THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Sunday, Jonuary 12, 1969
THE MICHIGAN DAILY Sunday, January 12, 1969
'he strange sensation of a new Kweskin
By JOHN GRAY
1969 is a tired year. Too much energy has been expended' re-
cently, too much has happened too fast. And this is going to be
the year when the old people, the people who've marched and sung
and tried too hard, when the old people sit back and discover they
don't want to do that any more. And the new people, looking for
the energy, will discover that it isn't there.
Jim Kweskin has shaved his moustache off.
He's at Canterbury House tonight, singing by hirmself (with
one friend) but he's not singing the songs you know him for, and
he's not going to entertain you the way he used to. So if you're
lpoking for nostalgia, if you want him to take you back to the Jug
Band days when you could listen to him and feel happy and good
all over, you miight as well stay home and listen to an old record.
It's because Kweskin is offering a different kind of nostalgia
now, a kind more appropriate to the year. He's back before the
Jug Band, back doing Woody Guthrie songs and "Pack Up Your
Sorrows" real quiet and asking the people to sing with him on the
choruses. It takes you back to the last days before the input of
energy and events of this decade, back to the folk-music revival
and the coffee houses in Cambridge and Greenwich Village.
The moustache symbolized the Kweskin he was, for him land
for the audience. He came on stage 10 minutes before the show
began on Friday night and no one recognized him. People were
there who had seen him in concert and in coffee houses 10 or 15
times before but no one had ever looked past the moustache, it
He shaved it oft on stage the last time the Jug Band played
together and everyone yelled "No, don't do it," and like that. And
since then he hasn't played as much, and when he has it's differ-
' ent. "I can't sing those ragtime songs no more. It isn't in me any
more," he said Friday night.
Kweskin has always been a little ahead of the time, a sort of
bellwether of the mood of the young, and he was ahead of the
audience on Friday. There was a tension there between him ahd
the people. They kept yelling for "Ukulele Lady" and "Sadie Green"
and he kept singing "Pack Up Your Sorrows." And it wasn't until
he told them that the songs weren't there any more that they
a could accept the mood and the style that was there.
But the surprising thing was that they did accept it once they
r knew what to expect. They wanted the good-time music' but when
it wasn't there they didn't fight. They listened to Kweskin, their
I friend, as he sang with his warm, gravplly voice and drew them
into his depression and his weariness. And it was nice.
JIM KWE SKIN
in person at
Doors open Delicious food NEXT WEEK:
8:00 P.M. is free, yes Doc W atson
Admission: $2.00 at the door ($1.75 after 2nd set) (unreal)
JANUARY 25 TO FEBRUARY 8
LSD damage held unconvincing
LEXINGTON, Ky. CPS)--One Kentucky Medical School in a
of the world's -leading authoritiesrare public appearance (he grants
on hallucinogenic drugs, Dr. Har- no interviews because he claims
ris Isbell,. said recently evidence he was once misquoted by the New
indicating use of LSD causes chro-T York Times), Dr. Isbell noted that
mosome damage was "unconvin- the Food and Drug Administration
cing." might not appreciate his saying
Dr. Isbell, the first American that the evidence was unconvinc-
scientist to experimentally admin- ing, beacuse the FDA had noted a
ister LSD when he gave it to opi- marked decrease in LSD use after
ate addicts'in 1948, said LSD announcements that LSD . dam-
chromosome daimage evidence was aged chromosomes.
derived from experiments in which ' The UK professor of medicine
tissue cultures were incubated and pharmacology also said that
With LSD. when he first began experimenting
"The same thing will happen if with LSD in the late 1940's, he
tissue cultures are incubated with "never dreamed" LSD would pre-
aspirin," he said. "Any chemical ; sent a drug abuse problem. He
substance incubated with tissue said he did not think it would
will cause sonle charges in ever be readily obtainable.
chromosomes:" - . "I didn't know a (Tim) Leary
Spaking at the University oi would come along," he said in
claiming that Leary, formerly a
professor at Harvard, introduced
acid to the intellectual commun-
ity. Production of LSD began after
that introduction, he said.
Of drug laws Dr. Isbell said, "
would not look for any legaliza-
tion of marijuana . . . not in my
lifetime." (Dr. Isbell is, in his owi
words-"nearly twice thirty.")
"I would look for more rationa
penalties." He called the five-year
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"Marijuana should not be sub- tion rates: $9.00 by carrier, $10.00 by
jected to special corrols because mail.saports
alcohol is worse," he said.
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
GILBERT SULLI"AN SOCIETY
the production of "JOLANTHE"
Tuesday, January 14 7:30 P.M.
"A memorable, completely fascinating film."
The Creative Arts Festival provides for the University community an opportunity to exper-
ience a spectrum of the Arts one rarely finds gathered together in one place.
This year the Creative Arts Festival Committee has decided to expand the horizons of
the Festival in order to. make it the most exciting two-weeks in the history of the University.
In order to achieve this end we have brought together some of Broadway's most successful
and controversial theatre and dance, personalities from Expo '67, artists whose works have
been exhibited all over the world, literary figures who are at the head of some of the newest
movements, and musicians who are constantly redefining the meaning of music.
The theme of this year's Festival is "Experiment in the Arts." Not only has the Festival
provided a forum for artists who are innovators in their fields but it has given us at the
University a chance to "experiment" with forms of art we have rarely seen before. Some of
the artist's names you have heard before, while others are loss familiar, but we of the Creative
Arts Committee assure you that each event you attend will give you an increasing sense of
enioyment and satisfaction.AA
HARRY STUART WINER
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