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Letters 05-02-2016

Facts About Trails I would like to correct some misinformation provided in Kristi Kates’ article about the Shore-to-Shore Trail in your April 18 issue. The Shore-to-Shore Trail is not the longest continuous trail in the Lower Peninsula. That honor belongs to the North Country Trail (NCT), which stretches for over 400 miles in the Lower Peninsula. In fact, 100 miles of the NCT is within a 30-minute drive of Traverse City, and is maintained by the Grand Traverse Hiking Club...

North Korea Is Bluffing I eagerly read Jack Segal’s columns and attend his lectures whenever possible. However, I think his April 24th column falls into an all too common trap. He casually refers to a nuclear-armed North Korea when there is no proof whatever that North Korea has any such weapons. Sure, they have set off some underground explosions but so what? Tonga could do that. Every nuclear-armed country on Earth has carried out at least one aboveground test, just to prove they could do it if for no other reason. All we have is North Korea’s word for their supposed capabilities, which is no proof at all...

Double Dipping? In Greg Shy’s recent letter, he indicated that his Social Security benefit was being unfairly reduced simply due to the fact that he worked for the government. Somehow I think something is missing here. As I read it this law is only for those who worked for the government and are getting a pension from us generous taxpayers. Now Greg wants his pension and he also wants a full measure of Social Security benefits even though he did not pay into Social Security...

Critical Thinking Needed Our media gives ample coverage to some presidential candidates calling each other a liar and a sleaze bag. While entertaining to some, this certainly should lower one’s respect for either candidate. This race to the bottom comes as no surprise given their lack of respect for the rigors of critical thinking. The world’s esteemed scientists take great steps to preserve the integrity of their findings. Not only are their findings peer reviewed by fellow experts in their specialty, whenever possible the findings are cross-checked by independent studies...

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Eels offer up a new album Tomorrow Morning

Kristi Kates - May 31st, 2010
Eels Offer Up New Album Tomorrow Morning
Eels are dropping their newest album this August, and will preface the album’s release with a world tour set to kick off on August 3. Eels frontman E (aka Mark Oliver Everett) says that the new set, Tomorrow Morning, will complete an album trilogy that began with 2009’s Hombre Lobo and January 2010’s End Times, and will be released on the Eels’ own E Works Records label. The tour itself will begin in Santa Ana, California, and will continue through a series of Japanese, Australian, UK, and European dates before returning to the U.S. in September for stops in Philly (9/22), Toronto (9/29), and Detroit’s own Crofoot on September 30...
Pulp frontman turned solo artist Jarvis Cocker has just dropped an album in support of the UK’s National Trust, which preserves natural and historic places across the nation. The album, dubbed simply National Trust: The Album, is available now as a free download from www.nationaltrust.org.uk, and consists of “tranquil sounds” recorded at various nature locations as run by the trust, including what Cocker calls “a holiday for the ears” mix of water, clocks ticking, and ducks. Cocker also enthuses that the album enables the listener to virtually visit over a dozen National Trust properties in half an hour, which he hopes will inspire them to visit - and help save - the sites themselves...
Rogue Wave, whose latest album, the critically-acclaimed Permalight was released earlier this spring, are set to hop on the tour bus this summer for a mid-season tour. Kicking off in Nevada on July 14, the trek will include two weeks’ worth of live dates, plus a stop at this year’s Lollapalooza Fest in Chicago. Additional shows for the band will take place in Denver (7/17), at Detroit’s Magic Stick (7/20), in Pittsburgh (7/21), Baltimore (7/29), and at Cleveland’s Grog Shop (8/3); while on tour, the band will shoot a new music video for Permalight’s current single, Solitary Gun...
And for you music and baseball fans currently reveling in the return of baseball season, you’ll be happy to hear that John Fogerty - whose song “Centerfield” has been an anthem at baseball games - will become the only musician ever inducted into the Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame on June 29. Lifelong baseball fan Fogerty is set to perform that very same song at the induction ceremony, and to celebrate, he’s also releasing a remastered version of the Centerfield album that will include a couple of rare B-side singles...

MODERN ROCK LINK OF THE WEEK:
Band of Horses third album, Infinite Arms, is available this week, and will be their first at new label home Columbia Records; take a listen to the entire set streaming live online now at http://tinyurl.com/2cqepyx...

MINI BUZZ:
Get well wishes going out this week to U2’s Bono, who underwent emergency back surgery last week; U2 have postponed all 16 of their currently scheduled North American tour dates and have cancelled their Glastonbury Fest appearance as well..
The reunited, revitalized Pavement have added a series of North American dates to their tour schedule for this upcoming fall...
Muse are planning to make a touring documentary similar to Nirvana’s Live! Tonight! Sold Out! vid, with plenty of random backstage and on-the-tour-bus footage in addition to live performance clips...
Elbow are working on their next album, which they say will include more musical experiments than before; the band hopes to have the album out before the end of this year...
John Lennon’s paramour and solo artist Yoko Ono has said that she is considering writing her autobiography some time in the next five years...
And a disappointed Ray Davies has had the tour of his stage musical, Come Dancing (based off of The Kinks’ song of the same name), cancelled, although it was set for a revival this year...
Reviving those CD store shelves are this week’s new releases... ON CD: Marc Anthony’s Iconos... Miggs’ Wide Awake... Andy Bell’s Non-Stop... Smashing Pumpkins’ Teargarden By Kaleidyscope Vol. 1: Songs For A Sailor... Bo Bice’s 3... and Band of Horses’ Infinite Arms ... 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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