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Letters 10-27-2014

Paging Doctor Dan: The doctor’s promise to repeal Obamacare reminds me of the frantic restaurant owner hurrying to install an exhaust fan after the kitchen burns down. He voted 51 times to replace the ACA law; a colossal waste of money and time. It’s here to stay and he has nothing to replace it.

Evolution Is Real Science: Breathtaking inanity. That was the term used by Judge John Jones III in his elegant evisceration of creationist arguments attempting to equate it to evolutionary theory in his landmark Kitzmiller vs. Dover Board of Education decision in 2005.

U.S. No Global Police: Steven Tuttle in the October 13 issue is correct: our military, under the leadership of the President (not the Congress) is charged with protecting the country, its citizens, and its borders. It is not charged with  performing military missions in other places in the world just because they have something we want (oil), or we don’t like their form of government, or we want to force them to live by the UN or our rules.

Graffiti: Art Or Vandalism?: I walk the [Grand Traverse] Commons frequently and sometimes I include the loop up to the cistern just to go and see how the art on the cistern has evolved. Granted there is the occasional gross image or word but generally there is a flurry of color.

NMEAC Snubbed: Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC) is the Grand Traverse region’s oldest grassroots environmental advocacy organization. Preserving the environment through citizen action and education is our mission.

Vote, Everyone: Election Day on November 4 is fast approaching, and now is the time to make a commitment to vote. You may be getting sick of the political ads on TV, but instead, be grateful that you live in a free country with open elections. Take the time to learn about the candidates by contacting your county parties and doing research.

Do Fluoride Research: Hydrofluorosilicic acid, H2SiF6, is a byproduct from the production of fertilizer. This liquid, not environmentally safe, is scrubbed from the chimney of the fertilizer plant, put into containers, and shipped. Now it is a ‘product’ added to the public drinking water.

Meet The Homeless: As someone who volunteers for a Traverse City organization that works with homeless people, I am appalled at what is happening at the meetings regarding the homeless shelter. The people fighting this shelter need to get to know some homeless families. They have the wrong idea about who the homeless are.

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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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