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Added by Somegye on March 17, 2009 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Resting Places and an Appeal to Repeal

Every time I drive to the airport, I see the San Jose Cemetery just west of I-25 and south of Gibson. I always tell myself that one of these days I must stop and check out the cemetery on foot.

This past weekend I did just that.

Finding the entrance to the cemetery was a bit of a challenge – the dirt road from Gibson is blocked off due to construction on Gibson, and so I ended up entering from Edith just south of Gibson. There’s… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on March 16, 2009 at 6:00pm — 17 Comments

Video of author Rick Collignon talking about his new book, at Bookworks

We were fortunate enough to have Rick Collignon, New Mexico author of Perdido and the forthcoming Madewell Brown, stop by the store last week to talk to our staff. He'll be at Bookworks on May 17 at 3 p.m., but here's a preview. This is our first attempt taking video with our Flip camera, so it's a little shaky! We're still learning… Continue

Added by Bookworks on March 16, 2009 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Morning Fix: Operators Are Standing By


Added by Somegye on March 16, 2009 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Time to Celebrate Persian New Year!

No Rooz is almost here! That's Persian New Year, which falls on the first day of spring (technically, the exact moment of the vernal equinox; this year, it's March 21 at 5:44am). I grew up within a sizable Iranian community in Milwaukee, and this was the social event of the year, hands down. There would be one or more huge parties with everyone dressed to the nines (and those Iranian ladies can get fancy, let me tell you), tons of food,… Continue

Added by Snak on March 16, 2009 at 12:00am — 7 Comments

The Alvarado Has Come Back For A Visit, So Give the Old Girl A Chance

The Albuquerque Museum recently opened a new exhibit that explores the history, style and romantic era of the Alvarado Hotel. Our own beautiful old Harvey House, right in the heart of our city, knocked down in 1970 and now kind-of memorialized by the Alvarado Transit Center, which sits on the same ground.

I went for a very quick look this past week, but wanted to save the real visit to be shared with my guy, who is a wild… Continue

Added by Khan on March 15, 2009 at 11:30pm — 9 Comments


Cross posted to the Desert of the Real Economic Analysis

This Sunday's New York Times contains an article about a Detroit Band from the 1970s entitled "Death was Punk before Punk was Punk".

The band consisted of three brothers, David, Bobby and Dannis Hackney from Detroit. They began playing R&B in Detroit in the early 1970s before moving to rock and roll in a style of the… Continue

Added by FOXP2 on March 15, 2009 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Life and Death on the West Mesa

Most of the time I am taking photographs of the beautiful scenery in New Mexico, but when we travel to Pajarito Mesa things change a bit. Today I spent the afternoon in the west mesa, and I don't know why it is, but I get this compelling sense of urgency to drive myself to the area for pictures.

Last Wall Standing

At first glance… Continue

Added by buggs on March 15, 2009 at 2:30pm — 9 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Hakim Bellamy... Home Invasion

"Home Invasion" is a love poem to the wonders of the city and countryside that stole his heart. Now how can Hollywood compete with that?

Hakim Bellamy is a two-time National Champion in the Poetry Slam scene. He was a member of the 2005 National Poetry Slam Champs Team Albuquerque in his first year of poetry slam. The following year he was a member of the 2006 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational Champs Team UNM. He has won the City… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on March 15, 2009 at 9:00am — 7 Comments

T-36 DD

Here is the video of Burlesque Noir doing their signature number, T-36 DD at the 3rd Annual Southwest Burlesque Showcase.

This will be the piece that we compete with at the Great Boston Burlesque Exposition.

I also submitted this piece to the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend (the mother of all international burlesque events). Keep your fingers crossed for us… Continue

Added by CariAnne on March 14, 2009 at 12:46pm — 2 Comments

Heartbreaking Price of Standarized Testing

The student I work with gave me a picture for me yesterday. He had folded it up nicely and put in an envelope, addressing it on the front with my name. I opened it to find a drawing of a boy, tears running down his cheeks. Above it was a string of random letters, crudely drawn. I could make out a few, an "h", an "r", "o", a "y". Phonetically it looked like it spelled "hooray". Most likely he wrote down the few letters he remembers, because unlike many other children his age and younger, he… Continue

Added by munecamama on March 14, 2009 at 12:40pm — 2 Comments

Hungry for a little History? Birds Eye map of Albuquerque 1886

Thanks to a post on Forgotten Albuquerque Blog, and the comments by a Tom, I was able to put google to use to find this neat pretty high resolution scan of a Augustus Koch Albuquerque birds eye Map.

Those following the Barelas Acequia hunt may appreciate the bridges between 2nd and 3rd around… Continue

Added by killbox on March 14, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

What happened Friday in Santa Fe

Since Someguy takes the weekend off, and I know some of you only get your news from DCF, as sad as that may be, (no offense Someguy, you do us all a good service), ya'll need to know that the death penalty is nearly no more in New Mexico. Our legislators voted 24-18 to repeal it today. No matter how you feel about it, this is historic, as NM may join many states across the nation that have recently abolished the death penalty. It is all up to our Governor now. It is on his desk. It is my hope… Continue

Added by Adobe Nido Bed & Breakfast on March 13, 2009 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: Not Spring Yet


Added by Somegye on March 13, 2009 at 5:30am — 1 Comment


Last weekend's Global Dance Fest offering was brought to N4th by Gunilla Heilborn of Sweden. The title, "Potato Country," referred either to an Irish story that was woven into the piece, or the emotional range of some of the characters, or more likely, those things and more. As this year's GDF unfolds with its Latitudes North theme, it provides multidimensional glimpses into the Scandinavian soul. The lack of linear narrative… Continue

Added by Richard Malcolm on March 13, 2009 at 2:37am — 1 Comment


Stories of children and personal mom stories may be found on my blog...

Here's one post that sums up the purpose of the Maternal Dreamer shows:


A few years ago Fred and Kristen Wilson of Stawberry/Muddy Wheel Gallery in Albuquerque New Mexico together created a necklace I saw in their shop. I was immediately drawn to it. Kristen said it's so appropriate that of all the necklaces… Continue

Added by Ramona King on March 12, 2009 at 11:34am — No Comments

THRU YOU - Kutiman mixes YouTube

This has to be one of the coolest things I've seen!

Edited and mixed unrelated YouTube clips to create an entire album, with some amazing songs -

Added by Neonnoodle on March 12, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Move Over, Zoolander

With an Albuquerque contestant on this season's Next Top Model, hopes are running high in the Duke City for the new round of auditioners. We had to hoof it out to the West Side this past Tuesday to get in on the action. My own hopes were cruelly dashed by the age limit. Let me know when America's Next Top Model: Thirtysomething Edition starts… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on March 12, 2009 at 10:43am — 7 Comments


Cross posted to the Desert of the Real Economic Analysis.It was written in early 2008 before Obama was elected. But it retains its relevance.

[AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is a post the Author never expected to write. For nearly all of his healthcare finance and reimbursement life, he favored market-type, or mixed-market public program solutions to the failing private health care system. He never believed that he would… Continue

Added by FOXP2 on March 12, 2009 at 10:42am — 1 Comment

Blog, blog, magazine article, "Online Exclusive"?! St. Patrick's Day Blows

Is this like "duck, duck, goose"?

This may be my shortest blog ever here.

I'm just here to bring your attention to a good cause... bagpiping!

Long story short I had written an article for a local magazine that had their freelance writer budget cut suddenly.

With not much time left I managed to have it published by the Alibi as an "Online Exclusive".

Thank you to the Alibi and Laura and any ghosts lurking behind… Continue

Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on March 12, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

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