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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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Moby helps the film community

Kristi Kates - December 3rd, 2007
Moby just keeps getting cooler - now he’s offering to help fledgling filmmakers with their movie music needs. Got a movie? Need some tunes for your soundtrack? Just make sure it’s an indie or non-profit film (film students, that includes you), and stop by
www.mobygratis.com, where Moby’s made some of his own music available for use, free of charge.  That’s right, free! But what if your movie gets picked up by a major studio, and you start making the big bucks with Moby’s tunes in tow? No prob - Moby just asks that, should a financial windfall happen, you apply for an easy license, and he’ll give the money to the Humane Society. Go Moby...

Aussie band The Vines have started work on their fourth album, which they’re recording in Los Angeles for Aussie label Ivy League Records; they’re working with producer Rob Schnapf, who hopped on board in mid-November. No release date has been announced for The Vines’ new set, but early reports figure it’ll surface during the second half of 2008...
Angels and Airwaves have confirmed their upcoming 2008 headlining tour, which will kick off on February 1 in Dallas, Texas. The tour is in support of the band’s sophomore disc, I-Empire, and will include sets from support acts The Color Fred and Ace Enders. Tour stops will include Baltimore, MD (2/9), Washington DC (2/10), Philly (2/14), Toronto (2/22), Detroit (2/23), and Chicago (2/24) - the tour will end in Seattle at The Shoebox on March 8...
The legendary (and still going strong) David Bowie will be releasing a special box set of his most recent albums on ISO/Columbia Records this week. The extensive package will contain more than 60 whopping hours of bonus material, remixes, special versions, rare tracks, and extra takes, in addition to the albums themselves, namely Outside, Earthling, hours...,Heathen, and Reality. Also included will be Bowie’s recent work with such musical comrades as the aforementioned Moby...

MODERN ROCK LINK OF THE WEEK: The White Stripes have reportedly just filmed a new video and are recording three new original songs; but they’re not giving away song titles or details just yet. Nope, for that you’ll have to log onto their website,
www.whitestripes.com...
 
MINI BUZZ:
The first group of bands that will be playing the Bamboozle 2008 concert fest have been announced, and among them are Less Than Jake, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Jack’s Mannequin, and The Starting Line...
Shoegaze fans, pay attention: Kevin Shields has recently confirmed the reunion of My Bloody Valentine, who have reportedly already recorded new songs for an new upcoming album...
Sub Pop Records has opened up their own digital music shop, allowing access to nearly 200 albums in Sub Pop’s catalog; singles and EPs will be available first, with rare tracks next, and the coolest things is that you can always re-download the files once you’ve purchased ‘em...
Goldfrapp are prepping to release their fourth album, incongrously titled Seventh Tree, on February 26...
Kristoffer Ragnstam has been tapped as opening act for Deborah Harry’s upcoming tour...
Klaxons have added a French-language version of their song “As Above, So Below” to the single, which is available as a limited edition clear vinyl 12-inch record...
 
And in “regular” editions, here are this week’s new releases... ON CD:  Incubus’ Look Alive... Wyclef John’s Carnival II: Memoirs of an Immigrant... Guillemots’ Back to Mine... Foo Fighters’ Long Road to Ruin... Dillinger Escape Plan’s Ire Works... and Mike Oldfield’s Earth Moving... ON DVD: Five for Fighting: Live - Back Country... Bon Jovi: Lost Highway - The Concert... Paul Oakenfold’s Oakenfold 24/7... and Sigur Ros: Heima... 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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