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Does Poetry Matter in Burque? And How?

I love poetry. I love books. I love readings. I love the community of writers and I love the audiences who come out. Love, love, love: I gush and intend to... because I hold rather esoteric views about poetry. I believe that reading or writing or listening to line-broken verse can control pain (emotional or physical), heighten your sensory perceptions of the world, cultivate a respect for self and others, prevent crime and violations against… Continue

Added by lisa gill on August 13, 2010 at 10:00am — 10 Comments

Getting Your ABQ Groupon On

*Disclaimer: It was just pointed out to me that Groupon advertises on this site. That shows you how much I pay attention to online ads. This is through our Google Ads connection, so it's all fed by Google, not through a direct deal with us. My post is my own personal views as a Groupon user and is not connected with any advertisements on DCF. I have no monetary interest in this.…


Added by Edith Grove on August 5, 2010 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

How to Lute a Sunday in 'Burque for a Jade Earful

Imagine you hear the sound of pearls falling on a carved jade plate. The sound is round and smooth, delicate, falls gently into the curves of your ear canals, stringing a beaded melody. Or you hear thousands of hoof-beats trampling moist forest floor, thudding, the breath of men and horses straining, spears lifted. Or you hear a hawk lighting on a pine, claws clasping, soft bend of a branch, drops of morning dew falling to earth.

Or perhaps… Continue

Added by lisa gill on July 30, 2010 at 10:00am — 9 Comments

1st Annual – Route 66 Days and Nights in Nob Hill.

There's few things that make me happier than having a street festival a stone's throw from my casita in Nob Hill. The teasing rain gave way to a cool and gorgeous afternoon and evening, drawing out thousands of ABQ hipsters for summer music, great food, and fun. A few new stores hastened their grand openings to be included in the evening's festivities...

Great service made up for our new Malt Shop's… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on July 25, 2010 at 7:00am — 9 Comments

Morning Fix - WWBED (What Would Bob Eubanks Do?)


Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on July 23, 2010 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

The ABQ Garden Revisited

Now that we're finally coming out of our unseasonably hot streak, I can wander back into the garden for more than just the minutes it takes to water to keep the poor plants alive. I have a lot of first year plants that went in in the spring. So far, I have lost one lavender, one straightneck squash and one cat nip. The loss of the cat nip was mainly due to the attentions of the neighborhood cats. They literally loved it to… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on July 22, 2010 at 9:30am — 16 Comments

looking forward

and never looking back.

it's been a while since i logged into the site, i don't know why. this *is* one of my favorite social networking sites. it seems like i log in once a year, however. it's certainly been a while since i blogged here. so much has happened since!

it would be terribly self-centered to recount all that here. however, as i slightly swelter in my warmish upstairs bedroom, i have to just admire my town, your town, this albuquerque town. it's so full of… Continue

Added by Señorita Ruth on July 14, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

In Celebration of Albuquerque

I was born and raised in Albuquerque. The Sandia Mountains have enveloped and embraced me most of my life. I've wandered off, for decades at a time, yet this is always home. Recently tattoo genius Richie Castillo was in town, and I had an opportunity to get some work by him. Richie is the rare tattoo artist that doesn't need other art work to go by. He and I chatted about my experience growing up here, and he began to draw on my arm. The finished work… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on June 28, 2010 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

Get the Creative Scoop from Mid-Schoolers

Alicia Lueras Maldonado let me know about this great opportunity for up-n-coming youth in the arts and for those of us who should be paying attention to --and helping to celebrate--the voices and stories and concerns of youth.

This Sunday presents the fruits of a three-week crash course in screenwriting, filmmaking, set design, acting and photography that has been offered to middle school students from Truman and Jimmy Carter Middle… Continue

Added by lisa gill on June 26, 2010 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Quit being a pest!

It felt good to get my silverleaf nightshade complaints out a couple of posts ago. Maybe it's the hot weather. I blinked and missed spring. Maybe it's the tribulations of trying to restart a neglected yard. But it seems that I have a lot of pesty problems this year.


I don't generally have an issue with ants. They're fine by me. Except when they bite and leave welts every time I step out onto my back patio. I have to… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on June 17, 2010 at 11:30am — 8 Comments

Warehouse Fire on Broadway at I-25

Massive warehouse fire in the South Valley

Wondering about the smokage south of town today (6/11/2010) --Good news: it is not the Bosque burning but rather the unoccupied Karler Meat Packaging Facility. I took these pictures from I-25...

Per KOBtv:"Deputies say a one mile radius from 9111 Broadway Rd. SE is being evacuated due to smoke.Officials worry about two 500-gallon ammonia trucks near the fire...Broadway is currently closed… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on June 11, 2010 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments

Morning Fix - Vote Today, Dammit

  • (And, yes, I know I embedded that same song before, but it's THAT good. It's my Summer jam.)
  • NMI recaps NM and Albuquerque jobless rates for April. (Also, have I mentioned that you can donate to NMI by clicking…

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on June 1, 2010 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Remembering Dennis Hopper

Having been an Easyrider fan it was quite the treat when we started seeing Dennis Hopper around town. I even did a blog post last fall on what I observed him have for breakfast at the Flying Star. He and his lovely wife and a small entourage sat next to Karla and I on the back patio of the Rio Grande Star. He's really a beautiful man.

I was able to snap this photo of Hopper last July at the Albuquerque Film Festival awards ceremony.… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on May 30, 2010 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque

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I have been hearing the winds buzz and seen the new NE Heights' billboards announcing a non-existent website (to date), but the news is slim regarding the Hard Rock Casino of Albuquerque's opening as well as the "re-opening" of the Journal Pavilion as the Hard Rock Casino Pavilion.

You can Google… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on May 21, 2010 at 4:00pm — 10 Comments

Everything's Coming Up Silverleaf Nightshade

Remember Spring's Two-a-Day posts from last year? A lot of us followed along as Spring tackled a major garden project. (How's it going nearly a year later, Spring?). I think about that every time I'm in my back yard, rehabilitating the garden, literally from the ground up. I'm going to try to follow in Spring's clogs and do some posts on the effort, trials, tribulations and triumphs of… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on May 13, 2010 at 10:37am — 13 Comments

Morning Fix - Gleek, the Wondertwins' Sidekick


Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on April 28, 2010 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

Morning Fix - Splappa!

  • Local visionary architect who brought us…

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on April 27, 2010 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

Duke City Derby at the Convention Center

Hello all! Duke City Derby (Albuquerque's exclusive Roller Derby league) will be playing this Saturday, May 15th at the ABQ Convention Center Downtown!

Doors open at 4:45 and will feature an exhibition game by our Taos team, the Whiplashes as well as 3 Round Robin Games that introduce our Albuquerque home teams for the season: the DIA, Doomsdames and the Hobots! Also that night, our ABQ allstar team the nationally ranked Munecas Muertas will play Denver Roller Doll's Mile High Club… Continue

Added by Led Zyppin on April 22, 2010 at 10:09pm — 1 Comment

Fuzz Bow Style

In summer of 1948 a man gathered some friends, a carpenter, and some blueprints. In the following months he erected a beautiful home in the SE Heights of Albuquerque. Years went by, deeds transferred, and finally in late 2006 my wife and I bought his house. It was in bad shape, but we had the time and energy to bring it back to life- and we did, one project after another, restoring its original charm while adding a few conveniences. This December the… Continue

Added by Brendan on April 20, 2010 at 9:57pm — 9 Comments

Albuquerque, 5 things drawing us back

Photo credit: Stephanie Hedges

In 2006, I blogged about how Albuquerque is for families what Austin is for music, in a word, awesome.

A mere 6 months later, my…


Added by Andrew Hedges on January 18, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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