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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Outdated Thinking This letter is in response to Colleen Smith.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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Oh, Where Did You Go, theme song for a TV show

Kristi Kates - October 13th, 2008
Oh, Where Did You Go, Theme Song For TV Show?
A recent Billboard feature pointed out a fact that you may not even have consciously noticed - popular TV theme songs are something of a dying (or even dead) breed. Taking a different approach, that of using existing songs for TV show openings, has taken over for the “dedicated” television theme song. This trend can apparantly be blamed on mid-’90s show “Dawson’s Creek,” which kicked off the trend by adapting a Paula Cole song, the earworm-y “I Don’t Want to Wait,” as its track of choice. Other current shows followed suit, leaving authentic TV theme songs in the digital dust. In a tribute of sorts, Billboard put together a list of the Top 10 Original Television Theme Songs. among them were Jan Hammer’s “Miami Vice Theme,” John Sebastian’s “Welcome Back” (from the ‘70s John-Travolta-starring show “Welcome Back Kotter”), and a pair by composer Mike Post, who contributed theme songs for “The Rockford Files” and “Hill Street Blues”...
The V Fest is branching out from its events in the UK and the U.S., having confirmed the launch of the first V Fest set to take place in South Africa in two locales: Johannesburg December 13, and Cape Town December 16. The V Fests, expected to draw an audience of 60,000 across both cities, are being helmed, as usual, by Sir Richard Branson, and will feature live sets from OneRepublic, Snoop Dogg, Eddy Grant, The Parlotones, and Maroon 5...
Matchbox Twenty frontman/solo artist Rob Thomas has mostly wrapped work on his sophomore solo set, the follow-up to his 2005 solo release, Something to Be, and hopes to have the album in-stores early 2009. The new album, tentatively titled Cradle Songs, brings in a more global sound to Thomas’ tunes, throwing in some South American and African rhythms and being influenced, in part, by Paul Simon. Matchbox Twenty is also prepping to begin work on their next record, which they expect to record with producer Steve Lillywhite next year...
And a pair of American legends - songwriter Woody Guthrie and writer John Steinbeck - were honored late last month at the This Land Is Your Land concert, which took place at the Sleep Train Pavilion in Concord, California. The two talents were feted musicially by the likes of Son Volt, The Black Keys, and Sheryl Crow, among others; the plan is for the event to be an annual show that “celebrates their work and highlights the relevancy of what they did.” The all-day event also featured a cool display of historical Guthrie/Steinbeck artifacts that included copies of lyric sheets, signed novels, and rare photos...

MODERN ROCK LINK OF THE WEEK:
Well, autumn is here, and it’s time to make those autumn mix tapes - but what songs to include? UGO’s got a few ideas, including tracks by U2, Carbon Leaf, and The White Stripes - see if you agree with their picks for Top Songs About Autumn at http://www.ugo.com/channels/music/features/top11/songsaboutautumn/...

MINI BUZZ:
Stevie Wonder is set to be honored next February with the second-ever Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song (Paul Simon was the first recipient); Wonder will receive the award on February 23rd, with a concert to follow...
Cage the Elephant have announced that they’ll embark on a UK tour throughout November, including stops in Leeds (11/8), Aberdeen (11/14), and London (11/18)...
Ben Folds Five is set to reunite for the first time in 8 years to perform a concert in their hometown of Chapel Hill, NC September 18; the trio will play their third album, The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner, in its entirety as part of the “Front to Back” Concert Series, where artists are being tapped to play entire albums live...
Free of Velvet Revolver but still rockin’ with Stone Temple Pilots, Scott Weiland is also set to release his second solo album, Happy, November 18. the album, which will include songs “Paralysis” and “Missing Cleveland,” will also feature appearances from No Doubt’s Tony Kanal and Tom Dumont...
The Pigeon Detectives will release their latest single, “Say It Like You Mean It,” on October 20, the third track from their sophomore album, Emergency...
NYC modern rockers Vampire Weekend are set to follow up their U.S. tour with 10 UK shows this autumn, kicking off in Birmingham, England October 20...
And now it’s time to kick off this week’s new releases... ON CD: Keane’s Perfect Symmetry... Cranes’ Cranes... Attack! Attack!’s Attack! Attack!... The Secret Machines’ The Secret Machines (lots of originality this week, eh?)... Electric Six’s Flashy... and Kaiser Chiefs’ Off With Their Heads... and ON DVD: Glasvegas: Glasvegas... Boomtown Rats’ On a Night Like This... McFly’s Radio:ACTIVE... and Graham Nash - Songs for Beginners... 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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