"Thank YOU!!!" to the nearly 700 supporters who came out for our Annual 12x12 Fundraiser this past December 5th. Special thanks go out to the 150 participating 12x12 artists, the event sponsors and volunteers, the donating restaurants and florist, portrait artist Leo Neufeld, and DJ Ultraviolet. Because of you all, we had our most successful fundraiser to date!
Which Way 2 Utopia? This was the question asked by the local funksters known as Aladocious as they brought forth their debut CD this month at Burque’s own Blue Jeans Lounge. On the way to the answer, the band fuses three decades of funk tradition into a brand-new bag. This stuff comes off as yo’ mama’s funk, from the streetcorner of Clinton and Sly, with soulful ryhthms, sweet harmonies, deluxe horns, and arrangements that would beat many bands. And this band fears no wah-wah. But just when you… Continue
I can't believe that it's been 32 years! I remember looking over the only hilly part of Omaha when you told me that marriage was for keeps and then gave me one last chance to back out the night before we were to be married. I recall taking a long time to respond: not because I was unsure of us together as a couple, or what our future would have in store for us, or even the doubts of how strong our feelings were for one another.
We finally had our first fire of the year last night in our Kiva fireplace. I know that 20F is not that cold for some places, but I just wasn't ready for it this year. We have guests from New Hampshire this weekend and they are laughing at me.
Even with the small winter storms that blew through Albuquerque earlier in the week, I didn't feel it justified stoking up the fireplace. It still seemed pretty warm.
Our cold winter took forever to get here this year, but it has… Continue
We put bags of sand with candles in them out by the street, up on the edge of the roof and down our walls on Christmas Eve and sometimes on New Years Eve as well. We light the candles at dusk. They are called Luminarias.
Some of my friends will argue with me that they are called farolitos. In the Spanish Dictionary a faralito is a small lantern. I guess these can be called lanterns.
Recently my sister visited us. She is from North Carolina. She kept calling them… Continue
Well the show at the magic shop was last night and it went well. We sold out again. I think we will do another one in February. We'll see though. My next gig is in May with Burlesque Noir. I'm really looking forward to it. I'll keep you posted on the date.
As for the last show, it was an ever changing process. I cut many effects, including one of my favorites, because they either dragged or just didn't have a strong routine yet. I ended up with a skeleton of a show and needed filler.… Continue
We met for the first time nearly a decade ago. You were meant to be a rest spot, a mere pause in my vector aimed somewhere else.
I had never even heard of Albuquerque—your name like a rock in my mouth, damn near impossible to spell. I had pictured desert palms sweeping upwards majestically, a globular sun bright as egg yolks. I imagined sand, coyotes, and glittery sombreros. I packed only shorts and t-shirts.
I took a long break from DCF and many other things recently. First, we took a trip to South Carolina, a sort of annual pilgrimage to the sea . Every November for several years now my husband and I head to North Carolina to meet up with my sis and her hub and we head out to Cherry Grove at North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We spend a week there doing as little as possible. I sit and stare at the ocean waves rolling in. I leave the door open when I go… Continue
Added by Sarahjmd on December 26, 2008 at 10:32pm —
A friend of mine posted this site in Facebook. Once I saw "Food Court Musical," I was led from one event to another, until I said "STOP!" before I traveled the world via YouTube. It's really fun. I haven't heard about a FlashFreeze here in ABQ. If someone organizes it, let me know.
We went on Monday. Caught the Rail Runner at the downtown station and took it up to the Santa Fe Depot. Wandered around the plaza and came back. It was standing room only both ways. We got seats going up and I stood on the way back. Here's a look at what we saw before it got too dark to film out of the… Continue
Students in Albuquerque are surprisingly different from San Francisco overall. Both kinds were given an excersice where they have to vote someone off a boat (the aim of the execrise is to make students to learn to articulate their thoughts, but it is not important here). Among the five passengers, there's a pregnant woman and a priest. In San Francisco, students always kill off these two first (because the woman eats too much and the priest is useless). In Albuquerque, the woman always stays…