Alibi V.18 No.14 • April 2-8, 2009 

BOB: Shoot Me

Best Busker

Fast Heart Mart

Fast Heart Mart doesn't just talk the sidewalk talk; it walks the sidewalk rock. Rain, shine or mounted horse cops on the street, FHM gives the finger to holding down a job and high-fives the common man with a snare drum and that unmistakable double-necked acoustic guitar.

Best Tattoo Above the Neck

“Music Note with Noose”

Sachs tattoo artist John Pricer’s piece “Music Note with Noose” proves music can kill.

Best Sign

Aztec Motel
3821 Central NE • 254-1742

Albuquerque is full of really excellent signs, so finding a No. 1 isn't an easy or unbiased task. We hope we don't hurt any of the other signs’ feelings. Really, we love you all. That said, built in the early '30s, the iconic and kitschy Route 66 lodging establishment the Aztec Motel was nominated for best sign, and we name it winner.

Best House Not Designed by Bart Prince

"North Valley Tile House"

Bart Prince may not be the only T-square-inclined citizen of Burque with a dare for flair. Whoever created this ocular confection, we applaud you.

Best Street

Greenwich Road SW

"Home of individualists, musicians and artists on a peaceful dead end" is what a couple folks wrote in their descriptions of this idyllic lane. We think it might also have something to do with Fast Heart Mart's guitar.