From : "ingars rudzitis" Reply-To : latvian-indie@parks.lv To : LATVIAN-INDIE@parks.lv Subject : SONIC YOUTH LIVE IN SEATTLE Date : Sat, 23 May 1998 01:10:36 PDT Oh, my! Man joprojam dzinkst galva! Sodien biju uz Sonic Youth koncertu. Pasakums notika diezgan nolaistas bijusa teatra telpas. Vietas tur bija varbut apmeram 1000-2000 cilvekiem. Godigi apsedos 5 rinda, ta ka biju tikai kadus 10 metrus no skatuves. 7:45 saka spelet pirma iesilditajgrupa "Project W". Saksafons, Cells un Bungas. Speleja vini kaut ko videju starp avangardu, un vienkarsu troksni, vardu sakot kakafonija. Sie puisi noteikti mana "Top 10 people I would like to kill" paslaik atrodas pirmaja vieta. Tas mokas ilga kadu pusstundu. Tad 8:30 saka spelet "Helium", kas varbut daziem no jums ir pazistami. Vinu homepage ir: http://www.matador.recs.com/bios/bio-helium.html Banda laba, nedaudz atgadinaja Hole+Sonic Youth+Yaputhma Sound System. Tads spaced out sintezatorins un super specigs bass. Nu un tad 9:30 uz skatuves uznaca Sonic Youth. Cik nu es Interneta paskatijos, tad no sava jauna albuma vini nospeleja "Contre Le Sexisme" "Sunday" "Female Mechanic Now On Duty" "Hits Of Sunshine" "Heather Angel". Pienemu, ka ari parejas man nepazistamas dziesmas bija no vinu jauna CD. Man liekas, ka vini nenospeleja neko no vecajiem CD. Vienu bridi Thorstens gan gribeja spelet "Dirty Boots", tacu vins atri pardomaja, jo ta ka ta dziesma ir sarakstita pirms Interneta eras, tad aiz cienas pret jauno tehnologiju vins to nevar spelet. Tas vinu jaunas dziesmas daudz vairak atgadina "Experimental jet set, and no star" neka "Washing Machine", kas visuma bija diezgan melodisks CD. Vispar koncerts bija vienkarsi mezonigs, viena vieniga fuzesana, gitaru mocisana, un feedbacks. Dziesma var sakties loti mierigi, un peksni Moore sak ardities, ka derviss ar gitaru rokas. Lai ari katra vinu CD ir divas-tris perfektas radio dziesmas, var redzet ka vini prieksroku dod gitaru mocisanai. Pec kadam 70 minutem grupa nogaja no skatuves, un mes jau domajam, ka koncerts ir beidzies, kad Kim Gordon pateica, ka Thorsten ir sagriezis pirkstu, un vai kads nevar iedot plaksteri. Protams, ka plaksteri atradas, un pec paris minutem vini turpinaja. Pedeja dziesma bija kaut kas superigs, diemzel nevaru jums pateikt tas nosaukumu, tacu ja ta ir no jauna CD, tad noteikti ta izcelas ar to ka ir kick ass atrs un melodisks gabals. Pedejas 10 minutes gitaras tika rivetas gar skalruniem, dauzitas pret zemi, miditas ar kajam un fuzetas, to stigas tika raustitas un rivetas ar vilei lidzigu prieksmetu. Gitarists izvilka ara equalizeru, un saka mocit skanu. Parsvara tas viss radija nenormali spalgu dzinkstonu, kas ir tik raksturiga Sonic Youth. Varbut kads ir vinu koncertvideokaseti-"1991:The Year Punk Broke". Ta ir superiga dokumentala filma par SY turi kopa ar Nirvana, kura tad vel nebija tik populara. Man atmina palikusi kadri, ka Kobains dauza galvu pret skalruni, un Thorsten Moore nolaiz (savu?) kaku tualete.
From : "ingars rudzitis" Reply-To : latvian-indie@parks.lv To : LATVIAN-INDIE@parks.lv Subject : SEATTLE - SUCK THE SHIT OUTTA MY ASS !!! Date : Fri, 19 Jun 1998 22:10:27 PDT We'll fuck you all. Fuck the house in. Fuck you, Seattle. We'll fuck you all. Fuck the house in. Fuck you, Seattle. We'll fuck you all. Fuck the house in. Fuck you, Seattle. We'll fuck you all. Fuck the house in. Fuck you, Seattle. Ja kads nedaudz brinas, kas tas par rupjibam, tad varu paskaidrot, ka vakar biju uz Prodigy koncertu, un rupjibu protams bija daudz. Koncerts notika taja pasa vieta, kur Oasis-basketbola arena ar 4000 cilveku ietilpibu. Ta rupji spriezot, varbut, ka kadi 3000 cilveki ari bija atnakusi. Parsvara tadas teenage sluts. Koncerts sakas 7:30 un iesilditaji bija "Meat Beat Manifesto". Ja kads ir vinus dzirdejis, tad zin, ka vinu muzika ir diezgan auksta, un perfekti uztaisita, vienigi tas, ka vinu kompozicijas parasti ir nedaudz zem 10 minutem, var nedaudz krist uz nerviem. Tacu visuma nebija slikti. Vini beidza spelet 8:15, un lidz 8:55 mes varejam verot, ka skatuves stradnieki strada. Fona muziku speleja kads melns DJ, un godigi sakot, darija to diezgan svaki. 8:55 Prodigy uznaca uz skatuves. Bez Liama pie sintiem, bija ari dzivais gitarists un bundzinieks. Pirmais basa blieziens bija tik zemas frekvences, ka gaisa vibracija gandriz vai izsita man brokastis no dibena! Praktiski tika nospelets viss "Fat of the Land", iznemot tos divus gabalus ar guest vocals. Bija ari "Voodoo People", man tik loti mila "Poison" un vel sis tas nedzirdets. Instrumentalie gabali no "Fat of..." bija diezgan parveidoti, un bundzinieks bija vienkarsi superigs!!! Keith bija uz skatuves tikai tad, kad dziedaja dazus savus gabalus. Praktiski visu parejo laiku dziedaja Maxim. Jaatzistas, ka man loti patik vina balss, it seviski, kad vins smejas un spiedz. Leeroy paradijas katra otraja dziesma. Vinam ir super garas rokas, un dejojot vins izskatas, ka diezgan valiga lelle kuru kads nenormali krata. I wish I was like him!!! Vispar dzivo skanu ar ierakstu salidzinat nav nedz iespejams, nedz ari ir kada jega to darit - vini vienkarsi KICK ASS! Diemzel manai laimei nebija lemts ilgt, jo jau 10:10 koncerts beidzas. Pirms koncerta biju nedaudz uzladejies ar Asinainajam Merijam, tacu dejojot, viss alkohols izsvida, ta ka pec konca neatlika nekas cits, ka kopa ar vienu japani izraut vienu six-pack alus.
From : "ingars rudzitis" Reply-To : latvian-indie@parks.lv To : LATVIAN-INDIE@parks.lv Subject : MASSIVE ATTACK live in Warfield Date : Sun, 27 Sep 1998 13:50:14 PDT Sestdienas vakara biju uz Massive Attack koncertu. http://www.massiveattack.co.uk/ Pasakums notika diezgan gaumiga iestadijuma par kuru sikak variet lasit: http://www.thefillmore.com/warfield.html http://sanfrancisco.sidewalk.com/detail/140 Starp citu, vakar atceroties runas par to ka DM tika maksati 250,000(Ls, USD ?) par uzstasanos Latvija, fiksi sarekinaju, ka Warfield no 2,250 cilvekiem kuri maksa $20 par bileti, vairak par $45,000 nevar dabut. Vai kadam ir sikaka info par to cik visadi Massive Attack, Nick Cave un PJHarvey prasa par konci? Varbut es esmu stulbs, tacu neredzu iemeslu, kapec vini nevaretu braukt uz Rigu. Anyway, kluba ierados 7:45, un jau tad DJ mixeja visadus trip-hop, rap un 70-to gadu muziku. Ta tas turpinajas lidz 9:10, kad turntable tika fiksi novakts un uz skatuves paradijas bassists, gitarists, bundzinieks, DJ un sintezatorists! Vini saka spelet "Angel", un no aizkulisem iznaca omuliga izskata virins ta ap 50, ar nelielu punciti un brillem. Man par lielu parsteigumu tas tiesam bija cilveks kas dzied "Angel" un "Man next door". Koncerta gaita tika nospeletas gandriz viss "Mezzanine" iznemot abas "Exchange" "Black milk" un laikam ari "Dissolved girl". Visas "Mezzanine" dziesmas dziedaja istie cilveki, iznemot "Teardrop", kuru dziedaja kada Deborah, un tas gabals bija pilnigi garam, jo Fraser http://www.cocteautwins.com/ balsi tomer nevar aizstat. Vispar koncerts likas diezgan saraustits, jo ja piemeram Nick Cave var nospelet 85 gada dziesmu un pec tam 95 gada dziesmu, un nekadas milzu atskiribas tur nebus, tad laucins kura darbojas Massive Attack mainas katru gadu. Tapec tie vinu vecie dub, regeja un pat deju un roka gabali, kas dazus gadus atpakal likas tik cool un interesanti, nobaleja "Mezzanine" perfekcijas prieksa.Ta ka es nevaretu teikt, ka jutos aiz sajusmas apdullis. Skana ka tada nebija slikta, perfekts bass, dzivas bungas, un gitara, kas skaneja daudz specigak neka ieraksta. Ka pasu pedejo vini nospelejeja "Group four" kuras beigas bundzinieks saka sist ritmu aizvien atrak un atrak ta ka pec dazam minutem tika sasniegts punk cienigs atrums. Cilveki protams kera kaifu. Koncerts beidzas 11:00
From : "ingars rudzitis" Reply-To : latvian-indie@PARKS.LV To : LATVIAN-INDIE@PARKS.LV Subject : lets go outside Date : Mon, 09 Nov 1998 11:01:49 PST Ne, soreiz nebus par George Michael jauno dziesmu, bet gan par vakardienas "the Cardigans" koncertu. THEY RULE!!!! Pasakums notika no kiegeliem celta noliktava. Protams ta vairs neizskatas pec noliktavas, bet tik un ta skapis baigais. Ka no ielas ieksa, ta uzreiz atrodies skatuves prieksa. Ietilpiba 436 cilveku (ta bija rakstits uz durvim), un ta ka koncerts bija sold out, tad zale pija parbazta. Pie skatuves nekadas security, mierigi atzvelos pret skalruni un staveju. Skatuve tada pavisam mazina, kadus metrus 10-12 plata. Koncerts sakas 9 - kada loti sexiga meitene speleja gitaru un sintezatorinu. Tas turpinajas kadas minutes 30. Ap 10 saka spelet otra iesilditaj banda "Red Planet". Puisi 60-to gadu frizuras ar attiecigi apspiletam purpura biksem. Interesants roks, bet ne vairak. Tad pa skatuvi saka rosities zviedru skatuves stradnieki, un nedaudz pari 11 "the Cardigans" saka spelet. Jau pasa sakuma Nina pateica, ka sis nebus nekads garais koncerts, jo daudz nopietnaks koncerts San Francisko bus Februari. Vispar jasaka, ka uz bildem vini izskatas daudz seksigaki. Bassists speleja ar atvertu muti un miedza ar aci meitenem. Bundzinieks jau nu abzoluti neizskatas pec bundzinieka un Sintezatorists/ritmgitarists bija novietots sturi starp bungam un basgitaristu, un lielako koncerta dalu atradas ar saniem pret publiku. Nina izskatas pec abzoluti tipiskas zviedrietes - blondi mati, bedrites vaigos un balas lupas. Vina bija adas bikses, ar sarkanam kabatinam. Koncerta laika vina so to runaja, bet ta ka vina to darija loti klusu, tad isti neko saprast nevareja. Tacu sologitarists - tas ir ists ubermann. Harley-Davidson zabakos, apspiletas bikses un krekla ar slipsi. Cik nu zinu, tad vins raksta visu muziku. Es staveju vinam tiesi prieksa, un keru kaifu skatoties ka vins spele. Koncerts ilga kadas minutes 50. Cik nu atceros tad tika spelets "Been it" "Lovefool" "Favorite game" "Rise and shine" "Higher" + vel viena dziesma no vinu pirma albuma, parejie gabali bija jaunie. Patikami redzet, ka grupa attistas. Vecas dziesmas ir tadas vienkarsas, tacu aizvien vairak tiek lietots sintezators, un gitarists izmanto aizvien vairak fuzus un ardas ne pa jokam. Pedejaja dziesma gitarists mazliet aizravas ar savu solo un bundzinieks nojauca ritmu. Nina saka smieties un teica : redz nu, mes vairs nemakam spelet savas dziesmas. Visi protams smejas un bundzinieks ar gitaristu saka rubat kaut gadu ritmu sava prieka pec. Nu un tad viss beidzas. Gaidu Februari. From : "ingars rudzitis" Reply-To : latvian-indie@parks.lv To : LATVIAN-INDIE@parks.lv Subject : Built to Spill Date : Thu, 19 Nov 1998 04:49:51 +0200 Drink a lot of beer and climb inside MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain Date: Wed, 18 Nov 1998 18:49:28 PST Love is just a joyride Drink a lot of beer and climb inside Otrdienas vakara biju nobraucis uz Slim's: http://sanfrancisco.sidewalk.com/detail/7329 kur notika "Built to Spill" koncerts. Ja kads nezin par ko iet runa, tad var apciemot visjedzigako "Built to Spill" lapu: http://www.wbr.com/builttospill/ Nu luk, koncerts sakas ta ap 9. Saka spelet Duster, kas ir "visalternativaka" grupa kadu man ir gadijies redzet - basgitariste gandriz nemaz nemaceja spelet, un ar redzamam mokam spelej tos pasu divus akordus, tacu visi uz vinu blenza ar sajusmu, jo vina bija skaista. Gitaristi maceja spelet labi, tacu neviens no viniem necentas dziedat. Ta ka kadas divdesmit minutes mums bija japacies nesaprotama dukona mikrofonos un diezgan svaka muzika. Visu to nedaudz glaba grupas dalibnieku paskritika, pec katras dziesmas sakot: Thanks for liking this crap. Should you ask for your money back? - Yep! Ap kadiem 9:50 saka spelet "Caustic Risin", kas ir no tas pasas pilsetinas ka "Built to Spill" lideris, un ir uztaisijusi kadu sideprojektu kopa. Muzons neslikts, specigs bass un bungas un gardzosa balss. Sikaks info pieejams: http://www.subpop.com/up/bands/caustic/ Un tad 11 beidzot saka spelet BtS. Ta ka viniem ir paredzets jauns albums kaut kad Janvari, tad pienemu, ka paris pirmas dziesmas ir no ta. Skana ir daudz specigaa, un dziesmas ir isakas par "Perfect from now on". Vispar Dougs izvairijas spelet garus gabalus. Kadu nedelu atpakal vins esot apaukstejies un ik pa bridim klepoja. Kaut kad ap koncerta vidu, kad cilveki saka prasit dazadas dziesmas, Dougs pateica, ka vins nemaz nevar nospelet visas savas dziesmas jo neatceras tas, tacu sovakar nospelesot visas kuras zin. Un tiesam cik nu atceros, tad bija gabali no praktiski visiem albumiem. Randy describes eternity no "Perfect from now on", Joyride no "The normal years", The Source no "There's nothing wrong with love" un Nowhere nothin' fuckup no "Ultimate alternative wavers". BtS speleja pusotru stundu, un ta ka Dougs centas nespelet gabalus garakus par piecam minutem, tad tika nospelets nenormali daudz dziesmu. Perfekti skatities ka vins ar aiztaisitam acim un smaidot spele nenormalakos gabalus. Tiem kas nezin varu askaidrot, ka BtS dziesmas parasti ir asas rtma mainas lens-atrakais-atrs-lens-lenakais-atrs... Ta ka dziesmas sastav no daudziem un dazadiem melodiju fragmentiem. Ja atceros pareizi, tad ka pedeja tika speleta ta pati "Nowhere nothin' fuckup" kuras beigas Dougs saka speleties a pedaliem un kadas minutes piecas taisija superigakos skanu vilnus. Tad vins pateica visiem paldies, un ar to ari koncerts beidzas. Man jau nu patika loti.
From : Santa Spilberga To : rudzitis ingars Subject : Re: Analie prieki (fwd) Date : Mon, 7 Dec 1998 15:45:23 +0200 (WET) WOOOWW, sitas man patik, vajag iepazities!! Paldies milais Ingarin. ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Sun, 06 Dec 1998 23:52:26 PST From: J MAN To: SV61011@LANET.LV Subject: Re: Analie prieki Iedomaajies tikai. .... karsta vasaras diena, no nepaartrauktiem orgazmu vilniem tu jau saac zaudeet samanu, galva reibst, viss kermenis ir kluvis slidens nosviedriem. Bet gribaas to dariit veeel un veel. Tev uz auss skan vina karstaa elpa, vina kruutis jau nevis glaasta, bet masee tavu muguru. Un peeksni vina plauksta dod pliki pa tavu dibenu . Ne saapiigu, bet pietiekosu lai tu saprastu kurs te ir saimnieks. Tad vinjs apgriez tevi uz muguras, pacelj tavas kaajas un paarliec taas tev paari. Vins saak traki tevi skuupstiit. Jaa - starp kaajaam. Laiziit visu no augsas liidz lejai. Un tu juuti ka vinja meele tuvojas, un ja gandriiz laiza dibenu. Bet vina uzdevums ir vieniigi padariit visu veel slidenaaku. Vins atkal ievada dzili tevii. Un tu juuti, ka no speeles ar tavu dibenu vins ir palicis veel stingraaks un lielaaks. Un tu jau zini kas naaks taalaak - bet nezini kad. Vins ir saimnieks paar teviim. Vins peeksni paartrauc pasaa interesantaakajaa briidi, tad kad tu jau tuvojies jaunam orgazmam. Leeni apguloties tev blakaam vins saak ar pirkstu galiem glaastiit tavus gurnus, kruutis, neaizskator kruusu galinus vins saak glaastiit tev kaklu un skuupstiit zodu. Apgriez tevi uz veedera, un saak skuupstiit mugurkaula liiniju - no kakla liidz dibenam. Skuupata katru skriemeliiti glaastot ar pirkstu galiniem tavas paduses, saanus, buzinot matus. Tu juuties apsoluuti nevariiga peldot elektriibas maakonii. Acu prieksaa peld rinki. Tad ... vins atbiida plasi kaajas. Un atkal ieiet tevii. Tevi paarnem apjukums un daleeja neapmierinaatiiba - VAI vins TO nemaz nadariis ? ES VAIRAAK ENVARU !!! Bet vinjs nesteidzaas. Leeniigi kustoties vins aidzen no tavas galvas visas domas. Tu juuti ka saac iztvaikot, pazust no pasaules. Lielaakais peedeejais orgazms tuvojas. Un peeksni tu juuti ka tevi panem saimnieks. Nejautaajot TEV atlauju vinjas pamen tevi taa kaa tu ... tu nevari pretoties. Pat vaardi - nevajag, taa nedriikst ... pazuud smadeznu ezeraa. Vins tevi panem dibenaa, nevis baudas peec, bet pieraadot ka vinam ir tiesiibas ar teviim dariit ko vins grib, jebkuraa laikaa. Un tu zini ka tu vinam dosi visu ko vins veelas. Un sii milziigaa veelesanas atdoties, nepaarvaraamaa kaare lai tevi izmanoto liidz galam, liidz pasam galam, jaa - taak kaa ir sobriid ... Sii DOMA, apzina ka VINS to dara ar TEVIIM, sniedz tev viss neiedimaajamaako orgazmu... Peedeejais, deviitais vilnis naak kad tu sajjuti sitienu ar karstu straumi ieksaa ...
From : "ingars rudzitis" Reply-To : latvian-indie@parks.lv To : LATVIAN-INDIE@parks.lv Subject : Car problems? Date : Sat, 12 Dec 1998 13:03:26 PST Check this out!!! http://cnn.com/WORLD/africa/9812/11/flame.thrower.car/index.html
From : "ingars rudzitis" Reply-To : latvian-indie@parks.lv To : latvian-indie@parks.lv Subject : Re: Lovable narkomani Date : Mon, 14 Dec 1998 10:20:50 PST >vienu otru latvju baalelinju/muuzikji, kursh pat paaris stundas nevar >noseedeet mieraa neiepiipeejis/neieshnaucis kaarteejo devu...:-( Man patik ka amisi vienmer kaut kados humoristiskos nolukos parada 50 gadigu resnu Grateful Dead fanu/hipiju ar biziti, kurs skatas kosmosa dziles un saka - o man...you know...it was like...ahh...hmm...oh it was like the greatest thing...amm...you know...so cool...hmm...i'm telling you... Tad vins paskatas uz savu roku, vinam sakas LSD flashback un vins galigi aiziet ciet. Zinamas situacijas tas pat ir smiekligi.
From : "ingars rudzitis" Reply-To : latvian-indie@parks.lv To : latvian-indie@parks.lv Subject : Re: Tudalina - Tagadina tribute Date : Sat, 27 Feb 1999 13:40:14 PST >Aga. Un kaa tu justos, ja tu buutu >Tuudalinsh - Taagadinsh ? Nu es noteikti mestos jautra Rucaviesa dejas soli ar tautietem, zeltmatem. >Jaatziist ka, visai "saturiigi" un "gaumiigi" ir tie tavi zinjojumi par >taam savaam iespeejamajaam pashsajuutaam ar fiziologiskaam ievirzeem. Ja ar so tu doma manu bridinajumu neiet uz Pulkvedi, tad tas bija domats pilnigi nopietni, un no sava bridinajuma es neatteiksos, jo briesmas ir pilnigi realas!!!!!! Ja tas tiek domats par Madonna tribute, tad parluko velreiz tos grupu nosaukumus - puse ir kaut kadi 80-to gadu dinozauri, un par parejiem es neko neesmu dzirdejis. Un runajot par briesmam, kas varetu rasties pedejas piles nokratisanai nemanami parejot liksma mastrubacija - es noteikti izbauditu katru mirkli... >P.S. Nothing personal. Vieniigi gribeetu lasiit e-mailus, kur sho nodarbi >netraucee tas paarkoolums, kas dvesh tev pretii. > Nu ko lai es daru, ka esmu tik cool !?!
From : "Uldis Zarins" Reply-To : uldis@mail.usis.bkc.lv To : "ingars rudzitis" Subject : Satellites Date : Sun, 14 Mar 1999 16:06:21 EET He, nu paldies par labiem vardiem, reti jau gadas dzirdet...:-))) Ko lai Tev saka - Zhildes gan nav no laukiem (vismaz nav tur dzimushi, lauki vinjiem, protams ir). Nu sit vinjus nost, nemak vinji savadak dziedat...labi vel ka ta, kad sakam 96. ar Zhildi spelet, es biju shausmas par pashu domu, ka Zhilde varetu dziedat... Jaa, es ari esmu igns, ka nedzird mus ar Tomu (basistu) ieraksta... bet nu ta laikam Zhilde dzird to savu muziku...ka zini, ierobezho tomer ari studiju tehniskas iespejas...varbut esi dzirdejis, ka kopuma mes meginajam 3 vietas rakstities...lidz ar to tads kishmish tur ir, ne visu, ko gribejas (un kas pat tika ierakstits) vareja likt albuma...butiba, Zhildes koncepcija bija par maxisinglu, tobish pirmajam sesham dziesmam, bet ta ka vajadzeja albumu, tad piemestas klat vel ir ari parejas...pamegini iedzit kompi Pienu (hitu) ka wavu un apgriezt ar SoudForgi jeb CoolEditu otradi, tobish, originalaja virziena - sapratisi kapec vinsh vispar tika griezts otradi...:-))) savukart Nekad Nekad bija pirma dziesma, ko mes vispar rakstijam...nu zini jau ka ar pirmajiem sliceniem, butiba jau ta akustene apaksha tur ir laba, tikai solinja vieta gan izklausas bezgala tizli...droshi ja mes vinju rakstitu tagad, vinja izklausitos pavisam savadak...un ir ir ietekme no UK roka, to jau Zhilde nenoliedz, tikai iebilst pret tezi, ka tas viss ir kopets no Oasis - patiesiba ta ietekmju sfera ir daudz plashaka...un par 96 gadu...nu ap to laiku jau tie hiti ari tika taisiti, nu 97, varbut dalja...labi, ko nu es te taisnoshos, kads nu ir tads nu ir, galvenais, ka kaut kas ir lauka un tagad var rullet talak, vareja jau but ari daudz sliktak...starp citu, par talak - nakoshnedelj mes jau atkal ejam studija rakstit nakamo singlu - atkal anglisku ar centralo hitu This is more than you could ever hope, vienu MBValentinisku hitu, vienu hitu ar Shellac bungam, Happy to follow deju remixu un izskanju 20 sek kalvieres ierakstitas uz diktafona...ja viss iznaks ka iecerets vajadzetu but kruto... Zarins P.S. Savukart Tavu Shellacu es diezgan driz pec tam kaut kada BPP live padirsu, tjipa iedevu paturet kamer es tur kaut ko dariju...un aizmirsu kam iedevu pec tam...neviens nebija pat vel paguvis to disku paarrakstit...obidno...bet velreiz vest jau nu tapec nelugshu.:-))))
From : "ingars rudzitis" Reply-To : latvian-indie@parks.lv To : ANINAI@hotmail.com, linardsk@ntbox.parks.lv, SV61011@lanet.lv, LATVIAN-INDIE@parks.lv, mail@divizija.lv Subject : crazy crazy crazy crazy crazy crazy crazy crazy crazy crazy crazy crazy crazy Date : Sat, 01 May 1999 13:27:48 PDT Ok, puisi un meitenes, aizvakar(ceturtdien) beidzot bija UNDERWORLD koncis!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! 2 stundas un 10 minutes of PUR NRfuckinG!!!!!!!!! Durvis atvera 8, mes ieradamis 8:30. Ka iesilditajs speleja kads DJ Ross, vai DJ Rice, isti neatceros. Muzons nesliks, izravam paris alinus, un pielidam pie skatuves. 9:30 beidzot uznaca Underworld. Publika sajusma protams svilpj. Abi programmeri izskatas pec braliem - lidzigi auguma, vienadas pricenes, visiem maksimalas austinas. Tiklidz saka skanet muzika, ta Hyde ar drausmigi smaidigu gimi saka dejot pa skatuvi. Backgrounda kaut kads krasu, uzrakstu mikslis, pa bridim paradija kadu pantomimas terpa iegerbtu onku, kurs centas baigi cooli dejot. Bet visa uzmaniba protams uz Hyde. Nevaretu teikt ka esmu baigais Underworld specs, tapec lielako dalu no kompozicijam dzirdejis nebiju. Bija protams crazy crazy crazy un mega mega un push it. Dzivaja viss protams skaneja lieliski, parejas starp gabaliem nav, vienkarsi notiek ritma maina, un publika atkal sak svilpot un aurot aiz sajusmas. Gabali protams ir garaki un remikseti neka originalas albuma versijas. Pedejo pusstundu Hyde dejoja enu dejas, un iznaca atkal beigas lai nodziedatu the city loves your boyfriend, the city loves you! Hyde protams bija galigi parsvidis no dejosanas, abi programmetaji gan tadi mierigi, tikai ligojas ritma. Vienu bridi gan kaut kas siem nogaja greizi ar miksu, un un uz kadu sekundi sie izkrita no ritma, publika protams smejas, sie klanas, un maj ar roku. Rezultata es no tris stundu nepartrauktas dejosanas biju galigi parguris un nosvidis, tapec biskin pavazajamies pa bariem un uznemam skidrumu.
From : "ingars rudzitis" To : rudzitis@hotmail.com Date : Thu, 20 May 1999 16:44:42 PDT Ingars Rudzitis Arab Cinema The role of women in the Arab family, as seen in the movies. In this paper I am going to look at the role that Arab women are playing in the Arab family. I am going to use a couple of movies we have seen in the class as examples to describe their lives. I think that despite the oppression by the male dominated society, women are far more liberal and have greater control over the family matters than it is usually thought. I am going to look at “The Nights of the Jackal” first. Already in the very beginning of the film we can see the relationship between the husband and wife. Husband is scared of the jackals’ howling, so he wakes up his wife to whistle, and to get them quiet. It shows how he is quite unable and scared to deal with the outside world on his own, in fact the sleepy wife asks: “Who is the men in this house, me or you?” Although the husband has the power to order everybody around, all the daily chores are done by his wife and daughter. While he is doing his morning stretches, the wife is already making butter. Later we see how mother and daughter are baking bread, while father is kicking back and whistling a tune, and both sons are playing and having a good time. While the husband with his violent temperament, and outbursts is more like a child, the wife is the one that keeps in touch with the reality and tries to stay cool. It seems like her whistling symbolizes her ultimate control over the family’s peace. She, and not her husband, is the one to whom the oldest son Tlal tells about his intention to join the army. She deals with family matters like the pregnancy of the youngest daughter. When she learns about it, she says: “Dalel the rational did such thing?”. She doesn’t use religion or beliefs of honor, to make the daughter feel guilty. She appeals to her reason - how could you, the rational one, do such a stupid thing! After her death, the family falls apart, and we see the husband dying too. This movie shows the situation of the rural Arab woman who must deal not only with the hard work in the field, but also has to keep her family together and provide some kind of comfort to everyone. She is the busiest and most hard working members of the family, who can’t let her frustration to take over. No wonder that because of all this stress she dies of heart attack. In “Bye Bye” we again see a strong and rational woman that keeps her family together. Isma’s uncle’s wife is taking care about everything and everybody. Eventhough the uncle says to Isma: “I lay the law down here!”, it obviously isn’t so. Uncle just keeps the appearance of the family’s patriarch, while leaving all the daily family business to his wife. He also clearly understands who has the greater authority in the family when he says to his son: “If I ask, nothing. If it’s your mother, you do!”. She not only takes care about the shopping and cooking, but teaches her daughters English, and consoles Isma. She really can’t rely on her husband. When she asks him to talk seriously to their son, he replies: “I’m reading!”. It seems that uncle is actually satisfied with this situation, when he can scream and shout at everyone, but bears no responsibility. Again the wife is the one, who tries to keep everyone happy. She also understands that Isma is going through tough times, and needs someone who isn’t trying to tell him how to live. In this movie we also see the western influence on the Arab women. Uncle’s wife is almost independent from her husband, and has a free reign in the family. She doesn’t just silently take his abuse and rants, she shouts back, and expresses her opinion freely, even if it is different from her husband’s. Also the young Arab girl is completely westernized. When Isma tells her that she disgusts him, because she is together with him, and his friend, she replies: “You came to me, don’t forget that!”. She is not going to blindly obey the males authority, and she doesn’t feel guilty about the choices she has made. Another movie full of interesting symbolism is “The Sultan of the City”. This movie has two main female characters - Rabha, the family matriarch, and Ramla, the young girls that wants to break free. Rabha, the mother of the family is in control over everything. She tells people what they have to do and decides who’s doing who. Rabha sends Fraj out to perfume shops, and earn some money. She also has chosen the wife for her son Bab. And although the men and women keep separate during the Bab’s celebration of return, Rabha isn’t afraid to call him a dog, when he tries to enter Ramla’s room. She also is very frank when talking about her displeasure with Bab’s lifestyle. She is in this position because her husband is dead, and she has established her dominance by using the younger women of the building, as well as both her sons. Fraj, who himself is an outsider, understands that Ramla doesn’t want to be imprisoned by her faith. She wants to see what is happening outside. Also the one of the women that lives with them, provides Ramla with men’s clothing, and tells her not to stay if she doesn’t want her life to be destroyed. She tells Ramla not to agree on the planned wedding, and to run away. Ramla is clearly dissatisfied with her life, and says: “In this dream everything seems better than what I’m living”. She doesn’t know what the outside can offer her, but she better chooses this uncertainty, than her present life. When Ramla and Fraj finally escape the home, she is the one that want to completely break with the past. When Fraj tries to warn her about the perils and dangers of the city, Ramla responds: “I want to be exiled! Why don’t you open your eyes to a vast new world, other people, better life?”. “This is my limit”, says Fraj, he physically can’t step out from the old world. So they return to the old neighborhood, because Fraj can’t step over his fear. And once there, Ramla is raped by the Bab’s friends. I think what we see here is the presentation of the situation of the Arab women generally. They are virtually imprisoned by the society, and as such they are the ones who want to have some change. They don’t know exactly what they want, or how it should be, but they know that they are fed up with the existing order. However, they can’t do it on their own. The men in the society also are bound by the tradition and are prisoners themselves. They are confined to their role of a macho men, and they keep this mask in the society, but in the reality they don’t really have much influence over what is going on, because their family lives are left under the control of the women. And so there is this this strange situation in which women are quite independent and active in the family life, and want to get more say also in the society matters. They are prevented from this by the men who are to lose their influence and power. As we see in Ramla’s example when a woman wants to break free, she either has to do it completely, or be crushed by the old male dominated world for being different.
From : "ingars rudzitis" To : rudzitis@hotmail.com Subject : anger Date : Tue, 14 Sep 1999 22:41:49 PDT This is a reaction paper to the chapter 2 from the “Anger”. I am writing this paper because it seemed interesting to me how Tavris is describing the unvoluntary anger that is created when two different cultures meet. I will try to come up with some ideas for explaining the reasons of anger between Americans and Europeans, since I am pretty similar with the situation. I have met people from many countries of the world, and usually when talking about Americans they are described as loud, stupid, uncultured and ignorant, even arrogant. And frankly, I have to agree, but I am very aware that so are the people from all the other nationalities. I can use French as an example - dirty, smoking and rude... Tavris writes, that because a major function of anger is to maintain the social order, through its moralizing implications of how people “should” behave, it is predictable that when two social orders collide they would generate angry sparks (65). I think this explains, why Americans are so often complaining that on their trips abroad they have been treated bad, and that everyone was rude to them. Most of Americans have no other experiences with foreign countries besides Canada or Mexico. Therefore, on their trips abroad most of Americans simply don’t know how to behave. Majority of them speak only English, and usually have no idea about the culture and history of the country they’re visiting. Obviously there is no wonder that local people are pretty unfriendly, or make fun about them. Americans are wieved as people who feel better than anyone else, but in actuality are just bossy simpletons. This anti-American sentiment may be especially strong in the countries that view themselves as very culturally and politically independent (Russia, France). Tavris quotes Joseph de Rivera as saying that, whenever we are angry, (...) we somehow believe that we can influence the object of our anger. We assume that the other is responsible for his actions and ought to behave differently (49). So there is no wonder why the local people are so angry - that’s their way of showing Americans the need to improve their manners. Another reason for all this friction can be found in Tavris’ book - cultural practices cannot be imported from society to society like so many bits of cheese, because they are part of a larger pattern of rules and relationships. Indeed, that is the reason we cannot avoid the anger we feel when someone breaks the rules that we have learned are the only civilized rules to follow (67). A personal experience - this spring I was in Paris, and the only people who were loud and pointed at everything with their fingers in Notre Dame, were a group of American tourists. I was pretty annoyed by their behaviour, and I actually wished that I didn’t know the English - then I could have imagined that they are talking something smart. I am used to a different kind of behaviour, and therefore I couldn’t help being annoyed and angry. Tavris also notes that in America, the philosophy of emotional expression regards self-restraint as hypocrisy (69). To me this is another of the reasons that explains this friction. When Americans show up in Europe their openness is oftentimes perceived as a lack of culture. They have a tendency to wear extremely casual clothes everywhere and to say loudly things that “normal” European would never say. As from my part I can say that to live in America really requires a lot of emotional work. As Tavris explains - each of us is tied to a group - a minitribe, if you will - by virtue of our sex, status, race and ethnicity, and with countless unconscious reactions we reveal those ties (65). The rules are quite different, and sometimes it is hard to understand them. In Europe it is ok to be tired or sad. It is ok not to talk with every person you know every time you meet them, and it is ok not to talk with strangers. You can close the doors, and be by yourself. Here, where supposedly individual can thrive, I often feel obligued to behave in a way, that makes me part of a crowd.
From : "ingars rudzitis" To : rudzitis@hotmail.com Subject : ETHICAL JUDGMENTS OF SEXUAL APPEALS IN PRINT ADVERTISING Date : Wed, 22 Sep 1999 17:12:09 PDT [Previous] [Go To Result 52 of [Refine Search] [resultList] [findMore][Print]Full Text] 74 [Forward] [Tips] ; Title: Ethical judgments of sexual appeals in print advertising. Subject(s): SEX in advertising -- Public opinion; ADVERTISING -- Moral & ethical aspects -- United States Source: Journal of Advertising, Sep94, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p81, 10p, 5 charts Author(s): LaTour, Michael S.; Henthorne, Tony L. Abstract: Investigates consumers' ethical judgments about the use of sexual appeals in print advertising. Controversies regarding the use of sexual appeals in advertising; Role of ethics in advertising; Data collection and advertisement stimuli; Operationalization. AN: 9410252379 ISSN: 0091-3367 Database: Academic Search Elite Print: Click here to mark for print. ------------------- [Go To Citation] Best Part Advertising, September, 1994 ETHICAL JUDGMENTS OF SEXUAL APPEALS IN PRINT ADVERTISING This study explores consumers' ethical judgments about the use of sexual appeals in print advertising. It specifically focuses upon responses on the Reidenbach-Robin multidimensional ethics scale, ad attitude, brand attitude, and purchase intentions. The findings indicate that, regardless of the respondent's gender, the use of a strong overt sexual appeal in a print advertisement was not well received. Consequently, advertisers need to rethink the use of strong overt sexual appeals, especially given the controversial issues surrounding such advertising stimuli and their popular use to break through media clutter. Though not universally embraced, and held in disdain by many people, the use of overt sexual appeals in print advertising has increased considerably in contemporary advertising practice (LaTour 1990; Severn, Belch, and Belch 1990; Soley and Reid 1988; Tinkham and Reid 1988). Today, it is common for a reader of any age to pick up a general-interest consumer magazine and find an advertisement featuring provocatively posed and attired (or unattired) models for many consumer products. Alexander and Judd (1986) contend that ad creators must be acutely aware of the reactions (both positive and negative) of their target audience to the use of potentially controversial sexual appeals as ad stimuli. Pease (1980) views advertising as presenting "social statements" about widely held and shared beliefs among the public to which the advertisement is ultimately directed. Soley and Reid (1988) state that general changes in a society's sexual attitudes are often mirrored in print advertising. Axiomatic to each of these arguments is an assumed ethical judgment about the suitability and acceptability of the use of sexual appeals in advertising. We examine the impact of such potentially controversial ad stimuli on consumers' ethical judgments (as measured on moral philosophical dimensions), attitude toward the viewed ad, attitude toward the brand being promoted, and purchase intention. The Use of Sexual Appeals in Print Advertising During the past two decades, the use of sexual appeals in print advertising has become almost commonplace (LaTour, Pitts, and Snook-Luther 1990; Soley and Reid 1988). Jovan Musk has established a reputation for pushing the moral and ethical concern of censors to the edge -- for example, with the "What Is Sexy?" campaign (Miller 1992a). In a recent Jovan ad, a partially nude couple asks the provocative question, "Just how much can we take off?" Among the more memorable examples of such advertising in recent years are the long-running controversial print ads for Obsession perfume and cologne by Calvin Klein. These ads, somewhat characteristic of the genre, typically feature a nude couple in a suggestive position. Concurrently running, and just as memorable, are many of the print advertisements for Calvin Klein jeans. Early on, the jeans maker featured the teen-age actress Brooke Shields stating that nothing came between her and her Calvins. More recently, Klein has featured model Karen Moss showing even less between her and her Calvins (Miller 1992b). Ads of this type are designed to elicit what the originators hope is a vicarious experience of sensuality (LaTour and Henthorne 1993). In the 1990s, the use of sexual advertising appeals continues to be a controversial topic, as evidenced by the strength and variability of reactions to it. Previous empirical studies have indicated that the use of such advertising appeals has met with a somewhat mixed consumer response -- sometimes evoking positive reactions and sometimes evoking negative reactions from viewers (cf. Alexander and Judd 1986; LaTour 1990; Morrison and Sherman 1972; Sciglimpaglia, Belch, and Cain 1979). The whole issue of sex and what is considered decent and acceptable in a society is continually in flux (Boddewyn 1991; D'Emilio and Freedman 1989). Advertisers are finding it increasingly difficult to determine whether viewers will perceive ads containing provocatively posed and attired models as "sexy" or "sexist" (Lipman 1991; Miller 1992b). Past studies of general perceptions (not ad specific) of female role portrayals have shown that if women perceive they are being portrayed inappropriately, their perception may reduce purchase intention and/or damage sponsor image (Ford and LaTour 1993). The spectrum of what constitutes a sexual appeal may be viewed as a narrow to broad continuum (Gould 1992). The narrow range of the continuum encompasses material that shows explicit nudity or portrayals of the sex act itself. In contrast, the broad range of the continuum encompasses material that, while not overtly sexually explicit, some individuals may find sexually stimulating (e.g., attractive, "sexy" dressed couples in subtle but sensual poses) (Brown and Bryant 1989; Gould 1992). The Role of Ethics To understand more fully the positive and negative consumer reactions and ethical dilemmas arising from the use of sexual appeals in print advertising, we must consider the fundamental concepts contained in normative ethical theories of moral philosophy (Gould 1994). Murphy and Laczniak (1981) state that normative ethical theories in moral philosophy can generally be classified as either teleological or deontological. The principal difference between those two frameworks is in their basic focus. Teleological philosophies are defined as philosophies concerned primarily with the moral worth of an individual behavior (Fraedrich and Ferrell 1992). Their focus is on the consequences of individual actions and behaviors in the determination of "worth" (Ferrell and Gresham 1985). Teleological philosophies maintain that the individual should examine and determine the probable consequences (in terms of goodness or badness) of alternative actions and behaviors in a specific situation. A particular behavior is considered ethical if it produces the greatest balance of good over bad when compared with all alternative actions (Hunt and Vitell 1986). Deontological philosophies focus on specific actions or behaviors of the individual without regard to the consequences of the actions. Thus, deontology opposes the principal tenet of teleology (Fraedrich and Ferrell 1992). Deontological theory purports that the rightness or wrongness of actions and behaviors should be judged by the actions themselves without regard to the outcome. From a teleological viewpoint, the use of sexual appeals in advertising often is not appealing to viewers and may produce potentially negative side effects (e.g., sexual obsessions, gratuitous sex) (Gould 1994). Therefore, the consequences (in terms of unwanted or unintended side effects) of the use of sexual appeals in advertising, as well as the fundamental moral rightness or wrongness of its use are of concern (Gould 1994). The fundamental component in teleological theories is the amount of good or bad contained in the consequences of an act, whereas the essential component in deontological theories is the inherent rightness of an individual act. It is not realistic to believe that individuals make ethical decisions or judgments strictly on the basis of either teleology or deontology. Reidenbach and Robin (1988) contend that individuals do not use the clearly defined concepts of ethical philosophies in making specific ethical evaluations, but that a mixing or combining of these philosophies is the norm. This notion is predicated on the work of Frankena (1963), who espoused the balancing and blending of the joint requirements of a deontological-teleological process. Further, Hunt and Vitell (1986, p. 7) state that "people . . . do in fact engage in both deontological and teleological evaluations in determining their ethical judgments and, ultimately, their behaviors." Therefore, we should resist viewing teleology and deontology as two totally independent philosophies. As the work of Tansey, Hyman, and Brown (1992) highlights, the use of a controversial ad stimulus may evoke an array of related teleology- and deontology-based responses on a single dimension of ethical evaluation. Hypotheses On the basis of the preceding discussion, we expect a print ad displaying an strong overt sexual appeal to result in significantly lower scores or ratings across dimensions of moral philosophy/"ethics of advertising use" than a mild sexual appeal (as encompassed in the broad range definition previously discussed). Additionally, given the potential offensiveness of strong overt sexual appeals in print advertisements (Ford and LaTour 1993; Miller 1992b), we expect attitude toward the ad, attitude toward the brand, and purchase intention to be significantly less favorable for an ad with strong overt sexual appeals than for an ad containing mild sexual appeals. H[sub 1]: An ad that contains a strong overt sexual appeal will result in significantly less favorable response on moral philosophical ethical dimensions than an ad that contains a mild sexual appeal. H[sub 2]: An ad that contains a strong overt sexual appeal will result in significantly less favorable attitude toward the ad, attitude toward the brand, and purchase intention than an ad that contains a mild sexual appeal. The Study Data Collection and Ad Stimuli Data were collected through the use of a mall intercept during all hours of mall operation over the course of one week. The mall is in a growing, demographically diverse, culturally vibrant MSA in the mid-Gulf Coast region. In-migration to the area is heavy. The proximity to beaches, gambling casinos, and other tourist-oriented destinations, military bases, and industry contributes to this location's dynamic environment. Trained interviewers were rotated in a random pattern to different locations in the mall (Nowell and Stanley 1991). Several people were allowed to pass between interviews. Potential respondents were approached and told they were invited to participate in a strictly academic advertising research project. The interviewers emphasized that there were no "correct" answers or responses and gave assurance of confidentiality. More than 85% of the people approached agreed to participate. Each individual was requested to complete the questionnaire alone -- sitting down at a nearby rest area, away from the major traffic flows of the mall, where he or she could be monitored from a distance. Thus the respondents filled out the questionnaire in a private, yet carefully monitored environment. To reinforce confidentiality, they returned the completed questionnaires to a covered box. The use of the mall intercept as a data collection technique has been shown to produce a statistically representative cross-section of respondents (Bush and Hair 1985). A total of 199 usable questionnaires were obtained. The treatment manipulation was facilitated by the use of two high quality copies of black and white print ads. Both ad stimuli were part of a collection of black and white photographs promoting a well-known brand of jeans and used as an outsert in a metropolitan area different from the one where the study was conducted. As part of the treatment selection process, a focus group of adults ranging in age from 21 to 50 years provided input for the selection of two ads from this promotional outsert -- one perceived to have a strong overt sexual theme and the other perceived as having a mild sexual theme. One selected ad depicted fully clothed male and female models wearing jeans and holding hands while walking. The other selected ad featured two similar looking models. In this ad, both the male and female models were partially nude (i.e., the male wearing jeans only and the female's unclothed breasts and abdomen covered by the male) and, according to the focus group, in a sexually suggestive embrace in an "out of the ordinary" environment (outdoors against a fence) (see Table 1). Each ad contained the brand name of the jeans at the bottom. Each respondent was given only one of the two ads followed by the questionnaire. The treatment ads and attached questionnaires were thoroughly shuffled prior to data collection so respondents would be assigned randomly to treatment groups. According to Kerlinger (1973, p. 310), for samples the size of the one in our study, randomization of treatment group assignment is an appropriate method to ensure control over extraneous variables, the result being groups that are statistically equal. Operationalization It is reasonable to assume that individuals use more than one justification when drawing any ethical conclusion and that the relative importance of those justifications is a function of the specific circumstances facing the individual (Reidenbach and Robin 1990). Normative ethical philosophy, which encompasses several overlapping theoretical ideals (teleological and deontological philosophies), was the basis for the development of the Reidenbach and Robin (1988, 1990) multidimensional ethics scale. (For a detailed discussion of the moral philosophy base of the scale, see Reidenbach and Robin 1990.) The Reidenbach-Robin multidimensional ethics scale has been shown to have a relatively high level of validity in comparison with a single univariate measure of ethical evaluation (see, e.g., Reidenbach and Robin 1990; Tansey, Hyman, and Brown 1992). Additionally, the scale has consistent and fairly high construct validity (Reidenbach, Robin, and Dawson 1991). The scale has typically distilled three dimensions: moral equity, relativism, and contractualism. The moral equity dimension (composed of the variables fair/unfair, just/unjust, morally right/not morally right, and acceptable to my family/not acceptable to my family) is based on lessons learned early in life from basic institutions such as family and religion about such fundamental constructs as fairness, equity, and right and wrong (Reidenbach and Robin 1990). The insights acquired from such institutions are considered decisive in establishing what individuals consider to be decent or objectionable in advertising (Gilly 1988). The moral equity dimension can be viewed as a composite dimension in the sense that it consists of variables from both teleology and deontology. Hunt and Vitell (1986) examine the possibility of a link between the ethical evaluative process and social and cultural influences on the individual. The relativism (or realism) dimension (composed of the items culturally acceptable/culturally unacceptable and traditionally acceptable/traditionally unacceptable) represents the influences, guidelines, and parameters manifested by society. Hence, the realism dimension can be viewed as a deontological dimension. An argument can be made that the current level of sexuality in advertising is just a mirror of presently acceptable social behavior (Courtney and Whipple 1983). Given the overlapping theoretical foundations of the ethical philosophies used in developing the scales, it is not surprising to find a high degree of correlation between some of the constructs. Specifically, the moral equity and relativism dimensions have been shown to combine into a single comprehensive dimension (Reidenbach and Robin 1990; Reidenbach, Robin, and Dawson 1991; Tansey, Hyman, and Brown 1992). According to Reidenbach, Robin, and Dawson (1991, p. 86), an explanation of the two-dimensional structure may be the "natural relation expected between what people perceive to be culturally acceptable and what is just." The authors go on to say that the meaning of "fairness" comes to us in part through our culture, so such a composite makes intuitive sense. The third dimension, contractualism, represents the notion of a "social contract" between the individual and society (Reidenbach and Robin 1990). This dimension consists of two items, violates an unspoken promise/does not violate an unspoken promise and violates an unwritten contract/does not violate an unwritten contract. It can be viewed as being grounded in the philosophies of deontology (Bayles and Henley 1983). To evaluate dimensions of an individual's moral philosophical responses (or perceived "ethics of use") associated with the ad stimulus, we asked respondents to use the Reidenbach-Robin (1988, 1990) multidimensional ethics scale to express their opinions about the promotional use of the ad they had just seen (see Table 2). Additionally, the scale included a single univariate item measuring the perceived overall ethics of using the ad stimulus. Respondents completed two series of four 7-point items that were summed to measure attitude toward the ad (A[sub ad]) and attitude toward the brand (A[sub b]) (see Table 2). The items were selected on the basis of focus group research and their use in related advertising research (e.g., Henthorne, LaTour, and Nataraajan 1993; LaTour, Pitts, and Snook-Luther 1990). These items were followed by a series of demographic questions, a manipulation check, and a purchase intention (PI) item. PI was measured by a 7-point item that read, "The next time I purchase jeans I will purchase [brand name] jeans." The scale was anchored by "yes, definitely" and "no, definitely not." Given the possibility of gender-based differences in responses (LaTour 1990), treatment, gender, and treatment by gender interaction effects on the dependent variables were evaluated by multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA). Because age differences may affect the receptivity to such youth-oriented ad stimuli, age was included as a covariate. However, we note that nontargeted individuals are important to consider because of their possible exposure to the ad and subsequent possible negative social consequences (e.g., perceived degradation of women) (Gould 1994). Preliminary Analysis and Profile of the Sample Factor analysis indicated a two-factor structure (as previously discussed). As in previous research (Reidenbach, Robin, and Dawson 1991), a composite dimension (six items) entitled "moral equity/relativism" ("morel") was distilled along with the contractualism dimension (see Table 3). We conducted a manipulation check by comparing the two treatment groups on their mean responses on a 7-point item, "The featured ad contained nudity" (coded from 1 "No, definitely not" to 7 "Yes, definitely"). As expected, the mean was significantly (p<.001) stronger for the group seeing the strong overt sexual appeal ad (5.76) than for the group seeing the mild sexual appeal ad (2.71). Cronbach alpha tests were conducted to evaluate the internal consistency of summed scales (see Table 2). Alpha levels ranged from a low of .71 to a high of .92. Scores within this range are considered adequate indications of internal consistency for basic research such as ours (see Bagozzi 1978; Nunnally 1967). Of the 199 total usable responses, 94 were from men and 105 were from women. Forty-six women and 50 men were in the mild sexual appeal treatment group; 59 women and 44 men were in the strong overt sexual appeal treatment group. The average age of the sample was 34.3 years with a standard deviation ;y f 14.8 years. The average educational level was 13.8 years (high school=12 years) with a standard deviation of 2.8 years. In terms of racial composition, 75.7% of the respondents were white, 15.8% were African-American, 2.5% were Hispanic-American, 2% were Asian-American; the remainder were in a self-declared "other" category. Income levels were measured in categories and showed wide variation. Self-reported marital status indicated that 30.2% of the respondents were not married, 47.5% were currently married, and the rest were separated or widowed. The sample demographic profile was quite comparable to population statistics (supplied by mall managers) for a 10-mile radius surrounding the mall. In addition, Kolomogorov-Smirnov nonparametric tests indicated the demographic profiles of the treatment groups were not significantly different from each other. Results Hypothesis Tests We report significant univariate effects (i.e., p<.05) that followed indications of significant overall MANOVA model results. The univariate results for the overall ethics (single-item measure) of using the ad indicate that the mild sexual appeal is perceived as significantly more positive on this item and the covariate is significant and negative (t=-2.33). The test of heterogeneity of regression reveals that the negative relationship between age and perceived overall ethics of use is much stronger in the strong overt sexual appeal ad group (r=-.294) than in the mild sexual appeal ad group (r=-.032; p>.05) (see Table 4). For moral equity/relativism, only the treatment main effect is significant, with the mild sexual appeal ad group showing stronger response. The age covariate is significant in the negative direction (t=-2.65). The heterogeneity of regression test on the covariate is also significant. Specifically, the morality/relativistic acceptability problems that older respondents appear to have with the ads have a significantly stronger relationship in the strong overt sexual appeal ad group (r=-.325) than in the mild sexual appeal ad group (r=-.069; p>.05). The significance level of the treatment main effect on the contractualism dimension is p=.054. Though this effect is not significant at the p<.05 level, the mild sexual appeal ad group is seen as more strongly "upholding an unwritten contract with society." The age covariate is not related significantly to the contractualism dimension. The findings indicate general support for H[sub 1]. The use of a highly sexual theme in a print ad was not as well received and was in fact viewed as less ethically "correct" than use of a mild sexual version of the ad. In our sample, both men and women expressed serious ethical concerns about the use of the overtly sexual ad. Univariate analyses of A[sub ad] show significant main effects for gender and treatment. An interaction effect of gender and treatment is evident as well (see Table 4). The age covariate is related negatively to A[sub ad] (t=-2.69), perhaps because the youthful nature of the product makes it difficult for older respondents to identify with the message. The test for heterogeneity of regression for the covariate is nonsignificant. Analysis of the means for the main effects shows that, overall, men had a more favorable response in terms of A[sub ad] and that the mild sexual appeal ad was more affable. Perhaps more revealing, however, are the post-hoc analyses of interaction effects by the Tukey range test. An examination of Table 4 shows that women in the strong overt sexual appeal ad group had the most negative A[sub ad]. Univariate analyses for both A[sub b] and PI indicate only a main effect for the treatment. For both of these variables, the mild sexual appeal ad was evaluated more favorably. That is, the group seeing that ad indicated a more positive brand attitude and a stronger intention to purchase (see Table 4). The results demonstrate general support for H[sub 2] in that significantly more negative A[sub ad], A[sub b], and PI were evident in the strong overt sexual appeal ad treatment group than in the other treatment group. Finally, though generally the use of the highly sexual print ad was viewed more negatively, the attitude of women was significantly more negative than that of their male counterparts. Table 5 shows an overall pattern of dimensions of perceived ethical judgment having a positive association with A[sub ad], A[sub b], and PI. This pattern of correlations may suggest a positive linkage between ethical judgments and attitudinal structures (e.g., if the ad is perceived to be ethically/morally "correct," resulting attitudinal structures should be enhanced). Though such a positive relationship is intuitively logical, future research should explore both theoretically and empirically the complexity of structural relations between these variables. Limitations The mall intercept is gaining acceptability and popularity but as a data collection technique, it nonetheless results in a convenience sample. Generalizability is limited by the use of only one environment for data collection. Though the mall used in our study is in an area believed to be demographically diverse and culturally dynamic, it is only one location. Skipper and Hyman (1993) have raised the issues of what the Reidenbach-Robin multidimensional ethics scale is truly designed to measure and the possibility of loss of meaning during the distillation process. These may be valid issues, but we contend that the distillation process, though deleting some individual items, preserved a variety of measures covering both teleological and deontological considerations. Given that the Reidenbach-Robin multidimensional ethics scale was developed and validated through the use of business practice scenarios, one could argue that the moral equity/relativism dimension is more suitable than the contractualism dimension for use in a study on the use of sexual appeals in advertising. Therefore, the lack of significant findings related to the contractualism dimension should not be viewed as overly limiting. As previous work (Tansey, Hyman, and Brown 1992) has indicated, the contractualism dimension may be unrelated to certain situation-specific ethical evaluations. The use of the print ad stimuli is also a potential limitation. One could argue that the female model in the strong overt sexual appeal ad is "more naked" than the male model. However, though the female model is unclothed, she is "covered" by the male model and is clearly a participant (as is the male model) in a sexually suggestive embrace. Finally, an inherent limitation to this study is the use of only two ad stimuli; one a mild and subtle sexual appeal and the other a strong and overt sexual appeal. Future research, incorporating ad stimuli between this range of mild and overt would be further illuminating. In addition, Gould (1992) points out the ethical concerns over the incorporation of violence within sexual appeals. A useful extension of the current study would be to vary the stimuli in that manner as well. Discussion Both of our hypotheses are supported. Though we acknowledge the limitations of the sample and treatments used, it is clear that undesirable reactions and consequences may result from the use of strong overt sexual appeals. However, in response to competitive pressures, advertisers often use sexual appeals as a creative way to capture the consumer's attention (Ford and LaTour 1993). Of concern to advertisers is determining the point at which a sexual appeal may be viewed as unethical and therefore become counter-productive. Our research shows that both men and women have potential ethical concerns about the use of strong overt sexual appeals in advertising. These findings, however, must be considered within the complexity of the issue. Gould (1994) points out the multifaceted nature of ethical concerns about sexual appeals and the challenges facing advertisers. For example, whether or not the use of a sexual appeal is perceived as "degrading" is a function of pre-existing sensitivities and awareness of the social issues surrounding such portrayals (Ford, LaTour, and Lundstrom 1991). Ford and LaTour (1993) contend that "sex objectification" of women is very much in the "eyes of the be-holder" and a direct function of the extent to which an individual embraces the doctrines espoused by the women's movement. The dilemma of whether or not to use a sexual appeal has no simple solution. An important implication of our research is the need for advertisers to recognize the moral/ethical complexity involved in the use of strong overt sexual appeals and to incorporate that understanding within their strategic thought. Specifically, advertisers must carefully test assumptions about the efficacy of such appeals for targeted customers and the "social impact" (i.e., the impact on other individuals not targeted by such appeals) (Gould 1994). Clearly, advertising operates within the parameters established by society. As the mores and ethical considerations of society change over time, what is considered appropriate and acceptable in advertising must also change. As Zinkhan, Bisesi, and Saxton (1989) have pointed out, the influence and impact of "moral idealism" change over time. It is therefore prudent to continually re-evaluate the assumptions on which strategic decisions are based. Advertisers considering the use of sexual appeals need to examine all potential social issues at stake. Advertising executives should consider not only the unintended consequences of using such appeals, but also the perceived morality of doing so (Gould 1994). Though we are not condemning the use of strong overt sexual appeals, we believe the blatant use of overt sexual appeals as advertising themes may have run its course. Such appeals may not work because of current moral philosophical sensitivities. For example, sexual ad portrayals that have worked well in the past may not be as well received in today's "advertising climate" because of the focus on the moral/ethical issues surrounding female role portrayals in advertising as a feminist issue (Ford and LaTour 1993). Piirto (1989, p. 38) has stated that "a growing segment of the buying public, many of them women, are fed up with the hard sell of sex." The age-old notion that sex sells may now be an unduly risky assumption. Table 1 Description of the Ad Stimuli(a) The Mild Sexual Appeal Ad The male and female models are featured walking together out of doors with their arms around each other. The male model's arm is around the shoulder of the female. The female's arm is around the male model's waist, under his shirt. Both models, while fully clothed, are not dressed conservatively. Rather, both models are wearing jeans and tank tops. The Strong Overt Sexual Appeal Ad The male and female models are out-of-doors, clearly engaged in a sensual sexual embrace. The female model is leaning against a chain-link fence with her arms raised above her head. The female is completely unclothed, yet her lower abdomen and breasts are covered by the male model. The male model is wearing only jeans with the fly unzipped. a additional information concerning the ad stimuli is available from the authors. Table 2 Variables Used in the Study Attitude Toward the Ad Attitude Toward the Brand (A[sub ad])(a) (A[sub b])(a) 1. Irritating (reverse scored) 1. High quality 2. Good 2. Unsatisfactory(b) 3. Informative 3. Appealing 4. Offensive (reverse scored) 4. Inferior(b) Cronbach's alpha = .71 Cronbach's alpha - .74 Purchase Intention(a) The next time I purchase jeans I will purchase (brand name) jeans Moral Equity/Relativism Contractualism Dimension(c) Dimension(c) 1. Just 1. Does not violate an unspoken promise 2. Acceptable to my family 2. Does not violate an 3. Fair unwritten contract 4. Morally right 5. Culturally acceptable 6. Traditionally acceptable Cronbach's Alpha =.92 Pearson Correlation = .40; p<.01 Overall Ethical Measure(c) 1. Ethical a Measured on 7-point scales anchored by "yes, definitely" = 7 and "no, definitely not" = 1. b Reverse scored. c Measured on 7-point bipolar adjective item scales. Table 3 Varimax Rotated-Factor Structure Legend for Chart: A - Morel(a) B - Contractualism C - Percent Variance Explained in Items A B C Traditionally Acceptable .856 .211 77.6 Fair .844 .070 71.7 Acceptable to Family .832 .302 78.3 Morally Right .824 .295 76.5 Just .822 .021 67.5 Culturally Acceptable .781 .382 75.4 Does Not Violate Contract .025 .929 86.3 Does Not Violate Promise .450 .618 58.3 Eigenvalue 4.30 1.62 Percent Variance Explained 53.8 20.3 a Moral Equity/Relativistic. Table 4 Significant Mean Differences Information is presented in the following order: group; mean; sd; univariate, f; p< A[sub ad] (four 7-point items, summed scale) Treatment main effect Overt sexual appeal ad; 13.07; 7.63; 8.0; 2.05 Mild sexual appeal ad; 16.0;6; 6.16 Gender main effect Male; 16.39; 6.37; 8.85; .05 Female; 13.20; 7.19 Interaction Female/Overt sexual appeal ad; 10.91(a); 6.77; 6.19; .05 Female/Mild sexual appeal ad; 16.08; 6.70 Male/Overt sexual appeal ad; 16.18; 7.60 Male/Mild sexual appeal ad; 16.58; 5.11 A[sub b] (four 7-point items, summed scale) Treatment main effect Overt sexual appeal ad; 17.82; 6.49; 5.11; .05 Mild sexual appeal ad; 19.67; 5.30 Purchase Intention (single 7-point item) Treatment main effect Overt sexual appeal ad; 2.67; 1.69; 11.3; 1.05 Mild sexual appeal ad; 3.57; 1.98 Moral Equity/Relativism (six 7-point items, summed scale) Treatment main effect Overt sexual appeal ad; 17.94; 10.44; 24.48; .05 Mild sexual appeal ad; 25.66; 10.14 Contractualism (two 7-point items, summed scale) Treatment main effect Overt sexual appeal ad; 8.14; 3.27; 3.75; .06 Mild sexual appeal ad; 9.35; 3.80 Ethical (one 7-point item) Treatment main effect Overt sexual appeal ad; 3.07; 2.12; 18.03; .05 Mild sexual appeal ad; 4.45; 1.98 (1,181 D.F.) a Significantly different (p <.05) from the other three cells. 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From : "ingars rudzitis" To : rudzitis@hotmail.com Subject : BRAND RECALL Date : Wed, 22 Sep 1999 17:13:46 PDT [Previous] [Go To Result 43 of [Refine Search] [resultList] [findMore][Print]Full Text] 74 [Forward] [Tips] ; Title: The effect of print advertising's use of sexual themes on brand recall and purchase intention... Subject(s): SEX role in advertising Source: Journal of Applied Business Research, Summer95, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p47, 11p, 8 charts, 2 graphs Author(s): Grazer, William F.; Keesling, Garland Abstract: Suggests that the use of sexual stimuli in print advertisements does influence viewer's brand recall and purchase intentions. Testing of the appropriateness of sex appeals for a given product; Differences between advertising at lower levels and higher levels of sexual intensity; Appeal of sexual stimuli beyond the asexual level; Limitations of the study. AN: 9509212427 ISSN: 0892-7626 Database: Academic Search Elite Print: Click here to mark for print. ------------------- [Go To Citation] Best Part THE EFFECT OF PRINT ADVERTISING'S USE OF SEXUAL THEMES ON BRAND RECALL AND PURCHASE INTENTION: A PRODUCT SPECIFIC INVESTIGATION OF MALE RESPONSES Abstract Two convenience samples comprised of 230 male respondents participated in a study to measure the effects of sexual stimuli in print advertising on brand recall and intention to purchase. Using jeans and liquor products, the study suggests that the use of sexual stimuli in print advertisements does influence viewers' brand recall and purchase intentions. However, the study was not able to conclusively argue that specific levels of sexual intensity were more effective across the two product categories. Introduction Numerous studies have demonstrated the attentive level of sexual stimuli in print media (LaTour et al., 1990; Gould, 1987; Kilbourne et al., 1985; Reidenbach and McCleary, 1983; Reid and Soley, 1983; Judd and Alexander; 1983; Richmond and Hartman, 1982; Belch et al., 1981; Wilson and Moore, 1966; Kinsey et al., 1953; Kinsey et al. 1948; Rudolph, 1947). Although there is no evidence of a causal relationship between attention (as measured by Starch readership, electrodermal responses, or pupillary responses) and higher order stages of information processing, research has established that attention is a necessary condition for learning, attitudinal and behavioral effects (Ramond, 1976; Sheth, 1974; Ray, 1973; Starch, 1966). Research has evolved from role portrayals to the use of explicit sexual content in advertising (Soley and Kurzbard, 1986). However, previous studies cast some doubt on the efficacy of sexually oriented advertising. A frequently cited study conducted by Steadman (1969) on the effectiveness of explicit sexual messages found that asexual print advertisements produced a greater rate of brand recall. At least three other studies corroborate Steadman's findings (Judd and Alexander, 1983; Richmond and Hartman, 1982; Weller et al., 1979; Alexander and Judd, 1978; LaChance and Lubitz, 1977). Additional studies have measured how the presence or absence of sexual stimuli affects cognitive (i.e. recognition and recall) and conative (e.g. product evaluation, copy evaluation and behavioral intention) responses (Severn et al., 1990; Caballero and Pride, 1984; Reidenbach and McCleary, 1983; Belch et al., 1981; Baker, 1961). For example, in a study of cognitive responses to sex in advertising, Belch et al. (1981) found that nudity was likely to be perceived as more offensive than other advertisements. This may be more of a gender-related phenomenon. Research has revealed that females harbor more negative attitudes than males toward the use of sexual stimuli (Belch et al., 1981; Peterson and Kerin, 1977; Wise et al., 1974). However, other studies have contradicted such findings indicating a more favorable predisposition for advertisements portraying physically attractive models of the opposite sex (Kahle and Homer, 1985; Reid and Soley, 1983; Peterson and Kerin, 1977: Baker and Churchill, 1977; Kanungo and Pang, 1973). Conative problems have also been noted. In one study, Reidenbach and McCleary (1983) stated that sexual appeals may be relatively more unbelievable if perceived as too offensive. Kanungo and Pang (1973) found inconsistent patterns, both positive and negative, in product quality ratings. Severn et al., (1990) concluded that the use of sexually explicit appeals can result in more favorable attitudes which may result in greater purchase intentions. Finally, it has been suggested in some cases that the viewer's emotional response to the sexually appealing stimuli may be so strong that the attentive reaction is directed more to the stimuli than the product message (Edell and Staelin, 1986; Judd and Alexander, 1983). Overall, the empirical evidence suggests that sexual content in print advertising is less effective than non-sexual content (Soley and Kurzbard, 1986). The implications from the aforementioned studies suggest the necessity of matching physically attractive models and the extent of sexual stimuli with the type of product being advertised. Provided the product and the sexual stimuli of the advertisements are congruent, favorable behavioral intention ratings have been found to be higher (Baker and Churchill, 1977). The purposes of this study are to measure whether the extent of sexual stimuli presented in print media is a significant factor in the viewer's ability to recall brand names and their intentions to purchase. The literature is inconclusive on this issue especially with respect to conative measures of behavioral intentions. Preliminary Study Several pre-tests were administered to establish the levels of sexual intensity. Four-color print advertisements (Judd and Alexander, 1983; Richmond and Hartman, 1982; LaChance and Lubitz, 1977; Stauffer and Frost, 1976; Unwin, 1973; Morrison and Sherman, 1972) of female and male models were collected from thirty-four (34) field-tested, print media vehicles (Wilson and Moore, 1977). The advertisements were positioned on two-by-two, 35mm slides for uniformity of presentation (Judd and Alexander, 1983; Sciglimpaglia et al, 1979; Alexander and Judd, 1978; LaChance and Lubitz, 1977). A total of 187 advertisements representing ninety-four (94) brand names from thirty-five (35) product categories, were displayed to 138 undergraduate students from an eastern university. Each slide was displayed ten seconds (Standing et al., 1970). Subjects were instructed to rate each advertisement's level of sexual stimuli on a four-point scale whereas 1 = asexual, 2 = low, 3 = moderate and 4 = high. Statistical measures indicated significant differences between the four levels of sexual intensity (P /= 90% probability), 2 = probable (70% probability), 3 = fairly good possibility (50% probability), 4 = some possibility (30% probability), and 5 = no chance, almost no chance ( From : "ingars rudzitis" To : rudzitis@hotmail.com Subject : part 1 Date : Thu, 23 Sep 1999 18:15:27 PDT Ingars Rudzitis COMS 301 Sex sells? Part 1. The purpose of this study is to look at the influence of sexually suggestive images, used in advertising, on the male audience. This researcher thinks that men are going to pay more attention to the advertisements which contain sexual images of women, and that it may result in better brand and product recall, which will lead to the actual purchase of the product. Therefore, for the research purposes the researcher has developed a daring hypothesis - if advertisements will contain sex, then men will be more likely to buy the advertised product. The key terms of this hypothesis are: 1) advertisements - for this study researcher is going to use only printed advertisements from a variety of magazines; 2) sex - female nudity of various degrees and sexually suggestive body positions; 3) men - male audience, ages 17 to 30 with varied income and education levels. Review of the Literature. As the amount of advertisements in the past few years has steadily increased, the advertisers have begun to use more and more sexual imagery, in order to grab the attention of the public. Today advertisers often use female seduction to sell such different products as beer, cars, jeans, cigarettes, and just about anything else that can be advertised (Blair, 1994). In addition, as the use of sex in advertising has increased, the images used have become more explicit and suggestive in their nature (Severn, Belch, 1990). Ironically, as the audience grows more and more used to the sexual imagery, advertisers have to constantly push the limits in order to stand out among the others. Jean advertisements have become more explicit in recent years and the audience may have become more tolerant to sexually suggestive themes than previous audiences. As a result, advertising at lower levels of sexual intensity may fail to attract attention (Grazer, Keesling, 1995). Most of these advertisements are found in male oriented magazines where women usually are depicted as alluring and decorative, performing traditional housewife roles, dependent on men, and as sex objects (Klassen, Jasper, Schwartz, 1993). Advertisements have become more explicit by focusing mostly on female nudity, male/female contact and suggesting a sexual intercourse. It is expected that the sexually explicit visual images will be perceived favorably by the public, and will result in more favorable product and brand attitudes. Because of their sexual nature, these ads are usually perceived as being more entertaining, original and interesting (Severn, Belch, 1990). The conventional wisdom suggests that advertisements containing images of sexually atractive models will grab the attention of male audience, and help the sales of the product (Jones, Stanaland; et al, 1998). However, the research of last 25 years has shown, that the reaction to these ads is often mixed, and might not result in actual purchases of the product, or increased brand and product name recall. Audience can be both attracted by a sexy model, or annoyed by a sexist image (Jones, Stanaland; et al, 1998). Some research suggests that use of images with smaller amounts and intensity of sex can actually be more effective to the brand and product recall than the advertisements with more explicit images. The audience may like and recognize the advertisement, but at the same time fail to recall the brand or product (Severn, Belch, 1990). Also, audience is much more likely to have greater brand and product recall, if physically attractive models match the appeal of product being advertised (Grazer, Keesling, 1995). In other words - sex is not going to help to sell products that are unappealing to the public. The research of sexual advertisements has mainly concentrated on the gender of the receiver, nature of the product, and type of the sexual stimulus (Severn, Belch, 1990). The sex presented in advertisements can be divided in three big categories - physical attractiveness of the model, level of nudity, and sexiness/suggestiveness of the image (Jones, Stanaland; et al, 1998). Again, some research suggests that as the level of nudity increases the brand recall decreases, because more attention is given to the image than the brand name (Jones, Stanaland; et al, 1998). Sexual images detract from the receiver’s ability to attend to the written information presented in the advertisement (Severn, Belch, 1990). Sex in advertising influences the audience in two ways - it grabs their attention, and associates the advertised product with sexiness. Since men are naturally prone to look at a sexy model, it is used to catch their attention to the product (Jones, Stanaland; et al, 1998). However, advertisers must be careful when using sexual images. They have to be careful to determine the point at which the sexual appeal might be viewed as unethical and therefore become counter-productive for their purposes (LaTour, Henthorne, 1994). Advertisers also should be aware that the subtle meanings often communicated in advertisements may unintentionally perpetuate male and female stereotypes (Klassen, Jasper, Schwartz, 1993). Some researchers suggest that advertisers should test the appropriateness of sex appeal of their advertisement before deciding on the extent of sexual intensity (Grazer, Keesling, 1995). References. Blair, Kristine (1994) “Selling the self: women and the feminine seduction of advertising,” Women and Language 17 (1). Gould, Stephen J. (1994) “Sexuality and ethics in advertising: a research agenda and policy guideline perspective,” Journal of Advertising 23 (3). Grazer, William F. ; Keesling, Garland (1995) “The effect of print advertising's use of sexual themes on brand recall and purchase intention: a product specific investigation of male responses,” Journal of Applied Business Research 11 (3). Iijima Hall, Christine C. ; Matthew, Crum J. (1994), “Women and ‘body-isms’ in television beer commercials,” A Journal of Research 31 (5-6). Jaffe, Lynn J. ; Berger, Paul D. (1994) “The effect of modern female sex role portrayals on advertising effectiveness,” Journal of Advertising Research 34 (4). Jones, Marilyn Y. ; Stanaland, Andrea J.S. ; et al (1998), “Beefcake and Cheesecake: Insights for Advertisers, “ Journal of Advertising 27 (2). Klassen, Michael L. ; Jasper, Cynthia R. ; Schwartz, Anne M. (1993) “Men and women: images of their relationships in magazine advertisements,” Journal of Advertising Research 33 (2). LaTour, Michael S, ; Henthorne, Tony L. (1994) “Ethical judgments of sexual appeals in print advertising,” Journal of Advertising 23 (3). LaTour, Michael S. ; Pitts, Robert E. ; Snook-Luther, David C. (1990) “Female nudity, arousal, and ad response: an experimental investigation,” Journal of Advertising 19 (4). Severn, Jessica; Belch, George E. (1990), “The effects of sexual and non-sexual advertising appeals and information level on cognitive processing and communication effectiveness,” Journal of Advertising 19 (1).
From : "ingars rudzitis" Reply-To : latvian-indie@listserv.parks.lv To : latvian-indie@listserv.parks.lv Subject : Re: 100% pure latovian + whacca whacca Date : Fri, 01 Oct 1999 11:20:44 PDT LIML var atrast sev kulta gabalus pat India Disco Top 3. Vai Mexican Salsa Top 4. Vai Tamil Tango Top 1001. Vai djk. PP Runajot per visadiem etniskajiem gabaliem, atceros ka sovasar Eiropa uz mani vishisteriskako iespaidu atstaja kaut kads DOPE SMUGGLAZ gabals ar abzoluti vajpratigu klipu, kurs izskatijas it ka butu filmets kaut kur Kambodza, vai Taizeme. Liels zilonis, meitene balta pufaika, solists meksikanu cikstona terpa, un pilniga ritma iegrimusi pasaule - kas gan sim klipam trukst lai tas klutu par MTV uzvaretaju? I dunno! Vai kadam ir kads sikaks info par grupu? Ingars p.s. PP ludzu noskupsti Jarani uz pierites, ilgi no vinas nekas nav dzirdets!
From : "ingars rudzitis" Reply-To : latvian-indie@listserv.parks.lv To : anna@balta.riga.lv, guna@micrec.lv, linardss@mail.lv, linduzka@hotmail.com, gonzalez@parks.lv, SV61011@lanet.lv, LATVIAN-INDIE@parks.lv, sindija@divizija.lv Subject : dj shadow/underworld/chemical brothers Date : Sat, 09 Oct 1999 21:47:01 PDT Piektdienas vakara biju uz augstakmineto makslinieku koncertu. Pasakums notika pasa San Francisco centra, zale kuras sedvietu ietilpiba esot 7000 cilveku. Ta ar neapbrunotu aci es domaju, ka sedvietas bija maximums 3000 cilveku, un vel kadi 2 skatuves prieksa. Nevaretu teikt ka tas butu loti daudz. SF rajona dzivo 6 miljoni cilveku. Pasakuma ierados 20:55, pardosana bija paris bezdievigi nesmukas maicinas. Nostajos kadus metrus 10 no skatuves un saku gaidit. 21:00 saka spelet DJ Shadow. http://www.endtroducing.com/ Dzivaja vins ir vel haotiskaks un neinteresantaks neka ierakstos. Bija sis tas no Entroducing, tacu parsvara gabali no UNKLE. Nenormala skratcosana un ritmu maina. Pie tam vienigie gaismas efekti bija paris prozektori kuri mirkskinajas tiesi man seja - efekts apdullinoss - paludziet lai kads jums 40 minutes acis pamirkskina talas gaismas. Interesanti bija dzirdet ka Ashkrofta vokals no "Lonely souls" tika spelets pa virsu pilnigi citadam ritmam. Sausmas beidzas 21:40. Skatuves stradnieki loti atra tempa novaca turntables, un jau 21:45 saka spelet Underworld. Biju vinus redzejis jau pavasari, tapec bija interesanti redzet kadas izmainas ir notikusas. Ta ka skatuve bija diezgan liela, tad uz tas bija divi ekranini, un vel tris tiesi virs tas, ta ka izskatijas it ka vini speletu kinoekrana prieksa. Citadi viss tas pats - abi dj dara savu, un Hyde ar nenormali smaidigu gimi dejo gurnu dejas. Muzika perfekta, bija gan mega mega lager lager, gan push it utt... Cilveki dejo un pipe zali. Ventilacija minimala, ta ka jau pec minutem 2 biju parsvidis. Uz ekraniem tiek tiek raditi visadi tekstinu un krasa, ik pa bridim tiek pieslegta dziva kamera. Underworld beidza 23:20, un sakas liela gaidisana. Skatuves stradnieki novaca Underworld pariktes, parbidija ekraninus, un vel paris niekus. Tad uz skatuves tika izripaints kaut kas tads kas izsauca nenormalus sajusmas svilpienus. Kadi 10 stativi nokrameti ar sinezatoriem, sampleriem - tas viss saslegts kopa tada ka apli. Vadu mudzeklis un mirgojosas gaisminas atstaja pamatigu iespaidu. Tad kadas minutes 40 kads onka to visu parbaudija, ta publikai neatlika nekas cits ka dejot un pipet zali. Beidzot 24:20 sak skaet kaut kada dziesmina kura ieciklejas uz Surrrendderrr, S S S SuuuRenderrrrrrrr, un paradas Chemical Brotheri. http://www.astralwerks.com/chemical/ (noskatieties video) Cik nu atceros tad traklists bija apmeram sads: hey boy hey girl music:response block rockin' beats out of control under the influence+it doesn't matter tad aizgaja mix. Abi brotheri nepartraukti leka, skraida no viena sintina uz otru, un visu laiku aicina mus vicinat rokas un izradit nenormalu entuziasmu. Apmeram 1:00 iestajas pauze un ar izstieptu sakumu sakas sunshine underground got glint? kaut kas no setting sun, un tad atkal aizgaja mix. Uz ekraniniem tiek raditi visadi niecini - daudzstavu majas, krasainas klaunu sejas, geometriski dizainu, melbalti cilvecini ar pistolitem rokas, viduslaiku religiskas gleznas. Kados 1:20 sie nogaja no skatuves, tacu tikai lai atgrieztos velreiz un nospeletu chemical beats leave home the private psyhedelic reel. Pedejais protams bija vienkarsi mind blowing! Viss beidzas 1:50 ar uzrakstu LOVE IS ALL. Pec tadam 5 stundam es biju parsvidis, knapi spejigs pavilkt kajas, un noguris. Braucot uz majam paris reizes aizmigu, un gandriz nolidoju no cela. Nakosais - Fat Boy Slim 29 Oktobri.
From : "ingars rudzitis" Reply-To : latvian-indie@listserv.parks.lv To : latvian-indie@listserv.parks.lv Subject : Re: trakTARISTI Date : Mon, 18 Oct 1999 09:40:19 PDT P.S. kaads ir dzirdeejis iistenos latvieshu murgus kaa 'Sireenas' utml. nevaru saprast, kur taads kretiinisms smeljas iedvesmas un liidzeklju... Gan iedvesma gan lidzekli nak no musu pasu varenas tautas klepja, ta pat ka cienijamie makslinieki pasi. Laucinieku invazija ir sakusies un ir neapturama!!! Latviesu murgi un slageri eksiste tikai tapec, ka bijusie kolhoznieki ir vinu lielakie fani. Nevaretu teikt, ka runatu gramatiski pareiza latviesi valoda, tacu esmu apguvis standarta Rigas izrunu. Tapec katru vasaru, kad atgriezos Riga, asi izjutu to ka aizvien vairak cilveki man apkart runa kaut kados Jekabpils un Balvu dialektos. Pret Liepajniekiem gan man nav nekada naida, tacu ari vini var dazreiz uzkrist uz nerviem. Tiesi sie cilveki ir tie kuri fano par visdazadako gradaciju mesliem, un ir tiesi atbildigi par to eksistenci! Smash the enemy! Ingars
From : "ingars rudzitis" To : sindija@divizija.lv, rudzitis@hotmail.com Subject : part 2 is finished Date : Fri, 29 Oct 1999 11:39:02 PDT Ingars Rudzitis COMS 301 Sex sells? Part 2. In order to test his hypothesis, researcher conducted an experiment. This method was thought to be the best way of comparing the different reactions to the advertisements presented, and checking the truthfulness of the hypothesis. The idea was to present four advertisements of the same product, but with various levels of nudity and information, in order to test the brand and product recall of subjects, as well as attitude towards the product an dadvertisement. After the experiment, the results were used to check the correctness of the hypothesis. For the purposes of the experiment an actual Durex Comfort condom advertisement from a magazine was used. It showed two nude models kissing , and apparently having intercourse in the shower. Advertisement also included a slogan “at least their condom is comfortable”, placed at the hip level of the models. A description of the condom and the Durex contact information was on the bottom of the page. This advertisement was chosen by the researcher, because it was very sexual, and it targeted the research group. Then the advertisement was edited to create four different advertisements. The original high sex/ high information advertisement was edited to create four new - high sex/ low information, low sex/ high information and low sex/ low information - advertisements. Advertisement one consisted of above the shoulders image of male and female models kissing in the shower, a slogan “at least their condom is comfortable” under it, and description of the product at the bottom of the page. Advertisement two consisted of the same image, but with only the description of the product on it. Advertisement three had the original full body image, and only the description of the product on it. Advertisement four also had the original image of nude male and female models kissing in the shower, a slogan “at least their condom is comfortable”, and description of the product on it. Method. 160 male students, ages 18 - 29, from a small Northern California university were selected as subjects of the experiment in exchange for an extra credit. They were selected to participate in the experiment, because they fell into the proper age group for the product. Students were divided in four groups of 40. They were not told anything about the goals of the experiment. Each group was tested in a separate room, to avoid any contact among different groups. Students in these four groups received images of one of four advertisements. They were allowed to look at it for 15 seconds. Pre-testing indicated, that 15 seconds were enough time to process all the information in the advertisement. Then they had to put the advertisement away, and fill out a questionnaire. They were given 30 minutes to finish it. In order to find out the necessary information from the students, they were asked to answer some multiple choice questions. To measure their attitude towards the advertisement and the brand they were asked - Do you think this was a (good/ interesting/ arousing/ shocking/ offensive) ad? Do you think the claims about the product were (true/ informative/ objective/ exaggerated/ untrue)? Is this the most comfortable Durex condom ever (True/ Not sure/ False)? What makes this condom so comfortable (extra thin/ design/ new materials/ shape)? What was the brand name of this Durex condom (Sensitive/ Comfort/ Sensual/ Ribbed)? Students also were asked to answer some questions to find out their purchase intentions - The next time I will buy condoms, I will buy Durex Comfort (yes/ very likely/ maybe/ not likely/ no). This advertisement makes me (very interested/ somewhat interested/ not interested) in buying this product. To measure their recall of the advertisement, students were asked to write down on a blank page whatever they remembered about the advertisement - to describe the picture, the slogan, the description of the product and the brand name. Students were also asked to write what was going through their minds while looking at the advertisement. This was done, to find out the reaction of the audience to the advertisement. Results. The results varied according to the advertisement. The four groups gave different answers. However, the two groups that were exposed to low sex advertisements were different from the two that had looked at high sex advertisements. The group that was exposed to low sex/ high information advertisement generally viewed it as a good, interesting ad, and that the message was true and informative. They also remembered the fact that the condom was called Comfort. They could easily recall the image, slogan and the facts. Group was quite likely to buy these condoms in the future, because the advertisement made them very, if somewhat interested in them. While looking at the advertisement, they thought about the slogan and what it implied, rather than the image. The group that was looking at the low sex/ low information advertisement also thought that the advertisement was good, they could recall almost all the facts, but were not very likely to buy the condoms, because the ad was described as too dry. While looking at the ad, most paid attention equally to the text and picture. Most of them liked the picture, but generally said, that it was not the most interesting advertisement. The group that was exposed to high sex/ low information advertisement found it interesting, arousing, and a little bit offensive. The facts were found to be true, as were the claims about the product. However, many of them could not remember the facts about the condom, and it’s name correctly. There were many wrong guesses. Still, the group was very sure that they are going to buy these condoms, and that it was mainly due to the advertisement. They could recall the picture in great detail, but had problems remembering the written information. Most of the students said that they were turned on by the suggestiveness of the image, and that they would like to see it again. The group that was exposed to the high sex/ high information advertisement thought that the advertisement was mostly interesting and arousing, some wrote that it was slightly shocking. The facts were found to be true, but again, there were many wrong answers about the reasons why the condom is so comfortable, and what was its brand name. Group was sure that they are going to buy these condoms, largely due to the “coolest ad I’ve ever seen”. They could remember the image and the slogan perfectly, but only few could recall the written information at the bottom of the page. Almost all of them described their feelings as being absolutely delighted to see such a sexy image. Some were a bit shocked of how explicit the advertisement and it’s message was. Table 1. Attitude towards the advertisement. This ad was ... good interesting arousing shocking offensive low sex/ high info group 25 15 0 0 0 low sex/ low info group 18 22 0 0 0 high sex/ low info group 8 12 17 2 1 high sex/ high info group 7 18 20 3 2 Table 2. Purchace intentions Will you buy Comfort condoms? yes very likely maybe not likely no low sex/ high info group 5 15 15 3 2 low sex/ low info group 4 7 21 5 3 high sex/ low info group 23 14 3 0 0 high sex/ high info group 27 12 1 0 0
From : "ingars rudzitis" To : rudzitis@hotmail.com Subject : 1 Date : Wed, 17 Nov 1999 01:39:49 PST This is my reaction paper on chapter 5 from the "Anger". In this chapter, Tavris looks at the some of the myths concerning the need to "ventilate" anger. She concentrates on three popular ideas - "aggression is the instinctive catharsis for anger, talking anger out reduces it, and that childhood tantrums are good". I will look at the last two. It is interesting to me to think about the anger not simply as an uncontrollable emotion that just tries to break free, but as a weapon people use according to their needs. Tavris writes - you might want to use anger for retaliation and vengeance, for improving a bad situation, or for restoring your rights (131). And really, anger is one of the best weapons of getting your point across, to fight the others, and to prevail in some situations. It’s exactly why people are not screaming and shouting at their boss or someone who is stronger than them - by doing this they will get in much larger trouble than by controlling their anger. It is similar to the behviour of animals - they know when to lick someone’s hand, and when to bare their teeth. Since I try to avoid the people I do not like, I usually don’t get angry at my friends. It is usually some strangers, I’m angry at. It’ just your normal everyday anger at slow service or simple stupidity. However, there is no point of screaming at strangers, and while I’m often mad at my family, I know that if I express my anger at them nothing is going to change. So, why bother. I think that I have to agree with Tavris that, if you want to stay angry, if you want to use your anger, keep talking (142). Because, what is the point of talking about your anger? Do people want everybody else to know that you feel offended, or wronged? Either you work it out, or get over it, because if you keep boiling, it will do you no good. I think that the best way of dealing with anger is to try to understand the other person. Are you the reason why they are angry? Have you done something to provoke them? Maybe they are just venting their anger, and you happen to be around. Do you have to feel sorry for making them angry? I guess I am following the Jewish practice described in the book- I just let the other person, to take it all out, and wait for them to finish. I don’t want to argue with them, unless they are totally unfair to me, in which case I might express my anger. I really haven’t had many experiences of other people being aggressive or really angry at me. I think that kids are terrible little brats. As Tavris writes on page 147 - why should adults tolerate in children what they dislike in other adults? Many of my relatives have young children, and I don’t like them. They are loud and obnoxious. I have to admit that I am scared of getting children of my own. I am afraid that they will get on my nerves too much. I don’t think that it is such a taboo to spank kids. They have not developed a value system of what is right and wrong, and the only stimulus they respect is the pain. By this I in no way mean abuse - just a slap on the wrist to make the point. I think that it is helpful for kids to understand from the small age that there are rules in the world. One of my relative’s daughter is 5, and her parents let her do anything she wants. She is so used to be treated as the center of the universe that whenever we visit them, I end up wishing that a big rock fell on her head. And when Tavris describes kids who use tantrums to get something they want, I think that parents should be stricter in drawing the limits with the kids - you can scream all you want, but that is not going to change anything.
From : "ingars rudzitis" To : rudzitis@hotmail.com Subject : 2 Date : Wed, 17 Nov 1999 01:42:45 PST This is my reaction paper to the chapter 9 from "Anger". In this chapter, Tavris talks about our belief in the just world, and how we are doing everything to retain this belief. Our brain blocks out things that go against our beliefs, and threaten our inner peace. Some of the methods used to explain and block out many everyday problems include - denigrating the victim, denial and reinterpreting the injustice and its outcome. In the book it is written, that we need to believe in a just world (255) in order to deal with the injustices of the real world. It just may be too hard for our sanity, to live in a world where there is no hope, no belief in any justice. In situation like this, some people can lose their motivation for going on with their every day lives. Depression and anger at the existing system might set in. We hope that eventually the justice will be done. And when faced with different reality, we just block it out, or bend it to serve our beliefs. As Tavris writes, that is one of the reasons why religion is so popular. It promises the perfect world. Denigrating the victim is very common practice. We use it every day on many different occasions. "I got beaten up by an angry guy in our bar. - Well, I bet it’s because you looked at him the wrong way". Pretty much all the problems can be explained and done with in this manner. Whatever wrong is done is always easier to explain by blaming the victim, since finding the real facts and circumstances may take up too much of our time and effort. Not too many of us are willing to go to the bar, and ask the angry guy why did he beat up your friend. It is easier to say - next time don’t stare at anyone, don’t go to that place, cut your hair... To avoid confusion, many people prefer ignorance (256). So often we hear people saying that we don’t need to change anything, that everything is just fine the way it is. It is a simple fear of change. You never know what the change will bring; therefore - why risk. People who have some deeply held convictions very often try denying opposing viewpoints, prove them wrong, just so that they can prove to themselves, that their convictions are correct. They think that everyone else is either lying or stupid. It is so in religion, it is so in politics, and it is so in our everyday lives. A person like Sartre, who was a very smart man, was unable to overcome his communist beliefs. When the Stalinist terror became publicly known after 1956, he said something like - even if all those things are true, we have to ignore them, in order to keep the dream alive. Well then, why is everyone who tries to say some good things about Nazis (who after all, did not kill so many people as Communists did), despised and denounced? So, you can live by all the rules in the book, like Flanders from "The Simpsons", dig your head in the sand and pretend that everything is just the way you like it. You can blame the victim, and try to find s reason for every time an injustice happened, but one day you will have to open your eyes, and face the fact that the real world is harsh, and it sucks.
From : "ingars rudzitis" To : rudzitis@hotmail.com Subject : 3 Date : Wed, 17 Nov 1999 01:51:23 PST This is my reaction paper to chapter 5 from the "Emotional Intelligence". In this chapter author talks about people as slaves of passion. He mentions rage, worrying and melancholy. I am going to touch on rage and worrying. "The art of soothing ourselves is a fundamental life skill" (57). Almost all the things we do in our free time, we do to create good mood for ourselves - we watch TV, go out and party, or read a book. What we seek are good, and satisfying experiences. We want to get away from it all. While at work or at school, we have to control our feelings. However, in our free time, we can do whatever we want to have pleasurable experiences. We also can express ourselves freely without the constraints of the rules and constraints of the work place. It is a fairly self-explanatory thing - most of the people in the world would like to live in Hawaii and have a good time. It is interesting how the little angers of our daily routines, can build up into a big explosion of rage. Goleman writes: "anger builds on anger; the emotional brain heats up" (61). When I think about it, it is a pretty common for people to experience this thing. In some particularly bad day I might start having irritating things happening to me right after I get out of my bed - the room is cold, the water is cold, I have a new pimple, I’m hungry, car won’t start... During the day, more and more of these little irritations build up. While none of them is big or substantial enough to make me really angry, when they have piled up, and when I am not constrained by the surroundings, like school or parents, I might lose my cool and blow up at the smallest irritation. And then things like the ones described in "Anger" can happen - the person we are actually releasing our anger at, may not be the reason why we are so angry. They just happen to be around when we are ready to blow our anger. It is funny how he writes about the insomniacs, who are so worried, that they could not fall asleep - "they were chronic worriers, and could not stop worrying no matter how sleepy they were" (66). They are so tense, and their heartbeat is so quick, that they are too worked up to sleep. I think this is one of these cases where one thing leads to another. At first, they cannot fall asleep, because they are worried. Then, because they are worried, their heart rate goes up. Finally, they cannot fall asleep, because their heart is racing. There are many cases in which people work themselves into a different mental state for religious reasons, but they at least have some rewarding things. Worrying just keeps you from sleeping, and ends up driving you crazy. I think that many nationalities have a tradition where they tend not to worry about the things over which they have no control, because doing it, is simply not doing any good. Just the other night the same thing happened to me. I got some bad news from my mom and after that I could not fall asleep. I was going over and over the same things, thinking and worrying about what is going to happen next. After a while I noticed how fast my heart was beating and how tense my whole body was. It was before I read this chapter, but still I had enough sense to put on a CD with calming Hindu music. I relaxed as much as I could, and was asleep in 5 minutes.
From : "ingars rudzitis" To : rudzitis@hotmail.com Subject : 4 Date : Wed, 17 Nov 1999 01:56:20 PST This is my reaction paper to chapter 6 from the Goleman’s book. His main idea for this chapter is:" what seems to set apart those at the very top of competitive pursuits from others of roughly equal ability is the degree to which, beginning early in life, they can pursue an arduous practice routine for years and years" (80). (80) Seems like for Asian students failure is not an option. They have strong work ethics and study ethics - study some, and then some more. When I was kid, all around the school we had a quote from Lenin: "study, study, and once more study". I do not know weather it was originally meant for party workers, or school children, but we ignored it anyway. The Latvians, coming from the peasant past, tend to have strong work ethics. I think that all the people who either face unfavorable economical situation, or society’s prejudices, have to develop really strong work ethic to overcome these obstacles. While reading this chapter I could not help thinking about who are the real winners in life. Granted, higher IQ and better grades are important in life, but so are the people skills and ability to socialize. Goleman describes the good smart kids as ones who grow up to be nerd professors who dress the same year round, and are in love with their calculators. The dumb kids appeared to end up being regular Joe’s with a normal sex life, and lots of fun. Essentially the question comes to - is workaholic better than alcoholic? Is academic and business success better than good friends and regular life? People with higher levels of hope are more prone and capable of achieving things. "Some typically think of themselves as able to get out of a jam or find ways to solve problems, while others simply do not see themselves as having the energy, ability, or means to accomplish their goals" (87). People with hope do not give up in front of a big task, but divide it in smaller, easier to accomplish parts. True, if you have a defeatist attitude, then nothing is going to happen, because everything is too big and too hard to be done. Therefore, these people do not even start doing anything, or they do it in such a way, that they fail. After that, they can justify themselves, by saying that they tried. If you have a goal, and slowly but surely start working on your task, then eventually, you will succeed. It is always better to do something, to try, than just to sit around, procrastinate and moan about one’s inability to survive in the hostile world. That’s why the optimism, the ability to pull yourself together, and believe in the goal, is very important, and is a trait of many successful people. The flow can be achieved, when you do something that is at the top of your abilities, and you just completely lose yourself into the action. " It is a state in which people become utterly absorbed in what they are doing, paying undivided attention to the task, their awareness merged with their actions" (91). When I go hiking or backpacking, I sometimes get into the flow. I know my goal, and I just concentrate on it. It is a really great feeling - like it is the most fun thing to do, despite the heat, and weight of the backpack. I just feel like I have shut all the other bodily functions off in order to achieve the goal. Th whole thing makes me feel like I am the best in the world.
From : "ingars rudzitis" Reply-To : latvian-indie@listserv.parks.lv To : SV61011@lanet.lv, sindija@divizija.lv, linduzka@hotmail.com, linardss@mail.lv, LATVIAN-INDIE@parks.lv, guna@micrec.lv, farrrgo_99@yahoo.com, anna@balta.riga.lv Subject : Stereolab live Date : Fri, 26 Nov 1999 14:22:50 PST Otrdienas vakara biju uz Stereolab koncertu. Pasakums notika "The Fillmore", kurs ka gandriz visi muzikalie iestadijumi San Francisko ir pilns ar Dzimija Hendriksa un Grateful Dead fotografijam. Ja kadu interese sikak var apskatities http://www.thefillmore.com Iesilditaji - Olivia Tremor Control saka spelet 8. Tads hipiju un art roka mikslitis. Nedaudz naivi, bet ne slikti http://www.launch.com/Promotional/olivia_tremor_ft.html. Sie beidza spelet 8:45, un 9:15 uz skatuves uznaca Stereolab. Cik var uzzinat vinu lapa http://www.stereolab.co.uk tad vini paslaik spele pa vienam koncertam katru dienu. Drosi vien, ka tas klust nedaudz garlaicigi. Pirma dziesma bija Miss Modular, tad sekoja Infinity Girl. Cik nu piefikseju no zinamajam dziesmam vel bija Methronomic Underground, Des Etoiles Electroniques, un laikam ari Spark Plug. Dzivaja vini skan loti pat labi - sintezatori skan daudz labak neka ieraksta, un ari dzivas bungas un gitaras padara skanu daudz specigaku. Ap 10 Laetitia pateica ka - This iz ze time of ze night when we rock, un nakosas 20 minutes vini nospeleja 3 gabalus kuri loti atskiras no popsigas Stereolab skanas - tads izvirtigs gitarrocins. Tad vini nogaja no skatuves, un mums protams vajadzeja kartigi applaudet, un kad sie atkal paradijas, Laetitia sava sausmigaja akcenta kaut ko mums stastija - bla bla bla bla bla for zhe last 8 days bla bla bla bla and thank you for ze coming to ze concert. Sekoja vel paris dziesminas, un tad uz skatuves uzskreja Olivia Tremor Control ar savam gitaram un bungam, un pedejas desmit minutes vini kopigi dauzija un spaidija savus instrumentus. Stereolab sintezatoriste uz to visu noskatijas ar loti neuzticigu sejas izteiksmi, un kaut ko loti nopietni turpinaja spelet. Viss prieks beidzas 10:40, un uzdzeris iesnu zalem pa virsu vienu alinu, es godigi devos atpakal uz majam. Nakosais - Morrissey - 10 decembri.
From : "ingars rudzitis" To : rudzitis@hotmail.com Subject : Re: sex3 Date : Thu, 02 Dec 1999 23:53:45 PST Ingars Rudzitis COMS 301 Sex sells? Part 3. Discussion of the results. This experiment was conducted to test the effects of advertisements and sexual stimuli in them, on the product recall and purchase intentions of a male audience. Although the study was limited in its size, the results suggest that use of advertisements with high levels of nudity create more favorable attitudes towards the advertisements and the products, as well as lead to higher purchase intentions. The results also show, that use of advertisements with lower levels of nudity may be more effective on increasing the brand and message recall. It seems, that higher levels of female nudity distract and divert the viewers attention from the brand name, interfere with the intended message, and channel it towards the sexual content of the image instead. This data suggests that advertisers should do some testing before deciding on the final levels of nudity used in the advertisements, in order not to draw all the attention to the images alone and thus harming the brand recall. The attitude of the experiment subjects towards the advertisements used, was generally very positive. Subjects who saw the two advertisements with high nudity levels, mentioned the sexiness of images more often in their written responses. The generally positive attitude may be explained by the fact, that the product itself is sexual. They also had higher recall of the image content, and had higher purchase intentions. Higher levels of nudity in advertisement increased the good attitude towards the advertisement. However, some of the subjects had some ethical objections to high sex ads, because they thought it was slightly too offensive or extreme. The hypothesis of the researcher was supported by the results of this experiment. While acknowledging the limitations of the sample subjects and methods used, researcher feels that use of high levels of nudity can increase the purchase intentions, and lead to the actual purchases. The subjects who viewed high sex advertisements had more thoughts about the design of the advertisement which could lead to a better recall of the product. They also had much larger purchase intentions. The lower sex advertisements resulted in larger product related thinking, which could lead to a better recall in the long run. However, overall, the subjects who saw high sex advertisements did show much higher purchase intentions, suggesting, that sexual images can help to increase sales of the product. Limitations. The results also showed some of the limitations the researcher faced, and that there is a need for additional research to overcome some of these limitations. The main limitation of the experiment was the use of only male university students. These students could not represent the general male population. Young male students may be more liberal and tolerant to the nudity and sexually sugestive images, and therefore, have more favorable attitudes towards the advertisement and the product. Also, the positive attitude towards the advertisement may be influenced by the product being advertised and it’s perceived sexuality. Condoms are products with a very sexual meaning. While young males are the main target audience for the condom sales, the results may be different among the wider male population, depending on their age and location. The research should also be done to find out the attitudes of women towards this advertisement, since they are buying condoms as well. The use of sexual stimuli in these advertisements has its limitations. Some might say that the use of nude male model created some of the negative responses, and that the use of only a female model would be more acceptable. It would be interesting to see what is the impact of mixed gender and only male nudity on the male audience. However, in this advertisement, the most attention was drawn to the nude female, and the impact of nude male was minuscule. Finally, one of the limitations of this experiment is the use of images that contain only high and low levels of nudity. In the future, a wider variety of the nudity levels should be used in research. It would be also interesting to do a research on how a sexual radio and TV advertisements influence brand recall and purchase intentions. It is important for advertisers to find out the exact levels of nudity that would increase purchase intentions, without decreasing the message recall, or offending the audience. This choice is not easy, and should be made after some testing. It is important to understand, that while some men might be interested in the higher levels of nudity, other might be offended by it, and the advertisement might cause unwanted controversy. Advertising exists within the rules established by the society. As the moral and ethical rules of society change over the time, so does the perception of what is considered appropriate in the advertising; and advertisers have to change along. The use of nudity in advertising has always been controversial. Increasing number of people, many of the women, are growing unsatisfied with levels and uses of female nudity in advertising, and its impact on the society. Advertisers must be careful in their strategy, and avoid unnecessary controversy that might harm the advertising campaign, or the product.
From : "ingars rudzitis" Reply-To : latvian-indie@listserv.parks.lv To : LATVIAN-INDIE@parks.lv Subject : Morrissey live! Date : Sat, 11 Dec 1999 14:54:01 PST Fuck, tikko ka pabeidzu rakstit par Moriseja koncertu, kad uzkaras kompis un viss teksts pazuda. No jauna sakt man ir slinkums, varbut rit. Traklists bija apmeram sads: Boy racer, Alma matters, Now my heart is full, Billy bud, Speedway, Last night i dreamt that somebody loved me, Meet is murder, Hairdresser on fire, The teachers are afrad of the pupils, Is it really so strange, Tomorrow, November spawned a monster.
Ingars Rudzitis COMS 302 PR and media. This paper deals with the relationship between the PR practitioners and journalists and the media in general. It looks at the real and perceived ethical problems in this relationship. Are the PR people the evil ones that lie and provide misleading information to journalists? Do PR people have allegiance to anything else but the mighty buck? Is it possible that journalists are just too fussy and like to complain much, while freely using the information provided by the PR. Are PR people corrupting influence on the journalists? I think that the whole dilemma of ethics in the PR relationship with the media can be described by the quote from the article of Edward Lordan. "The truth is rarely pure, and never simple", wrote Oscar Wilde. He should have worked in public relations". It is somehow expected that the PR industry should be above the sins and tell nothing but the truth. It has to be recognized that it is a business, and that is not the duty of PR people to deliver the truthful information. It is the journalist’s job to check out if the story is true, and bring out any discrepancies. Public Relations practitioners and journalists need, and depend on each other. However, it is not a smooth relationship. Journalists often do not trust PR people and are critical to the information that they are offered. PR practitioners are often seen as spin masters with no regard to the truth. Some journalists say that "the use and abuse of journalists by PR flacks and lobbyists have long been a fact of life" (Mundy). According to the Ihator, one of the surveys among the journalists found that this mistrust is very widespread. Out of 225 top US business journalists 47% said that PR people are more nuisance than help. 46% said that PR people are usually not telling the truth. When asked to grade importance of PR leads as sources for good articles, it was graded 3.5. Analysis of 84 articles found that in 83% of them PR was referred to in a negative or unfavorable light. Ihator writes that the method widely used today by many corporations - "Integrated Marketing Communication", which consists of advertising, marketing, promotion and PR all mixed together, is partially responsible for creating a perception of PR as a marketing tool that provides information which can’t be trusted. Many call it propaganda. Is PR the same thing as propaganda? Moreover, is propaganda necessarily evil? In it’s basic form it is nothing more than persuasion, but since it was and still is used by many authoritarian countries, the word has acquired a bad connotation. Klein in his article notes that news sources, such as PR, usually try to provide newspapers with information that will be interesting enough for publishing. At the same time newspapers try to be interesting to their readers, and are on a lookout for interesting information. To some people this might seem to be a weakness of the newspapers, which is exploited by the PR. There are many examples that could be used to demonstrate how PR is using journalists to achieve their goals. A couple of years ago Microsoft had organized a PR campaign that was supposed to improve its image with the general public. The plan was to send "authentic" opinion letters to the editors in which the "real people" would say good things about the Microsoft. Some of them would be interesting enough to be published, and thus improve the image of the company. However, soon enough this plan was brought to the light, and actually did quite a damage to the company. Some PR practitioners say that there is nothing wrong with such a tactic. Does it really matter who is the author of the letter as long as it represents someone’s real opinions, and makes readers to think? There is an ongoing discussion among PR practitioners about the importance of morality and ethics in their profession. However, according to Martinson, in this discussion "many undoubtedly respond by "doing what needs to be done" - leaving worries about ethical questions until later". With all the daily problems and deadlines it is very hard for PR people to find a free time to have discussions about some ethical issues. Therefore, it is not rare that this "later" never comes, and everything goes as usual until some scandal breaks out. Lordan thinks that the reasons why PR people should be ethical and truthful are really simple: "telling the truth is morally correct, and it maintains and reinforces the practitioner's credibility. He also says that "often there is no right or wrong answer to an ethical problem, simply alternate routes from which to choose". This choice leads to situations where people who make choices sometimes do not think that they have behaved unethically, because in their minds they have done the right thing. What is acceptable for one, can seem to be totally outrageous to someone else. Some people who are writhing about the ethics in PR wonder - is there a difference between telling a lie, and not telling the whole story? Is that a violation of ethics standards, or just a plain common sense of not hurting yourself by telling too much? According to the Schick, in a survey of the members of Cincinnati’s chapter of PRSA, 70% agreed that "ethically there is a difference between telling a lie and withholding a truth". The lies are used to deceive people, but withholding some of the information is simply a part of the strategy, for which this information is not necessary. Moreover, the omission of certain facts is not a bad thing, since nobody tells the whole truth anyway. Newspapers and media in general often are under the pressure to find new stories to write about. Much of the investigative reporting on the scandals actually is yesterday’s news that haven’t been reported. According to the "Washington Monthly" March 1992 issue, the investigative reporters of "The Washington Post" and "The New York Times" had written approximately 800 investigative stories since 1989. Out of them about 85% were follow-ups on government reports. "Most of what we call investigative journalism these days", explains former Atlanta Journal and Constitution editor Bill Kovach, "is really reporting on investigations". In this environment, many journalists may be ready to accept information from the PR at a face value without much of independent investigation, just to get their hands on some new and interesting story. Such a reliance can sometimes be very costly. "Washington Monthly" reported that in one of such cases "60 Minutes" ran a story in 1989 about the Washington State apple growers. A PR company working for the Natural Resource Defense Council provided "60 Minutes" with a report, which said that one of the chemicals used by apple farmers, was "the most potent cancer-causing agent in the food supply today". After few months of controversy surrounding the issue, it was found that the chemical was much less harmless that reported. After the dust settled, Washington State apple farmers had lost nearly 125 million dollars in lost revenue. In this case, many people would argue that the PR had used journalists for their own narrow interests. However, in this case we are dealing with the "60 Minutes" who are no spring chicken, and should be able to do some background checking, before running a story like this. Today many newspapers and other media outlets are happily accepting the information and services provided by the PR agencies. Just turn on your TV or read your newspaper on any given day. There will be a stream of interviews with the stars of an upcoming movie on every news channel and in every newspaper. This May/June was the best example of this policy. In every newspaper, and on every TV channel all you could read and see was "Star Wars". While such an extensive coverage can be explained by the public’s interest, most of the pieces looked like PR has prepared them for the distribution to media. According to Harrison, "more and more stations are resorting to this kind of coverage to fill gaps in news time in an effort to pare costs on reporting news". While media is complaining about the PR "spinners", at the same time it gladly accepts the information provided by the PR as a cheaper alternative to the traditional hard news coverage, which is not guaranteed to draw as much attention from the audience. In his article Joffe quotes one magazine editor as saying: "We're not against using information or photographs supplied by ad agencies and public relations firms (…) the agency gets what it wants – exposure - and we get what we want. We don't pay for things like that, but then, we're not expected to". Today PR is one of the largest news sources today, and it provides journalists with the steady stream of information. The major function of the PR is to get their clients exposed into the media, not covering up and "spinning" as many people think. In fact they are creating so much information, that according to the Ramer: "journalists are always complaining that they are deluged with useless releases, notices and other PR materials about topics they and their medium could not care less about". However, it is their free choice to either accept this information or throw it in the wastebasket. It is not always, that the PR people are using newspapers to achieve their goals, and using them selfishly, without any regard to the ethics. There are cases in which the relationship is opposite. Just these past couple of months in Turkey the local Saatchi&Saatchi agency was involved in a conflict with the one of leading newspapers. The newspaper threatened PR agency, that unless it puts more advertising in the paper, it will completely ignore it in the future. In fact, the newspaper published a very negative article about one of the leading Saatchi&Saatchi clients to prove their point. The situation of the real world is that most of the PR agencies and practitioners belong to some kind of PR association, which has ethics standards. Usually they are followed, since breaking them would mean unwanted publicity. Pretty much whatever is not regulated by the law is regulated by these ethics standards, and the common sense takes care about the rest. In addition, while PR people are often denounced for lying and covering the truth, it usually happens only in the situations of crisis management when it is done to prevent more harm to the client. In his article Joffe quotes one magazine editor as saying: "We're not against using information or photographs supplied by ad agencies and public relations firms (…) the agency gets what it wants – exposure - and we get what we want. We don't pay for things like that, but then, we're not expected to". For this paper I conducted a little online interview with few people who work in the PR. While all of them are in Latvia, where PR is very unorganized and unregulated, it is very interesting to see that hey are aware of the ethics. None of them fit in the evil spinmaster category, and many of the things they are saying are true in the America as well. Sindija Saicane, Assistant Project Manager in "Divizija". sindija@divizija.lv "Each company has different ethical standards, and there is no such over-viewing organization that would look into these matters. Of course, your competitors will always keep an eye on you. There is no sense in making unsubstantiated claims, because in such case your competitors will prove you wrong very soon. Since there are not too many people in this business, sooner or later everyone knows everything about everybody else. The result is always guaranteed, as you understand, but we usually try to give realistic promises, since it is not in our interests, to deliver less than promised. I haven’t really seen any "corruption" in or by PR agencies, maybe inasmuch as people are sometimes "bought" by other companies, and start to work there". Anna Jarana, Project Manager in "Balta Communications". anna@balta.riga.lv "Most of the PR agencies in Latvia, if you can call them agencies, are very small, without much contact with the outside world. For example Hill&Knowlton Latvia is a daughter company of Hill& Knowlton International, but I don't think that it is bound by any ethical rules and regulations the way the Hill & Knowlton International is. Since there still is no Latvian PR association, and there are no common ethical and business regulations, everyone is pretty much doing whatever they want, and any journalist or reporter who isn't too lazy, also calls itself a PR specialist. Everyone works as they like; there are no common practices of how to work. You try to make the money any way you can. Frankly the situation is pretty sad - in Latvia there is nobody with a real PR education, everyone is learning from their mistakes, and from whatever can be found in foreign magazines. People who work in companies that are daughter companies of some foreign companies are in privileged situation since they have access to some seminars or conferences. Everybody else is just doing as well as they can. The worst is that the clients also have no idea what a real PR is, so often time there are absurd expectations and misunderstandings". Ainars Zellis, Director "Finance Communication Group" ainars@fkg.lv http://www.fkg.lv "We always try to avoid lying. There are many other ways in which you can reply to the questions you don't really want to reply. If the information is distributed to the journalists, we do the follow up, and ask them to correct any inaccuracies. In Latvia we have to spend quite a bit of time on this, since the professional level of the journalists is pretty low. We never pay the journalists. The basic goal is to keep good relations with the journalists that are setting the opinions for others. The market of newspapers is small in Latvia. Both for journalists and us the information is of the greatest value. Bilateral exchange of unofficial information while having a dinner is one of the ways to keep the relationship alive. The "highest" level of freebies is if we pay for an occasional dinner or a drink. No matter how good relationships we have with any of the journalists, we try not to misuse them. It is not worth to spoil relationship with the press over a client's problem. In a way, by following the ethical standards, and providing journalists with a precise and free information, without asking for any favors, we in reality achieve the preferential treatment. There are no guarantees, no official relationships, but we have professional and human relationships, which have a great meaning in such a small market as Latvia. About the ethics code. There is none in Latvia; the PR association is still in the process of being formed. However, we follow the self-explanatory ethical rules. The self-regulatory mechanism of a small market is at work. You can't compare the American and Latvian situation. We all know each other, information spreads momentarily, and nobody is interested to trash their own prestige. The largest PR agencies are following some ethical standards. At the same time marked is crippled by corrupted journalists. There are two categories. The first group is the ones about whom it is known that they will write anything. The second group is the ones who try to offer PR services, while still working as journalists. By establishing the association, it would be one of the tendencies we could fight against, in order to bring some order to the PR market in Latvia". As it can be seen from various sources, it is not true that al the PR practitioners are doing is lying and covering up the truth. Most of what they are doing is just providing publicity to their clients. There are ethical codes that dictate their behaviour and ways of making decisions. While journalists display very negative opinions about the PR people, they rely very much on the information provided by the PR. In fact, PR people have to be very aware of the decisions they make, because there is such a scrutiny of their actions. Whatever controversy arises is usually created not by the evil nature of the PR practitioners, but of their efforts to serve their clients as good as they can. PR practitioners, of course, are responsible for what decisions they are making, and actually, they are the ones who look that ethical standards are followed not only by their colleagues, but by their clients as well. The reputation and good name is very important for any company. As was seen from my interviews, this was recognized even in rather unorganized societies. While a one time lie or use of a corrupt journalist may help in one given case, in the long run use of such discrediting methods will hurt both the company and its clients, since nobody is going to take them seriously anymore. Pr practitioners face ethical choices almost every day, and it may be surprising that they actually are more ethical and helpful to the media that it is thought. In conclusion I’m adding a personal checklist for making ethical decisions which was created by Bob Steele, director of the Ethics Program at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies: 1. What do I know? What do I need to know? 2. What is my public relations purpose? 3. What are my ethical concerns? 4. What organizational policies and professional guidelines should I consider? 5. How can I include other people, with different perspectives and diverse ideas, in the decision-making process? 6. Who are the stakeholders - those affected by my decision? What are the motivations? Which are legitimate? 7. What if the roles were reversed? How would I feel if I were in the shoes of the stakeholders? 8. What are the possible consequences of my actions? Short term? Long term? 9. What are my alternatives to maximize my truth telling responsibility and to minimize harm? 10. Can I clearly and fully justify my thinking and my decision? To my colleagues? To the stakeholders? To the public? BIBLIOGRAPHY Georges, C. "Confessions of an investigative reporter". Washington Monthly, Mar92, Vol. 24 Issue 3. Harrison, S. L. "Increasingly, TV news is taking on the trappings of public relations puffery and huckstering for advertisers" Broadcasting & Cable, July 5, 1993 v123 n27. Ihator, Augustine. "The Relationship Between Mass Media and Corporate Communicators." Public Relations Quarterly, Fall99, Vol. 44 Issue 3. Joffe, Bruce H. "Law, ethics, and public relations writers. (legal ramifications of freelance writing)". Public Relations Journal July 1989 v45 n7. Klein, William S. 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From : "ingars rudzitis" To : anna@balta.riga.lv, farrrgo_99@yahoo.com, linardsk@mail.parks.lv, nost-holz@t-online.de, sindija@divizija.lv, SV61011@LANET.LV Subject : 3 banani Date : Sat, 01 Apr 2000 11:10:53 PST Sorit pamodos agri - 8, un atcerejos ka atri kads ir japiemana, ka neka pirmais aprilis tacu. Veiksmigi piemanijis Sindiju, paklausijos Suede "Dog man star", un peksni sajutos loti laimigs par dzivi. Panemu vienu maicinu, nogriezu tai rokas, lai pleci saulojas un paduses ventilejas. Tagad sezu uni pie kompjutera, un pastastisu jums par New York. Man patika sistema divos no klubiem kuros mes bijam, un par tiem tad ari stastisu. Pirmais klubs atradas uz pilnigi necilas ielinas, pilnigi noplukusa trisstavu majina, kura kadreiz drosi ir dzivojusi cilveki, tacu tad ta ir parbuveta par klubu. Pie ieejas mus parmekle - izosna cigaretes, un izrakna macinus. Ieejot ieksa redzama pirma stava deju zale, taja paris bari ar letitem, viena gala DJ, gar sienam saliktas sofas, pa kuram visi mingejas. Muzons tads ne parak - top 40, tacu te ari atrodas ikdieniskie cilveki kuri mierigi dzer un dejo ka jau pienakas. Dazas puskailas dejotajas un dejotaji krata dibenus un izskatas diezgan nogarlaikoti. OK, ejam uz otro stavu, tur tiek dragats kartigs vacu trance, mirgo gaismas, tacu ir diezgan patukss jo si muzika tomer seit nav parak populara. Izskatas ka parsvara ir sanakusi kaut kadi turki, bet varbut tie bija kaut kadi dienvidamerikani kuri dejo ar triskarso paatrinajumu. Labi, te ari mums nepatik, ejam leja uz pagrabu. Tur pavisam cits skats - telpa maza un tumsa, skan reps, un viss pilns ar melnajiem. PV seit nepatik un tie uziet uz top 40 skatities uz puskailajam dejotajam. Es godigi piedzeries ielienu starp melnajiem, un dejoju vien laimigs. Paskats drosi vien diezgan amizants - es baltas bikses un dzemperi ar balinatiem matiem biju 100% baltais zvirbulis. Jusu zinasanai pie repa dejojot ir jazin ka meitenes dejo puisiem prieksa, un praktiski nodarbojas tikai ar to, ka rive savus dibenus gar vinu kraniniem. Nu un puisi atkal taisa visadus seksualus vingrojumus. Ja paskatas MTV tad ir apmeram skaidrs ka tas notiek. Pie reizes, izradas ka muskulainiem puisiem ir paradums staigat apkart puskailiem. Nu ta nu es priecigi dejoju kadas minutes desmit, kad man klat pienak viena meitene un prasa vai var ar mani padejot, es protams saku okidoki. Si mierigi nem un sak rivet savu dibenu gar manu kraninu, par ko es protams biju diezgan laimigs. Acimredzot, es tomer nezinaju dejas noteikumus, jo driz vien vina uz mani paskatijas un pateica - es nekozu. Es isti nesapratu ko man darit - sakt izgerbties, jeb veikt atspiesanos pret gridu, ka to energiski darija blakus esosais puisis. Tiesi saja bridi paradijas Roga, un pateica ka jatinas prom. Zel, varbut es butu uztaisijis paris mazus negerisus. Tatad, ko es gribeju teikt ir tas, ka klubs ar trijiem staviem var piesaistit tris dazadas publikas vienlaicigi. Paris dienas velak gajam uz kadu citu klubu, kurs bija vel stiligaks, jo atradas tikai divus kvartalus no Times Square. Mes bijam uz guest list, ta ka pec tam kad es pateicu ka Mike ir mus uzaicinajis, un ka mes esam Brainstorm, tikam ieksa bez nekadam problemam. Klubs acimredzot bija loti stiligs, jo no arpuses si ex-dzivojama trisstavu majina izskatijas it ka butu pamesta jau gadus desmit, nebija nekadas izkartnes, vienigi mazina plaksnite ar ~ un F, jo klubs saucas Floater. Uz ielas staveja paris limuzini un ieksa laidejs/ ara metejs svera vismaz kilogramus 250. Ari te pirmais stavs bija visparastakais - zalite ar sofinam gar sienam, zemi galdini (caurspidigi un izgaismoti no iekspuses) drizak kalpoja ka barjera starp dejuplaci un apkart sedetajiem. Nedaudz padejojusi gajam uz otro stavu, tacu lai tur tiktu bija vajadzigs specials zimodzins, kurs mums par laimi bija. Pa mazinam kapnitem uzkapam otraja stava, kurs bija visistakais labirints, veco dzivoklu sienas bija atstatas ta ka tikai raditas vairakas telpas kuras taja burzma bija diezgan gruti orienteties. Te muzonins bija vairak hip hopigs, un skana piepildija telpu pilniba. OK, izstaigajusies pa otro limeni, mes ka jau ista kompjuterspele atradam ieeju aru uz treso limeni. Uz to veda tikai divas sauras kapnites. Pie vienam staveja kartejais 250 kilogramigais melnais kurs pazinoja, ka mums nav vajadziga zimoga, un ka nekur mes netiksim. Mes protams nepadevamies, un gajam uz otram kapnem, kur mums pateica to pasu. Tacu sis ieksa laidejs bija tads zuliciga izskata virins uzvalka ar anglu akcentu - vins mums pateica, ka augsa galdini esot loti dargi, un tur tiek tikai retais, tacu pa $20 no katra, vins mums laus tur tikt ieksa. PV un es noturejam nelielu apspriedi, kura tika nolemts ka tik daudz naudas mums nav, tapec auksa ies tikai Renars kurs tur nodarbosies ar Ineses Misanes meklesanu, un sarunas lai mus laiz ieksa. Godigi sametamies $20, lai vins varetu tikt ieksa, un sakam gaidit. Gaidijam gaidijam, Kaupers ka muca iekritis, parejie sak stenet ka man, ka jau anglu valodas zinatajam, jaiet un jasaruna ar onku lai mus laiz ieksa. Ta nu es godigi paplapaju ar cienijamo dzentelmeni, kurs izradijas esam no Bristoles, un kuru laikam sauca Naidzels. Vins zinaja kur ir Tallina un Vilna, tacu ieksa tik un ta nelaida. Kad mes jau sakam zaudet jebkadas ceribas, paradijas smaidigais Renars ar Misani, Naidzels ari palika daudz laipnaks, saspieda mums zimodzinus un pamaja ar roku. Tresais stavs bija acimredzot visstiligakais. No vecajam istabam bija izveidoti mazi privati ukisi ar galdiniem un sofinam, protama lieta ka gaisma bija loti minimala, un gaisa virmoja marihuanas dumi. Tacu tajos sedeja retais. Visa stiliga publika bija saspiedusies maza 2x10 metriga placiti gar kura vienu malu bija bars. Spideja neona gaisma, un visi bija drausmigi cooli. Cik no Misanes vareja saprast, tad publika parsvara bija visadu kalibru modeli/es. Visi sava parcooluma un vienkarsi aiz telpas trukuma, vai nu sedeja va staveja, dejosana minimala. Es protams uzkapu uz viena galdina padejot. Jubalts velak teicas esam redzejis ka tualete cilveki snauc kokainu, un ka pa mazmazitinam kapnitem esot uzkapis mazina chill out telpina kura bijusi paredzeta seksam. Es gan sos brinumus neredzeju, jo biju diezgan iereibis un noguris. Pa so klubu nonemamies no kadiem 11-5:30 rita. Sis klubs man patika, jo katrs nakosais limenis bija aizvien grutak sasniedzams, un lidz ar to tikai piesaistita gan parasta gan supercool publika, pie reizes - jo grutak kaut kur tikt ieksa, ja mazakas ir publikas prasibas. Visi jutas tik cool ka vispar ir tikusi ieksa, ka neuztraucas par to ka jasaspiezas 2x10 metros. Kad izgaju ara, bija auksts - pelkes bija sasalusas, tacu tas patikami atskurbinaja. PV aizbrauca ar taksi, es aizgaju meklet metro. Izstaigajos pa NY, nosalu, metro pamanijos aizmigt, ta ka "majas" tiku tikai ap 8. Labi, esmu jums veltijis stundu sava laika, un ta ka te ir air condition, tad esmu nedaudz nosalis, iesu ara pasauloties un pamacities.
From : "ingars rudzitis" To : anna@balta.riga.lv, linardsk@mail.parks.lv, rudzitis@hotmail.com, sindija@divizija.lv, SV61011@LANET.LV Subject : long ago Date : Sat, 29 Apr 2000 15:28:10 PDT Es gribeju tev pastastit par kadu notikumu, kurs notika loti loti sen, gada kad vesture apmeta kuleni. Precizak - 12 gadus atpakal, skaistaja 1988 gada pavasari. Taja laika es diezgan neregulari apmekleju rigas 64 vidusskolu. Ka jau parasti pavasaros, vajadzeja velet cilvekus atbildigiem klases amatiem. Es ap to laiku biju klases politinformators, un man liekas dariju to diezgan labi, jo biju nedaudz interesantaks par ieprieksejo politinformatoru kurs katru nedelu sajusminati stastija par karu afganistana. Parsvara vina stasti bija par mezonigajiem dusmaniem, un visadas urban legends - piemeram par pieradinato cusku, kura izglabj karaviru no naves. Anyways, es parsvara lasiju visadas arzemju zinas. Nu luk, taja pavasari mani nez kapec izvirzija par klases pionieru pulcina vaditaju un godigi piecas minutes ari par to ieveleja. Cik atceros, tad klases skolotaja centas parejos vest pie prata, jo es biju klases lielakais bastotajs, bet nevienam to stulbo darbu negribejas. Es isti neatceros ko es domaju taja bridi. Nu un tad pa vasaru sakas visadi trakumi ar to Tautas Fronti, un sarkanbaltajiem karogiem, un masu histeriju par brivibas temu, neatkaribu gan toreiz vel neviens nepieprasija, un nevareja pat iedomaties. Godigi noslinkojies visu vasaru, atgriezos riga lai ietu uz 1 septembri. 1 septembri kartigi izgludinaju savu skaisto zilo skolas uzvalku, un sarkano kaklautu. Par kaklautu es biju lepns, jo biju to sasejis visstiligakaja mezgla. Nu un ta es laimigi devos uz skolu ar sarkano kaklautu, ka jau godigs pionieris. Iegajis skolas pagalma es sapratu, ka kaut kas galigi nav kartiba, jo es biju praktiski vienigais ar savu kaklautu. Piegaju pie saviem draugiem, kuri lepni gozejas ar dazadu izmeru auseklisu un sarkanbaltsarkano karogu piesprauditem, un fiksi noskaidroju, ka kaklauti ir galigi uncool, toties ciekurkalna tirgu noperkamie auseklisi un karodzini ir cool. Fiksi iestukeju kabata savu skaisto kaklautu, un skumu par savu zuduso pioniera godibu. Nu luk, tadejadi TF del es zaudeju potenciali daudzsolosu aparatcika karjeru.
October 22, 2000 Pamodos piektdien un domaju ko lai sadara. Parasta partijosana bija jau galigi pieriebusies. Nolemu braukt kur deguns rada, aizbraucu lidz skolai, savacu foto stativu. Vel nopirku melnbaltu foto filminu, tad devos uz Clear Lake http://sojourner2000.com/clc Apbraucu apkart ezeram, nedaudz pastaigaju, un braucu uz ziemeliem, ticis uz galvenas sosejas izbaudiju brauksanu - stundam ilgi braucot uz kadiem 110-120, iestajas pavisam cita realitate. Klausijos visadus mistiskus AM radio shovus par citplanetiesiem un kantri muziku. Parlaidu nakti kaut kada mistiska moteliti, un ap kadiem 11 no rita biju pie Mount Shasta. http://www.shastahome.com/visitors.htm#Photos! Tiesi ta tur ari no rita izskatijas. Auksts gan ka pec suna, ka jau kalnos. http://www.snowcrest.net/camera/ Te var redzet gan dzivo web cam, gan ari ierakstitus failus, man patik skatities ka makoni skrien pari kalnam. Uzbraucu lidz 2,5 km augstajam parkplacim, un nedaudz pastaigajos. Sniega limenis nebija talu, tacu lidz tam aizkapelet bija diezgan gruti - skabekla maz. Aizelsies nedaudz pamidijos pa sniegu, pafotografeju, un kapu leja. Paedis braucu uz nakoso kalnu. Lauki Amerika ka jau visur - pagalma metajas masinas kuras nav braukusas gadus 20, majam atlobijusies krasa, visi cilveki izskatas pec alkoholikiem. Aizbraucu uz Lassen volcanic park http://www.americansouthwest.net/california/lassen_volcanic/national_park.html, sniega tur vel nebija, bet toties bija nenormalakais vejs, un auksts. Pastaigaju apkart, pafotografeju, nosalu, un braucu uz majam. Kopa nobraucu kadus 1280 kilometrus. Atbraucu majas, viss jau tumss, tacu ara baiga vetra, apkart metajas zari, lapas, gaiss smird pec dumiem, jo pardesmit kilometrus talak notiek meza ugunsgreks. Sorit dumus vairs nejut, tacu viss ir noklats planu pelnu kartinu un visadam koku drazam.
Halloweens sux! Prata nav nekadas izklaides, gribas gulet. Pamostos 6, tesos uz savu stulbo radio no 7-9. Studijas monitori ir sadirsti un es nedzirdu ne savu balsi, ne ko citu. Foto klase no 9-12, visam jabut gatavam ceturtdien, bet man vel puse no vajadziga nav pat nofotografets. Fiksi kaut ko safotografeju, attistu filminu. Skrienu uz darbu no 1-4:30, janemas ar ednicas skopsanu, miskastem, un tamlidzigam izklaidem. Vienigais priecins ka varu uzest zupu. Pec darba 5 eju pie sava profesora, tas izradas, ir atcelis sodienas pienemsanas. No 5 -10 tupu fotostudija, cepu bildites. Knapi varu pakustinat kajas, nak miegs, gribas est, un sap kakls -isti nevar saprast vai no aukstuma vai zales. Sodien ir Haloveens? Variet to kirbju piragu iebazt man d.cauruma... Ingars p.s.isteniba esmu priecigs par padarito.
From : "carolin" Reply-To : To : Subject : RV: Info needed Date : Sat, 11 Nov 2000 13:46:00 -0500 -----Mensaje original----- De: carolin [mailto:carolin@bookingperu.com] Enviado el: Martes, 07 de Noviembre de 2000 8:24 p.m. Para: ingars rudzitis Asunto: RE: Info needed Dear Ingars: The peru express package has a rate of $858.- per person in double occupancy. and the single suplement is $140.- the extra night in aguas calientes cost : single room $30.-per night double room $40.-per night The extra night in puno cost: single room $40.- per night double room $55.- per night As we have to arrange flight tickets lima cusco 13jan and juliaca lima 20jan then extra nights will need to be arrange before your arrival to peru. As you arrive to lima on january 12 then the itinerary is as follow: DAY 1 LIMA -12 JAN 2001 Reception in the Lima airport and transfer to the Hotel Santa Cruz located in Miraflores, Lima .Depending on the arrival time of your international flight we will have the possibility of an optional visit to the gold museum ( not included in the rate ) DAY 2 CUSCO-13 JAN 2001 After an early breakfast, transfer to the airport where we'll take the flight to Cusco, upon arrival reception and transfer to our Orquidea Real Hostal , followed by a few cups of mate de coca, whilst you iron out any questions you may have with us. At 13:45 you leave on the Cuzco City Tour. This tour includes the major sites of historical interest in Cuzco, such as the famous Inca fort at Sacsahuaman, and the temple of the Sun. Also included in this is a tourist card, giving you access to all the sites in the Cuzco area as a whole (i.e., including outside of the City itself) This tour finishes at 18:00.( B ) DAY 3 SACRED VALLEY TOUR -14 JAN 2001 The Sacred valley tour includes: Bus service to the market of Pisaq, visits to Calca, Urubamba, the ruins of Ollantaytambo, and the market at Chinchero.There is an English speaking guide, and lunch in a typical restaurant in Urubamba. Of course, throughout this trip you will have magnificent views of the high Peruvian Andes. At 18:39 you arrive back at the Orquidea Real.(B,L) DAY 4MACHUPICCHU -15 JAN 2001 At 05:45 you leave, with a pack lunch and a guide to the train which leaves at 06:00. Travel is in "Autowagon" Class, and you will be accompanied. At 09:10 you arrive at the Aguas Calientes Station, from where you take a 15 minute bus ride to the ruins of Machupicchu themselves. Once there, you will have a guided tour, with an English speaking guide. Overnight at the machupichu Hostal in Aguas Calientes ( (B, Box lunch) Day 4 MACHUPICCHU - 16 JAN 2001 Morning at leisure in Machupicchu, in the afternoon we will take the train back to Cusco , overnight at Orquidea Real Hostal (B) DAY 5 PUNO -17 JAN 2001 Transfer to the train or bus station. Ten hour train or bus ride to Puno , across the scenic high Andes landscapes only dotted by small villages and herds of the llamas and vicuńas. Upon arrival transfer to hostal Pukara or Don Miguel ( B ) DAY 6 UROS AND TAQUILE ISLANDS - 18 JAN 2001 You will be picked up from your hotel 7,30 AM, after 2 hours motorboat you will arrive at the Uros island. Fishermen and hunters inhabit the floating islands of the Uros. The residents of the Uros use the cattail, a type of rush, which grows in the lake, to create the conditions that ensure the islands stay afloat. The dense roots that the plants develop support the island.The roofs are waterproof and the houses are extremely humid because of the surrounding water. At present they speak Quechua and Aymara. Then we will visit the Taquile island , including lunch in the co-operative restaurant, there is also a co-operative shop on the plaza that sells exceptional woollen goods which are not cheap but of very fine quality. Taquile Island is famous for its craft production, particularly for its beautiful textiles. The island is narrow only about 1 KM wide , but 6 to 7 KM long, on Taquile there are numerous pre-Inca and Inca ruins and Inca terracing . We will return in Puno in the afternoon, overnight.(B,L) DAY 7 PUNO - 19 JAN 2001 Breakfast , Day at leisure. Overnight hostal pukara or don miguel(B) DAY 8 PUNO LIMA - 20 JAN 2001 Morning at leisure in Puno. In the afternoon transfer to the airport to take the flight to Lima, upon arrival reception and transfer to the Hotel Santa Cruz, Miraflores Lima, overnight ( B ) DAY 8 TRANSFER OUT - 21 JAN 2001 Transfer to the airport and end of the services ( B ) Price per persons single occupancy $1068.- double occupancy $905.50.- INCLUDES: Booking for Tourist class Hotels as detailed above, based on double occupancy. All scheduled land, lake and air transportations. All transfers. All scheduled excursions with English-speaking professional guide services. All entrance fees. Meals and domestic flight airfares as specified in the itinerary.B=Breakfast;L= Lunch;D=Dinner. NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEE International airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature.Day use in lima. **Day use in lima $35.- single room - Day use in lima $45.- double room. DEPOSIT IN ADVANCE As you deposit $429.- in advance then we required you deposit $47.50.- aditional to complete the 50% in double occupancy. or deposit $105.- to complete the 50% in single occupancy. this deposit is easily done in our secure server on line: http://www.orquidea.net/reservations.htm please fill in 47.50 or 105 in the column quantity product code 100 extra services. Looking forward to hearing form you soon carolin mayo reservation department -----Mensaje original----- De: owner-booking_site5@ns.visitingperu.net [mailto:owner-booking_site5@ns.visitingperu.net]En nombre de ingars rudzitis Enviado el: Lunes, 06 de Noviembre de 2000 3:25 p.m. Para: orquidea@orquidea.net Asunto: Re: Info needed Dear Michele, I just paid advance for Peru Express trip, but I was surprised that the form did not ask me any dates on which I am going to take my trip. I plan to arrive in Lima on Friday, January 12. I would like to stay an extra day in Machu Picchu and Puno. If my calculations are correct that means that I will depart from Lima on Monday, January 22. Please let me know if there is anything else I have to do, or if there are any details that I need to know. Thank you! Ingars >Dear Ingars, >yes, the Peru Express has daily departures, and the rate is $858 based on >double occupancy and as a party of two, single occupancy supplement $140. >You only need to bring the usual travel stuffs. >We only need 50% of the total cost in advance to book you any Cuzco >package. This can easily be done at our reservation site: > > http://www.orquidea.net/reservations.htm > >At this site, the prices of our packages and rooms are available. . Please >fill in the number of the spots that you would like to book in the column >quantity product code 01P . Please note that HOTMAIL and USA.NET e-mail >addresses CANNOT be used to make payments at this site . >We accept Visa and MasterCard. Please remember that all the transactions >are managed by the Internetsecure banking service, for your total security. >All the information is encrypted, we will not know your card number. Once >we have received notice of your deposit we will confirm your reservation. >If you are not happy sending your credit card info over internet ,even >using a secure server, please send us a fax to this numbers FROM US : 011 >51-1-2421273 or FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD 0051-1-2421273, please include >the following info: >Cardholder ( as in the credit card ) >Visa or Mastercard credit card number >Expiration date >Address >City >Postal code >Province/State >Tel number >Country >Please note that we cannot hold a room or a package that has not been >confirmed if another client wants it, and is prepared to pay. > > Looking forward to hearing from you soon >Mr. Michele Costanza >Sales Manager > > >At 15:48 10/8/2000 , you wrote: > >Hi, >thank you for your detailed answer. >I think I will skip the trekking on Inca Trail - rain + altitude is too >much foe me. >So could you send me some more details about the Peru Express instead? >As I understand departures are daily. 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From : Hopkins/Witchfinder General/ Reply-To : latvian-indie@listserv.parks.lv To : indie Subject : Smiekliigs gadiens Pulkvedii. Date : Wed, 6 Dec 2000 15:47:48 +0200 (EET) Tikko seezhot atcereejos smiekliigu gadiijmu iz Pulkvezha kaadas 3 nedeljas atpakalj. Bijaam pie vienas dzuses uz dzimeni,tiiri nemanot sakodaamies un tad noleemaam iet uz P. Ieejam,es pie ieejas veel piipeeju un apskatos kas ta shodien speelee. Izraadaas "Saldie 80tie" ,nu labs ir. Ieejam,novelkamies,apskatos apkaart,nodomaaju -jaapanjem alus, plkst jau 1.00.Apstaajos pie stoikas,sanjemu alus devu,malkoju un netiishaam saaku peetiit DJ.Bet TAS izraadaas taads varens viirs ar lielu veederu. Nu un taa vakaraa gaitaa es sho apluukoju. Vispirms es pieveersu uuzmaniibu vinja baardai,nu traki liela. Tad tam ka vinsh nepaartraukti smeekjee,kaa vienu beidz taa naakamaa mutee iekshaa.Ieskatos,a smeekjee ta Klaipeeduu,nu taadu shitu.Es veel nodomaaju -trijas es izsmeekjeetu un tad autaa buutu. Un dzer aluu,daudz dzer - taa kaa lopinsh,kausiem vien! Es nodomaaju,tas taa neparasti - DJ parasti daudz nedzer, vai tik shitas neapdzersies.Kaa tad,saak diski rauustiities,spiezh kautko galiigi bezsakaraa.Un muzons ir tik tizls,no tiem 80tajiem saldajiem tik vien bija kaa Human Legue un veel paaris.Cilveeki visi pazuud. Nu nozheelojams skats bija. Finaals izveersaas pavisam nozheelojams - dzekam naudas nebija laikam vairaak,un vinsh saaka zagt to no apmekleetaaju kauusiem,pusi izlej otru pusi atstaaj.Tad vinsh saaka kreepoties un rezultaataa iespljaava sev baardaa - taadu riktiigu harchu,vinja veel noteceeja uz leju kaadi 3 cm. Nu fuckin disgusting! Visi skatijaas kaut kaa uz saaniem... Beigaas abi ar savu veceni -bomzei liidziiguu radiijumu 5.00 pazuuda. Pirms ieshanas es uzprasiiju baarmenam kas tad tas bija par subjektu? Haardijs Ledinsh! Es nobriiniijos un devos maajaas.Tad taads ir tas NSRD un Siiko Krabiishu vecis...
From : "ingars rudzitis" Reply-To : latvian-indie@lists.delfi.lv To : latvian-indie@lists.delfi.lv Subject : [LIML] TRICKY Date : Fri, 27 Apr 2001 18:51:50 Nu ja, biju vakar uz Tricky. Ierados ap kadiem 8, nopirku alu, apsedos uz gridas un saku gaidit. Iesildosais DJ bija diezgan sux, bet tadi jauki basi - vairak uz jutamibas neka dzirdamibas robezas. Tricky saka ap kadiem 9. Vins, bassists, bundzinieks, taustinnieks, gitarists, Martina, un vel kads frukts lakatina. Tricky ta ka uz baterijam uzladets, nepartraukti tris un raustas. Loti aktivs. Dziedot parsvara vai nu ar saniem vai muguru pret publiku. Tricky vakar izskatijas apmeram sads: http://musicfinder.yahoo.com/shop?d=hc&id=1802399437&cf=muimg&photoid=173168&intl=us vienigi bikses bija gaisi pelekas un uz galvas neliela grebene uzaudzeta. Dziesmas bija - dazas no pirma albuma, sis tas no Pre-Millenioum tension, parejas nezinu. Pienemu ka speleja ari "You Don't Wanna" no jauna albuma kuru dziedaja tikai Martina. Martina vispar tada jauka neitene, skaista, jaukas dreadlocks, dejo visu laiku un ik pa britinam smaida. Frukts lakatina parsvara bija ka backing vocals, nodziedaja divas dziesmas, viena no tam par Jah. Parejo laiku staveja ar muguru pret mums, es nezinu cik interesanti vinam bija. Muzika tada hipnotiski draudiga, ka ledus zem kura mutulo straume kas ik pa bridim bangojot izlauzas virspuse, lai gan formula bija diezgan atri pamanama: slow-fast-slow-slow-really fast and loud. Vienu dziesmu Tricky peksni aprauj un saka - sorry, I forgot the lyrics. Fakts ka tika speleti dzivie instrumenti dziesmas padarija labakas - nav tas tehniskais sausums. Kaut kur pusstundu pirms beigam uz skatuves paradijas viens frukts saulenes ar cirkainiem matiem, apspiletas dzininas. Es domaju - kas tas tads par fruktu, tik baigi stiligi censas dejot, bet tad vins ari saka dziedat "...this revolution has just begun..." un atkarto un atkarto to pantinu, gan ta mierigi, gan ta loti skali un spalgi. Beigas izradijas ka tad bija Kovalciks no Live - un dziesma ir "Evolution Revolution Love" no Tricky jauna albuma. Visi protams peksni palika priecigi, jo pirms tam neviens vinu nebija atpazinis. Uz bis iznaca un nospeleja vel tris dziesmas - beidzas ar Christiansands, kura parvertas diezgan jauka improvizacija, un izradas ka Tricky var panemt ari augstos tonus kad kliedz. Viss beidzas 11:20. Varat apskatit http://www.trickyonline.com/ kur gan neka parak jauna nav, bet ir pietiekosi daudz info par Mission Accomplished, no kura gan vakar vins neko nespeleja.
2 Julijs Esmu atkal online un better than ever! Kad KNZ saks interneta translaciju? Butu interesanti paklausities. Pedejo menesi tupu pludmale vai vizinos ar velluku. Janu weekends pavadiju loti jauka regeja festina http://www.snwmf.com Karsts nenormali, visu laiku virs +35, zale izkaltusi, puteklains, parvietojamas tualetes piedirstas ar kaudzi, dusas slepenas - nu vardu sakot perfekti lai nepartraukti dzertu alu un pipetu zali. Pilns ar dreadlokainiem rastam kuri savos turbaninos un hemp drebes izskatijas loti cool, lai gan bija smiekligi skatities ka barins balto sez un dzied - take us back to motherland, babylon holds us down utt. Tada sizofrenija neliela, nav vini no Afrikas, un lidz Etiopijai lidmasinas biletes vini mierigi varetu atlauties. Bet tadas jau tas religijas ir, neko tur nevar saprast. Muzika bija loti laba, lineup perfect! Vecais trakais Lee Perry, Eek-a-mouse, The Ethiopians, Israel Vibration, Linval Thompson, Buju Banton. Mad Professor... Sestdien skanu rezisors bija Mad Professor, ta ka skana bija loti laba. Zale tika pipeta nenormalakajos daudzumos visur un nepartraukti. Manejie kaimini pardeva alinu, un ik pa laicinam klat naca cilveki kuriem nebija naudas, bet tika izvilkts maiss ar galvinam, ta nu sedejam, pipejam, runajam, un jutamies irie!!! Zale un alus ir labas brokastis ja visu dienu nekas nav jadara. Ari no skatuves ik pa laicinam kads no muzikiem teica - I need more ganja, my bag is empty, my eyes are red from ganja, sing with me - ganja ganja utt Vardu sakot loti jauki, ja vien ik pa britinam nebutu jamocas ar baigo paranoju un saulesduriena briesmam.
From : "ingars rudzitis" Reply-To : rigaslaiks@yahoogroups.com To : rigaslaiks@yahoogroups.com Subject : Re: [RL] RE: GANJA RULZZZ Date : Wed, 04 Jul 2001 16:22:02 -0000 Robin, tu nu tiesam raksti ta it ka sedetu majas iesledzies, jo ara trakojosas narkomanu bandas laupitu, varotu un dedzinatu... Es nesaku ka tu esi stulbs, bet navajag jau nu paklauties masu mediju sensacionalismam tik loti... Par zali - nav vina tik darga un atkaribu izraisosa lai vajadzetu vai gribetos iet laupit. Man ir bijusi laiki kad es pipeju no rita lidz vakaram kadu nedelu, paslaik nav pipets divas nedelas, un nav ne mazako problemu, ne es tricu, ne es svistu, un ari laupit negribas. Un ja tu salidzini zales atkaribu ar atkaribu no spelu automatiem vai seksa - hmm, pirmie mani neinterese, un par otro varu tikai sapnot :-) Un kad tu saki "lielaka dala" tiesi uz kadiem faktiem sis apgalvojums ir balstits? Praktiski jau visa valdibas opozicija zalei balstas uz so viltus argumentu ka "zale paver celu smagaku narkotiku lietosanai", kas ir tas pats ka aizliegt alu, jo tas tacu neizbegami noved pie ta ka visi klut par alkasiem kuriem ir aknu ciroze un kuri dzer odekolonu. Cik nu pa ausu galam esmu dzirdejis tad it ka 30 - 40% ASV skolnieku pipejot zali. Mana universitate - balstoties uz personigajiem noverojumiem - sis skaitlis bija kaut kur ap 70-80% (ieskaitot komunikaciju departamenta vaditaju, profesoru), taja pasa laika es ne reizi nesastapu vai nedzirdeju par cilvekiem kuri lietotu nopietnakas narkotikas iznemot paris reiverus kuriem protams vajadzeja E, un manus zviedru kaiminus kuriem patika senes. Tadu nopietnu, solidu zales pipetaju vidu attieksme pret hard drugs ir loti noraidosa. Un protams ka ja esi sapipejies tad ar masinu braukt navajadzetu.
From: "ingars rudzitis" Subject: haha kadas ceturtdienas vakars Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2001 06:34:45 +0000 tatad ar kaiminiem kontakts ir nodibinats, vini spele gitaru un es dzeru alu, un tad mes klausamies build to spill un pipejam labu zali, un edam sokolades cepumu sar cukura vanillas glazuru un , oi oi oi ka esam appipejusies, ta ka visi tadi saraustitiem teikumiem kladzinajam ilgi un dikti, un es sausmigi smejos par avizu komiksu serijam kas nemaz nebija tadasa smiekligas parasti, jaiet ur gulet jo ir tumms un pa radinu tads fors reivu dsaunds iet mixa. ingars
From : "Sindija" To : "ingars rudzitis" Subject : RE: i am spain, come join me Date : Mon, 23 Jul 2001 10:51:13 +0300 nu bet protams, ka copyright tikai jaapiebilst, ka pagaidaam nekaadu izredzhu eiroskeptikjiem tikt paarliecinaatiem - kaa jau tu vari iedomaaties, ir LTV1 raidiijums par eu kuraa gan paarsvaraa informee tieshi par briseles lietaam, bet nekaa cita pagaidaam, zini, kaa te notiek, ko muusu 100 gudrie nolemj, taa arii ir :)) bet sho paturi praataa, es domaaju, ka peedeejaa briidii kad gudrie saaks rosiities un sapratiis, ka tautas paarliecinashana tomeer noderees tad tu spersi aaraa sho vai arii es spershu ar tavu copyright :) si -----Original Message----- From: ingars rudzitis [mailto:rudzitis@hotmail.com] Sent: pirmdiena, 2001. gada 23. jűlijâ 7:42 To: sindija@base.lv Subject: i am spain, come join me Come join me. Lasiju Dienu par to ka LV gandriz puse iedzivotaju skeptiski verte ES un iestasanos taja. Vai valdiba doma saja sakara izverst kaut kadu kampanu iedzivotaju parliecinasanai? Jebkura gadijuma, Eiropas lietu ministrijai variet uzmakties ar savu piedavajumu. Kadi ir bijusie piemeri citas kandidatvalstis, vai taja pasa Irija un Danija kur bija referendumi par dazadam ar EU saistitam lietam? Saja sakara, lasot Dienas komentaru pilnigi sava galva vizualizeju tadu nelielu reklaminu, kas isteniba ir laikam neliels US armijas reklamas plagiats. Dazada vecuma un profesiju cilveki - lai piesaistitu visplasako merkauditoriju - no esosajam EU valstim saka vienu un to pasu frazi sava dzimtaja valoda, ar latviskiem titriem. Onkulitis no Spanijas, saulite spid, neliels dabas skats, vins sez dzer savu vinarinu, nedaudz sarains, vins pasmaida un saka - I am Spain, come join me. Latviski drosi tras varetu but kaut kas apmeram - nac, pievienojies man; nac piebiedrojies man. Varbut varetu but vel sviestainak un teikt - ne, es jau pardomaju, frazei ir jabut tadai lai nevaretu teikt ne. Sexy beibe no Francijas paples lupas un saka - es esmu Francija. Nu un tada gara - kada persona kas ir varbut nedaudz visparinata veida reprezente prieksstatu par savu valsti - Blonds zviedru mezacirtejs, niderlandietis tulpju laika, Londonas kluba dejojosa angliete, Mersi braucoss vacietis, renesanses muzeja sedoss italis utt. Bet ideja tada lai cilveiem butu sajuta ka EU nav tikai komisari Brisele bet reali cilveki ar kuriem mums ir daudz ka kopiga, ar kuriem mes gribam but kopa, kuri grib but musu draugi, kuri grib ar mums pavadit laiku, ar kuriem jebkura vecuma un profesijas latvietis var identificeties. Tadus klipus varetu sataisit vairakus - varbut ne vairak par trijam valstim viena klipa. Es vel neesmu izdomaji ska to visu piekabinat ES paplasinasanai, bet domaju ka cilveki sapratis, ja klipa beigas paradisies neliels tekstins/simbolins par ES paplasinasanos. Ingars p.s. copyright ir man :-)
Sezu, lasu zinas, Dienu, redzu virsrakstu: Krievija prasa Viedas darb?bas izv?rt?šanu. Krievijas ?rlietu ministrs Igors Ivanovs nos?t?jis ofici?las v?stules vair?k?m starptautisk?m organiz?cij?m un amatperson?m, kur?s prasa sniegt atzinumu nacion?listiskaj?m izpausm?m Latvij?(...) Viss pasakums protams tads krievu politiskais PR, bet kada saja sakara ir LV oficiala politika? Vai LV ari katru reizi pec kada mums naidiga raksta vai gramatinas paradisanas Krievija suta vestules visam iestadem no A lidz Z un prasa izvertet Krievijas nacionalistiskas izpausmes un tamlidzigas lietas? Ta ka neesmu par neko tadu lasijis, tad liekas ka ne. Bet saja PR dzitaja pasaule nav iespejams ienemt tadu celi paraku klusejoso pozu - mes uz tadam mulkibam nereagejam. Jo praktiski tas nozime to ka mes laujam sev kakat uz galvas. Lai ari visiem ir skaidrs ka tas Ivanova pazinojums nav verts ta papira uz ka tas ir rakstits, tacu par to raksta Diena, un drosi ari citas avizes un TV. Pie tam - liela dala cilveku talak par virsrakstu un pirmo paragrafu nelasa, un Dienas pirmais paragrafs un ta visparejais tonis atstaj iespaidu ka Ivanovam tiesam ir par ko sudzeties. Ja Ivanovs spele ar mums volejbolu, tad varbut LV varetu to bumbu atsist atpakal vina laukuma puse, jeb ari partraukt sis solo speles reportazu.
From : Ieva Pukite To : ingars rudzitis Subject : Re: Sibirija Date : Mon, 30 Jul 2001 09:56:50 +0300 Sveiks, Ingar! 14.julija "Sestdiena" bija mans raksts par LejasBulanu, un tas, kas bija aizvakar, ir turpinajums. Es Bulana nodzivoju divas nedelas un drusku paceloju ari uz citam interesantam vietam. Sibirija ir vairaki latviesu ciemi, kas atrodas diezgan talu viens no otra. Bulana ir Krasnojarskas apgabala Karatuzas rajona. Lidz Krasnojarskai no turienes gan ir ap 400 km. Tuvaka liela pilseta ar lidostu un dzelzcelu ir Abakana. Es braucu ar vilcienu lidz Maskavai (vakara iesezas un otra rita jau ir klat) un tad cetras stundas lidoju uz Abakanu. Var visu celu braukt ari ar vilcienu, tas ir divreiz letak, bet daudz ilgak - no Maskavas vel tris dienas. No Abakanas lidz Bulanai vel jabrauc kadu pusotru stundu - jasaruna privata masina vai taksis, jo autobuss tur neiet. Vilciena un lidmasinas bilesu cenas vislabak noskaidrot turfirma "Irbe" Valdemara iela ("118" pateiks precizu adresi). Vini specializejas braucieniem uz Krieviju. Naktsmajas Bulana sarunat nav gruti. Krievijas ieksiene (iznemot Maskavu) uzturesanas izmaksa leti, galvenais ir lidz turienei noklut. Ja vel kaut ko varu palidzet, rakstiet drosi. Ieva ingars rudzitis wrote: > Sveiki Ieva, > man tads nedaudz mulkigs jautajums - vai jus bijat autore rakstam par > Sibirijas latviesiem? Vel vakar es to redzeju Diena, bet nu vairs to nevaru > atrast. Ta ka jus sava raksta par Tuvu ari vinus pieminiet... > Gribejas zinat - kur tie ciemi isti atrodas, vai tie ir netalu vins no otra? > Ka tur isti var noklut no Rigas - vilciens, lidmasina... > Jautaju tapec, ka kadreiz butu pasam interesanti aizbraukt. > Jau ieprieks paldies par atbildi, > Ingars
Zini, man liekas ka izdariji slikti neaizejot uz nosleguma koncertu. Liekas ka visi esot kritusi masu patriotiskaja histerija klausoties prezidente. Mana mamina stastija pa telefonu ka esot visu laiku raudajusi. Un es ari esmu uzvarijies ne pa jokam. Dusa mazgajoties dungoju himnu, tagad klausos Paganu Gadagramatu un censos neraudat. Atceros, ka kadreiz nevareju saprast pirmas republikas dibinataju runas, likas nedaudz parspileti. Bet ta ir, tautai ir jajutas lepnai un specigai, it seviski tadai ka museja, kura ir tik daudz cietusi. Esosa vara ir tik ciniska un garigi tuksa, ka tada prezidente mums tiesam ir ka no debesim nokritusi davana.
23 septembris Vakar ap kadiem 7:30 vakara savacamies paris cilveki, un gajam izklaideties. No sakuma bija planots ka nedaudz jauzed. Nedaudz pastaigajot pa italu rajonu bija skaidrs ka publika ir parak italiski stiliga, pie tam, visur ara bija jagaida rinda, ta ka gajam uz Chinatown. Ka par brinumu tikam ieksa viena no labakajiem kiniesu estuziem bez stavesanas rinda. Restorans tads fast food - sasedinaja mus pie galdina un nenormala atruma sastiepa skivjus ar ella varitam senem un darzeniem, risiem, sautetiem darzeniem, bbq galu, krabju kukam un vel visadiem kiniesu labumiem. Vieniga problema - tas viss ta atri jaaped. 20 minutes velak ar baigo kluci punci izgajam no restuza, izgajam cauri italu rajonam un sasniedzam musu gala merki - iru krogu, kurs jociga karta vienlaikus ir ari indiesu restorans. Dala iekstelpu ir tads kartigs pub - biljards, alini, tv, muzika skan, aizmugure ir terasite kur var uzpipet zali. Un tam visuam blakus ir telpa ar balti klatiem galdiniem un oficiantiem - tas ir indiesu retorans. Noparkojamies pie viena terases galdina. Alus lets - pinte tikai $2. Saskandinajam glazes, iedzeram, un tad sakas zales pipesana. Nu un tad vairs atlika tikai to visu atkartot lidz kadiem 2 nakti. Alins, uzpipet, alins, uzpipet. Lielako vakara dalu pavadiju snauzot pie galdina, ik pa britinam meginot izdvest kadus daudzmaz sakarigus vardus, un pastiepjot roku lai iestrebtu alu vai aizdedzinatu skiltavinas un savilktu plausas pilnas ar zales dumiem. Muzikas izvele loti eklektiska - no 73 gada Bovija lidz Rage Against the Machine, pa vidu iespiezot House of Pain "Jump Around" veselas divas reizes. Kaut kad ap pusnakti atkal saka gribeties nedaudz est, nopirkam ella apceptas siera nujinas un indiesu kiploku maizi. Ap 2 mes sakam planet atpakal garazas virziena, pec tam vel piestajam uzest kada all night diner kura it ka esot baigi labas pankukas. Izradijas ka pankukas velak par pusnakti netaisa. Pasutiju ceptus sipolu rinkus un udeni, bet aizmigu nepabeidzis. Lai ari visparejais viedoklis bija ka es nespesot aizbraukt majas, kados 3:30 am iegrilojos majas un atsledzos. Pamodos ap pusdienas laiku. Pec zales ir tik jauks miegs. Tagad negribas neko darit, bet tikai vartities pa gultu, lasit gramatu, snaust. Acis tik smagas, un ara tik apmacies, negribas kusteties.
3 novembris Ik pec kada menesa izeju cauri savai pasta kastei - izdzesu nevajadzigo, atbildu uz neatbildeto. Sorit pienakusi karta ari taviem memuariem. Ara ka vienmer pelecigas debesis - migla nak no okeana, bet nav auksts vai mitrs. Tas ir jocigi, bet es Casablanca nekad neesmu bijis, tik reti pedeja laika ir sanacis but Riga. Laikam nakosvasar busu klat, un tad bus pagajusi divi gadi no pedejas reizes, jo sovasar nesanaca atbraukt. Nupat iedomajos, ko es te lieki marinejos, japanem kads roadtrips uz kadu nedelu - uz kalniem vai tuksnesi. Vienigi japarbauda vai autins pavilks. Vacu valoda varbut nedaudz japamacas. Ka neka - gimene dzivo Vacija. Sad tad esmu kaut kadus pamatus nemis, bet nav jau kur to valodu seit lietot. Vacija mans limenis ir apmeram tads lai pasutitu siermaizi ar gurki, un saprastu ko man autopilots saka - pa kreisi, pa labi utt. Oh, esmu nopircis kaut kadu nenormali toksisku piparmetru teju, domaju - pasedesu, padzersu teju pie kompisa - bet sitada inde - garso pec kaut kada poda dezinficetaja ar piparmetru garsu. Un man nu galigi nepatik ja manu muti uzskata par podu! Bet jadzer laikam bus, jo alu vel 10:34 am kaut ka negribas dzert. Es domaju ka 10 novembri jaaiziet uz vietejo Latviesu biedribas namu - JRT paris aktieri atbrauks un speles kaut kadu igauna izradi. 11 novembri varetu so temu turpinat, un aiziet uz Laimas Vaikules konci, bet tas izskatas bus baigais krievu tusins. Pamaniju plakatu krievu videonomas veikala ka si uzstasies "s ludsimi pesnjamai Raimondsa Paulsa". Tad jau labak vel fiksi janoker biletes uz Spiritualized konci. Jaatzist ta viriesi ir baigi piseligie radijumi, un pie vienas palikt viniem ir gruti. Pat esot kopa ar sev vismilako meiteni, nespeju nepablenzt uz kadiem garamejosiem cicisiem vai dupsi. Traki, traki, bet ko lai dara, dzivnieks tads i - kad vinam gribas, tad nekada logika un prats tur nelidz. Bet tas tavs stasts par draudzenem kuram vectetini milakie - es tiesam nezinu, kapec tas ta? Mani vecakas sievietes ne parak pievelk. Vai tas ir tada padzivojosaka viriesa sarms, maka apieties ar sievieti? Lai jau dara ko grib, bet man liekas ka ja cilveks ir precejies tad ta patstavigi laist pa kreisi nav labi. Harems - ta jau cita lieta, bet no personigas pieredzes zinu ka es nevaru vienlaikus but emocionali saistits ar divam meitenem. Agri vai velu paliek tikai viena, vai neviena. Pie tam, jaatzist ka ari tadi vienas nakts sakari mani nepievelk - man vienmer kaut kur prata dzilumos sez neliela doma - ar ko vina ir bijusi senak, vai vina ir drosa, nu negribas man nekadu sifilisu, vai vel ko sliktaku. Nja, nesmu es nekads sex masina. Klausos REM "Up" tads jauks, mierigs un melanholisks muzons - tiesi ka radits miglainam ritam. Par precesanos - es tiesam nezinu, bet kad atradisu to isto - paradisu tev :-) Es nedomaju ka man butu kaut kads sapnu ideals, vai nu uzvediba, vai izskata. Ir tacu ta ka tu peksni vari sajust ka ar to otru viss ir tik jauki. Un tas nenozime ka man ir nepieciesama blonda seksbumba vai brillaina enciklopedija. Es nezinu. Neko nezinu. Gan jau satiksu kadreiz to isto. Vienlaikus gan jaatzist, ka es nesmu parak liels optimists ar to precesanos, jo man patik but vienam, un es varu but loti nepanesams. Es pats neesmu ar sevi vel ticis gala, nezinu vai es varetu uznemties atbildibu vel par kadu citu. Jo es maku ievainot, netisam, bet sapigi. Tu saki ka man ir sparni? Varbut. Ir jau viegli ja esi viens, darba nav, un nauda regulari tiek atsutita. Nezinu, esmu parak izlaidies, daru ko gribu, vai speciali nedaru to ko gribu - un tad ciesu. Nu ja, es esmu Mezazis, lai ari pirmas dienas Mezazis, bet tik un ta.
From : "Diana Anmane" To : rudzitis@hotmail.com Date : Tue, 20 Nov 2001 22:38:17 +0000 GRIBU,LAI TU TAGAD LASI MANU VESTULI UN RAKSTI MAN. VARBUT TU TAGAD ED VAI MILEJIES.ES MAZLIET PAGAIDISU.BET TIKKAI MAZLIET. KONJAKU ES DZERU RETI,BET TAD TAS IR DARGS UN LABS KONJAKS. TEVI VAR SAZVANIT? JA NU PEKSNI MAN RODAS NAPAEVARAMA VELESANAS AR TEVI RUNAT?!
From : Marcis Reply-To : rigaslaiks@yahoogroups.com To : , lrrr Subject : [RL] veelreiz par atshkjiriigo Date : Thu, 13 Dec 2001 11:13:30 +0200 ja nu kaads ir palaidis garaam banaaliibu, kas pirms kaada laika cirkuleeja i-neta duljkjainajos viljnjos... > VINjAS perfektaa diena... > ************************* > 08:15 - Pamoshanaas no cieshiem apskaavieniem un skuupstiem. > 08:30 - Sveert par 2 kg mazaak nekaa vakardien. > 08:45 - Brokastis gultaa - svaigi spiesta apelsiinu sula un zhaaveeti > auglji. > 09:15 - Nomierinosha, karsta vanna ar smarzhiigaam eljljaam. > 10:00 - Neliela aerobika sporta klubaa ar pievilciigu, jautru personiigo > treneri. > 10:30 - Kosmetologs, manikiirs, frizuura. > 12:00 - Lenchs kopaa ar draudzeni stiliigaa vasaras kafejniicaa. > 12:45 - Pamaniit sava viira/ drauga "bijusho" un ieveerot, ka vinja ir > pienjeemusies svaraa vismaz par 7 kg... > 13:00 - Iepirkshanaas ar draugiem - krediits neierobezhots. > 15:00 - Snauda. > 16:00 - 3 duchi rozhu, kuras piegaadaa florists, ar kartiiti no slepena > pieluudzeeja. > 16:15 - Neliela aerobika sporta klubaa, kurai seko stipra, bet maiga > viiriesha veikta masaazha, kas apgalvo, ka reti naakas straadaat > ar tik perfektu kjermeni. > 17:30 - Teerpa izveeleeshanaas daarga dizainera veikalaa, teerpu > pielaikoshana liela spogulja priekshaa. > 19:30 - Vakarinjas divataa svechu gaismaa, kam seko dejas un komplimenti > no citiem viirieshiem. > 22:00 - Karsta dusha (vienatnee). > 22:40 - Sarunas "uz spilvena", maigoshanaas un apmiiljoshanaas. > 23:15 - Aizmigshna lielaas, stipraas rokaas... > ************************************************************************ > VINjA perfektaa diena... > ************************ > 06:00 - pulkstenis > 06:30 - Apmierinosha, masiiva "izgaashana", lasot sporta nodalju > 07:00 - Brokastis - pakaljgala steiks un olas, kafija, grauzdinjsh, ko > pagatavojusi kaila, piemiiliiga mauka. > 07:30 - Tiek padots limuziins > 07:45 - dazhi viskiji pa celjam uz lidostu. > 08:15 - Lidojums personiigajaa Lear jet. > 09:30 - Limuziins uz St. Andrews (pa celjam cigarete/zaaliite) > 09:45 - Uzspeeleet pokeri. > 11:45 - Lenchs - piiraags, frii, galjas meerce, 3 gaishie ali un pudele > Dom Perigoon. > 12:15 - Cigarete. > 12:30 - Atspeeleet zaudeeto pokerii. > 14:15 - Limuziins atpakalj uz lidostu (paaris viskiji). > 14:30 - Lidojums uz Monte Karlo > 16:00 - Veelas peecpusdienas zveja kopaa ar kailu sievieshu kugja > apkalpi. > 16:30 - Pasaules rekorda loms (1245 maarcinjas) - uz viegliem zvejas > piederumiem. > 17:00 - Lidojums maajaas - masaazha un minets kailas Ellas Makpiirsones > izpildiijumaa. > 18:45 - Pakakaat, ieiet dushaa un noskuuties. > 19:00 - Paskatiities zinjas - M.Dzheksons noslepkavots, marihuaana un > pornograafija legalizeeta. > 19:30 - Vakarinjas - omaara salaati, Dom Perigoon 1953, liels, suliigs > filejas steiks, > kam seko saldeejums, kas pasniegts uz oficiantes kruutiim. > 21:00 - Brendijs Napoleons un Kubas cigaars pie sienas izmeera plakanaa > ekraana televizora, pa kuru raada starptaustisko hokeja machu, > kuraa Latvija sasit krievus 11-0. > 21:30 - Sekss ar 3 sievieteem, visas veelamas ar lesbiskaam noslieceem. > 23:00 - Masaazha un dzhakuzi ar garshiigiem picas gabaliem un veesu alu. > 23:30 - Peedeejaa cigarete. > 23:45 - Viens pats gultaa. > 23:50 - 12 sekunzhu pirdiens ar skanjas tembra izmainjaam 4 reizes, kas > piespiezh kakji atstaat istabu...
From : "Diana Anmane" To : rudzitis@hotmail.com Date : Mon, 18 Mar 2002 21:25:33 +0000 Es meginu atcereties,cik ilgi mes vispar satikamies,un nevaru. Atceros,ka pasa sakuma nometne biju tevi loti iemilejusies,atceros ka mes dejojam, skupstijamies aiz ednicas, un ka tu mani diezgan atri gandriz panemi maalu maja uz kresla. Nu un parejo atceros visai epizodiski.Es te saku skatities pa mtv Reinarda un Nika interviju,ja pareizi nosaucu vinu internacioaloos vardus,un izjuka man atminas par tevi.Nu re,dabuja 1.vietu upnorth topa.Labi.Dazi te izsakas,ka viniem vajag uzlabot anglu valodu, bet man nav tik perfekta attieksme pret to. Tas ir pat patikamas parmainas pec parejo uzspiletam anglu val. zinasanam.Un tagad jaskatas "sapnu sala",kas ir diezgan mulkigi un slimigi,bet tapat visi to skatas.Neskatisos. Tev jau laikam vispar nav televizora? Atsakot sarunu par manam atminam,ja ta vairak padomaju,atceros so to.Nu ja - sakuma biju iemilejusies,bet tad kaut ka saku komplekset par sevi,ko tu zinama mera veicinaji.Un pareizi tu uzrakstiji,ka nezinaji,ko ar mani darit.Un piekritu,ka no manas puses nebija iekare,kaut ari tu man likies interesants gan areji,gan iekseji. Man liekas,ka man bija 15,jo tas tacu bija vasara pec 9.klasas.Tikko izdomaju,ka jasamekle dienas gramatu,ko es taja laika nezinu kadu apsverumu del rakstiju
From : "Diana Anmane" To : rudzitis@hotmail.com Subject : atminas Date : Mon, 18 Mar 2002 23:33:54 +0000 Interesanti ir palasit to,ko es rakstiju pirms 6 un pat pirms 12 gadiem.Par tevi ir tikai dazi teikumi.1993.augusts tas bija.Toties es atradu lapinu,kur tu informe par sevi,ka esi 186 gars un sver 70 utt.,un ka es tev patiku.Vispar 93.gada vasara man bija interesanta - 2 nometnes,3 iemilesanas. Es laikam biju viegli iespaidojama un varbut vel tagad tada esmu.Liekas,ka tu man vienkarsi nelavi atbrivoties un but tadai,kada es biju. Bet bija inyeresanti - visas tas Skabargas lietas un tie cilveki,ar kuriem tu kontaktejies.Atceros PV koncertu vefa - tad gan vini izskatijas ka puisi no laukiem.ES Ellu kaut kad satiku.Es tevi vienreiz vilku ara no Daugavas,kad tu sadzeries un izdomaji papeldet. Braucam ciemos pie Annas un Pagraba.Atceros,ka biji man uzsucis zilumu uz kakla,un man bija kauns no cilvekiem,kad mes braucam autobusa,jo man likas,ka visi redz.Vienreiz es tev zvaniju,bet linijai kaut ka piesledzas 2 meitenes ,un es noklausijos jusu sarunu,kas,es pat tagad atceros,bija diezgan ilga,kuras laika tu jau biji sarunjis ar vinam satikties utt.Bet es vispar nebiju greizsirdiga,tikai jutos vainiga par noklausisanos. Mes ar tavu mammu un masu braucam kaut kur,un es biju apvainojusies par to,ka man jasez aizmugure bez tevis.Isteniba daudz tadus sikumus atceros.Taja isaja laika,kad stikamies dizgan biezi,mes vel paspejam izklaideties atseviski,bet skirsanos ka tadu neatceros. Un tad tacu mes pec tam vel viena vasara satikamies,biju pie tevis baltezera,braucam ar tevi annu un pagrabu uz salkrastiem ,negribeju ar tevi mileties,nelaidu tevi dzivokli un tu pilnigi piedzeries brauci. Es tiesam nesaprotu,kapec tik stulbi uzvedos.
From : "ingars rudzitis" Subject : piektdiena, klusinata elegance Date : Fri, 29 Mar 2002 20:25:26 -0800 Sodien ir Good Friday. Peksni atcerejos ka Ziemel Irija saja diena dazus gadus atpakal tika parakstits kaut kads miera ligums. Jezus dzimtene lidz mieram vel talu, tacu kars ari vel nav sacies. Visi baidas. Sodien braucot atpakal uz majam, pec darba, priecajos ka vejs no okeana dzen miglu augsa pa piekrastes klintim., Nezinu kada ir Londonas migla, bet San Francisko migla ir skaista. Bieza ka dumi, ta klist pa skersielinam, vijas ar koku galotnem, un iznicina pasauli. Vel aizvakar priecajos, cik talu pari licim varu redzet, sodien varu knapi saskatit pie krasta sastaditos kokus. Beidzot atnakusi Stana Getza un Antonio Karlosa Jobima diski. Muzika atsauc atmina 60-to gadu francu filmas. Lietu Parize, cilvekus lietussargos un automasinu ugunu atspidumu slapjajas ielas. Nedaudz pieklusinata melanholija. Beigas protams nebus labas.
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Subject: Travel arrangment Dear Michele I still inside Bethlehem city, this city as you see is totally surrounded by the old/new Israeli occupation tanks, in fact me and my people is living under a total closer and curfew for the moment, a lot of massacres is happening around and every where in the Palestinians cities. I still looking for a way to go to Jordan, I hope I will manage soon, may be some delay or delete could happened in my travel schedule, I will keep you informed. p.s. the Israeli tanks damaged the servers of p-ol.com, but I still can received my mails through raedandoni@h... . If I managed to leave Palestine, I will be happy to stay until 28th to participate in the panel discussion about film making in hostile world. I will inform you about any developments My regards Raed andoni 888888888888888888888 Secret ballot - interesanta Babak Payami filma par Iranas velesanam. Lai ari kada tur launuma ass, tacu Irana pasa izskatas ka notiek lena demokratizacija. 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Visiem smieklus izraisa aina, kura Moreau nez kuro reizi padzen milako – atver cemodaninu, rupigi saliek taja vina mantinas, pasmaida, tad atver logu un izlidina to uz ielas. The Triumph of Love – izraisa vislielako interesi, pirmkart jau tapec, ka Mira Sorvino ieradisies festivala, Bertolucci ir producents, un vina sieva - rezisore. Filma man nepatik. Mira Sorvino protams ir gudraka dzivojosa aktrise, tacu tas nenozime ka labaka, Bens Kingslijs telo tik monotoni it ka lasitu no aizkadra nolikta plakata. Nezinu vai ar so filmu vini pec 10 gadiem leposies, drosi ka ari nenozelos, drizak - aizmirsis. Abas sodienas filmas galvenie varoni viriesi smukulisi bez jebkadam emocijam vai intelekta. Braucu uz maju viena autobusa ar Mihailu Lemkinu. Vins saka par Cet Amour-la - si filma tik garlaiciga, viss ko vina gribeja izteikt, vina izteica ar vienu acu skatienu, tas bija jauki, bet pec tam nekas neattistijas. Runajam par Sorvino filmu - interesanti ka Bertolucci produceta filma nedaudz atgadina Pasolini veco filmu Teorema, kuru ari radis festivala - par svesinieku kurs savaldzina visu gimeni. 88888888888888888888888888888888888888888 Kartejais rits, kartejie meklejumi kur atstat masinu. Noskatos Yvan Attal "My wife is an actress". Yvans spele Yvanu – sporta zurnalistu un vina sieva Charlotte spele sevi – pazistamu aktrisi. Yvana masas virs ir francuzis, un ar sievu nepartraukti notiek stridi par to vai gaidamajam delenam veiks apgraizisanu vai ne. Pec karteja strida pie gimenes galda vinu tevs sak amatei – hei, padod man to edienu, vina saka – kops kura laika tu vairs nesaki ludzi, vins atbild – tu man devi sos divus idiotus. Zel tomer to zidu, visa identitate atkariga no ta vai tev ir vai nav prieksada, Es varu but vienkarsi baltais, vienkarsi eiropietis, bet vini - lidz ar religiju izzud ari vini, vini parversas par parastiem, tumsnejiem lautiniem. Franci, ka vienmer, tikai milejas un pipe un stridas. Polina no krievu avizes pec filmas man saka saka - ziniet, es nemaz nevaru sakoncentreties uz filmam. Vakar biju uz Rostrapovica koncertu. Ai, nabadzins, laikam jau pedejo reizi redzu vinu, vinam tik gruti, pasas beigas jau seja pavisam sarkana bija. Oh, es esmu pilniga ekstaze, nevaru nomierinaties. 8888888888888888888888888888888 16 aprilis Darba haoss, rita parvacamies uz Kabuki teatri Japantown. Miljons bezjedzigu lietu jadara – jasamekle divi staplers (skavotajs ???), visadi ofisa nieki. Skumji skatos uz Nataliju un saku ka es nevaru stradat, jo vina ir tik skaista. Natalija Dugandzic - tetis izbedzis no horvatijas, mamma no cehijas, abiem pieder BMW auto serviss, un Natalija katru nedelu brauc cita masina. Vina ir blonda ar peleki zalganam acim. Pec visas haotiskas kramesanas, braucot uz majam, piestaju pie okeana, paveroju vilnus, atceros ka mamma Maui, skatoties 20 metrigos vilnus teica - tie ir tik nomierinosi. Saprotu, ka masina sedot nenomierinasos, japargebjas un japastaiga pa pludmali. Uzvelku zalas bikses, sarkano sporta sviteri, pufaiku. Sarkanais sviteris pedejaja laika kluvis mils. Kabata iebazu alinu. Pludmale pus vejs, tukss, peleks, vilni bango. Dzeru alu, vedinos, domaju par to ka viss ir suds. Eju, krasts, krauja, klintis ar restoranu, putnu apdirstie Seal Rocks okeana. Alus ir vislabakais draugs, tas vienmer bus ar tevi. Tiklidz pagriezos atpakalcelam, sak gazt lietus. Es neiebilstu, gribu lai stihija mani izmerce un izpluina. Es laujos. Acis aizveris eju pret veju un lietu, seju dauza lietus lases, bikses sak lipt pie stilbiem, es eju un jutos laimigs. Cik nodrazts vards, bet tiesi saja mirkli, tiesu uz so bridi man nepastav nekas cits, tikai sis slapjas bikses, aukstais vejs uz sejas, un lietus lases uz manam lupam. Atnacis majas protams klausos Antonio Carlos Jobim. Alus vairak nav, edu rupjmaizi ar sieru un censos nedomat. 8888888888888888888 17 aprilis Sodien parvacamies uz Kabuki. Ierodos 9, saku kramet visus preses materialus kastes. Piekrameju 9 kastes. Tad atsledzu visu tehniku, salimeju stikerisus - sis vads iet saja VCR, sis vads iet TV. Failu skapis ir visbriesmigakais - smags, atvilknes tam nevar iznemt. Knapi uzstivejam to uz ratiniem, tad cauri visam pagrabstavam, apskrapejam stenderes, ar grutibam iespiezamies lifta, uz pirmo stavu, tad cetrata iecelam to busina. Kabuki mums iedalits astota kinozale - musu publicity office - mazais plekitis starp pirmo rindu un ekranu. Mebelem bija japaradas starp 9 un 11, pec tam - starp 12 un 3. Protams, tas paradas tiesi 2. Man vairs te nav ko darit. Kompjuterists Maikls saslegs kompjus, mums te vel gaisma jaievelk, citi lai nodarbojas ar sikiem kramiem - rit festivala atklasana, nezinu ko lai velk mugura. 88888888888888888888888888888888 18 aprilis Biju nodevis drebes pie vieteja kiniesa kimiskaja tiritava. Nu haoss kaut kads - ja to musdienas sauc par izgludinatu kreklu, tad mana ticiba kiniesu darba tikumam ir sagrauta. Sezu vienas apaksbikses, un gludinu savu kreklu. Iztvaiceju zaketi. Atklasana domaju izskatities casual cool. Idealais variants butu - dargas jahtas ipasnieks - baltas bikses, kapteina zakete ar uzsuvem, krekls, lakatins ap kaklu, formas cepure un kads konjacins roka. Bet jaiztiek bus vien ar balti peleko biksu, melnas zaketes kombinaciju. Mokos ar slipses siesanu - ar vienu aci lasu Vindzoras mezgla siesanas instrukcijas no interneta, ar otru aci skatos spoguli, un censos savaldities. Festivala atklasana notiek slavenaja Castro teatri kurs atrodas vel slavenaka Castro geju rajona pasa sirdi. Ejot pa ielam varetu iedomaties, ka sievietes vispar neeksiste, visur plivinas varaviksnu karodzini, visi viriesi lidzigam frizurinam, labi apgerbusies, fiziski attistiti. Ah, ja sada publika butu Riga, kuras nigras agresivitates parpilnos skutgalvjus es nevaru ciest. Festivalu sak ar 13 conversations about one thing. Esmu nolikts stavet pie sarkana paklaja un mans uzdevums – izskatities labi un laist garam tikai VIP. 88888888888888888888888888 Vakar, filmu festivala atklasanas partija bija gan ko dzert, gan ko est. Vislielakais prieks manis bija par kaut ko loti garsigu - noskaidroju recepti, un tagad padalisos taja ar jums. Nepieciesams: puspacina sviesta, brunais cukurniedru cukurs, kads ritulitis Brie siera, valrieksti, francu maize, panna, pannina, cepeskrasns. Tatad - atkariba no jusu iegadata Brie siera ritula apmeriem, izrekinam cik daudz sviesta nepieciesams. Domaju ka ar 1/4 lidz 1/2 pacinu pietiktu mierigi. Panna izkausejam sviestu, tad pieberam paris karotes bruna cukura, maisam, maisam, kamer cukurs izkust - uzmanamies lai nekas nepiedeg, un lai maisijums butu paskidrs. Vienlaikus - cepeskrasns jau ir uzkarseta lidz kadiem 350 F gradiem - karstumam janak no augsas un nevis apaksas. Brie siera ritulis jau ir ielikts pannina, un gaida uz galda. Kad sviesta/cukura maisijums ir gatavs - aplejam ar to Brie sieru, un panninu saujam ieksa cepeskrasni - apmeram 10 - 15 cm no karsejosas virsmas. Paturam kadas 5 min krasni - neliela burbulosana ir ok, bet sieram nebutu jaizskist. Tad velkam ara, apberam ar sadrupinatiem valriekstiem, atdzesejam. Kamer notiek atdzisana, sagriezam maizi, atrodam siera nazi, apsezamies, palasam avizi. Tad ziezam so saldo brinumu uz maizes, un turpinam lidz viss apests, vienlaikus ar sviesta nazi atgainajoties no citiem karumniekiem. 20 aprilis Mika Kaurismaki bija pienacis Publicity Office. Vins plano vasara LV uznemt savu jauno filmu ar Vincentu Gallo. Orfeja versija - Gallo no Amerikas celo pa Vaciju, Kaliningradu, Latviju, Murmansku, satiek meiteni. Mika pusgadu dzivo Brazilija, un festivala piedalas ar savu filmu Sound of Brazil, kura assaprotami ir par Brazilijas muziku. 22 aprilis sovakar pamodos ap 10 vakar, panemu velosipedu, braucu uz regularo svetdienas vakara regeja klubu, piesienas policisti - tu zini ka tev vajag gaisminu. izdzeru mazo pudeliti viskija, klubs jauks, izdejojos pie roots reggae, atpakal minos dziedot dziesminas. Sodien Mika Kurismaki staigaja apkart tads nepienemts ar glazi roka, kada festivala darbiniece saka - so, you are from norway? no, close actually, from finland. Ara no 1-3 notika japanu kirsu pumpuru svetku parade, liekas esmu atskatijies pusplikus japanus ar gurnautiem un cellulita apsestam pakalam. Wild bees rezisors no Cehijas kopa ar savu girlfriend ir atbraucis no austrumkrasta lidz rietumkrastam. Mes jau sakam uztrauktiers kur ta vins pazudis, bet izradas ka vins ir noirejis autinu, un izvizinajies. Oh, Montana, tur tik skaistas klintis, un ziniet, pa nakti es paliku indianu rezervata. Vakarnakt bija neliela afterparty Tosca privataja dala. Kriss man saka ka vienu bridi esot paradijies ari Nikolass Keidzs ar draugiem, ipasniece, kura ir ari festivala padome pateikusi, sorry bet te jau aiznemts, Nikolass noziedejis. 24 aprilis Sodien 11 satiekos ar Taru no Helsinku Filmu Festivala. Pastaigajam pa parku, paradu tai panoramu uz pilsetu no Corona Haights, aizcapojam uz latinametikanu Mission rajonu, pierijamies ar burrito, vina samaksa, aizbraucam uz festinu. Tur visi ir apsesti ar Kevinu Speisiju kurs ir atbraucis sniegt nelielu Q&A pirms savas 1994 gada filmas Swimming with Sharks. Mani tas tiesam neuztrauc. Sezu, dzeru teju un kosmopolitanus. 26 aprilis Sovakar Argent izdalijam Film Society apbalvojumus. Black-tie pasakums. Esmu nolikts VIP istaba, mans uzdevums – skatities lai neielugti zurnalisti nelien ieksa, un lai nenotiktu nekada neautorizeta fotografesana. VIP pilns ar bagatiem cilvekiem. Veroju sievietes un sausminos – varbut vinas vara atlauties jaunas krutis, sejas operacijas, un tukstosiem dolaru vertas kleitas, tacu tas nenozime ka vinas butu pievilcigas. VIP istaba ir parbazta, visi stav un blauj uz blakusstavoso. Ierodas ari ietekmigas un bagatas kongresmenes Nancijas Pelosi meita Alxandra ar teti – sorry, Nancy nevareja ierasties, vinai jabut Vasingtona. Alexandra ir uznemusi dokumentalo filmy Journeys with George – par Busa prieksvelesanu celojumiem. Buss ir pilnigi nereali smiekligi nepieaudzis – un Alexandra to izmanto. Ko tu sniegsi man, veletajai? Es tev sniegsu bucu, un seko buca uz vaiga. Sons Penns skrien pipet ik pec 15 minutem. Iznacis uz skatuves iepazistinat Kevinu Speisiju vina sak - somebody got me drunk yesterday, I think it was me. Tad uzvelk lasamas brillites ar lampinam un saka – neuztraucies Warren (Beatty), tu tas dabusi atpakal! Kevins Speisijs savu "draugu" atstajis viesnica, runa ilgi, un apvelta mus ar skaistiem smaidiem. Vorens Bitijs ierodas ar Aneti sievu, loti aspratigi, ka vienmer, noliek apkartejos. Sanemot savu Akiras Kurosavas balvu par panakumiem rezija vins saka – es dzirdeju ka ta aina no American Beauty kura Kevins (Speisijs) mastrube gulta blakus manai sievai ir aiznemusi 20 dublus. Sarona Stouna runa mulkigi, virs tads pastulba izskata, bet tas nekas - vinai caur svarkiem redzamas apaksbikseles. Vina visur staiga vira pavadiba, tikai velak saprotu ka fakts, ka vins stav pie sieviesu tualetes durvim nav vis romantikas pec, bet tapec ka vinai ir bijusi sirdstrieka, un vinai vajadzigs atbalsts. Es plumpeju jau kurejo vodka martini un flirteju ar Nataliju. 27 aprilis Vakara notiek regulara iedzersana. Izplumpeju paris alinus, tad paris glazes vodkas. Sarunajam atkal braukt uz Tosca. Tur pilns, skals. Ar Iris Avelar piesezamies pie letes. Plapajam par Meksiku, izdzeram Long Island ice tea, jutos nedaudz apreibis. Velak paradas ari parejie cilveki. Piesezam pie galdina, par kaut ko plapajam, par kaut ko smejamies, paradas ari Bai Ling. Sons Penns iznak no privatas istabas, paskatas apkart, nozud. Mirkli velak pie blakus galdina piesezas cetras mauciga paskata sievietes. Paris minutes velak Sons Penns atri un merktiecigi vinam pievienojas. Ir jau vels, baru taisa ciet, palieku pie Krisa, jo negribas ar velluku mities uz majam. 28 aprilis No rita pamostos pie Krisa, 9:30 vinam jabut darba. Es sodien nestradaju. Sezu, edu bagelus ar cream cheeze. Dzeru teju. Plapaju ar brivpratigajam meitenem. Gaidu 12:00 - gribu aiziet uz Romana Kopolas filmu CQ. Paredos bagelus, teju vairs nevaru iedzert, alkoholu vel nedod. Kinozale Rodzers Garsija man prasa - paklau, vai te varetu norezervet paris vietinas? Dzordzs Lukass doma atnakt apskatities filmu, es pametu somu uz kresla, un tesos uz Publicity Office - saku fotografam - zini, Dzordz Lukass tulit bus te.Lukass atnak ar saviem audzuberniem - normali - kokakola un popkorns, apsezas. Pec paris minutem paradas ari Francis Ford Coppola gaisi zila uzvalka. Sie paplapa, sakas filma. Pirms CQ rada Koppolas sievas isfilminu, par to ka tapa filma. CQ pati ir diezgan stiliga, tacu sapigi nedziva filma, ir sadi tadi labi brizi, bet nejut asumu, nepavelkos – vajadzetu labak editet. Pec filmas Romans atbild uz paris jautajumiem - ja, soundtraku vares nipirkt, ja, man patik Barbarella. Ista hoopla sakas, kad Lukass un Kopola nak ara no zales - autografus, musu abi fotografi knipse viena knipsesana. Paskatos, apdomaju savu poziciju pasaule attieciba pret siem diviem individiem. Tikusi ara no kino vini mierigi aizcapo pa ielu, uz garazu laikam. Sodien neko vairs negribu redzet, jutos nedaudz lipigs, minos uz majam mazgaties - vakara atkal jadzer un jamegina tikt Godara filma. Godara filma 'in praise of love' - franciski kaskiga, citatu kolaza, tiksminasanas par savam intelektualajam spejam, kaut kadas pretenzijas un parakumu par amerikaniem, bet reali - impotence. Smiekligi, bet Amerika par Le Pena tipa politikiem nebalso, un sinagogas neviens nededzina. Pustiet laimigi! 29 aprilis Nogulsnaju dienas lielako dalu, nak miegs - regulari iemiegu ap kadiem 2, 3 no rita. Ara silts, saulains, nekadi nevaru pagulet. Jutos vainigs, jo man brivdiena, nestradaju. Aizminos uz La Spagnola, australiesu filma par spanu/itali imigrantu dzivo Australija 60ajos gados. Graujosi skaista spaniete. Pec filmas q&a ar rezisoru. Izradas ka Melburna ir otra lielaka grieku pilseta. Oficialaja kultura tiek reprezenteti parsvara anglosaksi, un ir bijis gruti radit filmu kura lielaka dala dialoga notiek spaniski un italiski. Ar grutibam panacis lai filma paliktu divas ainas - viena, kura galvena varone virtuve izdara abortu, un otra, kura taja pasa virtuve, galvenas varones masa pasapmierinas ar cukini. Pec filmas aizkrienu uz musu ofisu, iztempju Ginesu, apedu paris maizites ar francu sieru, un eju uz Somewhere on Earth - nepanesami garlaicigu japanu filmu, nejutu ne mazako emocionalo interesi vai piesaisti galvenajiem varoniem. Monotoni. Filmas galvena varone, meitene varda Koma - un tik tiesam, filmu skatoties tiek sasniegts komatozs stavoklis. Pec filmas rezisors atbild - ta aina ar bisi, es isti nezinu kapec vina ir filma. Fuck it, es baidos sajukt prata, minos uz majam, pa celam izdzeru divas glazes sokolades kokteila ar putukrejumu. 2 maijs Festivala pedeja diena. No rita celos 7, sagerbjos, braucu uz musu closing press conferenci. Tada jociga hoteliti tas viss notiek. Skyy vodkas $10,000 balvu savac cehs Bogdans Slama un vina filma Wild Bees. Neredzeju to. Emilija Judsone to padzirdejusi sak stostities un klust gandriz histeriska, beidzot saprotu, vina Bogdanam bija sarunajusi paliksanu Manhattana pie savas draudzenes, un tagad jutas loti prieciga. Kad beidzas konference, apsezos, uzedu spargelus, biezpiena pankuncinas ar ievarijumu, vel spargelus. Oh, garsigi. Aizbraucu majas, pagulu lidz 3, tad atakal gerbjos, sienu slipsi, braucu uz Castro teatri kur notiks musu pedeja filma. Vudija Allena jaunas filmas 'Hollywood Ending" pirmizrade. Uz filmu atbrauc Tiffani-Amber Thiesen un muzigi nosaulojies George Hamilton. after-afterparty Toska. Karls Spencs ir pilnigi piekodies, taisa grimmases un buco sievietes un viriesus pec kartas. Roxanne tempj sampi no kaklina un ik pa britinam, svilpienu un sajusmas aplausu pavadita kapj uz keblisa lai pazinotu ka sis ir vislabakais festivals ever. Nez no kurienes paradas divas tortes, laikam kada dzimsanas diena, jo atceros ka tika pustas svecites. Torte garsiga, sokolades, ap so laika Tosca ir parpildita, visi ir iereibusi, es plumpeju kartejo Long Island ice tea. Tiek ienestas ari picas, vegetara protams, ka jau vienmer, pazud visatrak, es vairs isti nefikseju ne laiku ne telpu. 2 nakti Roxanne atkal rapjas uz keblisa lai pazinotu ka viss or over, ka jataisas ciet un jaiet uz majam, un laikam atkal tika spiegts un svilpts. Majas ievelos 4 no rita
From : "Shane Murray" To : "'ingars rudzitis'" Subject : RE: jauna adrese/new address Date : Mon, 2 Sep 2002 15:31:26 -0400 Ingars, Did you realize that "new" in Latvian is the last 5 letters of Marijuana? This only has significance if you and some comrades have bonged out and they start asking you about Latvia. You tell them about "juana" in Latvian being a structural linguistic aspect of the language that alludes to the new perspective one gains when smoking dope. You can then show how these linguistic chords are common in other languages. For example the Mexican word "juana" also means "new", and the Mexican word "Tia" means "donkey show". Hence when combining Tia + Juana we have Tiajuana which means "New Donkey Shows" and everyone knows that Tiajuana, Mexico always has a new donkey show starting every hour on the hour. Keeps this monologue going so that they are laughing so hard they are red in the face and snot, saliva, and tears are openly running from the respective orifices. This will allow you to smoke all the dope and earned the revered title of "Bong Master". Preferably this social group will consist of your professors. Best Regards, Shane
From : "deybit j." To : rudzitis@hotmail.com Subject : ingaaaars Date : Sun, 13 Oct 2002 03:39:20 +0000 yo ingars ima all drunk and stoned on a saturday night arika chile the wave here is sacada strongest, thickest , meaties spot ive seen on the entire waest coast america girls here bienfina camped out on a little nook with locos from argentina headed for the southern forrest in a few days lats of bad eighties music there is punk and if you look hard enough on the radio dial there is still salsa it is latin america and im fuckin blond haired and blue eyed but if you walk with enough attitude and shout off la puta madre and concha de su madre and que huevon you can almost pull it lates
From : Rita Voronkova To : ingars rudzitis Subject : Re: 203,300 Date : Sun, 13 Apr 2003 11:25:41 -0700 (PDT) piedod, ka biju noziedeejusi.visu nedeelju vegjeteeju, jo apsiikusies darbotiesdegsme liidz 22 vakaraa, njeemu pauzi...dariiju visu mazaak, ko vien vareeju... Drusku naivs varbuut esi, bet kopumaa es gribu Tev dziedaat liidzi. Jaa, dziishanaas peec naudas un vienmeer par maz un komforts nepietiekams un veel nekaa nav, apeed laiku un cilveeku pashu. Bet laiks iet un kaa to izteeree lemj katrs pats.Stulbaakais, ka shajaa ritenii vispaar aizmirstam, kas ir personiigais apmierinaajums un personiigaa labsajuuta. To mieriigi upureejam un peec - briinaamies kaapeec nav harmonijas. Kad atmostamies, ka nav jau taas personiigaas laimes, tad sakaam - taa ir ljoti bagaatu cilveeku privileegjija. Nee, taa ir iespeejama arii bez miljonu konta, viss atkariigs no pamatveertiibaam, kas ir muusos. Ja cilveeciigo attieciibu veertiiba zudusi vai atrodas 101 vietaa, tad - jaa...ienaak cinisms un apkaart - bars nelaimiigu cilveeku, kas to negrib pashi atziit un saka; viss ir meesli, Tu te nerunaa par lakstiigalaam un romantiku, naudu shurp un lakstiigalas - uz iesma kamiina priekshaa...neesmu shiis dziives piekriteeja...driizaak esmu gatava atbalstiit Tevi un Tavu kaapostu plaanu Latgales klaanos..:-))) iisi - No Tevis veel dvesh peec cilveeciibas un tas man shkjiet tuvi un saprotami...nu taa, sentimentaali laikam sanaaca... ingars rudzitis wrote: Zinu ka tas ir stulbi, bet ja visi izglitotie un aktivie cilveki parcelas uz jaukakam vietam, tad kas gan paliks Latvija? Vieni traktoristi un krievi. Kas tad to situaciju valsti uzlabos? Nezinu, ta muziga dzisanas pec komforta un naudas tomer ir diezgan pasiznicinosa. Man liekas, ka esmu parak izglitots. Macoties par PR tomer ir jaapzinas visi sabiedribas maksligie konstrukti, prese, sociologija, un beigu beigas tu saproti, ka viss ir suds, ka karjera un nauda tevi nolemj muzigam vaveres ritenim, jo nekad nepietiek, nekad nav par daudz, un personigais apmierinajums un labsajuta ir vienigais kas tiesam ir kaut ko verts. Jo lai ari kads genijs - tevi vienmer var atlaist no darba 15 minutes. Un ja tu sedi sava LV un mierigi dari savu lietu, tad tev ari attiecigi ies ok, vienalga no pelnas apjomiem. Vai varbut es esmu pilnigi naivs un arstejams?