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Letters 08-03-2015

Real Brownfields Deserve Dollars I read with interest the story on Brownfield development dollars in the July 20 issue. I applaud Dan Lathrop and other county commissioners who voted “No” on the Randolph Street project...

Hopping Mad Carlin Smith is hopping mad (“Will You Get Mad With Me?” 7-20-15). Somebody filed a fraudulent return using his identity, and he’s not alone. The AP estimates the government “pays more than $5 billion annually in fraudulent tax refunds.” Well, many of us have been hopping mad for years. This is because the number one tool Congress has used to fix this problem has been to cut the IRS budget –by $1.2 billion in the last 5 years...

Just Grumbling, No Solutions Mark Pontoni’s grumblings [recent Northern Express column] tell us much about him and virtually nothing about those he chooses to denigrate. We do learn that Pontoni may be the perfect political candidate. He’s arrogant, opinionated and obviously dimwitted...

A Racist Symbol I have to respond to Gordon Lee Dean’s letter claiming that the confederate battle flag is just a symbol of southern heritage and should not be banned from state displays. The heritage it represents was the treasonous effort to continue slavery by seceding from a democratic nation unwilling to maintain such a consummate evil...

Not So Thanks I would like to thank the individual who ran into and knocked over my Triumph motorcycle while it was parked at Lowe’s in TC on Friday the 24th. The $3,000 worth of damage was greatly appreciated. The big dent in the gas tank under the completely destroyed chrome badge was an especially nice touch...

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Wilco working to Get Well Soon...

Kristi Kates - June 13th, 2011
Get Well Soon Everybody is the working title for Wilco’s upcoming eighth studio album, which will serve as the follow-up to the band’s 2009 set, Wilco (the album.) They’ve reportedly tracked a couple dozen songs already for the set, which is being recorded at the band’s own studio in Chicago, with an eye on a fall release date. The latest tunes are said to be a blend of experimental indie-rock plus Americana plus a few tribal influences, and will be released on Wilco’s recently-formed record label, dBpm Records; a nearly 15-minute long jam-track may also be included on the set, all ten verses of it…
Hip-hop fest Rock the Bells is bringing back their “Classics” theme for the 2011 Rock the Bells tour, which will include several headliners performing classic albums of their own in their entirety, including Lauryn Hill performing The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Cypress Hill performing the Black Sunday album, and Nas performing Illmatic. Mos Def and Talib Kweli will be reprising their collaboration’s self-titled 1998 debut set, and regular sets will be performed by Erykah Badu, Curren$y, and a host of others…
Pink Floyd are finally making plans to remaster all 14 of their studio albums, and will also be putting together deluxe editions of the band’s albums that are set to include demo tracks, live cuts, and more. The Wall co-producer James Guthrie will be doing the remastering duties, with the studio albums being made individually or as a box set; the special deluxe “Experience” edition albums, which will be limited to The Dark Side of the Moon, You Were Here, and The Wall, will get the two-disc treatment, with the remastered album on one disc and the bonus goodies on the second. The albums will begin hitting stores in late September in the U.S….
They broke up back in 2004, departing their home label of RCA Records, but now it looks like SoCal rockers Eve 6 are back, having signed a new record deal with Fearless Records. The band, who have been quietly and methodically touring and working on their internet sites, recently brought back original guitarist Jon Siebels, which effectively unites Eve 6’s complete original lineup; snagging old producer Don Gilmore (who produced the band’s 2001 hit album Horrorscope) to helm their latest set was the final piece of the puzzle…

MODERN ROCK LINK OF THE WEEK:
Peter Bjorn and John are set to return to the States later this summer to kick off a six-week tour, which will be their longest American tour to date; check out all the show dates (and more) on this hipster buzz band at http://peterbjornandjohn.com/blog/tour/…

MINI MODERN BUZZ:
A new East coast multi-day festival titled the MTK Fest is set to take place in Southampton, New York, as put together by the creator of England’s Secret Garden Party festivals; the NY version will include headliners White Rabbits, Patti Smith, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros…
The legendary Chick Corea’s album Concord Records will be releasing a two-disc collection titled The Definitive Chick Corea in honor of the musician’s upcoming 70th birthday…
Whatever happened to Lenny Kravitz? Well, he’s been working on his ninth studio album, Black and White America, which is now set for release on August 30, with the single “Stand” to precede the album to radio this month…
Performer/producer Toro Y Moi will be hitting the road in July for a 3-month North American tour that will include stops in Athens GA (9/9), Toronto (9/18), Detroit (9/19 at the Magic Stick), Minneapolis (9/25), and New Orleans (10/10)…
The Hold Steady will be touring this summer, too, with stops in Milwaukee (8/24), Chicago (8/25 at The Metro), and Omaha, NE (8/26)…
Enter Shikari will release their new live CD/double-DVD collection, Live from Planet Earth, on July 11…
And these artists are releasing their latest collections of tunes this week… Sondre Lerche’s Sondre Lerche… Peter Murphy’s Ninth… Frank Murphy’s England Keeps My Bones… and Arctic Monkeys’ latest… and that’s the buzz for this week’s Modern Rock.
 
Questions, comments, rants, raves, suggestions on this column? Send ‘em to Kristi at modernrocker@gmail.com
 
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