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Letters 09-15-2014

Stop The Games On Campus

Four head coaches – two at U of M and two at MSU – get a total of $13 million of your taxpayer dollars each year. Their staffs get another $11 million...

The Truth About Fatbikes

While we appreciate the fatbike trail coverage, the quote from the article below is exactly what we demonstrated not to be true in most cases last season...

Man Has Environmental Responsibility

I tend to agree with Thomas Kachadurian (“Playing God,” Sept. 8) that we should not interfere with the power of nature by deciding what is “native” and what is not. Man usually does what is better for man (or so we believe), hence the survival and population growth of our species...

The Bush & Obama Facts

Don Turner’s letter to the editor on 8/25/14 stated that there has never been a more corrupt, dishonest, etc. set of politicians in the White House. He states no facts, but here are a few...

Ban Pesticides

I grew up downstate in a neighborhood without pesticides. I was always very healthy. Living here, I have become ill. So I did my research and found out a lot about these poison agents called pesticides (herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, chemical fertilizers, etc) that are being spread throughout this community, accumulating in our air, water and soil...

Respect for Presidents?

Recently we read the Letter to the Editor that encouraged us to stop characterizing President Obama as anything other than an upstanding, moral, inspiring “first Black President”. The author would have us think that the rancor in the press, media and public is misguided. And, believe it or not, this rancor is a “glaring exception to … unwritten patriotic rule” of historically supporting all previous presidents...


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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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