V.23 No.8 | 2/20/2014
The Daily Word in Snake Salvation, Sid Ceasar and the Craigslist Killer
Craigslist Killer Miranda Barbour confesses to more than 22 murders.
We may be facing a Clown Crisis.
Reportedly, Kim Jong Un drowns babies.
“Snake Salvation” reality star Pastor Jamie Coots died of a snake bite.
Rest in peace, Sid Ceasar.
A Pixar artist made a children’s book of mature scenes from iconic films.
Learn how to stretch your cell phone’s charge in a power outage.
Throughout history, humans have made up games that torture animals.
NBC smuggled its own secret Starbucks into the Olympics.
See a 17-year-old Prince.
Bosque fire alert.
Dennis Anderson found a gunshot victim in his bed.
There is a possible radiation leak at WIPP.
Happy birthday Paris Hilton.
V.23 No.1 | 1/2/2014
Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights
I posted a couple weeks ago that Starbucks was releasing Sweethearts 2014, featuring numerous covers of love songs by the likes of Fiona Apple, Beck, Vampire Weekend and more. Now, Beck has made his track available—a cover of John Lennon’s “Love,” which you can listen to below, and you can head over to Consequence of Sound for the full tracklist. The compilation is set to hit the music-sphere on Valentine’s Day. Que cute.
When did Amazon start streaming full albums? I guess I was napping. Like most weeks in this day and age, there’s free music that’s alive and well, sending sound vibrations across the land ... a sneak preview into an unknown dimension. Or a familiar one if you’re a fan. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks have made their latest opus (Wig Out at Jagbags) available for streaming online, and if that’s not your bag, then Del the Funky Homosapien has you covered.
I don’t consider myself too much of a Flaming Lips fan. I’ve heard some stuff that I’ve liked, and could also do without some other stuff as well. But I do love a band that never stops, and considering I read about them almost every week (minor exaggeration), they’ve gotta be tireless, restless and ____-less. Now they’ve shared a cover of The Beatles’ “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.” You can hear that below.
I don’t care what people say ... I like The Eagles. When I was growing up, my Ma and Pa would always play their Greatest Hits album on the car stereo when we would take long trips or go for leisurely drives. And it always stuck with me. Tracks like “Witchy Woman,” their ever-famous “Hotel California,” and “Take It Easy” shepherded me into adolescence. And now the band is still doing it up, and in kind of a big way. Their 1976 album Hotel California has been made into a giant LP. That’s right, a giant record. You can read more at NME.
You ‘member Foster the People? That band that hit it big with that song “Pumped Up Kicks”? Well they just released a 45-second teaser that contains a snippet of a new track (probably taken from a new album?). You can view that below.
Wait ... you didn’t think the album streamage was over, did you? Not by a long shot. First up, we got Peter Gabriel’s ... And I’ll Scratch Yours (as well as its predecessor Scratch My Back) streaming in full over at NPR. And then we also got hip-hop artist Angel Haze’s major debut LP (Dirty Gold) streaming over here. Well you can also go buy it, since it’s out and about in stores, but just in case you wanted a sneak peak ...
It’s always a treat when an unreleased, unheard and un-thought-of song from a band you know about or admire comes out. It’s somewhat new. Or new to you. And now avant-pop-rock masterminds Talking Heads have shared a previously unheard track from 1976 (before the band released their debut LP). The instrumental track (with the default title “Theme”) was supposedly recorded from a show the band played at CBGB’s, opening for Television. You can hear that below.
EDITOR’S NOTE: As I was about to post this week’s Rooster Roundabout online, I got an email from Pixies’ website, announcing the release of a brand new EP (EP2) and a new video for their track “Blue Eyed Hexe” (which you can view below). I have to admit that since Kim Deal left the band, my interest has sort of waned. Not to say they’re no longer relevant, just a tad less interesting. And being as ADD as I am, it’s easy to lose interest. However, I’m sure some people are really excited for new music from this tweaked institution of a band.
V.22 No.32 | 8/8/2013
The Daily Word in Facebook confession, speeding momma, Perseid meteor shower
Florida man confessed on Facebook to killing his wife and posted a chilling, graphic photo her of bloodied body before turning himself in.
One injured after officer-involved shooting in Santa Fe.
Arrests made in Rehtaeh Parsons case.
Police say a pregnant mom led them on a 120-mph-chase down 550.
V.22 No.1 |
The Daily Word in hand grenades, stalking, massive wall
Former Congressional candidate Gary Smith spent the night in jail with charges of stalking a former rival.
Two hand grenades have been found in checked baggage in the past week at Albuquerque's airport.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is suing the NCAA over sanctions imposed over Penn State in the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
Murder in Rio Arriba County appears to be payback for a stolen PlayStation.
New rule makes it easier for immigrants to gain U.S. citizenship if they have immediate family who are already citizens.
Sandy Hook students return to classes for the first time today at a new school.
Starbucks to sell reusable plastic cups at a dollar apiece and will offer discounts on coffee when customers bring them in.
Israel finally finished their ridiculously huge, nearly impenetrable wall at the border to Egypt.
I would so eat a Cool Ranch Doritos taco.
V.21 No.52 | 12/27/2012
The Daily Word in killer storm, childhood obesity, Starbucks politics
Intense storm system blamed in the deaths of at least six people after it dumped sleet and snow in the Midwest and unleashed tornadoes in the South.
Childhood obesity rates appear to be falling.
KRQE provides some helpful tips for returning those unwanted Christmas presents.
You can no longer adopt a child from Russia.
Politics, politics, everywhere … even on your Starbucks cups.
A family in Albuquerque lost their home after it went up in flames on Christmas Day.
Christmas on the ISS.
Hobbit actors see how fast they can name all of the dwarves.
Creepy (sexy?) John Mayer Santa.
Who steals a baby Jesus from a nativity scene on Christmas? C’mon.
V.21 No.4 |
The Daily Word in a deadly cold snap, a toddler-bitten snake, a glitterbombed writer
Mother of a 13-month-old Israeli toddler says her son chewed the head off a snake.
Topless protesters detained at World Economic Forum in Switzerland.
5 teenage hikers are safe after search and rescue team led them down Sandias.
The speech Nixon had planned in case the Apollo 11 mission failed and the astronauts died on the moon makes me feel all warm and patriotic inside.
Gay columnist Dan Savage gets glitterbombed in Vancouver.
Tractor brewing gets cited for refilling patrons' growlers.
This milk is totally spoiled.
Bus-sized asteroid has a “near miss” after flying by Earth at a distance of (only!) 37,000 miles.
Starbucks aims to open 50 new locations in India this year.
Heavy snow fall and plummeting temperatures have caused 28 counted deaths across east Europe.
V.20 No.47 |
The Daily Word in 1970's America, cannibalism, drugs, and Quebequois law
NM Secretary of State Dianna Duran ran over someone with her car.
Drive-by on Cerrillos Road Starbucks.
Excellent photos of 1970's America when everything was brown.
A Pakistani woman tried to eat her husband.
Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson has joined four former city mayors in support of legalizing marijuana.
Albuquerque Police say a Torrance county jail guard was found in a car full of smoke parked in a no-trespassing zone.
Thanksgiving. Corvettes. Crash.
NYPD riot memo re: Occupy Wall Street.
On this day in 1957 The Price is Right aired for the very first time.
V.20 No.43 |
The Daily Word in Monopoly stabbing, the 1 percent and webcam girls
UNM says protesters can't be on campus period. Not even during the day.
Occupy Oakland wants the city to strike on Nov. 2.
Woman stabs boyfriend in the wrist over Monopoly, police say. No word on whether she will pass go and collect $200.
In the last 30 years, the 1 percent more than doubled its income, reports NY Times.
Big development plans for the South Valley—a movie theatre and department stores.
Big-deal Hollywood producer says our film perks aren't so great compared with Louisiana's.
The not-at-all-secret life of webcam girls.
Slaves work for you. Find out how many.
Thousands of women in Yemen burn their veils to protest government violence.
Oxycontin mochaccino at Starbucks.
There will be 7 billion people on Earth soon. What number are you?
Your body is a jerk. That's why you can't keep the weight off.
The Paleo-diet is not so awesome, says anthropologist.
V.20 No.40 | 10/6/2011
The Daily Word in Hank Williams Jr. firing, Starbucks wanting your cash, and cell phone radiation warnings
It’s Election Day! Get out there and vote.
Starbucks is going to be asking for $5 donations to help stimulate the economy.
ESPN pulls Hank Williams Jr.’s “Monday Night Football” theme after he compares Obama and Hitler.
A new law in San Francisco requires cell phone retailers to display radiation warnings.
A bear attacks a couple inside their home.
South Park turns 15, with brand new episodes airing tomorrow.
Watch 100 of the best f-bombs in film.
Lobo men’s basketball tickets are on sale today at The Pit.
Brianna Amat kicks the game-winning field goal the same night she is named homecoming queen.
China threatens a trade war with the U.S. due to a proposed bill that lets China’s currency rise.
You can buy San Francisco’s Albion Castle, complete with tunneled water caverns.
V.19 No.18 | 5/6/2010
The Daily Word 5.4.10: Times Square Car Bomb, Tasered Phillies Fan, Starbucks Sued
The suspect who planted a car bomb near Times Square in NYC says he acted alone.
The suspected was nabbed on a Dubai-bound plane.
While you’re in New York, stop at Cafe Grumpy for a $12 cup of coffee not made by Starbucks.
A 17-year-old Philadelphia Phillies fan tasered after running on to the field.
McDonald’s Coffee Mishap 2.0: Starbucks sued over burn-causing hot tea. Gasp!
Riders of the Mumbo Jumbo rollercoaster in Flamingo Land get stuck upside down for 20 minutes.
An Ohio man facing foreclosure locks himself in his home.
Nashville is flooded as rain and thunderstorms move across the southeast.
BP proposes to drop a four story metal container in the Gulf of Mexico to stop the oil leak.
Albuquerque City Council is questioning the cost effectiveness of APD’s take-home squad cars.
V.19 No.2 |
The Daily Word 01.17.10: Starbucks Albuquerque Migration, Jemez Pueblo Solar Power Plant, Sandia National Labs 'SunCatchers'
Starbucks announced that it will close a Seattle call center later this year and move the operations to the Duke City. The Seattle call center employs 78 Starbucks employees and 52 contract workers.
Jemez (“We don't have any revenue... except for a little convenience store") Pueblo plans to build the nation's first large-scale solar power plant on tribal lands, with the potential to bring in millions of dollars."
Sandia National Laboratories’ National Solar Thermal Test Facility (NSTTF) in Albuquerque unveiled four new SunCatchers: solar-thermal hydrogen dishes that convert heat into electical energy and sport a least one, amazing reflected-clouds-in-deep-blue-sky product shot.
Roy Schneider & Kim Mayfield at The Cowgirl BBQ
ECK Center Now Open Every Wednesday at Eckankar Center
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