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Saturday, January 31, 2004
In late November of 1999, we purchased a church that was built in 1930 on an acre of land in what is known as the 'South Valley' of Albuquerque. We have spent three years working on the property and buildings. There is new wiring, plumbing, landscaping, and rising up out of the middle of what was for many years a sanctuary, there is now an aerial dance black box theater. There are not many of these in the whole of North America.

Yesterday, our lettering was attached to the north wall by Robert Randazzo of Absolutely Neon. The grand opening this spring will feature a commissioned Neon dancer on trapeze. For this 'soft opening' our name is on the building and that will suffice. We are official now.

Tonight we have our first 'unveiling' of the new building now known as the AirDance ArtSpace.The birthing process has been a long one frought with frustration and small delights. Our thanks to Enterprise Builders who helped us greatly to wade through our architect's grandiosity, zoning regulations, a.d.a. requirements, meetings, meetings, meetings and then leaky brand new roofs and landscaping that didn't work ('s flooding). There have been many lighter moments as well: behind the property there is a donkey named Poco Loco who seems to enjoy our travails. He often leans over the fence and brays at us in a freshly chaotic fashion. There are good neighbors and we hope to be a part of the future growth of what is a culturally rich neighborhood and one which, like most of our fair weather high desert city, is growing in leaps and bounds.

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Friday, January 30, 2004
Two days back Col. Mustard appeared in our Enchanted Land and today Screamo Deano will appear. New Mexico ain't New Hampshire but it was indeed a blue state in a sea of red states when the polls were tallied last 'real' election. Uncle Howard could sure use a victory here next week (and a few others as well) if he wants to catch Hairy Kerry's flying star. Teresa Heinz Kerry luncheoned and left yesterday.

Wesley Clark spends today soaking up the Hispanic vote Santa Flush, N.M. (aka: Santah Fey, the City Different). Sen. Ted Kennedy stumps for Kerry today in 'burqueville. John Edwards is here tomorrow. Dennis (the menace?) Kucinich bringas along his pals Dave Matthews and N.M. poet Jimmy Santiago Baca for a concert that he is calling the Fera Ends, Hope Begins Concert on Saturday evening. Howard Dean is throwing a Super Bowl partay on Sunday at a bar called 'Our Place II' in 'burque. Excitement is running high.

Still time to cast your Presidential vote on the poll right-cheer at It's fun; it's easy; and it's free. While you're at it, plug in your vote for the Snooper Bowl champeens. At the moment , I am still waiting for Snooper Bowl fever to sweep me up into its arms and get me all warm and fuzzy. So far, I am not too fired up about 'the big game'.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2004
Kerry 2-0 After New Hampshire Win:
John Kerry wins the New Hampshire primary, solidifying his status as the
Democratic frontrunner.

How timely for us at that Sage Pinon had such a glowing retort about having had tea with Mrs. Kerry just the day before. Go Ker-ry, Go Ker-ry, Go Ker-ry. Hey ya think you be tall enough, Dude?

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As New Hampshire folks braved the cold to cast ballots at Dems, I sorted through our daily barrage of Spam and paused at the following listed sender (I am not making this up) ... Obsoletes S. Earthworm. Do you think that's Mr. or Ms. Earthworm? Is this a warning about the state of earthworms? And S. means ...?

In totally bizarro news...
She of German Descent has been following the trial of Armin Meiwes, a self-confessed cannibal accused of murdering and eating a man. The defense claims there was no crime as the dead man was a willing accomplice in his death and consumption, as seen on the videos of it all. And it turns out that cannibalism is not a crime in Germany. Prosecutors have countered by charging Meiwes of the crime of "disturbing the peace of the dead."

Meiwes met his meal ticket through internet ads for someone willing to be killed and eaten. (Single white male seeks ...) Details are not for our more sensitive readers. After studying Meiwes' 16 computers, 200 hard drives, and 300 videos, German police have now tapped into an extensive and hitherto hidden (but legal?) cannibal scene. Just part of the new low-carb craze!

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Monday, January 26, 2004
Sage Pinon our special undercover political stringer sends this freshchaos retort from the town of Wilton, New Hampshire ::>

Politics is heavy. Energy to dump Bush quite strong across the lines. Once it's out loud, others get energized. My one-on-one experience was a tea for/with Theresa Heinz Kerry. She blew me away with her smarts and seriousness and passion and facts and compassion. And ideas.

A reporter for the Atlanta paper was there, so am curious to find out if I am quoted saying 'Bush has trashed the country'. I warned my Atlanta relatives. They laughed and said, 'I'd have to get in line'.

All is revealed...

What? Here in W's Family Tree

No...revealing facts about last week's near explosion of freshchaos when I bought myself a 'special gift' and posted a photograph of same here...I always wanted one of these::>

Many readers asked the very same question: What the heck is that "special gift"?
Maybe this will help::>

It's a waterbed. I always thought only "driveby truckers" , "allmen brothers" , and Leonard Skinners bought these things, let alone laid down their weary heads to roll with the punches. Fact is, this was the only thing I could fit through a microscopic door to my Rabbithole Studio. Just SAY NO to couches. They ain't gonna make it through that door to the other side.

I learned a lot about waterbeds last weekend. Make sure you have it exactly where you want it before loading up with water is a given. Takes longer to drain the radiator than to fill the sack, er mattress. She's gonna blow, Ezekial! Oh calm your aura, Starshine.

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Saturday, January 24, 2004
Got rabbits? Beck is giving his away.

During this year's Super Bowl, you'll see ads sponsored by beer
companies, tobacco companies, and the Bush White House. But you
won't see the winning ad in Voter Fund's Bush in 30
ad contest. CBS refuses to air it.

To check out the ad and ask CBS to air ads like this one, go to:
move on!

Bob Keeshan, TV's 'Captain Kangaroo,' is dead.

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Thursday, January 22, 2004
Today begins the Chinese New Year.


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Wednesday, January 21, 2004
Ever wonder what W would look like as a girlie girl? He'd look just like this!

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Bush speaks and stocks plummet today. Way to go W.
I missed his big speech last night accidentally on purpose. What I did catch is the news that Madonna backs Wesley Clark as does Michael Moore. Funny hearing Al Sharpton discuss what he calls the Weapons of Mass Distraction on the tube.

"Our greatest risk is not terrorism and it's not Iraq or the Axis of Evil. It is a lack of leadership, a lack of honesty and a complete lack of conciousness."
- Madonna

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Tuesday, January 20, 2004
Tonight brings the dark of the moon and two hours of the bushmeister on network tv. Too much. Beano Deano is all shook up and New Hampshire may be as cold as Iowa. Colder? Today, we move from Capricornia into that Age of Aquarius and the only constant is change.

This week has been fairly amazing and it's only Tuesday.

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Friday, January 16, 2004
Last night I finally saw the movie version of Adaptation. As a Florida Native, an admirer of orchids, and a lifelong neurotic (or 'intense' or 'weird' or 'obsessive') writer , it is amazing to me that I come so late to this amazing movie. I have discovered an entire weblog about the movie (now that's obsessive); and there are trailer sites to be had if you have a fast download time.

In other news...I have also discovered or rather it has been pointed out to me the my new favorite band has a great website MOFRO. So after some web surfing, let's get ready for that trip to the moon with our health care free/educationless/homeless grandchildren who'll pay for it all.

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Thursday, January 15, 2004
Damn it all to hell..."Carol Moseley Braun plans to drop out of the race for president and endorse Howard Dean." Now why would she go and do that?

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Wednesday, January 14, 2004
Bush Outlines Plan for 2015 Moon Landing. I thought that he was still working on a cure for AIDS and a car that runs on water. At least old W doesn't suffer from a sense of grandiosity.


Got tickets today for AL FRANKEN who is stopping by our Enchanted Land right after one (of the many) Democratic Caucus is held here. February promises to be an interesting month all around. HOT TUNA comes to town. NEIL YOUNG as well.

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Spalding Grey is missing. It sounds like a new monologue this genius writer/actor may have written about himself doesn't it? Well, sadly it is simply 'the facts'. They just can't find hide nor hair of him at his New York City home or at his vacation villa in the Hamptons.

Apparently he has been even more 'low' and self-involved than usual following an auto wreck in 2001 while in Ireland. In October 2002, he tried unsuccessfully to end it all by jumping from a bridge near his Long Island home. Maybe this time he has just gone off to Wal*Mart.

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Sunday, January 11, 2004
Tacoma, Washington is rated this week as the #1 most stressful city in the USA.

Tacoma was many things to me when I arrived there after leaving Jacksonville, Florida my place of birth in 1981. Catch some old poems of mine about or at least written while a Tacoma resident (circa 1981-85).

The greatest thing that happened to me whilst a Tacoma-an was meeting the woman of my dreams. Living in the high desert has been a tad kinder to me than my four years in what for me was Tacoma's graduate school of life.

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Saturday, January 10, 2004
When this song first came out by Creedence Clearwater Revival, I am pretty sure the lyrics mostly referred to soulful Black folk. With George W. Bush's recent push regarding the temporary legalization of mostly soulful Mexicanos, I guess if you listened to this song today (and it is still a great song) well Sir, the lyrics might just be timely again, this time for ah, those folks residing just below our great United States of America.

Donít Look Now Lyrics

Who will take the coal from the mine?
Who will take the salt from the earth?
Whoíll take a leaf and grow it to a tree?
Donít look now, it ainít you or me.
Who will work the field with his hands?
Who will put his back to the plough?
Whoíll take the mountain and give it to the sea?
Donít look now, it ainít you or me.
Donít look now, someoneís done your starviní;
Donít look now, someoneís done your prayiní too.
Who will make the shoes for your feet?
Who will make the clothes that you wear?
Whoíll take the promise that you donít have to keep?
Donít look now, it ainít you or me.
Who will take the coal from the mines?
Who will take the salt from the earth?
Whoíll take the promise that you donít have to keep?
Donít look now, it ainít you or me.

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Thursday, January 08, 2004
Madonna is backing Wesley Clark. O-My-Gawd, what'll that do for the Howard Deano campaign?
Whatever happened to Fiona Apple ?? Just wondering.
And...What ever happened to PEACE on Earth?
Willie Nelson wants to know...It's the catchy title of his latest single:

What Ever Happened To Peace On Earth

There's so many things going on in the world
Babies dying
Mothers crying
How much oil is one human life worth
And what ever happened to peace on earth

We believe everything that they tell us
They're gonnaí kill us
So we gottaí kill them first
But I remember a commandment
Thou shall not kill
How much is that soldierís life worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

And the bewildered herd is still believing
Everything weíve been told from our birth
Hell they wonít lie to me
Not on my own damn TV
But how much is a liars word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

So I guess itís just
Do unto others before they do it to you
Letís just kill emí all and let God sort emí out
Is this what God wants us to do

And the bewildered herd is still believing
Everything weíve been told from our birth
Hell they wonít lie to me
Not on my own damn TV
But how much is a liars word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

Now you probably wonít hear this on your radio
Probably not on your local TV
But if thereís a time, and if youíre ever so inclined
You can always hear it from me
How much is one pickerís word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

But donít confuse caring for weakness
You canít put that label on me
The truth is my weapon of mass protection
And I believe truth sets you free

And the bewildered herd is still believing
Everything weíve been told from our birth
Hell they wonít lie to me
Not on my own damn TV
But how much is a liars word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

Good Question Willie Dude...!!

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What could you do with TEN THOUSAND tax free DOLLARS? A lot I imagine...Most troops serving today in Iraq are scoffing at this amount offered to them as a re-enlistment incentive by Big Daddy W. I suppose that !0 k isn't worth a whole heck of a lot if you're dead.

This just in::> A U.S. Black Hawk helicopter has gone down in Iraq, and all eight people on board have been killed. Ouch.

A new Jon Stewart Show last night. Aaah...I was going into a moronically dull stupor without his views of life on the planet. And thank God we taped last weekend's Simpson's which took a totally ingenious look at life without children complete with a Baby Woodstock event. It was just too surreal to describe here. Marge saves the day for 'families' as always. Our old good old vcr is almost as good as Tivo at capturing tv moments to treasure forever.

Looks like we all survived the full moon without growing too much older, possibly a day wiser. Done your taxes yet...? Just kidding; you have about 78 days left until April 15th.

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Wednesday, January 07, 2004
'tis a Full Moon today. Careful out there in the w-o-r-l-d.

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Tuesday, January 06, 2004
Whether you are 'into it' or not, there's good news on the horrorscopic scene today==>That damned Mercury goes OUT of its RETROgrade Motion...Who Hoo! This is good news. SMILE. Be Happy. All things should just move forward now with the alacrity of rabbits on fire. Blast your stereo. Step on the gas. RUN NAKED. Go Baby Go. Or don't.

In a step backwards, The Land of Enchantment has become the 34th state in these here United States to legalize carrying a concealed weapon of choice albeit in most cases I presume a a handgun, machine gun or water gun. HOW? When? WHERE? Hold your horses, Rosco; there are rules.
You must be either a male or a female who is 25 or older. You must have the all important spankin' new permit; have at least fifteen hours of 'gun safety training' (ooh...Gun Safety; I'm already feelin' safer) . I'm IN...Oh, you also must pass a criminal background check (ergo: you are or are not a criminal), then presto/chango you are free and clear to sling that Glock into your pants and off you go to Wal*Mart for some big shiny bullets.

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Monday, January 05, 2004
Britney married! Britney annulled!

I was stewing in my own juices this morning, which lately thanks to a whopper of a cold have been green and cheesey, when I came across the Headline News about Brit...She got married to a childhood friend at 5:30 in the AM in Las Vegass; then got it all annulled in the late evening PM with same day Express service.

Having a deathly feverish flu/virus/cold has given me pause this past week. I slept through New Year's Eve only to awakened to the sound of celebratory gunfire over Albuquerque. Out West, we wear cowboy hats and we do BIG guns on celebratorical Eve's. This rude awakening gave me more pause and a moment for another nose blow or two. Since then though, I have been thinking about this past year and entering the NEW YEAR a bit beaten and with perhaps a lighter load than when I came into last year's newness. A lot of shit hit the fan last year and quite a bit of it blew onto me (it seemed that way anyway). Warren Zevon died and his song 'Your Shit's Fucked Up' seems to sort of play out the year 2003, for me. The shit that used to work; don't work now, he croons.

Political battles were fought. Friends lost and found. Many bunnies were also 'lost and found' at our backyard Bunnytown. Seemd to be fewer Holiday cards from folks this year. And our own list was wizened down a bit. Several outrageously funny Holiday Newsletters (IT'S ALL ABOUT MEEEE!!) were received. Our little Rosemary bush cut in the shape of a 'tree' just barely lived through it all to be planted ceremoniously outdoors in the New Year. All in all; 'twas a mellow Holly Day.

Last Year's Pre-War-that-Is-not-a-War tensions have certainly shifted with all the Awe and Shock; the tension-o-meter has wang dang doodled...Stock Market soaring like a tentative Eagle. In a few days (Jan. 22nd) we enter the Year of the Monkey where I am hoping that Wall Street's tightwire act will continue to stay high. And Monkeying Around will be fun rather than destructive.
Monkeys can have their problems. But they're sooo cute. Ooh...ouch bastard bit me !

Soon comes what for many is good and for others is purely the painful 'withdrawals' of life without tv football...Who's number one..them swampy Louisiana folks in the bright yellow or the team named for a condom? You make the call. And there's still time to get all riled up about the Snooper Bowl. Go team. Packers continue packing it, though they came so close to unpacking it yesterday. And if Lady Luck holds I am only a few more nose blows away from the end of my 'mid-winter's illness.' And Britney's hangover from a marriage/not-a-marriage ordeal may be over soon as well.

My vote for 2003's coolest cd goes out to Jacksonville, Florida's MOFRO with their bangup big bad and bluesey BLACKWATER. Truth be told, I still like it today in this NEW year where history changes like flies on...stuff.

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Sunday, January 04, 2004
The Seattle Seahawks looked like winners all the way through their fantasy day romp in frozen cheeseyville right up until their quarterback announced at overtime that they would score first. Gape! Never do that Billie Bob. That easy cheesey interception hurts even more now.

So the C-Hawks fly away home to Mt. Ranier and that emerald green 'land of a lot of rain' until next year when they might again be contenders for the most unusual outfits of any NFL team...And for you cheesehead fans, it's off to see the Eagle's nest next week.

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There's the kind of support you ask for and the kind of support you don't ask for. Then, there's the kind of support that just shows up."
Carrie in HBO's Sex and the City.

Here at, we have written about something way ahead of its time and gone under the waves of popular support before the curtain even comes up. Then there have been times that we come to something very late in the season.

We are admittedly very 'late in the season' for our recent addiction to HBO's Sex and the City. Every old episode is 'like new'. And this, it turns out, is a good thing because tonight HBO begins the first of only eight remaining half hour shows in the award winning series. Break a leg, ladies.

Astounding news out this week is that spam for the first time ever outnumbers legitimate email. Well...D-U-H. Thanks for that news.

Speaking of 'support''s all you need for your dishwashing supporter::>

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