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Frusciante doesn't reach potential
■Though the musicians abilities were an
essential part of the Peppeis'success, his
solo album seems to prove otherwise.
John Frusciante should be the poster boy
for the war against drugs, and “To Record
Only Water for Ten Days” could serve as the
Frusciante, the guitarist for the Red Hot
Chili Peppers, fought addictions to hard
drugs through most of the ’90s, leaving his
body a complete mess.
Frusciante’s story begins with gleeful
rock success. The high school dropout dis
covered the Chili Peppers early in their
career, becoming an instant fan of their col
lege radio combination of funk, rap, and
In 1988, Hillel Slovak, the Peppers'
founding guitarist, died of a drug overdose,
and Frusciante was invited to become part
of one of his favorite bands. The first album
he contributed to, "Mother’s Milk,” was the
first Peppers' albums to go gold. The second,
“Blood Sugar Sex Magik,” propelled the
Peppers into the mainstream with the hits
“Under the Bridge” and "Give It Away.”
His fame collided with heroin, and he left
the band halfway through the Japanese torn
for “Blood Sugar Sex Magik.”
He seemed to drop off the face of the
earth, releasing virtually unknown sole
albums in '95 and '97. Finally, with the help
of friends, Frusciante checked into rehab.
In an act of celestial destiny, Frusciante
came out of rehab as the Peppers were firing
Dave Navarro, one of the myriad of guitarists
who tried to fill Frusciante's spot in die band.
Frusciante was asked to rejoin the band, and
he enthusiastically accepted.
A year later, the Peppers released
“Califomication,” quite possibly their mosl
celebrated album, which makes one believe
that the creative abilities of Frusciante are
essential to the Peppers’ success.
But from reviewing Frusciante’s newesl
solo album, that theory is blown out of the
The 15-song album, with an average
song length of 2:50, falls short in almosl
every aspect
I feel as if Frusciante’s demo for “Tc
Record Only Water” was released instead ol
the album itself. The recording quality is verj
sub-par. His vocals, slurred speech behind a
wall of brain damage, sound like they were
recorded through a telephone. When his
singing reaches higher volumes, it distorts
into a cloud of fuzz.
Frusciante’s guitar playing on “To Record
Only Water” is simplistic, to say the least The
songs don’t seem to be propelled by any
energy, and the skill he used on "Blood Sugar
Sex Magik” doesn’t appear in his solo effort
To finalize my theory that we are simply
experiencing the demo version of the album,
die drum tracks are completely mindless elec
tronic patterns, looped continually from the
time the song begins to die last note played
Every song seems to have potential that
is never reached. The lack of dynamic varia
tion makes the entire album sound flat and
The album’s best tracks are the short
“Ramparts” and “Murderers,” instrumental
tunes that sound like outtakes from
“Californication.” The dueling guitar parts
on both songs create dreamlike images that
speak tomes without the use of voice.
It's “Ramparts” and “Murderers” that
leave me with some belief that Frusciante
still has the ability to construct impressive
rife. If “To Record Only Water” included only
instrumentals, it may be worthy of praise,
but the other 13 tracks make a good case
against sticking a needle in your arm.
John Frusciante “To Record Only Water
for Ten Days” Warner Bros. Records 2001
Three-day weekend boosts ticket sales
goers remained hungry for
“Hannibal,” which grossed $30
million and topped the box
office for the second straight
The sequel to “The Silence of
the Lambs” became the first
movie released this year to hit
$100 million, taking in $103.9
million in just 10 days, accord
ing to studio estimates Sunday.
Chris Rock’s comedy “Down
to Earth* - a remake of “Heaven
Can Wait,” itself a remake of
“Here Comes Mr. Jordan” -
debuted at No. 2 with $17.5 mil
“Recess: School’s Out” pre
miered in third place with $10.8
million. Based on the TV car
toon “Disney's Recess,” the
movie follows a pack of school
chums as they battle a plot to do
away with summer vacation
"Sweet November,” a
remake of a 1968 movie starring
Sandy Dennis and Anthony
Newley, debuted at No. 4 with
$10.6 million. The tearjerker
romance stars Keanu Reeves
and Chariize Theron.
The box office was boosted
by the long President’s Day
weekend, with more people hit- >
ting theaters on Sunday because
they had the day off yesterday.
Overall, the top 12 movies
grossed $109.8 million, up 17
percent horn the same weekend
a year ago.
Last week’s Oscar nomina
tions gave a box-office bounce
to some best-picture con
“Crouching Tiger, Hidden
Dragon” expanded to 1,651 cin
emas, up by 447, and grossed
$8.8 million, a 62 percent
increase over last weekend.
“Chocolat” added 333 theaters,
bringing it to 1,481, and took in
$4.8 million, an increase of 56
“People love to catch up with
the best-picture nominees
before the Oscars,” said David
Kaminow, senior vice president
of marketing for “Chocolat” dis
tributor Miramax.
Another best-picture con
tender, “Traffic,” boosted its
weekend take by 47 percent,
grossing $6.5 million.
Smaller films with key acting
nominations also benefitted.
“Pollock,” which had a one
week Oscar-qualifying run in
December, reopened with a
best-actor nod for Ed Harris,
who also directed, and a sup
porting-actress slot for Marcia
Gay Harden.
The film biography of painter
Jackson Pollock grossed $240,500
in 14 theaters, averaging an
impressive $17,180 per cinema.
Paramount’s “Down to Earth,”
Rock’s first starring role, averaged
a healthy $6,942 per theater
despite mediocre reviews.
“Films that appeal to
younger male audiences like
this, 1 don't want to say they’re
review-proof, but the audience
will show up even with mixed
reviews,” said Wayne Lewellen,
head of distribution for
Disney’s G-rated “Recess”
had the young children’s market
all to itself.
“The market was devoid of
family films. There was a real
pent-up demand,” said Disney
distribution chief Chuck Viane.
Estimated ticket sales for
Friday through Sunday at North
American theaters, according to
Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc.
Final figures were to be released
1. “Hannibal,” $30 million.
2. “Down to Earth,” $17.5
3. “Recess: School’s Out,”
$10.8 million.
4. “Sweet November,” $10.6
5. “Crouching Tiger, Hidden
Dragon,” $8.8 million.
6. “Traffic,” $6.5 million.
7. “The Wedding Planner,”
$5.7 million.
8. “Cast Away,” $5 million.
9. “Chocolat,” $4.8 million.
10. “Saving Silverman,” $4.3
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Surplus City
Scooters, camoflauoe, airsoft pistols, leans and
much more. 3241 South 13th. 420-5151.
One general admission ticket (validated) to the
KU/NU basketball game on 2/25. Celt 465-5150.
1868 Bronco II, 96,000 miles. 2 owners, auto, all
power. $3,000. Call 467-2689.
‘89 Ford Escort for sale. 2-door, stereo, $900
*85 Prism 4 door, auto, $4650. ‘95 Metro 2 door,
5 speed, $2650. ‘91 B-2600 Pickup, $3250. ‘96
Metro, 4 door auto, $3150. *95 Prism, 4 door au
to, $3950. Baer's Auto 1647 South 3rd,
*97 Chevy Cavalier Z-24. Must sell. Automatic,
Moon Roof, CD, loaded, 40K, Great condition.
$1CMX)0 OBO. 402-4-770-7946.
POLICE IMPOUNDS! Cars/Trucks/SUV's from
$500. For Rst; 800-319-3323 ExLR7470.
Auto Accidents & DWI
Other criminal matters, call Sanford Pollack,
Pregnancy Test
Bfcttatght Is a confidential helping hand. Please
call for appointment or more information,
483-2609. Check out our website
Female nonsmoker to share 3BR apartment,
$181/month + 1/3 utilities, available April 1. Call
476- 1159 or 472-6364.
Female roommate wanted to share 2 bedroom, 2
1/2 bath, 2 story town-home. Large kitchen, liv
ing room and patio. Washer/dryer, utilities, In
ternet, phone and cable included. $400/month.
Nonsmoker. 5-minutes from City Campus. Cali
742-5631 or 202-8184.
Female, share 3 bedroom house. Close to cam
pus. $220 plus 1/3 utilities. Call Becca or Jessi
ca 474-6023.
FREE MARCH RENT! M/F to share 2 bedroom/2
bath furnished apartment w/F in Northwest Lin
coln. $283+1/2 electric, phone, and cable.
Please call 477-8531.
House blocks from campus, parking, garage,
washer/dryer, ALL utilities paid. Jr/Sr/Grad pre
ferred, $210/month, 435-1338.
Roommate wanted to share 3 bedroom
apartment in North Lincoln (it's nice).
$215/month+1/3 utilities. Call Tanner at
477- 7396.
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3 bedroom, $550/month, $550 deposit, range,
refrigerator, microwave, central air included. 311
N 24th. 430-3123.
Campus area, 3 bedroom 1 3/4 bath $700 plus
deposit, plus utilities. Call Jim at
Grad students/quiet types, 2 bedroom duplex,
wood floors, garage, A/C, $450,2928 T Street,
Minutes From Campus
4BR, 3 full baths, garage, deck, 2 family rooms,
washer/dryer, available monthly. $1250.
Nice 2 bedroom duplex, 527 South 47th. Central
air, washer/dryer hookups, kitchen appliances,
quiet neighborhood, $625/month plus gas,
electric & deposit. 486-4951 leave a message.
Walk to campus. Large remodeled 2 bedroom.
Central Air. Washer/arier. Off-street parking.
2410 Vine. $525.432-6476.
_ _ _ _
2222 Orchard.1Bd.$345
501 North 25th.2Bd.$395
306 North 32nd.2 Bd.$425
1502 David Dr..3Bd.$650
•“Looking For An Apartment""
Off Campus Housing Guide
ASUN Student Government
136 Nebraska Union—472-2581
***Close to City Campus***
1 & 2 bedroom, electric-entry, 20/G Street, $349
to $479.475-7262.
*1 Bedroom Heat Paid*
Appliances, dishwasher, mini-blinds, coin-op
laundry, parking, gas/water/trash paid, cat ok, 3
or 6 month leases, super clean, 1109 N. 28th,
$375, 1121 N. 28th, $385. Outdoor pool,
1 Bedroom, 2338 E St., mostly graduate stu
dents. New paint, microwave, ceiling fans, ap
pliances. All electric. Reserved parking, no
smoking/pets, $365. Call 432-3686.
1 -bedroom condo for rent in historic Hayward
Race. Within walking distance from downtown
UNL campus. All appliances, secure building,
12’ ceilings, parking and on site laundry.
Available now. Call 421-2316. Leave message.
3 bedroom, 2+ garage, 1 bathroom and laundry
room only $750.2501E Street 432-6476.
3010 Center. Brand New. 4 bedroom, 2 bath, all
apgnances, fireplace, double garage. $1075.
1880's restored 1 bedroom apartment. Large
bay window, Second floor, A/C, Interior designer
owned.15 blocks south of City Cam
pus.Furnished or unfurnished. 476-2522.
1 or 2 bedrooms, all electric, FREE CABLE, no
pets/no smoking. $360 & $460.1900 Knox.
1,2 and 3 Bedrooms
Clean 2 & 3 bedroom apartments. Newlv re
modeled kitchen and batn. Rent $345 and $415
plus electric. For more information, call Pat or
Melody, (402)434-2610 or hearing im
paired/rDO, (402)434-2613.
Don Apartments, 227 S. 17th,efficiency,
available now, $265/month. Off-street paved
parking provided. Can 474-6565 for information,
leave message.
Nice clean basement suite, 1 BR, Available now.
$330/month, plus $60 for utilities. Close to East
Campus. 325-9643.
Studio and 1 BR
Vintage-studio and 1 BR close to both campus
es, $300-$350.432-2288.
♦ One Bedroom 2000 J St. Parking $310.
♦ One Bedroom 1507 S 19th. Roomy $335.
♦ 3 BR 5232 Cooper, w/d hookup, fire-place,
MB $730. No Smokers/Pets 440-3000.
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America’s number one lawn care company is
looking for an evening phone supervisor. Previ
ous telemarketing experience preferred. Ap
pointment setters (no selling) needed to join our
team. We offer competitive wages, flexible
hours, and a fun workplace. Apply at: 4141 N.
27th or by phone at 888-634-1203. EOE. AAP.
$9-$12 Per Hour for
Delivery Drivers
Domino’s Pizza is now hiring for day and eve
ning shifts for delivery drivers and limited eve
ning inside help. No experience necessary. All
you need to start is a good driving record, relia
ble personal vehicle, liability insurance, and a
good attitude. Apply at any of the Domino's lo
***Permanent Part-Time***
Do you like diverse tasks? Are you computer lit
erate? Want to work part-time, and maybe even
full-time during the summer? We have the per
fect Office Support Staff position for you. Call
Dee 486-3000.
The Nebraska Soybean Board and Ayres Adver
tising are in search of enthusiastic, outgoing,
friendly individuals looking for experience in
marketing/promotions to demo and promote the
health benefits of soyfood products. Must have
reliable transportation and be willing to work
10-18 hours per week, primarily weekends, Feb
ruary—mid-May. Submit resumes or letters of
application to:
Jessica Heiden
Ayres Advertising/Marketing
P.O. Box 9596
Lincoln, NE 68506
The City of Lincoln Police Garage seeks individ
ual to perform semi-skilled mechanical work in
the repair and preventative maintenance of a di
versified automotive fleet. Qualifications: Com
pletion of junior high school or equivalent and 6
months experience in the servicing of automo
tive equipment, or equivalent. Criminal history
checks will be made on top candidates. Neces
sary Special Requirement Possession of a valid
driver’s license. (Must provide proof of license.)
ANNUAL RANGE: $20,972-$28,539; Hours:
FULL TIME. Sunday-Wednesday;
7:00pm-6:00am. Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Must complete a supplemental questionnaire
and an application or postmarked on or before:
City-Count^fmpioyment Office
555 S. 10th Street, Room #107
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402)441 -7596^Voce Mail Box)
Applications and Supplemental Questionnaire
can be obtained from the Internet at:
Come to the
Student Job & Internship Fair!
Tuesday, March 6,2001
Nebraska Union-City Campus
part-time jobs, summer jobs,
internships & co-ops
No experience needed. Positive attitude and
pleasant voice in relaxed environment works
wonders. $7-$9 per hour on wage plus bonus.
Start now. 475-4184.
Lincoln Electric System is looking for a second
semester freshman or first semester sophomore
majoring in Electrical Engineering. This position
would be part-time during the school year
(approximately 20 hours a week that can work
around your class schedule) and 40 hours a
week during the summer months. You would be
working with Engineers in our Engineering Ser
vices Division gathering and recording data, as
sisting Engineers with routine details of draw
ings and work order preparation, completing
special projects as assigned and staking jobs.
Please apply by e-mailing your resume to or applying no later than
March 2,2001 at:
1040 ‘O’ STREET
Graduate Assistantship
Supplemental Instruction
The Division of General Studies will be hiring a
graduate assistant for the 2001-2002 academic
year to serve as supervisor for up to twenty un
dergraduate SI leaders. Qualifications: Bache
lor's degree, enrollment in a graduate program,
excellent dependability, communication and su
pervisory skills; Preferred: background in learn
ing theory and experience teaching study skills,
time management, test preparation, and note
taking, etc. 49FTE (20 hours per week). Salary
$12,000 with tuition remission and Supplemen
tal Instruction workshop that University of Mis
souri at Kansas City. Complete Job Description
available at the Division of General Studies, 33
Canfield Administration Building. Submit cover
letter of application, resume, and three letters of
recommendation to:
Donald Gregory
Division of General Studies
33 Canfield Administration Building
City Campus 0471
Deadline for application: Wednesday March 21,
Every student needs mote...
Could you use an extra $500 for spring
break? Flexible schedule. Allows students
to earn solid income around classes. Re
sume builder/scholarships available. Don’t
be stuck with empty pockets over break.
For additional information call 477-8695 or
log onto
The golf shop at Firethom is looking for energet
ic, positive personnel to work in the outside ser
vices department (bagroom, range, tournament
operations) for current golf season. Golf experi
ence beneficial. Apply in person only at the golf
shop Tuesday-Friday.
Framing, carpenter, full and part-time morning
positions available. Call 560-1425.
Institute of Agriculture and
Natural Resources
Department of Agronomy and Horticulture
Is seeking a Field and Lab Research Assistant to
- Part-time during the school year (very flexible)
- Full-time during the summer
For more information contact Dr. Dan Walters
472-1506 or Greg Teichmeier 472-1503.
Local magazine hiring for a part-time office man
ager. Fun, fast-paced work environment with
many fringe benefits and the chance to get valu
able experience in the publishing/marketing
field. For more information or to apply, contact
Paige at 466-8521 or 730-0096.
Love kids? Need nights and weekends
free? Superior Child Development Center
needs PT teachers, Monday-Friday,
3-5:30pm. Only a short drive from campus
Loving Hearts CDC hiring part-time afternoon
teacher. Must be 19. 4710 North 10th,
Make $7000
This summer join 50 UNL students, gain valua
ble career experience and increase your net
worth. 477-9204.
Part-time accessory sales needed to work in a
fast-paced environment. Job will require willing
ness to work with customers and a positive atti
tude. Applications will be accepted until March
1. Apply Tuesday - Saturday, 9am-5pm at Star
City Motor Sports, 3201 NW 12th St.
Part-time Teller
Immediate opening for a Part-time Teller in our
branch located at 135 N. Cotner. Responsibili
ties include performing lobby and drive-up as
sisting customers with their financial needs.
Qualifications needed are math skills, and basic
computer knowledge. Preferred work schedule
is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday after
noons & every Saturday morning. Can be some
what flexible on afternoon hours. Interested ap
plicants may apply in the Human Resources De
partment at our Home Office in downtown Lin
First Federal Lincoln Bank
1235 N St
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Spanish Teachers Needed
Student needed to teach/co-teach in after
school language program at Ruth Hill Elemen
tary. Fluency, familiarity with teaching method,
and enthusiasm is helpful. Classes designed to
be small and held once or twice weekly. Salary
to be arranged. Call after 3pm 420-5772 or
Part-time night auditor needed. Two
overnights/week. Hours: midnight-flam. Apply at
Days Inn south, 1140 Calvert 423-7111.
If you are in the education field or just like work
ing with kids, the Lincoln Parks & Recreation
Department has a great summer job for you! We
need staff from May 29-August 3, with hours
available from 8:45am-12:15pm, or
8:45-3:45pm. Call the Lincoln Parks & Recrea
tion Playground Office, Irving Rec Center, 2010
Van Pom 441-7952.
TCBY Treats
Now hiring full and part-time help. Please apply
at 6450 0 Street.
Lead nature hikes at Pioneers Park Nature Cen
ter. Background in Environmental Education and
enjoy children. Flexible scheduling, 6-20
hours/week. Call 441 -7895 for application.
Local daycare has openings for teachers, teach
ers assistants. Good starting pay and benefits.
Varied hours. Call Kim at 4763206 or 483-6077.
Part-time positions available working with cli
ents in a residential substance abuse program.
High school diploma required; ideal for college
students or recent graduates interested in a
counseling career. Variable hours; all shifts in
cluding evenings, weekends, holidays,
overnights. Must be at least 21 years of age.
Submit letter of application and resume to: Di
rector of Human Resources, c/o CenterPointe,
1000 S. 13th St, Lincoln. NE 68508. AA/EOE.
TELLER position with flexible hours and time
for studying. Approximately 10 hours/week be
tween 3 and 7 weekdays and 9-2 on alternating
Saturdays. Call 435-7844 or 477-5692 or com
plete an application at Express Money
(southwest comer of 9th & -O’).
Nebraska's Grand Hotel has full & part-time po
sitions available now! Call 473-2189 for a com
plete listing. Some positions available:
♦ Servers
♦ Bell Staff
♦ Stocker
♦ Turndown Attendant
Apply on-line at or in
person at Human Resources M-F 8am-5pm.
333 S. 13th St. Lincoln, Ne
Use ‘L’ St. Entrance
Just a few block from UNU
The Sandwich Factory
needs Part-time help.
2-3 morning and weekends, also afternoon and
evening. Apply 816 P Street.
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JL Uni vemiy of Nebrada-Lincoh
In Student Involvement for the 2001-2002 aca
demic year! Assistantships offer opportunities
for decision making, goaf setting, policy devel
opment and evaluation. Applications and posi
tion descriptions are available at 200 NU, 300
ECU, the Culture Center and the Women's Cen
ter. Check our website
www.unl.sdu/involved/application for further
information or call Student Involvement
Work With Children
•Do you enjoy working with infants/toddlers or
pre-school age children?
•Are you excited about the development of chil
•Would you like to be eligible for a tuition schol
If so, the Gallup Child Development Center may
have a position for you. Call our Interviewing
Center Todav! 486-6700, Monday-Friday,
9am-5pm. EOE.