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Letters 11-24-2014

Dangerous Votes You voted for Dr. Dan. Thanks!Rep. Benishek failed to cosponsor H.R. 601. It stops subsidies for big oil companies. He failed to cosponsor H.R. 1084. There is an exemption for hydraulic fracturing written into the Safe Drinking Water Act. H.R. 1084. It would require the contents of fracking fluids to be publicly disclosed to protect the public health.

Solar Is The Answer There have been many excellent letters about the need for our region, state and nation to take action on climate change. Now there is a viable solution to this ever-growing problem: Solar energy is the future.

Real Minimum Wage In 1966, a first class stamp cost 5 cents and minimum wage was $1.25. Today, a first class stamp is 49 cents, so federal minimum wage should be $11.25.

Doesn’t Seem Warmer I enjoy the “environmentalists” twisting themselves into pretzels trying to convince us that it is getting warmer. Sure it is... 

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Crowes trek through North America

Kristi Kates - September 13th, 2010
Crowes Trek Tunes Through North America
The Black Crowes, who recently released Croweology, their newest album (a double one, no less) of all-acoustic tracks, are in the midst of a North American tour to which they’ve already added more dates. The trek, which will take the Crowes through Knoxville TN (9/15), Austin TX (9/25), Albany NY (10/15), Toronto (10/27), and a quintet of shows at NYC’s Nokia Theater (starting 10/31), will wrap up in mid-December with a whopping six-night stand at San Francisco’s famed The Fillmore, after which the Crowes will take a well-deserved break...
Madonna has co-written and is directing a new movie titled simply W.E., which began shooting a few weeks ago in London. The movie is set to feature James Fox as King George V, alongside Aussie actress Abbie Cornish as a modern-day New Yorker who becomes drawn to King Edward’s decision to abdicate the throne for his love.
Seal is set to release his sixth studio album, Seal 6: Commitment, this month on Reprise Records. The soulful singer, whose first single from the album will be the emotional “Secret,” says that the album’s title stems from his own life being “fully committed,” to his wife (model/actress/Project Runway hostess Heidi Klum), his family, his own well-being, and his music career. “I hope that the music strikes a chord with people,” Seal says...

And after much speculation and chat about Weezer going completely DIY/independent upon leaving their long time major label home of Geffen/Interscope Records, turns out the band has signed with Epitaph Records, and are dropping their debut disc on that label this month. The new Weezer album, called Hurley, has already offered up its lead single, “Memories”...

MODERN ROCK LINK OF THE WEEK:
Our Lady Peace singer Raine Maida’s new album, Bury Me with a Gun, is just out, and Maida has put together a new website complete with musical snippets, news, and more at www.rainemaida.net...

MINI BUZZ:
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have just kicked off their leg of Stone Temple Pilots’ tour, and they’ll be alternating dates with STP with their own solo headlining shows...
Speaking of STP, they’ve added several dates to that aforementioned tour, including stops in El Paso TX (9/21), Simpsonville SC (10/2), Raleigh NC (10/5), and Orlando FL (10/9)...
Dire Straits are rumored to be discussing a reunion and possibly some live shows to follow the release of their Brothers in Arms special edition album...
The Black Angels have announced a series of tour dates that will see them making stops in Seattle (10/21), Salt Lake City (10/23), and Iowa City (10/26)...
Justin Timberlake has been tapped to provide the voice of Boo-Boo in the upcoming Yogi Bear movie...
Actor, voice actor, and Family Guyguy Seth MacFarlane is adding another title to his resume - singer; MacFarlane has signed with Universal Records to release his debut album, a collection of 1940s and 1950s show tunes - and yes, it’s a serious record, not a comedy one...
These are “serious” records, too - meaning this week’s new CD releases, that is... The Killers’ Brandon Flowers’ solo release, Flamingo... Prince Rama’s Shadow Temple... and Sonny and the Sunsets’ Tomorrow is Alright... 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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