October 2010 Stories (75)

The Sunday Poem: Gaurav Rajen... First Love: Memories (1972; 2010)

These worlds that Gaurav Rajen visits and revisits--it's not just India and America, it's the humbling passage of time itself that haunts him in such a beautiful way. Well, it haunts us all.

Gaurav Rajen is an engineer with a doctorate working on greenhouse gas reductions and other environmental problems. He lives in the NE Heights where he continues work on his first novel.

First Love: Memories (1972;… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on October 31, 2010 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Rio Grande

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Rio Grande, Albuquerque, NM. Taken from Alameda Blvd bridge

Added by Poncho on October 30, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Recovery Cat 10.30.2010

Psephology is the study of results and other statistics relating to elections (especially with a view to predicting future results)... When elections are called, politicians and their supporters attempt to influence policy by competing directly for the votes of constituents in what are called campaigns. Supporters for a campaign can be either formally organized or loosely affiliated, and frequently utilize campaign advertising. It is common for… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on October 30, 2010 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Author Karl Marlantes in Albuquerque

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How is it that a small bookstore in Albuquerque's North Valley, BOOKWORKS is hosting world-famous author of what many are calling (including me) the best book on the infamous "Vietnam Conflict" ever?

Well sir, it just happens that the author's son is getting married this week in Albuquerque!

karl marlantes


Added by Jeff Hartzer on October 29, 2010 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Candidate Conversations, Red Light Cameras & The Latino Vote.

New Mexico's race for governor is in the national spotlight this year, in part because it's one of the only ones with two female candidates. NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS continues our mission of educating and informing the voting community by focusing on this important race. Ahead this week, NMiF Correspondent Gwyneth Doland sits down with democrat candidate, Lt. Governor Diane Denish, for a candid discussion about the race, her plans for New Mexico, and her opponent, Dona Ana… Continue

Added by New Mexico In Focus on October 29, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Empty Stage Filled Fast

If you walk into Popejoy Hall the morning before a show, you might be surprised to see a pretty empty stage. You’d probably wonder how we expect to have a show at all that night.

Loading in Cirque Mechanics’ Boom Town was pretty typical. At 10 in the morning, a crew of Popejoy stage hands began focussing lights. At 1, several more… Continue

Added by Terry S. Davis on October 29, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

Morning Fix - Doing the Mash


Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on October 29, 2010 at 5:00am — 9 Comments

Carniceria El Rodeo

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Carniceria El Rodeo, a meat market. 1813 Broadway SE, Albuquerque, NM. Photo by Rich Sanchez.

Added by Poncho on October 28, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Morning Fix - Clowns and Day of the Dead


Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on October 28, 2010 at 5:30am — 5 Comments

Close Encounters Of A Coltrane Kind . . .

I've been fortunate to have had several live encounters with the great John Coltrane. All were memorable but the first, for personal reasons, is the most vivid to me: It was between sets at The Plugged Nickel in Chicago, 1965 ("Crescent" had recently come out and I was wearing out the grooves on that record). I was a young teenager accompanied by my mother (I couldn't get in without a parent). Coltrane was sitting at a table with a couple of guys, looking very quiet but enormous and imposing,… Continue

Added by Joel Schneider on October 27, 2010 at 10:45am — No Comments

Morning Fix - On the Horizon

  • I don't begrudge firefighters anything, but this is a tad disturbing.
  • More genius armed robbers fill our streets.
  • The latest on…

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on October 27, 2010 at 5:00am — 6 Comments

Alley Art Mural 4 - Street Text - Grand Opening & Unveiling on Saturday, October 30!

OK, "unveiling" might be a bit much. Come on, those of you who've seen us working for the past couple of weeks have a pretty good idea of what we've been up to. It's not like we've been working behind a sheet, or snagging passers-by & threatening them to vows of secrecy.

But, be that as it may, we're officially going public with our latest endeavor on Saturday afternoon, from 3 till 5pm - during which time 516 Arts will be once… Continue

Added by Stark Raven Studios on October 26, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The White Sands Full Moon Bike Ride

NOB HILL--Looking for a little adventure? This is one of the best short bike rides in New Mexico. It would have to be, or we wouldn't have driven all the way to Alamogordo just to do it. Actually, it is more than just a 16 mile bike ride. It is adventure itself calling.

To be a great ride for both MaryAnn and me it has to look like this:

• less than 20 miles

• little or no traffic

• fairly flat… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on October 26, 2010 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Morning Fix: Hindsight Brings Me Down

  • I thought my drive home from the Built To Spill Show last night was different...
  • ...and it wasn't because of this, which…

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on October 26, 2010 at 5:00am — 6 Comments

The link between the blues, the avant garde and electric Miles . . .

In responding to your observation that Miles Davis was (during his electric phase) "listening to JB and Sly and Stockhausen too."

re Miles, electric: thats exactly the case, and he was also listening to Hendrix. I agree completely that Miles probably did the best fusion. I had been deeply into Miles for a long time when "Bitches Brew" came out and though I loved his group with Wayne and Herbie ( I saw them perform at The Plugged Nickel in Chicago), the new direction he took on "B.B."… Continue

Added by Joel Schneider on October 25, 2010 at 2:29pm — No Comments

leaches and tarantulas, oh my!

KNME Science Café this past Saturday morning at the Bio Park and Aquarium was pretty special. Dr. Ralph Charlton is a extreme scientist. He is Curator of Invertebrates at the ABQBioPark. While we tried to overcome technical difficulties with our video clip, he entertained the crowd by placing a leach on each hand and talking about how they work and how to get them off. One kid suggested a spatula, other salt. But he did not even try to get them off. For the next hour, he spoke gesturing with… Continue

Added by Laurel Wyckoff on October 25, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Morning Fix - Hey Crashie...


Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on October 25, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Jessica Lopez and Christian Drake... Frida & Diego

A poem written by two people is pretty unusual, and here Lopez and Drake tackle one of the most complicated and passionate relationships that ever existed: that of Frida Kahloe and Diego Rivera. What an incredibly rich piece! Perhaps the only thing better than reading it would be watching them perform it...so a video of them doing just that follows. Wow.

Christian Drake is a six-time National Poetry Slam team member, including the… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on October 24, 2010 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Recovery Cat 10.23.2010

Protesting that your insinuations of attempted unfairness on my part are unjust; and with the hope that you did not very considerately make them, I proceed to reply. To your statement that 'It has been suggested recently that an arrangement had been made to bring out a third candidate for the U.S. Senate who, with yourself, should canvass the state in opposition to me &c.' I can only say that such suggestion must have been made by yourself; for… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on October 23, 2010 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Morning Fix: Irony Is All That's Left

• Truck driver gets mad, runs down cyclist. Unhurt cyclist recalls, "I was like, 'What's your problem?'”

• Winston Brooks takes his posse to Tampa. Misses statewide conference in ABQ on saving money.

•… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on October 22, 2010 at 6:30am — 15 Comments

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