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Letters 07-27-2015

Next For Brownfields In regard to your recent piece on brownfield redevelopment in TC, the Randolph Street project appears to be proceeding without receiving its requested $600k in brownfield funding from the county. In response to this, the mayor is quoted as saying that the developer bought the property prior to performing an environmental assessment and had little choice but to now build it...

Defending Our Freedom This is in response to Sally MacFarlane Neal’s recent letter, “War Machines for Family Entertainment.” Wake Up! Make no mistake about it, we are at war! Even though the idiot we have for a president won’t accept the fact because he believes we can negotiate with Iran, etc., ISIS and their like make it very clear they intend to destroy the free world as we know it. If you take notice of the way are constantly destroying their own people, is that living...

What Is Far Left? Columnist Steve Tuttle, who so many lambaste as a liberal, considers Sen. Sanders a far out liberal “nearly invisible from the middle.” Has the middle really shifted that far right? Sanders has opposed endless war and the Patriot Act. Does Mr. Tuttle believe most of our citizens praise our wars and the positive results we have achieved from them? Is supporting endless war or giving up our civil liberties middle of the road...

Parking Corrected Stephen Tuttle commented on parking in the July 13 Northern Express. As Director of the Traverse City Downtown Development Authority, I feel compelled to address a couple key issues. But first, I acknowledge that  there is some consternation about parking downtown. As more people come downtown served by less parking, the pressure on what parking we have increases. Downtown serves a county with a population of 90,000 and plays host to over three million visitors annually...

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You‘ll really get the Kinks new movie

Kristi Kates - February 1st, 2010
You’ll Really Get The Kinks New Movie
Acclaimed music vid/film director Julien Temple, who’s helmed music videos for everyone from Duran Duran and ABC to Blur, David Bowie, and Neil Young as well as documentaries on the Glastonbury Fest and the Sex Pistols, will soon be tackling a new movie about Brit band The Kinks. The Kinks’ Ray Davies himself will be involved at the project, which will focus on the relationship between bandmate brothers Ray and Dave Davies, complete with the sibling rivalry and love/hate dynamic seen in more recent years in fellow Brit band Oasis. A cast or release date has yet to be announced, but the film’s tentative title borrows from one of The Kinks’ very own songs - it’ll be dubbed You Really Got Me...
Speaking of movies, Detroit band The White Stripes’ concert film Under Great White Northern Lights premiered summer 2009 at the Toronto International Film Festival, and now everyone else will get a chance to see the movie, too, when it arrives in box set format on March 16. The limited edition set includes a DVD of the film plus a whole lot more - a DVD of The White Stripes Under Nova Scotian Lights (the band’s 10th anniversary show), a White Stripes live album, a 208-page book of tour photos, and a silkscreen print...
Midlake, whose album The Courage of Others is in-stores February 1, have embarked on their first tour in over two years, having already played several shows in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Tennessee. They’ll continue the trek with a plethora of European dates, including a big-time stop in London (2/18) as well as shows in France, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Germany; the band will return to the U.S. March 1 with a show in Tucson, Arizona, plus a stop at this year’s SXSW Festival March 17-20 in Austin, Texas...
This spring is the target release date for the Stone Temple Pilots’ sixth album, which will be their first set of new tunes since 2001. The band reportedly has nine tracks completed already, and plan to record several more to accommodate B-sides. Don Was is helming production on the disc, which has yet to find a label home, as the band is still in something of a legal tussle with their old label, Atlantic Records...

MODERN ROCK LINK OF THE WEEK:
The 2010 ATP (All Tomorrow’s Parties) fest has announced their New York dates - they’ll take over Labor Day weekend at Kutshner’s Country Club in Monticello, NY. Tix for the weekend, which will kick off with several Don’t Look Back performances (at which yet-to-be-determined bands play an iconic album in its entirety), start at $250 for the entire weekend, and $110 for Friday; if you want to buy ahead (tix are limited to 3,000 and are currently in pre-sale) and keep an eye on the lineup at the same time, just check out www.atpfestival.com...

MINI BUZZ:
Fleet Foxes are sequestered in Seattle, writing and working on what will be their sophomore album, which they say will definitely be released this year. The band says they’re taking a “different direction” from their first album, making it less poppy and less upbeat...
Lemonhead Evan Dando is in the midst of a North American tour, complete with shows in Philly (2/5), Indianapolis (2/17), Detroit (2/18), Austin, Texas (2/24), and Seattle (3/3)...
Black Eyed Peas have added three UK dates to their The E.N.D. World Tour - stops in London (5/5 and 5/6), Birmingham (5/8), and Manchester (5/23)...
Rufus Wainwright will be touring the U.S. too - he’ll be hopping on the tour bus in April to preview tunes from his new album, All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu which is due out this spring...
This year’s Green Man Festival in Wales will welcome The Flaming Lips as headliners for this year’s event, which will take place August 20 through the 22nd...
U2 may be the next band to have their own edition of the Rock Band videogame released, now that recent talks with the videogaming company have resulted in getting closer to U2’s wishes for their version of the game, which are that the animations are “more representative” of the band members as opposed to generic caricatures...
And these artists are hoping that this week’s latest releases are representative of their own unique brands of music... ON CD: Groove Armada’s Black Light... Lifehouse’s Smoke and Mirrors... and Nneka’s Concrete Jungle... ON DVD: The Eden House: The Looking Glass ... 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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