Rowdy’s Dream Blog #323: Alien Embryos
My sister and I search a building for alien embryos. We find a lot of them. Our mother arrives to show us her new, high quality, blue-tinged, sticky-backed, crisp register tape she got from the candy machine.
It's not really winter in New Mexico until some people freeze to death in Gallup.
The Whittington brothers have been presented with a plethora of search warrants, including one executed by the DEA at their car dealership in Albuquerque.
Some folks really don't want the Albuquerque parole offices to move downtown.
State Police made an arrest in connection with the "teen foam-party death."
There is now a ginormous Rough Trade record store in Brooklyn.
Mistrial declared in case involving alleged injury sustained from assault by Rick Springfield's ass.
Time to check in with awesome stupid chatroulette.
The Buddha may be older than we thought.
The site of the real Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
Is Charles Manson getting married to a freaky-deaky 25 year old Susan Atkins look-alike!?
Bro, we did too leave a damn tip.
A can of Soylent Green was auctioned for 2000 bucks.
How to talk business.
NFL games contain only 11 minutes of football.
Learn about aluminum.
Here’s the latest in bicycle technology.
Remember your teddy bear?
Watch Van Damme’s Volvo commercial.
Who are you calling psycho?
John Lennon got detention. A lot.
Mmmm, delicious stale bread.
The weather is still the news in New Mexico.
Happy birthday Ricardo Montalban.
The University of New Mexico Men's Lobo soccer team will play in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in a home game on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 5pm. The Lobos will host George Mason at home as a result of their 7 seed, which is the second-highest in school history. (In 2005, the Lobos received a 2 seed.)
Despite losing in the C-USA Tournament last week, the Lobos were rewarded by the selection committee for a fantastic season. The Lobos have now made the NCAA post-season 11 in the last 13 seasons.
George Mason advanced to Albuquerque by defeating William & Mary on Thursday night by a final score of 2-2 that had to be decided by penalty kicks. The PKs ended up 4-2 in GMU's favor and the match was in the books. The George Mason Patriots finished up their season with a record of 12-2-5 and were the champions of the Atlantic 10 conference.
When it comes time for the match on Sunday night, the Lobo soccer club will be positively littered with honors, both on and off the field. On Thursday, the Lobos received yet another Team Academic Award, rewarding our student-athletes for posting a cumulative team-wide 3.43 GPA. The academics are impressive, but there's no doubt that the men on the club will be looking to pick up another win to extend their season.
Tickets are available now for the match on Sunday. They can be bought at both the UNM ticket office as well as the UNM Bookstore. In addition, tickets can be purchased through Albertson's Ticket Outlets.
I’ll admit I’m going out on a limb with this one mostly because I’m kinda naïve about electronica. So, okay, if you just spent the past six months re-listening to Kid A just to get a feel for the depths of reductionism that postmodernism is capable of achieving, then you might want to check out the work of Alex Langston, appearing as The Last Known Good Configuration in an event called Tetris Twerk. The gig is happening on tonight at 9pm and features Langston producing sounds that have elements of glitch, trance and 8-bit and will also feature DJ Nicolatron. I listened to her mixes on Soundcloud, and some of it sort of reminded me of Whitehouse. Also on the bill are DJ Anthony Wae Fonkey Fragua and DJ Inkbox. These sonic revelations manifest at The Chill Factory (312 Rosemont NE). Admission is 5 clams, and you can get a map to the event on Facebook at on.fb.me/17EJ9Vc. Yeah, it is near where bluebirds fly and Citizen Insane resides, or something like that. The Chill Factory • Fri Nov 22 • 9pm • $5 • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar
Who would have thought the cotton-ball diet is dangerous? Who would have thought of a cotton-ball diet?
What about the Flamin Hot Cheetos diet?
What about the rat cheese diet?
What about the turkey egg diet?
Liquidmetal is made from people.
I challenge you to chessboxing.
I challenge you to a twerk-off.
Sarah Silverman talks about jokes.
Blue Velvet’s 22 deleted scenes clock in at about 52 minutes.
When Albuquerque has weather, the weather is the news.
When weather is the news, traffic is the news.
When traffic is the news, power outages are the news.
Happy birthday Rodney Dangerfield. I respect you, sir.
Take two steps into the Festival of the Cranes Arts and Crafts Fair and you’re bound to eye something exquisite. So keep your moola handy—whether you’re in the market for stained glass or scented soap, the fair beckons with a medley of artsy/giftsy offerings from regional makers. You’re likely to appreciate the organic feel of Olaf Heintz’ deceptively simple woodwork furniture, or fall in love with the elegant, symbol-rich Acoma pottery of Caroline Lucario. Expect, also, expertly crafted jewelry from Leandro Garcia of Santo Domingo Pueblo, earthy clay vessels and décor from Cazuelas Pottery, eclectic natural imagery on A. Leon Miler’s paintings, t-shirts and cards, and plenty more. Open at the Historic Garcia Opera House (110 Abeyta Ave. West, Socorro) from 9am to 5pm tomorrow and Saturday, Nov. 22 and 23, and 10am to 2pm on Sunday, Nov. 24, the arts fair is completely free and jam-packed with a full schedule of musical entertainment. And while you’re down Socorro-way for the weekend, you might want to glance up at the sky—I hear it’s a good season for bird watching. Historic Garcia Opera House, Socorro • Fri Nov 22 • 9am-5pm • FREE • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar
The Gray Lady reports that anti-choice activists are rethinking their failed Albuquerque strategy because Hispanic Catholics didn't vote as they expected.
Cafe Giuseppe closes its Downtown doors. ... at least for now.
Scope our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide. With choices ranging from fashion and music to "Breaking Bad" swag to games and gardening goods, you're bound to find inspiration in our all-local giving guide. Heck, you can even shop Burque past.
Test your knowledge of current affairs in this week's Crib Notes.
Get schooled on law and land grant struggle in an insightful review of David Correia's Properties of Violence.
Four Up covers this week's shouldn't-miss concerts, be they doom, psych, experimental or punk.
It's finally sweater weather. Eeeeeee!
Two retablos hang side by side. Both depicting a peaceful, gazing Virgin Mary. Both were fashioned by Albuquerque natives. However, upon study, the two are quite distinct.
One uses smooth geometric lines to paint an elaborate embroidered dress. In this painting, the Mother of Christ wears a crown, bright blue eyes, lipstick and a smile. She is surrounded my flowy curtains and candles, and the woodwork creates a double frame around her.
In the other, Mary is a bit more solemn. A sword pierces her heart. Her traditional blue shawl is draped around her head and there is sadness in her large brown eyes. Still, splendor surrounds her, even bursting from the top and bottom of the wooden frame.
It should come as no surprise that the two pieces are so different, as they came from two very different sets of hands. One is a retablo by Marie Luna. Raised in Barelas, Luna began receiving awards for her artwork in 1977 while still in high school. The other is the work of Salvador Carriaga Lambert, an Albuquerque teen who has already been recognized numerous times for his cultural pieces and his woodwork; Carriaga Lambert also comes from a family of santeros.
Both works can be enjoyed at The Art of Devotion opening at El Chante: Casa de Cultura this weekend. At the show local santeros and santeras—artists who create culturally-inspired devotional art—will display a collection of their traditional and contemporary tinwork, traditional encrusted art and straw appliqué. Especially highlighted will be the retablos—painted wood pieces such as the ones described above—and bultos—traditional woodcarvings—which have been part of New Mexican culture for generations.
The eleven devotional artists, ranging in age from 14 to 60, will come together to pay homage to tradition and faith, as well to inspire other New Mexicans. El Chante describes the event as a “Noche de Cultura,” an event for and by the community.
“By sharing our cultural and artistic traditions we are able to maintain a sense of dignity and respect for our history and share the experience with the community,” said Old Town santero, Adán Carriaga.
The Art of Devotion is a Saturday night filled with culture, tradition and faith. It is accompanied by another opening the same night at El Chante, Visiónes y Recuerdos: Exhibit 1, featuring work by Christopher Z. López. Both exhibits are free and all ages. For more information, visit El Chante: Casa de Cultura’s Facebook page.
In related news, here's a video of Pavarotti singing "Perfect Day" with Lou Reed.
A Democratic Hawaiian state representative has decided to stop destroying people's possessions with a sledge hammer. "The point that I was trying to make has been made,"he said.
A cache of millions of dollars worth of art, originally seized by the Nazis, will not be returned to its rightful owners because of a German law written by the Nazis. Damn Nazis.
Poor George Zimmerman just keeps having to act in self defense. He is now being charged with domestic aggravated self defense after he pointed a gun at his girlfriend in self defense and then shattered a glass table in self defense. A week earlier, he apparently choked her in self defense. It is unknown at this time whether she was in possession of skittles or a hoodie during any of these incidents.
Need a hiding place for a million dollars worth of gold bars? An airplane toilet is probably a bad idea.