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there's a sudden

NEWS TEAM

increase

and I

want t o see s o m e action taken to Residents House been

of

Bernard

in Evelyn

Sunley

Gardens

hit by spate

have

of mystery

inves tigate t h e c r i m e s .

rectify t h e s i t u a t i o n . . . It's a m y s tery w h y it's h a p p e n i n g , n o m a s t e r keys a r e m i s s i n g . "

thefts, including four robberies in the last week alone.

the police are n o w c o - o p e r a t i n g to The

investigators

o n , although the police are thought

Concern has also been

raised

to

have

been

Evelyn G a r d e n s , after t h e s e c u r i t y

dents

l o d g e w a s c l o s e d f o r f i n a n c i a l rea-

increasingly

puter stolen from a locked r o o m

s o n s last y e a r . K e n W e i r , IC's C h i e f

strangers

last

finger-

prints in t h e a r e a . M e a n w h i l e , s t u -

term

started

examining

o v e r t h e level o f s e c u r i t y c o v e r f o r

w h e n a student had a laptop c o m -

Problems

currently

have v e r y little e v i d e n c e t o w o r k

in t h e hall

are b e c o m i n g

worried

about

having access

t o their

during renovation work. The inci-

S e c u r i t y O f f i c e r , d e n i e d that

this

r o o m s , w i t h o n e r e s i d e n t s erious ly

d e n t s o f t h e f t have i n c r e a s e d s i n c e

w a s a factor; " N o t for o n e m i n u t e

considering leaving. "The place I'm

then a n d items s w i p e d include a

would

living

walkman, a playstation, a cash box

e n c e " , h e a r g u e d , a d d i n g that t h e

s e c u r i t y a n d g e n e r a l l y s u c k s " , Felix

and around ÂŁ 1 0 0 0 worth of photo-

layout o f t h e halls m a d e s t a n d a r d

was told.

graphic

security

also

equipment.

disappeared rooms

been

are thought

made

patrols

a n y differ-

ineffective. "The

is d i n g y ,

small,

p e r s o n is e n c o u r a g e d

flats. A l l

i n g that the security o f f i c e r has just

detailed

to

left."

have

locked, a n d there were n o

M r Dashwood

has poor

A n y o n e noticing any suspicious

t h i e v e s c a n s i m p l y target t h e b u i l d -

from the war-

and subwarden's

den's the

Property has

it h a v e

description

to make a a n d inform

disagreed,

s e c u r i t y o n 5 8 9 0 0 . If a c o n f r o n t a -

o p i n i n g "I h o n e s t l y believe that a

t i o n o c c u r s , o r if a thief is actually

[security] m a n o n site d o e s a c t a s

caught in t h e act, call 9 9 9 a n d t h e n

D a s h w o o d , t h e w a r d e n o f t h e hall,

a

alert s e c u r i t y .

e x p l a i n e d that "I c a n ' t t h i n k o f a n y

e x p l a i n that

incidents

relevant p a r t i e s , a n d that S e c u r i t y ,

signs

of forced

entry.

at B e r n a r d

Richard

Sunley

year or the year before,

this

but n o w t h e

deterrent".

H e went

he h a d 'blitzed' the

Accommodation

Office and

Felix E d i t o r A r r e s t e d D r u g s

on to

,

in

S c a n d a l G R A N D PRIX DRINKING G A M E Double the fun or your

JONATHAN TROUT

second

staple

h e a d . Editor elect,

back

money PS a

12

e

M r Edward Sexton took control of Felix has been cast into disarray

the p u b l i c a t i o n f o l l o w i n g a n e m e r -

HELP!

and anarchy following the shock

gency meeting with ICU represen-

Starving? D e p r e s s e d ?

arrest of its editor Mr Jeremy

tatives.

Police

S e x t o n himself m a y be i m p l i c a t e d in t h e stunt, h a v i n g a d m i t t e d that

W e s t c o r n e r o f Beit Q u a d late o n

he stole a G i l s o n p i p e t t e f r o m t h e

RAG IN PICTURES

Monday

Biology department

More

office

evening

Thomson desk.

at To

r e

last w e e k . "It w a s a

y o u can

assembled

student

w o u l d b e u s e d for

The

journalists,

he w a s

illegal

Jazz j a m s w i t h Felix. M m m - nice

and

charged

with

supply

of

purposes",

page 14 C O U R T N E Y PINE undisputed

King

Mr

explained

the

Sexton.

Andy

o f British page

16

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large

Thompson, manag-

W a s t e y o u r m o n e y a n d rot y o u r

of

er o f t h e I C U Print

te e t h w i t h this e s o t e r i c t w a d d l e

Acid

Unit, t o l d Felix that

page

18

D i e t h y l a m i d e

"It's

(LSD),

nothing to d o with

H o w t o fly, t i m e - t r a v e l a n d s l e ep

me."

w i t h W i n o n a R y d e r all in the s a m e

a

class A

drug. Thomson

March 19 9 8

that

shake a five p o u n d n o t e at

h a d n o i d e a that it

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25

nakedness

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e

favour for a friend, I

quantities

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his

P^S

the

detained

t

for T h o m s o n

are here t o h e l p

of the

amazement

'

a n d found M r

Homeless?

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the

newspaper's

e

that M r

in t h e N o r t h

Thomson.

entered

It later e m e r g e d

believed

is

A cross marks the spot; the

absolutely

It is n o t k n o w n

LUCID D R E A M I N G

night

page

20

t o h a v e alleged location of the drug dot w h a t m o t i v a t e d t h e

personally p l a c e d a small "microdot" of the substance

editor

to

engineer

the c r i m e , but t h e pressures o f t h e

o n t h e c o v e r o f all 4 , 5 0 0 c o p i e s o f the Friday 1 3 M a r c h issue u s i n g t h e

MAN OF COLOURS Jo Public talks w i t h t h e great Adam F

continues

on page

two

p a g e 32


NEWS

25 M a r c h

L N

ICU Ex-Pres was IRA Man's Lover tion

All CAMPBELL

officer,

was

apparently

T h e p o l i c e g o t their first m a j o r

1998

S ARREST 



from front

s t u n n e d by t h e v e r d i c t , after g i v -

lead o n the b o m b i n g w h e n

The lover of an ex-President of

ing

w e r e c o n t a c t e d by C o l i n G a r n e y s ,

eighty-hour

Imperial College U n i o n has been

backed

Gallagher's defence.

a businessman whose

occurrence. A c c o r d i n g to a source

former

IC s t u d e n t

jailed after the discovery of involvement

in

including

mortar

a

IRA

Heathrow

his

activities, attack

on

evidence

that

completely was

The

born

in

had

been

suspicions

aroused

by

the

have b e e n i n s p i r e d by the O x f o r d

Communist

several

months

Garneys name.

under

The

a

false

police

subse-

editor a n d i n d e e d the

began

surveillance Gallagher's • B M p former

bombing

O y p

dur-

iijiijl

m i s s i l e s w e r e f i r e d at

H M p

in

potentially

locations,

the

land-

i m p l i c a t i o n s for

the

newspaper

itself, but the s t u d e n t contributors w e r e s a i d t o be b e w i l d e r e d by the

where

n e w s . O n e writer s a i d : "It's terrible;

President's

it w a s difficult e n o u g h t o get every-

the

t h i n g finished o n t i m e even with the

couple

s u p p o r t a n d g u i d a n c e of a full-time Gallagher's

sabbatical officer. E d d i e is c o p i n g

heavily

on

admirably, but I h o p e for Jeremy's

' his a s s e r t i o n that his a c t i v i -

sake, a n d for the sake of the paper,

Michael defence

lethal

:s

including some

possible

operation.

lived.

ing w h i c h twelve e x p l o s i v e

ed

two-year

conversations

ICU

house,

took

airport. M a n y shells

a

w e r e a l s o m o n i t o r e d at t h e

IRA

bomber".

Details have y e t t o emerge o n

thus

lined,

The

rental the

the p u b l i c a t i o n , w a s h e a d middle-class

student newspaper Cherwell w h i c h last year a t t a c h e d a n u m b e r of c a n n a b i s s e e d s t o each issue.

c o m p a n y ' s p h o n e line, a n d |

t h e 2 5 Februar y e d i t i o n of

for

from M r .

quently bugged the

p l a c e in M a r c h 1 9 9 4 ,

c l o s e t o t h e a c c u s e d , the p l o y m a y University

Young

T h e a r t i c l e , p r i n t e d in

for

common

been renting a lockup garage

the

per.

love

a

joined

Daily Mail n e w s p a -

academic's

weeks

bomber's activities. Gallagher had

Airport,

"The

job m a y have b e e n a factor, with

W a l s a l l in t h e W e s t M i d l a n d s a n d

according to an article in the

they

H B j

relied

around

- isted

London

con

s o l e l y for t h e

pur-

that t h e s e allegations pro ve t o be false."

It

remains

to

be

seen

devices that l a n d e d o n the

p o s e of g a t h e r i n g m a t e r i a l

w h e t h e r M r T h o m s o n will be avail-

roof

of

for a n o v e l . D e s p i t e

able t o

and

o t h e r s that fell c l o s e

to

busy

Terminal

passenger

4

planes.

prosecution

Mary Attenborough on winning the 1978

L u c ki ly all t h e b o m b s f a i l e d to explode. Michael Gallagher,

back-

i n g f r o m his g i r l f r i e n d ,

the

stressed

that

p o s s e s s i o n o f a c o p y of Felix 1111

L e a g u e w h e n still at s c h o o l , g o i n g

and

on to study mathematical physics

by t o t w e n t y y e a r s ' i m p r i s o n m e n t .

eleven

at

Imperial

to

one.

His

girlfriend,

President

forty-three

year

old

Dr.

Union

Mary

of

for

the she

College.

Elected

Imperial

College

the bomber was

sentenced,

accusations

are

true,

anyone

in

is a d v i s e d t o s u r r e n d e r it t o any of the

Imperial

lodges.

College

Under no

Security

circumstances

s h o u l d a n y a t t e m p t t o ingest the

academic

year

c o v e r be m a d e , as the quantities of

subsequently

lec-

a n y d r u g that m a y be present are

Attenborough, the daughter of a

1978-79,

retired local g o v e r n m e n t

t u r e d at S o u t h B a n k U n i v e r s i t y .

educa-

he will be g r a n t e d bail by to d a y.

a b o u t his IRA i n v o l v e m e n t ,

convicted of c o n s p i r i n g to

of

next

W h i l e it is still not k n o w n if the

fifty-five y e a r o l d p r o t a g o n i s t , w a s e x p l o s i o n s by a jury m a j o r i t y

his duties

presidential election t h e r e w a s n o e v i d e n c e s u g   Photo: gesting she knew anything 

the cause

compete

t e r m . H o w e v e r , it is e x p e c t e d that

u n k n o w n a n d c o u l d be h a z a r d o u s .

End of the Road for Bo and Jez? TONY

OFORI

h e l d t o m o r r o w , a final d e c i s i o n will

plan

be

Union funding succeeds.

made

by

Union

Council

on

face

w h e t h e r A r t s o c will have their b u d -

severe cuts in their budgets following

Several

societies Union

could

Finance

Council

The

intention

motorised

mascots

is

that

eliminate

g e t cut f r o m ÂŁ 1 5 0 0 t o ÂŁ 2 0 0 . This

ÂŁ2000

-

will m e a n that m o n e y for perfor-

m o u n t i m p o r t a n c e in the

will

have

to

be

mean

m o n e y that

for

losses

sources

( C l e m t h e truck), a n d are t h o u g h t t o be e n o r m o u s l y valuable d u e t o

para-

their o l d age a n d g o o d c o n d i t i o n .

up-keep

James W a t t s , t h e m o t o r club chair-

is of

m a n for R C S , argues that if they are

clubs

left t o ruin or s o l d b e c a u s e of a lack of m o n e y that it c a n only be t o the

the

con-

the R S M U , R C S U a n d C & . G U as w e l l

than

the

stituent

col-

detriment

as the I C U A r t S o c i e t y w i l l r e c e i v e

Union.

The

eges

may

m a s c o t s are " a l o n g s t a n d i n g part

virtually n o s u b s i d y f r o m t h e U n i o n

r e a s o n i n g

b e c o m e

of c o l l e g e

next y e a r .

behind

redundant.

and

The

decision

charity w o r k a n d the general p r o -

on

whether

m o t i o n of IC " h e l p i n g t o fly the flag

Following

a

Budget

Advisory

for

(Jezebel t h e fire-engine) a n d R S M U

of

motor other

of

some

of the v e h i c l e s . W i t h s u c h cuts the

the

societies

In

this

tickets

will

all s o u r c e s

cases

mance

(UFC) proposals.

to

it w a s Andy

as

G r o u p (BAG) m e e t i n g in w h i c h t h e

Heeps,

budgets of all I C U s o c i e t i e s

President,

these

stated

will

were

reviewed, a rec o m m end ation

was

ICU "no

put f o r w a r d q u e s t i o n i n g t h e viabili-

other

ty of s u b s i d i s i n g t h e a r t s o c a n d t h e

receives

motorised

t y p e s of b e n e -

mascots

clubs.

On

society

Tuesday 1 7 M a r c h , the U F C held a

fits

meeting to

Artsoc",

decide

the

future

of

finances for the next a c a d e m i c y e a r for t h e s e gency

societies.

meeting

In a n

scheduled

emerto

be

as

the

Photo:

the making them

"easy

tar-

g e t s " t o bear the brunt of the cuts. The



RCSU

motorised mascots

clubs

will be hit e v e n harder if the U F C ' s

clubs receive

vehicles the

University. The

h i s t o r y " that travel up

d o w n t h e c o u n t r y assisting in

the

U n i v e r s i t y " . The

money

f r o m t h e U n i o n is o n l y spent o n the

Union funding

maintenance

o t h e r m o n e y for p e t r o l , etc. is p r o -

1998-99

will

be

made

in

an

ICU

in q u e s t i o n

are

o w n e d by C & . G U (Bo the car a n d Derrick

the

for

m e e t i n g next t e r m . The

for

of

motorbike),

RCSU

of

the

vehicles:

all

v i d e d by t h e v o l u n t e e r s that l o o k after t h e m .


25 M a r c h

NEWS

1998

Briefly

s Campaign Hits the Par ED

FEES

Y

SEXTON

This Saturday (28

A " d e t a i l e d " s u r v e y into u n i v e r s i -

sands of

ty

through

life

published

reveals

last

widespread

week concern

March) thou-

protesters will London

pro-cannabis

in

the

drawal grant.

Independent on Sunday, w h i c h is a t t e m p t i n g t o i n c r e a s e the profile of its ' d e c r i m i nalise c a n n a b i s ' c a m p a i g n .

viewed made

said to

students had

pay

inter-

they

been

fees

tuition

of

ised

by

had

ÂŁ 1 0 , 0 0 0 d e b t s t h e y m a y face o n graduation.

The

survey

r e v e a l e d that 6 6 %

of

also

students

considered cannabis an accept-

capacity

of

S p e a k i n g t o Felix,

spokesperson

for t h e m a r c h , s u g -

g e s t e d that ther e m a y be as m a n y as 3 0 , 0 0 0 o n t h e rally, a l t h o u g h he d i d p o i n t o u t that "it c o u l d be any size".

participants

o n , p u t t i n g p r e s s u r e o n the g o v e r n -

i n c l u d i n g Paul

Flynn,

t h e L a b o u r M P h e a d i n g efforts change

the law o n cannabis,

Marco

Pennella,

founder

R a d i c a l Party.

of

m e n t t o r e v i e w t h e 1971 M i s u s e of

to and

Drugs A c t . M r B r o w n e x p r e s s e d his

the

w i s h for t h e m a r c h t o highlight the

A host

serious

issues

surrounding

of

Activist Howard Marks smoking

campaigners

a hand-rolled cigarette

c a n n a b i s use, particularly its role in

T he m a r c h begins at m i d d a y by

d i s e a s e s , s u c h as arthritis, M S a n d

p o r t ; H o w a r d M a r k s , the e x - s m u g -

potential

16,000

The p u r p o s e of the d e m o n s t r a -

are e x p e c t e d

the

the

t i o n is t o m o v e t h e c a n n a b i s d e b a t e

cent of t h o s e s u r v e y e d

a w a y if t h e y

estimate

I n d e e d t h e m a r c h already l o o k s

university at all, w h i l s t forty p e r -

about

but they

r e v i s e d their

set t o be a high profile event, w i t h

Italian

known

thousand

Chris B r o w n , a v o l u n t a r y h e l p e r a n d

the

other politicians and

have s t a y e d

ten

n o w fear that the c r o w d m a y

exceed

capital for thirty

ÂŁ 1 , 0 0 0 a year they w o u l d have

would

and

Trafalgar S q u a r e .

The event is b e i n g o r g a n -

b e e n unlikely t o have c o m e

to

and

to

be held in the

five

have s i n c e

Quaye.

largest

demonstration

years.

16% of t h e

between

w o u l d a t t e n d t h e event,

a n d Finley

inarch

about t u i t i o n fees a n d the w i t h of the maintenance Student Life, s p o n s o r e d by C h a n n e l 4 , a s k e d 6 , 3 4 9 finalists at 19 universities a r o u n d the c o u n t r y , i n c l u d i n g U C L a n d IC about their f i n a n c e s , lifestyles, attitudes t o t h e m e d i a a n d p l a n s for life.

the c r o w d , i n c l u d i n g D o d g y , Paul Weller, Primal Scream

relieving t h e

t o s h o w their s u p -

symptoms

gler [Felix 1 0 9 5 ] , will be s p e a k i n g at

R e f o r m e r s Tree in H y d e Park a n d

AIDS.

t h e event, as will Independent

will p r o c e e d

be a b i g spliff rally."

on Sunday e d i t o r R o s i e B o y c o t t , w h o started the campaign last S e p t e m b e r . M a n y b a n d s a n d perf o r m e r s are e x p e c t e d t o be a m o n g

t o Trafalgar

Square,

w h e r e the s p e a k e r s will a d d r e s s the rally. It is u n c e r t a i n h o w m a n y p e o ple will take part in the p r o t e s t : few weeks

ago

police

A

estimated

of

many

H e a d d e d "I d o n ' t w a n t it t o

More

about the Independent on Sunday's c a m p a i g n c a n be f o u n d at w w w . i n d e p e n d e n t , c o . uk/sindypot/ march

information

and

the

able d r u g for p e r s o n a l u s e , w i t h only 14% a p p r o v i n g of and

cocaine

5 % in favour of h e r o i n a n d the

most

p o p u l a r TV s h o w a n d t h e

crack.

Friends

was

Spice

Girls w e r e the p e r s o n a l i t i e s w i t h w h o m s t u d e n t s w o u l d least like

ULU Election Results - Do You Care? DAVID

ROBERTS

t o be s t u c k in a lift. O n l y o n e

Westfield Union emerged victorious

f r o m the

o v e r M a r i W i l l i a m s , t o w i n the elec-

East

School

p r o m i s e d t o be a " S t r o n g a n d i n d e -

European

of Slavonic

and

Studies.

She

s t u d e n t in six w o u l d s u p p o r t t h e

The

year's

t i o n for U L U President. In a bizarre

C o n s e r v a t i v e Party if t h e r e w e r e

University of London Union sab-

turn-around o n previous years', M s

pendent

a

batical

last

W i l l i a m s a d m i s s i o n of L a b o u r m e m -

She s a w her p r i m a r y role as c a m -

criti-

General

Election

tomorrow,

elections

for

team

next

took

place

voice,

reflecting

action".

c o m p a r e d w i t h 3 4 % for L a b o u r

Monday,

b e r s h i p resulted in b o o s a n d jeering

p a i g n i n g , particularly o n t u i t i o n fees

and

c i s m of their electoral process,

from

"an area I feel p a s s i o n a t e l y a b o u t . . .

and loud bellows of "Farce" from

whilst M r H y d e ' s p r o m i s e not

ICU President Andy Heeps.

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fallen f r o m £ 1 2 0 0 t o £ 0 , this is a n

efforts into u r g i n g Imperial C o l l e g e

have h a d t h e o p p o r t u n i t y t o d i s -

o u t r a g e . W h a t t h e u n i o n have prac-

t o i n t r o d u c e a similarly imaginative

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leagues

a r e p l o u g h i n g their

facing the

tically d o n e is o b l i t e r a t e a very s u c -

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finance c o m m i t t e e B E F O R E a v o t e

cesfull s o c i e t y w h i c h b o a s t s a r o u n d

rich w i t h d i v e r s e cultures f r o m all

was taken t o remove our subsidy.

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o v e r t h e g l o b e a n d it w o u l d b e a

Surely this p r e s e n t s y s t e m is unfair,

s o n w a s that A r t s o c p a y for p e o p l e

s h a m e if this w o r l d - l e a d i n g univer-

a n d leaves critical d e c i s i o n s i n t h e t o g o t o t h e t h e a t r e a n d have a h a n d s o f a c o m m i t t e e w h o are g o o d t i m e , a n d t h e r e f o r e s u b s i d i e s

Imperial

the problems

m e m b e r s . Their p a t h e t i c rea-

sive t o a s i t u a t i o n f a c i n g s o m a n y

unlikely t o k n o w a b o u t t h e o r g a n i -

o f its finest s t u d e n t s .

sation and operation o f the majori-

Isn't that t h e a i m o f m o s t c l u b s , for

ty o f c l u b s .

p o e p l e t o g o o u t a n d enjoy t h e m -

It is a l s o rather c o n c e r n i n g that

T

o n t h e s e a c t i v i t e s a r e unjustified.

I'm s u r e

selves?

enjoy

poeple

themselves

in other

the U F C d i d not a p p e a r t o take into

clubs

a c c o u n t that A r t s o c is t h e largest

clubs t h e y p a r t i c i p a t e in offer t h e

a n d the

n o n - o v e r s e a s s o c i e t y in t h e u n i o n , o p p u r t u n i t y t o d o s o m e t h i n g intere s t i n g a n d o p e n their m i n d s t o n e w a n d t h e interests o f its 2 2 0 m e m -

1 I7 March, the

bers w e r e n o t c o n s i d e r e d . I find it

a r e a s . This is e x a c t l y w h a t A r t s o c

unbelievable n o w t o d i s c o v e r that

does; gives students t h e o p p u r t u -

w e have a b u d g e t less t h a n m o s t

nity

societies

of similar nature w h o

t h e culture in

It p r o v i d e s a service b y

e n c o u r a g i n g A r t i n all s h a p e s a n d

U n i o n Finance C o m m i t t e e m e t t o

have

d e c i d e u p o n club a n d s o c i e t y b u d -

e v e n a quarter o f that of A r t s o c .

gets for t h e forthcoming year. All

A s current A r t s A p p r e c i a t i o n chair-

in t h e U F C e d u c a t i o n . A l l t h i s c r a p a b o u t unjustified s u b s i d i e s is unjustified. m e e t i n g that A r t s o c m e r e l y pays If t h e y have t o c u t s u b s i d i e s o . k but for s t u d e n t s t o enjoy t h e m s e l v e s a x i n g t h e w h o l e b u d g e t is l u d i o n theatre trips. It is true that t h e

d e c i d e d in this o n e e v e n i n g a l o n e .

a n overall m e m b e r s h i p n o t

to sample

London.

forms giving students

a rounded

It w a s s u g g e s t e d

person, I a m writing t o express m y

A r t s a r e enjoyable,

and members

c r o u s . I'm sure this is just a m i s u n -

c o n c e r n s as t o t h e fairness a n d jus-

enjoy b e i n g a part o f A r t s o c . Surely

d e r s t a n d i n g a n d it is o n l y a matter

ti f i c a ti o n o f t h e d e c i s i o n s that w e r e

this is t h e c a s e for o t h e r

reached.

I a m sure t h e r o w e r s o f IC, t e n pin

your stupid shortsighted proposal

societies

of t i m e b e f o r e y o u (union)

It w a s d e c i d e d that t h e A r t s o c

bowlers and parachutists, t o name

and

s u b s i d y b u d g e t for next y e a r s h o u l d

r a n d o m clubs, a l s o enjoy their club

T h a n k y o u very m u c h .

from the submitted

activities! T h e A r t s o c c o n s t i t u t i o n

SAVE A R T S O C .

clearly states that

Mark J

reduced

to

the aims a n d

z e r o . G r o u n d s for this slash in b u d -

objectives of the s o c i e t y a r e t o p r o -

get w e r e b a s e d o n g e n e r a l c u t t i n g

mote the appreciation of the Arts

back in t h e U n i o n , but in particular

by o r g a n i s i n g g r o u p trips, but a l s o

t o redirect m o n e y for t h e IC Boat

t o m a k e t h e Arts m o r e

Club, w h o wish to purchase anoth-

to

er b o a t . I a c c e p t t h e n e e d for eval-

trips. A r t s o c have a d h e r e d t o t h e

u a t i n g b u d g e t s carefully, a n d reas-

c o n s t i t u t i o n , a n d I feel that

signing

necessary.

s u d d e n r e d u c t i o n in f u n d i n g is b o t h

H o w e v e r , 1 find t h e s h o c k i n g a n d

unfair a n d h a s n o t b e e n w a r r a n t e d .

funds

complete

if

unexpected

news of

students

accessible

by subsidising such

If t h e A r t s

give

us o u r subsidy

retract back.

C h e m . E n g . I (Artsoc s u p p o r t e r )

N O T H I N TO D A N C E TO

this Dear a l l . I a m writing

in r e s p o n s e

to

in p a r t i c u l a r a r e

D a r s h a n A r u n letter f r o m last w e e k , which w a s c o m p l a i n i n g about the

r e m o v a l o f A r t s o c sub-

b e i n g t a r g e t e d as " u n n e c e s s a r y " o r

s i d y unfair a n d u n m e r i t e d , for rea-

of inferior i m p o r t a n c e t o s p o r t i n g

lack of g e n e r a l d a n c e m u s i c nights,

s o n s w h i c h I will briefly e x p l a i n .

clubs w i t h i n IC, t h e n I a m h o n e s t l y

especially

Artsoc uses t h e Union subsidy

quite d i s g u s t e d . It is a great s h a m e

agree w i t h

t o m a k e t h e Arts m o r e affordable

that 2 2 0 k e e n a n d e n t h u s i a s t i c s t u -

should

in specialist

areas. I

D a r s h a n totally

be more

events

there

like T h a

t o t h e average s t u d e n t . In p a r t i c u -

d e n t s , i n t e r e s t e d in h a v i n g a w e l l -

B o m b a n d T h e Electric C a f e a n d

lar, ballet, o p e r a a n d large m u s i c a l s

r o u n d e d e d u c a t i o n by t h e i n c l u s i o n

r e s p e c t t o M i l a n a n d Alick Sethi for

>"vr

are w e l l b e y o n d t h e p r i c e - r a n g e o f

of culture into their heavy scientific

actually b e i n g able

m a n y s t u d e n t s , a n d by w i s e l y s u b -

w o r k l o a d s , s h o u l d b e take n t o b e

nights o n , as I k n o w h o w h a r d it is

j".

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reduced.

therefore

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sudies

h a d t o cut

able. T h e s u b s i d y f o r A r t s o c . h a s

completely Jason R a m a n a t h a n a n d A l o k Jha

w h o could

the U F C meeting

have

and explained the situation from

be ii

or myself,

attended

Union

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i n f o r m i n g either

Dear Felix,

K o r e a n a n d Thai s t u d e n t s t o return.

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events that t h e y w o u l d

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less w o r t h y t h a n o t h e r c l u b s .

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m i n d e d s t u d e n t s w h o are interest-

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a s i d e £ 2 5 0 , 0 0 0 as part o f a p a c k -

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of these

be unable t o s e e , a n d t o m e e t like-

sity w e r e t o s h o w itself u n r e s p o n !

certain

A r t s o c has e n a b l e d o v e r 2 2 0 m e m -

that N e w c a s t l e U n i v e r s i t y have set

programme.

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reason

for

lack of any d e c e n t d a n c e

the

music

c o t s . T he s t e a l i n g of a n o t h e r C C U ' s mascot

always

created

a

s o m e p e o p l e but think a b o u t it for

thrashed

Mark

and

a d e c e n t g r o u p identity, a n d this

league.

overall

will be the first s t e p in r e v i v i n g t h e

the

marketing w h o has

c o n t r o l o v e r w h a t e v e n t s that put

on.

After

approaching

are him

CCUs.

T he

only problem

is

that

C&.G are a b u n c h of c o w a r d s , afraid

avoiding

relegation,

basically

C o m e o n t h e n , y o u b u n c h of girls,

like talkin g t o a brick w a l l , all I g o t

l e t' s sort t h e m e n f r o m the b o y s ,

advantage

as

etc. etc.

wins

was

that

he

had

l o a d s of p e o p l e DJs e t c of his o w n

J Browning

that put things o n . A n d f r o m o t h e r

P h y s i c s 1.

almost

won

a n d faint h o p e s of titles.

some

mascots

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Imperial is actually a

constituent

college

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The back p a g e is o c c u p i e d by

to

a response

their

Kings 2 n d s t o W I N o u r

myself t o e n q u i r e a b o u t p u t t i n g o n nights a n d it w a s

make

a moment.

I play for I C H C 2 n d s , a n d w e

spirit

a m o n g s t the s t u d e n t s that leads t o

Home

that this c o m e s as a huge s h o c k t o

Felix peeps

nights is in m y o p i n i o n q u i t e s i m p l e event's manager

c o l l e g e N O T a university! I realise

N

(at least t o start with) is clear; m a s -

e s p e c i a l l y here. The

o t h e r . In short, R C S a n d C & C n e e d t o get at e a c h o t h e r . The

1998

the

back

of the

page,

times

competitions.

l o o k closely

certificates are actually a w a r d e d by

W h y not p u t g l o r y h e a d l i n e s of winners on

ity t o a w a r d d e g r e e s :

a n d y o u will s e e that y o u r d e g r e e the

U n i v e r s i t y of

London. When

take

y o u h a v e t h e p l e a s u r e of a t t e n d i n g

w h e n IC

that w e l l k n o w n e v e n t in the Albert

Even

on

the

Hall wearing your robes y o u

are

i n s i d e p a g e , y o u c o u l d q u i t e easily

attending

m i s s the w h o l e article w i t h

N O T a g r a d u a t i o n d a y . Y o u are not

huge

a

commemoration

day

p e o p l e I have s p o k e n t o this is a

b o l d font s i z e for rugby a n d s k i i n g .

b e i n g p r e s e n t e d w i t h a d e g r e e but

common

W h y the intense bias? D o y o u k n o w

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w h a t its like t o p l a y t o a limit t o w i n

stituent c o l l e g e .

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a c o m p e t i t i o n o n t h e s p o r t s field?

have b e e n here I h a v e n o t s e e n a n y d a n c e m u s i c nights w o r t h g o i n g t o ?

It's

Dear Lads,

W i t h this location w e c o u l d have

I w o u l d just like t o take

nights that p e o p l e w o u l d travel t o

o p p o r t u n i t y of p u t t i n g

attend a n d m a k e this o n e

m i n d ' s at rest.

of

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the

everyone's

not

self

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publicity

seeking

associateship

of

I realise that t o m a n y but

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in s u c h

T he

powers

that

It is a p u b l i c i t y

s e e k i n g t h i n g for the club a n d c o l -

conpeople

this m a y s e e m i n c r e d i b l y p e d a n t i c

thing, w e a l w a y s use o u r bar n a m e s reports.

your

quite

important.

be

at

Imperial

o b v i o u s l y w a n t t o b e c o m e a univer-

M y n a m e is Filtrum, I s u p p o s e

lege. I a m sure I M R F C w o u l d h a v e

sity in their o w n right a n d this p r o b -

that

y o u c o u l d call m e a h o c k e y player.

p r e f e r r e d a back p a g e effort t o o for

ably a c c o u n t s

this capital has t o offer, i n s t e a d of

I w o u l d like t o lift any b l a m e off m y

their four c u p v i c t o r y . W h y is t h e

e x p a n d i n g a n d i n c o r p o r a t i n g other

editorial o n the s p o r t s p a g e ?

m o s t h a p p e n i n g p l a c e s in L o n d o n and

s h o w the m u s i c a l d e p t h

m o r e of the s a m e o l d all the t i m e . 1

compatriot,

k n o w for a fact that w e c o u l d have

a d m i t it. I shat o n t h e c a r p e t , . . . A n d

the biggest n a m e s of d a n c e m u s i c ,

I w i p e d m y arse w i t h a c u s h i o n .

Lager

lager .

Yes,

I

colleges

O h w e l l , its near the e n d of y o u r reign at Felix, s o w h y c a r e

now?

(Wye

You've all g o t y o u r C V p o i n t s a n d

likely

able prices a n d the only t h i n g s t o p -

To the 3rds,

enough

becoming

p i n g this f r o m h a p p e n i n g as far as I

Tom.

m o r e s t e p u p the l a d d e r .

can see is M r H o m e . If I a m w r o n g and

there is s o m e

other r e a s o n

I

w o u l d love t o k n o w w h a t it is.

move

one

LIVE O N LINE

H o p e f u l l y this is t h e b e g i n n i n g

thing y o u

really c a r e a b o u t

have

final g l o r i o u s

you

they

Imperial

Try p u t t i n g 6 years into s o m e and

moment

a

topical

that t h e bigger t h e y are the

L o v i n g it baby,

to

being

e x a m p l e ) s i n c e t h e y p r o b a b l y think

DJs, Live P A ' s etc for very r e a s o n -

experience

for their p o l i c y of

are a

to

more

succeed

university, or

World

Legacy

your editorial. So

in

Great

to

quote

in future w h e n

y o u ' r e f e e l i n g a bit d o w n a b o u t the fact that

I m p e r i a l has

just

s q u a s h e d by s o m e a r m c h a i r e d i t i n g

c o n t r o l of s o m e t h i n g else,

taken maybe

by s o m e o n e w h o doen't b o t h e r t o

the

feature

w a t c h a n y of t h e s p o r t , by s o m e -

small island nation somewhere

w h a t the p e o p l e of I m p e r i a l C o l l e g e

o n M r C a n d his internet rad io sta-

o n e w h o has never w a r m e d u p a

the

w h a t t o hear n o t w h a t o n e p e r s o n

t i o n , I w o u l d like t o p o i n t o u t that

single m u s c l e in their life.

thinks e v e r y o n e w a n t s t o hear.

IC

of s o m e t h i n g n e w in t h e w a y p u t t i n g nights o n that

of

Dear Jeremy

represents

ANON.

UNITED COLOURS

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already m a k i n g

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enemy

for us t o rally against,

the s o l u t i o n is o b v i o u s ;

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my

decided

E-mail to

e x t e n d o u r offer of a trial flight a n d I C G C m e m b e r s h i p for ÂŁ 2 5 to any-

' m o r e life for t h e s t u d e n t s h a v i n g a

Baker

writes

c o n n e c t i o n w i t h Imperial'"

Imperial C o l l e g e is o n e of t h e l e a d -

S u m m e r break).

If a n y o n e is inter-

ing universities in Britain. H a v e y o u

ested,

contact

after this visit t h e W y e s t u -

spotted

March in his

13]

Simon

column

problem yet?

the

that

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who

(This

also

contacts covers

please

p e o p l e at Imperial m a k e the s a m e

to

officer, that t h e o n l y w a y they c a n

m i s t a k e as M r Baker: in a recent

2 p m ) in A e r o r o o m

p u r c h a s e n e w facilities is t o o r d e r

e d i t i o n of Felix a letter

them

and

Summer

sap

that

five y e a r s

in a d v a n c e ,

C o l l e g e b u r e a u c r a c y will A S i l w o o d Park S t u d e n t

most

Ball

Imperial

from

the

Committee

claimed

is

Britain's

one

of

p r e s t i g i o u s universities. Y o u

m u s t have s p o t t e d the p r o b l e m by now!

Yes,

contrary

to

popular

belief. Imperial C o l l e g e is actually a

us this you

andrew.holmes@ic.ac.uk

d e n t s will never see a n o t h e r u n i o n

their will t o live.

and

with have

one

general an

floating

we

1111,

that

In

misconception

mistake

address,

[issue

p r o b l e m is lack of interest f r o m the population.

Thanks to everyone w h o c o n -

a r o u n d Imperial. In Felix this w e e k

I h o p e A n d y will m a k e it clear

student

a

be

that

t i m e s like this, w e n e e d t o c r e a t e

St. M a r y ' s .

Dear Felix

p l a n s for a visit...there w o u l d

key

th i s

College.

two

One

finals

t a c t e d m e after m y last letter about

m u s i c t h e y like?

recently.

plate

R i c h a r d Gillies M e d i c a l Student

IC N O T SO H O T

w h a t c o l o u r s o m e o n e is, into w h a t

deputies

been

Dear Felix,

D e a r Sir IC

still not

s e n s e of h u m o u r in life don't y o u !

mon

troubles

BUSA

and

along?

S i l w o o d Park... A n d y H e e p s a n d his

had

and

1C R a d i o .

f a s h i o n t o t h e current s e t - u p w i t h

have

mens

Saturday, fancy s e n d i n g a r e p o r t e r

hip h o p etc'.

Let's face it; C&.G a n d R C S

our

Paul B l a n d , P G 2 , y o u n e e d

peo-

T

way,

Publicity &. P r o m o t i o n s ,

"The m e r g e r will w o r k in a similar

LET T H E

the

cup

lllingworth

has

achieved: yet!

By

ple w h o also listen t o ' s o u l , s w i n g ,

B C III.

wel-

Tom

out a bit m o r e if he hasn't y e t m e t

Elaine K e l l o w .

apologies

ladies 1 st t e a m s are p l a y i n g in their

May

Yours,

sniveling

Y o u r s sincerely

last

Really, is ther e a n e e d t o b r i n g

Imperial C o l l e g e is exactly w h a t it's

o n l i n e . This is a n e w d e v e l o p m e n t

broadcasts

I suggest he definitely w a n t s t o g e t any w h i t e / y e l l o w (whatever)

in that

this t e r m w h i c h c a n be a c c e s s e d at

black/brown

friends, I'm into black m u s i c ' .

remind yourself

c a l l e d : t h e biggest p r i z e of all (uni-

also

'I a m Indian a n d my

Pacific,

S e n s e the p a s s i o n n o w s w e e t y ?

Radio

Dear Felix, w e e k (Felix 1111)

pro fits of a travel s h o p or a

our meeting

for me or

term. the on come

o n Thursday (I 254.

Thanks, Andy H o l m e s , ICGC


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This

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difficult m o n t h .

Independent on Sunday's

J e r e m y ' s arrest has left us w i t h o u t

this S a t u r d a y in H y d e Park (page

a

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uninterrupted

us

editor few

and

mentor.

remaining

in

the

brings

us

T he

on

cannabis

to

the

issue

has

b e e n d i s c u s s e d in Felix o n several

office will of c o u r s e try our best, w e

o c c a s i o n s , n o t least by m y p r e d e -

w o u l d a p p r e c i a t e any a i d that o u r

c e s s o r (alas, p o o r Jeremy...).

readers c o u l d p r o v i d e in this m o s t

m y part I h o p e the d e m o n s t r a t i o n

t e s t i n g t i m e . It is a t e s t a m e n t the

skill

and

dedication

of

to the

passes

peacefully

and

is

For not

hijacked by p e o p l e just ther e for a

r e m a i n i n g staff that w e m a n a g e d t o

laugh. This is a s e r i o u s issue, a n d I

c o m p l e t e this issue. W e l l d o n e t o

w o u l d urge a n y s t u d e n t s g o i n g o n

all of y o u . W e w i s h Jeremy a n d his

S a t u r d a y n o t t o d o a n y t h i n g that

family the best of luck a n d pray

would

that he c a n beat this terrible a n d

p a i g n . H a v i n g s a i d that, I'll see y o u

false slur against his g o o d n a m e .

there, a n d I'll be s m i l i n g .

IT'S N O T CRICKET!

BREASTS

reflect

b a d l y o n the

cam-

A s terrible as J e r e m y ' s arrest is, an

In J e r e m y ' s a b s e n c e , w e w o u l d like

e v e n greater horror has e n t e r e d m y

t o take t h e o p p o r t u n i t y t o

life in the last f e w d a y s . I a m refer-

the balance.

redress

It is a s a d fact that

ring, of c o u r s e , t o the W e s t Indian

Felix has p r i n t e d n o breasts w h a t -

bowlers.

soever,

It a p p e a r s that n o t h i n g

despite

teen

m e r c i l e s s attack o n E n g l a n d ' s bats-

thre e p e n i s e s . W i t h o u t in a n y w a y

men.

A n d e v e n t h e w a l l m i g h t not

q u e s t i o n i n g J e r e m y ' s sexuality, w e

work.

It s e e m s o n l y a f e w w e e k s

since England s t r o d e v i c t o r i o u s off the

field ['Thought

for t h e

male

including seven-

short of a brick w a l l c a n s t o p their

behinds

and

at

least

have d e c i d e d t o print this picture of t w o c o l o s s a l w a b s .

Day',

Felix I 108]

- h a n g o n , it is only a

few weeks!

Exactly w h a t have M r

A t h e r t o n a n d his m o t l e y c r e w b e e n up t o in the i n t e r v e n i n g p e r i o d ?

1

r e c k o n that Phil Tufnell has t a k e n

No 1112: A load of balls

the t e a m o n an e x c u r s i o n into the countryside, perhaps with one those

and

mission, should you choose

"No

a c c e p t it, is t o d e t e r m i n e w h i c h is

Bridges P l e a s e " utilities p r o b l e m

t h e errant s p h e r e , a n d also fath-

last issue, w e are

o m w h e t h e r t h e ball is heavier or

After the harsh

ridiculously cruel

trick

of

Jeremy's

back with

a

m o r e c o n v e n t i o n a l (i.e. logically

lighter t h a n its

soluble)

T o a i d y o u in y o u r q u e s t ,

p u z z l e this w e e k . Y o u ,

reasons

for

unexplained,

have

hand-rolled

to

contemporaries. you

Small

or g a r d e n s c a l e s . T he c a t c h , a n d

identical balls. O n e of t h e d o z e n ,

t h e r e a l w a y s is a c a t c h , is that

Money

h o w e v e r , has g o n e r o g u e . It has a

you

orphanages;

ever s o slightly different w e i g h t

three times.

than its u n i f o r m b r e t h r e n . Y o u r

promise...

given

twelve

AdsllNIOTE!

have the use of a pair of c o m m o n

apparently

been

of

cigarettes

can

use

the It c a n

balance

only

wanted

for

Romanian

sponsor

David

be d o n e , I

H e l l a r d ( 1 9 9 8 - 9 9 I C U President)

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25 M a r c h 1998

O n c e you've been at Imperial for

a dangerous precedent, in m u c h

through

that

the s a m e way that Labour's tin-

Imperial

simplicity rarely features strong-

kering with National Lottery is

Renaissance is largely an exer-

ly in the thinking of our lords

worrying. Such poor judgement,

cise in window dressing, failing

Brown talked m u c h and said lit-

and

tinged with bitterness, hypocrisy

to address major weaknesses in

tle. Normally an o c c a s i o n where

and naivete, does the Rector no

favour of the o d d fountain here

governments

credit

be

and there. Yes, we have the shiny

c o m i n g than u s u a l , he still m a n

immediately. The last

new B M S , but if we persist in

aged

a while, you s o o n realise

masters.

example, HEFCE

Last

week,

we c a m e t o p

funding

for

in

tables,

the

easily

at

beating lesser establishments in

reversed

the

time

Fens and west

of L o n d o n .

all,

and

have

the College had cash balances of

in securing extra funding grants

£ 1 4 million, fur-

from

ther

weakening

the

case

the

C o l l e g e , we

industry

and

councils, which has

research helped IC

for

raiding

the

despite all this, the College are

Union's

coffers.

now

the

Furthermore, the

by

whole sorry saga

pass the £ 3 0 0 million mark. Yet seeking

to

deprive

Union of £ 4 2 , 0 0 0 generated

STA Travel; incidentally, this figure is not far off the spent

in

1996/97

amount

redecorating

highlights of

is seen purely as

£49,000.

yj Ijf

tT3 DQ C

around Campus

our its

arrival

will

merely

exacer-

is

panic

a

area

is

best

avoided. O n reflection, Gordon

to

are

pack

more

in a

forth-

few

New

Labour vagaries and platitudes. Taxing

child

benefit

will

be

'investigated', though reforming one

of the

most

unjustifiable

universal benefits s h o u l d be rel-

lem in years to

atively

come,

being tight o n spending, he did

when considers

that its mainte-

straightforward.

nothing to

rein in the

which

clear

has

While pound,

consequences

nance

budget

for exporters. There were

will

be

almost

good ideas, many of t h e m m u n -

60%

of Estates

dane but nonetheless useful, but

entire

I/O

weaponry, where

bate the p r o b -

one

o E

the

Queen's

labs how

facilities,

misplaced priorities

College. The JCR

about

see

neglecting

the

and refurbishing the palatial 170 Gate,

to

1 looked,

been more successful t h a n many

Across

must

teaching

^ J

current

maintenance provision. Since

overall

one

cannot

some

help

but

notice that the Budget has failed to

live

up

to

the

carefully

Though I would be the first to

a cost rather than a benefit. If

many senior College staff have

orchestrated

admit that

dis-

we continue to run down facili-

little time for

This was not quite as prudent as

pense all of its c a s h in the m o s t

ties for students, we will find it

let me approach this from a dif-

Gordon suggested,

effective manner, it is difficult to

progressively more

to

ferent angle. If we let this place

haps

believe that this latest move is

attract applications. We cannot

continue to decay, it will not be

Labour belief that you can fool all of the people all of the time.

ICU does

not

difficult

undergraduates,

from

survive purely on past glories -

long before industrial sponsors

the denizens of Suite Five, w h o

we must provide a high quality

go elsewhere. Now do you see

failed to make the U n i o n pay for

education in a high quality envi-

my point?

the refurbishment of the JCR, a

ronment. Were this underfund-

anything but sour grapes

College facility. Were the U n i o n

ing limited to

social facilities,

The Budget, as a rule, should

to s t u mp up for the renovation

the effects might mot be critical,

not set the pulse racing, since

of College facilities, it w o u l d set

but

fiscal

one

only has

to

wander

policy,

like

leaks

explained

spin.

and

and is perby

the

New

nuclear

Thought For the Day Sex

L

o o k i n g b a c k o n it, it s e e m s

i n t e r p r e t e d differently in England t o

I'd be very s u r p r i s e d

difficult t o believe that I o r i g -

the w a y it is in a n y o t h e r n a t i o n .

r e a d i n g this has d o n e

inally learnt t h e f o l l o w i n g e p i -

Think

(and the

S t o n e style. T e e n a g e r s w h o m o d e l

t h r o u g h t h e e x p e r i e n c e of sexual

gram from a skateboard magazine:

w o r s t ) j o k e s that y o u have h e a r d

their sexual style o n t h e c o n t o r t i o n s

d i s c o v e r y , rather t h a n h a v i n g it all

that w a s b a c k in m y f o u r t e e n - y e a r

recently;

of o v e r - m a d e

o n Sky

p r e s e n t e d t o t h e m in t h e clinical,

o l d days o f dirty C o n s 1 0 0 b a s k e t -

consider a tad o n the

spend

soulless jargon of the psychologist.

ball

side?

boots,

track-suit

bottoms

about

the

best

how many

would you salacious

Movies

if a n y b o d y it S h a r o n

up actors

O n e are likely t o

a p p e a r , I a m sure that m a n y c o u ples

achieve

a

lot of

pleasure

It s e e m s strange that s o m e -

m o s t o f their t i m e in t h e b e d r o o m

a n d . . . well, track-suit tops. The epi-

t h i n g w h i c h is traditionally n o t d i s -

a t t e m p t i n g t o find a p i e c e o f c l o t h

a n o t h e r h u n d r e d w o r d s ' w o r t h of

g r a m s u m s u p life rather w e l l , a n d it

cussed

g o e s s o m e t h i n g like t h i s : "Life is a

results in a great m a n y

1 0 0 % fatal,

and guffaws

sexually

transmitted

in

polite

conversation

As

I sit here

c l a m o u r i n g for

l o n g e n o u g h t o tie their partner t o

ideas

chuckles

the b e d . Alternatively, they s e a r c h

l e a gu e s , o n e c r y g o e s u p : "Sex is

in bars a n d o n TV

from

m y journalistic

col-

the length o f the King's R o a d for a

o v e r r a t e d ! " P e s s i m i s t i c 1 m a y be,

d i s e a s e . " M o s t p e o p l e are likely t o

s h o w s across the country. ("Huh

pair

rather

but o n e o n l y has t o l o o k at the

find that this h a n d f u l o f w o r d s d o e s

huh. Y o u said "column".")

than s h o p p i n g for c o n d o m s , w h i c h

h o r d e s o f c o u p l e s w h o have b e e n

not q u i t e typify their e x p e r i e n c e o n

S o m e o n e o n c e t o l d m e , in their

the subject, but I r e c k o n a n y c y n i c

infinite w i s d o m , that t h e o f f h a n d

o f fishnet

stockings,

still hardly ever m a k e a n a p p e a r -

m a r r i e d for thirty y e a r s or m o r e t o

ance o n the big screen.

s e e t h e silver lining. Let m e finish,

w o r t h his or her salt will be in full

p o r t r a y a l o f sex o n t h e t e l e v i s i o n

A l t h o u g h I have lived m y entire

agreement.

in c a s e

w a s a t h i n g n o t t o be e n c o u r a g e d ,

life in t h e s h a d o w of t h e w o r k o f

own:

a n y o n e is i n t e r e s t e d , is utterly irrel-

for a n u m b e r o f r e a s o n s i n c l u d i n g

Freud, it is p o s s i b l e t o i m a g i n e a

vault. Y o u d o n ' t

evant: it's b e e n s o l o n g s i n c e 1 last

distortion of the minds of impres-

world before w e were e x p o s e d to

you

had

sionable

She

his particular bran d o f e n l i g h t e n -

combination.

r e c k o n e d sex s h o u l d be w h a t y o u

m e n t . I r e c k o n lots of p e o p l e d i d n ' t

sex

M y opinion,

that

I

honestly

can't

remember enough to comment. For s o m e

adolescents.

sex

m a k e o f it. Y o u m i g h t be d o u b t f u l

e v e n k n o w w h e r e t o stick it b a c k

humour

a b o u t this a s s e r t i o n , but y o u s h o u l d

t h e n . A g a i n , strange as this retro

a t t a c h e d t o it, a n d this s e e m s t o b e

a l s o be able t o s e e t h e truth in it;

and

has

a

firm

bizarre r e a s o n ,

young

stigma

of

sex-ignorant

society

might

then, with a tacky epigram of m y s e x is like o p e n i n g a bank just

need

need

dynamite, the

right

All Campbell


COLUMNS

10 C o o k is u n d e r heat a g a i n .

responsibility to deal with s o m e of

what

It a p p e a r s t h a t his latest

the great historical c o n f l i c t s of the

c o n t i n e n t , r e s i d i n g just t o the w e s t

foray into a n o t h e r

world.

of the s a i d area,

world

r e g i o n has r e s u l t e d in the usual

gaffes,

Cook

25

has

snubs

been

and

One

written

of t h o s e c o n f l i c t s

Israeli-Palestinian

insults. about

b e f o r e , at l e n gth , a n d m y o p i n i o n of h i m h a d never b e e n e c s t a t i c . H i s

'peace

is

the

process',

countries

can

a

well-populated s o m e of Middle

governed

as it is still c a l l e d in politer d i p l o -

workforce and student work

circles.

Cook's

foray

into

whose

n a t i o n s in d a y s of E m p i r e ,

matic

Israel a n d P a l e s ti n e c a u s e d n u m e r -

in the U n i t e d S t a t e s ,

else

and

regions,

study

that

population

in e a c h

has

East whose

C o o k talks of Britain a n d taking a

larger

role,

Europe

it c a n

only

m e a n b a d n e w s for Israel, as far as Netanyahu

can

work

out.

Even

t h o u g h Britain s u p p o r t e d the U . S . is

stance

its

others

Saddam

links

greatest

historical

h 199 H

DE FG

against

Iraq

Hussein, one foes

in

and

Israel's

of

modern

times,

w i t h c h a n g e s of p l a n

(and battles) g o i n g b a c k t o p r e h i s -

India, E u r o p e a n d s o o n , p l u s his

a n d rewritten s c h e d u l e s at the last

tory, actually k n o w ? U n l e s s , as is

Britain. If e v e n the U n i t e d States,

public a n d d i s g r a c e f u l t r e a t m e n t of

minute to a c c o m m o d a t e

expected,

who

his w i f e of t w e n t y - e i g h t y e a r s (who

representatives

has n o w just d i v o r c e d h i m , l e a v i n g

the

him

Department

performance

free t o

m a r r y his

ous upsets,

secretary)

aggrieved

of v a r i o u s s i d e s of

d i v i d e . Even is

the

U.S.

agitated

State ,

with

Europe

understand spective

simply

doesn't

E u r o p e f r o m the of

the

per-

good

Mr

Netanyahu.

Israel

fundamentally is

Britain's policy

His

chance.

arguments

between

delicate

various

Hamish Common

fac-

tions has r e s u l t e d in m a n y c o m p a r isons

with

Northern

I

Ireland.

J K L M N O K L J

M i d d l e East, a n d c a m e b a c k w i t h Cook's troubles have led m a n y t o re-evaluate their o p i n i o n of the job

of

No. 1 cannot

infinitely w e a k e r strength

doesn't

foreign stand

a

B i n y a m i n N e t a n y a h u himself. King Hussein of Jordan wrote to him a

r

y e a r a g o a s k i n g h i m w h y 'he w a s out

Eye

a b u s e f r o m all s i d e s .

of the

the

region

The biggest barrier it s e e m s is

Recently he w e n t o n a t o u r of t h e

worthiness

in the

p r e s e n t l y navigate its w a y t o a d e a l ,

never e n d e a r e d h i m t o the p u b l i c . ability t o w e i g h o n

undoubtedly

Peacebroker

distrusts

to

destroy

everything

he'd

w o r k e d for in his life'. N e t a n y a h u c o n t i n u e s t o h a v e s e t t l e m e n t s built in w h a t is clearly o n the Palestinian s i d e of the line. M o s t observers feel

Foreign

Netanyahu

has

up

the

imposed

torn

his

spokesmen

the best job in the C a b i n e t , it is the

events have

Cook

in particular, have a l w a y s b e e n fair-

entire

highest p o s i t i o n in it s a v e that o f

h i m s e l f d o w n g r a d e d his o w n i n t e n -

ly p r o - A r a b . M a n y of their h e a d s of

o w n v i e w o n Israeli s o v e r e i g n t y t o

Prime

tions,

Minister,

conferring

perks

r e m a r k i n g that recent

that

Secretary. C o n s i d e r e d by m a n y t o

"not

saying

after-dinner

state w e r e e d u c a t e d in British p u b -

the a r e a . H e will p r o b a b l y have t o

lic s c h o o l s ,

g o for a s o l u t i o n t o be a c h i e v e d .

A s s o c i a t i o n that he h o p e d t o give peace

look at the w i d e r w o r l d i s s u e s a n d

nudge".

problems.

H o w e v e r it is a l s o

the

The

m o s t p u n i s h i n g of C a b i n e t a p p o i n t ments.

Travelling

is

constant,

process

problems

"a

helpful

behind

this

lie

hand-

The g r e a t e r w o r r y o n our Prime Minister's

the o t h e r h a n d , w a s c r e a t e d in the

i m p e n d i n g tour t o the r e g i o n . Blair

wake

is at his b e s t d i s p e n s i n g kind w o r d s

of the

Second

World War,

m i n d will

be

his

own

and platitudes,

s u p p o r t for its survival (until

feathers a n d n u r t u r i n g e g o s . C o o k ' s

s m o o t h i n g ruffled

recently, every s ta t e b o r d e r i n g o n it

recent l e g a c y c o u l d leave Biair in a

h a d an a g r e e m e n t t o e x t e r m i n a t e it

hard

role in the M i d d l e East, the Israeli

if

h o p e s for C o o k ' s s a k e that Blair is

Prime

w o r k is the s l o w g r i n d of d i p l o m a c y w h i c h is a l w a y s r e q u i r e d but

n o great h i s t o r i c a l d i s t i n c -

U n i o n t o take a

'doesn't

Yet u p o n their s h o u l d e r s rests the

retorted

understand

larger

at

all

possible).

The

U.S.

diplomatic

position.

One

G o v e r n m e n t in turn b e n e f i t s greatly

n o t m a d e a f o o l of, for t h e n C o o k ' s

that

Europe

f r o m the s u p p o r t of the p o w e r f u l

p o s i t i o n in the Foreign O f f i c e will

the

Middle

Jewish

be increasingly u n t e n a b l e .

Minister,

Netanyahu

concerned.

warm

U.S.

When

European

person

expect

the M i d d l e East last w e e k .

C o o k o u t l i n e d his intentions for the

tion u p o n the

usually

s h a k e s f r o m A r a b h a n d s . Israel, o n

d e p e n d i n g t h e n , as it d o e s n o w , o n

p a c k e d . A n d for the m o s t part, t h e will

can

a n d British d i p l o m a t s

d e e p e r t h a n just w h a t h a p p e n e d in

p a p e r w o r k e v e r - c o m i n g a n d diary

confer

and

Anglo-Arab

t o leave the c o n s t r i c t i n g g r a s p

the

process

the

speech

domestic politics and worries, a n d

E u r o p e a n c o u n t r i e s , a n d Britain

in a n

a n d privileges, p l u s the o p p o r t u n i t y of

to

helped".

Binyamin

East'. To offer a p e r s o n a l o p i n i o n .

foreign

lobby. By s u c h things policy decided.

So

are

when

PrpQcOaw Hflgfitf PŠwŠrp You've seen the

film, s o m e

of y o u h a v e

a n d n o w y o u c a n e n j o y t h e full 70s e x p e r i e n c e

decade, is t h e

BOOGIE NIGHTS CARNIVAL.

huge

success

of

we're

now

Xmas,

lived through

our

Bond

asking

theme

y o u to

Following on from at

big

collars

and

burns

for a

full o n

celebration

d e c a d e that taste

that the

r u m o u r s a b o u n d that t h e r e m i g h t e v e n b e a visit f r o m a cial

karaoke

machine

dodgy

on the

night, so

bring your

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gym, P

with a s p e c i a l f o a m filled

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favourites.

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27

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to

the

fore,

funk, and

home

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best

70's

leave

your

p a r t y in t h e

be

a

kitsch

skin print

mirror balls to the fore,

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soundtracks

venue

dream,

music

glittery Shaft DJs,

charity

in t h e

t a k i n g y o u higher, with live d r u m a n d

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k n o w it's g o i n g t o b e

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so

giant

the

bringing alive all your mirror

c o m e s from the you

comes from

extravaganza

who'll b e balled

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the local charity s h o p s a n d get out the flares,

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COLUMNS

1 1

Water Due to a c o m p l e t e a n d f o r e s e e a b l e lack of f o r w a r d p l a n n i n g , the roasting s a g a has c l a s h e d w i t h this s p l e n d i d b u m p e r s p e c i a l issue s o I'll d o a q u i c k r e s u m e o n p o t a t o e s before m o v i n g o n t o the Easter special.

knife d o w n o n t o the pastry rather t h a n d r a g g i n g it a c r o s s s o that the e d g e s are w e l l s e a l e d . This will h e l p the r o u s s e t t e s to e x p a n d in the c o o k i n g . O n e of t h o s e dinky pastry w h e e l j o b b i e s w o u l d be perfect for the j o b .

S p u d s : the q u e e n of roast v e g etables, practically any variety will d o . W a s h y o u r s p u d s but d o n 't bother p e e l i n g t h e m . C h o p t h e p o t a t o e s into ~ 1" c u b e s a n d put t h e m in a large p a n w i t h e n o u g h w a t e r t o c o v e r . B r i n g t o the boil over a s t r o n g heat a n d leave t o s i m m e r for 10 m i n u t e s . N o w d r a i n the p o t a t o e s , p l a c e a t o p o n t o t h e pan a n d s h a k e the p a n v i g o r o u s l y . This " r o u g h e n s " the p i e c e s s o t h e y a b s o r b m o r e fat a n d b e c o m e crispy w h e n c o o k e d . N e x t p o u r a g e n e r o u s a m o u n t of o i l (and/or butter) into the p a n , s p r i n k l e w i t h lots of salt, p e p p e r a n d any other herbs a n d g i v e the c o n t e n t s a g o o d stir. The s p u d s are n o w ready t o join w h a t e v e r y o u ' v e g o t in the o v e n . They'll n e e d at least a n h o u r at gas m a r k 5 - 6 , 1 8 0 - 2 0 0 ° C a n d it's a g o o d i d e a to turn t h e m at least o n c e whilst they're c o o k i n g .

T o c o o k the r o u s s e t t e s , heat the oil u p g e n t l y a n d p l o p the l o z e n g e s in a f e w at a t i m e . I don't know what temperature this n e e d s , I've a l w a y s u s e d trial a n d error. W h a t s h o u l d h a p p e n s is that after a c o u p l e of s e c o n d s , the l o z e n g e e x p a n d s f r o m the s t e a m p r o d u c e d i n s i d e it a n d p o p s u p to the surface of the o i l . Leave it for 10 s e c o n d s a n d t h e n flip it over w i t h a suitable u t e n s i l . A f t e r a n o t h er 10 s e c o n d s take the r o u s s e t t e s out a n d p l a c e o n s o m e absorbent m a t e r i a l . A t this p o i n t a n d d e s p i t e its n a m e , the r o u s s e t t e s h o u l d be just g o l d e n y e l l o w (ahh) not b r o w n . If it is b r o w n , the oil's t o o hot.

ROUSSETTES D I L E - D E - F R A N C E So here's a " t r a d i t i o n a l French d e l icacy" w h i c h is usually c o o k e d t o celebrate the m i d d l e o f Lent, just to give y o u s o m e e n c o u r a g e m e n t after e a t i n g stale b r e a d a n d olive s t o n e s for h o w e v e r m a n y w e e k s it is. The d o u g h n e e d s t o rest a n d chill overnight s o y o u have t o m a k e it the d a y b e f o r e w h i c h this y e a r w a s the 18th M a r c h s o w h o o p s sorry, y o u ' v e m i s s e d it. Still, m i n e w e r e very nice a n d I'm sure y o u c a n d o s o m e for Easter or s o m e thing. D o be careful w h e n u s i n g the d e e p fat fryer a n d k e e p a s u b s t a n tial w e t c l o t h a b o u t t o t h r o w o v e r it if things get furious.

" T.

1 litre (550g) plain flour 3 large eggs 125 g butter 1 p i n c h salt 1 t s p sprit (preferably fruit) 1 t s p o r a n g e b l o s s o m or

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rose water 3-4 h e a p e d t s p thick

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cream 1 d e e p fat fryer

This potato brought to you courtesy of Rude Vegetable Enterprises First of all, cut the butter into s m a l l bits a n d put in a b o w l o n s o m e t h i n g w a r m like a radiator. W h e n the butter s o f t e n s (not melts) stir it a r o u n d w i t h a fork until y o u ' v e got a s m o o t h paste. Place the flour a n d salt in a large b o w l a n d m a k e a well in the m i d d l e . Break all three eggs into the w e l l a n d , u s i n g the fork, w h i s k t h e m a r o u n d in the flour. W h e n a b o u t half the flour is i n c o r p o r a t e d y o u s h o u l d have a p a s t e w i t h a similar c o n s i s t e n c y to the butter. S o a d d the butter a n d c h u r n it into the p a s te , p i c k i n g u p flour as y o u g o a l o n g . This might be a g o o d t i m e t o ge t y o u r h a n d s in there y o u s h o u l d e n d u p w i t h a stiff d o u g h that doesn't stick together. A n d n o w for the really g o o e y m o m e n t . A d d 2 t s p of c r e a m t o the d o u g h a n d s q u i d g e r e p e a t e d l y until the c r e a m is a b s o r b e d . K e e p a d d i n g m o r e c r e a m until y o u get the right c o n s i s t e n c y . For t h o s e of y o u w h o have ever repair a w i n d o w , you're l o o k i n g for s o m e t h i n g with the s a m e consistency as putty, fairly stiff but plastic. That's it for n o w , w r a p u p in c e l l o p h a n e a n d leave in the fridge for the night. The next d a y , lightly flour a clean surface a n d u s i n g y o u r favourite rolling pin (mine's a litre bottle of S c o t c h ) roll out the d o u g h until it's

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or

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ft' ...is m e n t i o n e d by a c o m m e n t a ft' ...takes a pit s t o p - 3 units,

fice for t h i s .

ft' ...takes a

ft- Each player p i c k s a driver

than

*

Alternatively, drink for the d u r a t i o n

10

seconds

with

my game,

g i v e this

for

longer

6

units.

-

-

commentator

dodgy e.g.

"he's

says

$ . 7 , ;

anything

c o m i n g up fast

b e h i n d h i m ! " - drink 1 unit.

finishes in the p o i n t s (top 6)

-

If a n y o n e

playing the game

drink t w i c e as m a n y units as p o i n t s

repeats the

scored.

extra unit.

If ther e are o b v i o u s t e a m o r d e r s at any p o i n t (e.g. pulling over a n d let-

comment

-

then

drink an

A final w o r d of w a r n i n g : r e m e m b e r that the race lasts for t w o hours!

I

Brake!

This is a t r a d i t i o n a l " F o r m u l a If y o u get

If a

t i n g t e a m - m a t e by) - drink 6 units.

The traditional game drinking g a m e .

pit s t o p

"

units o n c e m o r e . If t h e r a c e is r e - s t a r t e d -

or drink for its d u r a t i o n * .

tor - d r i n k 1 unit,

cor-

rects h i m - d r i n k 2 units m o r e , ft' . . . i n a s a r c a s t i c m a n n e r - drink 2

2

ft- are l a p p e d - 3 units. ft' are g i v e n a stop/go p e n a l t y

finishing y o u r current d r i n k will suf-

alternatively, c h o o s e m o r e t h a n

ft' are o v e r t a k e n or o v e r t a k e s -

If a n y of y o u r c h o s e n drivers:

ft- M u r r a y W a l k e r g e t s s o m e t h i n g ft' B r u n d l e / c o - c o m m e n t a t o r

ft- w a v e or m a k e ' h a n d signals' t o

units.

the w h o l e of t h e p a r a d e lap.

Penalties for everyone: w r o n g - d r i n k 2 units,

o t h e r drivers or officials - 3 units,

t o light a n d g o i n g o u t .

ft- Firstly, d e c i d e h o w m u c h 1 unit

drink a n o t h e r 6 units. If y o u r d r i v e r s :

the d u r a t i o n of:

* * the t i m e b e t w e e n lights starting

will be - for e x a m p l e a s i p of beer.

to

f t - If the driver t h e n has a t a n t r u m ,

Schumacher.

going out.

The Rules

You might want

" a n d he m u s t w i n

or e q u i v a l e n t d o o m - t e m p t i n g

*

1"

bored a

Vroom!

try.

C h a n g e gear...

A l c o h o l i c s m a y w i s h t o play b o t h g a m e s at o n c e . 1. A r r a n g e t h e table or in a line.

players a r o u n d a

2. T o reverse d i r e c t i o n of play, g o

5. If y o u yell ' A r y t o n S e n n a ' every-

' e e e e e r k ! ' (brakes!!) a n d m a k e a r m

o n e has t o g o ' b o o o m l ' a n d w a v e

m o v e m e n t as in d i a g r a m

theirarms about.

3. T o p a s s play t o left, g o ' v r o o o m '

6. If y o u yell ' G e a r c h a n g e '

a n d m o v e a r m t o left.

o n e s t a n d s , c h a n g e s g e a r (imagine

4.

To

pass

play

to

right,

go

' v r o o o m ' a n d m o v e a r m t o right.

next p e r s o n carries o n the g a m e . A n y i n f r i n g e m e n t of the rules leads

every-

a g e a r b o x in front of y o u -

use

y o u r arm) a n d t a k e s a drink. The

to drinking!


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V V h e t h e r you've b e e n run oven evicted, spending all y o u r m o n e y o n t h e h o r s e s , h a r r a s s e d b y y o u r l a n d l o r d , m u g g e d , failing y o u r d e g r e e o r y o u j u s t m i s s y o u m u m , t h e s e m e n a r e h e r e t o help. Introducing... D a v i d

M a r t i n

A l l m a n

"TT

S t u d e n t

Union

CouncillcH*

s

t u d y i n g a n d living at university can sometimes

be stressful a n d

lonely as w e l l as c h a l l e n g i n g a n d

exciting.

The

courses

at

C o l l e g e are d e m a n d i n g ; ' t h e y commitment

Imperial require

of t i m e a n d effort. It s

o n A d v i s o r

T

he A d v i c e Service exists to p r o v i d e i n f o r m a t i o n o n a w i d e range of p r a c t i cal a n d legal issues i n c l u d i n g h o u s i n g rights, c o u n c i l tax, i m m i g r a t i o n , c o n s u m e r matters, debt, a n d f u n d r a i s i n g , a n y t h i n g that isn't purely a p e r s o n a l matter.

not u n u s u a l t o e x p e r i e n c e a k n o c k t o y o u r s e l f - e s t e e j i j p o find y o u r self a m o n g s t similarly intelligent s t u d e n t s after h a v i n g ||jen at or near

I will try a n d m a k e sure that y o u are a w a r e of y o u r o p t i o n s in a given situa-

the t o p of y o u r class at s c h o o l .

tion so y o u can c h o o s e h o w y o u w a n t to d e a l w i t h it.

In s o m e c i r c u m -

s t a n c e s , y o u r c h o i c e of a c t i o n m a y carry c o n s e q u e n c e s that are not i m m e Y o u might have a r r i v e d at Imperial f r o m a n o t h e r c o u n t r y w i t h differ-

diately a p p a r e n t a n d a different p e r s p e c t i v e c a n o f t e n be u s e f u l .

ent s o c i a l a n d cultural n o r m s s o that part of b e g i n n i n g at C o l l e g e of living in a different c u l t u r e . Family a n d

I w o r k f r o m a large i n f o r m a t i o n s y s t e m a n d the U n i o n s u b s c r i b e s t o several

friends m a y be a l o n g d i s t a n c e a w a y . A n d if y o u ' r e c o m i n g to C o l l e g e

involves the e x p e r i e n c e

o r g a n i s a t i o n s that p r o v i d e a s s i s t a n c e for certain s t u d e n t g r o u p s (for e x a m -

straight f r o m h o m e y o u m a y have to learn the practicalities of every-

ple U K C O S A , w h o p r o v i d e a service t o international s t u d e n t s ) .

day living as w e l l ! C o m i n g t o university might be o n e of the

biggest

transitions y o u ' re g o i n g t o m a k e in y o u r life.

I a m familiar w i t h the p r o b l e m s a n d i n c i d e n t s that s t u d e n t ' s c o m m o n l y face.

If y o u ' r e not u s e d to o r g a n i s i n g y o u r s e l f a n d g e t t i n g o n w i t h s t u d y i n g

matters r a n g i n g f r o m c h e c k i n g c o n t r a c t s to p r o b l e m s w i t h d i s r e p a i r , harass-

w i t h o u t a parent or t e a c h e r p r o m p t i n g y o u , it c a n be a c o n s i d e r a b l e

m e n t a n d o t h e r inter-tenant d i s p u t e s .

For e x a m p l e , I deal w i t h m a n y e n q u i r i e s r e g a r d i n g private s e c t o r h o u s i n g

challenge t o m a n a g e y o u r w o r k . O n the o t h e r h a n d , s o m e t i m e s s t u dents w o r k t o o h a r d a n d get d i m i n i s h i n g returns; fear of failure or 'let-

1 c a n also h e l p s t u d e n t s w i t h financial p r o b l e m s .

ting p e o p l e d o w n ' c a n get in the w a y of c o n s t r u c t i v e s t u d y i n g .

students.

D e b t is inevitable for m o s t

If y o u think y o u r finances are r u n n i n g o u t t h e n c o m e a n d see m e .

S o m e t i m e s (though not often) there are benefits that c a n be c l a i m e d , payAll of this n e e d s energy w h i c h y o u m i g h t have plenty of. H o w e v e r ,

m e n t s that c a n be r e d u c e d (particularly credit d e b t s ) , a n d o t h e r organisa-

s o m e t i m e s p e r s o n a l issues d e m a n d energy w h i c h y o u w o u l d other-

t i o n s w h o m i g h t be able to offer financial h e l p .

w i s e be u s i n g to get o n w i t h y o u r life. S o m e t i m e s y o u ' l l k n o w w h a t the p r o b l e m is, e g a r e l a t i o n s h i p difficulty, a b e r e a v e m e n t ,

an issue

about s e l f - c o n f i d e n c e . But s o m e t i m e s y o u m i g h t be a w a r e of feeling d e p r e s s e d or a n x i o u s , of f i n d i n g it difficult to c o n c e n t r a t e at lectures or w h e n s t u d y i n g , for n o i m m e d i a t e l y identifiable r e a s o n . M a n y s t u d e n t s have f o u n d it useful t o c o m e they're

feeling t r o u b l e d , t o talk a b o u t

to c o u n s e l l i n g w h e n

their e x p e r i e n c e ,

to

O c c a s i o n a l l y it is n e c e s s a r y t o refer s t u d e n t s t o o u t s i d e a g e n c i e s , m a y b e to get s p e c i a l i s e d legal a d v i c e , or for s u p p o r t a n d h e l p for a particular client g r o u p . There m a y also be o c c a s i o n s w h e r e it will be a p p r o p r i a t e t o refer y o u to other m e m b e r s of C o l l e g e staff (ie p e r h a p s the C o u n s e l l o r , C o l l e g e Tutors, or Disabilities O f f i c e r ) . In any event, y o u r s i t u a t i o n will not be d i s c u s s e d with a n y o n e else w i t h o u t y o u r e x p r e s s p e r m i s s i o n .

think

through a p r o b l e m a n d t o c o n s i d e r o p t i o n s a n d c r e a t e a strategy to

The A d v i c e Service is strictly c o n f i d e n t i a l , i m p a r t i a l a n d n o n - j u d g e m e n t a l . It

m o v e f o r w a r d . Issues s t u d e n t s h a v e b r o u g h t since I t o o k u p p o s t last

d o e s n ' t matter w h a t y o u r s i t u a t i o n is, or h o w y o u a r r i v e d at it. M y job is t o

S e p t e m b e r i n c l u d e : b l o c k s t o s t u d y i n g a n d e x a m stress; r e l a t i o n s h i p

try a n d assist, n o t t o a p p o r t i o n b l a m e .

difficulties;

f a m i l y difficulties; h o m e s i c k n e s s ;

bereavement:

depression;

anxiety;

sexuality a n d s e x u a l o r i e n t a t i o n .

I c a n be s e e n by a p p o i n t m e n t 1 1 . 0 0 - 4 . 3 0 p m o n M o n d a y , W e d n e s d a y a n d Friday a n d b e t w e e n

The service is c o n f i d e n t i a l . T o arrange an a p p o i n t m e n t , t e l e p h o n e m e on 0 1 7 1 5 9 4 9 4 3 0 (internal 4 9 4 3 0 ) or c o n t a c t m e v i a e m a i l : d.allman@ic.ac.uk.

1 0 . 3 0 - 4 . 0 0 p m o n T u e s d a y a n d T h u r s d a y . T o m a k e an

a p p o i n t m e n t , c o n t a c t the U n i o n r e c e p t i o n o n x . 4 8 0 6 0 . t a c t e d o n the t e l e p h o n e o n x. 4 8 0 6 7 a n d by e m a i l ;

I c a n also be c o n -

m.m.thomson@ic.ac.uk.

I will a l w a y s see urgent e n q u i r i e s w i t h o u t an a p p o i n t m e n t a n d n o q u e s t i o n or matter is t o o big or t o o s m a l l . 1 a m also very h a p p y t o s p e a k t o international s t u d e n t s w i t h any q u e s t i o n s that m i g h t arise f r o m cultural differences b e t w e e n the U K a n d y o u r h o m e c o u n t r y .


P H O T O FEATURE

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life

is g r a d u a l l y

returning

to

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This w a s s o o n c o r r e c t e d by t h e C&.G Slave A u c t i o n . S e e n by many

as

the

beginning of the

W e e k is o v e r a n d it is o n c e m o r e

d e m i s e o f c i v i l i s a t i o n , t h e event

safe t o w a n d e r t h e c a m p u s w i t h -

also raised over £ 5 0 0 . Bidding w a s

out being squirted, splattered with

initially

foam

last

M a n a n d h a r a n d M r C u o m o fetch-

t e r m ' s b e l l y - f l o p , t h e raggies have

i n g just £ 5 e a c h (although this w a s

or m o o n e d

at. A f t e r

sluggish,

with

Mr

r e t u r n e d if n o t w i t h a b a n g , at least

£ 4 . 9 0 o v e r t h e reserve). Executive

w i t h a g o o d l o u d fart. T h a n k s t o

slaved

various

with

dubious

semi-clothed

generated

more

interest,

Katie A r m s t r o n g g o i n g for

to

£ 5 5 a n d A n d y H e e p s bottling out

raise o v e r £ 2 0 0 0 for t h e charities

a n d p u r c h a s i n g h i m s e l f for £ 1 0 0 .

events,

they

have

managed

L e u k e m i a R e s e a r c h , R i d i n g for t h e

N o t c o n t e n t w i t h this, t h e a u d i -

Disabled a n d C A G .

e n c e c l u b b e d t o g e t h e r t o raise a

Events k i c k e d off o n 9 M a r c h

further £ 6 0 t o f o r c e h i m t o d e r o b e

with a s h o w by the r e n o w n e d hyp-

a n d w o b b l e his blubber. It is n o t

notist (and ex-Felix editor) M a r t i n

k n o w n w h i c h m i s g u i d e d individual

Four of the brave (insane?) students running the SNKP] this year

Taylor in d B s . Elvis i m p e r s o n a t i o n s

m a s t e r m i n d e d this e x e r c i s e . T w o

pose for the cameras at the end of a successful streak.

a n d e x c e s s i v e tie w e a r i n g e n s u e d ,

of t h e m o r e

Photo: Dave Hayward, but , as y e t , n o

nakedness.

Anjit

unfortunate

Chaudhuri

and

slaves,

Helen-

,

Rag Week L o u i s e W i n d s o r , w e r e c o m p e l l e d t o streak along

t h e w a l k w a y w e a r i n g lingerie

(left).

H L W , we're waiting. Last w e e k a l s o s a w t h e initiation of Killer an i n c o m p r e h e n s i b l e g a m e of inventive h o m i c i d e i n v o l v i n g w a t e r p i s t o l s a n d rubber knives. S o m e o n e has a p p a r e n t l y w o n t h e g a m e , d u e t o e v e r y o n e else b e i n g d e a d , a l t h o u g h w e ' r e not c e r t a i n w h o it is. Skipping

over

the

inexplicable

H e d g e H o g H u n t , t h e next d e r a n g e d raiser w a s t h e i n f a m o u s S N K P )

Great fund-

(Sponsored

N u d e Kamikaze Parachute j u m p , don't y o u know) w h i c h i n v o l v e d eight s t u d e n t s of q u e s t i o n a b l e sanity m a k i n g their w a y as s l o w l y as possible from Harrods to the Union wearing their

best

birthday

suit.

Compounding

passers-by a n d avoiding the long arm of the law, t h e runners m a n a g e d t o raise £ 7 0 0 a n d get o n t o p a g e thre e o f t h e S u n . G o o d w o r k , fellas. N o s o o n e r h a d t h e h a n g o v e r s w o r n off, but it w a s t i m e for t h e R S M 3 - l e g g e d 7 0 s p u b c r a w l . D r e s s t o l o o k like a w a s h e d - u p h i p p i e , get d r u n k a n d tie y o u r s e l f t o a m a t e t o m a k e w a l k i n g e v e n harder t h a n u s u a l , let a l o n e p e e ing. W e w e r e unable t o find a n y o n e

sober

e n o u g h t o e x p l a i n w h y they d i d this, a l t h o u g h one sesquiped drunkard managed to m u m b l e the i m m o r t a l w o r d s "It's charity, m a t e . " All in all, Rag W e e k hauled in £ 2 1 4 4 (not forgetting t h e R C S beer festival last term), a considerable i m p r o v e m e n t over last year a n d A Anjit pulled the short straw the C & G Slave Auction - a walkway run in drag for just £ 6 .

m i r a c u l o u s return f r o m the grave. I C U R a g c a n o n c e again stick its p r o u d arse in the air a n d

Photo: Matt Kemptons o m e h o w

get p e o p l e t o p a y for t h e privilege.

Eeee-ooo. Lock up your daughters, here comes Andy Heeps' belly...

Photo: Mark Smit


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"Yes M r Data, that's just a little bit more detail than we n e e d . " ICSM Vice-President Nick Carter getting into the 'swing' of things at the C & G Slave Auction

Photo: Mark Smith ,Bloody

Hell, it's the SNKPJ! Eight 'cheeky' chap-

pies 'bouncing' along from Harrods to the Union totally starcus. They must be nuts!

Photos: Seeta Raja

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FEATURE INTERVIEW

JAZZ

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UNDERGROUND? y . Modern Day Jazz Stories

Underground

t , g • irst of all, I asked Courtney iibout his sound; i how was it created, where it came from. His laid ; back intelligent prose flows gently from n man in undoubtedly familiar territory. It's a mixture of elements of civalivo /a.-,- rind also my music; improvisation; background - my heritage, being from the Carribean, Jamaica in particular, and African, and also European -1 was born in Emopr His recent ;v>;Mi: I ->>,! dance mus ic; hip :

KHM

:

bian

Watts on Guru, and a couple guys.

Tracks from Courtney's last album have been given the treatment by remix specialists Roni Size and Peshay. What does that bring to the sound? How could the process be improved? / think that it gives a different hand, really talented, experienced people giving another view, and I wish I was actually able to play on top of them. In the drum and bass scene this is how it's being done now. On the Adam F album, he sent it to they did their thing and sent Grooverider, it back to him for him to work on. I think that that is what I'll be getting into.

in:;.;:-::, :

; • hi jiji'v Hi ubn.

Ettn, hip hop? / • , . • ng beate my rt wents bop, trat fit ion al jazz, avant-garde, blues. right rhn wgh to jazz fusion. And now I'm inn) tup hop. Originally 1 was influenced by Gfispi oe and Ska music; 1 didn't know Wtlrlt It Lvas, it was just good music. But

L • 1•

If the old school want to keep to

j /

Weather Charlie Sydney

1

'

• •'

•' • •

: • • ••'•

• •

•Report, .th en .n 11 Sonn y Parker, Bechet.

all

the

:

• • • • ".• • -

:

'

Rollins, • to to

I noticed that you had Jeff 'Tain' Watts on your last album, who has done a lot of traditional stuff with Branford Marsalis; alongside him you have people like DJs Pogo and Sparky. Tell me about the people you play with, how did you all get together. Me and Pogo got together on Sparky's about three years ago. I recommendation met Sparky in the early, erm, mid, erm, late eighties [laughs]. He was producing in London and he used one of my records as part of the hip hop thing in 1988. At was not at the stanthe time, technology dard it is now, but on this TV show on Channel Four, and it was great, and I approached him from that. I was also doing Jazzmatazz at the time /the groundbreaking, multi gold selling jazz/ hip hop fusion project by Guru, featuring the best in the jazz world with the best DJs, rappers and producers] and meeting up with a lot of the guys who I kept seeing on both sides of the Atlantic. I was having a bit of trouble with having to hire a band in America, and these were the guys that I ended up working with. I played with Jeff

of the other

their own jazz thing, well thats fine, but we are going somewhere else"

close to the underground scene.

drum and

bass

How far apart are the jazz and drum and bass scenes at the moment? / don't think that they are very far apart at all. If I can go on stage with a DJ, a hip hop DJ, and make really positive music, then there isn't really any difference with that and going on with a drum and bass DJ, and that will happen soon. I don't think that they are far apart; if you take someone like Roni Size and myself, we are both going to the same place, we are just on different sides of the same fence. What is your perspective on jazz and the music industry at this time? It's going through an interesting phase. Everyone is talking about underground; There are it's become a bit of a buzzword. a lot of people involved in it, people like Goldie, obviously Roni [Size] now. Ronni Jordan, at times. You know, people were talking about these guys and they were infiltrating the popular music scene. But it's not got the place it should have done, and what's happening is that jazz is being assimilated into popular music. I was listening to the Propellerheads, with Shirley Bassey, and you can see the way that jazz has been absorbed, without saying "JAZZ!". You only need to look at Portishead; it's jazz, but people have realised that you can't call it jazz, 'cos if you say "jazz" you're not going to get no play with that name.

What took you to New York to record the album? Well, not only am I signed to an American label, but the studios over there are just incredible, and most of the musicians on the record are based in New York. It seemed the right thing to do.

So you think that jazz has got an image problem? In this country it always did have. It changed direction and the people who were into that thing just aren't around any more.

What do you think of the UK underground scene; how does it compare to and differ from the US? Oh, it differs! In America, there is no 'underground scene' as such, in terms of jazz; but over here, it's buzzing. We have bands, musicians, we don't have a lot on the recording side; that's almost how I would define 'underground'. It's very

Who is up and coming in this country? Jazz or otherwise? In this country, well, there are some phenomenal musicians; Jason Robello is on to his way back, so it will be interesting see what he does. I like the Cleveland Watkiss P23 project, I've already mentioned Roni Size, erm, Photek's album.


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that really touched on some new ground. People say that you can't dance to it; drum and bass is thought of as just dance music, now he's tipping it into other areas. The most important one is 4Heroes, they've done some great work, and what they did with Nu Yorkan Soul, Black God of the Sun, the remix • the on that was really good. I loved Love/ess EP, that's groat. Obviously 'tat he wis, for me the drum and bass guys are the ones who h.ivr the edpp ot the mmut-

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mu ne s aiso uune a arum k on his latest record, so he e very interested in looking nerica. The last time I saw on a photo shoot for Modern •ries. I was in a string vest ' bottoms, and they were m session downstairs at this aying in the same hotel, and i there, and saw Ellis and Started jamming with them sst three piece suits and me •est at three in the morning.

listening to at the mining? 'oni Si . ••• ' -rati'/': Hit!;: ;:>(•; Hi 1:1 n-,. Stuff that sounds like it -om a very loud stereo sysns of jazz, I've been I is tenipeordi,, ing to John Mac Gldtichlin Dennis Chamben that's re '/it's Garrison on it, yee •I' John is alw,i \ ••• iioori. lie's horn lislonmy w ilium ,md n.iss d/id hip hop. rind it is intcn'sting

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the more diverse the product. Most definitely. The future ter. What is great is that rid of this stigma that yoi, this 'jazz' badge, and you there. When I heard that t number...

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ey.

?rful how it worked. And if want to keep to their own, well that's fine, but we ome where else. I'm actually a jazzer myself; I play alto saxophone. What advice would you give to someone like me? Be as open-minded as possible. If you are an alto player, you have to cover the ground. If you wanna start now, you could do David Sanborn, you know, don't spend too much time on that. If you wanna be an artist, go into the 'sixties and do, say, Woody Cogan. Pick seven songs that these ! guys have done, and just learn them. Then, go back to the 'fifties; you could do Charlie Parker, Phil Woods...

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. And that is not just to sit down and listen to; that's also to transcribe as wt-f : I h, vti/i't listened to that stuff to: time ildughs!. Thnr was d nfn Cnlitnnn box - out with lortv now trst ., I've already been through that and ta it on board, wiittcn thorn nut, listened to them inside out. When you deconstruct the music like that, ii you d:i that for the benefit of your own miisiciansh or for fun, or some kind of trainspotting homage... since I started Djing at my shows, il has btoiifiht J dilfoient perspective, n d -fer• g. ent go :

Your second album was produced by Delfeayo Marsalis; they are quite a family, aren't they? Oh yeah, they are phenomeonal, I mean with Bran ford doing the Buckshot LoFonque thing, you've got Stig from the Jay Leno show, he finally had a hit Wynton doing all his classical record, stuff, there's a brother Jason Marsalis who plays the drums; a good drummer. And Ellis [the boys' father, responsible for, amongst other things, the jazz associated with the Snoopy TV cartoons]... Oh yeah, Ellis as well. I worked with Ellis on a record, they are all so talented. I'm good friends with Bran ford; he and I have socialised several times Haughsl. He is very suportive of what we do over here

What are you going to do next? What is next for jazz? / don't know about jazz, but me I'm going to take it a lot deeper. Deeper and deeper. There are certain types of music that I like, like drum and bass for instance, and I have to incorporate that to a greater degree, also the way that we record earlier, I'd like to have the feedback thing like Adam F and Grooverider, which is what I'm trying to do with this remix album. I think that I'll be doing that a lot more. I want to increase the width of the people who listen, not just jazz guys who know Charlie Parker; in fact the guys who would never listen to jazz. Who is left for you to record with? Oh there are so many people, I've never recorded with Wynton. I would love to do some recordings with Tricky. I've listened to Echobelly; I love her voice. I did the BBC charity thing over Christmas, Perfect Day, and I was supposed to meet Eternal, but the lead singer couldn't make it, so I didn't meet them. Morcheeba! They've record, got good flavour. The new Eels that gave me food for thought, and I met them, and you know what; we were all listening to the same records; Fun Lovin' Criminals, Cypress Hill. All these combinations from across the globe, they are all ending up in England.

That's where I'm sitting, definitely... ... then go back to Johnny Hodges and even further, y'know; the further you go back, the easier it will be to do contemporary stuff. A lot of guys just concentrate on, well, you know David Sanborn is commercial, people know it so let's get that sound, and they don't get the real deal The further you go back the easier it will be to understand someone who is contempoary at the moment. Also, try and learn about other instruments; the easiest way to do that is to use computer technology. Before, it was, "Oh yeah, you learn the piano." Y'know, the piano was the computer; you have to learn something about harmony, if you're an instrumentalist. So the piano is essential. But the computer, now, in this day and age, is just as important. How would you like to be remembered? Ooh, well... that's a difficult one. Obviously I'd like to change the face of British jazz. It's really hard to say these things, they always come out the wrong way when you read them back! But I would definitely like to be someone who is seen as trying to ¡¢£e and improve jazz music, and speak at this time for our generation; just in the same way that Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Coltrane and Wayne Shorter did. Y'know, I wanna do the same job. Courtney Pine was talking with Jonathan Trout.


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Felix Presents

The

Great

Annual

Environmentally Unfriendly

Easter The Simpsons Price: £ 2 . 4 9 Description:

Y o u r run-of-the-mill

TV-endorsed

additive-ridden over-

packaged pseudo-egg. But hey, it's got the Simpsons o n it. C o m m e n t s : U t t e r l y tasteless - can it really be made of chocolate, o r have w e got it m i x e d up w i t h the packaging? W o u l d rate w o r s e that W i n n i e the P o o h if it w e r e n ' t for the generous with

handful of jellybeans. a

free

'Don't

Simpsons' T V T i m e s

Comes

forget page

the

marker

that must be w o r t h all of t w o pee. T h e V e r d i c t : Better than a kick in the head. * * V2

Winnie t h e Pooh Jelly Tots

x e g e t t r r m e e

: y d .

Price: £ 2 . 9 9

Price: 99p

Price: £ 1 . 2 9

Description: Buying this for anyone

Description: So small it barely quali-

o v e r three years old w o u l d be an

fies as an egg at all.

insult.

Comments:

Initial reactions

were

C o m m e n t s : A really feeble effort.

poor, with the diminutive packaging only c o m p o u n d i n g the rubbery tex-

washing-up liquid and the derisory

ture

quantity of Jelly T o t s provided w o u l d -

There

cheap,

of the

low-cocoa

was some

aftertaste

chocolate.

debate

- milky o r pocket-sized

over

soapy? packet

the The

though. Perhaps suitable for s o m e -

cheeky

one y o u don't really like anymore,

Buttons will cheer up the most dismal

but that society dictates must be pre-

of days.

of

sented w i t h a symbolic piece of ovoid

T h e V e r d i c t : It's not something that

confectionary.

you w o u l d eat for pleasure. * Ht

The

V e r d i c t : Tastes like Winnie's

p o o h . V2

N o t an egg at all, but

Description:

m o r e like a reddish-coloured sphere

T h e poor-quality chocolate tastes of

n't satisfy a pigeon. Pretty

, h

Terry's Chocolate Orange

Cadbury's Buttons

of c o c o a . T o put it another way, it's a chocolate orange. C o m m e n t s : O n opening the box, o u r investigator was deeply disappointed t o find nothing but air. O n closer inspection, an 'egg' was discovered

at

the

bottom,

hiding

behind a m o l e c u l e . S m o o t h , chocolate

was

m u n c h e d aside

rich to

reveal a treasure of bite-sized citrus blobs. M o s t satisfactory. T h e V e r d i c t : A n egg for life, not just for Easter. * # #

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Sainsbury's Belgian Egg

C o m m e n t s : B l o o d y hell, this

Price: £ 4 . 9 9 (although they forgot t o charge us for this one). Description:

Fancy-dandy

conti-

nental luxury job . Comments:

Well

presented

with

the m i n i m u m of plastic, the c h o c o late has a rippled surface rather like a tortoise's

back. G o o d firm

hydrogenated

Comes

with

vegetable

six heavenly

gorgeous!

ty superb, and the seashells are the t w o pee sweets f r o m heaven - so rich it's unwise to eat m o r e than one o r t w o . T h e best egg so far by far. T h e V e r d i c t : Sex o n a stick. 5. T h e essential egg.

texture

and dark taste, although they've still used

is s o o o o

T h e chocolate is absoluel-

fats.

Belgian

petits-fois.

Galaxy Giant Egg Price: £ 9 . 9 9 Description: It's immense. It's bigger than m y head. W h a t m o r e could

The Verdict: Somewhere

between

you want? C o m m e n t s : T h e choccy is d e c i d e d -

a panther and a ginger torn.

ly creamier and less sickly than the usual C a d b u r y ' s / N e s t l e

uct. D o n ' t believe the hype, it's just t w o standard chocolate

C a d b u r y ' s Flake Price: £ 2 . 9 9

The

Description: Boring. Comments: absolutely

The

hideous,

Verdict:

comprising

eat

my

with

of

late is a sugary ambrosia, appealing to only the sweetest t o o t h .

Those

with m o r e s o b e r tastes may

enjoy

Sainsbury's Easter Bunny Price: £ 3 . 9 9 A

Description: twelve-inch

twee-looking

rabbit c o m p l e t e

with

w h i t e chocolate tail and eyes.

T h e V e r d i c t : W h y doesn't it have

C o m m e n t s : A f t e r chewing its ear

the w o m a n in the bath o n the box?

off, Tim's facial expressions

through disappointment and disgust,

2

passed

finally settling on a rather distorted

Sainsbury's Rich Dark Price: £ 2 . 9 9 dark

chocolate affair ideal for middle-class

despair. This bunny, ladies and gentlemen,

is

a

hideous,

rubbery

monster. T h e V e r d i c t : A v o i d it like M y x i m a tosis. A big fat z e r o .

dinner parties w i t h a l o w budget. C o m m e n t s : Fake Bournville c h o c o late, dark but not bitter enough for the with

miserable

old editor.

after-dinner

Comes

choccies

despite all claims t o the

that,

contrary,

Egg K e y :

taste minty. A n adult's egg. T h e V e r d i c t : Like meeting an o l d friend and finding that

they

have

b e c o m e as dull and conventional as yourself. • •

# •

1. W i n n i e the P o o h / Jelly Tots 2. C a d b u r y ' s Buttons 3. T h e Simpsons 4. T e r r y ' s C h o c o l a t e Orange 5. C a d b u r y ' s Flake

Nestle M a v e r i c k

6. Sainsbury's Rich D a r k

Price: £ 2 . 9 9

7. N e s t l e Maverick

Description: T h e meat and t w o veg

8. Sainsbury's Easter Bunny

of the Easter egg w o r l d .

9. Sainsbury's Belgian Egg

C o m m e n t s : Dull, unaesthetic pack-

10. Guylian

aging for an dull, unaesthetic

I I. Galaxy Giant Egg

prod-

half a box of those

h o w much they usually cost.

the accompanying Flakes.

Faux-swanky

Description: Belgian chocolate egg

things. N o t a bad price w h e n you see

l o w background. Inside, the c h o c o -

Description:

the side, w e ' r e talking about nearly a

is

lurid purple flowers o n a bilious y e l -

*'/

C o m e s w i t h a huge Galaxy bar on

Guylian Price: £ 4 . 9 9

I'd rather

Vauxhall C o r s a . * packaging

bars and a

low-quality egg.

fodder.

seashell

kilo of chocolate, presented in a box the size of a suitcase. Possibly fatal if eaten in one sitting. T h e V e r d i c t : F o r big kids and lardyarses. •

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Ever Wanted to Fly? Sleep With Winon a Ryder? Win the Grand Prix? Travel at t h e Speed of Well, You Can. H o w ? With

Lucid Dreaming "Last night I d r e a m t that 1 w a s a butterfly.

y o u n g researcher - StephefBtaBerge

Now

set the d i s c o v e r y o n a scientific f o u n d a -

1 don't know whether I was a man

d r e a m i n g 1 w a s a butterfly or I a m a but-

tion.

terfly d r e a m i n g I a m a m a n . "

it. If left t o c h a n c e ,

s u c h e v e n t s are

rare

His book,

Lucid

Dreaming

- to is

the

definitive w o r k o n the subject;; H i s research

a n d lack clarity. Fortunately, it is p o s s i b l e t o

continues

The d r e a m w o r l d , w h i l e w e are in it, is just

learn h o w t o a c h i e v e a l u c i d s ta t e regularly

Institute,

an o r g a n i s a t i o n he f o u n d e d

as logical a n d g e n u i n e as w h a t w e jokingly

a n d t o use the a w a r e n e s s t o increase y o u r

promote

research

call reality. W h e t h e r it is G o d or p h y s i c s at

c o n t r o l o v e r the d r e a m

dreaming.

the

controls,

the

world

is a n

to

this

day and

via;? the

Lucidity

interest

in

to

lucid

immense

m e c h a n i s m of the p o s s i b l e a n d t h e likely in

W h i l e p u b l i c k n o w l e d g e of l u c i d d r e a m i n g

Stephen

w h i c h play a tiny part. W e have o n l y a m i n -

is o n l y recently b e c o m i n g w i d e s p r e a d , it is

m e t h o d of t r a i n i n g to h e l p p e o p l e achieve

imal, physical influence o n our surround-

far f r o m b e i n g a n e w d i s c o v e r y . A s early as

a n d use lucidity, k n o w n a s t h e M I L D t e c h -

ings. Yet e v e r y b o d y h a r b o r s s e c r e t w i s h e s

the

of the

extensive

i m p o s s i b l e ; t o travel in t i m e ;

m a k e love t o t h e m o s t d e s i r a b l e

to

partners

eighth

century study

by

the

subject

Tibetan

received

Yogis

who

LaBerge

has

also

invented

a

n i q u e . This m e t h o d has b e e n u s e d t o great success, with

a few students

becoming

c l a i m e d t o have a l m o s t to ta l c o n t r o l o v e r

lucid o n the first a t t e m p t .

i m a g i n a b l e ; t o be t h e w o r l d ' s g r e a t e s t g u i -

their d r e a m s .

H o w e v e r , the first m o d e r n

take several w e e k s or p d s s i b l y m o n t h s t o

tarist; t o m o v e o u t of their b o d y ; or t o fly

figure t o e x a m i n e t h e p h e n o m e n o n w a s t h e

learn a n d , as t h e y say, a l i f e t i m e t o m a s t e r .

at w i l l . W h e n w e are a w a k e , s u c h things

Marquis d'Hervey de Saint-Denys,

H a v e c o n f i d e n c e in t h e t e c h n i q u e s , a n d be

are i m p o s s i b l e . W h e n w e are a s l e e p , t h e y

cated

his o w n

persistent,

called lucid d r e a m i n g.

d r e a m s f r o m the age of t h i r t e e n . In his first

unlimited.

researcher w h o recorded

a dedi-

L u c i d d r e a m i n g is t h e ability t o become conscious and

Events and feeling experi-

or ' a w a k e ' w h i l e in a d r e a m ,

t h u s b e c o m i n g able t o take

roundings.

A l l of

the

enced while dreaming are

limit

Remember

being

your

are

would

ever

want to

be

feeling

why

awake.

totally

forgotten

A

d r e a m is n o longer a p l a c e w h e r e y o u are a h e l p l e s s v i c t i m , but a p l a c e t o d i s m i s s t h e c a r e s a n d c o n c e r n s o f w a k i n g life a n d d o exactly w h a t y o u like. T he key t o l u c i d d r e a m i n g is b e c o m i n g a w a r e , w h i l e y o u are a s l e e p , that y o u are e x p e r i e n c i n g a d r e a m . M o s t p e o p l e will

by

the

amnesia

probably

This

evolved

to

selective prevent

d r e a m s interfering w i t h m a n ' s u n d e r s t a n d -

real as those in

g

ing of w a k i n g life. H o w e v e r , it is b o t h p o s sible a n d interesting t o learn t o recall y o u r

as c o n v i n c i n g a n d real as t h o s e in w a k i n g you

or

d r e a m is still in p r o g r e s s .

at least as convincing and

e x p e r i e n c e d w h i l e d r e a m i n g are at least life a n d it b e c o m e s difficult t o s e e

largely

d r e a m e r unless t h e y are a w o k e n w h i l e a

imagination.

also that e v e n t s a n d

is

i m p r o v i n g d r e a m recall. U s u a l l y , d r e a m s

'impossibilities'

a b o v e are easily a c h i e v e d a n d m o r e - t h e only

a n d t h e p o t e n t i a l r e w a r d s are

This first s t e p in the M I L D t e c h n i q u e

control

not o n l y of y o u r a c t i o n s , but o f y o u r sur-

U s u a l l y it will

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Dreams and How to ³ Them ( 1 8 6 7 ) , he o u t l i n e d the m e t h o d s by w h i c h he w a s able t o recall d r e a m s , b e c o m e a w a r e of t h e m a n d ultimately t o c o n t r o l t h e m . This w o r k w a s p i c k e d up this c e n t u ry by a D u t c h psychiatrist V a n E e d e n , w h o p u b l i s h e d the remarkable p a p e r , A Study of Dreams, w h i c h c o i n e d the n a m e lucid d r e a m i n g . It c a n be r e a d in full at www.phoenix.net/~blake.

book,

be able t o recall d r e a m s w h e r e this has h a p p e n e d , a n d m a y have e v e n u s e d the

The next major in d r e a m s t u d y w a s a s c i e n -

awareness to direct the d r e a m ,

perhaps

tific o n e - f r o m a r o u n d 1952 it b e c a m e p o s -

by f a c i n g a n i g h t m a r e s i t u a t i o n t o d e f e a t

sible t o electronically m e a s u r e brain activity. Several excellent w o r k s w e r e p u b l i s h e d (see bibliography), a n d t h e s e a d v a n c e s i n s p i r e d a

dreams. An

i m p o r t a n t part of d r e a m recall is get-

t i n g a g o o d night's s l e e p . This a l l o w s y o u t o f o c u s better o n t h e d r e a m s a n d leaves t i m e t o r e c o r d t h e m w h i l e still g e t t i n g sufficient rest. F u r t h e r m o r e , t h e R E M p e r i o d s in w h i c h d r e a m s o c c u r b e c o m e b o t h m o r e regular a n d m o r e

prolonged during

the

night. Y o u will also n e e d a n o t e b o o k a n d pen

for r e c o r d i n g r e c o l l e c t i o n s .

you

should write d o w n

Initially, everything y o u r e m e m b e r a b o u t a d r e a m , n o matter h o w bizarre or f r a g m e n t e d it is w h e n e v e r y o u w a k e u p . Even v a g u e i n f o r m a t i o n , s u c h as


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" e a m s i g n s last t h i n g t o p a s s t h o u g h y o u r m i n d as y o u

Here are a few tests you can perform and look out for that indicate that yQfik are dreaming. Whenever something odd • f e p e n s , whether you think you are asle«p or not, perform one or more of these ½¾ ¿| so that they become habitual.

slip into u n c o n s c i o u s n e s s . To c o m p l i m e n t

Hies to

this t e c h n i q u e , try w r i t i n g out a c o n t r a c t w i t h yourself, s i g n i n g it a n d leaving it by your bed.

:

A n o t h e r useful t o o l in r e c o g n i s i n g d r e a m s in the dreamsign

- s o m e t h i n g that y o u c a n

o b s e r v e or a test y o u can p e r f o r m t o c o n -

If y o u are w e a r i n g a w a t c h , take a l o o k a t f l p

firm w h e t h e r y o u are d r e a m i n g or not. The

Are

key t o this m e t h o d is t o routinely look o u t

C a n y o u read the n u m b e r s ? Try t o use

for the signs a n d p e r f o r m the tests d u r i n g

m i n d t o s t o p the w a t c h , or if it is d i g i t a l , * !

w a k i n g h o u r s , s o that they b e c o m e s e c -

• f l a n g e the n u m b e r s o n it.

the

hands

moving around

smoothly? yaB

o n d - n a t u r e . The box o p p o s i t e s h o w s s o m e commonly

used

dreamsigns,

but

you

j u m p into the air. W h e n a w a k e , y o u ivill

s h o u l d try t o invent y o u r o w n .

o b v i o u s l y fall to the g r o u n d w i t h a b u m p . ||||ien

dreaming,

however,

the

inverse

Next, y o u need to re-enforce your inten-

square

t i o n of h a v i n g a l u c i d d r e a m . W h e n y o u

float d o w n g e n t l y or e v e n stay in the air For

w a k e f r o m a d r e a m , try t o i m a g i n e h o w it

s o m e time.

law rarely a p p l i e s a n d y o u

miJjjl

w o u l d have b e e n if y o u h a d b e c o m e l u c i d . V i s u a l i s e the

p o i n t at w h i c h y o u w o u l d

a particular p e r s o n or r o o m t u r n i n g u p , is

have s p o t t e d , for instance by r e c o g n i s i n g

useful.

one

of y o u r d r e a m s i g n s ,

that y o u

Try t o r e m e m b e r the c h a i n of e v e n t s that led t o the current s i t u a t i o n . In a d r e a m , y o u are unlikely t o be able t o g o very far.

were

a s l e e p . Tell y o u r s e l f ' I ' m in a d r e a m ' , a n d If y o u w a k e u p directly f r o m a d r e a m , y o u

i m a g i n e h o w it c o u l d be d i r e c t e d in a w a y

Look

are likely t o r e m e m b e r it w e l l . T h e trick is

y o u d e s i r e , s u c h s u d d e n l y g a i n i n g the abil-

i m p o s s i b l e , s u c h as m e e t i n g d e a d p e o p l e ,

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lines

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they g r e a t ? E m m a T o w n s h e n d , t h e daughter

of

Townshend

joins

high-pitched,

Pete a

'Who?'

long

deeply

line

with

metal

rap?

the

Deftones,

D o n ' t let that p u t y o u off, t h o u g h . album,

Fortunately

good.

the

Machine

with

their r e c e n t single Two Sides.

the

- it's

not

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exactly elevator m u s i c . 131

other

o t h e r e n d o f the s p e c t r u m is at the end

of

their

debut,

was

Spiders,

excellent.

The

RSTU

lad of Tom Jones,

which

features

b l e n d of styles s a w a b a n d e m e r g e

t h e v o c a l s of C e r y s f r o m C a t a t o n i a .

REALLY

f r o m L i v e r p o o l that w a s n ' t m e r e l y

O n l y S p a c e c o u l d get

h e a v y s o n g s . T h e n y o u get t o a c o l -

a n o t h e r B e a t l e s c l o n e but o n e that

s o m e t h i n g like t h i s . H e r e is a s o n g

lection

exuded

that is a b o u t t w o lovers w h o are

past

the of

initial

lighter

few songs

which,

originality. They

mixed

Frank Sinatra w i t h d a n c e b e a t s a n d

about

with

m o r e h o o k s a n d better riffs, b e i n g

a sprinkle of e f f e c t s a n d l o o p s t o

stopped

glitter, a n d return t o t h e S u m m e r of

m u c h more controlled and accessi-

create

lones' voice.

ble. There's s o m e g o o d , slinky bass

cabaret-pop-dance.

H.

where

of w h i c h is the last single, The

w h i l s t still b e i n g heavy, have a f e w

Julia

album

there are a b s o l u t e g e m s , the best

w e a r l o n g , floral p a t t e r n skirts, g o paint your toenails

the

t e c h n o rears its h e a d . In b e t w e e n

t h e r e are s o m e

piano,

of

Tin Planet s e c o n d album cliche. Yes

get

quickly going out

w i t h S c o t t ' s v o i c e s o u n d i n g like he

S p a c e d o n ' t q u i t e fit the ' d i f f i c u l t '

short, b o y i s h c r o p o u t , p u t

it w a s

w a s s o m e l e e e t l e M e x i c a n a n d the

not s a y i n g that this is all b a d but it's deceptively g o o d

like

SPACE

I'm

bits in t h e r e , e s p e c i a l l y w h e n y o u

t h e y try n e w t h i n g s w i t h their m u s i c f a s h i o n ; t h e o p e n e r is a Latin affair

c e r t a i n l y a n a c q u i r e d taste t h o u g h

some

the is a

fine a l b u m . T h e s p i k e s of originali-

that

and

around

that's

ty h a v e n ' t e v e n d u l l e d slightly as

are

by e v e r y -

I really like it, but I t h i n k I

where

c l i c h e falls a p a r t - Tin Planet

b u y i n g this o n a w h i m

lot

might be u n i q u e in t h a t . G r o w y o u r

L o v e . S e e y o u there.El

arrived

it m a y be w o r t h a g o but d o n ' t g o

this

use of Indian m u s i c , all as h e a r d o n

barefoot,

have

even then y o u probably won't

first l a n g u a g e isn't English a n d the

grand

should

If y o u like this sort of t h i n g t h e n

perhaps

a

album

et

Morissette.

buy

go.

count,

Bush,

room,

word

Body

against

your

the

octave

Zombie,

c h e e s y lyrics u s e d by b a n d s w h o s e

f l o w e r s in y o u r hair a n d

from

by the i n d u s t r y .

White

her s o n g s , s h e s o u n d s a lot like Tori

one.

last

that.

Korn,

A m o s , o n o t h e r s Janis J o p l i n , Kate

bought

the

like

K o r n w i t h r a p , the a t t i t u d e of Rage

fabulous

enough

bands

plays all her o w n stuff. O n s o m e of

to be

A c c o r d i n g t o t h e c l i c h e , their sec-

Strangely

range

all, t r y i n g t o m i x the heavy riffing of

a

winners

times.

a n d e x c i t e m e n t , o n l y t o be p a n n e d

C l a w f i n g e r are a strange lot, all in

is

w h i l e but it's still v e r y f o r m u l a i c at

t o bothe r t o listen t o a n y t h i n g like

like |oni M i t c h e l l , s h e w r i t e s a n d

deserves

of

w h o b o u g h t the a l b u m isn't g o i n g

She

w r o n g notes b e t w e e n friends? A n d

This

voice

after a flurry o f p r e s s s p e c u l a t i o n

think

Alanis

strange

ond

al

sometimes,

brilliantly

T o m m y S c o t t , t h e y w e r e sure-fire

s o n g is a t o k e n ' n i c e ' , q u i e t s o n g

a b o v e t o p C , not a l w a y s q u i t e in

and

the

w h i c h isn't that g o o d a n d a n y o n e

the right key, but t h e n w h a t ' s a f e w

alarmingly,

rather

H m m m m , . . N i c e ! ( N O T ! ) . Basically,

a

from middle C to about an

death

some

r e a d n o further if y o u ' r e s c a r e d of

indis-

tinguishable t o m o s t of t h e m . a lovely voice

Swedish

and

-

of

disturbed

w o m e n and sounds almost has

Clawfinger

in t h e r e

funky guitar p l a y i n g if y o u w a i t a

a

sort

of

'90s

take

on

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to

kill e a c h by

the

away with

other sound

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EVERCLEAR

Best of...

So

Live d r u m s a n d guitars, p key

Z_] h for the

Afterglow W e s t C o a s t b a s e d guitar, bass a n d d r u m s trios will a l w a y s be pared

to

Nirvana.

com-

Unfortunately

this m e a n s that t h e y a l w a y s c o m e a c r o s s as w a t e r e d d o w n .

p a r t in t h e brilliantly TS Electric Hairdo, as t h e diversity of the instruments used s e e m s to increase w i t h every track. A p r o b lem often encountered w h e n faced w i t h s u c h a m i n d b l o w i n g array of i n s t r u m e n t s is w h a t t o a c t u a l l y k e e p y o u r ears t u n e d t o , but as L i o n r o c k k e e p things s i m p l e w i t h p e r f e c t p o p structure there is no such problem.

Y o u c a n ' t d e n y that t h e energy and as

spirit are still present, as w e l l the

s e m i - r a p , s e m i - s i n g i n g style of the

the

S t e r e o M C ' s in s u c h a c a t c h y w a y

Hating You for Christmas, w h i c h tells a tale of b e i n g d u m p e d at C h r i s t m a s t i m e . Jolly stuff, eh? W h a t s e e m s t o be p l a y i n g truant is the r a w e m o t i o n a l spark. For s o m e t h i n g t h a t ' s s u p p o s e d t o be p u n k y a n d a g g r e s s i o n f u e l l e d , y o u feel like they g o t b o r e d a n d rattled this s o n g off d u r i n g their s l e e p .

that a l l o w s us t o forgive t h e m any

Everclear.

bonus

storytelling

Delirious,

style

with

sombre

City

T h e title track,

brings us v o c a l s in t h e f o r m of the

Check

out

track,

lack

lyricism

of

that

may

exist.

Indeed t h e v o i c e a d d s s u c h quality t o the s o u n d , it w o u l d n ' t matter in t h e lyrics w e r e in E s p e r a n t o . O v e r a l l , a w o n d e r f u l a l b u m that keeps

your

foot

tapping

from

beginning to e n d .

James

H o w e v e r , there are r e v e a l i n g

`drst

high p o i n t s , in that t h e y are

E

veryone

one

l o o k e d like t h e y w o u l d n ' t be releas-

s o n g by J a m e s . T h e y f o r m e d

i n g a n y t h i n g else earlier this d e c a d e

and

and,

b u c k e d the w h o l e i d e a of s y n t h -

that

pop

in

k n o w s at least

the

and

mid-eighties

the

much-hyped

'New

W a v e ' that w a s a p p e a r i n g in t h e m u s i c s c e n e back t h e n a n d i n s t e a d created

songs

that

mirrored

the

guitar p o p of b a n d s like t h e S m i t h s . They

hail

from

manchester

and

w e r e at their height in t h e

baggy

' M a d c h e s t e r ' s c e n e at t h e turn of the d e c a d e the

Stone

a l o n g w i t h b a n d s like Roses,

the

Happy

M o n d a y s and M y Bloody Valentine. In 1990, y o u c o u l d n ' t g o a n y w h e r e without

seeing

a

James

scribbled s o m e w h e r e .

flower

Whether

it

was on a wall, a poster, a magazine or o n a s c h o o l b o o k , it m a d e c e r t a i n that

the

band's

name

was

well-

k n o w n . This w a s partially d u e t o t h e re-release of the excellent single Sit

Down a r o u n d t h e n w h i c h c a m e shortly after w h a t m a n y still c l a i m is their best a l b u m . Cold was alm o st a m a s t e r p i e c e . It s e e m e d t o talk in the language of its fans a n d its s o n g s w e r e d a m n c a t c h y . T he b a n d r e l e a s e d Seven a n d Laid in the early ' 9 0 s but it w a s their last a l b u m Whiplash that s e e m e d t o b r i n g t h e m m o s t s u c c e s s . This a l b u m c o n t a i n e d s o n g s that w e r e very indicative of their earlier efforts but brought t h e m u p t o date. The g o o d t h i n g a b o u t releasing a c o m p i l a t i o n of their b e s t songs, t h e n , is that it unites all the different sets of fans that J a m e s have. There are t h o s e w h o w e r e a r o u n d in '84, t h o s e w h o j u m p e d o n t o the b a n d w a g o n in ' 8 9 , t h o s e who ' d i s c o v e r e d ' t h e m w h e n it

`abcde

of c o u r s e , t h o s e w h o t h o u g h t

Whiplash album.

was

James'

first

James: The Best Of c o n t a i n s a list of the b a n d ' s history, as y o u w o u l d i m a g i n e . It's not c h r o n o l o g i cal, t h o u g h ; e x p e c t t o hear things like t h e recent She's a Star a n d Along n e s t l e d u p a l o n g s i d e classics like Come Home a n d How was it for You. It might be a strange w a y t o p a c k a g e a c o m p i l a t i o n , but it w o r k s . It really is p o s s i ble t o s e e that the essential i n g r e d i ent that m a k e s the s o n g s so g o o d is p r e s e n t a n d correct in all of the tracks in the s a m e w a y . Part of that ' s o m e t h i n g ' is singer T i m B o o t h ' s v o i c e w h i c h w a s a m o n g s t o n e of t h e strongest a n d m o s t distinctive a r o u n d w h e n the b a n d started u p a n d this is still the c a s e t o d a y .

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If y o u are an o l d fan of James and

y o u s a w t h e m t h r o u g h baggy

back in ' 8 9 , t h e n y o u ' l l already have all of the s o n g s that are o n here a n d y o u w o n ' t n e e d m e t o tell y o u t o g o o u t a n d get it. This a l b u m is clearly a i m e d at t h o s e g e n e r a t i o n of fans who

bought

the

last

album

and

the Intro is s a m pled from a 60's movie about antiDe d e p r e s s a n t s but it's El Distorto which is the g e m . It's a c a c o p h o n y of o v e r a m p e d guitars and s c r e a m i n g v o i c e s a n d is a cross between Primal Scream and The Sex Pistols. T he p r o b l e m is that t h e s e tracks are t h e o d d o n e s o u t . M a y b e next t i m e Everclear w i l l c h u r n o u t an interesting alternative record with weird noises and haunting harmonies. However, I feel they might be t o o far d o w n the p u n k g r u n g e trio line t o extricate Dennis t h e m s e l v e s fully. instrumentals.

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Down a n d d e c i d e d that t h e y rather liked it. W e l l , if this is y o u , t h e n d o get the a l b u m , y o u w o n ' t be d i s a p p o i n t e d . If y o u d o n ' t fit into any of t h e a b o v e c a t e g o r i e s but y o u have an o p e n m i n d a n d w a n t t o e x p e r i e n c e a brief history of o n e of the best b a n d s t o e m e r g e f r o m England in the last fifteen years, t h e n give it a listen. Y o u ' l l love it.

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City Delirious is L i o n r o c k ' s s e c o n d a n d it's n o t h i n g short of s u p e r b . There's a m ix of i n s t r u m e n tals a n d lyrical t u n e s , but it's the overall p r o d u c t i o n of the m u s i c that really a l l o w s the m u s i c t o g e l . W e ' r e treated with a mix of r h y t h m s a n d beats, w i t h live guitars and off key basslines, forever l o o p ing in o n e a c h other. The first single t o be

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Let You - they're almost identical. Same bass, s a m e skipping b e a t . D o n ' t b o t h e r w i t h t h i s if y o u ' v e g o t her first a n d if y o u h a v e n ' t , w e l l , d o n ' t b o t h e r w i t h this either. L e t ' s have a bit o f v a r i a t i o n next t i m e M s M o o r e . Cartoo n carry o n t h e t r e n d for N A S A publicity with from S o u n d n g like a m o r e m a t u r e version of the prepubescent Crash, this is definitely w o r t h a look, if not just for t h e c o o l c o v e r . Lynden David Hall is a l w a y s s o u l ful, s l o w a n d sexy a n d d o e s n ' t d i s a p p o i n t o n Do I Qualify. Either y o u like this t y p e o f t h i n g o r y o u d o n ' t . So d o what y o u please.

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ear.

higher.

The Sun Beats Down by t h e High Llamas is a playful little n u m b e r , that I c o u l d i m a g i n e t h e B e a t l e s d o i n g as a B - s i d e t o Yellow just for a l a u g h . It w o n ' t get a n y a i r t i m e , y o u ' l l never hear f r o m t h e m a g a i n , but w h o c a r e s , it's f u n .

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farm (the diesel hands e.p) w h i c h is q u i t e catchy, but definitely n o t a single. T h e r e ' s s o m e nice g u i t a r i n g t u n e s and backing singing, but a patchy chorus.He often repeats 'nothing more than H o g w a s h ' a n d the only e x p l a n a t i o n f o r t h e lyrics o f this s o n g is n o t h i n g m o r e t h a n h a s h . A l a b a m a 3's Ain't to Coa is a re-release o r s o m e t h i n g like that a n d not a b a d o n e . It is v e r y e a s y t o listen t o , w i t h a lot g o i n g o n t h r o u g h o u t the s o n g , a m o u t h o r g a n solo a n d a very p o p p y b e a t . A strange R e v e r e n d - l i k e s p e a c h in t h e m i d d l e a b o u t s o m e a s s , but o v e r a l l the s o u n d is g o o d .

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Laughing is l o - s p e e d , lo-fi f r o m Grandaddy, t h e C a l i f o r n i a n s w h o s e d i c t u m for b a n d entry is s p o r t i n g an A b r a h a m L i n c o l n b e a r d . This track, like o t h e r s t h e y ' v e m a d e is e q u a l l y at h o m e b e i n g a relaxing tune t o chill-out to, or a mosher's delight.

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h a s a very strange o p e n i n g .

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female

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s i n g i n g over

like a W e l s h a Wannadies

Bjork track.

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v o c a l s are - as t h e s o n g s u g g e s t s -

T w e n t y Four S e v e n ,

b o t h sick a n d beautiful,

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themselves.

h a p p y but o n a n o t h e r

left

ably t h e track w h e r e B o b w a n d e r s

but

d o w n a lonely street d o i n g a bit o f

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downcast.

you're

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s o u l - s e a r c h i n g a n d faith

amazing nonetheless.

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where

m e a n s that o n o n e listen y o u feel

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h o p e r s t o b o x a n d in t h e p r o c e s s

here is very s t r o n g s o n g w r i t i n g on

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m r o m o off rhis is

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blues

contemplative

a n d ultimately uplifting.

L/7<e You f r o m t h e t o r t u r e d

s o u l o f Kristin Hersh. M e l a n c h o l i c is t h e w o r d but n o t t o overkill stat u s . N i c e l y a c o u s t i c but isn't exactly ' p o p ' .

Dennis

the guitars o n it. T h e single d o e s

Semi-Charmed Life . t h o u g h . N o t that that m a k e s it any better. c o n t a i n t h e p o p hit

You

already Corpses, the heavily play l i s t e d f o l l o w u p t o Star. It's m o o d y , s o u l f u l a n d excellent. C] heard

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The straight t o t h e t o p s p o t . At the same time i m p o r t s are t h e shit, c a u s e there are s o m a n y tracks that are the d e f i n i t i o n o f p h a t n e s s that never g e t a U K release. F r o m the e n d o f last y e a r w e h a d M Q 3 ' s Everyday, which w a s doing damage o n t h e floors, b u t never g o t t h e airplay o r the h y p e a n d I e n d e d u p p a r t i n g w a y s w i t h a fiver for it. There are l o a d s o f tunes like t h a t , y o u hear'em, hunt'em down, but they're only there o n import. A s long as there's money to be m a d e , w e g o n n a have t o live w i t h it. O n t h e a l b u m front two more compilation a l b u m s (yeah m o r e fucking c o m p i l a t i o n albums) have b e e n r e l e a s e d , b u t t h e s e are n o t t h e usual shit; for o n c e w e have two wicked examples. First u p t h e r e is t h e Classic R&B. I know what you're W h a t ' s u p ! Last w e e k o f t e r m a n d p e o p l e o u t thinking, this has b e e n d o n e before, but surprisingly not. M a s t e r c u t s have p r o b a b l y d o n e every there just c h i l l i n ' , w e l l y ' a l l c a n s t o p chillin' a n d start r e a d i n g c a u s e I g o t a p a g e l o a d o f stuff for other m u s c i a l f o r m i n c l u d i n g s w i n g , hip h o p a n d y a . This w e e k s Phat S e l e c t i o n is a n Essential e v e n j a z z - h o p b u t n o t R & B ; t h e a l b u m is S e l e c t i o n , a c o m p i l a t i o n o f t h e best f r o m t h e d e s c r i b e d a s a c o l l e c t i o n o f classic R&J3 cuts f r o m t h e ages, a n d this is p a c k e d full o f d o p e past c o u p l e o f m o n t h s . The rest is the usual shit, t u n e s . T h e club classic Only You b y 1 12 a n d news and reviews. Biggie is i n c l u d e d , Faith Evans' / Just Can't Wait W h a t the hell is h a p p e n i n g d o w n at Kiss F M , they have g o n e f r o m g e t t i n g t h e best o f t h e f r o m t h e H i g h S c h o o l H i g h S o u n d t r a c k a n d o f u n d e r g r o u n d DJs a n d p r o m o t i n g t h e m , t o s i m p l y c o u r s e a track f r o m the b o y s Jodeci C e f on Up. signing high profile f i g u r e h e a d s . O b v i o u s l y I a m A s w e l l as m o r e f r o m Blackstreet, D ' A n g e l o , T o n i talking a b o u t t h e D a n i Behr s i t u a t i o n . D a n i h a s B r a x t o n a n d Brian M c K n i g h t , this a l b u m is class been s i g n e d t o d o her o w n w e e k d a y r a d i o s h o w but there is a d o w n s i d e c a u s e i n c l u d e d o n this is f r o m 4 til 8, a l t h o u g h s h e has n o p r e v i o u s r a d i o a M a s e track, a n d this track ain't classic R&J5. e x p e r i e n c e . S h e ' s b e e n p u t t o g e t h e r w i t h t w o The s e c o n d c o m p i l a t i o n set is Kiss F M ' s Smooth   double album. A collection of the Janice V e e a n d other current presenters, best t u n e s f r o m the past year, it's all g o o d here. Lorraine A s h d o w n . S o far the s h o w ' s not b e e n all that b a d , b u t t h e l o n g p r i m e t i m e slot h a s The range o f tracks o n this is very i m p r e s s i v e ,

, with m e a n t p u s h i n g b a c k t h e s p e c a l i s t s h o w s a n d m i x i n g u p the best f r o m h i p h o p a n d L L C o o l J's Phenomenon, B u s ta 's s m a s h Put Your only t i m e will tell if this leads t o a lack o f real Hands..., t h e h u g e c l u b hit f r o m B i g g i e quality R&ÂŁ o n Kiss. I h o p e not but I g o t a funny    m y favourite Wishing on A Star f r o m feeling.  by Gangstarr At last, the huge D e s t i n y ' s C h i l d No, No, No Jay Z , the killer You Know    (Nim!) as well a s R a k i m , M i s s y a n d m a n y m o r e ; gets a U K release. W h a t ' s t h e p r o b l e m w i t h

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ø

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r e c o r d c o m p a n i e s o v e r h e r e ? H u g e floor fillers like D e s t i n y ' s C h i l d d o n ' t g e t a U K release for t i m e , w h y ? It's s o s i m p l e , i t ' s all a b o u t t h e m o n e y . R e l e a s i n g o n i m p o r t m e a n s t h e track can build u p s o m e h y p e , DJs b e p l a y i n g it, p e e p s hear it, they w a n t it, but it c o s t s (you k n o w ÂŁ 6 to ÂŁ 7 o n i m p o r t ) ; s o w h e n it eventually g e t s a UK release its g o n n a g o t h r u ' t h e roof. T h e best e x a m p l e is t h e U s h e r g e m You released o n i m p o r t i n S e p t e m b e r . P e o p l e w e r e lovin' this, a n d w h e n it g o t its U K release i n January, w e all k n o w w h a t h a p p e n e d , it flew

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o n a n R&J5 tip it's e q u a l l y s t r o n g w i t h L y n d e n ' s Sexy Cinderalla, Say Nothin' by O m a r , K - C i a n d Jojo's c l a s s i c You Bring  Up, t h e d o p e Brian  M c K n i g h t You Should Be  and more from Allure, En V o g u e , M a r y J. a n d Joe. Y o u p r o ba bl y g o t m o s t o f t h e s e but if y o u ain't, this is quality. Still o n the a l b u m t i p , t h e r e ' s lots t o l o o k out for i n t h e next f e w m o n t h s . A r e t h a Franklin's a l b u m A Rose is Still A Rose is d u e o u t at the e n d of A p r i l , the single (check the Phat Selection) is also d u e for a U K r e l e a s e at the s a m e t i m e . T h e Gangstarr a l b u m h a s b e e n p u t further back t o A p r i l a c c o r d i n g to p r o d u c e r DJ P r e m i e r , p r o ba bl y due t o trouble in clearing K - C i Jo-Jo for t h e !" is o u t o n t h e C a u g h t U p s o n g Royalty. s o u n d t r a c k a n d m a y b e their d o p e s t y e t . B o t h tracks are d o i n g t h e business a n d s h o w Gangstarr are m a i n t a i n i n g the skillz. They aren't the o n l y o l d s c h o o l h i p h o p p e r s t o b e d r o p p i n g an a l b u m , Public E n e m y a r e currently h a r d at work in t h e studio o n their Resurrection. S m o o t h ' s n e w a l b u m Reality is o u t n o w ; she has c h a n g e d not o n l y her r e c o r d c o m p a n y but also her style, r a p p i n g less a n d s i n g i n g m o r e a n d is different t o the usual R&Ji i n c l u d i n g a track m o r e suited to Alanis Morrissette!

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G a n g s t a r r are h i p h o p a n d , w i t h the original s w i n g b o y s K - C i Jojo, t h e y have p r o d u c e d a track that is m a k i n g all the right n o i s e s .

Deja

- Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz M o n s t e r ! This is g e t t i n g h e a v y r o t a t i o n o n the r a d i o , c a u s e this is a killer. A n o d e t o their h o m e , the B r o n x , f r o m t w o u n d e r g r o u n d rappers. You

Usher

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After b l o w i n g u p o n i m p o r t b a c k in the a u t u m n You  g o t its U K release a n d w e n t you straight t o n u m b e r o n e , y o u w a n n a gotta.

No, - Destiny's Child The four girls f r o m T e x a s t o g e t h e r w i t h the Fugee's W y c l e f bring us a phat p i e c e o f h e a d n o d . The h o o k is s o s i m p l e e v e n the r o ck boys can sing along. Do

- Lynden David Hall

The s e c o n d cut f r o m L y n d e n ' s a c c l a i m e d a l b u m ' M e d i c i n e 4 M y P a i n ' this is pure s o u l , s u n g by a m a n w i t h real s o u l .

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Dave Hollister feat. Redman and trick Sermon I've s a i d this t i m e a n d t i m e again that this is p h a t n e s s itself, killer h o o k , y o u c a n ' t h e l p s i n g i n g a l o n g t o this. A

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er o v e r t h e last t w o w e e k s . It h a s a n d G e n e Farris. This a l b u m c o n tains w o r k f r o m p o s s i b l y t h e m o s t

signings. Paris A n g e l e s g e t s a c r e d -

e v i d e n t . H i s l o v e o f t h e tracks he

it w i t h a track c a l l e d H a r d g r o o v e , a

c h o o s e s a n d c o m b i n e s is o b v i o u s .

everything; funk, p a s i o n , p l e n t y o f sex

appeal,

depth

anda

groove.

The music

chosen

Jerome

f o l l o w s a strictly

real from

have

been

not financially.

h a v e s e e n h o u s e m u s i c turn back t o

Saturday

Night. S o m a

p r o d u c e r w h o thinks b i g m u s i c a l l y ,

p e o p l e a s k t h e q u e s t i o n , " D J i n g , art

This C D h a s rarely left m y play-

for many

L e t ' s n o t forget, that t h e star o f this a l b u m is J e r o m e himself. H i s m i x i n g is s m o o t h

a n d controlled.

famous disco-groover o f them all,

track that really p u s h e s things t o a n

Long

DJ

e x t r e m e . I h a d never c o m e a c r o s s

French m u s i c w a s l a u g h e d at a n d

Sneak.

Sneak

has become a

gone

are t h e days

when

flavour. B u t w e ' r e n o t t a l k i n g a b o u t

m o d e r n - d a y h o u s e l e g e n d . A s a DJ P a r i s ' w o r k p r e v i o u s l y , b u t t h i s track s e r v e s a s a n excellent taster or p r o d u c e r h i s w o r k is u n m i s t a k -

y o u r l o c a l Ritzy C l u b h o u s e . This is

able a n d e s s e n t i a l . Y o u c a n listen t o

for a t a l e n t e d artist.This r e v i e w h a s

new

cutting-edge

" W a n n a S i n g " . T h e d i s c o g r o o v e is

c o v e r e d a fraction o f t h e f o u r t e e n

like J e r o m e P a c m a n are t e a c h i n g us

the best p r o d u c e r s that exist in t h e m a i n t a i n e d w i t h fine tracks f r o m Rick W a d e (Player's T h e m e ) a n d scene today. Y o u w o n ' t find e n d -

tracks o n offer here. T h e m a i n t h i n g

how

t o take n o t e o f is that t h e DJ k e e p s

love.

c o n t r o l o f his r e c o r d s

M u s i q u e ; Vive La H o u s e !

housey

music from some of

less b r e a k d o w n s a n d " O o o o h ! Take

'

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o n French

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Jerome P a c m a n originates from

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the m a n of the moment, Kevin Y o s t . H i s w o r k o n t h e U S A eeehie

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throughout

r i d i c u l e d . St G e r m a i n , Daft Punk, Etienne d e C r e c y a n d A ir have led a French

r e v o l u t i o n . N o w DJs

t o play t h e house Vive

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t h e Think

of

drum'n'bass,

L o n d o n , B r i s t o l , the

think

e i l e c t i r i i c

c a f i e

of

U K ; think of

G o l d i e , R o n i S i z e , DJ D i e ; think of Full C y c l e , V, M e t a l h e a d z , M o v i n g S h a d o w . If t h o s e are t h e

images

that this m u s i c a l style c o n j u r e

up

for y o u t h e n p r e p a r e for a s h o c k . T h i nk

of

drum'n'bass

again!

Think of all of the a b o v e . N o w a d d s o m e n a m e s t o t h o s e lists. Think o f Germany;

think

Mannheim,

Berlin, H a m b u r g and

Munich.

of

Think

Records,

Frankfurt,

of

Force

Compost

and

Paul,

'Into

S o m e t h i n g , a n d Fauna F l a s h . . . Fauna Flash! A b o u t four y e a r s ago

two

Bavarians

Munich

from

began m a k i n g m u s i c t o g e t h e r .

To

begin w i t h it w a s e l e c t r o n i c m u s i c . A s their p r o d u c t i o n skills i n c r e a s e d , it e v o l v e d into d r u m ' n ' b a s s . F a u n a Flash s o o n t e a m e d u p w i t h M i c h a e l R e i n b o t h , t h e f o u n d e r o f t h e very influential

Munich-based

label,

C o m p o s t Records. N o w w e have a new

album

from

Roland

and

Cristian (aka Fauna Flash) c a l l e d t h e Experimental K i t c h e n . L o o k o u t for it in g o o d r e c o r d s t o r e s N O W ! A s if the

Fauna Flash

project

w a s n ' t e n o u g h , the b o y s h a v e a l s o teamed

with

up

Rainer

Truby,

j a z z - s t y l e of, say B u k e m . It's m o r e

t o j a z z a n d f u s i o n . That's the back-

was

original j a z z s a m p l e s a n d the s o u n d

g r o u n d of Fauna F l a s h . "

b e c a u s e w e w e r e a l w a y s p l a y i n g in

D u r i n g his p e r i o d as a

is a little bit harder t h a n t h e n o r m a l j a z z stuff."

another C o m p o s t artist w h o hails

t o try it o u t . S o it w a s ' L e t ' s g o for

Continues

stuff

a star in the

R o l a n d , " W e p l a y e d as

drummers

drums with electronic

g r o u n d , w i t h critical a c c l a i m c o m -

j a z z c l u b s or at r o c k c o n c e r t s . "

for a s a m p l e r a n d s o m e s e q u e n c i n g

about?

under-

us

" W e g o t i n v i t e d a n d I w o u l d say

for o v e r fifteen y e a r s . "

U K eclectic

for

that w e w e r e o p e n - m i n d e d e n o u g h

f o r m the Rainer T r u b y T r i o . Rainer is

other

scene

into e l e c t r o n i c m u s i c . "I s a v e d u p

Cristian w a s

f r o m Freiburg, in t h e Rhein V a l l e y t o

"We've known each

new

slowly getting

mer,

S o h o w d i d Fauna Flash c o m e

drum-

a whole

and

1 was

in t e e n a g e s c h o o l b a n d s , a n d lived

When me and

in t h e s a m e a r e a of M u n i c h .

acoustic

percussion.

Roland became a because

we

for

it!

Less

is

more.

We

played simple beats together and

We

collective

w e r e n ' t satisfied in p l a y i n g just in

M o ' W a x , etc. It is also s a i d he has

t y p e of m u s i c thre e or four y e a r s

bands anymore; playing other peo-

their m u s i c a l h e r o e s as

a vast r e c o r d c o l l e c t i o n of p r i c e l e s s

ago,

because we didn't want

ple's

do

R e p o r t , Y e l l o w Jackets, M i l e s Davis,

jazz a n d funk a n d f u s i o n . D e f i n i t e l y

stay

in the

We

something alone. W e didn't decide

C a m e o , all P - F u n k m u s i c , Roy A y e r s

a DJ t o c h e c k o u t next t i m e he is at

were

bands,

' n o w w e ' r e g o i n g t o g o into c o m -

and the 8 0 ' s ! "

the Blue N o t e !

f u s i o n outfits. E v e r y t h i n g ! "

Loud

T he

Collective

Rainer

Truby

and and

the also

Trio's

started

working together

drummer's

in r o c k b a n d s ,

in

seat!

jazz

to

break c a m e w h e n t h e y w e r e a s k e d

e m b r a c e as m a n y different t y p e s of

to

from

m u s i c as p o s s i b l e that led t o a tran-

big

remix

Plis Infinis

No

2

music.

We

wanted

to

puters or n o w w e ' r e g o i n g t o

It is this o p e n n e s s a n d n e e d t o

big

was

it a n d see w h a t h a p p e n s . ' W e just went

this

ing f r o m G i l e s P e t e r s o n Talkin'

it

trying

drum'n'bass.'

It

just

of the

Both

do

happened

s l o w l y but s u r e l y . " One

p e o p l e g o t into i t . "

The after

R o l a n d a n d Cristian cite

Rainer

fauna

T r u b y Trio

Flash w a s

lished and respected

first

appearances

"Weather

began

an

estab-

outfit.

"We

s p e n t a lot of t i m e t o g e t h e r (with

s i t i o n f r o m b e i n g a part of the b a n d

that

together

Rainer). S o w e t h o u g h t , b e c a u s e of

star o n the i n t e r n a t i o n a l e l e c t r o n i c

to

responsible

w a s at a b i g t e c h n o rave w i t h an

t h e j a z z b a c k g r o u n d w e have, w e

jazz circuit) o n

France's

Frederic

G a l l i a n o (a

actually

being

Fauna

Flash

made

t o w a r d s the entire m u s i c a l o u t p u t .

entirely n e w c o n c e p t . " W e h o o k e d

wanted

label F - C o m m u n i c a t i o n s . T he r e m i x

"We

t o play at a rave w i t h t w o d r u m sets

Another

is, in m o s t

o p i n i o n , the

r h y t h m s a n d b e a t s . That's w h a t is

and

drum'n'bass.

highlight of the EP. Subtle B r a z i l i a n

s o e x c i t i n g a b o u t d r u m ' n ' b a s s . But

Explains C r i s t i a n , "That's w h a t g o t

r h y t h m s shuffle a l o n g d r e a m i l y , a n d

at t h e s a m e t i m e w e w e r e l i s t e n i n g

us into this w h o l e d a n c e t h i n g . It

Laurent

people's

Garnier's

were

always

interested

in

some

ambient

records."

Michael Reinboth,

I w a s lucky e n o u g h t o m e e t u p

founder of

with R o l a n d a n d C r i s t i a n d u r i n g a

C o m p s t Records

recent t o u r of t h e

U K . T he

first

have

thing

another that

Fauna

down

one

project.

wasn't Flash

just

is

alley.

just With

Rainer a n d his j a z z b a c k g r o u n d w e s a i d ' L e t ' s d o RTT t o get this other

the s c e n e is set for a great p i e c e of music.

heading

to

musical form out to the p e o p l e . ' " T he U K u n d e r g r o u n d , w h e t h e r it be

the j a z z c o m m u n i t y or

the

d ' n ' b s c e n e i s s e r i o u s l y g e t t i n g into

Photo: Alikit h e

s o u n d s of FF a n d the RTT. This

thing I w a n t e d t o k n o w w a s

how

they

their

is the m u s i c that will p r o v e w h e t h e r

has

d r u m ' n ' b a s s is a truly international

has

art f o r m , or a c l i q u e y U K t h a n g !

could

best

describe

music.

Since

crossed

over to Germany,

drum'n'bass it

Y o u c a n c h e c k o u t Fauna Flash

g o n e t h r o u g h s o m e subtle c h a n g e s . "The

main

thing

is

drum'n'bass." Replies Roland, "But

and

the

Rainer

Truby

Trio

on

C o m p o s t Records from Munich.

it's a s p e c i a l v i e w of d r u m ' n ' b a s s ; very j a z z - o r i e n t a t e d , but not in the

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% ULTIMATE B.A.S.E. m

The Velvet Rooms, WC1.

have b e e n m e a n i n g t o a t t e n d this club for a very l o n g t i m e , e s p e c i a l l y s i n c e it's r e f u r b i s h m e n t late last y e a r . For t h o s e of y o u w h o for s o m e r e a s o n have n o t heard of this a l m o s t l e g e n d a r y c l u b night, it is o n every T h u r s d a y 9 p m 3 a m a n d the o c c a s i o n a l S a t u r d a y d o w n The End n i g h t c l u b .

I

It also has every t h i n g "to d o w i t h the b i g m a n Carl C o x w h o is resident a l o n g w i t h Jim M a s t e r s . Either o n e or the other is a l w a y s there. Unluckily for m e w e a t t e n d e d a night w h e n Jim not Carl w a s in the

p l a c e . I have n o t h i n g against Jim y o u u n d e r s t a n d but Carl C o x has b e e n m y hero for m a n y y e a r s n o w a n d I w o u l d have l o v e d t o have s e e n h i m in a c t i o n a g a i n . W e arrived around midnight a n d e n t e r e d p r o b a b l y the m o s t p l u s h s u r r o u n d i n g s in L o n d o n - the Velve t R o o m s a n d I c a n n o w see w h y it's s o - c a l l e d , w i t h the walls c o v e r e d w i t h r e d c u s h i o n s a n d pristine r e d s e a t s it just o o z e s class. This is o n l y a s m a l l club but it has p l e n t y o f s e a t i n g a n d a crystal clear s o u n d s y s t e m m a k i n g this the per-

feet p l a c e t o sit back in the m o s t pleasant s u r r o u n d i n g s y o u r likely t o find in a c l u b a n y w h e r e a n d listen t o up-front music. In c a s e y o u r w e r e w o n d e r i n g , the m u s i c p o l i c y is h a r d h o u s e / t e c h n o &. t e c h - h o u s e br o u gh t to y o u by the best in the b u s i n e s s . W h e n w e arrived the p l a c e w a s n ' t p a c k e d but a n a m p l e a m o u n t of p e o p l e w e r e there a n d the m u s i c w a s n ' t t o h a r d at all, but g r a d u a l l y b u i l d i n g as the night p r o g r e s s e d u n t i l a b o u t 1.00 w h e n t h e DJ u n l e a s h e d a fierce assault of t e c h -

n o . Just w h a t the c r o w d h a d b e e n w a i t i n g for -first class stuff. This c l u b d o e s not o n l y bo as t the best t e c h n o m u s i c y o u ' l l find a n y w h e r e in L o n d o n e s p e c i a l l y o n a T h u r s d a y but a c l u b that has the nicest little t o u c h e s s u c h as air c o n d i t i o n i n g (no s w e a t y m o n s t e r s in here) a n d p e o p l e that c o m e r o u n d and collect e m p t y bottles and e m p t y the a s h trays s o y o u r not falling over bottles all night. S o full m a r k s to c l u b a n d p r o m o t e r s . A night that will t a k e s a lot JP of b e a t i n g .

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The House Music Movement nopqd

By DOC

r st u rwtx N vh R h

T

his is the first f r o m a n e w History series The Complete of House m i x e d a n d is p r e s e n t e d by the w o r l d s g r e a t e s t DJs. Lining u p a l o n g s i d e L A finest ( D o c M a r t i n ) in this series are T o d d Terry a n d Roger S a n c h e z ( N e w Y o r k ) , Farley Jackmaster Funk (Chicago) and Murk (Miami). A c c o m p a n y i n g each of these m i x C D s is a n i n t e r v i e w C D featuring s o m e of the o r i g i n a t o r s of the h o u s e m o v e m e n t t a l k i n g w i t h Jon F l e m i n g a b o u t the history of h o u s e . The m a n b e h i n d this first offering is D o c M a r t i n . I'm pretty sure m o s t of y o u w o n ' t be familiar w i t h the n a m e , w h i c h is s u r p r i s i n g as he is o n e of the major player s o n the w o r l d s c e n e . S o here are a f e w things y o u s h o u l d k n o w a b o u t h i m : 1. H a s p l a y e d for 2 8 d a y s straight. 2. H a s over 1 , 3 0 0 , 0 0 0 a i r m i l e s . 3. O n l y W e s t - C o a s t DJ t o have lived in N Y .

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4 . H a s p l a y e d w i t h D e e - l i t e , The P r o d i g y , M o d y etc. 5. V o t e d in t o p 2 0 DJs in the w o r l d by details m a g a z i n e . 6. C a n h o l d a floor for u p to 8 h r s . S o he has the credentials w h a t a b o u t the C D . A s y o u w o u l d e x p e c t the m i x i n g is s m o o t h e r t h a n a babies b o t t o m a n d the t u n e s are t a k e n f r o m the early d a y s of h o u s e m u s i c . The set builds a n d p r o g r e s s es nicely. I r e m e m b e r w h a t s o m e o n e o n c e s a i d t o m e , " y o u r set s h o u l d be like y o u r t e l l i n g a s t o r y " a n d this is a g o o d e x a m p l e of it. The m u s i c a l styles c o v e r e d are deep house with occasional vocals, g e t t i n g harder t o w a r d s the e n d . S o all in all this is a very c o m p e t e n t m i x C D nicely p a c k a g e d w i t h plenty of b a c k g r o u n d info o n the s c e n e . A n d y o u w o n ' t find any chart t o p p e r s o n here as is s o o f t e n the c a s e , but o n l y the real m u s i c b e h i n d this m u s i c a l r e v o l u t i o n . JP

The Sound O f The Underground nopqd

By The Lisa

W

ith the Easter break l o o m ing y o u ' l l w a n t s o m e t h i n g t o sit back a n d u n w i n d t o . S o m e t h i n g t o t a k e y o u r m i n d off the strain of e x a m s , c o u r s e w o r k and all t h a t shit. Chocolate W e a s e l ' s Spaghettification could be just the t h i n g .

T - P o w e r says that " w e w e r e trying t o k e e p that s i m p l y b e d r o o m s t u d i o s t y l e " A n d they have s u c c e e d e d in d o i n g just that, t a k i n g a l o o k back at the r o o t s m i x e d w i t h u p f r o n t b e a t s . T h o s e of y o u w h o have h e a r d T - P o w e r s last a l b u m

Experience * * • 1/2

T

his is the sister series b e i n g run in c o n j u n c t i o n w i t h The House z{|}~ € ‚ƒ‚„ …† This o n e s h o w c a s e s the l e a d i n g n a m e s f r o m a r o u n d the w o r l d w i t h m i x e s to c o m e f r o m N o r t y C o t t o ' s N Y l a t i n o , DJ A l f r e d o ' s balearic beats, DJ M a r q u e s W y a t t (LA) a n d Psycho Bitch &. Teri Bristol (Chicago), c o v e r i n g the underg r o u n d that is 9 0 ' s club culture. Neil Hinde and Dean Marriott aka The Lisa M a r i e E x p e r i e n c e get the series u n d e r w a y w i t h their o w n b l e n d of u p - f r o n t club cuts that have h e l p e d m a k e L o n d o n o n e of the m o s t f o r w a r d l o o k i n g c l u b c u l tures in the w o r l d . The m u s i c a l style is u n d e r g r o u n d disco/ h o u s e but not quite as u n d e r g r o u n d as I w a s e x p e c t i n g or h o p i n g . The Lisa M a r i e E x p e r i e n c e take there n a m e f r o m Jacko's e x - w i f e Lisa M a r i e Presley (but d o n ' t ask m e w h y ) . T h e y have h a d w i d e

ChOCOlate Weasel. Spaghettification ( Nlnja Rec.) A m e s m e r i s i n g collection of s a m p l e b a s e d beats r a n g i n g f r o m s l o w m o o d y tracks too more u p b e a t high p a c e d n u m b e r s bord e r i n g o n the realms of D & B . I love the heavy e l e c tr o influences runn i n g t h r o u g h m a n y of t h e s e tracks w i t h that m o n o s y l l a b i c s p a c e bass that T - P o w e r has m a d e his o w n .

hi jye

s p r e a d s u c c e s s over the past f e w y e a r s , not o n l y w i t h their remix w o r k but a l s o w i t h their o w n p r o ductions. The p e a k of there s u c c e s s w a s the c l u b a n t h e m of 9 6 ' Keep on Jumpin' w h i c h a l s o r e a c h e d N o . 3 0 in the n a t i o n a l charts. In c a s e y o u w h e r e w o n d e r i n g the m i x i n g is of a high s t a n d a r d , no l a m e u n i n v o l v e d stuff here but l o n g r u n n i n g tight m i x e s . The m i x is set rolling w i t h a true h o u s e c l a s s i c House is a Feelingby S u n d a y S c h o o l a n d this is a g o o d i n d i c a t i o n of the overall style - not the m o s t u n d e r g r o u n d s e l e c t i o n I c a n t h i n k o f but not a b a d o n e either. A g a i n this all c o m e s very neatly p a c k a g e d w i t h plenty of info o n the b o y s . A l l - i n - a l l this isn't a b a d start to w h a t c o u l d be a c o m p r e h e n s i v e r e v i e w of that b r o a d s p e c t r u m of JP m u s i c that is H o u s e .

• • • •

Waveforms a w i c k e d a l b u m but g o e s off the d e e p e n d n o w a n d t h e n . This o n e s n o w h e r e near as dark or m i n i m a l as Waveforms, it's a m u c h more accessible album. This o n e s p a c k e d full of TV film s a m p l e s a n d e v e n street p r e a c h e r s ˆ‰Š‹ŒŽ g o i n g o n a b o u t as in ‡ g l o b a l p o l l u t i o n , Weasenstein with a s a m p l e f r o m a early Frankenstein film 1 think, a n d Flying Saucers w i t h not surprisingly s a m p l e s f r o m TV films and news about flying saucers all superbly b l e n d e d w i t h c h o p p e d a n d s t r e t c h e d beats ' n ' breaks a n d they all w o r k s o w e l l .

All this is not as s e r i o u s as it might sound T-Power says "Spaghettification is a c o m p l e t e p a r o d y of e v e r y t h i n g that w e ' r e n o r m a l l y s e r i o u s a b o u t " a n d Cris a d d s "it's a b o u t m o v i n g a w a y f r o m D&J5, b e c a u s e y o u c a n ' t take the piss w i t h i n D & B " It's all the little t o u c h e s that m a k e this s u c h a n essential p i e c e of listening, a n d t h e y ' r e w h a t k e e p y o u i n t e r e s t e d . This is also w h a t s e p a r a t e s the i n n o v a t o r s a n d the imitators and Chocolate Weasel definitely aren't the latter.

JP


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E

ESSENTIAL OLD SKOOL HARDCORE –— D ”•

B

BY D O N A V O N "BAD BOY"

efore

D83,

before

jungle

› ˜ ™š H

(DC1)

hard to believe. There's even s o m e

The first t i m e 1 l i s t e n e d t o this,

n o t i c e t h e m if y o u listen e x t r e m e l y

t h e r e w a s t h e original h a r d -

in here that I d o n ' t r e c o g n i z e .

I kept t h i n k i n g "I h o p e this tracks

closely,

core s o u n d . A s house went

War g e t s us u n d e r w a y w i t h that s e r i o u s s u b - b a s s a n d beautiful b r e a k d o w n c l o s e l y f o l l o w e d by Z e r o B's Ÿ ¡ œž - not the mix that's normally p l a y e d , s o it's n i c e t o see the B a d B o y s t a y i n g a w a y f r o m the o b v i o u s c h o i c e s . A s there are s o m a n y o t h e r great tunes f r o m this era.

on t h e r e " a n d t h e n it w o u l d

r e s o l v e d . O n e o f t h e best t u n e s o n

a c i d i c in the late 8 0 ' s a n e w strain

of d a n c e m u s i c w a s b o r n u s i n g h i p h o p b r e a k b e a t s as it's heart. It w a s heavier, harder a n d faster t h a n a n y thing b e f o r e . It w a s the s o u n d t r a c k to the rave s c e n e a c r o s s t h e U K . Donavon "Bad Boy" Smith, one of the original DJs a n d p r o d u c e r s , has expertly m i x e d t o g e t h e r 2 4 true original h a r d c o r e

classics

someone

his

with

as

Dance

experience

on.

Believe m e , t h e y ' r e all o n here

here

and

t h e n s o m e . A really c o m p r e -

track

hensive r e v i e w of the 9 2 - 9 4

is y o u r c h a n c e t o hear w h a t y o u

don't

know

m i s s e d a n d f i n d o u t w h a t ali the

superb

before the music w a s so styled a n d

fuss is a b o u t .

R h y t h m 4 R e a s o n are f e a t u r e d here

separated. A time when y o u could

and

still

Two

tracks

from

the

as w i t h m a n y of t h e s e

tunes of

samples,

but t h e a s t o u n d i n g l y d e e p

play what

resembles

IP

D&J5,

Jungle, Breakbeat, H a p p y H a r d c o r e

break-

beat) The

and Bad

Techno Boy

alongside

knows

exactly

w h e n t o p u t the m i x e s in a n d w h e n

r a m - j a m - p a c k e d full o f s o s o m a n y

u p s u c h s t r o n g e m o t i o n s ; t h e y still

t o take t h e m o u t . There are a f e w

g r o u n d b r e a k i n g p i e c e s of w o r k it's

s e n d a shiver d o w n m y s p i n e .

hairy

is

my

t h e rave c u l t u r e this is a n a b s o l u t e

d o w n s . It's a m a z i n g h o w they stir

C D pack

of

bac k

just

double

one

tracks i n s i d e o u t it c a n all g o pear

(4

This

-

favorite t u n e s of all t i m e .

m u s t . I p r o m i s e y o u will n o t be d i s -

each other.

see again.

B o y ' s very o w n

£¤ ¤¤¦ ¢ ¥ §

a p p o i n t e d . For t h e u n i n i t i a t e d this

If y o u

ferent b - l i n e s a n d clever

m a n y m e m o r i e s of t i m e s 1 d o u b t I'll

Bad

suitable

these

none.

it's n o t o n l y the shit h o t use

so

always

t o the m i x i n g - w h i c h is s e c o n d t o

d r u m p a t t e r n s , a w h o l e array o f dif-

back

is t h e

it's

S o if, like m e , y o u g r e w u p in

A t this p o i n t 1 m u s t c o m e

B o y ' s m i x i n g a n d this is n o d i s a p brought

and

rave

scene.

pointment.

It

come

s h a p e d very easily. This is a t i m e

only

c o u l d . I have a l w a y s liked t h e B a d

Conspiracy's-Dui)

moments,

but

you'd

only

E

D R U ¨ *N* BASS ADR

Feat.

Brown

track

Girl.

is O K - a g o o d

idea

that

e

Addiction/Carlito.

f r e q u e n c y c h i m e s a n d an u n i n t r u -

d o e s n ' t really w o r k that w e l l . If y o u

(Creative Source) M i d M a r c h .

sive b - l i n e . Sun Stars

V . l . P d u b is the p i c k of t h e b u n c h

like j a z z a n d h o u s e t h e n this s h o u l d

S t r o n g hi-hat a n d p e r c u s s i o n intro

same;

and

the o n e y o u r p r o b a b l y hear in

b e right u p y o u r street.

soon

d r e a m y a t m o s p h e r i c a l s a n d careful

the

c l u b s . Starts o u t w i t h

(Deconstruction) O u t

Now.

nicely

c h o p p e d u p b e a t s a n d a siren

n'

a c i d i n f l u e n c e s . The p o w e r f u l b a s s d r u m sets the p a c e ,

l o o p e d title

Goldie.

Groove vocal

&

joined

by

a

double-bass

E q i n g g i v e it a p a n o r a m i c feel. A r e you

break.

Fast

stepping

beats

soon

N o , this isn't a m i s p r i n t . A garage

take c o n t r o l cv soft t o u c h e s of j a z z

tune o n M e t a l h e a d z the h o m e

- n o t t o o m u c h , n i c e &. s m o o t h for

now

dark ' n ' hard d r u m a n d bass. Very

t h e m i x . O n e for t h e s t e p p i n g a n d

the break. In d r o p s the h e a v y d u t y

pleasant

j a c k i n g m a s s e s . H e y , hey. F l i p - s i d e

s u b - b a s s &. s t r o n g o l d s k o o l influ-

electro

e n c e s , s o u n d s slightly d a t e d but I

intro,

like it a n d it's w e l l m a d e .

garage

female

vocal

breakbeats then

in roll

and

make the

up

the

tougher

beats

and

stronger

(Confetti Rec)

M e t a l h e a d z &. G o o g l o o k i n g , w h e r e

intelligent feel.

you're

change up the

¸ º» ³´µ¶· ³¹

fer this m i x but it's far t o short.

23 M a r c h .

s o u n d , s l o w b e a t s , d a r k intrusive

can

buy

every

almost

release

and

guaranteed

it's

g o n n a be w i c k e d . T h e y ' v e d o n e it

b e a t s &. c u t s d o w n t h e v o c a l . I p r e -

fits

O u t Now.

you

shops. Dub mix toughens

h a u n t i n g keys that

(V Rec.)

This is fast b e c o m i n g a label like

a t m o s p h e r i c a l s in a jazzy style, a n d

smooth

p r o d u c t i o n skills, a very full &. d e e p

Scorpio.

t h o s e m e l o d i c keys give it a m o r e

March.

This is a track w i t h silky

t o k e e p G L fans m o r e t h a n h a p p y .

stepping

f r o m m o s t of w h a t y o u ' l l find in the

Rugged and Tough.

sub-bass,

has

r e a d y for a j o u r n e y d e e p into

t h e s u b - c o n s c i o u s ? , T h i s o n e ' s sure

b e a t s . A l l this has a very

original feel, a r e f r e s h i n g

©ª«

cool

breaks

s q u e a l i n g t r u m p e t t a k e s y o u t o the

v o c a l that y o u all s h o u l d k n o w by a n d g u n s h o o t s take y o u t o

is m o r e of the rolling

'n'

s o u n d i n g t o n e , p i e r c i n g keys a n d a dub mix (Metalheadz) 23 M a r c h of

deep

The

Prisoners

Another

Of

Technology. (Fresh Kutts)

strong

again,

with

release

from V records.

think t h e y release

from

the

storming I didn't

Warhead

could match

but t h e y k e e p d o i n g it - metallic echoing bass d r u m

DEA Project.

P.O.T

(Marvel City Rec) O u t Now

there w i t h their p r e v i o u s releases,

d r o p s i n , w a t c h o u t for t h o s e seri-

female v o c a l that s h o u l d c o m p l e t e

A n o t h e r o l d s k o o l r e m i x but w h a t a

w h i c h is no m e a n feat. ¼½

o u s s t e p p i n g b e a t s a n d a variation

the

is

t u n e t o r e m i x a truly a w e inspiring

dark j u m p - u p sort of t u n e w i t h a

the

track. It's b e e n g i v e n w h a t is b e i n g

fresh

together

tightly w i t h

track

where

perfectly,

a

stunning

but

this

it all g o e s w r o n g , as

b o y s , a n d this o n e s right u p

another

¾¿À

r i n s i n g b-line, but

the

is a

lyrics ruin it for m e " This is t h e

c a l l e d t h e " s m o o t h g r o o v e " treat-

t h a t ' s b e e n m a k i n g all the n o i s e is

m e n t ; n o t the usual s p e e d

the rave w i t h the m a s s i v e ' n ' c r e w "

mix that m o s t t u n e s get. This g i v e s

But

it a slight e d g e o n the h o a r d of o l d

picky a b o u t things like that.

s k o o l r e m i x e s out at the

Circo Castelli.

ness g o i n g o n with pleasant female

(S.I Projects) 30 M a r c h .

v o c a l s , but it d o e s n ' t d o m u c h else

The best w a y t o d e s c r i b e this is as

but t h a t ' s w h y w e m i x .

Cold Blooded. It has a fuller s o u n d , m o r e c o m p l e t e , b u i l d i n g beats w i t h n i c e little cut b a c k s a n d an a c c o m p a n y i n g bell t o n e . Sirens a n d title v o c a l s take y o u t o the break t h e n w a t c h o u t for y e t a n o t h e r phat filt e r e d b-line. I can't w a i t for t h e next o n e .

Look out

Artemis.

then

again

I'm

particularly

moment.

F l i p - s i d e has s o m e t w o s t e p b u s i -

a jazz-house fusion, with a distinctive

piano

cx s n a r e

intro,

then

c o m e s in a d o u b l e b a s s s o u n d i n g b-line a n d a fast t e m p o b a s s d r u m this all w o r k s w e l l t o g e t h e r .

But

the p i a n o c o m e s in t o o s t r o n g a n d for t o o l o n g . A p a r t f r o m that

the

bassline.

one

s o u n d I l o v e , w h e n I ' m r o c k i n g in

garage

of that a w e s o m e

a n d , w h e n it

Moving Fusion. (Ram Rec) O u t

Now.

This is a

limited edition

from

forth c o m i n g Sound

ÁÂ¦§ like

the

sampler

In

a l b u m that is set t o b l o w up Chernobyl, and

release

mid-April.

is

due

M y local

for shop

s o l d 2 5 c o p i e s of this single o n the first d a y it w a s r e l e a s e d . A totally ruff t u n e a n d c h e c k the bole bole

for

Flex Kru's,

the (issue 1108) as it's getting a full release on 23rd M a r c h . Their ruff remix of Robbie Williams latest tune is also due ®¯°± Jo ¬ ­ ² for immanent release.

(Goodlooking Rec.)

bas s line, t h a t ' s b e e n t e a r i n g u p all 6th April.

the right c l u b s a r o u n d t h e c o u n t r y .

In that t r a d i t i o n a l G L style, m e a n -

It's e v e n g e t t i n g q u i t e regular plays

d e r i n g string intro p u n c t u a t e d w i t h

on t h e r a d i o . E n o u g h s a i d .

a c o u s t i c guitar a n d shortly f o l l o w e d by t h o s e rolling breakbeats ,

high

JP


MUSIC

32

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E

THE UNITED COLOURS OF ADAM F

A

A F . Yes, they have set m e u p

dam F is the man behind the first underground drum

bass track to

w i t h m y o w n label F-Jams, w h i c h I

&

have full c o n t r o l over f r o m t h e art-

truly cross-

over into the mainstream, putting

work

drum & bass in the public eye for

thing, w h a t they

the

first time for

all the

to

before

right

m u s i c a l d i r e c t i o n everybring as

I said

is the p r o m o t i o n a l e x p e r i -

ence.

reasons. Two

years

after

Circles,

release,

its

JP. Do you feel this music can

initial

go the same way that rap music

a massive under-

has and build its own empire ?

ground anthem, was picked up by the likes of Radio O n e and

Kiss

A F . well if y o u think about it, t e n

FM due to it's sheer quality and

r e l e a s e d h e a r d by a larger a u d i e n c e ,

years

in the

they have g o t a lot of s m a l l s c e n e s

originality,

as tracks like È

y o u proba-

p o s i t i o n that d r u m &. bass is t o d a y ,

d o t t e d a b o u t o v e r the country, the

bly haven't h e a r d unless y o u g o o u t

and t h e y b o t h s t a r t e d in o n e s m a l l

p l a c e is just s o b i g that t h e y are all

t o the right clubs, or buy a lot of

place

very s p r e a d out, but there is a bases

although

they

were

slow on the uptake. With the support of the radio stations,

Circles

ÉÊËÌÍ ÌÎÏÐ

national vinyl, s o this is a i m e d m o r e t o w a r d s e d u c a t i n g p e o p l e w h o are not s o

hit the

the

true

underground

drum &. bass tracks can compete

with

more

easily only

get equal air play. People won't go out

and

buy

records they have

never heard.

Circles, A d a m w a s a w a n t e d by several major labels w h o h a d realised that they c o u l d m a k e m o n e y f r o m d r u m &. bass. A t only 2 5 , A d a m is a l r e a d y o n e of the major players in the s c e n e with a string of g r o u n d breaking tunes u n d e r his belt. After

the

success

Ï ÈÉÊËÌÍÌÎ Ð

legionary increased

recorded

Adams'

JP. Is there a chance of

the

JP. What influences your work?

underground

A F . Everything, I listen t o every-

majors getting

thing, f r o m R ' n ' B , s o u l , h i p - h o p to

for the s c e n e t o g r o w out there.

s o m e new material"

flavour with the

JP. The new single

Mind is

losing

Music in my involved

another wicked track that

is also getting a little bit of

air

AF.

its

?

whatever.

N o m atte r

what

happens

the m u s i c will always stay alive, n o

time on the major radio stations.

m atte r

Do you think it will chart ?

p e o p l e w a n t t o w a t e r it d o w n

A F . W h a t ever h a p p e n s , p e n s . 1 try n o t t o set

whether or

stereo

A F . It c h a n g e s every d a y , but at the

moment

I've

been

listen

to

hap-

w h a t ever there will a l w a y s be p e o -

expectations

ple w h o m a k e m u s i c for the love of

JP. What do you think of it?

it not the m o n e y , if y o u l o o k at h i p -

A F . It's g o o d t o see s o m e t h i n g

as y o u only get d i s a p p o i n t e d ) P. If it does, would you go on Top of The Pops, as I know some people

h o w b i g it gets,

JP. What's in your car at the moment?

have something

h o p m u s i c it's c h a n g e d f r o m w h e r e

he has b e e n w o r k i n g o n for s o l o n g

it started but still m a i n t a i n s flavour

t o finally be f i n i s h e d a n d r e l e a s e d , I

against

going on shows like that ?

JP. Can the music maintain it's underground

A F . If it s e e m e d right at the t i m e

Goldie's new album.

flavour

and

think it's very g o o d .

gain

mass appeal?

JP. What our your plans for the rest of the year?

the

y e s I w o u l d , I have h a d offers to g o

A F . Yes, just l o o k at Circles.

1

M o r e t o u r i n g , I'm back off t o

on s h o w s like TFI Friday a n d that.

d i d n ' t r e m i x it or a n y t h i n g for the

Japan s o o n , a n d c o n c e n t r a t i n g o n

tune

W i t h TV, w i t h all the profile 8. p u b -

charts, it w a s the s a m e as the orig-

the live s h o w a n d o n m a k i n g it a

well a h e a d of its t i m e w i t h a phat

licity

inal release a f e w years earlier a n d it

better s h o w w a t c h .

and

that

it's all a b o u t h o w y o u present y o u r -

gained wide spread

another

self, but y o u will not c a t c h m e o n

after

d i r e c t i o n . It w a s o n e of t h o s e piv-

any kids s h o w s or a n y t h i n g like that.

otal tracks that s u m m e d u p the vibe

|P. So we won't be seeing you

totally original

a

so

label

on

status,

from there,

music

of

Metalheadz

and grew

into the s c e n e as well as releasing

traditional

styles of music, if they can

rap m u s i c w a s

hopefully, y e s .

charts at Number 19. This showing that

ago

bassline

t o o k d r u m &. bass in y e t

of the t i m e a n d will be p l a y e d for

y o u get it's not a b a d thing,

acclaim

g e t t i n g air play it

and

JP. With your shows are

reached

going for a more live sound?

n u m b e r 19 in the national charts, s o that p r o v e s that it c a n "

on Alive ' n ' Kicking then?

years t o c o m e . A n d w h o c o u l d for-

A F . N o not at all

the

Aromatherapy records?

JP. Do you feel it is a good or

scene like, is it picking up?

get

on

Section

5

bad thing that all the

A d a m kindly t o o k t i m e o u t of his hectic s c h e d u l e t o talk t o m e a b o u t his

new

album

Colours

and

JP. Other than remixes, there's

AF. getting

"Well the

it's as stuff

much

I have

about already

*

well

as

acoustic

bass

instru-

AF. Yes, I have b e e n t o Brazil, Japan a n d A m e r i c a recently. Japan's

The live s h o w is so intense, w e

o n it in a big w a y , that's w h e r e the

have all the different bass lines their

s o u n d s there at his fingertips.

a l b u m s o l d s e c o n d best after here,

s o w e c a n s w i t c h straight f r o m o n e t o a n o t h e r , w e play w i t h the a u d i -

up the o p t i o n s a n d w o r k out w h a t is

going

ence.

for t h e m s e l v e s .

1 s p o k e with

mad,

on

over

there.

Brazil

was

there is not m u c h of a s c e n e

W e have all live breaks ' n '

synthesised

sounds,

mixing

the

G o l d i e , G r o o v r i d e r a n d a f e w others

there but they are a c r a z y party m a d

s o u n d s live. If y o u w a n t us t o d r o p

who

nation w h o are

in the È

have already been s i g n e d t o

majors a n d d e c i d e d that E M I w e r e the best d e a l for m e . It's

cial b a c k i n g t o d o w h a t y o u love

ffl

as

m e n t s , s o he has all the different

t h e y have g o t a g o o d little s c e n e

with

d

all key-

big name

nice t o get that security, the finan-

d

has

A F . W e l l I can't s p e a k for other

offering

d

world

example

p e o p l e , e a c h p e r s o n has to w e i g h

Colours. best

Why is this ?

last year what is the

for

b o a r d s a n d s a m p l e r s r o u n d his neck

Djs being signed

up to the major labels?

the

m u s i c o n his m i n d . only four new tracks on

producers and

N o t live as in a c o u s t i c , the bass player

JP. You have been touring a lot

you

out

h a v i n g to

worry

u p for a n y t h i n g ,

A m e r i c a s k n o w w h a t is g o i n g o n ,

ÉÊËÌÍÌÎÏÐ

bass-line over say Circles w e c a n , it's not like w e will be there o n stage playing flutes a n d things, but s a y i n g that I have tried e v e r y t h i n g over the last year.

about

m o n e y all the t i m e . 1 feel it is i m p o r -

If y o u fancy s e e the m a n live

tant for m e t o be w i t h a major label

and direct, y o u c a n c a t c h h i m d o w n

as they have the e x p e r i e n c e of p r o -

the A s t o r i a c h e c k club listings for

m o t i n g o n a w o r l d w i d e scale a n d

dates.

that's w h a t the s c e n e n e e d s . JP. Do you still maintain full control direction ?

over

your

musical

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Superstars,

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our S o u t h s i d e S t u d i o a n d say w h a t y o u w a n t t o do.

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There's a mass of film releases over the Easter vacation and so we

are

giving you a selection of the best (and the worst)...

MONEY TALKS Starring: H e a t h e r L o c k l e a r Director:Brett Ratner Release: 3 A p r i l

M

Richard

Pryor

(30%)

w i t h E d d i e M u r p h y (70%),

  

is r e l e a s e d by P o l y g r a m V i d e o o n 6 A p r i l , p r i c e d ÂŁ 1 2 . 9 9 . It's a

a c c o r d i n g l y , w h i c h r e m i n d s us that

refreshingly different film a b o u t d r u g a d d i c t s w h i c h a v o i d s m a n y of the

he h a s n ' t m a d e a g o o d film for a

usual s t e r e o t y p e s .

w h i l e . There is a m o r e

successful

Shakur) a n d o n e w h i t e (Tim Roth), but for o n c e it's t h e black b l o k e w h o ' s

between

t h e l e v e l - h e a d e d sensible g u y a n d t h e w h i t e o n e t h a t ' s the c r a z y ass

on-screen

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S h e e n is s e c o n d f i d d l e a n d acts

Win Gridlock'd on video

chemistry

T u c k e r a n d P a u l S o r v i n o , t h e latter r e p r i s i n g light-heartedly his c h a r a c ter in

Coodfellas.

It's a b o u t t w o b u d d i e s , o n e black (the late

Tupac

dude. The t w o are part of a j a z z b a n d a l o n g w i t h S h a k u r ' s g i r l f r i e n d . W h e n she O D ' s a n d e n d s u p in a c o m a t h e y d e c i d e that it's finally t i m e t o kick

and saturate the resulting

T u c k e r is the star a n d is a c t u a l -

crude product with helium to yield

ly q u i t e funny, w h i l e the p l o t m o v e s

l e m is that t h e r e ' s a huge o b s t a c l e in their w a y - b u r e a u c r a c y .

Chris T u c k e r .

a l o n g nicely w i t h c o p i o u s

q u e u e s a n d m o r e f o r m s c o n s p i r e t o p r e v e n t t h e t w o likeable leads g e t t i n g

Last s e e n as t h e irritating c a m p pop-star

The

in

Fifth

Element,

Tucker is fortunately m o r e bearable in this role. H e plays a f a s t - t a l k i n g small-time

con-artist

wrongly

b l a m e d for a d e a d l y p r i s o n break. B a d d i e s a n d g o o d i e s are all after h i m a n d his o n l y h o p e rests w i t h gravel

voiced

Charlie S h e e n

cynical

newsman

w h o is h u n t i n g for

that h e a d l i n e e x c l u s i v e . For reason

they

only

have

some

err...two

days in w h i c h t o resolve it all.

explo-

s i o n s a n d a g o o d c l i m a x . It's just that

the

film

should

have

been

Ăş

 Beverly Hills Weapon The o n l y surprise is that the m a i n b a d d i e is French - "Kill z e m a l i " rather t h a n English - "I a m g o i n g t o kill y o u n o w o l d c h a p ! " . N o t really w o r t h t h e p r i c e of a c i n e m a ticket, s o w a i t for it t o c o m e out o n v i d e o , call a f e w m a t e s r o u n d a n d w i t h the m o n e y s a v e d buy s o m e Dorito's, a f e w d i p s a n d get the beers i n . called

Stef

Biagini

the habit a n d get c l e a n , a n d t h e film tracks t h e d a y that f o l l o w s . The p r o b Forms,

into rehab. This is an i m p r e s s i v e d i r e c t o r i a l d e b u t by V o n d i e Curti s H a l l , w h o has c r e a t e d a very i n d i v i d u a l , stylish f i l m . M u c h of t h e s a r d o n i c s cript is s p o t o n a n d he c o m b i n e s this w i t h s o m e truly hilarious m o m e n t s . If ther e is o n e c r i t i c i s m of the film it is that it's slightly l i g h t w e i g h t , w i t h t o o m a n y s h o t s of the d u o fleeing f r o m t h e p o l i c e rater t h a n d e v e l o p i n g the p l o t . H o w e v e r , it's still very enjoyable w i t h g r e a t d i a l o g u e in p l a c e s . FFI Beatwax have given us two copies of

Cridlock'd to

give away.

To enter, simply e-mail felix@ic.ac.uk with " G r i d l o c k ' d " as the subject and we will pick the names out of the proverbial hat on Friday.


FILM

34

11

im ÂŤ y h e n r i o t i n g c i t i z e n s | \ / \ / o f France d e s t r o y e d V V the Bastille, they d i s c o v e r e d w i t h i n its r e c o r d s a m y s t e r i o u s entry: " P r i s o n e r n u m b e r 6 4 3 8 9 0 0 0 - T h e M a n in t h e Iron M a s k . " This m u c h is t r u e . T h e rest of the storyline of Randall (Braveheart) Wallace's f i l m is s o m e w h a t less likely. It is t w e n t y years s i n c e t h e g l o r y d a y s o f t h e Three M u s k e t e e r s a n d e a c h h a s gone his separate w a y . Irons' A r a m i s is a p r i e s t , M a l k o v i c h ' s A t h o s is a c o n t e n t f a t h e r a n d D e p a r d i e u ' s P o r t h o s is a flatulant, beer-swilling rogue w h o runs a b r o t h e l . O n l y d ' A r t a g n a n (Byrne) remains in service, loyally p r o t e c t i n g t h e evil K i n g L o u i s (DiCaprio) f r o m his e n e m i e s .

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25

h 199 $

w h e n playing the timid sibling. H e must

also

have

enjoyed

leading

s u c h a d i s t i n g u i s h e d cast, a l t h o u g h Starring: L e o n a r d o D i C a p r i o , J e r e m y Irons, John M a l k o v i c h ,

it s e e m s as if Irons, M a l k o v i c h a n d

G e r a r d D e p a r d i e u , G a b r i e l Byrne

the

Director: R a n d a l l W a l l a c e

* *

*

rest c o u l d n ' t quite agree o n

w h e t h e r t o c a m p it u p entirely or play

everything

atrocious

straight.

dialogue

would

The favour

t h e f o r m e r , y e t Irons in particular t a k e s his role s e r i o u s l y , e v e n w h e n e n d l e s s l y r e p e a t i n g , " O n e for all, all for o n e . " T h e re confusion

is a l s o

inevitable

o n pronunciation and

accent since the Musketeers

come

f r o m t h r e e different c o u n t r i e s . But o n e c a n ' t b e t o o harsh o n a f i l m w h i c h is clearly a i m i n g t o b e a n amusing

couple

of hours

rather

t h a n a n e p i c . Ignoring t h e prestige of t h e n a m e s o n t h e title s e q u e n c e will a l l o w t h e a u d i e n c e t o sit back

In fact, D i C a p r i o is s o evil that

a n d let t h e S a t u r d a y m a t i n e e script

he h a s c o n s i g n e d his i d e n t i c a l t w i n

a n d s w a s h b u c k l i n g roll o v e r t h e m .

( D i C a p r i o , funnily e n o u g h ) t o a life of

imprisonment,

Even

h e is

where

f o r c e d t o w e a r a n iron m a s k t o h i d e

enjoyable h o n o u r a b l e a n d c a r i n g brother.

retirement w i t h a n i n g e n i o u s p l o t to

replace

the

King

with

his

DiCaprio, moment,

TELLING LIES IN AMERICA

the

clearly

v a r i a t i o n in his roles.

While not

m a n of the

quite c o n v i n c i n g as t h e p o w e r f u l ,

relishes

s c o w l i n g king, h e is in his e l e m e n t

the

some

m a y find the

s t o m a c h , b u t in t e r m s o f m i n d l e s s

his identity. W h e n this is d i s c o v ered, the Musketeers c o m e out of

then,

c h e e s i n e s s o f t h e finale h a r d t o

Leonardo DiCaprio heads the all-star cast of The Man in the Iron Mask

nonsense

The is fine. Q

especially,

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for w o m e n

in the Iron Chris

,-./01

tell t h e story o f a y o u n g H u n g a r i a n i m m i g r a n t t o

that t h e basis o f t h e s c r i p t w a s w r i t t e n m a n y

the United States.

y e a r s a g o is very e a s y t o b e l i e v e , as t h e plot

It is t h e early sixties in C l e v e l a n d O h i o , a n d

Starring: B r a d Renfro, M a x i m i l l i a n S c h e l l ,

Brad

Renfro

DirectonGuy Ferland

A m e r i c a n . H e is e n c h a n t e d by t h e w o r l d o f r o c k

the e m p h a s i s firmly o n t h e " s e m i " . U n l e s s , o f

Release: 3 A p r i l

a n d roll, s o w h e n h e is o f f e r e d t h e c h a n c e t o

c o u r s e , a v i c e girl really d i d service t h e s e v e n -

S

to

become

fantasy t o the

next. This is a s e m i - a u t o b i o g r a p h i c a l tale, w i t h

V2 a starw o r k

is d e s p a r a t e

stumbles from one adolescent

an

Kevin B a c o n

for DJ Kevin B a c o n h e eagerly grabs it.

c r e e n w r i t e r Joe Esterhas is a m a n o f rare

Renfro learns all a b o u t t h e A m e r i c a n w a y o f

insight. H a v i n g m a d e his n a m e by s h o w i n g

d o i n g things w h e n h e b e c o m e s i n v o l v e d in s o m e

a g e n e r a t i o n of s t e e l w o r k e r s that ther e is

d o d g y dealings with a record c o m p a n y .

t e e n y e a r o l d Esterhas o u t s i d e t h e c o n f i n e s of his i m a g i n a t i o n . This film treats a p o t e n t i a l l y interesting s u b ject in a b o r i n g , a n d at t i m e s l u d i c r o u s , m a n n e r .

m o r e t o life t h a n w e l d i n g in d a n c e - a s - s y m b o l -

It c o m e s as n o surprise that this is Esterhas'

There is p e r h a p s o n e e n t e r t a i n i n g m o m e n t in

Flashdance, and dissected the nature o f o b s e s s i o n in t h e i n f a m o u s Basic Instinct, h e n o w d r a w s o n his o w n e x p e r i e n c e t o

pet project. T h e subject m a t t e r is far less lurid

the w h o l e f i l m , but it fails t o a t o n e for t h e hour

t h a n his recent o u t p u t , a n d n o t t h e sort o f t h i n g

a n d a half o f s e l f - i n d u l g e n t n o n s e n s e l l

of-freedom

classic

that s c r e a m s c o m m e r c i a l s u c c e s s . H i s a s s e r t i o n

Simon

Bradley

TwentyFourSeven Starring: B o b H o s k i n s , B r u c e Jones, D a n n y N u s s b a u m DirectonShane Meadows

ifk.it it

S

hane

Meadows

made

25

247, his picture, and put the experience he gained t o g o o d u s e in c r e a t i n g a n intelligent a n d m o v i n g f i l m .

t i n g into t r o u b l e . H o w e v e r , ther e is

short

films b e f o r e

o n e m a n , B o b H o s k i n s , w h o tries

first

feature-length

t o install s o m e p u r p o s e into their

247 is s h o t entirely in black a n d

lives b y s t a r t i n g u p a b o x i n g c l u b . H o s k i n s is a lonely m a n , a n d it is p o s s i b l e t o think that he starts u p the c l u b t o give h i m s e l f s o m e d i r e c -

w h i t e , w h i c h h e l p s t o c o n v e y its

tion.

message a n d give the audience a

his real m o t i v e is t o h e l p o t h e r s a n d

A l t h o u g h this is true in part,

Hoskins discusses tactics with his boys

clearer insight i n t o t h e c h a r a c t e r s '

to

attempt

to

w o r l d . T h e film is s et in a n d a r o u n d

Everything g o e s w e l l for t h e m until

situation.

Shane

a h o u s i n g e s t a t e in N o t t i n g h a m a n d

their first m a t c h w i t h a n o t h e r box-

across

the message

centres a r o u n d a g r o u p o f lads w h o

ing

single

person,

c a n n o t break their 2 4 7 . 2 4 h o u r s a

longer

day,

fathers w h o beats his w i f e a n d s o n .

7 days

a week

their

lives

remain exactly the s a m e - signing on

a n d hanging

around

o n the

streets d o i n g n o t h i n g e x c e p t g e t -

form

club,

a sense

when

tolerate

of community.

Hoskins can no o n e of the lads'

This film h a s m a n y t h e m e s run-

cope

with

Meadows

their

t h e e n d w e really care for this o l d

puts

tramp,

d u e mainly

to

o n e of

that

every

H o s k i n ' s finest p e r f o r m a n c e s . H e is

special

and

also ably s u p p o r t e d by t h e s u p p o r t

d e m o n s t r a t e s th i s t h r o u g h H o s k i n s

cast w h o i n c l u d e m a n y a c t o r s in

himself.

is

W e s e e h i m at t h e b e g i n -

their first role.

ning of t h e film as a t r a m p living in

If y o u w a n t t o s e e s o m e t h i n g a

quite

an o l d train carriage. W e learn of

little bit different, I w o u l d definitely

funny in p l a c e s as t h e c h a r a c t e r s

his story t h r o u g h t h e film a n d by

r e c o m m e n d 247.D

n i n g t h r o u g h it a n d is also

Adam


25 2345 h 199 6

FILM

35

S

GATTACA

SPHERE

Starring: Ethan H a w k e , U m a T h u r m a n , Jude L a w , G o r e V i d a l

Starring: D u s t i n H o f f m a n , S h a r o n

Niccoi

Director:Andrew

S t o n e , S a m u e l L Jackson

• • • Vi

A

Director: Barry L e v i n s o n Release: 2 7 M a r c h

fter t h e r e c e n t D o l l y d e v e l opments

it w a s

A

inevitable

that a c l o n i n g f i l m w o u l d be

releas ed s o o n e r or later. Cattaca

is

an

the first s u c h m o v i e a n d p o r t r a y s the frightening i m a g e of a c h o o s e their

where couples

fantastic

sci-fi

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Sagittarius (23/1.1 - 2 3 / 1 2 ) P r o d u c t i v e e d u c a tion expands the potei i z o n s of y o u r m i n d , l e a d i n g to t h A p r o U f p M H l o f i m a g i n a t i v e o p p o r t u n i t i e s . H o w e v e r the l e a r n i n g p r o c e s s , i n d i c a t e d by th00^dmus P a g e of C u p s , p r o vides a c o n s t r u c t i v e f o u n d a t i o n o n l y w h e n bala n c e d w i t h p e r i o d s of c o n t e m p l a t i v e r e l a x a t i o n . Capricorn (24/12 - 20/1) The s u c c e s s f u l c o m p l e t i o n i l o f g f u n d a m e n t a l enterprise e n h a n c e s y | u r I t f l f e of g r a t i f y i n g contentment. T h e \ ^ p t n l ^ n p m > r l d therefore initiates a p e r i o d of b l o s s o m i n g s e l f - a w a r e n e s s c o u p l e d w i t h an i n c r e a s i n g s e n s e of s a t i s f a c t i o n with the status q u o . Aquarius (21/1 - 18/2) The i s o l a t e d H e r m i t r e p r e s e n t s s e l f - i n f l i c t e d alienation a l l o w i n g itfiM|LP ^P^Ml e v a l u a t i o n of recent a c c d l ^ M P S ^ ^ s ^ M t n e e s t a b l i s h m e n t of pro j ec ted- g o a l * , , i n d e e d y o u r m o m e n t a r y w i t h d r a w a l f r o m s o c i e t y c o n s o l i d a t e s y o u r personal strength a n d c o n t r o l of e v e n t s . e

Pisces (19/2 - 20/3) The initial s t e p of a jourr •• • : .ys a p p e a r s the hardest o b s t a c t e of p r o g r e s s . D e s p i t e subtle feelings of frustration* the reliable Eight of flp^Mpa perseverance when S w o r d s grawts facing y o u r i n g j p r i e d " f e s i r e for i m p r o v e m e n t , leading ultupately to s a t i s f y i n g r e w a r d s . Aries (21/3 - 20/A n u n e x p e c t e d bio' humiliation, suggeste p r o v i d e s in the l o n g tej tive e x p e r i e n c e . T h u s

a p p a r e n t d a m a g e or the d i s c o r d a n t T o w e r , a useful a n d i n f o r m a isinterpreted impres-

sions of d i s a p p o i n t m e n t a n d r e s e n t m e n t reveal a positive o u t l o o k o n f o r t h c o m i n g events.

e d g e a b l e , but is t o u c h e d w i t h a d e g r e e of p e s s i m i s m a b o u t it a l l . H e r initial g u i d e in cyber s p a c e is N a n c y , her b e s t f r i e n d . N a n c y w o r k s in Silicon Valley as a s o f t w a r e marketer a n d it is d o w n to her t o explai n s o m e of the c o n v o l v e d , t e c h n i c a l jargon. M in her q u e s t to u n d e r s t a n d w h a t it's all a b o u t travels t o v a r i o u s places s u c h as Iceland, M o s c o w a n d A m e r i c a . In e a c h n e w part of t h e w o r l d s h e m a n a g e s (with a p p a r e n t ease) t o talk to the forerunners in their particular fields of expertise. M c G r a t h is a t a l e n t e d w r i t e r . She writes b o t h fluidly a n d c o h e r ently a n d it is o b v i o u s that she's d o n e her research. W h i l e an i m p o r tant part of the n o v e l is a b o u t t e c h n o l o g y , she never falls into the trap of s o u n d i n g like a c o m p u t e r m a n u al or a l l o w s it to o v e r s h a d o w the characters. A n y o n e w h o r e a d s this book, especially students at

Taurus (21/4 - 21/5) U n c l u t t e r e d s i m p l i c i t y is the definitive key t o s u c c e s s , as d i s o r i e n t a t i o n t h i j j u g h insignificant details or m i s j u d g e d ^ K J f f l i p S only serves to c o n f u s e y o u r state o p m n d ^ f l k e l l i n g o n m i s s e d o p p o r t u n i t i e s r e m a i p s a futile f k e r c i s e , s o c o n centrate o n fulfillingMeaningfflfdesires.

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Nana Gemini (22/5 - 21/6) The p r o s p e c t o L j ^ r e a o o w U ^ O j V J t i e s d u r i n g the h o l i d a y s g u i d e s t h S invesijtient of s u p r e m e effort in a final burst of d e t e i n i n a t i o n in v i e w of an e x a m i n a t i o n or e v a l u a t i o n . The c o m p e t e n t S e v e n of S w o r d s e n h a n c e s y§ur intellectual abilities, p r o v i d i n g s t i m u l a t i n g J j S R S c t s . Cancer (22/6 - 22/7) The finalisation of.deefsk" commitments, i n d i c a t e d by the consultative Lovers, e n a b l e s the r e c o g n i t i o n ^ ^ ^ M ^ t s a M M t n w b a c k s w i t h in a t r e a s u r e d s i t u a t i o n . The liberating c a p a c i t y of c h o i c e w a n . isoh/ed i s s u e s clouding your efficientjfragement.

Imperial, will be able t o recognise b o t h t h e m s e l v e s a n d p e o p l e they k n o w w i t h i n it, f r o m the t e c h n o p h o b e to the c o m p u t e r n e r d . The style, h o w e v e r , eventually b e c o m e s alittle repetitive - M d i s c o v e r s s o m e increasingly t e c h n i c a l p h e n o m e n o m a n d t h e n jets off to farflung destinations to hobnob w i t h t h o s e in the k n o w . B e c a u s e of this the story begins to lapse halfway t h r o u g h . O v e r a l l , it is q u i t e a g o o d book, a l t h o u g h I think s o m e o n e more knowledgeable about computers a n d cyber s p a c e , in g e n e r a l , w o u l d enjoy it m o r e . The n o v e l d o e s , hoever, have a stylish g r e e n a n d silver c o v e r s o e v e n if never g o t read it w o u l d l o o k suitably i m p r e s s i v e o n a bookshelf.

Nicole P u b l i s h e d by F l a m i n g o , £ 7 . 9 9

Leo (23/7 - 23/8) C l o u d e d by c o n t r o v e j t p P f f t j b l i c o p i n i o n , y o u a c c o m p l i s h the restrictive responsibilities a s s o c i a t e d w i t h y o u r p o s i t i o n of authority. The creative Three of W a n d s i n d i c a t e s that necessity is the m o t h e r of i ^ e r l n c * . e x p o r t i n g y o u r talente d initiative. Virgo (24/8 - 22/9) S e n t i m e n t a l relaxation p r o v i d e s , c r u c i a l stability a n d confidene«t^ittjj|Pi|je u M w f a nurturing e n v i r o n m e n t ^ U n e r j f e p B s t o n g influence of the h o n e s t K i n g of I W f t d f e s j P o u achieve security t h r o u g h p e r s o n a l d e v e l o p m e n t s a n d harmonious co-operation. Libra (23/9 - 23/10) The rational T w o of S w o r d s highlights the rupture of d e l i c a t i b a l a r a l t h r t n e h a j f e w e r struggle. A l t h o u g h a f f l W W f f o f t e n c O H M i r e d an antid o t e to d e s p a i r , a c a u t i o u s a p p r o a c h of c a l m a n d s e l f - r e s t r a l ^ ^ ^ O T ^ f f l r w B r r a B e m p t i n g to reconciliate f e u d i n g parties

Scorpio (24/10 - 22/1 1) The radiant S u n . s y m b o l i s i n g d y n a m | t t h c h i e v e m e n t a n d e n e r ' . i u c m o t i v a t i o n , illuminates y o u r cycle with sincere M p e I J r J c f c j y t b f e aspirat i o n s . The pursuit o l v iur p e r s o n a l g o a l s a n d i n t i m a t e a m b i t i a f i s otters a pleasurable a n d rewarding occupation.


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d e p i c t a w i d e variety of

form

o v e r w h i c h t h e eye c a n trave out interruption." cultural c a l e n d a r , t h e hosts

the

fiisi

comprehenslxt retJH

and

watercolours

worldwide

associations:

W h a t actually h a p p e n s is that 'The

c a r p e t says it's h a d D o b e r m a n shit

expanding the restricted

tendency

t o d i s m e m b e r or s e c t i o n

peripheral

elements.

Often

a

drink it. The t h e m e of 'The Pub' a c t s

grope;

as

wallpaper

a

conceptual

designed to melt and

burgundy

repeat

what

it's

tual s p a c e for us t o v e n t u r e into,

take

centre-stage

once

the

and it's a l m o s t as if the installation

P B i e r s a i p r e s e n c e of B o n n a r d .

brain w h e n e n t e r i n g gallery"

s e l v e s . Yet a g a i n , w e g e t that famil-

ui'<

Bonnard's with the

;..>••;,.g o i n g

h u m a n figure,

prlroJiil

tf*cUtfflB w o r k s Of

Monet,

however, recognised

a d m i r e d p i e c e s illustrating his

nude

companion

portraits

M a r t h e . T;H|'

exude

seductive

c h a r m t h r o u g h t h e c a p t u r e of c a s u -

Perkin

Richard

and

" p r o p h e t s " in H e b r e w , the f o l l o w e r s

bathtub

Gaughin aspired

to

the;

accessibility a n d f u n c t i o n ,

flesh.

curves, is t h e

Speculation

by

Enhancing tike the

focus

lating t o m b ,

the

,

-

comes-

Their

c o n t e x t , h a v i n g t o c o n f r o n t w h a t it

and

really m e a n s t o us for the first t i m e . The t h e m e s of jarred c o n t e x t s

tion.

t h r o u g h 'The L o c a l ' . It is a relatively

R i c h a r d Elliot c o n f r o n t s us w i t h seemingly

mundane

blown-up

of an ashtray,

taken

empty

spaces

run

right

s m a l l e x h i b i t i o n , but w h a t it lacks in q u a n t i t y it easily m a k e s u p for in strength of p u r p o s e . It is a d e e p l y

u s i n g a tiny d e p t h of field s o that

personal experience

of

the bright lights of the bar in t h e

an i d e a l s t a r t i n g p o i n t for n o v i c e art

intense

psychoanalysists. elegant

serenity

a n d p a s s i v i t y o f the instant r e m a i n s ••-y""

that

ubiquitous

• H i t h e r a s h e l t e r i n g w o m b or iso-

of m o d e r n art.

jarring s e n s a t i o n

f r o m s e e i n g a n object s o far o u t of

and

photograph

radiant

model's

Newell.

iar

w h a t w e n e e d t o fill in our-

s p a c e f l o w s t h r o u g h o u t the exhibi-

of

with

Sophie

are

Stephen

synergic, a n d an a w e s o m e s e n s e of

a

Signifying;

Elliot,

w o r k is b o t h c o m p l e m e n t a r y

al p o s e s a n d i n t i m a t e s c e n e s , w i t h

gins are f r e q u e n t l y a s s o c i a t e d

was

t o be fair? Three artists

showing:

a passionate and sensual treatment

emphasizm light a n d •

embossed can't

allow deeply personal themes

to

into the

the

h e a r d . N e w e l l is c r e a t i n g a c o n c e p -

Paul

Paul

beachhead,

lighting says

wings

C e z a n n e a n d Edgar D e g a s , his o r i -

of

to

exists o n l y t o tell us w h a t is m i s s -

lifelong

group.

polyester

ing,

Although Bonnard's

Nabis

dark

it's p r o b a b l y s e e n t h e o d d feverish

ter.

the

the

t h e h e a d of a n y o n e w h o tries

has i n s p i r e d his m o s t

Claude

embedded

great British institution o f T he P u b .

In a d d i t i o n t o the e x a g g e r a t e d per-

and

compatriots

room

s a i d that g e t t i n g p u n t e r s t o "engage

private

the

of d e e p l y

the

or p r o t r u d i n g s l i p p e r m a n i f e s t s t h e

exhibi-

prints t o

g e s t s a set

that

••kfjfijk

aid

from

the

obvious clues

s p o n g e d o u t of it o n c e or t w i c e ;

tion t r a c e s the artistic e v o l u t i o n o f

Japanese

Local'.

p u n t e r is h o o k e d . N o t fair? W h o

this e x t e n s i v e

range

'The

the garish turquoise

the French p o s t - i m p r e s s i o n i s t m a s influences

no

c o m e s f r o m a p u b . Instead, it s u g -

called

blurted: r e f l e c t i o n , t r u n c a t e d profile

issuflBmJH

museums

collections,

be exact, a n d I've s t u m b l e d into a n

over

spective since 190§nricliJding a hundred oil paintings,

N e w e l l has installed a

s m a l l r o o m in t h e gallery. There are

L o c a l ' p u t s a pint of lager o n the

nal c o m p o s i t i o n reveals a n u n u s u a l

Pierre B o n n a r d ( l 8 6 7 - l 9 4 7 5

their

table a n d t h e n d r o p s a p i a n o o n

d i m e n s i o n s of the r o o m , t h e origi-

Tatft'

Sophie

space-prints,

landscapes,

jttspectives

A central event o f t h j l

their

vibrant still lifes a n d rich interiors.

c o m p r i s i n g irridescent

fragment

themes

He

exhibition

O s t e n s i b l y , 'The L o c a l ' t a c k l e s

a i n t i n g is a s e r i e s of p a t c h e s

people.

n o t s h o w i n g t h e m t o us, g i v i n g us

d o w n w i t h a bottle of Pils. T h e re is n o Pils. There are n o d r i n k s at all.

Tate Gallery

of

and

m a k e s p e o p l e m o r e interesting by

b e t w e e n t h e s e highly v i s u a l s c e n e s

B ONNARD AT THE TATE

been,

m a c h i n e s . S o d it. He'll c a l m h i m s e l f

and the m o r e c o n v e n t i o n a l style o f characters,

have

background

are

blurred,

m o v i n g a w a y . T he

distant,

separation

of

connoisseurs ters

alike.

and

a n d it m a k e s confused

A word

of

pun-

warning,

the ashtray f r o m its s u r r o u n d i n g s is

t h o u g h . Take a h a r d hat a n d w a t c h

jarring, a n d f o r c e s us t o

o u t for p i a n o s .

what we

Helena s p a c e ,

feel

about

the

confront object's

the s p a c e w h e r e w e think it

w a s , the s p a c e w h e r e w e think it is, the s p a c e it t o o k w i t h it o n its jour-

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25 nopq h 199 r

THEATRE

39

X

FROGS Courtyard Theatre

M

y love affair w i t h

Greek

t h e r e are n o d e c e n t

poets

about

d r a m a started with a p r o -

n o w A e s c h y l u s a n d E u r i p i d e s are

beautifully p o i g n a n t s p e e c h . The

production

rhythm between

at

the t w o writers.

the

The d i r e c t o r has s t u c k faithfully t o the c o s t u m e s of t h e t i m e , a n d has-

d u c t i o n of Frogs, w h i c h I

d e a d , a n d as P a t r o n of Theatre, he

C o u r t y a r d brings o u t the p h y s i c a l

s a w at a t e n d e r age. T h e i m m o r t a l

m i g h t be o u t of a job. S o , he a n d

h u m o u r of t h e play, a n d a l s o w h a t I

n't cut a n y of t h e p o l i t i c a l satire.

lines have h a u n t e d m e ever s i n c e ,

his g r u m b l i n g slave g o

imagine

This is i m p o r t a n t ; the play, like o t h -

down

be

the

rhythms

H a d e s to rescue geniuses.

O n t h e w a y , he

meets

s u n g , livening u p o t h e r w i s e fairly

plays. T h e play is a l o w c o m e d y

Heracles

and

frogs,

dull c h u n k s of s p e e c h . T h e c o m i c

about

w h o s i n g all d a y in the m a r s h e s a n d

rivalry

bogs.

the

of

roles

my

of

favourite

poetry

and

p o e t s , w i t h a b i t i n g satirical e d g e . Briefly, D i o n y s i s d i s c o v e r s that

the

musical

D i o n y s i s doesn't

singing,

and

tells

Ancient Greece. The choruses

of

duction

one

two

to

a n d so I w a s k e e n t o s e e this p r o of

o n e of the

to

between

like

their

Euripides

so

in a

bringing

them

is

Aeschylus

wonderfully

out

are

the

and done,

differance

ers of A r i s t o p h a n e s , has a s e r i o u s m e s s a g e a b o u t civil w a r . G o a n d s e e this, it's fun, it's lively,

it's

entertaining,

and

I really

e n j o y e d it.

in

Julia H

WAITING FOR GODOT Piccadilly Theatre

S of

amuel

Beckett's

famous

p l o t l e s s p l a y a r r i v e s at t h e Piccadilly

wit

and

for

forty years

ago,

Peter

to

Hall

directed Now,

an

evening

puzzlement.

the

after

it

fame world a

Royal

with

the

clever

script.

some

great

slapstick m o m e n t s . 1

his m a l t r e a t e d servant L u c k y . Their

the d a y b e f o r e . T h e t r a m p s d e s p e r -

curiously

relationship

ately q u e s t i o n t h e b o y , their only

a n d insane b e h a v i o u r m a k e the t w o

link t o the o u t s i d e w o r l d , o n l y t o be

symbiotic

Over

f o u n d f o l l o w i n g the e n d l e s s s t r e a m

tramps

catapulted

of subtle w i t t i c i s m s tiring, a l t h o u g h

"Haven't they c h a n g e d ? " o n e t r a m p

stage. Although

the other theatregoers

says referring t o P o z z o a n d L u c k y

only twice

when

he

premiere.

Shakespeare

Com-

p a n y , h e ' s h a v i n g a n o t h e r g o at it.

'

around me

were chuckling knowledgeably. T h e p l a y ' s s u c c e s s lies in the

distinguished

career d u r i n g w h i c h he f o u n d e d the

lively job

T h e y c l o w n a b o u t the stage e l i c i t i n g

d e p t h o f the characters' and

predicament.

dialogue

T h e y strive

to

a c h i e v e firm c o n c l u s i o n s a b o u t life,

frustrated as the b o y retreats off the

boy

d u r i n g the

appears

play, it is

understood

i n g m e t t h e m b e f o r e . The first half

w o r l d of the t r a m p s , he has

of t h e p l a y e n d s w i t h the arrival of

s e e n for eternity. A s Vivian M e r c e r

a s m a l l b o y a n n o u n c i n g that G o d o t

p u t it: "Waiting

will not be c o m i n g that d a y . The s e c o n d

half is

essentially

that

in t h e

timeless been

tutv

for s is a play in w h i c h n o t h i n g h a p p e n s , t w i c e " As

an

interesting

evening

of

the s a m e as the first; P o z z o a n d

h i g h b r o w w i t a n d p r o f o u n d i t y , the

rock for c o m p a n y , t w o t r a m p s r a m -

raise m o r e q u e s t i o n s . Their entire

L u c k y a p p e a r a ga i n , unable t o recall

play e x c e l s . S e a t s are fairly e x p e n -

ble a r o u n d a barren s t a g e , b o r e d ,

existence

h a v i n g m e t t h e t r a m p s before. Even

sive, s o if y o u prefer a m o r e c o n -

s p e n d i n g t h e entire play w a i t i n g for

h i d e o u s , i n e s c a p a b l e uncertainty.

the t r a m p s are not totally c e r t a i n .

crete p l o t , set in the real w o r l d t h e n

Godot.

Julian

Glover

and

Alan

is

serving only

normal.

after they've l e f t , d e s p i t e never hav-

but every q u e s t i o n they ask l e a d s an argument,

almost

to

W i t h o n l y a barren t r e e a n d a

to

seem

characterised

by

a the

O n c e again the b o y c o m e s t o tell

I would

Dobie throw themselves with gusto

arrival o f P o z z o , a c o u n t r y g e n t l e -

t h e m that G o d o t will not be c o m i n g

else.

into the t r a m p s ' s h o e s a n d m a k e a

m a n o n the verge of insanity, a n d

that d a y , but d e n i e s m e e t i n g t h e m

They

are

interrupted

by

recommend

something

Antony

Butts

BEYOND ECSTASY The Brix

F

or t h o s e of y o u w h o feel that

Where

this play excels is in the

the m u s i c w a s c o m i n g f r o m the Dj

theatre is for t h e c h o r d s a n d

a t m o s p h e r e that it c r e a t e s , the w a y

m i x i n g it there a n d t h e n , r e c r e a t i n g

and enthralling, the s e c o n d

jacket

that the p l a y w a s put together, the

the a t m o s p h e r e

esque,

wearing middle

aged,

it's t i m e y o u r m i n d s w e r e o p e n e d .

relationships

There's

a u d i e n c e that it a p p e a l s t o .

no

need

for

cannabis,

crack, s p e e d , L S D , or e v e n e c s t a s y b e c a u s e Beyond

Ecstasy manages t o d i s p e l any p r e - c o n c e i v e d i d e a s about the theatre a n d certainly o p e n s y o u r m i n d - p l u s it's c o m pletely legal. There's s o m u c h t o s a y a b o u t Beyond Ecstasy that I don't i n t e n d to w a s t e s p a c e w r i t i n g a b o u t t h e plot, apart f r o m the fact that it's a love story a b o u t a y o u n g p r o s t i t u t e trying t o e s c a p e t o L o n d o n o n l y t o get d r a w n into a w o r l d of d r u g s . N o t h i n g n e w there, I hear y o u say, n o t h i n g w h i c h has n o t b e e n c o v ered by t h e range of n e w p l a y s in the past f e w y e a r s l o o k i n g at s i m i lar a s p e c t s of s o c i e t y - Trainspotwxyz{|}~ ting or Shopping and

on

stage,

and

A s 1 l i n g e r e d in the bar the p e r f o r m a n c e ,

the

before

I w a s struck by

the t y p e of p e o p l e a r o u n d m e . It was a mass

of stylish

20-some-

of the c l u b s a n d

T h e first half is a m u s i n g , fast grot-

terrible but satisfying. The

lives w e w e r e f o l l o w i n g . The p o p -

plot d o e s not g o as far as t o a d v o -

style lighting e n h a n c e d the s i m p l e

c a t e the use of d r u g s , but it cer-

set

flowing

tainly falls s h o r t of s h o w i n g their

from

d o w n s i d e . But this is n o t the p o i n t .

to

allow easy

changes

between

and scenes

clubs t o sitting r o o m s t o cars t o

It is n o t m e a n t t o be an e d u c a t i o n ,

dream-like

it's a s t o r y r e p r e s e n t e d

and por-

trayed

emotions

states

of

drug

things, n o n e of w h o m w o u l d have

enced

l o o k e d o u t of p l a c e in any of the

only use t e c h n i c a l effects t o g a i n

t h e y k n o w a n d feel. There are plans

best c l u b s or p u b s in the c a p i t a l . A

Beyond Ecstasy was the c o m p a n y using structured improvisation around a s t o r y , a l l o w i n g it t o alter a n d c h a n g e in three years s o it's still relevant, funny a n d realistic. C o n v e r sations are u n s c r i p t e d a n d true t o life, c h a r a c t e r s are r e f l e c t i v e of t h o s e y o u see a r o u n d y o u , a n d o n stage r e l a t i o n s h i p s are truly t o u c h ing. Beyond Ecstasy lives a n d w o r k s off it's o w n u p b r i n g i n g a n d f o r m a tion.

t o m a k e it into a f i l m , s o m e t h i n g

far cry f r o m the

N a t i o n a l or

the

tourist r i d d l e d m u s i c a l s . W h a t w a s I to

expect?

The

auditorium was

alive. The Dj o n the d e c k s w a s m i x ing a b l e n d of l o u d fast d a n c e , the stage t e e m i n g w i t h a visual d i s p l a y of A c i d H o u s e C i n e m a a n d c r u i s i n g lights-the play h a d not y e t begun. dancers

A s the

lights

appeared

on

even

faded

two

and

the

action began. Throughout

the

performance

m i n d s . The play d o e s

influ-

appeal.

devised

by

not

that

for y o u t h

with

s h o u l d w o r k if the s a m e spirit

a n d c o n v i c t i o n is c a r r i e d t h r o u g h .

Beyond

Ecstasy is n o t a night of

p o l i t e e n t e r t a i n m e n t , it's a night t o enjoy, relish a n d live.

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Williams


25 ‚ƒ „… h 199 †

GAMES E

GAMING NEWS A N D PREVIEWS South Par ‡ is coming

efforts (Street Fighter in particular w a s a p p a l l i n g ) . H o w e v e r , for t h e

4 ' s Peter B r a c k l e y a n d Ray W i l k i n s ,

Dune 2 0 0 0 O u t 1 st

’“ y o n

this is a s e r i o u s c o n t e n d e r for t h e

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PC,

footy g a m e c r o w n .

show

n e w T o m b Raider m o v i e t h e p r o -

S o u t h Park is t o b e c o m e a v i d e o

ducer of Boogie Nights has agreed

An

update

o f t h e 'father

of the

A c c l a i m have s e c u r e d t h e

t o take c o n t r o l . L a w r e n c e G o r d o n

Command

and Conquer

genre',

license t o d e v e l o p a g a m e for t h e

has also w o r k e d o n D i e H a r d a n d

Dune

PC

P r e d a t o r , s o a c t i o n flicks are n o t h -

eagerly a w a i t e d g a m e s this y e a r .

ing n e w t o h i m .

W i t h n e w 16-bit g r a p h i c s , t r a n s l u -

Although

c e n t s m o k e a n d e x p l o s i o n lighting

released t w o Trek-based point a n d

effects,

click a d v e n t u r e s ,

T he

controversial

game.

cartoon

a n d PlayStaion

show's

featuring the

characters.

N o n e w s y e t o n w h o will play

The c a r t o o n c a u s e d a s t o r m of protest

when

launched

in the

states, as it features a g r o u p o f y o u n g kids w h o h a v e n ' t h e a r d of

Lara, unfortunately .

2000

this

is o n e o f t h e

promises

most

to

be a

great-looking game.

‰Š‹ŒŽŒg Street Fighters

be

O n c e you've c o m p l e t e d the 27 i n c l u d e d m i s s i o n s , y o u c a n take o n

policial c o r r e c t n e s s a n d s o m e r c i other

C a p c o m certainly haven't f i n i s h e d

up t o eight players v i a a L A N , or

constantly. T h e s h o w itself will be

m i l k i n g t h e Street Fighters g a m e s

play

on Sky this e a s t e r , a n d o n terres-

ye t . P o c k e t Fighters, b a s e d o n t h e

Internet.

trial TV later this y e a r . T h e g a m e

SF P u z z l e g a m e , features a s i m p l i -

isn't s c h e d u l e d t o hit s h e l v e s until

fied

1999.

buttons) a n d c u t e s e y g r a p h i c s .

lessley

insult

each

control

system

(only

3

head-to-head

over

the

the p u b l i c will be i m p r e s s e d w i t h

F r o m E i d o s Interactive,

yet m o r e derivative SF c l o n e s .

n e w s n o w b o a r d i n g g a m e . It differs a s p e c t ; T h e a i m is n o t t o w i n r a c e s

in t h e flesh. A l l of y o u will be g l a d

but t o b e c o m e t h e m o s t ' c h i l l e d '

t o k n o w that th i s is p o s s i b l e , a s

boarder o n the slopes.

Eidos have a p p o i n t e d f r e n c h b a b e

In p r a c t i c e this m e a n s a m o r e

Vanessa D e m o u y to be

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to see

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g r a p h i c s are lovingly r e n d e r e d a n d l o o k s t u n n i n g l y like t h e TV series. A vastly i m p r o v e d p l o t w r i t t e n by t h e s h o w ' s original scriptwriters

Chill is a

f r o m t h e usual fare in a n i m p o r t a n t

'real

this o n e s h o u l d

For a start all t h e

”–5

Raider a d d i c t s is t o m e e t Lara C r o f t

official

already

o u s efforts.

O u t n o w o n PlayStation,

Lara'.

different.

have

Chill

The d r e a m o f all s a d , l o n e y T o m b

the

Interplay

s h o u l d h o p e f u l l y lift it a b o v e previ-

It r e m a i n s t o be s e e n w h e t h e r

Lara Croft in the flesh

™š Star —˜ : Secret of Vulcan Fury

checkpoint, and

importance

given

to

per-

f o r m i n g stunts a n d tricks.

Prey

World League Soccer O u t in ’“ y o n PC a n d PlayStation

Think y o u ' v e s e e n all t h e Q u a k e clones y o u c a n stand?

T h e n get

ready for Prey. 3 D R e a l m s c l a i m

R e l e a s e d t o c o i n c i d e w i t h t h e start

that it will b e "at least t w o s t e p s

of t h e W o r l d C u p , W L S features

a h e a d " o f e v e r y t h i n g else o n t h e

H a s b r o n o w has t h e rights t o over

over 1 9 0 t e a m s f r o m 10 different

market.

on

75 c l a s s i c Atari g a m e s , a n d plans

leagues,

m o v i e s are c o m -

to p r o d u c e u p d a t e d version. With

worldwide.

Games

based

mon,

although

movies on are

based games

normally

fairly

poor

c o v e i n g all major

soccer

H a s b r o ' s u p d a t e o f Frogger c o n t i n -

A n e w 'skeletal' system of ani-

u i n g t o sell by t h e t r u c k l o a d , w e

m a t i o n p r o v i d e s fluid m o t i o n , a n d

larger o n t h e i n s i d e t h a n o u t , a n d

eagerly

of

the g a m e p l a y p r o m i s e s t o recreate

gravity c h a n g i n g

Command,

the real ' f l o w ' o f a f o o t b a l l g a m e .

ally.

await

Centipede,

n e w versions

Missile

Pong, Breakout, a n d Tempest.

With

commentary

from

Channel

S

STAR WARS: MASTERS O F TERAS ICASI Wars

PlayStation • A Star W a r s b e a t - e m - u p f r o m Lucas A r t s ? B o u n d t o b e a sure-fire winner w e cried. Unfortunately, w e then took the g a m e out of it's case, inserted it i n t o the blessed Playstation a n d w e r e d e e p l y u n i m p r e s s e d w i t h t h e result. W h a t y o u g e t is a fairly s l o w , unimpressive beat-em-up, with H a n , L u k e , L e i a et al s h a m e l e s s l y pasted in. The only nice touch c o m e s f r o m t h e neat b a c k g r o u n d s r e p r e s e n t i n g t h e w o r l d s o f t h e Star

The key t o this is t h e s o m e w h a t u n i q u e a p p r o a c h t o reality t a k e n by

around

universe. Hoth,

At-at's

clomp

swamp-things and

T he

only

exception

comes

w i t h L u k e . After a b o u t t e n m i n -

Y o d a ' s hut l o o m o u t o f t h e dark-

utes o f play it b e c a m e

ness o n Dagoba - y o u get the idea.

that by far t h e easiest w a y t o w i n

obvious

Yet it's in t h e g a m e p l a y that t h e

is t o play as L u k e , w i p o u t y o u r

g a m e really lets y o u d o w n . A l l t h e

lightsaber a n d slash t h e o p p o s i -

c h a r a c t e r s have o n l y a c o u p l e o f

t i o n t o p i e c e s - s o m u c h s o that

special

moves

(which are s u s p i -

in t w o - p l a y e r m o d e w e h a d t o

c i o u s l y similar for several of t h e m ) ,

ration o u t h o w m a n y t i m e s w e

and try as h a r d as I might, I c o u l d

g o t t o play t h e saintly o n e .

never g e t t h e blasters/crossbows t o

L u c a s A r t s - p l e a s e stick t o X -

w o r k . For a l m o s t all t h e characters,

Wing

it basically d e s c e n d s into t h e t r a d i -

f o l l o w i n g t h e p a t h of t h e " s h a m e -

a n d t h e like,

and stop

tional frenzy of b u t t o n b a s h i n g that

less c a s h i n " . C o m e back T e k k e n ,

I t h o u g h t w e ' d finally s e e n t h e back

all is forgiven

of.

David Roberts

the

designers,

with

rooms

sides

being

occasion-


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GAMES

41

S

MYTHS : THE FALLEN LORDS

si

audio

effects

much

what

expect

are

pretty

you

would

with

background

bird t w i t t e r i n g , s p e e c h ing,

PC

along with

every

time

a

and bang-

a vocal brave

message

w a r r i o r gets

h a c k e d or b l o w n u p . .

Real

'-.MP''

time

games

strategy

everywhere.

On

the

PC

BATTLEZONE PC * • • • ' / *

50's

to

enemy

rapidly b e c o m e s o n e of trying t o

u s i n g tanks,

dragons

of real

the

battlefield

being the norm).

In

selecting

the

vanguard

for t h e

fantasy

explored with

your

The g r a p h i c s are i m p r e s PI 2 0 ,

with

g a m e that u s e s r e s o u r c e

tions and s o m e gun noise being 90%

t h o u g h is just excellent - w i t h b o t h single a n d n o w universal m u l t i p l a y n e t w o r k o p t i o n s . But it is t h e i d e a

y o u w a l k a n d fight o n t h e frontline

that y o u c a n a n d s h o u l d l e a d y o u r

standard

view from

w h i l e y o u o r d e r in AI a l l i e d units t o

forces

s u p p o r t , attack, d e f e n d a n d b u i l d .

s p o n g e , c r e a m y interior a n d i c i n g

battles

on You

winner.

d u r i n g a battle, bail o u t a n d s n i p e a

low

end

PC

( P I 2 0 ) it l o o k s n o t h i n g s p e c i a l , the

p o l y g o n s are

quick,

though

plain; it plays w e l l a n d g e t s a d d i c tive quite q u i c k l y - s o d o n ' t start unless

you

have

several

at

sponge

can swap between the

enemy

age

game

electricity

and

will

companies

keep

the

happy

until

t h e release of C&.C 2.

Gary Smith

N

the

a 1960's h o t w a r a n d it s o u n d s a on

gameplay

being

Just ignore t h e p s e u d o s t o r y a b o u t

Running

the

into

b e c o m e s very difficult a n d c o s t l y . This a s i d e it is a better t h a n aver-

The g a m e p l a y

above,

the

is

ing t o c o m p l e t e an o r d e r e d retreat

p a n n e d a n d r o t a t e d , but o n l y as far

ing t h e c o u n t r y s i d e a n d t o w n s . The

definitely n o w h e n it c o m e s t o t h e

differing battlegroups

of the battlefield c a n be z o o m e d ,

b l o o d a n d bits of b o d y s o o n litter-

gameplay and graphics. Insteadof

positions

T he m e t h o d of

t o o s l o w , o n c e a m e l e e starts try-

T he a u d i o s i d e is

play in this

risky

b a s e d g a m e s is M y t h s . Y o u r v i e w

D acceleration).

of

more

stant r e s t o r i n g of s a v e d

rather t h a n the p s e u d o 3 - D v i e w s .

fairly s t a n d a r d w i t h r a d i o instrucextent

much

t u r n i n g fatal for the s k i r m i s h (con-

of

N o t a n o t h e r C&.C c l o n e w e all cry

complete version.

units b e c o m e s

T h e s e use a true 3 - D

sive e v e n o n a basic

the

game

w i t h the loss of i n d i v i d u a l s rapidly

troops.

e n e m y off the m a p - s o y e s . But

the

t i m e strategy g a m e s is a b o u t t o hit

s c r e e n (and this isn't e v e n w i t h 3 -

ment to build bases and w i p e the

units

force a w i n n i n g p o s i t i o n tactically

- W e l l y e s a n d n o . It's a strategy manage-

more

rather t h a n strategically. Sacrificing

red

the

build

commando.

as y o u have

a n d sprint a b o u t

and

e v e n the o d d p s y c h o p a t h i c f e m a l e

style n o s e paint a n d t h e U S S R big stars,

courts

very frustrating. W i t h o u t the ability

representation

US

that

a n d w h i l e it is a d d i c t i v e , it c a n get

Playstation o w n e r s have lost w h o l e

the shore.

- T he

Its the g a m e p l a y

and

d a y s a n d nights battling u s i n g an

But a n e w g e n e r a t i o n

p o l y g o n textures

are

pilots,

cake.

vehicles capture

e n e m y v e h i c l e s . If t h e y just t w e a k the s o u n d for the final release it is g o i n g t o be b i g .

Gary Smith

hours

spare. T a k i n g it t o a P 2 0 0 w i t h a

W e ' r e p r o u d t o a n n o u n c e t h a t as p a r t o f o u r E a s t e r g i v e a w a y s p e c i a l

d e c e n t (but not s ta t e of t h e

y o u can w i n c o p i e s of the excellent PlayStation sports g a m e s Chill or

graphics soooo

card

and

g o o d . T he

art)

it just

looks

vehicles

have

W o r l d L e a g u e S o c c e r , (see f a c i n g p a g e f o r p r e v i e w s ) . T h e l o v e l y fluffy b u n n i e s at E d i o s I n t e r a c t i v e h a v e g i v e n u s t w o c o p i e s o f e a c h

game

to give away to y o u lucky readers! To w i n , simply write your name, department a n d e-mail address on a

slip

of

paper

and

drop

it

into

the Felix

office,

or

e-mail

f e l i x @ i c . a c . u k . T h e c l o s i n g d a t e is 8 t h A p r i l , a n d w i n n e r s w i l l b e n o t i f i e d v i a e - m a i l a n d be p u b l i s h e d in t h e first i s s u e o f n e x t t e r m .


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ANSWERS TO 1 1

Jumbo Crossword

Across:

Sacrificial

7

Demonstrate,

lamb,

10

Sprain,

12

13

O r n a t e l y , 14 C r u c i f y , 17 U n w i n d s ,

By Ed Sexton

19 M a n t i l l a , 20 T a r t a n , 22 R e d herrings, 25 N o n c o m p o s m e n t i s Down: 1 Rave, 2 O r , 3 M i r t h l e s s , 4 Visa,

Bleep,

5

Cannabis,

6

Ignition, 9 B r a n d y glass,

8

Drop

10

c u r t a i n , 11 Tsar, 14 C a t a l e p s y , 16 A w a r d i n g , 18

Urethrae,

15

Dane,

21 A r g o t , 23 D o p e , 24 Glib , 26 N o

7 VIDEOS TO BE W O N R e v i e w e d o n p a g e 35,

stars

187

S a m u e l L Jackson as a high s c h o o l teacher

battling to

teach

in

a

s y s t e m w h e r e g a n g v i o l e n c e is the n o r m . It is b a s e d o n the true story of a teacher w h o w a s s t a b b e d in his c l a s s r o o m but w a s d e t e r m i n e d t o fight back a n d m a k e a difere n c e . It has o n l y just been released t o rent o n v i d e o , but thanks Warner H o m e Video and Ketchum

to

Scope

Communications

we

have t w o c o p i e s t o give t o the first t w o entrants w i t h the j u m b o crossword

completed

fully. A s usual,

just d r o p the c r o s s w o r d into the Felix office by the first W e d n e s d a y of next t e r m t o enter.

19 G i r l ' s t a k i n g legal a c t i o n (4) 20 A c t a n d hers is d o w n (8) 24

Rodent bands

has

dark

and

light

(6)

26 L o v e affair s t a r t e d by G l e n , half p r o d u c i n g beauty

(7)

29 A l o n g s i d e a n d c o n c e r n i n g s h e d (4) 30 A w f u l p o t a s h brings s a d n e s s (6)

ACROSS

31 B r a n c h i n g p o i n t d o n e badly (4) 35

Eras that incite o n e , in c o n f u -

10 M a d p a p e r s a i d ' v a n i s h ' (9)

39 Prohibit p e n n y f r o m p o e t

11 M a s s a g e t h e a c h e of a sprinter

40 42

63

one

Italian,

perhaps

14 Bashful c a t c h for m o n e y l e n d e r ? (7) 17 Interesting p o i n t r o t a t e s (3) in black

and

(6,5)

19 Part of w i c k t o be s n o r t e d ? !

(5)

21 A l i h a d m o d i f i e d plant (6) 22 Play w i t h v i o l e n t e l e m e n t s ? (7) 23 A l t h o u g h A n a b e l l e e x p o s e d

the

c o u n t r y . . . (5) 25 . . . G r e g lost right t o m a k e f e m a l e p r o d u c t ! (3) 27 O b s e r v e v o l u m e ? (8) 28 N a r r o w strip of forest for N e w Zealand all-rounder?

(10)

transport

that's

C h a p s in tents a l m o s t m a k e a

33 P r o h i b i t e d p l a c e in A s i a 34

Bad crabs make awful holder

36

A n d s o n a t i o n , less five h u n -

64 O n e in anger of a g h o s t

(6)

(9,4)

(8) d r e d , is f o u n d in city

DOWN

(3,7)

37 Island t h a n k s a n d g r e e t s it back (6) 38 T o m o v e aircraft a n d car (4) 40 E l u d i n g m i x e d y i e l d (7)

B o b ' s o u t s i d e , h i d i n g a French

3 S o u t h bite s p o t ?

41

coin

4 A w f u l ill rest o n s u p p o r t (7)

(3)

5 Italian c h a p s

(5)

48 . . . y o u , is French, Ray will reveal a b i g m o u t h ! (7) 52 Price of joining?

(6)

(5)

play by the

Bard

9 Scottish chemist

in t h e

(9)

hated,

a w f u l , e p i d e m i c (3,5,5) 13 B o y a n d terrorist g r o u p m i x in

57 Signal l o n g r o d (3) 58 Insect o n e o p p o s e s

(4)

Egypt

perhaps

43 Fortieth s t o n e (4) 45 Fabric is n o t h i n g in m u d d y area

7 Take choir h i d i n g i m i t a t i o n (4)

(5,6)

E x p l a i n e d t a n n e d oat, (9)

(3,3,9,2,6)

8 Guides metal step, perhaps

R o u s s e a u a n d D r y d e n ' s aristocrat fierce?!

(5)

6 O v e r a dish? (5)

51 A z o pie b a d for parasites!

all

(7)

1 Divert s h i p ? N o t r o u b l e ! (6)

47 P e r h a p s if the taker,...

54

of

2 R o o m for straw? (7)

territory (8) 46

16 Reserve reverse ring! (4) murderer

44 S p a n i s h Saint l o s e s h u n d r e d o n

Form

d w e l l i n g - p l a c e (9)

(10)

(7)

white?

Divorce