June 2010 Stories (74)

We Interrupt this Social Networking site...

... to bring you this soothing cover of Neil Young's "Albuquerque", performed by Red House Painters in 1996. Never before have three stanzas of musical history captured so well our fair burg; driving whilst getting high, eating country ham and eggs, and nobody caring who you are, even if you're famous.

I speak for many when I say that part of the charm of where we have chosen to grow our roots is described pretty accurately in this song. All he forgot to mention was green… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on June 30, 2010 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Wonderful client testimonial from Kristin M.

"After 32 weeks of pregnancy, my lack of back pain, neck pain – any pain at all! – is a testament not just to prenatal massage, but to Karla! Beginning in the first trimester and into the second, I was fortunate to have found Karla and met with her every two weeks. Now that I’m in the third trimester, we’ve stepped it up to every week, and it is an occasion I look forward to for six days! Karla’s experience with women, women who are pregnant, and women with reproductive issues (as both a… Continue

Added by Karla Linden, NMT, LMT on June 30, 2010 at 9:49am — No Comments

You've Got The Power - Use It!

Got an opinion or a thought about how your electricity is generated? Concerned about the environment? Rising costs? Maybe both? Want more of a say in where your power comes from? Here's your chance to get involved.

Tonight marks the first of two meetings that PNM will hold in the Albuquerque metro area to kick off a year-long public-involvement process about how power will be generated in the future. Ten such meetings will be held… Continue

Added by Don Brown on June 30, 2010 at 7:41am — 8 Comments

Morning Fix: Ssssssssssnakes

  • Man accidentally shoots 6 at UNMH; has concealed carry permit for his gun.
  • How many Superfund sites in Albuquerque could benefit from this…

Added by Barelas Babe on June 30, 2010 at 6:30am — 14 Comments

Sunday Poem theditchrider

I heart Tracey Dahl--read her poem La Cueva

Added by Merimee Moffitt on June 29, 2010 at 8:28am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Fire and Rain

  • Fire in the bosque - again.
  • When it rains, it pours - maybe not in your neighborhood, but somewhere in the city.
  • Hungry attack bear is caught and killed by state…

Added by Barelas Babe on June 29, 2010 at 6:30am — 14 Comments

In Celebration of Albuquerque

I was born and raised in Albuquerque. The Sandia Mountains have enveloped and embraced me most of my life. I've wandered off, for decades at a time, yet this is always home. Recently tattoo genius Richie Castillo was in town, and I had an opportunity to get some work by him. Richie is the rare tattoo artist that doesn't need other art work to go by. He and I chatted about my experience growing up here, and he began to draw on my arm. The finished work… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on June 28, 2010 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments


I’ve been thinking a lot about common sense lately. Let me rephrase that – I’ve been thinking about uncommon sense. You know, the kind of practiced response that lines up with social norms in a civil society?

And I’m trying not to be a cranky curmudgeon mom as I think through this.

For… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on June 28, 2010 at 11:30am — 10 Comments

Pueblo Revival Architecture

My brother and I just read the items about the old airport and the Monte Vista Fire Station. We are the grandchildren of Ernst Blumenthal (yes - the name actually is Ernst - not Ernest - he was quite emphatic about that). I live in the last home he built for his wife and himself. My brother John Colby and I were quite impressed with the article and thankful for your hard work and research. Thanks for your efforts to educate folks about the buildings and to preserve them.

Added by Maryann Trott on June 28, 2010 at 10:01am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Thales says, "Water is all".


Added by Barelas Babe on June 28, 2010 at 6:30am — 7 Comments


Have I said lately just how much I love Albuquerque, and New Mexico in general?

If I haven't, I feel the need to state it anew. I love the climate, the landscape, the cuisine, and the great people we've met in person and on-line (via Duke City Fix). I feel great about the opportunity I've taken to revisit the state of my youth (geographically speaking; I've never left the figurative state) and I'm doubly glad that my wife, who had her doubts prior to our relocation, has loved it all… Continue

Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on June 27, 2010 at 11:01am — 17 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Tracey Dahl.... "La Cueva, the Cave"

Tracey Dahl is an active member of the poetry community. She was born and raised in Albuquerque and is going to school right now at CNM. She has been published in The Rag and forthcoming in Pemmican. She continues to work with youth and other poets. She is Haiku Deathmatch Champion as well as the co-coach for the youth team ABQ Unidos. She will be co-featuring Church of Beethoven with Tracey Pontani in August.…


Added by The DitchRider on June 27, 2010 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Storyteller's Summer Studio

For the past three weeks i have been teaching a photography class at Truman Middle School as part of YDI's Storyteller's Summer Studio. This project was a opportunity for students at Jimmy Carter and Truman Middle Schools to learn the crafts of photography, screenwriting, acting, set/mural design and film production.

Tomorrow the students from both schools will share their work in a multimedia performance at the Wool Warehouse Theater in Downtown Albuquerque at 518 Roma NW (corner of… Continue

Added by Alicia Lueras Maldonado on June 26, 2010 at 10:31am — 2 Comments

Get the Creative Scoop from Mid-Schoolers

Alicia Lueras Maldonado let me know about this great opportunity for up-n-coming youth in the arts and for those of us who should be paying attention to --and helping to celebrate--the voices and stories and concerns of youth.

This Sunday presents the fruits of a three-week crash course in screenwriting, filmmaking, set design, acting and photography that has been offered to middle school students from Truman and Jimmy Carter Middle… Continue

Added by lisa gill on June 26, 2010 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Recovery Cat 6.26.2010

"So we've done a lot of things to kind of encourage the people to go someplace else," Harris said.

Concrete Park Erected To Solve Homeless Problem.

Regards,… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on June 26, 2010 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

"Tara, tell me, is paint what comes from a tube?"

Deborah Gavel asks, “What is paint? Does it come from a tube or could it be a piece of broken pottery?” Her art is where paint meets part of a salt-shaker with burned incense. Where paint becomes cut paper. And paint is wax. Half a teacup, a coin, a piece of a $5 bill, a Persian miniature. Deborah has always been “a painter who leans towards sculpture.” Her work is an amalgam of different elements, and the coherence into one honored impulse requires… Continue

Added by lisa gill on June 25, 2010 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

Sad, mad, frustrated, worried about the Gulf oil leak?

Yeah, me, too. "Obsessed" would likely be a better word. Or "sick with grief and anxious about the future of an ocean that has been ruined not just by corporate mismanagement and a lack of government oversight but also thanks to our ridiculous and gluttonous consumption of resources" (Okay, that was 37 words.)

Anyway, wouldn't it be nice to hold hands on Saturday with some other people who feel sad and upset and angry and freaked out by the whole thing, too?

I think… Continue

Added by Laura on June 25, 2010 at 8:15am — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: Glaze of Glory


Added by Alexis on June 25, 2010 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

Morning Fix: Casting Call - Vampires Needed

  • "Fright Night" is being remade with Albuquerque standing in for Las Vegas, NV. Even better, Colin Farell Farrell has signed on to star as the vampirely neighbor. They're casting now for extras including Las Vegas…

Added by Alexis on June 24, 2010 at 6:00am — 9 Comments

Cowboy Junkies Concert Review

Thanks to the Duke City Fix and AMP Concerts, my wife and I were able to attend the Cowboy Junkies show at the Hispanic Cultural Center last night. We arrived at the advertised start time, 7:30, and found our chairs. At first glance our seats, which were extra chairs set up in aisle between upper and lower seating, seemed to leave a little to be desired. However, almost immediately I realized these were going to be great seats...… Continue

Added by RivetGang on June 23, 2010 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

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