The Daily Word in Donald Trump, President Obama and Earth
Boy, oh, boy, are we in for a wild ride.
Also, Donald Trump is holding his first news conference since July today.
An emotional goodbye from President Obama in his last speech as the President of the United States. #NeverGonnaGiveYouUp
Ed Sheeran broke the record on Spotify for One-Day streams with about 13 million plays of “Castle On The Hill.”
You know Dev Patel? WOOF.
Let's keep Earth earthly, please.
The Daily Word in asexuality, bad hair and breakfast of champions
A guide to understanding asexuality.
This man is getting back at Target over their new gender neutral toy-stocking policy.
This is how the explosion in China looked from space.
Thanks to Geoff Plant for the links!
The Daily Word in Mark Zuckerberg's complaints, a WIPP truck and a dog-eating python
High schools are just now catching on that a later start time means healthier students. Did you think beauty rest was a myth?
Authorities now think the Malaysian plane that's been missing for almost a week was “deliberately flown off-course.”
The NSA has made Mark Zuckerberg so mad that he called the President to complain.
Police in California arrested a teen father for allegedly biting the nose off his 1-month-old son because he wouldn't stop crying.
It's looking like fewer planes are gonna land in Albuquerque.
Renatta Torres, mother of Christopher Torres (who was fatally shot by APD almost three years ago), took to the stand to talk about her son.
Anthony Samora, 46, is getting life in prison, plus 27 years, for raping and murdering a 16-year-old boy. This was his second conviction for rape.
According to a report released today, a truck that caught fire at WIPP was “improperly maintained.”
I guess this just adds to the many reasons I don't like snakes.
The Daily Word in a not-so-dead guy, an epic b-ball shot and Vermont's heroin
President Barack Obama sheds light on the problems of young minorities in America.
A federal appeals court ruled that it wasn't unconstitutional to ask students to remove shirts with the American flag during a Cinco de Mayo celebration in 2010 at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill.
You ever watch a movie on Netflix and fall asleep in the middle? And when you wake up, you can't remember where you left off? It looks like some engineers found a solution.
Wanna know what Jaws was like? Some researchers got the scoop …
“I was shocked at the depth of addiction here,” James W. Baker, former director of the Vermont State Police, said in regards to Vermont's current heroin “epidemic.”
Just in case you missed the basketball game, watch an Eldorado High School girl score the winning shot from 70 feet away, with only 1.7 seconds on the clock. It's pretty awesome.
A state auditor claims that the Human Services Department cost New Mexico millions of dollars by mismanaging funds.
Albuquerque police are looking for a woman that is stealing from the elderly.
To the Lobo fan who threw a cup at an opposing player at a basketball game … they're coming for you.
A man who was pronounced dead woke up later in a body bag in the morgue … reminds me of that movie Death Becomes Her.
Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights
Folk master Pete Seeger passed away this past Monday at the age of 94. Sources say it was due to natural causes. This is a sad loss for music, but Seeger's legacy will for sure live on … and his songs will always retain the zeal and prosperity he showed while playing. From creating an anthem for civil rights to performing an inaugural show for President Barack Obama, this man was a legacy in his own. And Pete, this one's for you …
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti was introduced by a friend while driving in his car and smoking a joint as the Corpus Christi heat beat down on our bodies from outside half-tinted windows. Those were the days. I immediately liked his lo-fi basement recordings, but never kept up with his later pursuits. And now Pink is teaming up with producer Justin Raisen, and together they are production duo Raw Deal. They've been working with a band called the Garden, based out of California. You can read more about that collaboration at Pitchfork.
Former Burqueño Willis Earl Beal released his second album (Nobody knows.) last year, and while it wasn't a stellar release, it had some good moments. (See “Coming Through,” which features Cat Power.) And now Beal has recorded a third album, titled A Place That Doesn't Exist. It contains more of the lo-fi intonations of his first record, but his voice is always front and center. And what a voice it is. He announced that he'd like to “give it away for free,” but the album hasn't come out. However, you can stream it below!
I'm sure some people are about to shit themselves … or at least fart from excitement. Singer-songwriter Mike Doughty posted some tracks that feature Elliott Smith's vocals (deeming them “new” tracks.) He went on to specify that they are new (or at least unreleased) in that Smith recorded the vocals in 1998, to be “sliced/diced over beats.” You can read more about that and hear the tracks over at A.V. Club.
I'm sure most Burqueños know about Deerhoof, what with band member John Dieterich calling this burg home now. And considering they've been making music since the '90s, it's no wonder they've gained a massive following, if not an adoring fanbase. And after coming out with their 11th record in 2012, the band seems to be riding that engine with some lasting intent, seeing as how they've come out with a music video for album-cut “Flowers.” You can watch that below.
'Til this day, the cover of Eels' Beautiful Freak haunts me. I never bought the album, but seeing it on the shelves at Best Buy when I was in my formative years (you know … between six and nine years old), I always stopped to pick it up. And I always wondered if I'd get the courage to ask my mom to buy it for me. I never did. Instead I saved that courage for Marilyn Manson's Mechanical Animals when I was 10. That was a doozy. I digress … Mark Oliver Everett (the main man behind Eels) has come out with a new track, off The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett (which hits stores on April 22). The song (“Agatha Chang”) is a sentimental yet somber tune that I'll gladly add to my collection. You can hear that at Consequence of Sound.
Pixies recently released a brand new collection of material in the form of EP2. And as Alibi writer August March pointed out, the release was kind of underwhelming. But seriously … what can you expect? Kim Deal's not in the band anymore. And you know home-gurl added the most fire to the festivities. But now the band has come out with a video for their track “Magdalena.” You can view that below.
It's no secret that the Russian government has treated the LGBTQ community with the upmost disrespect, if not outright hate. And to bring attention to Russian activists fighting the good fight in support of gay rights, Melissa Etheridge formed a coalition to support them. She also wrote a song, “Uprising of Love,” to coincide with the movement. You can hear that below.
I mentioned a while back that Strokes guitar player Albert Hammond Jr. was coming out with a solo EP (AHJ). Well that collection is out and about, but now Hammond has shared a visual representation for one of the tracks from said release (“Strange Tidings”). You can view that below.
Karen O, frontwoman of art-rockers Yeah Yeah Yeahs, is no stranger to covers. She's tackled “Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,” made famous by Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings. She's taken on Led Zeppelin's “Immigrant Song.” And now, she's covering Bob Marley's “I Shot the Sheriff.” She recorded the song with Sam Spiegel (of N.A.S.A.), and it's here for your listening pleasure.
You 'member Sarah McLachlan? You know … the one that founded Lilith Fair and was on that really sad dog commercial that made me cry every time it aired on public access? No? Oh, she's also a singer. Yeah, if you were around in the '90s, you remember her. I had an older sister who had her album Surfacing, so let's just say I remember her well. Aside from that, McLachlan has just signed with Verve and is coming out with a new record (Shine On) on May 6. You can read more about that over at Billboard.
The Daily Word in beer can houses, busted child pornography rings and online auctions
Pope Francis declares that homosexuals shouldn't be marginalized or judged.
A recent study shows the top food choking hazards for children. Hint: Don't be giving them no hard candy.
In a major sweep, FBI arrest 150 pimps and rescue 105 children in a massive child prostitution ring.
Bill expected to pass which would create better interest rates on student loans, but it's not without its critics.
Officials estimate that the damage is up to $1 million after a severe storm hit Burque on Friday.
Going once! Going twice! Get your New Mexican unclaimed items right here!
19-year-old Justin Covey, who was reported missing yesterday, has been found by Albuquerque police and returned to his parents.
Austin has the Cathedral of Junk. Houston has a house covered in beer cans.
The Daily Word in Obama's pressing conference, stray bullets and a grave-robbing decorator
I hope you got some good notes handy, Mr. President.
Sorry Monsanto, I didn't know these were your beans.
Just in case you want to know what's going on with Dr. Kermit Gosnell ...
Woman struck by stray bullet on Mother's Day "expected to be alright."
Steven Michael Quezada to speak at LULAC convention.
Wow, Brad Tate's got some record there.
Our local K-9's have got some good scent magic going on.
Debra Farinella, I think those deceased people would like their flowers back.
The Daily Word in Occupations, Constitutionalism and other sundry protests
(For some additional context, step into the Bureau of Public Secrets.)
Also, Happy Constitution Day!
Banking giants are in the crosshairs of a major money laundering investigation.
U.S. executive branch files trade complaints against China as Romney tries to go on the offensive.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel files a court injunction in an attempt to end teachers' strike.
Americans warned to avoid Lebanon today as anti-U.S. protests spread.
An Albuquerque woman is raising funds to help a vet who lost his guide dog.
Puzzling kidney disease affects farmers worldwide.
Aging nuclear bombs get costly upgrades here in town.
Rebels attack energy infrastructure in Colombia.
Obama's "Pop" drank Seagram's, neat.
South Korea is apparently the "male makeup capital of the world."
Miles Davis, pugilist.
The Daily Word in blue moons, the RNC, Hurricane Isaac and September heat waves
Some evidence shows that dreamboat Democrat Rep. Martin Heinrich will win the New Mexico race for a Senate seat against Republican Heather Wilson.
Governor Susana Martinez attacks President Barack Obama on national debt at the RNC.
Barack Obama is the most financially frugal president since Dwight D. Eisenhower.
There are jobs out there, but a deficit of positions that pay a decent wage.
Appalling TLC series “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” had more viewers than the RNC.
During Hurricane Isaac, the Mississippi River flowed backwards.
How New Orleans’ beloved, ailing daily The Times-Picayune covered the storm.
Russian professor murders two, tries to pin his crimes on Pussy Riot.
“The Daily Show” on how Mitt Romney built that.
Weather: Oh my god! As September arrives, highs expected to reach 99 degrees on Saturday and Sunday, 100 on Monday and 102 on Tuesday.
The Daily Word in Pussy Riot, excessive force, presidential brosefs
Pussy Riot gets two years for speaking out against Putin.
Several articles on the Washington Post today are pissed off at President Obama. Here’s one of them.
Between Obama, Romney, Biden and Ryan, Who’s the biggest bro?
Eastdale softball rules!
If you’re a cop who likes beating people, tasing them and stepping on their head when they’re trying to surrender, a warrant wouldn’t hurt.
Hatch wins a green chile battle.
Baldwin on fracking.
From Amish to rodeo.
People who can’t spell vs. Islam.
Ow! ... just ow. (may be NSFW)
Speaking of assholes, we all know that Kobe Bryant is one. So is his wife.
The Daily Word in job drought, Kiwi tree-drinking, bin Laden’s memoirs
Japan to go nuclear energy free.
Better buckle up if you’re out cruising today.
Dog kills its Santa Fe owner.
Pakistani suicide bomber kills at least 19.
Best closer of all-time may have just suffered a career-ending injury.
A game in which you drink in a tree until you get drunk and fall off the tree is apparently all the rage in New Zealand.
Obama’s attention-seeking college girlfriend dishes on their love life, and on the Prez’ literary smugness.
South African cat survives almost two hours in the washing machine.
Remeber that bear from last week that got shot with a tranquilizer and fell out of a tree? It’s dead.
Inside the mind of bin Laden.
The alco-bra. ... Kids these days.
The Daily Word in Obama on Martin, Geraldo being a moron, lots of snakes
President Obama: “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”
American Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales will be charged with 17 counts of murder for the Afghani massacre.
Two young men shot and killed in the Unser and Arenal area.
Advancing from last night’s NCAA Sweet Sixteen games: Syracuse, Ohio State, Florida and Louisville.
Thirty-seven venomous reptiles found at apartment complex. For a great quote, skip to the 1-minute mark, wherein “Albuquerque Animal Control says the animal surrendered his animals.” Of course, that prompts the question, What would Brian Fellow say?
Drunk man calls police because his drunk wife wouldn’t go to sleep while he was Facebooking.
Famous people read hate mail over R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts.”
In today’s fuzzy, feel-good news, teenage hopeless romantic asks porn stars to prom.
Whitney Houston’s death ruled as accidental drowning.
Obama elects Dartmouth president to head World Bank.
Man arrested for doin’ drunken doughnuts on a tractor.
The Daily Word in one-armed pole dancing, no-armed giraffe feeding, bad GPS directions
One-armed pole dancer takes world title.
No-armed zoo enthusiast gets to feed a giraffe with his toes.
Abq man blames city for a tree falling on his house during the weekend's wind.
Prez knocks back a cold Guinness at The Dubliner pub in D.C.
The FAA may lighten up on rules about electronic devices on airplanes.
Japanese tourists wind up stuck in the ocean after following GPS directions.
Man ticketed after tying his cat to a rock because it wouldn't go jogging with him. Stupid cats.
Mets owners agree to pay out $162 million in Madoff case.
Open fire leaves at least 4 dead at Jewish school in France.
RIP Red Bull founder Chaleo Yoovidhya.
Single Payer: A Slow Train Coming
It’s all noise. Every word, every decibel. This is all just white (and black) noise on a long, messy trail called health care reform. Gray-haired misanthropes are screaming down elected officials; House leaders call them un-American. Whatever. All noise.