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V.24 No.27 | 7/2/2015

news

The Daily Word in Obamacare, Muslim beauty pageants and the history of twerking

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The Supreme Courts says Obamacare is here to stay for all.

Could you survive a plane crash and four days in a jungle?

Magic Mike is way better as written by 6-year-olds.

This is what a Muslim beauty pageant looks like.

Have you read any of the books on the #CharlestonSyllabus?

Your great-great-great-great-great grandmother was twerking back in 1820.

Jihadists are people with their own doubts and fears.

Because APS has so much money to spare, jackass vandal causes $16k in damage.

V.24 No.8 | 2/19/2015

news

The Daily Word in weather control, x-ray vision, high school detention, and falling beautifully

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ISIS chopped more heads and threatened to conquer Rome for some reason.

Weaponized weather control is a possibility and a concern.

Party down at Studio 54.

Earth’s oldest living people share their secrets of longevity.

Don’t wear one of these gun t-shirts in Albuquerque, is my advice.

Scientists have discovered how to see through walls.

Who is box office champ of all SNL stars?

As the flick turns 30, here are 15 things you didn’t know about The Breakfast Club.

Interplanetary reality show set to launch: If you need me, I'll be on Mars.

Does the thought of having to live without Fido someday tear you apart inside? You can now custom order a stuffed animal that looks exactly like your pet.

Russian girls gone wild, and it's not pretty.

This pretty model bit it twice on the cat walk and kept on smiling. Happy Birthday, Agyness Deyn!

Wish you were here: Postcards from lands far, far away.

Boldly going where no man has gone before; every child’s favorite bibliophile turns 58 today. Live long and prosper, LeVar Burton!

Here's a clip of Jimmy Fallon as Jim Morrison, performing the theme song of Reading Rainbow.

V.23 No.16 | 4/17/2014

Music

Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

I got a lot of homework to do listening-wise. Like listening to The Men's latest LP Tomorrow's Hits, which has already been out for a few weeks? Months? See … I've lost track of time; total nightmare. But back to the topic at hand: 'Member I posted The Men's track “Different Days” a while back in anticipation for the record? I liked it so much that I thought I'd go ahead and share their recent video of said track with y'all. You can watch it below. Cheers!

Kim Deal's latest 7-inch hit the online markets on April 1, and there's a review by yours truly in the current edition of the Alibi. But Deal recently did an interview with Stereogum about the 7-inch releases (which, if you haven't heard them, are fantastic), working on new material with the Last Splash lineup of The Breeders after their extensive 20 year anniversary tour and much more. Why would you want to read this interview, you might ask. Because it's Kim fucking Deal. And she's always hilarious, humble and just plain cool in her interviews … and well, in life, I guess.

Is there some kind of rule that says you're supposed to change band names every few years? If that's the case, then Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala are right on time with their new band Antemasque. First there was At The Drive-In, then there was The Mars Volta, and now we have Antemasque. And judging from the two in-studio videos the band has already put out (as well as debut single “4AM”), it sounds like this could be something good. Head over to Consequence of Sound to read more about the project and the studio vids, and listen to their new track below. Oh and Flea (from Red Hot Chili Peppers) is also in the band.

Not only is “Shameless” one of the most daring shows on television, it's one of the most compelling. Though it's based off a British television series of the same name, the American version is way better (in my honest opinion). Watching the lives of the Gallaghers unfold as alcoholic family patriarch Frank hustles, does drugs and pretty much becomes the most awful human being imaginable is a roller coaster ride in and of itself. Now the music of the show (which stars William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum) is finally getting the soundtrack treatment … after only four seasons. You can read more about the indie-centric soundtrack at Billboard.

I mentioned some time back that Brody Dalle (formerly of The Distillers and Spinnerette) was coming out with a solo album (Diploid Love, out April 29). Now Ms. Dalle has graced listeners with another snippet from that forthcoming record. The track (“Blood In Gutters”) has somewhat of a grunge feel, already making me like it more than her first solo track (“Meet the Foetus/Oh the Joy”). Here's hoping the rest of the album has this same sinister intensity. You can hear the track below.

Not sure if I mentioned this before … but oh well … Bikini Kill have been broken up for what? 17 years? But the band is preparing to come out with some unreleased material in the form of their Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah reissue. And they've posted an unreleased tune from the release (out next week). The track is called “Girl Soldier.” So listen over at Soundcloud, and feast on some Riot Grrrl goodness.

Don't you just love when musicians up and surprise you with new music? Former Burqueño Willis Earl Beal recently released a surprise album online a few months ago, and to top it off, he's just released another surprise album, titled Curious Cool. Don't know where the songs came from (probably just demos he cut during his downtime), but when there's new material, you don't question it. You listen. So have at it.

Talk about jumping the gun … 'member how last week I wrote about the mid-'90s lineup of Hole reuniting. Well, apparently the band wasn't too happy with Love making those comments. So in a new interview with The Telegraph, Courtney states “It’s very frail, nothing might happen, and now the band are all flipping out with me.” Looks like we'll just have to wait and see.

Most of America knows The Roots as Jimmy Fallon's house band on “The Tonight Show.” But these guys have been making hip-hop tunes since the '80s. And now they're gearing up to release a new record, titled ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin. In anticipation for the album (out May 13), the group has graced us with a song from the forthcoming release. You can hear “When the People Cheer” below.

I always like pop songs that have some sense of theater to them. You know … those bombastic, dramatic ones. That's probably why I like Lykke Li's “No Rest For the Wicked” so much. I posted the track a week or two ago, but now LL has come out with a video for the track. The ditty comes off her upcoming record I Never Learn, which hits the music-sphere on May 6. You can watch the video below.

V.23 No.8 | 2/20/2014

Idiot Box

The Host

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on NBC

There’s only so much you can do with the “Tonight Show” format and set dressing. But Jimmy Fallon gets it right.
V.23 No.6 |

news

The Daily Word in a fired canine, a big state error and Jay Leno

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It's official! Jay Leno is out, and Jimmy Fallon is in! Well … on Feb. 17, he'll be in.

According to an Oregon State University study, Chinook salmon use Earth's magnetic field to navigate where their ancestral feeding grounds are located.

The Sochi Olympics 2014 are underway, and you can read live tweets and get links to footage here … or pretty much anywhere on the interwebz.

Melvin Morse faces charges of assault and endangerment for apparently waterboarding his 12-year-old stepdaughter as well as pouring vomit over her head, stuffing food in her mouth and denying her toilet breaks.

Rio Rancho resident Angelique Iradella was denied a renewal of her nurse's assistant license, was turned down for three jobs and had an instance of abuse on her public nursing record, all due to a state error.

Mt. Taylor is a “traditional cultural property.”

New “Omaree's Law” bill would require the state to take custody of children showing injuries of abuse and would require parents to go through counseling before getting their kids back.

A former WWII colonel and Albuquerque resident still has two paintings he confiscated from Nazi Germany.

Poor little police pooch got fired for being lazy on the job. Sorry Fred.

V.22 No.5 | 1/31/2013

Music

Two Erics rock the Fallon show tonight

Hometown six-string hero Eric McFadden is touring with Eric Burdon, and the duo perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tonight. Way to be, Eric McFadden!

V.21 No.16 |

News

The Daily Word in deep breathing, P.R. problems and losing your appetite

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The American Lung Association says Santa Fe is the safest place to breathe.

Foothills area command chief reprimanded after sending an email blaming APD officer-involved shootings on schools, parents, the court system and victims, among others.

Top Pentagon leadership demands major shake-up over anti-Islam military training materials.

Bahrain hires a professed Saddam Hussein admirer to help repair its latest image problems.

Arguments begin today before the Supreme Court over the constitutionality of Arizona’s S.B. 1070, enacted to root out illegal immigrants in the state. Mitt Romney may be among the people eager to avoid the issue.

Newt Gingrich says he's willing to “be honest about what’s happening in the real world.” (Pundits predict he’ll be out of the G.O.P primary race by this time next week.)

Another sign the general election is in full swing: the president guest stars on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

Opposition to broadly-worded surveillance legislation gains momentum.

The U.S.D.A. would like to offer its assurance that only cows need to be worried about the latest case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

Suuuure, lady, you may look content as you sip a beer and read a book, spooning up your minestrone all by yourself. We know that you’re really just doing a good job of masking your humiliation and sorrow.

Videogame editor declares the work of cutting-edge noodle designer “stunning.”

Customers in the Middle East will be the first to enjoy the “chicken gem”- and “special sauce”-riddled results of Pizza Hut’s crust-stuffing craze.

Speaking of gems, notorious media mogul Rupert Murdoch was full of them this morning as he testified in British court.

New Ikea camera has added benefit of being easy to smash by younger consumers who don’t know what a viewfinder is.

V.21 No.2 |

NEWS

The Daily Word in capsized cruise ship, crashing Mars probe, self-whistleblowing bank robber.

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

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Captain receiving blame for cruise ship capsize off the coast of Italy. Also, an Albuquerque couple was among the survivors.

The Earth's crust in New Mexico is stretching.

Jon Huntsman to drop out of 2012 race and endorse Romney.

First ad from Colbert's super PAC attacking Mitt.

Lobos win first conference game 72-62 at Wyoming.

The 'atrocious' officiating of the NFL playoffs.

A word from Kim Jong Un's best friends from growing up.

May I please have all of these for my birthday?: Astronomy illustrations from 1868-1881.

Russia's Mars probe crashes into the Pacific.

Urban camo.

Bank robber calls 911 on himself.

Why only men like comic books.

Jay-Z bans the "B-word" and gets a nasty response.

Taliban leader reported dead in US drone strike.

Transsexual-averse Girl Scout calls for cookie boycott.

Jimmy Fallon as Tebowie.