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The Albuquerque Duke!

I was fueling my car today and look what the guy next to me had a tatoo of.

Added by James of al-Barran on November 11, 2008 at 2:05pm — 18 Comments

Who Is Downtown Albuquerque's Most Important Architect? Henry Trost! Henry Trost?

NOB HILL--In a city that prizes its architects...in a city where even common folk like us can rattle off the names of Predock, Prince, Whittlesey, and John Gaw Meem...in such a place where buildings are talked about, few know the name of Henry C. Trost. Yet Trost has done more to shape the skyline of downtown Albuquerque than anybody else. He is responsible for designing no less than six of Central Avenue's signature structures plus a nearby house.… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on November 11, 2008 at 9:30am — 17 Comments

SunCal's Deep Water

SunCal is making some brazen claims to brackish water in mile-deep wells beneath the old Atrisco Land Grant - among the brazen claims by others, including Atrisco Oil and Gas, Commonwealth Utilities and Sandoval County.



The uncharacteristically reality-based skepticism of the Albuquerque Journal was picked up by istockanalyst blog. The Journal notes the policy vacuum and suggested the State… Continue

Added by Coco on November 11, 2008 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

Morning Fix: Buried by Features

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Added by Somegye on November 11, 2008 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

From the DC to DC

After last week’s election results were posted, I realized that a fair number of politicos and their staffers in the Duke City may be headed to Washington DC, my “other city”. And it seems that a local museum director and a few others (including one amazing Burqueña who’ll be sharing my space for a bit) will also be coming east. Some folks will be trekking from… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on November 10, 2008 at 10:00am — 9 Comments

Morning Fix: So Easy

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Added by Somegye on November 10, 2008 at 5:30am — 11 Comments

"I'm Jimmy Carl Black, the Indian of the group"

Last year, when I went to see Dweezil Zappa playing his father's music, an old guy with a pony tail sitting in front of me turned and asked me if I knew “Weasels Ripped My Flesh.” He told me a story about sitting in a bar in Los Alamos, watching a trio, and realizing the drummer was Jimmy Carl Black. He went home between sets and got his copy of “Weasels” so Black could autograph it.…

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Added by John Fleck on November 7, 2008 at 11:19am — 5 Comments

What's Going On in the Bosque?

This week there have been a lot of trucks which seem to be hauling dirt from a spot just south of I-40 on the east bank of the river. There is a sign on the pedestrian bridge which crosses the acequia about 1/4 mile south which references "cleaning up your bosque" and suggests not walking on the levee for the next three weeks. Anyone our there know more detail about what's going on?

Added by Glen Effertz on November 7, 2008 at 10:07am — 6 Comments

Morning Fix: Madness

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Added by Somegye on November 7, 2008 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

Morning Fix: Messenger of the Air

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Added by Somegye on November 6, 2008 at 5:30am — 5 Comments

sketch jam

Who wants to do a sketch jam? Get a big spot, get a couple of live models and get back to basics. Set up some tables and just have a good old art time. A $5 dollar donation from the artists that would go to renting our space and to the models for their time. So grabs your pens and beers, wines and cheeses, and let's get out and do some art. Let me know if you're interested an i will set it up. Give some input on what day, what time, and any advice. www.myspace.com/theangryyears or… Continue

Added by josh jones on November 5, 2008 at 5:53pm — 11 Comments

About Werewolves, Balding Men and Making Lemonade



Would balding, middle-aged men like to be werewolves at night if it meant they could have hair for a few more hours?



My youngest thinks so. One evening this past week, my husband was in the back yard with our son when they heard some howling in the distance. To tease my son, my husband starting making up a wild scenario about the howling - perhaps it was a werewolf, and wasn't it coming from the direction of his school? Maybe it was his… Continue

Added by Lisa Abeyta on November 5, 2008 at 7:52pm — 5 Comments

The Day After

What an unbelievably historic election!!! Throughout the night I thought about my personal political journey, my belief system and values. You could say that my beliefs were literally formed around the kitchen table. I thought about what Barelas Babe posted a few weeks ago.



Political discussions were common with my family. I remember my mother, my aunt and… Continue

Added by Adelita on November 5, 2008 at 9:48am — 18 Comments

Morning Fix: Ah, Hell

Added by Somegye on November 5, 2008 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

DCFixers getting hitched!

Hi! I just created a new group for people who are getting married in the Duke City. I'm tying the knot in May and basically just need some help with ideas and planning stuff. If you're engaged, already married, or just interested in marriage and all the crap that goes along with it: JOIN THE GROUP! Thanks! :D

xoxo,
cupcakepharaoh.

Added by Cupcake Pharaoh on November 4, 2008 at 3:33pm — 7 Comments

Your Short Life: Today, Tonight, & Tomorrow

NOB HILL--If you are under 40, you have never voted for any president that wasn't a Clinton or a Bush. If you are voting for the first time, you weren't even alive before the Bush and Clinton years. Those years divided America right down the middle: a 50-50 split filled with some of the worst of American politics. Year after year we put up with the other half of our country...all the time wondering how they ever got to be so stupid, so gullible, or so… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on November 4, 2008 at 9:00am — 22 Comments

Morning Fix: Before You Know It

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Added by Somegye on November 4, 2008 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

It's Time for Change



I come to Duke City Fix often despite my busy schedule because I believe it's important to participate in this community. And, I will continue to participate even if you give me the honor of serving in Congress. I know that direct political appeals are sometimes frowned upon in this community, but I wanted to share the following note I just sent to my supporters because this is one of the… Continue

Added by Martin Heinrich on November 3, 2008 at 2:00pm — 38 Comments

Recession-free Albuquerque?



According to this NY TImes chart, Albuquerque's a veritable recession safety zone. Don't mind us, we're still rambling… Continue

Added by silencio blue on November 3, 2008 at 8:00am — 8 Comments

Morning Fix: Wheee

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Added by Somegye on November 3, 2008 at 5:22am — No Comments

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