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V.22 No.47 |

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The Daily Word in Gallup exposure deaths, Rick Springfield buttocks-assault and a foam-party death arrest

Ski Santa Fe opens on Thanksgiving Day

By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Nov 26 2013 9:53 AM ]
The Daily Word

Ski Santa Fe will open on Thanksgiving!

It's not really winter in New Mexico until some people freeze to death in Gallup.

The Whittington brothers have been presented with a plethora of search warrants, including one executed by the DEA at their car dealership in Albuquerque.

Some folks really don't want the Albuquerque parole offices to move downtown.

State Police made an arrest in connection with the "teen foam-party death."

There is now a ginormous Rough Trade record store in Brooklyn.

Mistrial declared in case involving alleged injury sustained from assault by Rick Springfield's ass.

There is a Velvet Underground song you probably have not heard!

Mushrooms make breezes.

Keep off the grass man.

Time to check in with awesome stupid chatroulette.

The Buddha may be older than we thought.

The site of the real Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

Is Charles Manson getting married to a freaky-deaky 25 year old Susan Atkins look-alike!?

Bro, we did too leave a damn tip.

A can of Soylent Green was auctioned for 2000 bucks.

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V.21 No.39 | 9/27/2012
Chris Smither
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Chris Smither

Music

Mel Minter talks Zen, baseball and the blues with Chris Smither

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Fri Sep 28 2012 12:48 PM ]

Singer / songwriter Chris Smither grew up and learned his three first chords in New Orleans, but he’s made his home and the bulk of his music in Boston. Mel Minter chats with Smither about Zen, baseball, blues and existential strategy in this week’s issue. Read all about it here.

Chris Smither - “Hundred Dollar Valentine”

See and hear Smither conjure those ol’ cosmic blues at Outpost Performance Space on Saturday night. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $25-30.

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Spotlight

Buddha’s Songwriter Gives Voice to Optimism

Chris Smither takes on the imponderables—and wins

By Mel Minter
Singer/songwriter Chris Smither doesn’t need much to cast his spell, just his blue guitar and a miked particleboard so his tapping foot can keep time.
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V.21 No.12 |

NEWS

The Daily Word: APD officers rewarded for shooting citizens?; Dick Cheney lost an OEM part; a snow globe of cash; midget wrestling in the late sixties

By Geoffrey Plant [ Sun Mar 25 2012 8:20 AM ]
The Daily Word

Police union has been giving what some are calling "bounty" to APD officers involved in shootings.

Some guy climbed up the NY Times building.

Just another freaky-looking, lavish-lifestyle-living, money-grubbing evangelical christian family.

King of the road.

Armored truck doors fly open resulting in "snow globe of cash."

Everyone loves a good font.

Dick Cheney has a new heart.

Ziggy Stardust box set.

These guys are dwarves, but they called it "midget-wrestling."

17th century Buddha statue with secrets.

"The parchment is hairy" and other grumpy margin notes by medieval monks.

So I'm reading this blog about celebrity profiles by female journalists and am reminded of the great Kim Gordon LL Cool J interview.

On this day in 1918 Howard Cosell was born.

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V.19 No.32 |

Arts

If you find the Buddha in a war zone...

By Patricia Sauthoff [ Tue Aug 17 2010 3:04 PM ]

In this edition of News from Way Far Away: Afghani Buddhas!

While we here in America can't seem to stop talking about what Jon Stewart has dubbed the "Mosque-erade," archaeologists near Kabul have uncovered an ancient Buddhist temple complex with relics at least 1,500 years old.

Back in the 500s (which is a good 1,000 years after the Buddha lived) the area that is now Afghanistan was largely Buddhist. In fact, throughout the years Afghanistan has been a couple different religions.

Back in the good old days, March of 2001, before the war, when the Taliban was just another far away bad guy the US didn't have much to do with, the Buddhas of Bamyan (pictured here) were destroyed. Lets hope these new findings can be saved and studied.

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