2B - Thursday, January 22, 2009
The Daily Arts guide to
upcoming events in Ann Arbor
and the surrounding area.
Presenting the Past: Upoming
Exhibitions in the New Kelsey
At the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
MCSP Film Series Presents:
"Lost Boys of Sudan" with
Guest Speaker Jacob Atem
Downtown Ann Arbor District Library
Charles C. Steidel: "Witness-
ing the Formation of Galaxies"
At the Chemistry Building, Room 1800
At the Ark
Ford Honors Program: Honor-
ing the Royal Shakespeare
Company, Michael Boyd and
$20 for students
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie
At the Ark
World Tour: Sharing Culture
At Michigan Union Ballroom
Pleasensend all press releases
and event information to
The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com
A notable Ann Arborite gives five
answers to a curious question.
Letuorer, Program in Amtricatn Cultrc IDepartmcnt
What are your favorite blues songs?
Robert Johnson, "Crossroad Blues" - A delta blues masterpiece and the
perfect match of intensity between hard pushed vocals, heavily strained guitar
and desperate lyrics.
Muddy Waters, "I Can't be Satisfied" - Muddy's breakout disc that sold
out in one day and really marked the beginning of the Chicago blues soundt it
still holds up today assa classic.
B.B. King, "How.Blue Can You Get?" - His vocals from his prime in his
epic 1964 live performance at the Regal Theater in Chicago leave listeners in
awe; he works the crowd into such a frenzy that it almost explodes.
"Blind" Willie Johnson, "It's Nobody's Fault but Mine" - A marvel of
facile bottleneck slide guitar-playing that straddles that never-never land of the
spiritual and secular.
John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, "Have You Heard?" - Reveals Eric
Clapton still hungry and playing, as Muddy Waters used to describe it, "behind
the note" in a solo fraught with great musical tension.
SIN G LE R EVIE W .
After an in-your-face debut that giddily pushed the limits of campy funhouse
electronics, Dan Deacon has pushed too hard. "Get Older" starts off with all the
promising symptoms of an Atari-on-acid head trip: AOL dial-up tones, a tonm-
battering drumbeat and ADD xylophone buffeting, all synced together in perfet
rhythmic concord. But the head trip soon rots to ab hedache as the same overzeal-
ous samples loop incessantly for six migraine-inducing minutes without any sense
of attack or release. Of Deacon's going to continue building his career upon jokey
electronica, he'd better come up with material that's actually funny. Because his
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Congratulations to six U-M doctoral
candidates recently accepted into the
Graham Graduate Fellowship Program.
As part of this honor, each 2009 Graham
Fellow will receive $50,000 over two
years to support their interdisciplinary
research related to sustainability.
Left to right: Kathleen;
Giridhar; Robert; Rebecca;
& Doug (Ethan not shown)
Kathleen Bush, School of Public Health: "Harmful
Algal Blooms from a Toxicological, Ecological, and Human
Health Perspective and Integrating New Techniques"
Rebecca Henn, School of Natural Resources
and Environment: "Constructing Green: Leveraging
Sustainability in the Built Environment"
Doug Jackson, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology:
"High-Biodiversity Agriculture for the Future: Using the
Sciences of Ecology and Complexity to Understand Natural
Pest Control in Agro-Ecosystems"
Robert Levine, College of Engineering:
"Novel Thermo-Chemical Processing of Microalgae to
Concomitantly treat wastewater and Produce Bio fuels"
Ethan Schoolman, Department of Sociology:
"Fencing Themselves In: Sustainable Growth and the
Future of the City"
Giridhar Upadhyaya, College of Engineering:
"Biologically Mediated, Simultaneous Removal of Nitrate
and Arsenic from Drinking Water Sources"