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Recovery Cat 9.11.2010

Genuine, as opposed to merely superficial, theatrical or pretend individuality actually only begins with recovery from alcoholism. For there is much more to being an individual than merely claiming to be one. Floyd P. Garrett, M.D. "Your First AA Meeting: An Unofficial Guide for the Perplexed."

Regards,… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on September 11, 2010 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: Vote of Confidence for the Pooches

  • What happens when mom teaches her 14-year-old daughter the custom of wearing a girdle.
  • Dig more.
  • Tis the season to photograph…

Added by lisa gill on September 10, 2010 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

"... five, six, seven, eight ..."

Is it an oxymoron to talk about focused nervous energy? That’s what I see almost every time I watch a rehearsal. Performers have a specific set of goals for their shows and a limited amount of time in which to accomplish them. That’ll make anyone nervous. Artists who focus the energy from their nerves on the tasks ahead create great shows.

For example, I caught the company for DRUMLine… Continue

Added by Terry S. Davis on September 10, 2010 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix: Drink Your IQ & Eat Green Chile Cheeseburgers

  • "...look more closely at what they see, listen more closely to what they hear and feel the strength ...."
  • Visual acoustics, unbuilt designs and such..."
  • "Even…

Added by lisa gill on September 9, 2010 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Voting is Something Best Done on a Full Stomach

It's time to vote with your tastebuds in the Weekly Alibi's Best of Burque Restaurants online poll. You have to login, but it's a small price to pay as the Alibi continues to try and outfox the vote early, vote often ballot stuffing types.

Deadline is Sept. 22, so vote… Continue

Added by Alexis on September 8, 2010 at 10:33pm — No Comments

Getting the Boot

So, I’m standing on my front porch today watching a City vehicle stop in front of my house. Someone gets out and begins rummaging around in the back of truck, eventually producing a large orange boot and I think “wow, bummer - glad that isn’t me!” But it turns out, it IS!

But how can this be? I pay my tickets when I get them - I’m no fool. I know if I don’t they will find me eventually and the penalty will be high. In speaking with… Continue

Added by Wade Patterson on September 8, 2010 at 7:07pm — 17 Comments

Friday Night. Get Lectured, Architecturally.

Join us for this year's Life In Architecture lecture. I'm excited because this year the lecturer is Eddie Jones who is one of my favorite architects. If you are not familiar, check out some images I have inlcuded below. Eddie has been practicing in AZ for 30 years and has a really unique style - a non-style if you will. He'll be showing a retrospective look at his career high points (so far!) Check out the variety this guy brings to the table on…


Added by Mark on September 8, 2010 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: The Sun is Green

  • ABQ to receive help to become less gaseous!!!
  • How to enjoy the whole enchilada!!!
  • From the New Orleans "post-Katrina resurgence of the arts" to lucky Burque's…

Added by lisa gill on September 8, 2010 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Long Vacant De Anza Motor Lodge Under New Management

NOB HILL--The City has reassumed control of the De Anza. The private developers who had been trying to get something started for the last five years or so have ceased to be involved with the property.

It was about five years ago that the City of Albuquerque bought the historic De Anza Motor Lodge on Central Ave. Everybody cheered. "We saved this one!" we thought...and we eagerly looked forward to the day when the old motel came back to… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on September 7, 2010 at 9:00am — 15 Comments

Morning Fix: Song in the Face of Horror

  • My mother wants me to be a pothead, or at least consider medical marijuana due to pain from MS. This article points to another level of snag--as does this one--and the need for reasonable accommodation...
  • Brother, can you spare a…

Added by lisa gill on September 7, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Creative Writing Program Works in Progress

Each semester the Creative Writing Program at the UNM sponsors a reading series called WORKS IN PROGRESS, a showcase of graduate student and faculty work.

This event doesn't get nearly enough publicity, and it seems that unless you spend time wandering the halls of the English Department and reading flyers posted on the walls, you probably wouldn't know about this event, which is a shame. There are some really talented folks in the… Continue

Added by JeSais on September 6, 2010 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Why We Labor

I have a Depression era pressed-glass serving plate that belonged to my great-grandmother. Circling the edge of the plate are these words, "It is pleasant to labor for those we love". Almost a decade after Nana Amy passed away, her great-grandchildren had the opportunity to select a keepsake or two. I chose this plate because I appreciated this irony of these words juxtaposed against a… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on September 6, 2010 at 4:00pm — 8 Comments

Morning Fix: Grenades and Green Lightbulbs

  • How about making more donations like this?
  • Ouch--"Elephants" in the room take "hits" in the gut?
  • SWAT them…

Added by lisa gill on September 6, 2010 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Katrina K Guarascio... They Don't Make Memories Like That Anymore...

Poets try to never forget anything. Ever. But with love, well with love even the act of remembering is an experience not to be forgotten.

"Some automatic device clicked in her big brain, and her knees felt weak, and there was a chilly feeling in her stomach. She was in love with this man.

They don't make memories like that anymore"

— Kurt Vonnegut (Galápagos)

Katrina K Guarascio resides in Albuquerque and teaches… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on September 5, 2010 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

SnapShots ABQ Opening, 1st Friday September 2010

Added by Chroma Studios on September 4, 2010 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Recovery Cat 9.4.2010

Djoser’s step pyramid is astounding in its departure from previous architecture. It sets several important precedents, perhaps the most important of which is its status as the first monumental structure made of stone. The social implications of such a large and carefully sculpted stone structure are staggering. Wikipedia, "Pyramid of Djoser."

Regards,… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on September 4, 2010 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Synergy from Cairo to Burque--How Art Meets Community

Imagine that an American woman visiting Cairo gets into such a profound conversation about what's up with arts and community in Albuquerque that she decides to move here. Twelve years later, more than a decade after she first volunteered for ArtStreet, the woman has become the coordinator of this visionary arts program. Now, with a staff of four people plus… Continue

Added by lisa gill on September 3, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Nob Hill Grower's Market--Morningside Park 3-6:30 pm

Well, I arrived too late for the almond pastries, but the market was bustling with activists who had plenty of ideas left. It was interesting to attend the chili-tasting booth set up by Isaura Andaluz, an activist concerned with protecting NM farmers from the greedy grasp of the GE (genetically engineered) food giant Monsanto. Isaura has been working ten years with the SaveNMseeds group ( hoping the legislature and the voters of NM… Continue

Added by Merimee Moffitt on September 3, 2010 at 9:51am — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: Educational Issue

  • Bruce Malott. What were you thinking?
  • The student body president at Rio Grande High School is getting a lawyer because of…

Added by Adelita on September 3, 2010 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

Narcissism or Art?

At some point in the history of humans, we saw ourselves looking back out of a still pool of water and we have been fascinated with our reflections ever since.

So, are the reflections I propose to post here — on the business and pleasure of entertainment — simple narcissism? I hope not.

Some people make the case that performing arts are all about showing off. For many performers, they’d be right. Others on our stages, though, deserve the name artist. They look in the… Continue

Added by Terry S. Davis on September 3, 2010 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

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