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Letters 08-03-2015

Real Brownfields Deserve Dollars I read with interest the story on Brownfield development dollars in the July 20 issue. I applaud Dan Lathrop and other county commissioners who voted “No” on the Randolph Street project...

Hopping Mad Carlin Smith is hopping mad (“Will You Get Mad With Me?” 7-20-15). Somebody filed a fraudulent return using his identity, and he’s not alone. The AP estimates the government “pays more than $5 billion annually in fraudulent tax refunds.” Well, many of us have been hopping mad for years. This is because the number one tool Congress has used to fix this problem has been to cut the IRS budget –by $1.2 billion in the last 5 years...

Just Grumbling, No Solutions Mark Pontoni’s grumblings [recent Northern Express column] tell us much about him and virtually nothing about those he chooses to denigrate. We do learn that Pontoni may be the perfect political candidate. He’s arrogant, opinionated and obviously dimwitted...

A Racist Symbol I have to respond to Gordon Lee Dean’s letter claiming that the confederate battle flag is just a symbol of southern heritage and should not be banned from state displays. The heritage it represents was the treasonous effort to continue slavery by seceding from a democratic nation unwilling to maintain such a consummate evil...

Not So Thanks I would like to thank the individual who ran into and knocked over my Triumph motorcycle while it was parked at Lowe’s in TC on Friday the 24th. The $3,000 worth of damage was greatly appreciated. The big dent in the gas tank under the completely destroyed chrome badge was an especially nice touch...

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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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