alibi online

Free Will AstrologyAlibi's Personals

Flyer on the Web Post yours here
See more flyers here

Son Como Son Dance Party
Son Como Son Dance Party
7.26.2014
The Cosmic Belly Dance
The Cosmic Belly Dance
7.29.2014
Pancakes! Wedding Show!
Pancakes! Wedding Show!
8.1.2014
Fayuca
Fayuca
8.11.2014
High Mountain Hideout
High Mountain Hideout
8.29.2014
High Mountain Hideout
High Mountain Hideout
8.30.2014
 
 
 V.23 No.25 | June 19 - 25, 2014 

In Memoriam

Hennyfest

Michael Henningsen circa Bad Touch Uncle
Fran Hopper
Michael Henningsen circa Bad Touch Uncle
When Michael Henningsen sat down with three or four chicken fried steaks piled like pancakes and doused with brown gravy, he salted them liberally prior to tasting and without a passing thought toward the mashed potatoes. That's not how he died; that's how he lived—in the olden days, at least. And his nearly pathological aversion to foods with creamy fillings belied a curious preference for pizza with "extra sauce." A paradox, if you will. He was a talented mimic who would spin pirate-voiced tales about "Carmen down at the bank," belt out uncanny renditions of radio jingles ("Come on and get a great buy!") and absently ask the receptionist why she dressed like a hooker. His tongue was sharp, his mind was sharper, and he left the impression it was all as effortless for him as the near-perfect copy he spewed out on demand as a writer. As a bandmate he never bickered because he loved music and, man, the guy just wanted to play. So it's not surprising that the world's funniest, most talented man also hid some dark little clouds inside. He was loved and admired by everyone except, often, himself. Again, that's not how he died; that's how he lived. He was a weirdo, and that's what made him so magnificent.

Henny’s final music project was The Devil’s Workshop, a collaboration with Bill Richardson.

On Thursday, June 19, the Pavilion stage at Expo New Mexico will host Hennyfest from 6 to 9pm. It's a chance for us to gather collectively in celebration of Henny's life and amaze at how deeply and poignantly his long fingers of influence probed into our community. Don't be mad: Henny would have liked that sentence. There will be food and coffee available, as well as performances by a few of the many musicians he affected, including: Black Maria, Chris Dracup, Kimo, Sam Obenshain, The Replicators, Young Edward, Blake Harper and (cough) the Ant Farmers. Purchase of memorial t-shirts and posters will benefit the Michael Henningsen Scholarship Fund, as will donations mailed to Henny's wife Danette Townsend (PO Box 633, Cedar Crest, NM 87008). From Central, drive north on San Pedro until you see sad people.

Henny conjured this sound, “Withdrawal,” solo with Apple loops and slide guitar.

Hennyfest: A Celebration of the Life of Michael Henningsen, 1967-2014

with Black Maria, Chris Dracup, Kimo, Sam Obenshain, The Replicators, Young Edward, Blake Harper and the Ant Farmers

Thursday, June 19
6-9pm, FREE

Expo New Mexico
300 San Pedro NE

bit.ly/hennyfest
View in Alibi calendar calendar
 
Join our mailing list for exclusive info, the week's events and free stuff!
 

  • Select sidebar boxes to add below. You can also click and drag to rearrange the boxes; close using the little X icons on each box. To re-add a box you closed, return to this menu.
  • Because you are not logged in, any changes you make to these boxes will vanish as soon as you click to another page. If you log in, the boxes will stick.
  • alibi.com
  • Latest Posts
  • Web Exclusives
  • Recent Rocksquawk Discussions
  • Recent Classifieds
  • Latest User Posts
  • Most Active Users
  • Most Active Stories
  • Calendar Comments
  • Upcoming Alibi Picks
  • Albuquerque
  • Duke City Fix
  • Albuquerque Beer Scene
  • What's Wrong With This Picture?
  • Reddit Albuquerque
  • ABQ Journal Metro
  • ABQrising
  • ABQ Journal Latest News
  • Del.icio.us Albuquerque
  • NM and the West
  • New Mexico FBIHOP
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • Only in New Mexico
  • Mario Burgos
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • High Country News
  • El Grito
  • NM Politics with Joe Monahan
  • Stephen W. Terrell's Web Log
  • The Net Is Vast and Infinite
  • Slashdot
  • Freedom to Tinker
  • Is there a feed that should be on this list? Tell us about it.