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While I was in diapers and the other Bush was sending bombs over the barren, oil-scarred Iraq of 1991, Alice in Chains was rocketing to the top of the billboard charts. Now, after the death of lead singer Layne Staley in 2002, Alice In Chains, one of the big four Seattle bands, released a new album on September 29th. The band currently consists of guitarist/singer Jerry Cantrell, new singer William Duvall, bassist Mike Inez and drummer Sean Kinney.
Watching films on a projector in a room surrounded by posters advertising the world's "strongmen" and sideshow would be a bizarre atmosphere for your typical film festival. Luckily, Coney Island is not your typical festival.
During last week's Student Government Association senate meeting Senator Jared Berry said that he would bring back his election legislation with little change. He was true to his word, splitting his legislation between a constitutional amendment and an amendment to the SGA policy series.
Zipcars have been recently added to the University's campus. For those unfamiliar with the program, a Zipcar is a vehicle-sharing program aimed at ending wasteful fuel usage.
It took Apple Records and EMI 22 years to get it right. While other artists' albums got issued and re-issued on CD numerous times, The Beatles' catalogue sat untouched, only remixed when a soundtrack ("Yellow Submarine") or compilation ("The Beatles 1") required it. Now, all these years later, all 13 albums, plus the "Past Masters" rarities compilation, have been remastered to a standard that all future remasters should adhere to.
While I appreciate Mr. Berry confessing to his crimes, I feel that his allegation that the situation has been 'blown out of proportion' is ridiculous. Mr. Berry needs to realize that a great many people care that a former vice president of the SGA vandalized personal property, and it is a story worthy of any attention the Chronicle or anyone else may give it.
While the youth of America eagerly anticipates the summer movie season with its onslaught of "instant gratification" nonsense, the rest of us who usually want a little more than large breasts and larger explosions for their time and money tend to feel a tad left out of the proceedings.
Seeing Charlie Brown and his friends as teenagers might seem like an odd concept for a play at first. It's even potentially troubling when you throw into the mix that the Peanuts gang is tackling issues bigger than the Christmas pageant. "Dog Sees God" is a poignant representation of adolescent emotion that goes beyond witty puns on the former comic.
"As I was floating down unconcerned rivers/I no longer felt myself steered by the haulers," says Arthur Rimbaud at the start of "The Drunken Boat," a poem about being lost at sea. These two lines serve as the epigraph for "The Limits of Control," a spiritual odyssey from Jim Jarmusch, one of the pioneers of the independent film scene in America back in the 1980s when independent filmmaking meant more than a quirky release from Fox Searchlight.
Les Paul, the 93 year-old guitarist and inventor of the Gibson Les Paul electric guitar, is a pioneer in the world of music. Not only was he one of the first to amplify the electric guitar, but he was also the first person to use multi-tracking, recording one part over another, in the recording studio.
Most low budget American horror movies promise pretty much the usual garbage. Lots of blood, probably a ton of nudity and not much for a viewer who isn't a sociopath to really be interested in. "Timescrimes" ("Los cronocrímenes") started pretty similarly to its American peers.
Bob Dylan has changed himself so many times, whether it's going electric, going Las Vegas, going Born-Again or going stately gentleman like in recent years, that it feels like his changes are just another part of his everyday artistic process. With "Together Through Life," Dylan makes another drastic stylistic change.
Tuesday night, the doors opened on the first Hofstra Wrestling Organization's "Wrestling May Massacre." The HWO is a club dedicated to promoting professional wrestling and they definitely succeeded in their goal at the May Massacre. The event, which featured four live wrestling matches in the multipurpose rooms of the Student Center, drew a lively crowd of over 80 students.
Based out of Westchester, N.Y., Sarah's Redemption is the next little known band to watch. Their EP "The Dreamer's Gene," shows off their ability to write emotional songs that are both relatable and appealing to a wide variety of music fans. Though emo at times, their music encompasses of the genres of punk, alternative and power-pop.
I love Hofstra. As the days dwindle down to graduation, I think of all the things that have happened to this school, from the debate last October to the University's medical school, and I feel more and more grateful for the education I've received and people I've met along the way.
I'm a music major and graduating senior, and tonight was the music department banquet at the Coral House in Baldwin. On the bus travelling to the dinner, people were offering toasts to various people and faculty, and someone got up and said "To Jerry Berry's re-decoration!".
The Lucky Duck doesn't sound Italian, but it is! The Lucky Duck is the picture perfect "old fashioned" restaurant, with no new furniture or carpeting. Rather, it has a style stuck in a past of about 20 years ago. The restaurant is located approximately five miles away from the University, near Adelphi in Garden City, at 9 Nassau Boulevard.
There is more to the music industry than just the artists and band members-there are also the people behind the scene who make things happen. For any students interested in this, MEISA would be the club to join. MEISA (the Music and Entertainment Industry Student Association) is a club for students who are interested in all different aspects of the music industry, from writing about music to publicizing.
The Hofstra Athletics Department celebrated its 2008-09 academic year with its annual Hofstra Pride Student-Athlete Awards Banquet at the University Club, on the campus's north side. Niki Williams, a senior point guard from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, delivered the evening's keynote senior speech to the crowd of coaches, administrators, senior athletes, and board members.