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Master Angaym K.Oss & Dungeon of Visual Delights

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The Daily Word in nasty women, nightmare machines, and Leslie Jones

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Earlier today, Elizabeth Warren delivered a searing speech in support of Hillary Clinton on the campus of Saint Anselm College. “We nasty women are going to march our nasty feet to cast our nasty votes to get you out of our lives forever,” said Warren, citing the quickly reclaimed term Trump fired at Hillary on the debate stage last week. Remember, my fellow nasty women, early voting has already opened.

In late August, comedian, actor and Ghostbuster Leslie Jones was hacked by some racist losers on the internet. Nude photos that she had taken years prior were leaked to the public. Over the weekend, Jones appeared in an SNL skit where she proved that there's not much a hacker can do to shame a tell-all comedian. "If you want to see Leslie Jones naked, just ask," she said. "You can't embarrass me more than I've already embarrassed myself."

Certified musical geniuses and hip hop/soul genre-benders Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge released Yes Lawd! last Friday, their debut album as the group Nxworries. It is powerfully good. See the video for the single "Link Up" here.

Scientists at MIT are trying to teach a computer to terrify humans. It's doing a pretty good job. The only question that remains is: why?

In Japan, women are waging a legal battle for the right to keep their own surname after marriage.

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In Review: Wendy Rule

Wendy Rule is a musical enchantress. She weaves vocal spells with her songwriting and choices of traditional songs. She is a full-throated, deeply resonant vocalist.

Rule performed 10 songs at the North Valley Library as part of AMP Concerts free series in association with the Friends of the Public Library.

Among the most notable songs were several atmospheric ones which embodied her personal strength and earth goddess nature. "Radiate," her final song, was the most powerful in the set and shifted the energy in the room. It was written for her son Ruben, now a young adult who is also a touring musician with two bands in Australia. The lyrics included these lines: "Your heart is true … and blessings are flowing through you."

Early in her set she introduced an old Welsh ballad, "John Riley," a classic folk song that she performed, a capella, to haunting, melodic perfection. Rule makes use of modulation and alternating her strong voice with a softer delivery, as she did on the fine song "Into the Trees." She sang: "A forest dark, a midnight magical, I took a walk, into the trees, to be with you, to see our dreams..,"—This song appears in a new Australian film, Boys in the Trees, that recently won best picture at the Austin Film Festival.

Rule has a highly engaging singing and storytelling style, connecting to the crowd through both anecdotes and a guitar-accompanied vocal performance. In "Winter," she sings, “l build a hearth of stone, and always a fire will be burning … and will fill all the shadows with light … When spirit calls my name, I’ll offer a song … Here by the fire, all I require is stillness."

Australian Wendy Rule, has Pagan leanings and is a musician with a purpose: “I love to help people connect to their own emotional world, and to trust it," she said in an interview with Weekly Alibi. “I hope to help people to honor their connection with nature and the world around them. And I like to inspire them to follow their own soul path."

Rule’s musical origins began with the fact that her father was a huge jazz fan. He introduced her to singers such as Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn. So Rule became a jazz singer for some years before she began writing her own material. And she performed in musical theater after high school and through college.

Her songwriting process begins with a big emotion that needs to be expressed, or a big idea, such as those found in mythology. Then she takes a walk in nature, lets the process incubate and finds that the lyrics and melodies come through during her long walks. In that way, she opens up to what the universe is offering to her.

Her performing configurations vary from solo—as she did today—to pairing up with her husband Tim. For 20 years she has toured with cellist Rachel Samuel. She has also worked with a big band of up to seven pieces when touring at home in Australia. More recent influences include Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, Björk, the Doors and world music.

The audience at the North Valley Library learned that Rule will be relocating with her husband to Taos as of this Winter. We welcome her back to the Land of Enchantment!

Rule has many CDs, is on You Tube and Instagram and keeps up active email correspondence with those who sign up for her mailing list. []

Douglas Cohen is a culture writer and essayist based in Corrales, New Mexico. Find his concert and music festival reviews at [link].

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Don't Cry About it, Be About it

Monday, Oct 24: Melanie Martinez • indie, pop • Handsome Ghost


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Straight Outta Carlsbad

Sunday, Oct 23: A Special Evening with Linda Wertheimer

The legendary broadcast journalist and New Mexico native discusses her unique insights on today's top news stories. A panel discussion featuring KUNM's news staff follows Wertheimer's presentation.

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Sunday, Oct 23: Albuquerque Record Convention

Find LP, 45s, EPs, 78s, T-shirts, music-related books and posters, turntables, cassettes, 8-tracks, reel-to-reel tapes, DVDs, VHS and miscellaneous rock'n'roll debris.

The Daily Word in Real X-Files, Real Dragons and Real Ducks

Spooky Edition

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Not enough scary clowns in your life this Halloween? Check out this collection of creepy clown portraits.

A real-life flying dragon was caught on camera and uploaded to YouTube. (Pay no attention to how much clearer the "dragon" is than its surroundings.)

Tin foil fans reached a mouth-foaming crescendo after a well-known UFOlogist died under mysterious circumstances during an investigation into "black magic" practiced by "elites." He was appearing as a speaker at a convention in Poland when they found his body, sitting on a couch in his hotel room, supposedly with "black liquid" coming from his mouth. Just days before, he had told his mother that he was in trouble, and she should investigate if anything happened to him. Shades of X-Files ...

A chunk of metal was discovered in Romania in the 1970s that turned out to be 90% aluminum. Romanian officials claimed it was 25,000 years old. The story only just broke for the rest of the world, and now some internet folk are saying it's proof we were visited by aliens.

Did I freak you out too much today? I'm sorry, dear reader. Consider getting an emotional support duck to help you get through this time of apprehension.

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Sunday, Oct 23: Third Annual Acequia Celebration and Fun Run

Support a benefit for a small South Valley organization that aims to protect and preserve ways of life and local traditions in our community.


The Daily Word in dams, birthdays and dam birthdays

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VP hopeful Mike Pence visited the Duke City today. Then, he split.

Isleta Pueblo and the Federal Government have resolved a long standing dispute over a dam on pueblo land.

Happy Birthday Lux Interior (RIP)!

Happy Birthday ... Elephant Butte Dam! The dam was the largest concrete structure in the world when completed in 1916.

A major hack affected users of Twitter, Netflix and other popular websites.

Donald Trump cannot tell a joke. Probably can't dance, act or sing either so there go his vaudeville dreams.

There is a new bike lock that emits a chemical that causes vomiting if it is cut.

The British government is granting automatic pardons—no need to apply—to men convicted of criminal homosexuality.

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Saturday, Oct 22: Naturalist Series: Bats Found Around the World

Dr. Ernie Valdez from the U.S. Geological Survey discusses different shapes, sizes and colors of bats that occur around the world and their unique behaviors that reflect their amazing morphology.

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