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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Tuesday, October 8, 1968

THE ICHIAN DILY uesay. ctobr_&_..6

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Seriously, friends,

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WHAT ? YOU'VE ONLY SEEN
"THE GRADUATE" ONCE??

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By DAVID SPURR
It's a little difficult to tell
whether or not Timothy Leary
is for real. Until you get used
to listening to him, you keep
y ~ expecting him to disappear into
a cloud of psychedelic smoke,
or something. If he were smaller,
he could be an acid-head lepre-
chaun.
Sunday night he traipsed out
onto the stage of Hill Aud. in
bell bottoms, long gray hair and
beads and, with his soft, stoned-
out voice, proceeded to paint a
fantasy land of the future where
" ..everyone is turned on for keeps.
"I have a confession to make,"
said the former Harvard profes-
sor, "I'm actually not a human
-. 4being of the twentieth century;
~; what I am is a space traveler
from the year 2020. And I'm on
^.amission something like a forest
ranger's. (Laughter.) They sent
me down here becadse they're
really amazed at what's happen-
ing. There hasn't been a screw-
up like this since Atlantis went
down." (More laughter, clap,
clap clap.)
And so, as he described how
groovy it is up there in the land
of no hang-ups, it became ap-
parent that Leary was really
Daily-Andy sack's preaching a sermon against the
evils of our land-grabbing,
Does the man from the year 2020. . money-grubbing, hung-up so-
ciety down here in 1968.
Oh, Boston you're my home

1-T*
imothy
It was all part of a "debate,"
presumably concerning the use
of hallucinogenic drugs, w i t h
Dr. Sidney Cohen, a Los AnL
geles medical researcher.
Leary's basic message w a s
direct enough: Tune in, turn on
and drop out, but do it for God.
In fact, Leary ended up giving
21 reasons why you shouldn't
take LSD, because you're not
holy enough."
Our own society, he explain-
ed, is hung-up because we don't
understand certain things, like
Black Magic, f'rinstance.
"You don't know about Black
Magic . . about the people who
have made compacts with the
devil."
Or diets. "You are what you
eat, you know."
Most of Leary's points were
' not so inane, however, and some
valid criticisms of the mentality
of the western mind surfaced.
"You don't know who you are.
You don't know all the insane
maniacs inside your personal-
ity."

Leary for real?

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it is . . . Eight kids died of suf-
focation because they tried
freon spray." Etcetera.
And a few good quotes: "We
can define LSD in terms of ex-
panded gullibility." Or the one
about the scientist who tripped
out and found the eternal truth
on the bathroom wall: "Flush
After Using."
Perhaps the real core of the
debate centered on something
which neither man really dwell-
ed upon - what Cohen called
"the context of social respon-

sibility" - the idea that no
social system has complete in-
dividual freedom.
In other words, if everybody's
stoned out, who's going to take
out the garbage?
One other thing, too. Cohen
said, "My objection is to the
head, the person who has made
a chemical the center of his life
existence. Shall we come creep-
ing for our euphorias, our soma
pills a la Brave New World?
There will never be a wisdom
pill. Don't wait for it."

BEST DItECTOR-Mmr. NtiihvLS
JOSEPH E. LEVINE
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MIKE NICHOLS- LAWRENCE TURMANjpaouc

This is Benjamin,
He's a little
worried about
his future.

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Leary ended his presentation
by telling us "in a roundabout
way" that we're God. And we
alone can decide the course of
our lives.
"It's possible to make (life)
a run for glory. There's no rea-
son why everyone can't be ston-
ed out-all the time. (Wild ap-
plause)'."
And on the other hand we
had Dr. Sidney Cohen, looking
like he had come straight from
the lab, in his shirtsleeves, giv-
ing a fatherly talk about
"what's really going on down
here."
We got from Dr. Cohen a
series of down-to-earthisms
about the drug users. "Of t e n
people put things in their mouth
and they don't even know what
DELTA PHI EPSI .ON S

By LITTLE SUZY FUNN
Kazooist Extraordinaire
Almost everybody who wasn't
in Boston came to rock by one
of three major routes: 1) they
got into the folk scene and
moved back with Dylan, and
that set; 2) they got int the
folk scene and moved into the
blues scene and came back with
Butterfield and that set; 3)
they never left U, S. Bonds be-
hind no matter how many peo-
ple spat on them.
But people in Boston did it
differently. They got into the
very, very hip and arcane Bos-
ton folk scene and moved into
the ultra-intelligentsia-orient-
ed Boston-Cambridge laugh-
folk music and cne into their
own with the Spoonful and the
Mamas and the Papas and
things like that.
Cambridge is such a hip city
that it's nauseating to, spend
too much time there. Every one
of the two billion students who
live there is aware-and they
all form into tight little cliques,
and they talk to each other in
aa kind of hip shorthand of ges-
tures and phrases and it all
seems pretty warped when you
start to get into it. d
But back in the good old days
when it wasn't so bad, every-
body got together at the coffee-
houses-the Odyssey,maybe, or
more likely the Club 47-and
they'd all listen to the Boston
music ahd laugh together at
the sly, hip in-jokes.
Everyone grooved to Jon.
Hammond, or John Fahey, or
whoever, was in town, but most
of all they would groove to their
own thing-and their own thing
was John Kweskin and the Jug
Band, who came from B.U. to
make the people feel good,
If anyone doesn't know by
now, Kweskin was the big push-
er of good-time music (almost
half of the cuts on the first
Spoonful album are direct steals
-arrangements and all- from
Kweskin's Jug Band). The
quality of his music is just that:
good times. It's infectious, and
even if you're not with all thep
intellectual side action, you've
sorta gotta smile a little and
tapyour foot when you hear
him do it"-
Kweskin has one of the all-
time classic voices - one that
should be felt and not heard. It
has a rasping hoarseness sort of
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like Dylan's but this is added to
a rhythmic quality like you've
never heard before. He plays his
voice-box like 'a tambourine,
syncopating his way through
d r u m pieces Ginger Baker
couldn't do if he was stoned.
It gives everything to the per-
formance. Kweskin is the only
man I know who can make you
listen to the songs in his reper-
toire (songs like "Mississippi
Mud" and "Ain't She Sweet")
without making you feel like
you're condescending in your
mind. He's always surprising
you, switching the rhythm or
the lyrics in an appealing way
(especially like when he does
"Bo-beedle-a-Bamba.")
So where was I anyway? Oh,
yeah, everybody in Cambridge
got together with their thing
in the Club 47 long, long ago.
And then Vanguard got wind of
Kweskin and he and the Jug
Band cut a few albums and
started going around the coun-
try, and then the Jug Band
broke up for a while and he cut

one alone and they got back to-
gether and the Cambridge peo-
ple wandered away to L.A. or
Ann Arbor or wherever and it all
got sort of lost in the past--
mixed up in your mind with the
Spoonful and John Fahey and,
Barry and the Remains.
Well, Kweskin just put out an
album to bring it back, or at
least to remind you where it
was, is, and always shall be at.
Appropriately e n t it le l What
Ever Happened to the Good Old
Days at Club 47 in Cambridge
Massachusetts with Jim Kwes-
kin and His Friends, it makes
good sounds when you play it
and that's nice, too.
If you were there at the time
and you know what it was like,
you know enough to hear this.
If you weren't, maybe ' you
should pick it up and it could
give you some insight into an-
other way down the garden
path.
And, oh yeah, Fritz Richmond
plays the jug on the album too,
but that's another story.

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dispensed..1
TUES., OCT. 8, 7:30 P.M.
UNION BALLROOM

STUDY, TRAVEL, WORK ABROAD
Are you interested in programs offered to study, travel, or work abroad for
the summer or academic year? If so, the time to start planning is NOW.
The International Center receives information on many such opportunities
annually and has set up informational meetings to distribute the iriforma-
tion and answer questions.
RECREATION ROOM of the INTERNATIONAL CENTER
603 E. Madison (in the South Wing of the Michigan Union)

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techniques.
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