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Added by Somegye on January 26, 2009 at 5:30am — No Comments

The Land Where Aretha’s Fathers Died

For me, the first emotional hit of the inauguration ceremony was hearing Aretha Franklin sing “My Country ’Tis Of Thee,” with the gospel chorus swelling up in the background. When she sang “land where my fathers died,” I wondered about that line and what it meant in terms of Aretha’s American ancestry.

It turns out that Aretha’s father, Clarence “C. L.” Franklin, was from Sunflower County, Mississippi, in the Delta, home of blues masters BB King and Charlie Patton (and also of Archie… Continue

Added by Richard Malcolm on January 25, 2009 at 4:56pm — 4 Comments

And then there was the first time Jones took acid.

...and it looked something like this drawing by Jim Woodring...

"Jones! Are you trippin?"

"I don't know, man."

Jones and acid went together about as well as Jones and booze, which is to say not at all.

It was at a party in, I think, December of… Continue

Added by Dick Chingadero on January 24, 2009 at 11:06pm — No Comments

Martini Mike's Hangover Report - Lone Wolf Edition

I am up far too early for having gone to bed at approximately 4 am. I hold the looming thought of the inevitability of going to Lowes today at bay. My camera is full, my coffee is warm, and giddy girls carry on downstairs. Last night is almost like a dream at this point. Mostly a good dream except for a place I won’t mention by name. Hey, in the words of Doris Day… “… Continue

Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on January 24, 2009 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

Liveblogging From the SGC: Cadigan Drops Bombshell About Obama's Stimulus Plan

ACOMA ROOM, ABQ CIVIC CENTER--Michael Cadigan spoke on a panel this morning whose topic was "Tools and Strategies for Addressing Climate Change at the Local Level." Towards the end of his segment he announced that Obama's stimulus package contained an interstate off-ramp for the SunCal development southwest of the city. Not only will it be an interchange in the middle of nowhere, it "will be 15 miles from people's jobs." Cadigan characterized the… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on January 24, 2009 at 1:22pm — 25 Comments

Delicious absurdity

For sheer silliness, with a touch of existentialism, peel your butt off the couch and plunk it down at UNM's Theater X Sunday afternoon for the show "Nharcolepsy". Hey, you even get to throw stuff at the actors.

It's another fun offering from Tricklock Company's Revolutions International Theater Festival. This marks… Continue

Added by Megan on January 24, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Mayor Chavez, You've Got a Drug Problem

Last December I found myself conducting a hurried search for a new place to live. I ended up on Iron SW, between 3rd and 4th. The place is lacking some basic modern amenities, is old and cold, but is funky enough to appeal to an unemployed, fulltime MFA student/writer/poet looking for inexpensive digs where he could study, write, and let his creative juices flow. The neighborhood consists of several churches close by, a homeless shelter on the corner, and a large playground across the street… Continue

Added by Richard V on January 24, 2009 at 10:47am — 16 Comments

More Revolutions Blog, More Great Theatre

I'm back!

Did you miss me?

So, last I checked, we were talking about all the great stuff going on this week.

I got in NHARCOLEPSY, but didn't have time to talk about the other 1900 things going on.

So, without further ado.....

KA*BU*KI: From American Kabuki Master Lonny Gordon comes an inspirational story of a youth in search of expression and an American in search of cultural identity through… Continue

Added by Revolutions International Theatre Festival on January 23, 2009 at 3:57pm — No Comments

NM Health reform article on NMI, just in time for the legislative session

Check this out before you call your lawmakers in Santa Fe!

Added by Terry Schleder on January 23, 2009 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Internaltional Health Systems Reform article published nationally (with tip 'o the hat to NM!)...

Check out my recently published content on AC:

Making Health Care Reform Sexy
Still tying to figure out how to work this hi-tech bloggy stuff...

Added by Terry Schleder on January 23, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Inagural Blog for Revolutions 09!

Oh my blog, you guys.

You’ve been asking, and we figured it was about time we delivered. Let me be the first to welcome you to the Inaugural Tricklock blog! (Cue confetti and Bruce Springsteen)

So, why now, you ask? Well, I’ll tell you. Firstly, we wanted one more way to connect with YOU: our friends, our patrons, and our community. Don’t get us wrong: we love talking to you after shows, before shows, at the coffee place, in the street…But sometimes you’re not in the… Continue

Added by Revolutions International Theatre Festival on January 23, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Live Blogging from the Smart Growth Conference

ALBUQUERQUE CONVENTION CENTER--This is the 8th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth conference. There are over a thousand people here: attending panel discussions, training sessions, local tours, and speeches. This is a nation-wide event plus a smattering of attendees from other countries. Here are a few impressions.…


Added by Johnny_Mango on January 23, 2009 at 1:54pm — 2 Comments

Today's Venue!

Los Primos and Ballet en Fuego are covered in the Albuquerque Journal today for their show on Sunday! Check it out on the first page of the Venue.

The "Fiesta de Colores" dress rehearsal was last night and I cannot wait for everyone to see it. It is going to knock your socks off (in a good way)!

- Juan
Los Primos

Added by Juan of Los Primos on January 23, 2009 at 10:15am — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: For Sale


Added by Somegye on January 23, 2009 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

The Cult of Coronado (the Wiener)

Whether you’re a Burqueño, a Northeast Heightseño or a Nob Hilleño, you know it. I know it. Coronado Wieners are where it’s at…wherever that may be. They’re the bomb…and the packaging looks like one too--like a case of dynamite from a loony western cartoon.

I once debated with myself about smuggling a two-pound, pink package of Coronados with me on a plane. But I feared it would have caused panic with the TSA once the wieners hit the… Continue

Added by Jeremy Jojola on January 22, 2009 at 11:30pm — 26 Comments

Sales .....

Seems some people (more so in sales) get drawn into repetative sales questions and techniques ...

While I was at Super Cuts this past wednesday, a guy had just finished getting a super short buzz cut, he's standing at the counter ready to pay, the stylist (in sales mode) asked if he'd like to buy some styling gel .... ..... figure that one out ....

Then ....... (as a motorcycle rider I know some of you have experienced this one before)

I went to Bob's Burgers ordered the 2… Continue

Added by David M on January 22, 2009 at 9:43pm — No Comments

'Burque visits Obama - Inauguration '09 DC Trip

Just returned from an exciting and eventful visit back home to the DC / Maryland area. Although we didn't have tickets to any Inauguration events, we were hell bent on being in the area. To say the least, the experience was once-in-a-lifetime.

To save money on flights, we flew into Philly and took the Amtrak into DC. Just earlier that day Obama took the same route. Phily's 30th Street station still had confetti remnants on the floor of the… Continue

Added by Jen Marshall on January 22, 2009 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Jones Story #1

There was this guy we knew in high school. We'll just refer to him as "Jones." This is the same Jones I mentioned int he snowball story. Another "Jones Story." We've all got them. Stories of things he has done over the years that defy the law, reason, logic, and nature. This is my favorite Jones story. (Pissant was the name that Jones had given to a friend of ours named Martin.)


So, back… Continue

Added by Dick Chingadero on January 22, 2009 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Dick Chingadero's take on Eldorado HS's Freak Wall, ca. 1976.

For more on the Freak Wall, see Rudy Carillo's piece at

Here we see the infamous "Freak Wall" at Eldorado High School circa 1976. This was in front of the Vocational building on the north end of campus. About a hundred or so yards south, in front of the media center, was the "Jock Wall." The "Stomps" (cowboys) hung out in the parking lot. At either end of the Freak… Continue

Added by Dick Chingadero on January 22, 2009 at 4:04pm — 2 Comments

Bald Eagle on the Bosque

This morning on our daily walk to the Bosque we were delighted to see a Bald Eagle! It was just another moment that I wished I had brought the camera. It was such a rare and awesome sight. The crows however, weren't as happy, they were chasing the eagle out of every tree he landed in.

I have a question for anyone who might know, is this normal? I have never seen a Bald Eagle in NM in the wild and wondered if they migrate through here or something?

Added by Paula Manning-Lewis on January 22, 2009 at 12:03pm — 24 Comments

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