Archive for October, 2007

15/10/07

In a shocking event that occurred just minutes before the final battle that would decide the fate of the world, time was displaced in an act of pure metaphysical angst and dilation, rendering the apocalypse an event so localised it affected one small commune of hippies in the East Midlands in England. Share on Facebook+1 [...]

15/10/07

Well, here we are, practically at the end of the year. Exams and finishing of Honours projects beckon, nearly everyone is stressed, and they hate most of their friends. This also goes for flatmates – but if you can suffer living with them now, you may decide to flat with them again next year. However, [...]

15/10/07

2007 has been the year in which Britney Spears finally became too tragic to make satire out of (for what would be the point?). A year in which scientists decided that even if one or two Baiji dolphins remain in the Yangtze river, they are now too hidden by mud and the noise of propellers [...]

15/10/07

Labour hard man Trevor Mallard revealed exclusively in the first beer column of the year that his favorite tipple was Monteith’s Radler because “it’s fresh and light with a bit of spice”. Since that bombshell, Salient has printed thousands of words about beer. A few of them are even worth printing again in the Disorientation [...]

15/10/07

Many have asked “Why is Perigo writing for Salient…?” From the perspective of Salient itself, we know that the Editor was trying to create debate, in enrolling a writer whose views were “out there, all alone, on Pluto”, and that he, in fact, over-succeeded. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

15/10/07

Steve Nicoll’s Favourite Movies: 1. The Lives of Others 2. Perfume 3. The Bourne Ultimatum 4. Inland Empire Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

15/10/07

One of the toughest things for a band to do is to play to a poor turnout. No matter how enthusiastic the few fans that show up are, it always seems to be a struggle for those onstage to stay committed to the gig. Often this can be the real measure of a group – [...]

15/10/07

Edward Abbey once said that the best thing about finishing university was having the time to sit down somewhere and read a decent book. In many ways, Edward Abbey was a total prick, but no-one can really argue that the summer holidays are a great time to catch up on all that reading that you’ve [...]

15/10/07

In the introduction to Visual Arts in the Orientation Issue of Salient earlier this year (to borrow a line from the classic anti-media film Network), I said that of each Thursday night, “as the Salient deadline approaches I will blow my brains out and leave a red smear all over this page. Red with oils, [...]