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V.23 No.42 |

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The Daily Word in the First Amendment, cannabis and green chile

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Democratic candidate for New Mexico Auditor Tim Keller's new attack ad uses the pop culture cachet of the A1A Car Wash from "Breaking Bad" to reference the dirt on Republican opponent Robert Aragon. Oh and the ad is narrated by "Gomie" (Steven Michael Quezada).

Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides announced that Spaceport America, located in the Jornada del Muerto desert basin, is just four test flights away from its inaugural commercial travel flight .

Tierra Blanca High Desert Ranch High Desert Youth Program owner/operator Scott Chandler, who stands accused of abuse and torture of troubled teens, has filed a defamation/libel lawsuit against Steve Cowen (the father of a youth resident/alleged victim), reporter Rene Romo, the New Mexico Department of Public Safety and the New Mexico State Police.

Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden discusses efforts to combat a 10-49 (department code for "information") failure within APD and progress that he's made moving APD away from "siloing information."

Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson posits that medical marijuana could be a potential treatment for ebola.

Historical teevee drama "Manhattan" was renewed for a second season by WGN America.

Former UNM student Monica Pompeo is suing the university for violating her First Amendment rights by forcing her to drop a course titled "Images of (Wo)men: From Icons to Iconoclasts." The academic conflict began when Pompeo critiqued mid-'80s lesbian romantic drama Desert Hearts by referring to lesbianism as perverse and using the word "barren" a lot.

PBS considers nuevomexicano farmers' concerns about the state green chile industry competition with out-of-state growers while coping with extreme weather's negative impact on crop yields.

Happy birthday, Oscar Wilde, Nico, Tim Robbins and Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü, Sugar).

V.23 No.36 |

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The Daily Word in jet fuel, horse meat and performance art

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The New Mexico Public Education Department is grabbing the financial reins for a group of troubled Albuquerque charter schools.

It may rain this week. *fingers crossed*

The New Mexico State Fair is less than a week away. Eat something fried for me.

Azul Burrito Co., we barely knew ye.

UNM is "not substantially compliant" with the Clery Act, which requires schools to properly communicate and monitor campus safety issues.

"Breaking Bad" is the gift that keeps on giving.

Colonel Tom Miller asks for a take-back on previously submitted KAFB jet fuel spill data.

Today in cultural relativity, zoo animals in Albuquerque will probably get to eat horse meat. And that's not unusual.

Performance art ain't dead yet, and thank goodness (and folks like Emma Sulkowicz) for that.

V.23 No.35 | 8/28/2014

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Aug. 28, 2014

From béisbol to “Breaking Bad,” test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news with the Alibi pop quiz.

Idiot Box

Emmy Aftermath

Who lost? We did.

Who lost at the 66th Annual Emmy Awards? The viewers.
V.23 No.32 |

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The Daily Word in cruel hierarchies, BrBa autopsy and sentinel wells

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An alleged robber was really just scratching himself.

Our mayor is doing something about chronic poverty and homelessness.

Regular safety inspections at WIPP went undone because the agency in charge of those sorts of issues didn’t know if it had the authority to inspect a Department of Energy site.

The local board of education wants to meet in closed session about superintendent Winston Brooks but they keep postponing the matter.

In the cruel hierarchy of college football, UNM walk-on and Roswell native David Anaya gets a break.

In the southeast part of town, a "smiling man" was accused of automobile theft.

Starting today, scientists will begin drilling “sentinel" wells in the Trumbull Village neighborhood near Kirtland Air Force Base.

Here’s a new LA Times article about the autopsy of some teevee show called "Breaking Bad."

Warning fellow Scots about the dangers of police militarization using Albuquerque as an example, a resident of Dundee writes, “Get the guns back in the boot of the armed response team cars where they belong.”

A 26-inch catfish was caught at Tingley Beach using shrimp as bait.

V.23 No.29 |

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The Daily Word in offshore oil, US earthquakes and same-sex marriage

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A judge overturned Florida's ban on same-sex marriage; however, it only applies to Florida Keys.

Police in Pontiac, Mich., have identified “mummified” remains found in a garage.

16 US states have an increased risk of experiencing earthquakes in the coming years.

Obama administration approves offshore oil exploration on the East Coast.

Researchers find a possible connection between vasectomies and prostate cancer.

The massive number of toxicology reports to a state laboratory has caused delays with issuing death certificates.

Joy Junction's photos of the food they serve have ruffled someone's feathers.

Three people were killed yesterday morning in a helicoptor crash in Guadalupe County.

Uh oh, the Albuquerque Police Officers’ Association's president got a stern warning from a state law enforcement board.

Walter White went to space!

V.23 No.21 |

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The Daily Word in commie ride-sharing plots, bitey baseball players and Rio Rancho foreclosures

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Lyft, a commie ride-sharing plot, is ordered to cease operations in the state.

Veteran backstop Miguel Olivo, sent down to Burque after a lackluster season upstairs in LA, is suspended after biting off part of the ear of Isotope’s teammate Alex Guerrero (who was also demoted to the farm squad after performance concerns from Dodger management).

The board of directors at the local water authority has approved a rate hike.

A hiker from Albuquerque was found dead near Taos.

Foreclosures in the large city to the northwest of Albuquerque have risen.

No video record of Mary Hawke’s fatal encounter with APD is available.

Over at Salon, a BrBa actor discusses his many deaths.

An old bottle found at our local flea market will be auctioned off for thousands of dollars.

A local mother of two and part-time math tutor says, “People who have enough money to run for Congress are only in it for themselves."

V.23 No.21 | 5/22/2014
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Crib Notes

Crib Notes: May 22, 2014

From agency scandal to teevee mythos to political contests—what do you know about last week’s New Mexico news? Test your recall with the Weekly Alibi pop quiz.
V.23 No.15 | 4/10/2014

Music

Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

The man is back! Jack White has been hinting at a new solo release pretty much since 2012's Blunderbuss hit shelves. And now he's shared a snippet from his upcoming LP, titled Lazaretto, which hits stores and online markets on June 10. It's an all-instrumental track (sorry for those who like when White's wailin' vocals recall Robert Plant), but it's a good indicator of what the album will sound like: pure magic. You can hear that below.

For those of you who miss “Breaking Bad” so much that streaming the entire series on Netflix isn't cutting it … well, now you can purchase the show's score. The double LP, titled Breaking Bad (Original Score From the Television Series), is scheduled to be released on April 29. That's right around the corner, y'all. Soon, after listening to the album, you'll relive Walter White's drug-enterprising endeavors and feel the emotional decline of Jesse Pinkman as the show's tunes provide some lovely soundscapes. Or sinister ones, depending on which track you hear. Read more about that over at Billboard.

Here's another exciting thing on the horizon: The mid-’90s lineup of Hole is reuniting. Yup, you read right. According to Courtney Love, she and Eric Erlandson, Patty Schemel and Melissa Auf Der Maur have been rehearsing some new material. If we're lucky, it will have the same ferocity, fragility and angst that made Live Through This such a gem. You can read more about that at the Quietus, and have a listen to LTT album cut “Violet” below.

I'm gonna say this … and I'll take whatever flack I get. It's called honesty. But … wow, this is hard … okay … just say it, Mark. Okay … I've always preferred The Jackson 5 to Michael Jackson's solo work. Any and everyone I've told this to throughout the years has basically deemed such a proclamation sacrilegious. I can't help how I feel. But MJ fans will be excited to know a new record of unreleased material (XSCAPE) is slated to come out May 13. Read more about that over at Pitchfork.

It's no secret that Janelle Monáe is a big David Bowie fan because … well … she’s said so several times. But now the funky fresh artist has decided to do Bowie a solid by covering “Heroes.” You don't need me to talk about it. You can hear it below.

My knowledge of Elliott Smith is rudimentary at best. And before you commence to gasping, I'll clarify by stating that most of what I've heard has been through hearing his music in films (like Good Will Hunting and The Royal Tenenbaums). Granted, that makes sense for me. I'm a very cinematic-minded person; it matters to me how music is used to shape a scene and capture a moment. While we're on the topic of film, a new documentary about Smith titled Heaven Adores You will premiere at the San Francisco Film Festival on May 5, and that film will include “unheard songs, personal pictures and lost footage.” So keep an eye (or both eyes) open for that.

My first foray into the world of Swedish duo First Aid Kit was watching a video of them covering Patti Smith's “Dancing Barefoot,” with Smith reduced to tears of gratitude in the audience. It was magical. Now the group is getting ready to release a third LP titled Stay Gold. That record comes out June 10, and you can hear some of what it has to offer by listening to the track “My Silver Lining” below.

Late spoken-word performer and musician Gil Scott-Heron's unreleased recordings are going to see the light of day … or be listened to by people. Apparently he'd recorded some of his older songs during sessions for his 2010 album I'm New Here, but those recordings were shelved. Now, for Record Store Day, a posthumous release, Nothing New, is slated for April 19. Read more about the record over at Rolling Stone.

I don't know much about Stagnant Pools. Nothing, in fact, other than they're a sibling duo that makes noise-inflected rock music, and they're coming out with their second LP Geist. I clicked the link to listen to their new song after reading comparisons to Joy Division and The Jesus and Mary Chain. After listening to their new track from the forthcoming album (which hits stores on June 10), I think I need to pay some attention to their first record Temporary Room. Listen to their track “Intentions” below.

This one may seem to come out of left field, but there's context … at least for me. Country star Martina McBride's new record of pop and R&B covers, Everlasting, comes out next week. And for the hipsters, no … there's no irony here. I grew up in South Texas where '90s country was a staple. Hell, McBride's “Independence Day” was one of my favorite songs growing up. Now that that's out of the way … McBride is streaming her album in its entirety over at Billboard. Head that way to get a first glimpse.

We got another leak, people. Some time back, self-proclaimed “gangsta Nancy Sinatra” Lana Del Rey announced she's releasing a new album (Ultraviolence) later this year. And now a track has appeared online, though there's no clarification about whether the track is from the upcoming record or not. Your guess is as good as mine, and you can listen to that below.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This video has since been removed. Sorry for any inconvenience.

V.23 No.14 |

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The Daily Word in faulty ATMs, faulty meter readings and a faulty chemistry teacher

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Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich stepped down after being protested against for his intolerant views against same-sex marriage. Now some think this is reverse-intolerance.

Sparks from welders are thought to be the cause of a Boston fire that killed 2 firefighters and injured 13 people.

A mother in South Carolina could face 20 years to life in prison after her infant died of an overdose of morphine from her breast milk.

Former President George W. Bush has been getting crazy with the oil paints.

Have you heard of these firefly devices? Apparently they can screw up your water meter readings.

A child abuse prevention rally is scheduled to take place today at noon at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

City websites back on track after Anonymous unleashed a “cyber hurricane” this past weekend.

A political science professor from Johns Hopkins University wrote an analytical paper stating how Walter White was a “bad teacher” and a “failure.”

A man requested $140 from an ATM in Maine, but got $37,000 … can you point out its exact location on this map I'm holding?

V.23 No.4 |

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The Daily Word in repealing Obamacare, truck-stop stripping in Moriarty and another expensive settlement in another wrongful death suit against APD

RIP Pete Seeger

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New Mexico lawmakers will consider a bill that would make it illegal to promote prostitution online.

Ongoing investigation into the National Institute of Flamenco fire translates to a downtown Albuquerque eyesore.

Albuquerque appears to have settled a wrongful death suit against APD to the tune of nearly eight million dollars.

Jonathan Banks (in his Breaking Bad character, hit-man Mike) will be joining the cast of Better Call Saul.

A group of Republicans have yet another plan to "repeal and replace" Obamacare -because we all want to be denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions, right?

Obama expected to tell Congress off in tonight's State of the Union speech.

Part two of the Moriarty, NM strip-club story by VICE Magazine.

The sage words of Newt Gingrich.

Kim Jong-un is going all Stalin on his perceived enemies.

The story of "Howdy-Doody."

The original Porsche was discovered in a warehouse.

Black banana Darth Vader sculpture only slightly smelly.

Pete Seeger died.

V.22 No.50 | 12/12/2013

Film Lover's Gift Guide

Duke City Cinema

A guide to gifting local films

What to buy the film lover in your life this Christmas? How about some locally-made movies?
V.22 No.47 | 11/21/2013

Gift Guide

Gifting Bad

Breaking Bad gifts galore, $9 and up

For the “Breaking Bad” obsessives on your list, consider spa and culinary gifts that reference everyone’s favorite antihero, Walter White aka Heisenberg.

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The Daily Word in Tornados, Doris Lessing and Breaking Bad

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Deadly tornados ripped through the Midwest.

Rest in peace, Doris Lessing.

South Dakota kicked Joan Jett off their float.

There are words for specific kinds of haters.

Here are some celebrity toilet seat portraits.

This balloon timelapse makes balloons seem exciting.

Dark times for Winston Brooks.

Don’t put a puppy in a bag.

The Breaking Bad alternate ending has been removed from YouTube, but not from KRQE.

Music

Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

I'm sure a lot of people were sad when Rilo Kiley called it quits. Personally, I could care less. I've always liked Jenny Lewis' solo work much more. But, in keeping with their faithful fans, the band released a compilation of rarities and b-sides, titled RKives. Now they've shared a video for the track “Emotional” off said record. You can watch that below.

Roger Waters, the former bassist and singer of Pink Floyd, has announced that he's got a new album of “rock material” in the works. It's always hit-or-miss when aging rockers try to maintain a certain edge in this “shock-less” culture, but who knows? Maybe he's still got it.

Still reeling from Lou Reed's death, musicians and fans have come out and shared their condolences, goodbye thoughts and whatnot. Now Morrissey has announced that his live cover of Reed's “Satellite of Love,” which was recorded a couple years ago, will be released as a single on Dec. 2 (Dec. 3 digitally), which is the same day his autobiography comes out. Go figure.

I never really cared for Phoenix (and still don't). Their brand of electro-pop-rock just never sat with me. It just never seemed to bring anything new to the table. But that's just me. However, I love frontman Thomas Mars' wife, Sofia Coppola. Yes, I'm a huuuuge fan of her movies, so naturally I was excited to read that she directed Phoenix' new video for their track “Chloroform.” You can head to MoMa's PopRally to view the video.

We shared a while back that Shearwater was releasing an album of covers, featuring tracks originally penned by the likes of St. Vincent, Xiu Xiu, Coldplay and more. Now they've made a video for their Xiu Xiu cover (“I Luv the Valley OH!”) available for viewing. You can check that out below, and don't forget to look for the album (Fellow Travelers) on Nov. 26.

Willis Earl Beal released the so-so Nobody knows. earlier this year, and while the album wasn't epic, it had some great moments. Now Stereogum reports that Beal shared two new songs on Youtube, though it's unclear when they were recorded or what was intended for them. But you can head over to their site to hear the tracks, titled “Babble On.” and “Coriander Tree Life.”

Regardless of Lily Allen's pop leanings, I always appreciate a musician with a sense of humor. Allen has sort of been MIA for the past couple years … but then again, motherhood'll do that to you. Now she's back with a new track/video titled “Hard Out Here.” In the track Allen talks about the injustice of sexism in the music industry and describes how hard it is “for a bitch.” And already it's generating a heap of criticism. You can watch the video below.

Considering Jack White's repertoire and every magical note he's recorded, it's no wonder that a band of legendary musicians have come together to record a series of covers of White's creative catalog. The collection of covers is set to come out on Nov. 19 and is titled Rockin' Legends Pay Tribute to Jack White. It features the likes of Wanda Jackson, Bobby Vee, Rosie Flores and more. You can hear Wanda Jackson's cover of “In the Cold, Cold Night” (originally performed by The White Stripes) here. And you can get more details about the release via Rolling Stone.

A couple weeks ago, we shared Norah Jones and Billie Joe Armstrong's cover of “Long Time Gone,” originally by the Everly Brothers. The track comes off their forthcoming covers record (Foreverly). Now they've made another track available, titled “Silver Haired Daddy of Mine,” which … you guessed it … is another Everly Brothers cover. The album itself hits stores and online markets on Nov. 25, and in the words of Wayne Campbell, “I think I'm gonna buy it.”

Just because “Breaking Bad” is over doesn't mean that the people who inhabited the controversial and edgy world it created have withered into dust. Actor RJ Mitte, who played Walt Jr. on the show, has expressed an interest in starting a music career. While attending MTV's European Music Awards, he said he's in the process of learning guitar and piano and hopes to break into the music industry. You can read more at NME.