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V.23 No.42 |

news

The Daily Word in Ebola, New Mexico arrests and a giant butt-plug

The Daily Word

Texas health officials have ordered that anyone who visited the room of the first Ebola patient in a Dallas hospital pretty much quarantine themselves for 21 days.

Vice President Joe Biden's son was discharged from the Navy Reserves for dipping into some nose candy.

President Obama is set to appoint Ron Klain as his “Ebola czar.”

Denver police warn parents of trick-or-treaters that some candy might not be what it seems … aka it's got weed in it.

MMA fighter Jonathan Koppenhaver (aka War Machine) attempted suicide in prison. He's currently being held for the savage beating and kidnapping of ex-girlfriend Christy Mack.

A shooting took place in Downtown Albuquerque, near Third and Silver, that left one person dead.

Guess those lapel cameras are good for something. APD police officer Jared Frazier's cam caught a woman trying to falsely accuse him of sexual assault after arresting her for a DWI.

It's not exactly BUSTED, but KOAT's got you covered if you wanna see photos of New Mexicans who've recently been arrested.

APS pays $175,000 to a middle school principal, settling a lawsuit over claims of retaliation by former superintendent Winston Brooks.

A giant butt-plug (oops, I mean tree) in Paris has French folks in a tizzy.

V.23 No.34 | 8/21/2014
Josh Blue likes to defy expectations.
photos courtesy of the artist

Arts Feature

Blue Is the Funniest Color

Comic Josh Blue talks disability, Denver and radical honesty

Tragedy schmagedy. Josh Blue proves that comics must embrace what they cannot control.
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V.23 No.11 | 3/13/2014
T.J. Miller
TheeErin via Wikimedia Commons

Comedy Matters

T.J. Miller, Vulnerability and the Mind of a Comic

Genevieve Mueller dishes on lessons learned in comedy clubs and onstage.
V.23 No.6 | 2/6/2014
El Rincon Farm in Chimayó, NM
usda.gov

Opinion

The Chile Bowl

Yawn-inducing state rivalry obscures GMO issue

Captain America’s august Alibi fireside chat examines extant native New Mexican chile, bread and circuses, agribusiness, farmers and GMOs.
V.22 No.50 |

news

The Daily Word in Coca-Cola's split, a two-headed pig and Senate battles

The Daily Word

Retired FBI agent Robert Levinson has vanished in Iran, and according to AP, he was doing some work for the CIA.

The Democrats and Republicans are duking it out in the Senate … well, not physically.

Coca-Cola's split in two? What should we do?

Authorities say up to four people were stabbed outside the Sports Authority Field after the Denver Broncos lost to the San Diego Chargers.

A SWAT “situation” has ended peacefully after shots were reported at a home in Rio Rancho.

An Albuquerque school bus driver has been accused of punching a student in the face as he was headed home from Eisenhower Middle School.

The City has paid $900,000 to the family of an unarmed man who was shot and killed by APD in 2011.

Rio Grande High School transformed its gym into Italy for one of its students who has been battling leukemia for the past year.

You ever see a two-headed pig? I wouldn't recommend it.

V.22 No.47 |

news

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

Ski Santa Fe opens on Thanksgiving Day

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.

V.22 No.45 | 11/7/2013
Jordan Doll
photo by Tatiana Timmins
Jordan Doll

Comedy

Seize the Comedy

Mile High in the 505

Carpe Diem Comedy connects ABQ to the wider funny world.
V.22 No.36 | 9/5/2013
Comedy superstar Reggie Watts can be a hard man to track down.
Noah Kalina
Comedy superstar Reggie Watts can be a hard man to track down.

Comedy

Finding Reggie Watts

An Albuquerque comedian’s adventures in Denver

Comedy maven Genevieve Mueller went looking for Reggie Watts, but she found something a lot bigger.
V.22 No.34 | 8/22/2013
Kurt Braunohler’s new comedy album
Kurt Braunohler’s new comedy album

Comedy

Attention Burqueños: Head north for comedy

I called comedian Kurt Braunohler right after one of our Albuquerque monsoons—a real gully washer. The cell reception was sketchy and my phone cut out. I called back and, for the rest of the interview, just to keep him on the line, I had to lean out the window, balancing my computer on my lap, all while under the disapproving glare of my neighbor. Braunohler’s comedy explores those awkward moments in our lives, so nearly falling from the second floor of my house while being silently judged was, in a way, a fitting interview format.

Braunohler, who will feature in Denver’s High Plains Comedy Festival next week, started his career in comedy after college when he took improv classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York. During this time he met Kristen Schaal, the stalker lady from HBO’s “Flight of the Conchords,” and together they created the weekly live variety show “Hot Tub,” now based in L.A. Braunohler’s jokes are big—literally big. He recently raised $6,000 on Kickstarter to hire a skywriting plane to write “How Do I Land?” above Los Angeles.

Braunohler has done everything: improv, sketch and stand-up. Although he only started stand-up about five years ago, he says he prefers this medium of comedy because “it’s a high-stakes scenario…When doing improv, the audience is on your side. They want you to succeed. Even if the improv just barely works everyone is excited for you. But people have very strong opinions about what stand-up is and sometimes the crowd seems to say ‘prove to me that you’re funny.’” Braunohler says he likes this contention, these high stakes, because ultimately the goal of comedy is “to show a level of vulnerability that makes connections with the audience.” To do this, Braunohler says, “No topic can be off-limits, and you can’t be embarrassed about anything.” This sentiment is echoed in his stand-up. Braunohler’s comedy is at times surreal. In one Vine—the short looping video clips so beloved on Twitter—he places googly eyes on an ice cream cone and calls it his little buddy. At other times his work is more personal and reflective. He explores the absurdities of life on his new comedy album, How Do I Land?, released by the venerable indie music label Kill Rock Stars.

Braunohler is excited for next week’s High Plains festival, when comedians from all over the country will swarm Denver for the first major comedy fest in the region. The inaugural High Plains Comedy Festival is headlined by comic genius Reggie Watts, features the brilliant Braunohler and will be packed with Denver comics. Over the past few years, the Denver comedy scene has expanded and flourished, churning out such national headliners as Ben Kronberg and T.J. Miller. As the talent pool has grown, so has the focus on Denver as a key producer of comedy and, in turn, the Southwest as an emerging comedy region. “This is an experiment for Denver and I think anything could happen,” Braunohler reflects. “I can’t wait to see all the comics.”

Take the short trip to the Mile High city and see Watts, Braunohler and 40 other comedians at the High Plains Comedy Festival on Aug. 23 and 24. The Southwest is starting to make a name for itself in the comedy world, and this festival will highlight the area as a place that can bring in big names.

V.22 No.13 | 3/28/2013
Jeff Mangum
Will Deitz
Jeff Mangum

Music

Prepare your mountaintops

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Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Jeff Mangum is coming! Jeff Mangum is coming!

Neutral Milk Hotel super-fan Mike Smith shares an essay deconstructing the man, the myth, the legend as prelude to Jeff Mangum’s Tuesday concert in The Fe. Read Inside Jeff Mangum’s Aeroplane for all the deets. Peep related A/V below. The Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe • Jeff Mangum with Tall Firs • Tue Apr 2 • 7:30 pm • $20-$32 • ALL-AGES! • lensic.org

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Neutral Milk Hotel - On Avery Island

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Jeff Mangum
Will Deitz

Aural Fixation

Inside Jeff Mangum’s Aeroplane

Jeff Mangum doesn’t do interviews, so Alibi music columnist (and super-fan) Mike Smith penned an essay that deconstructs the Neutral Milk Hotel phenom and serves as a reminder of Mangum’s inimitable voice and persona.
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V.22 No.3 | 1/17/2013

dreams

Rowdy’s Dream Blog #280: She gives me a white, gaudy leather jacket.

I am back in college, visiting two girls (Reese Witherspoon and Lara Flynn Boyle.) L is very tall and smells good. A guy named Kenny sits on the floor fixing a fish tank for them. We shake hands awkwardly. We all take a walk down the street, two by two, me with L. We are in downtown Denver. We cross the street. L suddenly has an idea and we return home. I give R a "chicken" crochet sweater. She seems to love it and puts it on over the sweater she's wearing. We discuss her "color." She lets on that she knows about my painting method. She gives me a white, gaudy leather jacket with appliqued colored trinkets. I try it on. It is very stiff and my hands don't seem to fit through the sleeve holes. I do some Russian accent shtick, rather unfunny, with my brother. He pulls on my hand, but pulls me forward and I fall over the couch.

V.21 No.49 | 12/6/2012

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Music

New whorled order convenes Saturday

This week’s Flyer on the Wall spirals out of control to invite psych-lovers out to see Denver’s Thee Dang Dangs and locals CanyonLands, Terri Schiavo Dance Party and The Fucking Adventures at Iron Haus (715 Iron SW) on Saturday night. Check out work by performing acts below.

Thee Dang Dangs - “Stone Coast”
CanyonLands - “The Tree Stood Up to the Lightning”
Terri Schiavo Dance Party - “Breaking Bad”
The Fucking Adventures - “Four” (demo)

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Flyer on the Wall

Psych Out

This week’s Flyer on the Wall uses spirograph style to hip Burque residents to a psych-rock show at Iron Haus.

news

The Daily Word in the Octomom, earthquakes and Marley’s Mellow Mood.

The Daily Word

Iran captured an American drone, it claims.

An earthquake rocked Anchorage.

News Corp. is shutting down its iPad newspaper, The Daily.

Shakira’s ex-boyfriend is suing her for $100 million.

A magician’s hair caught on fire.

Asperger’s disorder is no longer a psychiatric diagnosis.

Unborn babies battle in the womb.

The Czechs indicted Lamb of God’s singer on manslaughter charges.

There will be no apocalypse, Russians claim.

Spiders are getting bigger.

Cats eat pizza.

Animals yawn.

Denver’s UFOs might just be bugs.

James Bond is everywhere.

Celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D has a stalker.

Marley’s Mellow Mood made kids sick.

Octomom's porn video was nominated for four AVN awards.

A Deming deputy shot himself.

Somebody was watching porn in a former cop’s house.

Look for stolen cars at the Motel 6 on Alameda.

Happy birthday Fred Armisen.

Thanks to Chris Johnson, Constance Moss and Susan Petersen for the link help.

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