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Captain Jack
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Captain Jack (Volume 1, Number 8)
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Sarasota, Florida January 12, 1970 Volume 1, Number 8 88882ii22222222?3!Ji?iii!ii!JJJ?E?iiOJ!J2!22aS!22 :2 a 2 a a aaa a a2 aaa a 2 a a a 2a a 2'8'8':8 1 a 2agea2 2 a: a AMES MILL ''MA OF THE YEA '' Captain Jack proudly announces its "Best of 69" Awards for individuals and groups around New College who have made outstanding accomplishments during the past year. Top individual honors, the Man of the Year Award, goes to Dr. Arthur MacArthur Miller, head of the Office of Student Policy and sometime professor of literature. Miller's accomplishments during 1969 may be summed up as "Taking A Lot Of Crap, Only Deserving Some Of It, And Only Crying About It A Little. Miller has been heartlessly persecuted by members of the student body for everything from holding too many JObs and knowing too much to holding too many JObs and knowing too little. Some students even misinterpreted Miller's article on conservative educational policy (in the last issue of Captain Jack) to mean that he was responsible for the "takeover" of the school, while others (more in the know) criticized him for failing to do anything about it. On the positive side, Miller has given us the Thought for the Day, the Great New College Beauty Contest That Never Was, and the ever-popular Miller kids. Congratulations, Dr. Miller, The other "Best of 69" Awards are: The Joe Hall Award for Kindness in the Performance of Sworn Duties to Charles Harra for obvious rea sons. The George Monoson-Edward Teller Award for Destruction to Harold Shallman ... for new breakthroughs in Snack Bar living. The Joe Namath Limited Athletic Achievement Award to John Doyle ... for his short but memorable NC basketball career. (more Awards on Page Two} BASKETBALL TOMORROW NIGHT, 8 P.M. New College takes its first big step into the world of intercollegiate athletics Tuesday night when the 69ers take on a team from Florida Tech in a basketball game at Sarasota High. Tech, in Orlando, issued the challenge to the 69ers, pleading that, as this was their first year of basketball, and as they offer no athletic scholarships whatsoever, they nave found securing equal competition to be difficult. They did not state where they had heard of the 69ers, nor who had told them that it was a basketball team. N C Coach Nick Munger responded bravely to the challenge, stating that, although the 69ers are not entirely organized, his team was not afraid to play with anything that moved. The 69ers, featuring such stars as Nick Munger, Wilbur Moore, John Doyle (and anyone else who can walk when it comes around game time), have a perfect record thus far this season in four games, with no ties and no wins, in City League competition. NC's best effort was a 43-42 loss in the season opener. The 69ers have even gone so far as to stage practices in preparation for Tuesday's game, which might result in the unusual situation of a New College player actually having touched a basketball during the week prior to the game. TRANSPORTATION TO BE PROVIDED As Florida Tech has a somewhat more conventional approach to college athletics than does NC (e. g. they have cheerleaders and might actually bring spectators), it is hoped that there will be some v1sible support for the 69ers at the game. A bus will be provided to transport NC fans to the Sarasota High School gym for the 8:00 P.M. game. There will be a pep rally prio r to departure. Resident Counsellors Named for Term 2 The Office of Student Policy has asked Captain Jack to make known the list of faculty, staff, and student resident counsellors for the second term. They are: Students: George Duffee-Braun Chuck McKay Larry Reed Gina Puckett Paul Adomites Mike Smith Laurel Roth Diana Graves Helen Gabel Larry Wolf Laurie Peek Phil Shenk Susan (Beep) Kuntz Charlotte Carter Judy LeKashman Nick Munger Bill Herman Mara Lurie Faculty & Staff: Dr. & Mrs. A. M. Miller C olleen Reed Dr. David Dykstra Dr. & M rs, K re s s Mr. & Mrs John Doyle Lorraine Sponheim Court I Court I Court II Court II Court II Court III Court III Court III Building B Building B Building B Building C Building C Building C Building D Building E Building E Court I Court II Court Ill Building A Building A Building E Room 118 Room 111 Room 209 Room 236 Room 246 Room 337 Room 312 Room 340 Room B227 Room B117 Room B220 Room C120 Room C220 Room C210 Room D217 Room Dl10 Room E127 Room E220 Room 141 Room 209 Room 309 .................................. "You don' t delegat e responsibility, said Corp oral Whitcomb. "That's another of the thing s tha t s wrong with you." At an orientation meeting a year ago, Dr. Miller t old one of his elaborate, spontaneously premeditated extended anecdotes to explain the then new system f o r delegating responsibility in New College dorm life. It went something like, if you obJect to your roommate's having his pet ten-foot iguana in the room, y o u might consult your student dorm resident to talk the matter out. If, however, your roommate's pet ten-foot iguana is gnawing on your leg, you should go directly to your faculty or staff dorm resident for emergency transportation to the h ospital. If you think your roommate' s p. t-f. ig. is eating you, but no one else can see it, you should consult Dr. Miller about the possibility of visiting the school psychiatrist, and, if you and the psychiatrist both see it, you might see Hal Cooper for spiritual advice, and so forth. That was last year, and since that time the resident counselling system has matured considerably. The iguana problem is all but licked, and we seem well on our way to the very real, very desirable goal of complete student management of the dormitories. The importance of the student resident has increased considerably, particuCatch-22 larly with the adven t of the Palmer campus dorms, where students must learn to (choke) live together. I t is good to see situations actually being solved without calli n g in someone whose commitment to the administration might make for unpleasantness ("The person next door brings in the Gree n Bay Packers and the Red Chinese Army every night, and I can't sleep!") The student residents also serve to provide information relevant to campus life (a real necessity in our monastic iso and JUSt to be a friendly listener who wants to (or at any rate will, since he gets paid for it) hear prolilems and grievances. The faculty and administration dorm residents are still with us, welcome additions with their mature guidance, cool heads, cars, money, and influence. Too, they serve as one of the few bridges across the often formidable gap between social and academic life on the campus. So take a Dorm Daddy to lunch. The more responsibility students are willing to take, the nearer we come to the selfperpetuating (rather than self -destructive} social freedom for which cries have risen from NC for as long as I can Missing Something??? Thanks to NC's tight security system, only minor thefts were reported following the Christmas holidays. Reported missing are the television from West Campus, the top three floors of College Hall, and 7 00,000 cubic feet of Sarasota Bay.

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2 %Si!iiiiiiili El EiiiiliifiliUiUilllii! idiiiUiUi Captain Jack aaaaaasaiaaeaaa r aasaeeejta ditorial: COMMUNITY AND ALL-COLLEGE CONFERENCES The January all-college is about to begin, as s Freeco, the free college. Captain Jack wonders "Why?" In sense, the conference and Freeco are different sides o f the arne coin. Both are founded on the principle that a lack of "community" is primarily responsible for alienation isolation r divisiveness at New College. They differ, of as to' whether "community" should be interpreted to me an com m una 1 living or a community of scholars. By now it should be pretty obvious that the idea of community is not much of an answer to the problems of the individual. It is a truism that men lose their capacity for moral action in collective decision-making. But more importantly to quote Jung, "one cannot expect from the community any effect that would outweigh the suggestive influence of the envi ronment-that is, a real and fundamental change in individuals, whether for good or for bad ... The communal ideal reckons its h.ost, overlooking the individual human being, who 1 n the end w d 1 assert his claims. It seems inevitable that communities with strong communal ideals will act to consolidate and preserve themselves even when this is in opposition to their original purpose. Eventually this kind of community no longer serves the interests of the individual iu his relationships with other individuals--the community requires his continued isolation and alienation as a condition for his need and support for the community. It is then that "the communal ideal reckons without its host." Certainly, some of this process is in operation at New College. If so, perhaps things like Freeco and all-college conferences should be avoided. AWARDS The Frank Meyer Award for Competence to Chuck Derrick .. for excellence in performing his duties where there didn't used to even be duties The Davy Crockett "Be sure you're right, then go ahead" Award to Bill Romine for idealism above and beyond the call of nature. The Captain Kangaroo A ward for Judicial Integrity to the Student Court .. for the case of David Adams vs. Good Taste. The We-All-Have-A-Bad-Day-Now-AndThen Award for Courage to Pat Patterson for 102 isn1t money, it's a temperature. The Henry Thomas Lenten Abstention Award to Monte Knight for refusing to lead a reform movement on campus. .. It is said, incoming student may choose Palmer dorm from Column A or Pei dorm from Column B. --..... Dear Editors, Winter Solstice Montague, Mass. There seems to be some misunderstanding as to the origin and significance of the name of your publication--that name being: "Captain Jack. At one time I believed that Captain Jack could be no one other than a certain TV personality. All of you "Shock The atre" fans are familiar with. the guy who comes on after the newsnsports and tells all about the bourgsy tourist boogers and their adventures fishing in the greater Tampa Bay area. I have since seen the error of my ways. It must be admitted, however, that I was partially right. The actual Captain Jack is of course TV personality Captain Jack Cousteau. Everyone should watch his World on ETV. It is a truly fine thing. Well, so long for now. Letter to the Trees on earth Good will to them SMarsden There is something I would like to report to you. Yesterday l was the victim of a rather peculiar set of circumstances. A small man with a limp walked up to me in the middle of the street (! ). He asked me if I knew of a good podiatrist in the area. What could I do? Certainly I could not upon my good friend, Dr. F. such an obtuse personality as that which stood before me. I realized also that I could not lie to him. I have a nervous twitch which appears whenever I attempt an untruth and I could tell, from the way he had so cunningly confronted me, that he would notice this, the result being him pressing me even further. There was only one alternative. I stepped on his foot and ran. I felt my action was JUStified and hope that you, being of above-average intelligence, concur. Timon the Third For Your Photographic Supplies See NORTON'S CAMERA CEN Everything Photogr11phic Sarasota 1481 Main Street 958-4674 2069 Siesta Drive 955-3537 Bradenton 4524 14th Street The Herb Stoddard Award for Creating Fresh, Spontaneous Art and Getting Away With It to the Number 9 crowd ... for that stuff on the walls. )INVH 1VNOLLVN :t 9oo 8BOPPIC i: : 1i: MORE : .. .. than just :t :t t tee C ream 1 X t l. .. t ..t .. m .J:r;. ards 'n' Vhings :i I Trail Plaza I +. 3333 N. Tamiami Trail .:. 355-3931 i_ +c .. :+< ...... >+:..: .. : ....... :..: .. : .. :.; We'll Stand on Our Head To Serve You Better member FDIC and Federal Reserve System T. ARMANDS KEY SARASOTA. FLO Rl DA 33 !57 Editor Captain Jack New College Sarasota, Florida 2 I visited New College during the Moratorium, and it was the first time I had had the chance to talk to persons opposed to the war in Vietnam. These persons seemed reasonable, but something didn't seem right. After reflecting awhile, I have come to the conclusion that their opposition to the War was a premise, an opinion taken on faith, with a few loosely connected "facts" to prove it. PetSons such as myself who are gullible towards any idea presented with a facade of reason may tend to overlook this, and only my latent cynicism made me suspicious. For example, whell the slogan, "Peace Now!", was discussed, the intelligence or practicality of such a plan was never questioned. Inconvenient facts are simply ignored or refuted with some glib explanation. The popular conception of the history of the War was simply rejected, and a more favorable version was substituted. I am inclined to doubt the label of" Commie" applied on all anti-War pro testers, but these are precisely the methods the Communist government of Russia uses to turn its bloody career into a shining example of the Perfect Society. When the history of the War was discussed, the War protestors were criticized for ignoring a wonderful weapon when they chose to "let bygones be bygones. I have the sneaking suspicion that perhaps this is because a candidate that had not been cow ed was elected. Neverwas President Nix on's considered. Could it have anything to do with the that sympathy might weaken the resolve to force the President to give up in Vietnam. 1 find it hard to suspect malice among the students or faculty of New Cqllege, and I have been trained to regard the of a Communist conspiracy as ridiculous, and perhaps a little insane. But things come up which don't fit, and I wonder who is crazy and who is sane. Respectfully, Alan McKenney to the editor: something is amiss. -jon lundell 8CN:Jit & Statlcneev, 9nc. "Complete Office Supplies" 13150 MAIN STREET SARASOTA, FLORIDA 33!177 PHONE: 8!18-6!177 WATCHES .JEWELRY .Bayshore 11Ja1ch Shop WATCH ANO JEWELRY REPAIRING BAYSHORE GARDENS SHOPPING CENTER BRADENTON, FLORIOA 33505 Editors: PHONE: 755.6767 David Rottman Rob Mallet Business Mgr. : Lee Harrison Reporters: Mark Friedman Bob Beaird Charles Kinney Record Reviews: Lynwood Sawyer john Miller Photography: Marco Pereyma Mac Brenner Drawings by Beep

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3 !IIi Captain Jack 3 iiiiillllllll!illli!lillillillilllllillii!!ili!li il!!!i Weekly Qui z feel a draft? WOULD YOU LIKE TO BECOME A MINISTER? ORDINATION is without question and for life. LEGAL in all 50 states and most countries. Perform legal marriages, ord1nat1ons, and funerals. Receive discounts on some fares. Over 265 000 ministers have already been ordained. Minister's credentials and license sent an ordainment certificate for framing and an ID card for your billfold. We need your help to cover mailing, handling, and admini-stration costs. Your generous contribution is appreciated. ENCLOSE A FREE WILL OFFERING. The above drawing is: Write to: UNIVERSAL LIFE CHURCH BOX 8071 (a) the product of a depraved mind. (b) of the proposed Sarasota Wing of Disney World. (c) gotta be kidding. (d) how it mighta been o8-e SJ-ea.h aaJql un8aq aA-eq Ol seM I{O!qM 'w-eJ8oJd uop:>nllSUO:> aSano:> MUO:> s,lS!lJ'e atp S! S1J-eaq Jeap (-e) =-ti!IMSNV GAWDAWFUL The Canned Heat Cookbook -Canned Heat This is a collection of their biggest "hits, among them "Goin1 up Country" and "On the Road Again. All of the songs are done in the heavy country-ish manner unique to them, accentuated oftentimes with a boogie beat. "Big Bear" does most of the vocals, but they all chime in on the Mother-ly "Amphetamine Annie, which also appears on First Vibration. Canned Heat are much like the Jefferson Airplane in that the songs released as singles and on albums are the bare minimums of the song. The numbers on record seiVe as templates for their stage pieces. They fill in and out the songs, improvise, expand it further. When performing, they are liable to do a forty-five minute version of "It's the Same All Over" complete with Fito de la Para (?) doing a sometimes serious Ginger Baker drum break. The only thing I have reseiVations about is that in 1931 a country singer by the name ofBill Monroe came out with a song called "Rocky Road." It had had the same lead and bass, plus coincidentally similar lyrics to "On the Road Again" and many parts of it are similar to "Goin' up <7ountry. Also, if your father is a pohceman, you might not appreciate the humor in "Sic 'Em Pigs. First Vibration -The Do It Now Founda tion last the underground(or whatever) has 1ts own foundation to compete with the Rockefellers and Fords. It's called the Do It Now Foundation, and its sole is to keep people from playing Gmger Baker with methedrine. The al ?um is a compendium with groups rang mg Ravi Shankar to Jimi Hendrix. Happ1ly, the foundation was able to obtain the co-operation of everybody it wanted, and some of the songs on it (all done by the original group)are "Sunshine Superman, '1 "Somebody to love, 11 "Nowhere Man,'' and so on. If you generally are a buyer of "digest" albums, it is an excellent collection of songs dedicated .the proposition that Speed Kills. B.ut It 1s done up in soft rock sell, some times so soft as to be somewhat tenuous. No hype or moralistic bullshit, unless you dig buzzing teeth, in which case a small section on the back might strike Lonely -_llatterne d droning in my mind think not t h a t because I have searched for beauty that I am beautiful all search for whatever can't be found as artists have daubed with dried paints and stiff brushes not that because I have been disgusted at ugliness that I am not ugly rather like wincing at heavy-handed chisels making spider web splinters not that because in one weak moment I longed for you that you are worth longing for seek not to find me because once I sought to find you. you as being preaching. The record is available for three dollars from: The Do It Now Foundation; 6230 Sunset Boulevard; Hollywood, California. All money is devoted back to more records and posters. These Things Too Pearls Before Swine (But mostly it1s Tom Rapp) Two years ago, a record called One Nation UndlZ!round came out. It waSl>y a totally un awnNewYork group, heavy with medieval influence, fantastic keyboard work, etc. In general, one of those records where any possible review sounds like a plug. The next album, Balaklava, did not have so much early influence, and the keyboard man, Roger Crissinger, was no longer with them. Now These Things Too has come out, and once again the personnel has changed. On this album, the group consists almost solely of Rapp. All of the vocals, except for a short passage in which Elizabeth sings, are Rapp's. He has a very unusual voice, even when backed up by an echo chamber. Not bad, JUSt unusual. When there was heavy instrumentation, Rapp's voice blended perfectly with it. Stambaugh But on this album, instrumentation is kept at a minimum, merely to accent certain passages, and whether you like it or not you like the haunting mysticism of Rapp. He does ''I Shall Be Released, a hard song to succeed at after the Band, and two not really different versions of the same song on differentsides of the album. But Rapp's ability as a lyricist has been going steadily up hill, and they are all written on the back. The words are superb. But the arrangements never quite come up to them as they used to. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that Pearls Before Swine switched from ESP disk to Reprise. If you have all of the albums, you will probably enJOY this one too, but if not, try Balaklava first. Kue & Karom Billiards 4223 N. Tamiami Trail Bradenton FT, LAUDERDALE, FLA, 33314 Intercollegiate Music Festival at USF S i x universiti e s w ill host the regional competitions t hat lead to the Intercolle-ia k ti 11 tio hampi-o nships for collegiate p o p and folk p erf ormers. The Budweiser-sponsored event will have regional contests at Villanova University, the University of South Florida, Southern Illinois Universit y the University of Texas, the Universi;y of Colorado and U CLA. Regional action gets under way on February27-2 8 at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Regional champions will fly to the Intercollegiate Music Festival finals on August 6 7 & 8 to do battle for national championships. Entries for the 1970 Intercollegiate Music Festival close on January 15. Entry forms may be secured by writing: IMF, P. 0. Box 1275, Leesburg, Florida, 32748. Yonnegut in Paper I Welcome to the Monkey House (95') Sirens of Titan (95) Cat's Cradle ( 95 ) God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (95) Coming in soon in paper .. 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4 Captain Jack 4 eaaaaaaa::aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa:sa:aaaaaaaaaaaaaaoa:aaaaaeaaae?aa?aaaaE A Walk in the Woods, or Green Mountain Changes first of two parts, by $Marsden The sickness of a time is cured by an alteration in the mode of life of human beings suppose the use of the motor-car produces or encourages certain illnesses, and mankind is plagued by such illnesses until, from some cause or other, as the result of some development or other, it abandons the habit of driving. --Ludwig W ittgenstein (Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics) 1. HOW BIG IS A STATE? Modern transportation and communication, as we have all been told time and time again, have effectively shrunk the earth. Perhaps the earth wasn't so bad big. Perhaps. It is quite possible to drive through Vermont in a very few hours. But then, how much of anything can be seen in a few hours. I'll take my Vermont spaced out, thank you. The Long Trail is a footpath through the Green Mountains which wanders 260 miles, all the way from Massachusetts to Canada. It would take at least two weeks to travel the entire trail. That might be a good thing to do, but there are other good things to do, and there is a winter to prepare for, a winter which JUSt might be here in two weeks. So I'll Just start walking until I find an especially nice place and rest there for a spell. 2. TAKE THE ROADS TO WHERE THERE ARE NO ROADS (Thursday) Now it seems that the Greyhound Bus Lines ripped-off all my camping stuff this summer. So now it's scrape and scrounge all over the house. A rucksack appears underneath a pile of Junk on top of the piano. Pans come from the kitchen, ax from the chopping block, sleeping bag from the back of a station wagon. A little food and now I'm all set. Today's errands on the farm include dumping me off on Route 2 (The Mohawk Trail). I got a ride to Greenfield with two kids in a station wagon. I bought a canteen in the sporting goods store and walked to the edge of town where a green van picked me up and took me as far as Shelburne Falls. I walked to Charlemont before I got my next ride, which took me all the way to North Adams. At the Greylock, Mass. Friendly's I stopped for a fare well maple nut ice cream cone. In Blackington I met a chick hitch-hiking at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and the Appalacian Trail. I wished her luck, and, turning my back on Mt. Greylock, I headed north. The Long Trail begins at the Massachusetts/ Vermont border. The welcoming committee was five or six chipmunks. They did not seem to be either frightened or curious of my intrusion but just went on with their play life, bouncing along the leaf covered forest floor like flat rocks across a pond. Hiking on, I arrived at the Seth W amer Shelter just at dark. There I met Alan from Huston. We both said "hullo" and "goodnight" and then went to sleep. 3. ON THE TRAIL (Friday) Mter a quick breakfast Alan and I packed up and hit the trail. Alan had been doing quite a bit of traveling--hiking and hitching. He walked part of the Appalacian Trail in Virginia. He had started from Huston with a Harley 74, but that had been ripped-off in New Orleans. Mter a few miles of walking and talking, it was time for "the pause that refreshes. In a few minutes we picked up our packs and started off again, quite refreshed. About midday we reached Congdon Camp. Someone had left a pair of socks here, which I appropriated to supplement mine, as they were rapidly disintegrating. Alan decided to stay and I decided to push on. After a few hours of walking and climbing I reached the top of Harmon Hill, which offered a very fine view of Bennington spreading out to the west. I soon reached highway 9 and hitched into Bennington to visit some friends. They weren't home, so I hitched back out to the trail. It was a short distance from there to Fuller Camp where I cooked my supper and hit the sack. 4. MOUNTAINS STANDING CLOSE TOGETHER (Saturday) The first portion of the next day's walk lay betweenBald Mountain and Glastenbury Mountain. Where mountains are standing close together is a place for keeping still, a courtyard to enter and not see any people. Time for contemplation comes while walking gently over the earth. The first two days had been bright and clear, but now I was walking under a later heaven. As I walked on into the inner-world of Vermont, here in the northeast, it was a grey day with fog and drizzle. But the path was still bright and clear, so it was the right time to keep moving. As I passed among the firm trees, I hiked through the fallen leaves that were waiting to be covered once more with snow. In the forest lay many seeds waiting for their spring. Soon I was walking up the slopes of Mt. Glastenbury. Near the top were a few scattered patches of snow, which were left from the five inches that fell nearly a month ago during the first real cold spell. I climbed the abandoned fire tower at the peak, but it was too foggy to see anything but the tops of the very nearest trees. It was overcast all day; I didn't see the sun at all. As a result it was hard to judge the time. I was trying to make it to Willis Ross Camp on Stratton Pond by dark. Before it got too darl< to follow the trail, it was too dark to negotiate the really muddy stretches, so I bedded down beside the trail. I was awakened in the middle of the night by a porcupine. I told him to go away, and he did. Just as it was getting light it started to rain, so I quickly packed up everything and started walking. It didn't start actually raining as I had expected, Just more drizzle like yesterday. Of course when I had given up the night before I was only about a quarter of a mile from the camp. When I arrived I cooked a big breakfast and took it easy for a while. (continued next week) mUSIC revteYtl: Another 1.1. ing Show Eat your hearts out, all of you who paid $6.00 to see B. B. King in Tampa--The King, odd as it sounds, came to Sarasota December 28 and put on quite a show for $2.50. Sarasota's old auditorium, the ugly green thingnextto the library, was packed nearly full. Those who arrived early got seats directly under the stage. A more intimate atmosphere prevailed than at Curtis Hixon, to say nothing of the occasional tantalizing smell of pot which the cops seemed to ignore. Things got moving fifteen minutes late with a local band called "The Lode. "They're never the same, but they're always good," quipped the announcer; it would have been JUst as true the other way 'round. All technical skill sans imagination, theyplayedloudandraucously, providing one exciting moment when the bass player, bending down to the audience, made the peace gesture in front of his lips--something to smoke. While everyone swivelled to see where the cops were looking, he was handed--a cigarette. Finally Sonny Freeman and the Unusu-Mac Brenner als began setting up. Mter a short gig, B. B. came on and broke into "Every Day I Have the Blues. Good God, B. B. comes on in class, in style. Impeccably tailored, black face dripping sweat and working like clay under the hands of the sculptor, he went through some of his best-known numbers, "Someday, Babe, ''Why I Sing the Blues, 11 "A Little Bit of Love, 11 often to standing applause. On stage he becomes everything, wraps up the entire show and takes it into himself, Lucille fracturing the lights into sparkling spears. He shook hands with the fifty or so people clustered around the stage, and after five minutes of continuous applause consented to come back for an encore and did an abbreviated (I think) version of "Lucille. 11 He finished up with a number "dedicated to everyone here"--"Please Accept My Love"--and took off for "The Palms" in Bradenton. Mterwards, the Stonehenge and the Lode jammed, but nobody really listened. Seems like B. B. King really likes Sarasota--what could be better? We can all hope he'll be back soon. The King in Sarasota GORDON'S T.V. SERVICE BACK OF 7-11 STORE. N TRAIL. PHONII: 399.!5864 DRIVE IN SERVICE ADMIRAL BICYCLES 3-5-10 Speed Models SARASOTA SCHWINN CYCLER y 1 1533 State Street Phone 959-4977 -1)/eirJ<_ 4 1525 State Street Moccaahu Boou Leather Jacketa LeYi' lell Bottom


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