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V.22 No.9 | 2/28/2013
Manny Rettinger confers with his chuppers
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Aural Fixation

A Cure for Stockhausen Syndrome

Allay hybrid anxiety with Cabinet of Curiosities

DJ and music writer Derek Caterwaul explores a Cabinet of Curiosities with Manny Rettinger and his chuppers.
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sports

A Win is a Win, and This One’s Important

Lobo Men’s Basketball takes on No. 8 Cincinnati in Ohio tonight

After a heartbreaking first-of-the-season loss to South Dakota State at home last Saturday and a drop from both national ranking polls, Alford’s pups have a lot to prove in tonight’s game.

Cincinnati, averaging almost 80 points per game and over 46 (that’s right, 46) rebounds per game, is one of the last undefeated team in the nation. However, none of these wins have come over ranked opponents, and this team, while clearly strong, hasn’t exactly had a chance to prove itself in what some are calling a “cupcake schedule.”

UNM, with its second-best start in school history at 12-1, had outrebounded other teams by an average of 5.3 points and held opponent shooting to 40.1% from the field leading into Saturday’s catastrophe. With a deep bench, high endurance and a strong defensive bite, this Lobo team has proven itself a worthy opponent in the early-season race.

There is no doubt about it, sparks are going to fly in the east-meets-west matchup between one team looking to hold onto its reputation and another trying to regain it. Let’s just hope the Lobos come in fierce and fighting.

Catch all the action at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 or follow along on the ESPN scoreboard. Let’s get ready to throw our Lobo hands in the air and hoooowl!

dreams

Rowdy’s Dream Blog #276: An autopsy in the UNM stacks.

In the UNM stacks, I take the second door. Most desks have been taken, with books spread out. My friend is doing an autopsy at a fluorescently lit table. He holds up bones that are wet and squishy and turn to mush when squeezed.

sports

Lobo Mania

UNM climbs the polls early

With the Lobos' victory over the Valparaiso Cruisaders last weekend, they improved to 10-0, their best start since going 12-0 back in 2009. Fans are extremely happy because there is a high chance that they can at least match that opening record this season.

This Lobo team is just as deep as last year's and possibly even deeper. Alex Kirk sat last season out due to an injury, but has started this season off with some exciting play that has helped earn the Lobos the number 17 spot in the Associated Press top 25.

"They are being mentally challenged right now," head coach Steve Alford said in the post-USC victory radio interview in reference to the final exams that the players were focusing on. But he admitted that they would also be physically challenged in attempt to keep their undefeated record alive. Challenging the players during finals week paid off with another victory, and we'll just have to wait and see how it affected them academically.

The next three games that the Lobos play are games against unranked opponents that should add more victories to their impressive resume. In fact, the next game that should pose any challenge will be when they face the 11th ranked Cincinnati Bearcats on the road. Starting with this game on the Dec 27th, the Lobo's schedule will increase in difficulty as they move into conference play soon afterwards.

This year, the Mountain West Conference is arguably the most competitive it has ever been. While the Lobos are definitely one of the best teams in the conference, there are several teams that would like to take the conference championship away from them this year.  

San Diego State is currently ranked just below the Lobos in the AP top 25. This makes sense considering last year the Lobos were able to win two out of three matches against the Aztecs. There are also the UNLV Runnin' Rebels and the Wyoming Cowboys who are going to give the Lobos tough matches. While Wyoming is not currently ranked, there is a good chance that they will be because they are receiving votes in both the AP top 25 and the USA Today Coaches polls and have also started out with a perfect 10-0.  

With high expectations this year, the Lobos are going to have to practice hard and show some true resilience as they face the stiff competition of conference play.

Music

Raunch rock act’s flyer causes a commotion

Glitter Dick
Grayson Kilmer graysonkilmer.com
Glitter Dick

If you read the Daily Lobo or watch KRQE News, you may have already heard about local rock outfit Glitter Dick’s release party flyer controversy at UNM. I take a deeper look at the situation in Queering Public Spaces. Check out sights and sounds by performing acts below. Launchpad • Glitter Dick album release party • CanyonLands • Black Maria • Terri Schiavo Dance Party • Fri Dec 14 • 9:30 pm • $5 • 21+ • launchpadrocks.com

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Glitter Dick - “Audiophile”
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Black Maria - “Nick Nolte”
CanyonLands - “The Tree Stood Up to The Lightning”
Terri Schiavo Dance Party - “Breaking Bad”

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V.21 No.50 | 12/13/2012
Glitter Dick
Grayson Kilmer graysonkilmer.com

Aural Fixation

Queering Public Spaces

Glitter Dick’s aesthetic causes kerfuffle at UNM

Owing to a homoerotic flyer, sleaze rock outfit Glitter Dick stumble onto free speech issues and GLBTQ representation at UNM.
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dreams

Rowdy’s Dream Blog #273: I ride my bike onto the UNM campus.

I ride my bike onto the UNM campus from Central. I meet my boss walking west. He has some suggestions for me. I ride on. Everything seems new and different from when I went to school. I see my boss again, who has some more suggestions. G is waiting for me on the mall with her friends. I am 5 minutes late. We must get to McGee’s restaurant. We ride together across campus. I am able to ride up and down the steps smoothly. In a concrete drain V, people lay reading. In the V, I run over a girl's stick of butter. My tires start to slip a little. We arrive at McGee’s. The waiters are all well-dressed and there are fancy green and yellow oil lamps on the long central bar. It seems like a pretty nice place for UNM.

Arts

Home sweet art

1509 Delahunt Brain Road
Leigh Hile
1509 Delahunt Brain Road

Check out the house that Delahunt built for her master’s in fine art. For her final project, the 3D artist decided to ensure her future living quarters so she can continue to pursue her art.

Music

Burqueño blues-rock revivalists confess grand ambitions

The Limbs (from left) Gage Bickerstaff and Jeff Bell
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
The Limbs (from left) Gage Bickerstaff and Jeff Bell

Lizzy Von Stange sat down with Gage Bickerstaff and Jeff Bell, aka The Limbs, and shares the resulting reportage in this week’s Show Up!, Articulating The Limbs. Check out tunes from other featured acts below. Launchpad • The Limbs • Full Speed Veronica • Sputniq • Broken Animals • Thurs Nov 15 • 9 pm • $4 • 21+ • launchpadrocks.com

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Sputniq - “Sun Tea”
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Full Speed Veronica - “We Got the Beat” (the Go-Gos)
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Broken Animals - “Changing Channels / Space Between Breaths / Woe, Is You”

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V.21 No.46 | 11/15/2012
The Limbs (from left) Gage Bickerstaff and Jeff Bell
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Show Up!

Articulating The Limbs

Blues-rock revival gets hyper-local

Lizzy Von Stange chats with bluesy rock and roll duo The Limbs about classical training, musical influences and touring aspirations.
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1509 Delahunt Brain Road
Leigh Hile

Art News

Home Made

3D artist builds herself a dwelling as her master's thesis

With salvaged scrap materials, artist Bethany Delahunt created a real house for herself as her master’s thesis.

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news

The Daily Word in real life Ken, Wreck-It Ralph, Illegal horse racing

NBC plans benefit for Sandy relief efforts.

UNM hosting ugly photo contest to promote areas of campus that need improvement.

Wreck-It Ralph is a winner!

This horse is also a winner!

Illegal horse racing is running wild in New Mexico.

Your tweets know who you’re voting for. Find out who at Prez-o-Meter.com.

Friendly person shares electricity in Sandy aftermath.

Gas shortages add more woes to Sandy recovery.

Cleaning tips and tricks for the OCD person in all of us.

Real-life Ken has no interest in real-life Barbie.

It’s Friday! Here is a cat video for your enjoyment.

sports

Lobo Soccer Continues to Win

UNM looks impressive despite weather delay

The No. 4 University of New Mexico Lobos looked a bit sloppy against the Houston Baptist University Huskies on Sunday, allowing a goal in the 16th minute. However, they managed to put two in the back of the net to come out on top in Houston.

The Lobos continue their march forward in the wake of last year's undefeated season—a remarkable season that, due to the odd rules of soccer, concluded in the third round of the NCAA Tournament with a match that sent the Lobos home, but did not count as a loss.

The Huskies have lost five games this season, but the Lobos have taken only a single loss. Their tenacity after a 13-hour weather delay and a site change for the game shows how focused this team is on improving last year's considerable accomplishments.

This game was the conference opener for the The Lobos and who now face nine consecutive matches with members of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation all vying for the NCAA Tournament automatic bid. UNM's last conference game will be another against Houston Baptist on Saturday, November 3. In between, of course, there will be plenty of tough matches, though none against the old giants of the MPSF, Sacramento State and Colorado. The Lobos should still brace themselves October 21 for a home battle against CSU Bakersfield, another Mountain Pacific team that qualified for the NCAA Tournament last year.

In a year full of individual accolades that continue to pile up for the Lobos, the most promising praise is the national ranking and the knowledge that, after such repeated success, this team deserves to be considered among the national title contenders.

This weekend, the Lobos will continue their assault on two in-conference visitors: Air Force on Friday and Denver on Sunday. Both matches should showcase the Lobos' talents and serve as excellent opportunities for fans to jump on the wagon and get behind a local team that could make waves come championship time.

News

Free speech on campus

Students protest anti-abortion group’s signs
Mary Bowannie
Students protest anti-abortion group’s signs

Reporter Jes Abeita covers controversy at UNM about racist anti-abortion posters.

V.21 No.39 | 9/27/2012
Students protest anti-abortion group’s signs
Mary Bowannie

Newscity

Freedumb of Speech

Racist anti-abortion posters draw student ire

Native American students were shocked by posters displayed on UNM campus. They led a demonstration of their own in response.

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