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Letters 10-27-2014

Paging Doctor Dan: The doctor’s promise to repeal Obamacare reminds me of the frantic restaurant owner hurrying to install an exhaust fan after the kitchen burns down. He voted 51 times to replace the ACA law; a colossal waste of money and time. It’s here to stay and he has nothing to replace it.

Evolution Is Real Science: Breathtaking inanity. That was the term used by Judge John Jones III in his elegant evisceration of creationist arguments attempting to equate it to evolutionary theory in his landmark Kitzmiller vs. Dover Board of Education decision in 2005.

U.S. No Global Police: Steven Tuttle in the October 13 issue is correct: our military, under the leadership of the President (not the Congress) is charged with protecting the country, its citizens, and its borders. It is not charged with  performing military missions in other places in the world just because they have something we want (oil), or we don’t like their form of government, or we want to force them to live by the UN or our rules.

Graffiti: Art Or Vandalism?: I walk the [Grand Traverse] Commons frequently and sometimes I include the loop up to the cistern just to go and see how the art on the cistern has evolved. Granted there is the occasional gross image or word but generally there is a flurry of color.

NMEAC Snubbed: Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC) is the Grand Traverse region’s oldest grassroots environmental advocacy organization. Preserving the environment through citizen action and education is our mission.

Vote, Everyone: Election Day on November 4 is fast approaching, and now is the time to make a commitment to vote. You may be getting sick of the political ads on TV, but instead, be grateful that you live in a free country with open elections. Take the time to learn about the candidates by contacting your county parties and doing research.

Do Fluoride Research: Hydrofluorosilicic acid, H2SiF6, is a byproduct from the production of fertilizer. This liquid, not environmentally safe, is scrubbed from the chimney of the fertilizer plant, put into containers, and shipped. Now it is a ‘product’ added to the public drinking water.

Meet The Homeless: As someone who volunteers for a Traverse City organization that works with homeless people, I am appalled at what is happening at the meetings regarding the homeless shelter. The people fighting this shelter need to get to know some homeless families. They have the wrong idea about who the homeless are.

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Math-Rockers Mute Math offer up Armistice

Kristi Kates - August 31st, 2009
Modern Rock
Kristi Kates 8/31/09
Math-Rockers Mute Math Offer Up Armistice
New Orleans math-rockers MuteMath have completed work on their new album, and it’s available this week via Teleprompt/Warner Bros. Records. Produced by Elvis Costello/Hives/Modest Mouse collaborator Dennis Herring, the set was recorded both in the band’s hometown and in Mississippi, and is said to showcase the band’s “lyrical development” as well as a dozen new MuteMath songs. The tracklisting includes tunes “Backfire,” “Pins and Needles,” and “The Lost Year,” and the set has been titled Armistice...
Rockers Collective Soul recently departed singer Ed Roland’s Lake House studio, where they self-produced their latest album, which will be their debut release on Roadrunner Records. Titled Collective Soul (Rabbit), the set was prefaced by a first single, “Staring Down,” which you might’ve already heard on radio; additional new Collective Soul tunes include “Lighten Up,” “My Days,” “Welcome All Again,” and “Dig.” The album itself hits stores this week...
The Black Crowes’ newest studio CD, Before the Frost, is set to arrive on September 1 - but that’s not the only album news from the soul-rockin’ band. A second album, titled Until the Freeze, will be given away for free only through a unique download code that will be included in Before the Frost’s packaging as a thank you to fans for “two decades of support.” Both albums were recorded over five nights in Woodstock, NY, at Levon Helm Studios, and both include all-new material and previously unreleased songs, twenty tunes in all...
And The Cribs have pretty much wrapped work on their latest album, too (their fourth), and they’re set to release it in September. The set was recorded in L.A. with producer Nick Launay at Launay’s studio in Laurel Canyon; the band spent three months recording the new album, as opposed to a week for their first set. Twelve tracks will appear, including “Stick to Your Guns,” “Ignore the Ignorant,” and “Last Year’s Snow”; the album is being mixed in London, and the band is still deciding on the order of the tunes. While they’re figuring the tracklisting out, they’ll also be busy with a series of UK tour dates in September, and they’re also hoping to tour the U.S. before the end of the year...

MODERN ROCK LINK OF THE WEEK:
The Gaslight Anthem are still charging ahead with their summer and fall tour dates, and if you’ve missed them, never fear - there are plenty of live dates left at which to catch the New Jersey road-rock/punkers. They’ll be making stops at, among other cities, Cincinnati (9/9), Los Angeles (9/17), Seattle (9/23), Minneapolis (10/3), Detroit (10/6), and Philly (10/18). Catch their full schedule at www.gaslightanthem.com...

MINI BUZZ:
Richard Hawley is set to release his newest album, Truelove’s Gutter, on September 21; recorded in his hometown of Sheffield, England, the set will include tracks “Remorse Code,” “Soldier On,” and “Don’t You Cry”...
Rock noir duo The Raveonettes are still in the recording studio working on their upcoming fourth full-length album, which is due on Vice Records this fall...
Brian McKnight has almost wrapped work on his latest set, too, on which he’ll duet with both Jill Scott (“More Than Just a Thing”) and the legendary Stevie Wonder (“Without You”)...
Former At the Drive-In frontman (and current Mars Volta frontman) Cedric Bixler-Zavala hinted in a recent interview that he may be reuniting soon with his At the Drive-In bandmates, now that they’ve had a little time to fix some of their band conflicts...
In other At the Drive-In related news, former ATDI guitarist (and current Sparta guitarist) Jim Ward recently released the debut album for his alt-country side project, Sleepercar...
And in this week’s, er, unusual news, former Shins drummer Jesse Sandoval, instead of joining another band, has opened a street-vendor food cart in Portland Oregon; called Nuevo Mexico, the cart and Sandoval’s Mexican food were recently featured on VendrTV, a new web video series in which the host travels around the U.S. sampling street-vendor food...
And offering up their discs, debut or otherwise, this week, are this week’s new releases... ON CD: Dolores O’Riordan’s (Cranberries) No Baggage... Sean Kingston’s Tomorrow... and Zechs Marquise’s Our Delicate Stranded Nightmare... ON DVD: Elvis: Love Me Tender - The Love Songs ... 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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