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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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TV on the Radio addresses science for next album

Kristi Kates - September 29th, 2008
TV on the Radio Addresses Science For Next Album
Brooklyn, New York band TV on the Radio have just hit the tour trail for a series of North American dates that will start off in Portland, Oregon, and make stops in Philly (10/10), Indianapolis (10/19), Chicago (10/22), and New Orleans (10/24) along the way, complete with opening acts The Dirtbombs and Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson. And the reason for all this busy activity? Well, the band has finally wrapped work on their third full-length album, Dear Science, which is set to arrive in stores on September 23 via Interscope Records...
The Decemberists are prepping to release a 3-volume series of singles, which will be available both digitally and on 10” vinyl records beginning October 14. Kicking off with “O New England,” the set, dubbed The Decemberists - Always the Bridesmaid: A Singles Series, will follow the first single (and its B-side) up with Volume II, “Days of Elaine,” on November 4th, and Volume III, “Record Year,” on December 2nd. The Decemberists will also make an appearance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien on the eve of Election Day, November 3...
Switchfoot have been busily working in a recording studio they’ve put together in San Diego, working on their next album, which they hope will be a spring 2009 release on their own label, the ATO-distributed Lowercase People Records. The band has been experimenting with infusing a variety of genres into their new songs, from old ‘70s rock to ‘80s pop like Devo; they started working with a couple of different producers, but eventually decided to produce the new set themselves. In addition to the new album, they took part in the Music Builds Tour to help support Habitat for Humanity, and have been assisting old label Columbia in putting together a Switchfoot Greatest Hits album that’s expected for release this fall...
And Blur’s Damon Albarn is having continued success with his pop-opera, Monkey: Journey to the West - so much so, that the show’s going to get its own purpose-built theater in London, right next to the O2 Arena in Meridian gardens. Monkey... is now set to be staged for live shows between Nov. 8th and Dec. 5th of this year, with tix on sale now at www.nme.com/gigs. Characters and music from the opera were also specially adapted for the BBC’s coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games...

MODERN ROCK LINK OF THE WEEK:
Dido is all ready to present her brand new CD - the long-awaited Safe Trip Home, which will include first single “Don’t Believe in Love” and which will hit stores on November 4th. Produced by Jon Brion and Dido along with her brother Rollo Armstrong (the trio work together under the moniker “Ark”), the album also includes one track co-written with Brian Eno. Snag a free sample track, “Look No Further,” now at Dido’s official website, www.didomusic.com...

MINI BUZZ:
Could Coldplay be ready to drop another new album in 2009, in spite of the fact that Viva La Vida just arrived? Word is that their Viva... sessions with Brian Eno were so productive, the band already has enough songs for another full-length CD...
Supergrass at set to play a one-night-only London show on December 10 in promotion of their sixth album, which hit stores earlier this year...
Snow Patrol’s latest set, A Hundred Million Sun,will drop on October 27, as recorded in Ireland and Berlin, Germany; single “Take Back the City” will precede the disc to radio...
Former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker has just announced details of a five-date tour set to kick off in his UK hometown of Sheffield, England on November 25; the gigs will feature fellow artists from Cocker’s record label, Rough Trade, as opening acts...
Stereophonics have just wrapped up a world tour of their own, and will now release their previously-unavailable UK chart-topping album, Pull the Pin, in the U.S. this week, to be followed by a best-of set on November 18...
And while your Express will likely stay the same size for quite some time, don’t be surprised if Rolling Stone magazine looks a little different next time you pick it up; the mag will be published in a smaller format beginning with its October 30 issue...
And here are this week’s new releases... ON CD: Oasis’ long-awaited Dig Out Your Soul... Mogwai’s The Hawk is Howling... Sarah McLachlan’s Closer (Best Of)... Mercury Rev’s Snowflake Midnight... Kaiser Chiefs’ Off With Their Heads... and The Police’s Certifiable (Live)... ON DVD: Lou Reed’s Berlin... Legends: Live at Montreux 1997... Talk Talk’s Live at Montreux 1986... and Michael Nesmith - Pacific Arts: Music and Videos... 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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