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Tuesday, January 31,1995 Page 9
“Bat Out of Hell”
Some things are meant to go to
Baseball and com dogs.
Movies and popcorn.
Road trips and Meat Loaf.
Any cross-country voyage is incom
plete without sounds from the classic
1977 Meat Loaf “Bat Out of Hell” al
bum. Everyone knows the words. Every
one knows the tune.
You’ve got to love it.
Even before I reached driving age—
and before I was sure what “Paradise by
the Dashboard Light” exactly meant —
I had the words and the music in my
Memories of cruising around in my
own classic — a 1978 Thunderbird —
come back to me whenever I hear the
After all, how many other recordings
have been made on eight track, cassette
and compact disc?
We certainly wouldn’t have gotten
through all those “Hot Summer Nights”
without that album.
The road trips I took at age 16 across
one comer of Nebraska certainly differ
from the road trips I take across the
United States today. The friends are
different. The cars are different.
But one thing stays the same.
The popularity of the album is over
whelming. When you’ve played “You
Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth”
one too many times and your cassette
has worn thin, there is never a need to
At the next truck stop on your road
trip there is sure to be a brand new “Bat
Out of Hell” in the $3.99 bin.
—Jeff Zeleny, senior news-editorial major
and editor of the Dally Nebraskan
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A couple dances in front of the stage Sunday night at the Pla-Mor Ballroom, 6600 W. 0 St., as the band Sandy
Creek plays its music.
Sandy Creek adapts to music trends
By David Oldham
Over the past 20 years, the Lincoln
county-bluegrass band Sandy Creek has
experienced changes in style, touring and
The band’s current lineup is John Paul
on drums and lead vocals, Don Robertus on
rhythm guitar and lead vocals, Steve
Heironymus on lead guitar and Mike Paul
Brothers John and Mike Paul and
Heironymus began playing together in grade
school, Heironymus said.
They played in different bands in high
school, Mike Paul said, and in 1974 formed
the Sandy Creek Pickers. The Sandy Creek
Pickers played all bluegrass covers. In 1977,
the band recorded an album of old bluegrass
Back then, bluegrass was more popular
with college-age music listeners, John Paul
said.. The band toured the Midwest more
extensively and played up to six nights a
week. Touring would take them to places
such as Colorado and Texas.
“We were probably as popular in the late
’70s as we are now,” John Paul said.
Then bluegrass and the Sandy Creek
Pickers’ popularity began to fade, John Paul
said. Many of the band’s fans got married or
moved away, and the band decided it was
time for a change.
“We knew the country thing would start
booming, and we jumped on it,” John Paul
said. “In about 1983 it took off.”
Playing country music clubs in Omaha
and Lincoln, the band regained popularity
with its new sound, Paul said. They began to
play bigger clubs, ballrooms and county
Robertus, a University of Nebraska-Lin
coln graduate and former Scarlet and Cream
singer, joined the band in 1989.
But the members of Sandy Creek still
love bluegrass music, and an occasional
bluegrass tune shows up in their shows.
Sandy Creek plays at 8 p.m. every Sun
day at the Pla-Mor Ballroom, 6600 W. O St.
By Joel Strauch
The Fox Broadcasting Company
raised questions of legality and taste
by choosing to show the “The O.J.
Simpson Story” tonight before the
trial is over.
Marilyn Rothe, Fox spokes
woman, said there was no danger
of the movie influencing the jury’s
“Now that the O.J. Simpson jury
has been officially sequestered,”
Rothe said, “we can tell the story.”
But the made-for-TV movie —
which airs in Lincoln at 7 p.m. on
KPTM Fox 42 — was juggled
around quite a bit before Fox de
cided when to air it, she said.
“They’ve been cancelling and
rescheduling the show a lot,” she
said. “We wanted to schedule it
after a lot of the specifics of the
trial were through.”
Although there is no danger of
influencing the jury, the movie
makers had to be careful not to
even hint at Simpson’s guilt or
See SIMPSON on 10
Photo courtesy of Fox Broadcasting Company
Bobby Hosea stars as 0.J. Simpson and Jessica Tuck
stars as Nicole Brown Simpson in “The O.J. Simpson
Story,” which airs tonight.
quality just right
By Gerry Beltz
The name may not be appeal
ing, but the food at “Blimpie,”
11th and Comhusker streets in
Belmont Plaza, makes up for the
Specializing in submarine
sandwiches, Blimpie offers 16
varieties of subs, both hot and
cold, in two sizes (6-inch or
The subs are available on
wheat or Italian bread, and all
bread is baked on the premises.
Of the 16 varieties, nine of the
sandwiches are “colds,” meaning
that they won’t bum your tongue.
Blimpie also has soup and
chili, four kinds of salads, dill
pickles and five low-calorie
“Blimpie Lite” selections that are
available either as a salad or on
Also available are kids meals
and Blimpie Blasts (3-foot and 6
foot long sandwiches).
I sampled a 6-inch meatball
and a 6-inch Blimpie Gub (ham,
turkey and Swiss cheese), both on
Italian bread, with a small drink.
It only took about two minutes for
my order to be prepared. The
total with tax was about seven
bucks, and I had leftovers.
The Blimpie Club was noth
ing spectacular, just your run-of
the-mill submarine combo-type
sandwich. The toppings were
fresh and delicious, and the bread
was absolutely yummy.
The meatball sandwich was
the real treat. Granted, it was a bit
messy, but the juicy meatballs
and tasty sauce worked together
to make a truly delectable de
The overall atmosphere of
Blimpie was rather laid back,
with soft rock radio tunes played
on the speakers, and all employ
ees were very polite to me.
Blimpie’s prices and quality
are just right for college budgets.
Free refills for dine-in orders
make things very cozy for col
Although they could offer more
toppings, Blimpie definitely has
something to offer to sandwich
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