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Letters 05-23-2016

Examine The Priorities Are you disgusted about closing schools, crumbling roads and bridges, and cuts everywhere? Investigate funding priorities of legislators. In 1985 at the request of President Reagan, Grover Norquist founded Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). For 30 years Norquist asked every federal and state candidate and incumbent to sign the pledge to vote against any increase in taxes. The cost of living has risen significantly since 1985; think houses, cars, health care, college, etc...

Make TC A Community For Children Let’s be that town that invests in children actively getting themselves to school in all of our neighborhoods. Let’s be that town that supports active, healthy, ready-to-learn children in all of our neighborhoods...

Where Are Real Christian Politicians? As a practicing Christian, I was very disappointed with the Rev. Dr. William C. Myers statements concerning the current presidential primaries (May 8). Instead of using the opportunity to share the message of Christ, he focused on Old Testament prophecies. Christ gave us a new commandment: to love one another...

Not A Great Plant Pick As outreach specialist for the Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network and a citizen concerned about the health of our region’s natural areas, I was disappointed by the recent “Listen to the Local Experts” feature. When asked for their “best native plant pick,” three of the four garden centers referenced non-native plants including myrtle, which is incredibly invasive...

Truth About Plants Your feature, “listen to the local experts” contains an error that is not helpful for the birds and butterflies that try to live in northwest Michigan. Myrtle is not a native plant. The plant is also known as vinca and periwinkle...

Ask the Real Plant Experts This letter is written to express my serious concern about a recent “Listen To Your Local Experts” article where local nurseries suggested their favorite native plant. Three of the four suggested non-native plants and one suggested is an invasive and cause of serious damage to Michigan native plants in the woods. The article is both sad and alarming...

My Plant Picks In last week’s featured article “Listen to the Local Experts,” I was shocked at the responses from the local “experts” to the question about best native plant pick. Of the four “experts” two were completely wrong and one acknowledged that their pick, gingko tree, was from East Asia, only one responded with an excellent native plant, the serviceberry tree...

NOTE: Thank you to TC-based Eagle Eye Drone Service for the cover photo, taken high over Sixth Street in Traverse City.

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More copy from The Editors

Kristi Kates - May 31st, 2007
More copy from the Editors
UK modern rockers Editors are set to drop their sophomore effort in June, with a TBA release date on the way for U.S. fans. The new album, titled An End Has a Start, will feature 10 new Editors songs that are said to continue their emotional, catchy sound and intricate lyrics, among them “Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors,” “When Anger Shows,” “Bones,” “The Racing Rats,” “The Weight of the World,” and the title track. Pick up your copy of An End...later this summer...

Electronica icons Kraftwerk are actively supporting Stop Rokkasho, an organization that is fighting against nuclear reprocessing, with a current focus on the Rokkasho-mura reprocessing plant in Japan. As part of their effort, the band are offering up a free download of their appropriately-titled track “Radioactivity,” which can be streamed or downloaded at
www.stop-rokkasho.org, or via the Stop Rokkasho podcast on iTunes...

The 02 Wireless Festival is set to kick off on June 14, running through the 17th and taking over both London’s Hyde Park and Leeds Harewood House for the duration. Many of the acts will run back and forth between the two venues, with the likes of the White Stripes, Air, Satellite Party, Klaxons, The Sounds, and Kaiser Chiefs appearing at Hyde Park, and The Bees, The Cribs, Daft Punk, Queens of the Stone Age, Polytechnic, and the White Stripes again rockin’ out Leeds...
And New York City’s independent newsweekly The Village Voice has announced the lineup for their annual Siren Festival, which is set to take place this year on Saturday, July 21 at Coney Island’s Astroland Amusement Park. The free (yes, free!) concert event will include live performances from the New York Dolls, We Are Scientists, Black Lips, The Noisettes, Elvis Perkins, and Michigan’s own garage-rockers the Detroit Cobras; find out more at www.villagevoice.com/siren...

MODERN ROCK LINK OF THE WEEK: Detroiter Madonna has written a new song for the upcoming LiveEarth festival - it’s titled “Hey You,” and if you want it, you got it, for free, even - the song can be downloaded at
www.msn.com for a limited time...

MINI BUZZ:
New Yorker and Velvet Underground leader Lou Reed just kicked off the opening of NYC’s newest music venue, The Highline Ballroom last week; other artists expected to break in the new stage are moe, and The Secret Machines...
Counting Crows, Live, and Collective Soul are banding together for a tour’s worth of shows that will take place in minor league baseball stadiums, including Comstock Park, Michigan’s Fifth Third Ballpark, Indianapolis, Indiana’s Victory Field, and Des Moines, Iowa’s Principal Park...
Continuing her reign as indie-rockers’ guilty listen, Kelly Clarkson is set to release her third album, My December, on July 24; the set will include songs “Be Still,” “One Minute,” “Haunting,” and first single “Never Again,” which features former punk rocker and Minuteman member Mike Watt on bass...

I’m From Barcelona has announced two North American live dates this summer - all 29 members will be showing up at this year’s Lollapalooza Festival and also at a special August 5 show at McCarren Park in Brooklyn, NY...Neko Case will be joining Rufus Wainwright on a national U.S. tour this spring; the trek will include stops in Austin, TX (8/11), Nashville (8/14), Philadelphia (8/17), and Detroit (9/3)...
UNKLE are back with their third record, War Stories, on June 24, complete with contributions from the likes of Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws, The Cult’s Ian Astbury, Queen of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, and Massive Attack’s 3D...
And here are this week’s new releases... ON CD: Maroon 5’s It Won’t Be Soon Before Long... Battles’ Mirrored... The National’s Boxer... Ben Watt’s Buzzin’ Fly 4... Arturo Sandoval’s Rumba Palace... and Perry Farrell’s Satellite Party with Ultra Payloaded...
ON DVD: Trane Tracks: The Legacy of John Coltrane... Madonna’s Wild Angel... Pink Floyd’s A Momentary Lapse of Reason...and U2’s War ... and that’s the buzz for this week’s “Modern Rock.”

Questions, comments, rants, raves, suggestions on this column or your fave musicians? Send ‘em to Kristi at modernrocker@gmail.com
 
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