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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Soturday, Cctobc! 3, 1974

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SATURDAY AND SUNDAY ONLY

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-Daily-Terry McCarthy
Actors Company rehearses 'Oppenheimer'

The Actors Company arrived in Ann Arbor last
Monday and have been in rehearsal for In the
Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer. The players
arrived from California and New York where
they were involved in theatre, film and television
engagements. Oppenheimer, which will open
Oct. 13 in Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, is a
dramatic treatment of the controversy swirling
around the brilliant atomic scientist who created
the bomb.
All of this fall's productions deal with socially
relevant themes outside of the atomic bomb

issue. Youth, Vietnam and urban violence are
handled in Summertree and Jules Feiffer's Little
Murders.
Allen Fletcher, the artistic director of the
new Actors Company, has staged productions for
the APA, the American Conservatory Theatre
of San Francisco where he is currently director,
the American Shakespeare Festival of Stratford,
Conn., and the New York City Opera. He brings
a fresh, new theatre repertory of young actors
to help enrich the Ann Arbor theatre scene.

-Daily-Tom Gottlieb

music

"CATHERINE DENEUVE-'she just might be the
world's most beautiful woman !" -LOOK
"YES, 'BELLE DE JOUR' IS SENSATIONAL. IT
DOES - LET'S BE HONEST ABOUT THIS - TURN
YOU ON!" -LIFE
"Brilliant! Luis Bunvel, a master of cinematic
erotica !"-SATURDAY REVIEW
SAT.-"Belle", 2:30, 4:15, 6:00, 7:45, 11:00--"Sneak", 9:30
SUN.-"Belle", 2:30, 4:15, 6:00, 7:45, 9:30
SNEAK PREVIEW
TON IGHT
A complete feature-length showing of a
new feature based on a D. H. Lawrence
story at 9:30 only.
"NOTHING SHORT OF MASTERY!"
-Judith Crist
PIPTH-E 'Oi'UM
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STARTS MONDAY
aD.GH.cLawe1re's
THE VIRGIN AND THE GYPSY

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Good
By DANIEL ZWERDLING
Singing duos seldom make it.
Who, after all, has the talent
(and guts) to blend a tight, rich,
captivating sound with only two
voices , and two instruments
without any back-up band to
fill them out? Without those
crucial drums and thumping
bass a duo's voices don't blend
but slide over each other like
layers of ice.
So Good News gets extra
cheers. They're young and
they're making it. Musically.
(Commercially they're doing
okay too, with one Columbia al-
bum under their belts, a new
one coming up by January, and
club jobs across the country.
Houston, Texas, is next.)
Good News stands .entirely,
and wonderfully alone on Mi-
chael Bacon's very angelic and
pure vocals, a shy but com-
petent giutar, and Larry Gold's
astounding cello and vocal har-
monies which he belts out 'with
real gusto, throwing back his
head and wrinkling his nose.
It's not folk they play, nor folk-

harmon (
rock, not any style you can un-
derstand by description-simply
because they invented it. If you
haven't heard Good News then
no musical sound-alikes exist to
help you out. Maybe, a little like
Incredible String Band, another
rare duo-but that may be only
because they use cello too, and
sing quiet, imaginative ballads.
But Good News isn't like the
String Band, since 'as Bacon
says, Good News didn't ever hear
them until after he and Gold
had been composing and per-
forming for a year. A few songs
will flash -of Simon and Gar-
funkel, not from mimicry but
only because two different tal-
ented groups are approaching
each other on similar musical
wavelengths.
Good News carries a large
repertoire, which they change
depending on the audience.

news

letters
Be bop diddie-Bleach Bo'ys!

Gold digs back to his teenage
love affair with Villa-Lobos.
"Jonah," one of their best
known songs from the album, is
a rocking, freewheeling spiritual,
while a song like "So Many
Voices Crying" begins with a
plaintive vocal-cello duet; it
ends with 'the same duet with
Bacon's guitar echoing his hush-
ed voice.
Singing angry and bitter,
Bacon sometimes swells his quiet
vocals into a raspish shout, a
bit like Van Ronk at his most
sensitive.
Bacon plays a fine guitar too,
which he rarely brings out on
its own; he uses it as an in-
conspicuous, subtle accompani-
ment. Only in "I Ain't Gonnas
Die" did he let it loose, and then
the song was so short that it
seemed as if he was too embar-
rassed to let us hear more.

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DAILY OFFICIA
The Daily Official Bulletin is an1
official publication of the Univer-!
sity of Michigan. Notices should be,
sent in TYPEWRITTEN' f o r m to
Room 3528 L. S. A. Bldg., before
2 p.m., of the day preceding pub-
lication and by 2 p.m. Friday for
Saturday and Sunday. Items ap-
pear once only. Student organiza-
. ...: .........s.. :' % >};
ORGANIZATION
NOTICES
Graduate Outing Club, Sunday, Oct.
4, 1:30 p.m., Meet in front of Rackham,
on Huron. Cars will leave from here for
afternoon of hiking and dinner after-!
wards.
UM Folk Dance Club Friday evening,
8-11, Barbour Gym, 'teaching, 8-9. OpenI
to a11.
Undergraduate Mathematics Club.
Oct. 5, 1970, 7:00 Sharp! Room 3227,
Angell Hall, Prof. Thomas Storer "Re-
lations Between Combinatorics a n d
Classical Analysis."
Graduate Outing Club, Sun., Oct. 4,
1:30 p.m., meet in front of Rackham
on Huron. Cars will leave from here
for afternoon of hiking and dinner
afterwards.
Baratin Coffee Hour, every Thurs., 3-
5, Frieze Bldg., Room 3050. Open in-,
vitation to people interested in French
language and culture.

Their mainstay, judging by their Gold has a splendid 'talent
album and last night's perform- for blues on the cello. He doesn't
ance, grows from contemplative, abuse it as an alter bass (which
lyrical ballads, with sometimes he often plays) or as a surrogate
a Renaissance air, other times guitar, but exploits the cello's
a more contemporary touch as mellow, sometimes fragile, per-
sonality.
.9a............Good News does its stuff with-
out any pretension. Good mu-
AL BULLETIN sicians who have a good thing
going don't need pretensions.
.., :.:::":: .....":.":"" -r:s:.. #ES~ss!Bob Franke, Ann Arbor's own
tion notices are not accepted for folk - star - of - the - past -
publication. For more information, gone - to - Divinity - school,
phone 764-9270. calls the duo a "guitar, bass,
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 cello, two precisely close voices,
STRA OCOEa collection of simple, clear,
very deep and very beautiful
Day Calendar songs, a sense of humor and
good times and absolutely no
Football: U-M vs. Texas A&M: Mich- crap whatsoever." I won't be-
igan Stadium, 1:30 p.m. labor the point with a miserable
pun on the group's name. But
Placement Service then, their name doesn't lie,
________either.
Testing Deadline: Federal Service En- --
trance Exam given in Ann Arbor, Dec.
grads get in on this one, apply before
Oct. 7 for Oct. 17 test, applications at
Career Planning, 3200 SAB.

To the Daily:
Well! Daniel Zwerdling, I bet
you think you're pretty hot
stuff, the way you put down the
Beach Boys new album in your
record review the other day, the
way you said they should .go
back where they came from and
they were boring and all like
that. Well let me tell YOU a
thing or two Daniel Zwerdling
(if that IS your real name -
what kind of a name is Zwer-
dling anyway?), let me tell you
all your taste is in your mouth.
I've gone into retirement from
my former post of Michigan
Daily R&R Expert, BUT, let me
you Daniel, I'm not sitting still
for the kind of stuff you said
about those guys.
Let me get your errors of fact
out of the way right now so I
won't have to dwell on them
and make you look stupid. First,
the Beach Boys had an album
out last year (20/20) which was
their best since Pet Sounds. Sec-
ond, they never had an album
called "Transcendental Medita-
tion," which is the name of the
last song on the second side of
Friends, in case you're interest-
ed. So how about THAT, Mr.
Wheelchair General!
Now that we've got that out
of the way, let's get down to the
real nitty-gritty, which is to say
that if taste were money ;you'd
have trouble getting credit at a
free store. As Rolling'Stone put
it, the Beach Boys are Plastic
Madmen, which is so true, so
true. As Big Fat put it, the
Beach Boys were the top group
of the sixties, which is so true,
so true.

Now, Daniel Wordzling, let me
give you a break for a second
here. It's just possible that you
really Do like the Beach Boys
and were just a little disap-
point with this album and de-
cided to take out your frus-
trations on the sensibilities of
your readers.
Now, to some extent you're
right to be disappointed. Side
two, especially, is a little heavy
on the strings and the shuck.
But side one-side one is, if not
quite as good as Pet Sounds (and
that remains to be seen-al-
bums, like the finest wines, the
finest steaks, the finest cheese,
and Yuban coffee, have to mel-
low a bit, have to sit on your
shelf and get a scratch or two
and get played for the hell of
it-instead of for the review you
have to write in order to be able
to keep the free copy they send
you in the mail-before you can
really get an idea of the full
worth and the full feeling of
them). Where was I? Oh, yeah,
if it's not as good as Pet Sounds,
it's at least comparable, and
that's more than we have a right
to expect or even hope for in
these days of shuck and jive.
So to you, Spaniel Derding, I
say this: Listen to the album
some more. Note the fantastic
production involved here-per-
haps the best you've ever heard.
Listen to "Cool Cool Water" and
think about the promise of
Smile, or even of Smiley Smile.
Convenient
Food Mart
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
TILL MIDNIGHT
365 DAYS A YEAR
on North Campus
(next to Lums)

Dance a little to "Add some
Music to Your Day" and "This
Whole World."
And, oh yes, Nathaniel, you
were right about the Aah Ooom
Bop Diddies. They're riot only
excellent, they're Far Out. And,
even if the rest of the album
were as bad as Blood Sweat and
Tears 3, the Aaah Ooom Bop
Diddies would make it all worth
while, now wouldn't they?
Kisses and Peace,
Your pal,
Little Suzy Funn
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