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3 PETERSON AND PASS AT THE PARAMOUNT sly special. When Oscar walked quietly to the grand piano and bowed before sitting down to begin his 30-minute solo set, the audience sensed they Were going to hear something unique. Peterson--who has the build of a normal- ~.~ed pro guard--began softly, smiling to Xmself when he played a passage that Pleased him. Rising and bowing from the Waist following each selection, the pianist COmbined the elegance of a classical Performer with the swing of jazz. Introduced by Peterson as '*~he greatest in jazz today," a diminutive Joe plugged in to his miniature amplifier by Bill Bentley ud Jeff Nightbyrd roll of all, the beat that goes... Me... Me .. Me... Me..." Now, as is the wont of the ever-expanding media, a new magazine has sprung up to feature the subject of this Great Awakening. Titled, naturally, "YOU." Their initial ad campaign features the bold-type headline: "At last, a magazine dedicated to the most exciting, fascinating, fastest-growing special interest in the world! YOU." Tom Wolfe would be proud of one of their No, this is not a hungry crowd of paper- shredding robots at their Thanksgiving buffet. 150,000 glossy pages of John Van Beekum and Danny Schweer's new Book of Days were assembled and bound by hand. The Book of Days is a week-by-week appointment book with photographs by over 60 Austin photographers. After half-a-year of sorting through pictures, shooting and printing, the c~3llection is now available at :local bookstores. A reception to celebrate Born on the Fourth of July. Kovic was seriously wounded in the war and is now a paraplegic. Artists Entertainment Complex, which produced Serpico and Dog Day Afternoon, has reportedly bought the film rights to Kovic's book on what it's like to be a U.S. casualty of that war. NOTES FROM HELOTES William Burroughs surprised tequila drinkers here when he suggested they were ingesting the juice wrong. Burroughs' tech- nique: salt, a bit of lime (holding the juice in the mouth for several seconds) and then a shot of tequila... Castle Creek turned on its lights for one night when it played host to Inner Sanctum's holiday party. Joe Siddons, E! Molino and Doug Sahm performed. Sir Doug--to the surprise of all--played a whole set sitting down... Bob Wills' first female vocalist sat in with Alvin Crow's band at Wm Sunday night slot at Antone's . . Russian poet Constantin Kuznflnaky will team up with rockers Sonstar for songwriting . . True to writer Joe Nick's Patoski's observation of Balconee Fault as '~he band that decided to discover themselves" in his Texas Monthly article, the group is readying plans to release their '~100,000-plus" LP themselves, as well... The latest interested party looking at a possible purchase of Castle Creek would turn the club into a comedy spot featuring funsters like Robert Klein, Richard Pryor, etc.--along the lines of The Comedy Store in L .A. or the Improvisation in New York . . . KUT's jazz master Fred Borque changed jobs Friday at The Hole in the Wail, piaying piano with the Out to Lunch Bunch . . . Eddie Wilson plans a Christma3 Day opening for his Raw Deal. Joe Pass ,roved Peterson right. When they for a duet set, the two fit to- A blues encore set off perfoctly. John Bernardoni of the Paramount is looking forward to more shows 'Tv'e're trying to get some acts for the concerts, possibly McCoy Tyuer, Farguson. I want to get Dizzy because he blew this place away last ... I'd like to see this place become jazz capital of Texas. I think people jazz than weYe about. They might be able to one a month, for all we know." Jazz fans in Austin are hoping Bernar- ~t~t~t Tom Wolfe {The Electric Kool-Aid etc.) has been right before. When smarts to sniff out Ken Keasy in the mid-Sixties--following the Prankster's l~arade and mentally taping the comings and of that first wave of America's "--Wolfe must have sensed the Kesey's cr.owd would have on the proved true, as youth goes, so goes the nation. Now, in a 15-page flourish of dead-center analysis issue of New York, Wolfe has figured out the Seventies. What most ulture commentators have taken for has been--according to Wolfeian true, praise-be-to-me psychic reor- Here's how he sees it: 'We are now--in the Me Decade--seeing roll (and not yet the crest, by of the third great religious wave history, one the historians will Very likely term the Third Great Awakening And this one has the mightiest, holiest many mottos; in ~act, he could have written it himself: 'The Growing Up of America: In the '60s we wanted to do good; in the 70s we also want some good stuff for ourselves. Here's how to feel good when you get it." TEXOID TO THE STUDIO Following several months of planning and rehearsal in their E. let Street hideaway, Texoid will enter Odyssey Studio to begin work on an album sketch. Ever since the band was first conceived by musicians Ed Gulnn and Bob Brown--both members of Austin's charter rock group the Conquaroo-- speculation started on what form Texoid would take. Joining Guinn and Brown were Neff Pederson and Ken Johnson (ex-Steam Heaters), MLile Rhodes (returning to Austin from CharUe Rich's son Alan's band) and recently guitarist Fred Waiters. F~rst-of-the- year live shows are scheduled for Texoid. Also recording at Odyssey is singer Casasll Webb. Ms. Webb has been seen in numerous Austin bands, and was the vocalist for one-time '60s underground band Children. Producing is Balcones Fault- pianist Riley Osborne. TAKE SEVENTEEN Singer Paul Aaka is the latest bidder for the life and death stbry of convicted murderer Gary Gilmore. Gilmore's aunt reports that Anka even sent along some of his albums with his offer, in efforts to persuade the convict's relatives to sell his story. A! Pacino is hoping to further his hero image on the silver screen. The actor is working on securing the role of Vietnam vet and antiwar protestor Ron Kovic in the film Soap Creek. Laurie Lee McBride was featured with Wills' Playboys in the early '40s . . . KLBJ.FM will premiere the new 3-album live set from Paul MeCartney and Wings Wednesday, December S, on their "First Audition" show... Paul Ray and the Cobras have cancelled out of their regular PEANUT POWER It had to happen The first business to cash in on President-elect Jimmy Carter's goober growing is Howard Johnson's restaurants. The eatery chain has been selling special peanuts in plastic planters, which are guaranteed to sprout in 24 hours. The small, self-contained plant can allegedly grow up to cont. on page 8 r. r t Custom handcrafted Quality blouses, shirts, steding silver j..ewelry, dresses & handmade Assortment of fine stones huarache sandals for [E: including turquoise. ,l l r llp men & women. ""% "FF From Mexico, India, ou 7c_ _u_ ....... Guatsmala & Ecquador =i ON ALL REGULAR < D PE [- PRICE CLOTHING . . ?pen 11-6 Monaay aturaay [ W,T. T.,S COUPON - _ aex,,ires n,., 11 1612 So. uongress -- . [: ' " . 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