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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Outdated Thinking This letter is in response to Colleen Smith.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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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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