The Renegade Rip

Prime Cut built for meat and potatoes people

Donny Van Sloten

May 8, 2007

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Prime Cut serves up a prime meal. Prime Cut recently moved from its location at Stockdale Highway to a bigger spot at 9500 Brimhall Road and Calloway Drive. As soon as I walked in, I couldn't help but notice a sign that read "In Barbecue We Trust." This was my first time eating at Prime Cut, so I didn't know what to expect. I walked in around lunchtime and was greeted by a...

Barrett stays on light side of the moon

Chris Garza

May 8, 2007

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With sly wit and a loathsome nature, Opel was released in 1988 by Harvest Records and is a mixture of Syd Barrett unreleased tracks and alternative takes. Barrett was one of the founding members of Pink Floyd and wrote a great deal of Piper at the Gates of Dawn, which was Pink Floyd's first release. Piper at the Gates of Dawn is a very layered and dynamic album and was Barrett's...

Spring fashion all about pastels and sixties look

Crystal Roberts

May 8, 2007

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Ladies, it's finally here. Spring is upon us and the fashion we love is too. A '60s-inspired look is setting the trend along with color, color, color this spring and summer of 2007. It's all about the colors. Yellows, oranges, blues, greens and off whites are definite "must have" colors in your closet, this season. Light pastels are great for the spring; they're soft and add...

Spidey slings to silver screen again

Jeremy Terrazas

May 8, 2007

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Spider-Man explodes off the screen for the third time with sold out showings. The Spider-Man movies, based on the Marvel Comic series, have yet to let the people down. In this addition, Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) has finally got his division of time spent between Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst) and his responsibilities as the super hero Spider-Man down to a science and is enjoying...

Stones Throw reissues Stark Reality concept album

Chris Garza

April 24, 2007

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A few steps on the kick bass and a couple of simultaneous snaps of the snare and crash invite the listener into the drowsy, fuzzy sounds of Stark Reality's 1970 release, The Stark Reality Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop. This double vinyl album was re-released by the hip-hop label Stones Throw in 2003 as Now, for they felt that this rare existence must be brought to...

Shogun provides service with a bang

Crystal Roberts

April 24, 2007

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Great food, great service, and a clean and peaceful environment describe Shogun, a Japanese steak and seafood house that features a full bar and performing chefs. I went to Shogun for dinner. I entered the restaurant to a host who had a giant smile on his face and asked me where I wanted to sit. In a restaurant surrounded by huge windows that revealed traffic outside, there...

Mika album just the flavor of the month

Jeremy Terrazas

April 24, 2007

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After about half an hour of wasted time listening to each of Mika's endless tracks, you can already read the words "washed up" in black ink in the headlines of Rolling Stone. That is if he is even lucky enough for them to put his name in their magazine. Glam rock artist Mika released his first CD titled, "Life In Cartoon Motion," on Feb. 5. His five octave vocal range and talent...

Aqua Teens hit big screen

Earl Parsons

April 24, 2007

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To anyone who thought that no one could make a movie about anthropomorphic fast food, think again. "Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters" is based on the 15-minute program on Cartoon Network's late-night animation block Adult Swim. It was written, directed and produced by show creators Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis, who were responsible for Adult Swim favorites...

Kern ‘Outskirts’

Nick Stockton

April 24, 2007

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There are a lot of little towns that make up the outskirts of Kern County. They all have their unique attractions and peculiarities to keep the citizens busy. By the same token, they are all very similar. The most unifying feature among all of them is that they produce people who are tied to Bakersfield by proximity, but who are not defined by it. Shafter Sno Fun 101 Central...

Thorogood and the Destroyers come to party

Marcinda Coil

April 24, 2007

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By MARCINDA COIL [email protected] Opinions editor "I'm going to try everything in my power to get arrested tonight," said George Thorogood at the Fox Theater April 12. He might have if it was a private party and everyone let go of their inhibitions; however, fans gathered even with their children to witness George Thorogood and The Destroyers let go of their inhibitions. Instead...

BC safety a concern after VT shootings

Joel R. Paramo

April 24, 2007

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The day after the Virginia Tech shooting, Bakersfield College experienced a minor bomb threat that most students on campus didn't know about. It brought to question student safety on campus, and, in the case of something like the Virginia Tech shooting actually occurring on campus, the emergency procedures and what students should do. "Now (after Virginia Tech), people will...

Willie had a sad sound in his mind

Chris Garza

March 20, 2007

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Shadowed by the popularity of the 1976 album "Wanted! Outlaws: Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jessi Coulter and Tompall Glaser" was Willie Nelson's other album released that same year "The Sound in Your Mind", which went by as subtle as the music that is etched onto the vinyl. Released on Columbia records, the front cover depicts Nelson with a downward glance and a slight...

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