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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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Magic Numbers‘ Runaway set for July release

Kristi Kates - July 19th, 2010
Magic Numbers’ Runaway Set For July Release
The Magic Numbers have rescheduled the release date for their brand new album and its accompanying tour dates, after having previously planned to release it on June 7. Now, the album, The Runaway, will hit stores on July 26, with limited-edition versions of the set arriving with a four-track live CD as well. And those live dates have been pushed to September/October, with stops only scheduled so far in the UK...
Pearl Jam’s plans to release the shows from their current world tour have gotten more detailed over the past month or so, and now there are several options for fans to choose from. The “bootlegs” will be available in MP3, FLAC, or CD format, with prices beginning at $9.99; fans will also be able to order a box set of all four of the band’s shows at Philly’s Spectrum last October, which will run $60. If this is all too pricey for your wallet, check out Pearl Jam’s official radio station, which you can listen to for free on their website, http://pearljam.com...
Longing for guitar-playing talent, but it’s just not your thing? Then amp up, instead, for the U.S. Air Guitar National Finals, which this year will take place on July 22 at Irving Plaza in NYC. The regional winners have already been chosen, with the winner of this competition going on to rep the U.S. at the World Air Guitar Championships in Oulu, Finland in August. So what is an air guitarist judged on? According to the U.S. Air Guitar Finals, performers are assessed on a combo of technical merit, stage presence, and ‘airness’...
Indie rockers Nine Days will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut album, The Madding Crowd, with a special show in NYC on July 30, on which they’ll play every song from the album. The band will also play tunes from their other album releases; tix for the event will be limited and reserved, and can be snagged at www.boultoncenter.org...

MODERN ROCK LINK OF THE WEEK:
The 2010 CMJ Music Marathon is now set to take place in New York City October 19 through the 23rd; you can register early at www.cmj.com to get the best deals, so if you want to see some of the best newbie bands around next fall, go online now and get a head start on all the other music fans...

MINI BUZZ:
Michael Jackson and Aretha Franklin were recently inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame, where they’ll be honored alongside existing inductees, among them Smokey Robinson, Ella Fitzgerald, and Quincy Jones...
Yeasayer has announced several U.S. dates for this fall; they’ll be performing shows in Columbus OH (9/29), Bloomington IN (9/30), and Atlanta GA (10/2), among other stops...
Brotherly trio Hanson, in promotion of their new album Shout It Out, will be embarking on a national tour July 21...
After half a dozen years off the charts, post-grunge Canadian rockers Big Sugar have confirmed several concert dates throughout this summer, after playing their first show since 2003 back in April at the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Fest...
Delta Spirit and The Romany Rye are wrapping up their joint tour on July 23rd and 24th in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, California...
Classic-rockers Aerosmith are hitting the road on July 23 in Oakland California for almost two months’ worth of concert dates...
And these artists are sending their CDs on a trek to win over your wallets... Sheryl Crow’s 100 Miles from Memphis... Department of Eagles’ Archive 2003-2006... and The High Confessions’ Turn Lead Into Gold... 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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