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Letters 07-28-14

Worry About Legals

I can’t figure out what perplexes me more, the misinformation everywhere in the media or those who believe it to be true. Take the Hobby Lobby case; as a company that is primarily owned by a religious family, they felt their First Amendment rights were infringed upon by the “Affordable” Care Act...

Stop Labeling and Enjoy

I have been struggling to find a simple way of understanding for myself the concepts of conservative, liberal, and moderation as it relates to our social interactions with each other...

Proposal One & The Public Good

Are you kidding me? Another corporate giveaway with loopholes for large corporations who rule us? Hasn’t our corrupt and worthless governor done enough to raise taxes, provide corporate welfare, unjustly tax pensions, and shut down elected officials with his emergency manager racket...

The Truth About Road Workers

Apparently Mr. Kachadurian did not catch on to the fact that the MDOT Employee Memorial in Clare is a tribute to highway workers who lost their lives building our transportation systems. It was paid for by current and former MDOT employees who likely knew some of these people personally...

Idiotic and Misguided

As a seasonal resident, I always look forward to reading your paper, if only because of the idiotic letters to the editor and off the wall columns...


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Jack White forms yet another side band project

Kristi Kates - May 4th, 2009
Jack White Forms Yet
Another Side Project Band
Kristi Kates 5/4/09


Detroiter-turned-Nashville resident Jack White (White Stripes, Raconteurs) has formed yet another band. Dubbed The Dead Weather, this particular White-helmed group includes Raconteurs bassist Jack Lawrence, Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Dean Fertita, and Kills singer Alison Mosshart. They’ve been a busy new band, too; they’ve already recorded a full-length album, Horehound, which is now due out on June 9 on White’s own Third Man Records label. Want a sneak preview? Stop by iTunes to check out two of the songs, available now...
Beatle George Harrison’s son Dhani Harrison may have done everything he could to avoid becoming a musician - including going to Brown University, competing in the Olympic Games (as a rower), and working as a designer - but the music kept calling, and now his debut release with his band thenewno2 is set for release on March 31. The junior Harrison, who has collaborated with his father’s other band, The Traveling Wilburys, as well as with Rooney and Jakob Dylan, worked with creative pal Oli Hecks on his debut disc. Harrison is also looking forward to the The Beatles: Rock Band interactive game that’s due out on September 9; Harrison has been involved with the development of the game and says it will have some great features...
Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel’s surprise reunion show in February at NYC’s Beacon Theater has played out into more than just the one show for the skillful and legendary musical duo; now they’re set to reunite for a rare concert tour that will kick off in Australia. Stateside or international dates have yet to be announced for Simon and Garfunkel, but chances are if tix sales go well, there will be more dates added to the string of performances already scheduled...
And could it be? MTV is reportedly adding more music videos to its schedule, in an effort to return to its roots as music television (yes, believe it or not, that’s what the “M” stands for.) There’s a catch, though; apparantly, the network thinks that actual music fans only want to see music vids between 3:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday, as those are the hours/days they’re limiting “actual” music videos to. Critics of MTV call the network “irrelevant,” given that they play more reality programming than music; so perhaps this move, plus the return of the popular Unplugged series, will give the ailing station a boost...

MODERN ROCK LINK OF THE WEEK:
The first set of acts have been confirmed for the 2009 Bumbershoot Fest set to take place in Seattle over Labor Day weekend (Sept. 5th-7th) at Seattle’s City Center; among this year’s performers are De La Soul, Modest Mouse, World Party, Raphael Saadiq, and Mark Lanegan; get all the details and tix info at www.bumbershoot.org...

MINI BUZZ:
French pop-rockers Phoenix, fresh from an appearance on Saturday Night Live, are set to release their latest album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, on May 26...
A new documentary film on Bon Jovi, as directed by Phil Griffin, made its debut at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival last week, and will also be re-screened on May 2; the movie goes behind the scenes of Bon Jovi’s 25-year trek through the music industry...
The first single, “Know Your Enemy,” from Green Day’s new upcoming album 21st Century Breakdown, is available now via digital download; a music video will also hit TV this week...
Tinted Windows, the Taylor Hanson/James Iha/B.E. Carlos/Adam Schlesinger super group, have been pondering a slate of tour dates, although with only one album, they may just have to fill the rest of the set with covers...
Domino Records will reissue The Kills’ 2003 debut album, Keep on Your Mean Side, this week, complete with several bonus tracks and a few covers as well...
Jack White is reportedly mixing around 40 White Stripes songs for a proposed White Stripes movie that rumor says may be in theaters late this year...
And in music stores and digital outlets this week are these new releases... ON CD: The aforementioned Tinted Windows’ debut disc Tinted Windows... Iron and Wine’s Around the Well... American Idol’s Elliott Yamin’s Fight for Love... St. Vincent’s Actor... Iggy Pop’s Preliminaries... and Crisis in Hollywood’s Safe and Sound... ON DVD: The Specials - Best of Sight and Sound Edition ... and Love: The Forever Changes Concert... 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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