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Letters 08-24-2015

Bush And Blame Jeb Bush strikes again. Understand that Bush III represents the nearly extinct, compassionate-conservative, moderate wing of the Republican party...

No More State Theatre I was quite surprised and disgusted by an article I saw in last week’s edition. On pages 18 and 19 was an article about how the State Theatre downtown let some homosexual couple get married there...

GMOs Unsustainable Steve Tuttle’s column on GMOs was both uninformed and off the mark. Genetic engineering will not feed the world like Tuttle claims. However, GMOs do have the potential to starve us because they are unsustainable...

A Pin Drop Senator Debbie Stabenow spoke on August 14 to a group of Democrats in Charlevoix, an all-white, seemingly middle class, well-educated audience, half of whom were female...

A Slippery Slope Most of us would agree that an appropriate suggestion to a physician who refuses to provide a blood transfusion to a dying patient because of the doctor’s religious views would be, “Please doctor, change your profession as a less selfish means of protecting your religious freedom.”

Stabilize Our Climate Climate scientists have been saying that in order to stabilize the climate, we need to limit global warming to less than two degrees. Renewables other than hydropower provide less than 3 percent of the world energy. In order to achieve the two degree scenario, the world needs to generate 11 times more wind power by 2050, and 36 times more solar power. It will require a big helping of new nuclear power, too...

Harm From GMOs I usually agree with the well-reasoned opinions expressed in Stephen Tuttle’s columns but I must challenge his assertions concerning GMO foods. As many proponents of GMOs do, Mr. Tuttle conveniently ignores the basic fact that GMO corn, soybeans and other crops have been engineered to withstand massive quantities of herbicides. This strategy is designed to maximize profits for chemical companies, such as Monsanto. The use of copious quantities of herbicides, including glyphosates, is losing its effectiveness and the producers of these poisons are promoting the use of increasingly dangerous substances to achieve the same results...

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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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