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Letters 02-08-2016

Less Ageism, Please The January 4 issue of this publication proved to me that there are some sensible voices of reason in our community regarding all things “inter-generational.” I offer a word of thanks to Elizabeth Myers. I too have worked hard for what I’ve earned throughout my years in the various positions I’ve held. While I too cannot speak for each millennial, brash generalizations about a lack of work ethic don’t sit well with me...Joe Connolly, Traverse City

Now That’s an Escalation I just read the letter from Greg and his defense of the AR15. The letter started with great information but then out of nowhere his opinion went off the rails. “The government wants total gun control and then confiscation; then the elimination of all Constitutional rights.” Wait... what?! To quote the great Ron Burgundy, “Well, that escalated quickly!”

Healthy Eating and Exercise for Children Healthy foods and exercise are important for children of all ages. It is important for children because it empowers them to do their best at school and be able to do their homework and study...

Mascots and Harsh Native American Truths The letter from the Choctaw lady deserves an answer. I have had a gutful of the whining about the fate of the American Indian. The American Indians were the losers in an imperial expansion; as such, they have, overall, fared much better than a lot of such losers throughout history. Everything the lady complains about in the way of what was done by the nasty, evil Whites was being done by Indians to other Indians long before Europeans arrived...

Snyder Must Go I believe it’s time. It’s time for Governor Snyder to go. The FBI, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the EPA Criminal Investigation Division are now investigating the Flint water crisis that poisoned thousands of people. Governor Snyder signed the legislation that established the Emergency Manager law. Since its inception it has proven to be a dismal failure...

Erosion of Public Trust Let’s look at how we’ve been experiencing global warming. Between 1979 and 2013, increases in temperature and wind speeds along with more rain-free days have combined to stretch fire seasons worldwide by 20 percent. In the U.S., the fire seasons are 78 days longer than in the 1970s...

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Moogfest to welcome Massive Attack, Mgmt

Kristi Kates - October 18th, 2010
Moogfest to Welcome Massive Attack, MGMT
The inaugural Moogfest, an event put together to celebrate the life and accomplishments of the legendary Robert Moog (the inventor of the influential Moog synthesizer), is set to take place October 29th through the 31st in Asheville, North Carolina this year. Mr. Moog was well-known for crafting a line of the synth instruments that have been used by everyone from Kraftwerk and Daft Punk to Radiohead. Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation, MGMT, Hot Chip, and Sigur Ros frontman Jonsi are among the acts that will pay homage to Moog at the event, which will include live performances as well as workshops, panels, art exhibitions, and film screenings; go to moogfest.com for more info...
Beatles manager Brian Epstein was recently honored with a plaque at 13 Monmouth Street in Seven Dials, the site of Epstein’s first London-based office. Liverpool singer Cilla Black - who was also managed by Epstein - unveiled the plaque at a special ceremony. In addition to his work with The Beatles and Black, Epstein ran a full roster of acts in the mid-60s at a pivotal time for the music business; he also served as godfather to John and Cynthia Lennon’s son, Julian. The influential manager passed away in 1967 at the age of 32 due to what’s been termed an accidental drug overdose...
The story of Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia is heading to the big screen, via director Amir Bar-Lev, who will work to turn Robert Greenfield’s Garcia biography Dark Star into a movie. The film is set to focus on Garcia’s early life, before he became best known for working with the legendary jam band; it takes on the period when Garcia was working in coffeehouses and playing bluegrass music, showcasing the formative influences that led him to the big-stage performer he became...
LCD Soundsystem and the aforementioned Hot Chip are in the middle of the fall tour that they teamed up for, making one big road dance party for LCD and Chip fans; LCD are currently promoting their latest album, This is Happening, through these live shows, including a stop at the Coachella fest earlier this year. Stops left on the pair’s schedule include Salt Lake City (10/19), Milwaukee WI (10/22), and a quartet of UK dates that find the tour wrapping up on 11/15...

MODERN ROCK LINK OF THE WEEK:
Legendary singer-songwriter Elvis Costello is set to release his latest album, National Ransom, on November 2nd, and he’s spiffed up his online presence, to boot; revisit this influential performer via his new disc and his groovy official site at www.elviscostello.com...

MINI BUZZ:
Afghan Whigs/Twilight Singers indie rocker Greg Dulli is embarking on a long-overdue solo tour, An Evening with Greg Dulli, that will take him through NYC (10/19) and Philly (10/20), plus a solid dozen dates in Western Europe.. Next year’s T in the Park Festival is getting a jump on pre-sale tickets for the 2011 summer event; snag yours early at www.tinthepark.com...
Beck revealed in a recent Pitchfork interview that he’s pondering releasing a new album that he recorded back in the fall of 2008; the musician is currently without a record label, as his contract with Interscope Records recently ended... Universal Music and MTV are apparantly still feuding, with licensing talks at a stall and Universal artists’ videos being pulled from airing on the MTV channels...
Miniature pop phenom Justin Bieber has been tapped as the newest celeb spokesperson for skin care brand Proactiv... And if you’re looking to, er, scent-enhance your punk look, team up those Doc Martens and mohawks with the new Etat Libre D’Orange, a signature Sex Pistols perfume (yes, you read that correctly) that will offer a fragrant mix of “black pepper, heliotrope, and leather”...
And here are a few of this week’s new releases to enhance your CD collection... Apache Beat’s Last Chants... New Collisions’ The Optimist... Idlewild’s Post Electric Blues... and Clinic’s Bubblegum... 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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