In the news: Ski Santa Fe will open on Thanksgiving, freeze to death in Gallup, executed by the DEA, Albuquerque parole offices to move downtown, teen foam-party death, ginormous Rough Trade record store, Rick Springfield's ass, Velvet Underground song you probably have not heard, Mushrooms make breezes, Keep off the grass man, chatroulette, Buddha, the real Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Is Charles Manson getting married, did too leave a damn tip, Soylent Green
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.
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.
In the news: APD officers involved in shootings, NY Times building, evangelical christian family, King of the road, snow globe of cash, good font, Dick Cheney has a new heart, Ziggy Stardust box set, midget-wrestling, Buddha statue with secrets, The parchment is hairy, celebrity profiles by female journalists, Kim Gordon LL Cool J interview, Howard Cosell
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.