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4B - Thursday, February 15, 2007
You ser
How to mend your t
By KIMBERLY CHOU,
CAROLINE HARTMANN
and ANDREW SARGUS KLEIN
Daily Arts Editors
Either you forgot, tried too hard or
went down in flames. Regardless, it's Feb.
15, and you didn't deliver on Valentine's
Day. True, hopeless romantics (and Hall-
mark execs) seem to care almost too much
about the holiday's conventions - "I asked
for Godiva chocolates, I'm making sure he
orders pink roses and dinner better be at
The Earle" - but if spending the next two
weeks on your lover's bad side isn't what
you have in mind, regaining lost ground
should be your No. 1 priority. (Save for
midterm exams. Maybe).

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ewed up.
busted Valentine's Day

If you committed any Valentine's Day
infractions (and sharing/spreading VD
shouldn't even need to be mentioned),
you should probably do a close reading of
the following solutions. And it probably
wouldn't hurt to pay a visit to the florist in
Nickels Arcade, too.
DON'T:
Don't dilute the already squandered
moment with over-the-top apologies. One
of you dropped the ball; the other is wait-
ing for recompense. Be confident you can
remedy the situation. This year, you're
lucky that you have the weekend in front
of you. If your foul is particularly egre-
gious, a nice dinner might be enough to
hold the tide till the weekend.

Eateries the ex didn't know: DON'T: DO:
- Pacific Rim just off of Main Street: Furry handcuffs are not a legitimate Sledding. Everyone loves sledding. Peri-
Delicious fare that's a little pricey and just surprise gift. Return them today and use od. Pack a few flasks, steal a few cafeteria
exotic enough for your eclectic hearts. Get that $19.99 for a few stems of something trays and get ready for a full day of ram-
the chocolate spice ice cream for dessert. different, like birds of paradise or col- bunctious fun. (Warning: the bruises may
- Eve in Kerrytown. ored orchids. (And no, one of those "Bond make your makeup sex a little gentler.)
- Metro Cafe: Well, we've never actu- With Your Lover Tonight" books is not an
ally been there, but we'd like someone to acceptable substitute.) DON'T:
take us. Unless she's a material girl ("livin' in Don't try to make a cheesy mixtape -
a material world"), you don't necessarily your lover already heard everything your
DO: need to shell out serious cash to regain her iTunes has to offer.
A few well-chosen movies, comfort- favors (the personality ones, mind you). A
ers and pillows spells an evening of quiet poem can work if it's honest and self-con- Come on, use your imagination. Inge-
comfort. Two-buck chuck? Lighten up the tained - you don't know what terza rima nuity and sincerity aren't necessarily
pursestrings and spring for something and iambic pentameter are anyway. Don't strangers - they're legitimate bedfellows.
decent (Sterling makes a bailer Cabernet be that guy who waltzes into an econ Frankly, what it all boils down to is if it
Sauvignon for $18). Don't rent "Shake- lecture with a guitar and a mission. One comes from the heart.
speare in Love" or any Nora Ephron film. word: tool. Show her yours is meant for her.

CARGO
From page 1B
in Los Angeles from 1983. The
V isualizing clip begins with Brown calling
up Michael Jackson - by then a
super-duper star- and MJ killing
everyone by singing a verse and
busting out a few signature dance
moves. As everyone is going wild,
he's whispering something in JB's
ear. JB walks up to microphone .
1850 to the Present and, gesticulating wildly toward
MJ, says, "and give him a big
round of applause, because he
Lecture by Deborah Willis insisted that I introduce Prince!"
Thursday, February 15, 4 pmll The Godfather proceeds to scan
Anderson Room, Michigan Union the audience until all of a sud-
den Prince appears - riding on
the shoulders of a giant, bearded
Photographer, historian, and MacArthur fellow Deborah Willis will present an illustrated lecture in man. He walks on stage, ambles
conjunction with the exhibition Embracing Eatonville, now on view at UMMA ff/Site, which includes
images by Dr. Willis and three other contemporary photographers.
head a
This program is cosponsored by the University cf Michigan Museum of Art and The Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, GIRL TALK on on
aspp from the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies and the Michigan Coun for Ats and Cultural Affairs. From page B best f

past Brown and grabs the lead
guitarist's axe. He brings the
tempo down with some slash-
ing funk rhythm, then proceeds
to stop playing, and in a move
reminiscent of Hendrix, starts
to fuck his guitar, with the occa-
sional punctuating chord. After a
little more guitar teasing, Prince
shakes the strap off and ditches
his shirt to wild applause. He
strides up to the microphone,
kicks the mic stand forward,
catches it with his foot and falls
back in one fluid motion. He
gets back up, dances around the
microphone stand a little more
and unleashes one pained scream
before strutting across the stage,
bowing and takinga huge light
post with him on his way out.
I get a little worked up just

thinking about it - Prince's
power is especially strong in
this particular performance. He
hardly has to play or sing a note
to own the stage, and don't for-
get the feat was infinitely more
remarkable as he followed both
The Godfather of Funk and the
King of Pop.
I admonish you to buya few
Prince albums if you haven't
already. Start with Purple Rain,
and go from there, and you'll feel
like a new man (or woman) in no
time. While he's surely not poor,
you owe it to the man - you were
probably conceived to his music.
- Cargo wasn't joking about his
latent desire to perform fellatio on
Prince. And he loves to talk about it.
E-mail him at Ihcargo@umich.edu.

U

:nd hit my face
e of my sister's
iends from high

10-year high school
reunion over Thanksgiv-
ing Break.
A typical rowdy show,
with the stage flooded
with listeners, devolved
into chaos and ended
with him unintention-
ally stage-diving. The
result was something
seemingly out of "Spinal
Tap."
"I flew over my dad's

school," Gillis said. "And
I got up and my front left
tooth was cracked. So I
lost a tooth and my mom
was freaking out."
Wild antics aside, the
music is what draws the
fans in - plain and sim-
ple.
The lucky few who
got tickets to the show
should expect to hear
their favorite clips of
Night Ripper with remix-

es of various tracks off
the album. Within the
supposed performance
abstractionthere issome
semblance of order.
"I have a template set
up, you know, right now
I can go through it like
a song where you need
to know when to click
at the right time and all
that sort of thing, just
like normal band songs,"
Gillis said.
New elements will get
mixed in and bits and
pieces Gillis is tired of (or

those that just don't seem
to work together) will
get pushed aside. The
changes have worked so
far, creating almost leg-
endary performances
- expect one tomorrow
night.
- For devout fans of
mash-ups (and biomed
engineers with double
identities), Daily.Arts
has uploaded the entire
Gregg Gillis interview
online. Check it out at
our blog, The Filter.

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