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R.I.P. R.K. Sloane

Albuquerque lost one of its greatest artists on Friday when R.K. Sloane passed away in a Los Angeles hospital. His distinctive eye for the creepy earned him millions of fans worldwide.

I never got to know Rick super well, but he was always nice to me when I saw him. I was in a psychedelic band (the Crawling Walls) back in the mid-80’s. Rick and his wife Teri made all of our posters for us.

Once I saw him at a gallery opening where he was sort of lurking in the shadows with dark glasses on. When I talked to him he carefully kept one side of his face turned away from me, but from the glimpses I caught I could tell he had been beaten badly. Later in the night, he let me in on the joke: a visiting friend who did special effects in Hollywood had done his face up. Rick was just playing the part... perfectly.

 

Today's Events

Comedy Open Mic at Back Alley Draft House

Back Alley Draft House

See some live comedy at this open mic hosted by Drew Wayne.

Yoga Class: Restorative at Oriental Medical Arts

Paul Pino & The Tone Daddies at Molly's Bar

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