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Letters 08-29-2016

Religious Bigotry President Obama has been roundly criticized for his apparent unwillingness to use the term “radical Islamic terrorism.” His critics seem to suggest that through the mere use of that terminology, the defeat of ISIS would be assured...

TC DDA: Focus On Your Mission What on earth is the Traverse City DDA thinking? Purchasing land around (not within) its TIF boundaries and then offering it at a discount to developers? That is not its mission. Sadly enough, it is already falling down on the job regarding what is its mission. Crosswalks are deteriorating all around downtown, trees aren’t trimmed, sidewalks are uneven. Why can’t the DDA do a better job of maintaining what it already has? And still no public restrooms downtown, despite all the tax dollars captured since 1997. What a joke...

European-Americans Are Boring “20 Fascinating People” in northern Michigan -- and every single one is European-American? Sorry, but this is journalistically incorrect. It’s easy for editors to assign and reporters to write stories about people who are already within their personal and professional networks. It’s harder to dig up stuff about people you don’t know and have never met. Harder is better...

Be Aware Of Lawsuit While most non-Indians were sleep walking, local Odawa leaders filed a lawsuit seeking to potentially have most of Emmet County and part of Charlevoix County declared within their reservation and thus under their jurisdiction. This assertion of jurisdiction is embedded in their recently constructed constitution as documentation of their intent...

More Parking Headaches I have another comment to make about downtown TC parking following Pat Sullivan’s recent article. My hubby and I parked in a handicap spot (with a meter) behind Mackinaw Brew Pub for lunch. The handicap spot happens to be 8-10 spaces away from the payment center. Now isn’t that interesting...

Demand Change At Women’s Resource Center Change is needed for the Women’s Resource Center for the Grand Traverse Area (WRCGT). As Patrick Sullivan pointed out in his article, former employees and supporters don’t like the direction WRCGT has taken. As former employees, we are downright terrified at the direction Juliette Schultz and Ralph Soffredine have led the organization...

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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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