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|Volume 69, Issue 138,
Wednesday, April 28, 2004
Arts & Entertainment
take your fake self out of punk
A lot of my friends think punk rock
is dead. I can understand their sentiments because they were around at
a time when the music really meant something more and wasn't homogenized
for mass consumption. At times, I even feel inclined to agree with them.
Here they go again. The good people
at Comedy Central are once again reinventing the primetime television comedy.
But whereas shows like South Park and Crank Yankers have been, according
to many at least, innovative and forward-thinking, Shorties Watchin' Shorties,
which debuts tonight at 9:30 p.m., feels more like a step back.
play defies convention
Beware the avant-garde, for it can
set you free. Upon encountering said avant-garde, you may begin to have
heady experiences, terrible urges and lunatic theories.
comes up short
Even casual listeners of Godsmack
would probably agree the band owes more than a little to legendary metal
band Metallica. Indeed, listening to Godsmack almost inevitably leads one
to think of Metallica, and nowhere is this temptation more prevalent than
in Godsmack's latest album The Other Side.