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Letters 10-27-2014

Paging Doctor Dan: The doctor’s promise to repeal Obamacare reminds me of the frantic restaurant owner hurrying to install an exhaust fan after the kitchen burns down. He voted 51 times to replace the ACA law; a colossal waste of money and time. It’s here to stay and he has nothing to replace it.

Evolution Is Real Science: Breathtaking inanity. That was the term used by Judge John Jones III in his elegant evisceration of creationist arguments attempting to equate it to evolutionary theory in his landmark Kitzmiller vs. Dover Board of Education decision in 2005.

U.S. No Global Police: Steven Tuttle in the October 13 issue is correct: our military, under the leadership of the President (not the Congress) is charged with protecting the country, its citizens, and its borders. It is not charged with  performing military missions in other places in the world just because they have something we want (oil), or we don’t like their form of government, or we want to force them to live by the UN or our rules.

Graffiti: Art Or Vandalism?: I walk the [Grand Traverse] Commons frequently and sometimes I include the loop up to the cistern just to go and see how the art on the cistern has evolved. Granted there is the occasional gross image or word but generally there is a flurry of color.

NMEAC Snubbed: Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC) is the Grand Traverse region’s oldest grassroots environmental advocacy organization. Preserving the environment through citizen action and education is our mission.

Vote, Everyone: Election Day on November 4 is fast approaching, and now is the time to make a commitment to vote. You may be getting sick of the political ads on TV, but instead, be grateful that you live in a free country with open elections. Take the time to learn about the candidates by contacting your county parties and doing research.

Do Fluoride Research: Hydrofluorosilicic acid, H2SiF6, is a byproduct from the production of fertilizer. This liquid, not environmentally safe, is scrubbed from the chimney of the fertilizer plant, put into containers, and shipped. Now it is a ‘product’ added to the public drinking water.

Meet The Homeless: As someone who volunteers for a Traverse City organization that works with homeless people, I am appalled at what is happening at the meetings regarding the homeless shelter. The people fighting this shelter need to get to know some homeless families. They have the wrong idea about who the homeless are.

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Kings of Leon return with Sundown

Kristi Kates - October 4th, 2010
Kings of Leon Return with... Sundown
Kings of Leon have wrapped work on their fifth album, which was
recorded in New York at Avatar Studios. The band’s Nathan Followill,
in a recent Billboard interview, said that the new songs, which the
band has been playing on tour this summer, have been going over
“really well, a lot better than we thought they would.” Fans have even
been seen singing along to the new tunes, which can be heard here and
there on YouTube. The album itself, titled Come Around Sundown, is due
in stores on October 19...

Tricky has just released his latest album, Mixed Race, and introduces
a globally-influenced set of sounds into the set, from Jamaica to the
U.S., France to North Africa. The multi-talented performer also put
together a diverse roster of guest musicians to accompany him on the
set, including Hakim Hamadouche, Blackman, Frankey Riley, Bobby
Gillespie, and Tricky’s own brother Marlon Thaws. Rumor has it he
might even start doing some work with Massive Attack again soon,
too...

The Nasher Museum of Art in Durham, North Carolina will play host to a
new exhibition this fall titled The Record: Contemporary Art and
Vinyl, which will explore the culture of vinyl records within the
history of art through sound work, sculpture, drawing, painting,
photography, video, performance, and other installations. Set to run
through February 6, 2011, the exhibit will feature works by Talking
Heads’ David Byrne, Laurie Anderson, TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone and
Tunde Adebimpe, Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan,
and more...

And Soundgarden are following up their impressive reunion performance
at this year’s Lollapalooza fest with a new best-of CD, Telephantism,
which will include a dozen songs, one of them being a
previously-unreleased track, “Black Rain,” from some of the band’s
early recording sessions. You can snag Telephantism this week if you
want to get it bundled with the new Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
videogame, or you can wait until October 5 to buy the album on its
own...

MODERN ROCK LINK OF THE WEEK:
The Black Crowes have released a series of webisodes in support of
their new two-CD career-spanning set, Croweology.
The webisodes, filmed at singer Chris Robinson’s own house, cover
topics such as the relationship between Chris and his brother Rich,
the band’s upcoming hiatus, and their tour with Aerosmith.
Check ‘em all out at www.youtube.com/user/croweology...
MINI BUZZ:
The National will embark on a winter UK tour in support of their new
album, High Violet, which was released earlier this summer; the band
will kick off the jaunt in Bristol on November 24...
Producer Daniel Lanois has recorded a new album with Neil Young, which
is reportedly being mixed in Los Angeles...
Status Quo will be touring the UK this winter, too - now newly updated
with extra shows, their Quid Pro Quo Tour will encompass 28 dates in
all...
Charlatans have announced a UK tour for this fall that’s set to kick
off on October 7; the band will feature Shaun Ryder as opening act,
and will make stops in Leeds (Manchester (10/16), Norwich (10/21), and
London (10/22)...
Jay-Z is set to release a book of his memoirs on November 16; the book
will trace his life from growing up in Brooklyn to his current role as
a hip-hop artist...
A new Michael Jackson album of ten unreleased songs will reportedly be
released this November; Jackson’s former manager said in a recent
interview that Jackson’s vaults contain over 100 completed and
unreleased songs, from older tunes to recent collaborations with
Ne-Yo, Will.i.am, and Akon...

And here are this week’s new CD releases from other artists... Vincent
Minor’s Vincent Minor... Ne-Yo’s Libra Scale… Margot and the Nuclear
So and So’s Buzzard… and Amberlin’s Dark is the Way, Light is a
Place... 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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