Added by Somegye on April 7, 2009 at 5:30am —
I just got my ass kicked by a 75-year old man. Well, he had something like a black belt in haiku and 9 helpers. Three of them were women. One of the cats was packing a B-3.
I just got back from seeing Leonard Cohen in Phoenix (didn’t see any of you Burque foo’s there!) . . . I may never be the same again. From Javiér Mas (guitar, bandurría, laúd) to Sharon Robinson (vocals, songwriting collaboration), to Roscoe Beck (bass) to Rafael Gayol (drums/percussion) to Niel Larsen (B-3 with… Continue
Added by Richard Malcolm on April 7, 2009 at 12:08am —
This morning we picked up the keys to our new art space!! The working name of the new space is 'Chroma on Roma'. After measuring all the studios, we have set the rents according to size. You can see a list of all the studios available on our website's Studios
page. The rents will vary from $150 to $400/month. There will also be a few spaces opening up at the Central location, because some artists plan to move with us to the new… Continue
Added by Chroma Studios on April 6, 2009 at 3:22pm —
One of my favorite rites of spring is coming next month - The GreenBuilt Tour put on by the U.S. Green Building Council-New Mexico Chapter. This is a tour of homes with sustainable features like passive or active solar systems, xeriscaping, low-water use, high insulation, etc. There will be 25 homes in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taos on this year's tour, which will take place on Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17.
This year, USGBC-NM is having a kick-off event at the Albuquerque… Continue
Added by Gail Rubin on April 6, 2009 at 12:03pm —
Added by Somegye on April 6, 2009 at 5:30am —
A few months ago, Santa Fe New Music, in collaboration with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum presented a concert titled “From Thoreau to Cage: American Voices” featuring Charles Ives’ extraordinary “Concord Sonata” performed by pianist Stephen Drury and John Cage’s “Variations I-IV,” performed by members of SFNM. It was, for me, a memorable performance.
Both of these composers have had a profound influence on my musical thinking, although in two very different ways. As a music student,… Continue
Added by Joseph Franklin on April 5, 2009 at 6:42pm —
I’ve been gone from Philadelphia for 10 years, living in Montana, Louisiana and New Mexico. Admittedly there are few things I miss about my hometown, although when I return for a visit, the memories - good and bad - flood over me, especially when I do things that are, well, alien to Albuquerque (like riding the subway or actually walking to and from my appointments). One thing I do not miss is the weather. Recently I saw the film “The Wrestler” that was filmed in Philadelphia and southern New… Continue
Added by Joseph Franklin on April 5, 2009 at 6:39pm —
Recently Santa Fe New Music, John Kennedy’s important and resourceful organization - the only true resource for new music in New Mexico - presented a terrific concert by pianist and composer Michael Harrison. As you can learn from Michael’s website he is dedicated to music in just intonation. Or more simply, tuning of the musical scales that are closer to nature (as opposed to equal temperment) the system that controls western musical praxis. Michael is a student of pioneering composers LaMont… Continue
Added by Joseph Franklin on April 5, 2009 at 6:29pm —
About 7 years ago I walked into Jack Ox’s home in what is commonly known as the “French Quarter” in New Orleans, although it is politely called the “Vieux Carre” by those of us who were really “in the know.” When I entered her very cool New Orleans home I bumped headlong into Jack’s extraordinary visualization of Kurt Schwitter’s “Ursonate.” Jack’s visualization of this groundbreaking work of “sound art” or “sound poem” was displayed on the walls of her second floor living room on Burgundy… Continue
Added by Joseph Franklin on April 5, 2009 at 6:21pm —
A rainy day, a bus, a stranger who crosses himself at every corner...this wonderful rumination is full of surprising insights.
Sari Krosinsky received an M.A. in creative writing from the University of New Mexico. Her poems have appeared in the American Poetry Journal, Arsenic Lobster, Pebble Lake Review, Poetica, Verse Daily and others. She edits Fickle Muses
, an online journal of mythic… Continue
Added by The DitchRider on April 5, 2009 at 9:00am —
Dang. We did it.
After months of planning, and saving as best
we could, and second-guessing ourselves, and being thrilled at the
prospect while at the same time being nearly paralyzed by the amorphous
spectre of “what if?”, we finally made good our threat to move to
Albuquerque. Our apartment here is still in disarray (knick-knacks to
place, pictures to hang), but it already feels like a home. I'm sitting
here looking out of a window at sunshine and blue… Continue
Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on April 5, 2009 at 8:30am —
I was honored to be asked to take the pictures for the next CD for Grupo Nueva Creacion.
I am not sure which pictures they are going to use, but it was fun shooting it. We went to the Hispanic Cultural Center for the shoot. It was real windy and I was unable to use the umbrellas as I had expected, so I had to do with what I could.…
Added by buggs on April 4, 2009 at 11:57pm —
I know that not every neighborhood in Albuquerque has elm trees, but in the Near North Valley and for miles around us, they are everywhere. In the spring these trees present trillions of seeds on their branches before a single leaf bud pops out. With our recent weather pattern - windy, windier and windiest - down they come and the Annual Elm Seed Festival of Albuquerque has begun.
The seeds usually turn a straw color and then fall like… Continue
Added by Adobe Nido Bed & Breakfast on April 4, 2009 at 6:00pm —
It may be delicious, but there is something just so wrong about an advertisement in this weekend's Venue (AbqJournal, April 3rd,'09, p.11) showing a cute floppy-eared bunny rabbit framed by the words...EASTER BUNNY BUFFET!
Added by Jeff Hartzer on April 4, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Get your Tickets for ¡Globalquerque! New Mexico's 5th Annual Celebration Of World Music & Culture now through June 27 and SAVE! The festival will take place at The National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, NM September 25 & 26, 2009
Visit www.Globalquerque.com/tickets.html for info.
COMING SOON! - ¡Globalquerque! Hotel vacation packages! Our TWO adjacent host hotels - Town House Suites and The Fairfield Inn - will be offering packages that will include… Continue
Added by Tom Frouge on April 4, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Oh the humanity!!
For the FIRST time ever...a CAT...yes folks a CAT won a contest at Bow Wow Blues!
Congrats to Fat Jacob Tiger who stole the hearts of the judges with his photo and won the highest honor OSCAR's BEST IN SHOW!!
Fat Jacob Tiger wins a gift bag full of goodies including $25 Gift Certificate to Bow Wow Blues and...wait for it....FIFTY dollars!
Wow...what a day! Thanks to everyone who submitted photos to the… Continue
Added by Bow Wow Blues on April 4, 2009 at 1:19pm —
I'll admit, I relish spending late nights reading up on conspiracy theories... from the "Grays" to chem-trails. I love it all. And I share Jimi Hendrix's philosophy that "paranoia is just a heightened sense of awareness" and not merely a by-product of psychedelic (or other) drug use.
Along the road of conspiracy comes up the subject of taxation (as set up by the free-masons, the illuminati, etc.) and wether or not we (me and you, the citizens of the United States) have to LEGALLY pay… Continue
Added by jasonwolf on April 3, 2009 at 7:00pm —
photo courtesy Frances Hogan
Edward Bernard Grothus
June 28,1923-February 12,2009
Memorial Service: Saturday, April 4th, 2009
This weekend a memorial Service for one of New Mexico's finest, Ed Grothus
, will be held at the main High School Gym in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Click link to Email the Grothus Family…
Added by Jeff Hartzer on April 3, 2009 at 3:08pm —
Another day at the Party. I'm happy to do the work. And I'm so happy to be a part of what we are growing here...
But I'm so confused about why things don't change. Even when the players change, the demands remain the same. Isn't it clear to everyone yet that those people who strive for power are always always in it for the wrong reasons?
That's why we should have forced candidacy recruitment. Then we would get genuinely good people, who probably don't want the job, but… Continue
Added by Marisa Trujillo on April 3, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Check out this video by Holly -- lots of folks making art at OFFCenter and participating in the annual Folk Art Festival
Added by Mary Tafoya on April 3, 2009 at 12:59pm —