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March Fourth, June Seventh

EXUBERANT! March Fourth had to be good, and they delivered. I was so exhausted from a crazy Monday that I might have skipped the show, except that I had a commitment to write about it. After two minutes into the celebration that is March Fourth my yukky Monday disappeared into joy. Karlita and I marveled at the unique gypsy big band sound and the crazy sexiness of burlesque boys and girls on stilts.…


Added by Kelly Vickers on June 8, 2010 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Oh, Snap!

On the Friday afternoon that kicked off Memorial Day weekend, I was in an ambulance in downtown Albuquerque, staring at an IV bag and wondering how long it would take for morphine to enter my bloodstream. Since I had spent most of the early part of that afternoon writing up multiple choice quizzes for a online course I’m teaching this summer, my mind moved like this:

A. Not fast enough.

B. Not long at all.

C. Time is… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on June 7, 2010 at 10:00am — 21 Comments

Consider me a convert

I've been meaning to do this for a long time, but I finally went to the Church of Beethoven.

Needless to say, I loved it. The one-hour concert (complete with a poetry break and two minutes of silence) provided everything I've always wanted from church (time to feel contemplative, feeling like part of a community, a break from the everyday and a visit with the sublime) without any of the other things that freak me out… Continue

Added by Laura on June 7, 2010 at 6:40am — 4 Comments

The battle for green

So, I'm officially in my sixth month of home ownership. My indoor decor progresses with every new Filmore poster, pulp art print, circus punk, or vinyl collectible I find.

But, my fiance and I have started… Continue

Added by RiRiSynCyr on June 6, 2010 at 10:35pm — 8 Comments

Yearning for the Source of the Image: The Films of Nina Fonoroff

What is it about Nina Fonoroff’s short experimental films that are so profoundly compelling and moving for me? In part it’s that she takes the daily materials of her stock-in-trade—found footage, audio recordings, words on the page—and restores to them the silvery luminosity and reawakened wonder that I once felt in my early filmic experiences: the silent movies of Jean Vigo, F.W. Murnau and Fritz Lang, the Russians Eisenstein, Pudovkin and… Continue

Added by Richard Read Oyama on June 6, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Joy Harjo... Letter to Lawson or We Were There When Jazz Was Invented

Joy Harjo will be the headliner for the next Duende Poetry Series program on Sunday, June 13 at 3 p.m. at the Anasazi Fields Winery in Placitas. Reading with her will be Albino Carrillo, a UNM graduate and a nominee for the prestigious Pushcart Prize in poetry (2008). Albino, by the way, is the twin brother of DCF contributor Rudolfo Carrillo. Wow.

If you have never… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on June 6, 2010 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

The FREE PORCH and other HOT memories

HOT Days like today's with a considerable dry heat take me back to our first years in New Mexico where we were such novice 'renters', we did not realize a swamp cooler was supposed to have water in it...Thanks Mr. Landlord. 23 years ago this weekend on a cool and beautiful day (followed by thunderstorms the next day) my wife, Debra Landau, and I were married atop our roof on Princeton S.E. in an eclectic ceremony performed by the head tribal Medicine Woman of Isleta Pueblo (pre-Casino… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on June 5, 2010 at 2:30pm — 8 Comments

Duke City Dames meet Luscious Liberty Ladies

Caution! This spring five of New York's biggest bump 'n' grind stars have highway fever! The super-star team of Anita Cookie, Clams Casino, Darlinda Just Darlinda, GiGi LaFemme and Minnie Tonka are hitting the road for DANGEROUS CURVES AHEAD: BURLESQUE ON THE GO-GO! With a squeal of tires and a cloud of glitter, they're leaving behind the Big Apple with the top down and their tassels twirling! And they're taking Albuquerque by storm for just one night along with many of New Mexico’s top… Continue

Added by Burlesque Noir on June 5, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Recovery Cat 6.5.2010

It's also very difficult to blame others when we're using I-Statements. They force us to take responsibility for what we're thinking and feeling, which protects others from our blame, guilt and judgment.



Added by J. Paul Lanier on June 5, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Happy Anniversary, Albuquerque

Today is the second anniversary of my arrival in my new home town, Albuquerque!

And I've never looked back (except to curse the heat in Phoenix).

I'm so very grateful for all the wonderful things that have happened here - great new friends, awesome live music, cultivating my massage practice, all the learning and culture that has flowed to me.

The southwest is where I plan to lay my bones down.

Very grateful I took the chance to come here.

Added by Karla Linden, NMT, LMT on June 4, 2010 at 7:54am — No Comments

Morning Fix - Kobe's Mind

  • Hold your appetite, now there's a food festival of sorts to coincide with Balloon Fiesta.
  • Gathering of Nations' one-year "outdoor experiment" is officially over. More importantly,…

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on June 4, 2010 at 5:30am — 7 Comments

A Great Way to Celebrate

Buca Di Beppo was our night out with family last Saturday. We were with a group of 16 people and Buca Di Beppo handled it wonderfully. This is really a great place to take a party. Their food is great and some of their drinks are right on the spot. Each couple… Continue

Added by ABQ City Girl on June 4, 2010 at 5:00am — No Comments

The Beautiful "Nonsence" of J. Lynn Johnson's Art

J. Lynn Johnson's retrospective show at Revlis promises to be magnetic: I know because personally I haven't been able to forget Lynn's style since I first saw her work on a postcard stuck on Kris Mills' refrigerator years ago. This week I also had the opportunity to sit down with Lynn to talk about her work at Milton's, one of my favorite… Continue

Added by lisa gill on June 4, 2010 at 12:30am — 3 Comments

Fremont problem

Just found out that Fremont's is now open from 10:00 to 14:00. They struggled for a while and the shift to 4-hour work days is a bad omen. Besides, who can go grocery shopping in the morning? I expect an imminent collapse. Considering that they were the only source of British pies in the whole town, it will be bad.

Added by Pete Zaitcev on June 3, 2010 at 8:36pm — No Comments

What happened to Michael Kelting?

I've grown to enjoy Micheal Kelting's weather segments on KOB. He was there last week. Now he is gone. There is no longer evidence of his existence on the KOB website. Affiliates like to do day they are on air. Then they are gone.
Anyone know anything?

Added by me myself on June 3, 2010 at 6:58pm — 18 Comments

Beneficial Farms CSA Now in Albuquerque

Beneficial Farms Community Supported Agriculture is now accepting members in Albuquerque. Weekly distribution to members will begin on Friday, June 25 from 4-6 pm at the La Montanita Coop Warehouse at 3361 Columbia NE. Beneficial Farms CSA works with up to 40 regional farms each year and offers abundant, affordable weekly shares of fresh fruit and vegetables and other local and regionally produced foods to its members year round. All produce is grown with sustainable chemical free methods.… Continue

Added by Beneficial Farms on June 3, 2010 at 11:37am — No Comments

Morning Fix - Broken Soldiers

  • (Go see Matt Pond PA June 19th at Corazon in Santa Fe)
  • State Supt. of Schools does not recommend implementing a West Side School District. Of course, she doesn't recommend NOT implementing one, either.
  • Best Primary Election wrap up can be found…

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on June 3, 2010 at 5:30am — 11 Comments

Morning Fix - The Fix is In

  • (Go see Sage Francis on June 12th at the Sunshine Theater)
  • Get the latest on the Primary Election results and recaps here. (And think about donating, too.)
  • The Washington Post…

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on June 2, 2010 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

Morning Fix - Vote Today, Dammit

  • (And, yes, I know I embedded that same song before, but it's THAT good. It's my Summer jam.)
  • NMI recaps NM and Albuquerque jobless rates for April. (Also, have I mentioned that you can donate to NMI by clicking…

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on June 1, 2010 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Grandpa's War Memories

Today I am reading through the transcripts from tapes my grandfather sent to my mother over 30 years ago. My mom had asked him to tell his story and he became obsessed with the telling. He sent her no less than 5 tapes per week for over 10 weeks. My mom, ever the stenographer, typed everything out as best she could considering his nasally, twangy, Kentucky drawl and the constant manner in which he dropped consonants.

He begins the telling just before boot camp and the how’s and why’s… Continue

Added by Natalie on May 31, 2010 at 1:38pm — No Comments

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