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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (March 15, 1996)
Power pop is a field that seems
to be left alone right now. Whether
it’spunk or metal, it’sstill not power
pop. Wakeland tries to bring power
pop back on its debut album, “Mag
The problcnT-with power pop,
however, is keeping the listener’s
undivided attention. “Magnetic” has
that problem, too.
A full album of power pop has
got to have good hooks and strong
vocal melodics to keep the listener
1 istening. Only a few songs get both
of those points.
“Don’t Worry (Star Song),”
“Half OfYou” and “Falling Again,”
which are the first three songs on
the album, capture all of the best
aspects of the album.
The rest of it just kind of blends
into a blur of music. Not to say it
isn’t pleasant listening, just that it
all kind of slides together with noth
Everything else on the album
becomes background music, not
reaehing^utaTnd graBBing,but slid
ing across, like oil on water, with
out making an impact.
A lot of Hash and no substance,
“Magnetic” simply isn’t, or listen
ers are non-ferrous.
Ian Moore wants the ’60s back,
it’s plain to see.
“Modernday Folklore” stumbles
between the folk aspects ofthe ’60s
to the basic blue oriented rock.
Some of his best stuff on
“Modernday Folklore” is short, like
the gentle “Daggers” which is al
most two whole minutes long. When
he carries on too long, such as in
“Today” or “Lie,” he tends to me
ander too much to get the point of
the song across.
The album spans a bit too much
music for my liking. One moment
he’s playing slide blues, the next
he’s attempting to bring crashing
electric rock in and then he changes
to just him and a simple acoustic
“Modernday Folklore” tries to
encompass an entire era in the pe
riod of an hour. One docs not span
10 years of music in an hour, at
least, not well.
Moore’s pacing also lends to
fail, occasionally, with his songs
feeling as if t hey were jay ecjQur_
minutes before they were, or that
they just started when they end.
“Modernday Folklore” is some
thing to listen to in a store and see i f
you enjoy before you buy, but
chances are, you’ll pass.
—Cliff Hicks i —Cliff Hicks
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Undergrad art makes impression
By Patrick Hambrecht
Wild, unfettered talent has been
wrenched and squeezed out of young
artists by the UNL Art Department and
is now on display at the Annual Under
graduate Exhibition in Richards Hall.
Brad Callon won the Jean R.
Faulkner Memorial Award for his“Self
Portrait on a Chair,” a sketchy painting
of nervous, bright-orange and red brush
strokes. The quick lines of the painting
seem to twitch independently, while
the work dares the viewer to surmount
the distance between its enigmatic
image and the artist.
Callon said the painting was just
part of the slow journey needed to
discover himself as an artist.
“I think you need to know yourself
before you can start working on other
things,” Callon said. He spent most of
last semester painting his own image.
“Last semester I found out what I
wasn’t, more than anything else,”
Callon said. “1 found out I wasn’t half
as dark and depressing as I thought I
was. I’m still trying to figure out who
the hell I am.”
Gallon said his search for self-iden
tity had provided no easy answers for
“It made me scatter artistically all
over the place to try and find some
thing I want to do for a while.”
Nate Wedergren said he had tried a
different sort of self-analysis in his
work, as seen in his painting “Untitled
X,” done after he fell and smashed his
head on cement.
“Last September, I fell off a railing
in my apartment and hit the pave
ment,” Wedergren said. “It ruptured
an artery above my ear.”
Wenderen said the injury had af
fected his art work.
“A lot of my paintings have been
head-injury pictures,and it’sbasically
about what stuffs been like, nausea
and everything else.” Wedergren said.
“A lot of them kind of cut off right
across the nose.”
The accident victim said he painted
only some of his head to represent the
dimensions of his injury.
An especially strong showing of
photography helped make the show a
success, including works by Stephanie
Lehman, Heather Phillips and Melissa
Borman’s “Untitled” is an insight
into the boredom and listless melan
choly of college town culture: a dirty
glass table displaying an empty ciga
rette package, an ugly out-of-season
Halloween decoration and an empty
bottle of alcohol.
Through the windows on each side
of the table, a blunted view of the
crammed cheap houses and white emp
t incss of a Nebraska winter captures
succinctly the slow drag of a mini
mum-wage college town. Comparable
to the exciting work of local Rob
Walters, Borman is one to watch.
Art fans planning to see the show
should visit before the exhibition’s
closing date of March 21.
The gallery is open Monday through
Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission
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