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Letters 11-24-2014

Dangerous Votes You voted for Dr. Dan. Thanks!Rep. Benishek failed to cosponsor H.R. 601. It stops subsidies for big oil companies. He failed to cosponsor H.R. 1084. There is an exemption for hydraulic fracturing written into the Safe Drinking Water Act. H.R. 1084. It would require the contents of fracking fluids to be publicly disclosed to protect the public health.

Solar Is The Answer There have been many excellent letters about the need for our region, state and nation to take action on climate change. Now there is a viable solution to this ever-growing problem: Solar energy is the future.

Real Minimum Wage In 1966, a first class stamp cost 5 cents and minimum wage was $1.25. Today, a first class stamp is 49 cents, so federal minimum wage should be $11.25.

Doesn’t Seem Warmer I enjoy the “environmentalists” twisting themselves into pretzels trying to convince us that it is getting warmer. Sure it is... 

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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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