The Michigan Daily
Thursday, December7, 1989
De La Soul wears daisy chains instead of gold chains
The infamous Captain Dave and the Psychedelic Lounge Cats plan to
ham it up in true postmodern fashion at the Blind Pig tonight, around 9:30
p.m. These people are singlehandedly responsible for the consistent
shortage of cool stuff at Value Village. They play well too.
Read Jim Poniewozik Every
BY NABEEL ZUBERI
ONLY De La Soul could have Liberace, Daryl
Hall, Sly Stone, Steely Dan, and Michael Jack-
son all on the same record and get away with it.
Posdnous (Plug One), Trugoy the Dove (Plug
Two), and Pace Master Mase (Plug Three) are
coming towards the end of a Euro-American tour
that has consolidated the success of their ground-
breaking and strictly massive Three Feet high
And Rising album.
Posdnous is very satisfied with the response
to the D.A.I.S.Y. (Da Inner Sound Y'all) age
groove thang in Holland, Belgium, and Britain.
"There was a great reaction to us," says Posd-
nous. "There it's kind of more special. They
value it more. Audiences in Europe are like those
at our early shows in New York, but they're def-
initely more racially mixed." Both "Me, Myself
& I" and "Eye Know" have been huge pop hits
on the other side of the Big Pond.
A large part of the appeal of De La Soul is its
disavowal of the clichds that plague most of male
rapdom. Instead of gold chains and designer track-
suits of questionable color-coordination, the three
Plugs favor more of a mixed bag. There's a pen-
chant for paisley rather than Gucci, Lennon specs
rather than wraparound shades (a la Kool Moe
Dee). Check out the anti-commodity fetishization
of "Take It Off" in which the guys exhort us to
whip off all those nasty hip hop items. Of
course, even though De La Soul is against the
dominant style, you can bet they spent some
time cultivating their own Carnaby Street look.
They also have the coolest haircuts in popular
In the "Me, Myself & I" video, De La Soul
has much fun at the expense of macho rappers
learning all the same poses at the "Hip Hop High
School." Did this piss off the majority of these
hardcore rappers? "Actually, they liked it. A lot
of them say they that they were afraid to be dif-
ferent; but they're doing their thing and we're do-
ing ours. We know a lot of them, and they like
our music. We love the (Big Daddy) Kane and
Public Enemy, and they love us," says Pos, who
has been known to wear an NWA t-shirt.
As for most young men, sex is a big thing
for De La Soul. But Pos, Trugoy, and Mase cel-
ebrate the joys of the penis (rather than phallus)
on songs like "Jenifa" and "Buddy" without dissi
ing women. And there's always a note of iron]
and self-deprecation that keeps the testosteron
level in check. The De La Soul boys are funk'
and funny without resorting to the novelty antics
of DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince. As the Sale
vador Dalis of the Dancefloor and the Tristan
Tzaras of the Turntable, De La Soul's music has
the spirit and verve of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck,
Pee Wee Herman, Dada, and surrealism. There's
much to be said for the little subversive pleasures
offered each time De La Soul samples something
incongruous. Posdnous says that most of th)
samples come from their parents' records and
from producer Prince-Paul's (of Stetsasonic) vast
After their remaining U.S. dates, the group
will be going into the studio with piles of vinyl
to start recording their second album. But PoN
says that they aren't performing any of the newv
material on this tour: "We'll try it out on audi-
ences in the new year. That will give time for the
ideas to settle." The new album should be out in
May or June.
See DE LA SOUL, page 8
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CHRISTMAS IN CALIFORNIA? One rider
needed to share gas expenses. Departing the
week of 12/11. 1 lexible leaving date. Call
Steve @ 517-279-8087.
DRIVE TO CALIFORNIA at X-mas. Quick
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EUROPE SPECIALS: Amsterdam fr. $499;
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Glasgow fr. $469; London fr. $379; Paris fr.
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FOR YOUR LOWEST OVERSEAS AIR-
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ONE WAY TICKEl' To Sunny Los Angeles
Dec 19 Very Cheap!! Call Rob 930-974(.
ORIENT SPECIALS: Effective throu h
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for Deb or Dan.
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30 minutes from Rose Bowl/Disneyland
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$40 1 way - door to door limo. Regency
Travel 665-6122. Ask for Vivian or David.
RNI) TRIP Air 'To NY (White Plains) 12/24,
Return Detroit 1/4: $98, lom 995-1122.
SEAITLE ONE-WAY from Detroit Dec. 19.
Leave 8:30p.m. $150. 663-5190, Bill.
Acapulco 519, Cancun 559 Freeport 439
Jamaica 519, Ski Lake Tahoe 489,
Nassau, 459. WANTED: Student Reps. for
Spring Break. Call R EGENCY TRAVEL
665-6122, ask for Dan.
SPRING BREAK * SAIL TIlE BAIIAMAS
*50 ft. Yachts *food *7 days, 7 nights$455.
Act Now. Call Tom - 995-9858.
STUDENT 'RAVEL BREAKS AT STA-
MOS TRAVEI ***()pen weekends and
some evenin Js.*** ** Keryown Mall Ann
Arbor. 663-4400* *
Sun Your Buns In The Bahamas! 3/2-3/9
7 Nights, Air, Ilotel For Only $455
CallAnnMarie or Kim 930-0317
SUPERSAVER AIRFARE. Detroit to Los
Angeles. Leave 12/26, return Jan. 2. Cheap.
Call 363-3996, evenings.
TIIINK SUN!!! SPRING BREAK trips
guaranteed lowest prices. Cancun &
others - 1st class $465. Call 769-5719.
WANTED: SOMEONE flying to Seatac to
take a dog. ASAP. Will pay $25. 994-6457.
We Are Ihe Spri n Break Authority!
ACAPULCO from $519.00
BHl AMAS from $479.(()
(air 7 nights hotel andtransfers)
Call UNIERSAL TRAVEL, Inc. 852-2000
LOST & FOUND
FOUND: Men's Floorsceim shoes at Arch
St. on Friday, Dec. 1. 663-7058.
LOST KEYS in Markl or Michigan Sta-
dium area. Please call 764-0851!
LOST: A grccn Land's End jacket with the
initials A.. on the tag at Sigma hi Frater-
nity Friday Dec. 1. Please cal [769-6564.
LOST: A SILVER ID bracelet with no name
on it. If found please call Joel at 995-0845.
LOST: GOLD AND RUBY RING BIG
REWARD. Granma x-mas gift. Call 995-
LOST: Ring w/black stone at CCRB 12-1.
Sentimental. Reward. 434-2609 leave msg
LOST: Toshiba walkman. Reward if found.
Contact Segal @ 764-1037.
BEAN BAG CHAIRS - Different sizes and
colors. $18 - $25. 662-2899/message.
BLANK AUDIO TAPES FOR CHRIST-
Buy them now. Special TDK SA90
only $2.00. Free Deliver Call Adam at 994-
BRAND NEW ITEMS: Double bed book-
shelves, TV stand. Prices neg. 663-51 .7.
CAMPUS CONDO. 2 bedrooms cheaper
than rent. Mid-60's. Call The kichwine
DOUBLE FUTON, frame and cover. $300.
Jennifer at 995-1536.
EAST QUAD SINGLE in upperclassmen
hall.Cal Joy at 764-3682 (leave message).
EL ECTRIC TYPEWRITER for sale- Brother
AX 12. Excellent cond. Laura 663-9730.
Want Cheap Rose Bowl Flight?
Buy my Amex voucher.
Best offer will be taken. 994-8937.
BALLOONS FOR FORMALI
Call BALLOONEY TOONS for all occas-
sions. Free delivery. 415 Church. 996-4526.
FRAI'ERNITIES AND SORORITIES -
Iormals are approaching. We have it all from
Glassware to t-shirts. [he Cloz Company.
Call Jon 994-4045.
* * ATTENTION: Supreme Course Tran-
scripts, the LS&A lecture notetaking service,
has the following notes avail. at Alpha-
graphics Printshops at 715 N. Univ.: Anthro
0, Anthro 161,Anthro 368 Astro 101/111,
Astro 102/112, Class Civ 161 Comm 103,
Comm 320, Econ 201, Econ 262, Econ 395,
Geo 101, Geol 100, Geol 101, Geol 107,
Geof 115, Geol 222, 1list 160, 1list 200, Ilist
332, Ilist 366, Physics 125, Physics 140,
Physics 240 Poli. Sci. 395, Physiology 101,
Psych 171, Psych 331 Psych 368. Cal 663-
6816 for more info. 3UYQUALITY.
B-SEXUAL MALE UNDERGRAD, inex-
perienced, normal, straight-acting, average to
good looking; interests include mu sic, skiing,
biking, sports. Would like to talk to other
students in similar situation. Need to be dis-
creet. P.O. Box 4533, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.
DIAL A JEWISH STORY. Another project
of the Chabad Ilouse. Call 995-5959.
END-OF-SEMESTER STRikSS? Take a 1-
hour vacation with a relaxing, therapeutic
massage from a certified practitioner. De-
bra K.-R ozek, CRT, 663-7547.
HIAV E HEALTHY IIAIRI All the supplies
you need at the Village Apothecary, 1112 5.
SENSITIVE, caring SWF looking for SWM
to buy me man y expensive Xmas presents.
Will dump after holiday. 930-2661.
fou 're a hopeless
Wh"Iat to dfo ???
Say it for less in
'Te Daily fersornafs.
from Dec. 4 to Dec. 8, save 50%
(30% off+ 20% offfor students)
1 BEDROOM IN SPACIOUS 2 Bedroom
apt. winter term. 3 blockf, from campus, prkg.
lndry, a/c, furnished! Call 663-7918._
1 Male Space, Avail. Winter and/or Sum.
I RM SUBLET in furnished house avail.
1/90. Great lc. Great Roommates. [re
parking and laundry. $245/mo. 663-9135.
2 BR IN SPACIOUS 3 BR house. Clos, to
Mcd and Central. Parking. Carolyn or Becca
994-5438. $290ea + utils.
BEAUTIFUL SUBLET APT. $600 month.
I Iat icl. Near campus 761-9650.
ClEAP! BEST LOCATION for Female
Win. '90. S. University & Washtenaw. Best
DOUBLE BDRM-U T'WRS.
$225/P1ERSON+EI.EC. Jan-May 1. Males.
Laundry. Dan 994-8899.
GREAT LOCATION-CHEAP! Nice house-
S. Univ. + wash. Pkng/ndry/2 min. from
campus hars-Winter term. r1>m. 996-4102.
GREAT ROOM FOR I OR 2 in 2 bdrm at.
next to CCRB. Rent neg. Call I lolly at (313)
354-1488 or (517) 336- 720.
GREAT SINGLE SUBLET 1/90 Ilill St.
I louse w/ Laundry 250/mo.! 769-5648 Chris.
IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO FINI) A GREAT
place to live. Single avail, in 7 bdrm. coed
house. Rent neg. Call Liz 662-7923.
JAN-MAY 1ST. Close to EQ & Rick's.
Move before break. Privacy & comfort in
single that has own nn. key. Parking, cable,
laundry, carpeting, phone. 929-9268.
JUST DO 11l Free heat, 2 bdrn apt., quiet.
Dec.-Aug. 1 or 2 spaces. 995-5942.
LIVE I BLOCK from the bars! L~ dou-
ble(cheap!)or 2 singles avail 1/90 in apart-
ment on S. iversity. Call 930-6258.
LOOK' G FOR male non-smoker to share 2
bdnn person apt. Jan-May sublet in U-
Towers. Rent neg. Call Jon 665-6240.
MUST SEE! 2 BDRMS., 2 blks. from cam-
pus; 930-2906 & leave msg., or 668-8975.
NEDED: FEMALE ROOMMATE IN 2
BDRM 4 person apt. Great location. Cheap,
negotia le rent. Call 996-9507.
NEW FUR ISI IAE ROOM in 4bdnn apt.
Corner of State & Arbor, 4 mo. lease, great
kitchen! Rent negotiable! Call 761-9598.
OWM BDRM. in modern fum. apt. Jan-May
1 ALL. Luxuries you could want, plus great
nmmates! Must see! Call 761-3554.
OWN ROOM, free parking, washer/d ryer,
dishwasher. Rent incl.: heat, water. Call
973-7432 after 6p.m.
RM FOR RENT Cmr Hill & State 4 mo
lease. $240/util. Great loc. Call 995-3276.
SUBLET AVAIL. WINTER TERM thin
August. Beautiful effic. w/fireplace & lots of
sunlight. Good landlord w/heat & water incl.
Safe neighborhood near hospital, off N. In-
galls. Call 996-0439. $470.
WANTED TO RENT: reliable family needs
temporary furished rental or sublet, IDec. 12-
Jan. 2 or 10. Call 1- 446-5203.
WINTER SUBLET: Jan-May, Male wanted
to share large, bi-level, 2-b nn. apt. with 3
seniors. 2 bocks from South Univ., balcony,
laundry, rent neg. 662-1271.
ROLLING STONES TICKITS. 12/9. Main
Floor. Call now! 764-6663.
NEED 3 TICKETS FOR DUKE GAME.
Call 663-4276. Ask for Jon. _
ROUNDTRIP DET-MPLS WINTER
1REAK. $98. Restrictions apply. Call Megan
TI HR EE ROLLONG STONES TICK ETS for
sale- Dec. 10, $30 each. 764-9048- Brian.
FOR SALE:TWO TICKETS for Duke game.
764-0550, day. 995-2492, eves. Nancy.
ABSOLU'T'E TOP DOILAR paid for U of M
basketball tickets. 668-77(07.
Cl lEAP TICKET to Seattle or Portland. Dec.
20, 9:45am, $100. David K. 995-3349.
SEE TIlE STONES on the floor! Best of-
fer!!! Sunday night, December 10---7 tkts.
available. Call 6-3198.
ROUND TRIP AIR to LA 12/18 - 1/8. $278,
2 FRON'T' ROW STONES TICKETS
for Dec. 9. Best offer. 349-1354.
ROUNDTRIP AIR TO LA: Dec 29-Jan 3.
$338 or best. Call 996-0642. Leave message.
LAS VEGAS ROUND TRIP. Leaving 12/15,
return 1/2. $198. Mike 875-5788.
ONE ROUND TRIP tkt. anywhere in the US
on Norhtwest, $175. Call Jen 764-3831.
ROSE BOWL - One air of public tickets for
sale. Call Dave at 994-9046.
SEASON BASKETBALL tickets for sale.
Best offer. Call Elizabeth. 930-0779.
**FFMALE ROOMATE NEEDEI)** 1215
hill St One block from the bars!! 1/90 994-
1 BDRM IN 4 BDIRM hOUSE. Friend y
roomy, well fumished. Right near camp us.
Parking. Washer/dryer. Low rent. 994-6623
I BDRM.-U TIWRS. TO SI hARE W/ MALF1.
$225+elec. Jan-May 1. Laundry. Dan 994-
CIlAR LIES, STUCCIIS, RICKS. 3 female
roommates for 4 bedroom ap. - Fall '90.
Don't miss out! Call 769-5249.
CIIAPll-CIIAP: Fully furn., kitchen acct,
parking, laundry & more! Need I or 2 mo'e
persons to live w/4 fun/nice guys. Call now
& win a pizza! Only $230/mo. Call 994;
FEM. ROOMATE WANTED: Share I bdri
in 2 bdrm apt. 2 blocks from central campus.
Avail. immediately. Good price. heat & I2p
incl. Call Michelle at 662-6413.
ROOMMATE NEEDED for a artment:
Your own room with cheap rent. all 769
ROOMMATE NEEDED to share an apt:
Winter '90. Close to Central & Busines4
campus. Parkin if needed. Female only. Call
SIARE A ROOM in big 2 bdrm apt. I'm;
graduating & must sell my lease. $ 30/mo.
mcl. heat & water. S. Forest & S. Universityo
Call Roberto at 994-4904.
**WINTER SUBLET** Parking ** Large
2bdrm, fully loaded DW/AC/furmshed. Great
location Jan-Aug. Call 665-4541.
1 BD)RM APT. DW., A/C, QUIET.;
$450/MO. Avail, after Dec. 23., off Green
Rd. near N. Campus. Call 761-3620.
1 BDRM in 7 bdrm house on Oakland-park,
laund., rent negotiable. 663-5157.
1 BDRM. APT. Furnished, Pkg. modem bid.
Jan.-Au g. S. 4th Ave. $445 + elect. Apt. 4.
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