Volume 93, Issue 56

Wednesday, December 8, 1999


ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

Weekend Pass

The best and worst of 1999

Grand production a comforting classic

Rheostatics habitually unpredictable

Funnyman Fox fancies fame and fucking

Dre smokin' the good stuff again

The best and worst of 1999



Sara Martel
Gazette Arts and Entertainment Editor

Worst Musical Trend

Spice Girls going solo and talking so much. They should never be allowed to talk.

Worst Music Video
"She's All I Ever Had" by Ricky Martin. It gives me hives.

Top 3 Films
1. American Beauty
2. Eyes Wide Shut
3. Fight Club

Worst Film
Bats – Didn't see it, didn't need to. It had Lou Diamond Phillips and bats that killed people.

Best Television Show
Anything by producer Peter Engel. He really moves me.

Entertainer We Would Most Like To Die In A Train Wreck
V.I.P.. All of them. For the love of God and all that is holy, make them go away.



Mark Pytlik
Gazette Arts and Entertainment Editor

Top 3 Albums

1. Fiona Apple When The Pawn... – Forget her public inanity. This record is a surprisingly mature, elegant and refined affair.
2. The Auteurs How I Learned To Love The Bootboys – Lead singer Luke Haines is the most underrated talent in pop music today.
3. Muse Showbiz – They haven't found their own voice yet, but this album bodes well for the future.

Worst Album
Edwin Another Spin Around The Sun – The man is a wanky gimp.

Worst Musical Trend
Sport metal la Korn and Limp Bizquick.

Best Music Video
Aphex Twin "Windowlicker" – Director Chris Cunningham is a one man wrecking machine with more talent in his pinky finger than the collective efforts of most so-called "artistic visionaries."

Most Overexposed Celebrity
Ricky Martin – It is not possible for me to care less about this man.



Luke Rundle
Gazette Arts and Entertainment Editor

Top 3 Albums

1. Dr. Dre Chronic 2001 – West Coast bangin' at its finest.
2. A Tribe Called Quest The Anthology – I mourn their breakup nightly.
3. Brian McKnight Back At One – An unparalleled vocal talent.

Worst Music Video
Eiffel 65's "Blue" – If I wanted to see Italians babbling nonsense, I'd go to Carinci's house for dinner.

Worst Movie
Crazy In Alabama – Could anyone but supercouple Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith tackle sticky subjects like sexism and racism any better?

Most Overexposed Celebrity
Ricky Martin – Sometimes even 15 minutes of fame can seem unbearably long.

Entertainer We Would Most Like To Die In A Train Wreck
Regis and Kathie Lee – It'll be great. He'll try to bribe God with millions to escape and she'll sing so badly he'll end up begging to die.



Colin Butler
Gazette Graphics Editor

Worst Musical Trend

Puff Daddy and the return of shitty, shitty '80s hair bands. God help us all.

Best Television Show
The Simpsons – How dare you question its dominance?

Entertainer We Would Most Like To Die In A Horrible Train Wreck
Shiny Time Station's Mr. Conductor – I love irony.



Chad Thompson
Gazette Sports Editor

Top 3 Albums

1. Matthew Sweet In Reverse
2. Robbie Williams The Ego Has Landed
3. Chantal Kreviazuk Color Moving and Still

Worst Album
That new Creed album – 1991 called, they want their grunge back.

Best Music Video
Blink 182's "All The Small Things."



Wes "The Kid" Brown
Gazette Sports Editor

Worst Album

Chris Sheppard's latest – You're craaazy if you bought it, baby.

Worst Television Show
Futurama – Just because they're in the future doesn't make it funny.

Don't Believe The Hype...
Hey Regis, everyone in the world called and the verdict is in: who doesn't want to be a millionaire?



Aaron Wherry
Gazette Opinions Editor

Top 3 Albums

1. Chemical Brothers Surrender – It's the most diverse album of the year.
2. Travis The Man Who – The men who should be kings present a breathtaking album.
3. Gay Dad Leisure Noise – Pure energy from the next great Brit band.

Don't Believe The Hype...
Beck – Could we be more self-indulgent?

Best Music Video
Blur's "Coffee & T.V."

Worst Music Video
Jordan Knight's "Give It To You."



Stephanie Cesca
Gazette News Editor

Best Music Video

Red Hot Chili Peppers "Around The World" – Amazing special effects, but has anyone else noticed that a girl is getting fingered in the video?

Top 3 Films
1. Drop Dead Gorgeous – Way underrated. Laughed all the way through.
2. American Beauty – Kevin Spacey is just amazing.
3. The Matrix – Keanu Reeves. 'Nuff said.



Sabrina Carinci
Gazette Editor-in-Chief

Worst Album

Nine Inch Nails The Fragile

Worst Musical Trend
Booty shaking in music videos. It was all right when Will Smith was gettin' jiggy wid it, but now it's just ass overkill. Keep 'em in your shorts, dammit.

Don't Believe The Hype...
Psst! Wrestling... it's not real.



Bryan Webb
CHRW 94.7 FM Music Director

Top 3 Albums

1. Tom Waits Mule Variations
2. Pinback Pinback
3. Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros Rock Art & the X-Ray Style

Worst Music Video
Ninety-nine per cent of anything played on Country Music Television.

Best Television Show
Arts & Minds on Bravo!



Tom Everett
CHRW 94.7 FM Programme Director

Top 3 Albums

1. Tom Waits Mule Variations
2. Richard Thompson Mock Tudor
3. Ron Sexsmith Whereabouts

Worst Musical Trend
Cheesy Latin Pop. Listen to the real stuff.

Best Television Show
Oz



Clare Elias
Gazette Campus & Culture Editor

Worst Album

David Bowie Hours... – A huge disappointment from the rebel icon.

Top 3 Films
1. Fight Club
2. Sixth Sense
3. Run Lola Run

Entertainer We Would Most Like To Die In A Horrible Train Wreck


That's just mean... but if something were to happen to Jennifer Love Hewitt, that'd be nice.


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