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Page 6 The ADVOCATE Bellevue Community College ENTERTAINMENT Friday, April 22, 1983 Roque-n-R61e Musical tastes affect behavior MiO.ele E. Futtmp Advocate Entertaimmeat Editor Last week in writing about concert crowds, I no doubt offended heavy metal and punk fans. I don't wish for' them to feel singled out by my pointed quill. It's not abrays the music that gets nauseating, often it's, 'the mannerisms of the crowds. An music deserves to be hard. Setting my own preferences aside, I teel any music has some redeeming factor. I do feel, however, that the particular" redeeming factor is sometimes very hard to find. No one can deny that different types of music attract and s(xnetimes crate different types of people. There are parallels all through the history of rock and roll. Psychedelic sixties music ... hippies. Disco ... ,dancers. New Wave... roods. Heavy ,Metal ... leather and spike fans. l The point of the matter is that crowds at concerts vary in direct connection with the kind of music being presented. .__ i At Frank Sinatra, they wore suts., At Sammy Hagar, they wore red. At Black Sabbath they wore leather spikes. At AC=DC they were back in black. • Happy music makes happy people, V'mlent music makes violent pende. I feel all musicians are given a gift and what they do with it is their own business. Hence, freedom of musical expression. That carries some responsibilities. • Those performing the music should be aware of what it does to the crowds. Bob Seger was obviously aware of his crowd. In fact, he tried as hard as he could to involve the audience in his show. Everybody seemed happy. What needs to be said is that crowds at concerts should keep in mind they are a crowd and need to respect each other's space. And musicians who perform music which entices anti-social behavior should develop some Concem for their fans. "You heifer recnginze your brother, Everyone you meet, 'Cause we all shine on." --John Lennon ( not Wox--00 Pink Floyd picks meaningful material for Final Cut by David Herter Advocate Staff Reporter Pink Fl's new album, The Fina/ Cut, trys to tell about Engd's problems since World War 1I. Each of the songs deal with the nurturing, the perversion and the loss of the "post. war dream." The Final Cut is not one Jof the group's best albums, but its uhusual combination of dramatic flair, biting social and political con'anents, sound effects and classical music backgrounds give it more substance than the gimmicky noise that passes for music these days. done to England?/What happened to the post war dream. Sometimes, the lyrics get too preachy and obvious-mainly on the second side of the album. The group is at their best when the message and • music balance. "Tke Hero's Eemm" and  GJmner'm • Dream" 'succed the most. The • former's catchy Asian-flavored rhythms combined with contrasts between blaring and suddenly quiet music makes it the most interesting song on the album. R is also rock at its best: exciting rhythms and aural textures that involve the listener. The group has not striven to create peculiar synthesized 'sound effects; they merely rely on standard rock 'n roll to back up and color the anger in their message. And there is anger. A lot of it. In the first track, called "The Post War Dream," we hear a troubled man listening to the radio. News of the Falklands conflict can be heard. He implores to Margaret Thatcher to- realize the sorrow he feels. "Maggie, what have we done?/What have we T/m Gummers Dream is a poetic-perhaps too poetic--song that features an abundance of musical textures. It begins with a very soft, floating piano solo, which is joined by the National Philharmonic Orchestra of England and a clanging, solemn bell. All of these mellow sounds suddenly explode (as the gunner crys "Hold on to the dream") into a rock-blues saxaphone solo. The Final Cut is at times too pretentious and obvious, but overall, it will be enjoyed by those liking a mixture of music and thought. Moving Company emphasizes themes by Dave Bieseli The Moving Company, a group of "students of dance" at the College incorporates dance and movement and puts emphasis on the themes behind the choreography. One dance was billed in the program as =Excalibur?" with what Kelvin Jones, the performer of the particular dance said, =An emphasis on the question mark." In the dance, Jones is alone on stage armed with the sword Excahour. He leaps and bounds acroes the st to eventually fall and drop his weapon. Jones insists his performance demands the audience to use their imagination because just watching the performer isn't enough to understand what is going on. "Is this what it's all about? He looks like he's fighting there," analyzed Jones. "Its getting people to use their imagination," says Jones. Another dance, "Uptown Count," The Moving Company explores themes of dance D , performed by Alice Peterson, Step One Past Frame Four" a your environment." emphasizes what Peterson calls dance_ choreographed by Brian At the end of the dance the =mood." Chapman is about, as Brian says, performers are boxed in by the The emphasis is with Count Basle- "going through doorg." slamming of a door. Chapman the music, the subtle piano, the club explains, "You could say it has atmosphere. Fellow performer Brian =Doors that are Open , doots'that  to do with a person's idea Chapman categorized it as a are closed," explains Chapman. of reality. What you perceive is what =character dance." =Going through doors and changes in you get." Fool,s 00Paradise • I _Da_vkll H erter . Fool's Paradise, a play written by student Peter Wick, draws a fine line between dramatic play and a loose i vaudeville show. It relys more on ipeople and action playing off one another, than serious dramatic conflicts. It is not pretentious; it idoesn't have any big messages to deliver, or any startling new things to say. And that's what makes its• entertaining and enjoyable. Fool's Paradise tells the story of two newlyweds named Carl (Chris Cooper) an ex-con, and Michelle (Chris Waterhouse) who, along with Ernie (Peter Wick), a Chaplinesque wandering minstrel, the newlyweds' A triO Of fOOlS K. Cooke photo 'paranoid grandmother (Jody Rae the ending skips along through a Strugar) and Sam (Finn Saxegaard), Jody Rae Strugar and Maureen series of mini-endings where certain Ernie's intoxicated friend, try to save Dondanville are excellent at characters depart. I wanted a greater Carl's sister Celica (Maureen disappearing into their characters, sense of completion. Dondanville) from the pursuing The only shortcomings the play had But when the play was over, the authorities (Robert Mejdrich and for me was Emie's search for a fool's audience (including me) left with David Chaus). paradise. The why and how he finds smiles on their faces; a testimony to Overall, the cast is good. The best- this place isn't stressed enough. It the manner in which the play involved written roles are also the best-acted, should be part of a definite finale, but and related to them. ,eeoeeooeeoeeeeeeestoesee ooe • • •eo=oeeeeoeoosoooesoeeoe • =============================== • •o : * Calendar * - o' • ••0 ooe• o• • • •seee•eoeo ee - eeeo es'e•seos cos i 4•• • •e • • • eoooe •o. • • oesoesoeeeso•oeeeseoeeoeeeoeoo•eeo•osoee ! O. Campus i : Camcad/an Chorale of BCC 5/1 in the Carlson Theatre, 2 p.m. ! John Behshi film series continues with Continental Divide co-starring Blair Brown 4/27, 1, 3, 5 8’ 7 p.m. in C-130.  • e :Tke ,4JBes will be performing at a dance at BCC 5/6 at 9 l>.m. Tickets are $3 advance, $4 at the door. Presented by : !Student Program Board. , i i The Mov/ng Co., BCC dance tromqu, Carbon Theatre 4/22, 23. i Foo/'s Paradise, the Stray Cat production of Peter W/ck's play, 4/21, 22, 23. Stop Gap Theatre, 8 p.m. i ! Ott Campus ". i "ReSloml Art 1J0-1962" on display at Bellevue Art Museum through 5/8. i i Cilj Art Works now accepting applications for spring quarter registration. Contact Seward Park Art Studio. ! UW Schoo/OFMBSiC presents a spring concert for diverse wind ensembles tonite at UW's Meany Theatre. 8 p.m. i : Seattle Reperatonj Theatre presents "The I//negar Tree" 4/13 thru 5/7. ! Seattle Cherry B/on and Cultural Festival at Seattle Center 4/22-24. i i John CoBgar and Scandal at Coliseum 5/25. i Bet/hi at Hippodrome 4/28. i Bow Wow Wow at Hippodrome 4/28. i : Ramonea at Hippodrome 5/4.  at Coliseum 4/23. • •e • • • • •o• e•••e •e• • • • • e • s e  • •• • • o• ee • ••• ••o•• o•••e • e• • • e e • • ee • • • e • • • • • • • • • • o • • o o e • e • • • •• • • • o • ee • e • o • • e •o