In my long awaited kickoff to another semi-regular column (?) er “blog”… I hate that term… may I present the “Burquewood Watch”. Is that taken? (Long awaited by whom?) Say it… “geek”. O.K. so not to resemble the invasive Paparazzi (and I didn’t have my camera with me tsk tsk tsk) let’s just say I saw so & so last night lurking about the big Q town. I now have a reputation to live up to as I was dubbed a "Nightlife Blogger" in the October issue of Albuquerque the Magazine! And in the future for the record I’m not hunting anyone or hiding in a hedge with a telephoto lense or selling any story to People Magazine. I’m just a fun guy to drink with in my humble opinion. He he. Hey movie stars… let’s party!

We are slowly (?) becoming a film mecca & celebrity spottings are becoming more frequent. Having lived in Los Angeles for a number of years I know the cardinal rules. Maybe I made them up? But anyway, as I whisper to my friends in these instances… “Pretend you don’t recognize them.” “They like that.” They like to feel like regular people too sometimes I think. Plus we don’t want to seem like star struck groupie geeks!

I especially like the B-listers (blisters?) and non household name stars. Have you heard of my former blister rock star acquaintance Jeff Scott Soto? Didn’t think so. So back to Burquewood and it’s surrounding municipalities. We saw Harry Connick Jr. in Santa Fe shopping at Christmas time. Not drinking. And I know. I heard he lives there too. My buddy Ryan was the stand in for Christian Bale for T-4? Again, not drinking. I just want to have a drink with you guys. Is that so bad?

So last night at Imbibe I hung out with actor DJ Qualls and a few of his buddies. You may remember him from any one of a long list of TV and film credits. He was “The New Guy”, and “Ray Ray” on My Name is Earl to name a few. I am gonna guess he is here wrapping production on a film called “All about Steve”. He seemed nice enough, and quiet, and evidently old enough to drink. OK, I didn’t actually party with him. Er “drink” I mean… keep forgetting I’m too old to use the word “party”. We just hung out. OK, not true. They actually sat at the table next to us. False. OK OK- two tables down on the roof! There! Didn't even meet him or say hi. What was he drinking? Don’t know. Who was he with? Don’t know. He was pretty incognito with his hoody and unmistakable schnozz. It’s too bad I was riding the thin line to a cab & heading out at the time. Hey DJ- raincheck.

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Comment by mombat on October 9, 2008 at 2:15pm
I met someone recently who said that his boss had copyrighted the term Tamalewood So I think saying Burquewood is safe. Sounds like a fun night.
Comment by Alex on October 9, 2008 at 2:59pm
I have not spotted anyone in a while. Saw Brian Cranston at Sandia Casino playing poker and at Q-Bar. Ran into Amy Smart (while she was shooting Love N' Dancing) in the elevator at the Isotopes.
Comment by Barelas Babe on October 9, 2008 at 4:45pm
Hi Mombat - I thought that words or catchphrases could not be copyrighted? Any copyright lawyers out there who can clarify this?
Comment by Brendan on October 9, 2008 at 8:01pm
Words can not be copyrighted. Trademarked, yes. Copyrighted, no.
Comment by mombat on October 10, 2008 at 9:30am
Thanks BB and B
His site says he owns" the legally registered service mark"- it also uses the term copyright- either way I think that this is term that should be allowed free use. I find it hard to believe that only one person thought of tamalewood.
Comment by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on October 10, 2008 at 9:50am
I think "Burque"wood sounds tougher. Besides- were tamales invented here or something?
True- "Tamalewood" sounds like "Hollywood" though.
Well, whatever.
Anybody drink with show biz types last night?
Comment by Pat O. on October 10, 2008 at 8:04pm
About 15 years ago I saw Dennis Hopper eating New Mexican food with a friend in a Taos restaurant. The rules were the same as they are now--don't bug them. Fine by me...

I saw far more celebrities in Las Vegas NV than I see in Abq unless there's a movie being made in town.


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