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The Palladium-times. (Oswego-Fulton, N.Y.) 1969-current, May 11, 1989, Image 7

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so ng \ By -mRY ANNE O'CALLAGHAN tello says. \It was lyric pingpong. You go Mire Ribot and the Dirty Dozen Brass F11r The Auoc:lated Press ' back and forlh with each other. We'lljust Band from l':#ew OrlCIIJlS. • Elv.is Costello has been called a ~usi- have to wait and see if it works.\ \We llad to &et lhe pght collection and cal geiiiils by miuiy critics in his 12-year. · One of the slings. they co-wrote is make the right mistakt;~ to produce this career. \Veronics the album's fllSt single. album,\ Costello says. It's his fllStalbum He has an answer for them. \There are McCartney also plays bass on the track of new materialsince \Blood and Choco- nogeniusesin thisbusinc!ss.Iftherewere, \ ... ThiS Town .. ,\ late\ in 1986. they WQUldn't be in this business.\ Another song, \Baby Plays Around,\ \Spike\ has been well-received by the An interviewer quickly, discovers lhat was co-written by Costello and his '1\'ife, critics, even better than most of Cos- Costello has an opinion about everylhing, Cait O'Riordan, formerly of lhe Pogues, tello's Pl'evious efforts, which also have BUt t)lat docsn 't come as a surprise. an Irish band. · been favorably m.vi&wlld ill general. CQstello's albums display his acute 9b- \Cait wrote it while I went out to buy a Costello is a critical success but haS' nQI. sorvaHons of the human condition. ~Coste).lo says. emphasizing how been a commercial superstar. He doesn't ·\Spike bis 12th, and first on Warner small his contribution was. \It was all seem unhappy about lhe situation, but did Brolhers Records, is no exception. . lhere on tape. Alii did was some musical l~ve Columbia Records for Warner of anger and suppressed violence. Cos- tello feels that's lhc; publlc's problem, not his. After he has fmished a song, what people do or do not read into it is in the public domain, he feels. However, Cos- tellp has strong reactions ro critical reviews. ~-~~~~~~=~~~~::,God.: editing.\ : . Brothers. ';· robberies He continues: ''This album took a bit \I don't want to go around bashing my and capital punishment, as weiras prob- more planning. I knew the pl;\yers on the former ]abel,\ the singer says. \The \They don'talways grasp everything,\ he says, <>leaning forward in his seat. \They're saturated wilh free music to lhe po4Jt where they can Ql!lY listt<n to ejg!Jt bars of iL The people actually putting their money down to buy the record have a different relationship wilh it What bothers lile about criticstis their telling me I EaJi make a bel:ter record. Well, iftl!ey think so, let them go out and make it. NO'\GENIUS- Elvis Costello has ~n called a muslcJI genius. But he bel!eveSlfhe wa~:l'a genlous, he wouldn't be srnplniJ• AbovJ; Cos~ tello performs In SUNY-Oswego's Laker Hall two years ago. (Staff tile photo) . _. - ... Wednesda.y Night is ~ways Italian Night! Every Wednesda~ night we will featu~e specialties from Italy with that old world taste -With all you can eat specials starting at $5.95 Stop in and Try Our N.ew · Luneh\~i;murr.Menu~'lhllay!l /Same great food, same great service, same great · riverview dining, just more to enjoy! J . - Phil Markert Returns! Friday, May 19 and Saturday .. May 2!) _. Stop in and enjoy our -new dinner menu and great entertainment! -- - ·- Don'tYorgetMom1- · ·- Sunday, May 14 from noon t~ 5 p.:a:n. We will be featuring our super holiday buffet for Mother's Day. , 'Thnder Roast Beef carved to your liking oiit Fas:hlon Ch1cken.iiria.B1scui£s- -- SlicedRoast Pork Seafood Newburg . Baked Ziti with meat sauce . 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He sells records and doesn't pretend to be an artist I enjoy him because he does what be does well.\ W]itten wilh anotl!~ fafliOU~ Liverpud- musicians togetll~-\ Supporting players know who they are. The Warner people lian, Paul MCCartney. . include Roger McGuinn, orict! ·ofllie ~ ·mow !lie-business and want to sell the \Mc£_artney called and asked if I'd be B yrds, fornier -Beatie McCartney, Chris- record. ,.. inter~ in writing a few songs,\ Cos- sie Hynde of lhe 'Pretenders, guitarist \I'm successful and enjoy what I do. Costello waves his hand dismissively, \Look at Michae!Jackson. I'm convinced no one is. gouig·io remembef hiS songs. He's going .ro be a statistic like Ruqy Vallee, ·Vallee sold lots of records, but who remembers him? That's going to be:· Michael.\ · That and selling records are two different ,.--...,.......;.._-,------....----.r---. lhings, really,\ he laughs. · ... · ~nitrn111oots.ry-ILI' ... -HARBOR VIEW- •FRESH ~EAFOOD -o-PRIME RIB ....------·LIVE--- E-N'FERTAINW:--NT · ·'~ay- Nites Sunday Dinner 3·9 PM,.. Lunch: 11:30am-2:30pm · . Dinner: 5pm-.10pm • ·· Foot of Eas~ 1st • Osweg~ • 342·4433 · Horse Radish .eE.$'T~ · Horse Raaish Mustard sUPER »Oi German Slyle Mustard ·ONLY $'f.~75 . Country Style Slab Bacon I . THE BE~ - ·TsOS) -ChipBeef & Toasr .. HOMEFRIES Sausage Gravy & Biscuits IN TOWN! WE NOW DELIVER TO NINE MILE I, II AND FITZPATRICK Call for our· daily specialst Full Lunch Menu Great texas hots, chili dogs, hamburgs, cheeseburgs and much, much more Happy Mother's Day 4 Miles Easr of Oswego On Rt. 104 HOURS: Take-Gut& Available Mon.-Sat. 4iQO. AM-·2;00,PM Omy 4 ·Miles from Nine Mile!· Sun. 4:00 AM·· t2:3lrf!M' FOR FASTER SERVICE Typical Costello \Spike\ is a typical Costello mix of musiCal idioms. He ha& always been able to scramble different musical forms together, driven by lhe imagery of his lyrics. He fmds some idioms - such as iazz. -\' have been used too much bv \Careless ban4S, saturating the public's appetite for tlj,em. · ~ \I er Him .Dangle\ .deals _with ,1Lieal British murder case. \It's a famous murder srory and I grew up hearing about it,\ Costello says. \Now. every time someone gets murdereil_ or sbmething horrific happens, the ~bloids scream, 'Let Him Dangle.' \The song states my feelings clearly on lhat issue,\ he continues. ~lion) is wrong, regardless of the crime that has been committed. That doesn't mean that if someone in my family were.murdered By JEFF STRICKLER . Minneapolis-St. Pa!ll Star Tribune The minute actors in inovies started talking, people siarted worrying about wbat\they were g'?ing to say -and worry- . Dig about ways to keep them from saying iL The rating system we have now, estab- lished 20 ago !Pemv~LIU.r'-'<lw;\ • ......, and ®metimes conlrQl - lhe content Costello also WI:Ote the highly praised lyrics of\The Comedians,\ which the late Roy Orbison s.ang on his last LP, \Mys- terY GirL'~ The singer, wl\9se real name is Declan MacManus, is touring, but minus the .Attr.actions, his-former backup ba.'!d. · They have been praised as \the perfect new-wave rhythm section\ and panned as limiting Costello's range. It seems to be up in the air whether they will play \ together again. \When you perform, it's the chance to do a song in a different way lhan the recording. So you end up with a totally new sound,\ Costello says. \There aren't any of my songs that I'm humiliated ro So I'm not editing them out of of films. -~- , The industry's earliest movement tow- ard self-regulation was an effon to keep .J outsiders from seizing control. Religious \-:-;~::.:::~ n: leaders, upset by what lhey considered moraiTy~aepravea content in some movies, organized boycotts of films IIIey .-r--- didn 't like. It didn't hurt lheir cause that wood had become known \\\\\'nn<~'i'ffi·-t--· scandal. Wilh reports of drug u~. sexual mischief and even murder in lhe 1920s, the industry left itself open for an assaalt Me\ by those arguing that people needed gui- 6 .. Listen To dance in dealing with the notorious '\__:$~1~,79~_::miliOC'~~~:--- purveyors of the medium. 1: •• Hollywood already had a National 1 .. l)l'ealft Team BoardofReview but it was basically pow- 'l~~$~1~.7~6~mlllon~~~-:~--~[J erless. When C01igress started to la1k • about impOsing federal guidelines after 8 ••say Anything\ several states already establishe<f cenior- $1.68 rniiUon ship boards, lhe studio bosses realized lhat lhey needed something, and some- one, with more authority. Enter Indiana politician Will Hays, President Warren Harding's campaign manager and later his posbnaster general. The film studios formed an organization called the Motion Picture Producers and \Rain Man\' s1'.s9 m1110n --scandal\ $0.96~ '---~- 'l.lis~hllto£>~of America and, .apPQinted. s..-: ~~-­ Hays its president · Through lhe late 1920s, Hays worked _ . mostly Jrom ll.-llQljtiC!Il-.standpoint. glad-. . \Vhe~ UJJited AtJ;ists pulled .L)IJLQf .th~- ~-- - banding congressional representatives, com?ruum supporung the Hays Office, Chicken Florentine · Stuffed with SpiMch and Dijon Musrard ......................................... $9.95 Roast Leg of Lamb with Mint Jelly .......................................... $8.95 Roast Turkey with Herb Dressing .... ; .......................... ~ ................. $8.95 Stuffed Flounder With Chef's Special Cream Sauce··--:··'···· ....... : ....................... $10.95 · Our Chef's Combo For Mom Beef Tenderloin, Crab and Shrimp lopped with: Bemaise Sauce ................ _.., ....................... : ............................ $14.95 All Specials Include Salad 10% Senior Citizens Discount Children's Menu Available encouraging ftlmmakers to restrain them- the agenc~ started an era of JUdJcJous selves and mounting publicity campaigns backpedaling: But tJ:e more _11 retreated, to counterbal;mce tl!e bad press Hqlly- th~ morelud1crous ~~ funcuo~ became, wood wai gettirig. But it saon -b-ecame -with the censors turnmg a blmd eye m · apparent that talk was only a stopgap mea- sy~bolism ;~at grew increasingly :no~~ sul:e that it was going to take more !han obv10us: In A Streetcar Named Desrre, . poliie to make fUmmakers fol- Marlon Brando ja:nmed his tJ:umb _in a low .. ?f ~y_;:e~!- i'llo~re ___ ~e;r bettre;-slmolntup,-stt!Gk- it-lretweeft · In 1930, Hays oversaw creation of lhe Production Code, a document that spelled out the words and actions movies could and could not contain. Four yeats later, he put into' action lhe Production Code Administration (PCA) m enforce the rules. Often called the Hays Office, the PCA ruled with complete authority. Not only were all movies subject to review before release, but lhe office felt free to interfere anywhere it s.aw fit during the creative process. It summoned s¢pts and studied lists of proposed camem shots. According to cen- sorship historian Gerald Gardner, aulhor of \The Censorship Papers,\ the Hays Office went so far as to tell filmmakers not even tMhink about making movies of ·some books and plays lhey considered ti$que, because they'd never be approved, . no. matter how much they wen: watered down. . ' ' Although lhe Hays Office officially exiSted unti11966, its 110wer started lO crumble in 1951 when the Supreme Court overturned a 1915 ruling lhat had denied· movies First Amendment protection ·Hunter. In 1966, ne\\\MPAA President Jack Valentiputlhe Hays Office out G>f its mis- ery. A temporary rating system -basi- cally, lhc warning \suggested for mature audience!t\ that was applied to many films- was replaced by the current for- mat late in 1968. The ratings panel works in anonymity to prevent its members from being unduly influenced by out~ide forces. The number of people on the board varies, but it's gcn · erally 10 to 12 appointed to terms of one to lhree years. Only Richard Heffner, th~ board's permanent chairman, is identi· fled. No information on the other mem- bers is released, but he •describes them collectively as \average people who are not part of the movie industry.\ Submitting a film for mling is, volun- tary. Heffner said the board will_\ try iO\' make an -educated-estimate which mting- -· most parents would feel~ appropriate for a film. We're not saying if a film 'is good or bad, just how the avera~nt might feel about irs content.\ · j Lunch Dmner because they were a '\novelty.\ - Heffner notifies the producers of the board'sdecision and !he reasoning behind it. If the pxnducers don't like lhe rating, they have two choices: re-edit the film to eliminate the parts the board objected to, or Ill~ 1!11. <~llPeal. The 1!J1PCil is htmrd l:Jy· a different panel tll.BII tlit one that judged lhe mm originally. ' -~ ·~ ...W.J~iiiri~·N .. '--S~tl)' M-F 11 :30-2:00 M- Tf\ 4:00-9:00 Ruling lhat films had become a Iegiti- Sat 11 :30·3:00 Fri·Sat 4:00- mate form of communication, the - - i~~~~lri=~~:,~~b~t!;~~::~t.~ of I'OR RERBERVAtio.Ni ,4 Miracle.\ in .. ~,:;.;;;;:;:;;::~=:.---~3~4:3~8~3~63~- -~-·~' ~~ .. ii-.Mii.J which a 4mnged WOili8J! wa.s i!Tl}ll'e- -1 . - .. - ... - ~-- - .. -teCII)tlmU_Il!a:.6illlWil'i1!jb';fih;iililt.

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