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Letters 10-20-2014

Doctor Dan? After several email conversations with Rep. Benishek, he has confirmed that he doesn’t have a clue of what he does. Here’s why...

In Favor Of Our Parks [Traverse] City Proposal 1 is a creative way to improve our city parks without using our tax dollars. By using a small portion of our oil and gas royalties from the Brown Bridge Trust Fund, our parks can be improved for our children and grandchildren.

From January 1970 Popular Mechanics: “Drastic climate changes will occur within the next 50 years if the use of fossil fuels keeps rising at current rates.” That warning comes from Eugene K. Peterson of the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management.

Newcomers Might Leave: Recently we had guests from India who came over as students with the plan to stay in America. He has a master’s degree in engineering and she is doing her residency in Chicago and plans to specialize in oncology. They talked very candidly about American politics and said that after observing...

Someone Is You: On Sept 21, I joined the 400,000 who took to the streets of New York in the People’s Climate March, followed by a UN Climate Summit and many speeches. On October 13, the Pentagon issued a report calling climate change a significant threat to national security requiring immediate action. How do we move from marches, speeches and reports to meaningful work on this problem? In NYC I read a sign with a simple answer...

Necessary To Pay: Last fall, Grand Traverse voters authorized a new tax to fix roads. It is good, it is necessary.

The Real Reasons for Wolf Hunt: I have really been surprised that no one has been commenting on the true reason for the wolf hunt. All this effort has not been expended so 23 wolves can be killed each year. Instead this manufactured controversy about the wolf hunt has been very carefully crafted to get Proposal 14-2 passed.

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Gabriel, Wyman, Ferry contribute to charity album

Kristi Kates - November 23rd, 2009
Gabriel, Wyman, Ferry
Contribute to Charity Album
Part of a BBC One fundraising effort that’s raised over $850 million to date, a charity cover recording of The Beatles’ classic track “All You Need is Love” is set to be recorded at London’s Studio 2 for the Bandaged Together album. The album will include other tracks as produced by AD Chivers, but the single itself will be the highlight, as it will feature some huge names in rock and pop music, including Peter Gabriel, Bill Wyman, Bryan Ferry, Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason, Queen’s Roger Taylor, and Jamie Cullum, among others...
Another charity project is the latest 7 Worlds Collide album, The Sun Came Out, as helmed by accomplished and underrated New Zealand singer-songwriter Neil Finn. The double-album, now in stores, features contributions from many of the original musicians that collaborated on the first 7 Worlds Collide set, complete with a host of musical luminaries from Radiohead’s Phil Selway and Ed O’Brien to Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and Nels Cline, KT Tunstall, and Johnny Marr, among others, including Finn’s own wife and son Liam. The entire collection of impressively creative songs was recorded in a mere three weeks...
The Foo Fighters’ Foo Fighters: Greatest Hits has just hit stores, too, complete with plenty of Foo hits as compiled by the band themselves. Included on ...Hits are tracks “Monkey Wrench,” “Times Like These,” “My Hero,” “Everlong,” and “Big Me,” among others; in addition to the classic Foo tunes, the band also included two new tracks as recorded with producer Butch Vig, “Wheels” and “Word Forward.” A deluxe edition of the album will also include a bonus DVD with a new music video for “Wheels” as well as live concert footage, a booklet full of never-before-seen Foo Fighters photos, and more; a third collector’s edition on vinyl will also be available...
And Smashing Pumpkin Billy Corgan recently launched what he’s calling a “spiritually-focused” website that he aims to be a “collective of thoughts about spirituality and the greater good of life in general.” Found at www.everythingfromheretothere.com, Corgan’s site features interestingly philosophical musings by Corgan himself, as well as a variety of other writers; the site’s first major essay is by, of course, Corgan, on which he discusses Walt Disney...

MODERN ROCK LINK OF THE WEEK:
They may currently be busy on tour, but that doesn’t mean that modern rockers White Lies have forgotten about their fans; they’ve just made available the rare track “Taxidermy” for download, a tune that was previously only available on the 7-inch release of their “To Lose My Life” single. Snag it at www.whitelies.com...

MINI BUZZ:
Manchester Orchestra are showing no signs of slowing down as they continue their tour with Brand New in promotion of their second full-length album, Mean Everything to Nothing; they’ll play Long Island’s Nassau Coliseum on November 28 with additional special guest Glassjaw...
The Cranberries are continuing their North American reunion tour dates, and will wrap up the shows on December 7 in Seattle...
Norah Jones has dubbed her new album The Fall; the set is out next week on EMI Records, and finds Jones collaborating with Ryan Adams, among others...
The famed SXSW (South by South West) Music Fest has announced its date for the 2010 event, which will kick off with the SXSW Film section on March 12, and the Music section on March 17 through the 21st...
Interpol frontman Paul Banks is in the middle of a U.S. tour with his solo project, Julian Plenti, and will head to Europe for additional live dates afterward...
Coldplay have donated one million pounds (over one and a half million U.S. dollars) to a London-based charity that provides support to inner-city residents; the band also plan to assist with music lessons in the charity’s centers...
And assisting in depleting your music-buying budget this week are these new releases... ON CD: Boys II Men’s Love... Dashboard Confessional’s Alter the Ending... Norah Jones’ The Fall...and Kraftwerk’s The Catalog... ON DVD: Elbow: The Seldom Seen Kid Live ... and that’s the buzz for this week’s Modern Rock.

Questions, comments, rants, raves, suggestions on this column or your favorite musicians? Send ‘em to Kristi at modernrocker@gmail.com

 
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