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THIS GUY IS A PUSSY HOCKEY ROCK SOLID FASTER DISASTER RESPONSE And he's whistling a twisted Dixie. Thunderbirds bounce back in second One bureaucratic roadblock at a time. PAGE 8 face-off against Cougars. PAGE 4 PAGE 6 VOL . LXXXVII N°12 TUESDAY, 18 OCTOBER, 2005 www.ubyssey.bc.ca Who's got the Jack? since 1918 Population growth may strain campus securi RCMP planning for expected increase in crime by Boris Korby NEWS STAFF "WE REALISE THERE'S GOING As UBC's permanent resident population TO BE SOME CHANGES continues to grow, security officials on cam- OCCURRING ON CAMPUS, AND pus will be faced with additional strain on their resources, according to both the RCMP WE ALWAYS TAKE THAT INTO and campus security. CONSIDERATION WHEN WE GO Over the next 15 years, UBC's population is projected to more than double from THROUGH OUR BUDGETS, AND approximately 12,000 students and perma- WHEN WE LOOK AT STAFFING nent residents currently living on campus to about 28,000, said University Town LEVELS AND TASKING LEVELS." spokesperson Brad Foster. In addition, two —lain McLellan new large commercial districts will be built as part of the University Town project. Associate Director of UBC RCMP Staff Sergeant Kevin Kenna Campus Security said that despite the explosion in the popu- lation, the UBC RCMP will be equipped to cope with the current and future population will be prepared to handle the strain the increases. campus's growing population brings. "We'll manage. If we see an increase in "We realise there's going to be some crime, we can call in additional resources or changes occurring on campus, and we always do submissions to get an increase in manpow- take that into consideration when we go er," said Kenna. "It's an ongoing process... through our budgets, and when we look at we look at it on a yearly basis, and if the staffing levels and tasking levels." crime starts to become that rampant we'd Both the RCMP and campus security have have to take another look at it and deal with been involved and will continue to provide it accordingly.' input as the implementation of the Both Kenna and lain McLellan, Associate University Town project progresses. The Director of Campus Security, expect the pop- RCMP have been assigned extra staff on cam- ulation increase to result in a greater num- pus this year as a result of recent increases in ber of criminal incidents on campus. residential housing. Campus security is cur- "I guess we probably do expect some rently undertaking an awareness campaign [increase in crime], but to what degree and through its community relations unit to help what impact that will have on the university and reduce crime on campus. the community is not clear," said McLellan. "It's focused on training and reaching out McLellan echoed the same sentiment as and working more closely with the student the RCMP. He claims that campus security groups [of UBC]," said McLellan. Following Americans on security means sacrificing Canadian values, says UBC prof by Leah Poulton agreement between these countries, Sens NEWS WRITER explained. There are more of these integrated poli- Canada and the US are closer than ever when cies, including one that allows US soldiers to it comes to security policy, said a panel at the cross the border and patrol Canadian soil in annual North American Security lecture held the event of a terrorist attack, than there have at UBC last week. ever been before, even during the World Since 2001, Canadian pro- Wars, he pointed out. cedure and polices have "This cooperation with the US is causing become similar to those of the Canadian government and people to turn the US, said Dr Allen inward and create a fortress-like environ- Sens, International Relations ment," he said. Program Chair. The enormous cost of maintaining these "Politics in North America policies is leeching much-needed funds out have shifted permanently to of other areas that were formerly a high pri- the right," Sens argued. ority for Canada; like international aid, said "Government, military, BYERS Professor Michael Byers of the Liu Institute police...there has been a for the Study of Global Issues. change in mindset and it worries me." Instead of putting its energy and After 9/11, Canada had to make a choice resources into peacekeeping, Canada is now Devil clown in solidarity with schoolteachers between harmonisation—an increased coop- joining forces with the Americans in their Sometimes it just takes a man on stilts with a piercing horn and a pair of eration with US security procedures—or risk strategy of peacemaking, Byers said. plastic pants to really get the troops rallied. This towering demonstrator a shutdown of the border over which $1.35 "Why doesn't Canada have thousands of teetered along the picket line at a West End public school lastThursday to billion worth of Canadian export travels each soldiers on their way to Kashmir? Because lend his support to striking teachers. MICHELLE MAYNE PHOTO day, Sens said. we don't have the kind of soldiers that go "Our choice was cooperation," he added. and do earthquake relief anymore," Byers He noted that the Canadian government explained. has implemented stricter immigration and Instead, Canada has drastically increased ignoring more tangible threats to North "We are following in the US's footsteps," visa policies, which mirror those currently in military spending, Byers said, purchasing new Americans, like the expected flu pandemic Byers said. It is corrupting the very values place in the United States. equipment and investing in computer technol- and climate change. that we stand for, like human rights, interna- A security agreement signed in 2002 ogy to ensure that our soldiers can link up with Just last week, Canadian soldiers under tional humanitarian law and peacekeeping between Canada, the US and Mexico created American soldiers when going into battle. US command in Afghanistan handed over around the world." a "regulatory wall" around North America, He said that Canada is falling victim to detainees to US soldiers, said Byers, despite "We need to continue to fight for policy and produced an expectation for future the US obsession with terrorism and is the US's poor treatment of prisoners. space," he said. 2 NEWS TUESDAY, 18 OCTOBER, 2005 THE UBYSSEY From sci-fi to reali by Matt Hayles he tElbyggeg TUESDAY, 18 _OCTOBER, LXIOCVII N°12 2005 NEWS WRITER EDITORIAL BOARD This week UBC will be sending a COORDINATING EDITOR Jesse Marchand firstname.lastname@example.org team of Engineering Physics stu- dents to the first Annual Space NEWS EDITORS Paul Evans & Eric Szeto Elevator Games at NASA's Ames email@example.com Research Center in California. 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Millennium Scholarship Foun- students with a typical 34-week VICTORIA (CUP)—Nearly 25,000 And depending on the annual dation contributing the remaining course load, any BC student loans students in British Columbia had budget of the program and the $37.1 million. they had beyond $1,235.56 will We [heart] teachers their student loans reduced as part number of students who qualify, Students with dependents will be forgiven if they successfully About 60 students, staff and faculty of a new government program the amount of the reductions benefit the most—those who bor- completed their courses. gathered at the Transitions School site "We're opening up access to could fluctuate. rowed the maximum amount will Tuition in BC has increased at UBC to demonstrate support of higher learning by focusing on 'Students don't receive a sta- receive either $6,584 or $7,820, 88 per cent since 2002/03, when teachers early Thursday morning. The students who have more need ble amount of funding,' said depending on how many years a six-year tuition freeze was lift- BC teachers' strike is in its second of financial assistance to com- MacLeod. "They don't receive they have had student loans. ed. Tuition fees rose by an aver- week and UBC faculty plan to hold a plete their education and realise [the money] up front. It just isn't Single students who borrowed age of 2.9 per cent this year, rally and "teach-nn" this Wednesday at their dreams,' said Murray as effective.' the maximum amount will thanks to a government cap that the Scarfe as part of an ongoing cam- Coell, Minister for Advanced The program has a budget receive a $2,504 reduction. limited tuition increases to the paign to support teachers. Education. of $67.1 million, with the pro- For the 2004/05 year, the BC rate of inflation. 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"This is the 90th anniver- as much non-repayable provin- sary of the AMS, but it's also the 90th cial financial assistance as stu- anniversary of students at UBC." dents enjoyed under the previous Keys said that the AMS has several program. other events scheduled throughout Lisa MacLeod, BC chairperson the year including an Inter-Faculty of the Canadian Federation of Cup in November: "These are all real- Students, says the program isn't ly exciting events that will draw out as effective of the old grant the message that UBC was built by program, which was eliminated students.' in 2004. "It's better than nothing," she Growing pains for UBC-0 said of the new program, "but it Enrollment numbers from October isn't as good as the grants." first show that UBC Okanagan (UBC- The grant program provided 0) is 15 per cent short of its projected eligible students between 20 and target of 3,600, having only 3,059 full 40 per cent of their loans as non- time students currently attending the repayable grants. Unlike the debt Kelowna campus. reduction program, students No programs were cancelled as a knew as soon as they received result of the shortfall and UBC-0 offi- their loans if they had received Higher learning rolls on... cials said the low numbers are just a grants. part of the start-up process. 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SUB Lower Level note with Raven fly-half Jason Hartley another easy converted try at the 43rd Coach McTavish was a slightly 604-822-6890 UBYSSEY T-Birds reboun d from 1 O S S s aimless ow Come to SUB Boom 23 to win 1 of 5 free tickets to: UBC women's hockey picks up the puck and breaks a 1( by Onkarbir Toe/. SPORTS STAFF It was a sweet revenge for the UBC Dept. of Psychiatry and Pacific Cin6matheque present Thunderbird women's hockey team Frames of Mind, an award-winning monthly mental health film series. this weekend after coming off a 3-5 loss to the Regina Cougars on Friday and finishing on Saturday with 3-2 win. The T-Birds were defi- nitely the underdogs against the strong Regina team, whose great CIS season last year placed them second in the conference. The Cougars played aggressively from the start and made several forays into the T-Birds defense. Derek Jacobi, Daniel Craig, Tilcia Swinton in Regina dominated in the initial ‘_LLove Is the.. evil minutes of the game. While the Post-screening discussion with Ramon Kubire , strong goaltending of UBC's Lisa hosted by UBC's Dr. Harry Karlinsky. Lefreniere kept them at bay for a T-BIRDS GUARD GOAL: UBC wins against Regina. YINAN MAX WANG PHOTO while, a Cougars powerplay allowed WED., OCT 19, 7 30pnl. Kelsie Graham to score the first Students . S7 (53 Pacific Cinetriatheque membership required) . goal eight minutes in. But thankful- Lefreniere managed to deflect couple of minutes later, James Pdcific Cin rniithocuu i 1 131 l-icp ,t: Sir_ t, Dcw.int()..rvn ■,/,111 Dover, - . , ly the goal seemed to wake the T- some good shots by Regina in the scored again as she shot a lose puck 604,6E8.11111i .tAvvt: Birds up. Retaliation began with first five minutes. UBC was ahead into the Regina net. It was 3-1 for UBC moving in on Regina's net. for the first time when UBC. After Kelly James's shot found Thunderbird Anne-Sophie Larsson In the third period, UBC held on the back of the net, both teams left put one past the Regina goaltender. to their two-goal lead. Halfway first period with a goal under their With a one-goal lead, UBC was look- through the period, Regina got how me your game face! ing strong on the ice and Larsson another power-play, but could not pads. he Ubyssey is looking for SPORTS writers. In the second period, Regina helped set up room for UBC's capitalise on their advantage. started off on the same aggressive Norwegian import Julia Staszewski The match turned a bit physical email firstname.lastname@example.org note. But so did UBC and T-Bird to stir up some on-ice excitement. A towards the end. With six minutes BYSSEY TUESDAY, 18 OCTOBER 2005 , SPORTS 5 eve Th under bird meless ow THE UBYSS vtc.c .Io 1 W`o Win number Three ! The UBC football team took on the Regina Rams in an away game on Friday, October 14. UBC pulled off its third straight win with a final score of 32-13. This puts the T-Birds in fourth place in the Canada West standings. UBC takes on SFU at Thunderbird Stadium on Tuesday night. Can Am Weekend The UBC men's volleyball team played in the Can Am Challenge in Edmonton over the weekend. On Friday the T- Birds fell to UCLA with a score of 3-0, but came back later that day against Pepperdine when UBC won 3-0. On Saturday the Thunderbirds challenged The Ubyssey has 5 FREE SWITCHFOOT CDs Lewis and won 3-0. Unfortunately BYU to give away. Be the first to come to SUB Room 23 beat UBC in the later game on Saturday with a score of 3-0. The Canada West to receive your free CD! opener takes place at War Memorial zuww.umusie.ca Gym on October 28-29 when UBC takes on Calgary. Dino spikes The UBC women's volleyball team took part in the Husky Dino Cup hosted by the University of Calgary last weekend. The Thunderbirds took down Alberta on Friday with a score of 3-0. In their second game on Friday, UBC lost to Calgary with a final score of 3-0. On Saturday, UBC played a close game against Montreal. The T-Birds man- aged to pull off a 3-2 win. The UBC Thunderbirds took on the Calgary ys—but younger isn't always better. KELLAN HIGGINS PHOTO Dinos on Sunday in a battle for the gold medal. Unfortunately, the Thunderbirds lost 3-0. An easier way to Research... more pleased with the performance in Fortunately for the Thunderbirds, the second half, given that the Ravens it is still the beginning of the season Canada West Tournament Hundreds of informative video stories and tons of info probably had one of 'the best forward with a long way to go and sufficient The women's field hockey team domi- about Local urban issues pubtic policy, much more... packs in the province' and that more time to improve. Coach McTavish cer- nated over Calgary on Friday in the ; than half of the Raven players were ex- tainly intends to work the team hard third tournament of the Canada West Thunderbirds who had previously in the crnmi weeks. series held in Victoria. Saturday's Apricutture Homes/ homeless Parks/recreation trained under McTavish. aI think they The rugby team travels to Klahanie game against UVIC was a little closer Architecture Geography Policy were extremely motivated to see if Park, North Vancouver next Saturday with UBC pulling off a 1-0 win. On Arts Governance Police they could give the university guys a to face the provincial champions, Sunday the T-Birds tied Alberta 1-1. Community Health Safety bit of a hiding," he said. Capilano Football Rugby Club. Ili Sustainabitity Education Humanities Birds lose to Bears Environment Local History Transportation On the ice in Edmonton this weekend the UBC men's hockey team wasn't Health Multiculturalism Water to tame Cougars able to keep up with Alberta during Saturday's game. Alberta came away with a 4-1 win over the T-Birds. UBC comes home to take on Lethbridge on 5101:1U`V■re , ftelprx23 f3i5t;;nt SHAW 5 game losing streak against Regina October 21-22. to go, a UBC player collided with T-Birds captain Katrina Malysh Sunday shutout one of the Cougars. In the next felt "awesome" about the match. The women's soccer team triumphed minute, a Regina player deliberate- She said, It was a great team effort. over Manitoba on Saturday winning 4- ly went after a T-Bird. The referee Everyone played so well. I think, we 0. On Sunday UBC trampled Regina sent the Regina player off the ice. kept our calm and kept the momen- pulling off an 8-0 win. UBC went on a power-play, but tum." unfortunately could not score. Top scorer of the night, James, T-Birds take down Vikes With less than a couple of min- was glad that "our team kept com- The men's soccer team took on utes to go, Regina got a power-play. posure. The team was short-handed Victoria in an away game that resulted They pulled their goalie out. UBC in the last few minutes. It is really in a 2-1 win for the Thunderbirds. The almost got their fourth goal, but the detrimental to our game. I am real- next game is at Swangard Stadium shot was deflected of the post. The ly proud of our team " against SFU on October 18. 0 Cougars put another shot past UBC UBC goalie Lefreniere saved 34 and managed to reduce the margin shots. She said "The team just came with twelve seconds to go on the together unbelievably. The last cou- clock. UBC held on to a 3-2 victory ple of minutes were very tense. in spite of the fact that Regina out- [Defense] stepped up, forwards shot the T-Birds. stepped up, the centre stepped up. After the game, UBC coach Dave Everyone just came together at the Newson was very pleased with the end.' team's performance, especially "We have been working so hard Now all UBC students, faculty • Residence internet access after suffering a defeat at the hands and coming up to win like that after and staff can download • Residence telephones of the same team previous night. we could never beat Regina for 16 anti-virus software for free! • Wireless internet access He remarked, We are ecstatic. We straight games. It just elevates you knew Regina is a very tough team to to the next level where you have For complete details visit: play against, and with starting self-confidence, and with that type www.download.ubc.co against them at home, we knew it of confidence I think we can really would be a challenge to get at least take anyone," Lafreniere added. one win. We made a lot of adjust- The win gives UBC a much-need- ments from Friday's game to Saturday's game and it allowed us ed boost before they travel to the Prairies and face the University of One of many ways iTServices is helping students excel. g ITServices ..........1 t Tile vNIN VkAty V Of West 101 <:(.0 %nal to be more successful.' He added, Manitoba in Winnipeg on October "It was a good team effort." 21.®1 6 OPINION/EDITORIAL TUESDAY, 18 OCTOBER, 2005 THE UBYSSEY Wheels of disaster relief grind slowly Natural and social disasters have wreaked havoc around the globe since time immemorial. With the creation of the Disaster Assistance Do YOU THINK CANADA Response Team (DART) in 1996, Canada was supposed to have a DOES ENOUGH TO HELP rapid response team ready to be OTHER COUNTRIES dispatched anywhere in the world at the touch of a button to respond I've noted your request. SUFFERING FROM NATURAL to ecological fever. In the meantime, DISASTERS? And with the recent devasta- tion in Pakistan as a result of the bind the wound with this 7.6 magnitude earthquake on October 8, it would be expected red tape! that DART's services in the region would be extremely bene- ficial—right? But the lack of immediate action taken this past week after Pakistan's devastating earth- quake—where an estimated 50,000 are believed to have died— "I don't blow, but I guess com- one has to wonder why Canada pared to other countries, we proba- insists on dragging its feet. bly do pretty well." Two days after the earthquake —Lewis Muirhead in Pakistan, a small Canadian Arts 3 task force was deployed to the region hit by the quake. For the most part, the force was entirely inconsequential to the relief effort in the frantic aftermath. And until the entire force of 200 arrives, DART will be running on what is essentially a skeleton crew of 12. The remaining 188 personnel members are sched- Once Canada decides that DART some were even initially opposed It's understandable: the host uled to arrive October 25, more would be beneficial in attending to sending help. There's nothing nation needs to exercise its than a fortnight after the emer- to the disaster, a team of 12 wrong with a good or fashioned autonomy before the response gency began. people must travel to the disaster policy debate, but maybe we can teams come swooping down with- NI think that Canada is pretty well It seems reasonable to ques- region and survey the damage expedite the process and cut the out their consent. But what the known for being humanitarian.' tion why the Canadian response in the area. political posturing when an government fails to realise —Joy Boo suffered from considerable delay. This convoluted deployment entire geographic region is amidst all the political rhetoric is Arts 2 The DART mandate is to provide process has hampered DART's underwater. Or, for that matter, that the first 48 hours are the relief and assistance to regions response time in previous disas- when an entire geographic region most vital. And once the need has affected to natural disasters, and ters. In 2004, after the tsunami is reduced to rubble. been expressed, we need to its services are wide-ranging, hit south-east Asia, DART was There is also another problem respond. Stat. contingent upon a meager prepared to leave for the region plaguing the quick and efficient There seems to be a discon- $500,000 annual budget. less than 24 hours after disaster deployment of DART forces—the nect between policy and Deploying DART, however, is struck. But it took two days for lack of national air transportation response. And while we do not not an easy and direct process. the Canadian government to offi- capable of transporting Canadian deny the efficacy of DART once The Canadian government is not cially declare that DART needed personnel and materials need to they have arrived on the scene, the sole arbiter when it comes to to be dispatched. assist with relief efforts. we do question the timing of the sending DART into disaster And it wasn't until two weeks The federal government has decisions where the efficacy of regions. A request from the coun- after the tsunami that members faced criticism for their lacklus- existing institutions could be try experiencing the disaster or of DART actually boarded a plane ter response to recent disasters. maximised. 'In terms of helping other people, from the United Nations must be headed to the region. Canadian Their reply is that that DART can- Otherwise, the callous mes- Canada seems to make a constantly received by the Canadian govern- officials engaged in an unneces- not be rushed because Canada sage we send is as follows: the consistent effort.' ment before a decision is made sarily lengthy debate about the needs to be sure they would be wheels of justice turn slow—take —Richard Pitman on sending out DART personnel. merits of going to Sri Lanka; welcomed by host nations. a number. u Arts 3 LETTERS An Open Letter to the AMS dastardly bums, for whom we Dear AMS, had to sacrifice one of our few Congratulations on your birth- day! The propaganda looks espe- cially nice this year. It took you comforts when escaping from the dilapidated walls of the Buchanan complex? 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And Steph. talk enough about it.' them the best way the Party sees to make us all into Starving —Sonia Bamrah fit—all this while making it look Bohemian Intellectuals and the Arts 1 like it was the students' fault. drive to whore out all we can to Our own friendly community- condo living and corporate home-grown AMS, systematically interests - well, we've run dry. made sure with meticulous care And the best part? 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Where are those English Honours 4 • Carolynne Burkholder THE UBYSSEY TUESDAY, 18 OCTOBER, 2005 CULTURE 7 Domino: America's next top bounty hunter? Also: Ian Ziering is alive and well and still working in film and television! DOMINO she lands a job with aged and hard- Now playing ened bounty hunter Ed Mosbey (Mickey Rourke) and his partner in by Aaron Carr ass kicking, Choco (Edgar Ramirez), CULTURE STAFF who both work for legendary LA bail- bondsman Claremont Williams III 'My name is Domino Harvey. I am a (Delroy Lindo). bounty hunter." Life as a bounty hunter begins Repeat this line a couple times. well for Domino She even scores a Record it. Play it back on infinite loop. deal for a reality TV show that docu- Now start ramming your face into a ments the exploits of her bounty brick wall until your vision beginsio hunting team, hosted by Ian Ziering blur and the colours start to bleed and Brian Austin Green of Beverly into one another. If a brick wall is Hills 90210 (as themselves). unavailable, substitute something Everything goes downhill from there dense and blunt. Go ahead, be cre- as they all get caught up in a deal ative! Once you've developed a gone wrong that finds them trapped • . • headache on par with a tequila-binge between the Mob and the FBI. Much .......... hangover, take a break. When you of this story is told through flashback start to feel a little better, like maybe as Dominci recounts the story to FBI all of this nastiness is over, do it investigator Taryn Miles (Lucy Liu). again And again To say that Domino director And again. Tony Scott is past his prime is an This is what it's like to sit through understatement. Scott had his Domino. But if you're still curious— biggest hit almost two decades ago or just masochistic—here's the scoop. with Top Gun, and the best film of In this loose adaptation of the true his career is the Quentin Tarantino tabloid story, British-born, US-raised, scripted True Romance, released in series of ridiculously quick cuts, To its credit, Domino does sport ter, she's incredibly one-dimensional Domino Harvey (Keira Knightley) is 1993. With his hey-day long behind unnecessary shaky cam shots, and some good performances. Mickey and boring. The shining star of the the daughter of actor Laurence him, Scott seems to have turned to an unmitigated barrage of badly Rourke is in top form as tough guy flick is of course Christopher Harvey (of Manchurian Candidate music videos for inspiration. photographed, unfocussed, over- bounty hunter Ed, Lucy Liu is Walken, playing Mark Heiss, the fame) and Vogue cover girl Paulene Maybe the geriatric director saturated shots that melt into each superb playing yet another cold producer of Domino's reality TV Stone. After a short stint as a model, thought making an entire feature- other in a nonsensical visual mess. hearted bitch, and even the 90210 show in the film M always, Walken Domino decides the privileged life length film in the same style as a I realise that this type of style duo are hilarious, albeit while play- is spectacular and completely isn't for her and lashes out at every- music video would make it a hit has become a bit of a fad in ing themselves. Keira Knightley steals the show, despite his limited one around her, which ends up cost- with today's youth. Maybe he Hollywood of late (curiously, mostly turns in a - spotty performance as screen time. ing Domino her modeling job and thought it would be cool—even sty- with older action directors strug- the titular character. Because Tony As good as Mr Walken is, howev- gets her expelled from school. listic. It's not: the result of this gim- piing to stay afloat), but in this Scott was apparently too busy tak- er, I can't recommend Domino. It's Then one day the angry-at-the- micky filmmaking comes much case it's all the film has. What little ing notes from MTV and Pokemon too painful. In fact, if you should world, would-be femme fatale stum- closer to annoyance. Any style, cool- plot and characterisation exists in to bother directing his actors, ever find yourself facing the choice bles across an ad for a bounty hunter ness, or actual content there could Domino is clouded over, or outright Knightley does the tough bad girl between watching Domino or pour- seminar. This leads to her big break have been in this film simply gets omitted, to give way to yet more very well, but fails to deliver any- ing mouthwash down your urethra, in the world of bounty hunting when lost in an amazingly aggravating unneeded stylistic elements. thing else. For the central charac- say "pass the Listerine.# u • Chevroisa-t Cobalt S This is how vvorks.‘ or lease any Irst lvvc.) lease or purchase financing payrneni you Sweet. We'll even cover the security. deposit on your an education dbes open door Vist MStu en1 c nus.ca to see if you are eligible and for eligible. v 8 CULTURE TUESDAY, 18 OCTOBER, 2005 THE UBYSSEY "A good night for a heart attack": get some Pussy on your platter this Friday at the Arch NASHVILLE PUSSY adds one hell of a bottom end to are armed with Cartwright's self- a frenetic bass/guitar progression. been a little more diligent in his Get Some thirteen all-new tracks. The band's destructive sex 'n' drugs attitude As far as production value blending, this could have been Spitfire Records sound has come a long way since and blazing drum tracks by Jeremy goes, Daniel Rey (former pro- avoided. their Grammy-nominated Let Thompson, master of the grunge ducer of White Zombie, The ; Ultimately, though, this CD by Nick Fontaine Them Eat Pussy was released way rock-a-billy fill The covers on this Ramones and Masters of will not disappoint. The best CULTURE WRITER back in 1996. Nine years later, CD are spiced up too: Cartwright's Reality) has definitely put his words to describe its sound are they still together, and they've take on Ike and Tina Turner's experience down on this CD. Cartwright's own: 'It's like For anyone who loves Motorhead, still got it. "Nutbush City Limits' screams However, if I had to pick one AC/DC making out with Texas Union Underground, or any The husband/wife team of lead along, with a thick and fresh bass fault with Get Motorhead while Lynyrd other turbocharger rock group, vocalist Blaine Cartwright and line from Cuda, who shows off a Some, it would Skynyrd watches.' And he's there's a new album out on the lead guitarist Ruyter Suys (a nimble, grounded style. Their be that the right. Get Some is a sharp, street and it kicks some serious Canadian?—now you respect cover of Ace Frehley's solid back-up take-no-prisoners-and-have- ass. Nashville Pussy is back on them!) have set up a real- "Snowblind" is another vocals are fun-doing-it album that'll the prowl, with a new look, a ly fun and lively ass- favourite, as Cartwright's almost com- have you whistling new line-up, and a new CD kicker in Get Some. throaty scream- pletely lost a twisted Dixie full of fire, Get Some. Songs like "Pussy speaking and behind the all the way This is Pussy's fourth Time' and 'Good hard-rock instrument- to the mosh album to date, but it's Night For A push power heavy mix; - pit. IN their first under a new Heart Attack' through if Rey had label—Spitfire Records—and the first with their new bassist, Karen Cuda, who I and minglic, mnles, and wormholes without sunlight ELLIOTT BROOD make out the lyrics to his poorly com- Urn, because it sucks, Bruce. since my six months in college). is best described as cinematic; giv- Ambassador posed songs. Maybe it's some big Don't get me wrong, assessing a His ability to kick himself when ing new meaning to the term Six Shooter Records secret, but I couldn't for the life of me work by the man behind brash, he's already down is impressive, mood music,' 5th projekt creates figure out what the man was whis- big-chinned space cowboy who even if it only holds your attention rich atmospheric music that is pering about. starred in Brisco CountyJr. is not for fifteen minutes. both evocative and incredibly dra- by Ritu Kumar The best part of this CD sadly had a task to be taken lightly. It would Brisco, I tried to love it, but in matic. Picture abushfires igniting CULTURE WRITER nothing to do with the music. You have been great to be the first to all honesty if I tried to make love in deserts,"landmines, moles should buy this CD, not to listen to the unearth the next Campbell cult the Bruce Campbell way, I'd be as and wormholes without sunlight,' Elliott Brood's debut album, less-than-stellar track listing, but just classic, but pseudo-fictional dia- lonely as you. Sorry, buddy. and you'll have some idea of what Ambassador, left me perplexed. It so that you can play with the CD case. logue with few jokes and no music their new album sounds like. seemed that no words could fully Designed as a travel kit, the cover has just can't compete with current 5th PROJEKT With The Tales of Don Quixote, articulate the pain involved in the a pocket with an Elliott Brood sou- pop releases. Besides, putting The Tales of Don released earlier this year by their Ambassador experience. But imagine venir postcard, a project invoice with Bruce out in the public without his Quixote own label, Organik Rekords, 5th a hybrid of alternative, folk, and blue- remnants of an angry letter on the chin, his smiling brown eyes or his Organik Rekords projekt interjects lush instrumen- grass with a little Radiohead and The back, and a one way Great Lake burly physique is like throwing a tal interludes to relieve listeners Travelling Wilburys thrown in for Railways train ticket to Detroit. Sure, boy to the wolves. Worse, it's like by Ann Hui from the intensity of vocalist Tara good measure. Add acid to the mix. I'll go to Detroit, Elliott Brood: just so throwing Ash Williams into the CULTURE WRITER Rice. The frontwoman sounds like Stir until it simmers. long as you're not there. 14th century without his boom- a cross between the vocal acrobat- Casey Laforet, Mark Sasso, and As you can see, Elliott Brood stick. It's just plain wrong. "Lay down, we'll blanket you in dark- ics of Sarah Slean and the passion Stephen Pitkin—the trio that form just wasn't able to make a positive Apparently the CD I got is only ness,' 5th projekt vows. And on The of Evanescence's Amy Lee; Rice's Elliott Brood—seem to be confused impression. Their musical style Disc One of a six-CD set, which was Tales of Don Quixote, the recent 11- voice gliding past the madness of about where they want to go with seemed more cacophonous than in turn created to accompany a track extended EP released by the the music below her. their sound. At the beginning of innovative, and despite their new book that Campbell has Toronto band, Canada's 5th projekt The 'romanticism in 'neo-classi- Ambassador they sound mellow instrumentals being strong, their released. I can't fathom how they pull out all the stops to keep that cal romanticism' is most obvious on and folksy, but soon their music vocal harmonics didn't show the decided that six discs narrating promise to you. the short instrumental track entitled acquires a more country-esque strength or range necessary for a Campbell's faltering acting career The band sounds something "Glockenspiel." As you well Imo*, twang. Signed to the (usually high-calibre band. Nice cover—in would bring a profit. The story fol: like My Bloody Valentine's little romanticism was all about imagery, strong) Six Shooter Record label fact it's better left wrapped. lows Campbell through a mildly sister—if said hypothetical sibling and "Glockenspiel" brings to mind a (which also carries bands like The humourous anecdote about trying had been birthed in a dark vision of twinkling lights in the foggy Weakerthans), Elliott Brood is in a BRUCE CAMPBELL to play a minor part in a major enchanted forest and christened night, or a fairy tale gone horribly, class of its own. The label's slogan Make Love! The motion picture called Let's Make with a streak of dark red lipstick. horribly wrong. argues that "life is too short to lis- Bruce Campbell Way Love. Unfortunately, anecdotes are 5th projekt belongs to that exclu- The range of the group is seen ten to shitty music." So why did Rykodisc supposed to be short—this one ran sive circle of oh-so-hipsters who as the album builds up into a they sign Elliot Brood? for over an hour. spell their 'c's with a 'k,' and know dizzying frenzy with "In a Coma," With passable instrumentals, by Momoko Price Nevertheless, no one does self- that Roman numerals are back in while displaying impressive Ambassador's most glaring flaw is CULTURE STAFF mockery quite like Campbell. black, baby. Nominated for Best restraint on the haunting the vocal talent—or rather, the lack While he can slap his own face Alternative Artist at this year's "DISTRAKTid." The album ends thereof. Choosing not to project his On the back of the promotional harder than an angry Frenchman Toronto Independent Music with the pretty and incredibly lay- voice to better showcase his harmon- release CD of Make Love! The Bruce with lines like 'The weight of Awards, and with a band member ered "Resistance,' easily the best ics, lead singer Casey Laforet pre- Campbell Way, Bruce Campbell (of hypocrisy would be too much to named 'SkoDT,' the group is well track on the entire album. Anyone ferred to just whisper. But alas, his is Army of Darkness fame) recalls the bear if I was to write a book on a on their way to inclie-legitimacy. looking for a soundtrack to accom- not the sexy, husky, deep susurrus initial impetus for his latest creation: subject on which I was essentially Self-proclaimed 'pioneers of pany them in the dark, dreary that drives the girls crazy. Instead, "I'm knee-deep in actor pals, why not retarded," he can also be quite neo-classical romanticism,' the October world can take solace in the result is the complete inability to record the book like a radio play?" subtle ("I hadn't read this much four: piece group has a sound that this album.