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Letters 09-07-2015

DEJA VUE Traverse City faces the same question as faced by Ann Arbor Township several years ago. A builder wanted to construct a 250-student Montessori school on 7.78 acres. The land was zoned for suburban residential use. The proposed school building was permissible as a “conditional use.”

The Court Overreached Believe it or not, everyone who disagrees with the court’s ruling on gay marriage isn’t a hateful bigot. Some of us believe the Supreme Court simply usurped the rule of law by legislating from the bench...

Some Diversity, Huh? Either I’ve been misled or misinformed about the greater Traverse City area. I thought that everyone there was so ‘all inclusive’ and open to other peoples’ opinions and, though one may disagree with said person, that person was entitled to their opinion(s)...

Defending Good People I was deeply saddened to read Colleen Smith’s letter [in Aug. 24 issue] regarding her boycott of the State Theater. I know both Derek and Brandon personally and cannot begin to understand how someone could express such contempt for them...

Not Fascinating I really don’t understand how you can name Jada Johnson a fascinating person by being a hunter. There are thousands of hunters all over the world, shooting by gun and also by arrow; why is she so special? All the other people listed were amazing...

Back to Mayberry A phrase that is often used to describe the amiable qualities that make Traverse City a great place to live is “small-town charm,” conjuring images of life in 1940s small-town America. Where everyone in Mayberry greets each other by name, job descriptions are simple enough for Sarah Palin to understand, and milk is delivered to your door...

Don’t Be Threatened The August 31 issue had 10 letters(!) blasting a recent writer for her stance on gay marriage and the State Theatre. That is overkill. Ms. Smith has a right to her opinion, a right to comment in an open forum such as Northern Express...

Treat The Sickness Thank you to Grant Parsons for the editorial exposing the uglier residual of the criminalizing of drug use. Clean now, I struggled with addiction for a good portion of my adult life. I’ve never sold drugs or committed a violent crime, but I’ve been arrested, jailed, and eventually imprisoned. This did nothing but perpetuate shame, alienation, loss and continued use...

About A Girl -- Not Consider your audience, Thomas Kachadurian (“About A Girl” column). Preachy opinion pieces don’t change people’s minds. Example: “My view on abortion changed…It might be time for the rest of the country to catch up.” Opinion pieces work best when engaging the reader, not directing the reader...

Disappointed I am disappointed with the tone of many of the August 31 responses to Colleen Smith’s Letter to the Editor from the previous week. I do not hold Ms. Smith’s opinion; however, if we live in a diverse community, by definition, people will hold different views, value different things, look and act different from one another...

Free Will To Love I want to start off by saying I love Northern Express. It is well written, unbiased and always a pleasure to read. I am sorry I missed last month’s article referred to in the Aug. 24 letter titled, “No More State Theater.”

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Get Up Kids get working on a new album

Kristi Kates - November 15th, 2010
Get Up Kids Get Working on New Album
The Get Up Kids, who released their latest set, Simple Science, earlier in 2010, had planned out a series of EPs with release dates starting this year. That plan’s a no-go now, though - instead, the band is sketching out the details on what will be a new full-length album, as they say they have more than enough songs to fill it. As for that release date, you’ll have to wait until early next year, as the full-length, they (kinda) confirm, will take until “January, February, or spring” to complete...
The uneven but quirkily-talented comedic actor Sacha Baron Cohen, known for his roles as Borat and Bruno, among others, will finally move on into more serious acting when he takes on the role of Queen’s Freddie Mercury in an upcoming biography film about the musician and the band. The film, with script penned by Peter Morgan (The Last King of Scotland, Frost/Nixon), will start production in 2011, and will track Mercury’s career from the start of Queen to the band’s performance atethe 1985 Live Aid concert in London. Whether Cohen will attempt to sing Mercury’s high-pitched vocals or will simply sync to the original recordings remains to be seen (heard)...
In music-slash-stage news, Elton John is reportedly teaming up with writer Lee Hall for a new show based on writer George Orwell’s influential novel Animal Farm, which was a satire about the Stalinism era. After working hard on acquiring licenses for the storyline, John and Hall are set to turn Animal Farm into a musical rock opera, although they say it will likely be at least two years before the play is ready to be premiered...
And for those who prefer their rock a little less modern and a little more rootsy, John Mellencamp has a new album on the way this month, No Better Than This, and is embarking on a fall tour to promote the set. The tour will be presented in three separate segments - acoustic Mellencamp, Mellencamp with a small combo, and Mellencamp’s rock band - and kicked off in Mellencamp’s home state of Indiana last week. Additional stops on the tour will include Indianapolis, Detroit,Minneapolis, and Chicago...

MODERN ROCK LINK OF THE WEEK:
Toro Y Moi - aka (mostly) Chaz Bundick - has just embarked on a fall tour that will include stops in L.A. (11/11), Portland OR (11/15), Vancouver (11/17), and Denver (11/20), with more dates expected in both North America and Europe. Check out his experimental-dance-pop fusion of sound at www.myspace.com/toroymoi...

MINI BUZZ:
Cee Lo Green’s new solo album, The Lady Killer, is now in stores,and can also be ordered at Green’s official website, www.ceelogreen.com...
The Aquabats are said to be in the planning stages for what will be their next new full-length album...UK band The Wombats (are we seeing a band-naming theme here?) recently released their new single, “Tokyo,” and also announced that they’ll be releasing their as-yet-untitled second album at the end of this year...
Troubled soulful singer Amy Winehouse and producer Mark Ronson are teaming up for a Winehouse cover of “It’s My Party” for an upcoming Quincy Jones tribute CD... NY band Crime in Stereo are reportedly breaking up, in spite of the fact that their latest album, I Was Trying to Describe You to Someone, was just released last February...
If you’re interested in smelling like pop desperation, then you’ll want to pick up one of the new fragrances on the way from Coty Inc.; the perfume company has just signed a deal with Lady Gaga in which the diva performer will craft her own scents, with the first one due to arrive in stores in 2012...
And these CDs are arriving in stores as part of this week’s new releases... City Champs’ The Set-Up... Elton John and Leon Russell’s The Union (import)... Good Charlotte’s Cardiology... Kid Cudi’s Man on the Moon II - The Legend of Mr. Rager ... 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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