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V.22 No.42 |

news

The Daily Word in Nevada shootings, online health care woes and the zombie obsession

By Mark Lopez [ Mon Oct 21 2013 10:11 AM ]
In the news: President Obama, HeathCare.gov, Roma couple accused of kidnapping, Hurricane Raymond, shooting at Sparks Middle School, Las Vegas casino, struck by a Rail Runner train, Tierra Blanca Ranch, UNM, America's imagination

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V.22 No.41 |

news

The Daily Word in the debt ceiling, pesky interest rates and political superheroes

By Mark Lopez [ Mon Oct 14 2013 10:35 AM ]
In the news: the White House and the House Republicans, lost in the woods, but watch out for those interest rates!, Nobel prize in economics, drug raid, Tierra Blanca Ranch, 42nd Annual Balloon Fiesta, favorite superheroes

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V.22 No.33 |

news

The Daily Word in Mubarak's potential release, bear maulings and Pistorius' indictment

By Mark Lopez [ Mon Aug 19 2013 10:16 AM ]
In the news: former President Hosni Mubarak, US unemployment rates, Oscar Pistorius, Michigan, Alaska, Colorado, Wyoming, I don't care if you raised the prices, new system, parcel from China, fork into your meat and two veg

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V.22 No.30 |

news

The Daily Word in beer can houses, busted child pornography rings and online auctions

By Mark Lopez [ Mon Jul 29 2013 10:51 AM ]
In the news: homosexuals shouldn't be marginalized, food choking hazards, FBI arrest 150 pimps, student loans, severe storm, right here, 19-year-old Justin Covey, house covered in beer cans

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V.22 No.29 | 7/18/2013
The Biebs havin’ a brew in South Africa, courtesy of his Instagram account.
The Biebs havin’ a brew in South Africa, courtesy of his Instagram account.

opinion

Why So Stupid?

On Justin Bieber and the lost youth culture

By Mark Lopez [ Thu Jul 11 2013 2:21 PM ]

News publications went haywire over the news that Justin Bieber (you know that Bieber fever is an actual sickness) peed in a bucket before cursing former president, Bill Clinton. It was a landmark day in the career of the former tween pop star who made his mark offering slick rhymes over processed beats and landed straight in the hearts of young girls worldwide, like a wayward arrow from Cupid himself. Now I should admit here and now, before I continue further, that I've never listened to a full Justin Bieber song. I've heard snippets here and there, said “That's enough!” and changed the station without a moment's hesitation. But if you like his music, more power to you. Maybe you can explain it to me. I'd love to hear it.

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V.22 No.21 | 5/23/2013
Cat Power by Camille Garmendia
Cat Power by Camille Garmendia

Music

Cat Power calls U.S. out

Singer/songwriter says she’s leaving America on Instagram rant

By Mark Lopez [ Tue May 21 2013 12:19 PM ]

Leave it to your trusty copy editor to place blame on the blameless. Cat Power, aka Chan Marshall, released a statement/rant on her Instagram page (with the Statue of Liberty as the backdrop), criticizing the state of America and claiming she’s leaving the country until things change. In the public statement, she claims the illusion of liberty has become a symbolism of entrapment, fostering hope in Americans in an effort to make them prisoners of false ideas. In the all-caps statementchill out gurl; you don’t gotta yellshe claims that the powers that be have used said symbolism “AS FALSE CURRENCY TO RAPE THIS EARTH WITH IT’S[sic] LIES, PROTECTION OF WEALTH, AND VICIOUS SLAYINGS & INHUMANE PRIVATE CONTRACTED MILITARIES WORLDWIDE FOR DOMINATION ...”

She goes on to demand a tri-partisan government as well as a Native American vote. Preach on, Chan! But like I said, as a copy editor, I can’t help but twitch at the errors, considering it’s my job to make sure that all text entering the public domain is free of grammatical/factual errors so it reads smoothly. Now, I can attest to the fact that when something is written with passion, integrity, and a pressing need to completely reiterate certain feelings without censorship or too much thought, it’s important to throw the rules out the window and say what you gotta say. And I guess Ms. Marshall has ... she even went to the extent of tagging several well-known Twitter users like: Diplo, U2, Dave Chapelle, Madonna, The New York Times and more. Some good words, Chan, but if you need a copy editor, let me know. But then again, I may be making a moot point because a statement like this isn’t just meant to be typed/transcribed, but also meant to be spoken. As Marshall says, “HOW DO YOU FIGHT WITH JUST A WORD IN TEXT, SPEAK IT.”

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V.22 No.8 | 2/21/2013
Jeff Drew jeffdrewpictures.com

Music

Cover me

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Fri Feb 22 2013 1:12 PM ]

My obsessive-compulsive aural tendencies have undoubtedly been noted by carefuland dare I say, patientreaders who’ve been inundated with Halloween, Xmas, Valentine’s Day and themed playlists of all demoninations during my brief tenure. And now ... cover songs. Whether you love ‘em or hate ‘em, they’ve been around forever and appear to be here to stay. Nihil novi sub sole, eh? Refresh your cover memory with this week’s music feature, The Art of the Cover Song. Below, listen to a playlist of covers created by New Mexicans like Veery (Jessica Billey), Mama Coma (Marisa Demarco), The Rondelles, Steve Hammond, Cobra//group, Treadmill, Mistletoe, The Handsome Family, The Rivet Gang, Ant Farmers, Knife City, The Morticians, Sad Baby Wolf and Strawberry Zots.

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Jeff Drew jeffdrewpictures.com

Aural Fixation

The Art of the Cover Song

Plumbing the inner reworkings of redux

By Samantha Anne Carrillo
Refresh your redux memory with Alibi Music Editor Samantha Anne Carrillo and rock out to a playlist of Nuevo Mexicano cover songs.

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V.21 No.2 |

NEWS

The Daily Word in Bigfoot's right to free speech, Robert Anton Wilson week, and (Un)-Occupy Albuquerque in Santa Fe

By Geoffrey Plant [ Sun Jan 15 2012 12:44 PM ]
In the news: 10 reasons the U.S. is no longer the land of the free, (Un)-Occupy Albuquerque, Santa Fe recycling stations, Robert Anton Wilson, Women of the French Resistance, evaluating NFL teams, If you need a brassiere, wear one, Too fat to fit in the CT-scanner, Bigfoot's right to free speech, Heather Locklear is in hospital

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V.20 No.40 | 10/6/2011

Arts

Great art sighting on the way to work

By Sam Adams [ Thu Oct 6 2011 10:52 AM ]

Nothing says America like a star-spangled mustang statue tethered to the bed of a Ford pickup. A free Alibi bottle opener key chain to anyone who can tell me the origins / final whereabouts of this magnificent stallion.

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V.20 No.30 | 7/28/2011
New Mexico—in a sticky situation
Rebecca Joelson

Aural Fixation

New Mexico

The bandnot our fair state

By Jessica Cassyle Carr

Last year the Alibi received a package containing a zia-emblazoned CD. This wasn’t unusual. Many proud local musicians use the symbol in their imagery. What was unusual was that the band New Mexico hails from San Diego. This does not follow protocol. After all, Kansas is from Kansas, Alabama from Alabama; Chicago (which plays live on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino in Mescalero) is from Chicago and Boston from Boston. Even Europe is from Europe, and America is from America (well, mostly). Not since Asia has a musical entity been so geographically displaced from its chosen moniker.

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V.19 No.30 | 7/29/2010

Feature

Om My Guru

Two authors trace the roots of yoga in the West

By Patricia Sauthoff

It “turned husbands into adulterers, it turned scholars into swindlers, it turned women into lunatics or shut-ins,” writes author Stefanie Syman. It sounds dangerous. It sounds exciting. It certainly doesn’t sound like something you can do at home on your Wii.

That thing is yoga, and Syman’s new book, The Subtle Body: The Story of Yoga in America, traces its path from esoteric to exercise.

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V.19 No.19 | 5/13/2010

ABQ Beer Geek

And I’m Proud to Be an American ...

By ABQ Beer Geek

You don’t see that headline in the Alibi too often, huh? All politics and karaoke classics aside, there is no denying that American craft beer innovations are influencing the world to emulate our beers. True, once we were identified by tasteless, watery beer, and there are still plenty of uninformed people who think American beer = yuck. Since I pass time trolling local liquor stores, I hear people talking up unremarkable European and Asian lagers and snubbing anything American. I can’t keep my mouth shut, so I explain how far our beers have come and how creative our brewers are, but my vaguely homeless appearance keeps me from being taken seriously, and off they go with their 12-packs of Stella Artois.

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