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RIP... Les Paul Dies at 94

Les Paul was not only the inventor of the electric guitar, but one of the founding pioneers of multi-track recording. Music, as we know it today, wouldn't exist if not for Les Paul. RIP!

Added by Master of Disaster on August 13, 2009 at 11:24am — 2 Comments


Just got back from a morning of weeding the peppers at Los Poblanos Organics (LPO). As an LPO workshare member in their community supported agriculture program, I get my weekly box of produce half off the regular price in exchange for 2.5 hours of work on their farm in the north valley. It's a screaming deal -- I get to meet great people from all walks of life, burn some calories and get my hands in the earth once a… Continue

Added by Carrie on August 13, 2009 at 11:22am — 8 Comments

Why am I going "over the edge" for Special Olympics NM?

Why would a widowed (October '07), new grandmother (April '09) rappel down a 210-ft, 14-story building in downtown Albuquerque on Friday, September 25 to help raise funds to support the sports competition and training programs for NM Special Olympics athletes?

It started back in April, when I was asked (as a professional PR person) to help with the pubicity and promotion for Over the Edge. The whole concept intrigued me from the start.

I've also been in a different frame… Continue

Added by Jane S. Blume on August 12, 2009 at 3:02pm — 2 Comments

Feeling the Duke City Love -- Climate Action Plan Town Hall meetings

Love the Duke City? Want to have a say in how neighborhoods, buildings, energy and food shapes our community? Then head on out to one of the many City of Albuquerque town hall meetings being held this August to see the fruits of a mammoth, year-long project called the City of Albuquerque's Climate Action Plan.

The Climate… Continue

Added by Carrie on August 12, 2009 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

For the rest of you who know and love this song...

Yay! I know I've looked for Neil Young's "Albuquerque" on You Tube before, so I could post to it. I obviously haven't done that search since sometime before last spring, though.

Here you go,… Continue

Added by Laura on August 11, 2009 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Photo Essay

My friend, he's sort of out there. Anyway, he is going to go on a tour of several cities and do a photo essay. The subject: BATHROOMS. Hopefully they all have Bathroom fans that work! LOL! So if you know of some interesting or unusual bathrooms in Albuquerque, please leave me a note with the address. I will compile a list and see if he sees fit to take a picture.

Added by Lincoln Builds on August 11, 2009 at 2:02pm — No Comments

With Robby at the Sewage Treatment Plant

SOUTH VALLEY, ABQ--I finally thought of a place to take my grandson that was just as exciting as The Garden of Broken Glass that we visited 6 months ago: The Sewage Treatment Plant! Run by the Water Utility Authority and known as the Southside Water Reclamation Plant, the facility… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on August 11, 2009 at 9:05am — 11 Comments

Much to my surprise, I'm going "Over the Edge..."

APRIL 2009: I was asked to help promote a fundraiser for Special Olympics New Mexico: "Over the Edge."

The Date: Friday, September 25, 2009.

Although Special Olympics was founded to train and provide athletic competitions for athletes with special needs, the organization has never done a fundraiser quite like this!

The idea of Over the Edge is that a charity enlists volunteers to experience the thrill of a lifetime by rappelling down… Continue

Added by Jane S. Blume on August 10, 2009 at 2:29pm — 2 Comments

Woodstock,were you there?

WOODSTOCK-3 Days of Peace and Music, 40 Years of Memories...August 10,11,12, 1969.

You know you wanta, go ahead and Google WOODSTOCK; thanks for the mammaries.

Added by Jeff Hartzer on August 10, 2009 at 2:01pm — 3 Comments

Perseid Meteors

TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT, look for the Perseid Meteor shower overhead...This year's Perseid meteor shower could be even better than usual. According to NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, a filament of comet dust has drifted across Earth's path and when Earth passes through it, sometime between 0800 and 0900 (midnight-1:00a.m. our time) the Perseid meteor rate could surge to twice its normal value.

There is one light you cannot escape on August… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on August 10, 2009 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

High School Dropout

I’m a high school dropout.

There is no question that recent news about the high school dropout rates in New Mexico is disturbing. All children living in this state should have the opportunity to get a good education, and a high dropout rate undoubtedly… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on August 10, 2009 at 1:00pm — 13 Comments

Visit to the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

Today I went to visit The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History with my kid. I took lots of pictures. I find this place very interesting for a number of reasons. I truly like Einstein. I picked up a new book to read on the travel of his brain after death. Sounds strange but it is an interesting book.

I think my child should know all about nuclear… Continue

Added by Mary Jane Collins on August 9, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Hiking club

I am interested in joining a group that does day hikes in the Sandias, Monzanos, etc.

Added by Frank R. Ernst on August 9, 2009 at 1:43pm — 1 Comment

A Rant and Some Other Nonsense

I'm sitting at the desk with a cup of coffee, earphones on listening to AC/DC ("Who Made Who?") on This is one of my very favorite things to do on an early weekend morning before the world brightens and stirs.

Actually, any day that starts with music and/or a bike ride puts me in a fine state of mind. I need that these days, seeing as how my present job has me knee-deep in tediousness and miopic management foofraw much of the time. Pardon me, just a little rant, missing… Continue

Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on August 9, 2009 at 11:46am — 4 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Gina Marie Marselle... My Daughter's Hand

Maybe because I am a parent...maybe because I had to keep the world from falling apart no matter what my breaking heart felt like...maybe because I love walking in the bosque--whatever the reason, I love this poem. The poet asks, "What am I searching for? What is missing?" Let's see if there an answer to be found among the cottonwoods.

Gina Marie Marselle is a dedicated supporter of the Albuquerque poetry community. She is involved with the… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on August 9, 2009 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

NM Tea Company now serving tea and food

I love the New Mexico Tea Company for many things; for its fabulous selection of tea and tea accessories, for its knowledgeable owner David Edwards (I haven't met his business partner but I'm sure she knows her stuff, too), and for the smell when I walk through the door. The smell was always a promise of things to come… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on August 8, 2009 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments

Albuquerque Makes Outside Magazine's America's Best Cities List

I've been wondering when Albuquerque was going to crack Outside Magazine's annual list of best places to live. No more wondering! Albuquerque's number six on their list in their most recent issue! Totally concur with the write up w/r/t the great outdoor opportunities in and around ABQ. And the outdoor scene is just one facet of what makes the city great.

Here's the link:…


Added by Carol on August 8, 2009 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Ballet Pro Musica Festival -- Don't miss it tonight!

It’s hard to beat an evening of music and dance that is by turns precise, elegant, sensual, stark, energetic and playful.

The Ballet Pro Musica Festival this weekend at the National Hispanic Cultural Center is a showcase for innovative dance and music. The National Ballet of Mexico and La Catrina Quartet together with pianist Jacquelyn Helin team up to present an unusual combination of contemporary ballet and chamber music.

Three very… Continue

Added by Katys on August 8, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Cute clothes stores in Albuquerque for a wedding outfit?

We're going to a wedding at the end of the month and I need an outfit. The wedding is semi-formal, and it's happening at the ski lodge of Winter Park Resort in Colorado. I have a budget of probably $100. I'm also a new mom, so baby friendly is essential, and stylish-esque would be nice. Any non-mall ideas of where to go tomorrow afternoon?


Added by Camian on August 7, 2009 at 10:16pm — 1 Comment

Bode, Lies and Videotape

“You don’t get long-term no-bid contracts in my administration,” Marty Chavez said late last week while appearing on KNME’s “In Focus.”

That quote also recently appeared in an article by Tripp Jennings for the New Mexico Independent.

The quote was in response to Bode Aviation's Federal lawsuit against Martin Chavez. You can read The New Mexico Independent article by Trip Jennings and listen to Marty saying these words by… Continue

Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on August 6, 2009 at 4:01pm — No Comments

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