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Volume 4 - Issue 1

Spring / Summer 2002

Poetry

Sketches of Spain
Andrew Sandoval

Concierto De Aranjuez  on the
longest day of the year,
Miles Davis eases the pain.
The trumpets sounds inebriate,
A procession begins before death.  

A golden matador suit blinds the enemy.

Davis expresses arrogance
and elegance in every musical movement.
With a youthful physique, in a calculated dance,
he turns his torso while his legs remain still.

Chest out, shoulders back, head high,
The matador designs a dance to entice the beast.

Davis fools the animal with hypnotic music.

Infuriated pre-historic creature charges
from the center of the Earth.

Flesh rages like an out of control train.
Diabolic animal dances on a circle.
Majestic anger, the brute stretches
and contracts its muscles.

Perfectly synchronized, legs, torso head
are together in an explosion of speed.
Instincts against music, man and beast become one.

There is no one else in the plaza to remember.
The musician/bullfighter walks out alive.

Music explains how man tries to trick
life for a few more seconds.

Davis plays under the Spanish flag,
under the brightest sun, on the red dirt.

Mournful trumpets sounds
travel through air proclaiming life and death.

Movies

Rushmore
Wes Anderson, director

One of the sweetest and funniest movies of the 90s. Some people didn't like the main character, but I found him fascinating and charming in a squirmy sort of way. Also one of the best and least contrived happy endings I've seen in a movie recently. Bill Murray is great!
- Submitted by Jim

Music

Home
Josh Rouse

A quirky sophomore effort by a singer-songwriter to watch. Starts strong ("Marvin Gaye" and "Direction" are standouts) but eventually all the songs begin to sound alike, which is unfortunate. Josh should maybe hire a producer more willing to experiment with his sound.
- Submitted by Patricia