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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.

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The Daily Word in Hurricane Sandy, Gary Glitter and Prince.

Hurricane Sandy is deadly.

Watch Sandy blow down trees. “Oh, my gosh.”

A brief overview of cars Obama has owned.

Smart people drink more.

There actually are things you don’t know about Prince.

Tyrannosaurus vs. Tryceratops.

The pastor was killed with a guitar.

The toughest bridge in the world. (Thanks, Tom!)

Gary Glitter is in trouble again.

A cop’s ghoulish scheme.

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!

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Mel Minter talks Zen, baseball and the blues with Chris Smither

Chris Smither
Jeff Fasano
Chris Smither

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.

Chris Smither - “Hundred Dollar Valentine”

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.

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V.21 No.39 | 9/27/2012
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Buddha’s Songwriter Gives Voice to Optimism

Chris Smither takes on the imponderables—and wins

By Mel Minter
Singer/songwriter Chris Smither doesn’t need much to cast his spell, just his blue guitar and a miked particleboard so his tapping foot can keep time.
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Alibi Picks

Boogie Jams

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.

V.20 No.24 | 6/16/2011
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Let Your Folk Flag Fly

The 13th annual Albuquerque Folk Festival says it’s hip to be square dancing

By Summer Olsson
What can you do at the folk festival? Almost everything. (Within limits, people. Keep your pants on.) The aforementioned question is posed at the top of the online “festival overview,” and underneath is a long list of answers, like sing, dance, learn an instrument, perform for an audience, hear live music and bring your kids. The Alibi breaks down some of the weekend’s highlights.
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The Daily Word: Democratic Win In NY, 4chan Is For Night Owls, Congressional Decorum Breakdown

A Democrat wins special congressional election in New York, seen as referendum on Medicare reform.

Decorum breakdown at House hearing.

Santa Fe's only hospital caught dumping illegal medical waste.

Does eating local matter at all?

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.

Happy Birthday Brian Urlacher!!!

V.18 No.43 | 10/22/2009
The “new” Michael Anthony Trio: bassist Robert “Milo” Jaramillo, guitarist Michael Anthony and drummer Andy Poling

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Guitar Heroes

By Mel Minter

Guitarist Michael Anthony makes it a point to recognize the people who have influenced him along the way.

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Guitar God Tommy Emmanuel Plays the Kimo Tonight

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.

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