2nd- generation Tucson native with a Tucson music problem. That is, a Tucson problem as well as a music problem.
I totally understand your point, victorb, but "layered guitar tracks" is three words whereas "thicker guitar" is only two. Hence the metaphor. Word limits are a bitch.
Wow. This new Tampax campaign is all kinds of fascinating. I am very interested in the fact that Zack's vagina magically appeared, yet there are no qualms about calling it a vagina and for all intents and purposes thinking of his new "girl parts" as anatomically functioning and accurate. Yet his penis has gone missing a la that "Detachable Penis" song. That's a phenomenally effed-up conception of the body. But at the very least, this is now a fabulous example that I can use when teaching gender theory.
We are all reacting seriously--- and rightfully so--- to this issue because this is by no means the first time big business forces have sought to ruin something that actually works in downtown Tucson. Especially something that is vital to the musicians and artists living and working in Tucson. This is a battle that has been going on for DECADES, and the people who run the Rialto have made one of the biggest gains against those forces in decades. So yes, they are under siege. Yes, we at the Weekly may be a little biased. But that's because we've been in this town for a good long while, and so we know how important and significant the Rialto Theatre really is. It's not about how many shows--- it's about the size of the shows. The Rialto brings artists to Tucson who wouldn't have even sneezed in our general direction before, which means bigger-name artists start looking to play here, which, in turn, creates a cycle of growth rather than stagnation. Personal attacks on the people who run the Rialto are distracting, offensive, unnecessary, and completely miss the point: The Rialto is one of the best things that has happened in downtown Tucson in recent years, and chopping off the Rialto's arms and feet would effectively lobotomize downtown as a whole.
Never seen My Hero. And I never understood why Are You Being Served? was considered funny. They never had a shark to jump, in my humble opinion. But then again, my favorite British comedy is Red Dwarf. Maybe I just relate more to evolved cats than department-store clerks.
For $30,000 you could open up your our franchise of Wahoo's Fish Tacos in Tucson and eat fish tacos all the live long day. Wahoo.
The public education system is inadequate because it's underfunded and horribly mismanaged! So it really IS more about how the Legislature's stupid, yes? Hey, let's spend money to put FLAGS in schools instead of COMPUTERS and PAPER and DESKS and CEILINGS! Whooppeee!!! We're so shmart!
Well, as Forest Gump says, "Stupid is as stupid does."
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