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V.24 No.42 | 10/15/2015
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A worldwide simultaneous "Thriller" dance to benefit Roadrunner Food Bank.
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.22 No.43 |

news

The Daily Word in Britney Spears' scary tunes, shootout in Albuquerque and Conrad Murray's release

The Daily Word

Conrad Murray, the doctor who was convicted for playing a role in Michael Jackson's death, was released from jail this morning.

Rock legend Lou Reed died yesterday in New York at the age of 71.

Four inmates escaped an Oklahoma jail by fleeing through a maintenance hatch in the shower.

Police in Phoenix, Ariz., think loud dog barks might have caused a man to kill four of his neighbors, two dogs and then himself.

Mingdong Chen, accused of stabbing a woman and her four children in Brooklyn, will be arraigned this morning on murder charges.

New Mexico professor Dr. Henry Oh, Ph.D, receives prestigious “Master Teacher of Honor” award.

Christopher Chase went on a shooting rampage on Saturday in Albuquerque, which left several officers wounded.

Apparently Somali pirates are frightened by Britney Spears' hit songs.

V.22 No.25 |

news

The Daily Word in India flood, bee happenings, supermoon

The Daily Word

Death toll in India flood passes 500.

Suspect in girlfriend slaying confessed to KOB news team.

25,000 dead bumblebees found in an Oregon parking lot. Meanwhile, swarms of bees are invading the Duke City.

Forget Superman, it's all about the supermoon.

The Heat top the Spurs to win second consecutive title.

Theft at Espanola soup kitchen may lead to the kitchen closing.

Michael Jackson may have gone 60 days without real sleep leading up to his death.

Texas House moves forward with sweeping abortion restrictions, met with much opposition.

V.21 No.44 | 11/1/2012

news

The Daily Word in Hurricane Sandy, foxy thief, mini Michaels

The Daily Word

Man suffering from ALS casts absentee ballot despite physical struggle.

GameStop to open new kid-focused stores.

Teeny tiny Mexican Michael Jacksons are adorable.

Hurricane Sandy leaves the Caribbean, heads toward East Coast.

Drunk guy needs assist in taking mug shot.

Man in Belen to raffle off prized muscle car to raise money for his sick brother.

Delivery date for iPad Mini with LTE pushed back.

Foxy thief returns handbag to owner.

Crazy trick to try on Halloween.

SNL: Brad Pitt for Chanel.

Who knew flash drives could be this cute?

This leopard is really glad it’s Friday!

V.20 No.45 | 11/10/2011

news

The Daily Word in gay penguins, approaching asteroids, and the end of red light cameras

The Daily Word

City councilors vote in favor of ending the red light cameras. Hooray!

President Obama’s health care law is upheld as constitutional by a federal appeals court.

In other incredible news, 43,000 people and counting are signing a petition to prevent Nickelback from playing the Super Bowl halftime show.

Zookeepers in Toronto are splitting up a gay penguin couple for the sake of breeding.

Legendary boxer Smokin’ Joe Frazier is dead at 67.

The Penn State sex abuse scandal could permanently taint the legacy of coach Joe Paterno.

Police could end up tracking your GPS device without a warrant.

Dr. Conrad Murray, found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson, is placed on suicide watch.

Four men and a teenager are accused of attempting to steal a lion carcass in Ohio.

This giant asteroid is making a close pass by Earth today, the closest since 1976.

The White House spoils the fun for everyone in making a formal declaration that extraterrestrials do not exist.

Happy Birthday, Leif Garrett!

Thanks to Emily and Constance for some of today’s links.

V.19 No.25 |

News

The Daily Word 06.25.10: 3x the Porn, Unhappy Campers, Dude's Related to Dracula

The Daily Word

It's the one year anniversary of the King of Pop's death.

[Moment of silence]

Onto porn news! The Indian Embassy changed its web address, the old one is now a pornography site. If you want to start your own webcam business you can now be whateverdirtythingyouwant.xxx. Unless you work at a church, then you should probably stay away from porn, especially kiddie porn.

Cleanse your mind with a world news quiz.

Before you go outside, check out this sunscreen smackdown. Especially if you're a vampire, like Robert Pattinson, who doesn't just play a vampire in the movies.

Korea celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Korean War with a shipping ban.

Some Alaskan scientist decides to play Grizzly Man, but wins.

Campers go crazy in the Pecos.

There are fucking mice everywhere. Ew.

41% of people think pot should be legal, which means 59% of people want to harsh your mellow.

V.18 No.27 |
MariSol R. Little

Michael Jackson related Media

Michael Jackson - HERO. Congressman Peter King - Babbling Buffoon

Woe to YOU Peter King. Trying to leverage hatred the day before the funeral

The day before the Michael Jackson funeral,MSNBC's "Hardball" ran a segment
showing New York Congressman Peter King trying to
win favor with his constituents by making inflammatory comments like calling Michael Jackson "a pedophile" amongst other tacky and racist remarks.

Pat Buchanan was asked to react and I'm pleased that Mr. Buchanan was critical of CongressmanKing. He did not think
Peter King acted appropriately. Furthermore, Mr. Buchanan
quoted the late Senator Thomas Hart Benton on the subject of criticizing the deceased,
"When God Almighty lays his hand upon a man ... I take mine off, "

dixieDeer's take
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We live in a society where so many people are disconnected from wealth, power, & prestige. This is especially true with African Americans.

Like Jackie Robinson, Michael Jackson courageously crashed through the color line. He crashed through so splendidly & given the fact that his formative years were filled with chaos & abuse, the MJ story is one of history's GREATEST underdog legends and he is a hero to millions.

When you combine his astonishing musical talent and billboard success with the aforementioned sociological forces, it is no matter of mystery that this is a huge media event. The negative personality traits
of Jackson also fuel the overall publicity.

Pat Buchanan, a pundit for the right, is correct to correct the conduct of this right wing King Congressman, who is absolutely WRONG.

It is super lame and weak to try to use this
unfortunate event to win political favor. King should be ashamed and run out of office. It is predicted by this blogger that Peter King's vulgar publicity stunt will backFireBigTime .

Like many Kings before him, this King shall soon fall.....

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V.18 No.27 | 7/2/2009
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Jesse Jackson Urges MJ Fans Not to Commit Suicide

The UK's Sky News reports that at least a dozen Michael Jackson fans have committed suicide in reaction to the King of Pop's untimely death.

In this clip, Rev. Jesse Jackson implores fans to celebrate MJ's life and refrain from ending their own.