mathNEWS caught up with the M Club 7 during a break between classes last
week. The pop sensations were busy eating MGC Dominos pizza but still had
time to answer a few questions in between their busy schedule of performing,
signing assignments with their autographs and taping their hit t.v. show 'M
Club 7 in St. Jacob's'. We asked each of the members, Tina, Rachel, Jo,
Hannah, and those guys, some essential questions.
mathNEWS:How's it going, M Club 7?
Rachel: Oh its going ok.
Hannah: We're kind of busy with assignments. But really, we don't need to do them. If ever we're in a pinch, we just sing one of our songs and do a song and dance. Works wonders.
One of the guys: Actually, Math 239 is a pain in the
mathNEWS:Hey, did I ask you, big guy? Well maybe I did, but it was a mistake. Anyway, so Jo, rumour has it that you're an undeclared major.
Jo: Yeah, that's right. I'm torn between Teaching
Option and Math Business, because I like teaching people new techniques but I
also like having group sessions. I'm a real people person.
mathNEWS: Lots of people joke about knowing a member of the M Club 7. But seriously, are any of you members of the CSC?
One of the guys: Yes! Yes, I am! Dance Dance Revolution taught me everything I know about dancing. Just check out the way I do that big M in midair.
Tina: No, none of the girls are members. I walked into
the room once. It was an odd experience. No one moved, no one said a word.
It was almost as if they hadn't left the room and seen a real girl in
mathNEWS: Well most of our readers will be relieved to know that we won't see the male members of the M Club too often. Hey, by the way, what does M Club 7 stand for?
One of the guys: The guys wanted to start a musical
group and promote mathematics. So we did, of course. Finding the girls was a
bit tricky. We had to go all the way to England before any girls would even
look past the fact we were members of the CSC. We hit them over the head with
a club, and well, here we are, all seven of us.
mathNEWS: Well there's that infamous Mathie finesse. What did the girls have to say about that?
Hannah: Well to be honest, when the guys first met us, they didn't say much aside from various grunts and farting. Everyone told us it was the Pizza. I still don't believe them.
Jo: Yeah, but they're much better now. A work term
serving drinks on the riviera in France changed all that. It was arranged
by their manager to give them exposure to the French version of Dance Dance
Revolution, but thankfully, it had other benefits.
mathNEWS: Ugh, enough about the guys. Hey, has success affected the members of the M Club 7 in any way?
Jo: Yeah, we're way more occupied with being superstars than doing anything else. Really, who wouldn't be? This whole thing about learning and that nonsense. I'd much rather be famous and have people do my assignments for me.
Rachel: Hey! That's not fair. I also like doing my
cs370 assignments. I learned that a polynomial can interpolate that M letter.
Pretty soon, we won't have to be doing any work!
mathNEWS: Wow! Isn't that amazing. Have any of the members of the band ever slept in the comfy lounge?
One of the guys: Yeah, all the time.
Tina: What's a comfy lounge? I think we say that in
one of our songs. Hey, I just do what I'm told. I spend most of my time in
the iMac lab. CS200 you know. iMacs go really well with my complexion.
mathNEWS: You know, the guys of the M Club are really starting to scare me. Please don't say anymore, gentlemen. But the girls...
Rachel: Hey, we get that a lot. Everyone says just leave the guys behind, they do nothing for you. Oh, we couldn't do that. Then we'd lose our gimmicky boys and girls group status. We'd just be another Spice Girls but instead our girls would all be young and pretty.
Tina: That's all true but our television show is really
starting to take off, and we want the girls to have one of their own. We're
not sure what the plot is yet, but WB has offered us a contract just on
basic premise that we, the girls of M Club, would be the stars.
mathNEWS: Well I can't wait to see the new show! What's been your favourite part of the t.v. show so far?
Tina: Well I really like the episodes where we interact with the people in the market. There was this one time when there was an argument over a nectarine transaction. But as usual, one of our songs settled the whole thing.
Rachel: Oh I remember that episode! That's the one
where I get hunted down in the rain by some stalking fan. I was really wet
while filming that one; really uncomfortable having to run all over the place
in a wet t-shirt.
mathNEWS: From what I hear, that episode is the most popular ever. But M Club 7 is known as much for the music as for the television show. So far your biggest hit has been M Club Party. What's that song about?
One of the guys: That no matter what you do, there's always more things you can do with your computer.
Hannah: I love that song. It's about how much fun you can have with functions, vectors and matrices!
Rachel: I think it's really about living in harmony, you know? There's the whole mention of 'showing you how' and 'inheritance'. Really shows you the depth of our music.
Jo: I don't think there's been a time when I've had
more faith in the power of music. This whole deal, with the M Club 7, the
fame is great, the money is great. But really, it's all about the
mathNEWS: Oh, yeah. All about the music. Right. Can't wait to see you girls in the next video for Bring It On Back. Boys, we'll see ya on the newsgroup.