The Daily Word in burgers, Bond, beer and Brandenburg.
There was a gigantic fire in downtown Los Angeles.
Experts say a trend toward special orders threatens the delicate balance of speed and profitablity in the burger universe.
Happy deathday, John Lennon.
There is no shortage of red crabs.
Study up on the latest booze trend: American single malt whiskey.
The world’s largest truffle sold for $61k at auction.
Chlorine gas brought tragedy to the Midwest FurFest.
Has the mystery of the Tjipeter rubber blocks been solved?
James Bond probes the Doily Danger Zone.
The Lizard Squad knocked the PlayStation network offline for hours just to be mean.
As a beer city, Albuquerque ranks high.
Accusers think Kari Brandenburg inappropriately tried to protect her son from criminal charges.
A little girl died in a crash on Coors this morning.
Happy birthday, David Carradine.
Smith Tapes: I'm Not The Beatles: John & Yoko Interviews 1969-72
Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights
I posted a couple weeks ago that Starbucks was releasing Sweethearts 2014, featuring numerous covers of love songs by the likes of Fiona Apple, Beck, Vampire Weekend and more. Now, Beck has made his track available—a cover of John Lennon’s “Love,” which you can listen to below, and you can head over to Consequence of Sound for the full tracklist. The compilation is set to hit the music-sphere on Valentine’s Day. Que cute.
When did Amazon start streaming full albums? I guess I was napping. Like most weeks in this day and age, there’s free music that’s alive and well, sending sound vibrations across the land ... a sneak preview into an unknown dimension. Or a familiar one if you’re a fan. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks have made their latest opus (Wig Out at Jagbags) available for streaming online, and if that’s not your bag, then Del the Funky Homosapien has you covered.
I don’t consider myself too much of a Flaming Lips fan. I’ve heard some stuff that I’ve liked, and could also do without some other stuff as well. But I do love a band that never stops, and considering I read about them almost every week (minor exaggeration), they’ve gotta be tireless, restless and ____-less. Now they’ve shared a cover of The Beatles’ “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.” You can hear that below.
I don’t care what people say ... I like The Eagles. When I was growing up, my Ma and Pa would always play their Greatest Hits album on the car stereo when we would take long trips or go for leisurely drives. And it always stuck with me. Tracks like “Witchy Woman,” their ever-famous “Hotel California,” and “Take It Easy” shepherded me into adolescence. And now the band is still doing it up, and in kind of a big way. Their 1976 album Hotel California has been made into a giant LP. That’s right, a giant record. You can read more at NME.
You ‘member Foster the People? That band that hit it big with that song “Pumped Up Kicks”? Well they just released a 45-second teaser that contains a snippet of a new track (probably taken from a new album?). You can view that below.
Wait ... you didn’t think the album streamage was over, did you? Not by a long shot. First up, we got Peter Gabriel’s ... And I’ll Scratch Yours (as well as its predecessor Scratch My Back) streaming in full over at NPR. And then we also got hip-hop artist Angel Haze’s major debut LP (Dirty Gold) streaming over here. Well you can also go buy it, since it’s out and about in stores, but just in case you wanted a sneak peak ...
It’s always a treat when an unreleased, unheard and un-thought-of song from a band you know about or admire comes out. It’s somewhat new. Or new to you. And now avant-pop-rock masterminds Talking Heads have shared a previously unheard track from 1976 (before the band released their debut LP). The instrumental track (with the default title “Theme”) was supposedly recorded from a show the band played at CBGB’s, opening for Television. You can hear that below.
EDITOR’S NOTE: As I was about to post this week’s Rooster Roundabout online, I got an email from Pixies’ website, announcing the release of a brand new EP (EP2) and a new video for their track “Blue Eyed Hexe” (which you can view below). I have to admit that since Kim Deal left the band, my interest has sort of waned. Not to say they’re no longer relevant, just a tad less interesting. And being as ADD as I am, it’s easy to lose interest. However, I’m sure some people are really excited for new music from this tweaked institution of a band.
The Daily Word in talking business, short football games and KHAAAAAN!
How to talk business.
NFL games contain only 11 minutes of football.
Learn about aluminum.
Here’s the latest in bicycle technology.
Remember your teddy bear?
Watch Van Damme’s Volvo commercial.
Who are you calling psycho?
John Lennon got detention. A lot.
Mmmm, delicious stale bread.
The weather is still the news in New Mexico.
Happy birthday Ricardo Montalban.
The Daily Word in Coca-Cola's vault, Bernalillo same-sex hearing and "sex boxes" in Switzerland
The United States and Britain team up to show Syria's government that when you “cross a line” (referring to a gas attack that killed at least 355 people, though some reports have stated the death toll was over 1,000), the world is going to get involved.
Police in Spokane, Wash., have arrested a second teenage suspect in the fatal beating of 88-year-old Delbert Belton, who was a WWII veteran.
After being found guilty last week for the Fort Hood shooting spree four years ago, the sentencing phase of Maj. Nidal Hasan's trial starts today.
There's a Coca-Cola vault? I want to go to there.
In preparation for a hearing this afternoon on same-sex marriage, Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver has printed 1,000 same-sex marriage licenses.
Kids at Joy Junction learn how to capture their wishes and dreams with a camera via the Pictures of Hope program.
Mayor Richard Berry's office initiates the "Equity in Pay Task Force," aimed at closing the wage gap between men and women.
For those who find themselves taking long drives and suddenly getting the urge to have sex, Zurich, Switzerland now has “sex boxes” where people can drive up and give it a go. It's also safer for the prostitutes.
And now, the big question: Do we really want to see a John Lennon clone?
The Daily Word in violent soda, MC Hammer’s search engine, a swarm of fleeing Elvis
Former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi is buried in a secret location.
Michael Moore says Obama’s first presidential term is a disappointment.
60 Elvis impersonators fleeing from a fire sounds like the punchline to a joke, but it’s not.
GOP candidates Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain set to square off, Lincoln-Douglas style.
The more soda teenagers drink, the more violent they become. What?
You, too, can pay up to $16,000 for John Lennon’s tooth.
Should young boys get vaccinated against human papilloma virus?
MC Hammer launches a search engine he hopes will top Google and Bing.
St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa screws up the bullpen, costing the Cards a World Series win.
The Pornotopia Adult Film Festival is canceled for the second consecutive year.
Take a look at this sweet Tim Burtonized Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon.
This Ohio dentist will buy back your Halloween candy, up to $1 per pound.
The Daily Word 10.08.10: Dog head, toxic sludge, John Lennon's fingerprints
Man castrates dog without permission.
Guy arrested for feeding the homeless pulls knife at city council meeting, doesn’t get arrested.
Roman helmet fetches more than $3 million at auction.
FBI seizes John Lennon fingerprint card.
Lou Dobbs hires illegal aliens.
Mexican president wants to eliminate local police departments.
The Blue Danube is now red with toxic sludge.
Hotel sued after guest finds male employee wearing her skirt and shoes.
72,000 dead people got stimulus checks.
Bag on man's pick-up contains dog head.
Lawyer arrested for not saying Pledge.
The Daily Word 12.10.09: Lennon, Aliens, Peeps
President Obama accepts Nobel Peace Prize, defends war.
Did aliens come to Norway to celebrate with him?
Dearth of food and water pushes Kenya into conflict.
Dec. 8 was the 29th anniversary of John Lennon's death. I always think it's Dec. 10, so I forgot to be sad. Here's a video of "Instant Karma." Now I'm sad.
Albuquerque Public Schools weighs cell phone ban for students.
Local corrections officer who got pregnant by an inmate could face charges.
Librarian extraordinaire Nancy Pearl recommends books to give, to keep.
Finally! The Peeps Palace opens outside D.C.!
The top chef on "Top Chef" crowned.
Blaming not just fun, also contagious.
It's Meg White's birthday.