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www.uptownmag.com Riding DIY diversions 1 skateboarding doc could be his most successful project yet Stacy Peralta's latest www.alloneword.ca Anthony Augustine bonesbrigade.com—After a successful debut at the Sundance Film Festival, director Stacy Peralta (Dogtown and Z-Boys, Riding Giants) and his influential skateboard team, the Bones Brigade, decided to bypass the traditional movie-distribution system and embrace skateboarding's DIY approach, handling every aspect of his latest film. Peralta and his seminal crew of skaters — which includes legends such as Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Rodney Mullen and Lance Mountain—have launched an aggressive social-media cam- paign to promote the documentary, offering up treasures from skateboarding's past and memorabilia from their personal collec- tions for sale, along with giving away their 1987 film, The Search for Animal Chin, as a way to draw in old fans and engage new ones. It all seems to be coming together for Peralta and his hand-picked team from the '80s, as the buzz around the film project has spread across the web like wildfire. This could be the documentary film- maker's most successful project yet. Bones Brigade: An Autobiography bit.ly/10_pioneers — Everybody knows that DJ culture and elec- tronic music in general is still an old boys' club. Considering the growth of the genre over the past fewyears, there's still a glass ceil- ing for female performers.However,some influential female artists havemanaged to stand out in themale-dominated culture and cre- ate their own paths. Flavourwire.com breaks down the 10 Female Electronic Music Pioneers You Should Know. 10 Female Electronic Music Pioneers You Should Know bit.ly/Top100_Dunks — With basketball season right around the corner, take a look back at the Top 100 Dunks of 2011-2012. These rim-smashing highlights are 11 minutes of pure bliss for b-ball fans. Top 100 Dunks of 2011-2012 bit.ly/254_creeping — Currently on tour in the U.S. with The xx, sisters Hannah and Colette Thurlow have been getting a lot of attention since the release of their self titled debut, 2:54, on Fat Possum this past May.Molded from a slurry of dark, shoegazer gui- tars, simple bass melodies and confident drums, Creeping's moody, claustrophobic vibe is a nice lead-in to their cover version of Seal and Adamski's classic, Killer, which was recently uploaded to their Soundcloud page. Hopefully they'll officially release the track. MP3 of the Week: 2:54 – Creeping ture writer. He can be heard every Tuesday morning at 8:55 a.m. on Hot 103 chatting about the web. Got a site you think he should see? Email him at anthony.alloneword@gmail.com or follow him on Twit- ter.com/anthonya. bit.ly/FattyBoomBoom — Known for its outlandish videos, wild style and over-the-top rave-rap,South Africa's Die Antwoord is back at it again with the Zef-influenced anthem, Fatty Boom Boom. Pull- ing together clanging drums, souped-up synths, an unrelenting pace and a blow-the-roof-off vibe that would even make Diplo blush, Die Antwoord has to be one of the most outrageous groups around right now. Its bombastic beats and modern-meets-trashy dazzle will be front and centre on the upcoming eight-city Sonar tour that hits Toronto and Montreal next month. Anthony Augustine is a freelance music, technology and pop cul- Video of the Week: Die Antwoord – Fatty Boom Boom 18 21 24 29 30 32 33 34 42 46 50 55 57 58 59 66 71 75 82 83 84 85 92 97 100 ACROSS 1 Cereal developed at Toronto's 23 Skyward 24 Behalf 25 Erroneous 27 Blushed 29 In the area 31 Popular on the Internet 32 Exhausted 35 Swedish auto 37 Rick who talked to Americans 42 Does a soft boot 43 Away From Her director Sarah ___ 20 Countrified 21 Put to bed (2) 22 Canadian Space or Canada Revenue 7 Cree leader Harper 13 I like my coffee ___ 18 Horselike 19 Mythical woman with serpents for hair 45 River mouth 46 The Jetsons' dog 47 Nagged about (2) 49 Big name in music synthesiz- ers 50 Hit song for Ronny and the Daytonas 56 Sprang up 57 Concert category 60 Shop category 63 Conway of The Carol Burnett Show 51 French car brand 53 Intentions 55 Toronto producer Michaels (SNL) Hospital for Sick Children 60 61 62 67 72 76 79 80 86 87 93 98 101 99 Not long ago 100 Comes down in buckets 101 Traffic light input 102 ABBA members, e.g. 2 Water colour 3 Expo manager Rodgers 4 More probable 5 Co-worker of Roy and Al 6 Threatens 7 BlackBerry message 8 Betty Grable's insured parts 9 Bad time in March for Caesar 10 Mth for fathers 11 Credited 12 Field worker, sometimes 13 Rocked to sleep 14 Country bumpkin 15 Smooth over 16 Bullpen accomplishment 17 Argued a case 26 Competitor of Cracked 28 Three Sisters in Alberta or Seven Sisters in Manitoba DOWN 1 Strokes 30 Actively dealing with (3) 31 Butler 32 Downer 33 Breathing spell 34 Regarding (2) 35 Annoyed 36 Purina product 38 Make a payment 39 Plumbing plug 40 School founded by Henry VI 66 On the ocean 67 Clay artwork 69 Israeli port 71 Exhausted 73 Cover old territory 74 Solidarity leader 75 Community on the east coast of Cape Breton Island 77 Not tainted 78 Noble territory 79 Lady's address 81 Touches down 82 Combatant 86 Canadian Wheat or National Film 88 One of the Three Bears 92 Annoyed 93 Central room that is open 95 Snake oil Q T I P S G R I S T I T L E S S P E E C H R A Z E S A D I D A S 97 Big commotion 98 Painter of Washington Cross- ing the Delaware 94 95 96 99 102 41 Cleaning cloths 43 Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy ___ 44 Sings like Minnie Pearl 47 MacLean ___ Publishing 48 In good order 52 Idle of Monty Python 54 1996 Leslie Nielsen parody (2) 55 Singer Rimes 56 First name of 74A 57 Paul McCartney's instrument 58 Spot 59 Deficiency 60 Book that follows Micah 61 Actor Sharif 62 Bench clamp 63 Even-steven 64 In that case (2) 65 Shortened lady's address 68 Clever conversation 70 Pie seasoning 72 Moderates 74 Drives all over the road 76 Chatter 78 Van Gogh's loss 80 Transactions with Howie and Monty 81 Less believable 82 Use a sieve 83 Motley ___ 84 Infrequent 85 Hockey league for the small 86 Byte parts 87 Greek aperitif 89 Given the pink slip 90 Cone producer 91 Canada Council concern 94 Ski slope 96 Kareem, in his early days Last Puzzle Solved A B B E Y M A T A D O R S G I C P A N O P L Y E R G P L A T E D H E X E D A M I G O T I T A N T J H O O K E R Y I E L D O L D S H E P C H E V R I E R B R E W E D E A T E N V E E R E D R E G A L E M A R C H R A Y O N A S C O T K A Y A K D R A I N E M I T S L U C E N T L Y E A R S H O T R E S P S A R I A L C I L I A #0198 D E B U T A R G U S R U F F I N S T R O N G H O S T S E S S A Y C H I M E S I N V A C M O P I S H B A C K S E A T A C C T A M A L E C A L L S T E R R I E R S I E R R A P A C T S D A S H L U N A C Y L E T D I E T O A D S 73 77 81 88 89 90 91 78 68 74 69 70 35 36 43 47 51 52 56 63 64 65 53 44 48 54 2 3 Puzzle #199 • By Brian Paquin •www.cancross.com 4 Brian's Canadian Crossword 5 6 7 19 22 25 26 31 37 45 49 38 39 40 41 27 28 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 20 23 by Jonathan Ball, Registered Fraud www.jonathanball.com Haiku Horoscopes Aries (March 21 - April 19) About to scuba Dive into a pool of cheese? How predictable… Taurus (April 20 -May 20) Your experiments With weird sex will lead you to A "normal" fetish Gemini (May 21 - June 20) The world will soon end If you don't impress monster Gods with your chili Cancer (June 21 - July 22) You've made a thinking Man's game out of tiddlywinks— For this you must die Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22) Well, in the final Accounting, you owe God 12 Dollars and eight cents Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) You will yodel your Way into America's Hearts on Yodel Search (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)Libra This recipe for "Sketti" could use a bit more Dignity and sense (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)Scorpio It takes all kinds to Make the world go round the sun— No, NOT gravity! (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)Sagittarius That clown may scare you But he saved my life in the Alleys of Clowntown Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19) "Just forget it, Jake— It's Clowntown—no amount of Seltzer can clean this" (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)Aquarius Are you enjoying These excerpts from my screenplay? Call up my agent! Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20) Soon, Uptown will be Part of the Free Press, and you'll Be part of the Borg UPTOWN October 25, 2012 23

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