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.
Hurricane Sandy is deadly.
Watch Sandy blow down trees. “Oh, my gosh.”
A brief overview of cars Obama has owned.
There actually are things you don’t know about Prince.
The pastor was killed with a guitar.
The toughest bridge in the world. (Thanks, Tom!)
Gary Glitter is in trouble again.
Natalie Dylan is selling her virginity.
Tom Hanks: slam poet.
Axyl Rose talked on TV.
A park stabbing at 3rd and I-40.
A man stole some Toys for Tots money.
Hazmat in Doña Ana County.
Happy Birthday, Henry Winkler.
Thanks for the help, Tom Nayder and Constance Moss!
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.
Local blues rock guitar hero Ryan McGarvey—who's shared stages with legends of the genre and toured Europe multiple times in the past year—revels in the release of his second album, Redefined, at Santa Fe Sol (37 Fire Place, Santa Fe) tonight at 8 p.m. Go to the show—admission only $10—so you can say you saw the globe-trotting musician before he was super famous.
Decorum breakdown at House hearing.
Santa Fe's only hospital caught dumping illegal medical waste.
Crazy video from latest Oklahoma tornado.
High speed chase on the west side.
Top 10 business emails you should never send.
Ridiculous tips for a miserable sex life.
Woman sues airline over her unborn baby's food poisoning.
Coffee price hikes outpaces gas prices.
New research suggests that 4chan users are mostly 9-5ers.
Man attacks woman with a pool noodle over a rotting watermelon shaped like a human head.
Already with the top 10 new species of 2011?
How about one more article on Lost?
Winners of the Best Optical Illusion of the Year contest.
Which state is the sweariest?
Pizza! + Lasagna! = Pizzagna!!
Why don't you have a man like this in your life?
Edwards James Olmos joins the cast of Showtime's Dexter.
VH1 is bringing back Pop Up Video!
Comedienne Lisa Lampanelli talks about her battles with the Westboro Baptist Church.
For guitar nerds only: interview with Eddie Van Halen.
The last time Tommy was in town Craig Rivera from the City grabbed me to watch his sound check. It was truly astonishing. I’d never heard of him, so Craig (being a guitar whiz himself) wanted me to see what I’d been missing.
Here he is playing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Check out all the crazy false harmonic chords he does at the beginning.
Tommy Emmanuel plays tonight at the Kimo from 7:30 to 10pm. Tickets are available at the door.