V.23 No.30 | 7/24/2014
Odds & Ends
From Connecticut to Kazakhstan, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
V.23 No.29 |
The Daily Word in Arnold’s oasis, postmodernism, and Meteorite Museum
This week’s ABQ Journal fishing report sez you can catch catfish in the Rio Grande between here and Socorro using night crawlers, liver or stink bait; the tiger muskies at Bluewater Lake fancy hotdogs, though.
Jim Goodman at the Mountain View Telegraph likes to hike Embudito Canyon.
Last night, an Isotope homered in the PCL All-Star game.
Carlito Springs, a hidden oasis in the southern part of the Sandia Mountains – and a favorite resting spot for my old dog Arnold – will be open to the public beginning in August.
The Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary is visiting Albuquerque today on official business.
On Wednesday evening, it rained and rained some more.
Postmodernism comes to Coyote Canyon.
An alleged probation violator in Albuquerque threatened authorities with a BB gun before he was gunned down by US Marshal.
Former NM governor Toney Anaya was recently investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission; he later settled the resulting lawsuit out of court.
UNM’s Meteorite Museum at Northrop Hall is undergoing a much-needed asbestos removal process.
V.23 No.28 | 7/10/2014
Crib Notes: July 10, 2014
From carnivorous birds to fireworks to railway revamp, test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news with the Alibi pop quiz.
V.23 No.27 |
The Daily Word in ArtBar, Santa Muerte and fire danger
Albuquerque Business First reports that ArtBar has been granted a temporary liquor license by the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Division and can reopen, but organizer Julia Mandeville says organizers need to meet to decide whether or not to reopen the private, nonprofit bar.
Two Oklahoma residents convicted in Albuquerque will get a second trial thanks to Santa Muerte. Sort of.
APD Officer Daniel Carr is being investigated by Internal Affairs over allegations that he attempted to use his badge and power to get a date with an adult entertainer.
In the wake of radiation scandal, LANL confirms that 115 workers contracted by Energy Solutions are now unemployed because LANL isn't sending out waste.
New Mexico State Auditor Hector Balderas is demanding that Mayor Berry and his administration address the money problems stemming from mismanagement of City golf courses.
Religious leaders are calling for people to gather at the site of Albuquerque's latest fatal officer-involved shooting.
Tomorrow's the 4th of July. Please consider the potential for starting fires when planning your festivities. We're in a drought, remember? Check out this rad list of fireless fireworks from ABQ hackerspace Quelab.
V.23 No.27 | 7/3/2014
Crib Notes: July 3, 2014
From weather to opera to Lobo basketball, test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news with the Alibi pop quiz.
V.23 No.26 |
The Daily Word in Uber, APD and APS
After hitting .309 this season and with 56 RBIs under his belt in 2014, Isotope First Baseman Clint Robinson gets called up to LA.
San Pedro Boulevard has the potential for walkability.
This sister of an APD shooting victim speaks out at World Socialist Web Site.
Uber is denied by the state Public Regulation Commission, yet continues to operate in the Albuquerque metropolitan area.
A man is suing Albuquerque Public Schools for having him arrested when he was 12.
A federal judge issued an injunction against the city of Ruidoso, N.M., over a violation of the First Amendment.
The Brookings Institution says our town is in the midst of a double dip recession.
Here is what’s going on at the vast nuclear weapons repository and 24-7 hot refueling center next door to us.
Thirty-six million dollars in Burque’s outstanding senior lien airport revenue bonds have an A+ rating, according to Fitch.
In this week’s fishing report, please note some dude named Robert “caught a 42-inch, 26-pound tiger muskie on Saturday at Bluewater Lake and later said, “It was a big, fat guy.”
V.23 No.26 | 6/26/2014
Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights
A friend of mine recently introduced me to the band Ought. Normally I don't take advice from people that vouch heavily for Phoenix, but I gave them a listen. And I liked their dissociative, manic sense of how rock is played. It caught my attention quickly. Now, the band has come out with a video for their song “Today More Than Any Other Day,” off their record More Than Any Other Day. The band is also touring, but sadly, no stop in the Duke City. Either way, have a looksie at the vid below.
'Member how I mentioned a while back that Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé were featured on a track (“Say Yes”) on Michelle Williams' upcoming gospel record, making for a pseudo Destiny's Child reunion? Well, fans of Williams and the group can bask in the visual accompaniment of the song in Williams' new video. Go ahead and view that below.
What would Lana Del Rey's videos look like if not seen through an Instagram-filtered scope? Well, they probably wouldn't exist. I know I've written about Del Rey quite a bit in the past couple months, but since her third LP (Ultraviolence) is now out and about, this one will focus on the video for album track “Shades of Cool,” which is one of the better tracks she's put out in anticipation for the record. Watch the colorful proceedings below.
Another artist that's come out with a visual representation of a lofty ditty is the band Arctic Monkeys. The song in question: “Snap Out of It” off their latest LP AM. Is there really anything else to say? Other than you should watch it? I think not.
Good news for good news lovers
I don't know about you, but I'm always up for a good competition. In this case, Mac Demarco, fresh off the release of his latest LP Salad Days, is issuing a “Draw Me” contest. Participants are asked to submit a 7X7 drawing of Demarco to Captured Tracks. And if it wins, it'll be the cover of one of his upcoming 7” series records. The submission deadline is June 27, which is a short time away, so get drawing! You can head to Stereogum for more info and guidelines. Let the games begin!
'Member how I mentioned that a tribute LP to Duran Duran was coming out soon? It's fine if you don't. I talk about a lot of stuff. Regardless, the record (Making Patterns Rhyme: A Tribute to Duran Duran) is ready to hit stores and online markets on July 15, with proceeds benefiting Amnesty International. And to give fans of the band a taste of what the album will sound like (or at least this one track), the song “The Chauffer,” interpreted by Warpaint, is available for listening. Enjoy!
Aphex Twin was another one of those artists that slipped through my fingers. I couldn't even name one song, though I'm sure if you played one, my mind would recall the rhythms, the cadences, the whatnots. But a long-lost album (Caustic Window) from 1994 is finally available for mass consumption, thanks to the efforts of a Kickstarter campaign that provided fans with digital copies of the record. And now it's online, so everyone can partake in the sonic celebration. Head to Pitchfork to give that a listen and to read more 'bout it.
So I mentioned a couple times that a Kickstarted documentary about Elliott Smith was in the works. Heaven Adores You, directed by Nickolas Rossi, debuted last month, but fans now have the opportunity to see the first few minutes—you know, to tide you over 'til the film becomes available in your area. Take a gander at the video below.
Aaliyah's death hit pretty hard. I still remember attending my cousin's quinceanera and seeing coverage on the television set after the party had died down. My jaw dropped. The woman who had sung several of my favorites like “Are You That Somebody” and “Try Again” had passed away in an airplane accident. But lucky for people like me—people that will jump at the opportunity for an homage or a biopic—Lifetime is coming out with a film about the late R&B singer. The film, Aaliyah: Princess of R&B, will show some time in the fall, and it stars Zendaya. She's apparently famous from the Disney Channel, so that's probably why I've never heard of her. You can read more about it over at A.V. Club.
Now, we say goodbye.
If you ask most music historians about songwriting, you'll most likely hear them reference the duo that was Goffin & King, or Gerry Goffin and Carole King—the once-married duo who penned fantastic songs like the Everly Brothers' “Crying in the Rain,” the great “Loco-Motion” and The Drifters' “Some Kind of Wonderful,” among others. So it's a sad announcement that Goffin has passed on. He was 75 years old. I'm not sure what the cause of death was, but it's sad nonetheless. So, Goffin, this one's for you ...
V.23 No.25 |
The Daily Word in BBQ, PRC and descansos
There may be fraudulent activity occurring at Albuquerque’s municipal golf courses.
A Texas-style barbeque restaurant will soon open on Montgomery Boulevard.
The Albuquerque Tea Party reacts unhappily to the IRS.
New Mexico’s Public Regulation Committee continues to have issues with ride-sharing services operating in Albuquerque.
Benicio Del Toro will be in New Mexico this summer.
Designer Anders Hsi has some ideas about helping Burque’s homeless population.
Statewide e-cig regulation is on its way, here in the Land of Enchantment.
Hanoi Jane’s New Mexico ranch is worth nearly $20 million dollars.
There are decent breakfast burritos to be had all over the state.
This week, La Historia del Rio Abajo focuses on Descansos in Valencia County.
V.23 No.25 | 6/19/2014
Crib Notes: June 19, 2014
From politics to drones to public transit, what do you know about last week’s New Mexico news? Test your recall with the Alibi pop quiz.
V.23 No.24 |
The Daily Word in APD protest, Kit Carson Park and Mr. Clean
This morning, Metro Court Judge Christina Jaramillo overturned some of David Correia’s conditions of release. The tenured UNM professor and activist will now be allowed to attend City Council meetings.
Yesterday, Mr. Clean visited the Isotopes at home.
During Wednesday’s picketing of APD Chief Gordon Eden, employees of Hotel Albuquerque confronted protesters.
Sandia National Laboratories and the City of Albuquerque are partners, yo.
Diego Sanchez, a UFC fighter, took home $140,000 after his recent Albuquerque appearance.
A rare, native New Mexican jumping mouse is now on the endangered species list.
In Taos, "Kit Carson Park" is no more.
The NM Class-A Six Man High School Football All Star game was recently played in Burque.
A 24-hour Denny’s will soon open in Edgewood.
V.23 No.23 |
The Daily Word in APD protest, rabid bats and Mel Gibson
As part of his conditions for release from MDC, UNM professor David Correia—who is a regular contributor to the Alibi—is banned from City Hall. Correia has also been forbidden from discussing Monday’s police brutality protest with other protesters or potential witnesses.
Two South Valley bats have tested positive for rabies.
Mel Gibson is making a movie at our city’s very own Desert Sands Motel.
Burque's first Trans March took place at the end of May, as part of this year’s Pride activities.
New Mexico legislators are reviewing our state’s telecom laws.
Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) will visit the local Sitel facility tomorrow.
Yesterday, temperatures reached 110 degrees in Carlsbad, N.M. but only hit 95 degrees in the Sandia Foothills.
A newspaper out of South Carolina says our recent primary election “brings out unusual candidates."
King and Martinez hit the general election campaign trail.
In Aztec, N.M., Chubby Chicken has closed.
V.23 No.23 | 6/5/2014
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Crib Notes: June 5, 2014
From invasive species to culinary battery, test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news with the Alibi pop quiz.
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