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Manson’s Arms

first_imgEver since Marilyn Manson donned Aladdin Sane-style hair and make-up for the cover of Mechanical Animals, the world has suspected that wanted to be David Bowie. The Golden Age of Grotesque shows America’s most reviled fetishistic faux-goth adopting Bowie’s most impressive characteristic, the ability reinvent his persona for every album. Manson has cast off the cartoon horror of his debut, the grubby black metal chic of Antichrist Superstar and the religious parody of Holy Wood. This time, the man, the band, the legend, emerges as bizarre amalgamation of tarty burlesque hedonist and sleazy industrial rock star. Taking more than just leaf out of Nine Inch Nails’ book in terms of sharp beats and angsty lyrics, Manson has produced fusion of pervy grindcore and melodramatic groaning, ‘The Bright Young Things’ being a prime example, adding a dash of explosive rock ‘This Is The New Shit’. Oddly, Manson’s friendship with Eminem seems to have rubbed off on his music; the lyrics often turn towards hip hop posturing, with mentions of big cars, bitches and casual sex. And this isn’t the only ludicrous thing about the lyrics. We’ve always known Manson was no poet, but Grotesque has some really awful lines: “I memorise the words to the porno movies, this is a new religion to me” and “I won’t pull out, I just came”. Manson’s deadpan seriousness in wailing these corkers out, banshee style, detracts from the album’s good points, namely its well-mixed beats and darkly atmospheric sounds. Stranger still, there is a curious singalong feel to a couple of tracks, notably ‘Slutgarden’ and ‘mOBSCENE’, the latter being a shameless rip-off of Faith No More’s ‘Be Aggressive’, which Manson is clearly hoping his Kindergoth fans are too young to remember. But Manson isn’t just for the kids in Slipknot hoodies; if you can get past the pseudo-artistic pretentiousness of the frontman whose egocentricity is embarrassingly evident from the album’s artwork, you will be rewarded with some guaranteed rock nite favourites and some quality music-to-shag-to for goths.ARCHIVE: 3rd Week TT 2003last_img read more

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Busta Champion of Champions Softball Tournament …

first_imgGrill Master, Spartan, Terry Grocery and Hard Knock advance to Semifinals.Grill Master, Spartan, Terry Grocery and Hard Knock have advanced to the Semifinals of this year’s Busta Champion of Champions Softball Tournament, organised by the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club.The tournament started on the 15th October, 2017, and would conclude with the Semifinals and Finals scheduled for this Sunday, October,29th, at the same venue.The Quarterfinals started with Grill Master defeating Toopoo by 27 runs. Batting first after losing the toss, Grill Master amassed 133- 2 off their allotted 10 overs, with Keith Fraser top-scoring with 51 runs inclusive of three boundaries and four massive sixes. Vishal Phillips, 23, and Fraser added 69 for the first wicket in five overs while Balram Samaroo supported with an attractive unbeaten 35. Needing to score 134 from 10 overs, Toopoo reached 106-8 when their overs ran out. S. De Freitas 15 and S. Ramdeo 20 were the only batsmen to reach double figures, as Kevon Sinclair and Vishal Phillips bowled well to take 2-12 and 19 respectively.Hard Knock advanced to the Semifinals by easily defeating Set Up by 46 runs. V. Sommersal 30, L. Mendonca 20, Paul Tyndall 26 and Michael Chase 16,not out, all batted well as Hard Knock amassed 113- 4. In response, Set Up was bundled out for 67 from 9.5 overs. Michael Fraser was the only batsman to offer resistance with 34 as E. Mendonca claimed 4 wickets for 12 runs. In the third Quarterfinals, Terry Grocery XI spearheaded by an aggressive innings of 46 from Khemraj Mahadeo and an unbeaten 21 from Delbert Hicks, defeated Toopoo by five wickets to advance. Toopoo led by 46 from Roy Lester, Naren Magalay (28) and Balchan Baldeo (42) reached 114-3 from their 10 overs. Michael Hicks 2 – 2 and Junior Sinclair 1 – 17 bowled well for Terry Grocery XI.In the last Quarterfinals, Spartan defeated Rising Stars of Port Mourant by 52 runs after blasting their way to 120 – 7 from 10 overs. David Luknauth top-scored with 30 and received support from K. Sankt (20) and J. Diaram (29). Bowling for Toopoo, Eon Hooper took 5 wickets for 18 runs. In response, Toopoo was restricted to 68 for 8 off their allotted overs as Spartan bowled and fielded well. Ganesh Garbaban top-scored with 20, while Chandar Arjune supported with 18. Gobin Gangaram, David Lucknauth and Sunil Madrimutoo each took two wickets for 11, 13 and 17 runs respectively.Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster stated that the Semifinals, 3rd Place Playoff and Finals would be played on Sunday starting at 11.00 hours. A Female 10/10 match between Rose Hall Town Metro and Trophy Stall would be played from 09.30 hours.The Winning Team would cart home $150 000.00, the Runner-up $75 000.00 and 3rd Place $50 000.00. Patrons attending the Finals would also be given the opportunity to win attractive Busta prizes while children games would also be available for kids.last_img read more