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The Ubyssey Jan 11, 1980

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Array Students hold key in Quadra election
UBC could become one of the
main electoral battlegrounds of
the country as the three main parties struggle for the hearts, minds
and votes of students in the Vancouver Quadra riding.
Although the Liberal party
seems in total disarray in the
riding, two key Liberals believe
lacklustre Conservative MP Bill
Clarke could be bumped off in a
close race on Feb. 18.
And the NDP also thinks
Clarke could be in a run for his
money — but with them, not the
Currently the Liberals are in
serious trouble in the riding.
Wonderboy Paul Manning came
out of the Ottawa backrooms to
lose to Clarke in the May 22 election by several thousand votes.
The riding association had hoped
he would run again but Manning,
busy as big cheese with the proposed stadium and up to his neck
in debt after being a candidate for
23 months, said no.
So did May Brown, former
alderman and mayoral candidate,
despite strong support from city
Liberals, including lawyer Frank
Low-Beer, who lost running in
Quadra for the Liberals in 1974.
In fact none of the prominent
Quadra Liberals seem interested
in running. Low-Beer said no
thanks and Peter Pearse, the UBC
economics professor and board of
governors member who fought
Low-Beer for the nomination and
lost in 1974, says he's "not
seriously considering" another attempt.
But Low-Beer and Pearse insist
that Clarke is ripe for the picking
—  if the  "right"  Liberal  can
didate can be found.
They also say that the UBC student vote will be a key to the
Bruce Ralston, who ran NDP
candidate Alan Bush's campaign
in May and challenged Bush for
the nomination for this election,
says the student vote will go to the
New Democrats, not the Liberals
under the no-longer-youthful
Pierre Trudeau. Ralston said in
May the NDP won several of the
polls where married students live
and expects a strong campus vote
for the party this time.
Complicating the student vote
question is the government's decision not to enumerate voters
before the election. This means
that students who weren't of
voting age, were living in another
riding or now live in residence
won't appear on the voter's list,
unless they register themselves.
Essentially the lack of enumeration will disenfranchise many
That could put a major crimp in
the hopes of the Liberals and
NDP, who desperately need a
massive infusion of student votes
in the riding to pull off an upset
A second factor is Bill Clarke's
campaign. Ralston says Clarke
will have to run a much tighter
ship this election to be confident
of victory. Clarke, despite the
powerful finance committee chair
appointment in the House, totally
lacks any public profile. He's in
no fear of losing the traditional
upper-crust vote of the Point Grey
establishment but a strong
challenge by one of his opponents
combined with a heavy student
vote could cause concern.
And Joe Clark's help in the
campaign can be directly
measured by the number of jokes
floating around campus about the
hapless Tory leader.
Still, Clarke is clearly the fron-
trunner. The Liberals' nominating
meeting is scheduled for Jan. 18,
leaving their candidate less than
four weeks to campaign. During
that time the party will have to
print and distribute signs and
campaign literature. Unless the
Liberals can find a big name candidate, some one like UBC president Doug Kenny, they can't
mount a serious challenge.
The best indication of Quadra's
fate will come when the registration deadline for voters is reached
this month. If Quadra suddenly
has 8,000 or more voters who
weren't in the riding last May,
anything  could  happen.
'Board easy on moonlighting profs'
Vol. LXII. No.38
Vancouver, B.C. Friday, January 11,1980
IRATE FACULTY MEMBER expresses icy concern over board of governors' new moonlighting policy. Already snowed under by massive
workload from first-year philosophy, professor decided to uphold public
image of his department by taking spare-time job as horror movie extra.
— kevin finnegan photo
But "considerable" work on movies lost this man of learning his tenure. He
doesn't care, though. Show business is a better deal anyway — all the bull
is out in the open.
'Happy New Year—your tuition's going up
OTTAWA (CUP) — Not too
many New Year's resolutions include a 7.5 per cent increase in tuition fees.
But university students in Ontario had no choice. And they could
face another 10 per cent hike next
Bette Stephenson, minister of
colleges and universities, announc
ed a general 7.5 increase in university tuition next year. Individual institutions can now choose an additional 10 per cent hike for certain
General arts students could now
face a $126 increase in tuition, if
both increases are implemented, according to the Ontario Federation
of Students. Engineers face a poten
tial $137 increase, dentistry students
The federation is opposed to the
increase not only for its size, but the
manner in which it is being implemented.
"This change (the optional 10 per
cent increase) will create two classes
of education in the province," said
federation chair Chris McKillop.
The board of governors' new policy on outside jobs for professors is
meaningless in its present form, student board member Glenn Wong said
The new board policy requires university approval when outside professional activity becomes "substantial."
"I'd like to see what their definition of substantial is," said Wong.
"UBC is under pressure to put a lid on outside activity, but if they really
want to tighten up it depends on the definition of substantial."
The board has left it to individual
faculties and professional schools
to regulate themselves. In the absence of such regulation a limit of
one-half day per seven-day period
will be considered substantial, the
board report states.
The board report also states approval will be required for the use
of universities and facilities for outside professional activities, but
Wong said this should be obvious.
"If it's not like that (now), why
the hell isn't it?"
Former faculty association head
Richard Roydhouse said the
faculties and schools should regulate themselves and should not be
subject to regulation from other
"The units within the university
are capable of governing themselves," he said.
Roydhouse said outside jobs for
professors were of benefit to i UBC.
"The quality of teaching in the
professional schools and in general
does depend on people, having contact with the real world."
The issue of moonlighting arose
three years ago when the outside
jobs of former applied science dean
Liam Finn came to light.
"The university felt collectively
that it was under attack at the
time," Roydhouse said. "I think we
Election called
for Jan. 28-30
UBC students will go to the polls
Jan. 28-30 to fill five at-large executive positions on the student
representative assembly, the SRA
decided Wednesday.
All students will be eligible to
vote for five positions in the at-
large elections required by a recently amended Alma Mater Society
constitution. Students will elect a
president, vice-president, director
of finance, director of adminstra-
tion and co-ordinator of external
SRA approved the election call
with an amendment making the
elections illegal should the registrar
of companies find the changed constitution unacceptable.
Nominations are open until Jan.
25 and may be filed at the AMS
business office. The signatures of at
least 10 students are required on the
nomination form.
"Soon schools will increase their
tuition by the additional 10 per
cent, especially in those faculties
that have limited enrolment," he
said. "Those will be the professional faculties — law, engineering
and architecture.
"Those faculties will now be
restricted to the well-to-do because
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Hack keeps $ 10,000 snafu secret
Student administration commission chair Don Tolson came under
fire Thursday after the student
representative assembly used an
hour Wednesday evening debating a
$10,000 allocation that had already
been spent.
"I'm offended by the fact that
somebody didn't make it clear that
the money we were discussing was
already spent," said Valgeet Johl,
Alma Mater Society external affairs
"I can't understand why the
chairperson of SAC didn't point
out the $10,000 we were discussing
was already spent."
SRA received a recommendation
from SAC to hold a referendum to
approve the expenditure for CITR
radio, but the money had been approved at the Dec. 3 meeting of
SAC and was spent shortly after.
Tolson, acting liaison between
SAC and SRA, said he didn't
realize SRA was confused about the
SRA secretary-treasurer Glenn
Wong said 90 per cent of those present at Wednesday's meeting did
not realize they were debating a fait
"Technically we should have
known that the money was already
spent, but we weren't thinking
about that and no one from SAC
said anything," he said.
"Certainly the confusion could
have been cleared up. If we had
known that the money had already
been spent we could have concentrated on discussing the task
SRA approved the task force to
determine the future of CITR,
which has made a proposal for ex
pansion that includes a conversion
to a low-power FM station, the hiring of a full-time manager and the
purchasing of new equipment.
The task force was originally set
up by SAC at the request of CITR
president Greg Plant.
Court verdict upsets picketer
Whopping fee hike
greets Ont. students
From page 1
they will  be the only ones  who
Edward Monahan, executive
director of the Council of Ontario
Universities, said that even with the
increase, the level of funding of the
province's universities is below
recommended figures.
"The increase in university
revenues from government grants
and increased tuition is expected to
be 7.3 per cent," he said.'
"However, this is still signifcantly
below the increase of 9.2 per cent
recommended by the Ontario-
Council of University Affairs, the
government's own advisory body."
Even if every Ontario university
used the 10 per cent option, a gap of
$20 million would exist between
what the council judges the universities need to operate and what the
government is granting in
assistance, said Monahan.
The federation says it will help individual universities organize campaigns against the newly-announced
additional 10 per cent increase.
At UBC, the board of governors
decided Dec. 4 to link tuition increases to increases in provincial
government operating grants on an
annual basis. This could result in
10 per cent annual student tuition
fee increases every year.
Another member of the SFU 18
has been convicted of obstructing
the highway to Simon Fraser University last year.
Robert Clarke was given a conditional discharge with a year's probation in Burnaby provincial court
"I'm relieved, but not happy,"
Clarke said.
"Where is our right to strike
when slowing cars by picketing
across a road at employer's entrance is a criminal activity?"
Clarke was acquitted of another
targe of obstructing a police of-
His conviction for highway ob-
ruction will be appealed, follow-
ig the pattern of fellow picketers
eter    Armitage    and    Judy
Cavanaugh took part in the picket
ne last spring and was released on
i year's probation Tuesday.
But Joan Meister, of the association of university and college employees local 2, said Thursday she is
not hopeful about the Armitage ap
peal because of the outcome of Ca-
vanagh's trial.
She added that she fears the case
has set a dangerous precedent which
will undermine workers' right to
strike and that is the underlying
plan of the provincial government.
"I think that's what the Social
Credit government is after in the
long run. This whole effort on the
part of the judiciary has been directed against labor," she said.
Armitage, Cavanaugh, Clarke
and 15 others were arrested March
22 when Burnaby RCMP broke a
picket line at SFU.
Hydro's petition enrages
francophone federation
Angry B.C. francophones charged Thursday that B.C. Hydro acted
"reprehensibly" in distributing a
pro-federalist petition aimed at
fighting sovereignty-association for
"We find the action of B.C. Hydro reprehensible," said Jean
Rioux, executive director of the
Federation des Franco-Colombians. "It's not up to B.C. Hydro to
be political."
Rioux said the federation was
SECRET AGENT from T.H.R.U.S.H. chases James Bond across endowment lands in upcoming remake of Her Majesty's Secret Service. As Jane
Pennant, physical education 4, got close fleeing Bond activated jet propelled skate-runners and crashed into SUB cafeteria. Embarrassed film direc-
— ron burnett, geof wheelwright photos
tor Cubby Broccoli promised to pay for damage but students in cafeteria
were not happy and pelted director and star with SUB food. Tomorrow
Bond will attempt death defying ski jump off Wreck beach cliffs in escape
from mastermind criminal Blowhard.
preparing an official statement, to
be released next week, regarding the
B.C. Hydro petition. But other prominent figures in the francophone
community said they were unaware
of the petition, which was mailed
out along with B.C. Hydro bills for
B.C. Hydro came under fire this
week for distributing the petition
when UBC professor Phil Resnick
threatened to sue the crown corporation for wasting public money
in the effort.
The petition is similar in form
and content to petitions distributed
by Alberta utility companies, and
seems to be part of a nation-wide
campaign by pro-federalist forces
to get crown corporations actively
involved in referendum campaign,
although Ontario Hydro has refused to distribute a similar petition.
The petition was drawn up by
People to People, a pro-federalist
lobbying group.
Open house
never closes
Just when you thought it was safe
to go back on campus it's Open
House two and three and four.
That's because now every year is
Open House year at UBC. Instead
of holding the public relations event
every three years, as in the past,
there will be an Open House every
March for specific faculties.
Not enough people are aware of
UBC's Open Houses because they
are held so infrequently, according
to Erich Vogt, vice-president of faculty and student affairs.
Vogt said UBC faculties have
been divided into three groups and
each will hold an Open House every
three years. The first year for Open
Houses for the faculties of the
health sciences, applied sciences,
and the humanities and natural sciences will be 1980, 1981 and 1982,
Under this new format, the Alma
Mater Society and students of the
faculties will have the same responsibilities as in previous Open
Houses, said Vogt.
In previous campus-wide Open
Houses the Alma Mater Society
formed a central organizing committee and students initiated ideas
and organized plans for their faculty's Open House, said Vogt.
Marie MacLachlan, secretary of
last year's Open House organizing
committee, said Wednesday she
thinks the new format is good. Last
year's campus-wide Open House
was difficult to coordinate and organize because of its large scale, she
Open House organizers have had
to start from scratch in the past because previous organizers were no
longer on campus to give advice. Page 4
Friday, January 11, 1980
Profs profit
UBC's board of governors has no intention of keeping this university's professors as bit players in the "real world."
They want their proteges (er, professors) to be playing an active
role out in civilized society, supposedly to improve the quality of
their performance within a classroom. But unfortunately for us, the
board's newest policy on outside jobs, commonly called "moonlighting" leaves lots of room for interpretation. It's a shitty script.
With unspecific, lots-of-room-for-leeway guidelines, UBC professors' outside activities won't be tightened in the slightest. In
fact, nothing will change a bit because action will be taken only
when a professor's extra work interests become "substantial."
And the definition of substantial lies with each faculty's discretion.
And we all know what that means.
Bend the rules to fit the part. Interpret loosely for maximum gain.
To put loosely-applied words down in black and white is a great
masquerade for board members to pretend they've taken decisive
action. But we all know that status quo is their real motto and
that's the word that will stick.
So with all the aplomb of a leading player blessed with a doting
director, each UBC department head/director/dean/vice-president
will get token written approval and then sprint off to fill "certain
kinds of paid and unpaid" positions.
Professors will dutifully report to their faculties. Heads and directors will go honorably to their deans. Deans and vice-presidents will
smile at the president. It's a simple scenario. Then, as if to show
(temporarily) that there really is a hefty check on this (only until it
falls into the hands of faculties, of course) the board defines substantial as "a commitment of time equivalent to more than one-half
day per seven-day week." That's clever.
There is nothing in the board's new policy that prevents a professor from devoting a significant number of university hours on
private business. As former applied science dean Liam Finn was
found to be racking up bucks on university time doing engineering
consulting on the sly three years ago, others in the future will be
able to fatten their wallets on UBC time.
The board certainly won't stop them. Business is theirs to endorse.
January 11, 1980
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the university year by the Atma Mater
Society of the University of B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the AMS or
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Co-Editors: Heather Conn and Tom Hawthorn
There was discord in the universe and Chris "Zeus" Gainor wes perched precariously on his naugahyde Olympian throne, contemplating the chaos. Crouching
at the feet of the awesome deity. Bill "Hermes" Tieleman head the thunderous passage of divine winds and knew at once it was the ancient summons to a
Olympian congress. Donning his winged platform heels and climbing his '57 Chev Stratocruiser, Tieleman rushed to the corners of the real world with his
message. Gathering on the shores of the Lethe, famed underworld river of forgetfulness, the glittering Olympians held council of the fate of the puny mortal
hacks who fucked up their world and ended the Golden Age.
"These mortals are in over their heads," said Marcus "Poseidon" Gee, shaking the seaweed from his head. "They have to face the music sooner or later," added Bruce "Appollo" Baugh, twanging his Fender Stratocaster lyre. "Ya, these waterheads had better wise up," said Kate "Athena" Andrew, brandishing a
package of Shields and leering at Terry "Eros" Glavin, and the divine duo, David "Castor" and Ian "Pollux" Morton. Taking the cue, Mike "Ares" Bocking un-
See PF 9
Porcine penman proves Pig positive pupil
On Friday, Nov. 30, I was sitting
in the Pit casually enjoying my
lunch and leafing through The
Ubyssey when I came upon Anders
Ourom's letter regarding the West
End Bourgeois Pigs Arts 20 relay
team, of which I was a member. Imagine my surprise when Anders attacked the Pigs for having a non-
UBC student on the team, and then
named me as the offending Pig!
And   then,   after  establishing  the
In a recent article (Yolks eggcite
UBC prof; The Ubyssey, Jan. 10,
1980) you lead off by saying that
"Scientists have not yet
discovered an answer to the age-
old riddle," namely, "Which
came first — the chicken or the
egg?" For your enlightenment,
the riddle has been solved by a
philosopher of science and his
conclusion is, I'm sure, supported
by modern evolutionary theory.
The answer is "an earlier kind of
egg" (Popper, 1963).
Popper, Karl. 1963. Conjectures and Refutations: the Growth
of Scientific Knowledge, (p. 47).
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London.
Dan Johnson
grad studies
alleged fact that I was not a UBC
student, Anders went on to name
myself and a comrade in Pigginess
of being varsity cross country team
Now, c'mon, Anders. You must
be able to do better than that. How
can you possibly call me a non-
student in one line and a varsity
team member in the next? I'm sure
that if the cross country team were
to use non-students they would try
to get someone a little better than
me. I suggest that you recheck the
university register, this time using
the correct spelling of my name
(which you should have been able to
get when you were checking out the
cross-country team). You seem to
have been involved in a somewhat
less than diligent search for the
I can only assume that this lack
Utopians gunning
propose ministry
The Coalition for World Disarmament has been very upset by the
failure of the political parties both
in the 1979 and 1980 elections to address the problem of survival from
nuclear war. We are especially interested in a new department of
disarmament and world peace.
The coalition insisted during the
last federal election that a primary'
issue, one of the survival of life on
earth, should be faced by all the
candidates and the major parties.
All of the parties avoided a commitment to disarmament and to
dismantling the nuclear arsenals. In
the present campaign the coalition
will renew its demands and will, in
concert with similar organizations
across Canada, request commitments from candidates and parties to face up to this increasing
danger from nuclear war, and the
deprivation of the needs of human
beings from military expenditures.
Our proposals include the following objectives:
of interest in the whole story is why
you haven't discovered the other
relay teams with varsity runners on
them. You also seem to have
dismissed the use of an SFU runner
by one of the top-placing teams as
unimportant. What we seem to
have here, then, is a selective application of the rules. Apparently,
the only real thing that we have
done wrong was giving our team a
unique name and then winning by
"too much." After all, Anders, you
mustn't forget that we were disqualified long before you had any
of your semi-facts. Was there any
valid reason at all for our original
disqualification? I doubt it.
You also refer to the rally as' being "mild" competition. The vigor
with which some of the other teams
go about recruiting ringers (all the
way from SFU) indicates otherwise.
The rowers themselves are a pretty
for world peace,
of disarmament
• withdrawal from NATO and
• the inauguration of a new
ministry of disarmament and world
peace, under a major cabinet
minister, with a non-political appointment and not previously
engaged in military administration;
• increased activity in the United
Nations by organizing with other
nations to activate the U.N.
documents such as the Genocide
Convention, the charter commitments to Non-Use of Military
Force in disputes, and the laying of
charges under the Nuremberg Principles of committing or conspiracies
to commit war crimes;
• to move in parliament to provide research funds for peace
societies on the problems of the
causes of war and the resolution of
political and economic difficulties
through negotiation.
Ken McAllister
Coalition for World Disarmament
formidable group of runners —
definitely more than a mildly competitive team. While participation
is, and should be the main focus of
the Arts 20 race, there is a strong
competitive element.
The Bourgeois Pigs are just one
more aspect of that competitive element. Our main goal was to participate, with a shot at winning.
Who would have guessed that we'd
do so well? Not me! We surprised
everyone, including ourselves, and
then had our victory taken away
from us. However, we shall return,
armed with the knowledge that we
gained this year. Different name,
different shirts, and a whole different style. We will still be going
for first, though. You should know
by now that you can't keep a good
Pig down.
Pat McDonagh
West End Bourgeois Pigs
Skiers celebrate sensuous snow
while snivelling snow snobs shiver
Many students have uncharitably
labelled the recent snowfall a pain
in the ass. Their opinions are based
on the traffic problems and slippery
sidewalks that snow inevitably produces.
Those people obviously do not
Snow is a blessing in disguise. It
covers some of the dingy corners of
this dingy campus. It sometimes
cancels those nifty classes we all
signed up for in September, and it
gives us time to take part in more
important and enjoyable activities.
What activities? Use your imagination. Some of them are free.
Skiing, while not free, is an
almost perfect combination of sex
and violence. Moreover, the promotional snowfall I arranged is a
good reminder that the ski season is
only beginning, and that now is the
time to take advantage of us. We're
cheap, and we're easy too! So,
unless you're planning to study all
term, come see us in SUB 210 any
lunch hour. We'll tell you all-about
our Whistler mansion, where accommodation is only $1 per night
for members, and we'll tell you
about a few other activities we have
I apologize for any inconvenience
which the snow may have
Darrell Bethune
membership chair
Student pres caught compromising
I note with dismay that in a Jan. 8
article there are remarks made by
Brian Short, president of the student representative assembly, about
the suitability of Shirley Waters as a
candidate for the board of governors. For Brian to make these comments is totally irresponsible.
As observers of the SRA are well
aware, the council is split roughly
into two groups with different
political views. As chairperson of
the SRA, it is Brian's job to ensure
that bickering and squabbling between the two groups does not
hinder the SRA's work. To this
end. Brian should be trying as much
as is possible, to disassociate
himself from both groups — to promote compromise rather than petty
The candidates in the upcoming
board of governors elections reflect
the different views of the two
groups on SRA. By making comments about any of the candidates,
Brian compromises his position as
chairperson of the SRA. If Brian
wishes to continue to take part in
the elections in this manner, he
should first resign from his position
of SRA president.
Anne Gardner
science 4 Friday, January 11, 1980
Page 5
Doth Staley protest too much?
Excuse me, but. . .
While it might be best to respond
to Mr. Tieleman's Perspectives with
silence (which is what it deserves), I
cannot help but respond to an article that is so full of distortions
that it reminds me of B.C. Government News.
Mr. Tieleman states: "Bob Staley, the man who dignified Pierre
Trudeau's last visit to UBC by repeatedly shouting, "Where's Maggie? ..." This is a falsehood. At
no time did I shout "Where's Maggie?" And certainly not repeatedly.
As Canadian university Press national bureau chief (nice of him to
come back and pay us a visit), I
would expect Mr. Tieleman to get
his . facts straight. Unfortunately
not. I wait for a retraction and an
Mr. Tieleman goes on to make
several comments about the content, quality and cost of arts news.
He used the words "inane, juvenile
and a complete waste of students'
money." Perhaps Mr. Tieleman
preferred things in the '60s. Per-
Calling all grubs
HORIZONS is here! Aye, for
long enough has the dormant grub
of science fiction nurtured silently
in our pulsing bosoms. The time has
arrived when the grub must metamorphose and emerge to reveal itself in all its fresh glory and magnificence. Now, UBC's own science
fiction and fact magazine is spreading its gossamer wings of existence,
to magnificently make itself available to every human creature alive
on campus. Drop us a line at SUB
box 75.
Andrew Berkovich
.       UBC science fiction society
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sonally, I dream occasionally about
what it might have been like to have
been a campus radical in the '60s.
Perhaps Mr. Tieleman is still
Having endured the '70s, the
"me" generation, of which I (me?)
probably am a member, we (student
leaders — I can see Mr. Tieleman
shuddering) are faced with student
apathy. In arts the problem is the
most acute. Previous attempts by
"student leaders" which Mr. Tieleman lauds, have left us nothing but
files full of "Let's rally against
 " posters. They did little
to involve students, and in their
own way caused the problems we
now face. So far, during this academic year, the arts undergraduate
society has done zip all. Nothing.
Zero. Is this what Mr. Tieleman
Just before Christmas, a conscious effort was made by a few
people on the AUS executive to
change entirely the direction (if any)
of arts. No more incestuous discussions about the future of life on this
planet. We decided that the AUS
should become a service organization.
During the past week, Paul Yas-
kowich and I have convinced the
AUS to hold the following events:
an arts week (timed to coincide with
engineering week); an arts pep-
rally; an off-campus dance during
arts week; three noon hour concerts
in the Buchanan courtyard (first
one hopefully featuring the Young
Canadians — formerly the K-Tels);
the weekly publication of an arts
newspaper; a Bacardi Night (Friday, Jan. 17, 4:30 to 9 p.m. —
drinks and beer 50c); plus hopefully
a film series.
The last time arts tried something
like this, I suspect Mr. Tieleman
was a young pup and that I wasn't
born. They say "you can't teach an
old dog new tricks." Maybe that's
why I am willing to change and he
As far as our comments about engineers are concerned, I have to totally disagree. We poke fun at them
because we respect them (shudder
again). While I disagree with Godiva and with their occasionally
tasteless stunts, at least they have
achieved participation. Isn't that
what we are trying to achieve?
It is easy to quote the less original
or less witty parts of arts news and
leave them as shining examples of
mediocrity. On the whole, however,
the effort was a valid one, and all
the responses I have received have
been positive ones (with the occasional "great, but this part could be
When the Arts Perspective published, it was full of pretentious
B.S. arts news doesn't take itself
seriously enough to be pretentious.
If you don't like it, Mr. Tieleman,
you can write an article for it and
make it better (just get the facts
Eldridge Cleaver has reformed.
Charles Manson is in prison. Nixon
is no longer president. The Vietnam
war is over. The '60s (and '70s) are
over. The arts undergraduate society is changing. Ah, progress. . . .
Bob Staley
arts rep
student representative assembly
Sorry Bob, but only because the
exact words might be wrong. However the reporter covering the Tru
deau speech, Mike Bocking, last
year's Ubyssey editor, confirms
that you "insistently shouted for information about Trudeau's wife
Margaret," to quote from his story
in the March 16,1979 edition. Your
name was not mentioned but you
were referred to as a UBC NDP executive member and Mike is prepared to swear that person was you.
Federalist passes buck
Please be so kind as to print this
response to a recent article:
Dear Mr. Bonner:
The front page of the Jan.
1980, issue of The Ubyssey featured
an article in which a UBC professor, Phil Resnick, is said to have
deducted one dollar from his Hydro
bill to protest the support by Hydro
of "... a united Canada."
Please accept my cheque for one
dollar to make up for this debit on
your books. Although as a full-time
university student my net income is
probably only a tiny fraction of that
of a university professor, Canada is
worth a dollar to me — my only
regret is my inability to contribute
B. MacAdant
law student
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Rambunctious Rhino rants and raves
over ridiculous rag's reasoning
I thought once the 1960s were
over I would never see you again.
The 1970s proved me wrong, but I
still had hope for the 1980s. Wrong
again. You're back, you assholes.
You've got triple deck NGB on
the front page and you insist on
talking about Iranians, Albertans
and other foreign bodies. The silly
reprehensible assembly should
never have lost their opportunity to
cut you bastards off. You people
are really silly.
John, eh? McDonald
alchemy 7 Page 6
Friday, January 11,1980
Tween classes
Opening worship, 7:30 p.m., Vancouver School of
Theology, Chapel of Epiphany.
Lecture by Don Robinson, spiritual    and popular
music, noon, SUB Art Gallery.
Public meeting, 7:30 p.m., Lutheran Campus Centre.
Classes resume this week, bring second term fees
of $20, noon, SUB party room.
Anglican-United    communion,    noon,    Lutheran
Campus Centre.
Music hour, noon, Buch 1256.
Ron   Reed  a   blues  musician    noon    SUB  Art
"Jesus Christ Superstar':, 3:30 p.m., and 7:30
p.m., SUB auditorium.
Regular meeting, 1:30 p.m., SUB 130.
General meeting, noon, SUB 130.
Heavy sarcasm lecture from Willy and Sam followed by intellectual violence, noon, Dunbar.
Film series, "Civilization", noon, SUB auditorium.
Showing, "For Twenty Cents A Day," on Vancouver's Depression era, noon, Law 101/102.
Introductory lecture, noon and 8:00 p.m., Angus
Group Meditation, noon, Buch 217.
Vote on constitution ammendments. noon, Chem
Jim and Jean Strathdee in concert, noon, SUB
Sue McCaslin reads her poetry, 3:30 p.m.. SUB Art
Strathdees, 7:30 p.m., SUB Art Gallery.
A slide show, "Guernica", 8:00 p.m., Lasserre 104.
Wen-do women's self-defence course registration,
noon, SUB 130
A lecture by Irving Hexman, Man, Superman, Son
of Man, noon. SUB Art Gallery.
Strathdees in concert, 3:30 p.m., SUB Art Gallery.
Strathdees,   8:00   p.m.,   University   Hill   United
Jim Whittaker and friends, a recorder recital, noon,
SUB Art Gallery.
Music Open Stage hosts Ron Reed and Thomas
McCay, 3:30 p.m., SUB Art Gallery.
Annual banquet 7:00 p.m., SUB ballroom.
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after 6:00 p.m.  The best motion pictures
In 1977, women's pictures, films
which featured some of the most
outstanding female performances
in a long time, were highlighted.
Films in 1978 attempted to focus on
the tragedies of the Vietnam war.
1979 was, probably, the year of the
directors: some innovative filmmakers took daring chances and a
few came up with masterpieces.
On top of the list was Francis
Ford Coppola and his monumental
journey into the heart of darkness,
Apocalypse Now.
Two other respected directors
gave us two very personal films.
New Yorker Woody Allen received
bravos for Manhattan. But Bernardo Bertolluci suffered considerably with Luna, a worthwhile but
overly ambitious film.
Milos Forman showed the film industry how to make a brilliant musical without losing social commentary. Hair captured the feeling
of the late '60s in a filmpiece for the
70s and decades to vcome. (Bob
Fosse's musical. All That Jazz, had
not been released at time of
Two directors proved that horror
films need not cost an arm and a
leg, a lesson John Frankenheimer
should have learned before issuing
his attack on the pork industry, Prophecy. (The exception was Ridley
Scott and his $9 million Alien.) The
best horror film of the year, by far,
was John Carpenter's Hallowe'en a
chilling, superbly-made shocker.
Next came George Romero's gory,
fleshy Dawn of the Dead, with its
debatable parody on consumerism.
Ridley Scott also succeeded with
Alien, an up-to-date version of
those '50s B-grade sci-fis. A mention of thanks also to German director Werner Herzog whose hypnotic Nosferatu — The Vampyre
put the John Badham summer-release Dracula to shame.
MANHATTAN . . . Allen self-flagellates in Big Apple
If 1979 was indeed the year of directors, performances were up to
par also. Martin Sheen's portrayal
of Willard was exceptional and the
star gave the year's best male performance in Apocalypse Now. In a
league overcrowded with superstars, it took a relative newcomer to
show how it was done: a winning
performance by Dennis Christopher
in Breaking Away. Two French actors, Michel Serrault and Ugo Tog-
nazzi, demonstrated in La Cage aux
Folles that stereotypes need not always be demeaning.
Serrault and Tognazzi proved to
be the Laurel and Hardy and Abbott
and Costello of the 1970s — of
sorts, that is. James Woods, in the
Onion Field, was another winner.
And let's not forget Al Pacino in
. . . And Justice for All.
Dustin Hoffman's Ted Kramer in
Kramer vs. Kramer was, like the
film itself, highly over-rated.
The most flawless female per
formance of the year came from Diane Keaton in Manhattan. Jill Clay-
burgh rose over the mediocrity of
Starting Over and triumphed in
Luna. In a breakthrough performance, Sally Field played the sentimental Norma Rae in the film of the
same name. Meryl Streep may very
well be the star to watch in the '80s
with films like The Seduction of Joe
Tynan and Kramer vs. Kramer.
Marsha Mason, when released
from the Neil Simon Pen for Sugar-
Coated films, gave us a subdued
portrait of a doctor in Promises in
the Dark. Political activist and actress Jane Fonda tried to show the
varying sides of a newswoman in
The China Syndrome and Electric
Horseman. Bette Midler's talents
were showcased in The Rose.
In the supporting role categories,
Jane Alexander (Kramer vs.
Kramer), Kathleen Breller (Promises
in the Dark), Beverly D'Angelo
(Hair) and Barbara Barrie (Breaking
Away) proved to be some of the
best actresses this year.
On the male side, Treat Williams
(Hair), Robert Duvall (Apocalypse
Now), Albert Hall (boat captain in
Apocalypse Now), and Paul Dooley
(Breaking Away) played their roles
to the hilt.
1979, like any other year, had its
share of bad films. Two so-called
comedies made the top ten list of
bad films. Carl Reiner, usually a responsible director, proved reckless
with The Jerk. Scavenger Hunt failed miserably.
Some adventure films also suffered. Richard Lester had two turkeys: a real headache disguised as a
"prequel," Butch and Sundance:
The Early Days and later this year,
Cuba. Roger Moore couldn't play a
German officer in the half-baked Escape to Athena; Moore proved to
be an apple strudel — flaky. Irwin
Allen, the uncontested master of
disasters, the unintentional kind,
kept his track record intact with Beyond the Poseidon Adventure.
1. Apocalypse Now. The year's
most powerful film experience. Although Apocalypse Now strayed at
times, Coppola managed to deliver
a visual masterpiece, one with
spectacularly-filmed scenes; in
70mm print. Best Male Performance of the Year by Martin Sheen.
2. Hair. Milos Forman's expertise and superb choreography
brought the Age of Aquarius to life
for the 70s. Star John Savage reportedly called Hair "a turkey"
while the film was still in production. It is anything but. Hair turned
out to be a delightful, wonderfully-
staged and -executed musical, the
70s foremost.
3. Manhattan. In the film's pro
logue, Woody Allen called Manhattan (the city) "a metaphor for the
decay of contemporary culture."
Filmed in grey, black and white
shades by cinematographer Gordon
Willis (Annie Hall, Interiors), Manhattan was Woody Allen's most
witty film to date. A letdown from
the drama of Interiors but nevertheless excellent. Manhattan's some-
Promises in the Dark a courageous, noteworthy study of a
17-year-old teenager dying of cancer. The film is uncommonly tearless in its treatment of death. Brilliant performances from Kathleen
Breller, as the youngster, and Marsha Mason, as her doctor, add
dignity. Some obtrusive characters
(like Michael Brandon) hamper the
film's effectiveness on a minor
Producer-director Jerome Hellman (Coming Home) does a
straightforward job and the result is
commendable. Regretably, Promises in the Dark did not find a
large audience in Vancouver. It disappeared after only two'weeks.
Dona Flor and Her Two
Husbands. Foreign films can be
quite enjoyable as demonstrated by
this year's La Cage aux Folles (Birds
of a Feather). La Cage aux Folles is
a film not to be missed. Dona Flor is
not. Occasionally witty and sophis-
ticatedly adult, it suffers from a lack
of direction and becomes stagnant.
Sonia Braga plays a woman
whose first dies and then returns as
a ghost to satisfy her sexual needs
when her second husband, a dull
DEER HUNTER . . . Horror of war comes home to live
ROSE . . . Midler me
Page Friday 2
Friday, January 11, 1980 of 1979 and the decade
LUNA . . . triumph for Clayburgh at last
times neurotic characters seemed
strangely familiar. Matching George
Gershwin tunes.
4. Breaking Away. Peter Yates
(Bullitt) showed uncommon flair in
this likeable and insightful story set
in Smalltown, U.S.A. The film climaxed with a sweeping bicycle
race. Outstanding performances
from   Dennis   Christopher,    Paul
in Brief
pharmacist, does not. A full hour is
spent detailing Braga's rocky marriage with her first husband, a constant womanizer and gambler. It's
topo late by the time laughs pick
Nothing to frown about if you
miss Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands.
The Jerk. Why some films work
and others don't can be puzzling.
Not so with The Jerk. The question
more appropriate here should be
why this film was made in the first
Steve Martin, in his motion picture debut breaks no new — or
even old — ground. Martin is not,
at least directly,'to blame for The
Jerk although he is one of three
writers given credit for the script.
Carl Reiner is the man to be associated with The Jerk's dumbness.
Not since Joan Rivers directed Rabbit Test, has a director shown such
lack of intuition and ability. Each
frame of a scene has an immaturity
about it.
Oh, God! was genuine. The One
and Only was self-indulgent. The
Jerk is Carl Reiner who shamelessly
plugged the film on The Tonight
Dooley and Barbara Barrie.
5. La Cage aux Folles (Birds of
a Feather). This hilarious French
film was the year's best foreign language feature. Michel Serrault and
Ugo Tognazzi made La Cage aux
Folles an engaging, funny send up
of two aging homosexuals.
6. Three Horror films tied for
sixth place. The best of them, Hallowe'en, was a crafty retelling of
the bogeyman legend, tn George
Romero's Dawn of the Dead, the
Undead surfaced again. And it took
Sigourney Weaver to outwit the
7. The Onion Field. After seeing
what Robert Aldrich did to The
Choirboys, ex-cop turned writer Joseph Wambaugh told Hollywood
producers to shove it. His own effort. The Onion Field, was a gripping film, the best based on a
Wambaugh novel.
8. The Marriage of Maria
Braun. Rainer Werner Fassbinder,
called the most prolific of the German New Wave directors, directed
this stylish look at a woman's past
which xatches up with her. Hanna
Schygulla made an excellent Maria
9. Luna. Bernardo Bertolucci
was panned by critics but his effort
was noteworthy. Unquestionably
the most trying film of the year; a
film that severely tried the audiences' patience but beautiful scenery and Jill Clayburgh made it work
— somehow.
10. Kramer vs. Kramer. Quite
possibly 1979's most over-rated
film, Kramer vs. Kramer is not the
best film of the year as touted by
New York and Los Angeles critics.
But the Robert Benton film is notable for being the first to deal ef
fectively with the father's side i
custody battle; largely unfair to the
mother. Jane Alexander's role overlooked.
Other hits: Star Trek — The
Motion Picture, Life of Brian,
Rock 'n' Roll High School, The
Electric Horseman, Picnic at
Hanging Rock and Norma Rae.
The Worst of the Year (in alphabetical order):
1. Beyond the Poseidon Adventure
2. Butch and Sundance: The Early Days
3. Cuba
4. Escape to Athena
5. Firepower
6. Game of Death
7. The Jerk
8. Prophecy
9. Roller Boogie
10. Scavenger Hunt
#      ♦      »
Best Films of the Decade (in
chronological order):
1970. M*A*S#H. Robert Alt-
man's satiric look at the Korean
1971. A Clockwork Orange.
Stanley Kubrick did something few
have achieved before: he made a
film better than the book upon
which it was based. Malcolm McDowell made a stunning showing
as Alex, Anthony Burgess' "dubious hero."
1972. The Godfather, Parts
I (1972) and II (1974). Francis Ford
Coppola's brutal, realistic look at
the American Mafia and its roots.
Exceptional performances from the
two Godfathers (Marlon Brando
and Al Pacino).
1973. Last Tango in Paris. Bernardo Bertolucci's lyrical portrait of
an American (Marlon Brando) in
Paris and his frustrated love affair
with a Parisienne.
1977. Annie Hall. Alvy Singer
(Woody Allen) falls in love with insecure Annie Hall (Diane Keaton);
together, Allen and Keaton prove to
be one of the best comedy pairs in
1977. Looking For Mr. Good-
bar. Richard Brooks' adaption of
Judith Rossner's novel is sadly forgotten now, having won plenty of
praise when first released but no
lasting recognition in form of
awards. In a year of women's pictures. Looking For Mr. Goodbar
was different from Julia, The Turning Point and The Goodbye Girl. A
piercing, shocking look at the
seamy side of life. Brilliant Diane
Keaton performance. The last 20
minutes are among the most violent
scenes captured on film. Excellent
on many accounts.
1977. Star Wars. This George
Lucas effort, along with Stanley
Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey,
set the standards for special effects.
1978. Interiors. English film
critic Gordon Row called Interiors
"one of the foremost English language films of the decade" and correctly so. A brilliant study of an upper-middle class family in deep life
1978. The Deer Hunter. Before
there was Apocalypse Now, there
was Deer Hunter, Michael Cimino's
ode to friendship set against the
Vietnam war. Ends with metaphoric
Russian Roulette sequence.
1979. Apocalypse Now. Francis
Ford Coppola closed the decade
with the most ambitious film ever
Other notables: Five Easy Pieces
(1970); Women in Love (1970);
Sunday, Bloody Sunday (1971);
Cabaret (1972); Sounder (1972);
The Ruling Class (1972); American
Graffiti (1973); Lenny (1974); One
Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
(1975); Nashville (1975); Rocky
(1976); An Unmarried Woman
(1978); Hair (1979); Manhattan
(1979) and Breaking Away (1979).
Friday, January 11, 1980
Page Friday 3 Nosferatu bites at stale cliches
Nosferatu puts the bite back into
Dracula, who has been for too long
the beleaguered victim of puny
Hollywood directors and their
German director Werner Herzog
works the same subtle magic in his
latest film as in Aguirre, the Wrath
of God. Although it may not fulfill
Herzog's original aspirations,
Nosferatu is a film of exquisite texture and power.
Directed by Werner Herzog
At the Varsity
In German with English subtitles.
Based on Bram Stoker's 1897
novel, Nosferatu was first filmed in
1922 by F. W. Murnau. It was hailed as a classic example of German
sexual expressionism and some said
it foretold of the Nazi plague which
would poison Germany.
Although Herzog has changed a
few details from the original film he
declares he has not just remade
Nosferatu. He wanted to bring
". . . . it to new life and new
character for a new age."
As in the first Nosferatu, Herzog
sees Dracula as a pivotal force in
society. He brings change to a
straitlaced, stuffy world and
perhaps that is the greatest evil.
During filming Herzog
described the arrival of the count in
the Baltic coastal town of Wismar
as ". . . . the coming of paradise.
He is a prophet of change in a
bourgeois world that must change.
The people throw their furniture
and their property into the streets;
the animals escape; one man
counts his money into the canal.
Lucy sees that there is good as well
as evil in the vampire, but her
perception comes too late."
But it is not the social perspective
which is stressed in the final version
of the film but the personal. Herzog
seems to have misjudged the
strength of the myth and of his actors.
This in turn has lead to some
scenes which seem unnecessary.
The scenes depicting the effect of
Nosferatu and the plague on the
town show why Lucy decides to
sacrifice herself rather than any
positive social upheaval. Whether
or not Lucy sees any good in
Dracula is completely left to the
viewer's discretion.
The triangle formed by Dracula,
'Lucy and Jonathan, her husband,
is so strong it blots out other considerations. Lesser characters are
more than superfluous, they are intrusive.
Renfield, played by Roland
Topor, is an amusing prop with bug
eyes and a demented giggle but too
much time is spent on him which
distracts from the real conflict. I
was as glad to get rid of him as
Dracula, who sends him scurrying
north with the rats to spread the
The three main characters are
more presence than personality.
They cannot be explained by social
conditions and certainly not by
repressive Victorian social attitudes
to which current pop psychology
would have all their actions ascribed. These characters are brooding,
mysterious and sharp edged.
Dracula is played by Klaus Kinski,
the noted German actor who also
played the role of Aguirre. Kinski is
an ugly vampire. Not for him the
suave, handsome devil who makes
the ladies swoon. His Dracula is
pale, shrunken and embittered by
the passage of time and the
absence of love. He feels empty
and yearns for love, not sex.
Isabelle Adjani, cast as Lucy, had
the title role in the Story of Adele H.
Her quiet, round face brings depth
and strength of an almost psychic
quality to this newest Lucy. Lucy
resists the vampire through her
own inner resources. She does not
rely on God's help which she
regards as only for fools or those
who will not take their destiny in
Bruno Ganz as Jonathan portrays a brave, ambitious, loving
man who succumbs to the lure of
the vampire. He is flawed and open
to corruption.
These characters push the film
away from a sociological interpretation towards one based on the individual. They are not pawns. They
struggle or yield, each according to
their hidden nature.
NOSFERATU . . . bald vampire effectively chills
TOPOR . . . vampire's helper no help to film
Despite skilled actors, Nosferatu
is still Herzog's film. Herzog slams a
cool, intellectual lid on a
melodramatic story.
Still waters run deep. This theme
permeates the film. The colors are
muted grays, browns and blues.
The acting is subdued. The
characters never clearly explain
what they are feeling or thinking.
Emotions reach the audience on
an instinctive level, almost by the
back door. Through the use of
music, image and gesture Herzog
explores character, furthers plot
and creates suspense without appearing to be doing anything. One
senses that much more is going on
than is readily apparent. The
resulting ambiguity is fascinating.
Herzog uses shots of long duration with one central or little action
and does not bore his audience.
The opening scenes make your
spine tingle and set the tone for
the rest of the film. Herzog's fertile
imagination has spawned hell
Herzog uses music to set the
mood of many scenes, often contrasting the moods of music and
image. Crossing the Carpathians to
Dracula's castle, Jonathan must
spend a lonely night on the moun
tains. As night closes in and clouds
pile up, primal fears of darkness
grow until music soothes, and
reveals the grandeur of the mountain scenery.
Dialogue is sparse. When Lucy
meets Dracula in her bedroom for
the first time, the dialogue is almost
ludicrous. They philosophize. But
the tension is palpable.
Herzog blends contrasting emotions to the point it is difficult to
distinguish one from another. This
ambiguity is expertly presented in
the scene where Dracula sucks
Lucy's blood. Without dialogue this
scene encompasses anticipation
and revulsion, lust and tenderness,
evil and love. Dracula hesitates as
he hears the cock crow. The white
curve of Lucy's arm draws him
back. These things intimate
everything and explain nothing.
Nosferatu:    brilliant,    seductive,
HERZOG . . . getting into the act
Page Friday 4
Friday, January 11, 1980 Ultravox defies categorization
After four years in anticipation
the first Vancouver appearance of
Ultravox finally became a reality.
This English quartet has undergone
several personnel changes in the
recording of three of the most
underrated and exciting albums of
the 70s.
Their sound and stage presence
defies    catagorization.    The
derivative influences, however, are
manifold, from Roxy Music to
Kraftwerk. They are presently
without a recording contract but
that should be rectified at the end
of this tour if there is any justification for a band that has presented
one of the best performances in the
latest string of so-called "new
wave" concerts in this town.
Ultravox is truly a band for the
eighties. They have combined
technical proficiency with icy emotion into a unique and affecting fusion. The success of their blend of
music can best be seen in the new
legions of imitators such as
Magazine and the Tubeway Army
which are proliferating in England
as post-punk depression sets in.
The mood for the evening was
set with the pulsating synthesizer
chords of the unrecorded Ad Astra.
The band quickly picked up the
pace and this instrumental soared,
peaking with an electric violin solo
by Bill Curie. The packed Commodore crowd, which lead singer
Midge Ure later called the best on
the tour, were caught unawares but
quickly reacted to the vitality of the
performance that Ultravox
The majority of the material was
from their new and unrecorded
material. Two strong highlights
were Sound on Sound and Mr. X,
the former which is dominated by
the bass and synthesizer of Chriss
Cross who was unable to handle
the vocals due to a bout of
laryngitis. The latter was particularly devastating treatment of
anonymity within society and
featured a spoken voice over dub
by the Vancouver native drummer
Warren Cann. The song was highly
effective but tended to lose its
cohesiveness near the end.
Several old favorites were also included.   Hiroshima   Mon   Amour,
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treatment. The synthesizer and saxophone fadeout was replaced by
an interesting violin solo.
The two other previously recorded songs were Quiet Man and Slow
Motion from the last album.
Systems of Romance. If it's possible, they were even better with Ure
replacing both the vocals and guitar
of the departed Johnny Foxx and
Roger Simon. Ure adds further
diversity to the Ultravox sound after
having played with Thin Lizzy, the
Rich Kids, and originally the Scottish Pop group Mud. His riveting
stage presence evokes comparisons
of both Bryan Ferry and David
Byrne of Talking Heads.
ULTRAVOX ... a band for the eighties
The four Ultravox members concluded with a rousing version of
Brian Eno's the King's Lead Hat
from the Before and After Science
album. This was sufficient to conclude the shows in other cities of
the tour but not on Monday night.
By this time the crowd wasn't
pleased with anything less than one
more song, even if it was an encore
of Slow Motion. The band, limited
by Chriss Cross' laryngitis, was
short in material but none the less
pleased the overwhelmed crowd.
For those who missed it, there are
few musical events of such quality
and magnitude.  Don't miss their
Unfortunately the same cannot
be said for the efforts of A.K.A.,
the local support band. Their
overlong set was interesting but
musically weak. They adapt the no
wave stance of bands such as New
York's James Chance and the Contortions but contradict themselves
by adopting a political outlook. Alex
Varty (of the Vancouver Free Press)
on guitar proved to be a mere mor-
tal with only rudimentary
knowledge of his instrument. It
would appear that with A.K.A. this
is an advantage.
Kraftwerk clone deafens
URE . . . perpetrates synthesizer overkill
Ultravox is a band with some
definite problems.
They're smart enough to ride the
crest of the new wave but lack the
originality and vision that make
most new wave bands interesting
and challenging to listen to. After
your ears recover from the massive
synthesiser overkill you're not really
sure what you just heard. A vague
memory of songs dealing with pain
and violence delivered by a strident
Kraftwerk clone is all that remains.
Maybe the bad feeling one gets
from Ultravox is due to the
repetitive nature of their music. Individual songs were nothing short
of brilliant, masterly constructed
pop epics exploring the dark side of
modern life.
But this soon degenerates into
melodrama, leaving lots of room for
trie silly histrionics of the undistinguished keyboard player. This
individual's violin playing was
pointless and boring in the extreme, merely causing more overkill
in the already confused sonic
Lead singer Midge Ure, an alumnus of Thin Lizzy of all people, was
impressive as he strutted about
playing the vainglorious hero. His
vocals were sharp and well
delivered, in contrast to the muddy
sound of the rest of the band. Ure's
simplistic guitar solos were adequate but hardly the stuff of which
legends are made. But make no
mistake, this boy will go far, folks,
'cause he's got Stage Presence.
Anybody who wears a red shirt
with a thin black tie must be up to
Ultravox, like all good new
wavers, stresses the importance of
a good, solid rhythm section and indeed it could be said that the
strongest part of the band is the incessant, pounding beat that
redeems even their most pretentious and lacklustre efforts.
Opening for Ultravox were AKA,
a group of local gnu wave enthusiasts, one of whom is actually a
"Music Critic" from the Free Press.
This could be the beginning of Crit-
Rock,  what with  former Rolling
Stoner Lenny Kaye making his
mark with the Patti Smith group.
Anyway, AKA are more interesting in a lot of ways than the
crypto-fascist Ultravox. While relying perhaps too much on Devo-
Pere Ubu imitations, they at least
show some originality and desire to
explore unknown musical territory.
Their lead singer unfortunately has
a severe image problem which
causes him to babble randomly between songs in a manner altogether
too reminiscent of Ubu's David
Thomas. A case of trying too hard.
But these guys are really fun to
watch, even if they do make fools
of themselves from time to time.
They're trying to fuse different
musical approaches in a sometimes
heavy-handed way that nevertheless results in some interesting
Ultravox, on the other hand,
have got to find their own musical
niche and develop their own style
rather than sound like a gruesome
combination of Kraftwerk and
Queen. Right now they don't have
too much to say.
Friday, January 11, 1980
Page Friday 5 Sean beyond Bond but not Cuba
If Fidel Castro hasn't given
Havana a bad name yet, Cuba (the
film) most surely will.
Cuba is not an ordinary bad film;
it's one of 1979's worst films, a true
dog of the year. Cuba is two hours
of boring melodrama that never
culminates into any kind of a comprehensive climax.
Starring   Sean   Connery   and
Brooke Adams
Playing at the Capitol 6
Robert Dapes (Sean Connery),
an English mercenary, arrives in
Cuba to help a General (Martin
Balsam) quelch the impending
Castro revolution. But he soon
realizes that any effort will be
fruitless. Castro's guerillas are far
too advanced to be stopped and the
populace is against the Batista
The army, including the generals,
is comprised of a bunch of incompetent, corrupt individuals who
are robbing Cuba of all its assets.
There is also a confused and unappealing romantic angle to Cuba.
Every adventure story needs a
romantic sideline but Cuba is
enough to give relationships a bad
name. Dapes meets an old sweetheart (Brooke Adams) who is married to a philandering playboy
(Chris Sarandon). She, being the
epitome of female beauty and
brains, manages her father-in-law's
cigar factory. Where would a film
about Cuba be without mentioning
Adams' character, like the film, is
so confused that she is dismissable
after a while.
The most attractive thing about
Cuba is its male star, Sean Connery. Here is a terrific actor who has
proven that he can act beyond his
James Bond personnae (unlike
Roger Moore) in films like The
Great Train Robbery. But Cuba
does not do justice to his talents.
Given a tighter script, Connery
would have been perfect for the
part which calls for an agile and intelligent Englishman.
A few moments offer promise
but nothing more. In brief glimpses,
director Richard Lester (The Three
Musketeers) revealingly cuts to
Batista's Cuba, a country infested
with rigged elections, poverty,
decadence and corrupt law enforcement.
Lester and scriptwriter Charles
Wood seem to have insatiable appetites to intertwine characters
beyond belief. For example, Sarandon has an affair with a factory
worker whose brother, a Castro
fanatic, tries to kill him, only to be
saved by Connery who is Adams'
lover. Perhaps there is some
twisted irony in all this but every
connection between characters is
handled with incredible stupidity.
The revolution takes place in a
gas and plantation field in a matter
of minutes; and the coming of
Castro is shown in newsclips as if
1941 out of time
There is a very good reason to react negatively to the new Steven
Spielberg comedy of wartime paranoia in Los Angeles, 1941 — the
film does not belong in the same
league as his earlier films. Jaws and
Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
While 1941 is prone to comparisons with his other films, it should
be pointed out that 1941 belongs in
a class by itself. Admittedly, 1941 is
a misguided attempt by Spielberg
to venture into comedy but the film
is not an entire failure.
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Starring Dan Aykroyd, Ned
Beatty and John Belushi
Playing at the Vogue
1941 contains many hilarious
moments of madcap comedy and
zaniness. The starting of 1941 is a
funny takeoff on the opening scene
from Spielberg's own Jaws. A
young woman takes a dive in the
icy waters off the coast of Southern
California. She goes too far out and
suddenly there is something under
her naked body. Tension mounts.
Yes, it could be! . . . Is it? . . . No.
It's only a Japanese submarine under the command of Toshiro
Mifune, aided by Nazi Christopher
The day is Friday, Dec. 13, 1941
— just seven days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Fanatics in the armed forces (like Warren
Oates) are anticipating a horrific
bomber attack by the Japanese Imperial Forces. Captain "Wild" Bill
Kelso (John Belushi) takes to the
air to hunt down "the Japs."
Other outrageous characters include Tim Matheson, who wants to
Lester was afraid of handling these
scenes. Fast-paced action sequences may have saved Cuba
from total disaster but. Lester
handles action scenes with all the
speed of a pregnant snail. Some
scenes are very badly staged; mirrors shatter before bullets hit them
and men surrender before being effectively cornered.
The supporting cast is nothing
but inept. While Cuba manages to
capture some of the atmosphere of
the country, it manages little else.
What Lester and Co. could have
done is use Latino actors for
authenticity. Instead, we have Mar
tin Balsam as the general who hires
Cuba is also historically inaccurate. Cuba deals with events
before the revolution but the film
starts in 1959. Someone should tell
the producers of Cuba that Fidel
Castro came to power on January
1, 1959.
Robots outshine actors
make love to a general's secretary
(Nancy Allen); the problem is she
only gets turned on when airborne.
The general (Robert Stack) is moved to tears while watching Walt
Disney's Dumbo.
A couple's beach house is declared a strategic site by the U.S. Army
and in a wave of fanaticism, the
husband (Ned Beatty) destroys it.
Slim Pickens, captured by the
Japanese, proves to be a source of
trouble when he swallows a Cracker
Jack prize — a small compass; the
problem is that it's the only working
compass in the sub.
It's all too much for a film to
cover in two hours and through
some choppy editing, the film
focuses on the wrong characters.
John Belushi and Robert Stack survive but the rest of the Americans
don't, especially Dan Aykroyd with
his awkward delivery. On the Japanese side, Toshiro Mifune is hilarious. Exchanges between him, his
men and Christopher Lee, subtitled
on the screen, are some of the
film's funniest.
The grand finale, which might
have been the film's greatest
achievement, turns out to be a big
disappointment. All the film's problems, including the overabundance
of characters, deflate 1941 because
Spielberg has to encompass every
comedy sketch to a conclusion and
it just doesn't work well. In 1941,
Spielberg does not know when to
stop when he has a good thing going. Numerous sketches are very
funny but given the time limit, they
run against the grain of comedy.
Spielberg need not be sorry for
making 1941. It's a bold attempt by
a good director and he should be
appreciated for risks taken in the
The only other science-fiction
release, besides Star Trek — The
Motion Picture, currently playing is
Walt Disney Production's $18
million   extravaganza   called   The
The Black Hole
Starring Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins and Yvette
Playing at the Vancouver Centre.
Black Hole. While The Black Hole is
not as successful as Star Trek, it
isn't half bad.
An   exploration  spaceship,   the
Palomino,   with   a   crew   of  five,
Robert Forster, Ernest Borgnine,
Joseph Bottoms, Anthony Perkins
and Yvette Mimieux and a robot
'Vincent', discovers a ghost ship
hovering at the edge of a massive
black hole. Puzzled by the ship's
complete resistance to the powerful
force of the hole, the Palomino
boards the ship, the Cygnus, an old
and previously assumed missing
Earth spaceship. It is inhabited not
by aliens but by its captain, Max-
imillian Schell, and his robots.
There appear to be no human survivors.
The Perkins character, a science
officer, thinks Schell is a genius.
Others are skeptical. Forster notices
black-robed    robots   holding   a
funeral service. Borgnine discovers
an immense greenhouse, a puzzle
since there are no humans, only
With her ESP powers (this movie
tries everything), Mimieux learns
that her father was murdered by
Schell when he challenged the captain. Vincent learns the fate of the
rest of Cygnus' crew from a buddy
prototype. The black-robed robots
are really the humanoid-turned
crew of the Cygnus.
So starts the escape of our
heroes as they start a desperate
flight to the Palomino. But they
have to deal with not only the
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Friday, January 11, 1980 Shankar a virtuoso cult figure
Virtuoso? Seeing Ravi Shankar
play is realizing the true definition
of the word. He may be a fad, a folk
hero, even a cult figure, but no one
can deny his virtuosity.
Rock V roll
high school
Watching movies can be
dangerous to your health. This warning should be posted on every opening night of films like Rock 'n'
Roll High School. Either it was my
imagination or wishful thinking but
the theatre was unusually cloudy
(yes, cloudy). The smoke was not
from ordinary cigarettes. You figure
it out. No wonder I enjoyed the
movie so much.
Rock 'n' Roll High School is
destined to become a cult classic.
This upbeat, funny film is very enjoyable.
Rock 'n' Roll High School
Playing next as a Midnight feature at the Ridge on Feb. 9
P. J. Soles is Riff Randle, the
chief troublemaker at Vince Lom-
bardi High School. Students at
Vince Lombardi High aren't preoccupied with such mundane subjects
as English or biology but with rock
'n' roll music. And not with just any
rock 'n' roll — nothing but the punk
band Ramones.
Riff, and the student body, are
preparing for a big Ramones concert and she decides to get the
tickets by standing three days in advance in line. Of course, she has to
deal with the new authoritarian
principal (played by Mary Woronov)
who demonstrates that listening to
rock 'n' roll music can be dangerous
to your health. Laboratory mice
(probably Canadian), when exposed to rock 'n' roll music for lengthy
periods (especially the Ramones)
radically change their lifestyle and
then literally blow up — into white
Vince Lombardi High is probably
every teenager's dream. Students
never seem to go to classes, and
the men's room is an entrepreneur's
lucrative counselling centre. In gym
sessions, the girls dance to Riff's
new tune — called what else but
Rock 'n' Roll High School.
The climax of the film — the
Ramones' concert — is vibrantly
charged. Their subtitled tune, I am
a Teenage Lobotomy, will blow
your mind if the atmosphere around
you doesn't.
Besides P. J. Soles, there is also
Vince Van Patten who plays a high
school jock who can't seem to
turn on women (well, there is a first
for everything). Dey Young is the
miss-geody-two-shoes who's in
love with Van Patten but can't
seem to get his interest because
he's interested in Riff.
Mary Woronov is the film's most
delightful character, a staunch authoritarian determined to wipe rock
'n' roll from Vince Lombardi High.
Her scenes are the film's most hilarious especially when she dons a lab
coat to demonstrate the effect of
rock 'n' roll music on mice.
Rock 'n' Roll High School disappeared after 10 days from the Coronet theatre to make way for Scavenger Hunt.
Waiting till midnight to see a
movie may be asking too much but
if you get a chance to see Rock 'n'
Roll High School on Feb. 9 at the
Ridge, don't miss it. It's one of
1979's more enjoyable experiences,
even in 1980.
Last month Vancouver was
treated to an appearance by the
man who made the classical music
of North India as important as acid
rock to the counterculture generation of the sixties.
Aided by the mass popularity of
the Beatles and their fleeting interest in Eastern mysticism, Ravi
Shankar became a star before he
knew how big a star could really be
in the Western world.
Did success spoil Ravi Shankar?
Judging by the last month's concert the answer would be an unqualified three-quarters no and one-
quarter yes.
The first portion of the performance was completely true to the
tradition of North Indian or Hindustani music. The musicians appeared on stge one by one in their
relaxed manner, the tamboura
player carrying an hour's worth of
burning incense, the great tabla
player Alia Rakha carrying his tuning hammer, and Ravi Shankar carrying the instrument he made
famous in the West, introducing it
to everything from the concert orchestra to background music for
orange juice commercials — his
After a tedious tuning period,
Shankar introduced the first
"number", an evening raga in the
form of alap and gat. Alap is a short
arhythmic prelude improvised by
the soloist and designed to display
the essential character of the particular raga or musical scale.
Within minutes the audience,
consisting of a small number of In-
dian immigrants who knew
something about the music and a
large   body   of   Westerners   who
knew relatively little, were completely enthralled by the peaceful,
soothing and infinitely charming
nature of the melodies.
It has been the goal of Indian
music for thousands of years to
create such effects and intuitive
reactions from the listener.
The musicians are trained
rigorously to adhere to the
peculiarities of each raga which
gives them their specific flavor.
Within the bounds of these rigid
limitations the player improvises, .
adding a balancing degree of personal freedom to the rigid traditional boundaries.
Alia Rakha on table (the hand
drums that accompany the solo instrument) is of the same calibre.
Rhythm in Indian music is as complex as melody. In the gat following
the first alap, Rakha had to maintain or imply a ten-beat pattern
while improvising fills against the
melodic line.
The average Western musician
has probably never even seen a ten-
beat pattern in his entire career. To
Rakha, who was probably learning
to play such patterns while he was
learning to walk and talk, it was
child's play.
So much for the first three-
quarters of the concert. The final
improvisation was undoubtedly a
departure. A departure from
musicality, from tradition and
The one thing that endears
Westerners to Indian music, that
mysterious quality that makes the
music seem infinitely ancient, was
gone. Shankar, in his last improvisation, added one more bit of
freedom that the tradition of Hin-
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dustani music does not allow, moving spontaneously from one raga
to another.
The result was a deluge of wrong
notes, or at least notes that sounded wrong. Of course this
phenomenon is nothing new to
listeners of contemporary music.
But the Indian tradition has guarded against such indulgence of the
ego for thousands of years.
It seems a shame that a great and
famous artist like Ravi Shankar
would attempt to dissolve this tradition, the tradition that gave us a
beautiful three-quarters of a concert last month.
The last quarter may have been
innovative, it may have been contemporary . . . maybe even
creative. But it still sounded wrong.
Black Hole plagued
with dopey dialogue
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himself. The mad doctor has decided to chart a route for the Cygnus
directly into the black hole.
In The Black Hole, it's the robots
that upstage the actors and no
wonder. It's a silly script full of
dopey dialogue and Joseph Bottoms gets the worst of it.
Mimieux's telepathic abilities ring
false and are nothing more than
clumsy attempts to bridge obvious
1 The film's two main robots, Vincent and Max, Schell's evil
sidekick, are direct rip-offs from
Star Wars. Vincent looks like R2D2
except he has neither the charm nor
is he visually appealing. Max is
Darth Vader but has no intelligence.
While The Black Hole is clumsy,
the special effects, on the whole,
are exciting. Some of the effects
are wonderful and occasionally
overpowering and take your mind
off the film's problems.
The Black Hole's gimmick of
course is the black hole. Ninety
uneven   minutes   are   spent   to
prepare us for the journey through
the hole. Since the black hole
phenomenon is not fully explainable, why not come up with a
totally revolutionary, if somewhat
implausable, explanation? Why not
indeed? Never mind credibility.
After all, this is a fantasy. And a
Walt Disney fantasy at that.
Anyone familiar with John
Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost
may cry foul after seeing The Black
Hole. But on the other hand, it's a
wonderful incorporation of fantasy
and obligatory message in a sci-fi
film. Good always triumphs over
. Two hours of good soundtrack
and special effects makes The
Black Hole fun to sit through.
Although The Black Hole doesn't
have quite the cheery feeling of
Star Wars or Star Trek, it does
make escapist fare.
It's all pretty average stuff but
not enough to make one want to rip
out the synthetic silicone chips in
Vincent's garbage can body.
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Page Friday 7 Va Va VAM vamooses
Vam is dead.
After three brief issues Vancouver Area Music, better known as
Vam, has packed it in for good.
Cause of death is reported to be financial suffocation but it's closer to
the truth to describe the mag as
Promising to be a local overview
of the pop/rock scene, Vam had
the potential of becoming a vibrant
broadsheet for this town's musical
What happened? The rag first
came out as a collection of record
and stereo equipment ads with a
sprinkling of reviews and gossip. It
Played in Japan
The music of Japan was featured
Tuesday night at the Vancouver
East Cultural Centre in a concert
featuring Takeo Yamashiro's expert
renditions of classical pieces on the
shakuhachi, or bamboo flute.
This instrument has long been associated with zen buddhism and its
subtle and haunting tones are ideal
for contemplation and calm reflection. The shakuhachi is much
simpler in form than its European
counterparts but is just as capable
of producing a wide range of
The difference between this music and Western music is that each
note played on the shakuhachi is
explored to the fullest extent possible. Silence is just as much a part
of the music as the notes played,
creating an ethereal, other worldly
Yamashiro performed in a ritualistic manner, bowing to the audience before each piece, the stage illuminated by a single spot and six
candles. After the previous evening's barrage of rock, I found
Yamashiro's music extremely refreshing and invigorating.
Midway through the concert
Tamio Wakayama joined Yamashiro on shakuhachi for a duet that
allowed the two players to impro
vise a little more freely. Following
this, Yamashiro joined koto player
Teresa Kobayashi in a duet that was
undoubtedly the highlight of the
The koto is the instrument that
Western minds usually associate
with Japanese music. A large stringed instrument, it is most often
played by a woman. It lies flat on
the ground and requires more than
a small amount of skill to play. Kobayashi is a true virtuoso and her
playing was sublime, nothing short
of excellent. It's too bad we don't
get a chance to hear this music
more often.
The koto is straight out of feudal
Japan and Kobayashi fits the part
perfectly, beautifully attired in a traditional costume.
At the end of the program was
Kokuo Rose Prohibited, an Asian-
Canadian band. Accompanied by
Yamashiro, they attempted to fuse
some Japanese musical forms with
a Western sounding band which included electric guitar, baSs and
other instruments not found in the
Japan of old.
The result was a rather disjointed
cacophony that wasn't really all
that good, and the eager amateurism of the performers was no match
for the absolute mastery demonstrated earlier in the evening.
sold for a quarter. The third, and
last issue, had a meatier balance of
copy to advertising and was being
distributed free. But it was too late.
"It should have made it," says
Flint Bondurant, Vam's editor.
Bondurant claims to have a new job
lined up but is reluctant to discuss
the future, or for that matter the
past. That's understandable. His
last employer, the Vancouver Courier, bit the dust when Pacific Press
resumed publication after a protracted strike. The captain doesn't
want to go down with a third ship
and is tight-lipped about Vam's
"If the advertising is not coming
in you can't survive," states Bondurant, conceding that a lack of
cash killed Vam. "Yes I feel bitter,"
he admits but refuses to discuss it
further and adds, "talk to Chris
Mills." Mills has the task of sweeping up the pieces and could not be
reached at Vam's Beatty Street offices.
Did Vam deserve to die? Evidently Vancouver readers thought it did.
The magazine failed to turn readership into revenue because it was
never more than an inflated press
release. "Are you old enough?"
asked an ad parodying headache relief but the magazine never made it
to adult status. It was stuck in the
bubblegum generation. The boring
symmetrical layout, groupie-style
writing and teen rock-idol advertising never grew up.
Vam could jump from Bette Midler to Iggy Pop without missing a
beat and still have room for the top
twenty. Rolling Stone can get away
with it, but a local magazine needs
more than cute pictures and gee-
effect-is-neat reviewing to cut it.
Are you
old enough?
If you're old enough to
have grown-up headaches,
you're old enough to
choose Vam for
Vam Tabs are grown-up
pain relief. Each is many
pages strong. One Vam
gives you a full
months relief.
So when a big headache
comes along, run to your
favorite record store and
ask for Vam for fast
It can make
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in your grownup day.
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Besides, the Sun's Vaughn Palmer
has cornered the sycophant beat.
Competition from the New Music
Express, another record promo ad
disguised as serious reporting, was
a majoi factor claims freelance reporter Sandy Kass-Smith. Published in Calgary, the Express is distributed free in city record stores. From
the latest record to the latest group
the Express carries on the tradition
of Vam.   Describe the hairstyles.
legal hassles and upcoming singles
and let it go at that.
Bondurant denies that competition killed Vam but refuses to elaborate. No one wants to talk about it
and maybe silence best befits a funeral. The message though is loud
and clear. Vancouver readers want
punch, not pap, and recognize a
hype sheet when they read it.
Vam's dead and nobody's crying.
That will happen when the next industry balloon surfaces.
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Westcoast Actors is staging
The Three Sisters, the classic
Russian drama by Anton Chekhov.
The show is currently running Monday to Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at the
Waterfront Theatre on Granville
Island. Thursday afternoon matinees at 3:30 p.m.
Stage 33 presents California
Suite, the Neil Simon comedy
made famous by the film version
with Jane Fonda and Alan Alda.
The theatre is located in the Harbor-
side Holiday Inn. Showtime is at 8
p.m. Monday to Thursday and at 7
p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
David  Y.   H.   Lui  presents the
Eliot Feld Ballet at the Queen
Elizabeth Theatre. The company
will perform Sunday, Jan. 13 and
Monday, Jan. 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets
are on sale at Vancouver Ticket
Centre outlets and Eaton's stores.
The Alberta Ballet Company is
also in town and will perform Friday, Jan. 11 and Saturday, Jan. 12
at the Centennial Theatre at Presentation House at 8:30 p.m. The
company will present Alice in Wonderland Saturday afternoon at 2:30
p.m. Evening tickets can be purchased at VTC outlets and Eaton's.
Reservations for the matinee can be
made by calling Presentation House
at 986-1351.
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sheathed his Herculean sword and
pointed it suggestively towards the
lithesome Jan "Aphrodite" Nicol.
The meeting degenerated. "Want
to get your ashes hauled?" drooled
Steve "Hephaestus" Howard, staring at Louise "Hestia" Galoska.
"Put your iron in my fire," responded the blushing goddess of the
"How do you like them apples?"
said Paisley "Atlanta" Woodward,
throwing open her tunic, hoping
someone would notice. Ever the life
of the party, Fran "Persephone"
Watters and Greg "Hades" Strong
got some good head from three-
headed mutt Ralpo "Cerberus"
Maurer, who yelped excitedly as
Chris "Charon" Bocking plunged
his pole into the depths of the
Stygian mess. Earth-mother
Heather "Demeter" Walker ploughed the zucchini patch. Merrilee
"Artemis" Robson left for a stag
party where Verne "Dionysus"
McDonald dringing Chateau "Rod
Laver" while riding bareback on an
albino rhino. Kathy "Hera" Ford,
uncharacteristically, wasn't getting
any. She was jealous.
Meanwhile, back in Ubysseyia, the
puny mortals weren't getting any
either. Keith "Paris" Baldry, who
was born to run. ran after Julie
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money-back guarantee included.
The said her face could sink a thousand ships. But the current owner.
Glen "Menelaus" Sanford wanted
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for the ride were Stan "Jason"
Westby, who got fleeced by Glen
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Sheriff, who got the whole crew
Chris "Orpheus" Chong, who got
on aboard for a song and Andrew
"Narcissus" White, who was into
water sports on the poop deck.
Geof "Sisyphus" Wheelwright got
his rocks off by watching Zeus take
a swan dive at Wendy "Leda"
Hunt. Meanwhile, back in Troy
Gary "Priam" Brookfield and Steve
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separate the men from the boys is
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Ubysseyus' home island1 of Eata,
Heather "Penelope" Conn was
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Returning home to free her from
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