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 Student rep
cuts in works
Vol. LXII.No.23
Vancouver, B.C. Friday, November 2,1979
UBC student politicians are considering a plan that would slash
representation on the student
representative assembly, introduce
at large elections for SRA executives and all but eliminate senate
representation on the SRA.
Student board of governors
member Bruce Armstrong is recommending SRA representation be
reduced from 52 to 35 members to
increase government efficiency.
He said" the number of student
senators on SRA would be reduced
from 17 to two. Two representatives from larger faculties would
be eliminated under a new constituency level formula, requiring the
remainder to represent 2,000
students instead of the current
Armstrong claims the reduction
in student representation will serve
only to "streamline" the Alma
Mater Society, not centralize and
concentrate political power in the
hands of few.
He said many students who currently run for senate positions
abuse the position by spending
more time on SRA issues and ignoring senate.
Student board member Glenn
Wong charged the new constitution
would overload SRA members and
create further opportunities for
abuse of student government.
"It's just centralizing the power,
that power can be abused," he said.
"He (Armstrong) is nuts. He's
condensing (responsibilities) to the
same people who have no time."
Arts representative Bob Staley
' said there is no need for a new constitution, although some amendments are needed.
"It works out under his formula
that science, education, commerce
and arts would lose a rep. Armstrong is building a paper monument to himself."
But Armstrong said the changes
in faculty representation are insignificant compared to his plans
for at-large elections for an AMS
president, vice-president, director
of finance, external affairs coordinator and director of administration.
He said election of the president
and executive by students at large
would make student government
more democratic. (AMS executives
are currently elected by SRA
representatives at a spring meeting.)
Armstrong denies he is proposing
the constitution for his own
political benefit. "It's certainly not
my constitution," he said.
He said he is confident students
will approve the proposal. "The only way it wouldn't have a chance is
if people are biased and are not
thinking of what is best for the
The SRA considered three constitutional proposals last year and
none were adopted.
RED IS THE COLOR and back-stabbing is the game, a song well
displayed by engineering undergraduate society president Russ Kinghorn
as he practises favorite pastime of student politicos outside SUB Wednesday. Mounting fellow student to ride off in all directions, Kinghorn shows
—jim duggan photo
enthusiasm in celebrating home economics week on campus. Student was
later served with creamed otatoes, sour cream and a summons to
demonstrate unnatural act before SRA.
RCMP lied, say freed SFU defendants
Two of 18 people facing criminal
charges resulting from a strike at Si-
mon Fraser University were set free
Anne Russell was cleared of a
charge of obstructing a police officer and Ted Irwin was granted a
stay of proceedings on that charge
and a further charge of blocking a
highway. Both are students at SFU.
Russell's charge was dropped after prosecuting attorney Jack Grant
admitted that BCTV video evidence
obtained by the defence counsel
clearly contradicted the RCMP
Irwin's trial lasted only a few
minutes before the crown announced it was staying both charges
against him.
After her trial Russell said the
RCMP had used illegal tactics and
"intimidation" in bringing the SFU
18 to trial.
"The RCMP should be charged
with attacking a legal picket line
and lying in court," she said.
Judy Cavanaugh, spokeswoman
for the SFU 18 Defence Committee,
said Wednesday the outcome of the
two trials could lead to negotiations
with the crown for those still awaiting trial.
"There will be negotiations, or
rather the crown will review its case
and we anticipate that the other
charges will be dropped or stayed,"
she said.
Cavanaugh, whose own trial is
Nov. 19, said the trials of Russell
and Irwin were a "semi-victory."
But "they weren't good enough."
"The stays (of proceedings)
should be dropped altogether," she
said. "They are undermining politically for they make it impossible to
tell our story in court. It's just another form of harassment."
The charges against the 18 stem
from an incident on an access road
to SFU March 22 when police broke
up a picket line erected by the Association of University and College
Members of AUCE local 2 and
their supporters, including students
from SFU, set up a picket line after
the university locked out clerical
workers March 7.
Cavanaugh said the SFU 18 defence committee has gained support
from the B.C. Federation of Labor,
former SFU administration president Pauline Jewett and numerous
trade union leaders.
Harassment of gays
plagues Bishop's
Omar needs his recks off
The fortunes of Omar the car have hit rock bottom.
Five weeks after being stoned to death, Omar still
lies resting outside the Main library and no one seems
to have any concrete idea what will become of him.
After the neighborhood bullies assaulted him, Omar
has been abandoned by his once-proud family.
"We don't plan to do anything with Omar," said
Cam Milne, president of the forestry undergraduate
society. "The engineers took it and wrecked it so it's
their responsibility."
Omar, a Pontiac Strato Chief of early 1960s vintage,
was the official car of the FUS. On the night of Sept.
23 he was stolen, filled with cement and left beside the
Ladner clock tower. Anchored in the cement was a
pyramid with a red E, the usual calling card of the
engineering undergraduate society.
"We're going to leave it there as a monument," said
Milne. "It's our contribution to the campus."
But EUS president Russ Kinghorn said that his
group has plans for Omar.
"We'll do something about it within the next couple
of weeks," said Kinghorn. "We're not litterbugs."
He said Omar has "fairly good asthetic value" but
gas consuming cars are "a thing of the past."
"We'll have to change, maybe to nuclear cars,'" he
The traffic and security office has ignored Omar for
the past five weeks. He has not received a ticket or
been towed away, even though he is parked in a
pedestrian area and obviously does not belong to a
board of governors member.
Whatever happens, Omar is not likely to rust away.
He has received paint jobs from the commerce
undergraduate society, the nursing undergraduate
society, the home economics undergraduate society
and the EUS during his stay in front of the library.
— A student at Bishop's University
has been physically and verbally
harassed for attempting to form a
gay alliance on campus.
In mid-October Daron Westman
published a notice in the campus
bulletins of Bishop's and Champ-
lain (the two schools share a campus) expressing his interest in establishing a gay students' alliance.
Shortly afterwards, two students
approached Westman while he was
walking home at night and ripped
his jacket in a scuffle. Although
Westman was uninjured, the two
men shouted insults and threatened
to break his legs if he continued in
his efforts.
Bishop's student newspaper The
Campus, has also been dragged into
battle. Following the incident, the
editor wrote an editorial denouncing the "strong streak of bigotry
hidden beneath licentiousness" at
Bishop's and supported the right of
such a group to exist.
Since then, anti-gay letters and
phone calls have barraged the
paper. The Campus received a letter
signed the disciples of Anita Bryant, which "deplored the paper's
editorial policy and the giving of
space and publicity to perverts."
Westman went before Bishop's
student council Tuesday night and
council gave the group official recognition and financial backing.
Westman says many sympathetic
people are moving in the right direction at Bishop's but there is a
"strong minority who are determined to be heard."
He said campus gays who have
contacted him about the group are
afraid to admit their homosexuality.
"There are varying degrees of
terror," he said. Some are also
afraid of not getting jobs if they are'
gay, he said.
Former Bishop's students who
left the school because of anti-gay
feeling have emerged to support
Westman. "Some have thought of
coming back to support me but no
one on campus will come out," he
The Campus editor, Susan
Milner, said students who are
against formation of a gay group
represent the sentiment of many
students. In her editorial she stated:
"Homosexuality is a topic very
much taboo here." Page 2
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Page 3
'Lax laws plague our east side'
Poverty in Vancouver's east side
could be eliminated if the government would enforce the law, an east
side activist said Thursday.
Jean Swanson, a downtown east
side residents' association member,
said the government should correct
downtown east side problems such
as lax liquor distribution and poor
During   her   presentation,   she
played a tape recording of some
area residents complaining about
the drinking problem.
"Many people come to this area
to drink. A lot of people make
money pushing booze," said one
east side resident.
DERA recommended the closure
of a liquor store on Hastings Street
which sells alcohol to drunk people,
but the liquor store is a profit-mak
ing enterprise and the government is
reluctant to close it down, said
Swanson, chair of the NDP human resources committee, said
many people wrongly believe that
the area houses only elderly drunks.
"The average age of the people in
this area is 57. Only 200 to 300 are
hard-core  alcoholics.   This  is  the
— jim duggan photo
PASSING DRAPIER correctly identifies political football from rotten odor and strange slant. Such items are
favorite playthings among UBC student and faculty bigwigs, who tend to ignore real issues like ball on right
because they can't tell one end from the other. New firm in research park hopes to develop world with same slant
as ball on left but will probably succeed only in causing students to keel over.
Petition seeks to oust SRA reps
required for a legitimate referendum and a 10 per cent quorum for a
special meeting. At least 75 per cent
of the student population will need
to support the motion for it to pass.
"I'd put it as a possibility, but I
wouldn't put it as realistic," Armstrong said.
When Brooks heard about the
petition, he said: "I'm shocked. I
don't know what else I can say.
"Have any of them ever approached me about any problems of
this sort? No. I'd like to meet them
face to face."
A petition calling for the resignation of at least two student politicians is being circulated at UBC, a
fourth-year science student said
Ted Longstaffe said the petition
calls for the removal of representatives Bob Staley (arts) and Craig
Brooks (science) from the student
representative assembly.
It also calls for the removal of
other unspecified student politicians, he said.
Longstaffe said he and other
students were approached with the
petition Thursday morning in the
computer science building, but he
doesn't know who is responsible for
"There were about nine or 10
signatures on the petition when I
saw it," he said.
Longstaffe said he did not sign
the petition because he doubted
that it was constitutional. But he
and five other students did write a
letter to The Ubyssey condemning
Staley and Brooks for their bickering and hampering SRA.
Longstaffe said he agreed to sign
the petition when SRA member
Bruce Armstrong proved it constitutional.
Armstrong said if the petition
draws 500 signatures and is
presented to the AMS, a referendum/or a special general meeting of
the student population will be held.
A 15 per cent quorum would be
Hacks prepare tor yet
another concerns week
Following the unrivalled success
of its recent AMS week and student
concerns day, the Alma Mater Society is again attempting to stir up
student concern.
Next week is National Students'
Week at UBC and this time the
AMS is concentrating all its efforts
on one activity — an anti-cutbacks
letter-writing campaign. Students
will be asked to sign letters of protest addressed to their respective
MLAs, AMS external affairs officer
Valgeet Johl said yesterday.
"The letters discuss the erosion
of the quality of education at this
campus and the tuition fee issue,"
she said.
"It's our major campaign of the
week. We hope to get letters from
all different sections of the student
The University of Victoria and
Simon Fraser University will also be
holding campaigns, she said. Johl
said the letters will be available at 12
polling stations on campus and will
also be published in The Ubyssey
beginning today. The letter will discuss issues common to all students,
such as tuition fees and education
spending cutbacks, and will also
leave space for student comment on
personal gripes.
"If people want to add their comments, they're more than welcome
to do that, because not all students
are affected by student aid or unemployment," she said.
Johl said the letters will either be
sent to individual MLAs or will all
be dumped at once in education
minister Pat McGeer's Vancouver
office. A similar letter campaign
two years ago obtained 6,000 protest letters which were sent to McGeer, she said.
Johl said she hopes to improve on
that record to increase student input
into the post-secondary system.
She said the UBC board of governors has set up a committee to
study tuition increases and added
she would like to see mass student
input to the board on the issue.
"And so far no board member
has said they are in favor of the
(further) tuition fee increases," she
As for the charges of bickering
with Staley, Brooks said: "We
many have our differences, but Bob
and I get along fine.
Staley said he agreed with
Brooks' statements.
"We constantly exchange quips,
but all in jest. Craig and I do not
engage in petty bickering," he said.
He pointed out that he and
Brooks have successfully worked
together on several AMS student
housing projects.
same ratio as in other areas of
"Many people have the wrong
idea about downtown residents.
Changes will finally come when
people understand the east end,"
said Swanson.
East side problems could be relieved if people treated the area like
any other Vancouver neighborhood, she said.
The association is working toward enforcing bylaws, getting federal money for rehabilitation programs and construction of new
houses, she said.
"The real answer to improving
the neighborhood in the long run is
new housing. Most of the people
who live there are people who have
worked in resource industries."
Many of these people have been
injured on the job and are unemployed so they end up on welfare,
she said.
Most residents live on $200 a
month, half of which is used for
rent. Thirty-four per cent live below
the poverty line, said one resident.
"If you're old, disabled or live in
a rundown area, there is no chance
SWANSON . . . housing needed
to work even though that's what
most of us would like," said
another resident on Swanson's
The renled rooms are about 10
feet square, with cockroaches and
mice. Residents eat a lot of bologna
and bread, food is stored outside on
window ledges and they share a
washroom with as many as 10 people, a third resident said.
Residents wil I pay
now and live later
Although all UBC residents
aren't complaining, their student
representatives are trying to change
the date of their second installment
It is an inconvenience to students
to have to make their payments two
weeks earlier, Alma Mater Society
president Brian Short said yesterday.
Student representative assembly
member Craig Brooks said the
housing department and finance
department didn't go through the
right channels to change the date of
payment from Nov. 30 to Nov. 15.
Brooks said the departments
should have approached Erich
Vogt, vice-president of faculty and
student affairs, who would then
have taken the question to the
senate and the board of governors.
But William White, administration vice-president and board of
governors secretary, said he
thought the issue was handled correctly. White said that Vogt dealt
with it and the date change came up
during discussion at a board of
governors meeting.
Glenn Wong, student board of
governors representative, agreed
that the two departments acted
within their jurisdiction.
But Short said he is trying to get
the payment date changed back. He
said  students  will  lose  two  more
weeks of interest money and some
students will be inconvenienced if
their student loans don't come
through on time.
Brooks said UBC housing director Mike Davis might accept a plea
of ignorance from students
unaware of the date change. Deferment of fees could be implemented
if necessary, he added.
Gage resident Chris Strachan said
he didn't see the date change causing a lot of hardships for a lot of
people. But he added: "It is not fair
that we are paying so far in advance
because we are losing interest."
Two other residents who declined
to be identified said: "It is only 15
days difference and most people
have the money in the bank
The 15 day change was implemented so housing department
can find out as soon as possible who
will return second term.
"The deadline of Nov. 30 was
not giving us enough time," housing business manager Susanne
Nikle^said Thursday.
She said that students would
forget to pay because it was so close
to exams. "This gives us more time
to chase them."
Student housing will now be able
to inform people on the waiting list
much sooner about whether they
have a chance at moving into
residence, she said.
Wembless Grits seek rebirth
It was a quiet dignified service, held in the basement of the UBC faculty club last night. The
mourners blamed themselves for the death of Liberal
support in B.C., despite a stirring speech on political
reincarnation by defeated federal Liberal candidate
Gordon Gibson.
Gibson, a former administrative rose in opposition
leader Pierre Trudeau's lapel, told a crowd of 60
assorted party faithfuls that the party had made
serious mistakes in its last election campaign, but can
still rebuild "starting at the grass roots level."
"It (the Liberal party) has been too much a party
of personalities. I think the people wanted to hear
about policies and not personalities.
"I think it was a mistake to run the campaign on
the basis of 'this is the strongest leader and this is the
guy you've got to have'."
He told the casually dressed crowd the Liberal
defeat was probably also due to a lack of action in
policy areas such as freedom of information.
"It embarrasses me that it is a Conservative
government that is bringing in a freedom of information act," he said.
Some Liberals in the crowd expressed frustration
that they had few firm policies to discuss with voters
during the election.
B.C. Liberal party president Shirley McLoughlin
said the party will have to listen to all its factions and
develop new policy from diversity of opinion.
"Any political party is people. We want to call this
the year of the people for the Liberal party in
B.C.," she said.
But Gibson said the Grits will stick to an overall
philosophy of "democratic capitalism." He explained that his party was different from the NDP because
it would not "penalize the rich" without also considering tax incentives.
Defeated Vancouver mayoral candidate May
Brown, a long time Liberal, said the party has to
rebuild provincially if it is to survive in B.C. "I think
people who join the party should join it federally and
provincially, otherwise you'll destroy the provincial
party." 	 THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, November 2,1979
Getting sticky with
the unsanitary end
Welcome to UBC's favorite game
show. Emperor for a Day.
Yes, you too can have this lovely addition to your resume. And all you have
to do is pretend you're a grown-up student politician.
Casual campus observers probably
would not notice that their favorite
bunch of fun lovin' hacks are in the middle of a constitutional debate.
Yep, it's true. Bruce Armstrong, the
man who has given the students at UBC
plenty to think and certainly wonder
about, is preparing to introduce a constitution designed to centralize Alma Mater
Society power.
His scheme is to eliminate any form of
proportional reresentation based on faculty size and to slash the number of senators on the student representative assembly from 17 to 2.
Add a dash of name changing for
house cleaning purposes, -reduce the
total number of representatives from the
current 52 to about 36, and we've got a
complete scenario of silliness.
Only two years after it was a fad,
Armstrong has discovered the joys of
"government restraint." It's efficient.
It's fun. It's also undemocratic.
Student representatives, some supposedly spokespersons for more than
1,000 students, already complain bitterly
about the enormous load they face in
handling all their constituents' demands.
Sure it makes sense. Take 23,000
students. Give them 52 representatives.
Hear everyone cry that no one listens to
their complaints. Then solve the problem by dropping the number to 35. Isn't
democracy wonderful?
But the constitutional proposal causing the greatest stir is the call for a rein-
troduction of at-large elections for AMS
executive positions.
Consider, for just a moment, the
thought of dozens of resume-hunting
and job-hungry student politicians fighting their petty political battles over executive positions.
It's kinda scary. And a very real
And when the games are all over and
the awards have been given to the most
voracious hacks, there's little doubt
who'll come up with the unsanitary end
of the stick.
And it sure as hell won't be the person
with the snazzy resume.
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A nickel for
your slogan
Sexual discrimination or no, is it
your intention to boycott Clifford
Morris because he won't hire a
homosexual? In our age of "enlightened" humanism (talk is
cheap, is it not) are we to carry our
anti-discrimination philosophy to
the point that we crucify a business
owner for exercising his preference
as to who he hires?
One would think that any one
who runs a business makes his decisions on the basis of what will make
his business run smoothly and successfully. What you appear to be
saying is that anyone who has
prejudice of any kind, against any
group, should not be in a position
to hire people.
Dare 1 ask you to be reasonable?
I have not personally become totally unbiased to certain groups/races
etc. Nor have you, I suspect, if you
are honest with yourself. I salute
Clifford Morris, not for being discriminatory, but for being honest,
and for not knuckling under to
cheap, phony, pseudo-bleeding
heart liberalism.
In boycotting Back to Eden, are
you not discriminating against Clifford Morris because he is acting in a
discriminatory manner? Do-gooders unite! After all, everyone must
have a "cause." Please find enclosed one nickel for your slogan. It's
not worth that much but I'm feeling
generous, albeit discriminatory.
Gordon Boothe
Paying lip
I think that it is about time that
some of the students on this campus
paid a little bit, or a lot more attention to where they are walking, and
driving. Too often now I have been
forced off the sidewalks on the
campus because of the "union"
meetings that get held in the middle
of the sidewalk. I think that it takes
a hell of a lot of nerve to ask, or tell
me to step off the curb onto the
road to walk around this group of
ignorant, supposedly educated
A second point is, the people who
insist on jumping out in front of me
to cross my path. Again, too frequently my cane has been pulled out
of my hand because it has become
November 2, 1979
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the
AMS or the university administration. Member, Canadian
University Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly commentary and review. The Ubyssey's editorial offices is
in room 241K of the Student Union Building. Editorial departments, 228-2301; Advertising, 228-3977.
Co-Editors: Heather Conn and Tom Hawthorn
Joan Marklund and Sherry Evans screamed in horror. "Not another two-headed monster," was the
cry that jolted Rory Munro and Peter Ferguson awake. Ingrid Matson and Wendy Hunt looked around,
thinking perhaps Peter Menyasz had gotten married again. Steve McClure checked to see if he had
gone schizophrenic while Richard Noble, Kerry Regier and Shaffin Shariff all checked each other for
extra appendages. "Is Janet Comin?" Brad Stock asked Christine Wright and Betsy Probin, but was
mortified when they didn't laugh. The darkroom burst into flames at the news, spilling out Glen San-
ford and Jim Duggan, who madly took pictures of everything until Kevin Finnegan cooled them off
with a douse of his finest. Randy Santos feverishly grabbed Alan Favell by the lapels and shrieked,
"No, god, no, it can't be Tom Hawthorn and Heather Conn again." Geof Wheelwright sneered. "Naw,
it's just my kid sister and the guy with the funny hat," he said. "Not even Julie Wheelwright or Verne
McDonald could be scared by that."
lodged between their legs. And if
this does not happen, it gets bent,
because of its aluminum construction.
The third and final point is the
manner of drivers on campus. Whether they are students, faculty or
campus employees, they are sometimes driving just a little bit too
fast, and irresponsibly. On the morning of Oct. 24, I stepped off a
blended curb down by the Place
Vanier residence and was damn
near run over. I didn't realize where
I was, the car approaching from the
left, the horn started blaring, and
the car did not slow down. Only after it had passed by me within
touching distance, literally, did I realize where I was. NOT GOOD
I lost my eyesight two years ago
and I am now enrolled in my second
year at UBC. I do not want a walkway of paved gold and people bowing. All I ask for is a bit more consideration.
Bruce Gilmour
arts 2
can be fund
Fellowships provided by the fund
for theological education are available to assist students interested in
studying at an accredited theological college in the United States or
Canada with a view to entering an
ordained ministry of the Christian
To be eligible students must be
under age 31, citizens of Canada or
the U.S., and have at least a bachelor's degree by next June.
On Nov. 9 a committee will interview students wanting to be considered for nomination for a fellowship. Students will need a copy of
their academic record plus two letters of recommendation addressed
to Prof. Robert M. Clark, chairman of the nominating committee.
If you wish to be considered, please
promptly see or phone Sol Bautista
at the department of economics office, Buchanan tower, ninth floor,
Robert M. Clark
economics professor
Is it habit
At the advent of the gravest national crisis this country has ever
seen, it is time for all UBC students
to join as one in demanding
something be done.
The scores 5-4 and 2-2 will be
remembered with infamy in Canadian history. But, my friends, those
have been the scores in the last two
games the Habs have played.
It was bad enough when an expansion team, playingxmly their second game against Les Canadiens,
had the audacity to win. But to have
the Washington Capitals tie them
the very next game is nothing short
of disaster.
The signs are there. The internal
rot has begun. With Jacques
Lemaire in Switzerland and Dougie
Risebrough injured, the Habs are
forced to use lowly Mark Napier at
If Napier were ever hurt, they
would have to resort to Pierre
Larouche. Ken Dryden is gone.
Their best defenceman was even
passed over in the draft by the Vancouver Canucks. A dynasty is ending.
Write your member of parliament, I urge you, before this national institution loses to the Edmonton Oilers, too.
Les Canadiens ne sont pas encore
Frank Griffiths
a bomb
I don't have a heck of a lot to
say, but considering the level of
diatribe extant through the years on
campus, it would not be out of
place for some personal spleen venting of the literary kind.
Since it js now late 1979 going on
1992.5,1 should not be surprised by
events unfolding, but I am, dammit! Try hitch-hiking out University
Blvd. The only people who give
rides these days are mostly Jesus
fanatics or the occasional (and rare)
free spirit who considers it a
privilege to have a private means of
transport and not a god (or societal)
given right.
Most people have a fuck you attitude when it comes to people who
don't have the coin or the necessary
masochistic bent for a sardine-line
ride courtesy of B.C. Hydro.
Oh well.
What is really needed is a cheap
surface-to-air missle, widely
available and easy to operate.
Maybe then, less people will drive
cars. Maybe then, we will get decent and rational transportation
But only then.
Mark V. DeFazio
math graduate studies
Down with
SRA reps
We are greatly concerned with
partisan antagonism that continually hampers the student representative assembly. The root of the
problem lies in the continual
backstabbing and bickering between arts, as represented by Bob
Staley, and science, as represented
by Craig Brooks. We have been
confronted with a petition for the
removal of these two representatives and others, and question if
the petition is an activity within the
bounds of the present constitution
of the Alma Mater Society.
Ted Longstaffe
science 4
and five others
It's fantastic to see that most of
you have discovered the typed
word. Now as soon as you discover
the 70-space line and a triple spaced
letter, we'll have something going.
Unless of course you can't afford a
typewriter, in which case you are
more than welcome to use ours. See
y'all soon. Luna moons over love
SeePF 5 ramo
Nicol looks at
middle ages
What happens when a middle-
aged man is thrust into a world of
biorhythms, roasted locusts, sexual
freedom and liberated women? Eric
Nicol shows us in his new comedy.
Free at Last.
Nicol's play is set in Vancouver's
swinging West End. It revolves
around Geoff, a lovable poet set
free from the restraints of marriage
to flounder among the fads and females of the Seventies.
Free at Last
By Eric Nicol
At Presentation House
Until Nov. 3
Terence Kelly as the emancipated
Geoff gives a delightful performance: bewildered by the new morality but eager to participate in it.
Into his life strides Sheila, the sexy
meat cutter trained in self-defence.
He wants an easygoing friendship
but she thinks that there's more to
life than platonic ideals: "No sweat,
pet — I've got a tubal litigation!"
Anna Hagan's portrayal of Sheila
is uninhibited and boldly defined.
She brings flesh and blood to what
might otherwise be a flat stereotype.
But there's more to Free at Last
than a simple affair. Ex-wife Anne,
played with a natural grace by Trish
Grainge, arrives with enough plants
to turn Geoff's apartment into a ter-
rarium. She also enlists his aid to
send a goat to Indonesia. There's a
mixup in the mail and the goat arrives on his doorstep.
Meanwhile the crazy landlady,
played by Doris Chillcot, is out to
get Geoff's goat. She storms in accusing him of bestiality. When a
brazen 16-year-old struts out of the
bedroom   wearing   (barely)   black
FREE AT LAST . . . Nicol laughs at Nice! again
lace, child molesting is added to the
Geoff claims he is a victim of circumstances, a conscientious objector in the war between man and
woman.  But he has trouble con
vincing the female cop who discovers his marijuana plant.
Nicol's laugh-per-line script demands a fast-paced production to
carry it off. Unfortunately, the
Westcoast Actors/ New Play Centre
Freddy Wood examines bleakness
One would have thought living in
"the mind of God" was a wonderful
thing - an ordered universe nurturing ordered and meaningful lives.
But Thorton Wilder seems to think
In their second production of the
season, the Freddy Wood Theatre
is presenting Wilder's Our Town, a
melancholic look" at life in small
town America. But for a few flaws
this is an excellent production, and
after some  reflection,
Our Town
By Thornton Wilder
At the Freddy Wood Theatre
Until Nov. 3
The play evolves over three acts:
A Day in Our Town, Love and Marriage, and Death. We are introduced to Grovers Corners, New Hampshire by the Stage Manager (given a
very good performance by Charles
Werner   Moore),    who   remains
onstage throughout the play setting
scenes, giving historical sketches of
characters, and narrating the story.
He tells us "our town" is an ordinary small American town near
the turn of the century. Nothing
unusual, most people born there
die there. The residents lead quiet,
orderly lives and seem on the surface at least to be happy.
The first act focuses mainly on
two families, the Gibbs and the
Webbs. Nothing very momentous
happens, the families get on with
their lives, each member filling the
role assigned them without question. Rebbeca Gibb tells her brother
about a curious letter her friend
received, addressed to: "Jane
Crofut, the Crofut Farm, Grovers
Corners, Sutton County, New
Hampshire, United States of
America, Continent of North
America, Western Hemishpere, the
Earth, the Solar System, the
Universe, the Mind of God."
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production is like a wind-up toy beginning to run down. It's a well-engineered toy — the cast is strong,
the set and lighting are well designed — but to work, the play needs to
move faster. Director Pamela Hawthorn should give the key a few
more cranks.
Some jokes fall into a vacuum
when the actors expect an audience
response. There is nothing more
uncomfortable than a laughter
pause when there is no laughter.
But most of the time the audience is
Between the one-liners there are
some perceptive insights into the
mid-life crisis and the "me decade"
that are sensitively handled by an
able cast.
It's lightheaded entertainment
complete with a happy ending. If
you've just seen Apocalypse Now,
it's a refreshing change.
Get a handle
on something great.
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Friday, November 2, 1979 CURTIS LONG PHOTOS
"/ think Robert Fripp is a mental case that should be put
away. I think he's blowing smoke up everybody's ass. He's
a yahoo, he's one of those acid casualties that's running
around. He makes anti-music.
"We're funny. Something I always felt was missing from
rock 'n roll ever since the acid casualties took over the
business was a sense of humor. I can't listen to Led Zeppelin or Styx or any of those bands 'cause there's no joy in
"I have a certain amount of contempt for a crowd that
doesn't understand what I'm doing, cause I think they
should go somewhere else and go find someone they can
relate to."
Bob Segarini
Bob Segarini is one of those people who've been playing bars for
years, enjoying moderate success
with a semi-legendary groups such
as The Wackers. But it's only now
that he's starting to get recognition
and air play. His music is light,
humorous pop and Page Friday reporter Steve McClure cornered
him in the confines of the SJJB
cafeteria as he argued with his slice
of shepherd's pie. As Segarini's
body adjusted to the culinary
wonder McClure managed to extract this interview from him.
Page Friday: You seem to have
fairly well-defined opinions about
pop music. I'm interested in how
you came to these opinions. As a
tender youth, did you have ambitions in this direction?
Segarini: I got into music at an
early age, all kinds of music. I had a
cousin named Finn who was an authentic juvenile delinquent who'd
been thrown out of every school in
the Bay area, so he came to live
with my family to finish school. He
was 18 and in the ninth grade, a real
J.D. He was into rock 'n roll, so he
took me to Dick Clark Caravans and
stuff, so at a very early age I got to
see Buddy Holly, the Everly
Brothers, Buddy Knox, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry and on and on.
That was an influence.
who don't enjoy doing it. I enjoy
doing it.
You can see Bruce Springsteen
and see what I mean. I mean the
guy has so much fun playing. You
can't beat that. It looked like fun to
me, so I started doing it and I've
been doing it ever since.
PF: Why do you think then that
so many rock stars become jaded
and turn their contempt for the
audience almost into an art form in
itself? You can think of Jagger and
Dylan as examples. They seem to
have lost a lot of the sense of fun.
S: I have a certain amount of
contempt for a crowd that doesn't
understand what I'm doing, 'cause I
think they should go somewhere
else and go find someone they can
relate to. We offer ourselves up on
stage like everybody else and hope
that people like us.
I think the guys who get weird on
stage are the guys who are trying
desperately to be loved by an audience so they're doing things that
they wouldn't normally do. They
wouldn't play this kind of music,
they're playing a certain kind of
music because they want the crowd
to love them, so they're giving the
crowd what they want, which is
kind of silly, 'cause it's not very. . .
PF: Honest?
•l think the guys who
get weird on stage
are the guys who are
trying desperately
to be loved
by an audience 9
PF: Did you have this fixation
about being a pop idol from the beginning or did you just drift into it?
S: No, I just wanted to play, I liked the exuberance. The great thing
about rock 'n roll is the joy of it. The
people who were doing it really enjoyed doing it, and with all the corp-
rock bands there are a lot of people
S: Yeah, they have very little integrity.
PF: So you feel you've maintained your integrity?
S: I've maintained a lot of integrity. My father taught me a lot
about integrity. For years I was in
bands where I played the game and
made the  compromises and  did
what I thought I should do instead
of what I wanted to do, and for
about a year and a half now I've
been doing what I want to do and
I'm really enjoying it. It's giving me
confidence because it seems to be
paying my rent at least, and I'm in a
band with a bunch of really good
PF: Ray Loney, formerly of the
Flaming Groovies, describes his
music as "comedy rock." Since
you claim the Flaming Groovies as
one of your favorites, to what extent is the humor element present in
your music?
S: We're funny. Something I always felt was missing from rock 'n
roll ever since the acid casualties
took over the business was a sense
of humor. Although I respect these
people and think they're very good
at what they do, I can't listen to Led
Zeppelin or Styx or any of those
bands 'cause there's no joy in it.
There's a bank account. That's rock
music, that's not rock 'n roll. I think
if everybody did what they liked to
do it'd be a mess.
PF: Isn't it already?
S: Yeah, but at least people
would be happy about it instead of
being down in the dumps all the
PF: What's the difference between pop music and rock 'n roll? In
England the term "pop" is used to
describe what we would call
"rock," for example.
S: Good pop music should sound
like rock and roll. It should have the
energy, the vibes. Generally it
doesn't. Pop music over here is
equated with Barry Manilow. But
he's not. I don't know what he is.
Badfinger was a good pop band,
the Beatles were a good pop band.
But you have to understand that if
the Beatles had shown up in 1970
they would've been laughed off the
face of the earth, people would've
gone "oh geez, a teenybopper
group, oh look it's a new David
Cassidy," I mean literally that's
what would've happened, because
of airheads. So my feeling about
the whole thing is pop music played
with energy is rock 'n roll. Pop
music to me is melodic, a good
song with interesting lyrics that
talks about something that people
can relate to: a melody, good harmonies, and some good guitars in
PF: How about somebody like
Zappa who is so self-conscious that
he seems to defeat his own purpose
a lot of the time?
S: He's very bitter. Deep down
inside he'd like to be the Kingsmen,
he's never done what he really
wants to do.
PF: So what would be the difference between yourself and someone like Zappa?
S: Well, I went through the
whole process of doing what I was
thing: they legitimized the new
wave. They had Number One
straight across the board in North
America. They legitimized the resurgence of people playing music
'cause they like it, not because
they're forced to.
PF: What's the Bob Segarini pronouncement on disco? Everybody's
• Disco is just the Twist.
I don't think all of it
sucks, I think some disco
records are fantastic.
It's bull shit
to say it sucks "
asked to do and going "well they
know more about it than I do, I
guess I better go along with it."
And I contributed my share of
mistakes to all this too, of course,
but I never could figure out what
was right and what was wrong.
I didn't know what was going on,
and finally a year and a half ago I
just went "game over," and went
to work for myself, basically. I'm
doing much better than I was. I've
got confidence, I've got a Juno
nomination, the new album's gonna ship Thursday. It's neat. The pie
is good.
PF: Despite the success of the
new wave it seems to me that
rock's vast potential audience, the
kids out there in the suburbs, tend
to listen to things like Foreigner and
Styx, what you term "corp-rock."
The new wave, at least in Vancouver, seems to hit people who are
very media-conscious, very. . .
S: Trendy?
PF: Right.
S: It spreads. The same thing
happened in London and the same
thing happened in Toronto about a
year and a half ago.
PF: But don't you wind up with
things like the Knack? A sort of
S: Doug Fieger's a genius. You
have to respect the Knack for one
always predicting its demise.
S: Disco is just the Twist. You
know between Elvis Presley and the
Beatles there was the Twist, and
nothing else was happening. Between whatever, Led Zeppelir and
the Knack, there's been disco and
it's not going to go away. I don't
think all of it sucks, I think some
disco records are fantastic. Any of
the Brothers Johnson records, any
of the Trammps' early records, the
Manhattans . . . great stuff. It's
bull shit to say it sucks; it doesn't
PF: What do you think of somebody like Robert Fripp and his
discotronics project?
S: I think Robert Fripp is a menta;
case that should be put away, i
think he's blowing smoke up every
body's ass is what I think. He's a
yahoo, he's one of those acid casualties that's running around. I
don't think he makes music, he
makes anti-music. He's one of
those people who thinks if something is successful, then it can't be
any good, and if something is obscure, then it must be wonderful. I
hope he stays obscure.
PF: What do you think of all the
rather bizarre music coming out of
the American midwest? Music of
dissolution or something new? Pere
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Symphony gives finest
performance to date
A delightful thing happened on
Monday night — a concert! Alicia
de Larrocha joined the Vancouver
Symphony with Akiyama conducting in an eclectic program
dominated by lesser-known works
by great composers. The orchestra
has not played so well as on Monday night.
Rattling programs and sighs of
boredom accompanied Robert
Turner's Opening Night Theatre
Overture, which was after all a
Canadian work and worthy only of
contempt. Or so the audience felt; I
like it. With its boisterous and brash
blasts and noise, it reminded me of
a circus. I had a lot of fun listening
to it, but the audience barely gave
the conductor time to get off the
stage before applause ceased.
After the enormous masses of
brass and percussion had left the
stage, the orchestra was scaled
down to baroque proportions for a
filigree performance of Bach's F
Minor Harpsichord Concerto,
played on the piano by de Larrocha.
Bach disliked the piano, which
was new at the time and barely
similar to modern pianos. The
master considered it to be insensitive and clumsy, and thought
it would never catch on. Despite
this, thousands of modern musicians hammer away at Sebastian's
music, totally oblivious of the real
content of the notes.
De Larrocha is not one of those
people. Even the obstacle of a
titanic Steinway grand piano
substituting for a delicate harpsichord was nothing to her. She
balanced effortlessly and cleanly
with the small string body, and
never allowed her romantic tendencies to carry her away.
Little River Band
falls flat on face
Vancouver's love affair with Little
River Band continued last Friday as
they played a solid, if uninspiring,
concert to a near sold out coliseum
The show was slick, well prepared and moved along from song to
song swiftly and smoothly. There
was something missing, though.
This is the first show LRB has
done in the coliseum as the main attraction. Since they appeared on
the scene in Vancouver they have
done two shows in the Orpheum,
backed Boz Scaggs in the Coliseum
and appeared at the Summer Sunday concert at Empire stadium.
LRB has failed to progress since
their first show in the Orpheum.
Their music is delivered in a tight
and neat manner, with little variation from their planned and polished package. To be fair, the crowd
loved the show and probably that is
enough. But LRB has the potential
to dazzle rather than merely please,
yet they never really cut loose and
improvise. Their show is becoming
ever more dominated by Glenn
Shorrock, with the other members
almost playing a secondary role to
This puts to waste the great talents of Beeb Birtles, who up until
now was almost as large an influence on the direction of the band.
The band now includes Derek
Pellici on drums, David Briggs on
lead guitar, Graham Goble on guitars and a new and unknown bass
player that they picked up to replace the recently departed George
McArdle. LRB also had a revamped
setup on this tour with the addition
of a keyboard, which adds depth to
their sound that was filled in on
guitars before.
The show opened with Hard Life,
a cut from their new album. This set
the pace for the show. There were
five cuts played from First Under
the Wire and three numbers that
are to appear on their next album.
Because such a large portion of
the show was allotted to new material much of their outstanding
work from previous albums was
omitted. The main hits of their first
three albums were there: Long Way
There, Statue of Liberty, Help is on
the Way, Happy Anniversary and
Reminiscing. There were only a
couple of non-hit songs that were
performed and this is an unfortunate omission as they have been
some of the highlights of their previous shows.
There were many notable items
about Friday's show. The show
was recorded for the band's upcoming live album, was simulcast
the following night and the crowd
of 17,000 plus was the largest on
their North American tour. They
also had an impressive new stage
setup which allowed the entire audience to see the whole band.
The show was opened by Jim
Messina, who has resumed his ca-.
reer following a long abstinence after breaking with Kenny Loggins.
He put on an enjoyable show that
was lost in the Coliseum venue. For
a jazz fan in a club or a theatre the
opener would have been highly enjoyable, but it was not particularly
suited to the show.
There were the typical concert
problems at the show. The crowd
was rowdy and restless, with more
than the usual amount of fireworks
present. It is unfortunate that LRB
did not choose to have a reserved
seating affair, as Bob Dylan, Yes,
and other major performers have.
Little River Band has finally
cracked the North American market
and their show captures the essence of the pop fan's rock concert.
Perhaps this is enough, but hopefully LRB will move more out on a
limb next time around and try to utilize their full potential.
Her vision of the scale of the
work dovetailed perfectly with the
orchestra's, like the fine joins of ancient stonemasons. From tiny little
bricks of phrases, the keyboard
with the orchestra built a solid
cathedral of sound, delicately ornamented in all its edges and corners.
After this came an Intervallic
Sonata for Unaccompanied Mob,
by one V.S.O. Audience. Everyone
dashed out the doors to inhale
fumes, gibber, and swill ethanol for
fifteen minutes, and then dash back
to their seats again.
De Larrocha then played Haydn's
Harpsichord Concerto No. 11. This
little pleasantry is rarely heard;
Haydn's concertos are almost never
performed nowadays, unlike
Mozart's which are inescapable.
Not since Pichas Zukerman drew
the VSO into a Mozart violin concerto on his first visit here has the
orchestra glowed with such a -gentle warmth or played with such
precision. If the orchestra could
sustain that level of inspired beauty,
the VSO would be ranked with the
London or Chicago symphonies.
And what more could be asked of
such music? Haydn storms no
height, nor does he explore the inner recesses of the mind; he is no
Mahler. The piece is simply and
gently beautiful, and does not pretend to be more. De Larrocha and
the VSO captured this beauty
One composer who did storm
and plunge was Richard Wagner,
noted for maniacal enormities of
operas. In his life things were much
different. The Symphony in C was
written at the age of 18, and is full
of the energy and wit of the
precocious youth. For some reason
this work is little heard today,
though it is as fine as Brahms or
Schumann in its way.
Akiyama did not fail to note the
debt to Beethoven which Wagner
ow.ed, nor the hints of Brahms and
even a forward glance at Bruckner
with the broad phrases repeated in
the last movement.
music balanced effortlessly
The work shows little of the later
Wagner, except perhaps in its use
of leading motives which permeate
the symphony. It is closest in feeling, amazingly enough, to Bizet's
symphony in the same key, written
at age 17. Both symphonies are at
their best in their youthful vigour
and strength, and Akiyama and the
VSO did not fail to bring this to its
fullest expression, bringing the concert to a rousing close.
Butterfield and Danko play blues
Paul Butterfield and Rick Danko,
two long-time veterans of the American music scene, paid a brief visit
to the Commodore Tuesday night.
Between the two of them, they
have enough old material to fill several record stores, but they concentrated on old blues standards and a
sprinkling of their greatest hits.
Danko, best known as one of the
members of the legendary Band,
has a stage presence that is so honest and vulnerable that it's hard to
believe he's been playing bars and
concert halls for the better part of
15 years.
Stage Fright, an old Band chestnut, enabled Danko to shine
through as he gracefully exploited
his natural shyness. But it was his
moving version of Unfaithful Servant that provided the high point of
the   evening.    Butterfield   joined
Danko for one of his trademark harmonica solos, and for a brief moment it seemed that The Band was reborn.
Butterfield got the crowd rocking
with his wailing harmonica, used to
full effect on bluesrock standards
like Train, Train and more pop-oriented numbers like Sail on Sailor,
which was written by one of the
backup musicians, a Beach Boys
But the man must have reformed
in the interim, as he played a manic
lead guitar that owed more to the
south side of Chicago than the
sunny shores of Southern California.
They seemed a world away, from
the sometimes less than wonderful
performances of groups such as
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Instead they play pure, heartfelt mu
sic that shows they're playing more
for fun than money.
Butterfield, "looking like Captain
Beefheart's uncle, is one of the permanent fixtures of the blues, a true
believer in a grand tradition that will
continue as long as there are people*
as committed as he is.
Opening for Danko and Butterfield were Vancouver's own
Rhythm and Blues All-Stars, an ensemble of middle-aged men who
seem never to have gotten over that
time they saw James Brown in
They play old R&B standards in a
formalized way that shows dedication to the music. But it's hard to
take them seriously as they strut
about in their ridiculous rented
tuxes, demonstrating how to be
funky while not sweating too much
on those nice white suits.
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Friday, November 2,1979 mmWmimmmWmmmlL
From popcorn to
espresso for Varsity
As you walk into the Varsity
Theatre you might be surprised by
the lack of that familiar popcorn
stench. You might also notice the
framed prints and the newly installed expresso bar. Soon there will be
directors' chairs bearing the names
caller has
When a Stranger Calls misses
its mark by about six years — the
six years between an 18 and a
12-year-old mirki. Although the
movie has pant-wetting potential
it has been geared to the bowels
of the wrong age group.
Director Frank Walton develops
good dramatic tension in the
opening scene. The pie-eyed,
IS-year-old babysitter (Carol
Kane) Is in a strange, dimly Jit
house. Her typical teenage ac
tivities (pretending to do
geometry homework, phoning
friends in Japan, drinking Irish
whiskey) are being interrupted by
insidious phone calls. She phones
the police and they trace the calls
to the house's upper floor.
Tension is developed through
scenes of opening closets and
fridges, walking past open doors
and shots of long pointed objects.
The first 20 minutes are effectively
scary but Walton has left no provision for the rest of the movie.
When a Stranger Calls
Starring Carol Kane
At the Coronet 1
Instead of springing new
techniques on the audience during the next 100 minutes of film,
Walton chooses to re-shoot the
same "closet door and poker on
the floor" stills. This is no longer
effective and tension is replaced
by boredom.
And the dark sets no longer
prove to be frightening. By not interspersing day lighting among
the interior shots, the audience
becomes used to searching the
screen for action and no longer
finds the film scary, only irritating.
Carol Kane does a believable
progression from gibbering
teenager to gibbering housewife.'
She alone manages to develop
any credibility in her character (in
spite of her ttnkerbell voice). The
rest of the cast barrel over their
roles and create unwittingly comic
moments in the movie's would-be
dramatic scenes.
The conclusion re-affirms
Walton's lack of creativity. More
doors are suspensefully opened
and the maniac is dealt with. Had
the show not been rated
Restricted the appropriate age
group might appreciate the film.
But the age group that will see it
wilt only be bored.
of Fellini, Visconti, Truffaut and
that of Varsity manager Don Barns.
Barns might not rank with the
great European directors, but this is
the man who has managed to rid
the Varsity of the junk food and
junk films. He is responsible for bringing the products of his beloved
directors to the theatre at 10th and
"You play junk films and at first
you get crowds but it's a split audience," said Barns. In the last year
Odeon has forced "junk" movies
such as American Graffiti, Tommy,
and Dracula on the Varsity. They
drew crowds, but Barns says he
was not satisfied.
This is where the great conflict
began. Does the theatre show
"movies" which Barns sees as
another term for escapist entertainment or "art films"? Odeon theatres
seem to think that movies are a
good bet and 95 per cent of their
showings aim to be solid money
makers. Lilies of the Field ran for 10
months and American Graffiti for
six months at the Varsity.
"The trouble is that Odeon
doesn't have time for art theatre,"
said Barns. Looking at the Queen's
portrait on a dollar bill takes up their
When things were looking black
for the Varsity, Linda Beath arrived
in answer to Barns' prayers. She
managed to turn the movie house
into a successful art film theatre.
Having  already  established   the
Fine Arts Theatre in Toronto, Beath
started her own distributing agency. This allowed her to bypass the
other distributors that had tended
to restrict the range of films. She
then launched out into the rest of
Canada and contacted Odeon. As
they were beginning to realize the
Varsity was going downhill she was
given permission to distribute to the
During the time the Varsity went
commercial the Ridge Theatre took
over the role of occasionally playing
first run art films and the Foreign
Film Festival moved to the Dunbar
Theatre. Now that the Varsity is
back in swing the Ridge will return
to its original role of showing
repetory films.
Along with the Ridge's return to
rep. films, Kirk Tougas of Pacific
Cinematheque has been given the
use of the Varsity on Sunday afternoons to show classic oldies.
"It's all part and parcel of a complete art theatre scene in Vancouver
and a different approach to film
theatre," said Barns.
This means Vancouverites will
have the chance to see goodies
such as Citizen Kane and
Rashomon on Sundays plus a rash
of first-run films at the Varsity
wnich will include Fellini's Orchestra, Wiesse's Picnic at Hanging
Rock and a new Truffaut.
The commercial cinemas will still
carry on in their money making
way. It might be interesting to try
CITIZEN KANE . . . from   "junk" to   'art" films
and distinguish between movies
and films. Using Barns' criteria, "a
film is a work of art that is well constructed from beginning to end.
This applies to the screenplay,
direction and acting."
But he says there is no Canadian
product that fills these requirements.
It will probably take four or five
films before the Varsity regains the
stature and respect it lost during its
"sell-out" year. Meanwhile there
are the "added extras", (Barns
doesn't like; the word "gimmicks")
of carrot cake, film magazines and
directors' chairs.
The question is whether Barns
will see a successful season in his
director's chair before he retires
next year.
Luna keeps loving all in the family
LUNA . . . singing and horsing around
Bernardo Bertolucci's films —
Last Tango in Paris and 1900 in particular — have always made headlines. Luna, a tale of incest, betrayed love, drug addiction, ambiguous
sexuality and homosexuality is getting the same response.
Starring Jill Clayburgh
Directed by Bernardo
Playing at the Park
Jill Clayburgh (last seen in Alan
Pakula's Starting Over) plays Cater-
ina Silveri, an American opera star
who returns to Italy after her husband dies. Her son Joe, played by
newcomer Matthew Barry, becomes a heroin addict.
On his fifteenth birthday, Cater-
ina learns of her son's addiction.
And the stage is set for a violent
and perverse involvement: an incestuous relationship between the
mother and her withdrawn son.
With the participation of Clayburgh, the direction of Bertolucci
and a controversial subject, one expects a film in the tradition of Bertolucci's Last Tango in Paris. For
the most part, Luna is the result of
a brilliant effort, more provocative
than Last Tango in Paris and an ambitious undertaking along the lines
of 1900.
The incest theme is surprisingly
well handled, one of the film's major accomplishments. Bertolucci
has taken time and care, giving a
lyrical and  harmonious quality to
the film. It's a rare accomplishment
for a director to make the audience
care about characters who are involved in such a relationship.
But Luna is not the total masterpiece it should have been. The
minor flaws in the film compound
easily and become thoroughly irksome after a while.
For a film set against the background of opera, the. scenes with
Clayburgh as the soprano are badly
dubbed. This would not have mattered had the opera played only a
trivial part. Here it matters. The
senses cannot begin to enjoy the
splendor of opera with such a glaring defect.
The dialogue is also a matter of
contention. Ever get the feeling
while watching a dubbed foreign-
language film that people just don't
talk like that? Be warned, the same
feeling creeps up in Luna. But this
time there is no excuse.
The fault lies with the adaptation
by George Malko from an original
script by Giuseppe Bertolucci, Clare
Peploe and Bernardo Bertolucci.
The conclusion of Luna is tinged
with plot twists and reappearing
characters. It's a conclusion that
will turn many off. Bertolucci is out
of control and the film skids into
unbelievability. His desire to reunite
characters is a serious hindrance.
Had he left the audience guessing,
the ending would have suited the
The moon, symbolic to the film,
hovers about the characters, knowing all.
Friday, November 2, 1979
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Friday, November 2, 1979
Tween classes
General   meeting,   noon.   International   House
General meeting, noon, SUB 215.
Boat races with milk, noon, SUB plaza.
Bake sale, noon, SUB plaza.
Variety show, noon, SUB auditorium.
Subcommittee meetings, noon, SUB 130.
General meeting, noon, SUB 111.
Rocky Horror and beer night, 6:15 p.m., SUB
Meet to watch Queeh of the Gypsies, 7 p.m.,
Ridae Theatre.
Volleyball night, 7;30 p.m.. Gym A.
Dance to Jade, 7:30 p.m., SUB ballroom.
Auditions for Sweet Charity, 1 p.m., SUB party
Auditions for Sweet Charity, 1 p.m., SUB party
Hike to Garibaldi peak,  9 a.m.,  Safeway at
Broadway and Macdonald.
A look at religions of India, 5:30 p.m.. International House.
Chinese classical songs and folk tunes, 3 p.m..
Museum of Anthropology.
Introduction to meditation, 7:30 p.m., SUB Itl.
Lecture on infectious diseases, noon, IRC lecture
hall 1.
1110 Seymour St.
General meeting, noon, SUB 130.
Bible study and discussion, noon,  St.  Mark's
Cantonese class, noon, Buch. 220.
Practice, 7:30 p.m., SUB 125.
Fat is a feminist issue discussion group, noon,
SUB 130.
General meeting, noon, SUB 215.
Group meditation with videotape, noon, Buch.
Career choices for women,  noon, Brock Hall
Practice, sometime, SUB 125.
Lecture  on  production  and  use  of  scientific
knowledge, noon, Lutheran Campus Centre.
Panel discussion on women as lawyers, noon,
Law bldg. 169.
Lesbian drop-in, 1:30 p.m., SUB 130.
FRI. & SAT. NOV. 2-3 - 8:00 P.M.
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November, 1979
M.L.A. for the riding of:
As a student at the University of British Columbia, and a resident in
your constituency, I would like to bring a matter of concern to your attention.
I am concerned about the erosion of the quality of education at this institution. Each year, U.B.C. is denied the money it needs to operate, and
we have yet to receive an operating grant which is sufficient to meet the
budgetary needs of this University. As a consequence, tuition fees are rising once again this May, and I am forced to pay more money for an education that is worth less than it was last year. Many of the students on this
campus are working with poor or non-existent lab equipment, or are attempting to learn in classes with up to 200-300 other students.
Unless measures are taken to reverse this trend of instituting tuition
fee increases to cover budgetary shortfalls, and cutting back on the quality
of education due to underfunding, the future of students and institutions
look bleak in this province. I trust you will take this matter up with your
fellow members of legislature, and give it your utmost attention.
Yours sincerely,
The 1979/80 A.M.S. Art Gallery
Purchasing Committee
is now being formed. If you are interested in
purchasing Art for the A.M.S., please contact the
before Friday, Nov. 2/79.
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that ends all conflict; a discussion of self-
awareness with Riley White. Please call
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COMMUNITY SPORTS. Excellent prices for
ice skates, hockey, soccer, jogging and racquet sports equipment. 733-1612. 3615
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POSTERS, reproductions, photo blowups,
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SCOOTER: Happy Nov. 3. Love, Scruffy.
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READING SKILLS, Reading, Comprehension, Retention and Speed. Plus Note Taking/Study Techniques. One Day Course.
Ideal for Students. 266-6119.
80 — Tutoring
GERMAN LESSONS by German Student.
All levels. Translations. 682-2437.
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20 — Housing
30 - Jobs
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Experienced typist. Phone Gordon,
TYPING. Essays, theses, manuscripts,
including technical, equational, reports, letters, resumes. Fast accurate. Bilingual.
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LSAT/GMAT Teachers wanted for weekend
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Please apply to LEANNA SCHULTZ for an
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99 — Miscellaneous Brennan clan joins Duggans
to keep Clannad in Gaelic
James Joyce described life as being a rather humdrum affair that is
given meaning and beauty by
events which he called "epiphanies," moments of pure transcendence that illuminate our everyday
lives. Or something like that.
You had to be at the Vancouver
East Cultural Centre Monday night
to appreciate exactly what Joyce
meant. The traditional Irish folk
music of Clannad was as inspiring a
musical event as ever these ears
have been privileged to hear.
To call the music sentimental is
to do it a disservice, even though
there was nary a dry eye in the audience during Maire Brennan's vocal
solos. Brennan, equally skilled on
the Celtic harp, was accompanied
on bass, guitar, flute and penny-
whistle by her brothers Paul and
They played a mixture of songs in
English and Gaelic, and while some
what lacking in professional stage
manner, the warmth and honesty of
their music shone through clearly.
Clannad's musical base is similar
to that of the Chieftains, who are
more well known by virtue of their
association with Stanley Kubrick.
Clannad include more vocal arrangements and are a bit more adventurous than the Chieftains, who
are more advanced in years than
these young upstarts from county
Their music transports you to a
mythical Ireland that seems a million miles removed from the Ireland
of the "troubles" and political madness. It has been said that Gaelic
has the sound of water flowing over
smooth stones and this was borne
out by the hauntingly sublime melodies of Clannad in which the unfamiliar nuances of the ancient language brought this and many other
images to mind.
The Brennan clan were joined by
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two members of the Duggan family, Noel and Padraig, who played
mandola and guitar. The guitar is
hardly a traditional Irish instrument,
but Clannad's use of it indicates
their ability to adapt old musical
forms to the present. Ciaran Brennan's use of the upright bass was
effective and recalled that other
great folk group from the British
Isles, Pentangles, in which jazz and
folk were blended artfully.
Sometimes it seemed as if Clannad were restricted by the form of
the traditional pieces which form
their repertoire. The last song they
played showed their capacity to improvise on a familiar air and they
were inspired to the point where
they resembled a manic Irish version of Jethro Tull.
Their youth and commitment to
making traditional music live forever will undoubtedly ensure their
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Friday, November 2, 1979
Page Friday 7 Bob Segarini
From PF 3
Ubu and similar bands come to
S: They had this thing called "the
Woodstock of the new wave" in
Minnesota recently, 26 hours of
straight rrftisic, bands from all over
the world. Devo showed up disguised as a band called The Dove, a
California religious band. And they
all had salmon-colored leisure suits
on . . . the midwest is kind of a
strange place. If you saw Akron you
would understand Devo. It's a pretty hopeless place. Not many ways
out of it. The reason good rock 'n
roll's always come out of England is
because they have the frustration:
you either become a soccer player
or a musician to get out of those
rows of dingy little houses which is
the only thing your parents have in
the world.
PF: So you can't have good music on the west coast? It's too mellow?
S: Yeah, it's basically true. . . Of
course you can have good music.
Frustration doesn't mean poverty,
frustration is angst. To vent angst a
lot of people on the west coast get
up on bell towers with rifles instead
of on guitar. People back east or in
the midwest, the frustration is pretty visual, you know, old decaying
brick buildings and crud, nowhere
to go and you can't walk the streets
at night. You don't have those problems here.
PF: Have you heard any of the
new stuff coming out locally?
S: Chuck Biscuits should have
been the replacement for Keith
Moon. Seriously. Just think about
that for a minute. Perfect drummer.
PF: It seems as if all the old pat-
Our Town
From PF 2
The second act concerns the love
and marriage of George Gibbs and
- Emily Webb. The families are
neighbours and friends so it seems
proper and inevitable that the
children will marry. All is as it
should be, but towards the end of
the act undercurrents of dissatisfaction begin to emerge. Mrs. Webb
makes a speech lamenting that she
was unable to tell Emily about sex.
And in a fleeting perception of
the futility of her life she cries out,
"the whole world is wrong."
The third act moves from Grovers
Corners to a windy hilltop cemetery
nine years later. Some of the main
characters are dead, and seated in
rows on the stage. They watch as a
funeral procession approaches;
Emily has come to join them.
For the remainder of the play the
dead reflect upon the insignificance
and futility of living; they are happy
to be free of life. Only Emily, who
has just joined them, wants to go
The entire play is an extended
metaphor of the living as actors
playing out empty and meaningless
roles: birth, growth, reproduction,
and death.
Under the direction of Charles
Siegel, the Freddy Wood Theatre's
production gives subtle and convincing emphasis.
Some of the characters have difficulty maintaining consistency of
movement, and some exaggerate
almost to the point of burlesque.
This detracts only slightly from the
whole effect, and is more than adequately compensated by the excellent performances of Charles
Werner Moore as the Stage
Manager and Robin Mossely as
George Gibbs.
Our Town is not an uplifting
play. Few people want to think of
their lives as empty and futile. And
perhaps, as Wilder suggests, few
people want to think of their lives at
all. You may not agree, but the
point is made well.
terns are re-emerging in the new
music regardless of what the bands
proclaim. The Clash pulled a fast
one on D.O.A. the other night
when they stipulated that D.O.A.'s
volume level be kept down when
they were the opening act at the
Gardens. Now that's pretty shoddy.
S: Yeah, it is. The Clash don't
trust anybody. They're also not
confident. As much as everybody
hates them, I opened for the Bee
Gees and they were the nicest
bunch of people — the road crew,
everybody. They let us use anything we wanted, lights, sound
equipment. Not one problem. Their
whole attitude is that they want to
have a great show.
People like the Clash, they don't
think they're that good. They either
think they're not that good or
they're afraid they're going to be
blown off the stage. Dumb concept, but people actually feel that,
the ego, you know. Real ego problems. And they step on the young
"I used to think banks
robbed employees of their
mdMdiiality and gave it
back when they retired?
"When it came to picking a career,
banking was the last thing on my mind.
The reason was. I pictured myself
disappearing into the woodwork and
surfacing 40 years later with a gold
watch, a slap on the back and one of those
'good old boy' retirement parties.
"Brother, was 1 wrong.
"After graduating from UBC, I talked
with one of Toronto Dominion's
recruiters. He stressed the personality of
the bank and its people. Plus the fact
that I wouldn't get lost in the shuffle-and
I could make my own opportunities if
I worked hard at it.
"He talked a lot about TD's management opportunities, too. He explained
that they were into everything from
market research to international banking.
"I was impressed. And so I decided
to giveTD a chance.
"I started in their BanklabTraining
Course and it gave me some important
insights into management. Then I did
some work as an Administration Officer
at two different branches. Now I'm a
Marketing Officer-agood job with a lot
of responsibility.
"Today, I'm pretty optimistic. The
future looks bright and prosperous. And
Bob Dean is getting ahead in the world."
The bank where people
make the difference
Look iforTD recruiters on your campus soon.
Page Friday 8
Friday, November 2, 1979 The Knack, a pop-rock music
group whose debut album has been
topping the North American record
sales charts will be appearing at the
Pacific Coliseum Thursday, Nov.
8 at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at CBO, Grennan's and all
Woodward's stores. A Perryscope
Two new openings for theatre
buffs. Our Town, directed by
Stanley Weese, is running at the
Freddy Wood Theatre until Nov.
3. Written by Thornton Wilder it is
an unusual treatment of the daily
pattern of living in a small American
At Studio 58 on the Langara
campus Arsenic and Old Lace is
playing until Nov. 17. A winning
tale of passion, pulchritude and
Pacific Cinematheque is sponsoring a series of films entitled
Masterworks which is to be
shown at the Varsity Theatre Sunday afternoons this fall. The first is
Orson Welles' Citizen Kane to be
shown at 2 p.m. on Nov. 4.
At the Vancouver East Cultural
Centre Masterpiece Music will
showcase Philippe Etter, viola,
Wilmer Fawcett, double-bass, Ian
Hampton, cello, Norman Nelson,
violin, and Linda Lee Thomas,
piano, playing pieces from the
works of Rossini, Dvorak and
Schubert. This is the forth in the
series and there are two performances Sunday, Nov. 4, one at
2:30 p.m. and the other at 8 p.m.
For tickets phone 254-9578.
Diamantose, a folk trio from
Quebec will be playing at the Soft
Rock Cafe Friday, Saturday and
Sunday evenings this weekend.
Thomas Ehrlich, a pianist-
composer from Mexico will be playing at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2 at
the Western Front, 303 East 8th
At the UBC Recital Hall Gordon
Cherry on trombone and Joyce
Cherry on piano will perform
sonata by Christel Bochard and the
music of Serocki on Wednesday,
Nov. 7 at 12:30 p.m.
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Applications should be submitted to the
Canada Manpower Centre on Campus
when arrangements can be made to attend an interview.
Interested students are also invited to
attend a Career Presentation on
November 7th at 12:30 p.m.
Career Choices
A Workshop for Women Students
Six Weekly Sessions Will Help You:
1) Assess where you are now in life
2) Clarify your values and interests
3) Identify your work skills
4) Apply this knowledge in defining a career
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Friday, November 2,1979
Page Friday 9 Shepard plays on meaning of life
The notion that life is meaningless is by no means peculiar to
Sam Shepard nor contemporary
thought. But in a century that more
than any other has been
characterised by brutality, optimistic participation in the ideal of
life has done much to hide the
pessimism and despair.
In Buried Child this evasive ideal
is conveyed with a cold sanity that
verges on madness.
Buried Child and Other Plays
By Sam Shepard
Talon Books, Vancouver
Dodge and Halie live on a farm
with their two sons Tilden and
Bradley, who are in their forties.
Tilden, the older of the two, has
been quietly regressing ever since
he had what Halie says was the
brains to get himself thrown in jail.
Bradley possesses a cruel anger
which, aggravated by his ill-fitting
false leg, often drives him to shave
Dodge's head as he lays helplessly
drunk on the couch. A third son
Ansen was a war hero, but he was
murdered in a motel room by what
Halie claims was the Devil incarnate, his Roman Catholic bride.
The failure of Halie's three sons
casts a shadow over the family that
gradually intervenes to isolate the
present. With their eyes instinctively shut, each failure is evaded as
they fall back with greater intensity
upon their illusions. The worlds the
characters come to inhabit are
elaborate stories.
The drama of the play lies entirely
in the realm of idea, allowing
Shepard to jump freely from life to
the meaning human habit attaches
to it. Tilden's son Vince, arriving
home after several years absence,
finds himself struggling to convince
Dodge that he is who he says he is.
But it is through the stolid realism
of Shelly,  Vince's girlfriend,  that
erupted in this tiny island kingdom
when it was announced a petition
was circulating calling for the recall
of blorg representatives Blob Staidly and Crag Flukes.
"Thrown them out? Throw those
representatives of the people out?
No way," said bored of flummery
representative Spruce Salmon.
"We're going to give them a worse
screwing than that."
Salmon announced soon after
his plan for centralizing the power
of Pango Pango in a few small
hands. "My hands are the smallest
of all, barring those times I dig into
the treasury," he said. "I guess I
must be perfect for the job."
The riots continue.
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It is also Shelly's presence that
bridges the gap between the
family's idealized lives and the
physical reality of existence. The
origin of their eccentricity comes to
light until finally we are led to question whether Buried Child is just a
simple metaphor for the desire to
escape the past.
Seduced, the second of the three
plays, pursues man beyond his
desire to escape to his desire to
escape death. Hackamore, a
Howard Hughes-like recluse, has
been hiding out on the top floor of a
hotel for fifteen years.
The curtains have remained closed, the windows shut and his activity limited to lying in bed, receiving
intravenous and explaining to his
servant Raul not to wait for instructions but to intuit them. The only
objects in the room are two palm
trees and a couch which Raul can't
quite intuit how to arrange.
Hackamore's antics are amusing
and become all the more so when,
convinced that he can extend his
authority beyond Raul and a couple
of plants, he invites two Las Vegas
bombshells up for a visit. As might
be expected, the two showgirls,
Luna and Miami, are not impressed
by Hackamore's emaciated body
and curled nails; nor Hackamore for
that matter, with their intelligence.
But Miami's ample body seductively stretched out across the
couch is more than the aging
recluse can bear and within
moments he is on top of her clenching his failing heart.
Beneath Hackamore's banter
there is a feeling of weakness. The
world he inhabits, like those in
Buried Child, has lost its very
humanness. As Hackamore concedes, "What difference does it
make? It's a good story. One story's
as good as another. It's all in the
way you tell it. That's what counts.
That's what makes the difference."
The story Hackamore created between the outside and his imagination simply became a triumph of illusion over reality. By escaping life,
Hackamore had hoped to escape
Hackamore's attempt to raise
himself above life is picked up again
in Suicide in B in the form of a
musician named Niles. The play
opens with two detectives, Pablo
and Louis, examining the chalk
figure of a murder victim. Although
the face has been blown off we
soon gather that tyie fingerprints
are those of Niles.
As members of Niles' band begin
to trickle on stage it becomes clear
that the death is a hoax and the
body that of someone else. Pablo is
baffled. Louis, having awkwardly
gathered himself within the
perimeters of the chalk figure, is full
of ideas.
Niles, he ventures, was nearing
the height of his popularity. With a
new concept of music that couldn't
be heard and instruments he made
in the bathtub, Niles was sure to
herald in a new age. Meanwhile,
Louis continues, the members of
his band had begun to feed off his
creativity. By planning a false
suicide, Niles had intended to lay
low till the band dispersed.
The explanation Louis offers is
accurate. But what it does not take
into account is the body. As in
Buried Child and Seduced, personal identity is arbitrary and
therefore easily interchangeable.
Niles, likewise, in refusing to
acknowledge his physical existence
loses touch with reality because he
himself was reality.
"A man in a disguise. But then
you see him signaling to you from
the street. He's pointing to his
head, to his own head, then pointing back to you. Then you see him
more clearly than before. You see
for sure that he is you. He yells up
to you in a voice you can't mistake.
'You're in my head. You're in my
Shepard's protagonists in the
three plays all espouse a similar
view of life: life has to be given
meaning because of the obvious
fact that it has no meaning. Thus
their lives become fabulous stories
with moments of far-seeing clarity
and finally lives that are sacrificed
to existence.
Personnel from the Ministry of Labour are on campus to accept
applications for summer employment with the Provincial Government
under the provincial YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM.
Interested students should plan to attend on the following dates
between 8:30 and 4:30 p.m.
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Some straight talk from Julius Schmid
The purpose of this advertisement is to educate
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subject is no concern of yours, we'd like to point out
thatVD. has reached epidemic proportions
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What we're going to do in this advertisement is to
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This particular disease has become
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Symptoms generally appear from two
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Up until a few years ago, penicillin was
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About three weeks after sexual
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This sexually transmitted disease was
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• VIVALDI: The Four Seasons Karajan. Berlin Philharmonic.
• MOZART: Piano Concertos Nos. 17 421 "Elvira Madigan"
Anda. Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra.
• THE SUPER CONCERT (100 Minutes ol the World's
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• BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5. Karajan. Berlin
• THE SUPER CONCERT VOL. 2. Fischer-Dieskau Anda
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• J. STRAUSS: The Blue Danube Waltz. Emperor Waltz.
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•BEETHOVEN: "Moonlight",' PatheHque"& "Appassionata"
Sonatas. Kempff
•CHOPIN: Polonaises. Pollini.
•THE SUPER CONCERT VOL 3 — Ride of the Valkyries.
Waltz of the Flowers and 5 more. Karajan. Berlin Philharmonic
• RAVEL: Bolero. MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an
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• MOZART: Eine kleine Nachtmusik. Divertimento No. 15.
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• TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 Overture Romeo « Juliet Marche
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• BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5. Kleiber. Vienna
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• HAYDN: Symphonies Nos. 22 The Philosopher" & 55 "The
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• VIVALDI: 6 Violin Sonatas. Accardo
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• MOZART: Piano Concertos Nos. 21 "Elvira Madigan" S 25.
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