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Letters 08-24-2015

Bush And Blame Jeb Bush strikes again. Understand that Bush III represents the nearly extinct, compassionate-conservative, moderate wing of the Republican party...

No More State Theatre I was quite surprised and disgusted by an article I saw in last week’s edition. On pages 18 and 19 was an article about how the State Theatre downtown let some homosexual couple get married there...

GMOs Unsustainable Steve Tuttle’s column on GMOs was both uninformed and off the mark. Genetic engineering will not feed the world like Tuttle claims. However, GMOs do have the potential to starve us because they are unsustainable...

A Pin Drop Senator Debbie Stabenow spoke on August 14 to a group of Democrats in Charlevoix, an all-white, seemingly middle class, well-educated audience, half of whom were female...

A Slippery Slope Most of us would agree that an appropriate suggestion to a physician who refuses to provide a blood transfusion to a dying patient because of the doctor’s religious views would be, “Please doctor, change your profession as a less selfish means of protecting your religious freedom.”

Stabilize Our Climate Climate scientists have been saying that in order to stabilize the climate, we need to limit global warming to less than two degrees. Renewables other than hydropower provide less than 3 percent of the world energy. In order to achieve the two degree scenario, the world needs to generate 11 times more wind power by 2050, and 36 times more solar power. It will require a big helping of new nuclear power, too...

Harm From GMOs I usually agree with the well-reasoned opinions expressed in Stephen Tuttle’s columns but I must challenge his assertions concerning GMO foods. As many proponents of GMOs do, Mr. Tuttle conveniently ignores the basic fact that GMO corn, soybeans and other crops have been engineered to withstand massive quantities of herbicides. This strategy is designed to maximize profits for chemical companies, such as Monsanto. The use of copious quantities of herbicides, including glyphosates, is losing its effectiveness and the producers of these poisons are promoting the use of increasingly dangerous substances to achieve the same results...

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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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