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he Ontario Ministry of Education and Training announced $4 million in funding through the “Open Learning Strategy” lastweek. The Harris government aims to promote
collaboration between post-secondary institutions and further the use of inforination technology to cut costs and increase availability and flexibility of admissions to those institutions. The new funding will make it possible for more post-secondary students in Ontario to take credit courses using computer and video technology \ The University of Waterloo offers one of the largest distance education programs in North America; one in five UW students take courses through the Distance Education department. Most of the course materials consist of texts, printed notes, and audio tapes, but increasingly, UW courses also offer video components, photographic prints, microscopic and 35mm slides. In the fall of 1995, UW included an on-line course, “Technical Writing on the World Wide Web,” for the firsttime. The course, also available through the Continuing Education department, is still a part of the university course calendar. UW, among other postsecondary institutions, is recognizWilling ing the importance of using many different media to complement traditional teaching. The Minister of Education and Training, Jqhn Snobelen, says that distance education “offers a cost effective, flexible alternative to the traditional classroom. n The Ministry of Education and Training wants to develop an education system that is accountable to the Ontario taxpayer and supportive of student achievement. “In this age of global competition, it is imperative for students anywhere in On-
sity of Western Ontario and Lc College des Grands Lacs is one of an increasing number of examples of collaborations between universities and colleges in Ont&O.
The Advanced Training Consortium, a council joining the interests of universities and colleges in distance education, receives $250,000. This is in addition to a special purpose grant, also allowed by the Ministry of Education and Training but separate from the “Open Learning Strategy,” which has been set aside for colleges and universities to undertake demonstration projects furthering the connection between post-secondary institutions. An electronic credit transfer system for Ontario universities will be established by the Council of Ontario Universities with funds totalling $710, 000. The system, hoped to reduce administrative costs and facilitate the transfer of students and their credits between institutions, will incorporate student academic information and a description of programs and courses available throughout OnGU-iO.
$125,000 has also been pre vided by the Ministry of Education and Training to implement a similar system for Ontario colleges. The college credit transfer and to pay to keep students at a distance. program database will be the rephoto by James Russell sponsibility of the Association of Colleges ofApplied Arts and Technology of Ontario, The Association has interactive video conferencing throughout its network, ,which serves over 130 also been given $100, 000 to perform a Northern Ontario communities, and prostudy determining the feasibility of a posvide Internet access to all of its customsible college-wide student information ers. system. The Harris government’s “Open Lastly, the Colleges of Ontario NetLearning Strategy” has given $784,000 to work for Education and Training the UniversityofWestern Ontario and Le ‘(CON*NECT) will use $35,000 in funds College des Grands Lacs to allow them to to support collaboration between the colestablish a network of distance educaleges to meet the needs of Ontario em-
Y-n this age of global competition, it is imperative for students anywhere in Ontario to have access to a full range of educational opportunities. ” -John Snobelen, Minister of Education and Training tario to have access to a full range of educational opportunities.” The $4 million has been distributed over seven different projects falling into the categories of distance learning, advanced training and credit transfer and sector-wide partnerships. Over $2 million will be invested in cutting edge communications systems to expand distance education across Ontario through Contact North Multi-Media Technology, the largest, most established distance education communications network in Ontario. Contact North will expand the use of
tors. The network will provide for a development of distance education programs and learning materials. Distance education materials, including technologies and instructional design expertise, will be shared throughout the community of post-secondary institutions. _ The planned result is improved availability of information about distance education programs, courses, technologies, and resources for students and faculty of learning institutions, including the University of Waterloo, in Ontario. The development of this project by the Univer-
ployers. CON*NECT provides a single method of access to colleges for employers. Minister of Education and Training John Snobelen calls the funding announcement “a worthwhile investment in Ontario education.* Besidesfurtheringthe technology and scope of distance education, “the funding will support innovative partnerships between colleges and universities which will lead to new approaches to the delivery of education and will broaden the range of educational opportunities for students.”
Friday, June 28, 1996
Village 2 to bear foimer warden’s name Imprint
he University of Waterloo’s Village Two residence has been renamed Ron Eydt Village to honour the retiring warden of residences. The name change was approved unanimously by the UW
Board of Governors at its June 4 meeting, and was publicly announced by president James Downey at a village dons’ reunion held recently to honor Eydt after 30 years of service. “It is a most unusual thing for this university to name a building after one of its own mem-
bers,” Downey said. “Especially when that person is still very much with us in body as well as spirit, but in this case the exception is entirely justified.” Ron Eydt, besides being a professor of Biology, is the longtime warden of residences, and is retiring after 30 years ofsetice to the university. The formervillage Two residence, built 27 years ago, has
housing for 960 first year students in furnished double rooms, while its companion residence, Village One, has both single and double rooms for 1,220 first- and upper-year students. It was built toward the beginning of Eydt’s term as warden, and was widely identified with him. The name change now makes this linkage “official.” The village dons’ reunion
was attended by a large number of former dons from around the world. Xt,and several other events held recently, were a striking demonstration of the high esteem and affection Eydt has cultivated among the village residents.
Tutor program eases transition to English by Amber Wallace special to’ Imprint
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ach year, approximately 200 new international students enrol at the University of Waterloo. Many of these international students have Engl.ish as their second language, making their transition to Canadian life more difficult. lX+’ students can assist their international peers by volunteering for the SHADOW and English Tutor Programs coordinated by the International Student Office.
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he Ontario Ministry of Education and Training, in partnership with the Association of Colleges of A4p plied Arts and Technology of Ontario and the Council of’Ontario Universities, announced June 18th that they will grant $1 million over the next two years to establish projects designed to encourage the development ofjoint college-university programs and facilitate credit transfer between institutions. The $1 million grant is currently making it possible to establish a province-wide electronic transfer system and to set up a College-University Advanced Training Consortium to review project proposals. The demonstration projects that will receive funding will be chosen by the consortium’s seven member governing council. The
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Shadows are needed for the Fall ‘96, Winter ‘97, and Spring ‘97 terms.
Tlltors English tutorsvolunteer one to three hours a week to assist an international student with their conversational or written English. The length of commitment is for one term, but this can vary for each tutor. Both the SHADOWand English Tutor Program are excellent ways to meet people from other countries, learn about another culture and form new friendships. Students interested in volunteering for either program can register at the International Student Of&e, NH 2080. For more information, contact Darlene Ryan, extension 2814, or e-mail darleneawatservl.
Colleges and universities to join forces
by Katie Ricks Imprint staff
ternational students must overcome. By being a Shadow you can help make their initial transition to Canadian life much easier. The Student Hosts and Designates of Waterloo, or SHADOW, program works by pairing a UW student with an international student to help them through the transitional period during the first month at the University of Waterloo. Acting as a resource person and cultural interpreter, Shadows assist international students with locating services and facilities on campus and within the KW community, e.g., banks, Health Services and supermarkets. Shadows might also show their partners how to use the transit system and where to shop for appropriate winter clothing. Most importantly, Shadows offer support and friendship.
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council is comprised of three university members, three college members, and one ptovincial government representative. Co-chairs of the council are Tim Easley of Lambton College and Dave Marshall of Nipissing University. The consortium will concentrate on projects that can function in the learning institutions that create them and act as models for future projects at other institutions. According to cwhair Easley, “Today’s economy demands a skilled, flexible workforce. This important new partnership takes tangible and innovative steps to foster cooperation and creativity at the post-secondary level.” A hypothetical example of a
ware for monitoring an industry’s effects on the environment. The funding does not cover operating costs once the new programs have begun. The College-University Advanced Training Consortium has been supported by the Ontario Community College Student Parliamentary Association (OCCSPA) and the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) , jointly representing 250,000 students. President of the University of Western Ontario Students’ Council Dave Tompkins says that “graduates increasingly need the kind of education and training they can get from both colleges and universities. This partnership will
keep Ontario for the future.”
might receive the consortium’s approval is a proposal to organize programs between a university engineering faculty and a college computer science department to create specialized sot’t-
The consortium council is asking that proposals be submitted in July of 1996. They plan to have the first prqjects running as of Septemhui*, ! WY.
Friday, June 28, 1996
Science and Society a joint project of .. Waterloo and Guelph universities UW News Bureau
oug Powell, a food scientist with expertise in risk communication, has been named director of Science and Society, a two-year teaching, research and communications pilot project at the University of Guelph and University of Waterloo. Powell, who received his undergraduate and graduate education at Guelph, is also a journalist whose articles have appeared in the Globe and Mail, Science and the Kitchener-I&aterloo Record. He has taught a number of courses on risk communication at Guelph and Waterloo and has conducted numerous seminars and invited talks on food safety and related topics. Science and Society will incorporate undergraduate courses into the curriculum to address the ethical and societal implications of new technologies. It will also conduct applied re-
search on societal aspects of technological change and on the responsible introduction of new technology. The academic base for the projectwill be the department of food science at Guelph and the Centre for Society, Technology and Values at Waterloo. The
genetically engineered food are as much about social concerns like trust, benefits and control as they are about science,” Murray, a graduate and honoraryfellow of Guelph who holds honorary degrees from both Guelph and Waterloo, says he wanted to give both universities
marketplace,” says Murray. “In short, it will help the growth of moral maturity of students.” University ofWaterloo president James Downey says his university is delighted to participate, and he is excited by the collaba rative nature of the project “The University of Waterloo
Science and Society will incorporate undergraduate courses into the curriculum to address the ethical and societal implications of new technologies project is being fun,ded by wellknown community leader, business executive and philanthropist Ken Murray. “Scientists need to better understand the public and their concerns about new technology,” says Powell. “Public controversies such as mad-cow disease and
an opportunity to provide leadership in the study of emerging technologies and their implications for society. “It is my hope that this project will provoke debate, which will lead to tolerance and understanding of the ethical issues as science is brought to the
has shown a preference over the years for collaborative programs with demonstrable social benefits,” says Downey. “We believe the new Science and Society project, undertaken in partnership with our friends, the University of Guelph and Ken Murray, fits well into this cat-
egory. It promises to be a fruitful initiative that will address issues of importance to gain an understanding of the ways people and societies use technology, are affected and changed by it, atid the role public communication plays in clarifying the values that shape our response to technology.” Mordechai Rozanski, president of the University of Guelph, is also enthusiastic about the collaborative project and has praise for Murray’s vision to integrate teaching and research at the undergraduate level. “Ken Murray is to be commended for his commitment to supporting programs focusing on important social issues which will benefit students at both universities and society at large,” says Rozanski. “We are especially pleased to be collaborating again with the University of Waterloo on this project, and we look forward to more such efforts in the future.”
Professors receive salary increase Salariesto increase for the first time since the Social Contract tias enacted by Katie Ricks Imprint staff
or the first time since May 1992, staff members at UW are getting a pay increase. Provost Jim Kalbfleisch announced a 1 per cent increase in salary scales for non-union staff last week. The increase is retroactive to May 1, the beginning of the 1996-97 fiscal year. The Ontario government’s Social Contract has allowed staff pay to be frozen for exactly four years as of that date and reduced through any unpaid days for some of the time. Staff members will see the money in their pay cheques starting in August (with a retroactive payment for May, June and July included in that end-of-August cheque). Individual staff members’ pay increases depend on the results of their performance evaluations. The 1 per cent increase applies to salary scales and is calculated in accordance with Policy 11 of the budget. Progress through the ranks means that professors receive pay increases every year based on their performance. According to Ian MacDonald, President of the Faculty Association, the fact that progress through the ranks has been omitted from the recent UW budget “violates the sprit of university policy, but it’s just a planning document.” This year, many of WV’s fac-
ulty are retiring without any replacements being hired, leaving a surplus which MacDonald says should rightly be distributed through pay increases. The university does not show the exact amount of salary that is due to progress through the ranks in its budgets, so it seems the extra money may go into general revenue. MacDonald says that it
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could be argued that UW “budgeted that extra money for other purposes, other than faculty salaries.” “A budget that does that is not very informative. It’s difflcult to know what the priorities are ifyou can’t really followwhat’s happening through the budget process? Individual increases in salary depend on a staff member’s performance or merit and current salary, whether it’s above or below the ‘job rate’ for that position. A very poor performer might not be allowed an increase
while the increase for an excellent performer whose salary is low in the scale could be as high as 6 per cent. The average is expected to be approximately 2.5 per cent. According to Associate Provost Catharine Scott, this is a significant amount. The increase was worked out by the provost’s advisory committee on staffcompensation and approved by the executive committee of the board of governors. Among the provisions made, besides the pay boost, are three additional paid holidays which must be used by June 30, 1997. Department members have been encouraged to consider the possibility of selecting a common day of holiday amongst them. In addition, there will be a review of the feasibility of the current performance appraisal system’s ability to appropriately recognize and reward high-level performances by UW faculty. The Hay evaluation program, by which individual jobs are classified, will be reviewed and the UW salary structure will be compared with that of public and private sector employers. There till also be a second look at the pay increase with the possibility of changes to it if the financial position of the University alters substantially or if the Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo (FAUW) and Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 793 reach saIary settlements.
According to UW’s president, James Downey, it may be necesssary “to reopen the budget and squeeze it a little harder,” to accomodate the salary pay increases. The board of governors hasapprovedthe 199697 budget, including a $756,000 contingency fund. Th is amount, however, is not enough to pay for the staff increases and faculty salary negotiations are pending.
The possibility ofjob losses as a result of the pay increase “can’tberuledout,“Downeysaid. He added that negotiators in the staff compensation committee understood that possibilitywhen they agreed on the announcement of the pay increase.
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July 1 fun Canada Day at University of Waterloo has activities for everyone by Jonathan G. Wheatley special to Imprint The University of Waterloo offers an exciting lit ofJuly that is filled with free fun for everyone, including a teddy bear picnic, games, live entertainment and a fabulous, musically enhanced fireworks finale. “This is the twelfth annual celebration of Canada Day that the University of Waterloo and the Federation of Students have hosted,” says Ben Robins, event manager, “and we are pleased that this event has been so well received and supported. Canada Day offers something for everyone. We have activities to interest children, teens, and adults. In addition, there are Museum
StudMs Advising Co-op in search of chairs by Graham Crate special to Imprint
tours, the craft show and sale, and the mini-Olympics. “There is great live entertainment on stage all afternoon and evening. To top it all off, the spectacular candlelight closing ceremonies and fireworks will end the day with a bang, It is an exciting day of free fun for everyone!” There are children’s activ-ities galore this year. The traditional parade has been replaced by the teddy bear picnic. Come to the Columbia Icefields at 2:3O p.m. to register your ftivourite teddy bear and win prizes! Categories include “best biggest bear,” “best smallest bear,” “best Canada Day bear,” “most
Believe it or not, we are half way through yet another term. Most midterms are finished, with a few stragglers left to come. This is that great time of the term when you get to catch up on work that was neglected during midterm hell week...oh, and on a few hours of sleep too! This is also the time of term that SAC starts to look for energetic people to carry SAC into the next term and to an all new level of involvement and commitment. We are now accepting applications for the position of Chair-
person and Assistant Chairperson-communication for the Fall
A look at what the FEDS have been ut~ to A
Julie Primeau Vice President Internal Federation of Students I am relieved to report that we have for the most part survived the dreaded budget. Mark Ferrier, the Vice President Administration 8c Finance has spent many, many weeks staring at numbers on a computer screen
trying to make things fit. You see, Mark is the person who not only arranges a logical budget for everything from the Used Book Store to The Womyn’s Centre, but he is also responsible for helping the businesses run effciently. Ask yourself how many businesses the FEDS own? It is UK if you can only name one or two but just so that you know, here they are in no particular order.. .Scoops, The Bombshelter, Fed Hall, The Variety and Post, FED Copy Plus, The Campus Shop and The Used Book Store...and it doesn’t stop there. The FED fee goes not only towards the maintenance and operation of the businesses, but also towards the many setices that the FEDS have to offer. As VPInternal, I workwith the FEDS services on a daily basis. After a month and a half I can report without a doubt that each service has a collection ofvolunteers who truly believe in giving the students all that they deserve these people have definitely
made my job more enjoyable! While I am on the topic of the VP Internal portfolio, I also have the good fortune of working with clubs. The FEDS offer a variety of clubs (25 this summer!) that help to create a positive link between manystudentson this campus. It is so easy to join a club as well as start a new one. Drop by the office to see me and I can fill
place to get started, be it material for a project that you are looking for or a genuine concern in your own life. There is more stiI1 to the FEDS than what I have already mentioned and we have the VP Education to thank for that. Kelly Foley has proven her commitment in the last month to the belief that we the students have
you in on everything. Next, I think that I will talk about the President, Mario
control over the destiny of our
Bellabarba. Mario has also had a busy month and a half. As president, Mario spends many long hours sitting on a list of committees, which represent you, the student at the administrative level. He brings with him to this job a genuine concern for the student’s best interest and has already fought some fine battles on the student’s behalf. Another exciting part of the President’s portfolio is the introduction of the Student Issues Resource Centre (NRC) which works closely with the President. What a perfect time to introduce a valued part of our team Heather Calder, the coordinator of the SIRC. Heather has spent the last month preparing a resource centre that is a fantastic link to the many resources on campus. The issues that Heather deals with range from sexual harassment to environmental concerns. The SIRC is intended to be a useful
education. Be it on a personal level or on a national level, let the truth be known, we have a voice. If you are having problems with a prof or co-p is leaving you hanging, the office of the VP Education is a great place to get some answers on how you can make a change. I hope that most of you have hung on ‘til the end of this letter, because it is here that I will explain exactly why I have written it. Every year the FEDS strive to become more visible and this year is of no exception. We are not a group of titles, but rather people. We value your input and will do our best to create results. We also recognize that the FEDS could never exist without you the student! Since I am being mushy already, I would like to also thank my fellow executive. We have formed a great team already! Here is how you can reach us: 888-4042;Mario, ext. 2478,KelIy, ext. 2340, Mark, ext. 3880, Julie, ext. 3780 andHeather, ext. 6331. ,
I996 term, up until July 12th, 1996. These are the duties that you can expect to take on: 1) Chairperson: The Chair is responsible for ensuring that SAC stays on the right track, and that everything that is started is seen to its natural conclusion. Over‘seeing many small projects that will be carried out by groups of volunteers will be the primary focus of the Chairperson’s duties. The Chair will liaise with the Co-op department, faculty, and the Vice President of Education of the Federation of Students. 2) Assistant Chairperson-Communication: The Assistant Chair is ultimately responsible for making sure that SAC and its activities are known across campus. This involves overseeing the writing of articles for the Iron Warrior, Imprint and MathNEWS. This position also involves advertising for SAC events, maintaining the SAC bulletin boards and newsgroup, and liaising with the various student organizations. Also, it involves performing any duties that cannot be taken care of by the Chair.
Canada Day needs vou by Jeremy Steelier special to Imprint TheVolunteer Coordinators for bW Canada Day Celebrations are making an urgent plea for volunteers. UW Canada Day Celebrations is a family event put on for the benefit of the residents of the Waterloo Region. The funfilled event is one way in which the faculty, staff and students at UW positively contribute to the local community. Also, with recent funding cuts to post-secondary institutions, the need to show how important universities are to the community is more important than ever! This event attracts over 40,000 local residents and can only be carried out through the efforts of 300 volunteers who run the day’s events. However, as of last weekend, only 50 volunteers had signed up for the event. With UW Canada Day Celebrations only three days away, the volunteer situation is becoming critical. In the past, the event has
depended on the fast-minute volunteers who find themselves in town for the long weekend and this year is no exception. Volunteering does have its rewards. A Volunteer Appreciation party is held after the evening cleanup session on July 1. Food and refreshments are provided and great prizes are drawn from among all participating volunteers (even if they can’t make the party!) In addition, any volunteers who sign up in advance receive a Volunteer Appreciation Package, including a Canada Day Celebrations t-shirt. Volunteers will also receive some food and drink during their breaks throughout the day. Anyone who is available to volunteer on July 1 is asked to contact Jeremy Steffler at jr2steffQnovice or 885-0440. If you sign up before Sunday, June 30, you will still be eligible for the free t-shirt and Volunteer Appreciation Package. Walk-on volunteers on July 1 are also encouraged.
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colourful bear, n “best loved bear,” “most unusual bear,” “best bear family,” “best sports bear,” “best bear bigger than the owner,” and “best bear dressed like the owner.” Opening ceremonies will officially start the day. l3e sure to drrive in time to sing and have a piece of cake as we kick off the celebration of Canada’s 129th birthday at 4~00 p.m. Activity World, sponsored by Westmount Place, will be full of fun for children. Plus, the UW Engineering Societymini-Olympicsand the UWMathematits Society Fun Fest will keep kids and adults entertained from 4:OO to 8:00 pm, visitors can take a trip back in time to 1850’s Waterloo County via Brubacher House, a Pennsylvania German Mennonite homestead built by John Brubacher. At the Museum and Archive of Games, there is a display that identifies the similarities between modem day war gaming activities and traditional oppositional games. The exhibit room features displays on historic war games, cooperative games and commercial war games. Visitors are welcome to test their skills on any games displayed at the “hands-on” tables. The Earth Sciences Museum is featuring a Geological Garden that contains the largest piece of coal in southern On-
‘Get rid of the Math buikbga”
Tut some cover on that thing outside the Campus Centre.” Melanie Norton 3A Biobgy
“More benches. The grass is wet afkr the rah* she&y ward 3A Biohgy
Wiat would you do to improve the landscaping on campus?
“More gardens with seating areas. A little mom colour.” Brian Healey 3A Kinesiokqgy
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tario. Visitors can learn about coal’s many uses, including water purification. Celebrate Canada with a piece of the east coast an 800 pound piece of Newfoundland. Labrador&, a mineral with secret beauties, is on display. The curator will show you how to uncover its mysteries. For dinosaur lovers, T. Rex, Albertosaurus and the Raptor all await your visit. The curator w-ill be on hand to give presentations and demonstrations of interest to all. Include a visit to the museums in your day! A fabulous selection of talented area performers will entertain all afternoon and evening ! They include The Beirdo Brothers (Children’sEntertainers) at4:30, Jazarus uazz) at 5:30, Traces Steel Drum Band (Island Sounds) at 7:3O and JackSOUL (Rhythm 8c Blues) at 8130. At 10:00 p.m., the inspiring candlelight closing ceremonies and fireworks over Columbia Lake will be the perfect end to your day. Bring along a radio and tune into 96.7 CHYM FM for a simulcast of music that will dazzle you. Scouts Canada of Waterloo Region will be collecting for thewaterloo Region Food Bank. Attenders are requested to bring along a non-perishable food item. For more information, contact Nancy Elash or Jonathan Wheatley, Community Relations, University of Waterloo, (519) 8884567, ext. 2220 or ext. 3276.
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cian is down.” - H.L.
hey represent the most venal, corrupt and incorrigible aspects of the human spirit. They lie as naturally as other people speak and they must possess a genuinely miserable view of humanity in order to succeed at their vile trade. Despite the fact that politicians are among the loudest defenders of truth, honesty, justice, family values and so on, time and time again they are proven to be the lying scum they are because politicians, above all, are people who fail to live up to the standards they set for others. To use an analogy most students should understand, they are cockroaches. Disgusting, greedy, and not a little scary, their only purpose in life seems to be to survive as parasites on the work of others. No matter what you do, it seems impossible to rid your house of them, and all you can do is thankgod that they’re not the really fat, really dangerous kind they have in third world countries. For living examples, we need look no further than Sheila Copps. During the last federal election, Copps boldly proclaimed that if her party did not replace the hated GST, she would resign. She would have no
other option. What courage! What conviction! W’hat braLen deceit. When the Liberals failed to deliver on their promise, Copps (if she possessed an ounce of decency in her degenerate soul) would have been the first to stand up and resign in the House of Commons. As it was she backpedalled, stating that her stance had been “a mistake.” Indeed, this is why election promises remain the most farcical element of democracy. Politicians lie in order to win an election which will oust the governing party (who are all liars, claim the would-be MPs) and the people believe them in the hope that this time, it really will all be different. Once they have cheated their way into a position of power, the new generation of politicians do whatever they damn well please. Copps did of course resign, but promptly ran for election again. What gall! As a final indignity to herself, Copps demonstrated for all to see that her resignation was nothing but a sham. She had no intention ofbacking up her election promises with real action. The allure of power was clearly
100 strong for Copps to resist. And like the faithful, brainless, thoughtless sheep who voted for a liar the first time, the i:itizens
The truly sad thing is that none of this is news. We have long passed the point in our society where anyone expects our elected officials to practice what they preach. They break the laws they make and hold others to values they braLenly defy in public. What solutions can anyone offer? While the odd riot and assassination is good for keeping this trash a little wary, it’s not really a viable, long term solution. I don’t vote. I refuse to play the suckers’ game where any Nazi can win as long as he has enough friends. Unfortunately, I recognize that this doesn’t really help matters either. Returning to the cockroach analogy, there is only one way to rid ourselves of this self-inflicted
th eir nest, and exterminate
T.helunacy of prejudice L
ately in Imprint, much has been made about the issue of homosexuality. To my astonishment, a great deal of resentment still exists towards homosexuals, even here, at our very own University of Waterloo. It seems no matter how much you try to reason with certain people, they still can’t seem to accept homosexuals as equals, fully deserving of any rights
conferred upon the *‘nor-
established code of conduct, i.e. it’s not what the majority of people do? Assuming this is what you believe, then it is pretty obvious that if you can’t see the problem with your line of reasoning, then you are living in the wrong time. Maybe a better setting for you would be medieval Eu-
eye of the beholder, and if you don’t agree with someone else’s sexuality, then you have the right to be ignorant and make your views known, but you don’t have the right to stop that person from doing what he or she wants to do in the privacy of their own homes. Besides, even if homosexuality is an act of debasement to those who
homophobes wo$d at liberty to “degrade” . themselves if they so w w choose because they are institute some demented makingafreechoicewithInquisition with the express ~~~~~~~~~~~ from . goal of forcibly converting no oneThese9 else smatt~rs busmess, are and anyone trying to make it their business obviously homosexuals has a serious problem with allowing people to to the “other side” pursue harmless sexual
mal” segment of society. . Ad nauseaum, we are bombarded by vitriol about how this me of behaviour is dezant, immoral, repugnant, antiChristian, etc. “Deviant,” as opposed to “different,” is the preferred word of usage,no doubt for its more sinister connotations than anything else. From my perspective, it’s the homophobes, not their targets, who seem to be mixed up. People who partake in homosexual activities do so because it is their sexual preference, not because they are immoral or because it is their intention to corrupt other pee ples’ standards. Exactly how is he mosexuality immoral? Is it immoral because it is a departure from our
rope or Nazi Germany. I dare anyone to present hard proof that would sub stantiate the claims of assorted homophobes who continue to make these ridiculous and dangerous assertions. And as far as homosexuality being degrading, well, that is simply a matter of opinion. Beauty is in the
pleasure in a (supposfree country. Perhaps more seriously, such people have a need to bring to bear their own inflexible, self-righteous, and repressed ideologies on those who disagree with them. You have to wonder about homophobes and edly)
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Tobacco ads are OK To the Editor, It was with amusement and resignation that I read the response of Ms. Lorie Dunbar (“The price of selfishness, Imprint, Friday, June 14). Apparently, Ms. Dunbar is either firmly committed to dismantling Ontario’s public health care system, or very, very, confused. Had she paid more attention to the original letter written by Messrs. Boldt and myself, she would have noticed that smoking was merelythe case in point, and the crux of the matter was not, in fact, smoking, but rather the freedom of the press, and namely, the freedom of Imprint to advertise what it pleases. By vainly attempting to prove her point with an unrelated argument about public health care costs, Ms. Dunbar has demonstrated that it is she who is selfish; she maintains that since she attempts to stay healthy, her tax dollars should not be spent on heathens like myself who (gu@ choose to smoke. Sadly, this is the nature of public health care. The many pay so the few may benefit. That she leads a healthy lifestyle is commendable, but quite immaterial to theargument. Public health care implies that anyone, regardless of age, race, creed, colour, sex, orientation or sundry, is entitled to thefull benefits of the health care system. One does not turn away a drug addict because he has been foolish enough to get addicted; an injured drunk driver is given as much medical attention as hisvictims; a doctor would be publicly vilified for turning away someone who got AIDS through promiscuous sexual conduct; abortion, despite the many people opposed to it in this province, is still covered by OHIP. The examples are numerous, and alas, they all reveal Ms. Dunbar to be the selfish one. Public health care means exactly that; public - for everyone. Besides, does Ms. Dunbar think that she is the only person paying taxes in this province? To return to my original point, that being freedom of’ the press, it is the inalienable right of Imprint to advertise what it pleases. It is up to the editorial staff to decide what gets printed on every page and, provided that a certain product or service is legal, there is no reason itshould not be advertised. Granted, as Dave Lynch has pointed out in “The Rant,” ifImprint could operate without advertising, it would, but at a higher cost and at its possible financial peril. The point is that Imprint, as a free enterprise, can do as it pleases within the limits of the law. The last time I checked, smoking was still a legal activity (even if it has been stigmatized as a crime worse than murder). We, as free-thinking individuals, are not compelled to buy anything by the mere merit of its being advertised in a newspaper. Learn to think for yourselves, people; and if you think that you’d rather see your money spent solely on your own health care needs, I heartily encourage you to move to the United States and tfy out private health care.
To the Editor, In
print, Friday, June 14) Lurie Dunbarwrites that I) we should not smoke because it is selfish, as it is a burden on healthcare, and 2) that we should not smoke at all. She argues that it is irresponsible to smoke since it costs money for all the health problems that smokers develop. Yes, smokers do live shorter lives. But everybody has to die sometime. And most deathbeds cost money. Most smokers either quit smoking, or die of heart or lung related diseases, cancers or strokes. So do non-smokers. Smokers just fizzle away quicker so they cost bss to die. Moreover, smokers die young, usually at about 50, uflmhaving worked all their lives, butjust before their pensions. Just think of all the money saved on pensions! If you look at statistics, you find that yes, it is true that smoking causes lung cancer: 0.08% of all smokers get it, vs. 0.04% of non-smokers. That’s a 0.04% increase! But even suppose that somehowsmokers have more complications before thev die than the average non smoker. If yo; go to some southern states, you can buy a pack of cigarettes for 40 cents US (that’s $lCanadian) . A pack of cigarettes in Canada costs about $4.00. And just think about it, a year or two ago, prices in Canada were up to $6.00 per pack! Gee, where does the difference go? Now suppose, using consentative estimates, an average smoker pays $1 oftaxes for every pack he buys, and it takes him 40 years of one pack per day to die of terrible and agonizing cancer (or quit, as most do). That’s $15,000 that smoker pays in taxes. Actually, let’s tax everybody who chooses to endulge in any type of activity promoted by corrupt rotten capitalism. Let’s tax all the obese people for every kilogram they gain! Just imagine the savings! Not only would we make them feel really bad aboutthemselves and force them to quit eating, we could probably pay out our entire national debt! I would argue that most products of this consumer society are absolutely inessential for the basic need of survival, and are potentiallyharmful to the body, mind and soul. Anything that is beyond your basic needs is harmful, for example, junk food (ice cream!), McDonalds,marijuana, alchohol, the Bombshelter, sitcoms,HocFzgr Night in Canada, pornography, and Hollywood. But all of these are indoctrinated in your, or other people’s heads. The question is not that of harm, but of enjoyment! We support an industry because we enjoy its product, be itReader’s Digest, The Terminate-, Molson or DuMaurier. Or, to put it in Situationist International terms, we are just indoctrinated with desires pushed on us by the the status quo. Smokers or not, we are all puppets inthe hands of society.
to bacon, Todd
To the Editor,
This is in response to Todd Melville’s letter “Bacon and beer” (Imprint, Friday,June 14,1996) .I’m not sure which media-induced hallucination Mr. Melville is living in, but I have yet to experience a collective effort towards any form of equality in Canadian society. Melville’s letter is, in fact, indicative of the rampant ignorance regarding issues of social justice. The anecdotal stories cited in his letter in no way lead the reader to the same conclusion that Mr. Melville has reached. He states that “I fully understand why programs like this are in place...” when clearly there is no demonstrated understanding of affirmative action or the history ofwomyn’s rights. Given that Melville recognizes that “women are under-represented in executive business positions and physical sciences, and that pay equality has not been reached,” I am curious to know what other forms of action would rectiq this situation, or whether he expects thousands of years of oppression’ to spontaneously dissipate.
On the issue of the men’s group that Mr. Melville alleges to be organizing, is it not blatantly obvious that in fact the pronunciation of “My& is, in fact, “Min’s?” I’m not sure what constitutes a min, but I am quite sure that it is something from which I will keep my distance. “Womyn’s” groups replace the “e” with a ,y” because it removes from the word the implication that wornen are of ~E-?x while maintaining the conventiona pronunciation of the word. It is an issue of group autonomy, not an abstract way to piss off men. As a man whose primary interests include neither beer nor bacon, I strongly object to the suggestion that these are the issues which would define “the concepts and ideals of meninism.” Furthermore, the idea of “mininism” does not currently exist as a movement because men’s issues are in no way underrepresented in mainstream culture. Perhaps in the future, so as to avoid further self-inflicted embarrassment, Mr. Melville shouldwrite letters on topicswith which he is familiar, such as the fine art of bacon consumption.
Today, for the approximately 100th time, I walked by the very large Fed. of Students Bulletin Board not far from my oflice, to discover that once again the several posters I put up of upcoming K-W Chamber Music society concerts had been removed, to be replaced by corresponding areas of absolutely blank space. This is standard procedure for the’ Fed bureaucrats. The posters advertise concerts by famous artists. For example: by sitarist It-shad Khan, a world-famous Indian musician who now livesin Toronto; Janina Fialkowska, one of the top two or three women pianists in the world; Daniel Lichti, baritone, also world renowned. Our concerts do not always feature artists quite as distinguished as that, but they always feature musicians of reputation performing major works of music. It is not conceivable, I hope, that the people employed by the Fed office are so undiscerning as to be incapable of forming the judgment that our posters advertise works of major cultural significance. And it might be of use to them to know that they are attended byU ofWstudents regu-
often in considerable numbers. Many of these students come because they rsaw one of our posters. Would they explain how it serves the interests of students on this campus to direct their workers to remove any and all posters not stamped with the Fed Seal ofApproval, even when they have nothing at all to replace them with? Especially when what they remove is of obvious cultural interest? From my office to the Fed office is about 10 minutes walk 20 round trip. Waiting for the people with the stamp to swing into action is additional. I am a professor and have things to do. It is easy to put up a poster on a bulletin board that I’m just walking right by, with blank space on it; it is a very large extra cost to have to go over to an office and get things stamped. ’ The Federation of Students is supposed to be a service organization. What service does it perform for the benefit of students with this policy? It is one thing to say that their own posters come first: OK. But to replace useful posters by nothing is hardly a benefit to anybody, is it? Or is the Fed of Students really as anti-culture as this act seems to suggest?
Friday, June 28, 1996
-Jan Numesm, DepuM of PhibsOphy, Wniutily of Waterloo
Two things this week. Sheila Copps and the NDP. 1. To all the people in Hamilton who voted for Sheila Copps - you are idiots. All of you, Sheila Copps lied. She did what politicians have done for a long time -make grandiose promises when on the campaign trail, and then ignore those promises after the election. She said that the Liberals would scrap the GST and if they didn’t, she would resign. Well, news flash, the Liberals didn’t scrap the GST, and then Copps tried her best not to resign. She gave numerous excuses, but the bottom line is, she lied, she got caught in the lie, and then she tried to bullshit her way out of it, just like every other politician in the same situation. And then, what do the voters do? Reelect her. Very good. I cannot express my admiration in strong enough terms. The message for all politicians to heed is, it doesn’t matter if you lie. Make any campaign promises you want. Tell the voters whatever they want to hear. Feed them whatever bullshit will
get you elected. And feel free to reassure any unbelievers thatyou can be counted on to fulfil these promises, because if you don’t, you will resign. God how I love the tyranny of the majority. I have said before that Canadian politics was changing, that voters were finally getting tired of hearing lies from Ottawa, and that the successful party was going to be one that would actually do what it said it would do. Copps’ win shows that I was quite wrong. For once, a politician got caught lying and got put on the electoral chopping block almost immediately. The voters didn’t have to wait for the next federal election. They didn’t have time to forget what the issues really were. They had the perfect chance to send a clear message that bullshit will no longer be tolerated, a message many would dearly love to send. And they blew it. They showed politicians everywhere that you can lie and be as successful as ever. People of Hamilton, what were you thinking? Or were you thinking? You have not only said
that you don’t mind being lied to, but that you like it! You want Sheila to get back onto office so she can lie to you some more! You goddamn morons! 2. In case you missed it, the provincial NDP elected a new leader over the weekend. After a stunningvictoryin 1991, the NDP imposed the social contract and managed to alienate just about all of their traditional support (the unions) before being destroyed by their arch-nemesis, Mike Harris last June. In response to their crushing and devastating defeat, the NDP have taken a hard left. They are desperately seeking to regain their credibility, and with that, their former allies and supporters. The speeches I heard at the leadership convention were filled with rhetoric, lashing out at corporations, big business and the rich, and plaintively trying to woo the poor, the disenfranchised and the miserable. Yeah, whatever. With these tactics, The NDP are just going to marginalize themselves even more. See ya. Thanks for coming out.
Prejudicial lunacy Continued
their puritan allies. It seems to me that they wouldn’t be trying to control people unless they were insecure about their own sexuality. Whatever their damage is, they have no right to dic‘tate to others how they should eonduct their sexual affairs. If left to their own devices, they 6would probably attempt to insti-
Probably the most pathetic reason put forth for denying homosexuals equal rights is that they don’t procreate, and therefore all that remains is the pernicious folly that underscores sexual “deviance.” Give me a break! Gee, maybe our population will dwindle away if we let the government sanction horn* sexuality! Unfortunately much ofourcountrystilladvocatessuch ludicrous ideas, as evidenced by
why don’t wejust round up aZZ the gays and send them adrift? tute some sort of demented Inquisition with the express goal of _forcibly converting homosexu’ als to the “other side.” Hey, why I don’t we just round up all the gays and send them adrift where they can find some deserted is; land so they can do as they please? [ Then, at last, we can have a nice, 1conformist world where the %ex ’ police” will constantly monitor sexual behaviour. Why should anyone care whether or not homosexuality is “natural?“What’swrongwith %nnatural?” Some people would rather be themselves than obey someone else’s misguided notion of adhering to only that which is “natural.”
the Neanderthals that many mistake for politicians. It’s disturbing that people in such high places are so narrow-minded and brain-washed by an upbringing which stressed a conservative mind-set. This whole issue has, more than anything else, exposed the dark side of those who oppose it, demonstrating the conformity and prejudice that infests their outlook. Let’s not let ignorance get in the way of treating horn* sexuals with the respect and decency that they deserve somethingwhich they should not have to’eam from us in the first place. -
Hollywood’s film recipes There was a time not too long ago when I could be found saying that the movies coming out of the Hollywood film factory were actually improving. Twelve Mmkt?p and The Usual Suspects, for instance, were great. After all, in the wake of the recession, people are more careful about which movies they want to see, since the eight-dollars-plus ticket price has become more of a big deal. Or so went my theory, (Sigh). I went to see TheRock last week, and found myself watching The Ctzble &y a few days later. Neither of the two was a good movie. But both of them could have been, if only the writers had taken the time to break away from the formulaic moulds. Let me start with T7z.e Rock. The recipe is as follows. Take two well-known stars and put into buddies-with-wacky-banter film. Complement with fish-out-of-water scenario by making one an ex-con and the other a whiter than white biologist. Make adversary a. deluded, patriotic psycho. Add irony and scenery-by
having ex-con break into Alcatraz. Add historical and international context by havingexcon be an MI5 agent who knows America’s deepest, darkest secrets from Hoover’s days. Mix with lots of guns and planes and rockets. Add Schwarzenegger lines and overblown sarcasm wherever possible. Market well. Make millions on mediocre film. On to T& Cable Guy. Take funniest man in Hollywood and put him in vehicle for rubberfaced humour. Set funny man against straight man. Have plot revolve around premise for a Seinfeldepisode, with a few modifications. Mix humour until it’s slightly black and bizarre to attract fans of Tarantino. Leave room for sequel at end. Tasted pretty good, right? Wrong. One totally lacked suspense and the other just fizzled. Worse still, both made the now obligatory attempt at social commentary (remember, it b the angst-ridden nineties). ‘The Rock had a scene where a bunch of marines were massacred, allow-
ing the audience to pause and reflect on the devastation created by violence before they returned to blowing shit up real good again. The Cable Guy had the recurring image of a sensational TV trial. It was less hypocritical, but hardly original. I’m reminded of Homer Simpson’s reaction to Ball a’92the Groin: “It works on so many levels!” I’m not being harsh, either (although I am pissed that they w-recked a Ferrari in The Rock). It’s just so tiresome. Why can’t they do itright? Movies have gone from being no-brainers to negative-brainers. Even when films like Mission: 1nzposbleattempt to be complex, they wind up being incoherent. Society must be getting dumber. On the bright side though, I was watching Teen Wolflate the other night and thought that, thankfully, there is a movie (let alone a sequel) that would never be made today. It’s just too...tig&ies. You see? Progress. Yet somehow, it’s just not enough to remain optimistic. l
Solong,andthanksforall thefish byBobWhitton UW News Bureau
niversity of Waterloo bi-
ology Prof. Bill Taylor and co-researchers hope to predict how human impacts on lakes - such as changing nutrient inputs and introducing exotic speciescan affect contaminant levels in fish. He is studying the movement ofcontaminants through the ece system. Fish and birds living in the Great Lakes basin are contaminated with industrial compounds such as various organoc hlorines (PCBs, DDT, Mirex, etc.) that have been the focus of much concern. These substances are resistant to break-
down in the natural environment and persist even though their production has been curtailed, alongwith their use. Being hydra phobic, or insoluble, they tend to accumulate in the fatty (oily) tissue of plants and animals. “Although the public in this part of Canada is most aware of this concern in connection with the Great Lakes, it is a global prob lem,” Taylor says. “These contaminants can be measured in aquatic animals and their consumers all over the world, including both poles and the open oceans.” Predator animals often exhibit the greatest internal concentrations of these contami-
nants. Aherbivorous animal accumulates organochlorines from
the water in which it lives and from the plants it eats, and attains higher levels of organochlorines in its tissue than in the water itself, or in plants. A carnivorous animal eatsevenmorecontaminatedfood than a herbivore and its predators in turn eat still more contaminated food. In the Great Lakes, larger predatory fish such as salmon, trout and fisheating birds, reptiles and mam-
largerconcentrations of organochlorines in their tissues. The
“We have known fur a long time that some species of fish generally those that are more predatory and have a higher fat contentare more likely to have contaminated muscle tissue than others,” Taylor reports, “and within any species, the larger fish generally have more organwhle rines than the smaller ones. Lake trout are a species tending to have high concentrations of organochlorines in their tissues. “Also, the degree of contamination varies from lake
effects of these compounds on the reproduction of animals, and on the health of the offspring of people
consume them in turn, been documented. In Ontario, the results of an extensive fish testing program are made available to the public in the annual Guide to the Consumption of Ontario Sport Fish. The guide% patterns have been analyzed statistically by UW graduate Ellen Bentzen at Trent University who has collaborated with scientists from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and the federal government’s Enti-
should be subject to special lations
reguit should be
subject to the same laws asgeneral
District Court in Philadelphia ruled that the Communications Decency Act (CDA) is unconstitutional in its restriction of speech on the Internet, and granted a request for a preliminary injunction against it. The US government
print media. The court f&voured the latter approach, and thus de-
will possibly appeal this case to the Supreme Court, which in turn, overturn the law.
The main question considered was whether the Internet
cided that the restrictions that the @Aput on Internet communications were in direct violation of the US First Amendment tecting free speech. This decision was hailed by groups such American Civil Liberties
than others, and why these con-
by displaying fireworks graphics on their World Wide Web pages. In asymbolic and uncommon move, the full text of the lengthy decision was made available on the Internet. Some brief excerpts from DistrictJudge Dalzell’s comments can be found in the nearby box, along with an Internet location
widely as the
Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation,aswellasbymostIntemet users, many of whom celebrated
for the ruling. Meanwhile, here at UW, it has been nearly two and a half years since the administration, with unclearjustification, banned five newsgroups in the alt.sex hierarchy.
of the Canadian Shield (close to Lake Ontario) generally have low levels of organochlorine contaxninants in their fish. One reason is that these lakesare protected from
by their greater contaminants in lake water, being insoluble, are concentrated on the surHydrophobic
face of plankton and other particles. Lakes with more particles may have less contaminant per massof particles even if they have just as much contaminant on a volumetric basis. Therefore the small plankton-eating animals (zooplankton) that consume these minute particles and in turn become the food of small fish, will be less contaminated and so on up the food chain. A joint study by UW scientists, alongwith othersatYorkUniversityand Environment Canada, confirmed that zooplankton were less contaminated in lakes with more nutrients and plankton. Green lakes have low&- organochlorine concentrations in their
fish, even though contaminants entering the lake, or per volume ofwater, may not be lower. A research team from UW, Trent University,York University and Environment Canadaisstudying why some
However, the data indicate that lakes south
t o lake. Lake troutf!romLake Ontario have more contaminants than lake trout from most. . . but not all . . . other lakes in Ontario.” What determines why some lakes have more contaminants
subjects of several studies.
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is expected to have a high contaminant input. Other lakes, remote from industry, receive most of their input from the atmosphere via precipitation. “Organochlorine inputs from the atmosphere have been quantified,” Taylor reports, “and it has been shown that these are large relative to direct inputs. . even for the upper Great Lakes. Lakes near Lake Ontario and the industrial centres may receive more contaminants through rainfall than lakes further north.
Hydrophobic organochlorines are volatile and not only enter lakes but leave them as well, to be distrib uted by the at-
F##!@ censorship! Imprint
One explanation is thatsome lakes receive more contamination than others. Lake Ontario, receiving the Niagara River and with major industrial cities like Toronto and Hamilton on its shores,
of the fish in some
kakeshave more organochlorines than others. “With this knowledge we will be able to predict which lakes might have levels in fish that pose a risk to humans or wildlife,and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of monitoring programs. Also, we will gain an insight into the extent to which the high organochlorine concentrations in Lake Ontario fish are due to its extra sources, as opposed to its food web and other characteris-
tics,” Taylor says.
Following are excerpts from District Judge Dalzell’s comments on the CDA The till text of the lengthy decision can be found at <http:/ /~.eff.org/AIerts/HTML/96O61Z~aclu_v_reno~decision.html~
. . . We should be especially vigilantinpreventingcontent-based regulationofamediumthatevexy
minute allows individual citizens to actually make those decisions. Any content-based regulation of the Internet, no matter how benign the purpose, could burn the global village to roast the pig. . ..Cuttingthroughtheacronyms and argot that littered the hearing testimony, the Internet may be regarded as a never-ending worldwide conversation. The Government may not, through the CDA, interrupt thatconversation. As the most participatory
form of mass speech yet developed, the Internetdeserves tection from governmental trusion. Trueitisthatmanyfindsome
of the speech on the Internet to be offensive, and amid the din of cyberspace many hear discordant voices that they regard as indecent. The absence of govemmental regulation of Internet content has unquestionably prc+ duced a kind of chaos, but as one plaintiffs’ experts put it at the hearing, ‘What achieved success was the very chaos that the Internet is. The strength of the Internet is that chaos. Just as the strength of the Internet is chaos, so the strength of our libertydependsupon the chaos and cacophony of the unfettered speech the First Amendment protects. For these reasons, I without hesitation hold thattheCDAisunconstitutional on its face.”
Seting things Ft&ht F
rom June 6 to the 9th, set against the natural beauty the Reform Party of Canada held its of Vancouver, Policy convention and election kick-off. The importance of this convention for the Reform Party is difficult to overstate. Over three days, Reformers from across Canada met to pound out policy and establish how the Party till sell itself to the rest of Canada. For the most part, the delegates present were upper middle-aged white males. Although Reformers are quick to point out that their party’s membership has a more evenly distributed demographic, this is of little consequence if the vote is dominated (as it was) by a particular age and ethnic group, representing particular interests and ideologies. With the exception of a token sprinkling of youth and visible minorities, there appeared to be little age or ethnic diversity among the delegates. Imprint sent two correspondents to bring back eye-witness reports of the convention developments. This week, Jeff Robertson presents some of the issesand policy resolutions established at the Vancouver assembly that will guide the party into Election ‘97, and perhaps beyond.
he policy resolutions and debating were guided by strong currents of Reform ideology. Equality, representation, accountability, and fiscal responsibility were the catchwords of the convention, and issues were measured against these Reform convictions. Along with these strong ideological tenets was the firm desire to bring more and more issues to the individual Canadian through national referenda. There would appear to be a daunting tension between Reform’s loyalties to both consensus and conviction as methods of government policy. In any event, having come from nowhere to contention in a few short years, the Reform Party stands realistically poised to move into Ottawa, and Preston Manning into 24 Sussex Drive in the next election. Their strategy centers around playing on Canadians’ disenchantment with the Lib era1 government, and the strength of Reform’s common sense fiscal policies.
In light of some of the popular understandings ofReform’s stance on gays and visible minorities, the delegates at Assembly’96 seemed eager to demonstrate that their commitment to equality of all Canadians was unshakeable. Reformers overwhelmingly supported a party constitutionalamendmentmaintaining”the true equality of Canadian citizens, with equal rights and responsibilities for all.” Later, the same theme was stressed in Resolution I, which reaffirmed “the equality of every individual before and under the law and the right of every individual to the equal
protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimmination.” In its drive towards total equality of ail Canadians, the Reform Party sees “group rights” as a substantial stumbling block and threat
of, and treat3 clearly states, “No group should be identified as a special category in the Canadian Human Rights Act that would provide for more
ment under, the law. As Resolution
rights than other groups would receive.” Explicitly, Reformers are opposed to employment equity, and it is in such a context, they believe, where specific groups are unfairly provided with an advantage over other groups. For Reformers, this is unacceptable. This position on equality takes a pragmatic form, at least partially, in a desire for all citizens to have equal access to the benefits of Canada. Where Reform’s rejection of special benefits for groups could be criticised, would be in circumstanceswhere certain problems are either exclusively or primarily felt within a specific ethnic or demographic group. By addressing such an issue, Reformers could accuse government of catering to group or special interests. As their policy currently stands, there
appearsto be little or no sensitivity to social or economichandicaps disproportionately associated with particular groups, or requests for preservation of culture. This is equality of a “melting pot” rather than umulticultural” variety, where social and cultural edges are trimmed off in favour of universality. Two groups in particular seem affected by this stance: Canada’s aboriginal
and Quebec. NativeIssues
In addition to the applicable equality policy as outlined in Constitutional Amendment 2, and Policy Resolutions 1 and 3, the Reform Party has taken a clearly defined stance on its handling of native issues. In dealing with aboriginal affairs, Reform will come to the table treating all native people as “full and equal participants in Canadian citizenship, self-supporting and indistinguishable in law and treatment from other Canadians.“Interestingly, an amended resolution omitting the
clause self-sulhpmti@was defeated. This is a prime example of Reform’s dedication to political fairness, yet questions arise concerning the pragmatic implications. Without a willingness to partake in negotiation around land claims, self-government, and assisting in cultural reconstruction, Reform policy is slamming the door on some of the issues that are expected to help native communities break their cycles of poverty, suicide, and sub stanceabuse. Historyhasshownus howwell our native communities have reacted so far to forced assimilation into the wider culture. Without any intention of looking for alternative social relations between Natives and non-Natives that are sensitive to concerns unique to the aboriginal community, Reform policy threatens to render negotiations frustrating and fruitless. Quebec
“the issue of iMegrity
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by James Russell
Reform’s egalitarian policy is applicable to provinc& as well, Resolution 23 maintains that “the Reform Party supports equality for all provinces, special status for none, and a strong continuing role for the Federal Government to maintain a common economic space, eliminate internal trade barriers, and to represent Canada effectively in international trade negotia-
tions.” This sends a clear message to sovereigntists that their demands for recognition as adistinct society, andaccompanyingadditional powers, will not be entertained. When asked what effect this would have on the volatile climate of Quebec nationalism,MountRoyalridingReformer, and co-author ofPartition: ThePriceofQuebet’s Independence Lionel Albert said that confi-ontation, rather than accommodation of sovereigntist demands was the more effective means of reducing their clout. Only additional powers related to a recognition of distinct society, however, are rejected by ReformThey are committed to equally increasing the powers of all provinces and extensive decentralization. It is quite likely that Quebec’s demands for
additional powers would be met in an equal redistribution of powers to all provinces. The
This is a significant issue for a number of reasons. Following on the heels of the party’s controversial handling of Bill G33, Reformers sought to legally define the nature of the family and marriage. Of no small consequence is resolution 35, passed with an overwhelming 93 per cent of the vote, to define a family as “individuals related by the ties ofblood, marriage or adop tion. Marriage is the union between a man and a woman as recognized by the state.” The resolution intentionally opposes same-sexunions, for reasons not fully clear. It would appear that Reform’s conservative approach to the family is indicative ofasimilar, though somewhat watereddown, trend to the “back to family values” movement currently underway in the United States. There is a desire to strengthen the place and integrity of the family as a primary socializing force. As resolution 36 indicates, “the Reform Party affirms the duty of parents to responsibly raise their children according to their own conscience and beliefs, and that no person, government or agency has a right to interfere with parents in the exercise of that duty, as long as measures of discipline do not constitute abuse or neglect.” Although this provides the family with signficant freedom in raising their children, does this recognition of the family as aunique social entity contradict Reform’s strict equity policies? By providing the family with such recognition, is Reform discriminating against social communes or religious communities dwelling together and collectively raising their young? Although these groups are by no means as popular as the “traditional” family, there seems to bean inherent discrepancy in the recognition ofprimary socializing entities by Reform policy.
on economic andjustice policies, and full coverage of the anti-Reform protest during the 1996
Friday, June 28,1996
Par&Resolutions The following is a simplified list of party constitutional amendments and policy resolutions that were on the table for debate and vote during the first two days of Assembly ‘96. These resolutions, for all intents and purposes, are the backbone of Reform policy, and reflect the ideology and direction of the party. It is interesting to note that the resolutions were either resoundingly accepted or defeated, with a few notable exceptions. Any gaps in resolution numbers session.
to the published
of the sessions for the
Reform constitutional sentation.
True equalityofall for all.
Ensure that no more than halfof the Executive scheduled for election at any given AssembIy.
Association members, the District
quorum whichever level.
to be 10 per cent of membership or 50 voting is Iess. 10 per cent or 25 members needed at
Deborah Grey: Manning’s successor?
A&m equalityofall and benefit from
Aboriginese to be understood as full and equal partners dian cltizenship, self-supporting and indistinguishable treatment from other Canadians.”
Private sector and universities and technology. Tax reduction be the means-bf government
Integrated between adjacent
before andunder the law, and equal protection the law. Group rights negates this equality.
an environment development
“in Canain law and
are best means of developing rather than business subsidies to encourage development.
to encourage rivate in the space in cr ustry.
transportation system supporting economic highway and railroad. Airports to be operated region or municipality.
balance by their
of appointing and accountable to each appoint
federal judges, system. 1 judge,
convicts sentenced to life without chance repeal sec. 745 of the Criminal Code.
14. Allow ers.
from collecting a crime. of names
of all convicts,
15. Any adult found helping a youth commit a crime same penalty ~5 though the adult had committed
should suffer the crime.
16. EliminateYoung Offenders Act and re lace it with the definition a “juvenile offender” in the Criminal e ode.
Eliminate immigration appeal for non-citizens able offence, Such offenders are to be deported their sentence.
Environmental policy reform: abolish regulations duplicating pro vincial regulations or which prove unnecessary, work with the prov inces to create an effective environmental legislation.
19. Allow for free votes in the House of Commons. does not lead to defeat of the government.
to the infectious,
Renewal of the Canadian confederation so as to render powers more fair, and subject to reasonable restraints. New Confederation proposals handout ballot, and approved
of a free vote
to be distributed to delegates by double majority.
Upon becoming tionalamendment been approved
Decision of necessary made up of Reformers
25. When in dialogue with a seceding province, negotiation to be guided b a> the rule oflaw; b) democratic legitimacy; c) the primacy of Cana J a’s interests.
23. All rovinces recognized as equals, with none bearings ecial status, an s the Federal Government is to maintain free and Pair trade between provinces and effective representation of Canada in inter national trade negotiations.
Passed: 95*1% Passed:
referendum to be held to determine should have the right of secession. to determine (Resolutions
Party op oses forei n aid to nations of basic R uman rig a ts,
Review Canada’s participation in international bodies, ing membership m those that are efficient, accountable, gaged in promoting Canada’s interests.
Restructure making it
the role and function of 29-31 submitted to Task
smaller and more
it with a legislative accountable.
in the sup
maintain and en
Family defined as those related by blood, marriage or adoption. Marriage is aunion between a man and awoman recognized by the state.
Parents responsible interference from
Sup ort cut to income war I!?.n
Elimination of “special treatment, tions” resulting in unequal treatment or size of industry.
Tabled release Force
Support equitable tax treatment for families with dependent dren and a single income earner.
Periodic review competency.
0 pose any legislation seeking 0 P real, personal, or intellectual purse them, without adequate
Propose legislation prohibitin@inancial inBa monopoly of services, and Investigate far competition.
NationalVictim’sBillofRights, the rights of the criminal.
to raise their children the state, barring abuse
of a simple,
flat rate of taxation.
as the see fit without or neg Yect.
flat rate of taxation. existing
Passed: 91.2% by
majority be established by a Task from all regions of Canada.
28. Task Force to be established the Canadian Armed Forces Force).
Reform to move that no constitu all ofcanada come tovote untilit has referendum.
Jeff Robuston 64.3%
government, affecting in a national
Dissolve current means with a more democratic
13. Prevent criminals incurredduring
12. Abolish parole and parole boards, deletion or amendment ences to early release, parole or Parole Boards.
11. First de ree murder parole Por 25 years;
Recognize need for ublic consultation on firearms legislation, support re eal of Bi P1 C68 and replace with strict penalties for firearms-re Pated crimes. Plea bargaining on firearms related offenses not allowed. Mandatory training for first time owners offu-earms. Oppose le islation permitting government from seizing legal fire arms from P aw-abiding citizens.
10. Each province allowed combmed territories.
a binding a binding
credits, write-offs, and deduc or favouritism to any industry, budget
to diminish or deprive individuals property, or the opportunity to compensation.
from organiz sector to ensure
on capital punishment. on abortion.
Formula One: In search of heroes by Dave Lpch Imprint staff
hr-ough a mm hina Lion of‘ last-minute planning and happy coincidence, I
lht despite the exdc sut-roundings, there was a pall cast over the race. Only three weeks berorehand, Ayrttm Senna, arguably the greatest race car driver ever, died of masssive head injnries af‘ter a high-speed crash when his Williams-Renault hurtled off‘ the track into a barrier at Imola. To make matters worse, a lesser known driver was killed in qualifying for that same race. So at Monaco, C&r-hard Rerger, alongretired Niki Lauda and others suddenly found themselves burdened with the task of making Formula 1 safe again. After over a decade with no fatalities, this was a shock to the system: the sport had lost one of its heroes, and if it didn’t make changes, it would lose more. Fast forward two years to the 1996 Canadian Grand Prix. The cars now look more like pumped up fighter planes than automobiles. Increased side-impact protection and improved track con-
ditions have made things safer. Make no mistake though: these drivers still earn their (in the case of Michael Schumacher, L&$24 million) paychequesevery year, Drivers endure incredible g-forces under braking and turning, and can lose as much as ten pouncls in a single race. Most importantly, they are still putting their lives on the line every time they fasten their five-point seatbelts. III this new era of motor racing, Jacques Villeneuve, son of the legendary Gilles Villeneuve, made his home country debut in front of the largest crowd ever li>r a sporting event in Canada. At a few moments during the race, it looked as if ?je could beat Damon Hill for a triumphant victory. In the end, however, he had to settle fbr the fastest lap of the race and a solid second place. Of course, this did not stop the fleur-de-lis and maple leaf-waving crowds from being ecstatic at his strong showing. Canada had found a new hero. Villenueve is constantlycompared with his father, but his style is more like that of another francophone - The Professor, Alain Prost. He is not a flamboyant driver, preferring instead to bide his time and finish consistently, rather than go all-out for the win. As a result, his driving shows promise, and he is in the hunt for the championship in only his first year in Formula 1. But while Villeneuvc may be a hero to Canada, as far as the sport itself goes, he and his colleagues still have a long way to go before thev become the stuff of legends.
Damon Hill, Villeneuve’s teammate, has yet to win the world championship (although it Looks as if 1996 could be his year), so far lacking the maturity to put it all together. He hasn’t the flair to be a Nigel Mansell, nor the success to be in the same league as his legendary father, Graham Hill. It will be some time before he is able to step out of his father’s shadow. At the moment, perhaps the most deserving man of the hero moniker is two-time world champion Michael Schumacher. Now driving for Ferrari, he has had his abilities underestimated by the press and fans alike. He served notice this year in Barcelona though, when he won a brilliantly driven rain-soaked race in which only six cars finished. But
comparisons to the great Q-ton Senna - even after having won two world championships before the age of 27 - remain questionable. Schumacher, unfortunately, has not had the quality of competition that his predecessors did. Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna, and Niger Manse11 all raced at the same time, and often put on incredible driving displays (Mansell’s win at Hungary in 1989 comes to mind) despite sometimes vast power discrepanties among the cars. Schumacher’s contemporaries, on the other hand, are unproven drivers like Will,Villeneuve, Alesi, Coulthard and Hakkinen. Schumacher is good, but one has to wonder how he would stack up against a Prost or Senna
in their prime. While the sport lacks true heroes at the moment, it still remains hugely popular around the world. The technology involved is unparalleled in the sporting world, and the frequently apparent animosity between various drivers also gives it an edge that the IndyCar Series still lacks. Above all, it is one of the few sports with a truly gladiatorial aspect about it - the pain ted cars plastered with signs, the enormous wealth, the roaring sounds and the helmeted and costumed drivers conjure up images of a Roman arena, only louder and more dramatic. In a sport that brings all this , and more, it cannot be long before true heroes take their places again.
We are looking for a Chair Person and Assistant Chair Person Communication for the Fall Term of 1996 (September - December) Write a ‘volunteer’ resume. Write a letter, addressed to the Chair Etienne Phaneuf, explaining why you want to hold a Chair position, and what you plan to do in that position. Send both of these in an email message to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Include “I wanna be a chair” in the subject line. Application de’adline is July 12, 1996. .J+~p:‘y’, -;jY~=Jgg$!g.‘,~-&~ Iq-“$y-.: &T-$ >*~.‘y@$-&, p-7:r:.J&s$;$g%$ f.“gfi$Tpy g<-g-&p-$&Z&~ 1”*J( ,~*,*sL+: “#&2 _&1,, ‘i”~~~“~“~~‘t3:~*‘.~~~~e~~~~~.~-r;~,..:$’-:~~,; :- ” ; d&a. I
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Fencing : Just Duel It by Patricia special
ng is an exciting and Jing sport with a long tradition. and great Throughout the centuries, duels have certainly been more of a life and death situation for participants rather than a sport. However, modern fencing is a sport, so it involves athleticism and competitiveness in the ef‘fort to win. The Fencing (&lb at the Universitv of U’aterloa meets i?lKi
Coaching is available starting with a student run warm-up at 7 p.m. One of the basics to efficient fencing is good footwork with the ability to move back and forth with sudden changes. As such, the warm-up usually involves lots of stretching and plenty of running drills that help to incrttase speed and agility. After the student run warmup, coaches Allan Johnson and
John Neu take over. A second element in fencing is the control of the blade. Participants have to learn how tojudge the exact timing and distance for a hit, as well as how to get the tip to land in the right spot. Gaining expertise in this area only comes with listening to the coaches and with plenty of practice. A fencer must stay loose and maintain control and attentiveness, but also be prepared for quick bursts of speed. Beginners start with a sword called a foil. After learning some of’ the basics in foil and gaining some confidence, some fencers change to sabre or epee si\rOrds. All f=imca-s rntlst wear a protective jacket, mask, and gloves. When electric scoring is used in nlatches (for example, when lights and buzzers identifyhits), participanti must also be monitored with the appropriate wires. The typical fencing match includes two fundamentals, although there are numerous skills. The basic attack is called the lunge and the basic defence is known as the parry. To score a point in foil you hit your opponent on the torso with the tip of your blade. With the electrical set up this will turn on a red or green light. While you are gaining position to attack your oppo-
These two battle it out to see who will take on the mysterious
shadow man. photo
nent you must also ensure that your opponent does not hit you. This is one of the unique features of fencing. The contest is not governed by the motion of a ball; rather it is determined completely by the actions of the two fencers. Matches usually go to 5 points. The Fencing Club usually starts the sessions byfencingwith-
out keeping score and then turns to matches between individuals. The Club also travels to various tournaments and is planning a tournament here at the university. Ifyou are interested in checking out the Fencing Club, demonstrations will be held at the Columbia Lake Canada Day celebrations starting at 4 p.m. To
join, come to a regular club session or e-mail club executive member Daniel Brown at <email@example.com>. The Fencing Club costs $25 to join, which covers all the necessary equipment. You can also access the Fencing Club homepage at <http:// www.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/clubs/ fencing/>. Check it out!
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ave you ever wanted to learn how to serve a fiveH game suspension by simin a not playing PlY doubleheader? Then take a course in MLB 101- Mathematics for Major League Baseball with professor Bud Selig. Yes, you too can learn all about how Albert Belle can deliver a blatant forearm to somebody’s throat, get a five game suspension, and have it subsequentlyreduced to a three game, then a two game suspensionYou can also learn about the hijinks that resulted from the cheap shot, and how its main participants also got their suspensions reduced. Five equals three equals two, otherwise known as Belle’s Law,isjustoneofthemanyexciting formulae that can be learned in MLB 101. Seriously, having Belle’s suspension reduced once is bad enough, but having it reduced a second time is ludicrous. As if baseball didn’t have an image problem already, these incredible shrink&suspensions aren’t
by lhe Fan Imprint staff
ell, is it drafty in here, or is it just me? The NHL Draft came and went last Saturday, and boy, was it ever dull. Now, all the expert talk leading up to the draft was how poor the talent level was this year. Scouts and people like Bob MacKenzie were comparing it to the 1989 draft, where, God bless their souls, the Maple Leafs had three first round picks. (Scott Thornton and Scott Pearson, kicking around as third and fourth liners, and some guy named Steve Bancroft). This year’s offered no big impact players, a la Eric Lindros, no predraft controversy, a la Eric Lindros, and no blockbuster trades, again a la Eric Lindros. Man, that was a draft year. The draft started pretty
picking first for what, the umpteenth time this decade? Mark my words right now though, the Senators will not finish dead last again this decade. Finally, an intelligent coach and general manager, a decent goaltender and
helping its case. What kind of message is being sent? That it’s all right to stiff arm a second baseman because even if you do get suspended, it’ll be cut in half anyway? Some argued that since the umpires didn’t eject Belle, then a five game suspension must be too harsh. Umpires are out there to make sure that the game is played fairly, not to pass judgement on what is right and wrong. That’s what the commissioner is supposed to do. Oh, sorry. I forgot. There is no commissioner, unless you count Bud Selig. What Belle did was moronic. What Selig and the baseball executive council did was idiotic. At this rate, Marge Schott should be back in time for the World Series.
venient injury. Muster, a clay court specialist, has not had a stellar career at the All-England Club. Indeed, he has never even won a match at Wimbledon and sports a dismal o-4 record. My question is why
homas Muster, the secondranked tennis player in the world, was ranked a generous seventh for Wimbledon this year. Muster appeared to be a little ticked off at this decision and laterwithdrewwith an oh-so-con-
did they even rank him seventh? With his track record on the fabled lawns of Wimbledon, any seeding is a gift. What did Muster expect, a high seed, an easy draw, tickets to Euro ‘96, and a parade in his
some skilled players who will develop. Remember, current Ottawa GM Pierre Gaultier helped lead the woeful Nordiques back from oblivion using a similar plan. Kitchener Ranger Boyd Devereaux went sixth overall to the Edmonton Oilers. I’m sure he’s good, but as he is not an Oshawa General, I’m particularily inclined not to root for him. Ah, the joys of hometown allegiances. The most disappointing thing about watching this particular draft on TSN was that there were no trades. Just one significant one and a minor one here or there. In past years, such as two years ago when the Leafs and Nordiques swung the Sundin-Clark deal, there has always been all kinds of trade rumours circulating around the floor. This year: zilch. Instead,viewers were treated to Bob Mackenzie and Paul Romanuk spend what seemed like an endless amount of time finding as many ways of saying that essentially, each team chose the player they most wanted on their team. I think they found 47 by the end of TSN’s coverage.
This week: learning Belle k Law,
honour? Playing almost exclusively on one surface all the time may score you points with the faulted computer rankings, but not with knowledgeable tennis people who can take five seconds to look up your previous performances on grass. I suppose Muster’s injury (giving him the benefit of the doubt) was for the best. He won’t have to waste his time (and ours) by losing in the first round again. His spot can be taken by some lucky qualifier, someone who has dreamed all their life of playing in Wimbledon, someone who knows that there is more than just one surface on which to play the game, someone who realizes just how lucky they are to be playing in the greatest tennis event in the world. So you just keep working on your clay court game and nurse that injury while the rest of us watch Wimbledon, Thomas. We won’t miss you at all,
Muster3 “injury, ” and the ties that 0 bind Euro ‘96
n the spirit of the draft, I’m actuallylookingforward to the NBA draft. Of course, by the time you read this, the draft will have passed, but 1 was looking forward to it. Unlike the NHL draft, where even the first over-all pick is generally expected to spend another year or so in the minors, in the NBA draft the top choices are expected to turn a sad-sack group of losers into a legitimate contender. No wait, that’s the plot to almost all sports-related movies. Still, there’s a great deal of pressure on a top pick: they have to be able to adapt to the NBA game quickly, make an impact and look good enough doing it to snag a prime sneaker deal. Plus, there are all kinds of juicy and generally unfounded trade rumours, plus free-agent talk, and a real show of the whole damn thing.
une 23rd, about a month to go, and I’m already sick of the Olympics. I seriously wish Atlanta would burn to the ground between now and then. I’ve been there. Don’t worry, the world wouldn’t miss a thing. Except a really nice Denny’s and maybe some pecans.
kay, I’ll admit it, I’ve been watching Euro ‘96. I’ve actually enjoyed watching it and have actually gotten excited and - dare I say it - cared about what was going on. Soccer could be such a great game, if they could just find a better way of settling ties. In the first two games of the quarter finals, four hours of soccer were played and not one goal was scored. This is bad enough,
but to then settle a hard fought game on something as stupid as penalty kicks takes away from the game. I realize that without penalty kicks, some games could go on forever, but that’s what could make soccer great. Imagine an intense game that’s gone three hours without deciding a winner (they seem to have no problem going two). The players are almost dead, conditioning becomes a factor, and one costly mistake could end it all. Some of the best moments in sports history have come from lengthy overtime/extra time games. Imagine some guy scoring the winning goal, celebrating, and then passing out while his teammates collapse around him. This is where great drama comes from. This would be TSN’s “real TV.” Instead, the game is decided by having five guys from each team kick the ball at a 24foot long by eight-foot high net from a mere 12 yards (or 36 feet) away. The only possible way to not score is ifthe goalie either guesses right or you completely miss the net. (I apologize to any Italians who may have bad memories about this.) You work hard all game just for this? It’s a thrilling way to win, but a horrible way to lose. So far two quarterfinals and both semifinals have been decided in this bogus manner. Hardly a fair way to decide something so important (like the 1994 World Cup). The fans, and players, deserve better.
It’s Not a Dream, Crowded House Hurseshot? Tavern Monday,
by Greg Krafchick Imprint sbff
he kiwi band Crowded House played their last Canadian show at the Horseshoe Tavern last Monday. Promotion for this event was., practically zero, the announcement coming the day of the concert. They stepped onto the tiny stage with no fanfare, stripped of any fancy pyrotechnics or lights. Theyplayedaset thatwasn’t their most tight, with technical glitches here and there. They wandered off into musical jams that perhaps needed to be reined in, and eventually made a quiet exit. In other words, it was one of the greatest shows I’ve ever seen. The reasons for this? Well, they’re all in the paragraph above that’s what it’s all about really. No fanfare, no Massey Hall with wooden seats and 2000+ people, no lights beyond some basic reds and yellows to illuminate the stage -and perhaps best of all the band, Crowded House, stripped down to a basic human level, warts and all. There were no overdubs or 256 channel mixing boards, just a guy on the stairs to the stage with a small board, twiddling knobs by the seat of his pants. There was no preprogrammed playlist, but a sheet the band followed and later improvised on.
Neil plays while
Paul smokes a big fatty at home. photo
The band wasn’t
separated from the audience - they were literally two feet away. Fans dream of these shows, and for once it was a reality. No opening act appeared at this hastily arranged show -
by Greg bbafchick
Crowded House came on stage at 9:30 and stayed almost two and a half hours. Who could
open for this anyway? Theywould for an exfan base with only one band in mind anyway.
merely be fodder tremelyenthusiastic
It’s Over Nope, at 9:30 Neil Finn and Co. their greatest hits camp, And as wandered on stage, and began to always they showed the remarkable range and ability as players. Play. Those who’ve seen Crowded Mark Hart has proved a wise adHouse live know that their charm, dition, tackling both keyboards energy, and sheer musical imand guitar with equal skill. Surprovisation on stage are legenprisingly Neil has acquired a love dary. But with the band rightthere for effects pedals, and the feedin j-at of YOU, this appeal was back (yes!) bouts were equal parts increased tenfold. Sure, they Beatles and Yo La Tengo - a still badly miss the antics of bizarre and ultimately fascinatformer drummer Paul Hester, ing combo. but the equally extroverted bassAnd also as usual the songs ist Nick Seymour dragged the were embellished for the live sethumour out of Neil making for ting. Whether itwas an extended the usual panoply of trademark audience singalong to “Weather Wacky Crowded House MoWith You,” a stupendous drum ments. fadeout on “Private Universe,” A lot of these came from the added lyrics to “Distant Sun” or a bandjustjamming. Iftheywern’t ten minute (with bathroom slipping into disco mode, they break) “When You Come,” nothwere covering CCR’s “Barn on a ing was played verbatim from Bayou” as Neil took a bathroom their records. And this is perbreak. Or maybe improvising haps the greatest ability Crowded their next hit “I Got Ripped Off House possess: the ability to On Queen West.” Never the make each show new and fresh, most structured of live acts to not just the same set that follows begin with, in a loose relaxed records verbatim. setting like the ‘shoe they were Too many favorites were free to musically roam wherever played to list here, too many littheir instruments took them. tle funny or entertaining anecAnd, truth be told, it got a bit dotes occured to begin to deexcessive in a couple of cases, scribe. After a scat-filled and but oddly this only added to the bonkers “Sister Madly” a visibly charm. In a way it was a glimpse emotional band took their final ofwhat Crowded House may have bow to racuous cheers. The sounded like back in ‘86 when breakup of Crowded House is a they began: unpolished, still huge loss, only made more acute honing their sound. if you’ve seen them live. Between the witty stage banBut with a spirited show like ter and the spontaneous jamthis the band went away remindming, the band played a stack of ing everyone in the room of why songs from all their releases, inthey’re music fans in the first cluding two new songs found on place. My life is complete now,
or sensoryDelights A SmorgasDoara cocteaunvim w/ Spain Concert Hall Friday, June 14
by Tim Lemieux Imprint staff
or fifteen years now the Cocteau Twins have been
putting out albums that have ranged from merely good to utterly
has launched tives;
a thousand adjec-
“shimmering” to “magical” to ue t hereal. n While never achievingwidespread commercial success, they have built up a solid core of devoted fans with their wonderfully crafted albums. After a three year absence, the Cocteau Twins returned to Toronto in support ot’ their new
album Milk and Kisses; one of the better and most unnoticed releases of the year. The crowd was a rather odd mix. It isn’t often that you see buttoned-down thirty-somethings rubbing elbows with blue haired teenagers. It was a good natured group, and it was obvious that the security people wouldn’t be earning their paycheques this night.
The only thing that threatened to put a damper on the evening was the opening act, Spain. Whoever organized the show must have thought that a very mellow band would be the perfect opener for the Cocteau Twins. There is, however, a fine line between mellow and excruciatingly boring. The songs were incredibly slow and drawn out, and use of instruments was mini-
I swear the drummer done a crossword
could puzzle and it wouldn’t have affected his playing. The lyrics sounded like the poetry of a love-sick twelve year old. The overall effect was to put the crowd into a glazedeyed stupor. Fortunately the energy level in the room surged
with the CocteauTwinsentrance. With a quick ‘hello’ from singer Liz Fraser, the band began with “Fifty-Fifty Clown,” from 1990’s Heaven or Las Vegas. It was quickly evident that we were in for an great show. Their years of performing to-
gether have made the music and vocals nearly flawless. The instruments flowed together so well that at times it was difficult to tell who was playing what. A great light show added to the effect.
With eight albums and many EPs to choose from, the band played a set that perfectly balanced new songs with older material. They tended to give the songs a more melodious &rd airy sound than on the albums, with the guitar noise wafting around Liz Fraser’s angelic, unintelligible voice. Songs such as “Aloysius” from Treasure,” I WearYour Ring” fYom Heaven ar Las &gm, and “Half-Gifts” and “Treasure Hiding” from the new album washed over the crowd with hypnotic beauty. It’s always amazing to hear such powerful voice come from Liz Fraser’s elfin body. The first set finished with “Iceblink Luck” and Summerhead.” The band obviously enjoyed themselves, judging from the smiles and jokes thrown around
between them. Bassist Simon Raymonde often reclined at the keyboards sipping wine. Robin Guthrie, the mastermind behind the Cocteau Twins sound, tried his best rock poses out on the crowd. The music was so c,omplex that at times it was necessary for a number of backup players to
come onstage, and during some songs there were seven people on stage. They returned to play an encore of “Pandora” from Treasureand “Pur” from the previous Four Calendm CafiThe crowd was determined to force a second enocre, but to no avail. Nevertheless, everyone left satisfied, realizing that they had been part of a memorable event. As Terry Nash would have put it, it was a “smorgasboard of sensory delights.”
Summer Sounds of Summer Saturday
by Patrick Imprint
Park were flooded by Laurel Creek, the sun came out in time for U4EA’s appearance at the thirteenth Sounds of Summer festival. This year’s weekend
Waterloo Park June 22 & Sunday June
ix a.m., Saturday. I was awakened by the torrential sound of God rediverting a waterfall over my roof. Got up, closed the window, and went back to sleep. Sounds of Summer wouldn’t begin for seven more hours. This year, however, there was no rain venue, and I prepared for a soaking. Fortunately, although parts of Water-
event was the largest yet, featuring a main Bandshell Stage with headliners The Skydiggers and Colin James, a new Festival Stage with the Shannon Lyon Pop Explosion and Sue Foley, and a Kidsfest stage with Kideo and Captain Hump’s Musical Mayhem. Thankfully, the event times were staggered, making it possible to catch at least some of every act. I’ll admit that I wasn’t impressed by U43Ws cassette - the band has a highly artistic sound, much like early 80’s prog
could not possibly
than Jim Carrey.
gave in to the temptation. I went out and paid to see what twenty million dollars of acting looks like. I’m not quite sure whether or not I liked what I saw. Cabb Guy is the turning point in the entertainment industry as we know it; actors are now getting paid more money than most people can ever plan to see in their entire lives to ham it up in front of the camera for two hours. The plot is quite simplistic and redundant. The hero, Stephen, gets kicked out by his girlfriend, and ends Up moving into his own apartment. When the Cable guy shows up to hook up the necessities, Stephen bribes him to illegally supply the movie and specialty channels. The Cable guy sees the bribe as an act of friendship and in return invites Stephen out for a night on the “information superhighway.” Stephen’s acceptance of this offer leads the Cable guy, who is now known as Chip Douglas, to form an undying bond with Stephen. Chip tries his hardest to be the best friend that Stephen has ever had, taking him to dinner, providingvast quantities of stereo equipment, giving advice, throwing parties, hiring hookers, and reuniting him with his lost love. The only
Stephen, as played by Matthew Broderick, is splendid in his humdrum, boring way. As the central character of the movie, Broderick’s talent was wasted, his main reason for existence to react to Carrey’s off the wall antics. Yet for the person who was only paid two million dollars, to act as the straight man to Carrey’s psycho, Broderick shines. If anyone is worth their paycheque in this film, it is Broderick. Jim Carrey is pretty good in the title role. This is the most mature film and style that I have ever seen him participate in. Although the lisp he affects and some of the body language used are over the top, Carrey seems to have been kept in reality by the director. During some of the more nightmarish scenes, Carrey is truly frightening. The transitions between light and dark in Chip’s personality are perfectly represented by the rubber-faced actor, although the emotional motivation isn’t always present. DirectorBen Stiller appeared to work with the script to the best of his, and its, ability. Although the performances by the central characters were strong, the supporting roles were ill defined or pointless. The ending seemed tacked on as an after thought, in order to spend five minutes moralizing about the state of America. Yet one cannot blame the director for flaws in the script, any more than one can blame an actor for the size of his
by Ben Stiller
playing at Waterloo Cinenla by Rebecca W-on special to Imprint
is that he is just a little
As an added bonus, the film even made me laugh a few times. I would recommend seeing this film if you are a diehard Jim Carrey fan, or want to see what twenty million dollars looks like. Otherwise, wait for it on cable.
Like in any tale of obsession, turns bad, and plays with Stephen’s don’twanttogivetoomuchaway,butitall leads to a predictable conclusion.
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rockers who never reached made the status of Pink Floyd or King Crimson. The elements that I don’t like about the tape, however, are some of the best elements of U4EA’s live show. The layered sounds work much better, the guitars are more immediate, and the many cliched lyrics are forgiveable and occasionally even understandable. Down at the festival stage, locaIsE”mnigan’s Tongue and Pad Redman & The Duti Uncles were playing. Finnigan’s Tongue were a banjoed Celtic-folk type of band (‘just one of many that weekend) and Paul Redman’s band seemed too radio-friendly for a beer tent. I would rather have seen the HeIl BiIlp in the beer gardens - the last-minute replacements for the Matthew Good Band were definite rednecks. They had some good songs, but there’s only so much accordion one can stand before moving on. A crowd of high school-aged boys, each apparently too stupid to put their baseball cap on forwards, gathered up by the Bandshell stage to see Rusty. I’ve heard a lot about Rusty, caught the songs on CFNY, and I’ll have to admit - Rusty are incredibly, completely, awful. “Groovy” came off well, as did a couple other singles, but the rest of the show, for lack of a better phrase, sucked. If Rusty had been any other band but Rusty, like say, a local indie band, and that band had played the same garage shit that Rusty did, theywould have been booed off the stage. But hey they’re Rusk, man, and, like, they’re cool and stuff, right? And we can, like, mosh to them, right? Cool. Let’s go hang out at a mall and smoke. I boycotted ACME because they’re a bunch of losers for thinking that hiding the fact that they’re Canadian is the only way to get attention in America, and went to see Big Sugar iylstead. Big Sugar are true musicians, creating great music with minimal equipment. The drummer was amazing, especially with his stripped-down drum kit. I’d already seen the Skydiggers the previous week at NXNE, andshannon Lyon Pop Explosion as well, so see the NXNE reviews for more on them... Sunday’s weatherwas even better, and Waterloo County Battle of the Band Winners FSKIE (eff-sky) started with a humourous show fitting the warm after-
noon. The duo appeared rather like the McKenzie brothers with guitars, and the lead singer’s voice had a surprising range and some beautiful quirks. Watch out for these guys; an act like FSKIE deserves
more attention. Then came Great Big Sea, undoubtedly the highlight of the weekend. The personable Newfoundland quartet got half the crowd dancingwith a great Celticrock crossover that included traditional and modern songs with a lot of audience involvement. The music was grabbing, the people were friendly, and the show itself was tremendously entertaining. Also in the Celtic-rock vein, but not half as entertaining, were the Mahones. They were good, but not great like Great Big Sea. In between the Celtic stuff came Jordan Patterson & The DC Hurricane. The “Washington-based” band (which just happens to play a lot in KSV) served up some traditional southern blues, perfect for summertime. My second-favourite act of the weekend was local singer Dayna Manning. With just her guitar and beautiful voice, the very visibly nen’ous young woman kept the crowd transfixed. She ended her set with the first song she ever wrote, “Waik on the Moon,” a youthful but beautifully melismatic piece. Usuallysinger-songwriters aren’t my thing, but Manning’s voice is the kind that gets into your spine and doesn’t stop moving. Big-haired blues rock artist Colin James kept the crowd waiting almost an hour for his closing set at the Bandshell Stage. When he finally showed up, he blew out the amps two minutes into the first song. By then I’d had enough of his rock star attitude, so I left. Not that I couldn’t hear the show from my house on ErbStreet, which brings up another point. Just before Colin James went on, the MC announced that someone in Waterloo had complained about the noise level. Sounds of Summer is an annual event that brings together hundreds of people who don’t ordinarily pay attention to Canadian music. It’s only one weekend a year and it’s over before dinnertime. Not to put down in any way the morons who complained, but I suggest dragging them through Laurel Creek until they learn to appreciate good music.
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alfway up the MuchMusic building on Queen St. West, Moses Znaimer’s decorating crew have stuck the front half of a CITY TV vehicle, wheels still spinning. The illusion is funny for about thirty seconds. After standing in the rain for an hour, however, the comedy wore ofi. The truck was, however, an irritation that I could live with there were better distractions at hand. Immediately underneath the pigeon-infested spinningvan, for example, stood a blaring Pluto. Forget Disneyland - these Vancouver dogs just got signed to Virgin Records, and they happened to be the third band to hit a stage at NXNE 1996. Toronto’s annual North By Northeast festival is the kind of event music writers have wet dreams about - hundreds of bands at twenty-four venues, in addition to conventions, seminars, and bags of free stuff, all ziccessible through one simple neck-slung pass. Thus did this reviewer begin his long weekend, standing in the rain, frantically trying to fmd his earplugs - and to decide which of the three hundred and sixty bands to drop in on. Pluto were pretty good (That’s all I’m going to say about ‘em. I saw over forty bands don’t expect forty essays). FelIOW outdoor showcasers Damhnait Doyle and Alejandro Escovedo were less impressive, being decent bands, fronted by powerful singers but playing only mediocre, heavily commercialized songs. The Skydiggers were much better. They rocked, the clock struck nine, and twenty-four club doors flung open. After a few decent songs fromNot Goin’ To Vegas at the Ultrasound I tried
to catch Chickpea at the El Mocambo. Around this time I learned the most important lesson of NXNE - avoid the El MO. The walk up Spadina Avenue is complicated by the smell of rotting food from Chinatown’s fish
clubs on the main strip in hopes of discovering an unknown band worth listening to. Nevertheless, Blue Dog Pitt put on a great noise-filled, bassheavy show ai the El MO, and I walked back down to the Indigo
and fruit markets (ever feel like throwing up befimyou get to the bar?), and anyway, I missed the show I was trying to see. For the rest of the weekend I stuck to Queen St. West whenever possible, hopping in and out of the
Cafe. The stage was duct-taped to the floor, the air conditioning was non-existent, but Merril Nicker was playing. She’s a lot like my fifth-grade teacher, except my fifth-grade teacher didn’t have an FX pedal for her voice, or play guitar with a beat box. I don’t recall Mrs. A. ever sticking her hand inside her pants and doing a sultry cover of Carol Pope’s “High School Confidenti# either. I then broke my own rule and ran backjust iqtime to catch claudia)s Cage tearing up the stage at the El Mocambo, grabbed a stale hot dog from a street vendor, and headed to a friendly couch to spend the night. Then I realized that although hundreds of bands had converged on Toronto to play the festival, I had spent all evening watching musicians who have yearly TTC passes. I made a mental note to catch more international acts, and went to sleep. Friday night I saw twelve bands in four hours - stepped in, watched a song or two, and left if not completely impressed. Unfortunately,
the best bands two songs before the end of their sets anyway. Highlights of Friday night included The Punch Drunk Monkeys, from Binghamton, NY. I’ll never forget walking into the Rivoli
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by Greg Krafchick Imprint staff
rthin three days, by my count i saw something
approximating 30 bands. As a result, probably the most expedient and useful thing to do is simply describe five of the best bands among the many bad to mediocre ones (there were a number) that I saw.
Shallow I:00 AM Friday)
Not to be confused with the band of Sonic Unyon fame, Kansas City’s ShalIow put on my favorite set of the entire festival. There was such a charming selfeffusiveness about the band - the way they wandered about the stage, peering out occasionally over the audience both in the bar and on the street. Fronting the group was the diminutive figure of Julie Shields, playing a guitar that seemed too big for her... But ultimately they were a band of paradoxes. The sound issuing from the amps was full of life and passion, and those occasional looks into the audience hinted at a band silently aware of the fantastic work theywere pro ducing. Oh yes, the music -certainly their take on Ride, the Cranes, Spiritualizedetcwasn’tanything earth-shatteringly original, but what was refreshing was the indefmabIe upbeat nature of it all. Shield’s voice rang out clear and true, somewhere between the Cranes’ Alison Shaw and the Rose Chronicles’ Kristy Thirsk, and more often than not she came off playful rather than sullen. And whatever one may say about originality, the soundscapes they wove (including a melange at the end that lasted a good ten minutes) held the audiencespellbound. They sold about thirty CDs off the stage after the show, and that’s perhaps the best testament to their brilliance I could give.
(X-Rays If it were
Shade :OO PM Thursday) up to this reviewer,
Shade would have played late on Friday, a perfect placement for a band that came as refreshing change to the parade of white guys with guitars. Warm, soulful, reggae tingedvocals flowed from a group that played music to match. Sly and the Family Stone, Bob Marley, and even Jamiroquai were obvious points of reference, and those goodtime vibes combined with the presence of the street audience (the front of XRays is a service garage opening) added a euphoric mood to the whole affair. In addition, the lead singer, again unlike the indie slacker types at the fest, was not adverse to trying to put on a Show, in a proper sense. Calls of “Put your hands togetha!” or “let’s see you all on the dance floor” may be hopelessly cliche, but it suited Shade’s show perfectly, and coaxed many static people into a swaying motion to the tunes. If they played at Sauble Beach, it would be the best concert you’ve ever seen. Shannon Lyon Pop Explosion (X-Rays, 9:00 PM Friday) What’s this? A transparent attempt to fawn on local talent? Well, if there’s ever been a pet peeve of mine, it’s bands that expect local critics to sing the praises of bands just for their proximity. But take Shannon and his pals away from the confines of the Volcano, and it’s undeniable that something is starting to brew here. Despite the lousy time slot (the other local at NXNE, my neighbour Ned, suffered a similar fate. Conspiracy? I wonder.) he dug in and blew forth with downright catchy and satisfying rock and roll. The band wisely stuck to the harder stuff in the vein of Mods Rule, which won over the crowd more readily than acoustic strums would have. And win them over he did - a sizable crowd turned out and stayed for the duration, and it was truly a solid show from start to finish. With Kim Hughes behind Shannon, the Swallow Records label head mayjust leave his sta-
ble of bands far behind.
Made 12:OO AM Friday)
Apparently the Pilgrims couldn’t quite make the, urn, pilgrimage from the Netherlands, so stepping into their slot was TO’s Made, who more than took up the slack. Sporting some high NRC: riffs and a drummer that looked uncannily like Mary Stuart Masterson, the band played and entertained a packed Horseshoe with deft precision. Like any Canadian band of their ilk, there’s certainly a Sloanesque feel to the tunes, but the band themselves name the Pixies as their big ’ inspiration. Whatever the case, with some heavy grinding guitars and the rhythmic pounding of Mary, or sorry Alison Maden, they rose above the crowd of other guitar bands at the festival.
The Respectables (Tkggy’s, LOO AM Saturday) After a night spent watching many mediocre acts, Quebec City’s Respectables took advantage of their choice time slot (there tends to be more crowd energy after an evening’s worth of drinking) and simply rocked the house brilliantlv. They were this bizarre combo of a lead singer guitarist in goggle sunglasses, another guitarist and a rhythm section dressed as the Rolling Stones circa 1978, and of course their very own Bez, in this case a man with a tamborine on the dancefloor. And a dancefloor it did become, as the band jumped from song to song. It was like new wave mixed with a sort of dirty white funk - and the lead singer’s weaving hips gave the latter element that much more clout. In fact, probably the chief feature of this band was their sense of style and life - not a lot of bands at the fest went for this full throttle, but the Respectables made it priority #l. While the music and vocals were entertaining enough, the fantastic stage antics (as well as the Quebecois Bez) dragged more than one soul, myself included, onto the dancefloor.
: What happens when you put over 350 bands, various celebrity panels, other music industry experts and squish them to gether in 24 downtown club venues and a ritzy hotel in the span of three days? A: You get the streets of Toronto exploding with action and excitement as people wander from venue to venue sampling bands showcasing their talent in the North bv Northeast Music Festival and Conference. Toronto’s version of the Texas’ infamous South by Southwest Conference, NXNE was everything one would expect of a new music festival. The panels, with topics ranging from getting gigs to contracts and royalties to making your own web page, were informative and exciting. But the greatest part of the festival was definitely the bands. While some performers were most unmemorable, there were a few thatjumped out at me (literally, in some cases). Imagine a bassist in an orange t-shirt and knee-length skirt with skin tight blue Adidas track pants underneath, wearing a Storm Trooper helmet. Then imagine, beside him, some guy dancing around, singing a song about Yoda and his trials and tribulations as a short wrinkly old-timer. Put these two images together and you have an idea of what Bertha Does Moosejaw are like. Their almost punky, kinda thrashy, hard, fast, skater noise may be only mediocre, but it’s a blast to watch them romp around on stage. These four guys, all between the ages of 18 and 20, sing songs about video games, the Dukes of Hazzard, and Star Wars, while doing the “pants dance,” leading the crowd in the Care Bear Countdown, and changing funky hats faster than most ofus change our underwear. If you look inside their tape, Bertha Strikes Buck, you see song titles like “BOSS Hog”
ing. the front the they ing
It was more fun watching six drunk jocks moshing in of the stage throughout whole set. Did I mention were the only people standin the large, empty venue? Catering to an older crowd was the seven-piece Zamboni Jiver. Their folky jazz sounds were upbeat and fun, yet somehow relaxing after the previous band (God knows why!). It’s hard to write a song about Zambonis but this band did it and they’re the only people I know who can make meeting a real bontide Zamboni driver sound like the most exciting thing to happen since chocolate was invented. Other slightly less notables included Rose Coppola, whose rocky soul was accompanied by a voice somewhere between that of Edie Brickell and Alannah Myles. Montreal’s Les Stups played hard fat guitar rock that left no effect on me besides ringing ears and a throbbing headache. But perhaps the two highlights of my weekend were seeingMars,WeLoveYou, andshallow. Mars, We Love You delivered a fantastic set of East Coast
We love you, Man! indie garage pop. All I can think of is lead singer Launa repeating the line “she can’t remember” until it’s barely a whisper, then coming back with a scream that ranks up there with those ofJulie Doiron-Claytor of Eric’s Trip. Having lost their guitarist only three weeks prior to the show, Launa had her little brother fill in for the night. Not bad for a little brother. Shallow, not to be mistaken
where they get their meaningless lyrics from. But regardless, they’re too much fun to ignore. Purdge, who played the same venue the night before, were also super young and super noisy, but they weren’t nearly as interest-
say or do after
a set like that?
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Rheostatics: TlkeCanadian band? Rheostatics w/Mm. Torrance VOlCU~O
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by Katie Ricks Imprint staff I-S. Torrance opened for Rheostatics at The Volcano, wearing fabulous blackand blue velvet suits, which they mentioned among their Mrs. Torrance merchandise and offered to sell for $6000 each. The lead singer, Tamara Williamson, has an incredibly clear and emotional voice and, during the Rheostatics’ set, she came onstage to sing “Rich, Young and Beautiful,” a Mrs. Torrance song that Rheostatics cover, with Martin Tielli. They sounded great together and both bands have energy and style. Martin’s voice on its own is a falsetto like the cry of a single loon on the edge of a lake surrounded by pine and fir. I’ve wanted to make that comparison for years, since I first heard Rheostatics on CBC radio’s Nightlines (hosted by David Wisdom, who refers to them as THE Canadian band) and I mean it in the best possible way. All things distinctly Canadian, including wildlife, bring Martin and
bicycle, and an inflatable woman.’ That’s the only thing I can say about it. The video is a lot like the band itself-sharp, kinetic, and sexuallywarped, Claudia’s Cage aren’t quite dyke punk, and in any case, anyone trying to pin a label on this band would probably get slapped around a few times before being kicked out the door, Claudia’s Cage are just damn good rock-
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Lee’s Puluce Saturday,
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the other Rheostatics to mind, Rheostatics are one of the few bands that sing songs about travelling across Canada, coast to coast no less (“Northern Wish”), and hockey players (“The Ballad of Wendell Clark”). There are plenty of great Canadian bands, but Rheostatics seem more closely connected to b&zgCanadian. I mean, this is a group of guys who w-rote music inspired by the paintings of the Group of Seven. They seem to love the Canadian landscape and culture and that attitude definitely adds to the experience of seeing them live. They played the most amazing show I’ve ever heardit didn’t end until 2 a.m. - and even if you’ve never really listened to Rheostatics, you’re guaranteed to get your money’s worth anyway. Here’s some details for any fans who might have missed it: they played a lot of stuff from the new album, coming out I don’t know when because they didn’t know when, as well as songs from 1nlroducing &#Gz~s~ and a few from Mduilk During one of the new ones (Dave Bidini sang it and it seemed to be about going to see the Ramones among other bands), the roadie held up signs that said either BOO or CHEER to get some audience participation going. They also invited a fan of theirs from San Diego who was in the audience to hop up on stage
on’t expect an unbiased review from this writer. My Claudia’s Cage and Conscience Pilate CDs haven’t left the vicinity of my CD player for months. The news that both Claudia’s Cage and The Conscience Pilate would be praying at Strawman’s video release party sent me into spasmodic paroxysms of euphoria. Then I put down my thesaurus and reached for a flashy silk shirt and full-length plaid skirt. What the hell - if you’re going to see glam, go glam. If the wild side of Eros scares you, stop reading right now. Thiswas one of those rare shows where the openers were more attractive than the headliners. Strawman who? Ah, but as the Strawman t-shirt read, “We haven’t fucking heard of you either.” It seems that everyone else in Toronto has heard of Strawman, though, and Lee’s Palace began to fill up early. A huge video screen took up half the stage, ready for Strawman’s multimedia show. The screen wasn’t ready for the screening of Claudia’s Cage’s “Jim- video, and a slight delay ensued before the band hit the stage, videoless. The uJimn video features the band, a
rich, young, and beautiful? photo
take over the drums
Overall, as anyone who’s seen already know, Rheostatics great band, and it’s never too late into them. They’ve been around for and thankfully, they aren’t showing of going away.
for one song.
the show, Martin sat on stage to sell for his side project, Nick Buzz, and
CDs chat with anyone who stayed. Dave Bidini and the members of Mrs. Torrance were socializing as well.
However, as a million eighties bands discovered far too late, image is noteverything. TCP’s sound takes the glitter of Bowie and the excess of bands like Hanoi Rocks and melds them with a nineties songwriting style. The band probably appeals to people who are in denial of their Guns ‘n’ Roses collection. Their sound also ap-
Flagellation, Murder, War, andInducedParanoia ers. They’ve got their shit together, and it tends to get dumped where it’s most deserved - mainly evil maIes, who spend their time getting stabbed, or run off cliffs. Songs like “Girlcrush” and “Panic Stricken” quietly twist gender stereotypes. Claudia’s Cage put on a powerful live show. So do The Conscience Pilate. In a relatively short time, the band has risen to the top of the Toronto music scene with their revival of the ancient art of glam. Their debut Living in a Movie Scene includes a cover of Bowie’s “Lady Stardust,” and wherever the band goes, they take a huge velvet curtain and a new glittery wardrobe.
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peals to a lot ofyoungwomen (or perhaps it was just frontman Neil Leyton’s tight PVC pants). Style, fashion, flair, and great sounds. Check out the Conscience Pilate and Claudia’s Cage; both play nearly every week somavhere in Toronto. Earlier in the evening a CITY-TVcrew had come to tape a .segment with Strawman. Lee’s speakers exploded with strange sounds as the crew walked in front of the stage. It was a bizarre sight -with all the speakers at eleven, the announcer appeared to be mouthing into what must have been one hell of a directional micre phone. Looking back, there’s an irony in the filming of Strawman by a television crew.
them are a to get years signs
Strawman aren’t so much a band as an art “tribe” that includes poets, photographers, and videographers as well as musicians. Their live show features a quickly moving video montage that includes clips from television and video in addition to original work. The act of television filming Strawman is like the act of looking in a fragmented mirror. I wonder what the TV crew was talking about, and what the audience at home, safely watching the late news rather than risking their eardrums at a club, was thinking. It’s an additional irony that Strawman are perhaps the definitive rock band, When the average, non-music listening, forty-plus citizen hears the phrase “rock band,” the mental image they create is probably a lot like Strawman. Image means a little to Claudia’s Cage, a lot to the Conscience Pilate, and Strawman are their image. Strawman sound exactly like Bon Jovi would have sounded like, had Bon Jovi lived up to their portfolio, had the hours spent on hair been spent on songwriting. Strawman play incredibly loudly (even in comparison to their openers). Straw-man’s lead singer has a cancer-infected growl. Strawman is dark. Their videos in&de flagellation, murder, war, and other induced paranoias. And in the end, Strawman proved to be the most intense and psychologically draining show I’ve seen all year. It was a show impossible to capture in words; experiencing Straw-man is the only way to truly appreciate the tribe.
Every Wild Strawberries appearing at the Volcano Saturday, June 29th by Camlace
trawberriesaren’tyour typical fruit. Every supermarket wanderer knows that oranges, apples, and grapes are average members of the fruit family, available year-round, and lacking culinary pizzazz. But strawberries are the delicacy of every fruit lover’s sweetest dreams. In the heat of summer, a large bowl of ripe, ruby red strawberries is nothing less than inspiring. The Wild Strawberries are a Canadian band, made up of the Toronto duo Ken Harrison and Roberta Carter Harrison. If you’ve never heard the band before, they’ve got a smooth, upbeat, sometimes jazzy, though mostly pop, sound. Roberta’s clear, captivating voice is engag-
ing and characterizes the band’s quirky yet musically-ripe sound. The lyrics she croons aren’t typical pop drivel either, Ken Harrison is a modern day riddler who writes songs containing poetic verses layered with meaning and absurdity. If you’ve got a craving for berries, the band will be playing at the bowl nearest on SaturYOU - The Volcano day June 29th. The band’s most popular tunes include %ying Shame,” “The Way It Goes,” “Bet You Think I’m Lonely,” “Mannequin,” and “I Don’t Want To Think About It.” Their most recent album&&r&e, was released in Canada in October of last year. The band parallels their offbeat lyrics with curious and engaging stage antics. Several months ago, Roberta was spotted on stage at Lee’s Palace sportingaretro one-piece ski-suit, beehive 60’s hairdo, and ski goggles, swinging around a vacuum on
stage as she belted out songs to the delight of the crowd. Roberta Carter Harrison recently shared a few words on the
Is there a doctor in the house? band’s musical career as well as her thoughts on the Canadian music scene. According to Roberta, the name of the band came from the dark 1957 Ingmar
The Information by Martin Amti Vintage Canada 374 pages, $16.00 Cross Channel by Julian Barnes Random House Canada 211 pages., $27.95
by Derek Weiler special to Imprint artin Amis and Julian Barnes are two of London’s most celebrated men of letters, and their personal friendship has been well documented. But that friendship reportedly dissolved last year, in one of the many controversies that attended the publication of Amis’s novel Thelnjmtion. The one time enfant ttibfkearned the scorn of Britain’s literary community by virtue of the things he tossed aside (wife, publisher, agent) and the things he picked up (massive advance, newAme+ can girlfriend, new set of teeth).
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And the ditched agent, Pat Kavanagh, just happened to be Julian Barnes’ wife. Ironic, then, that the novel in question, The Information (just issued in paperback), concerns a literary feud, although readers looking for a roman a cleJiuiH be disappointed. Barnes and Amis both write fiction that’s reasonably popular and considered substantial, but The Infomution’s two fictional authors represent binary opposites. Richard Tull, Amis’ nominal protagonist, writes “serious” (read: experimental, unreadable, and largely unpublished) novels, while his old friend Gwyn Barry writes “popular” (read: banal, silly, and very, very lucrative) ones. Seething with jealousy and bitter about his aging body, his child’s learning disability, and his failing marriage, Richard resolves to “fuck Gwyn up” in some way, and the novel recounts his convoluted quest to do so. To his credit, Amis does manage to avoid the obvious exchangeaf-fortunes gimmick that fueled his earlier novel Success. And there are some funny touches throughout TheInfmutiion: anyone, for instance, who tries to read Richard’s new manuscript suffers some debilitating physical ailment before getting past page 10. But they are far outweighed by the book’s relentless, distasteful misanthropy and bloated style. The characterizations are weightless and lazy: even as Richard becomes more contemptible and Gwyn’s veiled has-.
Bergman film Wild Struwberries The film is about a doctor who ends up with a room till of medical trophies and very little else. Both Ken and Roberta felt that the film paralleled their lives because when they started the band there was a lot of pressure from family to go into medicine or professional fields rather than to develop careers in music. In fact, the duo funded their first indie cassette Ca?vang Wood Spectucla in 1990 with a $1,000 universityscholarship. Now Ken and Roberta subsidize their music careers by working sporadicaIly in the health care industry. Ken is a doctor and Roberta’s a physiotherapist. The Wild Strawberries’ most recent album cover for Hmine features Roberta as a glamorous, 1950’s housewife caressing a vacuum cleaner. When asked about the significance of the image to the band, Roberta replied, “We wanted something cheeky, something not so typical
as a heroine.” According to Roberta, the lyrics of the title track on Hmoirae are “about switching roles in life and playing parts. The song’s about taking the lead role in your own life.” However, she also admits that it could be interpreted as a “strong woman song.” As for her thoughts on the Canadian music scene, she said, “The Canadian music scene is moving upwards. It’s much easier for new, young bands to emerge and be heard on the radio.” Carter Harrison loves the diversity of the new Canadian talent and feels the quality of the music is much better than it was 10 years ago. To find out more about the band, visit The Wild Strawberries in cyberspace on their Javaenhanced web site (complete with dancing strawberries) at http://www.strawberries.com. Better yet, come hear them jam at the Volcano this Saturday night.
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tilities erupt from his bland exterior, the relationship between the two still carries no power at all. There’s a pointless, irritating subplot about a gang of young toughs stalking the two writers, and a wholly ludicrous climax. Full of ponderous insignificanceof-life digressions about the cosmos (to say nothing of Amis’s own pretentious pseudometafictive intrusions onto the narrative), The Information is, finally, a bore. For his part, Julian Barnes has compiled some short stories into a new collection (officially his first, though past “novels” like A History of the World in 10 l/2 Chapters seemed closer in form to story collections), and even given it an over-riding theme: as the dustjacket puts it, “the British experience of France over three hundred years.” Long obsessed with French culture (one of his most daring early books, FZuubert’s Parrot, was a sort of biography of Madame Bowwy author Gustave Flaubert masquerading as a novel), Barnes here positions it in relation to his native England, placing a wide range of British sojourners into a wide range of French settings. Always an imaginative writer, Barnes here ranges all over French history, from medieval purges to 1 &h-century railroad construction to eccentric artistes of the 1920s and ’30s. He even vaults fonvard into the future: the final story, “Tunnel,” takes place in 2015, when an aging British writerwhose age seems to correspond to the one Julian Barnes will have at that datedreamily surveys his fellow passengers on the Eurostar train. While Amis seems bent on remaining an enfunt terrible of let-
ters, Barnes seems to be settling gracefully into his middle age. Much of Cross Channel is dry and tolerantly bemused in a rather complacent way that Barnes’s work hasn’t quite been before, and for this reason, some of the stories don’t quite come off with the resonance they should. “Evermore,” about a woman’s ob sessive grieffor her slain brother, killed on a French battlefield in World War One, never really brings the protagonist’s morbidity home, while “flermitagc,” about two British women who buy a French vineyard and settle into a life of complacency, is so subtle and understated as to fade away altogether, and its crises never seem like interesting ones.
But if Cross Channelis spotty, its best stories are still amazing ones, vintage Barnes. “Dragons” is an alternately harrowing and inspiring tale of religious persecution, and uExperimentn is a hilarious account of a proper Englishman’s run-in with the notorious French surrealists in the late 192Os, complete with a perfectly realized twist ending. Also outstanding is the opener “Interference,” about a dying tyrannical composer and the weird symbiotic relationship he shares with his tie: it’s a marvel of characterization. Here is Barnes at his best, writing with passion and compression, and these moments more than make up for Cross Channel3 occasional lapses.
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?All the critics, hang ‘em, I hold The Alternative Almanac
by Alan Cross Collector’s Guide Publishing $28.35, 400 pgs.
But what else would one expect from Cross? As CFNY DJ, and host of the perpetually condescending radio show The On-
goingHistgr of NewMusic,Cross
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- &conceived, poorly written, rife with factual errors, 1 typos, and numerous mindboggling omissions, Alan Cross’ h-native Music Almanac is as miserable apiece of money-grub ing as I’ve ever had the misforune of reading.
has demonstrated his inability to talk intelligently or entertaininglyaboutintelligent, entertaining music for years, and his book is no exception to his demonstrated incompetence. Cross manages to embarrass himself right off the bat after his impotent introduction (about how an Elvis Costello concert changed his life) by attempting to define “alternative music.” Ignoring the fact that the
term is strictly a marketing aid never used by people who recognize the constantly changing nature of popular music, Cross comes up with nothing better than: “Music made by people who aren’t afraid to take chances with musical self-expression.” Cross admits that ‘Yeah, it’s broad atid it’s vague, but it’s the closest I could come to capturing the spirit and adventure of new music.” Two points should be noted here. Admitting that you’ve done a bad job at defining something really doesn’t help your case, and secondly I don’t see why this term doesn’t apply to Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones or The Who. In fact, one is hard pressed to think of any decent band that escapes Cross’ definition. When such a definition fails to differentiate one from another, it becomes (ironically, by definition) totally and utterly useless. And then the book really starts going downhill. One is immediately puzzled by the complete omission of any black people in the book. I would find it difficult to write about the emergence of punk without discussing the rise of rap, or the obvious connection between glarn rock and the showmanship of seventies funk bands, but Cross seems to have had no problem completely omitting the contribution of African Americans to contemporary music. This especially seems odd in light of Cross’ early definition, which would insinuate that rap isn’t “music made by people who aren’taftidtotakechanceswith . - _^ _ --musical self-expression.” Try telling that to Chuck D. It’s quite possible that Cross knows nothing about rap, funk or R&B. There’s nothing wmng with that; I know very little about R&B and funk. However, I’m not writing a book about music focussing primarily on the late seventies and eighties. Even more worrisome than the aforementioned lack of black is the typically awful, occasionally atrocious prose Cross favours in his book. Among some of the more memorable literary gaffes, Cross describes The Wedding Present as contributing to the Goth (!) movement which “developed a stronghold” in 1981. The Wedding Present, never a goth band in any sense of the word, released their first single in 1983. Cross probably means The Birthday Party. New Order are described as
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you can the rope.” “big into fiddlingwith sequencers and drum machines” and the Sex Pistols’ arrival qn the punk scene was “a Darwinian sort of thing.” See punk. See punk evolve. Evolve punk, evolve! But the most depressing aspect of Cross’ book is his undying insistence on showing how, where and when independent artists gained mainstream recog-
say. Rolling Stone’s acceptance or rejection of anything became irrelevant long, long ago. Fortunately, Cross’ ruminations on “alternative bands” only occupy the first 94 pages of this book. The next 120 pages are a run-of-the-mill diary of alternative music, going through the calendar year, noting the birthdays and death days of various rock stars, as well as the forma-
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nition. The book contains no shortage of deference to the mainstream such as “The album was so good, so powerful and so influential that Rolling Stone
tion and bands, etc. that even the more Rock Diary
break up of various etc. It should be noted this idea is a ripoff of comprehensive Punk by George Gimarc. Cross fills out the rest of the book with more inane details, such as how various bands came up with their names, and funny stories about rock stars. At best, these stories come across as conjecture and gossip; indeed worthy of Cross’ unique brand of childish mu&al journalism. As for the book’s merits, it has none. In typical self-aggrandizing fashion, the back cover of this book proudly proclaims the book uan indispensable tool for both music fans and music industry professionals. n This might be true, but only if you have nothing else to wipe your ass with.
“This is nut a novel to be tossedaside lightly. It should be thrown aside with great force. ”
would eventually name London Cding as the most important album of the ’80s.” Who the hell cares? For someone who is allegedly interested in exploring ‘taking chances with musical self-expression* it’s puzzling why Cross would care what a mainstream Baby Boomer magazine would
The devil made - me do it The Origin of Satan by Hame Pagels Random
by JeB Robertson Imprint staff
n The &&in of Satan, Elaine Pagels examines the role played by the devil in some of the earliest Christian devotional communities. Limiting her field of study to the social sphere of first and second centuries C.E., Pagels traces the development of Satan through the gospelsand explores the social rol’e this character played in Christianity’s early struggles for self-definition. What proved somewhat disappointing was that Pagels dealt very little with the originof Satan, but rather worked in a period of theological history where this figure was already largely established. She speaks very superficially about how Satan evolved from Jewish thought, and even less about non-Christian and non-Jewish influences on Satan’s development, such as Zoroastrianism (for those of you interested in this aspect of diabology, check out Jeffrey Burton Russell’s The Prince of Darkness.It takes a cross- historical and cross-
look at the devil in a of social, religious, and cultural settings. Very neat). Instead, she traces the narrative use of Satan through the canonical gospels, and highlights the use of this figure in early Christianity’s dealings with other communities. Early Christianity, says Pagels, saw itself participating in acosmic confrontation where the forces of good and the forces of evil come into conflict here on earth. The forces of good (the followers ofJesus) and the forces of evil (just about everyone else) were but the most visible elements of a much larger drama involving God and Satan struggling for rulership of the universe. The number of lucky parties that were bestowed with the title “demonic ones- increased as the Christian communities found themselves in conflict with a wider variety of people. Pagels shows how the earliest Christian communities, havingatfirst been reform movements within Judaism, demonized the Jewish religious elites, their former mentors. Later, as the Christian community of the first century expanded, it turned its gaze to a larger foe: the pagans of the
Goodkind may be as close as they get... After reading the first book in Goodkind’s
Sword of Truth trilogy, titled I44& m-d’s First Ruik, I
Stone of Tears by Terry
Tor Fantasy, 422 pages, $29.95
by Kelli Byers special to Imprint
err-y Goodkind has been likened to a new Tolkien. I don’t think there will be another Tolkien, but
could hardly wait for Stone of Tears, the second book, to be released. Wizard k First Rub introduced a plethora of interesting, surprisingly real characters. I say ‘surprisingly real’ because quite often pulp fantasy authors produce shallow clones of an ideal hero and the accordant supporting characters. I was somewhat disappointed, however, to see the characters begin to approach this stereotypical ideal toward the end of Wmrd’s First Rub and continue slightly with the second book. The hero, Richard, is introduced as a likeable, although practically flawless, middle-aged
Roman Empire. Once ity had all but removed religious influence
Christianany other from the scene, Christians found the devil within their midst in the form of heretics. All these groups eventually fell to an out of control religiously sanctioned us/them dichotomy. What Pagels does not go deeply into, however, is how this affected the social interaction between early Christians and their “demonic” neighbours. Although demonization makes it less of a burden of conscience to behave in a less than civilized manner towards people who are obviously agents of ultimate evil, violence, prejudice, and discrimi-
nation are not necessarily the only
and selfdiscitake more direct, violent measures. Pagels uses a variety of sources to corroborate her thesis. Her study of the historical and cultural context of the gospels is substantial, but she seems to throw more gnostic writings and elements than are necessary into a largely speculative aca-
potential readers may want to demic soup. What is more than a become familiar with the historilittle unsettling is her use of cal contexts and academic biblignostic writings to interpret the cal criticisms if you want to accumythology and symbolism of carately follow her arguments. nonical gospels. Not that I have The @igin of Satan is not a any personal bone to pick with profound book, and gnostics, but I have concerns with . particularly Pagels does not present a totally the integrity of examining nonconvincing argument. Although gnostic texts through a gnostic she raises some interesting quesparadigm. For this reason, some tions and approaches the issue of her conclusions appear acafrom an original point of view, demically questionable. she does not leave the reader Pagels seems to take it for feeling as though they have granted that her audience has learned anything more substanhad at least an introductory level tial about Christian diabology. of academic biblical study,so any
woods guide in a world which has been divided by magic. The world (which must be flat!), is divided into three domains, each
private heroine, who has many (perhaps too many) secrets to hide. Kahlan, Richard and Zedd live through many harrowing
separated from the next by a broad band of magic, called Boundaries. Each Boundary is part of the underworld so that anyone who does not possess the right type of magic will be claimed by the underworld while going through the Boundary. Richard and his old friend/ mentor Zedd live in Westland, the area devoid of magic. The Midlands is a place where those with ‘good’ magic run free, while being organized loosely under a type of peace treaty. ‘Good’ magic in this book is that which is ‘additive. ’ Subtractive magic (‘bad’), in order to be performed, requires that the person practising it has power over those in the underworld. The third land is D’Hara where Darken bhl - the perfect nemesis of evil- rules with an iron fist, but lulls his followers into believing he is fair and kind through the use of both additive and subtractive magic. Throughout Wizard’s First Rule, Richard falls deeply in love with Kahlan, the elusive and very
experiences in Wizard ‘IsFirstRule,
the characters are given deeper meaning, while some of them come dangerously close to that
which turn Richard’s ordinary life upside-down. Along the way, many interesting and intricate characters are introduced. If you enjoy adventure, exci tement, magic, a li ttle romance and a great story teller detailing a remarkably believable story (well, if you ignore those gargoyle-type guys}, Wizard’s First Rule is a must read. There cI. 2 so many surprises and plot twists that explaining either book is a rather vague ordeal. In Stone of Teurs, the main characters become split up and there are suddenly more plots to follow. As in the first book, there are occasionally spaces in the story that I would love to see filled in, but that could lead to 1’703 pages rather than ‘703. In this book, the characters develop nicely and the reader’s understanding grows. Many of the blanks from Wizard’s First Rub book are explained in Stone of Tears. Many more are left in their place, but I am guessing the third book will tie up all of the loose
fantasy ideal I mentioned earlier... Ifeltthesecondbooksolved a few too many of the characters problems; things sometimes turned out a little too well at the last possible second. Even the characters that were given deeper meaning came closer to the stereotypic fantasy character in Stone of Tears, but not close enough to be annoying. Some of the turns in the plot became predictable simply because if ‘a’ did not happen, then ‘b’ would be impossible, thus the end of that plot line (which is not very likely in the middle of the second book in a trilogy). But I’m only being picky now... Despite these disappointments, the book is still very good overall. Goodkind dazzles the reader with his writing; these disappointments are not noticeable until you have put the book down and decided to write a review of it! I highly recommend Goodkind’s books to all people who love fantasy literature.
could go about one’s business peacefully, knowing full well that evil encompassed the entire society, meeting it only in quiet personal
pline; or one could
ends. In the second
techno number. Mixed by Emma Anderson’s former boyfriend Neil Simons, “Plums and Oranges” is an interesting change, but (like many techno songs) gets dull pretty quickly. If anything, it shows that Lush should limit their electronics to chorus and flanger pedals, and skip the fancy keyboard effects
on you. “Outside World” is next. A sombre ballad about the downside of touring, being far from home, not knowing anyone and having nothing good on TV, Miki’s sad vocals break my heart. A great song. “Cul de Sac” finishes this single. It was written by Phil King (Lush’s bass player) who also
“Pudding,” desserts. &side
The obvious problem with this collection is that out of the 16 songs you get for your $50, only twelve are new. “Ladykillers”and “Single Girl” are exactly like onlovelife, so ifyou’re looking for cool remixes, you are out of luck. Bevond that however, these singles are really, really good, containing both su-
by Sandy Imprint
Taking their sound from the Ramones, their vocals from the Damned, and their subject matter from B monster movies, New Jersey’s Misfits we:re certainly one of punk’s most thLeatrica1 bands. Although their cult following is huge, they never really received the attention they deserved when they were releasing material; which is a shame because the same sense of irony, anger and energy found in the Pistols or the Ramones is equally prominent in the Misfits’ albums. Unfortunately, their confus-
ing (and largely unavailable) back catalogue has presented a serious impediment to potential fans. Caroline has wisely rectified that problem with the release of a box set consisting of basically everything the Misfits ever recorded. The box itself is probably the most beautifully designed compilation I’ve ever seen. A
coffm-shaped box (lined with red velour, no less) and four uniquely designed jewel cases contain six albums along with several EPs and singles. The requisite booklet contains extensive liner notes by one-time ‘Fits drummer Eerie Von, lyrics, a discography and lots of colour photos. The package is perhaps a little m complete. At least ten songs are represented in two different versions, and there are three versions of some songs, including “20 Eyes” and “Teenagers from Mars,” while “Night of the Living Dead” is repeated no less that four times. While these inclusions are great for hardcore fans, the differences between most of these
versions are limited, making the repetition unwarranted. But this is a minor complaint; too much of a good thing never hurt anyone. Lead
singer Glenn Danzig’s post-Misfits metal material comes off as pretentious doom and gloom stud posing because it lacks any sense of humour. With the Misfits, however, Danzig could indulge his fascination with all things horror-related and make it work. Titles such as
song on these singles not written by Emma Anderson or Miki Berenyi. It’s written by S. Lake, and you can tell it’s not a standard Lush number. Though it is a pop song, it’s just a little too redundant, the chorus repeats just a few too many times, and the chord progression is just a little too predictable. Nonetheless, by any standards it is a catchy tune, just not up to Lush’s usual
standards. The last track in the collection is “Shut Up.” Miki, Emma and the boys didn’t save the best for last. It is the only song off the
efforts I have listened to about a billion times, but the best song on the single is an exquisite number called “Dear Me.” “Dear Me” was written,
by James Imprint
material, You’ve probably got to be a fan to really enjoy this one. “Demystification” is the third
percool regular Lush stuff and a lot of interesting digressions. Ladykibrs (disc one) has “Matador,” which is a worthy l3side, a nice dreamy little number, and two tracks that are as good as anything Lush has done, and better than some of the stuff on their albums. “Ex” is a fantastic pop song that despite my best
mixed and produced solely by Miki at home on an 8-track. It is an absolutely incredible display of the flowing, sweeping harm* nies that Lush do so well. If you like their harmonies, or even Slowdive or the Cocteau Twins, you should definitely hear this song. Ladykillers (disc two) has two very different sounds for Lush. “Heavenly” is a slow, romantic keyboard piece, not unlike music they play in the movies when one of the good guys dies or gets laid. Track 3, “Carmen,” is a standard Lush pop number. Not bad, but nothing special. Track 4, “Plums and Oranges,” is a
about, well, pudding
in the future. Single Girl (disc one) starts out (after “Single Girl” of course) with “Tinkerbell.” A catchy tune about neurotic women, Miki’s recorder part
wrote “Matador” on Ladykillers (disc one). This song is another experiment for Lush. They tried techno, now they tryjazz. I don’t really like jazz and I don’t really like this song, so ifyoudolikejazz,
four singles that was written by Emma or Miki that I really fmd bland. Oh well, they can’t all be gems. In total, the singles are balanced between Emma and M&i, with each writing six tracks out of the four singles, and co-writing a couple more. Some singles are mostly written by -Emma, some mostly by Miki, so dcionados who can tell the difference between the two can pick and choose which singles they want to buy. They offer a lot of great material and for the diehards, some cool experiments into other musical genres. If you have the
really works. I wasn’t sure about it at first, but it definitely grows
maybe you wiU like this one.
means, I’d highly recommend
rape and torture aren’t uncommon lyrical topics. The band’s fascination with the macabre is helped out immensely by Danzig’s voice. Danzig is the exception to the general rule that lead singers of punk bands just can’t sing. On
simple, straight rock tunes. That’s certainly not to say
“Devilock,” “Wolfsblood,” “Demonmania,” “Hate Breeders” and “Hellhound” simply refuse to be taken seriously. Songs such as “Return of the Fly” applied the same sense of silliness to the bands lyrics. As Danzig sings in the aforementioned song “Return of the Fly/ Return of the Fly/ withvincent Price/ yeah, Return of the Fly.” Fast, fun and short - just what punk should be. That being said, part of the Misfits’ appeal is their ability to meld the campy/ Hollywood side of horror while at the same time writing some truly disturbing lyrics. Danzig manages to
attract the listener in with his powerful voice and the band’s punchy hooks, but listen a little closer (or read the lyrics in the booklet) and you’ll see
that the ‘Fits sound didn’t change. By the time of their third and final album Earth A.D. they had turned strictly hardcore. Although this can be seen as demonstrating some versatility, Earth A.D. suffers from some shoddy production and a muddier sound than their earlier material, As many hardcore albums are wont to do, the album also has a tendency to run into itself, with little difference discernible between some tracks. (It should be
songs such as “Last Caress* and “Attitude”
less than a cross be-
ply because it downplayed Danzig’s voice and the
say it?) Elvis Presley. It’s impossible
noted that the exceptions, such as the title tracks, are still excellent.) Running through nine tracks in just under fifteen minutes (!) the band’s final album failed sim-
Few box sets manage to be as comprehensive as they pretend
Ramones’ influence on early Mis-
to be. However,
fits recordings. “Teenagers From Mars” is a classic tune built squarely on the foundation of the Ramones’ school of short,
managed to do a near-flawless job of detailing a band that made no small contribution to the American punk scene,
June 28, 1996 the new album. Another one of my favourite songs is “Dogma”
with vocals by Nicole BIackman. by Sarah Reinhart special to Imprint What a wonderful afternoon - coming into the Imprint only to find the new KMFDM CD Ir’TOnT. In my opinion, it is one of the best KMFDM albums yet. The album features Chris Connely, Bill ReifIin of Ministry and Revolting Cocks, F.M. of Einsturzende Einheit Neubauten and the return of their cover artist Brute. How could it not radiate the energy the band has presented in the past with the album N&ill The album is said ‘to be set in a dark comic book world that loves things and uses people.’ It starts off with a phone call and ends with (appropriately) a bed time story. The band’s continuous metallic flavour comes shining through once again in a perfect parallel to their highly explosive and roaring lyrics. The first song, “Power,” attacks with more bite than “Juke Joint .Jezebel” - a perfect start to
It has a completely new sound for KMFDM; in the background you can hear whipping, banging and stuff breaking. the tune is completely violent and a absolutely terrific song. The CD has the whole kicked back in the true spirit of KMFDM.
I like this band because they don’t give a flying flick about the mediaandwhat the media thinks. As I was checking out their web site, I discovered a section just for “Bad Press” (‘for the enjoyment of their fans’). This goes to show musical integrity, which is
in a band these days, most of them are sell-outs (ie Nine Inch Nails). Another cool thing about the band is their title. KMFIW isn’t a short form of their name, it is their name. But there was always the underlying mystery -
what does KM.F.D.M mean? The most popular theory that I’ve heard is “Kill Mother Fucking Depeche Mode,” but I did some searching and found in their web site ‘ 1001 possible band names.’ Some of them were “Karl Maxxfounddead, masturbating,” “Kinky Masturbators find dirty movies,” “ Kiss my friendly delicious mom,” and so on. Most of the possible titles either started with “kill” or had “masturbating” in the title. What kind of fans are these? The actual name is “Kein Mehreit Fur Die Mitleid” which means “No pity for the majority.” The band seemed to get a kick out of it and offered room for more possible names. Go on, head out and pick up the new album. Their internet web site is http://.wolfe.net/ -kmfdm/index.html if you feel the need to check it out.
by Lance Manion special to Imprint The Mbum of the Movie of I ShotAn@ T/I+&&, Mar-)lHarmon’s well-praised study ofshenanigans at Warhol’s infamous Factorystudio in late-‘60s NYC, looks to strike a balance between ’60s nostalgia and ’90s hippery - and for the most part succeeds nicely. There are a few different things happening at once here: some vintage ’60s material, some covers of same by Today’s Hippest
Young Artists, and some all-new
by Alain special
M. Gaudrault to Imprint
I’ve been a Helloween fan since the release of their debut eponymous EP back in the mid80s - to varying degrees. This classic German power metal outfit hasseen manylineupchanges, and a significant change in focus regarding musical direction. Their two previous outings, MusteroftheXin~~and Chameleon, left me rather unimpressed. The Time elf the Oath, the second al-
bum with the current lineup featuring the band’s third lead vocalist Andi Deris, is a pleasant surprise. While not quite as serious as I would prefer, this album nonetheless showcases some excellent guitar work. In fact, it is the guitar work which makes the album enjoyable and worthy of several listens. Admittedly, Helloween is still writing 198Os-influenced metal with a significant pop orientation, but for what it is, it’s excellently crafted. My biggest beefs are the overly cheesy bits interspersed, such as the song title “Any-thing My Mama Don’t Like,” and the sappy first few minutes of “For-
ever & One (Neverland).” I’m also not very fond of Andi Deris’ vocals, which remind me too much of a cross between Claus Meine (Scorpions) and Ugly Kid Joe’svocalist, whose name I can’t be bothered to look up. While Andi can carry a tune just fine, he unfortunately adds an additional air of pop commerciality which I often find inappropriate for the underlying music. The Time of the Oath is a worthy purchase if you’re into melodic power metal. Helloween can now be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on the Castle Communications website at http://www.castleus. corn.
In this case, at least, judging a CD by its cover is a perfect idea. Chixdiggit sound like one would expect them to, only better. With fifteen songs in less than twentyeight minutes, they’re definitely a punk band, but they belong to the Bonaduces school of punk, in which thrashing is not an end in itself, but rather a way of expression. Speed and melody are carefully contrasted and textured. In a perfect musical world, all punk bands would put on a Iive show like Trigger Happy, write lyrics like the Bonaduces, and compose songs like Chixdiggit. Like most Canadian punk, Chixdiggit’s songs are far more
by Patrick Imprint
The Chixdiggit debut. was one of those rare albums that I knew I was going w like before it was even out of the cellophane. Chixdiggit are from Calgary (Canadian content - call me foolishly patriotic), they’re on Sub Pop (with acts 1ik.e Eric’s Trip, Supersuckers, Tad, and jale, the label is consistent and nearly always satisfying), and I’ve read nothing but good reports on their long history on compilations and 7”s. Then again, any good reviewer knows that the true value of an album does no,t in the tangible details like hometown, label, or advance press. The only reliable and definitive measure of a record’s worth is, of course, what’s on the CD jacket. And what a cover it is! Car-
settled down into beer-toting Canuckyouths on the back. They seem like nice young men, but the song titles suggest a lot ofverbose playfulness (“Shadon
owy Bangers from a Shadowy Duplex,” “Toilet Seat’s Coming
Down”) - mixed in with a bit of
intelligent than those of their US counterparts. Despite its
“kids just wanna have fun” (“Hemp Hemp Hooray,” “I Wanna Hump You”). There’s a track entitled *Henry Rollins Is No Fun” (how perceptive of the lads), and the epic title of “ [I Feel Like] [Gerry] Cheevers [Stitch Marks On My Heart].”
length (or lack of), this is an album that can be listened to two or three times in a row without getting bored. To date, Chixd&$!is one of my favourite albums of the year, and I’m looking forward to the band’s future at Sub Pop.
All of it is wildly variant in quality, of course, but on the whole I Shot Andy Warho comes out on the winning end. In the covers department, Lunastart things offwith a crackling, solo-heavy version of my favorite Donovan song, “Season of the Witch” (the original of which was used to great effect in Gus Van Sant’s To Die For last year), Wilco take a great run through the Buffalo Springfield gem “Burned,” and Bettie Serveert turn in a decent Nicesinging-Dylan impression for “1’111 Keep It with Mine.” On the downside, Ben Lee’s stab at the Small Faces’ “Itchcycoo Park” is, like Jewel’s desultory swipe at another Donovan chestnut,
As for old stuff, there’s the lame Lovin’ Spoonful hit “DC> You Believe in Magic,” the MC5’s thug-rock an them “Kick Out the Jams,” an obscure (at least to me) but great Love track called “Gimi a Little Break,” and a bit of’ salsa from Sergio Mendes and Brazil ’ 66. On thtz other end of the timeframe, Yo La Tengo turn in a high-quality mood piece called “Demons,” with drummer&or-gia Hubley singing enchantingly over a rhythm strangely like that of the Velvets’ “Venus in Furs.” Pavement, in contrast, offer “Sensitive Euro Man,” another halfbaked shuffle they could have written and played in their sleep. Finally, John Cale closes things off on a rather highminded note, contributing a nice short orchestral piece, an “I Shot Andy Warhol Suite.” His appear-ante makes up for the lack <If proper Velvet Underground material, reportedly attributable to Lou Reed’s hatred for the would-be Warhol assassin Valerie Solanas (the nominal “protag+ nist” of Harmon’s picture). But Velvets or no Velvets, the soundtrack manages to click a little more often than it fizzles-which is about as much as one could hope for from projects of this nature.
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Applications for the following awards are being accepted during the Spring Term. Refer to section 4 of the Undergraduate Calendar for further criteria. Unless otherwise stated, scholarship application deadline is June 28,1996. Bursar& may be submitted during the term, until the first day of examinations. Application forms are available in the Student Awardsmice, 2nd Floor, Needles Hall.
Douglas 1. Wright Award - available to all who have participated in an international work placement. Students to a ply upon return to full-time study at upW. Deadline: October 15, 1996. Douglas T. Wright Experience in Japan Award - available to all who have participated in a work placement in Japan. Students to apply upon return to full-time study at UW. Deadline: October 15, 1996. Tom York Memorial Award - available to all for short fiction - not essays. Deadline: December 31 each year.
HEALTH SCIENCES Ross and Doris Dixon Award - available to all 28 and 4A for financial need and academic achievement. Deadline: October 11, 1996. Andrea Fraser Memorial Scholarship - available to 3rd or 4th year Kinesiology. Deadline: October 11, 1996. Kate Kenny Memorial Award - available to 4A Kinesiology with an interest in rehabilitative medicine. Deadline: October 31, 1996. Ron May Memorial Award - available to 4A Recreation and Leisure. Deadline: October 1 I, 1996.
Arts Student Union Award - available to all Arts students. Quintext Co-op English Award -available to 4A English. Deadline: September 30, 1996.
ENGINEERING J.P. Bickell Foundation Bursaries available to all Chemical students. Canadian Posture and Seating Centre Scholarship - available to all. Deadline: October 11, 1996. Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Award - available to all Civil and Mechanical students with an interest in Building Science. Students to contact 6. Neglia in Civil Engineering. Keith Carr Memorial Award - available to 3rd or 4th year Chemical. Consulting Engineers of Ontario Scholarshrp - available to all 3A. Dow Canada Scholarship - available to 3A Chemical Engineering. A.C. Neilsen Company 8ursary available 2nd, 3rd & 4th year Computer Engineering. Ontario Hydro Engineering Awards - available to 18 Chemical, Electrical, Environmental or Mechanical. Eligible candidates will be women, aboriginal (native) Canadians, persons with disabilities or visible minorities. Deadline: July 31, 1996. Ontario Progessional Engineers Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship - available to all 1 B & 28 based on extracurricular and marks. Deadline: July 31, 1996. Alan W. Shattuck Memorial Bursary - available to 4th year Civil. Suncor Bursar& - available to all Chemical or Mechanical. Jack Wiseman Award - available to 3A or 4A Civil.
FACULTY OF MATHEMATICS Bell Sygma Computer Science Award - available to 4A Computer Science. Certified Managerhent Accounting Bursaty - available to full-time students in Mathematics-Business Administration/Chartered Accountancy/
Management Accountancy. Preference will be given to students who attended high school in counties of Perth, Waterloo or Wellington. K.C. Lee Computer Science Scholarship - available to 28 Computer Science. A.C. Nielsen Company Bursary - available to all in 2nd, 3rd and 4th year. Sun Life of Canada Award - available to 28 Acturial Science.
J.P. Bickell Foundation Bursaries - available to all Earth Sciences. Down Canada Scholars hip - available to 3A Teaching Option.
SUNDAYS COMEDY! comedy .. . K-W hottest group, “Mental Floss”. 8 p.m. KW Little Theatre (on Princess between King and Reoina.1 $5. MONDAYS UW Stage Band rehearsal, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Conrad Grebel College Great Hall, room 156. TirESDAYS University Choir rehearsal, 7 to 9:30 p.m. in Conrad Grebel College Chapel. WEDNESDAYS Come on down to JSA Bagel Brunches at 12 noon in MC4040. Gay & Lesbian Liberqtion of Waterloo sponsors GLLOWNight a social evening at 9 p-m. in HH 378. Meetoldfriendsand make new ones, All welcome.
Certificate Program in teaching English as a second language at The Waterloo Centre for Applied Linguistics Inc. For info call (519),.725-9070. The Canada Employment Centre for Students (CDC-S) opened Thursday, May 2, 1996. The Centre is located at 29 King St., E.. Kitchener between Queen and Benton St& The telephone number is 744-8151. Calling all writers! If you write poetry, short stories or essays you could be a winner of prizes totalling $1,000. Call 82441 20. ext. 3338 at the Universitv of Gueloh. Calling all cyclists! The two-day Noranda forest MS Bike Tour for Multiple Sclerosis takes place August 17 & la,1996 through scenic communities between Waterloo & Guelph. To register orvolunteer, call (519)
Travelled Japan? or taught English there? We’d like to talk about your experience. Please call Brian or Esther at 576-7939. Unique home based business . .. imagine *.. earn income while you sleep. Do you want to build someone else’s dream or your own? Positive, results-oriented alternative TV network and virtual shopping. 884-4975. Participants needed - Kinesiology study requires touch typists, minimum 6OWPM. Experience with graphical user interface and mouse necessary. Will pay $25 for approximately 3-4 hours. Call ext. 6376, e-mail hwoo @ healthv.uwaterloo.ca English classes at St. Louis Adult Learning Centre, 75 Allen Street, E. (519) 7451201. Morning, afternoon, evenings. Beginner, intermediate, advanced levels. Preparation for University and TOEFL. Registration Monday to Friday 12 noon to 2 p.m., Monday & Wednesday6:30 to 7:30 SATIR ‘96: ‘Moonlodge’ - Aug. 9 - written and performed by Margo Kane, an exuberant celebration of womanhood and Native spirituality. Bursting with humour, animation and sensitivity. Also on Aug. 7 ‘Visions from the Virtual Dawn’ - Vincent John Vincent from the Toronto based Vivid Group will take audience on an audiovisual adventure through time and space. Both shows at Humanities Theatre. Tickets at box office or fax 741-8890. Woodside National Historic Site invites you and your friends to our Victorian Summer Teas. Every Thursday from July 4 to August 29 at 2:oO p.m. Call 571-5684 to reserve. Adult Ballet Classes at ECH, UW, Carousel Dance Centre from June 5 to July 10. For more info call 888-4567, ext. 37 47. Doon Heritage - R.R. 2, Kitchener, 7481914: July 7 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., come celebrate Canada’s birthday. On July20 from 5 until 11 p.m. come enjoy our Pig Roast and Street Dance. For more info call the above number. UW students: rooms are available at Conrad Grebel College, UW far the Winter Term (January to April 1997). Forget dreary commuting through slush and snow. Try the Grebel residence and experience the warmth of community living. For further info call Dean of Students Mary BrubakerZehr, (519) 885-0220, ext. 251.
SUNDAY, JUNE 30,1996
K-W Chamber Music Society presents “Janina Fialkowska, piano, with The Penderecki Quartett”, and also on Wed., July 3 “Daniel Lichti, baritone with Janina Fialkowska, piano. At8 p.m. at 57 Young Street, W., Waterloo. For reservations call 886- 1673.
Coming Out Discussion Group explores issues in sexual orientation. Topic-: “Relationships: What Do They Mean To Me?” 7:30 pm. HH 378. Information: 8844569. Lesbian, gay men, bisexuals, transgendered people, and those questioning their sexuality are welcome.
MONDAY, JULY 8,1996 Kitchener Blood Donor Clinic - Kitchener Mennonite Brethren Church, St., N. (between King & Web@, Kitchener from 1:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Coming Out Discussion Group explores issues in sexual orienation. Topic: Marriage and Parenting: Are They Options for Me? 7:30 p.m. HH378. Information 884-4569. Lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgendered people, and those questionina their sexualitv are welcome. University ,of Waterloo Blood Donor Clinic - Multi-Purpose room, Student Life Centre from 12 noon until 4:30 p.m.
The City of Waterloo Volunteer Services is currently recruiting for the following volunteer positions: Drivers: are needed to drive seniors to doctor appointments, social events, etc. within K-W. Library:are needed to assist staff in shelving books and designing displays and signs. An interest in library work and artistic ability are an asset. Kitchen Assistants: are needed to assist in serving and preparing meals on Fridays. Must have experience working in q kitchen.
Pregnant? Considering adoptive parents? Happily married professional couple seeking birthmother considering adoptive parents for her baby. Warm and loving home environment. Rob or Linda I-800-254-8452.
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Grocery Shopper: are needed to assist older adults by purchasing and delivering groceries (max. once a week).‘Good organizational skills and reliable transportation are a must.
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Program Assistants: outgoing individuals who enjoy working with older adults are required on weekday afternoons for the Senior Outings Day Program. If interested
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Be a Big Sister Volunteer! IPlease consider this opportunity to make a positive difference in a child’s growth. If you are 20 years of age or older and can commit to 3 hour/week for a minimum of 1 year, we need you! Big Sisters from all cultural backgrounds are encouraged to share in a child’s development. Also inquire about our short-term match program. Access to avehicle is also an asset. Call now to get started! 743-5206. Tutors needed for Math, Science, English with Separate School Board Summer School Program, portion of 3 weeks July 2-22, Waterloo or Cambridge. Call Frank Oliverio 578-3660. l l l
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