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Get your parade on! Día de los Muertos TODAY.



The Marigold Parade today celebrating Día des Muertos in Albuquerque's South Valley is one of the year's best events. I hope you'll go check it out if you've never been!



The parade begins at 4:00 at Central Familiar and Isleta and continues north on Isleta to the Westside Community Center. The celebration will feature music, food, altars, videos, and mumerous art vendors until 8pm. Free to the public. Suitable for all ages.…



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Added by chantal on November 2, 2008 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Halloween Adventures in Nob Hill



BOOOOooooo....toooooo......youuuuuuuuuuu..... if you didn't make it to the Big Race on Nob Hill with many people joining in with costumes, merriment, and questions like, "What are you?"



What brings people out on Halloween? Curiosity? Of course, you can't imagine what the guy next door will come up with next! Contests? Of course! YOU might be the one who wins the Grand Prize! What a story to tell your children. Liquor? Of course! It releases your… Continue

Added by Rep Ayre on November 1, 2008 at 5:08pm — 1 Comment

Pair of Fixers Discuss Election on Channel 4's 'Eye on New Mexico'

NOB HILL--DCF members Mario Burgos and Yours_Truly Johnny_Mango will square off tomorrow morning on KOB's 'Eye on New Mexico' program. It will air at 10:00AM on Channel 4. The shows co-hosts are Nicole Brady and Dennis Damrzolski.



One of the two guests is a spokesperson for the right-wing… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on November 1, 2008 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

Burquewood Watch Remote Addition?



Yah, "remote addition". You heard me. I jetted off to my old "haunts" (haha) in Hollyweird for Halloween. But what a small world it is. I ran into some people from ABQ or who are friends with people from home. I gotta make this quick as I am running late & my head is pounding.



We spent last night at The Rainbow Bar and Grill (Sunset Strip) with the ghost of Keith Moon and other dead rock stars. I went as the ghost of my former… Continue

Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on November 1, 2008 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

The Gnome, The Monsignor, and other delights of Albuquerque's Halloween Bike Ride



Bicycling 11 miles with a wig and face paint is far better if you're not alone. Last night, at least 50 cyclists gathered like a freak show at Triangle Park for a Halloween joy ride through Albuquerque. From Nob Hill to downtown and Old Town, we cruised with only minimal incident -- a lost pink wing, a showdown with a muscle truck. Final stop: Marble… Continue

Added by chantal on November 1, 2008 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Albuquerque Journal Endorses Darren White

Congressional Picks



1st District: Darren White — We are going to ask voters to set aside the attack ads of the last few weeks and the partisanship of the last eight years, to instead focus on the dedication and work ethic needed to represent them as a freshman in Congress. The candidate who has proven he has both is Darren White.



The Republican is conversant on the big issues facing our nation, from the economy (create jobs and cut taxes) to energy (put everything on the… Continue

Added by Darren White on November 1, 2008 at 8:53am — 44 Comments

TIN ROOF! rusted.

Today was a momentous day. One of those days that I am proud to say "I was there."



It's one of those situations that I really think you had to be there to experience, but there were moments where I had serious chills and tears in my eyes. I got to be a part of both National and New Mexican history.



What happened? The National Atomic Museum's B-52 bomber, that has been sitting in the same spot at the old museum location on base for THIRTY FIVE YEARS, had one of the final… Continue

Added by RiRiSynCyr on October 31, 2008 at 4:57pm — 12 Comments

Happy Halloween

I went out around the neighborhood looking for Halloween displays, but I didn't find much. There were lots of little ghosts and pumpkins and one pet cemetery. A decent helping of webs and a handful of scarecrows. Seems like things are a little subdued this year. I suspect everyone is preoccupied with the election.



We're tentatively planning to hand out candy for awhile and then mosey on to Nob Hill, the Press Club and downtown to… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on October 31, 2008 at 10:14am — 3 Comments

Pornotopia on channel 4

for some reason I can't get the video to post--

but you can watch it here

The shirt molly is wearing is a "Viva la Vibrator" t-shirt...apparently self love is too racy for the 10' oclock news..



There's so much I'd like to say about this clip--

but for now I'll let it speak for itself.



I have an absolutely incredible festival to go work on--and dildos to order..

yup--i'm totally living… Continue

Added by Self Serve on October 31, 2008 at 12:00am — 7 Comments

Morning Fix: Many Holes

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Added by Somegye on October 31, 2008 at 5:30am — 9 Comments

you knew I'd do it

Added by brian botkiller on October 30, 2008 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

Infrared pigeon brains, and the art of sustainability



Reducing our Use.



Built in 1925, the historic two-story brick building that we call "The Harwood" presents an exciting (and some times confounding) opportunity to translate an inefficient structure in to a model for sustainable (re)building. We have decided to open up this translation process to others in the community, as we firmly believe that every moment is a teaching moment. And these are lessons that we all need to… Continue

Added by The Harwood Art Center on October 30, 2008 at 3:37pm — 4 Comments

Morning Fix: Not Too Surprising

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

Guild Cinema = endless downer

Don't get me wrong, I love the guild, or rather I WANT to . . . I was raised going to funky little old theaters, doing the Rocky Horror thing (before the military chants and stupid pre-shows; in my day only the film had a staring role-but I digress). Tonight I went out with my husband; great meal at the Korean Barbecue House, we went to the guild. I had seen in the Alibi they were playing a Hammer film with Oliver Reed (William Shatner wishes he could over-act so perfectly) in a biker… Continue

Added by Celine on October 29, 2008 at 10:30pm — 18 Comments

so, you're gonna vote, RIGHT??

... For whomever you're voting for - You're going to vote, right?



This is NOT an Obama/Mccain conversation - it's a question of yes/no.



I realize that there's always a lot of talk about "Just don't bother, it doesn't make a difference", or "(so and so) will win without my help, anyway" - but that's flat out not true. The only way to change a broken machine is to do something to start changing it.



Don't fall for the "Don't bother to vote" spin, no matter who's… Continue

Added by brian botkiller on October 29, 2008 at 3:47am — 14 Comments

Morning Fix: All That We Need

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Added by Somegye on October 29, 2008 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

My Candidate for New Mexico's Official State Pastime: Piñon Picking

OAK FLAT, 20 MI. SOUTH OF TIJERAS--Is this the year? Traditional wisdom has it that bumper crops of piñon nuts come only once every seven years. Are we in that lucky period? I first thought so a couple weeks ago when MaryAnn and I drove the big loop around the Gila: piñon trees absolutely loaded with pine cones. Piñon picking is so common there that stiles have been provided to let pickers on to BLM and National Forest land from the highways. They… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on October 28, 2008 at 10:30am — 7 Comments

Morning Fix: Stuffed Mailbox

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Added by Somegye on October 28, 2008 at 5:30am — No Comments

Double Time Dance Studio Where Dancing = Fun, Not Scary

Now don’t get me wrong, if you throw on some booty music I’ll be out on the dance floor after the first few beats, but when it comes to actual formal dancing with real steps I feel a little uneasy “gettin’ up on the dance floor.” A few salsa nights at Sauce and the Cooperage turned my unease to fear since the dance floor seemed like Albuquerque’s version of Dancing with the Stars. After those few scary moments in the middle of a crowded, sweaty dance floor with some guy who thought spinning me… Continue

Added by Miranda on October 27, 2008 at 10:24pm — 3 Comments

"Trick or Vote" Nationwide, Burque-fied!



On October 31st, members of New Mexico Youth Organized will hit the Burque streets for a massive nonpartisan Get Out the Vote drive called “Trick or Vote.” The costumed force of about 200 young people will meet at Lower Johnson Field on the UNM campus at 5pm and fan out in neighborhoods across the city on Halloween to remind people to vote on November 4th.



Trick or Vote is part of a national effort to encourage youth participation in the electoral… Continue

Added by Cyrus on October 27, 2008 at 1:33pm — 7 Comments

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