 years, shut down for good. There are three independent record stores in CU, and none are on campus. So get out your bike or put some comfy shoes on and get ready for a walking tour of CU’s independent music shoppes. For the sake of nostalgia, we’ll start at 621 E. Green, the carcass of the once great staple Record Service. No business has dared enter the sacred space, and has been empty since 2004. There may be a dirty old bum sleeping in the foyer, so feel free to start a few paces to the east, if you wish. We’re heading that way, anyway. Our first stop is the aforementioned Record Swap, down the street from the Urbana Free Library.

PARASOL RECORDS 303 W. Griggs Street, Urbana Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat 12-5 p.m. Inside, a path of yellow footprints lead you to the music section of the Pasasol retail store. Employee Roy Ewing said that most of Parasol’s business is mail order and distribution, but that in this age of dying record stores, “we encourage people to come in.“ Parasol carries new and used vinyl and CDs from mosty independent artists. “But we do bring in major label stuff if it’s stuff we’re passionate about,” Ewing said. Parasol can also order almost anything for you, and carry a large selection of local music, from newer (The Living Blue) to retro (Hum). Check them out on the web at Now we’re in it for the long haul. Our final stop is two miles west, in the heart of Downtown Champaign. The drive down University isn’t especially scenic, passing the rear of Beckman, two hospitals and that car wash whose roof got blown off during a crazy summer storm. You can cheat now, if you wish, and take the long way through campus on the Green bus line, or even save the Champaign trip for another day if your feet are tired. Downtown Champaign is seething with local celebrities. A glimpse of the occasional television anchor going for coffee notwithstanding, in virtually every restaurant or coffee shop there is a local musician serving you in their day job; just your average barista with the shockingly gruff singing voice or the young waitress that serves you burgers by day but who plays a wicked cello at night. Our final stop is in the shiny new One Main building, and is the newbie of the tour.

RECORD SWAP 110 S. Race Street, Urbana Hours: Mon-Thurs 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-5:30p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The cardboard faces of Macy Gray and Elvis greet you as you walk into the oldest record store in CU. Along with used LPs, CDs and cassettes (ask your parents what cassettes are) Record Swap also sells incense, stickers, tee-shirts and accessories. Make sure you check out the box sets in the glass case as you walk in ... the Johnny Cash box will make you drool. Next, we head north past the Courier Café into unfamiliar territory. Turn onto a little street called Griggs, and you’re almost to the indie music kingpin of Central Illinois, Parasol. On this leg of the journey, you will pass parking lots and the beginning of a residential area, and by the time you pass Wood Street, you’ll be pretty sure you’re lost. But don’t fret, you have almost arrived at Parasol’s giant red front door. INTRO | A ROUND TOWN | L ISTEN, H EAR | CU CALENDAR | STAGE, S CREEN &

EXILE ON MAIN STREET 1 (Yup, how’d you guess?) Main Street, Champaign Hours: Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun 12-6 p.m. Truly a retro shop, from its perfect music nerd name to the stand-up video games near the front door, Exile on Main IN


Street opened its doors in November 2004. Besides buying, selling and trading movies, music and video games, Exile also carries old LPs, magazines and also rents DVDs. The store is aptly named after owner Jeff Brandt’s favorite Stones album. Brandt believes that, while the record industry is “in turmoil,” there is still a market for music. “People still like buying stuff like this at stores rather than online,” he said. buzz


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On their debut album, Through the Windowpane, the Guillemots toil in the darkness only to further illuminate the joys of the sun. In those moments when they soar past Icarus and touch fire they are a band to behold, reaching heights unheard of in modern pop precisely because of the time spent in the cellars. Sumptuous strings and subdued melancholic keys punctuate a striking opening for the Guillemots in “Little Bear� where lead singer Fyfe Dangerfield waxes Buckley and declares, “I’m going beneath the stars/I’m going under the soil again/And I won’t be

back in a long time.� As he descends into thought the strings grow dark and horrific, the last ten seconds leaving an ominous feeling of anticipation. But as soon as that feeling settles, a completely new one emerges on track two. “Madeup Lovesong #43� is a deceptively simple ballad, expounding on the simple motivational power of love while breathing through a strange landscape of echoing britpop guitars and epic drums. The singer begins in a seeming state of unrequited love, “I love you/ I don’t think you care.� It’s in the final act that Dangerfield lets his guard down though, he screams like a madman a la Jim James on “Wordless Chorus,� and overcomes his skepticism. “I can’t believe you care!� becomes his triumphant battle cry. “Trains to Brazil,� like “Made Up Love Song,� has appeared on previous EP’s but it is within this context that it garners true power. Musically it’s the most exciting song of the year this side of “In the Morning� (Junior Boys); combining the jazz impulses of the group with David Byrne yelps and pounding toe-tapping drums. The song emerges as a thunderbolt of ache, bliss and pure emotion. Here Dangerfield speaks to his own frustrated impulses, “I wonder why we bother at all,� after he loses a love to “erroneous fools.� Yet further on in the record, on “Blue Would Still Be Blue,� he laments, “I waste so much time thinking about time, I should be out there claiming what’s mine.� Here we are presented with nothing but a stripped

keyboard melody to accompany Dangerfield’s high wire vocal acrobatics; we understand the self-doubt at play in the center of this record. The singer himself is in fact one who moans his life “from one day to the next,â€? but he is also one who celebrates it. It would be naĂŻve to just “live and be thankful,â€? as Dangerfield himself puts it here. “One day I could die, just like I was born, and the split in the middle is what I’m here for, and I just want to fill it all with joy.â€? The album teeters between despair and hope in a painstakingly balanced manner. “Shadows on the windowpaneâ€? turn into “love coming through my windowpaneâ€? from song to song. “We’re Hereâ€? wants to imagine the arrival of our trains in brazil on magic carpets and perfect love, but album closer “Sao Pauloâ€? ends crushingly depressed with Dangerfield spiting the world and himself, content to toil in the underground once more – or just leave altogether. It’s the promise of the world still unseen that continually brings Dangerfield and company out of this hole, the hope that the light felt in the distance might illuminate something beautiful in their presence or bring some warmth to their bodies. Yet to end on such a somber note is a statement of realism that makes Through the Windowpane so affecting, it offers no solutions but as Dangerfield sings on “We’re Here,â€? it’s simply an expression of “joy and pain fighting in the corridors.â€?

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Punk Goes is not an unfamiliar compilation series. With past sensations like Punk Goes Pop and Punk Goes 80’s, Fearless Records decided to take on the 90’s chart toppers with the fifth release in the series, Punk Goes 90’s. Unfortunately for listeners, although the selection of songs has prospect to make a good cover album, the covers are definitely sub par. What a fantastic idea: a new take on different songs from punk artists. Then again, where is the punk in this album? The bands on 90’s range from Mae to the Startling Line, if lacking punk on this album is not enough to turn a listener off, how about the lack of recreating the covers into interesting new songs. Original versions of classic songs always hold their charm and it is questionable if any cover can touch a person like the original treasure, but there is such thing as a good cover song, something that 90’s lacks. The album starts out with a cover of Nine Inch Nail’s “March of the Pigs” as done by Mae. Oddly enough the track was produced by Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus – mistake number one.

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The vocals spring into action as if the singer is struggling horribly to sound anything similar to Trent Reznor. When the album slows down to question, “but doesn’t it make you feel better,” it seems to be the only point where the vocalist is comfortable singing this song. Some of the mentionable artists that did not completely tear apart their cover include Copeland, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, and Eighteen Visions. Copeland covers “Black Hole Sun” originally done by Soundgarden. Unlike a majority of bands on the compilation, Copeland does not seem to be going out of their range of musical talent or vocal capability with this slow, mellow song. It is listenable, and even enjoyable, although they add nothing of their own touch to the song. One has to ask if a cover song is even worth listening to if the band does not breathe new style into the track without ruining the original. Scary Kids Scaring Kids take on “Losing My Religion” by R.E.M. This is probably the best track on the record because the music sounds different, yet does not stray too far from the original and the vocals fit the track with a new vest of flare. It is sort of sad to think this was the best they could come up with when covering 90’s classics. Eighteen Visions gets the award for staying truest to the original with Marilyn Manson’s “Beautiful People.” The vocals sound very similar to Manson’s while the instruments are heavy and true to the 90’s hit. Again it leaves listeners questioning, where are the unique qualities in these covers? Some mentionable boo’s go to the “Wonderwall” cover by Cartel and “Enjoy the Silence” by Anberlin. Cartel incorporates piano into the Oasis hit, yet adds nothing that makes the song better or even comparable to the original. Punk Goes 90’s was a good idea with well thought out songs that held so much potential to make a great compilation, but the band choices and takes on the songs were disappointing. Now, Punk Goes Pop, that’s an album to check out and stop while you’re ahead in the series.

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Greg Spero Trio Mit’N Beautiful Leper The WHRD The Duke of Uke Blanketarms The Artist Formerly Known As Turtle Aug. 25, 8 p.m. The Red Herring Vegetarian Restaurant, $5

Greg Spero of the Greg Spero Trio. ‘Neath the Channing-Murray Foundation lies one of the best places on our campus, The Red Herring Vegetarian Resturaunt. From 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Herring cooks up some delicious vegetarian lunches with a varied menu and superb specials. Cozy and basement-like, The Red Herring is a hip and unique alternative to the Chipotle/ Cold Stone chainery that characterizes the rest of the area. Apparently it’s also one of the campus’ best kept secrets, because this Friday, Aug. 25, it needs saving. As well as being a great place to gather and eat, the Red Herring has played host to many a musical artist and now they are rallying together to help the place that let them play on a stage. The Artist Formerly Known as Turtle, formerly of Green Mountain Grass, not only has a painfully unoriginal name but has mad bluegrassing skills. You like Ukuleles?? Well the Duke of said instrument and Blanketarms play them like royalty. Finally, a campus favorite, the Greg Spero Trio, plans to jazz all over your face. With five members, instead of the advertised three, each one of the guys has plenty of jazz to get out. The Red Herring has held numerous fundraisers and benefits and this time they need a little help too. Since it’s too late for the whales, try and save the Herring. —Brian McGovern

Live Bands Water Between Continents Krannert Art Museum 5pm, free Chip McNeill Jazz Quartet Iron Post, 7pm, $3 Kara Kulpa, Denise Dill Aroma Cafe, 8pm, free Shipwreck, Elsinore, Watery Domestic Courtyard Cafe 8pm, free Caleb Rose Bowl Tavern 9pm, free Soap, Molehill Cowboy Monkey, 10pm, $4 Shovelwrack White Horse Inn, 10:30pm, free Concerts Some Enchanted Evening: CU Symphony Guild President White’s Mansion, 5pm, TBA DJ Zen Thursday’s: DJ Asiatic Soma, 9pm, free DJ Dice, DJ Smooth V Lava 9pm, $5 DJ Will Rogers Chief’s 9pm, cover DJ Huggy Joe’s Brewery 10pm, cover Metal Thursday Highdive 10pm, free The Return: DJ Kaos, DJ Mydas Nargile, 10pm, cover DJ Limbs Boltini 10:30pm, free Karaoke Boneyard Karaoke Fat City Saloon, 8pm, free Liquid Courage Karaoke Jillian’s Billiards Club 9pm, free Liquid Courage Karaoke The Office, 10pm, free Lectures / Discussions Border Crossers Discussion Group [The Border Crossers Discussion Group (exploring the works of international authors) will be discussing the book The Hummingbird’s Daughter by Latino Author Alberto Urrea.] Borders 7pm, free Miscellaneous Cosmic Bowling in the Rec Room [Come for a night of Cosmic Bowling as part of Illini Union’s “Welcome Week.”] Illini Union 8pm, TBA


Live Bands Billy Galt Blues Barbecue 11:30am, free Elizabeth Elmore Courtyard Cafe, 12pm, free Leigh Meador Jazz Pianist Performance Courtyard Cafe 1pm, free Boneyard Jazz Quintet Iron Post, 5pm, free Jazz Sandwich Cowboy Monkey, 5:15pm, free Tom Grassman and Will Rogers Chief’s, 5:30pm, cover

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DJ Hip-hop DJ Nargile, 10pm free before 11pm DJ Who Joe’s Brewery 10pm, cover DJ Tim Williams Highdive 10pm, $5 DJ Dance Party Canopy Club 10pm, cover DJ Mertz Boltini 10:30pm, free Karaoke Liquid Courage Karaoke American Legion Post 71 8pm, free Liquid Courage Karaoke The Brickhouse, 9pm, free

Miscellaneous Cosmic Bowling in the Rec Room [Come for a night of Cosmic Bowling as part of Illini Union’s “Welcome Week.”] Illini Union 8pm, TBA

SAT. AUG 26 Live Bands Urbana Sweetcorn Festival: Lorenzo Goetz, The Living Blue, The Tractor Kings, Soultro The Greytones Elm Street Stage 2pm, free Urbana Sweetcorn Festival: Little Feat, The Boat Drunks, Big Bang Theory, Jared Michaels Main Street Stage 5pm, free Candy Foster and the Shades of Blue Iron Post, 6pm, $4 Jeff Helgesen, Rachel Lee Alto Vineyards, 7:30pm, $3 The Impalas Hubers 8pm, free Merge Fat City Saloon 8pm, cover

free Karaoke Liquid Courage Karaoke The Brickhouse, 9pm, free

TUE. AUG 29 Live Bands Billy Galt Blues Barbecue 11:30am, free Jake Hertzog Trio Iron Post 7pm, $4 Crystal River Band Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, free The Curtains, New Ruins, The Beauty Shop, Casados Canopy Club, 9pm, $7 Shrink Wrap: Creepy V Joe’s Brewery, 10pm, free DJ Subversion: DJ TwinScin, DJ Evily Highdive, 10pm, $2 DJ Tremblin BG Barfly 10pm, free DJ J-Phlip Boltini 10:30pm, free Karaoke Liquid Courage Karaoke Geo’s 9pm, free Karaoke with Randy Miller Bentley’s Pub, 9:30pm, free Miscellaneous Zoo Theatre Company’s Boltini Bingo and Lounge Variety Show Boltini, 7pm, free

Angie Heaton, Jane Boxall, Rachel Braunstader Independent Media Center 8pm, $5 II Ton Heavy Thing Memphis on Main, 8:30pm, $3 Country Connection Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, $1 The M, Reputation, The Like Young, Judah Johnson Courtyard Cafe, 9pm, free Lorenzo Goetz, The Living Blue, Tractor Kings, Scurvine Iron Post, 9pm, $5 Key of H, C.P.X., Johnnyork Phoenix, 9pm, $3 Will Rogers Band Chief’s 9:30pm, cover Alma Afrobeat Ensemble Cowboy Monkey, 10pm, $5 Mad Science Fair, Phyllis, New Ruins Mike & Molly’s 10pm, $3 DJ DJ White Horse Inn 9:30pm, free DJ Naughty Boy Joe’s Brewery, 10pm, cover DJ Tim Williams Highdive 10pm, $5 DJ Dance Party Canopy Club 10pm, cover DJ Mertz Boltini 10:30pm, free Karaoke Liquid Courage Karaoke Geo’s 9pm, free



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Calling all history buffs! Would you like to get involved with the day-to-day operations at the Korean War Museum in Rantoul? Office volunteers are needed to assist in stuffing envelopes for mailers, newsletters, running copies, etc. They will assist the Executive Secretary and Volunteer Coordinator. Four volunteers are needed for this ongoing weekday opportunity with flexible hours at the Museum located at 1007 Pacesetter Drive in Rantoul. Many other volunteer opportunities are available and all volunteers receive 10% discount in the Gift Shop. For more information, contact Michelle Clayton at 217-893-4111.

Cowboy Monkey, 10pm, $5

Recreation Learn to Play Pinochle [Current participants will teach newcomers how to play Pinochle.] Hays Recreation Center, 1pm, free

The Hackensaw Boys Highdive 9pm, $8 MRS Trio Iron Post, 9pm, $2 Open Mic Cowboy Monkey 10pm, free WEFT Sessions: The Dakotas WEFT 90.1FM, 10pm, free

Lectures / Discussions Animals of Allerton - Fish [Join Jeremy Tiemann for an introduction on the tyoes of fish found in and around Allerton.] Allerton Park 1pm, $5 Miscellaneous Cosmic Bowling in the Rec Room [Come for a night of Cosmic Bowling as part of Illini Union’s “Welcome Week.”] Illini Union, 8pm, TBA

SUN. AUG 27 Live Bands Crystal River Band Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, free Headlights, Decibully, The Living Blue Canopy Club, 9pm, $5 Bow-Dacious String Band Iron Post, 9pm, cover Karaoke Liquid Courage Karaoke The Brickhouse, 9pm, free

MON. AUG 28 Live Bands Feuding Hillbillies Rose Bowl Tavern, 6pm, free Michael Davis Bentley’s Pub 7pm, cover

Mind / Body / Spirit Spirit Writing [This is an ancient form of self-exploration and this class will present several techniques for connecting with your inner child, your spirit guides, your own inner knowing.] IllumiNation Institute, 7pm, $10

WED. AUG 30 Live Bands Irish Traditional Music Session Bentley’s Pub, 7pm, free Feuding Hillbillies Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, free Adam Wolfe Fat City Saloon 9pm, free Quietdrive Canopy Club 9pm, cover DJ DJ Stifler Highdive, 8pm, $5 DJ Bris Soma, 8pm, free Chef Ra Barfly, 10pm, free DJ Bozak Boltini, 10:30pm free Dancing Tango Dancing Cowboy Monkey, 8-10:30pm, free Salsa Dancing Cowboy Monkey, 10:30pm, $3 Karaoke Outlaw Karaoke White Horse Inn, 9:30pm, free


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Shadows of Doubt Mike & Molly’s, 6:30pm, cover Urbana Sweetcorn Festival: Tons o Fun Band, Honeytribe, Hurricane Gumbo Main Street Stage, 6:30pm, free Marty Casey, Lovehammers Canopy Club, 7pm, $15 SAVE THE RED HERRING: The Artist Formerly Known As Turtle, Blanketarms, The WHRD, Beautiful Leper, The Mit’N, The Duke of Uke, Greg Spero Trio Red Herring Coffee House, 8pm, $5 The Brat Pack Fat City Saloon, 8:30pm, cover Delta Kings Memphis on Main, 8:30pm, $3 Country Connection Rose Bowl Tavern, 9pm, $1 Big Groove Zydeco Iron Post 9pm, $3 Feuding Hillbillies Chief’s 9:30pm, cover Quadremedy White Horse Inn, 10pm, free Alive (Pearl Jam Tribute Band) Phoenix, 10pm, cover JigGsaw, Metermaid, Nadafinga

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Cosmic Consciousness: The Work of Robert Bannister [Born in 1911, this outsider artist – a native of Urbana – spent his early years convalescing in a local sanitarium. Later stricken with anemia, in 1950, he left the home of foster grandparents to enter the Champaign County Nursing Home, where an occupational therapist introduced him to carving and drawing. After his release in 1961, he lived in one room near West Side Park, painting, drawing, and writing works that are meditations on human life tinged with humor and a selfproclaimed “cosmic consciousness.”] Krannert Art Museum through Oct. 15 Surrealist Interventions: Selections from Krannert Art Museum and the University of Illinois Library [This exhibition pairs Surrealist paintings, photographs, prints and drawings from the Krannert Art Museum collection with the movement’s experiments in print culture – from manifestos and single-page tracts to elaborately designed serials and limited-edition books – on loan from the UI Library. Collaboration across media and continual reinvention in the face of controversy have contributed to Surrealism’s reputation as one of the most vital and enduring avant-garde practices of the twentieth century.] Krannert Art Museum through Dec. 31 Speed Sketchings and Paper Tearing Artworks by Hua Nian [Hua Nian is an active exhibiting artist and art instructor in Champaign-Urbana, Ill. Her paintings appear in international and national art exhibitions, winning awards at local, state, and national shows.] Pages for All Ages through Sept. 30

Beyond Words: A Dialogue Between Friends [Works by Sylvia Arnstein & Mark Corrodi] Verde Gallery through Sept. 9 Parkland Art & Design Faculty Exhibition Parkland Art Gallery through Sept. 21 The Extinction Series: Faith Heller [Prismacolor drawings on handmade paper] Wind, Water & Light Gallery through Aug. 31 Champaign Urbana Theater Company: Oliver [Please sir, I want some more? With these six words, Oliver’s adventure begins. His audacity gets him banned from the workhouse and Mr. Bumble sells him to the undertaker. Oliver runs away the very next morning, and is picked up hungry and tired in the streets by the Artful Dodger who leads him through crowded streets to Fagin’s kitchen. Fagin sends the boys off on a pocket-picking expedition where Oliver is falsely apprehended. Cleaned up and placed in the home of a wealthy benefactor, suddenly everyone wants Oliver — some to keep him quiet, some to share in his new found wealth. Features the unforgettable songs “Where Is Love?,” “As Long As He Needs Me,” “Consider Yourself,” “I’d Do Anything,” and the title song “Oliver.”] Virginia Theatre, Aug. 24-27 7:30 p.m., Aug. 27 performance at 2:30 p.m., $17

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ol lowing the often dry summer, the Fa l l 2006 season of student product ions at the Krannert Center for the Per for m ing Ar ts prom ises to c apt u re t he m i nd s of University of Illinois students and the Champaign-Urbana community alike. Each show finds its unique rhythm: one via cutting edge technology, and another with the inspirational collaboration between renowned stor ytelling and rhythmic percussion. Whether it is the powerful story of an Illinois Theatre graduate, or the story of a French legend styled in a more recent era, the productions at Krannert this fall will give everyone their long overdue theatre fix. Opening Sept. 28, c o n t e m p o r a r y A m e r ic a n w r i t e r Ro m u l u s L i n n e y retells Henrik Ibsen’s classic play Peer Gynt. Directed by g uest d irector A lec Wi ld, an ensemble cast plays b i l l io n a i r e s , d e v i l s , a n d razorback hogs, tel ling an ornery story that is heartfelt and wild, poetic and rea l. Gint is the f irst performance of the Fall ’06 theatre season, and the production continues through to the beginning of October. Performed at the Studio Theatre, Gint closes on Sunday October 8th with a 3 p.m. matinee. Overlapping with Gint, The Bu i lder s A s sociat ion & dbox: Super Vision can be found at the Tyron Festival Theatre Fri. and Sat, Oct. 6-7 at 7:30 p.m. The Builders Association uses advanced digital animation, new video techniques, and the technologies of surveillance itself to tell the intertwining tales of three different people caught in a world where human lives are often reduced to data. Following the Oct. 6 show, a free discussion will begin in the lobby exploring privacy and surveillance in the post-9/11 world. Just around the corner, Beth Amsbary’s story, Bones of the Building: The Biography of a Dream Home, comes to the Studio Theatre thanks to the collaboration of the Krannert Center, the Department of Theatre, and the School of Architecture. INTRO | A ROUND TOWN | L ISTEN, HEAR | CU CALENDAR | STAGE , S CREEN &

Beth Amsbary tells the true story of a dream home built by her grandparents and Driver Lindsay, the former head of Illinois Architecture. The show runs from Tues to Wed, Oct. 17-18 at 7:30 pm. Beginning on Oct. 9, Krannert Center’s lobby will display a watercolor painting of the “dream house.” The theat re depa r t ment ret ur ns i n f u l l sw i ng when Jean Anouilh’s The Lark opens at the Colwell Playhouse. Director Robert Anderson’s new production, styled in the manner of the post-World-War-II era in which the play was written, retells the legend of Joan of Arc while exploring the IN


f ickle character of propaganda a nd t he con su m i n g n at u re of pol it ica l a nd rel ig ious conviction. This adaptation, by Lillian Hellmann, features f ilm projections by Mark P. Ring. The Lark opens Thurs., O c t . 19 t h a n d c l o s e s o n October 29t h. De s ser t a nd Conversation in the Krannert Room will follow the shows on Sat, Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. and Sun, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. The fall ’06 theatre season continues at the Stud io Theat re w ith Lisa Di xon directing Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa. This tale of f ive sister s i n Cou nt y Doneg a l, Ireland, in the summer of 1936 celebrates the profound joy of loving, living, and dancing in the moment. Dancing at Lughnasa opens Thurs. Nov. 2nd and closes on Sun. Nov. 12. Springing from the imaginat ion of world renow ned percussionist Cyro Baptista, the Fa l l ’06 theat re sea son continues with Global Transfer Afterglow: Cyro Baptista’s Beat the Donkey. An imaginative hybrid of percussion, sa mba, ja zz, funk, martial arts, and dance, Beat the Donkey embraces the eclectic with theatrical flair. On November 11th, the show will begin at about 10:00 p.m. in the Lobby on Stage 5. No tickets are required; however, this will be the only time the show is performed. Concluding the fall ’06 theatre season, the Krannert Center Student Association will create and produce a Murder Mystery Dinner. This interactive show will satisfy your appetite for a night out while providing enough mayhem to keep you guessing. The Murder Mystery Dinner will be performed in the Studio Theatre on Wed, Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m. With so many shows to chose from, everyone should f ind a student show they enjoy during this Fall season. And the undergrad and graduate performers that you may or may not know are more than likely to surprise you. For more Information regarding performance dates, performance times and ticket prices, check ou the Krannert Center Website at buzz sounds from the scene

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Faith Heller’s latest exhibit is “Extinction Series” is a collection of artwork that reflects her love and concern of endangered species and ecology.This exhibit will be featured at the Wind, Water & Light Gallery until August 31st. Along with being a professional artist, Heller was an art critic for the Winston-Salem Journal, and she now teaches art history at the Lake Land College in Mattoon.



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Why do you create art revolving around ecology?

I first began portraying endangered species when I noticed the silence in my North Carolina backyard. That may sound strange, but up until that time my backyard rang with frog-song. However, little by little, without my noticing, the tree-frogs had disappeared. My entire, beautiful, madly-colored symphony was irrevocably gone, done in by auto emissions, acid rain - you name it. So, I decided to use my art to make a political statement on endangerment. What are your future projects and exhibits?

In the future, for now, I plan to continue creating oil paintings and Prismacolor pencil drawings that ref lect my deep concern for endangered species and the ecology. What do you hope audiences will feel and think when seeing your work?

I hope that people will understand the political statement that I am making about endangerment and extinction in my work, while at the same time appreciating it for the beauty of its aesthetic and spiritual qualities.

OPEN AUDITIONS Titled “HANGING ON FOR DEAR LIFE,” this Prismacolor-pencil drawing is one of Faith Heller’s works in her Extinction Series, which is currently on display at the Wind Water & Light Gallery in downtown Champaign. would have no useful purpose. So, the paper tells us that even recycling weeds can keep people from endangerment, or extinction. A nother impor tant aspect of this paper is its color and texture, which almost makes it look like the surface of a cave wall, or a stretched hide.

Casting Male and Female Roles ages 18-70s: Audition will consist of readings from the script and possible improv work. Character information and readings are online at theatre/auditions.

How do you define mixed media?

I define mixed-media as the combination of more than one medium within a single work of art. For example, in my “Memory Montages,” I combine collage with colored pencil drawing.

All members of the community, Parkland and U of I students, with or without prior acting experience are welcome to attend. We encourage diversity. Performances: September 27 - October 8

How does teaching affect your art?

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I teach art history and one of the reasons that I enjoy it so much is because it allows me to use art as a means to experience the ancient past, to go places where no camera has ever been. I particularly enjoy teaching about prehistoric cave art. And I think that the influence of that art is evident in my “Extinction Series” drawings.

By David Lindsay-Abaire Director: David N. Morgan Sunday, August 27 • 5-8 pm Parkland College Theatre

Why do you create art on hand-made paper?

The paper that these images are drawn on is a political statement in itself. It is handmade by the inhabitants of a village in Bangladesh and is the villagers’ only f inancial resource. It’s made from weeds that g row on the shore of a nearby river that otherwise

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One of Faith Heller’s Prismacolor-pencil drawings in her Extinction Series, which is currently on display at the Wind Water & Light Gallery in downtown Champaign.

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ulse is the latest entry in the series of abysmal remakes of Japanese horror f ilms. While retaining the visual aura and spooky atmosphere of Kairo, its Asian predecessor, it dies (no pun intended) by way of its lame story and lack of scares; two elements that are kind of essential in any horror movie. As far as plot is concerned, Pulse is yet another Japanese parable about haunted or possessed technology wherein a group of idiot kids stumble across an evil web site. Ghoulish beings from “beyond” are the web administrators seeking to escape their world and enter ours in the form of a computer virus. Unfortunately the “demonic force” – vaguely resembling hairless albinos – frightens only in moments of cheap shock. And it’s understandable because not much good comes from present genre films. In the case of Pulse, there’s simply not enough substance to flesh out the wafer-thin story and cheap scares. Cute-as-a-button Kristen Bell, from TV’s “Veron ica Mar s,”  lead  s a ca st of v i r t ua l  is a ballsy move unknowns. In addition,this from newbie helmer Jim Sonzero, a former commercial director with only one short feature to his credit. He wrangles decent performances from Bell and her co-stars like Ian Somerhalder (TV’s Lost), but it’s not enough to keep the    afloat. floundering movie work er


Nothing in Pulse seems original. It’s a complete mess derived from a movie that wasn’t any good to begin with. Nothing is worse than a stupid horror movie. But until the American movie studios stop scraping the bottom of the sake barrel for fresh concepts from the Japanese market, expect more ridiculous imitations and remakes. Take a chance with a new idea or storyline that hasn’t been rehashed a thousand times before. It could reinvigorate the drowning American horror market and make scary movies exciting for everyone once again.



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STEP UP f you haven’t yet seen the trailers for the selfproclaimed “hottest movie of the summer,” Step Up, you must be living under a rock. Newcomers Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan lead the cast in this feel good, quintessential chick fl ick that comes straight off the heels of other dance theme-related movies for our generation, such as Save the Last Dance, Centerstage and Take the Lead. The plot is always the same in these fi lms; an unlucky kid hopes to make it in the world of dance, drama ensues, and they usually achieve their dream. The ending is tied up in a pretty little package for you! This is not to say Step Up does not have qualities that set it apart from the rest. The choreography throughout the fi lm keeps you interested and it has an amazing soundtrack with artists like Ciara, Sean Paul, Chris Brown and more. Channing Tatum gets the job done and plays a relatively convincing Tyler Gage, while Jenna Dewan does a good job as Nora Clark; Clark’s real life background in dancing adds an authentic feel to movie. The fi rst scenes in the movie are not promising and makes you wonder if you just wasted that precious seven dollars. There are too many separate storylines, some of the situations seemed a little too convenient, and the level of unexpected drama near the end of the fi lm is unnecessary.

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fter being a well-received entry in the converting depressing characters in an emotional and Sundance Film Festival, Little Miss Sunshine autobiographical way, this team focuses its efforts was grabbed by Fox Searchlight and distrib- towards finding enjoyable awkwardness and silliness uted to hundreds of theaters across the country. Little in people’s problems. Steve Carell gets a break from Miss Sunshine follows a family encountering setbacks whacky sketch comedy and an opportunity at someon a trip from Albuquerque to California. Olive thing subtler, while Toni Collette (The Sixth Sense) (Abigail Breslin), the daughter of Richard (Greg gets a chance to show off her timing. This movie isn’t Kinnear) and Sheryl (Toni Collette), is given a spot in going to crack viewers up like Anchorman or Wedding a Little Miss Sunshine contest. They cram into a VW Crashers might, but maybe it never intended to. This minivan with Olive’s suicidal and intellectual uncle movie has its own take on dark comedy and some Frank (Steve Carell), brother Dwayne (Paul Dano), very cute surprises. who does not talk and reads Nietzsche, and grandfather (Alan Arkin) who is a rude narcotics user. With clever dialogue and a witty cast, this film has great moments of humor. Occasionally, I found it taking itself a little too seriously, but I never found it to get very heavy or ridiculous like some other indie hits that have come before it like Garden State. The writers of this f ilm combine a lighthearted style with edgy moments and blend them (left to right) Greg Kinnear, Steve Carrell, Paul Dano, Toni Collette, and together nicely. Instead of Abigail Breslin in Little Miss Sunshine. sounds from the scene



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Barnyard is the story of an energetic party-cow named Otis (voice of Kevin James) who must learn to be responsible and stand up for not only himself, but the rest of the Barn when his dad Ben (voice of Sam Elliot) is no longer in charge. Barnyard will take you on a delightful ride with Otis, the chickens, roosters, pigs, dogs and many other amusing animals in the barn. I should warn you, however, that on the way you’ll make a few stops for six-packs (of milk, of course), “bombastic� dances, and human-tipping. Oh, and Otis drives a car. (Keri Carpenter)

United Kingdom for well under $10 million. It follows a group of six adventure-seeking women that go on an expedition into an uncharted cave in the Appalachian Mountains. Here is the twist: the girls become trapped in the cave and discover that they are not alone. Out of the horror movies that have been released this summer season, this movie is easily the best. (Randy Ma)

fined the TV show, Mann creates a new, gritty world in Miami Vice with “Cops� style cinematography that hugs the shoulders of the actors and powerful sound mixing. The gunshot wounds and violence in this movie are not stylized or over the top, but rather brought to reality with effects that bring the bullets right into the theater with you. (Jeff Gross)



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In this MTV Films Production, Brittany Snow plays “what’sher-face,� also known as Kate, the new girl at high school. Kate is a bit shy but more than willing to speak up when she sees the heart-throb jock of her school, John Tucker (Jesse Metcalfe) bring three different girls out to eat to the restaurant she works at. John, the captain of the basketball team, is sure to pick a variety of girls to be on his personal team when he dates Heather, the head cheerleader (Ashanti), Carrie, a Harvard-bound blonde journalist with a camera permanently attached to her hand (Arielle Kebbel), and Beth, the school’s vegetarian slut (Sophia Bush) all at the same time. (Keri Carpenter) LADY IN THE WATER

It’s been three years of waiting and now Captain Jack Sparrow and his crew are back for more swashbuckling and adventure in the most highly anticipated sequel of the summer. This time, Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley are re-teamed with director Gore Verbinski to create a wild and crazy extension of the first film, which includes more intense fight scenes, great special effects and (of course) a dabble of rum and romance. In the film, Sparrow is the target of the slimy, squirmy Davey Jones. Sparrow owes him his soul, and the only way to avoid serving a lifetime on Jones’ ship is to find the chest that contains his heart. And how could this adventure be accomplished without the help of his friends Elizabeth Swann and Will Turner? (Jenny McCarthy) A SCANNER DARKLY


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Dante (Brian O’Halloran) and Randal (Jeff Anderson) return full force in Kevin Smith’s crass sequel to his debut 1994 indie film. While the film has a considerably higher budget and more star power than the original, Clerks 2 is still full of the crude, dialogue-driven humor that has created a large Smith following over the past 12 years.

M. Night Shyamalan’s latest film Lady in the Water is a bedtime tale about a nymph that arrives at a hotel in Philadelphia to advise a human. Cleveland Heep (Paul Giamatti) is a building manager that puts together the clues to help the nymph, named Story (Bryce Dallas Howard), in her trip back to the “Blue World� before a dangerous creature tries to stop and kill her. Consequently, the inspiration for this film came from a story Shyamalan would tell his children about what happens in their pool. (Mrugesh Bavda) MIAMI VICE


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A Scanner Darkly is the latest film by Richard Linklater, a filmmaker who has his finger on the pulse of humanity. His movies are a fascinating reflection of our society. Dazed and Confused, for instance, was a tasty por trait of teenage life, angst, and boredom in the 1970s. A Scanner Darkly, based on the similarly titled piece by sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick, is also an eerie and surreal representation of drug culture, technology, and fear of government. The complex rotoscoping (drawing over life action) process utilized in this film enhances the bizarre euphoria and burned-out-ness of the characters in the film; images nearer the camera are clearly animated, whereas distant objects look very real. This process, previously used in Linklater’s Waking Life, took a team of animators over 500 hours to create. (Jeff Gross)



Woody Allen, Scarlet Johansson, Hugh Jackman

Allen’s Scoop tells the delightfully inventive tale of an American journalism student Sondra Pransky (Johansson) in London, who while participating in a magic show by the Great Splendini (Allen) meets the spirit of recently deceased, famed investigative journalist, Joe Strombel (Ian McShane). He tells her of a secret which will provide her with the scoop of the decade and make her an equally famous reporter. The spirit reveals that the identity of the recent “tarot card� serial murders is actually the son of British nobleman, Peter Lyman, a handsome aristocrat, played by Hugh Jackman. With this news, the astonished young j-student and the befuddled old magician set off to entrap the charming blueblood, while finagling their way into private dinner parties, garden engagements and private storage rooms. (Syd Slobodnik) TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY

Will Ferrell, John C. Riley & Sacha Baron Cohen

Will Ferrell shines in his latest role as a NASCAR driver in the laugh-out-loud comedy, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. Ferrell plays Ricky Bobby, a dimwitted, Southern race driver who lives by the motto “If you ain’t first, you’re last.� With this motto, Bobby finds himself in the victory lane most of the time with the help of life-long best friend and driving partner Cal Naughton Jr. (John C. Reilly) creating the formidable duo “shake and bake.� (Kevin Olsen) YOU, ME AND DUPREE

Owen Wison, Matt Dillon & Kate Hudson

You, Me and Cliche is Owen Wilson’s follow-up to the smashhit that was Wedding Crashers. The problem with the film, which is actually called You, Me and a Really Big Schnoz, is not Wilson, but the formulaic and idiotic script to which he is so limited, just as he was in Crashers. The premise is simple: Newly-married couple Carl (Matt Dillon) and Molly (Kate Hudson) agree to let the best man at their wedding, Dupree (Wilson), stay at their home until he lands a job and a steady salary. Hilarity is supposed to ensue, and admittedly, sometimes it does. But most of the time, the humor is dry and unfulfilling. (David Just)

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n its website-like page layout, its bald egoism, and its simple, conversational tone, “the Professor’s Guide to Getting Good Grades in College” fits right onto the franchised self-help shelf of any big bookstore. “Professor’s Guide” is a nascent series of books marketed to the affluent neuroticism of college students. This is the debut work, written by Lynn F. Jacobs and Jeremy S. Hyman. Both of the authors have worked in the academy: Jacobs teaches art history, while Hyman formerly taught philosophy. They structure the book chronologically, detailing the things to do, think, and say throughout the semester in order to find that elusive, and, they suppose, worthwhile A at the end of the term. Jacobs and Hyman take effort to accurately describe the grading process in all its impersonal haste. From their own experience, they relate what a student can and cannot do to affect their grade, and just how that grade is going to be determined. There are some unusual and interesting tips here, beyond the obvious metaphor s of moderat ion, involving deep ends, cut cor ner s , a nd empt y g a s tanks. Though it reads like a d at i ng m a nua l, Jacobs a n d H y m a n s h ow t h a t obser v i ng t he lect u rer’s man ner ism s and a sides can uncover the important cr iter ion for test s a nd essays. They explain what academics like to hear during off ice hours; so as to massage out useful answers and suggestions. While probably intended as an easy graduation gift


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THIS COLUMN IS ALL ABOUT SEX elcome (back) students! We wanted to take this opportunity to introduce Doin’ It Well and the sex-related resources available in Champaign-Urbana to the newbies in town. Doin’ It Well is Champaign-Urbana’s only weekly sex column written by professional sex educators. What makes us professionals? In addition to all of the trainings and conferences we’ve attended on the topic, our full-time jobs are to educate people about sex. Here at Doin’ It Well, we pride ourselves on taking a sex-positive non-judgmental approach to education. We’re happy to answer ANY sex-related questions our readers throw at us. You won’t get any sappy slogans like “Pet Your Dog, Not Your Date� from our responses. Doin’ It Well is about spreading accurate sex information, not dogma about how to live your life or who to fuck. And just so you know, we are happy to address anything related to sexuality including: relationships, anatomy, physiology, pleasure, toys, culture, laws, health, resources, LGBTQIQA issues etc. There can be a lot of sexual exploration and fun during college, so we thought we’d share some of the resources for sexual health in CU.


MCKINLEY HEALTH CENTER 1109 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana Phone: 217-3332701 Cost: Most services are free for UIUC students who have paid a health service fee What can McKinley do for me? • Maybe the question is what can’t they do for you? It’s a pretty comprehensive student health center. But since this is a SEX column we’ll tell you about the sex-related services... • STI testing & treatment, GYN exams, anonymous HIV testing, birth control, sex education, pregnancy tests, emergency contraception, condoms. PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS (PPECI) 302 E. Stoughton Street, Champaign Phone: 217359-4768 Cost: Many services are offered on a sliding scale (so you only pay what you can afford to), most forms of insurance accepted including the medical card. • For all the pregnant mammas out there, PPECI has an awesome prenatal care program with some fantastic midwives • Pregnancy tests, pregnancy options counseling • Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (but no HIV testing) • Annual exam including pap, pelvic and breast exams as well as follow-up if you have an abnormal pap exam (cryotherapy, colposcopy) • Adoption counseling and placement • Emergency contraception (the morning after pill) • Birth control (with or without a pelvic exam) including pills, patch, the shot, the ring, condoms, diaphragm • Surg ical and medication abor tion and follow up care CHAMPAIGN-URBANA PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT 710 N. Neil Street, C Phone: 217-352-7961 815 N. Randolph Street, C: 217-373-7901 217 N. Broadway Street, U: 217-239-7827


• Ser v ices for people l iv i ng w ith HI V 217-239-7827 • Anonymous oral HIV testing, confidential HIV blood testing • Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections including syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, human papilloma virus (HPV) • Hepatitis A and B immunizations • Free safer sex supplies at most locations • Pregnancy testing and options counseling OFFICE OF LGBT CONCERNS 323 Illini Union Phone: 217-244-8863 • A welcoming & comfortable place to chill and hang out with other lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and allied (LGBTQQA) folk • It serves as a resource for anyone interested in learning about LGBTQQA issues, and concerns. The office has tons of books, videos and resources • Provides support for students and staff, including those who experience homophobia or who want support in coming out, meeting new people and more. OFFICE OF WOMEN’S PROGRAMS 300 Turner Student Services Bldg, 610 E. John Street, Champaign Phone: 217-333-3137 • Advocacy and support services for sexual assault and relationship violence • Provides the Campus Acquaintance Rape Education (CARE) program • Offers workshops on various topics of sexual and relationship violence, and personal safety • Services available to women and men RAPE CRISIS SERVICES 501 W. Church Street Champaign 24-hour hotline: 217-355-5203 Office Phone: 217-355-5214 All services are free and completely confidential • Short-term counseling • Medical advocacy in the immediate aftermath of sexual assault • Legal advocacy from the initial police report to the trial • Information and referrals on sexual violence (from statistics to coping mechanisms) Call Out To Readers: Send us your favorite first date and make-out spots for an upcoming column! SEX 411 Know Your Resources •

It’s a good idea to know about sexual health resources before you need them. Cut out this column and post it on your fridge!That way, it’s handy when you need it.There are more sexual health resources in C-U that we didn’t list here. Stay tuned to future Doin’ It Well columns to learn more about them!

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free will astrology AUG. 24 — AUG. 30 ARIES

March 21 – April 19

“Baksheesh” is a term derived from the Persian term for “gift.” Among travelers in the Third World, it has several meanings, among which are these: (1) bribes paid to authorities to get them to stop hassling you; (2) tips given to strangers who insist on being of assistance by, say, opening a door for you even if you don’t want them to. I believe baksheesh will soon serve as an apt metaphor for you, Aries. Be ready to offer compensation to people in order to get them to both stop bothering you and stop “helping” you. (P.S.: The compensation you give may not necessarily be in the form of cash. It could be flattery, presents, or useful information.)


April 20 – May 20

The biggest food fight on the planet will soon take place. More than 20,000 lunatic combatants will gather in the Spanish town of Buñol to hurl 45 tons of overripe tomatoes and other veggies at each other. Maybe you should book a flight there, Taurus. You’d do yourself a big favor by indulging in senseless but harmless mayhem that allows you to lose control in the name of fun. Nothing would be more healing than a big dose of maniacal fervor.


May 21 – June 20

Russ Kick searches for messy facts that lie half-hidden beneath the official versions of reality. In his two volumes entitled 50 Things You’re Not Supposed to Know, he reveals, for example, that most corporations don’t pay federal income taxes, George Washington embezzled government money, a third of all American homeless men are military veterans, and Shakespeare filled his plays with sexual references. Russ Kick is your role model, Gemini. May he inspire you to find out about at least three things you’re not “supposed” to know. May you adopt his brazen approach as you breeze in to off-limits areas to get the scoop on tantalizing truths that have been missing in action.


June 21 – July 22

Throughout history there have been secret schools that don’t advertise their existence. To enroll, students must either be invited or else stumble on them by chance. In post-Renaissance Europe, for example, Rosicrucian mystery schools taught an esoteric form of Christianity at odds with the Church. Seventeenth-century English poet Andrew Marvell and his cohorts had their underground School of the Night, and ancient Greek poet Sappho stealthily gathered young women at her Moisopholon, “House of the Muses.” In recent years the Sexy Bratty Genius School has periodically convened classes at 3 a.m. under a highway overpass in San Francisco. According to my reading of the current omens, Cancerian, you’re close to making contact with a similar source of teaching. Whether you end up actually matriculating depends on how you answer the question, “Do you want to learn about things you’ve considered impossible?”


July 23 – Aug. 22

Psychologists Ed Diener and Martin E.P. Seligman cite 150 studies that suggest economic factors have little to do with happiness levels. For example, the Masai of Kenya, whose per capita income is under $300 a year, are as satisfied with their lives as the 400 wealthiest plutocrats in America. People living in the slums of Calcutta are slightly less filled with well-being, but not much. Your assignment, Leo, is to explore the personal implications of this. Can you get to the point where you truly feel that your ability to enjoy life has little to with how much money you have?


Aug. 23 – Sept. 22


Sept. 23 – Oct.22


Oct. 23 – Nov. 21


Nov. 22 – Dec. 21


Dec. 22 – Jan. 19


Jan. 20 – Feb. 18

An artist in Santa Fe, New Mexico built a replica of England’s famous Stonehenge. But instead of using huge slabs of rock to mimic the original, Adam Horowitz erected his spectacular monument with 200 old refrigerators. Hence its name: Stonefridge. This would be a perfect time for you to draw inspiration from his efforts, Scorpio. Create your own personal imitation of a resource you love--a beautifully funky, playfully accessible substitute for a marvel that is impossible for you to own or control.

As I contemplate your week ahead, I can’t help but think of the Butthole Surfers’ song “Pepper”: “They were drinking from a fountain / that was pouring like an avalanche / coming down the mountain.” Are you ready for much, much more of everything that interests and stimulates you, Sagittarius? Can you imagine what you’d have to do to expand your capacity for big emotions and provocative sensations? Of course not: No one can be fully prepared for an avalanche. But do the wildest best you can, and your lust for life will provide you with all the intuitions you need.

It’s Fake Smile Week. On the one hand, that means you should be on guard for people who are pretending to feel better than they actually do. I urge you to forgive them for their deception, but don’t get derailed by it. On the other hand, you yourself should put on a happy face as a disguise when you’re not sure what exactly is going on. In other words, it’s best to act agreeable until you gather all the information necessary to make a sound decision. Is the advice I’m offering hypocritical? Only if you use it to serve your narrow self-interests. But if you’re intent on doing what’s best for all concerned, my counsel is ethically impeccable.

At the Coachella music festival, I found myself next to a guy sporting a rainbow mohawk and wearing a red, white, and blue speedo, black socks, golf shoes, a striped necktie, angel wings, a red clown nose, and a battered hard hat with a sticker that read “Martinis and brown rice.” At one point he turned to me and said, “You know what I like most about being an Aquarius? It’s a never-ending opportunity to send out mixed messages in a friendly, non-manipulative way.” That got me to thinking about how most of us are addicted to thinking in simplistic categories and obsessed with making sense. Sending out mixed messages, therefore, can be valuable if it’s done in a spirit of compassionate play, because it subverts those bad habits. Of all the signs in the zodiac, you Aquarians do this best. I hope you ply your specialty lavishly in the coming weeks. People in your life have an acute need to get their certainties scrambled.


Feb. 19 – March 20

You’ve entered the Intimacy Intensification Season. Are you ready to dive deeper into the mysteries of togetherness? If so, you’ll meet provocative candidates for future alliances, and people you already know and love will become more available. As you can imagine, it’ll be crucial for you to study the truths of your own heart with ruthless honesty. There’ll be no excuse for getting tangled up with so-called “pleasures” that don’t really activate your most fervent zeal. Exercise extreme discrimination, please, even as you seek out thrills that make you brilliantly crazy. Homework: Identify the part of you that you trust the least. Then think up a test whereby that part of you will be challenged to express maximum integrity. Testify at

Philosopher George Gurdjieff declared that most of us are essentially asleep, even as we walk around in broad daylight. We’re ignorant about the higher levels of awareness we’re capable of; we’re blind to the continuous flow of life’s miraculous blessings. He said that in order to wake up and stay awake we need regular shocks. Some of these are uncomfortable, forcing us to face our own stupidity. But other shocks are delightful. They’re doses of sacred medicine that entice us to shake off our sleepiness and come to attention in pleasurable ways. I believe that in the coming weeks you’ll be offered a steady supply of the latter.

At the BFD concert near San Francisco in June, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ lead singer Karen O screamed for two minutes and 17 seconds straight. (I timed it.) I recommend that you set aside some quality time in the next two weeks to experiment with big outbreaks of self-expression that resemble hers. It’s the Purge and Purify Season for you--a time when you should indulge in high-spirited activities that exorcise your demons, wash your brain, and incite toe-curling, sweat-inducing, soul-animating catharses.

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THE LOCAL SNIFF CONTINUED FROM PG. 6 LESSON NO. 7 – LOCAL BUSINESSES Each week I highlight a local business that is worthy of your attention and dough. I try to spread it out, but it’s hard to do that when Bacaro is open and all I want to do is eat there. But, yeah – I get by it somehow. Look for that every week! LESSON NO. 8 – WHAT I DO BEST. Apologize. Yep. I do it all the time. Bottom line is that I write and publish a lot of stupid shit in this here column. My girlfriend looks at me like I am a moron when I do it too. Most weeks, I’ll end up apologizing for something because I know that it’s better to ask for forgiveness then to try to stand by something that I regret. Take for example last week: I owe Todd Hunter a big fat apology for taking that pot shot at him about the work he does. Todd Hunter – he’s the new music editor at The Hub – and he does nothing but support the hell of this scene. We got in to a tiff, and I used this here column as a firing range against him. For that, I am very sorry, and I ask for his forgiveness as well as for the forgiveness of the entire music community. I get Ker-razy sometimes – and this is the end result. A fair and simple apology. For real – no sarcasm. I am sorry.

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