Friday, September 30, 1977 The Daily Tar Heel 3
MEL BROOKS' next movie is High Anxiety, a
spoof of Alfred Hitchcock suspense dims
with, of course, Brooks, Madeleine Kahn,
Cloris Lcaehman, Harvey Korman. Brooks
not only is writer, producer, director and star
. . . he also wrote the title song and sings it.
Thus far Bnxks has spoofed monster movies
(Young Frankenstein), silent films (Silent
Movie), westerns (Blazing Saddles) and
backstage musicals (The Producers). Time for
Brooks to have a new or at least different
Elton, Irs a Little Bit Funny is the
cutesy title of a book of David Nutter photo
graphs of Elton and friends. Although pub
lisher Viking Press says it's an "intimate"
glimpse of Elton on and off stage with never-before-released
pix, don't expect any real in
side poop. Elton wrote the foreword himself,
and the photo "captions" are really just Be
rnie Tatipin song lyrics. Thereby keeping it
all in the profitable family.
Into the Sunset
LETS SEE NOW. The way we hear it, the
Chicago-based publishers uf Playboy feel that
their also-Chicago-based spinoiT, Oui, has
become too urbane, too sophisticated, too . . .
New York. So they've moved Oui's editorial
offices to Los Angeles, so that the magazine
can get a little how you say? funkier.
Zee French, zay are a funny people, n'est-ce
The Hustler offices are moving to L.A.
too, but we refuse to believe that it's because
their former h.q., Columbus, Ohio, was too
urbane. Nor for that matter will we accept
that bringing Hustler to Los Angeles will of
itself make the magazine any funkier.
Reprise Records, once the wax of Dean
Martin, Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell and
others, is being retired from active service by
its parent, Warner Bros. Records, which will
absorb all Reprise artists . . . except two.
Frank Sinatra, who founded Reprise in the
early Sixties, and Neil Young, who adam
antly refused to leave. So Reprise will In
visible for a while longer, but no new artists
will be signed. Awww. .
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Once you've seen one bass player drool
blood all over a stage, you've seen them all.
You seem to think all Kiss fans are morons.
Thanks a lot! I have a B.S. in Behavioral
Science and have still managed to enjoy all
Kiss's albums and several of their concerts.
Besides, 2,000,000 Kiss fans can't be wrong.
Oh, yes they can.
I found this photograph of a really weird
looking group and wondered if you could tell
me anything about them. Maybe it's all a
Utica, New York
Nobody's laughing; the Spit Enz are now the
Split I 'ps. The only thing we could learn was their
country of origin; New Zealand, of course.
Is it true that Art Carney and Lily Tomlin
will star in a second movie together?
Van Nuys. California
Yes, a seiuel to The Late Show is planned, but
it will have to wait until Lily finishes work on her
television special, to air this fall.
Settle a bet for me; a friend swears that
Michael Murphy was once drummer with a
Canadian group called Colonel Popcorn's
Butter Band, but I say he was bass player
with Steve Miller's old band.
Gary Chi si k
Sax Francisuo, California
Both wrong. Michael Murphy was once Travis
Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, a
Monkees-style group of the 60s; that drummer with
the Butter Band was Dennis Murphy, and Miller's
original bass picker was Lonnie Turner.
Sick & Tired
I'm sick of all this technological nitpicking
over Star Wars. I don't much care about
sounds in space or energy weapons or the
accuracy of their robots. I loved that movie,
and why don't you write something about it?
Mf.rri Lou Larson
Newark, New Jersey
Who needs another magazine? Don't you
realize that there's a severe paper shortage?
Everybody wants to start a new magazine,
and it's always the same old stufT. Ampersand
doesn't look any different from Rolling Stone,
Phonograph Record, or for that matter The Music
dig. Why bother us?
1'iiii.L Pun din
Ceiiar Raimds, low
I'd like to congratulate vou lor not hav ing
Farrah Fawcctt Majors in your magazine.
I'm so tired of her, I hope her hair falls out.
Stop wasting our time w ilh your sentimental
favorites. Crosby, Stills and Nash are old and
fat and dull.
Calves ion. Texas
I saw your first issue, and it looks prelly
good for a first issue. But then, so did
Rolling Stone's first. Try to remember what
you're here for, and stick to it.
P.S. What are you here for? ,
University of Ohio
Some ideas for interviews: Robert Redford
(what's he done for wild animals lately?);
Joan Bacz (whatever happened to social
commitment?); J.D. Salinger (what's the
author of Catcher in the Rre really like?); some
body rcsxmsil)lc for network programming
(why do all variety shows, sitcoms, action
series, etc. look exactly alike?).
Write to us! We will lend a sympathetic ear, offer
free advice, and, you lucky devils, we'll actually
write back. But only if we like your letter. We
have some standards. Send those cards and letters to
& Out the Other, 1474 N. Kings Road. Ims
Angeles, CA MXi9.
Split Enz: A flash in the pun
Thank God, someone has at last seen fit to
expose Kiss for the vicious dolts they are. I've
been a little amused, but more often hor
rified, at the way magazines bend over back
wards to say nice things about them just
because they're successful. The emperor has
no clothes; thanks for noticing.
You phony liberated scum-sucking trolls,
you aren't fit to kiss the feet of Kiss, but they
don't need you and your crummy rag, they
managed to sell billions of records without
you, and they'll just keep right on, so go
ahead and say terrible things about them, the
true Kiss fans will know the truth.
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