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The Michigan Daily Friday, April 8, 1988 Page 7

Wainwright delivers own brand of

one-man show

By Mark Swartz
Who is Loudon Wainwright III? If you look him
up in The New Rolling Stone Record Guide, it'll
say, "Chaplin through eyes of Artaud, filtered through
Dylan." Melody Maker magazine once tagged him,
"a Tom Waits for those who prefer beer and Woody
Guthrie to liquor and Charles Bukowski." Understand
now? Neither does Wainwright. "Those are exciting
and interesting people," he says. "I'm flattered that
they dropped such heavy names. But then that's their
job, I guess."
If the above music-critic spaghetti makes it sound
like Wainwright's songs are wizardly concoctions

based on intricately formulated methods, they've been
misleading, His own assessment of his job is really
the most accurate: "I'm just writing songs the way I
write songs and singing songs the way I sing songs."
The way Wainwright writes songs and the way he
sings them have remained pretty much unchanged in
the 18 years since his debut record. He writes songs
about, "Anything that interests me, bothers me,
amuses me, obsesses me ... " His compositions
range from languishing laments about his divorce to
mundane musings about, for example, a "Dead Skunk
in the Middle of the Road."
"Dead Skunk" has been Wainwright's one and
only Billboard hit. Written in 15 minutes in 1972, it

is still the song by which he is remembered. "It's
kind of cool to be known for a song about a squashed
skunk," he explains with conviction. He promises
that "Dead Skunk" is not, as one fan hypothesized, an
allegory about former president Richard Nixon.
Broadway musical writers of the 1940s were an
early influence on Loudon Wainwright's songwriting
style. He first encountered the likes of Rogers and
Hammerstein and "the great, great songwriter," Frank
Loesser, in his parent's record collection in North
Carolina (his father, Loudon Wainwriglit II, is a Life
magazine journalist). In the '60s, he was brought un-
der the sway of folk singers like Ramblin' Jack Elliot
and Bob Dylan. This interest was modified and con-

torted by the Beatles and the Stones, and the result is
Loudon Wainwright III.
His songs are, in his estimation, "designed to be
played in front of people. He says that he writes with
a song's performance in mind. The performances are
characterized by some pretty bizarre behavior. A lot
of "lifting up your leg and sticking out your tongue,"
as he sings on his most recent album, More Love
Songs. His one-man acoustic delivery is, suffice it to
say, highly original and not to be missed.
LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III will perform two
shows tonight at the Ark (637 1/2 South Main).
Showtimes are 7:30 and 10 p.m and tickets are
$10.50.

STUDENT SERVICES

HELP WANTED
CAMP COUNSELORS SHADY TRAIL
CAMP-The University of Michigan Speech
& Hearing Camp (Shady Trails) has positions
available for male counselors. Shady Trails
Camp provides speech language and hearing
services to approx. 83 children classified as
leamin disabled, mentally impaired &
spee an age impaired. Shady Trails is
located on Grand Traverse Bay near Traverse
City, Mi. If you are interested in being part of
this years camp program please call for fur-
er info. The iversity of Michigan Shady
Trails cam . Charles A. Tait, PhD Director,
1111 E. Catherine, Ann Arbor, MI. 48109.
(313) 747-2511. A nondiscrimmstory affir-
mative action employer.
******TYPISTS******
Very flexible day or evening hours. 80 wpm.
668-8898.
AAA STUDENT PAINTERS
OUTDOOR SUMMER JOBS
Painters and foreman needed in the following
areas: Ann Arbor-Call Heath at 764-4670,
Troy-Call Matt at 747-7595.
ACTIVISTS/STUDENTS
Will you be an observer or a participant in
this year's elections? SANE/Freeze, the na-
tion's peace and justice lobby is hiring for a
national campaign to end nuclear testing. Ex-
panding for 88 elections. Salary, paid vaca-
tion, travel opportunities. Call 663-3913
10am-4pm for interview. EOE.
ATTENTION
Some jobs pay well. Some jobs change the
world. One job does both. Earn $225-275/wk.
,working full/par time for the Michigan Citi-
zen's Lobby. 663-6824.
BABYSITTER WANTED for 15 month-old
and occasionally 5 year-old. 3 aftemoons a
week. Start early May 996-1287.
BABYSITTER FOR TWO GIRLS, 2 and 5.
12:15-6:15, Mon. and Wed., May-Aug. Ref-
erences, non-smoker. 665-7424.
CAMP COUNSELORS
Male/female, outstanding slim and trim down
camps: tennis, dance, slimnastics, WSI, ath-
-letics, nutrition/dietetics. Age 20+. 7 weeks.
Camp Camelot on College Campuses at Mas-
sachusetts, Pennsylvania, North Carolina,
California. Contact: Michele Friedman, 947
Hewlett Drive, North Woodmere, NY,
11581. 800-421-4321.
CLERK-CLINICAL RESEARCH CTR. to
work' weekends. Must be eligeable for col-
lege work/study spr./sum. 5.2 /hr. Call Chris
"willis at 936-80900.
CO-ED Massachusetts summer camp seeks
counselors. Call (914)762-2820.
COMPUTER SALES POSITION with Au-
tomation Link. Call 747-9400, Rafiq.
CONLIN BRIDE SHOWCASE is looking
for a pt. time salesperson who is fashion con-
scious, personable, & can work Sat. & some
wkday. evenings. Additional hrs. during
Sum. Call Sellers at 971-6455.
CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMER/ MAT
CUTTER. Full time or rt time flexible
hours, west of Ann Arbor. all 426-5505.
FULL-PART TIME DAYS/NIGHTS regis-
ter/back-up. Good pay, nice place to work.
Big Oak Sptore 930-2999.
FUTURE STOCKBROKERS: Learn how to
negotiate, and earn mone while you learn.
Work at Michigan Telefund, 611 Church
Street, Suite 304. Call 763-7420 for details.
GOOD PAY...FOR GOOD PEOPLE. Pleas-
ant, low pressure, telephone work for non-
profit group. Clear, friendly voice a must.
Call 769-9505 for interview.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER-Growing electronic
publishing/graphic design fiym in Grand
Rapids, MIis seeking an entry-level graphic
designer. Position requires strong publication
design skills, keyline enxperence, and good
communication skills. Macintosh computer
experience is helpful. Send resume, salary
epectations and availability date to Box 5,
2055-28th Sit., S.E., Grand Rapids, MI,
S 49508.
HELP WANTED: Administrative assistant
needed evening hours and weekends. Com-
puter experience a plus. 663-8686.
HIRING! Government jobs- your area.
$15,000-$68,000. Call (6)838-8885. Ext.
1798.
LEADING DESIGN/BUILD. FIRM seeks
quality skilled and unskilled laborers in these
expanding divisions:
LANDSCAPE
CONSTRUCTION
IRRIGATION
PAINTING/WALLCOVERING
An opportunity for advancement for moti-
vated individuals. A 1 at:
TERRA WA INC.
3780 E. Morgan Road. Ypsilanti, 48197
MACINTOSH TECHNICAL ASSISTANT-
Growing electronic publishing finn in Grand
Rapids, MI is seeking a person to assist in
training consulting, and supporting corsorate
clients. Must have very diverse knowledge of
Macintosh hardware and software. MS-DOS
knowledge is helpful. Please send resume,
description of Macintosh knowledge, salar
)5ations and availability date to Box
205-28h ft.,S.E, GandRapids, MI,
MICHIGAN UNION TICKET OFFICE
- wants to hire clever, .personable,

HELP WANTED
PART TIME JOB: Fall '88. Manager needed
for small chocolate bus. Dependable, respon-
sible, self-motivated. Junior standing. Hands
on operation. 10-15 hrs./wk mornings. $4/hr.
996-4090.
PART TIME JOB: Fall '88. Manager needed
for small chocolate bus. Dependable, respon-
sible, self-motivated. Junior standing. Hands
on operation. 10-15 hrs./wk mornings. $4/hr.
996-4090.
Part time job available. Must be friendly,
enthusiastic helpful. Four hours a week.
Phone 971-907.
Present or former English 225 students: stu-
dents needed to serve as subjects for a project
examining the use of computers in writing.
Experience using computers for writing re-
quired. $5.00/hr. for 6-9 hours over 4 ses-
sions. Availability Spring term helpful. Call
Deanna Migut,S of d. 936-2743.
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT IN T-SHIRT
PRINTING STUDIO. 7:30 - 4:00 pm, Mon.-
Fri. Adrian Screenprint. 994-1367.
REPRODUCTIVE BI-
OLIGIST/EMBRIOLOGY. Very active, ex-
panding fertiity/invitrofertilization service
seeks second biologist for clinical lab work
with human gametes. Medtech/BS, some exp.
variable hours, willing to train dedication re-
uired. 25K. Send resume to :A.O. Box 2674,
Aknn Arbor, Mi. 48106.
SUMMER HELP
Cashiers, sales clerks, & stock help. Nice
place to work, 662-3118.
SUMMER JOBS full and part-time openings
$10.15 per hr to start. customer service and
order taking manager trainee positions. Car
needed. Cal 968-7638.
SUMMER JOBS
FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Make money, make friends make a differ:
ence. Work with PIRGIM, tie state's largest
consumer/environmental lobby. Protect the
environment from toxic waste while earning
$3000 this summer. Will train. Advancement
opportunities. Call Chris at 668-6683.
SUMMER JOBS
Excellent pay--flexible hours
-General Clerical
-Light Industrial
-Word Processing
Plan Ahead--Cail
Norrell Temporary Service now
769-0588

HELP WANTED
SUMMER RESTAURANT HELP
WANTED. Positions open for waitresses,
waiters, hosts, bartenders busboys. Apply in
person at Key Largo Restaurant, I42E.
Walled Lake Drive, Walled Lake. 669-1441.
SUPERVISOR NEEDED: Fall '88. So./Jr.
stand. Small chocolate business. Deliveries,
errands hands on. 3 mornings/week. $4/hr.
996-400.
SUPERVISOR NEEDED: Sp./Summer '88
for chocolate business. Deliveries errands,
hands on operation. So./Jr. stand. $4/hr. M-
Th,12-5. 996-4090.
TELEMARKETING POSITION on-campus.
$4/hr. Call 747-9400, Rafiq.
THE BEST PLACE IN TOWN!!
Spr./sum. subl. 1122 Hill st. 4 bdrms.
Fully fum., park., safe, microwave dish-
washer, porch. Call Deb 769-82'77.
THE ROOSTERTAIL
DISTINCTIVE CATERERS
$6.00 - $10.00 PER HOUR
Summer help wanted immediately. Experi-
ence helpful but not necessary. Must be ener-
getic self-motivated and willing to learn.
Flexible hours. Will train. Call or write 100
Mar uette, Detroit, MI 48214 (313)
82-234
THE STUDENTS COUNSELING OFF. is
acce ping applications for spr./su. coordina-
tor. ick upjob description aplication at
SCO, 609 Haven Hall, 1-3 M-F763-1553.
U of M research and adult devel. Will Pay
$75. Must be in 20's or 60's. 936-2101.
VETERINARY RECEPTIONIST-ASSIS-
TANT
Approx. 25 hrs/wk., will train
Call 668-1466.
WORK FOR ACADEMIC CREDIT or vol-
unteer at Pound House Children's Center
this Spring and Summer. Register for Project
Community or Project Outreach for S pring or
Summer placement at Pound House. Located
on Hill at E. University. Come over for a visit
or call 764-2547 for more information.

HELP WANTED
PERFECT FOR STUDENTS!
Part time jobs with MAJOR
telemarketing company working
evenings. $5-$8/hour. Located 2
BLOCKS from Student Union.
Call 996-8890. Ask for Mr. Rush.
GOING PLACES
***EUROPE CHARTERS***
Amsterdam from $418, Paris from $568
Frankfurt from $428 London from $468
Eurail Youthpass $320
***ORIENT SUPERFARES***
Bangkok $969, Hong Kong $799
Okinawa $999, Osaka $939
Seoul $799, Tai Pei $799, Tokyo $899
Regency Travel, 209-211 S. State
Call for details, 665-6122.
COED BICYCLE TOURS-COLORADO
ROCKIES '88. Whitewater rafting jeeping,
van support. College Cycle Tours31357-
1370.
COMPLETE TRAVEL:For Interviews Va-
cations, Getting away! 1920 Pkrd. 761-9533.
RIDER WANTED TO MSU 4 days weekly.
Call Mike eves. 994-0361 persistently.

TICKETS

DEAD TICKETS!! 2 pair fair price. Call
426-8566.
DEADHEAD desperately needing 3 tickets.
Make me happy! Please call Kirby 747-1251.
Ticket avail. to New York on May 2.
CHEAP! CHEAP! Please call Sherri at 668-
7482.
ROOMMATES
1 PERSON TO SHARE bdrm. in 6 person
house. 1018 E. University. Diana 764-8783.
2 Rmmates needed for fall in dbl. rm.$275
/erson. Near campus! Laundry, park. Call
ea 996-0668 or Heidi 665-7372.
FEM. NONSMOKER to share 2 bdrm. apt.
Optional own room or double. Spt.-Spt. Near
C CRB. Call Sue, Richelle 995-9182.
FEMALE NON-SMOKING ROOMMATE
needed to share 1 bdrm. apt. Scpt.- Aug.
lease, Walnut St. - off Ge des. Julie 764-
9805.
FEMALE ROOMIE needed for spring-sum-
mer terms. Huge 1 bdrm. apt. Church St.,
$125/mo. Call 930-0764 after 5.
FEMALE ROOMIE TO SHARE DBL. in 2
bdrm. apt. Call Monica 764-3660.
FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED: share 1g.
rm. in house. Sept.-Sept., cheap. Call 747-
6538 persistently!
FRIENDLY SOPH. seeks non-smoking fmle.
roommate to share Sept./Sept. bi-level, 1
bdrm. apt. Call Maria, 764-9727.
LOOK NO FURTHER! If you are a female
nonsmoker looking for a place in Sept. I have
a large 1-bdrm apt. on S. Forest for you.
Please call Amy at 763-0788.
ROOMATE NEEDED: non-smoking, own
room, 1g. house w/ 2 kitchens & 4 baths. Fun
roomates. Sept.-Sept. 662-7769.
ROOMMATE NEEDED to share 2 bedroom
apt. w/ 3 others at 323 Madison. 764-7866.

ROOMMATES
WANTED! Male roommate to sublet
May/Au. Great Location, A/C, Dishwasher.
REAL CHEAP!! Call Gene @ 930-0447.-
COMPUTER MDSE.
WANTED: Used Apple "Macintosh Plus"
cornputer in good condition. Call collect
(616)755-651 5
ZENITH 158 COMPUTER w/ Zenith moni-
tor, MS-DOS, excellent cond. $700 or best
offer. 764-3337 days or 429-7435 eves.
MISCELLANEOUS
NEEDED- Parking spots for fall and winter
1988-89. Leave message, 996-1658.
GIANT FLEA'
MARKET
Household items, furniture, jewelry, vin-
tage clothing, new and used, 150 dealers,
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Sat-Sun., 214 E. Michi-
gan at Park, Downtown Ypsilanti, 487-5890,
971-7676. CM0422

MUSICAL

FENDER TELECASTER and Yamahah
amp. for sale--Best Price--Call Andy 764-
1025.

The University Players present
ANGEL
by Sam Shepard
Trueblood Theatre
April 7-9,14- 16 at 8 PM
April 10, 17 at 2 PM
General admission
$6; students $4 with I.D.
Tickets available at
THE LEAGUE TICKET OFFICE
For information call:
764-0450

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The Department of Philosophy
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
announces
THE TANNER LECTURE ON HUMAN VALUES
1987-88
ALBERT O. HIRSCHMAN
The Institute for Advanced Study
Princeton, N.J.
TWO HUNDRED YEARS OF
REACTIONARY RHETORIC:
THE CASE OF THE PERVERSE EFFECT

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JOHN DIGGINS
The University of California, Irvine
STEPHEN HOLMES
The University of Chicago

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