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Letters 02-08-2016

Less Ageism, Please The January 4 issue of this publication proved to me that there are some sensible voices of reason in our community regarding all things “inter-generational.” I offer a word of thanks to Elizabeth Myers. I too have worked hard for what I’ve earned throughout my years in the various positions I’ve held. While I too cannot speak for each millennial, brash generalizations about a lack of work ethic don’t sit well with me...Joe Connolly, Traverse City

Now That’s an Escalation I just read the letter from Greg and his defense of the AR15. The letter started with great information but then out of nowhere his opinion went off the rails. “The government wants total gun control and then confiscation; then the elimination of all Constitutional rights.” Wait... what?! To quote the great Ron Burgundy, “Well, that escalated quickly!”

Healthy Eating and Exercise for Children Healthy foods and exercise are important for children of all ages. It is important for children because it empowers them to do their best at school and be able to do their homework and study...

Mascots and Harsh Native American Truths The letter from the Choctaw lady deserves an answer. I have had a gutful of the whining about the fate of the American Indian. The American Indians were the losers in an imperial expansion; as such, they have, overall, fared much better than a lot of such losers throughout history. Everything the lady complains about in the way of what was done by the nasty, evil Whites was being done by Indians to other Indians long before Europeans arrived...

Snyder Must Go I believe it’s time. It’s time for Governor Snyder to go. The FBI, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the EPA Criminal Investigation Division are now investigating the Flint water crisis that poisoned thousands of people. Governor Snyder signed the legislation that established the Emergency Manager law. Since its inception it has proven to be a dismal failure...

Erosion of Public Trust Let’s look at how we’ve been experiencing global warming. Between 1979 and 2013, increases in temperature and wind speeds along with more rain-free days have combined to stretch fire seasons worldwide by 20 percent. In the U.S., the fire seasons are 78 days longer than in the 1970s...

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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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