The Daily Word in rocket attacks, getting high with Obama and exploding mailboxes
Good morning, it's July 9,
the jails are abusive in Truth or Consequences,
the mailboxes are exploding in the Heights,
and the family of a man who was killed in Albuquerque by US Marshals have released his name to the press.
the former mayor of New Orleans is going to prison,
a Google exec found that his "mutually beneficial arrangement'" wasn't so beneficial when the call girl administered a fatal dose of heroin
your kids are still watching too much TV,
and no, Barack Obama would not like to get high with you, sir.
"I Saw You" at the bar
Who saw? Who was seen? Was it you?
"The girl I find who wants to talk about quantum theory in a bar is the one I want to marry." –Brandon Boyd | Reply or see more “I Saw You” ads at alibi.com/personals.
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I came into your bar late at night with my friend. I wanted to sit inside and chat with you but my friend insisted on being outside. I think we made numerous exchanges in eye contact. Regrettably due to my shyness I was unable to directly leave you my number. Are you up for a round at the batting cage sometime? View ad
You were at the back corner of Marble's patio with "not your boyfriend" and two others. You smelled like a flower and said Copenhagen is cute. "Not your boyfriend" Nick got you out of there. You've been my imaginary girlfriend since then. View ad
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You were leaving Ned's. I was going in. You smiled. I think I said hi and then you were gone. Can I have a do over? View ad
The Daily Word in Doritos Roulette, Sarah Palin opened her mouth and Insane Clown Posse fans are a "gang"
A Mason Jar exploded in the Jemez Mountains.
New Mexico made the top of another list, this time for slowest internet speeds in the nation.
Obama is asking Congress for 4 million dollars to help deal with all the unaccompanied immigrant children crossing the US-Mexico border.
Insane Clown Posse's lawsuit over their "gang" status was tossed out.
"Doctor Death" Jack Kevorkian's Deathmobile (a bubble window VW microbus, a real deathtrap!) was purchased from a Detroit pawnshop.
One fifth of Detroit is slated for demolition.
Three new species of mushroom were found in a package of dried mushrooms from China.
If you live in Canada you can try the new Doritos flavor: "Doritos Roulette".
The Daily Word in patriotism, spying and scared dogs
LANL is busy determining whether organic cat litter caused the fire at WIPP.
A local veteran is frustrated with the Veteran's Administration.
If you can't turn on your phone, it will not be allowed on some US-bound airplanes.
Hurricane Arthur hit New Brunswick, Canada pretty hard.
"Try burning this one" and other stupid patriotic tattoos.
Germany is retaliating against American espionage by starting to spy on American spies.
Tour De France selfies are dangerous.
Now Hear This, Vol. I
Welcome to the first installment of "Now Hear This," a column to chronicle my obsessive-compulsive sonic studies, archaelogical and futurist alike. And while here with me, expect everything from old and alt.country to rocanrol to dark wave to Italo disco to queercore to punk to riot grrrl to noise to minimal synth and everywhere in between ... Except smooth jazz, (most) contemporary country and reggae. They just don't do it for me. As they say—who are they, anyway?—there's no accounting for taste.
Zola Jesus' new track "Dangerous Days" is a modern-sounding electro-pop banger.
I embrace that motto and am wholly dependent on my musical addiction to transcend the banality of everyday life. Don't get me wrong. I really dig my life. Getting to collaborate with and work alongside an uber-talented editorial staff and freelancers every day is, like, the dream. But sometimes you simply have to hear something new or unfamiliar that excites and challenges you. This column will serve as complement to my colleague Mark Lopez' wide-ranging Rooster Roundabout series.
The other day Mark asked what my favorite Steely Dan song is. It's "Your Gold Teeth." Steely Dan's Jamalot tour hits Legends Theater on Wednesday, July 16, y'all. Check out i28 for all the deets.
My soundscape and its population, past and present, have benefited from the hive mind of many wonderful humans, ranging from my vinyl historian pal Mike Harper in Huntsville, Tex., who first exposed me to the music nerd bug;
Mike put Iris Dement's "Let the Mystery Be" on a mixtape, and it was love at first listen.
to synth/post-punk/ industrial maven and Systems of Romance curator Frankie Teardrop, also of cold wave/post-punk band The Harrow;
I might never have heard Starter's "Victim" if not for Frankie. And that, my friends, would be a tragedy.
to Dirt City denizen Derek Caterwaul, notably of KUNM Radio and Low Life at Blackbird Buvette, who remains one of my favorite DJs after more than a decade of listening to his Music to Soothe the Savage Beast and Overnight Freeform shows;
On one of the first Caterwaul radio shows I heard, I was comforted to recognize a fellow Culturcide fan.
to Burqueña Tahnee Udero aka DJ Tahnee, whose massive knowledge base is supplanted by exquisite taste, and her solo project TAHNZZ garnered serious listmas praise in 2013;
Listen to TAHNZZ' "Her Strange Dwellings" above.
to Mello Sanchez aka DJ Mello, an uber-talented DJ and pastry chef and one of my best friends;
Stream DJ Mello's "Sprinkles," a nonpareil mix of funk, jazz, R&B and soul, above.
to northerly neighbor Lorrie Edmonds, curator of I Will Not Return Your Records, which I can safely say is one of the best radio shows on the planet.
Stream I Will Not Return Your Records #252, feat. tracks by Bardo Pond, Circuit des Yeux, Love, Low and Swans, above.
So this is a shout-out to all y'all strange, kindred music nerds, both the ones I know and the ones I haven't met yet.
Stream or download Pictureplane's second Check Yo' Ponytail mix above.
‹‹ V.23 No.28 | July 10 - 16, 2014