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Letters 02-08-2016

Less Ageism, Please The January 4 issue of this publication proved to me that there are some sensible voices of reason in our community regarding all things “inter-generational.” I offer a word of thanks to Elizabeth Myers. I too have worked hard for what I’ve earned throughout my years in the various positions I’ve held. While I too cannot speak for each millennial, brash generalizations about a lack of work ethic don’t sit well with me...Joe Connolly, Traverse City

Now That’s an Escalation I just read the letter from Greg and his defense of the AR15. The letter started with great information but then out of nowhere his opinion went off the rails. “The government wants total gun control and then confiscation; then the elimination of all Constitutional rights.” Wait... what?! To quote the great Ron Burgundy, “Well, that escalated quickly!”

Healthy Eating and Exercise for Children Healthy foods and exercise are important for children of all ages. It is important for children because it empowers them to do their best at school and be able to do their homework and study...

Mascots and Harsh Native American Truths The letter from the Choctaw lady deserves an answer. I have had a gutful of the whining about the fate of the American Indian. The American Indians were the losers in an imperial expansion; as such, they have, overall, fared much better than a lot of such losers throughout history. Everything the lady complains about in the way of what was done by the nasty, evil Whites was being done by Indians to other Indians long before Europeans arrived...

Snyder Must Go I believe it’s time. It’s time for Governor Snyder to go. The FBI, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the EPA Criminal Investigation Division are now investigating the Flint water crisis that poisoned thousands of people. Governor Snyder signed the legislation that established the Emergency Manager law. Since its inception it has proven to be a dismal failure...

Erosion of Public Trust Let’s look at how we’ve been experiencing global warming. Between 1979 and 2013, increases in temperature and wind speeds along with more rain-free days have combined to stretch fire seasons worldwide by 20 percent. In the U.S., the fire seasons are 78 days longer than in the 1970s...

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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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