UPDATE: The year-round number for ABQ FREE & Safe Ride is 242-7433.
You can always ask your server for assistance in calling a car or taxi service to get you home safe or call your local non-emergency police number for assistance from homes & other locations.
Utilize the Most Valuable Driver (MVD), that Sexy Beast known as the DD – ‘git one of your very own! Or step up to the wheel and BE ONE!
NM Drunk Busters
* 877-394-4258 (877 DWI HALT) is the Toll Free Hotline.
* #394 / #DWI is the convenience key for cell phone.
The Sexiest Driver on the road is the Designated Driver. Whether you set-it-up in advance with the valiant, super-hero, rock star of your life to hold you safe in their keep while you party on like Garth or if you retain the appropriate digits in your PDA for a go-to at zero hour like your own personal BAT PHONE – keep it safe & simple and STAY ALIVE.
If you can’t wrangle one of these Sexy Beasts to give you a safe ride home hoof-it or drop to sleep where you stand!
It’s famously 100 Days and Nights of Summer NM, and you should make the lil’ effort it takes to stick around for ea. of them and beyond. Show a little love to the DD in your life today!
“Lorrie Latham will be casting Dear Annie to start production in January and Christina Ortega will be casting Ten Year [in production as of] December 18 (Starring Anna Faris, Channing Tatum, Jamie Linden, Jenna Dewan, Marty Bowen, Reid Carolin, Wyck Godfrey).
Both will be casting through egcasting.com, so please make sure that your profile is up to date.
Speaking of building-up our fair city & great state instead of tearing ‘em down…There is a super hero among us (and within us all)…
Wildly successful Cage Fight Promoter turned un-closeted comic nerd/Producer extraordinaire, Jim Burleson is taking Albuquerque where no man has gone before…The EXTRAVAGANZA that is ALBUQUERQUE COMIC CON hits the Q in January.
Catch the phenomenon that is The Walking Dead, meet-n-greet some of Science Fiction’s most sought after heroes and villains alike! Walk among the fantasy worlds dreamed-up by some of the most creative minds of our time! Even iconic sci-fi, fashion & beauty goddesses will be on hand!
Click the pic to hear the mastermind of this great event tell you all of the details, just some of the highlights, and more about what spectacular things will be going on right here in the Q, for the Q – As the world watches New Mexico step into the Comic Con ring!
*Special entry for military, fire and police. PLUS check-in below for your chance to WIN passes to ALBUQUERQUE COMIC CON 2011!
via Jackamoe Buzzell “Representative Dennis J. Kintigh, a Republican from Roswell, NM has written a bill that, if passed will kill the New Mexico tax incentives. Call him at 505-986-4453 and 575-623-1258 and then email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know that we want the incentives to stay. WE WANT THE INCENTIVES TO STAY!! Please get the word out to everyone!!!!! Let’s show him that we mean business!!!”
UPDATE 1/10/11: It was announced today that New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez proposes DECREASING the NM Film Tax Subsidy to 15% from the current 25%…
It is just as unlikely that Governor-elect Susana Martinez will up and abandon her post as the head of our great state, as it is that she would be relegated to Reality TV infamy – ours is leading-lady material – Will she step-up to the role?
Sometimes starlets don’t have the right people around them à la Loca Lohan, and sometimes they’ve got a few screws loose à la Debra Winger.
Well NM can’t afford to let our latest star fall. Come Jan. 1 our principal player is Susana Martinez, when she takes center stage as our new Governor. We will then be her cast & crew – this show hinges on her success so let’s get behind her and in front of her – at the sound stage that is the Roundhouse.
Early this month Los Angeles flexed its tax incentives to try to curb the industry’s blood letting into the runaway Chuck Wagon that’s made so many trips here to New Mexico – Make sure our leading lady and her round house know you want them to hold these reins and keep a wrangle on what’s ours!
Tex./N. Mex Casting Agency On Location Casting has been tapped to refer NEW MEXICO families to Johnson’s Baby, for a new ad campaign – they are currently seeking:
LATINO/HISPANIC FAMILIES in NEW MEXICO with BABIES 6-12 months old, however this casting notice is open to families with babies anywhere in the *US. We have let them know that we also have a lot of great families in Texas, Tennessee, St. Louis, Louisiana, Las Vegas and various other parts of the country so send in your famliy and help make us look good!! Spread the word!
(*…they are NOT looking for families in Los Angeles).
If you and your family/baby are chosen, this spot will be shot on 1/12/11 so you would need to have open availability on that date.
If you fit the casting specs and are interested in submitting, please see the Johnson’s casting notice below. Please DO NOT submit directly to On Location Casting as they are not handling the submissions, however in order for OLC to be recognized for sending you to the casting you MUST specify when submitting that you were “sent by Tina Kerr at On Location Casting“.
In the BIGGEST film production news to hit New Mexico since 1910,
our El Majico OFFICIALLY announced Wednesday the NM Film prospect we’ve been following for you here…
Better than an early “Christmas present to the people of New Mexico,” it is perhaps the Swan Song of our departing Governor, Bill Richardson to bring us the news that Marvel’s latest and greatest assembly of Superheroes – will land squarely in Nuevo Mexico come April!
Cuomo’s been hard at work in the Q making network connections we can all benefit from…connect with Stephen out at the event on Wednesday night and let some of his true buzz-worthy skills get you in the know of what and who is going on.
Don’t just take it from me, here is the man himself with your invite and more …like the on site casting, special appearances and full event deets!
Try to keep up with Stephen online on his Facebook page and on the ABQ Buzz Wall. Catch him on air first thing Wednesday morning with Erica Viking & Big Benny on Coyote 102.5, and get in the scene at ABQ Brew Pub this Wednesday night!
Like the too little known quote from Barbara Walters to her adopted daughter:
“…born in my heart. Maybe not in my uterus, but in my heart,”
So is our beloved adopted crew thar’ above. True Grit may have an eccentric birth mother in California and ruffneck pa in Texas, but for a time the Grit was all ours.
And we love ‘em and root for ‘em and take a little applause for the Coen Bros flick for ourselves as True Grit opens WIDE today.
Just look at that movie poster through the eyes of the proud care takers we were. Memmer the April snow? Youmemmer…
Look at ‘em – the bestest lil’ actor out there, our repeat NM actor, Mr. Matt Damon, the Oscar Winner Jeff Bridges (for his turn in NM movie Crazy Heart) and that strapping, turk Josh Brolin from NM’s Academy Award winning No Country for Old men and the unsung NM film In the Valley of Elah.
So though this film has outgrown us and spends the holidays with more flashy friends and cities – make no mistake through the life’s blood of this Grit runs true New Mexico.
Don’t forget us young Hailee Steinfeld, sure as you’re to grow into your britches as well as Bridges – New Mexico is behind you and proud like the dickens that that purdy face above took such an incredible turn as the tough as nails, pan faced Mattie Ross in this NM movie.
Here’s NM’s beloved adopted son, Matt Damon flexing his ~acting chops on Letterman last week!
Taking your acting skills to the next level or finding them for the very first time – EXPERIENCE Stage Acting Academy.
Presented by Fireborn Films, led by award winning acting/directing team Jerry G. Angelo and Steve Corona – Intensive acting workshops teach and hone the skills EVERY actor needs be armed with for success.
We were fortunate to be Industry Guests at the Dec. 15 Acting Showcase where current students performed a wide variety of riveting scenes – displaying range and depth unimaginable to the non-actor.
But within the actor is the greatest catalogue of material – the only catalogue required and with the tools and techniques unearthed for you by this intensive training your inner actor is revealed.
Four diverse class sessions available weekly in Albuquerque, NM:
Speaking of Flash Mobs in the Q and peers in blogdom – Fellow honorably Best of the City blogster, DJ, Actor, Comedian and all around Rad dude que se llamo Crisco Kidd regularly kicks ABQ nightlife up-a-notch and hands you the all access pass to the par-tay.
From back-in-the-day to today and more importantly, tonight Kidd helms not only a mic at The New Power 106 but:
His blogspot NMNights.com – where you don’t just read, but see the latest in the Q party scene.
The Crisco Kidd Official Block Party Blog, CriscoKiddBlockParty.com – with the special Crisco brand of the latest in Music, MMA info., Entertainment/Gossip & News!
New Mexico’s Own NPH went a lil’ rouge MBH (Mama Bear Harris) today when he tweeted to his 1 Mill. plus followers the implication that American Novella Legend (Soap Actor) Eric Braeden is a lukewarm bag of vinegar & water solution for bailing on a guest appearance on Harris’ acclaimed and beloved television series How I Met Your Mother…
Well, as sometimes/often happens, the use of such a flushing solution caused a pH imbalance leading to a touch of spouters remorse on Harris’ side and a big ‘ol pompous bag of wind-bag on Braeden’s.
We say to each his own – Good for NPH for living the passion for his craft, cast & crew and no poo off his nose if Braeden prefers to remain steadfast in his 20+ year character, spewing his trademark statements, delivering his three rotating scowls for the five standard, regurgitated soap opera story lines…I keed, I keed – Victor Newman for life!