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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 2, 1997)
Jagermeister key to music
By Bret Schulte
More^ dependent on Las Vegas
than Wayne Newton and more
infatuated with toilet paper than
fraternity members, the sin city
obsessed New Duncan Imperials
will bring their lyrically warped
and potentially offensive rock ‘n’
roll circus to Lincoln, a town never
having seen a slot machine, much
less drive-thru marriage booths.
Playing this evening at the Zoo
Bar, 136 N.14th St., the New
Duncan Imperials have made their
name by gracefully melding the
tasteless spectacle of Las Vegas
with an inherent tackiness that is
all their own. :
Their lastest offspring of this
marriage of bestiality is “In-A
Godda-Da-Vegas,” a tribute to their
personal Mecca, that waft released
earlier this year on Pravda records.
“We’ve always felt a kinship to
Vegas in our performance, drum
mer Goodtime said. “Our show is
very schnazzy. We wear polyester
tuxedoes, straw hats, and the stage
is always well lit with sparkly lights
and such things.”
Although the band hails from
alt-rock capital Chicago, two of the
three members proudly claim
Bucksnort, Tenn., as their home
“It’s just a little dot In the road,”
Goodtime said. “It consists primar
ily of a gas station, motel and a
But that little dot on the road
played a big role in the develop
ment of the New Duncan Imperials.
It is also the hometown of the
band’s inspiration and forefather,
the Duncan Imperials. The original
band was started by an uncle of
guitarist Pigtail Dick, who decided
to create a sequel to the now
defunct band as a tribute.
There are crucial differences,
however, Goodtime said.
“We actually have amplifiers,”
he said, “which, along with lots of
booze, pulls hordes of women.”
Although heavy touring and
heavy drinking is a cliche well
reamed in the rock ‘n’ roll chroni
cles, the New Duncan Imperials
strive to make it an image unique to
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love of wild
■ Jack Ross crosses
charging bison, snapping
alligators and crisp dawns
to capture the perfect shot.
By Sean McCarthy
Nature photographer Jack Ross
has been charged by a bison, come
close to being swallowed by an
alligator and performed and writ
ten his own country western songs.
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puses across the United States.
Tonight, Ross will share his
photographic and life experiences
in photography with students and
faculty in the Nebraska Union
Crib at 9. Sponsored by the
University Program Council, Ross
will give a slide-show presentation
of his work.
Throughout Ross’ life, he has
learned one thing: Never be tied
down to one specific profession.
“You’re going to find out it’s
going to be difficult to make a
decent living just on taking pho
tographs,” Ross said. “You can
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__ _ Photo courtesy op Jack Ross
RED WOLF, Land Between the Lakes, Kentucky,” will be one of the many
Jack Ross photographs featured tonight in the artist’s slide show at the
Nebraska Union Crib.
By Bret Schulte
After a year punctuated with legal
technicalities and bureaucratic run-ins,
local business owner Mike Stretz suf
fered die revocation of his sales tax per
mit Tuesday by the Nebraska
Department of Revenue. Hie action
effectively disabled him from continu
ing business at his store, Pig of Destiny
Video, 897 N. 27* St
Today, he is opening his doors again
to celebrate “Customer Appreciation
Since Stretz no longer is allowed to
conduct any business that involves the
collection of sales tax, he will be offer
ing free video and game rentals to all
customers with positive accounts as an
expression of gratitude.
“Despite everything, it has been a
pretty good year,” Stretz said. “I appre
ciate my loyal customers and friends,
and I want to give something back.”
While free video rentals will be
available, Stretz says the event is not a
free-for-all. He asks that people be rea
I appreciate my loyal customers and
friends, and I want to give something back.”
Pig of Destiny Video owner ^
sonable and not exploit the generosity
of the store.
“It’s for all existing customers still
in good standing,” he said. “Movies are
still due back on time just like normal.
Let’s not go crazy here, folks. You can
only watch so many movies in one
Although the store is no longer
allowed to transact business, Stretz said,
the government cannot stop him from
giving away merchandise.
“In a way, this is an act of defiance,”
Stretz said. “If I can’t sell it, I’ll give it
away. I don’t want my customers to have
to go without”
Pig of Destiny was closed due to a
failure to pay back taxes of about
$4,000 — a sum Stretz said would be
readily paid off if his store were allowed
to continue doing business.
While Stretz is working to get his
store relicensed to conduct business, the
doors will remain open to offer videos
at no cost to trustworthy customers.
The event is not intended as a fund
raiser, although Stretz said gratuity will
be accepted, and a raffle might be held
in the near future. The length of
“Customer Appreciation Days” is
undetermined, but Stretz says he refus
es to allow his doors to be closed per
In the midst of this financial crisis,
Stretz may be maintaining the kind of
heroic attitude only seen in the movies.
“Things will turn around, “ he said.
“I could sit here and cry in my beer, but
if you spread a little good karma out
there, things should come around.”
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