Crib Notes: Oct. 31, 2013
By August March
1) A Republican State Representative from Los Lunas is concerned about what sort of activity taking place at New Mexico public schools?
via The Common World
a) Prayer meetings
b) Halloween festivities
c) Transcendental Meditation
2) A bad review of what local cultural event caused an interweb commenter to declare the reviewer had “his head up his ass.”
Sony Pictures Television
a) Weems International Artfest
b) Walter White’s fictitious funeral
c) The MTS production of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd
d) The Zia Marching Band Festival
3) What is the reason some faculty at Albuquerque Public Schools are publicly protesting?
The Santa Fe Reporter
a) Reduction of instructor’s portions at school cafeterias
b) An 8 percent across-the-board pay cut
c) Education reforms spearheaded by a minion of la Tejana
d) Cancellation of summer vacation, forever
4) On September 16, 2006, Lou Reed played a rocanrol concert at the Santa Fe Opera. Which songs did he perform for his encore?
a) “Sweet Jane” and “Perfect Day”
b) “Foggy Notion” and “Andy’s Chest”
c) “Satellite of Love” and “Egg Cream”
d) “I’m Waiting for the Man” and “Metal Machine Music, Part III”
5) Who played drums in the Velvet Underground?
a) Meg White
b) Maureen Tucker
c) Tobi Vail
d) Patty Schemel
1) D. During a legislative committee meeting on student health and obesity, Representative Alonzo Baldonado said he was concerned about students doing yoga in public school, because yoga “is linked to Eastern religions.”
2) C. Graham Gentz at the Daily Lobo burnt the latest MTS production to the ground in his review, published on Oct. 23.
3) C. For the past couple weeks, teachers from across APS have vigorously protested the reforms proposed by Education Department Secretary-Designate Hanna Skandera. Skandera was brought in from Florida to remake New Mexico’s failing public education system in the image of her corporate masters.
4) A. When Velvet Underground founder and rocanrol god Reed played Santa Fe in ’06, his encore included two tunes; one from the final VU album, Loaded, and one from his landmark solo album Transformer.
5) B. Mo Tucker played drums in the Velvet Underground.
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