V.23 No.26 |
The Daily Word in air quality, teacher evaluations, mayoral performance and Hitler's moves
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Jul 1 2014 12:40 PM ]
It is now illegal to text while driving in the state of New Mexico.
Hannah Skandera says there is flexibility in how New Mexico teacher evaluations affect teacher pay.
The "cannibal cop" had his conviction overturned.
The Supreme Court found that Hobby Lobby may assert its religious values on employees by refusing to cover birth control under their insurance plan.
Here is a large collection of stupid GOP quotes about rape.
Soon "tiger selfies" will be illegal in New York.
Kim Jung Sexy Beast Ek (for short) has the longest name in Sweden.
It's time for Netflix's annual movie dump.
V.23 No.22 | 5/29/2014
Seasonal Affective Disorder
The lowdown on download
By Devin D. O’Leary
With the broadcast TV season at an end, what new shows can we look forward to this summer? They’re out there, but they may not be on TV. Wha?
V.23 No.18 |
The Daily Word in Burquenos take over city council chambers, Monica Lewinsky takes back her life and a wife who never imagined APD would take her husband's life
Rob Ford disappeared on his way to rehab
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue May 6 2014 12:18 PM ]
The tour of "Old Main", the former NM penitentiary, sounds pretty good. And pretty creepy.
The new Rail Yard market in Downtown Albuquerque last weekend was hugely successful.
When she called police to their Ventana Ranch home last weekend, the wife of the man killed by police figured his arrest would be the worst possible outcome.
Toronto mayor Rob Ford went off the radar after turning back to Canada on his way to an American rehab. If they know, his family isn't saying where he is at this time.
An anti gay-marriage GOP senate candidate was once upon a time a professional drag queen.
In other gay-marriage-related (no, really) news, a florida man wants to marry his "porn-filled Apple computer".
A resurfaced Monica Lewinsky says it's "time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress".
Check out these pics of LA's lamentably long-gone Pacific Ocean Park.
Germany has advised its citizens to leave east and south Ukraine, saying war is imminent.
V.23 No.18 | 5/1/2014
From Cell to Screen
Orange Is the New Black’s Piper Kerman on prison, sensationalism and sex
By M. Brianna Stallings
Kerman went from rich girl to convict when she was sentenced to 15 months at a federal women’s correctional facility in Connecticut. She recounted her experience in the memoir Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, later adapted into an award-winning Netflix original series.
The Daily Word in Atari, Netflix, Nike and DOJ hearings.
By Carl Petersen [ Mon Apr 28 2014 10:00 AM ]
Paul Simon and Edie Brickell were arested at their home.
A woman died in a car crash while posting to Facebook.
Introducing the edible water bottle.
Donald Sterling made racist remarks.
They can turn off your brain with flashes of light.
A Nike employee sold rare sneakers on the black market.
When Netflix works again I will try Netflix Roulette.
The DOJ will hold the first of three public meetings on APD reform tonight.
They dug up the Atari mass grave.
Happy birthday, Jay Leno.
V.23 No.16 |
The Daily Word in horrible mutilations, further annexations and Albuquerque city council quandaries
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Apr 22 2014 12:36 PM ]
Top of the list of "unexpected beer cities? Albuquerque, por supuesto.
The suspect shot by APD yesterday was a woman.
City council is gearing up to kill the Albuquerque Police Oversight Commission in order to create a new system of checks and balances vis a vis citizenry and APD.
A bicyclist was killed Saturday when she was hit by the Rail Runner in Santa Fe.
Netflix is introducing another kinda-weird price increase.
Controversial State of Michigan decision prohibiting race based college entrance was upheld by the SCOTUS.
Crimea is getting strange and Russia is a master of propaganda.
Nothing wrong with thinking about Nudie suits folks.
V.23 No.15 | 4/10/2014
Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Apr 4 2014 4:13 PM ]
The man is back! Jack White has been hinting at a new solo release pretty much since 2012's Blunderbuss hit shelves. And now he's shared a snippet from his upcoming LP, titled Lazaretto, which hits stores and online markets on June 10. It's an all-instrumental track (sorry for those who like when White's wailin' vocals recall Robert Plant), but it's a good indicator of what the album will sound like: pure magic. You can hear that below.
For those of you who miss “Breaking Bad” so much that streaming the entire series on Netflix isn't cutting it … well, now you can purchase the show's score. The double LP, titled Breaking Bad (Original Score From the Television Series), is scheduled to be released on April 29. That's right around the corner, y'all. Soon, after listening to the album, you'll relive Walter White's drug-enterprising endeavors and feel the emotional decline of Jesse Pinkman as the show's tunes provide some lovely soundscapes. Or sinister ones, depending on which track you hear. Read more about that over at Billboard.
Here's another exciting thing on the horizon: The mid-’90s lineup of Hole is reuniting. Yup, you read right. According to Courtney Love, she and Eric Erlandson, Patty Schemel and Melissa Auf Der Maur have been rehearsing some new material. If we're lucky, it will have the same ferocity, fragility and angst that made Live Through This such a gem. You can read more about that at the Quietus, and have a listen to LTT album cut “Violet” below.
I'm gonna say this … and I'll take whatever flack I get. It's called honesty. But … wow, this is hard … okay … just say it, Mark. Okay … I've always preferred The Jackson 5 to Michael Jackson's solo work. Any and everyone I've told this to throughout the years has basically deemed such a proclamation sacrilegious. I can't help how I feel. But MJ fans will be excited to know a new record of unreleased material (XSCAPE) is slated to come out May 13. Read more about that over at Pitchfork.
It's no secret that Janelle Monáe is a big David Bowie fan because … well … she’s said so several times. But now the funky fresh artist has decided to do Bowie a solid by covering “Heroes.” You don't need me to talk about it. You can hear it below.
My knowledge of Elliott Smith is rudimentary at best. And before you commence to gasping, I'll clarify by stating that most of what I've heard has been through hearing his music in films (like Good Will Hunting and The Royal Tenenbaums). Granted, that makes sense for me. I'm a very cinematic-minded person; it matters to me how music is used to shape a scene and capture a moment. While we're on the topic of film, a new documentary about Smith titled Heaven Adores You will premiere at the San Francisco Film Festival on May 5, and that film will include “unheard songs, personal pictures and lost footage.” So keep an eye (or both eyes) open for that.
My first foray into the world of Swedish duo First Aid Kit was watching a video of them covering Patti Smith's “Dancing Barefoot,” with Smith reduced to tears of gratitude in the audience. It was magical. Now the group is getting ready to release a third LP titled Stay Gold. That record comes out June 10, and you can hear some of what it has to offer by listening to the track “My Silver Lining” below.
Late spoken-word performer and musician Gil Scott-Heron's unreleased recordings are going to see the light of day … or be listened to by people. Apparently he'd recorded some of his older songs during sessions for his 2010 album I'm New Here, but those recordings were shelved. Now, for Record Store Day, a posthumous release, Nothing New, is slated for April 19. Read more about the record over at Rolling Stone.
I don't know much about Stagnant Pools. Nothing, in fact, other than they're a sibling duo that makes noise-inflected rock music, and they're coming out with their second LP Geist. I clicked the link to listen to their new song after reading comparisons to Joy Division and The Jesus and Mary Chain. After listening to their new track from the forthcoming album (which hits stores on June 10), I think I need to pay some attention to their first record Temporary Room. Listen to their track “Intentions” below.
This one may seem to come out of left field, but there's context … at least for me. Country star Martina McBride's new record of pop and R&B covers, Everlasting, comes out next week. And for the hipsters, no … there's no irony here. I grew up in South Texas where '90s country was a staple. Hell, McBride's “Independence Day” was one of my favorite songs growing up. Now that that's out of the way … McBride is streaming her album in its entirety over at Billboard. Head that way to get a first glimpse.
We got another leak, people. Some time back, self-proclaimed “gangsta Nancy Sinatra” Lana Del Rey announced she's releasing a new album (Ultraviolence) later this year. And now a track has appeared online, though there's no clarification about whether the track is from the upcoming record or not. Your guess is as good as mine, and you can listen to that below.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This video has since been removed. Sorry for any inconvenience.
V.23 No.12 | 3/20/2014
Now Streaming: The Returned
By Jerry Cornelius [ Sat Mar 15 2014 7:00 AM ]
If you’re lucky enough to have dodged the recent spate of mysterious streaming throttling happening in previously stream-happy homes across America, there’s some good shit on out there in streamtopia.
Devin O’Leary called The Returned (Les Revenants) "the best horror on TV in 2013" and he’s dying for season two. All eight episodes appeared in the streamoverse a couple of weeks ago, quietly and without fanfare, much like Camille’s return from the dead in episode one. In French with subtitles, but don’t worry, there are lots of pregnant pauses.
V.23 No.9 |
The Daily Word in a not-so-dead guy, an epic b-ball shot and Vermont's heroin
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Feb 28 2014 10:01 AM ]
President Barack Obama sheds light on the problems of young minorities in America.
A federal appeals court ruled that it wasn't unconstitutional to ask students to remove shirts with the American flag during a Cinco de Mayo celebration in 2010 at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill.
You ever watch a movie on Netflix and fall asleep in the middle? And when you wake up, you can't remember where you left off? It looks like some engineers found a solution.
Wanna know what Jaws was like? Some researchers got the scoop …
“I was shocked at the depth of addiction here,” James W. Baker, former director of the Vermont State Police, said in regards to Vermont's current heroin “epidemic.”
Just in case you missed the basketball game, watch an Eldorado High School girl score the winning shot from 70 feet away, with only 1.7 seconds on the clock. It's pretty awesome.
A state auditor claims that the Human Services Department cost New Mexico millions of dollars by mismanaging funds.
Albuquerque police are looking for a woman that is stealing from the elderly.
To the Lobo fan who threw a cup at an opposing player at a basketball game … they're coming for you.
A man who was pronounced dead woke up later in a body bag in the morgue … reminds me of that movie Death Becomes Her.
V.23 No.8 |
The Daily Word in touring Old Main, New Mexico ranks first in something and the collapse of Bitcoin
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Feb 25 2014 8:33 AM ]
Judge's ruling on Albuquerque's DWI vehicle-seizure program is being interpreted in two ways.
An accused pedophile once worked at a Nob Hill magic shop.
Elevator Gossip tweeter identified.
Toronto mayor Rob Ford was on The Today Show.
Some politicians who voted for Arizona's "anti-gay" sb 1062 are feeling like maybe the whole thing isn't such a good idea after all.
25 cases (since 2012) of a polio-like disease affecting children in California have parents and officials very worried.
V.22 No.22 | 5/30/2013
America Love Family
“Arrested Development” on Netflix
By Devin D. O’Leary
Netflix gives viewers all the Bluth they can handle with 15 new episodes of “Arrested Development.”
Bluth Family Reunion
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Sun May 26 2013 10:00 AM ]
Do you love hot ham water and cornballs? If so, then you know Netflix finally lets loose the new season of “Arrested Developmet” today. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Albuquerque’s Tannex (1417 Fourth Street SW) will host the “100% Good Time Family Viewing Solution or Family Love Michael” event. Wear your cuttoffs, feast on frozen bananas and watch as much “Arrested Development” as organizers can cram into a single night. The festivities start at 7 p.m. But no touching!
V.22 No.21 | 5/23/2013
Film & TV
Arrested Development Running Jokes Supercut
The Bluths just can’t let things go
By Emily Aragon [ Thu May 23 2013 1:39 PM ]
As many of you might know, the very-long-awaited 4th installment of Arrested Development is set to release via Netflix this Sunday, May 26. As a latecomer to this cult classic (I’m just finishing season 3), I’ll admit a great deal of excitement at having 13 new episodes with which to stuff my Buster-loving brain.
In honor of this glorious event, and to whet your appetite for everyone’s favorite dysfunctional family, I present to you 8 solid minutes of recurring in-jokes, catch phrases and chicken dances.
V.22 No.19 | 5/9/2013
“Hemlock Grove” on Netflix
By Devin D. O’Leary
At the beginning of this month, movie download service Netflix let its contract with Starz expire. The end result was the loss of almost 2,000 films from the Warner Bros., MGM and Universal libraries. This occurred largely because Warner Archive wants to set up its own instant download service. Soon you’ll be able to pay every studio in Hollywood $10 a month to access films out of their library—and only their library. But the other reason for the loss is that Netflix figures nobody wants to watch a bunch of old movies anyway, so who cares? The kids today are only interested in new content. So Netflix is changing its plan to serve as an alternative to video stores (which no longer exist anyway) into something new: serving as an alternative to HBO and Showtime.
V.21 No.28 |
The Daily Word in dead turtles and a missing Congressman
By Tom Nayder [ Thu Jul 12 2012 10:36 AM ]
Former FBI Director Louis Freeh releases his report on the investigation into the coverup at Penn State.
House Republicans vote for the 30th time to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act.
The Las Cruces doctor who wrote more prescriptions than the entire UNM medical school has had his license suspended.
The Bosque will reopen on Friday.
Workers in Trinadad are totally sorry about crushing thousands of endangered leatherback turtle eggs.
Mississippians will still be able to get abortions, for now.
Pantone chart of all human skin colors.
Scientists finally discover a new moon orbiting Pluto.
Netflix is your new babysitter.
Who drinks the most soda? USA! USA! USA!
Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr has been missing since June.
Five classic movies you'll never get to see because they were never made.
If you want to eat french fries at Olympic Park in London head to McDonald's.
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