The print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1977-1989, November 14, 1984, Page 5, Image 5

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Band changes image plus name
By Amy LaBare
Of The Print
“We’re a good-time party band. The name
says it all.” That’s what Bob Misley, lead
guitarist for Junior Prom and the Twisters and
a biology instructor at Clackamas Community
College, says about the band.
“We have a good time when we’re together
and when we play music together,” said John
Kyllo, drummer for the band and a student at
the College. Kyllo said that the band members
like to generate their good-time attitude in the
audience by getting them involved in the show.
The other members of the band are Lorren
Wolford, a phschology instructor at the Col­
lege and Monte Troutman, who is a music in­
structor for the West Linn school district.
Wolford is lead singer for Junior Prom and
Troutman plays the bass guitar.
The four men make up a band that has a lot
of experience in music and a considerable in-'
terest in education. All four members have been
or are currently instructors.
The band has been together for six years, but
they recently changed their name from
Goldrush and changed their image as well.
Misley described the evening, when the name
change was brought up. “We were playing a gig
at the coast and one night a sax player from the
Bay area in California sat in with us. At the
time, we were a bluegrass band, but when he
played with us and we strummed out that fifties
stuff, it was rock-n-roll heaven! On the way
back to the Portland area that weekend, in our
’55 International Goldrush bus, John (Kyllo)
and I came up with the name and it went from
there.”
The band members said they see the change
as a good one. They have played twice as Junior
Prom and have received good crowd responses
both times. “If people liked Goldrush and they
like to have fun, then they will definitely like
Junior Prom,” said Misley. “Our band’s
philosophy is, ‘We’re here for a good time, not
a long time.” he added.
Just what does a “good time” include when
Junior Prom plays? It means, “fifties’ music,
fifties’ costume and just good ’ole rock-n-roll,”
said Misley. “We dress the mood,” Misley em­
phasized, and try to get the audience into the
same party mood.
Kyllo said he saw the band as so much fun
Formerly know as Goldrush, a bluegrass band,
the members switched to fifties rock-n-roll
band, Junior Prom and the Twisters. The four
musicians include psychology instructor Lorren
Wolford (as Junior), student John Kyllo,
Monte Troutman (unavailable for photo), and
biology instructor Bob Misely. The band found
a temporary replacement for Troutman.
because it is a hobby for everyone. They don’t
try to make their living at music, but said they
enjoy playing and entertaining. “It would be
different if we were under the stress of trying to
make a decent income at music,” Kyllo said.
The band is planning to play at the junior
highs and high schools of the Northwest, saying
that kids are crying for good music. They also
think the band has something to offer in the
way of letting kids know more about the roots
of rock. Their repertoire reflects an attempt to
highlight leading figures in the birth of rock-n-
roll such as Chuck Berry (Maybelline, Johnny
B. Good), Eddie Cochran (Summertime Blues)
and Bill Haley and the Comets (Rock Around
the Clock).
The band has had only one practice session
under their new name as yet, but quality is ex­
pected to improve with time. “No ‘Joe’s
Garage’ band image; we are professionals,”
said Kyllo.
If interested in more information on the
band, call Junior, (Lorren Wolford), at
266-5061. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch him
horned But you never know. Wolford’s answer­
ing machine may relay a message of fun and
satisfaction: The Band is out “Pickin’’ the
night away.
Photo by J. Jason
Local author discusses journal writing
By Shelley Davis
Of The Print
Are you keeping a journal?
Are you trying but it’s not go­
ing too well? Have you wanted
to, but didn’t know where to
start? Now’s the time to find
out about “Journal Writing
for Women.”
On Nov. 20, 7-10 p.m.,
Judith Barrington will be
holding a discussion for the
Women’s Focus Program, titl­
ed “Journal Writing for
Women.” This is an oppor­
tunity to explore a journal’s
potential for self-discovery
through historical examples,
discussion and writing excer-
cises.
“It’s an opportunity to talk
about your writing,” Karen
Lever, community services
and women’s programs coor­
dinator, said.
The focus brochure states
that “Throughout this year,
Women’s Special Programs
will be celebrating the 10th an­
niversary of the Focus’ Pro­
gram. Focus, was born as a
wave of feminist activity swept
the country, and has con­
tinued to thrive as that wave
subsided.” The Journal
Writing for Women’ seminar
has been a part of the program
for the entire ten years. This is
the third time that the discus­
sion has been presented by
Barrington.
If the name Barrington
sounds a bit familiar, it’s pro­
bably because of her populari­
ty in the Portland area. She is
the founder of “Flight of the
Mind” writing workshops.
She writes on women’s topics
for the “Oregonian,” and
wrote an article for “Nor­
thwest” magazine as well as
other publications.
The class is “designed for
people that have a journal, but
only keep it for a few days.
And for people who want to
start, but don’t know how,”
said Barrington.
When asked about the
speaker for the seminar, “She
doesn’t come on as a warrior,
although she is six feet tall,*’
Lever said with a smile. “She’s
firm without being angry.”
The seminar will be held in
Community Center 101. The
$5 registration fee and
registration should be arrang­
ed early. “With a small room
and a popular speaker, people
are urged to register early,”
Lever said. Registration is
available at the registrar’s of­
fice.
-events-
“The Old Believers,” a film
depicting the Russian culture
in Oregon, is the ninth part of
the Oregon Sampler Series.
The film will be shown Nov.
21 at 7 p.m. in McLoughlin
Theater and is free to the
public.
“Assertiveness for Women” is
a two-week seminar beginning
Nov. 27 which focuses on how
to express needs and wants
directly and to differentiate
assertion, agression and sub­
mission.
Participants must attend
both sessions beginning at 7
p.m. in the small dining room
at the College. The program
costs $10 and students may
register through the registrar’s
office.
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