My obsessive-compulsive aural tendencies have undoubtedly been noted by careful—and dare I say, patient—readers who’ve been inundated with Halloween, Xmas, Valentine’s Day and themed playlists of all demoninations during my brief tenure. And now ... cover songs. Whether you love ‘em or hate ‘em, they’ve been around forever and appear to be here to stay. Nihil novi sub sole, eh? Refresh your cover memory with this week’s music feature, The Art of the Cover Song. Below, listen to a playlist of covers created by New Mexicans like Veery (Jessica Billey), Mama Coma (Marisa Demarco), The Rondelles, Steve Hammond, Cobra//group, Treadmill, Mistletoe, The Handsome Family, The Rivet Gang, Ant Farmers, Knife City, The Morticians, Sad Baby Wolf and Strawberry Zots.
10 ... 9 ... Oh, You Know the Routine
New Year’s Eve around the dial
The Art of the Cover Song
Plumbing the inner reworkings of redux
King of Rock and Rollers
The making of Dick Clark and the breaking of Alan Freed
The Daily Word in Dick Clark, feminist nuns and sex robots
New mayor of Sunland Park is 24-years-old.
Kirtland is going to look a little harder for leaked jet fuel.
Dick Clark made stars. R.I.P.
Paramedics in N.M. work 72-hour shifts.
DOH to medical board: You can't ask the feds to reclassify marijuana.
Romney says something weird about cookies.
Sex robots are our future.
Vatican cracks down on feminist nuns.
"Hopefully" may spell the end of grammar.
Passengers say an American cruise ship ignored a drifting fishing boat, leaving two men to die.
The Daily Word:Limbaugh's losing more advertisers; Iraqi emo kids are getting stoned; Himalayan viagra
Vintage covers from lesbian pulp novels.
The first Santa Fe spice arrest.
Steven Seagal is being sued.
Delicious sounding egg in an onion ring. *[8pm]original site is down because everyone wants to know how to make these delicious eggs.
The stoning of Iraqi emo kids has begun.
Rush Limbaugh and other conservative talk show hosts are losing advertisers faster than fleas jumping off a dead rat.
No cowbells or saxophones allowed under Nazi rules for jazz.
Watch this guy completely lose his shit over a role playing game.
Dick Clark's nifty Flintstones home is for sale.
Today is the anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in 2011.