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Letters 10-20-2014

Doctor Dan? After several email conversations with Rep. Benishek, he has confirmed that he doesn’t have a clue of what he does. Here’s why...

In Favor Of Our Parks [Traverse] City Proposal 1 is a creative way to improve our city parks without using our tax dollars. By using a small portion of our oil and gas royalties from the Brown Bridge Trust Fund, our parks can be improved for our children and grandchildren.

From January 1970 Popular Mechanics: “Drastic climate changes will occur within the next 50 years if the use of fossil fuels keeps rising at current rates.” That warning comes from Eugene K. Peterson of the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management.

Newcomers Might Leave: Recently we had guests from India who came over as students with the plan to stay in America. He has a master’s degree in engineering and she is doing her residency in Chicago and plans to specialize in oncology. They talked very candidly about American politics and said that after observing...

Someone Is You: On Sept 21, I joined the 400,000 who took to the streets of New York in the People’s Climate March, followed by a UN Climate Summit and many speeches. On October 13, the Pentagon issued a report calling climate change a significant threat to national security requiring immediate action. How do we move from marches, speeches and reports to meaningful work on this problem? In NYC I read a sign with a simple answer...

Necessary To Pay: Last fall, Grand Traverse voters authorized a new tax to fix roads. It is good, it is necessary.

The Real Reasons for Wolf Hunt: I have really been surprised that no one has been commenting on the true reason for the wolf hunt. All this effort has not been expended so 23 wolves can be killed each year. Instead this manufactured controversy about the wolf hunt has been very carefully crafted to get Proposal 14-2 passed.

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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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