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Letters 07-21-2014

Disheartened

While observing Fox News, it was disheartening to see what their viewers were subjected to. It seems the Republicans’ far right wing extremists are conveying their idealistic visions against various nationalities, social diversities or political beliefs with an absence of emotion concerning women’s health issues, children’s rights, voter suppression, Seniors, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid...

Things That Matter

All of us in small towns and large not only have the right to speak on behalf of our neighbors and ourselves, we have the duty and responsibility to do so -- and 238 years ago, we made a clear Declaration to do just that...

An Anecdote Driven Mind

So, is Thomas Kachadurian now the Northern Express’ official resident ranter? His recent factfree, hard-hearted column suggests it. While others complain about the poor condition of Michigan’s roads and highways, he rants against those we employ to fix them...

No On Prop 1

Are we being conned? Are those urging us to say “yes” to supposedly ”revenue neutral” ballot proposal 1 on August 5 telling us all the pertinent facts? Proposal 1 would eliminate the personal property tax businesses pay to local governments, replacing its revenue with a share of Michigan’s 6 percent use tax paid by us all on out-of-state purchases, hotel accommodations, some equipment rentals, and telecommunications...

Fix VA Tragedy

The problems within the Veterans Administration identified under former President Bush continue to hinder the delivery of quality health care to the influx of physically wounded and emotionally damaged young men and women...

Women Take Note

I find an interesting link between the Supreme Court Hobby Lobby and the crisis on the southern border. Angry protesters shout at children to go home. These children are scared, tired, hungry and thirsty, sent to US prisons awaiting deportation to a country where they may very likely be killed...


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U2 looks toward Horizon for a new album

Kristi Kates - February 2nd, 2009
U2 worked with an all-star trio of producers for their upcoming (and twelfth) studio album, which will arrive on Interscope Records March 3. Brian Eno, Steve Lillywhite, and Daniel Lanois were behind the boards for U2’s latest set, which was recorded in Dublin, Fez, and New York City, and has been titled No Line on the Horizon. The album was originally scheduled for release in 2008, but U2 felt the set wasn’t completely ready, and therefore kept working. The new songs are said to be a bit different from U2’s previous work, but nonetheless compelling...
Fleetwood Mac is now set to hit the road for their first tour in five years. They’ll kick off their “Unleashed” tour March 1 in Pittsburgh, PA, with over a dozen dates on the schedule already, and more expected to keep the band on the road through the summer. Although Christine McVie is reportedly not going to join the tour, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, and John McVie are all packed and ready to go; tour stops booked so far include Chicago (3/5), Auburn Hills, MI (3/8), Albany, NY (3/17), NYC (3/19), and Toronto (3/26)...
Noah and the Whale - known so far to American audiences as the “Sun Sun Sun (Five Years Time)” band - are planning to set their next full-length album to a new film, which will hit theaters the same time the CD hits stores. The band is making what they’re calling a “visual accompaniment” to the CD itself, so that you can view the film and have the soundtrack line up with it perfectly...
And although Ryan Adams’ latest disc with the Cardinals (Cardinology) is only a couple of months old, the singer-songwriter is already back in the recording studio, tracking demos for an album whose working title is “Dear Impossible.” Tunes so far include “So Quiet, It’s Loud,” “Please Hold On,” and “Mirror-Gold” - Adams describes the new tracks as in a “more pop, melodic style.” In other Adams news, his tour dates with the Cardinals kick off their headlining run on February 20 in New Haven, CT...

MODERN ROCK LINK OF THE WEEK:
For those of you who like to plan ahead, the NYC version of the famed All Tomorrow’s Parties has already announced the first few acts set to perform at the 2009 event. Attendees will catch sets from the likes of Anti-Pop Consortium, Animal Collective, and Atlas Sound, among others; tix for the whole weekend can be purchased now at www.atpfestival.com...

MINI BUZZ:
U2’s Bono has been awarded with the “Man of Peace” prize by the Nobel peace laureates for his work on African debt, poverty, and disease...
No Doubt have announced their first show as a band for 2009; they’ll be headlining the second day of the New Jersey Bamboozle Festival on May 3...
Nu-soul singer Duffy has landed a six-figure deal to star in the British ad campaign for Diet Coke...
Portishead have announced that they’ve already started preliminary work on ideas for their fourth album; they’re currently plotting out both studio time and tour dates...
Columbia/Legacy Records are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Miles Davis’ landmark album, Kind of Blue, with a two-disc Kind of Blue: Legacy Edition, out now...
Speaking of the more traditional (as opposed to jazzy) blues, the B.B. King Blues Club in NYC is doing its part to give people a little break from economy woes - they’re cutting all ticket prices for evening concerts by 50 percent for the month of February for those who present a photo ID and unemployment check proof at the box office; upcoming shows at B.B. King’s include Ralph Stanley, Broadway Underground, Maxi Priest, and Blackstreet...
And back at full price are this week’s new releases... ON CD: Chris Cornell’s much-anticipated Scream... American Idol finalist Melinda Doolittle’s debut disc... The Fray’s The Fray... Dent May and His Magnificent Ukelele’s eponymous set... Von Bondies’ Love, Hate, and Then There’s You...and Charles Aznavour’s Duos... ON DVD: Brian Wilson: That Lucky Old Sun Live at Capitol Records... Paul McCartney: In Performance... Neil Young Archives, Vol. 1: 1963-1972... and U2’s Rattle and Hum: I Love the ‘80s Edition... 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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