100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

October 15, 2003 - Image 7

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Michigan Daily, 2003-10-15

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.


Wednesday
October 15, 2003
michigandaily.com
artseditor@michigandaily.com

mwujtm anula
ARTS

7A

Courtesy of RCA
If the
Yankees
lose,
Stelnbrenn
er's gonna
fire us,
too-
STROKES IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL, SAYS GUITARIST

CDs, and when you go through the rack and there's a
cool cover you're just like, 'Wow' You used to buy a
record when you were a kid and you knew the band,
but you didn't know what they were going to do.
That, I think, is a better way to hear music. Out of
speakers and not watching a screen."
The new album breaks little new sonic ground for
the band, instead making great strides in composi-
tion and musicianship. "I think it's a constant pro-
gression ... different but in a good way. I had a
much better time in the studio the second time. I had
a lot of fun arranging the songs in the studio. You put
a lot of hard work into it and hope it pays off. Some-
times it doesn't even pay off."
The question that remains is if Room on Fire con-
tains the same sort of immediate, scratchy hooks that
made Is This It a crossover success. Asked if a lack
of airplay would affect the band's mindset, Ham-
mond is coolly confident: "I'd say it's a shame, but if
fans love it, that's the main thing isn't it? Sometimes
people don't get it, and I think they have a different
agenda. We don't really fit formats too well, do we?"
Whatever the format, the band's success has
opened doors for their peers. "I don't know if
we've 'paved the way.' I think things have changed
a little bit. As a band we like to play music, and if
it helps other bands, that's great. It's already hard
enough as it is."
Things should get nothing but easier for the band.
Earlier this month, they embarked on a three-month
tour with a new pool of songs to draw from and the
weight of following up a breakthrough album com-
pletely off their shoulders.
The tour, however, is only the beginning for the
band, which will face a press gauntlet perhaps more
daunting than the one that followed Is This It. Ham-
mond, however, prefers to downplay the press, good
or bad, and his view of the band remains admirably
simple. "I feel like what we do is basically go to a
rehearsal space and try to get better, constantly, and
never think that we've achieved what we were doing
from the beginning."

j IIRIOIIS

jw ;

THE HOTTEST PICKS IN ENTERTAINMENT
FROM A DAILY ARTS WRITER

S

Eddie Izzard in Detroit - Can you ever get enough of cross-
dressing, surrealist stand-up comedians? Yemeni-Brit Izzard and his
"Sexie Tour" come to Detroit's Music Hall this Saturday.

By Andrew Gaerig
Daily Arts Wnter

For most bands, the "no such thing as bad publici-
ty" rule would hold true. Of course, sometimes things
happen - Rolling Stones com-
parisons, two million records The Strokes
sold, trend-setting fashion and a Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
public relationship between At the State Theatre
your drummer and Drew Bar- Clear Channel
rymore - and these things can
confound your humble guitar/bass/drums beginnings.
So it goes for the Strokes, the New York quintet

whose debut album, Is This It, kick started modern
rock's recent obsession with late '70s punk. Under
these circumstances, press can be troublesome. "Peo-
ple just couldn't say that we were a good band; they
had to get really crazy into it. Sometimes if that goes
in the wrong direction, then all of a sudden you're
someone you're not, and it's hard to get away from
that," laments guitarist Albert Hammond Jr.
With the release of their second album, Room on
Fire, the band has no such identity problems. They
are, quite simply, five confident New Yorkers who
comprise one of America's most energetic young
rock bands. Though the release date of Room on Fire
was pushed back to Oct. 28, Hammond's enthusiasm
for the project is unwavering. "I'm a collector of

The Like - "(So I'll Sit Here) Waiting" - Comprised
of three high school-attending girls, the Like and their minimalist
approach may seem amateur but their simple playing produces
earnest, catchy gems. The three cuties can now be found on the
soundtrack to the motion picture "Thirteen."
Anna Farris in "Lost in Translation" - While Bill Mur-
ray and Scarlett Johansson deservedly get most of the attention,
this "Scary Movie" actress rewards second and third
viewings with her delicious send-up of dumb
American actresses (read: Cameron Diaz).
"The Lord of the Rings: The
Return of the King" trailer -
The best movie of the year thus far -
"Kill Bill." The second best movie of
2003 - this trailer. See it at
www.lordoftherings.net
HBO Sunday Nights - While the
ratings have taken a hit, "Carnivale"
impresses as the most cinematic TV
production in history and Steven
Soderbergh's "K Street" is so absurd
and difficult on viewers that it must
be good. Courtesy of HBO
of > $
DfoU hn' O' Panh....
IaiU - e S, W4 C*e
PROBLEM PREGNCY EP
9754
Any time, any dy ;.::;
d 97
::. . . . : . : . :. . . .. . . .}: :. . : . . . ..., . . . . .

Not 'Intolerable,' but nowhere near Coens' best

By Joel Hoard
Daily Arts Writer

known for penning the impenetrable
Massey Pre-Nup - who is hired by
wealthy businessman Rex Rexroth
(Edward Herrmann) to protect

Rexroth
With "Intolerable Cruelty," Ethan from hi
and Joel Coen take a break from the Marily
groundbreaking filmmaking of their Jones).
past and hurtle themselves headlong Miles
into a lighthearted comedic romp. case an
"Cruelty" lacks the dynamic, genre- Marilyn
bending qualities of such films as bit of
"Fargo" and "The Big Lebowski," but band's i
the Brothers inject just enough wit and Miles' o
charm to keep the film afloat. nup for
George Clooney plays Miles Massey, Howard
a Los Angeles divorce attorney - best fiendish
the michigan daily
ATTRACTIVE FEMALE MODELS needed MICHIG
for nude photography. Travel opps. Generous students fo
pay. GlobalPhoto, (734) 678-4181. Earn gre

h's fortune
s ex-wife,
n (Zeta-
Although
wins the
nd leaves
without a
her hus-

Intolerable
Cruelty
At Madstone,
quality 16 and
Showcase
Universal

Miles and Marilyn eventually find
themselves falling for each other; on
the surface they're both shifty and
shrewd, but deep down they're in
search of love.
Effortlessly exchanging trademark
Coen witticisms, Clooney and Zeta-
Jones play their characters flawlessly.
With Clooney's dashing good looks and
Zeta-Jones' stunning beauty, the pair's
star power bursts from the screen, and
they often playfully pose for the cam-
era. The Coens provide their stars with
an eccentric supporting cast including
the unconventional private investigator
Gus Petch (Cedric the Entertainer), who
delights in showing videos of his work

to his friends, the colorful - both phys-
ically and behaviorally - concierge
Heinz, the Baron Krauss von Espy
(Jonathan Hadary) and the asthmatic hit
man Wheezy Joe (Irwin Keyes), who is
responsible for the film's most shock-
ingly comedic moment.
As amusing as "Intolerable Cruelty"
is, it lacks the supreme depth and the
careful balance of dark humor and
emotional truth that audiences have
come to expect from the Coen Broth-
ers. To be sure, "Cruelty" is an enjoy-
able film, and everyone involved quite
obviously enjoyed making it. But with
that out of their systems, it's time for
the Coens to get back to work.

fortune, Marilyn shows up in
office soon after to draft a pre-
her marriage to oil tycoon
Doyle (Thornton) as part of a
plot to take half of his fortune.

AUTO RENTAL COMPANY
seeks clean-cut person for vehicle cleaning
and delivery/pickup. Good driving record &
ability to lift 60 pounds. PT/FT. 930-2886.
BARTENDER POSITIONS! MAKE up to
$300/shift no exp. req., flexible hours, great
pay! call 800-806-0085 ext 1445.
BARTENDER TRAINEES NEEDED
$250 per day potential,
local positions
Call 1-800-293-3985 ext. 504.
BEA BARTENDER!! The funjob. Earn$15
- $40/hr. Don't be ripped off by mail order
scams, Real bands-on training in actual night
club setting. The only way to get hired. Day,
evening, weekend classes avail. Local school
listened by MI Board of Higher Ed.,
Call now: 1-866-I-CAN-MIX
www.icanmix.com
BECOME ONE OF AMERICA'S
HEALTH CARE HEROES!
Launch your career in primary care
and pay for school at the same time!
The National Health Service Corps
has a fantastic scholarship opportunity
for primary care students committed
to bringing health and hope to an
undeserved community where health
professionals are hard to find.
Call (800) 221-9393 or visit
http://nhsc.bhpr.hrsa.gov/y3michc/
for more information.
EXT. PAINTING PRIVATE home, close to
UM, $10/hr. 971-3321, exp. preferred.
FREE FOOD!!!! PARTICIPATE in a one
time 2 hour focus group on health behavior
and identity contact Anne at
atassina@umich.edu
GET PAID FOR your opinions!! Eam
$15-$125 and more per survey.
www.paidonlinesurveys.com
GYMNASTICS: CHAMPION GYMNAS-
tics is hiring recreational/ team and cheerlead-
ing coaches. Flexible hours, Fun atmosphere!
Call Dave or Michelle @ (734) 426-3289.
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY!!! THE
Michigan Daily Display is looking for fun

while sup
ResumeE
Study. Ap
998-7420.

rAN TELEFUND NOW HIRING
r flexible night and weekend schedules.
at money and make new friends
pporting your University. Awesome
Builder! Work Study / Non-Work
ply online: www.telefund.umich.edu.

SEEKING CHILDCARE DAYS Mon./Wed.
/Fri. 16 hrs./wk. for 10 mo. old son in our
home, Ann Arbor. 1 yr. commitment. No
smokers, mature, enthusiastic, responsible,
loves kids. Call Sarah 734-223-1650.

SPRING BREAK 2004! America's. Best Stu-
dent Tour Operator! Jamaica, Cancun,Aca-
pulco,Bahamas and Florida. Campus Reps
Wanted! Call: 1-800-733-6347
www.beachlifevacations.com

MOVIE EXTRAS /MODELS NEEDED.
No exp. required, all looks & ages. Eam
$100 - $500/ day. 1-888-820-0167. ext u183.
PAID EXPERIMENT $20. Fun group com-
puter game, 3 hours eves. Central Campus. Go
to Experiments.org to sign up.
PARTICIPANTS WANTED: JUDGEMENT
in Perception Experiment at University of
Michigan. Experiment takes 2-hours and
pays $20.00. To qualify, must be native En-
glish speaker, ages 18-30, and have vision
conectable to 20/20. Email Sam at
shevlab@sbcglobal.net (preferred) or call
734-936-8703.
SCOREKEEPERS IS NOW HIRING Cooks,
Floormen and Waitstaff. Apply in person at
310 Maynard, A2 - 995-0100.
SPRING BREAK '04 with StudentCity.com
and Maxim Magazine! Get hooked up with
Free Trips, Cash, and VIP Status as a Cam-
pus Rep! Choose from 15 of the hottest desti-
nations. Book early for FREE MEALS,
FREE DRINKS and 150% Lowest Price
Guarantee! To reserve online or view our
Photo Gallery, visit www.studentcity.com or
Call 1-888-SPRINGBREAK!
STUDENT WANTED TO work 10-12 hours
per week in the Life Sciences Institute. Du-
ties would include accounting work includ-
ing matching and filing paperwork. Knowl-
edge of Excel necessary. $9 - 10/hour.
Email blakeman@umich.edu if interested.
STUDENT WORK
Work Around Classes
We Train
Call: 734-944-1223
www.workforstudents.com
UP TO $500/WK. processing mail. Get paid
for each piece. Create your own schedule.
(626)821-4061.

!UMICH SPRING Break-Are You GOING?
LOWEST price, 50 hrs. FREE Drinks/Meals
Be a Campus Rep. - Earn cash & 2 FREE
trips!! Free materials provided 800-367-1252
www.springbreakDIRECT.com
#1 SPRING BREAK COMPANY in Aca-
pulco is now offering 3 destinations! Go
Loco in Acapulco, Party in Vallarta, or get
Crazy in Cabo-all with BIANCHI-ROSSI
TOURS. Book by Oct. 31-get FREE
MEALS! Organize a group and travel for
FREE. Call for details. 800-875-4525 or
www.bianchi-rossi.com
#1SPRING BREAKVACATIONS!
Hottest Destinations! Campus Reps Wanted!
1-800-234-7007 endlesssummertours.com
***SPRING BREAK - sign up with Student
Express & get FREE roundtrip airline tickets
to over 15 International destinations - incl.
Aruba, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica,
Caribbean hot spots & more. Why go witt
anyone else. Limited offer - call now. Com-
mission rep. positions avail, now.
Call:800-787-3787. www.studentexpres.com
A "REALITY" SPRING BREAK 2004 Fea-
tured in "The Real Cancun" Movie. Lowest
Prices, Free Meals & Parties before Nov. 6
www.sunsplashtours.com/1-800-426-7710.
CHEAP AIRPORT RIDE SAVE BIG be-
tween 9 am and 5 pm. By appt. only. Call
SAM from10am-10pm.(734)944-6070.

FRATERNiTIES - SORORITIES - CLUBS -
STUDENT GROUPS: Earn $1,000-$2,000
this semester with a proven Campus-
Fundraiser 3 hour fundraising event. Our
free programs make fundraising easy with no
risks. Fundraising dates are filling quickly,
so get with the program! It works. Contact
CampusFundraiser at (888) 923-3238 or visit
www.campusfundraiser.com

P.- I

GREAT SPORTSWEAR! GREAT PRICES!
Jackets, Warmups, Bags, Blankets etc.
Tryit-you'll save $$$everytime.
www.Kammanlnt com

FReSHMNI
SOPHOMORES +
JU.NIORS!!!
Want to work during
Fall/Winter Semesters?
The Michigan Daily will give you the opportunity to gain the
following business experiences:
" Sell Advertising to Local and National Businesses
* Manage your own account Territory
" Work in a team-oriented environment
" Earn Commission-based pay
Please pick up application at
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Student Publications Building

LOOKING FORA ROOMMATE?
Roommate matching @ Huron RiverApts.
$450/bdim. $250/deposit Short term leases
available. www.hrpaa.com or call: 996-4992.

VISA 1 MASTERCARD APPROVAL
AGENT. Earn $1000/wk. potential. No exp.
necessary. Call 1-800-821-3416 ext. 174.

Join Amerca's #1 Student Tour Operator
CANCUN
ACAPULCO

:4:!
M -- Noqr-

Back to Top

© 2017 Regents of the University of Michigan