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Letters 04-25-2016

Taking Our Trees Seconds ago this pine tree was alive. Well, Mr. Cook — our County Road Commission head —and Peninsula Township government … by not weighing in (I guess it’s not your problem or responsibility to communicate with residents), you allowed the County Road Commission to bulldoze down huge swaths of lakeside trees in order to increase the bike lane. This can’t be happening. I have no clue why they would cut trees down that help block snow from creating drifts on Peninsula Drive and help keep the beach area intact. Plus, they are not increasing the width of the road when they repave. I just don’t get it. This is amateur hour at county and township government...

Government Service Unrewarded I served the federal government for XX years with the [agency], [doing XX]. I also worked in the private sector, [doing XX]. When I retired, I was surprised to learn my Social Security benefit would be $XXX less per month than my colleagues and neighbors who had never worked for the federal government. This is all because of the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) under the Social Security law...

Which Greased Palm Now that “Chicago values” have utterly corrupted the executive and judicial branches of our federal government, this November We the Plebeians shall either vote to right the governing integrity of the United States constitution’s twin pillars of limited government and separation of powers or turn and step collectively onto the blood soaked road to serfdom...

The Political Mess And Challenge As citizens we are faced with a real challenge. The media and the political candidates have taken over a year to attack those whom they are opposing. The unfavorable ratings of those who may be nominated are above 50 percent. That should be no surprise, considering the length of time given to bloodying one another with opinions that have little relationship to truth. The polling companies, which confess they are not reliable, make everything a game of winning...

CORRECTIONS In last week’s issue we had photos with the incorrect stories on page five. The dance photo should have accompanied the story about grants to nonprofits. The image of Crooked Tree Arts Center Petoskey should have accompanied the story about the ArtPrize exhibit at CTAC.

We also reported the incorrect day for the Bayshore Marathon in Traverse City. The correct date is Sat., May 28.

We apologize for these errors.

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Moby destroys the charts with new album and book

Kristi Kates - June 6th, 2011
Moby Destroys The Charts with New Album and Book
Moby’s 2010 tour, at least for the musician himself, consisted of even more than Moby music. The ambitious musician decided to write new songs while on the road, and also equipped himself with a camera to keep track of happenings on tour. The result? Two results, actually - one an album and one a photo book, both dubbed Destroyed. Full of airports, backstage areas, stage lights, and cold daylight (the songs and the pics both), the companion works are a great peek at Moby’s traveling-musician life. And the album includes guest spots by fellow musicians Inyang Bassey and Anna Maria Friman, among others; preview the set (out now) via a short digital EP titled Be the One that’s available at www.moby.com…
Coldplay dropped an unexpected new single last week, their first new track in the past couple of years. The band explained on their website that they wanted to test-drive the song, so to speak, in preparation for their upcoming busy roster of summer festival shows, which already included a stop at Germany’s Rock Im Park fest, and will see the band performing at the Austin City Limits festival in September. The song, Every Teardrop is a Waterfall, is available digitally now; check out www.coldplay.com to find out more…
Johnny Depp’s musical talents have been getting a little bit of a workout lately (you might remember Depp’s experiments with his band P, which also included the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist Flea, and Depp’s additional contributions to albums by Shane MacGowan and Oasis) - in addition to hanging out with his pal, Rolling Stone Keith Richards, Depp has reportedly been co-writing some songs with Aerosmith/American Idol’s Steven Tyler. Whether they’re for a Johnny Depp album or just for fun, only time will tell…
Kings of Leon just premiered a new music video for their newest single on Vevo.com last week. The vid itself was shot in Tennessee, around the Nashville area, and is a tribute of sorts to the band’s southern roots. Directed by Casey McGrath, the clip showcases the band performing live outside against a rural background; it was available both on Vevo.com and extensively on the MLB Network, which dropped snippets of the video in with baseball highlights…
 
MODERN ROCK LINK OF THE WEEK:
Smashing Pumpkin Billy Corgan is in the midst of writing what he’s dubbed his ‘spiritual memoirs,’ which is now set to be published by St. Martin’s Press in 2012. Titled God is Everywhere, Corgan is writing the book on his own to give fans an insight into both his band life and his personal life; get more details at www.smashingpumpkins.com…

MINI MODERN BUZZ:
Elton John will be back in Las Vegas this fall with his “Million Dollar Piano Show” for another three-year residency at Caesar’s Palace…
Brit heavy rockers Uriah Heep just released their 23rd album, and are now sending out the set’s first music video for the song “Nail on the Head”…
Good Charlotte will kick off a short co-headlining U.S. tour with Yellowcard in San Diego on June 10 that will run through the end of June…
John Oates (one half of ‘80s pop duo Hall and Oates) is taking a musical diversion from his trademark sound, and is releasing a new album, Mississippi Mile, that showcases his experiments with old blues and roots music…
Arcade Fire will be releasing their Grammy-award-winning set The Suburbs as a deluxe edition later this month; the new version of the album will include two new songs plus a DVD with a Spike Jonez short film, Scenes from the Suburbs, plus a documentary on the recording of the album…
Fountains of Wayne’s latest collection, Sky Full of Holes, is now set for release on August 2 on the band’s new indie-label home, Yep Roc Records; the album will include over a dozen new tunes and will be the band’s first set since 2007…
And these albums are set for release this week… Eddie “Pearl Jam” Vedder’s Ukelele Songs… Johanna and the Dusty Floor’s Northern Lights… and Boris’ Attention Please… 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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