Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco's Blog – August 2008 Archive (6)

Martini Mike's Hangover Report - Journal Pavilion Edition



“There's many who've tried to prove that they’re faster

But they didn't last and they died as they tried” – Judas Priest, “Hell Bent For Leather”.



Last night I attended the long awaited “Metal Masters Tour” show at Journal Pavilion in the desert wasteland ( why doesn't anyone ever get lost in a… Continue

Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on August 28, 2008 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

Weekend Around ABQ Part II





Well I made it out and about in ABQ for a 3rd afternoon in a row! Woohoo! And this was close to home. There was a lot of arguing in the news and various websites about closing Central and alleged bus service disruptions, etc. etc. But you know what? This was fun, it was a quiet Sunday afternoon in Nob Hill, hence minimal disruption, and I get tired of hearing people whine. The Shop and Stroll was… Continue

Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on August 24, 2008 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Weekend Around ABQ Part I



On the eve of the most wonderful time of the year I really start to get into "the spirit". The spirit of The Land of Enchantment, and of Albuquerque. The most wonderful time of the year for me is Labor Day through Christmas. OK, well around here it may extend through St. Patrick's Day! But we have Chile roasting, The NM Wine Festival,… Continue

Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on August 24, 2008 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

Goodbye Old Friend, RIP Martini Dog



I said goodbye to an old friend today. My dog. My first dog as an adult. Romeo Tyson D'Arco. He was a lover and a fighter. A lot like me. He was old and gained a little weight and turned a little gray... a lot like me. I'm gonna miss him.



I first met Romeo in a box behind Scalo (he was in the box, not me at that time). I could not resist him. I resided on a few acres in the… Continue

Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on August 18, 2008 at 2:30pm — 26 Comments

What's in a Name? Martini Mike's Hangover Report! for Saturday 080908



Could it be because my name is “Martini Mike” that I am becoming a sort of unofficial party guru? Or is it because I was an unofficial party guru that my name became “Martini Mike”? Hmmm… it boggles my pounding head. I was recently interviewed by www.VegasHappyHours.com, while in my home away from home, for the launch of their new site. Then suddenly I find myself being contacted by Lexi at Albuquerque The… Continue

Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on August 10, 2008 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

"Wednesday Night in Albuquerque" or "The State of Metal"... Martini Mike's Hangover Report



As I continue my recent and strange walk down musical memory lane I am again confronted with 80’s Metal guys. Wednesday night brought me to a place I had not gone in a while… the local metal show for the local metal non-crowd. A friend from high school talked me into it. Another old friend from… Continue

Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on August 7, 2008 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

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