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The Daily Word in monster trucks, gold statuettes, and the end of human civilization
By Constance Moss & Carl Petersen [ Mon Feb 23 2015 12:56 PM ]
With the help of skilled drivers, a few dozen homosapiens on the West coast of North America transported small metal statuettes back to their lavish dwellings in elongated automobiles.
Why was Joan Rivers left out of the 'In Memorium' montage of The Oscars?
11 students at Wesleyan were hospitalized after overdosing on MDMA, also known as 'Molly.'
A driver crashed into an electrical pole that knocked out the power to Tingley Coliseum right before the Monster Truck Jam. The intentional crashes of the spectacle were unaffected.
Why were these weird food patents unsuccessful?
The already questionable reputation of Downtown Albuquerque is being tarnished by late-night brawls.
If anyone knows what will destroy human civilization, it’s Stephen Hawking.
Are You More Like Jennifer Lawrence Or Emma Stone? Take the quiz!
The Daily Word in weather control, x-ray vision, high school detention, and falling beautifully
By Constance Moss & Carl Petersen [ Mon Feb 16 2015 12:25 PM ]
ISIS chopped more heads and threatened to conquer Rome for some reason.
Weaponized weather control is a possibility and a concern.
Party down at Studio 54.
Earth’s oldest living people share their secrets of longevity.
Don’t wear one of these gun t-shirts in Albuquerque, is my advice.
Scientists have discovered how to see through walls.
Interplanetary reality show set to launch: If you need me, I'll be on Mars.
Does the thought of having to live without Fido someday tear you apart inside? You can now custom order a stuffed animal that looks exactly like your pet.
Russian girls gone wild, and it's not pretty.
Wish you were here: Postcards from lands far, far away.
Boldly going where no man has gone before; every child’s favorite bibliophile turns 58 today. Live long and prosper, LeVar Burton!
The Daily Word in Beck, brains, vaginas and soy sauce
By Carl Petersen & Constance Moss [ Mon Feb 9 2015 1:37 PM ]
Exculpating evidence suggests no criminal charges will be filed in the Bruce Jenner traffic fatality.
Kanye tried to interrupt Beck’s Grammy Award accpetance speech.
I am so tired of all the complaining.
What would you pay for Abe Lincolns hair?
Learn how to escape from a moving car.
When you microwave humans the brains are always cold in the middle.
Goodbye, Tent City.
A shoplifter was shot on Menaul.
Happy birthday, Brian Donlevy.
You're probably cleaning your vagina all wrong.
Your Samsung TV might be spying on you. No, seriously. It's listening.
It's a sad day for Chinese food and fast locomotives.
Blood type and brain function: something else to worry about.
Ozzy Osbourne's bat karma has caught up to him.
Darth Vader's toilet is free on Craigslist in Albuquerque.
All photos courtesy of Jack White
Jack White comes into his own at Popejoy
By Constance Moss [ Fri Feb 6 2015 4:54 PM ]
On Tuesday, Feb. 3, Jack White and his five-piece band played a full house at Popejoy, and the performance was refreshingly classic. It was apparent that White is intent on bringing back something that's been missing from rock 'n' roll for decades.
In a crowd of mostly college kids, it was easy to be taken back to a time when a love for a band was so fervent that the band could do no wrong. The sound quality and stage presence didn’t much matter. The fact that this iconic figure was right there in the flesh—right in front of you—was enough. Tastes evolve and become more discerning, and sometimes it’s not so easy to get lost in the moment—especially if the sound guy is too stoned, the band members don’t seem interested in giving their best, or the musicianship just isn’t there. Thank goodness Jack White continues to care about what he pumps out and how he presents it.
The White Stripes was the perfect platform for White to find his style. Now, he has the resources, freedom and drive to tailor his sound and handpick incredibly talented members for his band to help him realize that vision. Mixing White Stripes hits with more recent solo tunes and covers, White delivered a lengthy concert that included peaks and valleys. His versatile backing band of multi-instrumentalists kept the set fresh. White also headed over to the piano at one point, playing a haunting ballad and looking and sounding quite comfortable on keys. It was obvious that drummer Daru Jones has chops for days, but he kept it simple per Jack’s preferences without losing any precision or energy. Visually striking musician Lillie Mae Rische switched seamlessly back and forth—from fiddle to mandolin—and her voice could put a siren to shame; she harmonizes with White so sweetly that it almost makes you want to go to church … for the choir.
The other three band members, respectively rocking bass, keys and pedal steel, are no less talented; White's band made the jam feel more like a journey than a meandering mishap, as is too often the case with jam bands. Add two semi trucks worth of lighting and sound equipment to the mix, and the result was a bona fide arena show squeezed into the intimacy of Popejoy Hall. It was reminiscent of Deep Purple or The Allman Brothers Band concerts from the '70s I've seen on Youtube—more reminders of being born too late. With an eight-song encore, the show clocked in at just under two hours. White was sheepish and shy, only addressing the audience at the end of the show, but he's a consummate showman who clearly cares about preserving a dying art—one where people write and perform their own songs and pour their souls, sweat and grit into every note.
The Daily Word in Super Bowl, sex changes, swords, and seeing shadows
By Carl Petersen & Constance Moss [ Mon Feb 2 2015 12:27 PM ]
The Patriots won the Super Bowl.
The Super Bowl commercials were bland this year.
Bruce Jenner is transitioning into life as a woman.
A new dinosaur was discovered in China.
An Albuquerque toddler shot his parents with a handgun.
Here are the rules for buying food with love at McDonald’s.
Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning.
Here are five things you didn’t know about Groundhog Day, the movie.
Our next alibi issue is our special love issue and will feature sex toy reviews by members of the alibi staff. In the meantime, here are a few sex toys you may want to stay away from.
Vladimir Putin has resumed the war in Ukraine.
Back in December, the Russian court banned the music and artwork of Cannibal Corpse.
You can see Cannibal Corpse in the land of the free tonight at the Sunshine theater, along with Behemoth, Aeon, and Tribulation.
The Daily Word in ferrets, babies, shredding guitarists and penile fractures
By Carl Petersen & Constance Moss [ Mon Jan 26 2015 1:25 PM ]
If you hear voices in your head you should talk back to them.
A “Death Test” at hospitals would give elderly patients a choice.
Eddie Van Halen turns 60 today!
A serious blizzard is hitting the Northeastern part of the U.S.
Blizzard of Ozz is a seriously amazing album that came out in 1980. It marked the debut of Ozzy Osbourne's solo project, and featured the late, great Randy Rhoads on guitar.
And the most dangerous sex position is:
The Daily Word in the new “X Files,” goodbye Blackbird Buvette and the saddest day of the year.
By Carl Petersen & Constance Moss [ Mon Jan 19 2015 12:23 PM ]
Today is Blue Monday, the saddest day of the year.
It’s also MLK Day.
It’s also the last day of business for Blackbird Buvette.
The Seahawks will face the Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX.
Liberace’s hologram is going on tour.
Tiger Woods’ front tooth is missing.
The Jesus Bandit remains at large in Hawaii.
There was live sex on stage at a Dead Kennedys concert.
There’s no such species as a black panther.
”The X Files” is coming back to TV with Mulder and Scully.
Here’s what guitar strings do.
You’ll be surprised by some of these amazingly cheap movie props.
Deep-fried batteries are the future.
More knockouts at Knockouts.
A strange diamond-shaped object appeared in the sky above Albuquerque.
The Walmart shooter remains at large.
Happy birthday, Dolly Parton.
The Daily Word in flasks, frostbite, Warhol, and head trauma.
By Constance Moss & Carl Petersen [ Mon Jan 5 2015 11:59 AM ]
The wife of the Georgia Police Chief who accidentally shot her is in fair condition.
In local news, this Chimayo resident’s ‘70s prom pic ended up on the front of a flask.
Meanwhile, Taos residences may have to resort to carrying flasks if this law is passed.
It’s so cold in Minnesota exposed skin will get frostbite in ten minutes.
Prince Andrew’s sex scandal is making headlines.
Get ready for a bunch of Warhol exhibits.
Now worry about invisible bombs.
A hermaphroditic bird with unusual coloring has been spotted.
The Daily Word in baby names, ants, Cozy Powell, & werewolfism.
By Constance Moss and Carl Petersen [ Mon Dec 29 2014 12:13 PM ]
Another plane is missing.
Lizard Squad claims an assist in the Sony hack.
Viewers are weary of Reality TV.
Three lefts make a right for ants.
Cosby hired detectives to dig up dirt on his accusers.
How do hand warmers heat up?
What are Albuquerque’s busiest intersections?
Downtown’s ice skating rink is open and tiny.
Liam and Mia were the most popular baby names in NM this year.
The Year In Review Facebook App wasn't such a good idea.
John Oliver tells us why New Year’s Eve sucks.
A cyclist is sueing the city over a pothole.
In Northern Ireland, a man was beaten to death with his own guitar on Christmas Eve.
A woman in California was recently reunited with her hotrod: a Mustang that was stolen 28 years ago.
Caution: these quotes may inspire spontaneous creativity.
Meanwhile, it’s time to think about the future... the far future.
The President of Argentina is trying to curb werewolfism by adopting a seventh son and making him her Godson.
Iron Maiden's seventh album Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, touches heavily on the theme of the paranormal, and features the song “The Clairvoyant."
The Daily Word in KISS, Creed and cryptids.
By Constance Moss & Carl Petersen [ Mon Dec 22 2014 12:06 PM ]
A Texas plumber's work truck ended up in the hands of ISIS, and he has no idea how.
The best part of waking up is Kiss’ Paul Stanley in your cup.
A runaway bin lorry caused multiple fatalities in Glasgow.
A driver in France also mowed down several pedestrians in the town of Dijon.
In more uplifiting French news, research shows champagne bubbles may be cause for celebration.
The former singer of Creed lost his marbles a while back and has yet to regain them.
Pope Francis' Christmas speech to the Vatican Clergy was not all warm and fuzzy.
George W. the painter tries to get the nose right.
Review the year in bigfoot sightings.
Me hungover? You hungover.
Songbirds can sense tornadoes in time to get the heck away.
A South Valley rehab center is under Norovirus quarantine.
When you shoplift an axe you become and axe-wielding shoplifter.
Don’t hold your breath on that downtown ice-skating rink.
Happy birthday, Barbara Billingsley.
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