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The Michigan Daily - Monday, January 13, 1992 - Page 9

who what where when

"Feeling so frustrated/ even an-
tiquated/'cause you can't update me/
if I'm overrated," sings John Pen-
ney, vocalist/songwriter from
Britain's pop salvationists Ned's
Atomic Dustbin, in "Happy."
Their debut album, God Fodder, is
packed with self-admonitions
matched with harsh-ish guitars,
loads o' bass, and a pressing overall
feel. You might remember them as
the opening band on Jesus Jones' fall
tour. But unlike the Jesus Jones
concert, Ned's show at Industry in
Pontiac tonight is 18 and over

(Yeah, no little kids!) and cover is
only $6. Detroit-based Tyrone's
Power Wheel (Louder = Sexier)
opens. Doors open at 8 p.m.
Change your life this week with
The Bicycle Thief at the Michigan
Theater. Directed by Vittorio De-
Sica, the gripping Neorealist classic
tells the simple story of a poor man
whose only means for work - a
bicycle - is stolen. Just do it.
Showing Tuesday and Wednesday
nights at 7 p.m.

BOOKS
Continued from page 5
is the first of the three characters
who love Jaka. The second is her
employer, a quiet man who is dread-
fully afraid to express his near
maddening love (or, perhaps more
properly, lust) for Jaka.
And the third is - hang with me
here - an aardvark. A three foot,
walking, talking, sarcastic aardvark.
This particular aardvark is Cerebus,
from the monthly comic of the same
name. Jaka's Story is actually a
reprinting of a series of issues from
Cerebus.
The last major character is Oscar
Wilde. The Oscar Wilde, nineteenth
century author, playwright, and man
of society.
A second story about Jaka and
her childhood is woven into this
storyline and it is told with normal
text and frequent illustrations, like
a children's story, a sharp contrast
to the traditional comic book style
of the main story.
The art in Jaka's Story is

generally consistent in quality, but
hands, for some unknown reason, are
at times disproportionately large.
The ending is somewhat unsatis-
factory, leaving various subplots
hanging.
This is understandable if you
remember that Jaka's Story is part
of a larger series; Sim plans to do
more than 150 issues of Cerebus be-
yond Jaka's Story. And some may
have problems with the inter-
species love affair between a woman
and an aardvark, but hey, this is the

nineties, right?
Jaka's Story is published by jhe
authors, independent of any publish-
ing firm, and is unlikely to receive
the attention it deserves - or -any
real attention at all for that matter.
For any who are willing to put in
the effort to hunt it down, Jaka's
Story may well become one of those
private joys which somehow means
more than those overanalyzed books
that the rest of the world has read.
-Nick Arvin

Find yourself.
Write for Arts!
Come to the
Mass Meeting
Tonight at 7:30
420 Maynard

Bryan Adams
Waking Up The Neighbours
A&M
Uniquely, Bryan Adams is one of
the few musicians in the industry
capable of being simultaneously
popular on the Top 40 chart and re-
spected by an array of distinct and
talented artists.
In addition to partaking in the
infamous rendition of The Wall in
Berlin, Adams has worked on pro-
jects with performers as varied as
Motley Crue, Joe Cocker, and Tina
Turner. With Waking Up the Neigh-
bours, his most recent release,
Adams hasn't broken the mold, but
perhaps being who he is makes the
music more palpable.
Waking Up the Neighbours is
guitar-centered rock. The "wooohs"
reemerging on track after track are
achingly corny, but Adams has a
knack for writing catchy choruses
that save the song, such as in,
"Thought I'd Diedl And Gone To
Heaven" and "Not Guilty."
On cuts like "Vanishing," where
Adams allows the guitar to take the
back seat for at least part of the ride,
the songs as a whole are better -
but in this instance, the chorus is
painfully weak, leaving a hole in the
song.
Considering that Adams' explo-
sion onto the charts came in the
form of "Straight From The Heart"
and his only number one hit was
"Heaven," it isn't surprising that
the biggest single off Waking Up
The Neighbours has been the Robin
Hood ballad "(Everything I Do) I
Do It For You." In fact, the better
songs on the album are the slower
love songs like this Robin Hood an-
them and "Do I have To Say The
Words?"
With Waking Up The Neigh-
bours, Bryan Adams isn't pushing
any boundaries or breaking any lim-
its, but he is writing himself into
the legacy of pop. He runs with the
best of 'em in the Casey Kasem
crew.
-Kim Yaged
DAILY ARTS SEZ:
Support Campus Cinema

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Symposium
The Path to Empowerment: Redefining Our Cultures
A commemorative Symposium and related events
January 15 - 24, 1992

Wednesday, January 15, 1992

Saturday. Tanuary 18, 1992

Candlelight Memorial Service
Speaker: Rev. Robert Eckert
Community A.M.E. Church,
Grand Rapids
Trotter House, 1443 Washtenaw
7:00 p.m.

"The Rise of the New Afrikan Nation"
Speaker: Kwame Kenyatta
Director: Malcolm X Center,
Detroit
Angell Hall, Aud. B
5:00 p.m.

Monday, January 20, 1992

Sell my soul to Kevin Costner in return for a number one hit? Hell yes!

9:00 a.m. - Opening Address
Dennis Archer,
Former Michigan Supreme Court
Justice

8:00 pm. - Closing Address
Dr. Maulana Karenga
Professor, Black Studies,
California State-Long Beach

SOPHOMORES...

Rackham Auditorium
Mini - Conferences:
Futuring Conference
"Futuring: Images for the 21st Century"
Tuesday, January 21 - Thursday, January 23, 1992
The Michigan League, convenes daily at 9:00 a.m.
Conference on African Cultural Awareness
1/21 - Room 25, Angell Hall
1/22 - 1/24 - Modern Languages Bldg., Aud. #2; 7:30p.m-9:00 p.m.
All events sponsored by the Office of Minority Affairs
For more information, please contact the Office of Minority Affairs,
1042 Fleming Building, Ann Arbor, MI, (313) 936 - 1055

CP&P mailed to all sophomores this week.
Check your mailbox for programs
designed especially for you.
...or pick up your copy today at CP&P.
The University of Michigan
Career Planning iNcent

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Cordially invites
all undergraduates
to attend
a presentation
regarding
career opportunities
in Real Estate and Finance.

Tuesday, January 14, 1992 + 5:00 pm to 6:45 pm
+ Wolverine Room +

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