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8 - The Michigan Daily - Monday, November 14, 1994

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What is the SAL Advanced Leadership Seminar?
* The Advanced Leadership Seminar is a one semester (3 credit) class that meets once a week for three hours
with additional out-of class reading and writing assignments.
- Students are also encouraged to discuss campus issues with peers who share similar interests.
- This seminar is designed for juniors and seniors who have had significant involvement in an organization,
either on or off campus.
' Seminar topics include leadership development, ethics, diversity, and spirituality.
' The seminar is sponsored by the Sociology Dept. and is a credit / no credit offering.
Community Service Learning
'This unique course combines community service learning with an academic program.
-The course requires 4-6 hours of community service per week, a weekly seminar, and a personal
reflection journal.
'The Project Community, Sociology 389 and Education 317, sections range from 2-4 credits on a
mandatory credit/no credit basis.
'Students select a section based on personal interest in a specific issue or population. The service options
offer a variety of issues and placements such as:
'There are no specific academic prerequisites
Visit the Office of Community Service Learning, 2205 Michigan Union, between 8am and 5pm M-F,
for more information and site specifics.
Project Serve is preparing several activities this fall to help the hunger and homelessness problems in
our community:
-We will be working with Food Gatherers, taking donated perishables from area residents and delivering
them to local soup kitchens.
-We will also be working with area shelters, including SOS Prospect Place and the Ann Arbor Shelter
-Just before Thanksgiving, we will be organizing food drives in the dorms.

Magic Hour takes you on a trip,

"'No Excess Is Absurd' is the title
of the record, so it's kind of taken in
a different way than most rock is
going today," stated Kate Biggar,
guitarist for the seminal New En-
gland rock outfit, Magic Hour. Last
Year, Biggar and guitarist Wayne
Rogers, both of the band Crystallized
Movements, got together with Damon
Krukowski and Naomi Yang, for-
merly of Galaxie 500, to create an
album that has taken fans of both
bands for aroaringly loud yet strangely
melodic and even psychedelic trip.
At first, this unlikely combination
was a bit frightening for fans of both
bands. "Here, most people say, 'The
Crystallized Movements are playing
with Galaxie 500?! What are they
doing?!' And then Galaxie 500 fans
say, 'What's wrong with them?! What
have Kate and Wayne done to them?!'
But we like that, it sticks out in our
head. But we get along fabulously,
we're all very pleased with what's
going on. I think Damon and Naomi
were looking for a direction like this,"
Biggar explained.
"I would describe it as post-rock,
I guess. There's.some pretty long-
winded guitar stuff and Naomi's bass
playing is beautiful, and it influences
everything. Damon attacks the cym-
bals and there's lots of guitars and
very pouty vocals."
However, the heart of Magic
Hour's sound lies in their love for
improvisation, something that both
Galaxie 500 and Crystallized Move-
ments had heavily utilized.
"Most of it comes out of improvi-
sation, or 'jamming' as those in the
rock world like to call it," Biggar
joked. "Basically, Wayne will say,
'here, Kate, play these screwed-up,
fucked-up chords here and Damon,
just hit your drums here, and Naomi,
just follow along.' Then it evolves
from there, because we're free to do

whatever the hell we want. From that,
things develop and take shape."
"Usually, Wayne will bring in a
two minute song, and 15 minutes later
we're done with it strangling it, which
is nice," she continued. "There's a
very strong rhythm section, which is
great because Wayne and I weren't
used to working with such talented
individuals they're just really unique
and very influencing on our guitars
and on the way the song goes, which
is a great experience."
As the album title also suggests,
though, Magic Hour have a tendency
to dive into some rather extraordinary
indulgences. Many of the songs on
"No Excess Is Absurd" top the seven-
minute mark, mostly due to several
minutes of Rogers' emotionally
charged guitar solos. However, the
rest of the band also keeps things
interesting by throwing their own in-
put into the mix.
"Wayne doesn't enjoy singing
very much, so vocals aren't really the
highlight of our set. When they're
done, we're like 'Good! Now we can
go off on our guitars!"' Biggar said.

"Wejust go off and Damon and Naomi
just keep following along. It's hard to
find people who'll do that!"
However, it's Magic Hour's drive
to tap into something different within
the traditional rock structure that al-
lows them to create some of the most
impressive and energetic music
around. But according to them, it's
actually quite a simple idea. "If yo*
take a structure and let it loose and let
it have more themes going on, it al-
lows things to happen, so you can
push beyond the two-minute song
structure and allow strange things into
your music. It's deeply influencing,"
Biggar explained.
"In a way, you just keep playing
until you hit something that you
haven't done before. That's usually
good sign!"
Check out MAGIC HOUR at Zoot's
Coffeehouse in Detroit tonight
along with Outrageous Cherry and
Windy and Carl. Tickets are $5 at
the door only, and it'd be wise to
get there early. Doors open at 8
p.m., all ages are welcome. Call
(313) 832-6621 for more info.

The Magic Hour spreads spiral sounds.


If you would like no
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>take part in any of these activities, please contact the HlungerfHornlessnesstPuverts
Lirmburg, as 930-2670 or the Project SERVE office (930-2670)., ,
Buy an Espresso Royale coffee mug and with each refill you buy,
5 cents will be donated to Food Gatherers

Continued from page 5
had to play the Kiss classic "Detroit
Rock City" (they covered it on the
tribute album, "Kiss My Ass"). It was
definitely an instance of the right band

meeting the right song at the right place
and time. As if this wasn't enough to
please the masses, they went on to
close the show with their own classic,
"A Little Bit Ugly."
Dicky, however, didn't seem to re-
alize that the show was over, and kept
riding the crowd all the way to the back
of the building, where he stayed to

hang out and sign autographs for
good 30 minutes or so.
All in all, the Bosstones proved
themselves to be some of the best en-
tertainers in the music industry, and
reaffirmed the fact that a rock show can
actually be fun and doesn't always
have to be a serious, depressing grunge-

Join us in Commemorating and Celebrating!
Schedule of events:

9" Kickoff
Free Disk Holder - First Floor Lobby 11-3pm
Treasure Hunt starts today and runs through
Friday. For UM students only. Keep an eye on
the Classifieds for details! Turn in your daily
guesses to Dana in Rm. 1310, Michigan Union.
Building Tours
Study Lounge Entrance - 2pm and 5pm
Complimentary Anniversary Cake
First Floor Lobby loam til gone!
Building Tours
Study Lounge Entrance - noon and 1pm
Michigan Union Memories Table
Share in the old and contribute to the new
Michigan Union memories.
First Floor Lobby 8-5pm
Building Tours.
Study Lounge Entrance - noon and 2pm

90th Anniversary Reception
All students, faculty, staff and alumni are
welcome to join in the celebration.
The University Club 4-6pm
President's Wall Unveiling
First Floor 5pm
Building Tours
Study Lounge Entrance - noon and 3pm
Novembr li8
Treasure Hunt
Turn in your final guess to Dana in Rm. 1310,
Michigan Union.
Winner will be announced at 4pm, Study
Lounge Entrance
Building Tours
Study Lounge Entrance - noon and 4pm

McKinsey & Company,inc.
Management Consultants
invites all undergraduates to attend
an information session and reception on
Tuesday, November 15, at 7:00p.m.
in Phelps Lounge
Michigan Business School
McKinsey & Company is a professional firm that advises
senior management of the world's leading organizations on
issues of strategy, organization, and operations. Our Business
Analyst Program offers college graduates an opportunity to
work for 2 or 3 years as full members of our consulting teams
and become familiar with many aspects of management and
As a Business Analyst you will:
s work closely with the client's top management in
solving the most pressing business issues
" grow professionally in a stimulating, challenging,
and supportive environment
* be a contributing part of a unique institution
We seek bright, creative men and women with exceptional
records of academic achievement, strong analytic and
quantitative skills, proven leadership and teamwork abilities,
and excellent communication skills who are interested in
worldwide positions with McKinsey & Company.


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