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VERA Carmic.NANI (On Tour), an active music
and entertainment photographer in Los
Angeles, is headed soon for an assignment in
Texas, where they play her favorite kind of
music alt the time.
DAVID CoLRSEN (In Print) lives in Eugene,
Oregon, where he writes, on film mostly, for
Sight and Sound, Film Quarterly , and Take One.
J() GlNOl.I (On Disc) thinks there's room for
improvement around Champaign, Illinois, his
hometown, when it comes to New Wave music
coverage. So he publishes his own sheet, dense
with mimeographed print. Journalism talent
scouts take note: we've located a compulsive
VV.B. Rt.KVKS (In Print) lives in Atlanta, writes
for Georgia State's Signal, and is very patient.
STANLEY St:HAI" I (In Print) writes to us on
- University of San Diego, Office of the Provost
stationery, which may or 'may not mean some
thing. He is the author of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.,
which does mean something.
Ml TCH El. I. SCHNEIDER (On Disc) has rev iewed
records and profiled musicians in Rolling Stone,
Crawdaddy and other, even sillier, places. A
Bronx native, he passes for a Californian with
ease, at least until asked his opinions.
S1.I.Y Sl EVENS (On Disc) won her rock jour
nalism credentials the hard way taking naps
during recording sessions of thunderous
country rock groups. She also holds the current
land speed record through the Cahuenga Pass,
Burgundy Fiat Divison.
TlM Yosi (7n Print) is a graduate student
(writing and lit.) at Michigan State; he also
labors as a freelance writer and photographer
and claims he doesn't smoke, drink, chew or
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Judith Sims, say no more!
I am one female who enjoyed Kramer
vs. Kramer for its dramatic realism and
was not particularly concerned with Ben
ton's stereotypes of men and women.
However, after reading the responses to
your review, I am amazed (and enraged)
that to some men criticizing Kramer vs.
Kramer is tantamount to being sexually
frustrated! This merely adds fuel to your
belief that there is indeed a male backlash
toward the demands of women in this
country for equal rights.
That Cruising, as released, has abso
lutely no "redeeming value" could not
hp disnutpd. PYrpnt nerhans hv Rill
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Friedkin. However, to state that "a pro
vocative film about violence and sexuality
in the all-male leather world of New York's
tough gay bars" could have been made,
based on Gerald Walker's Cruising is an ab
surdity. From a piece of "writing" now ten years
dated (something of little or no conse
quence to a piece of literature) Friedkin
did a fine job of making a film as bad if not
worse than the book from which it came.
Cruising is one piece of trash, and the dedi
cation would seem to serve as an indicator,
To the eighteen who turned it down."
M ria Fotopolixjs
University of Oklahoma
I think your "In BrieP comment on The
Jam LP Setting Son (MarchApril 1980),
is so far from the truth you must have
listened to it once and only once and you
had both ears closed at the time. Paul Wel
ler is a lyricist that can be compared to Ray
Davies in his prime and Weller's guitar
playing is magnetic enough to impress the
master himself, Pete Townshend. The
playing of Foxton and Buckler is getting
better and better. If you can get past the
accent of Weller's singing, which I have
and you should, you can find that Setting
Sons and the three prior Jam albums have
enough energy to pick up even dead
weight like you and refuse to put you
down. So thank the Jam for keeping rock
alive and Meltzer, I only wish you would let
them harden that L. A. sun-softened brain
1 was just wondering if plagiarism is now
acceptable? I refer to Sol Louis Siegel's
review of Being There ("On Screen,"
MarchApril 1980). He states: "Andy
Warhol had it all wrong; everybody doesn't
become famous for fifteen minutes; they
become famous in fifteen minutes." This
sounds very similar to Warhol's own re
marks in Andy Warhol's Exposures, where he
says, talking of Studio 54: "It's the place
where my prediction from the Sixties fin
ally came true: 'In the future everyone will
w o f I'm
be famous for fifteen minutes' I'm bored
with that line. I never use it anymore. My
new line is, In hi teen minutes everybody
will be famous.'"
. Pai'Rick Price
San Diego, CA
Mr. Siegel replies: "(A) I thought it was a good
line, and(B) I never steal from anyone, not even
In your review oi Cheap incus concert
("On Tour," MarchApril 1980), the
Iguitarist is Rick Neilsen. Get the differ
ence? In the same issue, the article "A
Wonderland of Books" contains a stupid
mistake: Down and Out in London and
Parisl? Not likely.
Does this mean that you obtain your in
formation third-hand? As for your con
tent, a sniffle for the tree that died to carry
this bullshit to the public.
Omigod! We typo-ed Nielson instead of Nielsen,
and transposed lAindon and Paris! Thank you,
thank you for using up an entire sheet of
paper a fraction of that poor dead tree to tell
You too can curse us, praise us, and squeeze us,
but do it in letter form, please. Send complaints,
opinions, questions to In One Ear, 16S0 Sf. Vine
Street 201, Hollywood, CA 90028.
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