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Letters 08-31-2015

Inalienable Rights This is a response to the “No More State Theatre” in your August 24th edition. I think I will not be the only response to this pathetic and narrow-minded letter that seems rather out of place in the northern Michigan that I know. To think we will not be getting your 25 cents for the movie you refused to see, but more importantly we will be without your “two cents” on your thoughts of a marriage at the State Theatre...

Enthusiastically Democratic Since I was one of the approximately 160 people present at when Senator Debbie Stabenow spoke on August 14 in Charlevoix, I was surprised to read in a letter to Northern Express that there was a “rather muted” response to Debbie’s announcement that she has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president...

Not Hurting I surely think the State Theatre will survive not having the homophobic presence of Colleen Smith and her family attend any matinees. I think “Ms.” Smith might also want to make sure that any medical personnel, bank staff, grocery store staff, waiters and/or waitress, etc. are not homosexual before accepting any service or product from them...

Stay Home I did not know whether to laugh or cry when I read the letter of the extremely homophobic, “disgusted” writer. She now refuses to patronize the State Theatre because she evidently feels that its confines have been poisoned by the gay wedding ceremony held there...

Keep Away In response to Colleen Smith of Cadillac who refused to bring her family to the State Theatre because there was a gay wedding there: Keep your 25 cents and your family out of Traverse City...

Celebrating Moore And A Theatre I was 10 years old when I had the privilege to see my first film at the State Theatre. I will never forget that experience. The screen was almost the size of my bedroom I shared with my older sister. The bursting sounds made me believe I was part of the film...

Outdated Thinking This letter is in response to Colleen Smith. She made public her choice to no longer go to the State Theater due to the fact that “some homosexuals” got married there. I’m not outraged by her choice; we don’t need any more hateful, self-righteous bigots in our town. She can keep her 25 cents...

Mackinac Pipeline Must Be Shut Down Crude oil flowing through Enbridge’s 60-yearold pipeline beneath the Mackinac Straits and the largest collection of fresh water on the planet should be a serious concern for every resident of the USA and Canada. Enbridge has a very “accident” prone track record...

Your Rights To Colleen, who wrote about the State Theatre: Let me thank you for sharing your views; I think most of us are well in support of the first amendment, because as you know- it gives everyone the opportunity to express their opinions. I also wanted to thank Northern Express for not shutting down these types of letters right at the source but rather giving the community a platform for education...

No Role Model [Fascinating Person from last week’s issue] Jada quoted: “I want to be a role model for girls who are interested in being in the outdoors.” I enjoy being in the outdoors, but I don’t want to kill animals for trophy...

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Kristi Kates - November 22nd, 2007
Winter tour with Peter Bjorn and John
Swedish indie-pop trio Peter Bjorn and John have announced that they’ll be embarking on a short winter tour starting next week. Touring in support of their recent album,Writer’s Block, the three will hit the road starting in Houston, Texas (11/23) and will continue through the U.S., including stops in Dallas (11/24), Indianapolis (11/27), and Cleveland (11/29) before wrapping in Millvale, Pennsylvania on December 3rd; no word yet on whether or not additional dates will be
announced...

Chicago record label Thrill Jockey is planning out a huge hometown celebration to celebrate their 15 years in the record biz. They’ll be hosting a bash at Chicago’s own Logan Square Auditorium this upcoming December 14th and 15th. Who gets to go? Well, you, if you’re so inclined, plus tons of Thrill Jockey’s very own bands, including Frequency, The Sea and Cake, Califone, Archer Prewitt, and many, many more. Attendees will also get a copy of the Super Epic Thrill Jockey Mega Massive Mix (whew) - but if you can’t attend, you can still snag a copy via mail order on Thrill Jockey’s website...

Razorlight have just arrived on American shores for a series of tour dates that began on November 7th in Cambridge, Massachusetts; the band plans to break in some of their new songs during the North American shows, as they hope to return to the recording studio early next year. Lead singer Johnny Borrell is also prepping to make his film debut - under a pseudonym, no less - in the upcoming movie The Meat Trade, which will co-star Colin Firth and Robert Carlyle...
Coldplay are wrapping up their fourth album, and have recently unveiled two new song titles to fans on their website - the new tracks are called “Famous Old Painters” and “Glass of Water,” and both are slated to appear on the new, reportedly “dense, colorful, and melodic” disc. The album - which has no name as of  yet except the rumored name, Prospekt, - is being produced by both Markus Dravs and the oh-so-experimental Brian Eno, is said to be about 45 minutes long, and is expected to hit stores during the first half of 2008...

MODERN ROCK LINK OF THE WEEK:
As Tall As Lions are releasing a new digital EP next week on Triple Crown; titled Into the Flood, the EP was recorded with Mike Watts over a mere six days, and the band is eager to hear what their fans think - so keep an eye on http://www.triplecrownrecords.com/artist_as_tall_as_lions.php for more details starting November 27th...

MINI BUZZ:
Shortly following their recent “pay as you wanna” label-free digital CD release, Radiohead have just signed deals with ATO Records for the album’s physical release, and with XL Recordings for future album releases outside of North America...
National Geographic Cinema Ventures have announced the first major international NGCV release, set to open in late January 2008 in 3-D, Real D, and IMAX 3-D - it’s called U2 3D, and it was filmed during U2’s appropriately-named Vertigo tour; the film will help establish a new standard in 3D digital technology...
American Music Club are now set to release their 9th studio album, The Golden Age, on February 19th on Merge Records...
James Yorkston and the Athletes will embark on a short UK tour, which will include stops in Liverpool (12/3), Edinburgh (12/17), and London (12/19 and 12/20)...
The Mars Volta are prepping to release The Bedlam in Goliath this upcoming January, complete with guitar work by the Red Hot Chili Peppers John Frusciante...
And Super Furry Animals have announced the details of their upcoming New Year’s Eve gig at London’s Royal Festival Hall - the Welsh band will headline, of course, and they’ll also be welcoming a plethora of additional bands and DJs, plus art and other visuals...

And here are a plethora of new releases for you this week... ON CD: Paul McCartney’s The McCartney Years... Westlife’s Back Home... Streetlight Manifesto’s Somewhere in the Between... The Spice Girls’ Greatest Hits - Special Edition... Incubus’ Look Alive... and LCD Soundsystem’s 45:33... ON DVD:  Django Reinhardt: King of Jazz Guitar... Paul McCartney: Ecce Cor Meum... Spice World (The Spice Girls)... and The Beastie Boys: The Complete Story Unauthorized... and that’s the buzz for this week’s Modern Rock.

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