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Oh, Albuquerque. It's not you. It's me. Really, it's me. (update: Actually, it's not me. It's some of our elected leaders)

So, I was house sitting for some friends in western Colorado. (That's the kind of thing you get to do when you're a freelance writer, and you can work from pretty much anywhere.) I was up there from July 7 through the end of last week.



Whenever I'd check the news, weather, etc. I'd read all about flash flooding and rain and all sorts of wonderful things like that. When I returned, I saw that my tomato plans were outrageously humongous--one has even attached itself to the lower… Continue

Added by Laura on July 29, 2008 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

Itsa Italian Ice

My daughter and I were just on 2nd Street between Menaul and Candelaria when I had to do a double take. Itsa Italian Ice is back! They've only been open since July 12th.



We walked in and indulged ourselves with great Italian Ice. They have a full menu of hamburgers, hot dogs, Frito pie, corn dogs, gelati, ice cream, and of course, Italian Ice. Didn't get lunch, but the choices for the ice were many - lemon, cherry, watermelon, black… Continue

Added by Adelita on July 29, 2008 at 2:47pm — 15 Comments

NM tax holiday

New Mexico taxes will be suspended August 1-3 on school supplies worth $15 or less (sarcastic yay because the savings is, what, $1), clothing worth $100 or less (a slightly more sincere yay), and a single purchase of a computer, software and/or computer accessories with a combined value of $1,000 or less (can I get a hell yeah!)



All of this is according to a… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on July 29, 2008 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

shake rattle y roll

just had a medium sized quake in socal. no damage reported. this one's relatively minor.

Added by Leonard on July 29, 2008 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Rich and Famous?

Getting away with stuff...It's just that easy for some folks and we're not talking movie stars...

After a 39th citation today, he's free as a white bird: Jason Daskalos.

Guilty or not of pending Federal charges, he wins a new car at a new Casino: Manny Aragon.

Taking a bath in 942,480 gallons of water used at his home in 2007: Tim Cummins, Water Board Member...

And the list goes on...Riordan, Montoya, yada yada...witch hunts… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on July 29, 2008 at 12:42pm — 3 Comments

Morning Fix: More from Ruidoso

Morning Fix: More from Ruidoso

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Added by Somegye on July 29, 2008 at 5:12am — 3 Comments

And the Shootout Begins - Photos from the Movie Sets!

The Duke City Shootout Digital Filmmaking Festival is in full swing. The seven filmmakers and the crews have been shooting on location day and night throughout Albuquerque and beyond. Here's a look at what they've been up to:



Movie: Screwed by Rob Palmer

Photo: John Maio…



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Added by Duke City Shootout Digital Filmmaking Festival on July 28, 2008 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Local Etsy of the Week-RocketScienceStyle

This week's Albuquerque Etsy seller is RocketScienceStyle maker of fine bags, wallets, and jewelry. I'm in the middle of a wallet obsession, I need a new one and can't commit. I want this one but it's already sold and I love… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on July 28, 2008 at 2:17pm — 4 Comments

Walkability - Barelas Style

I’m up too late on a Saturday night (for reasons of insomnia, not fun) and feel too groggy to throw on some clothes and walk a few blocks down the street to the Church of Beethoven this Sunday morning.



So I make my mug of Ohori’s Italian Roast drip coffee, all the while dithering over whether I want to start my day with the New York… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on July 28, 2008 at 1:30pm — 8 Comments

Chama Motorcycle Diaries

The Albuquerque Motorcycle Riders Group trip description for Saturday was ambitious; ride up through Cuba to Abiquiu, then north to Chama for lunch near the border of Colorado, then down back roads south through Madrid and back to Albuquerque in a day. The leader, Jim, who probably has gear and a bike built for trips to Tierra del Fuego, apparently experienced four drops of rain after leaving the house, so he turned around and bagged the trip. He… Continue

Added by JMG on July 28, 2008 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

Morning Fix: Remnants



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Added by Somegye on July 28, 2008 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

Oh so many shows to review

Three great events this weekend came and went, and here's quick overviews of them all.



On Friday the 25th, we hosted ThouShaltNot at The Agency, a synthpop/post punk band touring thru here signed to Dancing Ferret Discs. The show went off quite well, The turnout was very respectable, and I believe all the bands had fun. Blood For Soil opened the night with their very KMFDM/Thrill Kill Cult sound (even doing a cover of TKK's "Sex on Wheels", lovely), Then ThouShaltNot took the stage… Continue

Added by brian botkiller on July 28, 2008 at 2:01am — 4 Comments

In Which the Isotopes Build a Nice Picket Fence

Well, I survived my weekend of baseball. The Isotopes, however, did not make it easy.



I haven't said anything about Friday or Saturday night's games, because, well, they were kinda bad. In both contests, the 'Topes fell behind early, due to a combination of poor pitching and porous defense. Then, they couldn't come back. Boo! Suffice to say, I was desperately hoping that the finale, tonight, would be a better affair.



Initially, it seemed my hopes would be dashed. The… Continue

Added by bluejays47 on July 27, 2008 at 10:09pm — 3 Comments

Cass and the Five Cats

Once there was a girl who grew up in Mississippi. She grew into a strong woman with a deep, powerful voice, a joyful laugh, and a dreadlocked curl on the side of her head. When she sang, she was very, very good; when she sang, she was like no one else.



Her name was Cassandra. She had the kind of voice that makes it worthwhile to sing slow, so that every note has some extra time to be explored. Her voice was languid, liquid, finding unknown crevices and filling them with warm sound,… Continue

Added by Richard Malcolm on July 27, 2008 at 11:47am — 2 Comments

Goatheads, they are legion. . .

Pet paws beware! Puncture vine is everywhere in with the nightshade and mallow. All day I spent pulling up goatheads; weed whacking would only make them stronger. The humidity, and heat and my mind wanders. Maybe those ones will be too small to grow seeds. . . . That one is a lookalike, isn't it? . . . I thought I had done that area already? . . .…



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Added by Joel Deluxe on July 26, 2008 at 11:00pm — 16 Comments

Iran to execute 30 on Sunday July 27th

Iran will be executing 30 'criminals' on Sunday July 27th;



Among these people to be executed are those "being involved in illegal relationships"



Some of these men and women are gay or lesbian , some are people who had sex outside marriage;



I ask you to say a prayer, light a candle or otherwise send strength to these folks, who will be hanged less than 10 hours from now...



think about the fact that most of us could be on this list, as so many of us… Continue

Added by W2M on July 26, 2008 at 4:30pm — 25 Comments

Am I a Sheepdog?

I was having some success in my newly found profession of designing websites for clients. Although I came to this new profession with some experience, it had never really been a full time job for me. Yet in less than six months I had managed to secure seven accounts and at the same time I would also get a part time job with a familiar employer working in technical services. But it didn’t start like this. The last twenty years I spent as a street cop… Continue

Added by buggs on July 26, 2008 at 2:30pm — 15 Comments

Grower's Market / Park Party Downtown

The Grower's Market at Robinson Park is so much more than organic veggies and great art---it's a party. There was a great old timey music/bluegrass band today: the Young Edwards Band, and all three played and sang beautifully, alone and in harmony.





If I had any inclination at all towards having new babies, this would have created deep longing in… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on July 26, 2008 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

old RockSquawk posting that got no love... so I thought I'd cut and blog it here on the DCF

firstly, is RockSquawk kinda slow these days? I posted the article below in hopes of igniting a good conversation with other studio owners (posted in the studio section of Squawk), engineers, and others... but this post just sat there... no love... kinda weak if you ask me. I thought maybe... just maybe... at least the studio owners, engineers and producers of this town could find common ground to talk about recording music, gear, ups and downs of studio ownership, working with other engineers,… Continue

Added by jasonwolf on July 26, 2008 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Duke City Shootout Kicks Off with a Bang

The Duke City Shootout blasted into the 2008 festival with a Shotgun Start at Albuquerque Studios.

With one shot of the Shotgun - they're off! Stay tuned all this week to hear about the scripts and the movies.

This all leads up to the gala premiere on August 2nd. Don't miss it.

Added by Duke City Shootout Digital Filmmaking Festival on July 26, 2008 at 1:08am — No Comments

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