Alibi Volume 28, Number 40
October 3, 2019
A Chat with Balloon Man Buzz Biernacki
We asked commercial pilot Buzz Biernacki to let us in on the secret of The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, and this is what he told us.
News & Opinion
Senator Heinrich Meets with Weekly Alibi
Weekly Alibi met with Senator Martin Heinrich over coffee. We talked about trouble and we talked about hope.
The Interview and After
From our political interviews, Weekly Alibi learned the importance of a true representation of the text of the recording; we knew then and we know now that the act of recording must be as focused and accurate as the process of transcription.
Rainbow flag was recently removed from display in capital; New Mexico’s congressional delegation is asking the US Forest Service to speed up a resolution concerning a threatened owl species; Some of the businesses given loans during construction of ART system weren't actually eligible to receive them.
Funny because a toilet is stolen from someone else.
A reader writes about UNM faculty unionization.
Film & TV
Filmmaker Glenn Silber’s Vietnam era protest documentary returns with scary relevance
What lessons can be gleaned by casting our collective memory back half a century? It’s a question that comes vividly to life watching The War at Home, a documentary co-produced and co-directed by Glenn Silber and Barry Alexander Brown and first released in 1979. Weekly Alibi took the opportunity to chat with Silber about his newly-restored film and its history.
Streaming for Millennials
Aiming for “the quality of HBO” combined with “the convenience of Spotify,” the billion dollar mobile platform streaming service Quibi hopes to deliver streaming movies and TV shows to today’s ADD-addled Millennial audiences. And who better to know the tastes of modern-day tweens, teens and twentysomethings than a couple of sixtysomething CEOs?
This week, there's Up, "Nuclear After Dark", Sudden Change and Wind Riders.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Making Jazz and Soul Count
Weekly Alibi had a chat with Isaac Aragon and Ryan Montaño about their Balloon Fiesta gig, soul and R&B and Burque’s jazz and blues communities.
We review new releases by The High Desert Playboys, Nobody Particular and OK Grandpa.
Arts & Lit
The Scrimshaw of Adri De La Cruz
Weekly Alibi sat down with Adri De La Cruz to talk about bone carving, loss and the therapeutic power of scrimshaw.
ABQ Zine Fest 9
Part of the purpose behind curating Zine Fest is to bring in a widest variety of zinesters to Albuquerque. These zinesters share a commonality in composition, but not content. Zine Fest gets its greatness from its diversity of voices.
This week, check out author Elizabeth Kolbert, Burque Revolt Poetry Money Slam, zinester Bijou Karman, R U LOOKING? and The Many Faces of Mary.
The Burger Stand brings unique grace to the staple
Hot damn, The Burger Stand has the magic.
Is this the start of a slippery slope for the Fiesta?
This year, a tradition is breaking. New Mexico Piñon Coffee made the choice to not renew their sponsorship of the Balloon Fiesta.
Wagner Farms corn maze gives aliens a place to rest
Knowing they can't abduct everyone at once, Dan Pennington storms Area 505.
Doug Benson comes to the 505
When it comes to weed-centric comedy, there aren’t many who can hold a candle (or a lighter) to Doug Benson. We were lucky enough to talk with Benson about his collective works and his upcoming show.
DOH told to issue cards to non-residents, again
A state judge has ordered the New Mexico Department of Health to issue Medical Cannabis Program cards to out-of-state patients; Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act has passed the House with bipartisan support; public awaits Cannabis Legalization Working Group's recommendations.
The strong body relaxation coupled with the perky alertness of White Walker Kush would be great for people dealing with nausea, depression, anxiety and pain.