Weekly Alibi
 Sep 2 - 8, 2004 
New Mexico State Fair 2004 Ford Pavilion Entertainment
Go! The New Mexico State Fair's good for a lot more than gorging yourself on fried foods and puking on the Tilt-A-Whirl. Don't miss the year's biggest string of all ages performances under one roof, eagerly awaiting you right now at the Ford Pavilion.
NEWS/OPINION
News Feature
Could issuing code orange terror alerts be the White House's clever way of combating faltering ratings, rather than terrorist attacks? An Internet blogger's "Terror Alert Timeline" seems to think so.
A High Old Time
Can we hear an Amen! Steven Robert Allen and Gwyneth Doland attend the Bush revival--er, rally, at the convention center and marvel at the platitudes that win the prez a whole lotta love.
MUSIC
Music to Your Ears
For the unfortunate few who missed it, Michael Henningsen serves up a Fall Crawl redux without all the parking woes and cotton mouth.
FOOD
Eating In
Just in time for the state fair, our food editor delves into the finer points of ritually slaughtering and roasting a whole pig. The kiddies won't want to miss this one!
FILM & TV
Vanity Fair
Vanity Fair is a lengthy parade of pretty people, English wit and period costumes--a good bet if that's your cup of tea.
ARTS/LIT
Culture Shock
516 Magnífico Artspace is one of the most beloved nonprofit arts organizations in the city, so why the devil are they shutting down?

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Rowdy’s Dream Blog #343: Chili Powder Miniaturizes My Friend

Against our advice, my friend B consumes an entire package of red chili powder, rendering him microscopic. I can still hear his tiny voice, but I can't see him.

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Prep Your Mountaintops

For many the lo-fi, folk-rock “movement” of the late-'90s begins and ends with Neutral Milk Hotel. Originally formed in Ruston, La. by singer/guitarist Jeff Mangum as a recording project, it wasn’t until the 1996 release of On Avery Island that Neutral Milk Hotel became a full-fledged band. The budding foursome relocated to New York, where they would finish their short-lived career with an exhaustive tour for sophomore release In the Aeroplane Over the Sea way back in 1998. Think Sebadoh-meets-Guided by Voices. Critically acclaimed yet largely ignored by the mainstream record-buying public, the album eventually became something of a legend in its own time.

Fast-forward 16 years, and NMH has become the progenitor of such roundly lauded bands as Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and Franz Ferdinand, and their music has been covered by Brand New, The Dresden Dolls and The Mountain Goats. After a lengthy hiatus, Neutral Milk Hotel has finally reunited to embark on a reunion tour featuring the lineup from their seminal release, In the Aeroplane. This show is for old and new fans alike—yes, even indie-folk has made a strong comeback in recent years—and In the Aeroplane is, for many, still the defining release of the genre’s first wave, seamlessly blending folk, rock, psychedelic and shoegaze into one succinct package. Neutral Milk Hotel's all-ages concert at Kiva Auditorium (401 Second Street NW) tomorrow night is a must-see. The show happens at 7:30pm; tickets start at $36, and lo-fi indie-pop group Elf Power opens. Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque Convention Center • Thu Apr 17 • 7:30pm • $36-$51 • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar

news

The Daily Word in eyeball licking, Police Oversight Commission resignations and Captain Underpants

The Daily Word

It's Wednesday April 16

and three of Albuquerque's six member Police Oversight Commission have resigned, saying that they have no real power to do their jobs, that the City Attorney's Office has undermined them at every turn, and that the Commission is a 'mockery' in terms of oversight,

cleanup crews are moving toward the contaminated section of WIPP, very, very slowly,

and Governor Susana Martinez is being compared to Sarah Palin and eyed for a presidential run.

Meanwhile, a ferry boat sank off the cost of South Korea, possibly killing hundreds,

children are struggling to understand the unfathomable mystery of the Sony Walkman,

parents are complaining to libraries about the use of words like "pee-pee" and "Dr. Diaper" in the Captain Underpants book series,

and a man was arrested after licking a cop's eyeball outside of a bar called "Pisser's Palace."

Have a great day!

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