Albuquerque has some of the most amazing and unusual entertainment in America. Each year a mostly local group of femme entertainers put on a burlesque, circus, music, etc. show called the Femme-o-lition Derby. It was ninety minutes of astonishing talent and girl girl loving. Matie Fricker and Molly Adler of Self Serve Toys provided running comedy relief as they worked the audience and introduced the acts:… Continue
Going to a national political convention is unlike anything else. Everywhere one turns, there are stories ready to be and interesting characters to interview. In other words, to call it a carnival would be a gross understatement.
Third Congressional District candidate Ben Ray Lujan walked through the Big Tent. A TV station from Spain interviewed Ben Ray Lujan -- then turned around and interviewed… Continue
Sarah Palin is a woman, yet she sure as hell is not Hillary Clinton. Somehow McCain missed the distinction.
McCain managed to put the entire focus of his campaign on his health yesterday. At 72, and having battled cancer four times, there is a big chance that his VP pick will assume to the throne. McCain had only met Palin one time, around six months ago. She had been… Continue
Some days I just shouldn't get out of bed. Not because I'm running a temperature, not because I have a runny nose, but because some days I don't find myself to be the best at being around people. You can call it PMS. I'm comfortable enough with myself to acknowledge that I have those days. But today is not that.
I have an office plant. I've had him for a few years. I saved him from being tossed aside after a big fundraising event when… Continue
Calling all organizers, writers and artists, and progressive journalists, teachers, and dreamers from all cultures to join us in building a new society while addressing the failures of the old. We will take up the vital issues of creating a just world through the application of hard work, the development of alternative forms of education, and the images of cultural transformation.
The Albuquerque Cultural Conference is BACK. Bring… Continue
Big love to all the winners of this year's Poetry on the Bus program! I just returned minutes ago from the opening reception to share some snapshots with you.
The downtown venue was packed and the scene was groovin'. Apparently poetry events are a prime place to meet people too as I connected with a foxy engineer from Intel who was there to support Jordan (shown… Continue
Kudos to Duke City Fix, 100 Gold, Sadies, Mayor Martin Chavez, Greg Payne and Abq. Ride for the beautiful job on the POETRY ON THE BUS reception; for the gorageous book of the selected poems; and for the LITERARY ARTS on the WALL artshow (Yes, poems are art pieces!) at 117 Gold. We know the literary art pieces will look just as snappy on the inside of the busses too.
Come out for a free public workshop at our Action Buzz Neighborhood Gardens THIS Saturday, Aug 30th.
(The Harwood: sowing seeds of art and veggies, at your community art center.)
WHAT: FREE Public Workshop @ the Action Buzz Neighborhood Gardens
WHERE: 1255 8th Street NW (north of Mountain, at the intersection of 8th and Summer)
TOPIC: HEALTHY SOIL: How to create and maintain quality dirt with Jacinda… Continue
Want to know why the NM Rail Runner Express uses bio-diesel? What's the weight of the cars vs. the locomotive? When can you start riding the train to Santa Fe? What are the challenges associated with laying rail on La Bajada hill?
I am supposed to be doing dishes and sifting paperwork right now, but I could not stop myself. I had to take a few minutes to sing the praises of chile peppers. Dang, they're good. I just ate some flank steak coated in sweet and smoky dark red chile powder from the Fruit Basket…Continue
Added by Carol on August 27, 2008 at 11:00pm —
New Local TV Channel Presents Opportunity Call for Community Partners/Proposals for Programming
Quote...Unquote, the operator of Channel 27, is planning to launch a second channel on February 1, 2009. This noncommercial digital channel will emphasize "local origination" programming primarily devoted to New Mexico arts and culture.
The intent is to showcase the vibrant Albuquerque… Continue
Added by Kelly on August 27, 2008 at 5:36pm —
This is the first post in a series of interviews of the artists who work at Chroma Studios. Terri Hansen has been at Chroma from the beginning. She started out in studio #9 but later moved in to studio #10 after realizing she needed more space. Terri is a southern gal and a sweetheart. She moved to Albuquerque from Atlanta, Georgia just over a year ago. Her work is just amazing and what truly amazes me is not only how quickly she finishes a painting, but… Continue
I've been fisihing at Tingley since last Spring.
Mostly Saturday mornings from sunrise until 10 AM or more, depends on the Sun.
I have a 2 rod license. I use an old rod I'd bought in Washington, DC more than 15 years ago. I also have a smaller rod I recently purchased here in town at Smiley Boy. Both my reels are new. My setup is sinkers on both, with two hooks. Hotdog, shrimp, and salmon eggs are the normal bait. This weekend I'll try some nasty blood dough I bought at Charlie's… Continue
Its no secret, I'm a geek at heart, actually I'm proud to be as geeky as I am! One of my many geeky pastimes is Beer and Airhockey. For a while there we had regular Beer and Airhockey nights, sometimes we had anywhere from 2 to 25 people show up to play. We even had a web-app client roster and score tally we could update with our phones (years before Twitter).
Yep we were that geeky. believe it or not there were girls too that cane to play… Continue