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  THE
CABARET
OCTOBER
Thursday 1
Friday 2
Saturday 3
Tuesday 6
Wednesday 7, Thursday
Friday 9
Saturday     10
Wednesday 14
Thursday 15
Friday 16
Saturday 17
Wednesday 21
Thursday 22
Friday 23, Saturday 24
Monday      26, Tuesday 27
Friday        30
HALLOWEEN
Saturday    31
THE QUESTION AIRES
THE FASTBACKS
With Guests Terminal City
BLEACHED BLACK
With Guests Innocent Three
FINAL NOTICE
THE BRAVADOS With Guests
STINGIN HORNETS With Guests
OXFAM BENEFIT
Featuring
The Questionaires
ASA & The Obegendobe Drummers
BAMFF VIDEO RELEASE PARTY
THE SHAPE With Guests The Pulse
SHEEP LOOK UP/THE LAST CORVAIRS
THE LAST CORVAIRS/SHEEP LOOK UP
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL BENEFIT
KYLE STEIN BAND
ANIMAL SLAVES With Guests
SUE MEDLEY
REDEMPTION With Guests
MONSTER BASH
Featuring
Ogre
Simply Dead - First and Last Gig
The Flunkees - One Time Only Reunion Appearance
$5.00 at the Door
or n Price with Costume
Cash and Champagne Prizes
tor Best Costumes
932 GRANVILLE    684-8368
IDAY-5ATURDAY 8!
SUNDAY 7 P.M.-12 P.M.
MONDAY & TUESDAY 2 FOR 1 HIGHBALLS All NIGHT
WEDNESDAY TO SATURDAY HIGHBALLS 99C FROM 8 P.M.-9 RM. DficORDER
That Magazine form CITR Radio 102
October 1987 Vol V No 9 Issue #57
EDITOR
Bill Mullan
WRITERS
Janis McKenzie, Winslo, Jerome Broadway, Matt Richards, Mike Grigg, Travis
B, Larry Thiessen, Julia Schenck
ILLUSTRATORS
William Thompson, Julia Schenck,
Helen J Orr, Dietrich Madsen, Alex
Abel, Chris Randle
COVER
David Arthur
ART DIRECTOR
Matt Richards
PRODUCTION MANAGER
Karen Shea
LAYOUT
Brian Hohm, Lee-Ann Mitchell,
Michael Grigg, Julia Schenck, Chris
Buchanen, David Wilson, David
Kowan, Lucy Crowther
PROGRAM GUIDE
Louis Jantzen
TYPESETTING
Wynn Archibald, Paloma-Claire
Eguiagaray, Maja Grip, Don Schuetze
BUSINESS MANAGER
Randy Iwata
ADVERTISING
Lucy Crowther
DISTRIBUTION
David Newell, Brian Hohm, Bill Mullan
SUBSCRIPTIONS
Randy Iwata
PUBLISHER
Harry Hertscheg
Discorder Magazine, c/o CITR - UBC Radio
6138 SUB Blvd., Vancouver, B.C. Canada
V6T 2A5 S(604) 228-3017
Discorder is That Magazine from CITR Radio
102 and is published monthly by the Student Radio
Society of the University of British Columbia, although it winds up being printed deep from within
Surrey, Canada.
Discorder Magazine prints what it wants to, but
pledges to put the CITR On The Dial program schedule and SpinList record chart in every issue. Discorder also vows to circulate 17,500 copies by the
first of each month. Subscriptions are encouraged.
Twelve issues: $12 in Canada, $12(US) in the
States, $18 elsewhere. Make money orders or
certified cheques payable to 'CITR Publications'.
CITR Radio 102 broadcasts a 49-watt stereo signal throughout the Vancouver area at 101.9 FM.
But for best reception, hook up to the FM cable network. CITR is at 101.9 cable FM on Rogers (Lower
Mainland) and Shaw (North Shore) cable systems,
but is still at 100.1 on Rogers (Fraser Valley).
Inquiries about CITR, Discorder or the Mobile
Sound System can be directed to station manager
Harry Hertscheg at 228-3017, between 10 am - 4
pm, Monday to Friday. If you want to talk to the
deejay, call 228-2487 or 228-CITR.
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IN THIS ISSUE
• SWILL PIMPS
Why does all Canadian bear taste so bland?
• DRUG TEST REQUIRED NOW
Welcome to 1988
• NEW IMPROVED PARANOIA
The urge to consume terrorizes you
• C^H^O,, - SWEET AND DANGEROUS
See? You are a Junky after all
• A COLD NIGHT IN HELL
It's closer than you think
• VINYL ADDICT TURNS CASSETTE JUNKIE
The true shocking story of a man who fell off
• SPK
". . . using technology to expand the human awareness of
what is around us."
• ARTROPOLIS	
Art's for people, too   	
IN MOST ISSUES
• AIRHEAD
readers who write
• WHAT'S UPI
we do other stuff, too
• SHINDIG/LOCAL MOTION
It's happening In Vancouver
• ON THE DIAL
even/person's guide to CITR
• SPIN LIST
platters that matter
• HINDSIGHT
a good place to finish
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] JUST SAY
Dr Sumach THIS MEANS WAR, BUBBALOOEY!
Dearest Airhead
In regards to "IAIN BOWMAN'S REVIEW";
of Skinny Puppy's Cleanse Fold and Manipulate I'd like to say the following:
The "Editor's" disclaimer seems to make
matters worse. A review is meant to inform,
not to make personal stabs. BOWMAN
seems to disregard hard work and the desire
to entertain. Who are you BOWMAN? Wouldn't
the wife put out? Keep it up, baby, and
someone may decide to MUTILATE YOU!
F.O.
Dear Airhead,
What's with the disclaimer after the Skinny
Puppy review? Why do you think you need
to tell your readers that a review is only the
opinion of the author? Is this not the case
with all reviews? Is it that the editor likes to
suck up to Skinny Puppy or something?
Please explain.
Yours sincerely,
Avid Reader
Dear Airhead,
It's nice to read a record review without a
single reference to the record being reviewed. Make sense, huh? I personally
would rather read the National Enquirer. "At
least they don't give you any bullshit with
pseudo-intellectual significance." CITR, Discorder, alas, alas .. .
LONG LIVE DEATH BY OVERMIXINGM
Dave Ogilvie,
Skinny Puppy et al...
Discorder
lain Bowman wrote the best discourse on
Thin Pooch I have ever read. Then some
gutless editorial bastard tacks on the disclaimer that Discorder likes Skinny Puppy
and that I should buy their records. I can
think of only one appropriate action in light
of this. I will wipe my ass with this rag in
page by page fashion for the entire month
of September.
Dave "Big Hair" Rosencrans
Hold the shit, please. We got some
already. In the mail yet. We're still waiting for
the blood test results. As for the Editor's
disclaimer, let's just say it was a last minute
remark that we all now very much regret.
Basically, the intention was to somehow
stave off another slew of threats, hate-mail
and the like (remember our last Skinny
Puppy review?). Obviously, it was too little
too snide too late. A brand-new ugly Pandora's box has already opened up and who
knows where that will take us? As for lain
Bowman, he's already fled the country and
might be found in London. As for Vancouver
music fans, it's clear there's something about
gratuitous blood and gore that really riles 'em
up. Keep on writing, kids. It's good to
express your feelings with something other
than kaka.
UMMM ENTROPY?
Dear Airhead,
The second law of thermodynamics has
overtaken your magazine. Technology systematically enfolds and erodes all psychic
spontaneity: one is actually "taught" 20th
century alienation as an aesthetic phenomenon (old textbook title: "MAN'S SEARCH
FOR VALUES"), while all opportunities for
social and personal rebellion are finely tuned
corporate outlets courtesy of the service
environment—rock music and videos, violent
and pornographic films, fashion, etc. Your
well-intentioned WORDSWORTH section in
the August issue is only a blank generation
lonelyhearts column for all the good it may
provide the socially discontented. To further
this exploitation you layer it between a promo
for Judy Radul (who exposes her "poetic"
eye as WORDSWORTH'S co-editor) and an
extended book blurb for Robert Anton Wilson
(come on—a former editor for Playboy
Forum?). Like Tim Leary or Alvin Toffler,
Wilson is haymaking: he ignores or is
ignorant of the basic rules affecting all
thought and action in a technical culture; his
intent is irrelevant since he banks on others'
cultural and historical ignorance. A question
for life-stylists—What is the difference between an Andre Breton, a Malcolm Mclaren,
and a Shirley Maclaine?
John Culkin wrote "we don't know who
discovered water but we're certain it wasn't
a fish". As of August '87 Discorder has
become just something else to wrap fish in.
E. Fou Zesis
Regarding the fish, we wouldn't recommend
it. Discorder is printed as cheaply as
possible so the ink tends to run.
GUILTY WITH AN EXPLANATION
Dear Airhead,
Oooooh, bad, bad, and very bad! Using an
original work of art to illustrate Mad Dogs and
Torontonians by Kevin S. in the Sept.
Discorder is an insult and an offence to
artists everywhere. Rita McKeough's piece
at least deserves a credit line but noooo,
nothing. Did you even have her permission?
SHAME if not. This is a breach of an artist's
copyrights and you should be fined and
thrown in jail!! Would you dare play a record
or tape without crediting the artists? - you
artless dogs. You credit photographers and
illustrators but not artists. Great. Get it
together. We deserve better treatment than
this! And wait till I tell Rita.
Yours watchfully,
Robbin Yager
Sorry! It was a mistake. Discorder policy is
to credit all contributors where possible. As
for cries of breach of copyright, etc., please
get one thing clear. Nobody makes money
off Discorder. We're part of a non-profit
society whose only real concern is the free
dissemination of ideas to as many people
as possible. To accuse us of theft is kind of
pointless. Our attitude is very simple. If it
exists and it's good and it fits, why not use
it? Sorry, a quality magazine is far more
important to us than an artist's ego or his or
her pocketbook.
KEEP ON WORKING
Airhead,
Thought this exchange between the steadily
employed might interest you:
Brian Goble (aka Wimpy Roy, Rory Washtok
and much else) got on my bus at Pender and
Carrall.
"I saw you play bass at Semiahmoo Park in
1977 and you're still playing bass."
"Yeah, well, you find a good job," Goble
said, adding, "Semiahmoo Park?" He asked,
"How  long  you  been  driving  bus?"  "Six
years. You find a good job, you know?"
"Yeah." Then silence, at 1:00 a.m.
"Think I'll go read The Buzzer," which he did.
Which is satisfactory after ten years.
hell is for heroes,
ralfthewu nderdawg
HELP!
Dear Airhead,
Last November, you printed a letter from a
DJ in Poland, Jan Pawul, who was looking
for contact with people in the West. Since
then, his situation has badly deteriorated to
the point where he is having serious problems with the authorities and is afraid of
being arrested. He is very anxious that his plight get as much publicity as possible; the
more attention he receives, the less likely
he is to "disappear" as so many other people
behind the Iron Curtain have. He desperately
wants to hear from people out here, particularly anyone who can help him in his desire
to emigrate to Vancouver with his family, and
find employment. He would also like to hear
form expatriate Poles and any Polish organizations, clubs, etc., that might exist in
Vancouver. Write to Jan at: 41 - 709 Ruda
Slaska 9, Skr-2, Poland.
Thanks,
Tony Sullivan
A sombre and important year, this 1987. Not
only is Bumaby's own Michael J Fox revealed as the anti-Elvis,but UBC Radio
celebrates its fiftieth anniversary: fifty long
years of broadcast communication dedicated to stemming the red surge of the
international Communist Conspiracy. A time
has come finally to reflect, to come to terms,
to pause for a moment and gaze backward
with fondness and regret. 1937. A different
time. Another world. The Family was an
institution that still meant something. Ronald
Reagan, still undiscovered by The llluminati,
was just another dork who dreamed of being
rich and famous. Thursday, October 8th,
1987, the UBC Radio Society celebates this
momentous occasion with a reunion dinner
in the ballroom of the Student Union Building.
Senator Ray Perrault will be there, as might
John Turner. But you can't come unless
you've been invited, if you know someone
who has, remind them for us, please.
Elsewhere on the social front, CITR is
presenting a number of shows beginning this
Friday - the 2nd - with the Fastbacks at the
Venue. Saturday, it's Bleached Black, same
place. The American Invasion continues
Sunday at the Luv Affair with Sonic Youth.
Vancouver's own Sons of Freedom will be
warming up. Later in a busy week -
Wednesday the 7th - there's a free gig
(advance tickets only) at Graceland with
three more bands from south of the border:
Plan 9, Sound Garden and Viv Akauldren.
That Friday - the 9th - 54-40 are throwing a
record release bash for their latest album,
Show Me, at the Commodore. Watch out. It
rocks. Sons of Freedom (the next big
thing?) and Stubborn Blood fill the bill.
Finally, further forward into a dubious future,
the most dangerous rock'n roll show in the
world rolls back into town: the Butthole
Surfers. See them before they die.
NoMeansNo and Seattle's Skinyard will
initiate the chaos.
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I HAVE SAMPLED A NUMBER OF DRUGS;
pills, powders, liquids and various solids
have crossed my lips or made torturing
passage up nasal canyon. But drug
consumption has never been a pastime for
me precluding some degree of personal
concern. Generic white powders, under
various titles, have left me uncomfortable
and sick. Small blots of paper, enthusiastically consumed, have left my teeth clamped
and senses reeling for hours at a time. Even
familiar, organic Cannabis has left me with
ringing headaches and a complete lack of
perspective (smoking dirt, you rate what you
get).
The problem is that illicit drugs are not
subject to the same strict standards of purity
and consistency that say, pharmaceuticals
are. There are no guarantees when buying
coke, methedrin or exstacy that the white
powder snarfed up is pure. It may well be a
hodgepodge of drug, manatol, icing sugar
or even rock salt mixed to enhance, not your
outlook, but the profit of some low-life rat bag
of a drug dealer.
Thus we come to Beer. Not just any Beer
mind you, but the cheap shit, adulterated
bile certain 'Big' breweries would pass off
on us as quality product. Beer, like any drug,
can be pure or impure, but you'll not be
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finding any list of ingredients on the label to
check the relative purity of most Canadian
beer. In fact, a brewery that lists the
ingredients for its product is an exception
indeed.
This floors me, a stickler for purity, in that
we're not given the necessary details to
make an informed choice concerning consumption of a processed food. I mean, I'm
not talking about 'secret herbs and spices'
or a formula for synthetic heroin, this is a
product that is sold six days a week from an
official government outlet.
Let me speculate as to why the breweries
are unwilling to display the components of
what is clearly a food product. Maybe these
swill pimps think chemical pus such as
Amyloglucosidase, Potassium Metabisulfide,
Papain enzyme or good ole Propylene Glycol
Alginate-might scare some wimps because
of their 'nasty' names. Maybe they figure the
public would be offended if they know
exactly what swill they were consuming. It
may even be, as some members in the
industry maintain, that it would just cost too
darn much to have to print all those ingredients down on every label. After all, those
image conscious breweries have to find
some way to pay for all their advertising, not
to mention community recreation vehicles
and hot air balloons!
What's particularly odious about this situation is the willingness of the breweries
involved to take advantage of a situation
because there is no specific law in place to
ensure they do not. Just like the rat-bag drug
dealer, only true scum would increase profit
at the cost of someone's health. I simply
don't buy the excuse that beer additives are
neutral and pose no potential health threat.
The point is that people should be given the
information about any questionable additives so they can decide for themselves
whether or not to indulge in preservatives or
artificial foam.
And what about the government agencies
that supposedly watch the market place for
such infractions as failure to list ingredients
on food items? I must admit time constraints
have stopped me from pursuing this line of
inquiry. Suffice it to say, that since the
government has chosen alcohol to be a legal
inebriant, then it is incumbent upon that
government to properly regulate the industry. The very fact that some breweries have
been able to take advantage of a situation
with potential consequences to the health of
the beer drinking segment of the population,
is a clear indicator of the government's
failure in that regulation. In comparison, just DISCORDER
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imagine the reaction people would have if
the chemicals I've mentioned were added
to milk without notification. It would be no
exaggeration to say those responsible would
be up proverbial shit creek. I for one drink
both milk and beer, and can see no reason
for treating beer different than any other
beverage. Considering the enormous revenue generated by the taxation of liquor sales,
it's sickening the government hasn't got an
act together over such a basic issue in
consumer protection.
Since I'm addressing the government
anyway, just let me add that somebody sure
fucked up picking booze as the official 'fun'
drug for North America. Liquor is sloppy,
sleazy, and addictive. I personally know far
more alkies than junkies, and despite popular conceptions they're both ugly. If I were
King, I wouldn't pimp alcohol like our present
government does. Instead I would legalize
a more civilized non-addictive alternative to
booze. I am referring, of course, to Cannabis.
There would be no way to stop the flow of
alcohol in Canada, what with the tens of
thousands of juice-junkies already running
around loose, but at least a legal alternative
would be available. An alternative that's not
prone to the D.T's, vomiting, palpitations or
addiction.
And just in case you're interested, here's
a test you can perform yourself to check one
aspect of your beer's purity. Simply take two
clean beer mugs and at a ratio of 70 parts
beer to 1 part milk, mix them. In the first glass
use your brand of beer, while in the other use
a 'pure' unpasteurized beer, such as Granville Island Lager. After two minutes check
each glass, and don't be surprised if your
beer still has a foamy head. Milk is poison
for real beer foam as the 'pure' beer will
prove; if your glass still has a head, then it's
the result of CO_ mixing with a chemical
'foamer', yum yum!
P.S. My apologies to those of you, few as
you are, who are honest and altruistic drug
dealers. It is not my intention to slag you or
your occupation, just your sleazy counterparts.
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THERE'S A SAYING THAT GOES SOME-
thing like this: laws that are often
accepted by a docile public in a
democracy, a dictator would never dare to
impose. If this were true then certainly the
issue of mandatory drug testing as a condition of employment, if imposed by the
average tin-horn Generalissimo, would cause
a people's rebellion that would make the
Aquino rallies in Manila look like registration
day at the Y. Nonetheless, drug testing as a
condition of employment is now becoming
mandatory amongst most major U.S. corporations - particularly those in the transport
industry - and what U.S. citizens are accepting now, we'll be accepting in the next few
years. After all, we all know that drug testing
is necessary. That's because the freight train
that derailed, the jetliner that slammed into
the highway, and the power surge that
blacked out the city, were not caused by an
indifferent, apathetic, careless employee,
but by one hopped up on that pot stuff! So
let's all pee in a cup and save society.
Of course the fallacy of all this is that while
nobody wants to see the guy hauling the
LNG tankers past the playground wired out
of it on crack, nobody has the right to tell you
how to live your private life. But the acceptance of drug testing means that now not
only is Big Brother watching you, he's telling
you how to behave. But drug tests can be
beaten (supposedly some people in the
States are making a fortune selling baby's
urine and Guava juice which if consumed in
large enough amounts is supposed to alter
a drug test's results) but I'm not going to tell
you how (although the most obvious way is
just not to do drugs). Instead, I'll tell you
about my own experience taking a drug test
and you can come to your own conclusions.
A prospective U.S. employer informed
me that taking a "physical" was a requirement of the interview process. I subsequently took the "physical" which consisted
of answering some minor medical questions
on a form and then signing a waver which
gave the employer the right to test my urine
for traces of marijuana, cocaine, and pep.
Although no one said anything about the
right to refuse the test, it was generally
assumed that failure to provide a specimen
meant one had about as much chance of
landing the job as a rabbit wrestling a
python. I therefore provided the required
test sample of 50 millilitres of urine. The
results of the test, according the employer,
would be kept confidential, but one has to
wonder how many corporate eyes would get
to see who made the list of malcontents (i.e.
drug users).
To conclude, there are two things that I
find particularly bothersome about my own
drug testing experience. One is that the test
is all too quick. It's something that takes only
five minutes for you to do, but it could leave
you permanently blacklisted. The other is
that while the urinalysis tests for all the drugs
we're told are ravaging society, it doesn't
test for dependency on the most dangerous
and prevalent drug of all, alcohol.
There is no clause in the Canadian Charter
of Rights dealing with drug testing. It is not
unconstitutional, and while only one employer in this country currently requires a
drug test - Air Canada - like they say it's
coming to a theatre near you soon.
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OCTOBER 1987    11 NEW IMPROVED SENSE
OF
PARANOIA
Not having the things we're told we're
supposed to have. Unavoidable media propaganda comes to those who live in the city.
The truth becomes distorted and we believe
the lie. Desire is misdirected through image
manipulation. The majority of people in the
western world have lost the ability to distinguish between material and spiritual needs,
and the wisdom to balance them.
Having the things we're told we're supposed to have yet finding no joy in life. It's
so easy to get lost in the material aspects of
life that it becomes an addiction. A sudden
inability to acquire extraneous wants precipitates withdrawal, typified by depression,
anxiety, and misdirected anger.
With or without money the family unit in N.
America is crumbling due to the lack of
spirituality and communication. Some find a
way to remove the ignorance that caused
them to be hurt. Some manage to block their
emotions to prevent getting into the same
situation.
More often than ever I meet people who
are on the brink of breakdown, toxic levels
of material desire totally unbalanced by a
spiritual void. Coincidentally a number of
friends have recently had nervous breakdowns. One directed anger internally and
attempted suicide. One directed anger externally to family violence. One returned to a
childhood state of mind and institutionalized
himself.
It is only the spirit that can truly feel
unrelievable pain. A severed limb will heal
and the ache disappear with two pills.
No joking matter these people who turn
materialism into their opiate. Their self addicted self congratulatory paths only hurt
others. We're infested with people who take
but don't give. We're completely off balance,
we may already be too late.
Matt Richards SHOW
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"/ need a sugar fix/" s/urs Sus/'. She has
reached rock-bottom: no energy, sluggish
movements. All the same her eyes start to
gleam at the mere thought of the Candybar.
She crawls to the machine, inserts her coins,
et voila! out pops that glossy object of desire.
She unwraps the sparkling foil and exposes
a thick, crunchy, nutty, gooey, bar of chocolate. She takes a bite. Slowly but very surely
the drug percolates into her bloodstream
and she unfolds, re-energizes; and then it
hits hard: THE SUGAR HIGH! Susi's bouncing all over the walls. Nothing can stop her
now but time itself, and sure enough, thirty
or so minutes later she is back down again,
lower than before.
Sugar (chemically known as sucrose) is a drug; perhaps the most
widely used and available drug in
the world today. Its fine white
granules are indeed addictive, so think
about that next time you're filled with the
desire for a double-drippy-deluxe sundae.
Like alcohol, heroin, et al, this simple
building block of carbohydrates and starches
can, when consumed excessively, harm that
most sacred of shrines: your body.
Don't be misled. Sugar is a vital part of our
diet. It's especially important for the proper
functioning of the tissue of the brain; but we
eat too much of it, in too refined a state, and
this is harmful in any number of ways. A quick
study of how sugar contributes to heart
disease and "adult-onset diabetes" reveals
the drugging effects of sugar on our bodies.
Sugar is metabolized by our bodies into two
compounds - glucose and fructose - and
14    DISCORDER
these compounds are transported throughout the body by the bloodstream. Diabetes
refers to the effects that ensue when our
bodies cannot reduce high-blood glucose
levels ("adult-onset diabetes"'refers to this
occurring later in life due to insulin insensitiv-
ity). Normally the naturally occurring insulin
works as a sugar neutralizer which takes
excess glucose out of our blood. However
for those who continually stress their bodies
with too much glucose, their bodies counterattack with an overproduction of insulin. This
eventually causes those cells that remove
glucose from the blood to no longer function
properly; thus, blood-glucose levels stay
high. This means you've hit that pre-diabetic
stage where headaches, wild mood swings,
depression, anxiety and a general run-down
feeling are rampant. If you can't break your
sugar-fix habit, things get worse.
Sugar also rots your teeth, of course.
Nothing new here. As well, in excess it
causes obesity and a build-up of blood
cholesterol (the digestion of excess fructose,
the other byproduct of sugar, forms acetates
which are converted to cholesterol): in a
word or two, heart disease. This is a drug
with nasty side effects.
So, you say, who needs sugar when you've
got Nutrasweet? Sugar substitutes have
been around since 1907 when saccharin first
came into use. Sixty-three years later, in
1970, Canadian scientists discovered it
caused bladder cancer in laboratory rats.
Whoops. American lobbyists were able to
halt this ban for a while by claiming that
Canadian rats were different from American
ones. Since then Aspartame has taken over
anyway (in the delectable guises of Nutrasweet and Equal), and although it has
been approved by the powers that be, there
remains some doubt as to its safety.  It
contains a methyl ester which could convert
to methanol, which is just a little toxic. And
remember, it did take them sixty-plus years
to discover that saccharin was carcinogenic.
All this said, the reality may well be that it's
impossible for us to kick our sugar habit. The
concept of a "sweet treat" has been imbedded in most of our subconciousness since
before we were even toilet-trained. A cookie
after dinner is as natural as breathing. And
sugar, of course, comes not only in the form
of sweets, but also as part of just about any
prepared food item you could mention, from
beer to beans to peanut butter. It's a product
and natural evil of modern industrialized
society; kind of like nuclear weapons, and
probably just about as easy to get rid of. But
given the pathetic hang-ups of the human
race and our craving for some sort of
addiction, maybe that frantic run to the
candy counter is preferable to such apparently more deadly alternatives than smoking,
drinking and sex.
Oh hell. Mike Grigg
BETAPHEN£THYLAMINE
well, there she is. body next to mine, and it
hits me strange, electricity to the brain goes
home, words are written all over her face,
but then not really. Beta-P. she says, "just
read." so I read the words that aren't really
there. NADIA REMOVES HER BRA. yes. and
it's already gone.
betaphenethylamine is a substance manufactured in the brain when falling in love and
in chocolate.
some words are more important than
others.
Garrett Eng <*EEK
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1
"Well, it's like - Do You Believe in Your
Dreams? The best explanation 1 can give as
to what my most intense acid trip was like,
was the losing touch with the fact that this
wasn't actually happening. It's not like you're
standing on the side of a road and say, 'Oh
look, a pink elephant. 1 must be hallucinating.' It's like, 'Oh no, a pink elephant. I better
hide. It might see me. It might come and get
me.' It's like a dream in that you snap out of
it suddenly - iater on as the drug wears oft
- and you go 'Ha ha, fuck! It's all been just
an acid trip.' Just like, 'Oh, it's all been a
dream,' the difference being of course that
it happened while you were conscious. In a
way, it was a fusion of what you were actually
doing in this planet earth world and that other
internal acid world."
"You describe these things that I can really
relate  to,  you  know,  in  terms  of   peak
delusions ... I don't know, that's really weird.
Is that just the way LSD effects you? A severe
trip, or a really intense trip,  or a really
emotional trip - does it lead you to these
ends, or does it actually happen?"
THINKING.   I     '^^^^H
was  into  some hardcore
THINKING. I was into some iiwuw*
thinking. Amazed as always on acid with how
sharp I was, both fluid and efficient. But as
the drug grew more enveloping, I began to
lose touch. I slid completely into my brain.
Lost touch, as it were, with my physical self.
Got into the actual mechanics of how the ol'
thought processes work. "Voices inside my
head". One single human type voice being,
me - a childlike, curious me - asking
questions. And the other force? The unexplained one(s), the freaky one(s), the stuff
of my nightmares. This incredible force that
knew all the answers which answered at first
with a sinale human-tvoe voice, but as thinns
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with a single human-type voice, but as things
got weirder (as the drug surged stronger)
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"It started off with this really tough communication problem, and then it seemed like I
was being persecuted or tormented in some
way, through my interpretation of the responses that these people were giving me.
Like every time 1 got a positive response from
them, I thought it was like some kind of big
con or something like that. I was really having
problems. And then after that, that's when it
got into the real severe tape replay sort of -"
"When you say 'tape replay', do you mean,
W seemed you were doing the same thing
over and over again?"
"One time 1 sort of thought I saw my entire
life go by on tape, or like, really key moments
of it."
"Up in Kamloops, you were saying the
same things over and over again - I can't
remember the words - but it was really
strange."
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wandered in ultima» *m be(ieved
corridors of history' «^wve been deim-
existed. The sky '^""^of hallucination.
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and preceded us  an ber we went
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moon was out. It was very cold, very dear
There
and
thing, you know? Or Hell was just, you rough
it and are tormented for the rest of your fife.
And it was mental torment, too. It was really
weird. Suddenly, I had a really, really, really
tough time relating to everybody. Like my
closest friends, ft was real severe, like the
rutes of logic and stuff were breaking down
for me in communication. Definitely in Blaine.
That was one of the first things that started
happening to me. People would start talking
about something, and I guess my mind was
in  another completely  different  universe,
thinking of something else,  and then f'd
answer them sort of from my other world, and
it just wouldn't make any sense to them at
all. I just couldn't understand, Why not? That
was just the brain starting to really flip out a
bit, I think."
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TNS "iTa" these hieroglyphs little
Ifisleys spinning around in the air. It was
completely like, "Holy fuck, what is happen-
n "You appeared to witnessing the end of
the Universe?"
"Well, there was a point where it was
logical for me to assume that I could be
dead. Or that I could be in this other state
of being."
"Did you ever think specifically, I m Dead f
"I saw myself dying once. And this
happened both times actually. When I was
down at the Fourth of July, we went to Bfaine,
and I had a wild time there, too. Not quite
as amazing, because it was only one hit, not
three. The rain, the fire and the smoke, and
the real discomfort."
"Were there tents?"
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out are X? «»**
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chemicals and plasma, disguised as it were,
as part of me. It's waiting for a certain
moment of weakness, indecision, confusion,
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^d gives me a rea n7f 6'f' *hat «'iv<* "»
me to pieces. " to be ~ and it rjps
This all-knowmg other voice was now a
chorus. A multitude culled from history, from
my brain's incredibly full - far reaching -
memory. It was as if I'd plugged mysell in
on a direct line with all the info in the
turn it off.
THE MORAL: Yes, it's true what Aldous
Huxley, Timothy Leary and all those guys
have said. LSD, Magic Mushrooms, Mescaline and the like (psychedelics in a word) can
be the key that unlocks the door to all the
secrets in the Universe. ALL OF THEM. SO
WATCH OUT!
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in the depths of a habit that threatens to destroy his life.
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I would get drunk and telephone everyone I know, or shoot some smack and go buy records. Now I am happy, not
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OCTOBER 1987    19 SINCE THE RELEASE OF THEIR
first album, Information Overload Unit, Australia's SPK have
managed to cover a great deal
of musical territory. Albums
have ranged from harsh,
loosely organized noise (Information Overload Unit, Leichenschrei, Auto da Fe),
through metallic dance thump {Metal!
Dance, Machine Age Voodoo), quasi-
ethnic chanting (Dekompositiones) to an
almost classical neo-romanticism (Zamia
Lehmanni). With each new concept came
a corresponding change in what SPK
stood for: System Planning Korporation,
Sozialist Patenten Kollectiv, Seppuku, etc.
On Thursday, August 20, Playloud's
Larry Thiessen had the opportunity to
reiieve his own ignorance and bewilderment while spending time with Graeme,
Sinan and Jan (SPK) prior to their STRENUOUS performance at the Commodore on
August 21. The following is a paraphrase
of the discussion that took place.
/ gather many artists in England are
moving away because of the tax system—
yet you've gone there more or less to stay
Actually, none of that's true for us. We left
England. The musical situation there is so
complacent. No one does anything except
wait around expecting to be entertained. As
for the tax system, we never made enough
money for it to make any difference. We al!
live in Sydney now.
How does your music go over in Australia
as opposed to elsewhere?
We have almost no support in Australia;
but that's partially our own fault because we
just haven't done that much with it there.
I'm beginning to wonder if there isn't some
sort of inverted snobbery pervading the
record-buying public world-wide which dictates that in order to be good it must be
imported....
We didn't find that so much as a situation
where you get the reception one would
expect as "ignorant colonials". We would
be put on a bill with some "name" British
group to fill up the act, so to speak. We did
find, though, coming back to Australia
afterward, that our music was accepted
much more, which might tend to support
your universal snobbery theory.
All your music seems to fall into one of two
categories . . . either you can dance to it or
you can't. Is there a conscious effort on your
part to dichotomize the two?
It's not so much a process of separation
as one of change. When we released
Leichenschrei, it was more or less an assault
on everything normally considered musical.
Machine Age Voodoo was so different
from that because it did follow a more
danceable approach; but then with Byzantine Flowers we tried to go for a more
dreamy, almost romantic mood.
For many artists it's a matter of doing one
in order to support the other.
20    DISCORDER
That may well be true for others. We
haven't sold enough of either type for it to
make that much difference .... Machine
Age Voodoo didn't become the dance hit it
might have been expected to.
How does all this affect your attitude
toward performing live?
We love it. it makes a lot of things
worthwhile. There you are on an unfamiliar
stage in front of unfamiliar people who have
had five years or so to build up in their own
minds this mystique about what kind of
atmosphere we create, and there's only an
hour or so to try and show them something
different—something they don't expect. When
we first explored the idea of performance,
we looked at various electronic artists and
they were so boring . . . just a bunch of
sour-looking types hiding behind boxes
pretending to push buttons and relying on
video projection to distract the audience
from the fact that they weren't doing anything. We decided right away that there had
to be more to it than that. Audiences are a
little more ready to accept that sort of thing
now than they once were; but it's still up to
the performer to entertain. If you're not
prepared to do that, then why play live at all?
The Insect Musicians is something that I
gather you spent a fair amount of time on
Yes . . . three years.
I'm interested in knowing why you chose
to use traditional folk melodies and idioms
rather than your own musical ideas such as
in Byzantine Flowers ....
There's only one traditional melody, really
/ guess what I meant was that the music
seems closer to the traditional ideals ....
That may be true. What I was trying to do
there was start each cut with the original
:t noise and then work it through a
number of gradual changes on the computer
rather than create a symphonic extravaganza. It was more an attempt to keep the
music closer to the idea of the first things
mankind did in creating his own music—the
depiction of nature. Some time in the future
I want to do an album using the sounds of
bats. Again, it's sounds that the human ear
does not know, frequencies that we can't
hear, using technology to expand the human
awareness of what is around us.
Do you feel any sort of burnout after a
project like this?
No. There were so many things I wanted
to do that I would have liked to do it three or
four more times. With the bat sounds I think
I'd like to explore the larger, more symphonic
sound we were just discussing.
Is the material you're releasing on Nettwerk
being released on Side Effects or another
label elsewhere?
The Nettwerk release has one side made
up of material from Zamia Lehmanni (Byzantine Flowers) on one side and some of our
current rhythmic material on the other. We
may release it that way on other labels in
Germany, for example. It's an attempt to
show people that yes, we do this; but then
we do this, too.
As far as instruments are concerned . . .
the list on the back of Zamia Lehmanni goes
on forever. Surely you don't use them all in
performance.
Obviously music like this requires some
use of backing tapes or other means of
reinforcement; but we do use some of them
in a performance situation. We lost a good'
deal of ethnic instruments in transit and
haven't been able to replace a lot of them.
What are your future plans for SPK and
Side Effects?
As far as our own music is concerned, I've
done the soundtrack to Adolph Wolfi's
Necropolis, which is a feature-length film. It
uses a great deal of pre-baroque style choral
music. I think a lot of our future work will be
done in this vein. It's quite an experience to
score something on paper and not hear the
realization of it until all the musical forces
which comprise it have been put together.
There's no other feeling quite like it. As for
the label itself, we will be releasing a
Controlled Bleeding album and we plan to
do a live album of Antigroup in Berlin using
24 tracks. We're also hoping to release the
early Clock DVA material which pre-dates
their material on industrial Records.
Further discussion ranged from the
pros and cons of Bach vs. Mozart, what
new technology can and cannot do, the
horrors of London and Hong Kong, automated people movers in airports, and
performance art in general. The lasting
impression both before and during the
concert, however, was of three very attractive people who genuinely enjoy presenting themselves on a personal and a
public level.
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22    DISCORDER You might have seen the poster,
that 1920's Russian Construc-
tivist deal. You might have already ripped one down and
have it hanging in your bathroom - it's very decorative.
What the Russian alphabet is doing on a
B.C. art poster, I don't know yet, but hey!
Russia is the happening thing (today),
Vancouver is a hip place (now) and all those
dots and slashes on the word look foreign,
therefore it must be cool. It's sort of like
Haagen Daz.
All trendiness aside Artropolis must be
seen. It is the third major B.C. art show after
the Warehouse Show ('83) and The October
Show ('84). The original Warehouse Show
was organized in part by the Vancouver
Artist's League (an artist-run organization for
the non-profit gallery system) to create an
alternative exhibition space for B.C. artists
who were being completely neglected by the
Vancouver Art Gallery. Ironically this anti-
establishment show has evolved into a very
popular quasi-institution itself, with Willard
Holmes (the Vancouver Art Gallery's new
curator) operating as one of its curators.
Holmes and five others have selected 200
artists for Artropolis whose work is relevant
to one of several 'specific themes of interest'.
These are: performance art; self-image, by
the artist as the artist; Vox Populi; Les Enfants
Terribles; Urban Renewal; and video; plus
music (organized by Alex Varty). This is THE
total art experience.
This year's location is not another one of
those desirably decrepit warehouses but a
brand new, blue-tile (!) establishment. The
last show (four years ago) was nearly shut
down due to fire hazards. Remember all
those troubled, confused cops who were
standing around watching out for smokers?
The new venue looks down on the Terry Fox
Plaza and is right on the way to B.C. Place,
so you can always drop by on your way to
the next football game. The best time to go,
of course, will be opening night October
3rd. This will be Party Nite. Alcohol and art
can mix.
ARTROPOLIS:
October 3rd - 31 st.
(hours) Tuesday thru Saturday
11am-7pm. Sunday noonSpm.
788 Beatty Street
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WELL, IT'S OCTOBER
NOW, and that means
that we're well into this
year's shindig, CITR's very
own Battle of the Bands.
In the first round, held on
September 14, Room 101 and Madhouse
Dig lost out to Playdoh Republic, whose
longtime search for a good rhythm section
appears to have paid off. (Later that week
they opened for and made fans of The
Young Fresh Fellows at Graceland.) The
second round, the following Monday, was a
close contest with Stick Figures coming out
on top in spite of a good portion of one song
being played while the singer gamely hunted
around for his lost microphone. Ship of
Fools, sort of a post-hippie commune with
instruments, may have been too wild for the
judges; Jonn Krom are a different keyboard-
based band with a singer who doesn't sound
so different from Madeleine Morris. Listen for
demos from most of these bands soon (my
favourite so far from the irrepressible Ship of
Fools) and get out to the Shindig and take
part —they're held every Monday night at the
Savoy and the first semi-finals are coming
up soon.
THIS MONTH WILL ALSO BRING
the return of the Animal Slaves,
at Graceland on Tuesday the
6th, with Redemption. Elizabeth*
Fischer, the only original member
remaining, describes Ryan Morre
as "the only bass player alive that could
replace Rachel," who has also "displaced
Emily as the winner of the Animal Slaves
hairy leg contest." As for Paul Brennan,
Elizabeth says simply that he "plays in the
tradition of the intense skinny drummer." Red
Herring's Steven Nikleva will be guesting on
guitar, and you can expect the Slaves' music
to be a little less frantic and heading into
"more of a funk groove" now.
Recent demos include the latest from
Peter (We Paid Already) Archer, and a
twenty-year-old recording from The Misty
Deep - whose vocalist sounds, oddly enough,
uncannily like Paul McKenzie, at least to me.
My pick of the month, though, is a tape from
a band called Decline of the English
Murder (they say the name's from an Orwell
essay), whose influences range from Metal-
lica to Prince to Adrian Mole. While some of
the guitar solos strike me as more noodle-y
than they need to be, there are some good
machine gun parts and tempo changes here,
and their sound has an overall solid thump
thump groove.
Since demos tend to flood into the station
at this time of year, this might be a good time
to talk about submissions. Most importantly,
make sure any tape you send or bring in to
CITR (we prefer cassettes, by the way) is
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marked with the band's name, the names of
the songs (if you give us between 2 and 4
we can get a really good idea of your sound
without having to spend an entire afternoon
on each tape) and at least one contact
phone number in case there's a problem,
we'd like more info, or if you're interested in
some feedback or advice. A bio of some kind
- it doesn't have to say you're famous or
anything - really helps us, and ultimately
your fans, understand where you're coming
from. We're definitely not returning tapes
anymore though, as we want to keep the
cassettes on hand for a local archives the
station hopes to soon set up; so please
don't send a master or anything you want to
get back. And my own philosophy is that
since a demo tape is by definition meant to
promote your band, and not be an end unto
itself, you should be playing live (or planning
to) or have some kind of saleable recording
in the works so that the masses of fans that
hear you on the airwaves will get a chance
to see you or otherwise support your music.
If you keep all this in mind, if your demo's
decently recorded, and if it fits in with CITR's
"format" (i.e. it sounds like you're inspired
by something other than commercial radio),
chances are that you'll get played.
And before I burrow back under the piles
of cassettes for another month, could the
Young Adults please send me their phone
number? Also The Hip Type are looking for
a rocksteady drummer into their kind of
music - you can leave a message at
929-8530.
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OCTOBER 1987    25 WEEKDAY HIGHLIGHTS
MONDAYS
RANDOM DESIGNS
7:3010:00 am
"Can you catch exploding bunnies from hell?
What do you do with them once you catch them?
Do you care?" A show for apathetic fur-bearing
humanoids. Join Melissa for your weekly dose
of superficiality.
SOUP OF THE DAY
11:00 am-1 pm
Comedy, jazz, 'punk,' bootlegs, oldies, post-hip
pre-punk, pre-hip post-punk, etc... You may not
get your fill, but this soup will wake you up and
get you started on your week. Hosted by Kevin
Williams.
MORE DINOSAURS
8:00-9:00 pm
"And another funny thing, doc," the confused
detective revealed, "he craves the smell of old
motor oil on concrete." Across the desk the
shrink's face lit up suddenly. "Well that explains
it, he spluttered excitedly, his garage band fixation, I mean. Perfectly harmless, you know. You
can let that Rob Simms fellow go now. Besides,
I dig his show..." The dick stared at him bemused, shrugged and walked out of the office.
THE JAZZ SHOW
9:00-12:30 am
Vancouver's longest-running prime time Jazz
program, featuring all the classic players, the
occasional interview, and local music news.
Hosted by the ever-suave Gavin Walker.
05 Oct. "The Fox," a hot, hard driving record
that changed many people's ideas
about what "West Coast Jazz" was supposed
to sound like...The Harold Land Quintet. Harold
Land (the hardest tonor saxophone in the West)
with Jazz legends Dupree Boulton (trumpet) and
Elmo Hope (piano) plus others. Modern Jazz at
it's best.
12 Oct. One of the best known and best loved
Jazz recordings in history, The Benny
Goodman Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert. Return
to the night of Jan. 16, 1938 and hear for yourselves whay this record is so highly acclaimed.
79 Oct.  What did Charles Mingus sound like in
a club? We have a great answer: "Charles Mingus at the Jazz Workshop." Two long
pieces by Mingus' working quartet; with altoist
John Handy as guest on one of them. Mingus
(bass), Dannie Richmond (drums), Jane Getz
(piano), and the great Clifford Jordon (tenor saxophone). A musical explosion!
26 Oct. Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition.
"Irresistable Forces"...the latest offering from the master percussionist, pianist, composer. With new stars Gary Thomas and Greg
Osby (reeds), Lonnie Plaxico (bass) and guest
Nana Vasconcelos (percussion) and old star Mick
Goodrick (guitar).
ENVIRONMENTAL SCATOLOGY
12:30-4:00 am
Ever tasted blood?... Ever run your hand through
warm guts?... Well I have... don't feel like nothin.'
TUESDAYS
PEST CONTROL
11:00-1:00 pm
Whether it's plague-spreading rodents, paranoid
schizophrenic parents, or just a case of fire ants
in your futon, host Don Cerveza has a remedy
for all pests. Music...
BLOOD ON THE SADDLE
1:00-3:00 pm
Every second Tuesday, music to scrape the cow-
shit off your boots to.
THE ORAL DAVE RADIO SHOW
3:00-5:00 pm
—There are no quick and easy answers—
RECTAL RECTITUDE
5:30-8:00 pm
Are you suffering from burning rectal itch? Well
then—tune in and expose yourself to a long-
playing laxative and an aural enema.
STUFF
4:30-6:00 pm
Poetry and music stuff. Hopefully most of it
choice. Hosts: Kevin Smith and Julia Steele.
AURAL TENTACLES
Midnight-4:00 am
When he finally did wake up, the music was real
clear in his head and he remembered listening
to AURAL TENTACLES the night before. It had
seemed like another normal night, the WILD
WORLD OF DRUGS, some off-beat news items
and lots of music. The D.J. had even played his
request. ...But something was wrong ...something was terribly wrong, even though he couldn't
quite put his finger on it. Shaking the sleep from
his red and tired blood-shot eyes, he absent-
mindedly fingered the antennae sticking out of
his ear and wondered what was wrong. Stay
tuned for the continuing saga, hosted by Pierre
Huish.
WEDNESDAYS
THE CLASSICAL SHOW
7:30-10:00 am
A variety of musical styles ranging from the early Medieval to the 20th Century. All styles will be
discussed with historical importance. Requests
taken. Hosted by Wolfgang J. Ehebald.
WE BE BOTANISTS
10:30 am-1.00 pm
Back after 2 months of meditation and unemployment. Variety, variety. Expect more of the same.
*PAULA TAKES LIBERTIES
1:00-5:00 pm
So where's all my fan mail?
THE LION'S DEN
5:15-5:30 pm
Neil Davis will interview players, coaches and
special guests on The Lion's Den. There will also
be a trivia contest, the prizes being gift certificates for the Fogg 'n Suds Restaurant.
THE AFRICAN SHOW
8:00-9:30 pm
The latest in modern African dance music plus/
minus a few oldie but greats and extras. Your way
we come every Wednesday at 8:00. Information
—News as they come at 8:30 pm. Possible
special features at 9:00. Your host: Umerah P.
Onukwulu. Welcome.
ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?
Midnight-4:00 am
Sick and tired of all this punk, new wave, underground bullshit? Elevator music is where it's at...
Travis B. lights up your life and plays the best
Montovani and Muzak.
THURSDAYS
ANOTHER KIND OF WEDNESDAY
7:30-10:00 am
Ever feel like you've slept-in 24 hours too long?
Maybe this Killpigge fellow inhabits his own time
zone, or universe for that matter.
FINE LINES
10:00-11:00 am
A new feature on CITR, courtesy of the fine folks
at CFUV, U. of Victoria. A literary program featuring readings and interviews with known and
obscure poets and authors. Produced at CFUV
and heard across Canada. Hosts are Jim Andrews, Barry MacDougall and Rick Andrews.
Tune in and get cultured!
GREEK WEEKLY REPORT
5:50-5:30 pm
Brothers Pi, Gamma and Delta will be bringing
you all the information on what is happening inside the Greek Society at UBC. Everything from
sports & social information to the Greek tune of
the week, as well as the Greek personal columns
will be heard each week.
THE VINYL FRONTIER
5:30-8:00 pm
The Spinlist will never be the same again! Tune
in. Turn on. Drop out.
TOP OF THE BOPS
8:00-9:00 pm
"I was in my kitchen quietly cooking up a can
of gourmet Alphagetti, minding my own business," explains Ed Lasko, "when the spirit of
Buddy Holly started talking to me though my
toaster. And it told me to take over hosting duties
on this show and that soon all would be revealed..." 'Normal' programming will resume as soon
as Ed's appliances stop haranguing him. Next
month: Richie Valens is alive and well and living
in my food processor.
EXHIBITIONISM
Midnight-3:30 am
"The noun, not the pathological term, you ninny."
(Langley Strood)
Cutting the diamonds—Matt Richards. Vinyl
obedience—Kathy Day. FRIDAYS
FRIDAY MORNING MAGAZINE
7:30-10:30 am
The re-emergence of New Souls. Sacred Dates,
Times, Points in History. Overthrowing history.
Plus what's going on in Vancouver.
02 Oct. Communication:   A   profile   of   the
Commonwealth Drum Festival. The
New Dynamics of Photography, with Rick Etcan
from CAPIC. Plus much more. . .
09 Oct. Who is Judy Collins, anyway. . . New
music from the Topp Twins, Dagmar
Krauss. New Ideas, New Jazz. More music from
the Commonwealth Drum Festival.
16 Oct.   Profile of the New Danse: Montanero
Danse, Montreal Danse, with a special
guest co-host. Plus an interview with Ballet
Jorgen's Bengt Jorgen.
23 Oct. A new season for Ballet B.C., plus
Concert and Club Networking.
30 Oct.  Headlines Theatre: NO'XYA. Plus more
news on the Gitk'san Wetsuweten Land
Claim.
TRIBES AND SHADOWS
10:30-11:30 am
A program that explores "New Consciousness."
Dreams, myths, cultures and rituals all take context, bridging the gap between Dark and Light.
Featuring the innovative, the eclectic and the stirring diversities inherent in the musical fabric of
our world. Hosted by Kirby Hill.
02 Oct. Focus on Vancouver: New Rhythms.
09 Oct. The 'State of the Art' with Timothy
McKinnis. (New Technology in Music).
16 Oct.   Martin Bartlett; the composer.
23 Oct.  New Music for New Danse.
30 Oct.  How Evelyn Roth spends All Hallows
Eve.
NARDWUAR THE HUMAN
SERVIETTE PRESENTS...
2:30-3:00 pm
Join Nardwuar and his warcat, Cleopatra von
Flufflestein, for a half hour of stimulating, Man-
hattan-Clam-Chowder-flavoured entertainment.
NEOFILE
6:00-9:00 pm
More new records than you can shake a stick at,
while Kevin Smith suffers extreme humiliation.
CRACK RHYTHM
9:00-midnight
A large, messy, enigmatically entertaining eve-
ing program, highlighting the hefty sounds of
exotic beats and the malicious chunk of modern
funk, with constant and current info on the Vancouver alternative music scene supplied by those
who should know. Hastily hosted by Robert Shea.
LOUIS LOUIS
3:00-5:00 pm
By the time you read this, something major may
have occurred. Do not be alarmed, this is only
a drill. (Rock'n'Roll, eh?!)
WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS
SATURDAYS
THE SATURDAY EDGE
8:00 am-noon
I isn't easy getting up this early on a Saturday
morning just to bring you this show, so the least
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TITLE  LABEL
•Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper
Bo-Day-Shus!!!   Enigma
•R.E.M.
Document No. 5  I.R.S.
•Various Artists
Potatoes  Ralph
•Lime Spiders
The Cave Comes Alive Virgin
•Last Exit
The Noise of Trouble/Live Enemy
•Yello
One Second  Polygram
•Einsturzende Neubauten
Fuenf Auf Der Nach...  Torso
•Various Artists
Kick It! Def Jam Sampler Def Jam
•Arvo Part
Arbos ECM
•Various Artists
Lonely Is An Eyesore 4AD
•Tuxedomoon
You Crammed
•Zodiac Mindwarp
High Priest of Love Polygram
•Beat Farmers
The Pursuit of Happiness  MCA
•Cannon Heath Down
Heart-Throb Companion  Bongo Sunrise
•Tom Waits
Frank's Wild Years  Island
•Nitzer Ebb
That Total Age  Mute
•Dead Can Dance
With the Realm of a Dying Sun 4AD
•Graeme Revell
The Insect Musicians  Musique Brut
•Anti-Group
ShT Sweatbox
•Sonny Sharrock
Guitar Enemy
•Various Artists
Project One Produkt Corps
•Unknown Mix
Mix3  Recrec
•Kronos Quartet
White Man Sleeps  Nonesuch
•Steven Brown
Searching for Contact Play It Again Sam
•Robert Anton Wilson
Secrets of Power Illuminated
•LLCoolJ
Bigger and Deffer Def Jam
•Duane Eddy
Duane Eddy Capitol
•Various Artists
The Wailing Ultimate Homestead
•Various Artists
The Enigma Variations 2  Enigma
•Mighty Lemon Drops
Out of Hand WEA
•Echo & The Bunnymen
Echo & The Bunnymen WEA
•X
See How We Are WEA
•Dead Kennedys
Give Me Convenience  Fringe
•Warren Zevon
Sentimental Hygiene  Virgin
I "French Frith Kaiser Thompson              Live Love Larf & Loaf Rhino
I "Madhouse
8 WEA
I »That Petrol Emotion
Babble Polygram
I \John Adams
The Chairman Dances  Nonesuch
I 'Various Artists
WOMAD Talking Book WOMAD
I 'Various Artists
Chicago Jackbeat Vol. 2  Rhythm King
I »Eugene Chadbourne
LSD C&W Fundamental
•Various Artists
Straight to Hell  Hell
I »Univers Zero
HeatWave Cuneiform
•Rare Air
Hard to Beat Green Linnet
•D.R.I.
Crossover Death
I 'Corrosion of Conformity
Technocracy  Death
I »Skinny Puppy
Addiction  Nettwerk
I »Dead Milkmen
Bucky Fellini  Enigma ffHfeSWfr
Don't picture a tomato. See? You
did, didn't you? A tomato. Even
though you were told not to. And
you did it automatically, without a
moment's thought. Because that's the way
the mind works. It won't process a negative.
Don't picture a green pepper. See? You did
it again.
DON'T DO DRUGS!
You might as well tell a child not to cross
the street. You might as well tell a dog not
to bark. Kids don't do drugs because they're
trying to escape reality. They do them
because they're fun, because, hey! for some
people, at certain points in their lives, getting
shit-faced and hanging around is significantly more enjoyable than just hanging
around; because for others, getting stoned
and listening to tunes is significantly more
complete than just listening to tunes. Drugs
enhance experience. The point here isn't
DO DRUGS! People are doing them anyway.
All ways. All kinds. All ages. Legally, and
otherwise. Voluntarily and otherwise. For
recreation and for survival.
SOME FOLKS ARE EVEN DOING DRUGS
TO ESCAPE REALITY!
The point here is Yes! It's happening. It
doesn't matter what you say, everyone is
doing drugs! And it's nothing new. Fruit has
been going rotten and fermenting ever since
there was such a thing as fruit. Amanita and
psilocybe mushrooms have been pushing
out of damp ground ever since God invented
muck. When marijuana was criminalized by
the American justice system in the early
twentieth century, hemp still grew wild in
over half the States.
GEORGE WASHINGTON WAS A HEMP
FARMER!
In his diaries, he refers to the separation
of the male and female plants, a process
that is only relevant to the production of
marijuana, the drug THC. THC which is now
illegal pretty much anywhere you're likely to
go in this wide, wonderful world. People go
to jail for it, get killed for it. Organized crime
reaps huge profits from it. Families are
ripped apart, children are abused. Young
minds are destroyed forever, not because
of what the drug does to them, but because
the drug is illegal.
BUT MARIJUANA LEADS TO HEROIN
ADDICTION!
It does! No bullshit! Ask any junkie. They
all smoked grass long before they tried
smack. No doubt about it. Pot leads directly
to heroin. Because if you grow up being told
a certain drug is totally evil and deadly and
then one day you find out it isn't ("It's quite
amazing actually. Everything gets fuzzy and
warm and you laugh a lot - and music
sounds incredible..."), well maybe you figure
everything else they've told you about drugs
is also a blatant lie. Why not try acid? Why
not try heroin,. PCP?
YES NANCY, THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT
MINORITY WHO DON'T CARE WHAT YOU
SAY!
You lied about this and you lied about that,
so just Shut Up! And all this would be
wonderful and fine if only there weren't some
damned nasty illegal drugs. Heroin is brutally addictive. Cocaine can trigger cardiac
arrest. In Los Angeles, where Ecstasy and
other new-fangled "designer drugs" have
been prevalent for a number of years, an
alarming number of otherwise healthy young
adults are showing up at medical clinics with
all the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease,
except Parkinson's Disease isn't supposed
to strike until middle age. Can you say
"disease of the central nervous system"?
Can you say "total paralysis"?
JUST SAY NO, KIDS! JUST SAY NO!
But we know they'll cross the street
anyway regardless of what we say. We are
composed of chemicals. The way they act
and react based on various external and
internal stimuli dictates our behaviour. Whether
we like it or not, we're on drugs all the time.
Nature and science offer other options;
additives as it were. Some of these are
sanctioned by the state (alcohol, nicotine,
caffeine, etc.). Many more aren't (cannabis,
LSD, psilocybe mushrooms). And the sad
truth is, these designations have as much to
do with political necessity, superstition and
just plain ignorance as they do with logic and
scientifically proven fact. This issue of Discorder doesn't come close to dealing with
everything that's scary, weird or dangerous
about this best-of-all-possible society's attitudes toward drugs. It wasn't meant to.
Those questions go way too deep. When
you're talking drugs, you're talking the nature
of reality, perception, life itself; things worth
talking and thinking about. We urge you to
do just that. Bring it up at the dinner table.
Have it out with your parents, your children,
whoever it is you care about. If we can save
the life of just one child....
The Editor
30    DISCORDER SPECIAL EVENTS
OCTOBER 8 : Rogue Folk Club
presents from Great Britain....
ANDY STEWART & MANUS LUNNY
EVERY TUESDAY : Savoy Showcases
Featuring 2 new bands each night
Halloween Bash I OCTOBER 31
with Bobs your Uncle
SUNDAY EVENTS
OCTOBER: 4 T.B.A.
\    OCTOBER: 11 THANKSGIVING BOP
OCTOBER: 18 GARNET RODGERS
OCTOBER. 25 ROGUE FOLK CLUB
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