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The Perils of Conference Calls

This story is going to make me look like a real idiot, but that's never stopped me from doing anything before. I like it, though, because it makes me laugh whenever I remember it.

My working relationship is more than a little interesting because my co-workers and I deal with an outside company. The other day one of the guys asked us to set up a conference call with him. Oh wonderful, a conference call. My favorite.

At the appointed time, I flipped on the speaker phone and… Continue

Added by La Fanciulla del West on July 21, 2008 at 9:07pm — 6 Comments

Shooting Film Stills for the Movies

One of the highlights of the upcoming Duke City Shootout film competition is the "digital bootcamp" classes which are free and, mostly, open to the public. This afternoon my wife and I attended a wonderful class by film still photographer John Maio at CNM. It was a treat as we learned about different opportunities and techniques and equipment. For example we were fascinated by the sound proof camera housing (above) that is required to do film… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on July 21, 2008 at 8:00pm — 7 Comments

The experts weigh in on commenter culture:

The experts weigh in on commenter culture: Continue

Added by statler and waldorf on July 21, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The last of the Maraschinos

There comes a time in the life of a Flying Star counter server when the taste of near victory lingers betraying the reality of defeat. Sure we’ve all been trained the same way: take the order next to the pastry case, ask if they want drinks and desserts, work on those as you work your way down the line -thereby shaving seconds, if not minutes, off of your time and providing the satisfied customer with drinks, desserts and bread rolls to nibble off of while waiting patiently for their dinner… Continue

Added by Heaven on July 21, 2008 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

Poster Child in Barelas

Ever since the summer of 1975, when I hung a foldout poster from Elton John’s Captain Fantastic album on my bedroom closet door, I have been a sucker for posters. Earlier this month I stumbled upon Puerto Rico Literario, a small gem of a poster art collection at the… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on July 21, 2008 at 12:00pm — 9 Comments

Local Etsy Seller of the Week:PlasticPumpkin

This week's local Etsy seller is a good chick to know about, she teaches art classes locally and is working hard to open a cooperative art space here in Albuquerque. PlasticPumpkin (known to many as Ren Adams) is one of the artists involved in The Wooden Cow… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on July 21, 2008 at 10:53am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix: Government Holiday


Added by Somegye on July 21, 2008 at 5:22am — 1 Comment

Newspaper Article!

Hi! I'm hoping someone can help me! I guess my dog, Isaac was in the newspaper at some point last week, but i don't know which day. The Journal came out to Bow Wow Blues last Sat, the 12th and took pictures of Isaac getting a bath. IF anyone has seen that article and has it on hand, could I have it please!? Please mail it to Bow Wow Blues,
3845 Rio Grande BLVD NW, ABQ 87107 Thank you so much!!!

Added by Terrilynn Csorba on July 20, 2008 at 2:17pm — 1 Comment

ABQ to Phase Out Bottled Water in City Buildings

Saturday's edition of National Public Radio News featured Mayor Chavez discussing a resolution he co-wrote for the U.S. Conference of Mayors planning the end of bottled water in city buildings across America. He said the use of bottled water was "environmentally disastrous" and that "one and a half million barrels of oil are utilized annually to make the… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on July 20, 2008 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

Rate Your Doctor

I don't know about you and yours, but I seem to be having a summer of going to see Doctors, Lawyers, and Thrift Stores...not to mention going broke while going for broke...Here for your edification is a website where you can RATE Your Doctor! You don't need to sign in, just RATE away...It is easily navigated. Don't know if info is forwarded to your… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on July 20, 2008 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Acids and Basses & Spark_Gap Reviews

On Friday I made it out to Hunab Hookah for a little bit to catch some of The Acids and Basses electro jam, with guest F/M from Santa Fe. Trippy, Ambient and experimental, quite enjoyable to just sit back and listen to. F/M consisted of two technicians, Martin Back and Frank Rolla, a lute, two macbooks and a contraption which I will name the "random paddle", a large standing instrument with many wooden paddles jutting from it, and small motors which randomly would cause a hammer mallet to play… Continue

Added by brian botkiller on July 20, 2008 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Acclaimed Actress to Star in Duke City Shootout Movie

The Duke City Shootout welcomes one of Hollywood's most versatile and talented actress, Elaine Hendrix, to this year's event. Hendrix, who's appeared in everything from Disney's The Parent Trap to the cult phenomenon What the Bleep Do We Know?! to the acclaimed CBS TV series Joan of Arcadia, will star in Will Hartman's Shootout short Food For Thought.…


Added by Duke City Shootout Digital Filmmaking Festival on July 20, 2008 at 8:30am — 4 Comments


My mom's boyfriend is an ass.

Added by Sarah on July 19, 2008 at 11:26pm — No Comments

The Unknown Famous Chair of Albuquerque

Somewhere in northeast Albuquerque, a seat cushion of rocking chair sits in a hot garage. Okay, there's nothing too exciting about that, but this isn't just any seat cushion, or why would I be writing about it? If you saw the chair that it once belonged to at the flea market, you'd probably pass it by--with its maroon naugahyde exterior, cat scratches and weird-colored wood. The springs on her weren't what they once were, but hey...she was an old girl. The bounce back factor was a little loose,… Continue

Added by La Fanciulla del West on July 19, 2008 at 4:34pm — 14 Comments

Crazy booze prices

Since I arrived to Albuquerque I tended to carp, but I mostly kept it in check. In fact, the weather was fabulous -- I'm just waiting for a perspective over a season to form. Still, one thing stands alone: prices of alcoholic beverages.

Everything is between 50 and 100% more expensive. Two-buck Chuck is three bucks, Asti jumped from $9 to $13, Moet is pushing forty!

What gives?

I think something is broken here. The obnoxious DWI reporting ads hint that it must be…


Added by Pete Zaitcev on July 19, 2008 at 1:21pm — 1 Comment

Dedicated to Those Fine Feathered Friends Found in the City

One winter I threw out some black oil sunflower seeds on my patio. I don't even know why I had the seeds, but in an effort to reduce the extraneous stuff in my house, out they went. I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone, in that non-literal way: I'd feed some birds and while the birds were feeding, my brood of indoor cats would have some entertainment. The excitement of chasing leaves from inside the house just wasn't cutting it anymore for the poor, bored creatures.

Four years… Continue

Added by La Fanciulla del West on July 18, 2008 at 9:50pm — 4 Comments

Burque is Hot, Hot, Hot

And I don't mean that old Buster Poindexter song.

According to a story in the New Mexico Business Weekly, AAA Travel Agency Managers have dubbed Albuquerque and New Mexico as "hot spots" this Summer. Here's the… Continue

Added by Alexis on July 18, 2008 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

A New Museum Takes Flight!

Let me introduce you to the crew of Worldwide Aircraft Recovery. This is the team responsible for relocating eight external exhibits from the former National Atomic Museum location on Kirtland AirForce Base to the new site being built on the southest corner of Southern and Eubank. Exhibits being moved include the B-29, B-52, F-105, and A-7 airplanes along with the Bomark, Mace, Matador, and Snark cruise missiles. In addition, we plan to relocate… Continue

Added by RiRiSynCyr on July 18, 2008 at 2:02pm — 1 Comment

one day as a lion review

One Day as a Lion is the new side project from Zack De La Rocha, lead singer of Rage Against The Machine. He’s been a bit anti social in the years following the demise (and now recent return) of RATM, but he’s got a side project now with Jon Theodore (former Mars Volta). I’m quite impressed with the sound, being that it’s only two guys. Their Myspace page lists Zack on Keyboards and vocals, and Jon on Drums, but the sound is very much that of RATM, especially from the “Evil Empire” days. Heavy… Continue

Added by brian botkiller on July 18, 2008 at 1:54pm — No Comments

The Crying One

A friend of mine is taking a class at the U called Urban Legends. She asked me to recount an urban legend that I'd heard, and of course the most famous here in NM, in various forms is...

La Yarona, La Yorona, or more correctly La Llorona (the crying one)...

I first heard this story from my abuelita on my mom's side. Grandma on my dad's side was "gramma garcia" and on my mom's side, "gramma gramma".

In her broken english, gramma gramma terrified generations with… Continue

Added by Ron Da Bomb on July 18, 2008 at 12:26pm — 23 Comments

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