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Array THEllBYSSEY
Record blues
bedevil CiTR
By Louise Valgardson
CITR, UBC's radio station, has chosen to boycott all material distributed in Canada by Polygram record company because
of unfair new service fees, according to Chris Buchanan, program director at CITR.
Some boycotted materials include The Cult, Billy Bragg,
Love & Rockets, Run DMC and The Pixies.
Polygram recently imposed fees on non-commercial stations, such as CITR, as well as on commercial stations.
Buchanan said Polygram's action undermines the function
and capabilities of campus radio. "Polygram puts us in the same
category as commercial radio, but our philosophy is different,"
he said. "Other labels understand the difference and don't force
us to pay.''
But, to Polygram's executives, business is business. "We're
not a charity," said Polygram spokesperson Ken Ashdown.
"Besides, we're not asking for an amount that is beyond CITR's
budget."
Buchanan agreed the fee—about $125 a year—is not exorbitant. But what he and hisfellow protesters object to is the principle. "We are basically providing them with a service. We play
their records, list tour information, and inform the public about
the bands. This all results in a definite financial reward for the
company. Therefore, we don't feel we should have to pay anything. We're also protesting on behalf of the stations that can't
afford to pay anything." Ashdown criticized the motives for
CITR's boycott. "When I went to school we boycotted real
issues," he said. "I don't know why they're wasting time boycotting this when the Exxon Valdez is sailing down the coast."
Ashdown was ambiguous about whether he participated in
a similar boycott against Warner Brothers during his university
days. "We hummed and hawed, and issued threats," he protested, "but we were eventually brought around to the sense of
their plan."
In Polygram's case, the "old plan" only covered the cost of
vinyl, so the "new plan" was introduced to raise money with
servicing fees. "The fees will cover the entire service, including
shipping. I can't always get out to CITR and they never send
anyone here...Also, we pay for photos ofthe artists, transatlantic phone bills, and tour support when the artists go to CITR to
be interviewed. All this gives CITR the illusion of having credibility—that is— that they perform the same services as other
commercial stations."
Though disappointed by the boycott, Ashdown said he did
not think it would affect the company. "Campus stations that
are eclectic or alternative have a limited target (audience) and
I'm not sure that their total impact on the market is relevant."
"Alotofpeople don't have the time of dayfor radio," he said,
denying that radio is the preeminent promotional tool for record
companies.
Buchanan agreed that Polygram is too large a company to
be affected by CITR's boycott. But he said campus radio is
vital—it's a sort of musical purgatory, harbouring new bands
until commercial radio is ready for them.
CITR's boycott will hurt new artists, even if it doesn't hurt
Polygram, he said. "Our mandate is to play music that isn't
heard anywhere else," he said. "We're here to support up-and-
coming bands before they're ready for commercial radio, or even
if they never are. So, even if the company isn't affected, their
new artists will be. Bands such as U2, REM, and The Replacements, for a long time, only existed on campus radio. With this
boycott we won't be able to give new bands any exposure."
"We've taken the extreme position," Buchanan said.
"The National Campus and Community Radio Association
(organizers of the boycott) only asked us to denotate albums,
that is, every time we play a Polygram record or interview a
Polygram artist, mention the boycott. We, on the other hand,
are not accepting any albums from Polygram, nor are we doing
any interviews with their artists. Polygram, along with WEA,
has the most diverse catalogue of artists. The boycott is going
to hurt us. but we're not going to turn our backs."
Although they aren't accepting any new albums, CITR
won't boycott their existing collection. Nor are they prohibiting
their DJs from bringing in their own Polygram records. "DJs
can play their own material from Polygram, but we will not
make it available to them." If they do play Polygram records, the
station is asking them to mention the boycott.
Polygram is the only company charging the station for its
services. If other companies begin charging fees as well,
Buchanan said CITR will find creative alternatives to the major
labels.
"There are alot of good independent labels in the States," he
said. "We've gotten lazy about getting new artists—we've become too dependent on the major labels. If all the record
companies started a servicing fee, we'd say "no thanks' and look
elsewhere."
VOLUME 8, Number 4
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2/THE SUMMER UBYSSEY
July 26, 1989 AMS continues Rothmans boycott
By Rick Hiebert
Rothmans Benson and
Hedges has denied that they are
controlled by South African interests, but the AMS may continue
boycotting Rothmans as long as
South African interests profit
from the sale of Rothmans products.
"Rothmans Canada is not
controlled by South African interests," said John MacDonald, Rothmans public relations officer.
But for Donovan Kuehn, the
arts representative who persuaded student council to boycott
Rothmans, whether South African
interests control Rothmans is not
the only issue: if South African
interests profit from the sale of
Rothmans products, then the
AMS boycott is legitimate, he said.
While it is not clear whether
South African interests control
Rothmans, it is clear a South Afri-
Maclean -
Hunter funds
UBC program
can company is a large minority
shareholder. For a company to
control another company, it must
own at least 51 per cent of another
company's shares.
According to the latest statistics from Statistics Canada, the
South African Rembrandt Group
owns 43 per cent of Rothmans PLC
of Britain, which owns 100 per
cent of Rothmans Canada. Rothmans Canada owns 63 per cent of
Rothmans Inc., which owns 60 per
cent of Rothmans Benson and
Hedges (the cigarette makers
whose products the AMS is boycotting).
Kuehn said that this amount
of South African involvement in
Rothmans is enough to warrant an
AMS boycott. "One could say that
Rothmans Canada is a subsidiary
of Rothmans and that they employ
Canadian workers only. But the
profits go to South Africa,'' he said.
By Joe Altwasser
Love it, hate it, or ignore it,
The Ubyssey newspaper will remain the only journalism school on
campus despite the recent addition of a diploma program in Applied Creative Non-Fiction set-up
with a $500,000 grant from
Maclean-Hunter.
The diploma program is
geared for writers of non-fiction in
magazine or even book form, according to Creative Writing department head George
McWhirter.
In spite of the course title
(Applied Creative Non-fiction),
McWhirter hopes the course can
"make an art out of non-fiction
writing," rather than just concentrating on the reportage side of
journalism.
"Our program is designed to
develop journalism writers, not
journalism reporters. We will focus on non-fiction articles where
investigation, style, and viewpoint
become as important as the simple
reporting," he said.
McWhirter is modelling the
diploma program after the magazine Saturday Night to create "the
definitive article, for its time, on
any issue."
He hopes the course will attract students from two different
writing backgrounds—those with
reporting experience who write on
issues that interest and excite
them, and those with a creative
background who write on subjects
rooted in personal experience.
According to McWhirter, the
participation of MacLean-Hunter,
one of Canada's largest media
Meanwhile, at last Wednesday's council meeting, the AMS
voted against a motion to reconsider the Rothmans boycott.
Board of Governors student representative Tim Bird proposed the
motion.
"Right away it hit me (when
his motion failed) that the issue
isn't how we can best battle apartheid. The issue seemed to be that a
boycott is politically symbolic, so
any attempt to create a win-win
situation—a choice that would
win product choice while fighting
apartheid—was contrary to the
spirit ofthe original motion," said
Bird.
"We could take the AMS profits from any South Africa traced
product and put it in a fund," Bird
said. "We could use the fund for
donations to groups working for
the anti-apartheid cause or we
could fund a UBC education for
impoverished South Africans who
are victims of apartheid."
"I felt that council had overlooked a possible viable alternative, so I wanted council to consider all options before committing themselves to a boycott," said
Bird.
Kuehn didn't support Bird's
motion. "I think the Rothmans
issue was decided fairly decisively
by the AMS," he said. "I think that
a consensus on the issue was
reached and that reopening the
debate was unnecessary."
"I don't think this instance isa
case ofthe AMS being condescending or patronizing .towards students or forcing a policy down
students' throats. The AMS is
bound, however, to listen to any
criticism, pro or con, on this issue,
yet it's the AMS' responsibility to
make decisions," he said.
Ken Armstrong, AMS arts rep
resentative, also supports the
AMS boycott, arguing that since
Rothmans "hasn't pulled out (of
South Africa), it's still supporting
South African interests."
He also said that more students' input into the issue may
"not really" be necessary. "We
can't afford to hold a AMS referendum every time a controversial
issue comes up," he said, adding
that a Rothmans referendum may
be "a waste of time and money."
Rothmans Benson and
Hedges first heard of the boycott
Tuesday, according to public relations officer John MacDonald.
"You'd think (the AMS would)
have contacted the company involved before deciding something
as important as a boycott,"
MacDonald said.
conglomerates, is an added plus to
the program because "they gave us
the opportunity to develop the
program more fully, in particular
the business side of writing."
Now the UBC program will
help serve the burgeoning business publication industry and also
promote Maclean-Hunter's recent
forays into the business end of
journalism, he said.
Last year Maclean-Hunter's
subsidiary Torstar corporation
bought out the Financial Post in
an attempt to move into the lucrative market.
"Business writing is very sexy
right now and has a high profile.
And it touches almost all aspects
of our lives," said McWhirter.
Anne Arnold, the Vancouver
office manager of Maclean-
Hunter, said the program was
launched to "nourish journalism
throughout the country." Five
other universities besides UBC
were given money to develop journalism programs in different areas of journalism.
McWhirter also said the establishment ofthe Maclean chair
isn't just a precursor to a full-
fledged undergraduate journalism program at UBC in the style of
Carleton's.
"Everyone assumes there is
going to be a journalism school at
UBC. There may be, but it won't be
like Carleton's or Ryerson's," he
said.
"Eventually UBC will make a
move for a journalism program but
it will be at the graduate level,"
said McWhirter.
Come out and see the world ! One of several newly positioned avant-garde sculptures hiding on campus
near continuing education and Duke Hall.
HEATHER JENKINS PHOTO
Landlords exclude blind
By Heather McCartney
Finding a place to live is never
easy but, for blind people with
guide dogs, the task can become
impossible.
Teresa Andrews and Jackie
Sinclair must be out of their home s
by August.
Both women have been seeking a new place to live since June,
but because they own guide dogs
they have been refused continually.
Many landlords tell them no
pets are allowedin their buildings,
and they won't make exceptions
for guide dogs, Andrews said.
"I've explained to them that
the dogs are quiet and clean but
they just don't care," said Andrews.
Burt Johnson, District Administrator for the Canadian Na
tional Institute for the Blind, said
the treatment Andrews and Sinclair have received is unusual.
"I have worked for the CNIB
for about 27 years in many areas
across the Lower Mainland. I
could probably count the number
of cases like these on one hand," he
said.
But Johnson said there could
be a lot of unreported cases of discrimination.
Blind people carry a card
which quotes the Blind Persons
Rights Act, he said. A fundamental right of the blind is that the
guide dog has a right to go anywhere a person is allowed to go.
The Human Rights Act states
that it is illegal to deny anyone
tenancy because of physical disability. Denying tenancy to those
with guide dogs falls under this
kind of discrimination.
According to this act, Andrews and Sinclair could file a
complaint and the Human Rights
council would assign an investigator.
The final step is a hearing—a
lengthy process which can take up
to 14 months. The Human Rights
Council pays for the legal fees. The
landlord involved could be forced
to pay compensation and offer the
first available room.
But Andrews and Sinclair
don't want to file a complaint
against the landlords who have
turned them down. "After all the
legal action, who would want to
live there? I just need a place to
live right now," Andrews said.
Sinclair said media attention
may get more widespread results
than one individual legal case.
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July 26,1989
THE SUMMER UBYSSEY/3 m^mmi^mm^m:7mm--^m
Road to
nowhere
by Louise Valgardson
Coarse language and suggestive scenes may be just the promotional bywords to get bronzing students off beaches and into the theatre.
THEATRE
Road
Langara Studio 58
July 22-Aug. 12
However, Jim Cartwright's
Road, a play about seamy people in
a squalid Lancashire town, is more
than daring. Road provides a compelling and humourous look into the
financially and morally bankrupt
society of contemporary England in
a series of vignettes, or glimpses of
a typical night into the lives of the
inhabitants of a small and economically deprived northern town.
Scullery, a boozy vulgarian,
narrates the heart of how modern
Britain has shortchanged this small
community. Unemployment is the
economic staple, and the inhabitants wile away their time lamenting the past, abusing each other,
resorting to alcoholism, or starving
themselves in a pathetic search for
a 'something" beyond their bleak
lives.
To call the play a modern tragedy would be presumptious, because it is the comic element that is
most effective in the Langara production. Despite the drudgery that
shrouds their lives, humour takes
the edge off the bitterness. Just
their dumpy working class British-
ness is enough to make the audience
laugh.
Sharon Bajer renders hilarious
performances as the old lady, Molly,
and the young giggling tart, Louise.
With parallel virtuosity, Jillian
Fargey sensitively vacillates between the tough and cynical Carol
and the Carol who wants desperately to be loved.
The play is staged
within the entire
confines ofthe Studio
58 basement. As the
characters move, so
does the audience—
an effective tool for
erasing the line
between actor and
audience, reality and
illusion.
Joel Wirkkunen's Scullery is a
lewd and crude character. We don't
like him, and the play doesn't ask us
to. He is reminiscent of the seedy
characters that slink about in Dickens. He is the worst society has to
Weird Al great...
Yahoo not so great
By Rick Hiebert
Summer always brings lots of
new film comedies. Some, like UHF,
are good. Others, like Young Einstein, aren't.
FILMS
UHF
Granville 6
Young Einstein
(opens soon)
Both films, at first, appear to be
imaginative wacky films. While
UHF-^ong parodist "Weird Al"
Yankovic's first movie—delivers a
goofy and crazy satire of modern
television, Young Einstein, an Australian comedy, takes a few liberties
with Albert Einstein's biography
and gets so weird, it becomes unbelievable.
UHF tells the tale of George
Newman (Weird Al Yankovic), a
chronic loser who takes a small television station and makes it into a
great success by broadcasting incredibly bizarre TV programs.
Yankovic, also the co-writer of
the film, succeeds with UHF by
taking television realities and
twisting them into hilarious satires
Hke "trash" talk shows that examine "Lesbian nazi hookers kidnapped by aliens in UFO's and forced to
join weight loss programs...''
Some of the jokes may seem
dumb, but UHF succeeds because it
takes a cock-eyed yet plausible look
at TV and it does amusing parodies
of movie figures like Indiana Jones
and Rambo. The animated music
video also adds another creative
touch to the movie.
The characters in UHF are
nicely written, particularly that of
Stanley Spadowski, the dumb, yet
childlike station janitor who be
comes a hi t chil dren's show host and
a local cultural icon. Michael
Richards is excellent in the part,
adding a goofy grace to the role.
Although UHF is not intellectually stimulating, itis quite amusing, unlike Young Einstein, which is
more intellectually stimulating but
not that funny.
Young Einstein is the brainchild of one Yahoo Serious (nice
name), the film's co-producer, director, writer and lead actor, who has
been reportedly, since the movie's
release this spring, the hottest
thing in Australia since the boomerang.
The premise of Young Einstein
is imaginative. According to the
film, Albert Einstein actually grew
up on an apple farm in Tasmania
where he came up with the formula
for energy and matter—a formula
he uses to split beer atoms and invent beer bubbles (evidently a
meaningful invention to the average Australian).
Einstein goes off to Sydney,
Australia to patent his discovery,
where he meets Marie Curie on her
way to Sydney University after
winning the.Nobel Prize (!). Einstein's discovery is stolen by the
villain of the film, who uses it to
make the world's largest atomic
beer keg—actually an atomic bomb.
Serious' portrayal of Einstein
as an overgrown teenage genius is
good—he acts well—but the rest of
the movie's cast is merely adequate.
There are some funny bits, like the
cuisine of the insane asylum and
Serious' physical humour. Yet the
film goes too far with the concept of
a punk Einstein and becomes
farfetched and unbelievable.
One would have to be in the
mood to put one's brain on auto pilot
to fully enjoy Young Einstein.
TELEGRAM
What we are looking for are writers who
hope to establish a forefront — for students capable of enacting social change.
People who are involved —people who
seek social action and who can document it. Do you havt ,iong instincts or
a nose for social happenings which can
contribute to the socio-cultural intelligence of our community—come write for
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UBYSSEY STUDENT NEWSPAPER
Jillian Fargey (right) as Carol, Sharon Bajer (middle) as Louise, Joel Kuper
as Eddie - Glimpse of Road
offer, yet he is its most unflinching
critic.
The audience is certainly kept
on their toes by the fragmented
structure ofthe play. Every incident
is a story in itself—always new,
always entertaining and illuminating.
But aside from two vignettes,
none are developed enough to make
us empathize any character's
plight. Often their personalities and
their situations seem like mere caricature. On a comic level, this is
highly effective; however, it seriously underplays the gravity ofthe
situation.
The play is staged within the
entire confines ofthe Studio 58 basement.  As the characters move, so
does the audience—an effective tool
for erasing the line between actor
and audience, reality and illusion.
The set is elaborate and impressive,
we can't help feeling that we've just
popped into the livingrooms of their
squalid lives for a cup of weak tea.
Unshockingly, Jim Cartwright, the playwright, won the
Samuel Beckett award with this
play. In Road we find the same sort
of despair and hopelessness that
drones on in Waiting for Godot.
However, this isa much livlier type
of Beckett.
Directed by Roy Surette, Road
is a must see for those who like their
drama gritty and honest, but filled
with the sort of humour that allows
us to laugh in spite ofthe bleakness.
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TUPELO Off SW
AT THE TOWN PUMP
Tupelo Joe, Stumuk and Limey Dave bring their wild and wacky
weirdness to the only club in town where the band plays to a big
brick wall. Putting Blurt to -.him., although some saythat these Los
Angeles gigsters are an acquired taste, I like them. The deal ofthe
week: six bucks at the door. Go and see. T.T. Racer is the opening
act....
SATURDAY JULY 29
T.T.WCK
AT THE RAILWAY CLUB
Local demi-god Paul Mackenzie makes an appearance at local
demi-god hang-out The Railway Club, this time in his new incarnation T.T. Racer. Expect moie of his buzz-saw sax playing (buzz-
saw?) and frenetic atmosphere, very much in the line of his former
bands The Guttersnipes, Sparky Magneto and his lonlic Alternators
(which had a demo on CiTR), ind even the Enigmas. Five bucks for
non-members.
SUNDAY JULY 30
TOflCMASOK
AT CLUB SODA
Possibly the biggest thing-to come out of Indianapolis, Indiana, this
tight hardcore outfit will be featuring stuff from their latest Fun
House album: "Dedication 1979-1988". If you like buzz-saw
guitar (yup, buzz-saw) and the antiquarian loud-fast rules kinda
schtick,thisone'sforyou!! K^.norethanfivebucks. Expectpushy
wait-folk, though.
Spectres haunt
Vancouverites
Al wastes TV sacred cows
By Heather McCartney
Two classic horror films ofthe
20's rolled at the Ridge with a live
ten-piece orchestra. San Francisco's Clubfoot Orchestra performed a futuristic live score written by Richard Marriott to both-
The Cabinet of Dr Caligari and
Nosferatu.
Movie
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
and Nosferatu
The Ridge
July 21-23	
Audiences attending The
Ridge Theatre's presentation of
the two 1920's films may have
been expecting a purely nostalgic
recreation ofthe birth of film. But
the presentation went beyond
nostalgia, creating an entirely
new experience that would even
satiate the drying tongues of silent movie buffs.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
makes inventive use of abstract,
distorted sets and lighting, almost
emulating the ethereal effect created by human characters captured in an Escher painting. Caligari is a hypnotist who commands -
a sleepwalker, Cesare, to carry out
a series of ghastly murders.
The second movie in the
double feature, Nosferatu (the
1922 version, not the one with
Bela Lugosi), was the first adaptation of Bram Stoker's vampire
novel Dracula.
The Clubfoot Orchestra's
powerful live sound during the
nail-biting scenes of both these
intense films heightened emotion.
The Ridge Theatre was transformed into a morgue of frozen
emotion. No longer was the audience simply reacting to impersonal images on a screen. They
lived it.
Those expecting a nostalgic
recreation ofthe silent film genre,
complete with a campy musical
score, were probably somewhat
surprised. Richard Marriott's
score seemed to be taken from the
future, not the past.
The sounds of The Clubfoot
Ci-hestra included an eclectic
mixture of classical orchestral instruments, electric guitar, synthesizer and a few interesting additions such as an "acoustic squeeze
At times, the silent actors
""-med to be communicating
through these live instruments.
The score wasn't just musically
"stamped" over the film—the two
existed harmoniously.
Richard Marriott and the
Clubfoot Orchestra have unconsciously gone beyond their original undertaking of recreating
movie experiences from the past.
They've created a new genre: a
new experience of images and
sound.
WE ARE BUT A DREAM
Rarg is a Land of Discoveries. It's an Orwellian land of thought control. One day, the Rargians build a machine that sucks up all knowledge in order to answer
the ultimate question—why do they exist. On the machine's screen they see a human sleeping in bed, and one young Rargian, still in diapers, decides the
man is dreaming about them, and that, the Rargians are merely part of his dream. Distraught, the Rargian parliament decides to build a gateway to reality
through which they kidnap the dreaming man before his alarm clock awakens him. He's placed in a sound proof hall to keep him in eternal sleep. But
something unexpected happens—he dreams of other things...(Free tickets available in SUB 241k)
Using the Saturday Night Live Style
by Chung Wong
"I consider myself more of a crusader than an animator."
Terry Thoren, LA. producer of
last year's Outrageous Animation,
INTERVIEW:
Terry Thoren: Producer
Animation the Movie
Vancouver East Cinema
Opens July 28 to August 6
arrived in Vancouver last week to
present this year's Animation the
Movie. In a brief interview he discussed the sort of alternative animation distributed by his company,
Expanded Entertainment.
"Our program is geared more
on Saturday Night Live crowd than
the Saturday morning," said
Thoren. But this year, Animation
the Movie was also catered to be
educational and entertaining for
children—something Thoren does
not do too often.
"We made a conscious effort to
make it suitable for children, although the [Elm] we have in the
International Tournee of Animation is not much for children—it's
quite sophisticated. To children it
would be just a bunch of pictures.
You know they'd be saying, vGee
why is daddy laughing?'"
Animation the Movie is a compilation of shorts which were well
received at the Third Los Angeles
International Animation celebration—an event founded by Thoren
himself.
A scrupulous screening precedes the selection of shorts.
"Films are judged by a jury
composed of animators who've
worked in the industry," said
Thoren. "Computer films are judged
by computer animators, experimental films are judged by the experimental people, and commercials are
judged by the commercial experts."
"The films are eventually
judged by the public," Thoren
added. "We hand out surveys and
the best ones make it into this
movie."
In order to receive shorts for his
movies, Thoren explains Expanded
Entertainment sends letters and
posters around the world. "We have
a huge  mailing list  of 50,000,"
Thoren said. "We send to about 60-
70 countries on all continents and
receive films from about 50."
Thoren is also selective about
where his films are shown. "We
select Van East because it has a
calendar so we know when it will
play instead of having the possibilty
of it being held back," said Thoren.
"If it has an art policy—hip concession stands—programs—and its a
big theatre, then well play in it."
"We've played in commercial
theatres before—it doesn't work,"
Thoren added.
In Animation the Movie there
are no Canadian shorts. Thoren
attributes this to the shortage of
Canadian animation shorts this
year.
"In Outrageous Animation we
used up all the Canadian films so
that's why they're are none in this
film," Thoren said. "But there is an
independent in this city who's about
to come up with a film. He created
the movie Beat. Some times we get
some good stuff coming out of Emily
Carr."
His message is clear and*hard
for all animators who wish to have
their films screened publicly: "Film
starts with a story with a beginning
and an end; have your audience in
mind. A lot of people just make the
film for themselves—and that's
fine, but just keep it for yourself. I
review 1800 films. Many films are
just made for [the composers] themselves. They forget to keep the audience in mind."
The highlight of Animation the
Movie is undoubtedly The
Simpsons created by Matthew
Groening, creator of Life in Hell,
which is published weekly in the
Georgia Strait.
Thoren speaks highly of Matthew Groening. "He's totally aware
of everything and takes it and digests it and spits it out into his
[animation]," Thoren chuckles. "He
has a unique perspective. The
Simpsons [express] very universal
themes. You know the burping contest—the funeral. Everything was
absurd as a kid."
"A good cartoon can take you
some places that film can't," Thoren
added.
The Bourget experience
Zero To The Power: Inner exposure
By Carla Maftechuk
Zero To The Power, Kokoro
Dance's latest production, challenges one's definition of dance.
DANCE
Zero To The Power
Firehall Arts Centre
until July 30
By having the audience sit on
stage with the performers, Barbara
Bourget's choreography transforms
the audience from passive watchers
into participants. Dancers climb
over and around the viewers as if
they were props rather than viewers, thereby heightening the power
and impact ofthe performance.
The Kokoro dancers employ
more than their bodies, communicating their feelings through evocative facial expressions. Their powerful gazes, sometimes striking
people in the eyes, convey strong
emotions—fear, shock, lust, all
barely controlled.
.Another unconventional side of
this dance is the use of mud. Slippery bodies must be handled differently than dry ones, allowing for
unusual movements and effects.
Though mud covers the floor and
the dancers' bodies, the perform
ance doesn't slip a bit. In fact, they
dance even better after they cover
themselves with mud.
Barbara Bourget and Jay Hira-
bayshi founded the Kokoro Dance
Company in 1987 to examine modern Japanese perspectives on western and traditional Japanese ideas.
"Kokoro" is Japanese for heart, feeling, spirit and soul— all involved in
this new production.
Zero to the Power is definitely
alternative and well worth experiencing. It will force you to stop and
think.
4/THE SUMMER UBYSSEY
July 26,1989
July 26,1989
THE SUMMER UBYSSEY/5 PolyGreedy
Non-commercial stations hke CiTR provide plenty of
financial returns for record labels by playing and promoting the records.
But Polygram has imposed a service fee on commercial
and non-commercial radio stations. Only $125 a year! Not
really that outrageous? Hardly a figure to lose sleep over?
And certainly not worth a boycott?
Wrong.
CITR is non-commercial. It cannot legally receive ad
revenue under federal legislation for Canadian radio.
Even though CITR can afford to pay the Polygram fee,
they choose to boycott Polygreedy to stand for all noncommercial stations, mainly campus and co-op, which
cannot afford the fee.
Polygram says CITR's audience is too small to justify
spending money sending material and promotion pack-
But Polygram has underestimated the importance of
campus radio in promoting new, unknown bands. Groups
like U2 and REM were carried for years by campus radio
stations before they received enough exposure to cross over
to the mainstream market. Without the nurturing grounds
laid by campus and co-op radio, alternative music will
wither and disappear.
Untouched by vile profiteering, CITR retains its independent spirit.
Though CITR is a stronghold for alternative music and
ideas, they won't be much longer if they can't afford to
receive records from labels like Polygram.
If Polygram's profiteering scheme is pervasive, if each
label demands a service fee, increasing with inflation each
year—then CITR and other non-commercial stations will
have to scramble to pay thousands of dollars. No doubt,
ideals would be sacrificed for lucrative compromises.
Perhaps, in the long run, the most significant damage
will be to Polygram. The nation wide protest organized by
the National Campus and Community Radio Association is
more than just a temporary sign of dissatisfaction.
It is conceivable, even likely, that Polygram will be left
behind in the dust while these stations seek less prosperous
and lesser known labels, opting to support the independent
label. Let's hope they will follow this route.
Got a tent, anyone?
Record numbers of students can't fi ndhousing, and the
university isn't going to build any new housing for five or
ten years—more likely ten years, since thafs all thafs
required from President Strangway's mission statement.
UBC's administrators seem to think they've done all
they can to alleviate the housing crisis. They built Fairview
three years ago. And construction costs and mortgages
rates are high, so they feel justified in not building any new
housing until prices drop.
But there are other things the university could be
doing. They could be leading the fight to get secondary
suites legalized in Vancouver. Legalizing secondary suites
may be the only way to solve students' housing needs
immediately. Why isn't Strangway's voice the loudest in
bashing city council, demanding immediate legalization of
secondary suites?
And what about Peter Brown, Chair of the Board of
Governors? A financial bigwig like Brown would make city
council listen if he advocated student concerns and demanded legalization of secondary suites. Or maybe he's just
too busy buying new Gucci loafers.
Strangway's mission statement calls for a sizeable
increase in the number of graduate students who will start
to arrive next year, before new housing has been built.
What are the students supposed to do in the mean time, Dr.
Strangway? Set up a shantytown on your lawn?
Get moving, UBC administrators. Lead the fight to
legalize secondary suites before students have to camp out
on Strangway's and Brown's lawns.
theUbyssey
July 26,1989
The Summer Ubyssey is published Wednesdays
throughout July and August by the Alma Mater Society of
the University of British Columbia. Editorial opinions are
those of the staff and not necessarily those of the
university administration, or of the sponsor. The Ubyssey
is a member of Canadian University Press. The editorial
office is Rm. 241k of the Student Union Building. Editorial
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FAX# 228-6093.
Rick Hiebert had a plan. "Ill take the b taff on a treacherous hike to Wreck
Beach, kiB them all oft, and take over the paper," he schemed. Robert Groberman
was the first to go—too busy editing copy to notice the clift Alexandra Johnson
didn't stop him, but waved goodbye. Pat Nakamura stumbled on her high heels
and broke her leg. David Loh said, "Leave her," and tromped down the path to the
beach. Heather McCartney and Laura J. May didn't realize it was a nude beach
until they saw... awesome Joe Altwasser wearing his headband. Yolanda Weisz
and Patrick Kirkwood fainted. Li Hao didn't. Franka Cordua-von Specht refused
to take offher party hat. "But it's my birthday,* she protested. Carla Maftechuk,
Elaine Yau, and Louise Valgardson wallowed in the mud, while homeless Chung
Wong scanned the beach for a new home. Heather Jenkins counted the number
of days it would take for everyone to die of starvation. "Well, Fm not staying. Fm
going to swim to safety," said Nadene Rehnby. Omar Diaz and Martin Chester
joined her, but only until the sharks noticed. Steve Chan persuaded Randy Iwata
to found a permanent nudist colony and never leave. George Oliver relaxed and
sketched the whole spectacle.
EtHtors
Joe Altwasser • Franka Cordua-von Specht
Laura J. May • Chung Wong
Letters
Tibet wants
you
As a responsible person, I support all those who
recognize their responsibilities to the freedom of the
human race and to know
that we are the caretakers of
the planet and our fellow
creatures and to be very
careful about how we pattern the future. We have to
be able to lift our faces to the
Sun, and express ourselves
freely as honorable, intelligent and caring human
beings. The past is filled
with violence, wars, torture,
death, suffering, sadism,
etc. and to evolve into something better, we have to turn
our backs on these wretches
who perfetuate this fallacy
that "power comes from the
barrel of a gun." This physical/mental erection, to remain in power, by whatever
means, is a total insult to
life, love, dignity, intelligence, and responsibility.
This terrorism could not
possibly be the reason to
exist! Where are the
women, the mothers, sisters, daughters, etc? of
these monsters? Why don't
they organize and speak?
Are their children concieved
with less consideration than
a bowel movement, as the
Hitlers, Stalins, Mussolinis,
Charles Ngs, Ted Bundys,
were? What about Tibet?
and all the suffering abused
peoples? We all have to
stand up for true humanity,
Justice and Democracy!
P.S. Your Communist Goal
has devoured its own children. They do not know
what love is! Please help
Tibet.
Arleigh B. Haynes
AMS rivals
Gorbachev
At a time when most of
the Communist world has at
last begun to recognize the
folly of having the government run everything, our
enlightened AMS decided
this spring to buck historical trends and get into the
cookie business, booting out
Duke's, whose gourmet
treats had long provided one
of the few on-campus refuges available from the onslaught of grey Food Services fare. Never mind the
opinions of the overwhelming majority of lowly students: one can always find
some excuse for ignoring
their troublesome petitions,
because they really don't
know what's good for them.
(Isn't that why we have the
AMS, anyway?)
The Ubyssey welcomes letters on any issue. Letters must be typed and are not to exceed 300 words in length. Content
which is judged to be libelous, homophobic, sexist, racist or factually incorrect will not be published. Please be concise.
Letters may be edited for brevity, but it is standard Ubyssey policy not to edit letters for spelling or grammatical mistakes.
Please bring them, with identification, to SUB 241k. Letters must include name, faculty, and signature.
Well, Blue Chip cookies
is now open, and I certainly
hope their coffee is good,
because they aren't going to
sell many of those wretched,
flavorless disks they are
attempting to pass off as
gourmet cookies.
The AMS whiz who
came up with this idea
should be forced to kiss
whatever part of the previous owner's anatomy is required to get him to come
back. Alternatively, he/she
could be confined to quarters on a ration of water and
his/her ersatz "treats" while
taking a course in remedial
economics from Mr. Gorbachev.
Terry Ursacki
Grad Student (Commerce)
AMS defends
Rothman's ban
In his letter of July 19,
Bill Allman chastised the
AMS student's council's
decision to boycott Rothman's products. The main
thrust of his argument is
that a referendum of two
years ago was being disregarded. Council did consider the issue of this outdated referendum. There
are two points which point
out the irrelevance of the
referendum. First of all, the
referendum was not on
whether to boycott Rothman's products or not, but
rather it was on whether or
not to ban all South African
goods. Surely the fact that
Carling O'Keefe beer was
owned by a South African
company contributed to the
result. Secondly, the referendum was two years ago,
before the graduating class
of 1987 left. Since then two
new classes have joined
UBC, and three (including
this years) have left. Infact,
at least five members of
council were not at UBC
when this referendum occurred. How can such an
outdated referendum be
meaningful? Mr. Allman
also brought up the issue of
an individual's right to
choose one product over
another. It seems to me that
one individual's right to life
("something I was misled to
believe we valued out here,"
in your words Mr. Allman)
supersedes another individuals right to choose. If
this were not true, there
would be complete anarchy.
Sometimes, a government
has tomake atough decision
for its constituents. That is,
after all, the original purpose of government. The
duly elected representatives ofthe students of UBC
have decided it is in the
students best interest to not
support the pro-apartheid
interests of Rothmans.
Ken Armstrong,
AMS Rep., Arts
Is the NDP
morally
inept?
The Moral Ineptitude
Award goes to Tom Perry
and Darlene Marzari, whom
we have yoked around our
necks as the NDP MLAs
from Point Grey. Flinging
off letters to the editor of
The Sun and The Province
(which the NDP used to disdain), they scold anyone,
Chinese included, who protest the recent Communist
massacre in Beijing. Such
protests, they sniff, suffer
from "haste":
"In our haste to denounce
human rights violations in
countries hke China, we
sometimes forget that our
own society seems increasingly prepared to violate the
human rights of some Canadians."
What have "we" (do
Perry and Marzari include
themselves?) in "our society" done that compares
with the cold-blooded shooting of thousands with tanks
in China? What have "some
Canadians" recently - or
ever - suffered that matches
Communist slaughter?
The NDP elephants
labour and bring forth a
mouse of an answer. "A
pathetic example is now
being played out in the low-
rise apartments of Kerrisdale," scribble Perry/Maz-
ari. So thafs it: the misfortune of losing one's apartment is compared to being
murdered in the thousands.
They blur all the distinctions.
The long tradition of
moral ineptitude in the
NDP was never more apparent. For Perry, such incompetence is standard. He
heads the pompously-titled
"Physicians for Social Responsibility." Five years
ago, I attended its public
meeting at Langara College.
I saw Perry's irresponsible
doctors use this text supported college to distribute-
hastily drafted literature
absolving the Red Airforce
of killing 269 people by
shooting down a Korean
airliner. One recalls how
national NDP leader
Tommy Douglas praised
Stalin for providing "security for his people"!
Greg Lanning
Law 3
Lifeforce
denounces
dissection
Re: Killing and Dissection of --
Rats and Quail in Biol. 102
Dear Ms. Macdonald,
Concerned people find
it morally offensive to be
forced to participate in the -*
killing and dissection of
animals as proposed in Biology 102 (July- rats, August
6- quail).
There are numerous
reasons students should
have the right to refuse to y
participate in such harmful
activity and be given a nonviolent option.
1. As the purpose ofthe
dissection is to teach com-
paritive physiology, not
even veterinary surgical
techniques, the knowledge
of animal anatomy can be
learned by studying plastic
models (animal and human), anatomy colouring
books, transparent overlays
and computer programs.
There is no justification for
killing animals when perfectly valid alternatives exist.
2. The educational
value of inflicting wholly
unnecessary death upon
defenseless, innocent non-
human animals is dubious
at best, especially an Introductory class.
3. Emotional, psychological trauma occurs in
people who are forced to kill
animals, and this can lead to
progressive crippling of the
capacity for compassion.
Surely the fostering of inhumanity runs counter to the
aims of the educational institution.
4. A student should be
allowed to follow his or her
conscience and to make intellectual and moral decisions. They should be given
the right of conscience.
This, too, is one ofthe ideals
ofthe academic community.
5. UBC officials have
gone on record in stating
that they do not support the
frivolous use of animals. In
Biology, the killing of rats,
quail or any other animals is
not an essential teaching
method and would be an
unnecessary abuse of ani- ^
mals.
We hope that you will
encourage a respect for all
life in Biology 102 and other
biology courses. Please notify us ifyou will cancel the
animal labs and if you will
allow students their right to
refuse to kill and dissect
sentient beings. Lefs promote non-violent science.
In respect for all life,
Peter Hamilton
Director, Lifeforce
6/THE SUMMER UBYSSEY
July 26,1989 ■ u^s
Racial tension shakes movie
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M. L. King and Malcolm X explore Black unity
by Laura J. May
It's the hottest day ofthe year in Brooklyn and
Mookie just wants to take a shower. Trouble is, he
works for the only whites in the neighbourhood—the
Italians at Sal's Famous Pizzeria.
But that won't stop Mookie. He ain't no Kunta
Kinte— no slave. When he delivers pizzas through
Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighbourhood,
hell just stop at his place for a shower.
Spike Lee's new movie, Do the Right Thing, is
one ofthe few honest movies ever made about race
relations in America. Breaking from the conventional American glorification of Martin Luther
King's non-violent approach to dealing with racism,
Lee explores the louder, angrier approach endorsed
by Malcolm X.
Unlike the directors of Mississippi Burning and
other trashy Hollywood spectacles, Lee isn't interested in making a giant epic of good versus evil. He
just wants us to see things the way they are.
As Mookie (played by Spike Lee himself) walks
through the neighbourhood delivering pizzas, we
get a chance to meet everyone. It's like American
Graffiti: everyone's hanging around talking, and we
get to know them through a series of coincidental
meetings between characters. In both American
Graffiti and this film, disc jockeys—Wolfman Jack
and Dr. Love respectively—serve as the communal
voice. But, in Do the Right Thing, Dr. Love has more
serious problems to deal with than Wolfman Jack
did: racial tension so thick and so ugly it threatens
to destroy the neighbourhood.
There are so many great scenes in the movie, so
many great performances by supporting actors, it's
difficult to pick any one to talk about.
Danny Aiello plays Sal, the owner of—you
guessed it-Sal's Famous Pizzeria. He's no ordinary
racist. The people in the neighbourhood may be,
well, niggers—and his employee Mookie may be a
damn lazy nigger—but Sal's worked hard all his life
to feed these people his pizza—which they love—
and he just can't help liking them in spite of it all.
His older son isn't so enlightened. To him,
they're niggers, and that's that.
And then there are the white police officers—
the intruders. The police officers drive through the
neighbourhood, glaring, hating. "What a waste,"
one of them mutters as he passes three older black
men, permanent fixtures on the sidewalk. The
black men stare back, hating. "What a waste," one
says. "New York's finest," they snicker.
What makes Do the Right Thing better than
previous movies about race relations, better than
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, is that it's about
how black people define themselves and their relationship to whites rather than strictly about the relationship between whites and blacks.
Spike Lee explores the line between Martin Luther King's philosophy of nonviolence and Malcolm
X's philosophy of violence when necessary. Through
most of the movie, Mookie adheres to King's philosophy. Malcolm X's philosophy is unnecessary
when things are going well. When one man demands that Sal hang photos of blacks next to the
Italian-American photos on the wall in his restaurant, Mookie kicks the man out. The message is:
Don't cause trouble.
But things don't always go well, and pacifism
isn't always what's needed. When a white police
officer strangles a neighbourhood black to death,
Mookie is the first to retaliate—with violence.
Traditionally (and predictably), whites have
praised Martin Luther King and condemned Malcolm X. Martin Luther King's picture appears on an
American stamp; his birthday is an American national holiday; and even white schoolkids read "I
Have a Dream." But whites don't talk about Malcolm X—no stamps, no holiday, no schoolkids reading the autobiography of Malcolm X.
Spike Lee places Malcolm X beside Martin Luther King, where Lee thinks he belongs. Lee reminds us that it was Malcom X who said, "The only
people who change history are the ones who change
the way people think about themselves." It was
Malcolm X who changed the way black people
thought about themselves.
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THE SUMMER UBYSSEY/7 Entertainment
La Quena Fiesta!
Calor! Calor!
By Pat Nakamura
The tenth anniversary of the
Nicaraguan revolution held at
Granview Park last Sunday
sparked a fourth annual Fiesta
held by La Quena Coffee House, a
cooperative-run music forum.
"All the bands volunteer
their time," said Scott Parker, one
of the fiesta's coordinators.
The seven-and-a-half hour
fiesta was filled with political and
folk music. But the dynamic music
of bands from Nicaragua, Chile,
Guatamala, New Zealand, Britain, and Vancouver held the fort at
Granview.
The group Ancient Cultures
played delightful melodic traditional Latin American folk music
with a mixture of rhythms. The
sound waves propagated by the
"charango," a tiny mandolin-like
instrument made from an armadillo shell, captured the interest of
all ears with its charm.
The group's five members—
including four Chileans and one
Mexican—all live in Vancouver
now. "We are not full-time musicians," said band member Marcos
Uribe. "Some of the members are
university students." One attends
SFU, another (Carlos Galindo) is
studying for a doctorate in psychology at UBC, and the rest are
engineers, Uribe explained.
Ancient Cultures is scheduled
to play at La Quena August 19th.
Kin LaLat, a band originally
from Guatemala, is now living in
exile in Nicaragua. At La Quena,
their lively Guatemalan rhythms
brought all dancing tramps to
their feet.
The group mixes traditional
Guatemalan music with Caribbean rhythms, rock, and sometimes jazz.
Through their music, they try
to explain how life in Guatemala
was and how it is now. They usually try to "spread happiness" but
now the situation in their country
is "not very happy," said Tito
Medina, the band's spokesperson.
All five of the band members
of Kin LaLat met while in exile.
One member was almost killed
and had to flee Nicaragua.
"Right now Nicaragua is like a
lighthouse for all Central America
and it gave us a nice example of
how people can get organized and
can rule themselves," said Medina.
"It's very traditional that La
Quena is doing something like this
(fiesta). It's nice for people to know
that Latins try to show how we are.
Expressing the culture and the
music is one way how we can
understand each other. Sometimes it's difficult to express different words in language but isn't it
easier with the music?" he said.
The Nicaraguan group, B-
Cuadro, arrived from the city of
B Cuadro heats up the party.
Managua. They played the Vancouver Folk Festival and also the
Harrison Festival. The group's
leader, Ramon Flores, explained
that the group's name was chosen
for the symbolism of a note returning "to its natural state."
The five-member group,
which includes two women, played
a blend of traditional Latin American and Caribbean music. The
crowd, still eager to dance, appreciated the energtic beat of the
drums and congas and the
rhythms of their music.
In the past, "(we've played) a
lot of political songs, and (we) have
a very clear conscience," said
Flores. But now they are trying to
do more music for parties so people
can enjoy themselves, Flores says.
La Quena organizes the fiesta
each year as part of a fund raising
drive, supporting non-profit human rights groups.
Tools for Peace, an off-shoot of
Canadian Aid to Nicaragua, made
its presence known at the Fiesta,
warning Canadians of continued
American nourishment of the
Contras.
"The conditions haven't been
getting better because of the way
the Americans have been funding
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the Contras," said Linley Sheldon, .„
a   representative   for   Tools   for
Peace. "The Contras are still very
active in Nicaragua."
"Even today they're killing
approximately five people a week^,,
and kidnapping about 30. Some of
them they're finding alive, some of
them are being released in 24
hours, and some are being held
captive in camps in the Honduras," he said.
Since 1981 Toolsfor Peace has _
been sending 'peaceful supplies'
such as tools, exercise books, pencils, rubber boots, and gloves to
Nicaragua by boat.
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