After the Jazz

For those few souls who manage to stagger over the campus boundaries today, I hope you enjoyed the Jazz Weekend! There’s no better weekend to get out and about in the city -not least because it’s a time to see the strangest folk doing the oddest things at the weirdest hour!

The news of the last two weeks is not without controversy- Stephen Gately was well known and well loved and will be sadly missed. Jan Moir’s article in the Daily Mail was both degrading and destructive-21,000 complaints is a new record (and rightly so).

In this issue we have our usual lineup of events for you all. It might never match “the Jazz”, but hopefully you’ll find something you like. The big upcoming event is likely the Corona Cork Film Festival. Year on year it provides small movies and beautiful stories for very little. Go out and get some culture- check it out, you won’t be disappointed.

We also have our usual array of film and music reviews though this issue they come with a twist. With some classic and some modem, hopefully we can introduce you to new things as well as poking you in the direction of the golden oldies. Silent movies are terrible, right? Wrong. Give Charlie Chaplin a chance and you might just change your mind.

If you can admit that you’ve played GTA too much, wander on over to the Games section and check out some added extras. If you’ve considered checking out Uncharted 2, check with us first and of. course, there’s a healthy dose of Disney/Final Fantasy fun in Kingdom Hearts.

While looking forward to UCC’s Got Talent and checking out some society events, it has struck me that my money is going down the drain a little too fast. Woe! So I’ve been thrifty this past week. They say that staying in is the new going out -so I had a party last weekend (cheapass, I hear you mutter: you’re right!). And it is true. There’s nothing like blaring music in your own house with your own friends, good food and good drink. Even though the huge, huge downside is the mess afterwards, I highly recommend it. What you need is some disposable cups and shot glasses, some paper tablecloth (cheap!), Tesco party poppers (ditto!!), and an iPod. If you want to make yourself feel better (and I say this in the knowledge that nobody except me ever does this), rinse the cups and recycle them when you’re done …

Finally, if you think there’s anything we Entertainments heads are missing -new gadgets, new bands, strange movies or odd news, give us a shout. We’d love to hear from you. (If you think Charlie Chaplin is great (or crap), let us know. We’re always on the prowl for people who can’t keep their mouths shut, so if you fit the bill, email us and we’ll hopefully allow you to tell it like it is!