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Remembering John Lennon

I know this is a pretty lame way to remember him, but to each their own. Technically, I believe that McCartney wrote this song, even though it is officially credited to Lennon/McCartney on… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on December 8, 2009 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Kenneth P. Gurney... Fluid Shape of an Empty Womb

Many of us have lost track of the Oracle of Delphi these last 3000 years. That doesn't mean she's been quiet. Historically she was consulted before all major decisions, like going to war.

Kenneth P. Gurney lives in Albuquerque, NM. His work appears mostly on the web as he spends SASE and reading fee dollars on flowers for his lover. To learn more about Kenneth, visit… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on December 6, 2009 at 7:27am — 6 Comments

The Best Dolls Holiday Show Ever

For more than a decade the funniest, most outrageous holiday shows in Albuquerque have been presented by our own drag theater troupe, The Dolls. This year's show is hilarious and not to be missed. In Revenge of the Nutcracker George Bailey is desparately trying to keep his family's Old Town Albuquerque theater afloat, and all looks lost. Fortunately Hollywood angels are watching and hoping for an opportunity to earn their wings. Guest… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on December 4, 2009 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Shopping Burque for the Holidays

The New York Times just picked up an Associated Press story on the impact of buying local in New Mexico. So if you're looking for some places right here for do some holiday shopping, here's a completely biased list of stores that don't have 27 checkout aisles. And don't forget the… Continue

Added by Alexis on December 4, 2009 at 10:00am — 10 Comments

The Benefits of Membership: ArtEdge

With each passing week it's getting colder outside, and that's been driving me inside more frequently. Bike rides and walks have given way to a gym membership. Working on the yard has given way to working on the plaster. Recreation outside my doorstep is imperative. That's why it's time to renew my Albuquerque Museum… Continue

Added by Brendan on December 2, 2009 at 11:20am — 1 Comment

We've Seen Lists of the Best...Here's a List of the Worst

NOB HILL--Both the Alibi and Albuquerque, the Magazine have Best of Burque lists. Now I'm not going to argue about any of their choices. For instance, who would deny that the "Best Local Newspaper Columnist" is indeed Leslie Linthicum? She has turned out to be worth the price of the Albuquerque Journal all by herself.

But all this is only half the story. What we have here is a list of what in the Duke City needs to be Fixed. And let's start… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on December 1, 2009 at 9:00am — 29 Comments

Why am I here?

I arrived in Albuquerque by train in 1994, and I’ve never really left.

Full disclosure: this statement is true only in a poetic sense; despite my efforts, I’ve spent much more time not in Albuquerque than in it over the last fifteen years, and though I mark 1994 as my arrival date, I had been to Albuquerque before that visit. My first visit to Albuquerque was actually in the summer of 1988, but I was a surly thirteen-year-old and my only real memories are of finding piñon-studded… Continue

Added by Emily on November 30, 2009 at 3:28pm — 3 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Jessica Lopez... Custody

It is a nicer restaurant: tablecloths & steak knives. Over in the corner, a couple and their daughter sit quietly.

Jessica Helen Lopez is a Poetry and Creative Writing Teacher/NM History Instructor at Robert F. Kennedy Charter High School. She is a former member of 2006 and 2007 City of Albuquerque Slam Team and the 2008 National Champion UNM Lobo Slam Team. She is currently a member of the writing collective and performance troupe… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on November 29, 2009 at 8:00am — 15 Comments

Morning Fix

I hope you all had the best Thanksgiving ever! Ours was quiet, spent among close family and friends, and I was able to tell each of my children that they were, always, what I am thankful for (that and no blog police telling me not to end sentences in a preposition...)


I can't believe I missed this story the other day! Wow!!!!! There's… Continue

Added by Cara on November 27, 2009 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

Guest Fixtress Bored... oh noes!

Turkey is in the oven. Casseroles in chafing dishes on the sterno. Root veggies boiling for mashing. Eschewed fancy sweet potatoes in marmalade for kid approved baked canned ones with marshmallows on top. Stuffing ready to bake. Nothing left to make but a salad.

Keep me company.

I am in the process of writing a paper for Tim Krebs' Urban Politics Class on the mayoral race. If you have thoughts on that I would LOVE to hear them.

Any culinary disasters at your… Continue

Added by Cara on November 26, 2009 at 10:15am — 6 Comments

Duke City Solar - Part 3

Wednesday, November 25: The paperwork is done and the data is in: Adding a PV system is a good investment. If you've read Part 1 and Part 2 and are considering doing it yourself, this entry may be quite useful: It's all about paperwork and production. I'm not sure what to put in as images, but feel free to holler if you'd like… Continue

Added by Brendan on November 25, 2009 at 10:00pm — 12 Comments

Morning Fix

Happy Thanksgiving Albuquerque!

So how many of you, like me, are parked in the kitchen with their laptops at the crack of dawn preparing the bird for the oven, or whatever else you are serving today? We can keep each other company...


Disgusting pervert corrections officer sentenced for raping an 8 year old. He isn't happy about… Continue

Added by Cara on November 26, 2009 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

Ten Years After... (Shhhh)

I like to talk about myself. I like to talk about music. So when NPR’s All Things Considered did a… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on November 25, 2009 at 10:00am — 20 Comments

Morning Fix

I have a confession. I thought, stupidly, that I didn't have enough on my plate, what with four kids, a husband, two cats, a dog, 15 hours at UNM plus a TA gig in another 3 hour course...so I offered to watch my friend's dogs while she is out of town. One is a quiet, 7 year old, small white dog, the other is an 8 week old husky/chow mix (freaking adorable) with tiny tanks, a taste for socks, and separation anxiety. So I have patches of piddle… Continue

Added by Cara on November 25, 2009 at 6:30am — 19 Comments

End of a Friggin Era

My sister just sent me an email. The Hofbrau's gone. Even though it was more recently known as Penn Station, it will always remain in the hearts of the countless barflies who passed through its doors each morning as The Hofbrau.

"Gone" as in bulldozed. To the ground. It's dead. Nicht mehr. Bleeding deceased.

I worked (and lived) at the Hofbrau back in the early to mid-1980s along with my ex-wife and ex-girlfriend and a cast of characters including world famous bartender… Continue

Added by Dick Chingadero on November 24, 2009 at 5:00pm — 14 Comments

Morning Fix

So what else is new? "In less than six weeks, the federal government will be treating New Mexicans as foreigners, as your state driver's license may no longer get you through airport security." I guess we all hoped that the Obama administration would do something to change this before it took effect. Doesn't look great. It seems to me that this could be challenged in the… Continue

Added by Cara on November 24, 2009 at 6:30am — 21 Comments

JROTC, APS, and a Culture of Violence

Does JROTC foster a culture of violence, as some in Albuquerque purport?

I did not wake up thinking that today’s blog would address this question. Instead, I was all set to post a blog about renovation in Barelas and the challenge of maintaining historic architectural integrity in our neighborhood during trying economic times.

And then I walked into the dining room and saw the… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on November 23, 2009 at 3:30pm — 26 Comments

Morning Fix

Good morning! This is my first shift eva as Morning Fixtress...so let's get to the haps...

Saturday we said goodbye to our beloved former Governor King. Thanks, President Clinton, for knowing just what to say. For those of you who haven't been here long enough to really understand Governor King's impact on New Mexico,… Continue

Added by Cara on November 23, 2009 at 6:30am — 8 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Todd Moore... instructions

A gun barrel, 70 words, 37 lines. This skinny poem looks like a coffin nail, a phallic gesture, a rush to death, or the passage of Time itself. But along its narrow length are 37 little framed pictures clicking by as you drop down the page.

"When I read a poem I want it to be something that could scalp me and leave me for dead. I want it to be suffused with the beauty of language and the power of murder. I want it to own me every time I… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on November 22, 2009 at 7:33am — 5 Comments

Go See World's Greatest Dad at the Guild... (to be blunt)

I could do a great disservice by starting this post with the question, “Do you like ‘soundtrack driven’ movies?” You know the type- a movie so intrinsically bound to its musical accompaniment that there can be no separation. Some examples that quickly come to mind are Garden State, Easy Rider, Pulp Fiction and Trainspotting.

The latest offering from Writer/Director Bobcat Goldthwait is one such movie.… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on November 18, 2009 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

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