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Green Jobs in Burque!

Added by Cyrus on September 3, 2008 at 3:34pm — 1 Comment

Art Collecting for Amateurs

Corrales, NM, Albuquerque's nearby village is presenting the first in a series of seminars about the arts — from painting to music to growing to the healing arts.



This first event is called “Purchasing Original, Affordable Art" and they want to invite some Duke City Fixers. This event is by invitation only, and Fixers are invited.



The seminar will cover many aspects of art buying, from casual purchasing to serious… Continue

Added by Alexis on September 3, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Jason Daskalos goes to JAIL

No one wants anyone to GO DIRECTLY TO JAIL without passing GO but occasionally there is someone going there who might just be deserving of some 'downtime' or shall we say a retreat of sorts.



Albuquerque developer and man-in-the-news, Jason Daskalos, will go to jail for TWO DAYS. 13 of his vehicles will get the boot for a time.



Here's a link to the full KOB News 4… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on September 3, 2008 at 5:00pm — 10 Comments

Neil Young's "Albuquerque"

With the change in seasons, I found myself listening once again to this old Neil Young tune and contemplating the crossroad's nature of our fair burg. It is fun to travel beyond 'burque and always good to return again with new perspectives. Too bad Neil didn't ask the red or green question back in the day; apparently fried eggs and country ham were more to his liking.



Albuquerque by Neil Young



Well, they say that Santa Fe

Is less than ninety miles… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on September 3, 2008 at 8:39am — 23 Comments

Morning Fix: Entertainment Options

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Added by Somegye on September 3, 2008 at 5:00am — 7 Comments

Native Madonna


By ~Anonymous


“Any cultural act performed or done by a member of a nationalized minority group member is by definition a political act. In short, culture is politics.” ~Arturo Sandoval

Added by Keegan on September 2, 2008 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Local Etsy of the Week-FrenchieStiles

This week brings us FrenchieStiles as the Albuquerque Etsy seller to check out. She describes her work as:



'Lingerie line for the burlesque and coquettish or just plain cute and sexy.'



Burlesque? Coquettish? We love those things! A very cute shop-although at first I did wonder if I might have stumbled upon… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on September 2, 2008 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Morning Fix: Corn & More

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

Pajarito Mesa, The Freeway

Today being that we celebrate labor day this weekend I decided to take the DR for a ride.DR visits Pajarito Mesa



My goal was to reach Pajarito Mesa, and ride the area most of the day. But to get to Pajarito and reach the dirt, I must leave the confines of the congested suburban city. I ride a dual sport bike so I don't have to trailer my bike, so yes I ride to my… Continue

Added by buggs on September 1, 2008 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

Beautiful Barelas

“Beautiful” is not a word often linked with Barelas. Ours is a close-knit community, held together by corazón y familia, but beauty doesn’t figure into most descriptions of Barelas. Speed through the main thoroughfares of our barrio and you’ll likely miss the beauty that lives in… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on September 1, 2008 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

For Ron: The Lapse of a Law-Abiding Citizen

I'm writing this blog for another DCFer who asked me to comment further on a comment I made to him. Since this is publicly posted and there's an off-chance that someone other than Ron may read this, I'd like to make the following statement: I did not write this to begin a discussion of the pros and cons of the Montano Bridge, so pleeeease don't go there. This is meant to be a humorous look at me looking at one of Albuquerque's landmarks and how I decided, perhaps erroneously, to invoke a piece… Continue

Added by La Fanciulla del West on September 1, 2008 at 1:31pm — 11 Comments

Sausage Fest 2008



Sausage sausage sausage! We kicked off the Labor Day weekend around Martini World! with a small cookout. What began as fetching a sample of sausages from Joe S. Sausage was quickly dubbed "Sausage Fest 2008". My friends are meat eating animals of the most civilized kind. Most Fridays our close friends just end up here or there for a drink or two, maybe some dinner. This Friday we… Continue

Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on September 1, 2008 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

august recap

Wow, so, there goes August.



What happened in August? Well lots.



First off, I went and saw the Gluey Brothers, one of my favorite bands of all time, At the launchpad on the 8th. As always, an amazing show by the band I grew up seeing. Showing up at the Lpad, I ran into Jim Goulden, AKA MC Tahina, whom I had played a ton of phone tag with for a long time, trying to meet up over the course of 8 months, but never being able to cross paths. I had informed Jim thru voice mails… Continue

Added by brian botkiller on September 1, 2008 at 1:19am — No Comments

Femme-o-lition Derby 2008

Albuquerque has some of the most amazing and unusual entertainment in America. Each year a mostly local group of femme entertainers put on a burlesque, circus, music, etc. show called the Femme-o-lition Derby. It was ninety minutes of astonishing talent and girl girl loving. Matie Fricker and Molly Adler of Self Serve Toys provided running comedy relief as they worked the audience and introduced the acts:…

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Added by Kelly Vickers on August 30, 2008 at 11:00pm — 6 Comments

confessions of a bad houseplant waterer



Some days I just shouldn't get out of bed. Not because I'm running a temperature, not because I have a runny nose, but because some days I don't find myself to be the best at being around people. You can call it PMS. I'm comfortable enough with myself to acknowledge that I have those days. But today is not that.



I have an office plant. I've had him for a few years. I saved him from being tossed aside after a big fundraising event when… Continue

Added by RiRiSynCyr on August 29, 2008 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Local Etsy of the Week-PaperMenagerie

This week's Albuquerque Etsy seller, PaperMenagerie, is a member of DCF and a blogger in her own right. Here is what she has to say about her artistic influences:



'Growing up in small-town Vermont, my grandmother and parents fostered my creativity, teaching me how… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on August 25, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Spreading

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Added by Somegye on August 29, 2008 at 5:29am — 1 Comment

Size Matters: Madness at the dog park, or Who Made You Queen of the Dog Park?



Steph and Chloe hit the Bullshead dog park today after dropping me off at work. We take Chloe there often because of the proximity to work. The park is split into two sections, a big dog area and a small dog area. Until today Chloe has been able to enjoy the benefits of being neither a big or a small dog. She's a basset hound/retriever mix weighing in at 35 pounds. She's stout and strong and while she shares some characteristics of the… Continue

Added by Sleeplessgrl on August 28, 2008 at 6:55pm — 11 Comments

Poetry on the Bus is HERE!

abq ride bus poetry

A packed house @ 117 Gold


Kudos to Duke City Fix, 100 Gold, Sadies, Mayor Martin Chavez, Greg Payne and Abq. Ride for the beautiful job on the POETRY ON THE BUS reception; for the gorageous book of the selected poems; and for the LITERARY ARTS on the WALL artshow (Yes, poems are art pieces!) at 117 Gold. We know the literary art pieces will look just as snappy on the inside of the busses too.



abq ride, albuquerque bus poetry

He's…
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Added by Jeff Hartzer on August 28, 2008 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Winners of Poetry on the Bus

Jordan Martinez, with his poem for Poetry on the Bus



Big love to all the winners of this year's Poetry on the Bus program! I just returned minutes ago from the opening reception to share some snapshots with you.



The downtown venue was packed and the scene was groovin'. Apparently poetry events are a prime place to meet people too as I connected with a foxy engineer from Intel who was there to support Jordan (shown… Continue

Added by chantal on August 28, 2008 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

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