Who would have thought that out of the ashes of the Seattle grunge sound would come such sublime music as the Fleet Foxes. Pure music pure genius....reminds me of the sonic melodies Brian Wilson use to come up with. Also reminiscent of Super Furry Animals.
24 December 2008
20 December 2008
12 December 2008
11 December 2008
The last few days have been amazing compared to Thanksgiving week when we had snow, hail and graupel [which I can only recall ever seeing once before as a kid]. I happened to get three days off in a row. The first two will be spent winterizing the house and yard but Saturday is unplanned. It is supposed to be the warmest day of the week, a balmy 55 and clear. Perfect day for a trip. I'll keep ya posted on what develops. Next week back to 'winter' weather and the very good possibility of snow!!
08 December 2008
07 December 2008
05 December 2008
This has nothing to do with New Mexico but since I have not seen any mention of it in main stream media I felt compelled to make mention of the passing of one of the heroes from my youth: Forrest J Ackerman, dead at 92.
Most of you won't know who he was but I'm sure there are one or two of you that do.
Uncle Forry as his fans called him was the founder, editor and chief writer for the first magazine of its kind devoted to horror and fantasy: Famous Monsters of Filmland.
Any fan of classic horror and 'sci-fi' [coined by Uncle Forry] worth his metal knows who he is. I grew up reading issue after issue of his magazines. There was nothing like it on the news stand and being a comic book collector and fan of sci/fi I guess I was destined to find the magazine.
I knew he had been ill and AICN recently asked fans to send him letters of well wishes knowing the end was near.
It's like losing a part of me.... kind of weird. It's a different kind of 'loss' then losing a parent.
Uncle Forry and Famous Monsters of Filmland were there in my private world as a kid.
None of my friends at the time read it. My parents didn't read it. My brothers and sisters didn't read it.
It was exclusive to me...until I moved to Los Angeles and realized how many people were part of the same family of Ackermaniacs.
I was in good company.
03 December 2008
It's beginning to look alot like Christmas.
Exhibit A: River of Lights
Every December the city of Albuquerque and the Rio Grande Botanical Gardens put on a 'light sculpture' show called The River of Lights.
The weather this year was very mild compared to last year. Its a great way to spend an evening. Have a good meal and then take the tour. It's only seven bucks!! Enjoy!!