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Saturday, October 21, 1972


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Saturday, October 21, 1972 THE MICHIGAN DAILY


OPEN 12:45
1 P.M.-4:30-8 P.M.
MON.-SAT. MAT.-$2.00
EVE. & ALL DAY SUN.-$2.50

Dept. of Speech Communication
and Theater
University Players
P resent
OCT. 19-20, 24-28
Frieze Building
Individual Tickets $1.50
Trueblood Box Office open
12:30-8:00 p.m.
Latecomers will be seated
at the intermission!

DRAMA-University Players showcase production of Beckett's
Endgame continues at Frieze Building's Arena Theatre
tonight at 8..PTP's Sleuth, opens today at 3 and 8 at the
Power Center with two shows tomorrow. For the kiddies,
young or old, there's The Wizard of Oz, presented by the
Ann Arbor Junior Light Opera, performed at the Com-
munity High School Theatre.

Different: Ho-hum

FILM-Cinema II presents the Marx Brothers' Day at
Races in Aud. A, Angell Hall, at 7, 9. Chabrol's
Bonnes Femmes is being shown by Cinema Guild in
Arch. Aud. at 7, 9:05. Tell Them Willie Boy is Here
be seen in the West cafeteria of Bursley at 9.



208 W, Huron,


UPCOMING MUSIC TIP-Local musicians will participate in
a marathon mixed-media concert tomorrow night as a
benefit for the McGovern campaign, at the First Uni-
tarian Church (1917 Washtenaw) at 8. The suggested
donation is $5, but people are encouraged to donate what-
ever they can for the campaign. Coordinator Richmond
Browne promises there will be no speeches, only "cider
and doughnuts and plenty of music."
The program will include ragtime piano music played
by William Albright and piano music of Haydn, Liszt and
Ives; performed by Joseph Gurt. On the vocal side of
things, Willis Patterson will sing Brahms' Four Serious
Songs, accompanied by Wallace Berry, while Leslie Guinn
will present songs by Stephen Foster and others, accom-
panied by Albright.
Silent films will be shown with both electronic and
piano accompaniment. Chaplin's The Rink and a Mary
Pickford film The New York Hat will be accompanied by
George Burt on Arp synthesizer and Browne on electric
piano. Donald Sosin will provide a piano accompaniment
for Keaton's comedy, The Blacksmith.
And there will be jazz as well-Danny Stevenson's
trio will be followed by the Bob Detweiler Duo, with some
electric keyboard sounds.
MUSIC-Malvina Reynolds performs today at the Ark; she's
giving a children's performance at 1 and a regular set at
9. The Rockets and Bad Luck and Trouble play at the
People's Ballroom tonight from 8-12.
ART-An exhibit of Renee Lubarow's oils, etchings, and
watercolors opens today at the Galerie Jacques. Lubarow
will be present today to autograph posters and speak to
her admirers.
WEEKEND BARS AND MUSIC-Bimbo's, Gaslighters (Fri.,
Sat., Sun.) cover; Bimbo's on the Hill, Long John Silver
(Fri., Sat.) no cover; Blind Pig, Blue Jukes (Fri., Sat.)
cover, classical music (Sun.) no cover; Del Rio, Arman-
do's Jazz Group (Sun.) no cover; Golden Falcon, Stanley
Mitchell and the People's Choice (Fri., Sat., Sun.) cover;
Mackinac Jack's, Radio King and His Court of Rhythm
(Fri., Sat.) cover, Boogie Brothers (Sun.) cover; Mr.
Flood's Party, Terry Tate (Fri., Sat.) cover; Odyssey,
Airborne (Fri., Sat.) cover, Jam Night (Sun.) no cover;
Rubaiyat, Iris Bell Adventure (Fri., Sat., Sun.) no cover.

MON.-SAT. 9 to 12
SUNDAYS 12 to 12



And Now for Something Com-
pletely Different contains many
things that are fairly old, notice-
ably borrowed, and moderately
blue. Unfortunately there's not
too much that is new in this
British import. Mostly witty,
sometimes silly, it's neither com-
pletely bad nor completely good,
but certainly nothing different in
the cinematic world. It's another
in the breed spawned by Laugh-
In, stylish enough when it ap-
plies itself, but sometimes em-
barassingly wide of the mark.
Completely Different is basic-
ally an hour and a half of gags,
some simple visual (and simply
old) ones and others more elabor-
ate. One sketch is actually en-
titled, "The Funniest Joke in the
World." (It's not, but it's not bad
either.) The old idea of the
jokester who dies laughing is
blown up to World War secret
weapon proportions, with the
Marines iunning through jungles
shouting the joke in German as
Nazis fall convulsed on every
Most of the sketches deal in
some manner with either sex or
violence. Example: a little per-
vert runs about flashing open his
raincoat and delighting in the
shocks caused to passersby.
When he "exposes" himself to
the camera, the object of scan-
dal is (surprise!) the word
"Boo!" taped to his chest. Then
there's the "Hell's Grannies"~
(they live for kicks) who attack
handsome young men and ter-
rnrize the city in theirasearch
of lchea thrills. The scene in
which they swagger down main
street, wielding purses left and
right, is a classic. Less success-
ful is a tired sketch revolving
around a marriage counselor
who moves in on a sexy wife in
the presence of her jackass hus-
A large number of sketches
concern homosexuality, by in-
ference if not directly. For in-
stance, the "Hell's Grannies"
are guys in drag, with white
wigs, simonhose, etc. A favorife
in this vein was a Nelson Eddy-
Jeanette MacDonald take-off in
which a lumberjack sings to the
frail beauty clasped in his arms
while a back-up chorus of Moun-
ties hidden among the tall pines
echo his stirring words. The
Mounties chime in robustly for
the first few verses of "I'm a
Lumberiack. I'm O.K.," then
trail off in bewilderment as the
red-laid-clad singer details his
after-hours enjoyments, which
include dressing up in high heels,
dress and scarf.
Despite several w a r n i n g s
against "being silly," delivered
by a recurring military figure,
(whose general place in the
scheme of things I couldn't
figure out) the film has a ten-
dency to devolve into nonsensical
sight gags. Such idiocies as
"Conrad Poohs and his Dancing
Teeth" and "The Man with the
Tape Recorder Up his Nose,"
are neither long nor scatalogical,
but that's about the best which
can be said about them.
It comes as no surprise to dis-
cover that a film composed en-
tirely of jokes, which span a
rather small range of subjects,
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has a lot of weak, not to say..
defective, moments. The surprise
is that Completely Different
scores clever hits more often
than you'd expect.
The audience when I viewed
the film was a small but appre-
ciative one, sniggering on cue
and actually guffawing at several
choice scenes. For other long
stretches of time, however, the
theatre reposed under a heavy
blanket of silence. Generally
these quiet speels occurred dur-
ing the "interludes" of sight gags
that more or less separated the
lengthier sketches. The British
notion of humor is not something
completely different, but forf.,
Americans born with theusound
of the laugh-track in their ears,
the deadpan humor which the
English love is hard to adjust to.
Perhaps this may account in
some measurelfor theoccasional
lack of correlation between the $
antics on the screen and the
laughter from the seats; beyond,
of course, the fact that some ComplimentsF
portions of the film were simply Sleuth
bad. David Haviland in a scene from the mystery-thriller "Sleu
Ian MacNaughton d i r e c t e d presented by PTP today and tomorrow.
these segments 'of frace, and peetdb T oa n oorw
while he's no Richard Lester, the
man shows definite potential.
There's a lot of waste material
in this film, but sternerapplica-
tion to the principles of structure
and good taste might result in
more chuckles and less sniggers.
The credits at the end of the
movie picture the screenplay
book has one titled "Foreplay
and Conception." Less foreplay
and more conception could lead
to something actually, instead of __
spuriously, different.
A look at some new releases




6:00 2 4 7 News, Weather, Sports
9 This is Your Life
50 Hee Haw
56 Thirty Minutes With
6:30 2 CBS News
4 NBC News
7 Safari to Adventure
9 Beachcombers
56 Just Generation
7:00 2 Truth or Consequences
4 What Did You Learn in
School Today?
7 Michigan Outdoors
9 Pro Hockey


7:30 2 Young Dr. Kildare
4 Adventurer
7 Town Meeting
56 Playhouse New York
8:00 2 All in the Family
4 Emergency
7 College Football
8:30 2 Bridget Loves Bernie
9:00 2 Mary Tyler Moore
4 Movie
"Fools: Parade" (71) Jimmy
Stewart playsa one-eyed ex-con.
56 On Location
9:30 2 Bob Newhart
9 Document
50 One Step Beyond
10:00 2 Mission: Impossible
9 CBC News
56 First Edition: Tell It All
50 Lou Gordon-Discussion
10:15 9 News
10:30 9 East Side/West Side
11:00 2 4 7 News, Weather, Sports
56 Boboquivari
11:30 2 MOVIE
"Genghis Khan" (65) Omar
Sharif presumably plays lead
4 Johnny Carson
7 Movie
"All Hands on Deck" (61) Pat
Boone and Buddy Hackett star
in this rousting comedy.
9 Movie
"A Girl Named Tamiko" (62)
Miscegenation! Excellent pho-
50 Movie
Blood Rose" (70) Artist tries
plastic surgery on his wife.
1:00 4 News
50 The Baron
1:30 Movie
"The vampire's Ghost" (45)
vampire scares African natives
7 Movie
"Ensign Pulver" (64) Walter
Matthau and Burl Ives appear
in this sequel to "Mr. Rob-
3:00 2 7 News

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And now, it's time to discuss
some more new releases ...
Soprano saxist Paul Winter has
put together a band of his own
which he calls Winter Consort.
Their album, Icarus (Epic KE
31643), is produced by George
Martin of Beatles fame. The main
interest of this band is their exo-
tic collection of instruments and
with , the direction of Mar-
tin, the band would be expected
to be something sensational. But
the first side, while being all
right, is fairly disappointing. The
real saving grace of the album is
the first number on the second
side with the highly suspect title
of "Whole Earth Chant." The
title is quite misleading as the
band, for the first time on the
album, hits upona formula where
their instruments can be made
the most of. The other cuts on
side two are less impressive than
"Whole Earth Chant," but still
of a higher quality than those of
side one.
Another British group which
has formed an American follow-
ing is Mark-Almond. The band,
originally formed from members
of one of John Mayall's bands,
has now released their third al-
bum, Rising (Columbia KC
31917). The band has changed
substantially since their last al-
bum, having acquired a drum-
mer, a trumpet-player, and a
new bass player, and new pian-
ist. The music has changed
slightly for more commercial
appeal, but it remains unlike any
other music, being a mixture of
classical, folk, big band, and
rock. The addition of trumpet
adds considerable depth to the
rhythm section. The emphasis is
mainly on the tunes rather than
solos; some of the tunes are
really quite melodic with "What
Am I Living For" and "The
Little Prince" being the stand-
outs. The most radically differ-
ent of the songs is one called
"Riding Free" which is very
strongly rock-influenced and fea-
tures an unusual electric guitar.
solo by Mark which again is
definitely in the rock genre. The
strong points of the band are
their original compositions, their
impeccable instrumnentation, and
their vocal harmonies. Weak
points are Mark's lead vocals,
and the lack of soloing by Al-
mond, who is a very fine sax
player. Nevertheless, the good
outweighs the bad.
Finally, an album that has
been long awaited by many rock
fans, Rock & Roll Music to the
World (Columbia KC 31779) by
Ten Years After, their first re-
lease in a little over a year. The
album is probably everything
that is expected of it. One of the
biggest assets of Ten Years Af-
ter is their practically unbeliev-
able consistency. This means that
their albums have hardly any
low points, but it also means
that they hardly ever have any-
thing very new. Strangely enough
though, this album does present
a possible new phase for the

Richard Tillinghast, poet,
songwriter, teacher at Berkeley
. . . lived a little poetry for a
small audience in the UGLI last
Thursday. He read from his
soon-to-be-published s e c o n d
book, shared some fantasies, and
played three songs to which he
wrote the lyrics. Some poems
bore resemblance to the plain-
ness of narrative description and
fragmentation of Williams'
works, while others suddenly
took off in a burst of unexpected
and seemingly accidental lyrical
The mind.
as we zero in upon it
has two monkeys rapping
in what appears to be a de-
serted cabin.
the leaves are simple
ample apple
The floor is tawny
whereas carpeted
whereas you back up into this
otherwise carpeted material
Library of Congress
transferred United or TWA
or Pan Am or America
as though by magic.
After "thrilling" us with his
"psychedelic poems," the poet
moved on to some' other at-
tempts at creating a certain en-
vironment. One, a short story,
which he said he messed up
"because I didn't have the pa-
tience to do it," became a prose
The "Last Earthquake Story
Poem" wanders through a sol-
emn mental fantasy, complete
with author's notes until a
Realistic n-ssaee - in which
three electric he-ters bre-k
down much to their consterna-
tion. The fire begins to go out
-the wood is wet and frozen -
argment over whether wood
freezes - "It can!"
In recreating the emotional
excitement of his experience,
Tillinghast is constantly playing
crashing and stammering sounds
and images aglinst each other.
Through this feel for jnxtonosi-
tion. he succeeds in capturing

'n' roll tradition, but his lyrics,
in their attempt to be topical us-
ually end up sounding trite. His
only real success lyrically is on
the title song which successfully
captures some of the same ideas
that Chuck Berry is so success-
ful at conveying. The other in-
teresting song on the album is
entitled "Turned Off T.V. dlues"
which even though it is only a
blues progression attains great-
ness by the mere fact of writing
a blues about T.V. One of Lee's
major troubles at the moment is
his somewhat erratic use of sound
effects. In general, on this al-
bum, he uses them rather super-
ficially for no apparent reason.
This excess is made up in part

poetry and prose
Backseat Cabbage,

by the superb use of effects on
"Standing At the Station," the
longest cut on the album. To-
wards the end of the song, Lee
plays a driving climatic lead
which is finally overtaken by a
surging locomotive to end the
song; the transition is aboslutely
flawless and adds immeasurably
to the song. As for now, the other
members of the band are only
there to back up Lee. In "Stand-
ing At the Station," organist.
Chick Churchill is given his only
solo much in the style of Keith
Emerson. This is a pretty good
album for Ten Years After, but
they give nothing very new, only
their consistent brand of blues-

See Earth for the first time
Always experimenting, Tilling-
hast took a lesson from the New
York School in successfully
utilizing pauses to create the
pervading calm and beauty of
living on a farm alone.
Sun burst backseat cabbage
So big it scares me.
H3nds shaking at the wheel.
I switched on the headlights
and start
Down the driveway.
D-!st of silence settles
o rer the g Arden and empty

3 We Don't Just
Publish a Newspaper
* We meet new people
" We laugh a lot
" We find consolation
" We play football
* We make money (moybes
* We solve problemsE
SWe debate vital issuesj
" We drink 5c Cokes

Richard Tillinghast
Power shut off in the pump
Tools motionless.
Into the city I'm hauling.
Spicing up the reading, Till-
ighast alternated his poems
with taped songs to which he
wrote the lyrics. They were
light, rocking tunes which at
times flowed into Eastern melo-
dies and lyrics.
An easy manner and natural
wit seems to veil Tillinghast's

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