The RPM Challenge

February isn’t just for slightly-forced expressions of love—now it’s also for slightly-forced expressions of music. This year The Scope puts the challenge forth to you: Record an album in the month of February, just for fun. Article by Anshuman Iddamsetty This February, RPM Challenge 2008…

How to, why to.

The RPM Challenge is a great way to get people making music, says its creators, and it’s also a great way to bring your music community together. The population of the Seacoast area of New Hampshire—where the challenge was born in 2006—has roughly the same…

Purify me, Eclair

First pastry love: Andreae Prozesky tells all. There is more than one kind of first love. There’s the obvious first love, the romantic sort, where life is forever altered by a young person’s agonizingly obsessive highschoolian passion. Then there’s the accomplishment sort of first love,…

Dr. Eddy Campbell

Occupation: Acting MUN president. Mathematician. Husband. Father of 4 kids. Bio: Raised in Ottawa, this upbeat and enthusiastic chap moved to St. John’s with his family during his undergraduate degree, after his father became Head of Pathology at the newly-opened medical school at MUN. He…

The Brookfield Drive-in

Tobin’s Road If you’ve ever dreamt of snuggling in your parents’ station wagon in a wooded thicket amidst rows of other steamed-up cars, gazing at the big screen through your windshield and listening to the movie soundtrack on your stereo, well, not so long ago,…

Open and closed

Emilie Bourque heads for the hills. Hello Scopefans! Great to chat with you again after the January-long hiatus had us divided! I missed you all, and have been diligently scoping out what’s been happening this month in the business community, so here goes… Lovely Logy…

CD Review: Narrows – s/t (2007)

CD Review: Narrows – s/t (2007) (local) In a local rock scene that’s so often smattered with cliché’s, Narrows are (or were) a breath of fresh air, and a band I went to see no matter who else was on the bill. Their music is…

Creative lag

Elling Lien is waiting for the bus. Sick of standing on a fifty-meter-high snowbank waiting for a bus that’s 10 minutes late? Well, tracking systems on each Metrobus here in town can tell you roughly how late a bus is at any given moment via…

The Index for Jan 31, 2008

“Kind of like the Harper’s one, except local and not as funny.” Amount budgeted for snow clearing in the St. John’s 2008 budget : $12,590,980 Amount Deputy Mayor Dennis O’Keefe recently recommended should be allocated towards clearing snow from sidewalks : $500,000 Number of members…

Call of Duty 4

Game Review: Call of Duty 4 (2007) It depends on what you want: Plot? Pass. Activision has produced a single player game that has a story that smacks of pulpy ‘close-to-the-end-of-the-world’ Tom Clancyness. Looking for replay value? Pass. The single-player campaign will take any player…

Paper Covers Rock 01/31/08

Alex Pierson jams on. The Jam/Space Continuum Jam spots have come and gone over the years, lost to the rapid gentrification of the downtown core, but all have been key to the growth of St. John’s music scene. Without ‘em, local bands would surely not…

To honour Michelle

A new fund for emerging filmmakers has been created by the St. John’s International Film Festival to honour the life of local filmmaker Michelle Jackson. She passed away unexpectedly on January 18. She was 34.By Andreae Prozesky “I have a feeling that no matter how…

The aaaaaaaiiiiiiieeee! will be televised

Dave Newman says Cloverfield is pretty good for a dumb movie. Cloverfield provides an unprecedented perspective and a unique marketing campaign in service of what is—in essence—a run of-the-mill giant-monster-attacks-city movie experience. The movie follows a group of terribly attractive youngsters as they run, scream,…

Savage Love 01/31/08

Sex and love columnist Dan Savage hands over the reins. I’m a 20-year-old bi girl and I’ve been with my boyfriend a little over a year. We’ve talked about having an FFM threesome, but the first time we talked about it, we realized that we…