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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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Tea Time with Moby

Kristi Kates - May 13th, 2004
Drink like Moby!  Techno guru Moby is prepping for yet another new release, but it doesn‘t have much to do with music this time around.  Moby opened a cafe/tearoom - called Teany - in New York City back in May of 2002, and he‘s now expanding Teany‘s offerings with a Teany cookbook and a line of Teany Ice Teas and Tea-Juice Fusions.  (Moby‘s first entry into the world of cookbooks was as a collaborator on The PETA Celebrity Cookbook.) The Moby-fied drinks will be sold first in NYC, with a national line also in the works; so look for Teany‘s very own Vanilla Berry Hibiscus and Peach Green Tea coming soon to a store near you...
 
The 29-member pop “experience“ The Polyphonic Spree are currently on the road with David Bowie through June 5th, after which they‘ll head on over to join up with the Lollapalooza tour two days after they‘ll release their sophomore album, *Together We‘re Heavy.*  The Spree sez that their latest disc is more “sonically rich“ than their previous effort, with as many as 120 tracks on a single song;  the group is also expected to release a DVD about the history of their project sometime later this year...
 
A sequel to the politically minded CD compilation *Rock Against Bush Vol. 1* is currently in the works, with contributions from the likes of No Doubt, The Foo Fighters, Green Day, Bad Religion, The Used, Yellowcard and Flogging Molly.   Due in August, many more artists are expected to be added to the tracklisting.  Confirmed tracks so far include The Foo Fighters‘ cover of the early ‘80s punk song “Gas Chamber“... No Doubt will throw in “Comforting Lie“... and Bad Religion will contribute the track “Let Them Eat War,“ which will also appear on their new album *The Empire Strikes First* (due out June 8th).  NOFX frontman Fat Mike is heading up the compilation series, and has also invited Good Charlotte to appear on the new album. *Rock Against Bush Vol. 1* featured tunes from Alkaline Trio, the Ataris, Sum 41, and the Offspring, among others;  it debuted on the Billboard albums chart at #54...
Several notable releases heading your way:  On May 18th, Dashboard Confessional will drop a deluxe reissue of their album *A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar* that will contain a bonus DVD including the band‘s entire MTV2 “Album Covers“ set, in which DC covered all of the songs on R.E.M.‘s 1992 album *Automatic For the People*... They Might Be Giants have announced that their 10th full-length album (have they really been around that long?), which has been dubbed *The Spine* and which TMBG had produced by Pat Dillett (David Byrne), will hit stores on July 27th;  TMBG will promote their upcoming disc with a tour that will “Be“ gin on May 29th in Baltimore... and a little fresh Phish will hit stores soon, too, in the form of *Undermind,* the jam band‘s follow up to their 2002 release *Round Room*...
 
MINI BUZZ:
Elliott Smith‘s final studio album is currently in the mixing stages and is expected to be released this fall...
A record 50,000 music fans crowded the California desert for last weekend‘s Coachella Music and Arts Festival, which featured sets by Radiohead, the Pixies, Kraftwerk, Beck, and Basement Jaxx, among others...
And look out - American Idol is going on the road, bringing all top ten finalists on a 48-city tour that will make stops in Grand Rapids MI (7/27), Detroit (7/28), Chicago (8/5), and Toronto (9/16)...
The Darkness have snagged legendary rock producer Mutt Lange to head up the recording of their next album...
Reggae star Shaggy has already finished work several new songs for his next album, which is scheduled for a 2005 release...
Wilco have been added to three stops on the Lollapalooza tour - Detroit, MI‘s Pine Knob (8/3), Toronto (8/6), and Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (8/11)...
And, in the “huh??“ department, former Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten (aka John Lydon) has chosen Justin Timberlake to play him in a new film based on his autobiography...
 
New releases for you to peruse this week...  ON CD:  The Icarus Line‘s *Penance Soiree*... Lola Ray‘s *I Don‘t Know You*... Los Lobos‘ *The Ride*... and Mission of Burma‘s *Onoffon*...  ON DVD:  *Ween: Live in Chicago*... *Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Godfathers & Sons, Red, White & Blues and the Road to Memphis*... and that‘s the buzz for this week‘s Modern Rock.
 
*Questions, comments, rants, raves about your favorite artists or this column?  Send ‘em to Kristi at expressmodernrock@hotmail.com!*
 
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