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Thursday, July 27, 2006

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Louis Rice was a college classmate of mine with whom I haven't had contact with since 1973. Recently, I learned that he appeared as a contestant on one of my old time favorite teevee shows, Jeopardy!... After begging him to do so, Louis kindly shared some details of his behind the scenes experiences with us which we brought forth at a newly created website called...I was a Contestant on Jeopardy! . Just so you know, this FRESHCHAOS fansite is totally unauthorized by Louis Rice.

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The fresh NEW TOM PETTY cd, "Highway Companion", gets a 9 out of 10 score from Fresh Chaos dot commie. Only thing missing is a true 'MJ's Last Dance' kick ass song, though there are two songs that try hard to please. More we listen to it, more goodder it gets. "Night Driver" and "Turn This Car Around" quite Petty-ishly good; strong tunes. Two singles now hitting the airwaves are "Saving Grace" and "Flirting with Time"...Can see why they are singles but the cd itselfe has more to offer than these two tunes. Buy it now, whilst still on sale!

You can click over to and buy it right off this webpage, or leave your air conditioned computer cubicle and go to a store! What a concept.

I'm just a 'night driver drifting home again'. Thanks, Tom.

One half of our Fresh Chaos Team just logged on to Amazon and got "plogged". "What is a Plog?" follows the post about banned books. So, if you don't allow access to depictions of racism, etc. does that mean they don't exist?

PLOG POST: I found the American Booksellers for Free Expression Web site to be fascinating reading, especially their Banned Books Week Handbook... Here are just a few of the titles run in 2006: How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale   by Jenna Jameson ; Forever by Judy Blume; To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee; All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy; and my favorite: America (The Book) by Jon Stewart, was rejected by Wal-Mart and banned by two libraries in southern Missisippi "due to nude photographs of the nine U.S. Supreme Court Justices."  -- Rebecca, Books Editor

What is a Plog™? Your Plog is a personalized web log that appears on your customer home page. Every person's Plog is different (hence the name) and is sorted in reverse chronological order. Each post also gives you the opportunity to provide feedback to the sender as to whether you liked the post or not...PLOG ME NOW, bi-otch!!

MORE GREAT SNEWZ from Microsoft: INTERNET EXPLORER FOR MAC is no longer available to download... Microsoft ended support for IE for Mac on December 31st, 2005, and is not providing any further security or performance updates. BASTARDS! It is recommended that Macintosh users migrate to more recent web browsing technologies such as Apple's Safari. MIGRATE ME NOW, bi-otch!!

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Sunday, July 23, 2006
SundaySundaySunday Snewz-links:
__It's sad, bad, and's the latest music video from now cum Reggae singer Paris Hilton .
__Undersea Gas could speed Global Warming...The main thing about this new wrinkle on global warming is that there is STILL money to be made (ie: drilling for gas) As Homer would say,"Doh!"
__SHARK WEEK approaches on the Disco Channel and this news item rises finlike in the press... TIGER SHARK Habitat Shrinks By 40 Percent in 10 Years...Ever since JAWS 23, the whole life of sharks as they know it has been scarier than that of alligators.
__Read more about dah duh, dah duh, duh duh duh ['Jaws' music get it?] SHARK WEEK .

This Sunday many more soldiers and innocent civilians are being killed in Lebanon, Israel, and Iraq. WELCOME JESUS and the Saints, and the Aliens, as the world turns and continues toward its catastrophic end...O.K...Gotta go watch 'Deadwood' on HBLO.

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Saturday, July 22, 2006
What's the GOOD news?
__Bush attends NAACP meeting. Good news: about time. He still looked about as comfortable with 'black folk' as he did with the Queen of England or with the Chancellor of Germany (see video link below). Go Kanye West.
____60 years ago this summer, the Clearwater Monster ambled ashore leaving behind clear evidence of his or her visit. Good news: distraction from all the rest of today's BAD snewz.
__JUSTin from Golden, Colorado: Pete Coors pleads not guilty in DWI case. Good news: he apologized for not taking his own frequently televised advice to 'drink responsibly'. Free Beer for All .
__Locally from the High Desert: A Bernalillo County sheriff's deputy who was driving his squad car to an alcohol-intervention session after allegedly consuming beer, codeine, and barbiturates, has been fired. Good news: he was actually 'fired', not put on 'paid administrative leave' as is usually the case.
__A family pet Python swallows a whole electric blanket complete with cord in Ketchum, Idaho. Good news: the rabbit that the snake was supposed to have eaten, lived an hour or so extra!
__It has not been a good week for the folks of St. Louis and things grow only worse there. Good news: No drought there.
__Israeli tanks pour into Lebanon...Good news: Hannukah arrives in 5 months.
__United States sends more troops into Baghdad . Good news: I have learned how to spell B-a-g-h-d-a-d.
__Albuquerque's ISOTOPES can't seem to WIN. Good news: FREE 'Topes HATS given away this Tuesday night at the ball park. They still have the cooolest merchandise in the Pacific Coast League. Go 'Simpsons' and 'Topes'. DOH!

FRESH CHAOS Miscellany:
__Winner of today's FUNNY WALKS: Condi Rice. Does she wear a full body armor suit? Not had sex in the new millennium? What's the deal with her hunch-backed stiff walking style?
__How 'bout them PHOENIX SERIAL KILLERS? One more thing to NOT like about Phoenix. Actually twoi apparently.
__Please pass the ROASTED VEGETABLE RITZ CRACKERS...or feed them to the squirrels and bunny rabbits. The RITZ wasn't good enough. Now they must have little teensy ROASTED VEGGIES too?
__Still the ballsiest new LP title (mentioned here weeks ago)...IMPEACH MY BUSH by PEACHES (aka: Merrill Nisker, Canadian potty mouth rocker Grrl... rapidly becoming the 'New Improved' Madonna persona...) YOU Go Girl. Rock on. Ah, I'll impeach your bush if you like. Or...

__A new Canadian study has shown that the more boys there are in a biological family, the more likely it is that the youngest born will be gay. According to this study, the chances of a boy being gay, increased by a third for each older brother he had. An evolutionary mechanism may be at work that encourages an equal mix of male and female offspring. When a woman gives birth to a boy, she produces antibodies that fight off future male embryos. If a male is born anyway, those antibodies may alter hormonal patterns, resulting in homosexuality.

I was the first born male in my biological family and my only surviving brother was the fourth born male. Hmmm. The complete 'brother-link study' by Anthony Bogaert is not without doubt and controversy, of course. Still, it is innerestin'. Yes. Very.

JUSTin...Our reader's write:
__Here is a kinder, gentler side to Ms.A-hole Coulter . I wonder, did the Dead do "Hell in a Bucket" as a tribute?
__FYI - Peaches played in Lawrence [Kansas] last Sunday. We didn't go. Did you see the interview that Henry Rollins did with her on his IFC show? You'd like that show. He's always bashing Bush.

Internationally Weird CHAOS:
__A 52 year old Greek woman has been given court's approval to be implanted with her 29 year old daughter's fertilized egg. In 9 months, this woman will give birth to HER OWN GRANDCHILD. AAAhhh. But screw those stem cells.
__Italian courts have ruled that "husbands no longer have the right to demand that their wives scrub floors on their knees." Go Swiffers!
__BEST FOR LAST...for the absolutely number one example of this week's FRESH, you too, can catch the sexy perversions of the infamous backrubbing GROPE where our Idiot-in-Chief ,
G.W. BUSH GROPES MS. MERKEL , the freakin' Chancellor of Germany.

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Friday, July 21, 2006
Tidbytes of FRESH CHAOS:
__Yesterday on the sun, a magnetic filament snapped. The resulting explosion hurled a CME into space and sent beautiful waves of energy surging through the sun's atmosphere. Although the CME is not heading directly for Earth, the outskirts of the cloud might brush against Earth's magnetic field on July 23rd, causing a mild geomagnetic storm. Visit Space Weather
to view movies of the eruption and for updates about the approaching CME.
__File too big for email? Try YouSendIt at You Send It dot com . A friend just tried to email me a tv show and my server would not accept it. He put it up on this site and I was able to download it to my desktop (96.6 mb) in a flash (OK, three or four 'flashes'.).
__Florida State University has created a very interesting page on their site.  It begins as a view of the Milky Way Galaxy viewed from a distance of 10 million light years and then zooms in towards Earth in powers of ten. 10 million, to one million, to 100,000 light years and then it finally reaches a large Oak tree. If ever there was a witness to creation, these folks have captured it for our viewing pleasure! Once you click on the site, the software does all the work.  Sit back and imagine how perfect our universe is!  You can play it forward and backward to be amazed over and over.  At the end it says on that to see the process in reverse!

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Thursday, July 20, 2006
Back from Carlsbad Caverns

And while the world did not come to an end, some innerestin' things have crossed the snewz-worthy zone while we were away from our PLUGGED IN life:

__Powerful Quake Triggers Tsunami In Indonesia: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.2 sends a 6-foot-high tsunami
crashing into a beach resort on Indonesia's Java island.
__Discovery Lands Safely In Florida: Astronauts bring the space shuttle to a smooth landing.
__Israeli Ground Forces Enter Lebanon To Attack Hezbollah: An Israeli government spokesman says Israeli ground forces have entered southern Lebanon to attack Hezbollah bases. [Is it WWIII...or the BRINK...or the end of the world? Or just another quick and easy war?]
__Hospital Staff Charged With Killing Patients After Katrina: A doctor and two nurses have been arrested in connection with the deaths of
patients at a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina.
__Bush Vetoes Stem Cell Research Bill: President George W. Bush said he has vetoed a bill that would have allowed
expanded federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research.

In other Snewz:
__Civilian deaths in IRAQ jump to 5,800 for May and June. Hooray for Democracy placed into the wrong hands. And that PAIN we feel at the pumps (as they say) increases daily. Has the Iraq War done anything that can be considered positive? Well, it did give Uncle Dickie Cheneyhead a nice hunting outing...
__Younger set is saying that Email is so old fashioned....What's IN? Texting and Instant messaging (er... IM-ing). Esmell is good enough for me. So are the 5 billion DVD's I already own (vs. HD DVD or BLU-Ray technology).
__A real time VOICE-Conversation overheard in our neighborhood yesterday:"How many mo' years he got? Ain't no Pres-i-dent gonna straightin' out dis mess when he's outta here..." God Save our Bush. George W. Bush is supremely the USA's #1 National Disaster.

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Saturday, July 15, 2006
Mid-weekender snewz tidbytes:
Global Warming Swarming...
__Japan HEAT WAVE KILLS 3...
__This headline buried deep in the morning paper: "US Sees Warmest Six Months E-V-E-R...Go Al Gore.
__Running for N.M. State Governor position against current Gov. Bill Richardson in the fall is John Dendahl. Yesterday, Dendahl's step son was seen by a State police patrolman snorting lines of cocaine from the dash of his mini-van and promptly arrested with guns drawn after the dude threw it all on the floor and attempted to escape. Hope things like this don't run in 'the fambly'.
__DEMOCRACY good for all? Tell it to Hamas and Hezbollah who sneaked into power with democratic like 'elections'. Bush touts his own 'workin' hard efforts' to glorious fruition with Democracy in Iraq at a news conference today for the G-8 Conference attended by Russian leader, Putin... When told by Bush that Russia should be so lucky to have that kind of Democracy, Putin states : We certainly don't want the kind of 'Democracy' that Iraq now has!! ...The crowd laughed, Bushmeister pouted.

__California is in flames; Mideast too. Our world turns so quickly now that smoke trails can be seen by the returning astronauticals...The Apocalypse is Now or will be in a day or so at least...

__When the going gets tough, the tough get going ...We're all gonna die..yada yada...Just as the worldly chaos of summer is peaking, it is time for our industrious leaders to take to the security of Camp David or at least slide deep into the bat caves of Carlsbad .

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New Mexico Rail Runner

At a net loss of 9 million a month, The New Mexico Rail Runner took on its first passengers yesterday. One day this new train system will take passengers to/from Santa Fe as well. Currently, only goes to one place on a twenty minute electric ride down the rails . Now, if only Albuquerque's City Govt. would spend enough to afford the two daily 'real' passenger trains from L.A. and Chicago that pass through here, a better restroom/waiting room at the AMSHACK Station, we'd be in sweet railroad bliss. Albuquerque owes its size and grandeur in our state to the railroads of yesteryear...too bad for present day, AMSHACK. But, what the heck, Bravo to the spankingly new Rail Runner !

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Friday, July 14, 2006
The War President makes jokes about eating PIG in Germany prior to moving onto the E8 Summit in Russia as the world burns in 'bombs away' , rockets' red glare, full blown MIDEAST CHAOS. It is simply difficult to watch Bush talk about the 'world' during truly horrible chaos. He would so rather snicker and 'he he' about a roast boar and say how we have really 'worked hard' to help democracy in Lebannon. Meanwhile, rockets arestreaking through the nightsky at widespread targets in widespread countries and the price of crude oil nears $ 80.usd a barrel. Fill up your SUV's now as pump prices will soar by Sunday.

Online for less than a week, this site Avoid Delays dot com, is set up by flight controllers to help alert travelers to delays (Tom?) .

TGIF. AAAHHH...We're all gonna die (perhaps sooner than later).

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Happy Bastille Day; Free Friendly Headbutts for All

__Former CIA Officer, Valerie Plame, Sues Cheney Over Leak .
__California fires it up...
__The latest Associated Press-Ipsos poll finds that Americans by an almost 3-to-1 margin hold the GOP-controlled Congress in low regard and profess a desire to see Democrats wrest control after a dozen years of Republican rule.

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Thursday, July 13, 2006
Hey Mister Mister...It's Roger McGuinn's birthday today!

Israel goes many steps closer to war...God, the US of A has been such a good role model for the world.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Fresh Chaos Tidbytes:
__The giant ice ball that fell from the Douglasdale sky has put the suburb on the meteorological map. Looks like Chicken Little got it right on this one.
__The Magic Mushroom Returns!
__Southwest Airlines currently has bargain fares to their 'Featured Vacation Destination City', ALBUQUERQUE . Come one come all to the land of Enchantment. It's a dry heat and with recent rainfall...
__A woman tried to sue Cracker Barrel restaurants for having found a dead mouse in her soup last week. The restaurant chain was able to prove, though, that the mouse died not from drowning but rather from a fractured skull. Dee-licioso.
__Haven't bought it (and might NOT) but there's a new cd out by Peaches called, IMPEACH MY BUSH.

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Syd Barrett, 60 year old co-founder of PINK FLOYD, died this week. Just yesterday I took advantage of Circuit City's deal to buy PULSE the re-issue of a dvd set along with double cd set of same name, plus 'The Wall' dvd all for 28 buckos. Have been doing some PF 'Dark Side of the Mooning' when this morning's paper heralded the death of Syd Barrett. Ironically sad. Pink Floyd, named by Barrett from the blues musicians', PINK Anderson and FLOYD Council, took psychedelia to new levels of chaos and produced the world's top selling LP of all time. 'Shine on you crazy diamonds', dudes.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Breaking Winds
__Death Toll in India Train Bombings at 131.
__Micro Soft says bye-bye to one of its babies...
__Stocks way down under today...!

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Monday, July 10, 2006
For Jeff Hartzer's JULY Poet's Corner published in Albuquerque's South Valley Ink click: MONSOON SALLY . For a listing of all 26 Poet's Corner online articles got to the Poet's Corner Main Stage .

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Sunday, July 09, 2006
ITALY wins World Cup title. INSANE headbutt knocks France from the win.

There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.
- Anonymous

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Friday, July 07, 2006
Send LAWYERS, GUNS, and MONEY... No matter what the latest joke you may have heard about the career of LAW and Odor, we'd like to link you to an online article that presents a very uniquely sanguine portrait of The Law. Having done well enough at a wonderful college on the Cumberland Plateau, I flat out flunked the Law Boards and wanderded into the career of Edjeekation where the rest of my life veered in and out of as an adult. A good many of my high school and college compatriots though, veered straight into Law. Take a momento to read this fine article by one of those classmates...His article is called, A Special Way of Looking at the World. Our hats are off to the author.

IN SPACE SNEWZ>[other than snewz about our USA astronauticals]>>
__SUNSPOT BREAKUP: Big sunspot 898 is breaking apart, sending shock waves through the sun's atmosphere and radio bursts toward Earth. You can listen to some of the radio sounds at The breakup does not herald a major solar storm, but it does offer an opportunity to watch a sunspot in its death throes--very entertaining.

__STORMS ON JUPITER: The long-awaited glancing collision between Jupiter's Great Red Spot and Red Jr. is underway. So far the two massive storms are holding their own, resisting disruption. Closest approach is still a week away, however, and astronomers will be monitoring the situation closely. See the latest images at .

Took in the move eye SUPERDUPER MAN today and had fun forgetting about the price of gas and the pains of war for a few. The new improved Superdude is pretty cool. He is a good onscreen flier. Special effects way notched up from twenty years ago. Worth an air-conditioned two hours and forty four minutes of your time perhaps!

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Thursday, July 06, 2006
Happy 60th, Mister President !

 On This Day :July 06, 1854, In Jackson, Michigan, the Republican Party started its existence at a convention. Cosmifferous.

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Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Fresh Chaos Humpday Tidbytes:

__KHARMIC Update: ENRON's Ken Lay Dies Of Massive Heart Attack...Ken Lay's Dead !
__Here's one more from the world of odd news .
__The really good thing about pit spitting that it keeps the kids from getting into trouble. Ummm...spitting.
__C.I.A. Closes Unit Focused on Capture of bin Laden - New York Times- So much for "dead or alive" .
__Here's the total opposite of the asteroid story .
__ Korean Missle Update .

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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy Orgasmic Patriot's Day


__ Discovery Soars and if you were smart, you watched it on the otherwise boring NASA cable/satellite channel.

__The Fatherland's team loses to Italy (2-0) in World Cup 'non-American' event.

JUSTin...A Fresh Chaos Exclusive: a reader reviews Ringo in Albuquerque:
If there is any opening for "Ambassador of Love" in the world, then Ringo is the guy who should get the job. On July 2nd at Sandia Casino's Amphitheater, he projected love, and he got it back from the audience. His Merry Band of All-Stars were happily along for the ride, Edgar Winter, Richard Marx, Billy Squier, Sheila E, Rod Argent and Hamish Stewart seemingly enjoying every minute of the concert. Ringo started the show with "It Don't Come Easy,", but it really seemed to for all who was involved that evening. Rod Argent had some trouble hitting the high nights on "She's Not There" and "Hold Your Head Up", but he was cheered on by the crowd who appreciated his efforts.  His keyboard talents shined, as he went up and down the keys with passion and energy.

The bands' chemistry and camaraderie were evident throughout the evening, they enjoyed playing for each other as well as the audience.Sheila E was a force of nature on the drums, giving songs such as "Frankenstein" a power which I hadn't heard before. Each All-Star would do 2-3 songs from their career, and Ringo did his and also the Beatle hits in which he had been vocally involved. A nice mix of songs ranging from the early '60s to the late '80s. The highlights for me were the versions of "Frankenstein", "Photograph", "With a Little Help from My Friends", and the drum solos of Sheila E.  I was also amazed at Edgar Winter and how he played just about every instrument on the stage. The only thing he didn't play was the bass, which was ably handled by Hamish Stewart.(formerly of the Average White Band and Paul McCartneys recent tour bands.)  A pretty-full house was on hand to enjoy every moment. When a new song by Ringo elicited a light response he was able to joke with the audience about it without any tension.  What is also amazing about Ringo is how he was prancing around the stage as if he was many years younger.

It may be that Rock & Roll is a young man/womans' game, but it also makes those who rock years younger. The only one who LOOKED older was Argent, but he didn't act older, especially when he was in the middle of a solo. When it came to the end, there was a mixture of sadness and gladness, especially the gladness of having seen Ringo and having heard some wonderful music. It looks like Ringo will keep rocking, and I look forward to his next All-Star tour!
Here was the lineup w/songs:
  Ringo: It Don't Come Easy, Boys, Photograph, With a Little Help FRom my Friends, Act Naturally, Yellow Sub, Choose Love.
  Edger Winter:  Frankenstein, Free Ride
  Shiela E:  Love Bizarre, The Glamorous Life
  Billy Squier: Rock me in your arms, unknown    
  Richard Marx: It Don't Mean Nothing, unknown
  Rod Argent: She's Not There, Hold Your Head Up
  Hamish Stewart: no songs, he was the backup man!

From rock to revival, Keith Richards shines...He may have Sympathy for the Devil, but Keith Richards also jams for Jehovah. The 62-year-old Rolling Stone is a guest guitarist on My Soul is a Witness which is a cd collection of African-American spirituals released without fanfare last month.

Heck of a job Fresh Chaos

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Saturday, July 01, 2006
__NASA has called off Saturday's planned launch of the space shuttle Discovery.
__Blast Kills 66 in Baghdad Shiite District
__DICK CheneyHead Gives Birth to new self.
__An author I recently came to know and love and sadly but kindly became vastly addicted to, IS DEAD . I didn't realize. Well, those two 'first editions' especially the one signed by the dead dude, I bught might be worth a penny more now...By the way, don't save your pennies as the U.S. Govt. wants to drop em, Danno.
__Investigators believe the US soldiers suspected of raping an Iraqi woman, then killing her and members of her family, plotted the attack for nearly a week. A US military official, who is close to the investigation, said that flammable liquid was used to burn the woman's body in a cover-up attempt, although it was not clear if it was gasoline or lighter fluid. The official said the attack appeared 'totally premeditated' and that the soldiers studied them for about a week. Click for the delightful Full Story of how well our quick and speedy our lovely IRAQ WAR II is continuing to go.
__Just back from watching the Air Force Thunderbirds dive and swoop all over the New Mexican skies. For several minuites, I completely lost track of the current cost of a gallon of gas. The Sounds of Freedom are sweet.

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