RIP Lux Interior
Lux Interior, lead singer of influential “psychobilly” band the Cramps, died this morning due to an existing heart condition. He was 62. Rest in peace old buddy, your music lives on!
People are frustrated with downtown parking situation
and the Alibi takes the heat
An unidentified disgruntled downtown merchant called our offices today and left this message, complaining that Alibi employees are stealing all the downtown parking spots. Fact of the matter is is most of the Alibi employees who don’t either walk or ride a bicycle to work usually park our monthly paid parking lot or the parking garage. The Alibi also has customers too who need to park near our office to meet with their advertising reps. So we feel your pain and we aren’t the ones taking all of those spots! ; )
John McCain bites his tongue in PA
This slip-up from McCain in Pennsylvania last Tuesday is f-n classic!
Two young women from Alaska share their thoughts on Palin
I saw this and thought I should share it. I think THEY should run for vice!
Rage at the RNC
On Tuesday the rock group Rage Against the Machine was geared up to perform a "secret" set on the lawn of the Minnesota State Capitol after the headlining performance of Anti-Flag at 6:30pm. But police suddenly shut the concert down, despite the fact that the festival had a legal permit until 7 p.m. When the angry crowd’s chants of "Fuck you I won't do what you tell me" failed to start the show, frontman Zack de la Rocha and guitarist Tom Morello hit the streets and performed an a cappella version of "Bulls on Parade." You can read more about it here.
Northern NM is cut off from the rest of the world
Apparently Northern New Mexico has lost internet and phone service today [link] DukeCityFix.com is reporting that a fiber optic line was cut between Albuquerque and Santa Fe during Rail Runner construction [link]
New Weck's Now Open Downtown
Weck's... the place known for it's huge bowls of papas and enormous portions of various New Mexico flavored breakfast dishes has now opened a new location downtown at 4th and I-40. (Where Dos Amigos used to be)
My wife and I visited the downtown location yesterday for the second Sunday morning in a row. Both Sundays the restaurant has been absolutely packed to the gills with a long wait and the waitstaff was struggling to keep up with the large volume of hungry people. But when the plate of carne adovada, eggs and potatoes (with a side of pancakes) got to our table it was all worth the wait!! Weck's did a nice (quick) job re-modeling the old Dos Amigos. The restaurant now has a nice, bright and fresh feel to it. I'm glad there is a Weck's downtown, I just wish they were open for dinner. Hopefully soon, more restaurants soon follow and open downtown. I hate driving up to the heights to eat out.
Keep Your Kids Safe!
WARNING: This Site will Creep You Out!!!
When you visit the above site you can enter your address and a map will pop up with your house as a small icon. There may be red, blue and green dots surrounding your entire neighborhood. When you click on these dots a picture of a criminal will appear with his or her home address and the description of the crime he or she has committed. (My neighborhood was loaded with creeps!)
You can show your children or grandchildren these pictures and see how close these people live to their home or school.
This site was supposedly developed by John Walsh from Americas Most Wanted.
Buddy Miles dead at 60
Buddy Miles, who co-founded and played drums in Band Of Gypsys with Jimi Hendrix, passed away yesterday (Feb. 26) in Austin, Texas, at the age of 60. A cause of death has yet to be announced.
R.I.P. Buddy :(
RockSquawk Podcast #2
Here we go, RockSquawk Podcast #2! These are still songs left over from when we tried to do this a year ago. We need bands to submit for future podcasts! If you'd like to be part of future Rocksquawk podcasts, please send your MP3s to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you include your band's name and the song name and put "podcast" in the email subject. Here is the link to subscribe to the Rocksquawk podcast using iTunes (choose "Subscribe to Podcast" from the Advanced menu and paste in the URL) or any other podcast client: [link]
Or, if you have the Flash plug-in, you can just use the player below:
or you can download the MP3 directly [link]">here.
Rocksquawk Podcast #2 Track listing …
1. Rio Duende - Rumba del Mar
2. The Kronic Obsession - Blue
3. Pinhed - Conform Reality
4. Left Brain - Take What You Need
5. Death Valley Days - Doorway Drugs
6. SuperGiant - Downtown Girls
7. Lower Than Dirt - Restless
8. Cobra//group - C/
RockSquawk users, discuss [link]">HERE.