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V.24 No.47 | 11/19/2015

The Daily Word in high-schoolers being stupid, foreign opinions on American customs, and Captain America

The Daily Word

To nobody's surprise, high-schoolers are insistent on sharing nudes.

What British people think the US states are.

New prosthetics can sense texture.

People from not-America are very confused about Thanksgiving.

The annual Turkey Pardoning is not something the President looks forward to.

The Captain America Trailer was released last night. It has been picked apart and analyzed since then.

V.24 No.19 | 5/7/2015
The Big River
Courtesy of artist

Dirt City Archives

Hey, Joe

The Big River Band

Captain America remembers The Big River Band and the East Mountains.
V.24 No.6 |

news

The Daily Word in courtroom Deflategate, a severed nose and Harvard sex

The Daily Word

Aviation authorities have released data concerning TransAsia Airways Flight 235, which crashed on Wednesday, leaving 35 people dead, 15 injured and 8 missing.

Pro-Russia rebels and Ukraine have agreed on a humanitarian corridor to evacuate civilians.

A 6-year-old boy's family conspired to have him kidnapped to teach him not to be “too nice” and alert him of “stranger danger.”

Apparently, jokes about Deflategate are not appropriate during a murder trial.

Harvard University updated a school policy to include a “clear prohibition” against professors and undergraduate students doing the nasty.

Taxes: It's that time of year, y'all. So obviously, the state of New Mexico released their “At Risk” audit list to point out which agencies have missed their audit deadlines.

Belen Middle School basketball coach Frankie Griego, who was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 10th-grader, committed suicide.

A woman who is accused of assaulting a peace officer has made it onto the state's most-wanted list.

Hey y'all, “Better Call Saul” starts this Sunday! Read our interview with Café Lush owner Tom Docherty, whose restaurant appears in the premiere episode.

A man from Caracas, Venezuela, has undergone several procedures (including having his nose cut off) to look like a villain from Captain America. Warning: These photos are graphic, ewwwwwww.

V.22 No.49 |
The Angel Babiesâ âTone Deafâ video still
Calida Salazar

music

Texan Seraphim

While updating my smart phone, said intelligent device offered to sync my favorite music. Along with obscure dark wave, stoner/doom and The Sound of Music soundtrack, I synced up The Angel Babies’ “Blew My Speakers.” This track from the New Mexico-born, Austin-based band’s debut 7-inch personifies the crunch and hiss of badland garage rock. When the group released their self-titled full-length in 2012, I described the result as ranging from “postmodern corrido-style numbers to fuzzy, electronics-laced rockers to slow-burning and darkly ethereal tunes.” Hang with The Angel Babies’ Frankie Medina and Calida Salazar at Captain America’s ninth Garage & Wax Night at Low Spirits (2823 Second Street NW) on Saturday, Dec. 7. The Klondykes and Ballets open this 21-and-over gig. The concert kicks off at 9pm and tickets are five bucks, but get there early for stellar vinyl curation. Low Spirits • The Angel Babies • Sat Dec 7 • 8pm • 21+

V.22 No.43 | 10/24/2013
the 5 Star Motelles
Minie Gonzalez, Process of Illumination

Show Up!

Pop Combo Defies Cover Band Stereotypes

Checking in with the 5 Star Motelles

Captain America finally gets to gush with impunity about the 5 Star Motelles.
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V.22 No.36 |

news

The Daily Word in Syrian stalling, Putin the house elf and Captain America in a turban

The Daily Word

Twelve years ago, a horrific act of terrorism changed our country forever. Which makes it kind of weird that some people say "Happy 9/11 day."

To celebrate 9/11, the President called for a "time-out" on consideration of a military strike on Syria. Let the chemical weapons takers do their jobs!

But McCain is not impressed.

It's State Fair time! Too bad it's raining.

New York voters have bad news for Carlos Danger and Client #9. I mean, Anthony Weiner and Elliot Spitzer.

And Colorado voters have bad news for gun-control supporting Democrats.

Bullies rule the roost at one of Albuquerque's public housing complexes. Their reign of terror is solidified by chasing people through the halls in their wheelchairs and throwing urine onto doors of their enemies.

Putin is ready to sue because the most annoying character in the Harry Potter movies looks too much like the most annoying character in Russia.

And finally, Captain America wears a turban.

V.22 No.1 | 1/3/2013
Chinese Love Beads (from left) Ernesto Ybarra, Tony Leal and Pablo Novelas
Tony Leal

Show Up!

Paseño Nostalgia Grips Burque

Chinese Love Beads’ 17-year reunion hits home

The dream of the ’90s is alive in Burque, as Chinese Love Beads reunite at Captain America’s fifth Garage & Wax Night.
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V.21 No.50 | 12/13/2012
The Gracchi (from left) Ashley Floyd, Laura Marrich, Jeffrey Jones and Alex Tappan
Wes Naman

Music

Rock out with The Gracchi

If you’ve read about The Gracchi, it probably wasn’t in the Alibi. Former Editor in Chief Laura Marrich has played in the band since its inception, so the paper was ethically unable to cover the act, but now we can. Read all about it in The Gracchi Reunite at Garage & Wax. The group’s original lineup performs at Captain America’s fourth Garage and Wax Night. Check out video of Ashley Floyd proposing to Marrich below. Low Spirits • The Gracchi • Pan!c • Pumpin' for Jill • Riley Switch • Sat Dec 15 • 8 pm • $5 • 21+ • lowspiritslive.com

V.21 No.41 | 10/11/2012
Cowboys and Indian (from left) Gerome Fragua, Jeff Cooper and Matthew Ezzard
La Loca Linda Pinup-ology

Music

Cowboys and Indian rock away genre stereotypes

It’s refreshing to have your stereotypical notions obliterated by other humans. That’s what happened to me when I interviewed Cowboys and Indian guitarist Gerome Fragua and upright bassist Matthew Ezzard. Expecting fashion-rockabilly cats, I was pleasantly surprised to spend some time gabbing with two intelligent, open-minded, funny and musically diverse dudes who care more about rehearsing than futzing around with Dapper Dan’s pomade.

In the article, Playing Cowboys and Indian, I noted that drummer Jeff Cooper couldn’t make the interview because he was on the road as a short-haul truck driver, but I neglected to explain the other members’ day jobs. Fragua serves as the music director for Paragon Church, a Southern Baptist church in Rio Rancho. The band has even played there. Ezzard is currently immersed in his final semester of fire science studies at CNM and hopes to become a structural firefighter.

Cowboys and Indian

with Anthony Leon & The Chain and Todd and the Fox

Saturday, Oct. 13, at 9 p.m.

Low Spirits

2823 Second Street NW

Tickets: $5, 21-and-over

lowspiritslive.com

Cowboys and Indian (from left) Gerome Fragua, Jeff Cooper and Matthew Ezzard
La Loca Linda Pinup-ology

Show Up!

Playing Cowboys and Indian

Hillbilly rockers roll through fashion, cars and music

Two-thirds of Cowboys and Indian talk pomade (or lack thereof), redux, car culture and recording aspirations.
V.20 No.44 | 11/3/2011
Captain America

Dirt City Archives

Mind Over Matter

Burque’s DIY culture emporiums of yore

Last month’s ABQ Zine Fest showed that in these days of instant blog gratification there is a resurgence in cut-and-paste words on paper. Our earlier local zine culture had diminished at the dawn of the aughts, but in the mid ’90s, zines were available at any number of shops in town. The mother lode of them all was Mind Over Matter.
V.20 No.39 | 9/29/2011
Where the magic happens
Captain America

Editorial

Ignoring Objectivity Since 1998

Except for in your own mind, you don’t have to be an expert on anything to create a zine. Journalistic objectivity is a myth. Everything you think, do or say is colored by what you’ve heard and seen all your life.
V.20 No.29 |

NEWS

The Daily Word 7.24.11: Captain America, Robot Arms, Drunken Wheelchair Lady, Roswell.

The Daily Word

Amy Winehouse dies.

Captain America on filming in Albuquerque and more.

Because I like this headline: New Mexico rancher may have made $700K off dump.

Woman riding motorized wheelchair is charged with a DUI.

Roswell conspiracy revelation.

Forget chemical injections or shiny blue cubes that give you crazy amounts of power, just use robot arms.

Black bear gets rescued after having his head stuck in a jar for 3 weeks.

I didn't know what an infinity pool was before today, but I want one.

This Day in Hisory.

V.20 No.28 | 7/14/2011

video games

Webgame Wednesday. Captain America: Sentinal of Liberty.

This weekend sees the release of the latest Marvel Comics movie, Captain America: The First Avenger. It's the latest lead-up film to the release of the big superhero round-up, The Avengers (which is currently shooting right here in Albuquerque). To get you interested in Cap's shield-slinging adventures, Marvel has released Captain America: Sentinal of Liberty, a nifty little action/adventure game which will have you beating up legions of HYDRA baddies in order to defeat the Red Skull's evil plan. All in a day's work.