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Sunport Blogging, Part 3

Ever since I’ve been commuting from Albuquerque to the Capital City (not the City Different, but the one supposedly built on a swamp), I’ve been tantalized by glimpses of the old Albuquerque Airport terminal, built in 1939.

Last week, I decided to see it up close and in person.

It was an adventure.

The first challenge is getting to it. Mapquest and Google…


Added by Barelas Babe on July 14, 2008 at 10:30pm — 26 Comments

Local Etsy Seller of the week: LaurenMojica

I got an email from Adelita this week telling me that I must check out LaurenMojica, an Albuquerque based Etsy seller. I love her stuff and thought she needed to be featured on DCF! Here is how she describes her work:

'As you can see I have a thing for Skulls and Flowers--… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on July 14, 2008 at 8:40pm — 2 Comments

Quirky Day Trips: Tiny Town

Just a couple miles North of Madrid, along the Turquoise Trail, is artist Tammy Jean Lange's subversive vision of bone and trash called Tiny Town. Amongst disgarded manikens and scrap metal lurks a collection of little homes and businesses populated by beheaded, burned and sometimes lewd dolls.

Several years ago an art scout came… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on July 14, 2008 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

cafe giuseppe in nob hill

yesterday afternoon, we took the pup for a walk and ended up at cafe giuseppe at the corner of silver and wellesley. the old apartments at this corner have been "fixed up" with bright paint, nice landscaping, and some, uh, interesting rooflines, and there are a now a handful of retail spaces. guiseppe's has a lovely, simple interior and a cute, comfy patio (though I think it's still a work in progress). they also serve tasty snacks, and quality coffee.

my sweetie had a pretty solid… Continue

Added by hettie on July 14, 2008 at 5:26pm — 8 Comments

Volunteer work for teens??

I've got a teenager who wants to do some volunteer hours for a worthy cause, I'm sure there are lots of kids like that out here, so anyone got a cause and some contact info??

Added by Musashi on July 14, 2008 at 12:44pm — 2 Comments

Myspace Rumor - Gang wars downtown!

So, I was downtown having my first monthly record swap over at The Agency, when I was approached by a man with a camera. He asked me if I had heard anything about the Gang War that was going to happen downtown, sometime in the afternoon.

I replied with a "no" and shook my head at him, wondering how and why this guy was running around downtown with a camera looking for a gang war - without one APD officer in sight.

He was with Channel 13 News and according to him, he was… Continue

Added by jasonwolf on July 14, 2008 at 9:47am — 14 Comments

Morning Fix: Order Lost


Added by Somegye on July 14, 2008 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Urban Fruit Harvesting

Have you seen a lot of fruit spoiling in your neighborhood? Does it make you angry to know that most of the produce that makes it into our stores is from out of state?

If you take the time to look around you can find food growing just about everywhere in Albuquerque. From the golden apricots that are falling now to the purslane growing with the recent rain.

This year I finally decided to do something about it and have put into… Continue

Added by Kemper Barkhurst on July 14, 2008 at 12:30am — 6 Comments


So about four days ago my apartment was broken into. I was at a friend's house playing video games and while I was gone someone or some people peeled the bars off my bedroom window and snuck in. While inside my apt they relieved me of my laptop, digital camera, xbox 360, and all my dvds and games, a backpack, and various other things. I think they may have also walked away with a spare key to my car leaving me wary of keeping my car at my house.

While I don't attach much value to… Continue

Added by Will on July 13, 2008 at 11:39pm — 3 Comments

to Burque or not to Burque... what does it really mean?

I am in the process of putting together an online user group for a very cool software developer I am sorta - kinda working with (no, not KeyToSound). Anyways, the format that the company has been using for its user group "badge" or graphic seems a little bit to small to spell out "Albuquerque", so I thought, "Hey, I'll just say Burque..." but I really didn't know if it was proper etiquette or not (kinda like calling San Fransciso "Frisco" which is a big no-no when referring to the city by the… Continue

Added by jasonwolf on July 13, 2008 at 11:08pm — 25 Comments

Having Fun With Visitors

“Good For You, Albuquerque!” For a time, our Mayor’s administration had bumperstickers of the above slogan and there is no better time to recall this phrase than when you are showing off your environs to summertime visitors. Despite all the bad news in the world, visitors seem to be finding their way here with our pleasant temperatures even in summer’s full swing.

When visitors come a calling, it’s ‘damn the high cost of gas’, we’re gonna show them what we love about New Mexico.… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on July 13, 2008 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

The Agency Record Swap review

I just got back from the Agency's Record Swap, and I had a lot of fun at it. It was nice to walk in and see quite a few people at tables with their big boxes and stacks of vinyl set up, as well as record players, books, and various other wares for sale. Raven Chacon of SickSickSick distribution was there, with his mass of noise and experimental music in tow, as well as my friend Adric and his many boxes of vinyl. I walked away with about 15 new records, and I know I need to go down there next… Continue

Added by brian botkiller on July 13, 2008 at 7:32pm — 1 Comment

State Fair - All Tingley about a Coliseum

STATE FAIR! The Biggest Show in New Mexico, is an undated, but recent, book dedicated to: "New Mexico's children and children at heart who have faithfully made the State Fair a part of their lives."

I'm one of those. I've had some of the best and worst times of my life at the fair - my first horse show, first kiss, first concert, first injury. I can almost remember the smell of the freshly printed "Premium Book" we looked for in the… Continue

Added by Coco on July 13, 2008 at 10:30am — 11 Comments

ABQ Legends: Jimmy Santiago Baca and Don Schrader

Tonight we wept and laughed with poet Jimmy Santiago Baca at the UNM SUB. His lecture on how Latin American poets had influenced his writing was standing room only and very well received. I think because I have such an intimate connection with the land he writes about, Baca can move me in a way no other poet can. When I was courting my wife I read to her from his first book, and she fell in love with me, Baca and New Mexico, not necessarily in that… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on July 12, 2008 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments


I am notorious for thinking too much. It seems I have calmed down a lot with that thanks to certain things. Whats weird is my thinking usually occurred when I was doing nothing. Lately though, I have been thinking a lot while at work. How is this possible when we have been so busy? I have no idea, but I have been thinking alot. Most of what I think about is life but I guess thats only normal when working in a medical facility. Life is more delicate than people realize and I hate to generalize… Continue

Added by Alicia on July 12, 2008 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Lavender Festival

Had a great time at the Lavender Festival. By 12:00pm my daughter and I were wilting from the heat. Plus my hair was growing to twice it's normal size because of the humidity. Really wanted to stay and listen to the Rivet Gang, but a Joe Sausage sandwich was calling my name! Here are a few pictures from the… Continue

Added by Adelita on July 12, 2008 at 1:30pm — 11 Comments

Rainy Day Six

With a storm coming in over the mountains, we skipped any day-long plans and continued to putter around town. More pee wee golf, this time at the activity center where we're staying. Actually quite difficult and they did have the requisite holes where you have to putt through the church and the barn -- still no mechanical windmill. Sigh.

Today's game was Settlers of Catan, the two-player card game variant. Yes, I won again.

We ducked into the local independent bookstore to… Continue

Added by Carrie on July 12, 2008 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

musical moments

I just saw No Way Out at the Guild's Noir Festival. It's a 1950 flick starring Sidney Poitier (his film debut) as a doctor who must serve a pathologically racist patient (Richard Widmark). At a climactic moment, Poitier is preparing to attend to Widmark's bleeding wound, and character Edie (Linda Darnell) spits out the line, "Let it bleed!"

It's an intense enough moment in a significant enough film that I wonder if it's the etymology of the Stones' phrase.

A subtler… Continue

Added by Richard Malcolm on July 12, 2008 at 2:13am — No Comments

Hassan Hakmoun Trio at the National Hispanic Cultural Center

My lovely wife wanted to attend this show yet I couldn't fit it into our budget. Thanks to Sophie of DCF and my generous DCF friend Flozilla, we got to go for free. The music was brilliant, spiritual and uplifting. Amp Music Rocks!

Thanks to all for a wonderful show---especially the hard working Neal Copperman who pulls it all… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on July 12, 2008 at 12:00am — No Comments

Sausage, Grill, Peppers, Great Bread, Onions, Joe S. Sausage.

Those are some real nice grilled artisan made sausage sandwiches, seasoned w/ a combination of a bell pepper melange, white onion, olive oil, oregano and salt, classic by any standard!!

I'm Joe S. Sausage and if you find yourself remotely close to the North Valley's Los Griegos neighborhood and start to feel a hankering for a great Italian Sausage sandwich/grinder, stop on over to the… Continue

Added by Joe S Sausage on July 11, 2008 at 7:59pm — 34 Comments

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