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The Daily Word in Mullet vs. beard, man vs. fish, woman vs. sandwich and Fiona Apple vs. The Man

The Daily Word

New Mexico's Spaceport development has problems.

Yes, you can play golf at the Angola Penitentiary golf course.

The ex-controller of the New Mexico Finance Authority has been indicted.

Unintentional, run-away double entendre strikes when Jill Biden introduces the Vice-President.

The Rio Arriba County Sheriff's Department planned to buy a boat three days after cutting hours of service due to lack of funds.

150 years of lesbians photo gallery.

Verdict in the Amish beard-cutting case: "Mullet guilty in beard case."

A woman ate a "Stellanator" in Omaha.

A weird effigy of Obama was lynched in Austin.

This may be the first good, in-depth news item about bath salts.

Groundbreaking video illustrates the best way to clean mushrooms.

Not so groundbreaking: we are running out of fish.

An Intel worker called the police because a coworker put a "kick me" sign on his back. And people kicked him.

Some companies are instructing employees NOT to use work email after hours.

Snoop Dogg was the celebrity guest on The Price is Right yesterday.

Like many before her, Fiona Apple was busted for pot possession at the Sierra Blanca border checkpoint.

Hypnotic map of the 2012 presidential election swing states.

"Girls have got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all." Happy birthday Joan Jett and Nick Cave.

V.20 No.26 | 6/30/2011
Album art for the forthcoming   True Blood—Music From the Original Series, Vol. 3

Music

She’s not there

Nick Cave and Neko Case duet for “True Blood” season premiere

As those who know and love it are fully aware, the fourth season of ”True Blood”—an HBO series created by Alan Ball and based on Charlaine HarrisThe Southern Vampire Mysteries series—premieres on Sunday night. The show takes place in the fictional North Louisiana town of Bon Temps, an old, mossy place inhabited by a host of supernatural beings. (My fondness for the show is particularly strong due to the fact that I grew up somewhere near Bon Temps, and the characters are always mentioning and visiting places that I know very well. When they do it makes me squeal/chuckle.) The show is sexy, bloody, sad and funny all at once. It’s also cool, and adding to its coolness this season is a duet between Nick Cave and Neko Case in the premiere. See, every “True Blood” episode is named after a song in that episode. Season four’s premiere was titled “She’s Not There” after the ‘60s Zombies classic. Ideas were tossed around regarding accompanying tunage, and somehow the show’s music supervisor arranged for Cave and Case—both “True Blood” fans—to cover the song together. The track will be available for download after the show airs on Sunday. Listen to it now here.

V.19 No.27 | 7/8/2010

Music

Nick Cave Thursday

I’ve enjoyed the work of Nick Cave since freshman year of college when I watched Wings of Desire with my older, cooler, chain smoking roommate from New Jersey. The video for “Fifteen Feet of Pure White Snow” is, in my opinion, the best piece of Nick Cave footage since Wim Wenders captured him. In addition to a ‘70s-looking ocher tone and spiffy fashions, this music video has dance: interpretive dance, line dance and even a dancing cameo from the weirdly elegant Jarvis Cocker. Plus the song is a murder ballad. This is the complete A/V package!