The Daily Word In CNN sues Motel 6, Dismaland shelters refugees and Porno at Target
Dismaland attraction turns into a shelter for refugees.
Can CNN really sue for being in the wrong place at the wrong time?
Talk about high quality customer service. Uber and AT&T are working together to stream football games for passengers.
Imagine being able to feel for the first time? Scientists bring the the feeling of touch to prosthetic limbs.
Playboy will no longer be the dirty magazine you once hid under your bed.
Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights
The Daily Word in immigration, bombs and a reincarnated marine
In Myanmar, President Obama gave a talk on immigration and said he can't “stand by” and wait for Congress to act.
A Dallas teacher was forced to resign after posting “racially charged” tweets laced with derogatory statements about the Michael Brown shooting.
According to the Pew Research Center, 40 percent of new marriages in the US are remarriages.
Police in Los Angeles arrested 23 people outside a Walmart who were protesting low wages and “its retaliation against employees who pushed for better working conditions.”
A woman who owns a horse ranch in Placitas found a dead horse in a storage room on the facility. It's not exactly The Godfather, but it's enough to make you lose your lunch.
Seven years later, the case of the missing man who left his severed penis on a doorstep is still unsolved.
A former teacher, Albuquerque Public Schools and two principals are being sued for a string of sexual abuse allegations.
Some kids see ghosts. Some kids have imaginary friends. This one thinks he's a reincarnated marine.
The Daily Word in a Burger King attack, haunted houses and a scary teacher
Feeling antsy? Head to the San Gabriel Mountains outside Los Angeles. President Obama just declared them a national monument. So they'll still be there.
A man from New York was released from prison after serving 15 years for assault, but he was shot 15 minutes later. He's currently recovering in the hospital.
Apparently, it's okay to have a haunted house. But it's not okay to have a room dedicated to serial killer John Wayne Gacy.
Hiker Paula Reuter, who'd been missing for three days after she went for a hike in the Washington Mountains, was found alive and well. She survived on mushrooms and tree bark.
MMA fighter Jason “Mayhem” Miller finally surrendered after an hours-long SWAT stand-off in Orange County.
This morning, a crash involving the Rail Runner left two people dead. This story is still being updated.
A Santa Fe teacher from El Camino Real Academy has been placed on leave after allegedly threatening to kill a student.
Many state employees are learning that just because the courts order back paychecks doesn't mean they're going to show up.
Two swatting incidents happened in ABQ in September. Authorities want the public to know it's not a prank and can be fatal.
A man is suing Burger King after the manager of one of its locations attacked him with a stun gun and switchblade for complaining about cold onion rings.
The Daily Word in the Ferguson shooting, World of Warcraft and the Pope
World of Warcraft memorializes late comedian Robin Williams.
Darren Wilson has been identified as the police officer who shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
North Korea says projectiles fired during the Pope's visit were just a coincidence.
A mother in South Carolina was arrested for dropping the F-bomb in front of her kids in a grocery store. Wait … that's it?
Three Fort Lauderdale men face criminal charges for digging up the cremated remains of relatives in an effort to move them to a cemetery in Maine.
The APS board voted unanimously for Superintendent Winston Brooks' resignation.
Santa Fe police apprehended a suspect in a fatal shooting that occurred Thursday evening.
An Albuquerque woman allegedly had sex with two German shepherds, then tried to poison her roommates when they found out about it.
APD is investigating a “slaying” after a woman's body was found in a vacant lot in southeast Albuquerque.
Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights
A few weeks ago, we posted Lauryn Hill's latest track “Consumerism.” Now, Ms. Hill has made a lyric video available via the interwebz. If you're anything like me (and like to learn the lyrics of songs), you may need to hit replay a few times. This one's a doozy.
So … you know Black Francis … the front man of Pixies … yeah, that one … well, apparently, he's got another project in mind. A project that will take the form of a graphic novel, titled The Good Inn. The novel, which will be illustrated by Steven Appleby, is described as “a fantastical piece of illustrated fiction based on a yet-to-be-written soundtrack to a movie that doesn't yet exist.” The book is scheduled to be published in the UK in May of 2014, so you still got time to save the dough.
It was announced a few weeks back that The Velvet Underground's fantastic White Light/White Heat was getting a 3-disc reissue, which hits stores on Dec. 10, to commemorate its 45th anniversary. Now, a recording of a 19-minute live version of the track “Sister Ray,” which was performed at The Gymnasium in 1967, has become available online. You can listen to that below.
I do believe it's time for the album streamage to commence. Well, it's always that time because there's always something coming out. But now, you can stream Snoopzilla and Dam Funk's collaboration (7 Days of Funk) over at NPR. Mind you, it’s only available for the next week. And you can also stream R. Kelly's latest album, Black Panties (for real?), at VIBE.
Primal Scream released the so-so More Light earlier this year, and now they've come out with a video for the track “Goodbye Johnny.” The sometimes black-and-white, sometimes color vid is as underwhelming as the album, but who am I to criticize? You can view the video below.
Drum roll please … the lineup for Austin Psych Fest has been revealed. And this one's got some good stuff. From Black Lips to Primal Scream to The Black Angels to The Zombies to The Horrors and more, it should be a formidable celebration of aural magic. The festival happens May 2 – 4, 2014, and weekend passes will run you about $127. Not too bad. Head over to Consequence of Sound for the full lineup and more info.
I'm sure most people couldn't have predicted how huge Lorde would get, but I'm kind of happy to encounter a pop singer who actually has something to say. And so are a lot of other people because apparently the release of her new video (for the track “Team”) caused Vevo to crash. Not bad, Lorde. Not bad.
Just in case you're curious as to how Jay Z would rank his own albums.
So who wants to see Joan Jett and the Blackhearts play their classic track “Bad Reputation”? We do! The band played the track in their Guitar Center Sessions performance, which airs on DirecTV tonight at 9pm EST. But you can view them performing the track below.
I like Devendra Banhart's quirkiness. It fits not only the style of music he creates, but often the visuals that go along with it. (Did I mention he's a talented artist who does most of his album artwork?) In keeping with that mentality, Banhart has released a video for the track “Taurobolium.” The animated video, titled “Mondo Taurobolium,” also features Rose McGowan, as she and Banhart (appearing as ducks), venture through a psychedelic City of Angels. You can view the video here.
I know that I've mentioned the Coen brothers upcoming flick, Inside Llewyn Davis, because of its major folky soundtrack. I also mentioned that there would be a concert special for the film (back in September), and now a video has surfaced of Jack White performing his awesome track “We're Going To Be Friends.” The concert, titled Another Day, Another Time is scheduled to air on Showtime on Dec. 13, but this video should tide you over.
Men With Guns
“Mob City” on TNT
Sonic reductions of Dark Furs, George Barnett and Coyote Clean Up
Music writers M. Brianna Stallings and Ehren Salazar listened to new releases by Dark Furs, George Barnett and Coyote Clean up and share their impressions in this week’s Sonic Reducer. Check out audio from featured acts below.
The Daily Word in the Mullet Messiah, Million Muppet March, McRibs, and "Americans"
New Mexico is now a federally funded "Solar Energy Zone."
Everybody loves a great art-forgery story.
Nifty pictures of Space Shuttle Endeavour's passage through Los Angeles.
Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan Houston is in hot water over his choice of words when referring to women.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn says lust is not a crime.
Did you know that some competitive horses are clones?
John Rogers owns A LOT of photographs.
"Million Muppet March" planned.
The Cuban Missile Crisis wasn't over when the U.S. thought it was over.
Why does the McRib appear around Christmas?
Man claims discrimination after being kicked out of a Perth bar because he has a mullet.
"Americans" is a short film about American politics starring Sean Penn and Kid Rock. They hug and buy a Prius, as well as some other weird shit.
I really don't know what to think of Duncan Trussell.
On this day in 1894, E.E. Cummings was born.
Rain Parade Friday
In the early '80s, Los Angeles was the site of a music scene known as the Paisley Underground, and the Rain Parade was its foremost, most psychedelic, shoegaze denizen. When I first heard them I actually had no idea if this music came from the '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s or aughts.
Interview With an Angry Samoan
Gregg Turner is alive and well in Santa Fe, and playing the hits
Gregg Turner is known to most as a founding member of the Angry Samoans, a Los Angeles hardcore band that began in 1978. He is also known, perhaps, to a different slice of the population as a record reviewer for Creem Magazine (1976-1998) where he was noted for his inspired hatchet jobs on the likes of Bon Jovi, The Who and even Iggy Pop.
The Daily Word 6.8.10: Obama Kicks Ass, Turkey Hates Google, GM Recalls
Obama looking for someone’s “ass to kick” when it comes to the BP oil spill.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is heckled during a speech by America’s Future Now protesters.
Teachers in Chicago sue the city for oversized classes.
Turkey passes an internet ban on all things Google.
Los Angeles forces 400 medical marijuana dispensaries to close.
A cross is used to beat an elderly woman to death at an Arkansas church.
GM recalls 1.4 million vehicles due to heated windshield washer fluid causing a fire hazard.
Hall & Oates are cancelling their concert at the Arizona Diamondback’s Chase Field in protest of SB 1070.
Galileo’s fingers are on display in a Florence, Italy museum.
Three’s your limit; the Blue Corn Café and Rio Chama Steakhouse impose drink restrictions.
The Daily Word. Top News Stories for 02.08.10: Thylacines, Property Crime Ads, Sarah Palin.
There was a dead guy found in airplane landing gear.
A deadly power plant explosion kills five.
There are mudslides in Los Angeles.
Leif Garrett busted with heroin.
Iran is making attack drones.
Jack Nicholson wants to be picked apart by vultures when he dies.
Sarah Palin is considering a 2012 Presidential bid.
School officials confiscated copies of a school newspaper to suppress its content.
Read about the son of the Chicken Soup for the Soul guy.
Read about the search for living thylacines.
Look at some very cool model cars.
The New York accent is fading away.
Read about the coolest and lamest superhero weaknesses.
Dear John takes down Avatar on Superbowl weekend.
The homeless create tent cities along the Rail Runner tracks.
Berry's "property criminal" ads led to arrests. Good for you, Albuquerque.
Elizabeth Silva: captured in the North Valley.
There was a fatal canoeing accident at Caballo Lake.
It’s Mary Steenburgen’s birthday. Here she is in Dead of Winter.
211– Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies, leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his two quarrelsome sons, Biggus Dickus and Naughtius Maximus.
1703 – In Edo (Tokyo), 46 of the Forty-seven Ronin commit seppuku (ritual suicide) as recompense for avenging their master's death.
LOL u r doin it rong.
1789 – George Washington is unanimously elected as the first President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College.
1936 – Radium becomes the first radioactive element to be made synthetically.
not the roller derby team. Is there one called radium girls?
1974 – The Symbionese Liberation Army kidnaps Patty Hearst in Berkeley, California. Looks smashing in a beret.
1983 - Singer Karen Carpenter died at her parent’s home in Los Angeles of heart failure caused by chronic anorexia nervosa, she was 32.
1987 – Liberace went to the big piano in the sky at the age of 67, due to complications from AIDS.
2004 - Mark Zuckerberg launched "Thefacebook"