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dreams

Rowdy’s Dream Blog #290: I’m playing guitar with an Elvis impersonator.

I'm in a band, playing on stage with B, an Elvis impersonator. My guitar strap is loose. I take off my white Strat and put it on B as I continue to play the song, a rocker, while he stands there wearing it. As the audience cheers and applauds, I grab B's hair and make him take some bows.

Music

Eva Blaylock does the shuffle

Eva Blaylock
Lloyd Thrap Photography
Eva Blaylock

Pan!c and Suicide Lanes bassist Eva Blaylock put her iTunes on shuffle and meditated on the resulting random tracks in this week’s Song Roulette. Blaylock performs in new Elvis tribute trio Jumpsuit, along with Nate Daly and Jim Phillips, on Friday night.

I saw Suicide Lanes perform at Burt’s a couple years ago and had to compliment Blaylock on the performance. When I got up close, I realized I also needed to praise her fully fashioned stockings. But what I took for rad hosiery is actually a tattoo. She says the idea for the tattoo came from her grandmother’s recollections of painting on her seams to stay fashionable during wartime rationing of nylons.

Jumpsuit

with CanyonLands, Killjoy & The Cutthroats, DJ Mello and Huron Valley Listening Club

Friday, October 12, at 8 p.m.

Low Spirits

2823 Second Street NW

Tickets: $5, 21-and-over

lowspiritslive.com

V.21 No.41 | 10/11/2012
Eva Blaylock
Lloyd Thrap Photography

Song Roulette

Eva Blaylock’s Random Tracks

By Samantha Anne Carrillo
Burqueña bassist Eva Blaylock shares five random tracks and fills us in on Elvis tribute trio Jumpsuit’s debut.
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news

The Daily Word in Leap Years, wins for Romney and APS lockdown

Kick out the jams, it's Leap Day!

Catholic priest in Washington D.C. denies lesbian communion at her mother's funeral mass, leaves during eulogy.

Romney manages to win in Michigan and Arizona.

Lockdown at 5 APS schools after student found with gun.

Hilarious 9/11 joke.

Was that the dean from "Community" accepting an Oscar on Sunday?

I'm sorry, but this is just jacked.

McDonald's newest/saddest sandwich is the McBaguette.

The Pirate Bay replaces all torrent links with magnet links, nothing really changes.

Women's health experts discuss birth control.

Kickstarter poised to provide more arts funding than the National Endowment of the Arts.

Was Elvis' manager, Colonel Parker a murderer?

New bat species discovered in Vietnam.

After seeing these official LEGO Avengers sets, I'm still not sure who the villains in the movie are going to be.

Trouble in Bronyville.

Nice collection of unproduced Star Wars merchandise.

Is it even possible to fix The Phantom Menace? (YES!)

"The Wire" wind up toys you'll never see in your happy meal.

Say it with me: umami

Happy Birthday Dennis Farina!!!

NEWS

The Daily Word in the NM film industry, voter fraud, a shriner car accident and Costa Rican red light cameras

In Costa Rica, the burden is on the driver to check if they've been cited by a red light camera.

The Department of Homeland Security has a pre-crime program that is reminiscent of Philip K. Dick's "Minority Report."

Oldest running car in the world sold for 4.2 million. It runs on coal.

Photo gallery of vintage Soviet cars, including the Zaz, which appears to be driving in reverse all the time.

Gallery of hand-painted Russian film posters.

Fatal Shriner car accident.

Short documentary on the Occupy Wall Street community.

Meanwhile, some participants in Occupy Albuquerque are being accused of spitting on people....

The state of the New Mexico film industry.

A woman in Texas is upset not just because she was arrested, handcuffed and possibly having a heart attack but also because the cop refused to turn off Rush Limbaugh's radio show in his cruiser.

Ohio Amish "hair and beard attacks."

Five myths about voter fraud.

Steve Jobs liked L.S.D.

On this day in 1973, Elvis and Priscilla Presley's divorce was finalized.

Elvis and his bullet-proof corset.

V.19 No.47 | 11/25/2010
He’s coming down your chimney tonight.

Aural Fixation

It’s Elvis Time

How The King’s Christmas album saves my sanity

By Fête Holiday

Say what you like about Elvisculture thief; sad, boozy drug addict; cheese sandwichbut the man had a voice that could soothe volcanoes, particularly the volcano that is my head during the 29 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. This is a time when every single store in the country, from Nordstrom to 7-Eleven, feels obligated to play Christmas music. And it’s not even the good stuff. As far as I can tell, no one except little kids enjoys hearing syrupy, cutesy “Jingle Bell Rock” played ad nauseam. Last year I made an obnoxious and totally doomed pledge to not shop anywhere Christmas music was playing. I should have stocked up on groceries in October.

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Culture

Is Yoga American?

Today there is no longer an argument. Yoga is a cultural force and a booming industry. But is it American? Stefanie Syman, author of the compelling and exhaustive cultural history of yoga in America, The Subtle Body: The Story Of Yoga In America, says yes. She’ll be in New Mexico on Friday, July 30 (details below) to make the case and field questions. Until that times, here’s a few teasers from the depths of yoga-Americana

• Ralph Waldo Emerson was a fan of yoga and wrote a poem called “Brahma” in the first issue of the Atlantic Monthly, but he didn't practice.

Elvis did yoga (and sang about it) in a movie.

• In 1948, Life featured a photo essay of Marilyn Monroe doing yoga poses.

• President Woodrow Wilson's daughter Margaret became so captivated with yoga that she moved to India and spent the rest of her life on an ashram.

• And let’s not forget the 60’s electric fascination with yoga & sitar. Media darlings like the Beatles, Mia Farrow, Timothy Leary, and Ram Dass helped to popularize the discipline.

• Nowadays, the Obamas feature yoga on the White House lawn.

Syman will be joined by Mark Singelton from St. John's College in Santa Fe, whose book Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice traces how postures, traditionally a relatively obscure aspect of yoga, came to define it.

Spiros Antonopoulos (Ashtanga Yoga Albuquerque | Souljerky) will be your host and guide down these rivers of yogic adventure. Local yoga teacher and entrepreneur Meta Hirschl (Yoga Now), author of Vital Yoga: A Sourcebook for Students and Teachers is scheduled to give a brief introduction.

You can hear Stefanie Syman on NPR (To the Best of Our Knowledge, On Point), or on Expanding Mind (with Erik Davis). And you can read her latest post on the Wall Street Journal's blog (about Tantra, Sting, & Lady Gaga).

Albuquerque:
Friday, July 30
7 pm @ 520-A Central Ave SE (at Walter)

Santa Fe:
Saturday, July 31
6 pm @ Body Santa Fe
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