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DECEMBER 6, 2000
WAKE ME UP BEFORE YOU GO GO
Daily Arts set their alarms
early to compile the Top Ten songs to wake up to..
"Start me up, Charlie, for the love of Christ,
start me up..." Like we said, duh.
9) "Standing On Top of the World," by
Van Hlalen This archetypal slice of Haggar-
era 'Halen accompanied any number of
early-' 90s Sport Illustrated "The Year In..."
videos. The Dallas Cowboys were on top of
the world. The Chicago Bulls, led by the
brilliant trifecta of John Paxon, Craig
lodges and Bill Wennington, were on top of
the world. Brian Boitano was on top of the
world, and you will be, too, if you're lucky
enough to wake up to Sammy's vocal fire-
works and Eddie's power chords.
8) "The Power of Love," by Huey Le%%is
and the News At precisely 10:04 a.m., your
alarm will come to life with the wholly aver-
age rock 'n' roll sound of Huey Lewis and
the News. This 1985 hit will send 1.21
gigowatts of vaguely blues, synth-laden
electricity pumping through your veins,
thereby sending you out of bed and into the
bathroom! And you don't even need to steal
any plutonium from the Libyan terrorists.
7) "Tiny Dancer," by Elton John You've
seen the movie, so you know how this works.
During the soft piano intro, you're pissed at
your alarm clock for waking you up. As the
melodic verse drifts into your ear, you
remember the good times you and your
alarm have shared. Softly, slowly, it wins
you over. Midway through the song, you're
hugging your pillow as your housemates
peek their heads out of their doors and sing
ACDC "The walls were shakin' / The earth
was quakin' / My mind was achin' / We were
makin it -" this one speaks for itself.
5) "Top Gun Anthem (the theme from
Top Gun)," by Harold Faltermeyer &
Steve Stevens No one does triumphant,
evocative themes quite like Faltermeyer and
Stevens, and when it comes to getting off the
ground in the morning, this song's the best
of the best. Just ask the Iceman.
4) "1 Want You Back," by the Jackson
Five It probably took a slap upside the head
from Joe Jackson to get Tito out of bed, but
the bouncy basslines and charmingly fluid
guitar of this #1 hit -- not to mention MJ's
boyish vocals - should be enough to get
3) "Good Vibrations,"" by the Beach
Boys The theremin -- the theremin! --- and
Carl Wilson's ethereal vocals mimic the
dream-like state of your now-concluded
slumber. When the doo-wop inflected chorus
rolls around, you're picking up the good
vibes - just like Mike Love. And just in
case the harmonica-accompanied middle
section lulls you back to sleep, the big a cap-
pela chord will freak you out -- just like
Brian Wilson in a crowded mall.
2) "Good Day Sunshine," by the Beatles
During the Revolver sessions, John and
George were experimenting with psyche-
delics, but Paul stuck with more "tradition-
al" intoxicants - you know, the sort that
make you "feel good, in a special way." The
unreleased version of this song, in fact, gave
praise not only to sunshine and shady trees,
Courtesy of Capio
"Get on up, you got to go to class, get on upl"
but also to -Ringo's stash of incredibly huge
spleefs." George Martin stepped in and cut
out that last bit.
1) "Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex
Machine," by James Brown This piece of
unstoppable, undeniable and downright
unadulterated funk is more reason to get out
of bed than realizing you overslept for your
Stats final. The sweetly syncopated guitar
will take you not to the bridge, but to the
shower, and JB's relentless encouragement
will have you movin', doin' it, you know?
Bottom line: After waking up to this songs
you will Get Up and (Feel Like Being The)
hardest working student in school-business.
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' name's Maverick, and I like the Righteous Brothers, beach volleyball and blond pilots named Iceman. 6) "
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nd Jim SchiffT
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Each Wednesday evening the busy
tembers of the Campus Ensembles put
own their books and pick up their
nstruments to take part in a weekly
music making ses-
y w, ~~Stan. So
For more than
100 members of'
Campus these two ensem-
Band/Wind bles, tonight's
Ensemble concert showcases
their hard work
Hill Auditorium and talent over the
T gt at 8 p.m. semseter at Hill
consists of all the
interested in con-
tinuing to play
last the high school level. Students from
11 majors and all proficiencies are wel-
Though campus band is composed of
ntiraly non-music majors, students in
chools such as LSA also benefit toward FIREHOUSE
ne credit toward their distribution 02
retiement for creative expression.
The first song of the Campus Band
portion of the concert is "Scenes from
'The Louvre,' by Norman Dello Joio. G rm airi
Each movement conveys a different
mood according to the gallery in the
Lou re Musuem. The second movement,
"The Children's Gallery" is the most
playful of the numbers, featuring a
delightful conversation among the low
reed instruments. This contrasts the third
mtoement, "The Kings of France,"
w .h provides a more stately feel, char-
acteized by elongated notes and multi-
textured harmonies. 99
The highlight of Campus Band's old
peformance is likely to be Frank Ticheli's
"Veuvius," which erupts in a chorus of
syncopated rhythms and horn calls.
Easily the most demanding on the play-
ers,'it frequently changes time signature Don't have a clue?
and tempo. For a dose of innovation, the
s nts whisper syllables reminiscent of Get a gift card.
In 'n chants throughout the piece. ar
liffy members taken from Campus
Band also perform in the University's
Wind Ensemble. Afler auditioning, these ----
members take part in an additional
rehearsal that tackle more rigourous
ma erial. Thomas Knox's "American
with the chorus.
You Shook Me All Night Long," by
Slightly different music
(because you're slightly different).
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