An Interview with Gordy Andersen: Part 1
The Daily Word in how to do literally everything, APD and Lars von Trier
We want to teach you how to do everything. Our first effort toward that lofty goal is the first installment of our How to Do Literally Everything issue.
Test your knowledge of an APD shooting that made international headlines with this week's Crib Notes.
In other Alibi-related news, contributing writer David Correia was interviewed by website The Real News Network about the struggle against police brutality in Albuquerque. Read more on the subject in his Alibi articles "Is There Justice For James Boyd?" and "Life and Death and APD: Albuquerque's police violence problem."
But both the theatrical and extended cuts of Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac Volumes I and II are streaming on Netflix. Plus Antichrist and Melancholia. Not convinced? Scope our reviews of Nymphomaniac Volume I and II and Melancholia. Now take your antidepressants and screen some film.
Tuning In to the City
The Lomas On-site Listening Station
TJ Trout caught a trout.
For several million years, 94 Rock’s TJ Trout ruled the radio airwaves with razor sharp teeth, abrasive skin and the ability to swim while sleeping. I sat in on his show a few times. It probably sounded like fun in Radio Land, but TJ was deadly serious in the control room and could shoot a panic-inducing glare, even while making laughter noises.
Last December TJ escaped Albuquerque in a flurry of shark shit and classic rock pheasant feathers. He told the Alibi he was going to do some fishing, and we’re happy to provide photographic evidence that he’s made good on his threat. We miss you, TJ.
TJ writes, “Post the shark pic! And tell everyone I miss 'em!” Ok, so it’s not a trout.
TJ Trout’s last days on Albuquerque’s airwaves
Among the 10 just-spun tracks on 94 Rock:
Guns N’ Roses “Paradise City”
ZZ Top “Got Me Under Pressure”
Judas Priest “Genocide”
The Doors “Alabama Song”
AC/DC “You Shook Me All Night Long”
Some things in Albuquerque never ever change. I remember waiting, ready to pounce on the record button on my radio/cassette player. I was tuned into 94 Rock, and I was wanted to tape “Enter Sandman” by Metallica. I think I was 11, so it was the early ’90s. I thought that song was baaaaaaaaaaad.
TJ Trout would have been with the station five or six years at that point. After a quarter century with the station’s morning show, he’s retiring to a beach in Delaware. Wednesday, Dec. 21, will be his last day. I got a chance to hang out with him and talk shop for the feature this week. We discussed his history as the most well-known radio personality in Albuquerque and the future of radio.
Talk Jock Signs Off
TJ Trout’s quarter century of sports, sex, satire—and making a difference
New Mexican, food ho, Radio
Talkin' NM Food on KIVA 1550 AM
On Saturday, June 25 (aka tomorrow) I'll be interviewed on "Break the Chain," a weekly radio show about the independent restaurant scene in Albuquerque and New Mexico. The host, Ryan Scott, has warned me he also wants to talk about the local cage fighting scene. Tune in to 1550 AM between 3-4 pm, and don’t be afraid to call in with your questions, comments, constructive criticism, restaurant tips, or anything else food-related that’s on your mind.
Listen here: http:/
Public radio über-nerd/hunk Ira Glass grew a beard
His milieu being radio and all, the host of “This American Life” may well have been sporting face fur for a while now–but Current TV just added this video to its website last week.
When I stand back and look at the elements at play here, I’m kind of shocked at how much cuter I’m finding Ira Glass with shades of Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof at the forefront. But there you have it. I am firmly on the “yay” side of this look. What say you, Alibi readers—thumbs up or down on the beard?
Want to hear a clip of Dr. Laura being racist?
So far, she hasn’t been fired. She should absolutely be fired.
The slur—repeated 9, 10 times?—was only part of the fountain of sewage in this radio show. She said the black caller was overly sensitive and shouldn’t have married a white man if she didn’t have a sense of humor. Dr. Laura added that she’d hoped once we had a black president, people would stop whining about race. Also, “don’t NAACP me”?!?
But back to the N-word: It’s not OK to use racial slurs unless the speaker is part of the culture in question and reclaiming that word. The end. I know many people have disappointing opinions to the contrary. In this unmelting melting pot, we should all probably try not to be jerks. Avoiding the N-word and other slurs seems simple enough, but apparently that’s been a real problem for right-wing shock jocks.
Hear Local Music Sunday Nights at 9:30 on 104.1 The Edge
Originally posted on Rocksquawk.
Even though the issue isn't officially out until tomorrow, you can hear the winning poems from this year's Haiku Contest today. How, you ask? Simple. Flux capacitor technology.
Today from 3 to 3:30 p.m. (or so), I'll be reading from our favorites on Carol Boss' show on KUNM 89.9. You can also listen to it at kunm.org.
Music to Your Ears
Music. Film. Music and Film.
Do you live in New Mexico? Are you a musician? Do you like movies? If you answered “Yes” to all of these questions, this information is for you (if not, move on to Rob Brezny’s Free Will Astrology).
Mr. Hot Lix Signs Off
After 31 years, Charlie Zdravesky goes off the air
Charlie Zdravesky says he doesn't remember much about his first “Hot Lix” show.
That might be because it happened more than three decades ago. Since 1978, Zdravesky—better known as Charlie Z or Mr. Hot Lix—has hosted his signature oldies radio program on Saturday nights from 8 to 10:30 p.m. on KUNM 89.9.