Letters

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Outdated Thinking This letter is in response to Colleen Smith.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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STP confirm reunion (really?) and hit the road for tour

Kristi Kates - April 21st, 2008
STP Confirm Reunion (Really?)
and Hit the Road for Tour
This could conceptually change by press time, since last week consisted of Stone Temple Pilots’ booting singer Scott Weiland out of the band, Weiland offering up his own disgruntled counterattack, and the band then showing up, apparantly reconciled - and complete with Weiland on vocals - at Harry Houdini’s former estate in Los Angeles to play a set for industry folk and radio contest winners. But as of your reading this right now, STP have announced that they’re “back” and are going to take on a full summer amphitheater tour of North America. STP’s tour stops - well, provided the band can keep themselves together - are set to include Cleveland (5/20), Chicago (5/22), and Detroit (6/3); a new album is also expected to follow. More info and presale tix are available at STP’s new website, www.stonetemplepilots.com...
While last year’s Bumbershoot Festival featured sets from the likes of Kings of Leon, John Legend, Panic! at the Disco, and The Shins, this year’s takes things a step up yet again, with headliners including the aforementioned Stone Temple Pilots plus none other than Beck. The 2008 event will take place Aug. 30 - Sept. 1 at Seattle’s City Center, with additional performances from Jakob Dylan, !!!, Bedouin Soundclash, and The Walkmen, among many others. Among the non-musical sets will be the usual three-stage comedy program and a special collaboration between choreographer Joe Goode and NYC puppeteer Basil Twist called “Wonderboy”...
In other festival news, Lollapalooza has announced their lineup for this year’s rilly big shew, which is set to take place in Chicago, Aug. 1 - 3. Headliners are set to be Jack White’s Raconteurs, Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, and Wilco, with secondary stage acts including Gnarls Barkley, Bloc Party, The National, Jamie Lidell, Louis XIV, Mates of State, The Go! Team, Booka Shade, and dozens more. Of course, there will also be all the usual Lolla extras, such as the art exhibit, food and beverage stands, the environmental and recycling areas, and much more, for fans willing to cough up for the $200 3-day tix; get all the details at
www.lollapalooza.com...
And following his solo live appearance at the Musicians On Call Benefit last week, former Bush/Institute singer Gavin Rossdale has wrapped work on his first solo album, Wanderlust, which is set to hit stores in early June via Interscope Records. Produced by Bob Rock, the set features musical contributions from Chris Traynor (guitar), Jamie Muhoberac (keys), Paul Bushnell (bass), and Josh Freese (drums), as well as vocals from Rossdale’s wife, No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani, on the track “Some Days.” The album’s early first single, “Love Remains the Same,” is available now on iTunes...

MODERN ROCK LINK OF THE WEEK: Wanna hang out with Moby, Trentemoller, and Mylo in London? Well, if you’ve got lots of friends, you might get a chance to do just that. The trio will be putting on a show at the indigO2 on May 9 to help promote Moby’s new album, Last Night, but there will be no general admission to the event - it’s competition only. All you have to do is submit as big a guest list as possible to the event’s promotional website at www.thinkyourepopular.com, and the person with the biggest list of genuine names will get themselves and all their friends in to this special gig for free.

MINI BUZZ:
Brit modern rockers Oasis have announced that they’ll play their first live shows in two years; but unless you’re heading to Seattle (8/26), you’ll need a passport to hop the border to Canada and check ‘em out during their stops in Vancouver (8/27), Edmonton (8/29), Calgary (8/30) and Toronto as part of the V Festival on 9/7...
Dizzee Rascal will be touring with support act El-P to help promote his new album, Maths and English, which will hit stores on April 29; cities on the tour schedule include Boston (5/8), Detroit (5/14), and Chicago (5/15)...
Last week’s “Idol Gives Back” American Idol telethon raised over 22 million dollars for a variety of U.S. and international charities...
The Celebrate Brooklyn! Concert Series in Prospect Park will mark its 30th birthday this year with a roster of eclectic performances from Isaac Hayes, Beth Orton, Cold War Kids, Deerhoof, and Ceramic Dog, among others...
Indie hip-hop festival Paid Dues, featuring Rakim, De La Soul, and Murs and 9th Wonder, has added some national performance dates to this year’s series, including stops in NYC (6/4) and Denver, Colorado (6/13)...
And Bob Dylan won a special honorary Pulitzer Prize last week for his “profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power”...
Hoping to make their own impact on your wallet are this week’s new releases... ON CD: Django Reinhardt’s 100 Chansons... Joseph Arthur’s Crazy Rain and Boredom... The Kooks’ Konk... Phantom Planet’s Raise the Dead... Everclear’s The Vegas Years... and Last Shadow Puppets’ The Age of Understatement... ON DVD: John Legend: Live from Philadelphia... Steve Gadd’s Master Series Modern Drummer... Classic Albums: The Doors... and The Swell Season (The Frames’ Glen Hansard) Live from the Artists Den... 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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