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In case you weren't there, a review of Le Serpent Rouge at Low Spirits

So, way back when, I had a friend who rhetorically asked me what would

make a great band better, and he answered his own question by stating:

dancing girls – of course, I couldn’t disagree – they always improve

the atmosphere. Now I know what would make that better – a trio of

good looking young women who happen to be terrific belly dancers.

Rachel Brice & the Indigo can dance – now that’s an understatement… Continue

Added by shotsie on November 22, 2010 at 11:59am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix: Big Bill's Name Game


Added by Adelita on November 22, 2010 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

The Sunday Poem: Lee Francis IV... Untitled, October 15

As beautiful as this season can be, there is still an undercurrent of approaching winter. And life...well, it has its own seasons.

Lee Francis IV has appeared in Words On A Wire, Moccasin Telegraph, Earthships Anthology and A Bigger Boat. He was a member of the 2006 Albuquerque Slam Team, coach of the 2008 Albuquerque Slam Team and a member of the 2008 LoboSlam National Champion Team. He currently teaches at the Native American Community… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on November 21, 2010 at 7:26am — 4 Comments

11/20/10 National Transgender Day of Remembrance

Not far from where I live, in the last few years, at least three women have been brutally murdered because they were transgender...and Albuquerque is generally a remarkably tolerant place. It's staggering to ponder how me being me could somehow be threatening to some people. I'm outraged by this, being thrust into personal conflict. I try to grasp and honor the deep gender insecurity someone would have to… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on November 20, 2010 at 6:30am — 8 Comments

Recovery Cat 11.20.2010

This is my hand. I can move it. The blood is pulsing in my veins. The sun is still at the zenith. And I am playing chess with death.

Antonius Block, The Seventh Seal (1959).

Our crusade was so stupid that only an idealist could have thought it out!

Squire Jons.

Regards,… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on November 20, 2010 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

True “Traitors”

Consider: if there is a past and a future, there must be something in between. This deceptively simple truism invokes—but does not betray—the essence of Tricklock Company’s new production, “Traitors,” now playing at UNM’s Theatre X.

Kristen Simpson’s original script weaves historical figures such as Judas Iscariot, Benedict Arnold, and Joseph McCarthy into a masterful madcap, skillfully delivered by Director Summer Olson. Like the… Continue

Added by Richard Malcolm on November 19, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Morning Fix - She was Pissed

  • Dan the Man Savage weighs in on little 'ol Albuquerque's "Pornotopia problem"...
  • Unexpected, er, "fallout" from the West Side's new construction blight.…

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on November 19, 2010 at 4:30am — 4 Comments

Morning Fix - Express Yo' Self

  • I found a brief review of what went down at the "State of the Internet" FCC powwow last night.
  • Santa Fe New Mexican's New Mexico Independent obituary.
  • When was the last time you shopped at Peacecraft? It may be your…

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on November 18, 2010 at 4:00am — 4 Comments

A Little Local Music Pride

In a perfect world, I'd write a post about a different local band here every week. I've had an active interest in the Albuquerque local music scene since the first week of August, 1993, when I became a resident of the Duke City. Actually, I think the first live music show I remember going to here was not a local act, but John Waite, at the Sunshine Theatre, in the Fall of '93.…


Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on November 17, 2010 at 9:00am — 14 Comments

An Unexpected Microclimate

Last summer, I moved from a home with a yard to a new development downtown, downsizing and simplifying my life, intentionally shrinking my mortgage and my carbon footprint.

I no longer have to do yard work, and my one block walk may be the world's shortest commute.

I also now garden up in the sky, taking advantage of my new decks and what appears to be their own microclimates for growing vegetables: somewhat… Continue

Added by Don Brown on November 17, 2010 at 7:30am — 6 Comments

Morning Fix - Obama, Sean Penn and Keith Olbermann walk into a bar...

  • ABQ Jail lets a fox run the check-writing henhouse...
  • In the "can't get blood from a stone" arena (sorry)...
  • John Birch Society…

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on November 17, 2010 at 4:00am — 7 Comments

Morning Fix - It's All Over Now...


Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on November 16, 2010 at 4:30am — 9 Comments

Under Pressure

I pulled out my pressure cooker last night. The weather has been getting colder and I was in the mood for one of my favorite dishes, Barelas Babe's Turkish Bean Soup.

Twice in the past seven days the topic of pressure cookers has come up in my conversations. A friend recently mentioned a… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on November 15, 2010 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

Morning Fix - Sign Then Drive

  • (Why don't you buy your tix now to go see Bob Mould on January 28th?)
  • Albuquerque's West Side Jail is sew-riffic!
  • Here's a nice…

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on November 15, 2010 at 4:00am — 9 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Diana Huntress... Between You and Me

For years Albuquerque poet Diana Huntress has been writing tiny jewel-like poems...hard little nuggets whose veins twist, run deep, and crystalize. This is one.

Deeply involved with the Rio Grande Writers Association for a long time and very close to many in the writing community including the late Judson Crews, Diana continues to work… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on November 14, 2010 at 7:35am — 6 Comments

Recovery Cat 11.13.2010

A sponsor is a more experienced person in recovery who guides the less-experienced aspirant ("sponsee" or variously, "sponsoree") through the program. New members in twelve-step programs are encouraged to secure a relationship with at least one sponsor... Another study found that a twelve-step program's focus on self-admission of having a problem increases deviant stigma and strips members of their previous cultural identity replacing it with the… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on November 13, 2010 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix: Friday Fomentation

  • Union lawsuit against city dismissed.
  • Lobo women take on the Fighting Irish today. GO LOBOS!
  • Spare…

Added by Barelas Babe on November 12, 2010 at 5:00am — 29 Comments

Weekend Fix: The Crane, The Crane!

  • This sounds uplifting ... Check out the Return of the Sandhill Cranes Festival this Saturday and Sunday at the City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center. Origami, nature walks, tai chi with the cranes and tons more.
  • This sounds tough ... Gwar.…

Added by Alexis on November 11, 2010 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: Veterans Day


Added by Barelas Babe on November 11, 2010 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

Musings are for Wimps*

My Dad the ex-con just left town after a 6 day visit. He is the "survivor" of a 37 month bid in Federal Prison. It was really a glorified country club, albeit with a good portion of the members in green drab jumpsuits. He got out in 2005, and visits me and my beautiful family here in Albuquerque once or twice a year. It has been increasingly challenging in recent years. For some odd reason, I think part of the… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on November 10, 2010 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

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