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V.26 No.2 | 01/12/2017

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Science + Art = Molecool

Friday, Jan 20: Collected Works: Michael Wallace Opening

By Maggie Grimason [ Thu Jan 19 2017 10:00 AM ]
Featured works include pastels, oils, acrylics, mixed media and electronic media from the earth scientist and creator of the Calabacillas Arroyo public art. Runs through 1/31.
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V.26 No.3 | 01/19/2017
The Sailor

Music

Sail on, Sail on, Sailor

By August March [ Wed Jan 18 2017 7:10 PM ]

On Saturday night the bell on my landline went off and damn it all if it weren't the Sailor, ringing me up to hear more about Duke Ellington and his way with the piano.

"Come on over, August," he breathed gruffly and grandly into the handset, "and show me again how those first 16 bars go, because I have an idea on how to fit a harmonica over that bit, plus which I believe I can lay a fine shuffle under that storm and so we will be on our way to being a fine jazz band, after all."

I'd already had a couple of drinks of Wild Turkey by that time though and told him I didn't fancy driving through the student ghetto just to lay down some clumsy riffs on his Yamaha electric, but he disagreed.

"Go on and walk over then, Mr. March and I will mix you up a creme soda with Jameson's in the bottom of the glass."

I could not resist and so spent the next 3 hours rambling through "East Saint Louis Toodle-oo" while the rest of the boys followed along blithely. My wife called about 10 and told me I better get on home if I wanted any spaghetti. "Who could resist that," I told the Sailor as I dropped my charts onto his desk, grabbed my cane and ambled toward the door. I flashed him the peace sign and said I'd see him Tuesday for practice.

That was the last time I saw the man folks here in Dirt City called by a nautical name.

I'd known him since I was a kid, and him being 20 years my senior did stop us becoming fast friends. He was part brother and part father; we hiked, smoked, drank, jammed and regaled each other with stories of where the other had been on the Earth.

He was the only man I knew that had seen more of the planet than me. I'd been on all the continents, excepting Antarctica; his tale of seeing the Ross Ice Shelf rise up on the horizon set my brain on fire and besides that we always had a laugh about the after-midnight goings on in Singapore, the lights of the north star and the aurora way up north or how it was impossible to understand the dialect of the Peruvian seamen who landed in Guayaquil looking for a good time.

When he broke his hip late last year, my wife and I sat with him at the hospital, brought him dinner from Los Cuates on the weekends and made sure his walker was ready to go when he was. The pain was bad he told us, but nothing like the time he got burned putting out a fire on an oiler outside of Osaka.

Just last week, we spent an afternoon listening to the Rolling Stones new album, a blues thing. And I complained that Charlie Watts was about an eighth note behind Keith Richards when it counted but he said to take it easy because we were all getting old.

On Tuesday morning the bell on my cell phone went off and god damn it to hell, it was the Sailor's neighbor who was weeping on the line when I answered and then told me the news.

"Mike got up early this morning and now he has died."

I went home early that day, staring into the sky as I drove. I sat at my piano and played until my hands hurt, thinking about the time the Sailor told me how Polaris was possibly the center of the universe—blinking timelessly, brightly while the rest of the sky rolled and spun chaotically around and around.

V.26 No.2 | 01/12/2017

The Daily Word in Trump, Global Warming and Sobriety

By Megan Reneau [ Wed Jan 18 2017 11:51 AM ]
The Daily Word

Sober curious?

Dear Mr. Trump...

It's not a myth! All Disney Pixar films are connected.

After Donald Trump approached Chelsea Handler to introduce himself, she responded, “Great.” Hero.

After three consecutive years of increasing temperatures, 2016 was the hottest yet.

The Supreme Court is taking on a case regarding free speech and trademarks from a band called The Slants.

There was a bomb threat at Manzano Day School this morning.

By the way, here's some dope noise that no one knows.

V.26 No.1 | 01/05/2017

Event Horizon

Fun For All

Wednesday, Jan 18: Vaudeville Open Mic

By Devin D. O'Leary [ Tue Jan 17 2017 10:00 AM ]
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Love and Light

Saturday, Jan 14: Immigrant Youth and Allies March

By Megan Reneau [ Fri Jan 13 2017 10:00 AM ]
Rally and March in honor of Martin Luther King Jr's legacy and to show support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals legislation.
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Time to Dust Off That Xena Costume

Friday, Jan 13: Albuquerque Comic Con

By Robin Babb [ Thu Jan 12 2017 10:00 AM ]
Shop local vendors and artists, see the best cosplayers and meet special guests like Austin St John, Ryan Hurst, Ralph Macchio, Ric Flair and more.
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V.26 No.1 | 1/5/2017

Feature

2017 Tarot Predictions for Albuquerque

A glimpse through the mists of time

By La Bruja
Weekly Alibi predicts the future in this week’s feature.
V.25 No.50 | 12/15/2016

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Lights, Lights, Action!

Saturday, Dec 24: Christmas in Corrales Balloon Glow

By Joshua Lee [ Fri Dec 23 2016 10:00 AM ]
Enjoy a balloon glow and luminaria display.
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Via Compfight / Creative Commons, Some Rights Reserved

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The Queens of Christmas

Friday, Dec 23: Drag Queen Trivia

By Maggie Grimason [ Thu Dec 22 2016 10:00 AM ]
Many will enter. One team will rise above the rest.
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Tilting to the Left, Nudging to the Right

Sunday, Dec 18: Pinball Tournament • arcade games

By Maggie Grimason [ Sat Dec 17 2016 12:00 PM ]
Who says charity work can't be fun?
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Make it a Merry Christmas

Saturday, Dec 17: Big Holiday Bash • First Annual Toy Drive • Native Remedies • rap • 2 Evil • Seenloc • Illnickell & Badshit Bishop

By Megan Reneau [ Fri Dec 16 2016 11:00 AM ]
Help make every child happy this Christmas.
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V.25 No.48 | 12/01/2016

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Twirling Skirts of Tradition

Saturday, Dec 10: Mariachi Christmas

By Nina Ferrell [ Fri Dec 9 2016 2:00 PM ]
Ring in the holiday season with exuberant music and dances from Mariachi Juvenil Aztlán and Ballet Folklórico University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
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Courtesy of the JCC

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Oy Vey

Saturday, Dec 10: OY! A Comedy with Chutzpah

By Megan Reneau [ Fri Dec 9 2016 1:00 PM ]
A collection of short comedies which are a comic tribute to all things Jewish and all things human.
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No Good At Goodbyes

Saturday, Dec 10: Kicking the Bucket List: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die

By Joshua Lee [ Fri Dec 9 2016 10:00 AM ]
Death educator Gail Rubin discusses her newest book on organizing your life, death and legacy.
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The Daily Word in the Electoral College, Ultraviolet Light and Standing Rock

By Megan Reneau [ Wed Dec 7 2016 12:20 PM ]
The Daily Word

Meet the women of Standing Rock.

Travelling is fine, I just hate flying so much.

“There's no good music anymore!” Said chumps who listen to the same shit every day.

I keep seeing people post about how there's still time to convince electors to not vote for Donald Trump. It's a nice thought, but it isn't going to work. Maybe.

Here's everything you need to know about diy-ing ultraviolet light.

Why have so many children died in Albuquerque this year?

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