Burque, I Hardly Knew Ye
Sometimes life hands you lemons, and when that happens, you’re stuck squeezing the shit out of those lemons onto fried fish in hopes of extracting some flavor and thanking sweet baby Jesus you ordered the regular peas, not the mushy peas. Am I right? Or are you all wondering just how drunk I am, or if I’ve lost my mind and, in either case, what in God’s name I’m babbling about?
Well, I suck at saying goodbyes, so I’m avoiding doing just that. But here’s the thing: A long, long time ago I applied to graduate school in England. Nothing came of it until recently, when the planets aligned and moving across an ocean seemed viable. So that’s what I’m doing. It’s going to be a super-nerdy good time as I embark on research into the history of Islam and Hinduism in Kashmir.
My time here was short, though it was still longer than the amount of time Lindsay Lohan had to spend in jail/rehab for her shenanigans. So thanks Burque. You’re pretty cool. I mean, I’ve lived in Santa Fe for a while and came down for shows and stuff; but the more often I hung out here the more I realized you have buildings that have multiple stories and are made out of materials other than fauxdobe. I like that. The street art is cool here too. We don’t really have that in Santa Fe, where art is pretty much confined to pieces that cost more than I make in a year.
Oh, and Central Avenue is sweet. Not just because of the whole Route 66 thing, but because I’ve had strangers try to sell me drugs and friends park their cars just to come over and say hi. Albuquerque people are really friendly, and not just to hock weed; at gallery openings I’ve made and connected with friends. You people are so not snobby, thank you.
Anywho. I just wanted to say thanks for letting me spend a hot-ass summer with ya. Former Lobo Culture Editor and longtime cops reporter John Bear will be taking over in culture land. Behave, he’s watching. Hahaha. Just kidding. He’s good people and will do a great job informing you of all the extraordinary stuffs going down.