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Array Coquitlam schools send Igbq
community mixed message
quirky 20s fun from
the deep South
after fast start T-Bird
hockey season turns sour
worked up since 1918
Ladies; Noel Baker went on to adapt Michael Turner's poetic
observations about a Vancouver punk band into a screenplay
called Hard Core Logo; Dave McDonagh now runs international marketing for Mercury Polydor's jazz label from New
York; and Chris Dafoe went from- programme manager at
CiTR to Western Canada Arts Correspondent at The Globe
and Mail. Recent CiTR alumni include Bill Baker and Randy
Iwata, co-owners of Vancouver's up-and-coming Mint
Records, members of Pluto and grrrrl rockers cub.
The station has won its share of acclaim, too. Discorder,
CiTR's in-house magazine, made Rocket magazine's 1985 list
Top 20 Publications in the World. A year later Hare picked
CiTR-FM as What's Hot in Canada for 1987. Discorder was a
1988 finalist for Magazine of the Year (circulation under
20,000) and Cover of the Year in the Western Canadian
Magazine Awards. And in 1991 Details named CiTR one of
the cool radio stations in "these United States."
Linda Scholten, CiTR's station manager, has made the station her full-tune obsession since she joined in 1983. She
boasts that CiTR is a repository for some of the most creative
and intelligent people around the UBC community. But extroverted types don't often make it past the station door.
You don t get the cheerleaders and the football heroes
and the really popular people from high school coining into
by Chris Nuttall-Smith
There is a saying around CiTR's offices that would mean suicide for most radio stations.
It's late Thursday in the station's entranceway and the
members of Juniper Daily are nursing beers after their live
broadcast gig when someone blurts it out. Paul Snepts, front-
man for the young Vancouver band and a philosophy undergrad finishing his degree at UBC, is saying how important
campus radio is to local bands.
"If they've sold over 2000 records, then we don't want
'em," a sound technician cuts in, facetiously at first..
Snepts nods his beer in slow agreement and the statement—hyperbole, of course—makes its way around the smiling group. For most commercial stations, ignoring the heavy-
rotation acts in favour of independent or unknown bands
would drive away listeners and devastate advertising revenue. So most stations don't play Juniper Daily, or Saddle
Sores, or carry merengue shows.
"There are so many things in the mainstream media that
get overlooked or dominated or manipulated and I think that
campus media and alternative media are just trying to compensate for that," explains Namiko Kunimoto, CiTR programme director, a few weeks later.
It's a principle that, draws a devout staff and a tiny, but
committed audience to CiTR; frustrates the student council
that pays many of the station's bills; and forms the ideological backbone of Canada's college radio stations.
"It doesn't mean that there's no basketball games on the
air or that there are no 'normal' people here—it's just that
we're trying to do somettiing different then the mainstream
media usually does," Kunimoto adds.
nirst there was the referendum January of last year. UBC
students were asked to pay an extra five dollars per year
in student fees to fund the station. Not even 10 percent voted.
Of those who did vote, a majority was against the proposal.
Then in September the Alma Mater Society cut its grant to
CiTR from $80,000 to $70,000.
Today you'd be hard-pressed to find five people in a room
a Gaxn^mm^emm^m
outside the CiTR stu- ~" " """'
dios who could name the station's call number Things haven't gone too well for CiTR this past
UBC's Student Radio Society started out as the publicity
brainchild of a few AMS councillors. Early shows like Varsity
Time—first broadcast in 193 7on CJOR—were intended to bring
community interest and funding to the fledgling campus.
By 1953 UBC Digest was broadcast by 11 radio stations in
BC, the Yukon, Whitehorse and Alaska, one of several succesful
Radio Society shows. They were mainstream by necessity, compelled to produce mass-market programs in order to be heard.
Grant McDonagh, a long-time CiTR observer and owner of
Zulu Records, remembers CiTR in the mid-'70s—by then only
available on cable—as a "third-rate commercial radio station."
But by the time Leora Kornfeld joined in 1980 the station
had been steeped in seventies psychedelia, punk's second
wave was cresting towards new wave music and the CiTR
offices in SUB 233 were hardly reminiscent of the Varsity
Time days.
Kornfeld, now host of RealTime, CBC Stereo's popular
Saturday night music and interview program, says CiTR in
the early '80s was a rebellious affiliation of outcasts and academic overachievers looking for kicks.
"At that time, because mainstream and the alternative
were separated by a real gulf, CiTR was the only place to hear
Elvis Costello and The Clash and stuff, it was a whole different world and it was a very unmtirnidating place because it
really was a group of misfits," says Kornfeld, leaning from a
chair in her tiny CBC office.
A list of Kornfeld's misfit contemporaries at CiTR reads
like a roster of Canadian Culture powerplayers.
Terry McBride graduated from UBC and CiTR to start a
small local record label called Nettwerk—now home to Sarah
McLachlan, Rose Chronicles and Wild Strawberries; Nigel
Best went from CiTR to managing Canpop icons Barenaked
CiTR" she says "You
get the people who are on the out
skirts, people who socially weren't very active,
so-called nerds."
It's probably the 'anything goes' ambiance virtually oozing
from behind the concert bills and posters that swathe CiTR's
office walls and ceilings that attracts them all. With no formula, a tiny volunteer station bureaucracy and few rules
aside from CRTC regulations, it's hard to know exactly what
you'll hear, or who you'll hear, on 101.9.
Programme Director Kunimoto is in charge of deciding
what gets on the air. "Getting a show on the air isn't a matter
of seniority or waiting lists but of good ideas: original, creative ideas," she says.
The programme schedule, if anything, is unrivaled in its
diversity. CiTR airs shows dedicated to jazz, punk, classical,
reggae, Hindustani, dance, trance, Canadian independent,
noize, African, britpop, cocktail, ska, Celtic and Latin music
and culture—a lot of it the best (and worst) stuff from bands
that haven't sold more than 2000 records.
There are shows about Islam, feminism, people with disabilities, campus news and sports, queer issues, film and politics. There are regular five broadcasts of UBC Thunderbird
inter-collegiate games. And when nobody's in the studios
CiTR is the only station west of Manitoba that broadcasts the
BBC World Service—every night from sign off until 8 am.
Heather Kitching and Craig Maynard host Queer FM every
Sunday—interrupting their smooth banter, music, interviews
and news only to answer calls from listeners. Kitching's
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smooth voice and perfect radio diction betray her past experience as a
DJ in commercial radio. But she
had to come to CiTR to get a queer
show on the air.
"There's a remarkable hesi-
tance on the part of the mainstream media to report queer
issues or commit to gay shows,"
she says. Even gay media like Xtra
West typically give only superficial
treatment to otherwise important
queer issues and news, says
Kitching. The reason, she adds, is
that informative radio isn't always
marketable radio.
■ ■ ne of the quickest ways to put
" someone from CiTR on the
defensive is to ask how many people actually listen to the station.
101.9 is at the very bottom of
what the CRTC calls 'high power'
FM: 1800 watts crystal clear in
Bellingham on a good day and
Morse code in Point Grey the next.
Add the cable subscribers in the
Lower Mainland, Whistier and
Nanaimo who can pick up CiTR
through Shaw or Rogers and 'Radio
Free Point Grey' has millions of
potential listeners.
But nobody thinks that many
people listen.
Orin Del Vecchio, an AMS councilor and member of the council's
budget committee, recounts hearing CiTR as a first year student in
Totem Residence. "One of the guys
on my floor really liked CiTR and
we'd always go in there and shut it
off" he says.
Student residences were never
hotbeds of dedicated CiTR listeners. Kornfeld was never sure who
was listening before the station got
an FM position. "Believe me, people in Gage and Totem Park didn't
want to hear CiTR," she admits.
"People in Gage and Totem Park
wanted to hear Bob Seger, so it was
pretty much ignored."
It was the city where CiTR had a
following. Kornfeld recalls how
obscure new wave groups would
come to Vancouver in the 1980s to
sold-out shows, and CiTR was the
only station playing their music.
And she remembers how people
used to get traffic tickets for driving
back and forth over the Burrard
street bridge when CiTR first began
broadcasting on low power FM in
1982. It was just about the only
place you could pick up the 49 watt
signal most days.
Scholten bristles when asked
whether anybody's listening. Since
CiTR isn't rated—ratings services
are expensive—nobody really knows
who's tuned in, she explains.
Kunimoto says people call in
frantically when CiTR leaves dead
air or a DJ doesn't show up for a
show. But CiTR isn't after every listener in Point Grey and Vancouver,
she adds.
It's a point that comes up whenever the station looks to the AMS
with its annual budget
The obvious question from
many on student council is why the
AMS should dedicate a huge chunk
of its budget to an organisation
most students don't seem to care
about Del Vecchio asks why the station couldn't find 3000 students to
approve its referendum last year.
"I think their image is suffering
lately...they're too alternative and
they're not reaching their common
denominators—they have their own
thing and that's what they're doing
and they don't care," says Del Vecchio.
But he adds nobody wants to see
the station die.
The $ 10,000 funding drop originally meant CiTR wouldn't be able
to broadcast Thunderbird away
games. UBC Athletics stepped in
and picked up the tab. Other
expenses weren't as easily saved.
There were 13 work-study positions at the station two years ago,
five last year. This year there are
none. And without the money that
would have gone towards upgrading equipment, Scholten says, listeners may be in for dead air.
"Unless we can start plaiming to
start replacing that equipment
we're not going to be able to broadcast down the road," she says.
The station's main console is 15
years old and close to becoming a
doorstop. Its manufacturer has been
out of business for nine years. A new
board will cost more than $ 10,000.
As director of finance, incoming
AMS President Ryan Davies was in
charge of drawing up last year's
AMS budget He points out that CiTR
lost a smaller percentage of its budget than most other AMS services.
"I've been accused of trying to take
the knife to CiTR and really hurt
them but I ttiink that's a little unfair
considering that CiTR actually received less of a cut on a percent basis
than a lot of other organisations in
the AMS. The services got huge cuts
in comparison," he argues.
But the numbers are no consolation to Scholten. "One of the things
I think council doesn't realise is this
isn't some weird little organisation
off to the side—this is their equipment, this is their investment," she
complains. "At the same time
they're starting new projects, hiring
new staff, starting a new magazine—we're not a priority."
IP t's a sorry paradox CiTR is
* faced with lately. Their noncommercial mandate has made
them a defiantly original and creative station, and brought well-
sourced acclaim.
But the golden days of CiTR-if
they ever existed—came long
before UBC's Radio Society ever
had an FM signal. And the eclectic
originality that defines CiTR seems
the last thing most people around
UBC in the '90s want to hear. At a
time when most students are
absorbed in the terror they won't
find work when they get out, the
mainstream can provide a tired
and comforting panacea.
This is a fact not easily lost on
the AMS. There was no raucous,
ideological debate on council over
cutting the station's funding. In
combating the station's obscurity,
CiTR staff speak at residences, go
to orientations fairs, poster around
campus and do live broadcasts
from outside the SUB. But the best
way to get people listening is probably to play Madonna and Rick
Dees' Weekly Top 40. That's something CiTR won't do.
Linda Scholten sounds tired-
exhausted after chronicling the
slide her station's taken in the past
year. "We're always going to survive on some level, I think. We may
end up only having one studio,
there may be only one staff, there
may only be a few members, we
may go back 20 or 30 years and
lose all the advantages and things
that we've worked for, but the need
for a campus radio station and the
people who are interested in doing
it are always going to be there."
Now if only someone would lis-
ten.<» FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1997
Attempt to save Child Study Centre fails
by Theresa Chaboyer
Supporters of UBC's Child Study Centre pulled out
all the stops this week in an attempt to convince
the university community of the programme's
Although the university decided to convert the
centre into a full-fledged daycare facility instead of
completely closing it as originally reported last
November, parents and faculty are still upset with
what they call "a lack of due process."
At a meeting of the Faculty of Education last
Tuesday, some upset faculty tried to get Dean of
Education Nancy Sheehan's unilateral decision to
close the centre revisited.
Hillel Goelman, the coordinator of Early
Childhood Education, put forward a motion to
have the matter discussed at the meeting; the
motion, however, failed.
After the meeting a disappointed Christianne
Hayward, a PhD student in the Early Childhood
Education program, said she felt as though she
was not respected as a student and a faculty member.
"Whether it is mediation or conflict management these are household words now," she said.
"We know we have to work toward getting consensus and it's not always easy, but if the parents,
staff and researchers had a chance to go through
a hearing and then were told no way—because
Sheehan has the power to do that—at least people
would feel they were listened to."
But Jeff Meyers, student representative to the
Board of Governors (BoG), said that after seeing
Sheehan's presentation to the BoG last month, he
felt the decision to convert the centre exclusively
into a daycare facility was a good one.
Since 1961, the Child Study Centre has operated as a daycare, a preschool and a centre for interdisciplinary research in child development and
early childhood education.
"I don't believe as things stand, [the Centre) is
a tool for early childhood education," Meyers said,
although he did admit there was some concern
that the opinion of the Dean did not reflect all the
faculty in the department.
"But based on the presentation [by the Dean],
which in my opinion was thorough, it doesn't
seem to be contributing to the research going on
in the department," he said.
As part of the effort to save UBC's early childhood research facility, the centre also put on an
open house last Monday and Tuesday to showcase
research projects and instructional videos that
have come out of the centre.
Teresa Jones, a parent with a child in the centre who was at the open house, said although she
was concerned that Early Childhood Education
was no longer a priority for the university, she
said she was more upset about the process that
led to the decision.
"[There is] a complete lack of a fair process
with no consultation," she said.
Adrian Tse, a fourth-year science student who
works at the centre and who applied to the Faculty
of Education, also questioned the moral integrity
of the university: "Where's the accountability in
the university?"
And advocates say the UBC community will not
be the only ones affected by the decision to close
the centre; it is also the preferred practicum site
for many colleges including Kwantlen, Langara
and Capilano who offer an Early Childhood
Education diploma. ♦
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UBC Child Study Centre, richard lam photo
Fatal fall rattles residents of Gage Towers
by Sarah Galashan
The tragic death of a non-resident who fell
to his death from a quad in Gage Towers
early Tuesday morning is flooding the residence with rumours of suicide.
The 24-year-old male was discovered at
1:15 am after residents heard a loud crash
in the Gage courtyard; some students initially thought the noise came from a computer or television that had been tossed out
a window.
"We heard a big noise, but at first
thought nothing of it," said Jason Marcus, a
Gage resident who was one of the first to
arrive at the scene.
After realising it was a person that had
fallen, Marcus, along with three other men,
raced from their third floor quad to the
courtyard where they immediately began
administering CPR. "Everything had pretty
much collapsed, like his bones and stuff,"
said Marcus.
The ambulance arrived five minutes
later, and took over for the three men.
Corporal Doug Gambicourt, who could
not confirm whether the death was a suicide or an accident, said the man was
declared dead upon arrival at the hospital.
So far, Gambicourt said, the police have
few leads as to the details surrounding the
death, although speculation from Gage resi
dents is creating an upsetting situation for
those directly involved.
According to Marcus and other residents,
the man had previously lived in Gage, and
had returned, upset over a personal matter.
And while the police have yet to receive an
autopsy report, Marcus said he could smell
alcohol and believed the man was intoxicated at the time of the accident.
Bob Frampton, assistant director of residence administration, refused to confirm
or deny the rumours pending a police investigation, but he did say the fall was an unfortunate accident. "We're all very saddened by
it," he said.
"There was a successful attempt at sui
cide six years ago from Gage Residence
that's still very clear in the minds of the
staff and people who live there. It was also a
non-resident," Frampton told The Ubyssey.
Dale Coffin, residence life manager for
Gage Towers, said most residents were not
too upset by the incident because the man
was not a student living in the buuding. "I
think there certainly is a feeling amongst all
the people in Gage that it's much more personal when it happens in your own backyard," he said.
Counselling has been made available to
students living in Gage Towers and the
RCMP are continuing with their investigation. ♦
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School board rejects gay, lesbian student committee
 by Wah Kee Ting
The Coquitlam school board voted unanimously this week against creating a committee to study discrimination against gay
and lesbian students in their district.
The motion, presented by school teacher
Murray Warren, was rejected, trustees said,
because a newly passed harassment policy
will take care of gay and lesbian issues.
Trustee Gerri Walhs told the meeting that
the board's existing personal, discriminatory and sexual harassment policy will look
after gays and lesbians. "It applies to the
offender and to the offended," Wallis said.
The policy adheres to the BC human
rights act, which does include protection for
sexual orientation.
Warren said he was not surprised the
board used the sexual harassment policy to
cover issues of safety and inclusion for gay
and lesbian students.
The trouble, he said, is that "this is a one-
size-fits-all [policy]. Gay and lesbian student
have specific circumstances that they face,
and this board is not prepared to address
those circumstances."
Coral Wagner, a lesbian graduate of Port
Moody Senior Secondary school who supported the new committee, was outraged at
the trustees' vote. She said that developing
resource programs would support gay and
lesbian students.
"These children need our support. And
within the school system they do have input
and   feedback,   but   it   all   happens   in
Vancouver. We need the resources [in
Coquitlam],' she said. "There are gay and lesbian people here that succeed in life and
[could be] positive role models. We need to be
included and these kids need to be included."
Warren agreed that such support is critical. "These students are invisible in our
schools because there are not safe [places]
for these students to come out, and that's
The school board also voted to set up a
committee to implement their new sexual
harassment policy. That committee will seek
broad community input, said school board
chairperson Maxine Wilson. "Everyone will
have a voice in the committee, and we will
put pressure on others," she said.
Warren wants to keep the pressure on, too.
"I'm going to request that every student,
every teacher, every administrator, every
counsellor, every parent and anybody else
in this district who hears of harassment taking place, either verbal or physical, who
hears about [homosexual] students having
to drop out of school, ending up on the
streets, or eventually committing suicide, to
call me," he said.
"I will keep count of how many of these
incidents take place. And I then will ask the
board how high they need this count to go
before they will do something positive to
protect and include and to educate gay and
lesbian students in the schools.
"Why do we do something after something has happened?" he asked. "We need to
be pro-active. ♦
Youth send premier message at forum
 By Andy Barham
Young people had something to say to
the premier both inside and outside
the Premier's Youth Forum held in
Vancouver last weekend.
The premier and other senior
members of the NDP government
met with youth from around the
province at the Emily Carr College for
Art and Design on Granville Island.
And those attending the meeting
had some powerful messages for the
One speaker from northern BC
broke down when she tried to
describe the hardships faced by children from abusive family backgrounds in remote northern regions
of the province, where services for
such children are few and difficult to
access. Such children, she said, often
run away from home and are forced
to sleep in underground parking
garages or under stairways in apartment buildings in order to escape an
abusive parent. The lack of support
turns many northern youth into second class citizens, she said.
Later the same day, a delegate
from the Native Youth Movement
pulled out a card, called "The Indian
and Northern Affairs Certificate of
Indian Status" which he read out to
the rest of the forum.
"It says David Dennis on it and it
goes with my Indian Number here
and it says on the bottom 'is an
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• BC has a very diverse population
which requires a wide variety of
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and accessible.
• there needs to be better communication with the government at ali
levels and using all available media.
* Youth should be better represented
in the community at all levels.
Correspondingly, there should be
older representatives in youth
organisations to act as mentors.
Students should be involved in
designing and evaluating academic
The youth ministry should have
regional advisory councils at the
grassroots level to advise local government representatives (MLAs). *
Indian within the meaning of the
Indian Act' Now I don't know of any
other people that have to carry this
around to prove who they are. It's
pretty degrading." Dennis is travelling round the province to recruit
Native youth to the Movement.
Outside the forum a handful of
members of UBC's Graduate Students'
Society (GSS) sent a message to the
government about university fees.
"We are concerned about fee
increases for students," said Kevin
Dwyer, president of the GSS.
He said the protest was aimed both
at the 310 percent increase in foreign
graduate student fees at UBC this year,
and at the proposed increases in ancillary fees for all UBC students.
The protest drew the attention of
Education Minister Paul Ramsey. "We
met with him and he said he would
look at the ancillary fee issue and
most likely come up with tougher language [in the guidelines for ancillary
fee increases]," Dwyer said. "We consider that to be a positive sign."
Unfortunately, he said, the minister was less helpful on the international fee issue. "He simply reiterated
that UBC has the authority to set those
fees. We're not happy with that
This year's forum grew out of a
similar event held last year before the
provincial election which, according
to David Borins, student representative to UBC's Board of Governors, was
an attempt to sway youth to
the NDP cause.
"It was clearly political and
the purpose of the conference
was to impress some of the
more influential youth in the
province right heLre the elec
tion," he said.
Borins declined to participate in this year's forum,
although he did say the follow
up to last year's forum might
signal a genuine attempt on
the part of the Clark government to give youth a voice.
Critics of last year's forum
said one of its weaknesses was
that it only served youth from
the lower mainland. This
year's event saw representatives of groups from all over
the province, including a
video-conferenced hook-up
with a similar forum being
held in Nelson.
According to the Nelson
forum's participants, the
video conference was a great
Kwan defeats ageism
by Andy Barham
Jenny Kwan says she understands the frustration young people feel when dealing with their elders.
Three years ago, Kwan became the youngest person ever
elected to Vancouver's city council. Now at 31, Kwan has
become BC's youngest MLA. Throughout her political
career, however, Kwan says she has been the victim of
GLEN clark listens to delegates' concerns at the Premier's youth conference, chris relke photo
success as they were able to interact
directly via satellite with their peers
in Vancouver.
Although critics say there were
proportionally fewer delegates from
disadvantaged backgrounds compared to last year, Clark said the actual number of such youths was about
the same.
"I think, as a percentage, there's
less street youth than there were last
year, but overall, there probably
aren't any less. We wanted a mixture
with more people from around the
province—last year it was almost
totally Lower Mainland—so we went
out to the entire province and tried
to make the focus ofthe conference a
voice for youth," he told The Ubyssey.
Participants generally expressed
satisfaction with the forum and were
glad of an opportunity to discuss the
concerns of young people with members of government. Chris Wilson, the
self-styled 'lukewarm NDP' moderator said he thought the weekend
"They don't necessarily have to
have a forum like this. I think it's
great that they want to show the
young people that they want to know
what's going on and I think a lot of
positive things will come out. I can't
tell you what, but I think there'll be a
lot more youth involvement in the
decisions about these programs."
In addition to -holding a yearly
youth forum, the premier also
announced the creation of a special
Youth Web Site through which young
people anywhere in the province will
be able to communicate directly with
his office. ♦
"The mayor [Phillip Owes], when I was appointed to the
Transit Commission, made the comment that he didn't feel
that I was good enough, really, for the Transit Commission
because of my age. His comment was, 'Jenny is veiy hard
working, but she's, you know, too young," she said at this
week's youth forum.
Kwan pointed out young people are among the biggest
users of public transit if for no other reason than poverty. Tm
not sure what age has to do with the Transit Commission,' she
said. The fact is, more young people take the bus and depend
on the transit system than do older people."
Discriminating against youth, it seems, is a fair game.
"That's what it's all about/ she added. "Can you imagine
the kind of thing where people say to you, 'Uh, you wouldn't
be any good on this board because of your ethnicity.' People
would be definitely out there screaming racism. Yet, for
youth, it's almost like it's okay to trivialise young people in
terms of their contribution. It's almost like it's okay to discriminate against young people. And mat constitutes discrimination no matter what form.'
Fortunately, Kwan pointed out, the premier is young
enough to understand the sort of discrimination she faces.
"Glen Clark is probably the youngest premier in the history of British Columbia, maybe even in the country, and I
think that really says something," she said. "I'm sure he
knows what it's like not to have your voice
legitimised....Whenyour voice is not heard, or when you've
been trivialised in terms of your contribution, if s a very
frastrating thing. .And I think he understands that* ♦ FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1997
Zippin' it up
 by Peter T. Chattaway
The Squirrel Nut Zippers
Feb 15 at the Gate
Forget lounge. The next retro
craze may reach even further back
in our shared musical memory, if
the early swing and hot jazz of the
Squirrel Nut Zippers are any indication.
The band got started in Chapel
niu, i\orui Lai uiiiici wnen ivusblS-
sippi native Jim Mathus gave his
wife Katherine Whalen, banjo lessons.
They discovered her voice, a
curious blend of Betty Boop and
Billie Holliday, suited the tunes of
the flapper era, and before long
they had assembled another five
But even though the Zippers
named themselves after a "comical and antiquated" peanut confection, and even though they kicked
off their first Vancouver gig with
the peppy, Charleston-inducing
'Good Enough for Granddad,' Mathus insists their music is no mere
"That's our edge, is that we play
original music," says Mathus.
"You name it, it's all true. It's not a
facade or a gimmick or something
like that. It's our experiences, it's
our music, so it's real to us. It's
what we believe in, so we really
have our ass on the line."
Except for two covers on their
debut album The Inevitable, all
material is written by band members. Sometimes it's unnerving,
and more than a little unexpected from a band that
counts grandpa as a sort of
'Bad Businessman,' for
example, is about a heroin
dealer, though Mathus is
quick to interject, "Nobody in
my band does heroin!" The
ambisexual 'Plenty More' advises abandoned lovers to
seek solace where "all the
giris are monsters, an tne
boys are whores." And 'Danny
Diamond' tells tlie tale of a
transvestite one of the Zippers knew in highschool.
But however personal
such songs might be, Mathus
notes these topics were hardly unfamiliar to the genre's
"They sang about a lot
more things besides thatback
then! There's nothing new
under the sun, you know. If
you want decadence, you can go
back as far as you want and you'll
find it! It's just part of life, so we
reflect that. But so did Duke
Ellington and Cab Calloway and
Fats Waller. They were real men
that were living in fast times.
"That's an illusion people have
about older music; they feel like
it's outdated or it doesn't speak to
them any more, but to me it does,
because they're singing about the
same things Jin singing about,
and a lot more, sometimes!"
One such topic is 'Hell', their
current radio single and a theme
that   simmers   through   several
ilM MATHUS kneels down before his band, the almighty Squirrel Nut Zippers.
songs on Hot, their second album.
Mathus is hard put to explain this
sudden interest in the diabolic.
"I don't know what it is. I really
don't know what it is. It's not any
real message. It's more of an antique outlook on life, where it's
sketched in real sharp contours
between, maybe, good and evil."
Mathus suggests the locale of
their second recording—New Orleans—may have influenced the
"The South is real religious,
real fervent. Snake handling,
drinking poison, gospel music."
He holds his thumb and forefinger
a few millimeters apart. "Everybody down South knows that God
and the Devil are this close right
up to each other, fight? The South
has got a culture that's kind of
unique, I think. It's the only culture I've ever known, so I don't
have much of a perspective on it."
Mathus's fascination with the
dark side goes beyond local boundaries. In particular, he seems to
have a thing for Russian literature
and its obsession with things unholy.
Spooky marionettes, constructed by Mathus himself for a puppet
production of Igor Stravinsky's A
Soldiers Tale, populate a video
clip of 'The Invisible Hand' on
Hot's CD-ROM track. "It was powerful to me, I don't know why. No
real reason or anything, I just
sought it out."
Mathus also speaks with enthusiasm of Mikhail Bulgakov's The
Master and Margarita. "It's just
the most excellent portrayal of Satan I've ever seen. He comes to
Russia in the late 1800s, and he's
a magician, and he can cause
money to rain on the audience
and make people go insane."
Mathus laughs again. "He knows
their basic instincts and he's able
to hypnotise audiences."
The Squirrel Nut Zippers appear to be striking a chord with
audiences themselves lately, garnering attention on late-night talk
shows, a gig at the 21st Century
Inaugural Ball for Bill Clinton, and
a song—the catchy, romance-
weary 'Anything But Love'—on the
Flirting with Disaster soundtrack
(though, due to what Mathus calls
- "music industry politics", the album version was recorded by Dr.
Mathus says he doesn't know
why the band is such a hit. It's not,
he insists, that the Zippers are
doing anything unique.
"There are a lot of bands that
are doing more roots-oriented
music," he says.
"I think we're more popular
than a lot of bands that are doing
that, we're getting a lot of exposure, but I have no idea why.
Apparently, we have something
special. I don't know what it is, if
it's the music or our personalities,
but if people like it, that's all I care
about." ♦
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Duos not for faint of hearing
David Bowie - Earthling [EMI]
David Bowie has spent the last decade and then some in a quagmire of stale
commercialism, producing embarassing albums, appearing in horribly forgettable films and basically making the kind offopl of himself that most old
icons do.
Something must have changed in the last four years, though. Suddenly
Bowie has been blasting forth with a fresher energy than most half his age,
first with the industrially influenced Outside and then a tour with industrial masters Nine Inch Nails. With Earthling, he's kept the industrial savvy
but also taken up the drums and bass gauntlet of the newly-popular electronic music scene.
Silverchair - Freak Show [Epic]
After one listen to Silverchair's Freak Show, it's understandable that these teen rockers may be
compared to Nirvana now and then. But
one listen to Nirvana's In Utero politely
reminds us any similarities may not be
so striking after all. Kurt Cobain's songwriting genius was Nirvana's nucleus,
but Silverchair has no dynamic songs
like 'All Apologies' or 'Lithium'. It may
be fair to say Silverchair at its best
sounds somewhat like Nirvana at it's
This is not as bad as it sounds. Freak Show's first single 'Abuse Me' follows the Nirvana musical formula quite
well. Silverchair comes alive when the band lets loose and
delivers a raw energy found in 'No Association' and the
no-nonsense 'Lie To Me.' Still, their reputation as try-hard
posers is justified elsewhere on the album, as on the
Metallic-lite 'Slave.'
The boys from down under do deserve some credit for
successfully experimenting with various instruments,
including the violin and the sitar. 'Petrol & Chlorine'
sounds like Silverchair's take on a Nirvana-esque Ravi
Shankar. Lyrically, the band needs to evolve, and hopefully success hasn't gotten to their heads too much and too
early for this to happen. Sure, they can be almost as dark
and depressed as Nirvana, but the desperation and depth
just aren't there.
—Janet Winters
Songs like 'Dead Man
Walking' and the first single,
'Little Wonder,' demonstrate
the album's central concept:
a harsh and thrusting new
sound, with nonsenical lyrics
behind it. Raging guitars are
placed alongside booming drum machines and
seemingly out-of-control keyboards. There's
even fake CD-skips built in.
So combine the genius behind Hunky Dory
and Ziggy Stardust with the jungle movement
and you have some euphonic results. Sadly,
there's still the unfortunate Bowie trademark of
overwrought songs that just don't work ('Telling
Lies'), but with great and innovative new songs
like 'Looking for Satellites' and the somehow
Andy Warhol-ish I'm Afraid of Americans,'
Earthling is the next phase in a comeback that
puts John Travolta to shame.
Never before has so much great music come
from somehow who once produced so much
crap. It's nice to have David Bowie back on
Earth again.
—John Zaozirny
John Bayless-The Movie Album: Classical Pictures
Classical piano improvisors are virtually non-existent but John Bayless has made a career out of performing the Beatles in the style of Mozart. Also, he has recorded a CD of variations on Bernstein's West
Side Story and improvisations of his favourite Puccini arias. Now comes a collection of movie
themes, each combined with a tastefully chosen classical piece.
Unfortunately this new CD is somewhat uneven. It was expected that Bayless, as previously,
would utilize the infinite sonorities of the solo piano reintegrate great classical pieces with memorable film themes. Too often, though, to the detriment ofthe prevailing atmosphere, he employs
"extra-piano" effects. During a free rendering of Rodrigo's Concerto de Aranjuez, Bayless abruptly "turns on" a rhythm section. Other tracks are hindered by overdubs of synthesized orchestras
and choirs. These intrusions detract from some of the tracks.
Bayless is at his best without a rhythm track. With perfect success, he fuses the simplicity of
Postino with the tender passion of 'Visi d'Arte' (from Puccini's Tosca), creating a meditative fantasy of exquisite beauty. Used sparingly, sampled wind effects and live orchestra evoke the reflectiveness of Rachmaninov's 'Prelude' combined with the Schindler's List anthem 'Hatikva.'
Bayless maintains this gentle atmosphere on every track, but the interjection of a show-time
rhythm section spoils four of the nine otherwise beautifully romantic works.
— Tom Eccleston
by Tanya Dubick
Bruce Cockburn - The Charity of the Night [True North]
"There's a wealth of amputation waiting in the ground,
but no one can remember where they put it down."
'The Mines of Mozambique' is just one dish in the lyrical feast on Bruce Cockburn's latest album. Cockburn continues his three-decade roll as one of folk music's most profound lyricists, expressing his social conscience with passion and anger. He is far too forceful and poetic to fall into
the trap of sap.
The Charity of Night passionately displays a wide range
of emotions. While often noted for his rage, Cockburn beautifully shows his softer, more delicate side in 'Pacing in the
Cage' and the romantic The Coming Rains.' 'Night Train' is
a sophisticated combination of percussion, bass and guitars, proving Cockburn's musical talent, at times, can reach
the level of his lyrics.
The Charity of Night even gets down and dirty in the
lusty and very seductive title track. (Bruce Cockburn, sexy?
Well, yes.)
A gifted artist in every sense, Cockburn seems to string
words together so effortlessly. He may not have the best
voice in the world, but he carries it well. As long as trees
keep falling and bombs keep dropping, Bruce Cockburn
will be a relevant voice in the world of pop music.
—Janet Winters
Holy Mo spews twinkies
by Noelle Gallagher
Holy Mo and Spew Boy
at Pacific Theatre until Mar 8
"A grand tragic, dramatic, operatic, champion and faerie
exploitic extravaganza" proclaims the scroll-like program for
Potluck Productions' Holy Mo and Spew Boy. Oddly, this adjective-laden description is not that far off the mark: Holy Mo doesn't seem to know quite what it is.
Part folk musical, part Sunday school skit, Holy Mo and Spew
Boy is Lucia Frangione's retelling, revamping, and reduction of
the Biblical stories of Moses and King David. The farcical antics
of Bufoona (Pacific Theatre regular Erla Faye Forsyth), Follie
(Frangione) and Guff (Anita Wittenberg) relate the details of
Moses' birth, abandonment, and fight against the Egyptian
pharoah. The second half of the play deals with King David—or,
as he is affectionately titled here, Spew Boy—in his victory over
Goliath and rise to power as leader ofthe Hebrews.
While Frangione's script does its best to give Old Testament
stories new appeal, it relies largely on unsuccessful comic techniques and postmodern asides. More often than not, Frangione
throws in contemporary references and farcical humour just for
the sake of getting a laugh, instead of working towards a coherent theme. Unfortunately, this also means that some ofthe play's
punchlines are so incredibly overt that they are no longer funny.
Moreover, Marie Russell's musical score, which ranges from
'10 Plagues Sent to Pharoah' (oh-so-amusingly like that
Christmas carol with all the verses) to the disco classic 'Stayin'
Alive,' is much like Frangione's script: amusing, but confusing.
In music and speech, style has eclipsed meaning entirely;
the result is a production that is always trying to keep its
audience involved by introducing quirky tangents, instead of
relying on a coherent and intelligent script. When an opportunity does arrive to further examine a Biblical story,
Frangione makes a joke out of refusing to deal with any heavier theological issues. "What are we," quips Bufoona, "Oliver
Stone?" Evidenfly not.
Of the "three harlequins of droll virtue" who perform the
postmodernist stories, Forsyth is perhaps the most amusing,
though the overacted absurdity of all the characters makes it
difficult to judge any of the actors fairly.
Frangione herself gives a decent performance, as does
the soft-spoken Wittenberg. Each of the actors has their
moment in the spotlight; Forsyth does an hilarious airy-fairy
princess, Wittenberg is the star of a brief but flashy disco
revival scene, and Frangione, like so many other 20th century playwrights, gets to play God.
The audience is also encouraged to participate, both in
the singing (bad Sunday school flashbacks, anyone?) and in
the spoken dialogue. Given the role of the "Heebies"—the
Hebrew slaves—at the beginning of the play, zealous audience members are encouraged to chant such phrases as "Mo
is a twinkie, this is really stinky."
But despite the outright silliness ofthe dialogue, and even
despite the ridiculous appeal of shouting the word "stinky" in a
theatre, Holy Mo and Spew Boy remains very much like the
twinkie title bestowed on Moses: sweet and fluffy, but when it's
finished, all you're left with is a sticky wrapper and a whole lot
of empty calories.
by John Zaozirny
at Famous Players theatres
The set opened raw, with Derome
screeching on his alto sax
Then Tanguay and Derome
played elastic bands
incorporating vocal sounds
Richard Linklater has made a career out
of mining the rwentysomething audience that watches his films, and so far
he's been quite succesful at it. Whether it was the rambling sketchiness of
Slacker, the bittersweet nostalgia of Dazed and Confused, or the somehow
poignant romance of Before Sunrise, Linklater always managed to strike a
vein. The characters always had one aspect in common, they still hadn't
found what they were looking for.
Linklater has captured high school, university and romance, so now he
turns his lens on that stall period when no one's really going anywhere and
they're not sure if they want to. Suburbia introduces us to Jeff and his circle
of acquaintances, most of whom resemble airplanes stuck in a terminal pattern above the airport, not sure whether they want to land or take off for
some greener pasture.
First, you've got Jeff, the moral slacker/writer who lives in a tent in his
parents' garage, then there's Sooze, his girlfriend and wanna-be performance artist, and her fragile friend Bee-Bee. There's Tim, the disgruntled
air force dropout, former football star, and bitter but true philosopher, and
crazy, inane and annoying Buff, who works in a pizza joint.
Now this fun family of characters is spending their Friday night at their
usual hangout, outside the local convience store, doing their usual thing,
bitidiing about life and the future, drinking beer, and pissing off the
Pakistani couple who run the store. But tonight has a special significance,
for tonight Pony, the local boy made good, is going to drop by to check up
on the other half.
So that's the premise and suffice it to say the rest of the movie doesn't
get any better. Once the characters are all assembled, much time is spent
griping, much time is spent analysing and much time is spent playing the
alterna-rock soundtrack in the background. Incidents happen without consequences and nothing really fits together. Whereas Slacker didn't presume
to be about anything—for the simple fact that it wasn't —Suburbia suffers
from the curse of supposedly being about something, but not really.
This might have something to do with the fact that the film is adapted,
less than fruitfully, from the play by Eric Bogosian (Talk Radio), but
Linklater's direction doesn't add any coherency or flow either.
So you could really save yourself the boredom of watxhing Suburbia, and
eight dollars, by actually hanging out at a 7-11 on a Friday night. It would be
a hell of a lot more interesting, without a Gen-X slacker stereotype in sight.
Duos Plus
Pierre Tanguay
Feb 22 at the Western Front
What excitement! What sensations for the ear to take in!
Duos Plus left me delighted, tickled and in awe ofthe freedom and
expressiveness of its four Toronto-
based jazz artists: Rene Lussier,
Jean Derome, Lee Pui Ming, and
Pierre Tanguay.
Each spoke musically in their
chosen instrument, dashing,
screeching, whining, yawning,
crashing, gliding and tumbling
together. My ears were called upon
to take in high pitches and startling
sounds that made me jump. My
eyes saw an array of instruments,
toys, and tools that included wind
instruments, battery-operated hand
fans, a bottle of water, tin- cans, a
Slinky toy, a beautiful grand piano
and an exquisite sounding guitar.
The set opened raw, with
Derome screeching on his alto sax to the sound of thundering piano
crashes and tickled guitars. Then Tanguay and Derome played elastic
bands held in their mouths for a folk-influenced piece incorporating
vocal sounds. Each had an individual charisma as they worked to
bring their sound to the audience.
Ming's playing drew on her whole physical body. She leapt about
the piano, striking its encasement, plucking and tapping its strings,
hovering over the keys, pounding and pausing with intensity. Her
unique approach comes from a beginning in classical music—a phase
in which the Hong Kong native "didn't want to have anything to do
with" Chinese music. Later she moved towards integrating every
aspect of who she is to create an experimental mix of contemporary
classical music, free form jazz and Chinese folk.
Lussier didn't just play guitar. He incorporated tools that created
unique sounds, such as a hand fan that sounded like a bumblebee
humming on the strings. He hit, spiked, sawed, strummed, tickled
and dragged on his guitar. Near the end of one piece he pulled out a
full-on, wailing, thunderous, screeching, turbulent electro-acoustic
sound that lasted for eons, and with a final sigh he was through.
Derome let it rip out of his alto sax, raising the hair on the back of
my neck with his scraping sounds. Later he blew into numerous
devices, creating a variety of sound 'scapes' based on his research
into the use of sound and space. (Derome and Lussier are among the
leading exponents of musique actualle; together they have created a
portfolio of progressive rock, contemporary jazz, free improv,
Quebecois folk and wild vocals.)
Tanguay appeared comfortable in his roll as percussionist. Near
the end of one of the last pieces, Tanguay stood twisting his drum
sticks in apparent turmoil, yelping out between the sounds of Ming's
piano and Jean Derome's tiny whistle.
This 90-minute performance was a treat and not for the faint of
hearing. It is definitely a challenge for the listener to appreciate the
various 'noises.' In a world where we sever our senses from the ever
present sounds around us, it was good to stretch the aural networks
with some good, wholesome audio experiences.
by Martin Gordon Schobel
Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth
at the Firehall until Mar 2
I go to the theatre to see the truth. I look for the beauty in chaos
and the strength in weakness. Like life, I search out the lesson that
supports the playwright's artifice. And in Only Drunks and
Children Tell the Truth, director Donna Spencer brings a limited
version of life to the stage.
Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth, written by Drew
Hayden Taylor, is the second play about the Wabung family. In the
first play, Someday, Janice/Grace (Carmen Moore), who was taken
from her mother as a baby and given up for adoption, returns to
her family on the reserve for the first time in 35 years. It is
Christmas Eve and, before the end of the evening, she runs out of
the house crying.
The second play picks up five months later when Janice/Grace's birth sister Barb
(Columpa C. Bobb) comes bearing news that their mother has died. Accompanying
Barb is her boyfriend Rodney (Glen Gould) and his brother Tonto (Lome Cardinal). No
one is home when they arrive, so they proceed to break in and check for signs of life.
They conclude that no one has been there for some time and decide to leave. At this
moment Janice/Grace returns from what is later discovered to have been a stress holiday.
The situation of the play, on the surface, is very thin and serves as a fragile film
obscuring the characters' writhing emotions. Barb, Rodney and Janice/Grace are all
deeply interdependent, their lives crossing each others on many levels. This multidimensional texture is what impels us to watch the play.
These layers are present in the characters, but they lack dynamic motion; the actors
are limited by the script. Janice/Grace appears to have made many of her character
choices based on Barb's description of her: "You've always got those walls around you."
She was so cold I didn't trust in her character's humanity and had a hard time suspending my disbelief. This was the case with all the characters except Tonto, who
shone as the most human of them all.
The acting has its moments. The drunk scene, which often strikes fear into my heart
as an audience member, was the best I have seen, full of compassion and dynamic
emotion. Taylor builds those qualities beneath his thin layer of dialogue, knowing that
the gravity ofthe character's situation will move the audience.
In a note from the playwright, Taylor writes, "I am a firm believer that sometimes
a story is not quite finished being told." Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth feels
like the second step in a healing process: uncertain, afraid and brave. I applaud all
those involved in this piece and look forward to the next chapter in the Wabung saga 8
Plavoffs elude puck Birds
M m
After another disappointing VGl  3CE3IH
season, T-Bird players and """ # O 4
coaches face off against the
team's consistent on-ice woes.
by Wolf Depner
Mike Coflin had nothing left to say. Dejected beyond measure, the T-Bird hockey coach just stared at the locker room
floor in Winnipeg's Max Bell arena, pondering what had
happened that night. Or more precisely, what hadn't happened.
Needing only one point to make the playoffs, the Birds
succumbed to the pressure and lost 3-1 to the Manitoba
Bisons, who managed only 19 shots that night. And as the
final horn blared, playoff hopes crumbled under the weight
of another losing season.
UBC has finished below .500 six of the last seven seasons and has not made the post-season since 1989/90,
their second-last season under Terry O'Malley who managed a 48-48-6 record over five years.
His successor Mike Coflin has compiled a 51-98-19
mark since taking over in 1991 and on the surface, it's easy
to blame the former team captain for the T-Birds' current
Coflin, who was named Canada West coach in 1994/95,
is the first to admit the last two seasons were not exactly satisfactory.
"If this is a junior hockey situation, they wouldn't care if
I'm the greatest guy in the world, I would be fired," he said.
"So I'm very realistic about what it is all about."
It's all about winning, but to axe Coflin would be unjust.
Let's face it. For his first three years or so, he tried to make
chicken salad out of feathers and bones.
Season after season, he can't get top recruits into the
program because they don't have the marks; and season
and after season he loses his most talented players to major
junior hockey, the national team, or the pros.
That's not to say the current team doesn't have any talent or experience. Far from it. But at the moment there is
just not enough to go around when injuries strike or players leave for whatever reason.
"Mike has tried everything on his part
to push those buttons on those certain
guys, to get them to play...
That reality is not lost on UBC Athletic Director Bob
Philip who reaffirmed his commitment to Coflin by signing
him to a brand new three year contract over the summer.
Philip told The Ubyssey that there won't be any changes in
the near future.
"To say it's the coach's fault is really hard," said Philip.
"We have brought in some pretty good players over the last
few years, but we just haven't been able to do it [win]. I
l±iink at some point this team is going to make the playoffs
and turn that corner."
Sometime, however, is too late
for retiring team captain Brad
Edgington, who nonetheless appreciates Coffin's position and the
pressures he faces day in and day
"Sometimes I felt like going into
Bob Philip's office to apologise for
all the losses and say " Don't blame
Mike, it's our fault.'"
But coaches and players are
worn out by constant losing and
even the most loyal fans have
grown tired. During a brutal 10-0
home loss to Alberta in late
January, a rabid group of fans
known as the Tailgaters started to
chant 'Let's play hockey' midway
through the second period.
The target behind the acidic
demand was obvious to anybody
who witnessed the Birds' worst
home defeat in modern team history-
"It was a horrible experience," said Edgington. "As soon
as we got three or four goals scored on us, we just gave up.
There's no excuse for that."
Down the stretch 'inexcusable' is the only word to
describe the Birds' play. Seven losses in the last eight
games says it all.
HAULED DOWN-T-Bird captain Brad Edgington is frustrated by Jason Disiewich. In five years at UBC, Edgy never had a
chance to play beyond the regular season, richard lam photo
UBC COACH Mike Coflin's high hopes early
this season crashed in November.
And it wasn't just the fact that they lost. It was more how
they did it. If team defence didn't break down, on-ice discipline did. If it wasn't that, then a soft goal late in the game
would bury them. Some nights half the team wouldn't show
Still, they were only one point behind the Lethbridge
Pronghorns for the final playoff spot with two games left.
It was crunch time and the Birds had a
good chance to clinch it. Or so it seemed.
Lethbridge   faced   the   first-placed
Calgary Dinosaurs in the final weekend
and as expected Lethbridge lost both
nights. That left the door wide open for the
Birds to swoop into the playoffs.
All the T-Birds had to do was tie or beat the Manitoba
Bisons. They only needed one point—no more. And they
had two games to do it.
But they couldn't get it done.
The Birds got off to a good start in the first game with an
early goal in the opening period, but went on to loose 5-3 to
a team deep on talent, but softer than cotton.
The Birds had one final shot at the playoffs 24 hours
later, but folded when the stakes got
too high.
Edgington says that
even some veteran
players didn't put in
the effort that you'd
expect with the season
on the line. Nor does
he think they appreciated the situation at the end.
"It was sort of disheartening to see
that," says Edgington. "Mike has tried
everything on his part to push those
buttons on those certain guys, to get
them to play...and it hurts for me to
see when the coach takes it harder
than half the players."
Coflin concedes that the Birds
were not good enough to be a playoff
team this season. "Our performance
in Winnipeg, especially on Friday
night, made it clear," he says.
But seven games into the season,
there was a sense that this year might
be different. Talk was that this team
could make the playoffs—the Birds jumped off to a solid 4-
2-1 start.
While last year's top guns Doug Ast and Matt Sharrers
had gone off to bigger and better things—Ast made the
Vancouver Canucks' farm team and Sharrers joined the
national team—there was a real sense of enthusiasm.
The team had played well in pre-season and carried that
momentum into the first quarter of the regular season.
Former WHL player Cal Benazic and NCAA transfer student Chris Kerr made an immediate impact on the blueline
while Gunnar Henrikson, another NCAA transfer, sparked
the team with his scoring touch.
But the season took a radical turn. A rare road win in
Alberta was followed by a six game losing streak which saw
the Birds lose four times by one goal.
"Looking back, that was as key a factor in what happened
in the end," explains Coflin.
Things got worse when Benazic suffered a season-ending
wrist injury in early December. He had 20 points in 17 games
and was without question the Birds' best blueliner. Injuries to
Henrikson (eight games) and Kerr (five games) also hurt
"You always hope as a coach that your team develops
and gets better in January and February, and we didn't do
that," Coflin admits. "That's my responsibility and that's
why I feel as disappointed as I do because that's the first
experience I've ever had with a team that didn't get better.
"I have had worst teams, but the pattern was always that
we were improving right through the end of the year."
So when is this team going to get better?
...and it hurts for me to see when the
coach takes it harder than half the
T-bird Captain Brad edgington
Only next season will tell. But Coflin suggests that the
program needs to be reexamined by everybody involved if
it wants to win.
"I think our league is clearly becoming one where the
Albertas, Calgarys, and Manitobas are using means to be
successful that the rest of the schools don't have at their disposal.
"We better make a pretty quick decision and commitment to either play with the big boys in our conference or
be left behind," he says. "It's a matter of getting the right
players in who get us over the top."
Philip acknowledges that there is an definite need to
raise more scholarship money. "I think players are being
attracted to Calgary and Alberta because of money and we
don't have the money to compete."
Edgington says that there is potential here and he only
hopes that it starts winning soon. "There is a really good
core here, add a couple of good first year guys and wouldn't
you know it, they're going to win in my first year not playing," he said with a weary smile.
You can bet the Tailgaters would appreciate that very
much. Let's just hope it happens sooner rather than later. ♦ FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1997
UBC VBall women down, but not out
 by Wolf Depner
The women's volleyball team slipped over
the weekend—and it couldn't have come at
a worse time, in the lead up to national
championship tournament next week.
The Alberta Pandas disposed ofthe Birds
in two straight games to claim the Canada
West crown for the fourth time in five years,
and barred UBC from direct entry into the
national tournament.
While the Birds are expected to travel to
Edmonton with a wild card berth, head
coach Doug Reimer was very disappointed
with his team at Canada West.
"We did not play well as individuals or
cumulatively as a team," he said during
Tuesday's practice which began with a
twenty minute meeting to discuss the
team's poor play over the weekend.
"I think everybody had a bad game on
the same day. And it happened two days in
a row," said veteran Jenny Rauh. "I felt like
we were fighting and we were in there, but
they were still one step ahead of us and we
never caught up."
The added pressure of winning a Canada
West championship also got to the team.
"We wanted to bring home the [Canada
West] banner," Rauh said. "You go to the
Alberta gym and they've got all these banners from the past four years and we have
not won one in over twenty years.
"A lot is going through your head about
that You want to play your best and maybe
you want to play your best so bad it's not
going to happen for you." It obviously didn't
Despite the poor weekend, national title
aspirations remain high and if the ball sets
the way observers expect it to, the Birds
could tangle with the Pandas once again—
this time with a national championship on
the line.
But here's the snag: the Birds have not
played well against Alberta this season, with
four losses to one win. On
the surface that mediocre
record is not encouraging
heading into the final
Reimer, who will leave
UBC to coach Canada's
senior women national
team after this season, is
not concerned about that.
"I don't think we have
struggled against them.
We struggled against them
this weekend," he said, adding that the
team's focus is no longer on Alberta.
"They will be on the other side of the
draw and we've got a lot of work to do to get
to play them again," he said. "If we're going
to see Alberta, we are going to earn our spot
and we'll probably be in pretty good shape
against them."
UBC is the only team that has beaten
Alberta during the regular season, no small
feat considering that the Pandas have
chewed up opponents like cheap bubble
The question does remain though, why
have the Birds been so ordinary against the
Pandas? Bad bounces? Mental mistakes?
Not enough confidence?
"Maybe they have like a mental step up
on us knowing that they have beaten us a
few more times," said Rauh.
"If we knew these things, it would be easier, but that's part of the challenge," said
"What is disappointing is that we missed
a good chance to win a Canada West championship, we missed a good chance to make
it a little bit easier for CIAUs and so now we
have more work ahead of us." ♦
UBC SCRUM HALFf Sam Cook is just about to pass off the ball in women's rugby action Wednesday night.
The Birds lost 23-0. richard lam photo
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CiTR doesn't follow the heard
It's sick how some of the best things going
get the worst treatment.
CiTR is probably one of the coolest,
most original places in Western Canada,
with the widest assortment of music and
the most eclectic staff.
But we can't deny the nature of their
audience. It's tiny. How many people
around Point Grey tune into 101.9 FM
before, say, Z95.3? Madonna has pull.
Z95.3 DJ Buzz Bishop has pull.
You won't hear much of either on CiTR
If you do tune into CiTR without knowing what show you're looking for, you probably won't hear what you want You'll probably get Spanish or ska or a round-table
discussion on the meaning of education.
That conscious objection to lowest
common denominator media—something
for everyone all the time—is what gives
CiTR its strength, and saps its audience
before they even learn the station's frequency.
Judging from the comments of many
AMS types—'it's not mainstream enough,*
'they don't play anything good,'—trying to
find some value in CiTR would be a fruitless task.
But the same councillors add that they
never listen to the station, haven't in years.
Funny then, that they're qualified to trash
the station's budget along with its programming.
Could it be that UBC's student council is
face-shy around its own media services?
They didn't hesitate to shut down The
Ubyssey three years ago. .AMS president
Ryan Davies says CiTR shouldn't expect a
budget increase in the next five years? Are
they looking for a slow death this time
Funny too, that just this fall the AMS
proudly released their new pet media project a tightly controlled AMS magazine,
Tangent. The original bill, $24,000.
As for the student representatives in
council: giving CiTR adequate funding to
do their job well would be a start. Maybe
you could think about what you've already
got on the go before launching into new
As for everyone else, pick up a copy of
CiTR's in-house mag, Discorder. It's available pretty much everywhere. Check out
the program schedule on the back page.
Or, tune into 101.9 FM at your own risk.
The risk may be your reward. ♦
For many years, the UBC Child
Care Centre has been an exemplary model of best practices in
early childhood education. For
parents, teachers, graduate and
undergraduate students the centre was a place where they could
learn firsthand about child
growth and development. Currently, the centre is one of only a
few such programs in the country. The research undertaken at
the Child Study Centre has added
a great deal to the knowledge
base of early childhood educators
across Canada. Therefore, all
early childhood educators have a
stake in the future of the centre.
While we recognize that all
post-secondary institutions are
facing financial difficulty, the decision to close a centre which focuses on children seems shortsighted. Quality education for young
children provides a strong foundation for further learning experiences, thus ensuring that another
generation has the opportunity to
reach its potential. Closing the
Child Study Centre removes a site
on which other communities can
model appropriate early child
hood settings, and ends an important source of inspiration for
inquiry into the growth and development of children.
This decision has dire immediate consequences, but the long
term impact is even more devastating. At a time when our country needs knowledge and skilled
practitioners in every field, it is
counterproductive to close what
could be a major centre of excellence in early childhood education. Instead of terminating the
Child Study Centre, consideration should be given to seeking
renewed, committed and visionary leadership which could help
the Centre and its staff reach its
potential. While the closure ofthe
Centre may save the University a
few dollars in the short term, the
true costs of not maintaining this
important research centre will be
felt across Canada-both at the
grassroots and policy levels.
Canadian .Association for
Young Children
Regina Members
Touch review
missed out
You missed the whole point of
this movie. It was an ironic play
on our sick and twisted, over -
commercialized, over-marketed
Western lifestyle, and Skeet
Ulrich, Bridget Fonda, Christopher Walken, Janeane Garofalo,
Tom .Arnold, the writer Elmore
Leonard and espcially Paul
Schaler the director, know this.
Furthermore Skeet Ulrich is a
Johnny Depp lookalike—who
wouldn't want to be? In the end,
I liked "Touch,' especially the
ending. The cast was perfectly
stereotypical, too.
David Khan, B.Sc.
Chemistry '96 Alumnus
Child care
closing unfair
Students, educators and children
from all over British Columbia
have benefited from the unprecedented innovations the the Child
Study Centre has brought to the
educators of young children and
to develop appropriate curricu-
We are concerned that the
decision to close the Centre is
short sighted and has been made
precipitously. Teachers, educators, staff and community members were not given the opportunity to challenge the Dean's rea
sons for the closure or to explore
alternative solutions. We feel that
the Faculty of Education has
failed to be accountable to or
serve fair process to the teachers,
faculty, parents and children
who will be affected by their
We ask the Faculty of
Education to revoke its decision
to close this centre for excellence
for the study of young children,
and assert 'its commitment to
Early Childhood Education by
supporting this valuable resource.
He Sook Kim
your letter
fax mem tar;
it's a Jet FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1997
Spirit of Tibet endures suffering
So, I'm working out at the YMCA, and I'm
wearing my "Free Tibet' T-Shirt and this old
fellow doing 'Pike's Peak' on the stairmas-
ter next to mine asks me what my shirt
means. I tell him I wear it to remind myself
and others of the plight of the Tibetan people, whose country has been under hostile
military occupation by China since the
1950s. The guy is shocked. He tells me he
never knew Tibet was a real place. Seems he
thought it was one and the same as 'Shangri-
La', the mythical land where no one grows
old, made famous by a cheesy Hollywood
musical ofthe same name, (now available in
technicolour). Unfortunately, this occurrence is not so unusual. It has come to my
attention that an alarming number of people
simply think of Tibet as the place where Tin
Tin hung out and met a Yeti.
But Tibet is a real place. Until 1950, Tibet
was an independent Buddhist nation in the
high Himalayas. Access to foreigners was
limited, and therefore a distinct way of life
had been preserved for centuries. Religion
was important in this way of life, and
monasteries and nunneries were the centres of culture, learning and politics. The
highest authority belonged to the Dalai
Lama, who according to Tibetan Buddhist
teachings, was an incarnation of Chen Rezi,
the Buddha of Compassion.
In 1950, depending on who you ask,
Tibet was either 'invaded' or liberated' by
the Communist Chinese forces under
Chairman Mao. In 1959, years of turmoil
resulting from the Chinese occupation culminated in the overthrow of the Tibetan
Government, and the self-imposed exile of
100,000 Tibetans who followed their spiritual and political leader, the 14th Dalai
Lama, into India.
Today, refugees continue to flood over
the Nepal/Tibet border, making their way to
India in hopes of a better life in one of several large Tibetan settlements there. No
wonder they're leaving Tibet in droves.
Since the 1950s over a million Tibetans
have been killed, many more illegally
imprisoned and tortured, famines have
occurred for the first time in recorded history, natural resources have been wiped out
and many species of wildlife
have been exterminated
The Tibetan language is
not taught in schools,
over 6000 monasteries have been completely destroyed by
the Chinese forces,
and only a twentieth
of the monks are
allowed to practise,
under severe limitations. Amnesty International statistics show that
last year, China committed
more human rights abuses
than all other countries in
the world combined. Tibetans
have had to face, along with repressive poli-
cies of forced sterilisation (in an area, unlike
China, that has never been 'overpopulat-
ed"), and resettlement projects encouraging
Chinese to move to Tibet. Consequenuy,
Tibetans have become a minority in their
own country and their culture comes close
to being eradicated there.
The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, recipient
ofthe 1989 Nobel Peace Prize, believes the
Tibetan people should struggle, up in a
non-violent manner, and has encouraged
Tibetans to resist the urge to take up arms
against the Chinese regime. He believes
that the preservation of Tibetan culture
through peaceful means such as education,
religious practice, art, music and political
negotiation is the only way for the true spirit of Tibet to remain intact while the country
struggles to regain its freedom. He has set
up a government-in-exile in Dharamsala,
India, along with many schools, monasteries, and centres for artistic study. He optimistically said that, "No matter what governments do, the human spirit
will always prevail." This,
from a man who has
been robbed of his
Recently, Bill
Clinton renewed
China's 'most favoured nation' trading status with the
USA. Although governments are a-
ware ofthe flagrant
human rights violations
committed by the Communist regime, they choose to
ignore the situation, appar-
endy hoping it will go away on its
own. The old 'trickle down effect' is
cited as the best hope for the oppressed people in China and Tibet. That is, if we
Western countries help stimulate China's
economy, it will somehow stop human
rights abuses from taking place. In fact, statistics show that things have actually gotten
worse. A 1995 State Department study
showed that cases of human rights abuses
were growing in China and Tibet and, as a
result of a recent crackdown on religion in
Tibet, the six-year-old Panchen Lama, (second in rank to the Dalai Lama) has gone
'missing." Ironically, the authorities of the
communist regime, who are by definition
atheists, are claiming the the Dalai Lama
"violated religious rituals and historical conventions" in naming the Panchen Lama.
Remember Tiananmen Square? How
many people sat in front of their T.V.'s and
shook their heads in disgust at the footage of
tanks running over students? How many of
those same people did anything about it?
Wrote a letter, held a banner, anything... Too
few, evidendy, because shortly thereafter it
was "business as usual' with China. The
message has been sent that the International community will tolerate anything,
forget anything. China has been given a
green fight to continue their atrocious violar
tions of basic human rights.
So what are we left with? I think the Dalai
Lama has chosen the only path that will lead
to any kind of true revolution. Through education and other peaceful means, justice
may eventually be achieved. The Dalai Lama
insists on compassion for all beings, and has
stated many times that he does not hate the
Chinese people, but rather, has a problem
with repressive policies of their government He also says that "whether we can
achieve world harmony or not, we have no
other alternative but to work towards that
goal." I'm with him.
On this note, if you want to learn more
about Tibet, the Museum of Anthropology at
UBC is hosting "Spirit of Tibet", a fascinating
programming series featuring Tibetan
dance, food, art, and of course, politics.
Films will be shown, tea will be drunk, and
members of the Vancouver Tibetan community will be on hand to answer your questions. The series runs Tuesday evenings (6-9
pm) and Sunday afternoons (12-4 pm) until
March 4th.
Jennifer Moss
Creative Writing
University and the upcoming millennium
-a=^-=^ = ^=--=. 2nd Floor,
As we have broken gleefully into a
new year, and the media hype
picks up a notch about the upcoming millennial event, it is time to
ponder life, reflect on where we
are and where we are
going, take stock of
the past year and
plan for the next.
Taking stock of
life I cannot fail to
notice that, yes,
here I am back at
university. A university education used to be
the key to middle or
upper class employment.
However, the computerised, de-
industrialised, new global economic world order promises rising unemployment and a greater
rift between the haves and the
have-nots in mature industrial
economies. Increasingly common
is the story that even the person
with two or three degrees and experience cannot get ajob.
In spite of that, I, like so many
others, choked down my Christmas reading of Jeremy Riflon's
The End of Work and David Foot's
Boom, Bust and Echo hoping to
understand this quickly changing
world of mine. These two books
are currenuy making a stir in the
flourishing, academic future-of-
work book market Rifkin is an
economist whose hard-lined social conscience has, with some
(our premier for one), won him a
reputation for being a social and
ethical prophet Others, however,
target him as the biggest dooms-
sayer since the Grinch.
Indeed Rifkin does dole out
healthy measures of gloom and
doom. His latest book, inciting
praise from Nobel laureates, MIT
professors. The Financial Post and
the New York Times, has a
potentially frightening message. He
puts forward the
hypothesis that
computers, responsible for eradicating many manufacturing jobs in
most industrialised nations, are now so sophisticated that they threaten to
put vast numbers of people per-
manendy out of work.
aAnd the past year's record does
not hold much ammunition for
anyone who wants to label Rifkin
an unfounded cynic. The Royal
Bank reported the largest profit in
Canadian corporate history this
past year — $1.43-billion — and
the other major banks were not
far behind. While unemployment
in Canada is still at 10 per cent,
the Dow Jones Industrial average
keeps on rising and Canadian brokers just completed their most
profitable year yet Sound depressing?
So tell me the good news? I'll
try. Quoted in Rifkin, Peter Druck-
er argues that the 'two dominant
groups in the post-capitalist society will be knowledge workers and
service workers." (Read: the Rich
and the Poor.) So the good news
for university students and those
who value the institution is that
any higher-paying work that there
will be in the future will require
higher education.
David Foot's Boom Bust & Echo,
compared to Riflon's book, is just
a happy little book about the
impact of demographics. It's the
book that explains that Gen X'ers,
born between 60 and 66, are the
back end of the baby boom (47 -
66). Foot makes logical conclusions from demographic information, such as the explanation that
if many people are born around
the same time, they will have to
compete harder for everything,
including jobs.
Of interest on the topic of education, employment, and the
future, he points out that the unemployment rate in Canada has
gone up steadily since the 1950s
from 4.2 percent to 11 percent in
the early 1990s. He too chants the
mantra of today's economic futurist that the middle class is gone.
He explains what this means for
young people today: "unskilled
entry-level jobs leading to middle-
class security no longer exist'
So while there is no way to
ensure yourself a meaningful
place in the 'work-force' anymore, these authors should convince you that a university education will be necessary to give you a
fighting chance in an increasingly
competitive world. The positive
side to this is that in this new period, if universities rise to the challenge, they can be dynamic, vital
social institutions, taking a major
role in leading the country into the
new millennium.
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