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I; Wednesday, February 28, 1973

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Three

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You are cordially invited
to attend the 70th
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on February 28.
Miss Nin is expected to
arrive at Centicore about
3 P.M. to greet her
friends and admirers.
336 Maynard St.

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UAC-CREATIVE ARTS
FESTIVAL presents
STAN
BRAKHAGE
Leading artist and influential
member of the New American
Cine.ma, showing rarely seen
8mm films
-"songs"
-"Sexual Meditation:
Motel"
3 p.m. TODAY
East Quad Auditorium
Join The Dai ly

By KEN ALTSHULER and
MIKE HARPER
Records, that is. Since
January 1st, America s overly
"prolific" record companies have
been busy flooding the market
witth some of the most undistin-
guished products in recent mem-
ory. Of the several hundred al-
bums released thus far this year,
we would be severely stretching
the truth to claim that any more
than, say, one-tenth of these
records are listenable, let alone
worth buying. So, to help our
constant readers in their search
for "good" music, here are some
comments on these major artist's
albums released in the past two
months "deemed" distinguished,
undistinguished or "otherwise."
First, for the "undistinguished":
certainly one of the most dis-
appointing albums is Elton John's
Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the
Piano Player, an album w h o s e
packaging easily rivals the pack-
age. Save for an over-arranged

but nonetheless masterful piece
called "Have Mercy on t h e
Criminal" and the delicately-
moving "Daniel,' this album is
filled with shoddily-produced and
randomly over-played songs like
"Eldeberry Wine" and a most
boring English slice of "Ameri-
can Pie," "Crocodile Rock."
Even though it was oftentimes
stringly and blatantly commer-
cial, Honky Chateau is vastly
superior to John's newest.
Another undistinguished work
is Pink Floyd's newest, Dark
Side of the Moon, an over-syn-
thesized piece of redundant, cer-
tainly derivative non-music.
Floyd have always been amazing
to us for the simple fact that as
individuals, the four musicians
have relatively little or no tal-
ent. As a "group" though, Pink
Floyd somehow "jell" into a
reasonably consistent and inno-
vative "space" band, comple-
menting their music with a fine
sense of stereo and other elec-

NEW WORLD MEDIA presents
*Please Stand By *
Starring DAVID PEEL as FREEMONT ZAPATA
"The Robin Hood of Guerrilla Television"

NEW RELEASE

CULT.URE CALENWAR
SPECIAL HAPPENING - David Bromberg look-alike contest
in the Fishbowl at 7 tonight.
FILM-Ann Arbor Film Co-op presents Altman's M*A*S*H in
Aud. A Angell at 7, 9:05 tonight. Cinema Guild presents
Ford's Wagon Master in Arch. Aud. at 7, 9:05 tonight.
The Psych. 171 Film Series presents U Chien Andalou by
Bunuel and Dali; Dream of the Wild Horses in the UGLI
Multipurpose Rm. at 4. Women's Studies Film Series pre-
sents Messori Moneka, Dorthea Lange, Modern Women:
The Uneasy Life in the UGLI Multi-purpose Rm. at 7
tonight.
CREATIVE ARTS FESTIVAL-Sexual Meditation: Motel;
Songs, discussion screening with filmmaker Stan Brak-
hage in RC Aud. at 3.
DRAMA-Student Lab Theater presents improvisational fi-
gures; We Can't All Be Heroes in Frieze Arena at 4.
MUSEUM OF ART-Sound and Light; informal gallery tour
with light and sound environment at the Museum at 8

MUSIC BY:
DAVID PEEL and the
LOWER EAST SIDE
JOHN LEN NON and
YOKO ONO
TEENAGE LUST
1984-and others
"In the very near future a band of radical freaks
will take over control of a communications satellite
and begin to broadcast messages to a captive world
T.V. audience."
FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION WITH
DIRECTORS JACK & JOANNA MILTON
LAST SHOWING
THURSDAY
Modern Languages Auditorium 111
(E. Washington at Thayer, Ann Arbor)
7:15 & 9:30 P.M.
$1.25
NEW WORLD FILM COOP

tronic efects. With this release,
the boys seem more and more
content to re-hash their patented
neo-jazz/blues/rock sound with-
out introducing anything - ma-
jor or otherwise - new: the
result is an album of very tire-
some, well-rehearsed "improvisa-
tion."
Another example of space
"junk" is Hawkwind's Doremi
Fasol Latido, their second al-
bum . . . and yes friends, it's
every bit as wretched as their
first. If you don't remember:
their first album, In Search of
Space, won kudos when it was
named co-winer of the coveted
WORST ALBUM OF THE YEAR
award in "some" Daily critic's
year-end picks. This album is
even more psedo-cosmic-heavy
than the first, plus it "somehow"
tends to be even more self-ridi-
culing. England's first (and hope-
fully only) "anal" rock band -
after playing this or their first
album just once, this title should
prove to be self-explanatory.
In the more "distinguished"
category: though the talents of
head mentor Brian Wilson are
noticeably missing or at least re-
duiced to a "sniritual" state, the
Beach Boys' Holland is a good,
consistent record album. The
songs are at times a bit musi-
cally "dense," but this feeling
tends togive way to the qual-
ity of their so-called vocal "Cali-
fornia sound" - which incident-
ally has grown to be much more
universal than California in na-
ture. Sogs like "California,"
"Funky Pretty" and "Sail on
Sailor" all represent a new at-
tempt at musical growth while
maintaining if not slightly under-
mining the grou's highlyac-
claimed choral skills. All in all,
while not as good as Surf's Up,
Holland, Carl and the Passions:
So Tough album, and in a final
viw, a strong resurgence in re-
cord sales as well.
Two aluminum rock bands al-
so recently made comebacks in
a musical sense - namely, Deep
Purple and Free. Deep Purple's
newest, Who Do We Think We
Are!, features better-th an-aver-
age granite sound, and an excel-
lent single in "Woman f r o m
Tokyo." As for Free's Heart-
breaker album, it's their best to
date. The single, "Wishing Well,"
may well be the "sleeper" of
the year - the cut is a running
gun blues, with fine guitar and
Paul Rodgers' commanding vo-
cals, easily more powerful than
their previous top-lO0 outing,
"All Right Now." Fiery sound.
SHORT CUTS: Traffic's
Shootout at the Fantasy Factory
is their worst ever, as the band
seems content to grind out third-
rate, sloppy, instrumentally-in-
ane music on a level only com-
parable to the very saddest of
bar bands imaginable. The Der-
ek & the Dominos' In Concert
album is rather dry and at times
uneven, 'this due primarily to
the absence of Duane Alman's
crisp guitar work. Clapton's still
there . . . but the rest of the
band isn't. Musically, that is.
What do Claudia Linnear, Toni
and Terry (of Joy of Cooking),
Vinegar Joe, and Yoko Ono all
have in common? Well, each
"act" has released an album re-
cently . . . but who cares, any-
way? The quality of each is pro-
gressively worse . . . but then,
consider the artist(s) involved.
Oh yes, all of you Norman

tonight.
SCHOOL OF
tonight.

MUSIC-Stanley Quartet: Rackham Aud. at 8

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A ACADEMY AWARD
NOMINAT IONS !
-BEST PICTURE 4th
-BEST DIRECTOR HIT
-BEST ACTRESS WEEK
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One of the year's!
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Blake fans will be happy to know
that your superstar has releas-
ed his first solo album, entitled
not surprisingly Norman Blake.
Contained within the handsome
cover photo sleeve are many of
those same great songs that he
performed at last month's John
Hartford/Norman Blake concert
at which, we've been "told," he
turned in a "killer" set (choak).
Fa-lash-eee.
Well, it is of course impossible
to cover all of the records that
have been released lately, but
this is hopefully a sufficient ran-
dom sampling of current record
rack offerings - and yes, the of-
ferings are not all that impres-
sive. Our hope is for the com-
3anies to realize that the record-
buying public does indeed have
taste, and that someday they
may exercise this "palatable"
quality and demand quality re-
cord-wise. But when we see how
well poor products by Elton
John, Traffic, Ike and Tina
Turner, the Tommy album and
others are selling, that "some-
day" se6ms to be getting fur-
ther and further away from
ever being realized. Oh well,
there's always Mr. Talent, Da-
vid Peel, to fall back on .. .
lolly1
no tr(
By DAVID GRUBER
Lolly Madonna XXX has with-
in it the threads of an Amer-
ican evic. It takes its story of a
land feud between two Tenes-
see backwoods families straight
from southern American f o 1 k-
lore, and tries to convey a sense
of tragedy as the families move
toward an inevitable final show-
down. It has a host of characters
to explore, from Laban Feath-
er (Rod Steiger) and Pap Gut-
shall (Robert Ryan), the heads
of the warring clans, to Roonie
Gill (Season Hubley), who lands
upon the scene of the feud by
chance and is all but kidnaoed
into the thick of things when
mistaken for the fictitios char-
acter of Lolly Madonna. A good
many of these characters -
wives, brothers, sisters, sons and
dauhters among them - bring
to the story their own personal
problems and tensions to add
complications to the main con-
flict and give the film a more
sweeping apearance.
Unfortunately, the talents of di-
rector Richard Sarafian are not
exansive enough to contain all
this material, and neither is the
film's less than two hour length.
Madonna falls into a sweeping
state of confusion. Characters,
relationships, and events are nev-
er given enough room to develop
any depth, and the fledging emo-
tions they create rarely escape
the screen. By the end of it all,
the sense of tragedy is thorough-
ly squandered.
One curious thing about t h e
movie, something that is indica-
tive of the way it works, is that
Roonie Gill or Lolly Madonna,
loses her purpose very early. For
a brief moment, she is heard giv-
ing a first person narrative of
her part in the story and it is
assumed that the film will be
seen from her point of view. How-
ever, she is never heard from
in this manner again. Within
minutes of her first appearance
she becomes a mere accessory
to the Feather-Gutshall feud and
we watch her more objectively
than we would have if we felt
she was going to tell us some-
thing. Originally she was to be

a point of focus for the audience,
the person through whose ex-
perience one could feel the truths
and tragedies of this muddled
movie. Sadly, she is the first to
go.
Soon after her importance de-
parts, so does the emphasis on
the feud. Instead we are led into
an investigation of the Feather
family. To be sure, the feud
continues; there are threats, at-
tacks, the raping of Sister E.,
Pap Gutshall's daughter. But
these things don't incite either
party to a full-fledged battle,
though one gets the feeling they
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Liadonna': no epic,
agedy, no impact

By ELAINE LEAPHART
"The third annual Bursley Hkil
show and dance is a good exam-
ple of black unity, black work
and black love which is black
wealth," says Charlita Blair '76
member of the Bursley Family.
'Walk Together Soulful People'
is an annual affair sponsored by
the Coalition for the Use of
Learning Skills (CUES) and pro-
duced by the black residents (the
Bursley Family) of the dorm.
Timothy Ossman, CULS dorm
counselor said that the initial
purpose of the show and dance
is to motivate people in the dorm
to work together.
Preparations for the show and
dance began last semester to es-
tablish a night club atmosphere
where black students could ex-
presis themselves through a vari-
ety of performances. The show,
which lasted for more than two
hours, included poetry readings
- The Images of Sunjima, a cap-
pella quartet - The Brotherhood,

jaz soloist Vincent Bryson, rhy-
thm and blues soloist Sharon
English, and a variety of vocal
and instrumental acts.
Michele Wyche '76, one of the
many coordinators of the show
said, 'Toward the end of the pre-
parations of the show when all
the fragments started to fit to-
gether, one could visualize all the
hours that blacks had worked to
produce the show."
Additional support was provid-
ed by UAC/Black Affairs.
"We can check out Hill Audi-
torium anytime, but when some-
thing happens at home like the
Bursley show, blacks are suV-
posed to support it, because it re-
flects on our togetherness,"
claims Philip Hunt '76 of the
Bursley Family.
Saturday's show and dance was
the kick-off for activities spon-
sored by CULS, and will be fol-
lowed by black/chicano fresh-
man orientation weekend in
March.

should after awhile. No, there
is too much trouble among the
Feathers to warrant sole con-
centration on' the feud, and it
was all precipitated by an acci-
dent which befell the family in
ha'nier times.
Through a series of slow mo-
tion flashbacks, we learn t h a t
Zack Feather (Jeff Bridges), the
family's remaining force of con-
tentment and love for the land,
was once married to a beauti-
ful, free-as-the-wind girl who met
an untimely end when thrown
from a, horse. Lab an Feather,
evidently having as great a love
for her as Zack, went wild, and
has become, in the present day,
an repressed maniac, holding
Zack's' brother Thrush respon-
sible for the girl's death. He,
stands as a force of malevolerv e
against this latter son, but the
film has trouble making us be-
lieve in his trauma, except at one
point when, after giving Thrush
a good thrashing, he walks out to
his porch and apears ready to
break open, to either scream or
cry. We are on the brink of un-
derstanding his suppressed rage,
but he brings himself up short
and kesps his indomitable and
self-contained character intact.
There are echoes of The Pawn-
broker in this part of the movie.
There, too, Rod Steiger played a
repressed and resigned rather
than maniacal man, and there.
too, slow motion flashbacks told
the story of the destruction of
his hapiness (which seemed a
little more healthy in that movie
than it does in the current one).
He became a tragic figure be-
cause he was at the center of the
film, at all times, and also be-
cause he was so immersed in his
bitterness and self-pity that he

balked at an opportunity to show
some concern for his helper in
the pawnshop. When this helper
meets with an untimely end he
breaks down momentarily, gives
in to a recognition of his now
even deeper tragedy, and walks
off perhaps more distraught tian
ever. It is a powerfully moving
scene, one which demonstrated
Steiger's ability to control emo-
tions.
However, in Madonna Steiger
is not the center of the film;
indeed, there is no center of the
film. Too much else is going on
to allow him any efectiveness.
There is no feeling that his crisis
is any more important than say
the amusing dreams and impend-
ing tragedy of Hawk, another
one of his sons, or Zack's grow-
ing interest in Roonie. With
nothing to, substantiate that cris-
is, his anger seems outrageous
and his acting is often over-
wrought.
Having lost its way in the be-
ginning there is no reason for
Madonna to pull up strong at the
end. When a showdown between
the Feathers and Gutshalls is
finally in the making it is a small
one: Ma Gutshall is killed and
Hawk is seriously wounded. The
scene carries a slight sense-of
the feud's futility, and it is ai
fitting conclusion, but the tale
decides to push on through more
antics and excesses until it un-
emphatically dies out, this time
in a series of still photographs
which show another large con-
frontation in progress. No impact,
no epic, no tragedy, no lessons
learned. We come to' know Ma-
donna as a film which could
have succeeded, one which had
a great deal to offer, but failed
to let it go.

walk together.. .
Sonif all people

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WEDNESDAY
FEB. 28
JOHN FORD'S
WAGON
MASTER
A sensivite portrayal
of the Mormon's trek
to Utah in 1873.
With WARD BOND,
HARRY CAREY JR.,
JAMES ARNESS.
ARCH ITECTURE
AUDITORIUM

tonight
6:00 2 4 7 News
9 Courtship of Eddie's Father
50 Flintstones
56 Operation Second Chance
6:30 2 CBS News
4 NBC News
7 ABC News
9 I Dream of Jeannie '
50 Gilligan's Island
56 Making Things Grow
7:00 2 Truth or Consequences
4.News
7 To Tell the Truth
9 Beverly Hillbillies
50 I Love Lucy
56 Zoom
7:30 2 What's My Line?
4 Festival of Family Classics
7 Wild Kingdom
9 Irish Rovers
50 Hogan's Heroes
56 Consumer Game
8:00 2 Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour
4 Adam-12
7 Paul Lynde
9 Magic of Sammy Davis Jr.
50 Dragnet
56 America '73
8:30 4 Madigan
7 Movie
"You'll Never See Me Again"
50 Merv Griffin
9:00 2 Medical Center
9 News
56 Eye to Eye
9:30 9 VD Blues
56 Joan Sutherland: Who's Afraid
of Opera?

10:00 2 Cannon
4 Search
7 Burt Bacharach-Opus N. 3
50 Perry Mason
56 Soul!
11:00 2 4 7 News
9 CBC News
50 One Step Beyond
11:20 9 News
11:30 2 Movie
"Kid Rodelo" (1966)
4 Johnny Carson
7 Movie
"Playmates" (1972"
50 Movie
"Master of Bailantrae."
(English; 1953)
12:00 9 Movie
"Georgy Girl." (English, 1966)
1:00 4 7 News
1:30 2 Movie
"Revenge of Black Eagle"
(Italian, 1951)
3:00 2 TV High School
3:30 2 It's Your Bet
4:00 2 News
cable tv
channel 3
3:30 Pixanne
4:00 Today's Woman
4:30 Something Else (Rock)
5:00 Stratasphere Playhouse
5:30 Local news and events
6:00 Consumer Forum
6:30 NCAA Sports
7-8 Community Dialogue
wcbn
89.5 fm
9:00 The Morning After
12:00 Progressive Rock
4:00 Folk
7:00 Talk Back
8:00 Jazz
11:00 Progressive Rock
3:00 Sign-off

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