December 2008 Stories (140)

Remembering Palmer

As 2008 comes to a close, I start remembering the year, and especially, remembering those who are no longer with us. One Albuquerquean in particular comes to mind: Palmer Nelson.

I first met Palmer in 1997 while he was working in his wife's picture framing shop and gallery.

Our family has never really observed the annual “Take Your Child to Work” day. This is because, as anyone who has spent time in a small family owned business knows, every day… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on December 31, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Coming Soon...

21 more days of W...

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Added by Jeff Hartzer on December 31, 2008 at 4:21pm — 3 Comments

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Saturday January… Continue

Added by Self Serve on December 31, 2008 at 2:34pm — No Comments



On this date ten years ago certain member states of the European Union dissolved their currencies and adopted the common currency, the Euro, on January 1st, 1999.

Once,… Continue

Added by FOXP2 on December 31, 2008 at 8:16am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Never Forget Us?


Added by Somegye on December 31, 2008 at 5:30am — 11 Comments



This is the time of the year when commentators and media outlets release their obligatory “Year in Review” articles.. Let’s do a century instead.

Years, decades, centuries, are rarely coterminous with the events that mark them. The Gay 90’s… Continue

Added by FOXP2 on December 31, 2008 at 5:00am — No Comments

Myspace turning CAPTCHAs on whether you like it or not

While I know that ramdomly adding people like crazy on Myspace rarely leads to anything, it's still something you end up doing sometimes, because there can be some traffic out of it. That's why I'm quite interested in Myspace's new total subversion of their own user controls. As of the past couple days, the big M seems to be filtering all friend request traffic, and requiring you to answer a CAPTCHA for nearly every friend add. It seems that it will go away sometimes, but if you are adding too… Continue

Added by brian botkiller on December 30, 2008 at 11:55pm — No Comments

Burque Beauties Raise funds and Awareness for their best friends.

Please Help us, to help the pit bulls of Albuquerque! Buy a calendar today!!

We are the Burque Babes and Bullies, a group of pit bull owning, dog loving ladies, who decided to create a calendar to help raise funds to support Albuquerque's pit bulls. All of our proceeds this year will benefit Responsibly Adopting Albuquerque’s pit bulls, and to also help foster and find forever homes for bullies on death row.

Nearly 25% of all the… Continue

Added by Kiss~a~bully on December 30, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

RIP Ann Savage. B-Movie Femme Fatale

Cross posted at the Desert of the Real Economics.

Listen Mister, I been around, and I know a wrong guy when I see one.

She could be talking about the Author, but this was actress Ann Savage in the Film Noir classic "Detour".

Ann savage passed away on Christmas Day this… Continue

Added by FOXP2 on December 30, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Great Gildersleeve and the Golden Age of Geekdom


UNM CAMPUS--Tucked into the underground cavity that is called the Centennial Science & Engineering Library, the Depew radio collection is seldom seen and rarely discussed. But…


Added by Johnny_Mango on December 30, 2008 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

Albuquerque Weaves - A Conversation With Donna Contractor

And I don't mean hair extensions. I mean tapestry and other fiber art. My friend, award-winning tapestry and mixed media artist Donna Loraine Contractor will be a featured artist at the City of Albuquerque’s Open Space Visitor Center’s two-person show New Mexico Weaves Tapestry, January 3-February 28, 2009. Donna shares the main exhibition gallery with fellow weaver Pat Dozier. An opening… Continue

Added by Kelly on December 30, 2008 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: Look Into


Added by Somegye on December 30, 2008 at 5:30am — 14 Comments

It happened on Central . . .

Recently sighted on old '66:

Eric McFadden drops in at Zinc to jam with Chris Dracup:

A goddess dances in the window:

A law enforcement officer sets an example:

(it was noon; there was neither a meter slip nor a parking ticket on the windshield)

Sunbathers grab a few rays on a warm winter day:…


Added by Richard Malcolm on December 30, 2008 at 12:39am — 4 Comments

The end of Hedwig, the beginning of a new year

It's been about a week now since Hedwig ended, which has been surreal. It was definitely one of the most fun experiences of my life, and I am sad to see it go. Our final show on sunday the 21st was rock solid, marred with a tinge of sadness because it was our last show. As Brian looked back at us before "Midnight Radio", tears in his eyes, I think we all felt the depth of what we'd been doing for the past three months with this production. We belted out one of the most heartfelt renditions of… Continue

Added by brian botkiller on December 30, 2008 at 12:00am — No Comments

Twilight Time


Twilight over BunnytownUSA

From ages past, the evening twilight of the high desert has been a favorite time of day for those of us fortunate enough to breathe deep the high desert vibes...It is a difficult 'thing' to catch in a photograph. Hopefully, the picture above captures a bit of Albuquerque's twilight time in winter. Feel free to add your own twilight pix for us to… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on December 29, 2008 at 5:02pm — No Comments

2009: The year of the creative elixirs

Come out, come out, wherever you are!

By the start of the new year you will have consumed enough cookies, champagne, and chile to last you through the winter cold. But have you really tasted enough of the creative elixir?? If you want to get '09 jumping off right, The Harwood is just the place for you - we're ringing in the New Year with three great gallery exhibits:

Friday Jan 2nd from 6 - 8 pm (in conjunction with First… Continue

Added by The Harwood Art Center on December 29, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Ujamaa in Albuquerque

Habari Gani!

Today is the fourth day of Kwanzaa, a seven day holiday celebrating African-American and African culture and heritage.

The first time I observed Kwanzaa in Albuquerque was at a UNM community celebration over ten years ago. Students, staff, faculty, and community members gathered in the old… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on December 29, 2008 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

It takes a village...

"Thank YOU!!!" to the nearly 700 supporters who came out for our Annual 12x12 Fundraiser this past December 5th. Special thanks go out to the 150 participating 12x12 artists, the event sponsors and volunteers, the donating restaurants and florist, portrait artist Leo Neufeld, and DJ Ultraviolet. Because of you all, we had our most successful fundraiser to date!

It is moments like these that truly… Continue

Added by The Harwood Art Center on December 29, 2008 at 11:54am — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: Late by About 128 Years


Added by Somegye on December 29, 2008 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

Chaka-locka, y’all

Which Way 2 Utopia? This was the question asked by the local funksters known as Aladocious as they brought forth their debut CD this month at Burque’s own Blue Jeans Lounge. On the way to the answer, the band fuses three decades of funk tradition into a brand-new bag. This stuff comes off as yo’ mama’s funk, from the streetcorner of Clinton and Sly, with soulful ryhthms, sweet harmonies, deluxe horns, and arrangements that would beat many bands. And this band fears no wah-wah. But just when you… Continue

Added by Richard Malcolm on December 29, 2008 at 12:00am — No Comments

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