The Year in Arts
The Fans' Picks for '90-'91
by the Michigan.
Daily Arts Staff;
Theater by Mary
Best Local Band
If you get tired of listening to
WIQB, then head over to Rick's and
catch the latest in state-of-the-art
classic rock cover bands. If the '70s
meant Some Girls, Quadrophenia,
Slowhand, and Dixie Chicken, then
they're the band for you.
For those nauseated by classic
rock, there's a fresh alternative -
Mr. Ectemy. If your ears fear
dinosaur sounds, check out this
innovative cover band.
Best Concert in the Past
One of the hottest "college
bands" around, the Indigo Girls
folk-rocked Ann Arbor Jan. 31
during their Nomads*Indians*Saints
performance at Hill Auditorium.
Amy Ray and Emily Saliers not only
harmonized on philosophical
questions that are beyond most of
us, they also proved they're just as
good live - a rarity in these over-
produced days of Madonna and De
la Soul. Just a few years ago, this
Georgia duo played the Blind Pig.
This year it wasbill. Look for them
next time at Cobo.
Best Radio Station
WCSX (94.7 FM)
Worst Radio Station
WIQB (102.9 FM)
"Classic rock" station WCSX
carried away the Best category,
proving that maybe people are as
dumb as radio programmers seem to
think they are. Well, that may be a
little too cynical, but remember: "It
doesn't have to be goad to be a
classic." And vice versa.
The word for the Art's Staff this
year was Pretentious. Some of our
illustrious writers revel in
pretention, others pretentiously
thumb their noses at it. We recently
added the so very pretentious Fine
Arts department, and gave new
meaning to the term Penis. This
may not seem pretentious, but it is,
and if you had half of our couth, you
would understand our sophisticated
Most Pretentious Art
Espresso Royale Cafe
A place to view local artists' work
through a haze of clove-scented
cigarette smoke, sipping your low-
fat mocha almond cappucino with
extra whipped cream. You discuss
Proust or your latest acid trip. You
gaze at the the artwork through
heavy-lidded eyes and finger your
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Best and only) Big
Film Made in A2
This movie featured a cameo
appearance by the father of
Weekend's own Josey Ballenger
Best Tribute to the
David Lubliner's idolization of
Winona Ryder in his review of
Most Surrising Use of
Jen Bilik, for her film review of New
Best Photo and Cutline
David Lee Roth
"Diamond Dave's dick must be
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Best Place for First
Best Place for Secret
On any given sunny day, lovers
infest the hills, fields, and paths of
the Arb. Each couple goes for the
same reasons: they wish to be alone
together in a secluded area. The Arb
is in jeopardy of becoming like what
Yogi Berra said of a popular New
York City restaurant: it's gotten so
crowded that nobody goes there
Best Place for Going All
Grad stacks, cubicles, or
As one reader put it, "Whether
you're in a carrel or the stacks, the
possibility of being discovered is
exciting, and the atmosphere is
interesting." A close second was -
you guessed it - the Arb. Coming
in at a rather unimaginative third
place was "my bed."
Best Idea for Unusual
We don't believe it either, but
this received the most votes. Other
choice entries were Jeff Rossman,
getting tattoos, visiting the
cemetery, being honest, and making
a suicide pact.
Best Condom Brand
Recently, a reporter who had just
returned from covering a lecture on
safe sex presented an unnamed
Daily editor with a complimentary
condom. Turning it over and
examining the unfamiliar wrapping,
the editor asked, "What is this?
Candy?" We expect this editor to hit
puberty some time late next week.
Best Date Movie
Our personal favorites among the
nominees were Henry: Portrait of a
Serial Killer and 120 Days of Sodom.
Kind of makes us wonder what these
people's worst date movies are.
Worst Date Movie
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Best Way of Getting
Boyfriend to Dance
Get him drunk
Shooting at his feet, dancing with
someone else, lighting him on fire,
looking seductive, promising sexual
favors, and other such acts of
aggression were suggested in this
Thing Not to Say to His/
"No, I'm not Jewish."
Imagine the horror of your loved
one's parents at your admission that
you're not of their ethnicity. Other
fine selections were "Oops, gotta
take my pill," "I'm/She's pregnant,"
and "It's only a cold sore."
Best Food a
Best Overall Bar
Tough to pick from all the pubs
with apostrophes, but this one at
least is always inhabited. And
everyone loves the guy with the
acoustic guitar on Tuesday nights.
Best Overall Restaurant
The "award winning" Chef Jan
has garnered yet two more. Where
will he stop? Molly Abraham of the
Detroit Free Press? The Michelin
Guide? Jan is, in a word, a
juggernaut. At this rate, a Nobel
committee may soon reward the
Best Place for the Folks
to Take You
As Best Breakfast Spot, Angelo's attracts long lines, even on a rainy day.
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April 19, 1991