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Some NM Christians in Panic

Tomorrow our State legislature is hearing testimony and possibly voting on a domestic partnership bill. Gov. Richardson has promised to pass it, and it looks like we finally have the votes for this important civil rights law to pass. I was listening to the local big Christian radio station, and, as usual, they are resorting to fear tactics to try to motivate listeners to call their congresspersons saying, "we must act now to protect our children and our grandchildren!" uh, yeah, from what? My… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on January 27, 2009 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Predictions: A Duke City Pillbox of Uppers and Downers for 2009

TULANE & COAL SE--There will be winners and losers in the coming year. Here's my look at what's hot and what's not next year in the Duke City. Remember, although these predictions are a bargain (being worth approximately 20 times what they cost you) do not make any life changing decisions without professional advice.



1. Politicians

The Uppers: Mayor Martin Chavez, County Commissioner Deanna Archuleta, U.S.… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on January 27, 2009 at 7:30am — 9 Comments

Morning Fix: Be That Way

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Added by Somegye on January 27, 2009 at 5:30am — 5 Comments

Hi Aaron

You posted an interest in my Music, and asked to be a friend.

I couldn't find a way to email you, so I am posting this.

I was a founding member of the Last Mile Ramblers in the early 70's. Our final reunion was in Spring 2007 at the Kimo Theater in Albuquerque. I have released 4 CD's from our 2 LP's, and many live recordings throughout the years.

There is also a DVD from our 2007 reunion, as a limited edition.

Since 1996 I have tried to stay musically active with a smaller… Continue

Added by George Bullfrog on January 27, 2009 at 2:13am — No Comments

Half a day off, pissed away.

I took a half day of vacation to have an HVAC person and a locksmith come out to my new house. One canceled, and the other one was running so late that I would have had to cancel my evening clients to accomodate them. (He called after the time that he was supposed to be at my house to let me know he was running late.)

I have no more days off. The next people are going to have to come out on a Saturday.

Added by mistypilgrim on January 26, 2009 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Puppy Dog Tales

It's puppy season! Okay, I guess the shelters would tell you it's sort of always puppy season, but spring is, after all not only puppy time, but the perfect time for a new friend of the canine persuasion. You did make that obligatory New Year's resolution to lose weight and exercise more, right?



No, I am not a representative of the Humane Society or the ASPCA. I am the worst kind of…

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Added by Aeaeae on January 26, 2009 at 10:30am — 22 Comments

A Second Look At A First Resolution - Putting My Heart Into It

Like many others I decided to go on a diet this year as part of my New Year's Resolution. I am about 40 pounds over where I'd optimally like to be, and I am not that good at dieting, so I tried to make the resolution something I could stick to by saying I wouldn't "diet" per se, but push myself toward a healthier lifestyle with eating and exercise. A little at a time, small steps I could handle. I wasn't doing badly, but there also was no epiphany either. If I was going to lose any weight or… Continue

Added by Dawn Allynn on January 26, 2009 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

UPDATE! Call to Action: We know budgets need to be cut, but this is ridiculous

In one of the many enewsletters I get came this disturbing piece of news for anyone who cares about the arts community: The House Appropriations and Finance Committee will meet Wednesday, January 28 at 1:30 p.m. to vote on the budget proposals submitted by the State of New Mexico's Legislative Finance Committee and the Executive Branch. The LFC recommends reducing New Mexico Arts budget by $400,000 and the… Continue

Added by Kelly on January 26, 2009 at 8:30am — 16 Comments

Morning Fix: Price Settled

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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!

http://newmexicoindependent.com/12530/health-care-reform-in-nm-isnt-rocket-science

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...
Terry

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.…

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

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