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Page 18-The Michigan Daily -Weekend etc.--April 16,1992

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Love letters of the year
Best Presidential candidate for
1992: Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)
With the band, record, and show of
the year behind him, Pearl Jam's
Vedder exudes more life and
charisma than a dozen Bill Clintons
or Pat Buchanans. Write him in, you
won't be sorry.
Best New Artist: Basehead Equal
parts Velvet Underground, early
Prince, and some decidedly
Morrissey-like angst, Basehead's
Play With Toys has taken hip hop to
another dimension.
Best Show That No One Saw:
Poster Children (Blind Pig) These
kids kicked out a maelstrom of whiz-
bang garage-grunge to a depress-
ingly small crowd. And Annabelle
loved 'em.
Second-best Show No One Saw:
Billy (Dan and Sven's house party)
Much like My Bloody Valentine
covering Sonic Youth with a dose of
4AD minus the words, Billy is A2's
best-kept secret. Get me a tape
NOW.
Heaviest Show: L7 (Blind Pig)
NY's sonic assault squad Helmet
Love That Pop Culture!
Worst pop creation: Marky Mark
and the Funky Bunch
Best pop creation: Ned's Atomic
Dustbin (just kidding)
Best rock video concept: black and
white footage (Refreshing! Really.).
Best song lyric: "James Brown is
dead" LA Style
World's weirdest music/political
happening: The Jerry Brown-Was
(Not Was) Extravaganza
Best cross-genre revival: Tammy

had this one wrapped up, until a
mack truck with the license plate
"L7" pulverized the Pig into a pile of
rubble and bodies. Can women rock?
After this show, I wondered if guys
could.
Disc Worth Paying Import Price
For: Face (Big Chief) The hell with
Seattle, the bigger and deffer rock-
gods are right here in Ann Arbor.
The metal Bomb Squad at their
finest.
Album I Couldn't Get Sick Of:
Gish (Smashing Pumpkins)
Psychodelic sensurround mantras,
with a kiss of Physical Graffitti -ized
ambiance that never failed to rock
my world.
Best Reason To Hate Nirvana:
Kurt Cobain's dumb statements
about Pearl Jam. Watch the hair dye,
buddy. It's getting too close to your
brain.
Best Reason Not To Hate Nirvana:
Your band can now get signed.
Thanks to Nevermind proving that
people actually like music by good
bands, record co.'s are scrambling to
find more. Get in line.
- Scott Sterling
Wynnette and the KLF
Best album-selling trick: Use Your
Illusion Iand Use Your Illusion II
Best sub-culture turned main-
stream: Hip-hop
Best persistent sub-culture of the
year: Nouveaux hippies
Most annoying trend among big
stars: Parenting
Most welcomed '70s revival:
Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Best product idea up for grabs:
"Smartbeer"

The Michigan Daily-Weekend
'U'offers aMo' Better

by Loretta Lee

11I any students want to whiz
through college and jump right into
the mainstream of yuppiedom. An
engineering or law degree is their
ticket to a life of caviar and Saabs.
But for students choosing less pop-
ular majors, the main goal when
embarking on a career is fulfillment.
"I took a class about Jesus and
the Bible, and it struck me out of the
blue that I could take this for the rest
of my life and never be bored," ex-
plains Orville Erickson, one of two
students studying Ancient and
Biblical Studies.
In spite of the people Erickson
has encountered that "look at me like
'are you insane?' and don't think I'll
ever get a job," Erickson says, "It's
not something I worry about, really.

I'll find a job someday. I realize I
won't be making that much, but I'll
be doing something I really like and
that's what counts, I guess."
But, unlike the hordes of
Communications and Psychology
majors, Erickson faces less
competition in his field. "There's not
that many people in it, fortunately."
Erickson is not the only student
choosing such an obscure major.
There are at least 23 fields of study
with an enrollment of less than five
people. Many majors tie for the least
number of people - since so many
have only one person in them.
Among these are Arabic studies,
biophysics, botany, Islamic studies,
and Turkish studies.
LSA senior Jennifer Koss, grew
up on the coasts - Virginia Beach,
Maine, and Lake Michigan. Koss at-

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A couple of years ago, Big Chief was just this little local band with records available only on import--kind of like
Livonia's His Name Is Alive. Now, all grown up and such, their album is about to be released on some big ass label.

PAUL TAYLOR/Daiiy
The Graduate Library wins for best place to study. Shhh.

Best new food: "Smartdrinks"
Best TV ad: Suzanne Sommers and
"Thighmaster"
Best excuse to plow into store win-
dows: Rollerblades
Best fashion oxymoron: Birken-
style
Most annoying fashion trend: peg-
ged cuffs
Strangest unexplained pheno-
menon: Mall Bangs
Best instance of a goddess de-
scending on Ann Arbor: Sandra
Bernhard
-Andrea Kachudas

Top 10 overplayed songs
10. "Let's Talk About Sex" (Salt-n-
Pepa)
9. "Beauty and the Beast" (Peabo
Bryson and Celine Dion)
8. "Bohemian Rhapsody" (Queen)
7. "To Be With You" (Mr. Big)
6. "Finally" (CC Peniston)
5. "I'm Too Sexy" (Right Said Fred)
4. "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
(Nirvana)
3. "Remember the Time" (Michael
Jackson)
2. "Save the Best For Last" (Vanessa
Williams)
1. "Everything I do (I Do It For

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4. Ex-Poison guitarist C.C. Deville
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3. Michael Jackson
2. Wayne and Garth
1. Good Luck Troll
Worst Dressed Heavy Metal
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4. ex-Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille
(it's hard to get past that blue hair)
3. Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx (black
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2. Skid Row's Sebastian Bach (who
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