Letters

Letters 08-31-2015

Inalienable Rights This is a response to the “No More State Theatre” in your August 24th edition. I think I will not be the only response to this pathetic and narrow-minded letter that seems rather out of place in the northern Michigan that I know. To think we will not be getting your 25 cents for the movie you refused to see, but more importantly we will be without your “two cents” on your thoughts of a marriage at the State Theatre...

Enthusiastically Democratic Since I was one of the approximately 160 people present at when Senator Debbie Stabenow spoke on August 14 in Charlevoix, I was surprised to read in a letter to Northern Express that there was a “rather muted” response to Debbie’s announcement that she has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president...

Not Hurting I surely think the State Theatre will survive not having the homophobic presence of Colleen Smith and her family attend any matinees. I think “Ms.” Smith might also want to make sure that any medical personnel, bank staff, grocery store staff, waiters and/or waitress, etc. are not homosexual before accepting any service or product from them...

Stay Home I did not know whether to laugh or cry when I read the letter of the extremely homophobic, “disgusted” writer. She now refuses to patronize the State Theatre because she evidently feels that its confines have been poisoned by the gay wedding ceremony held there...

Keep Away In response to Colleen Smith of Cadillac who refused to bring her family to the State Theatre because there was a gay wedding there: Keep your 25 cents and your family out of Traverse City...

Celebrating Moore And A Theatre I was 10 years old when I had the privilege to see my first film at the State Theatre. I will never forget that experience. The screen was almost the size of my bedroom I shared with my older sister. The bursting sounds made me believe I was part of the film...

Outdated Thinking This letter is in response to Colleen Smith. She made public her choice to no longer go to the State Theater due to the fact that “some homosexuals” got married there. I’m not outraged by her choice; we don’t need any more hateful, self-righteous bigots in our town. She can keep her 25 cents...

Mackinac Pipeline Must Be Shut Down Crude oil flowing through Enbridge’s 60-yearold pipeline beneath the Mackinac Straits and the largest collection of fresh water on the planet should be a serious concern for every resident of the USA and Canada. Enbridge has a very “accident” prone track record...

Your Rights To Colleen, who wrote about the State Theatre: Let me thank you for sharing your views; I think most of us are well in support of the first amendment, because as you know- it gives everyone the opportunity to express their opinions. I also wanted to thank Northern Express for not shutting down these types of letters right at the source but rather giving the community a platform for education...

No Role Model [Fascinating Person from last week’s issue] Jada quoted: “I want to be a role model for girls who are interested in being in the outdoors.” I enjoy being in the outdoors, but I don’t want to kill animals for trophy...

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Tron gets reboot with new film & soundtrak

Kristi Kates - August 23rd, 2010
Tron Gets Reboot with New Film, Soundtrack
Tron: Legacy, the new Tron remake-slash-sequel, may not be on the way to theaters until this upcoming December, but Tron: Legacy the soundtrack will beat it to stores this fall. Penned by none other than legendary electro-pioneers Daft Punk, the soundtrack for the film will feature Daft Punk music exclusively, and is available for pre-order on Amazon, although the album itself won’t be available until November 23rd (with the movie’s release date being December 17th in both standard theaters and 3D IMAX)...
Psychedelic Canadian rockers Black Mountain have wrapped work on their latest album, which was recorded in Vancouver, Los Angeles, and Seattle, and will spend the rest of their summer touring North America and Europe, including stops on both coasts, in Los Angeles (8/26) and Brooklyn NY (8/30). The album itself, Wilderness Heart, will be in-stores on September 14th, with an as-yet-unspecified single heading to radio this week...
And the Black Eyed Peas have reportedly been collaborating with none other than Avatar director James Cameron to put together a Black Eyed Peas concert film - but not just your usual concert film. This one will be a documentary-style movie about the Peas’ world tour, on stage and backstage, and is also set to be presented in 3D, concert footage and all...
Thequickly-gaining-in-popularity Bestival music fest is scheduled for September 9th through the 12th on the Isle of Wight, so get your tix for this buzz-y overseas event now; the relatively new event has been snagging some pretty hip bands, this year including Toro Y Moi, Dizzee Rascal, Echo and the Bunnymen, Caribou, and Wax Tailor, among others; festival curator Rob Da Bank has named this year’s Bestival the “year of the fantastic”...

MODERN ROCK LINK OF THE WEEK:
Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival is just around the corner (September 4th-6th), too, so if you’re planning a trip there, and you’re a music fan, that’s a great time to go. Headliners this year include singer/songwriter Bob Dylan as well as Weezer and hip-hopster Mary J. Blige; additional performers include The Decemberists, The English Beat, Ra Ra Riot, Billy Bragg, and Balkan Beat Box. Get all the details and tix info at http://bumbershoot.org...

MINI BUZZ:
This year’s Electric Picnic in Ireland is set for September 3rd through the 5th, with the likes of Roxy Music, LCD Soundsystem, UNKLE, Foals, and Massive Attack among the headliners...
Gov’t Mule have just released an archival 3-disc live recording that they’ve dubbed Mulennium...
Queens of the Stone Age/Them Crooked Vultures musician Alain Johannes is stepping away from his many, many band projects to focus on his own solo album, Spark, which is set for release on August 31st...
Slash has kicked off yet another round of touring in support of his own self-titled solo album, which will now keep the guitarist on the road until early October...
The Sword’s third album, Warp Riders, will be released on August 24th on Kemado Records; a video trilogy is being released one at a time to accompany the disc...
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings will be taking their classic Stax-styled soul on tour this fall, including live shows in Memphis (9/18), Dallas (9/23), Phoenix AZ (9/26), and Denver CO (9/28)...

And set for release this week are these new albums... Eels’ Tomorrow Morning... Jenny Wilson’s Hardships!... and Maximum Balloon’s Maximum Balloon... 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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