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Tying the Gordian Knot: Marriage equality amplifies affinity spectrum

CC BY Danielle Madeley
I'm a relative newcomer to the world of marriage, but I already know a little: It's not a contract to be entered into lightly. The person you marry should be your must trusted confidant, your best friend, your most ardent fan and (sometimes) your harshest critic. But when it works, it's really lovely. And even when it doesn't work quite as well—especially in comparison to the reality-challenged world of the rom-com—it's still pretty great.

When I got married (to the absolute love of my life) in 2012, same-sex marriages weren't legally recognized by the state of New Mexico. As excited as I was to get married—and perhaps more importantly, to be married—it really harshed my nuptial buzz to know that so many of my friends were not allowed access to that right. Thankfully the realm of marriage equality in New Mexico has been reformed to respect the rights of all couples that populate this enchanted, difficult landscape.

In celebration of love and equality, Weekly Alibi is calling for essays (of less than 750 words) on the meaning of marriage equality and surviving the before-time ... when the marital rights of all citizens were not deemed equal. Email essays to letters@alibi.com, including "Pride 2014" in the subject line. We really want to hear your story. Some will be sad and some joyous, and we want to hear them all. Why? Because your stories—the trajectories of your lives—in the here and now are history-in-the-making. All our stories and all our loves were always equal ... The New Mexican political/legal system just had to come to its senses and recognize that.

CC BY Samir Luther

If your choose to share your story—and we sincerely hope you will—we'll invite some of you to join us on our Chapel of Love-themed Pride 2014 float; we'll be near the front of the parade, right behind Equality New Mexico's company of already-married husbands, and wives. After the parade, we offer to usher you in to a group ceremony on Main Stage ... or not. Our choices about how and whether to get married have a lot of cultural, traditional and religious significance and implications. And we respect that. But there's no rule that you can't get married to the same person more than once. The personal is political, and we will be honored to bear witness to all those who wish to be united. In coordination with Albuquerque Pride, we've arranged for Metropolitan Community Church Pastor Rev. Judith L. Maynard to officiate the ceremony.

So write us at letters@alibi.com. And to everyone else, we'll see y'all at Pride. We'll be the ones waiting down by the chapel ... dressed in white.

V.23 No.15 | 4/10/2014
Love ain’t easy—just ask Molly Bloom (Sheridan Johnson) or Leopold Bloom (Brennan Foster).
Photos by Russell Maynor

Art Theater Preview

Sometimes Poison Is the Only Cure

Gibraltar stages edgy relationship at the heart of Joyce’s Ulysses

Gibraltar follows Molly and Leopold Bloom over the course of a single day in Dublin. With their marriage on the rocks, Leopold is willing to try anything to rekindle the passion, even allow Molly to hook up with her overbearing concert manager Hugh “Blazes” Boylan.
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V.23 No.7 | 2/13/2014

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The Order of the Good Death

The Mouthful

The Weekly Alibi’s Guide to Terrible Aphrodisiacs

Need a little magical or chemical help to land the person of your dreams? Go ahead and skip these options.

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love is the drug

Don’t Suffer in Silence: Send free Love Notes to the object(s) of your affection

In Woody Allen’s 1975 Russophile-lit satire Love and Death, Sonja (Diane Keaton) dispenses some of the best love advice ever captured on celluloid.

“To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be unhappy one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness.”

Sure, as that Nazareth song goes, love hurts, scars, wounds and mars. But the payoff that sometimes accompanies ardor, passion and devotion is pretty terrific. So, whether you’ve already locked down your sweetheart or not, send a sweet or sexy—and did I mention free?—Love Note to your beloved in the Alibi’s Valentine’s Day issue. Love Notes must be 14 words or less and be submitted by noon on Feb. 5 at alibi.com/lovenotes. Caveats: Don’t use your sweetie’s last name, but pet names and initials are cool. And while we’re well aware that haters gon‘ hate, these are Love Notes. It’s totally free, and creating a user account at alibi.com is a breeze. In the immortal words of Marvin Gaye, let’s get it on.

V.23 No.3 | 1/16/2014
“I can’t just control-alt-delete my feelings.”

Film Review

Her

Joaquin Phoenix loves his new operating system. No, literally.

Her is a magnificent film in many ways. You may be surprised at how hard it hits you in the center of the rib cage.

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Music

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.

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Foster the People 2014

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.

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Talking Heads - “Theme”

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.

Pixies - “Blue Eyed Hexe”

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"I Saw You" touch your lips and blow me a kiss

Who saw? Who was seen? Was it you?

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Route 66 Girl at the Travel Center

You: very pretty smile, black rimmed glasses.

Always greeting me I go in about twice a week.

We chat for the spilt moment as you ring up my items. Hopefully soon I will treat you out to DQ.

Cat Scratch Fever

Ah, my Golden Lynx, your love is like a cat's paw: soft, warm, fuzzy, but oh, those retractable, razor-sharp claws! I'm so sorry we ran out of time. I knw we both tried. I'll be back in two weeks. I have something serious I want to ask you but I didn't want to do it over the phone or through e-mail. Wait for me, Cat Woman.

Bosque Romance

I was going north, you were going south. You touched your lips, blew me a kiss, and we both rode our separate ways. I didn't stop because I was too focused on my training, and was hoping to catch you on the way back … you made my day :)

Long Haired Stallion

Greasy haired beauty,

Your skate tattoo makes me blush,

As you watch the ducks.

Music

In my heart of hearts ...

“Heart” by Sarah-Jane Lynagh
“Heart” by Sarah-Jane Lynagh

I believe in love. Maybe not the love-is-all-you-need schtick, but, whether it’s romantic or platonic love, the humans (and animals) in our lives make a sometimes harsh and inhospitable world infinitely more bearable. Even when our hearts inevitably get broken, these patched-together metaphorical organs often function more wisely and, sometimes, even more fully. Love is the drug and—even with its troublesome side effects—it comes highly recommended. Meditate on the many-splendored thing while listening to my Valentine’s Day playlist, Heart Set, below. Heart-hug.

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Music

Labor of love

Staff writer Mark Lopez explores the history of the love song and modern variations on the theme in The Mystic Myth of the Love Song. Peruse lovey-dovey A/V below, and share the love by posting your favorite modern or classic love song as a comment.

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Adele - “One and Only”
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Fiona Apple - “Anything We Want”
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Everly Brothers - “All I Have to Do is Dream”
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Turbonegro - “Good Head”
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Peter Gabriel - “In Your Eyes”
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The Cure - “Lovesong”
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John Mayer - “Your Body is a Wonderland”
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Alicia Keys - “No One”
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India Arie - “Ready for Love”

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news

The Daily Word in lawmaker cam, Taco Bell and Puerto Rico

APS bosses get raises, teachers pissed.

Legislators suspicious of Gov. Martinez filming them in the Roundhouse.

Taco Bell unveils baked potato wrapped in a tortilla.

State cop takes a woman into custody and then has sex with her in his patrol car on their way to jail. No charges are filed.

Guy slices his tongue to get his wife back.

The Tea Party says it’s Romney’s fault.

Your brain and music.

Welcome to Middle-Earth Airlines.

Diane Sawyer, drinking wine, taking meds, making coke jokes.

The worst appearances of musicians in sci-fi movies.

Google unveils JAM, which is, roughly, Garage Band. Here’s other stuff Google has wasted money on.

For balance: Forgotten Apple products of yore.

For x-mas, please buy me a petri dish ornament.

Puerto Rico is thinking it wants to be a state.

Neil Gaiman writes some “Doctor Who,” tries to salvage the glory of the Cybermen.

V.21 No.15 | 4/12/2012

Music to Your Ears

Back to the Future

As countless sci-fi flicks illustrate, messing with the space-time continuum often leaves a traveler in a place they don't recognize as their desired destination. The Time Machine, Shoulder Voices' fourth full-length album, was catalyzed by Little Bobby Tucker's desire to move past a decade-old heartache.

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news

The Daily Word in birth control, Romney's dog and Deep Throat

25 percent of marriages in the state are interracial.

New Mexico ditches No Child Left Behind.

Honduras prison fire kills inmates, many of whom hadn't been charged or convicted.

Congressional hearing on birth control includes no women.

Santorum says birth control is harmful.

One time, Romney put the family dog on the roof of his car during a road trip. Now, it's haunting his campaign.

Linsanity is no accident.

People who walk slowly may be prone to dementia.

Mamma Mia! actor to play Linda Lovelace, star of Deep Throat.

Is this bikini model fat?

video games

Webgame Wednesday: One and One Story

Sure, it's the day after Valentine's Day--but I like to think that the love continues. So allow me to introduce you to One and One Story, an absolutely lovely puzzle platformer with a romantic angle. You control a boy who wants to get to a girl. To accomplish this, you've got to traverse an obstacle-filled screen. Sometime she'll wait for you, sometimes she'll run away from you, sometimes she'll mirror your movements. Switch between the two characters to navigate the various traps. Pay attention to the various chapter titles, because they'll give you hints about what you'll be dealing with. This one will get your your heart beating and your mind racing.

Arts

Crafty Valentine’s Day card ideas

Having trouble coming up with a Valentine’s card for your precious? Maybe the winners of the Alibi’s ninth annual V-Day card contest will give you some inspiration. You’ve only got about 24 hours left. Get busy!

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