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Letters 08-03-2015

Real Brownfields Deserve Dollars I read with interest the story on Brownfield development dollars in the July 20 issue. I applaud Dan Lathrop and other county commissioners who voted “No” on the Randolph Street project...

Hopping Mad Carlin Smith is hopping mad (“Will You Get Mad With Me?” 7-20-15). Somebody filed a fraudulent return using his identity, and he’s not alone. The AP estimates the government “pays more than $5 billion annually in fraudulent tax refunds.” Well, many of us have been hopping mad for years. This is because the number one tool Congress has used to fix this problem has been to cut the IRS budget –by $1.2 billion in the last 5 years...

Just Grumbling, No Solutions Mark Pontoni’s grumblings [recent Northern Express column] tell us much about him and virtually nothing about those he chooses to denigrate. We do learn that Pontoni may be the perfect political candidate. He’s arrogant, opinionated and obviously dimwitted...

A Racist Symbol I have to respond to Gordon Lee Dean’s letter claiming that the confederate battle flag is just a symbol of southern heritage and should not be banned from state displays. The heritage it represents was the treasonous effort to continue slavery by seceding from a democratic nation unwilling to maintain such a consummate evil...

Not So Thanks I would like to thank the individual who ran into and knocked over my Triumph motorcycle while it was parked at Lowe’s in TC on Friday the 24th. The $3,000 worth of damage was greatly appreciated. The big dent in the gas tank under the completely destroyed chrome badge was an especially nice touch...

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Lookin‘ for Lollapalooza

Kristi Kates - April 8th, 2004
Music festival Lollapalooza has added quite a few eclectic acts to this year‘s show roster - among the confirmed bands and artists for Lolla ‘04 are Morrissey, The Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse, The String Cheese Incident, The Polyphonic Spree, and Sonic Youth. Also in the “potentials“ category are Le Tigre and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, both of whom are still mulling over their invitations to perform; Perry Farrell is also scheduled to appear at least as an MC, but his band, Jane‘s Addiction is said to not be performing this year...
The soundtrack to the hip-slackers film *Reality Bites* (starring Ethan Hawke, Janeane Garofalo, Ben Stiller and Winona Ryder) is prepping for a 10th anniversary CD re-release that will include all of the soundtrack‘s original tunes plus 6 bonus tracks that originally appeared in the film, but not on the soundtrack album. A new acoustic version of the disc‘s hit Lisa Loeb tune “Stay“ will also be included, as will a brand new Lisa Loeb song titled “Fools Like Me.“ The CD will be out on June 8th on BMG Records, the same day that Universal will be releasing the film itself on DVD - and the DVD will also include the Ethan Hawke-directed music video for Loeb‘s “Stay“...
Detroiter Jack White joined the legendary Bob Dylan on stage at Detroit‘s own State Theatre; the White Stripes frontman sang backup vocals for Dylan and also threw in a little guitar as Dylan performed his own version of the Stripes‘ tune “Ball and Biscuit,“ a track off the Stripes‘ latest album, *Elephant*...
PJ Harvey is getting ready to release her seventh studio album this summer - titled *Uh Hu Her,* the disc, containing 13 tracks, will hit U.S. stores on June 8th, and will be preceded by Harvey‘s first single from the new disc, “The Letter,“ which should hit radio on May 17th. Also included on Harvey‘s latest offering will be tunes “The Pocket Knife,“ “It‘s You,“ “The Darker Days of Me and Him,“ and “The End. Harvey‘s last album, *Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea,* won the Mercury Music Prize. Harvey will be performing live at a number of European festivals this summer, including the Glastonbury shows...
Billy Corgan will perform his first hometown solo show on April 1st at The Metro in Chicago, where, ironically, Corgan‘s seminal band The Smashing Pumpkins played their final gig as a band. Corgan will perform acoustically at the April show, and will be taping the evening‘s proceedings for possible inclusion in a planned DVD that will also include footage documenting the recording sessions for Corgan‘s first solo CD...

MINI BUZZ:
Ryan Adams is offering a little something Ryan-riffic for Adams fans via Apple‘s itunes online store - the singer-songwriter has posted a 3-track EP titled *The Moroccan Role* that will include three new Adams tunes - “Ah, Life,“ “I‘m Coming Over,“ and “Don‘t Even Know Her Name“...
Sharon Osbourne, whose U.S. TV series, “The Sharon Osbourne Show,“ was cancelled in February, has signed on to do a similar late-night version of her show for Channel 4 in England...
Cake are hard at work in their home studios in Sacramento, California on the follow-up to their last album, *Comfort Eagle* - the upcoming new Cake disc is scheduled for a summer release...
Finch are also in the studio working on their next album, after which they‘re hoping to launch a tour in July...
And Morrissey has been tapped to perform live on the Craig Kilborn show on May 24th...

Showing up to “perform“ in a media store near you are this week‘s new releases... ON CD: controversial diva Janet Jackson releases *Damita Jo*... Trapt presents *Trapt* (EP)... Kajagoogoo drops *The Best of Kajagoogoo*... Patti LaBella releases *Timeless Journey*... and Snow Patrol sez it‘s the *Final Straw*... ON DVD: Marc Anthony‘s *The Concert From Madison Square Garden*... *Peter, Paul and Mary - Carry It On - A Musical Legacy*... *Dead Can Dance: Toward the Within*... and *New England Metal Hardcore Festival 2003*... and that‘s the buzz for this week‘s Modern Rock.

*Questions, comments, rants, raves about your fave artists or this column? Send ‘em to Kristi at expressmodernrock@hotmail.com!*

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