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Cass and the Five Cats

Once there was a girl who grew up in Mississippi. She grew into a strong woman with a deep, powerful voice, a joyful laugh, and a dreadlocked curl on the side of her head. When she sang, she was very, very good; when she sang, she was like no one else.

Her name was Cassandra. She had the kind of voice that makes it worthwhile to sing slow, so that every note has some extra time to be explored. Her voice was languid, liquid, finding unknown crevices and filling them with warm sound,… Continue

Added by Richard Malcolm on July 27, 2008 at 11:47am — 2 Comments

Goatheads, they are legion. . .

Pet paws beware! Puncture vine is everywhere in with the nightshade and mallow. All day I spent pulling up goatheads; weed whacking would only make them stronger. The humidity, and heat and my mind wanders. Maybe those ones will be too small to grow seeds. . . . That one is a lookalike, isn't it? . . . I thought I had done that area already? . . .…

Goatheads Continue

Added by Joel Deluxe on July 26, 2008 at 11:00pm — 13 Comments

Am I a Sheepdog?

I was having some success in my newly found profession of designing websites for clients. Although I came to this new profession with some experience, it had never really been a full time job for me. Yet in less than six months I had managed to secure seven accounts and at the same time I would also get a part time job with a familiar employer working in technical services. But it didn’t start like this. The last twenty years I spent as a street cop… Continue

Added by buggs on July 26, 2008 at 2:30pm — 11 Comments

Grower's Market / Park Party Downtown

The Grower's Market at Robinson Park is so much more than organic veggies and great art---it's a party. There was a great old timey music/bluegrass band today: the Young Edwards Band, and all three played and sang beautifully, alone and in harmony.

If I had any inclination at all towards having new babies, this would have created deep longing in… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on July 26, 2008 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

old RockSquawk posting that got no love... so I thought I'd cut and blog it here on the DCF

firstly, is RockSquawk kinda slow these days? I posted the article below in hopes of igniting a good conversation with other studio owners (posted in the studio section of Squawk), engineers, and others... but this post just sat there... no love... kinda weak if you ask me. I thought maybe... just maybe... at least the studio owners, engineers and producers of this town could find common ground to talk about recording music, gear, ups and downs of studio ownership, working with other engineers,… Continue

Added by jasonwolf on July 26, 2008 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Duke City Shootout Kicks Off with a Bang

The Duke City Shootout blasted into the 2008 festival with a Shotgun Start at Albuquerque Studios.

With one shot of the Shotgun - they're off! Stay tuned all this week to hear about the scripts and the movies.

This all leads up to the gala premiere on August 2nd. Don't miss it.

Added by Duke City Shootout Digital Filmmaking Festival on July 26, 2008 at 1:08am — No Comments

Trying The Downtown Experience

Friday, July 25 2008. It's 6pm and we've just parked at the lot on 5th and Copper. Usually I'm here to visit the Main Library, but tonight we're here for the Civic Cinema. The show doesn't start for until 8:30, so we walk over to Central. The first order of business is obtaining dinner.

Tonight we're… Continue

Added by Brendan on July 26, 2008 at 1:00am — 22 Comments

ANOTHER Clinic Attacked--the trend continues...

Hi friends--

this is matie-one of the owners of self serve-and I'm scared for the clinics in New Mexico

Thanks to the fix I just found out that another planned parenthood clinic was attacked this week.

Since December of last year there have been 4 different clinics targeted by violence.

Dr.… Continue

Added by Self Serve on July 26, 2008 at 12:51am — 7 Comments

Duke City Shoot Out Opening Bash

BANG! and, they're off...

Added by Kelly Vickers on July 25, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

So, what does it mean when you become someone's friend on here, besides feeling honored (although that's plenty enough)? Am I supposed to invite y'all over for dinner? :) I heard we're supposed to b…

So, what does it mean when you become someone's friend on here, besides feeling honored (although that's plenty enough)? Am I supposed to invite y'all over for dinner? :)

I heard we're supposed to be affected by the remnants of Dolly. Back when I lived in Cajun country, I made it through 5 years without getting hit by a hurricane until one month before I moved back here...along came Danny.

Danny was a minimal hurricane and like your first love, you never forget your first… Continue

Added by La Fanciulla del West on July 25, 2008 at 7:16pm — 3 Comments

Support your local Olympian

The Beijing Olympics are just two weeks away, and Rio Rancho native / La Cueva HS graduate Joey Hagerty is representing our fair town on the Men's Gymnastics team. Joey's parents and sister are planning to go to Beijing to cheer him on as he lives his dream, and you can help!

There is going to be a car wash this weekend to help raise funds for the Hagerty family at the Auto Zone on Paseo del Norte near Louisiana. There will be Lobo… Continue

Added by Dianne P. on July 25, 2008 at 3:27pm — 5 Comments

A Little Advice: Don't Let It Get Away From You

Your art, that is.

This is a "quick" post about what artists often consider the really boring and unnecessary part of making their art. But take it from me: it is oh so necessary, and you are shooting yourself in the foot if you don't take time to put on these little finishing touches.

You know, the totally unnecessary stuff, like:

-Signing your work

-Titling your work

-Dating your work (not romantically, unless...)

-Storing your work

Sign… Continue

Added by Khan on July 25, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

There's a reason one of my favorite childhood desserts was called "Dirt Cake."

I've been noticing an awful lot of road construction around Albuquerque lately. This could be because I'd been away for almost two weeks, then I came back and the construction seems to have exploded. It reminded me of some favorite memories growing up, and since some friends of mine had asked, I posted it on my personal blog.

I've so… Continue

Added by Phil on July 25, 2008 at 2:07pm — 6 Comments

Star Sightings

Hey anyone want to keep tabs on celebrity sightings in ABQ? Just for laughs?

Added by Spangle on July 25, 2008 at 1:23pm — No Comments

The Global Warming Hoax

Here's something interesting about the Global Warning Hoax

The Grand Exaggerator

by Patrick J. Michaels

Patrick J. Michaels is a senior fellow in environmental studies at the Cato Institute and an active member of the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

Added to on July 24, 2008

This article appeared on National Review (Online) on July 24,… Continue

Added by gsollars on July 25, 2008 at 12:59pm — 7 Comments

Morning Fix: SB Week Concludes


Added by Somegye on July 25, 2008 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

Entertainment in Old Town

I went to see Cathryn McGill sing in Old Town last night. The performance was part of the New Mexico Jazz Festival. I first heard her on KUNM talking about the festival, and was interested enough to at least check out the free performance. I was really impressed by her talent. She sang a variety of songs, mostly in the R&B vein but some jazz and blues. I found several of her original compositions compelling, especially one she wrote for her mother "The Hand That Rocked My Cradle". She has a… Continue

Added by Glen Effertz on July 24, 2008 at 4:10pm — 2 Comments

I'm Numb

Today Karlita and I visited the New Mexico Holocaust and Intolerance Museum on Central.

It's overwhelming---more than I am emotionally able to stand.

So I believe that I act in the spirit of Almighty God; by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord. Hitler 1924

Although I follow and believe the teachings of Jesus, I do not call… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on July 24, 2008 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

Sony Donates Cameras for Duke City Shootout

Christmas in July? You bet. “Sony Claus” showed up to the Shootout this year with the latest in high-definition cameras—a new set of Sony PMWEX1 cameras for the Duke City Shootout’s videographers behind the lenses.

Sony, the official camera sponsor of the 2008 Shootout, in conjunction with local vendors Burst Communications and Peak Media, are also donating all the requisite goodies, like batteries… Continue

Added by Duke City Shootout Digital Filmmaking Festival on July 24, 2008 at 1:52pm — 2 Comments

Up on the Crest

I remembered everything else: a bottle of water, my hat, my car keys, sunglasses, sun screen, my mother. But I forgot my camera. In searching Flickr for Creative Commons photos to use to illustrate this post, I came across a collection from an old friend from Arkansas (thanks, Clinton Steeds!). Albuquerque is such a "small world" town that I accidentally run into people who don't even live… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on July 24, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

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