Sunday, September 22, 2019

Jasper, Waiting For The Vet, For Shots

Venezuela Is Just Too Dependent On Oil Exports

Excellent article. Venezuela is just too dependent on oil exports. Any country with a similar dependence, no matter its ideology, would have suffered the same:
These days it seems you can't talk about socialism without being required to talk also about Venezuela—largely because certain people on the right bring up the failures of Venezuela every time the word "socialism" appears. Right-wing pundits claim incessantly that socialist policies are to blame for the terrible conditions that Venezuelans are now living through.

But this story is fundamentally false.

"It's a cheap rhetorical tactic," says James Galbraith, professor of economics at the University of Texas–Austin.

"No serious person makes this argument," says Richard D. Wolff, professor emeritus in economics at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst.

There are many reasons why Venezuela failed in the way that it did. But it certainly wasn't because Venezuelans got free health care. An over-reliance on oil exports in the years before oil prices plummeted in 2016 was a partial cause of the crisis. Intervention by the United States is another important part of it. Most crucially, it was a government rife with corruption that shattered Venezuela.

We're Gonna Need a Bigger Sharpie

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Dyslexic Man Storms Area 15 – No Charges Will Be Filed – Authorities “Feel Bad”

A dyslexic man named Marc Arlington thought he would be joined by the force of 3.2 million people when he stormed Area 15 yesterday. He was disappointed when he arrived at a relatively empty government building in the desert and was quickly detained by a lone security guard.

...When asked whether or not he would go back to the real Area 51 raid on September 20th, Marc said he would try his best to make it. He said dealing with dyslexia and trying to stay connected on social media is a tough task. “My dyslexia has reached a new owl.”

The Insolence Of These Squirrels!

California Can Finally Have Nice Things

Now that the legislature has progressive supermajorities, California can finally have nice things:
None of this legislation would have been politically possible in prior years. “Dems had a very slim assembly supermajority before, but 2018 victories significantly expanded it, giving us more breathing room,” says David Atkins, Region 10 Director of the California Democratic Party.

He cites a combination of factors in this shift. First, Republican incumbents lost to Democratic challengers in places like SD 14, which is centered in Fresno and Bakersfield, and AD 38 in the hilly suburbs above Los Angeles. Some of this reflects changes in voting patterns. Orange County, the historic GOP bastion where Ronald Reagan’s political career began, now has more registered Democrats than Republicans.

Outrageous Fortune (1987)

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Last updated: September 21, 2019

Comedy caper; two would-be actresses are on the lam pursued by numerous factions. Starring Bette Midler, Shelley Long, Peter Coyote, George Carlin, John Schuck, Anthony Heald. Filming locations: Abiquiú, Albuquerque, Cerrillos, Santa Fe.

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Big building in big city - fencing


ABQ Sunport


Building - looks a bit like vacuum shop

Landscape with big mesa - N. NM?

Hitchhiking (34.841240°, -107.053593°)

Back in N. NM again

Tres Cruces - Cerrillos - 1st St. & E. Waldo

1st St. near RR

Near river

Frank's Trading Post - where is this? - Isleta?


Mesa - Abiquiu?

One Small Indiscretion (2017)

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Last updated: September 21, 2019

AKA: Fatal Mistakes. Thriller; a brief affair leads to peril for a woman's family. Starring Ashley Scott, Tiera Skovbye, Cru Ennis. Filming around Albuquerque.

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Aerial view of ABQ suburb - Tia Christina and Sherry Ann Rd. NW, view east, view north

9000 Tia Christina Dr. NW

9 years later - looks like northern parts of Rio Rancho, or Zia land.

Big white house - 283 Bazan Loop, Corrales, NM
Hardware store

Corner upstairs office

Dinner/House - 283

Neighborhood, past park, then school - TM

CNM (35.075599°, -106.624431°)



Turnaround point - Intersection of Camino Vega Verde and Bazan Loop

Neighbor lady -

Party in Fancy neighborhood

Tall building

Aerial view of city at dawn, looking south

Second Turnaround Point


My Way (I) (2012)

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Last updated: September 21, 2019

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Sunset Strip


Jessie McGarvey's house

Uptown Sports Bar and Grill


Driving down street - Rio Grande Blvd. & San Francisco Rd. NW, heading south

Apartment complex - approximately 35.107673°, -106.665107°

Gas station

Love's truck terminal - 6th St. & I-40 Frontage Rd. - preparing to head west

Store in Lupton, AZ (35.358085°, -109.053138°)

Flagstaff train station?

Hotel Monte Vista

Missing You (2012)

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Romantic Comedy. A woman approaching 30 is faced with what her life has become. Starring Lauren Myers, Israel Wright, Merritt Glover, Phil Duran, Amy Jo Larsen, Eric Bodwell, Billy Garberina, Megan Pribyl, Patricia Thompson, Claire Caldwell, Victoria Culkin, Jeremy Owen. Filmed around Albuquerque.

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Old Town?

View of Office Building (35.089668°, -106.650267°)

Stair landing just south of Arno & Central - 400 Central Ave. SE

Scalo, Nob Hill Shopping Center


Pool table


French class

View of academic-type building


Offices - in building of original view

Travel agent office

Neilmarie Salon - Hair salon
8252 Menaul Blvd NE Ste B
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Swimsuit shopping

Lieber's Luggage - Luggage store
6515 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110


ABQ Sunport

"France" - arches

Roasted Bean Cafe
3120 San Mateo Blvd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110

Special thanks to ABQ Academy, Bird Song Used Books, Fair N Square, John Sartin Designs, Koa Nalu Surf Shop
La Crepe Michel, Rio Grande Travel Centers, Inc., Scalo Northern Italian Grille, Stanford Public Health Office

Bird Song Used Books
526 Washington St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

Koa Nalu Surf & Skate Shop
8254 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110

La Crepe Michel
400 San Felipe St NW C2, Albuquerque, NM 87104

Rio Grande Travel Centers, Inc.
4331 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111

Stanford Public Health
2400 Wellesley Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Mirage Men (2013)

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Quick view of Sandias

Manzano Base

Wagon Train Dr. SE (35.042877°, -106.499554°)

Paul Bennewitz's House

Satellite/Elsa Ross, 3511 Central Ave. NE

San Joaquin & Wyoming - Thunder Scientific Corporation - Wyoming Gate to Kirtland Air Force Base

View of Crest towers

Views of 4 Hills

Dulce, NM

View of the Sandias

Catron Ct. & Wagon Train Dr. SE

View of Sandias

NM Bank & Trust - which one?

Presbyterian Behavioral Medicine Center, 1325 Wyoming Blvd. NE

Mountain road

Pagosa Springs sign - 36.904666°, -106.790740°

Ranching areas

View of Chevron


Project Gasbuggy - El Paso Natural Gas Co. - USAF Special Weapons Detachment 2

Alamogordo sign and museum

Flamingo, Pioneer Hotel, Colorado Belle - Laughlin? - UFO Congress (Not included on my map because hotel is apparently now under new ownership, with new signage, so unclear which hotel it is, but can probably be easily resolved.)

Dunes Mill Road

19th St. & Mountain, near old Nuclear Museum'

Looks like hangar at KAFB, but not entirely sure

Roswell - UFO and Alien Stuff Landing - Screen Printing - 205 N Main St, Roswell, NM, USA

Not of This World

Roswell Cover-Up Cafe

Laughlin again

Alien Sign on fence may be Manzano Base, stop sign,

Village Inn Pancake House

Manzano Base fence

Wagon Train Rd. again/ Laughlin/Dulce

Holloman AFB

(From earlier)
New Mexico Museum of Space History - Science museum
3198 State Rte 2001
Alamogordo, NM 88310

View of residences in ABQ


Small Buttes




Laughlin again

Lockdown (2000)

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Room 213


Encore Clothing 526; Cleaners 530 Washington St. NE

Lead Ave. overpass over RR, heading west

Turn at Menaul and Solano, Sonic Drive-In, 3800 Menaul Blvd NE

Hamburger place - Griff's Hamburgers

EB on Central

Swimming pool


EB passing Fair N Square Food store, 8020 Central Ave. SE

Passing Foxes Booze N Cruise

Bob's Western Wear parking lot - Wyoming and Central 35.073554°, -106.549937°


Drive across river

State Pen?

Police Department in ABQ


Mt. Calvary Cemetery

Municipal Courthouse - Fourth Ave. SW - actually Amy Biehl HS

Lomas WB at once-existing ramp to NB I-25

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Priceless (II) (2016)

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From imdb:
Hiway House Motel - 3200 Central Avenue SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Kap's Coffe Shop & Diner - 5801 Central Avenue NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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Powerlines/Desert Valley - Unser Blvd. near Dreamland's 'Get Out of the Car' scene (35.322343°, -106.696987°)

Heading back in the same place

Rainy freeway -

Rainy freeway - I-40 eastbound (35.062805°, -106.467766°)

Cabezon - from Highway 550 (35.695108°, -106.933027°)

Highway 550?

I-25 NB - near Sandia Pueblo

Desolate Road - Road to San Luis - (35.711588°, -106.940308°)

Convenience Store/Gasoline - Fill-Up - which one?

House - 13th St. NW?




Rail Yards (35.073963°, -106.649909°)

Grants 56 sign - (35.028902°, -106.962114°)

Running off road

Road near RR

Bobby Foster Road

Gas station/Convenience market

House again

Route 66 Diner on Central

Road to San Luis, in dark

Wind farm

View of city lights - Bobby Foster Road lower curves?

Bobby Foster Road near east end? - Probably not

Motel - diamond motif - Downtown Inn

Hiway House Motel - 3200 Central Avenue SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA


Cubbies Bar and Billiards - ?


Kap's Coffee Shop & Diner - 5801 Central Avenue NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Dale's place - Cedar Crest?

House - 8907 Los Arboles Avenue Northeast, Albuquerque, NM, USA


Nighttime cityscape - Bobby Foster?

Third & Central, NW corner

City walk

Bus ride

5th & Central - NE corner


City street - McDonald's -

Chinese Massage - Rose Massage, 9012 E Central Ave. SE

Taxi cab - where downtown?



City views, including Dennis Chaves RR overpass

View of Park Plaza from north

Roma Ave. side of Mary Fox Park

Mary Fox Park


1-year - alley behind Jimmie John's - 3rd St.

Downtown Inn - Room 124

Driving on Central near arch - Nob Hill?

Driving on road

Unser Blvd. ( 35.340858°, -106.694125°)

Ditch crossing

Ranch and ranch turnoff


Special thanks, Calvary Chapel.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Kites (2010)

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AKA: Brett Ratner Presents Kites: The Remix. Bollywood Action Drama, filmed in Las Vegas Nevada, Los Angeles California, and New Mexico. Starring Hrithik Roshan, Kangana Ranaut, Bárbara Mori.

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Intro Title - Unclear

Train siding in Lamy - (35.479803°, -105.883058°)


Cool looking desert - California?

Dance studio

Las Vegas



$42 - Rainy street - Eden's, Barney's

Lamy train station

Plaza hotel


Plaza hotel

Linda's apartment, near Stratosphere

Valley of Fire

Remote building with clerestory

Zia bridge? No, bridge at San Ysidro

A second bridge. Looks like Highway 16 area, but there are no candidate bridges

Highway 16 - La Bajada turnoff. Chase starts

Dirt road.

Balloons. Where is this?

Jumping in river.

Jungly area

Mojave again

Bank - Alliance Bank of Commerce - Vegas or SoCal



Motel - strange place - Bonanza Creek

In Valles Caldera - (35.838337°, -106.494618°)

Police bust in

Chase - where the heck? View of water tank. Don't know

Valley clinic - rock shelter

Parking garage


Colorful diner

Big building

Border crossing

Office-type building

Adobe house


Valles Caldera again - House

Patio area - el rancho de las golondrinas

Chapel el Rancho de las Golondrinas in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Valles Caldera again

Highway 16 area - BrBa's elm tree

Ranch road

Back in Lamy again - train station

LA or Vegas rain again

White Mesa Gypsum Mine, with fake ocean - (35.538762°, -106.807907°) - I guess it's a real ocean - the Maldives in the Indian Ocean, just no where the cliff is.

Pickup plunge

Kickboxer 4: The Aggressor (1993)

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Action thriller. An unjustly imprisoned man is released to penetrate a Mexican crime lord's stronghold to free his wife. Starring Sasha Mitchell, Kamel Krifia, and Brad Thornton, and Jill Pierce. Filming locations: Vista Clara Spa (Galisteo), Santa Fe Railroad Warehouse (Albuquerque), State Penitentiary (Santa Fe).

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Sante Federal Penitentiary. - NM State Penitentiary

Thailand scenes

Estate gate (35.416308°, -105.944972°)

Vista Clara Ranch Spa Resort, 40 Camino Vista Clara, Lamy, NM 87540 (Actually, close to Galisteo)

View of Central Ave. - Lorlodge, Milton's, etc. - from I-25.

3rd & Pacific SW

Martial Arts club

Rail Yards

Santa Susana Radiator & Auto Repair - San Fernando Valley?


Calixico - unknown

Monday, September 16, 2019

Rats Love Hide-and-Seek

Science can be fun!:
Why did the rats play along? It’s possible that they were going after tickles and other social rewards. After all, for two decades researchers have known that rats enjoy being tickled and react by producing ultrasonic chirps that can be compared to laughter. But Reinhold found that once discovered, the rats would often run away and re-hide, delaying their reward and prolonging the game itself. “It seemed really playful,” she says.

She and her colleagues believe that rather than pursuing rewards, the rats were playing for the sake of it. They played because they had fun. For a start, and this is an unusual but welcome line to see in a scientific paper, “the animals looked like they are having fun,” the team writes. When they reunited with Reinhold, they frantically jumped on the spot—a behavior delightfully known as freudensprung, or “joy jumps.” They also teased Reinhold by repeatedly getting close and running away.

Civil War Cannonball Found

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A man stumbled onto a piece of history when he found a Civil War cannonball lodged in a tree he was hired to remove.

The tree on the Overfelt-Johnston house at Pleasant and Walnut streets was diseased and needed to come down.

The man hired to do that was chopping up leftover pieces when the small cannonball fell out.

"Because of where it was located at, the historical value of this piece -- it was a surprise. But at the same time, it was, like, wow," said Jeff Eastham.

It's Not Fair!


Biden's Lies

Biden lies about important stuff nearly as much as Trump, and that bothers me. I clearly remember Biden’s statements regarding the Iraq War:
Biden did initially back a bill, along with Republican Sen. Richard Lugar, which would have somewhat constrained Bush's capacity to launch an invasion of Iraq completely at his whim. But the Bush administration opposed the measure. One might have thought that such opposition would lead Biden to conclude that Bush insisting on not having any constraint would be a reason not to write him a blank check. But Biden ultimately voted for the legislation giving Bush the complete license the president wanted.

Elizabeth Warren Buttons

The folks one block over have a box at the sidewalk full of Elizabeth Warren buttons for all takers.
My favorite political button remains the Kennedy for President I found in 1976 while helping move a desk.

Pedestrian Deaths Are Soaring

An interesting mystery. Pedestrian deaths in the United States over the last decade are soaring, for no known reason.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Kepler's Dream (2015)

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Family film starring Isabella Blake-Thomas, Holland Taylor, Sean Patrick Flanery and Keely Lynch. Filmed around Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

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Stream - where?

Hospital - Gibson?

Home - 320... 321 across street - 320 13th St NW, Albuquerque, NM, USA

NM Workshop



Airplane - near ABQ volcanoes - Double Eagle airport


Near Galisteo (35.418835°, -105.942450°) Interesting that yellow centerline of road - not present on current Google Earth images.

Ortiz Mountains

Ranch entrance (35.449622°, -105.914853°)

Ranch (35.429969°, -105.911880°)

Stream crossing - bridge to Zia Pueblo

Overcrossing of RR near Lamy (35.465274°, -105.899866°)

Riding Near Penasco Tank (35.594236°, -106.872326°)

Penasco Tank (35.593955°, -106.874497°)

Pool - Zia Reservoir (35.527132°, -106.756488°)




Hospital hallway


View of Cabezon from east side of Penasco Tank (35.594141°, -106.875199°)

Gibson Hospital

Thanks given to MacKenzie Fishing Excursions and Expeditions; The Reel Life, Santa Fe, NW.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Katie Says Goodbye (2016)

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Drama. A young woman turns to prostitution to fund her dream life in San Francisco. Starring Mireille Enos, Mary Steenburgen, Olivia Cooke, James Belushi, Keir Gilchrist. Filming locations: Albuquerque, Belen, and Mountainair.

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Beside RR

Restaurant - Interior

Restaurant - Exterior - Maybelle's

Walking - Looking in Garage - Bud's Auto Repair

Convenience Store

Walking - Mountainair

Walking - Looking in Garage - Bud's Auto Repair

RR (34.922634°, -107.114626°)

Trailer Park

Near train station in Belen: (34.658445°, -106.769346°)


Walking past Belen bowling place (34.659614°, -106.770632°)

Driving - near ABQ - smile discussion



Restaurant - Interior

Rio Communities Services, 400 Rio Communities Blvd, Belen, NM 87002 (34.644420°, -106.730644°)

Restaurant - Interior

Pretty mesa

Adobe walls

Trailer park - Mr. Willard

Walking near Maybelle's

Restaurant Interior

Bud's Auto repair

Nighttime drive - Belen? - Alley

Dusty road - E-W road in San Jose area, probably west of Highway 6


Bud's auto repair

Driving, with warning signs - along Highland Blvd. - (34.952033°, -107.185674°)

Turnoff onto Old Highway 66 (34.955144°, -107.187489°)

Back to Trailer park

Place with boulders

To'hajiilee? Zia?

Trailer Park

Bruno's place

Mesa overlook - (34.895536°, -107.084052°)

Restaurant - Interior


Lake - Probably Zia Reservoir (35.528470°, -106.755076°)

Trailer Park

Walking on road (34.887471°, -107.071113°)


Personal Notes

It looks like there will be a few changes in my life, and I wanted to take note of them.

I auditioned for DMTC's production of Gypsy, coming this November, and succeeded in getting in. Fun!

I am having difficulty with a rapidly-evolving umbicular hernia. My thinning abdomen is a menace. It's like a slow-motion version of the movie Alien, wherein my small intestines are threatening to leap up and leave my belly button. Taking care of dogs is increasingly a problem. A happy dog can jump on me and inadvertently slice me open and disembowel purely by accident. I've talked to a surgeon, and hope to have surgery fairly soon, hopefully when things cool off, perhaps in the winter, after Gypsy closes.

The biggest recent change is work-related. Shortly before I left Sierra Research, in 2015 or 2016, I discussed my coming departure with fellow co-worker Dan Welch. He wanted to start up his own firm, and we agreed I would do air-quality modeling for him when he was ready. And I heard no more about it for several years.

Last week, Dan called, and said he was ready. So, I will soon be doing air quality modeling for pay again. I'll be a subcontractor, and so pay will likely be a bit hit-and-miss, but at least I won't be taking money from my retirement savings quite so much. Maybe I'll be able to travel again. And I won't have to attend quite so many purposeless meetings as I once did. Something nice!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Imitation Girl (2017)

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This is a real interesting English/Farsi science-fiction story. It had several NM filming locations that I know generally - Cabezon and the Zia filming area south of San Ysidro - but I had trouble with exact locations.

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Big Chief

Looks like a Zia view. But where? Maybe a short distance east of Cabezon Rd., in the filmmaking area. Or maybe somewhere on back side of ridge.

Distant mesas

To'hajiilee? Power lines visible. Road to Torreon?

Cabezon! West of the peak. But where, exactly?


Cabezon - different view


Big Chief!

City view - Santa Fe?




Looking out window

Restaurant again

NY apartment

SW backyard


Zia - Back of ridge - (35.506356°, -106.817153°)

Pool of water - where?



Big City

Thanks include Lonesome Dove, possibly in Corrales.

Not Where I Expected To Find Halliday and Resnick.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Auditions For "Gypsy" at DMTC

Arianna Manabat.
Hannah Sheaffer.
Chris Cay Stewart.

Rich's 75th Birthday

Fun time at Rich and Mimi's, talking shop with some of the theater people who annually present "A Dicken's Christmas" at the Cow Palace in San Francisco.

Sunday, September 08, 2019

Goats (2012)

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Comedy Drama. A teenage boy who has been mentored by the eccentric Goat Man ends up going to an East Coast prep school. Starring Vera Farmiga, David Duchovny, Minnie Driver, Keri Russell, Ty Burrell, Justin Kirk, Dakota Johnson, Evan Boymel, Graham Phillips. Filmed in Arizona and around Albuquerque.

Most filming locations were in Tucson (where I once lived), but some locations are in Albuquerque.

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Sure looks like Santa Catalina Mtns. near Tucson

Tucson Airport

East Coast

4833 address - 4833 N. Camino Real???? This looks close.... Yes, the location even has the traffic sign


Saguaro Nat'l Monument (East or West?) Probably West

Mt. Lemmon Highway - Overlook - Camera located here (32.375133°, -110.704247°)

Car parks

Several driving scenes that appear to be in NM

Haircutting Salon

Saguaro National Monument again?


Town - SP - Club

Teatro Carmen - Historical landmark
380 S Meyer Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701

Boonies at night

Back at car

Return to East Coast

Hi Lo Market - ABQ, but with backdrop of pine trees - very weird!


Tucson Airport

Saguaro National Monument

References in Thanks to the Albuquerque Academy - probably to stand in for East Coast academy scenes - The track scenes do look like ABQ Academy, plus scene with patterned brick.

Hide in Plain Sight (1980)

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Starring and directed by James Caan. Based upon a true story of a man trying to find his children. Filmed in Albuquerque and Buffalo New York. Also starring Jill Eikenberry and Danny Aiello.

The movie doesn't shift from Buffalo to Albuquerque until late. There are three primary scenes: The Hacienda Restaurant in Old Town, the Luna Lodge, the neighborhood scene, and the airport. Still not sure where the neighborhood scene is located.

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Buffalo, NY scenes.

Washington D.C. scenes


Hacienda, in Old Town

City street

Motel office - Room 3


Luna Lodge Motel, 9119 East Central Ave., Albuquerque, NM 87123


Ginger in the Morning (1974)

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Romantic Comedy. A free-spirited hitchhiker takes up with a middle-aged man who is recently divorced. Written and produced by Taos resident Mark Miller. Starring Sissy Spacek (in her first leading role), Monte Markham, Slim Pickens, Susan Oliver, Fred Ward, Mark Miller, David Doyle. Filmed around Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

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Ginger in the Morning (1974)

There are some nice road shots in this movie, but the places are unfamiliar to me. One clear location is on the road past the big mesa near San Ildefonso: (35.885346°, -106.106661°). Another clear location is the Albuquerque Sunport. There are other locations that are almost clear, like Santa Fe Plaza and the La Fonda Hotel, but these were nighttime shots, and I can't say that with confidence. Santa Fe Airport parking lot and the Ski Basin are other locations that are nearly clear. The chief location is probably Four Seasons Resort - Rancho Encantado - Santa Fe, but I can't say that with confidence.

View with road, pond, and mountains

View of airport terminal - Sunport


Airport parking lot

Near San Ildefonso (35.885346°, -106.106661°)

Flat Tire

Roads near Santa Fe


Town House Motel/Restaurant - Albuquerque?

Restaurant resembles the Hilton - Santa Fe?

Liquor Store

Nice duplex apartment

Airport tarmac

Sidewalk - Salvation Army

Airport tarmac

Pickup at Santa Fe airport


NY Eve festivities

Singing on the street. La Fonda?

Bell - Santa Fe Plaza?

House again



Up in the snow - Ski Basin?

Neighborhood - bus station

Pulling bus aside

Bus stops - same place as Sissy Spacek was hitchhiking

Thanks to:

Betty Egan's Rancho Encantado
La Fonda Hotel
Town House Motel
Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe - Resort
198 NM-592
Santa Fe, NM 87506

Friday, September 06, 2019

Gas-s-s-s (1970)

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AKA: Gas! -Or- It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It, Gas, Gas! Action Adventure. A gas is released that kills everyone over 25. Starring Robert Corff, Elaine Giftos, Pat Patterson, George Armitage, Alex Wilson, Ben Vereen, Cindy Williams, Bud Cort, Talia Shire, Country Joe and The Fish. Filming locations: Acoma Pueblo, Albuquerque, Belen, Grants, Socorro.

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Urban Views/ Campus (SMU?) - Dallas?


Big Bend in Highway/ Visit Oracle

Biggest Used Car Dealership West of the Mississippi

Playing Ball - Nob Hill???? Probably not....

Junkyard - Socorro! Baca's Wreckers? Guesstimate:

Goehrings Body Shop, 100 Smith Rd, Socorro, NM 87801

Baca's Wrecker Service - 1291 NM-1, Socorro, NM 87801

U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer, 1313 NM-1, Socorro, NM 87801

Motorcycle arrives - mesas


(Looks like Bosque del Apache)

NB I-25 - Lemitar exit 2 miles? Or 1? If 1, then: (34.172809°, -106.921109°)

Driving up Rio Grande Valley

66 Drive-In
4800 Central Avenue SW,
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Actual address is probably 7019 Central Ave. NW

SB I-25 near Lemitar (34.190041°, -106.924866°)

Socorro Plaza

Is this Socorro High School? Maybe not. Likely Belen High School.

Socorro General Hospital

Big Field. Framed house. Sandias visible. Belen? On the mesa above Belen, to the west.

TERA?? Old aircraft.

Near Lemitar again.

Levine's Store - where is that? I don't remember!

NM Tech Golf Course! Approximately (34.073169°, -106.911784°)

Golf cart chase ( 34.068647°, -106.909492°) Ben Vereen actually uses the phrase "All That Jazz."

Spherical building

Roads at TERA

Pinnacles - Pretty. Don't know where. Gallup?

Acoma overlook (34.940546°, -107.608624°)

Bowlin's Running Indian - near Bluewater - Where is this trading post? - Rattlesnake Trading Post, Bluewater, NM - Bowlin's Old Crater Trading Post
(35.294254°, -107.987085°)

Climbing to Acoma

Acoma - near church

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Committing Poetry in Times of War (2007 Video)

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Last updated: September 4, 2019

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ABQ references

Protests look like Nob Hill area, and all along Central Avenue, particularly in the vicinity of UNM - Central & Cornell - in front of Yale Park

Frontier Restaurant

Rio Rancho High School

RR City of Vision sign (I don't believe this sign exists anymore)

Highland High School

Rio Rancho Golf Course (this golf course no longer exists)

View of South Valley Houses (35.023279°, -106.658840°)

ABQ Police Substation in Triangle Park

Office Depot

Fina/ University Pawn

Baskin Robbins

Holiday Inn Pyramid

Rio Grande High School

Fast Color (2018)

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Science Fiction Thriller. A young woman has to go on the run after her superpowers become apparent. Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Strathairn, Lorraine Toussaint. Filming around Albuquerque, Estancia.

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Unusual fence

Roadrunner Retreat Restaurant - looks like Bingham, or someplace

Rail Yards

2nd St. & Santa Fe Ave. SW, SB

Downtown Inn

Walking past houses

Around Estancia

Diner - Route 66, Central & Bridge

Probably Shooting Range Access Road (35.133676°, -106.866571°)

Run in desert

Near empty store

House with windmill

Road at night

Store again



Desolate road reminds me of out near Torreon.

House again

Sheriff's house

Big Barn

Estancia, NM, NB at Convoy location - Highland Ave.

Enter building (34.757713°, -106.055400°)

Estancia - View looking S


Gas station in To'hajiilee - that's the market!


Store with more color

Garrison Tigers stands

Hills & power lines - Tijeras Arroyo (35.014074°, -106.612451°)

Desert drive - Shooting Range Access?

Jesse pickup place.

Walk for gas

Running in desert


Colorful sky!

Shooting Range Access road

Estancia Road - Probably Torrance Co. Road A051

Green field

Estancia-area road

Force of Execution (2013)

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Crime Drama; gang bosses vie for control. Starring Danny Trejo, Steven Seagal, Ving Rhames, Jenny Gabrielle, Bren Foster, Dylan Kenin, Eric Steinig, J. D. Garfied, Jermaine Washington, Ron Balicki, J. Anthony Pena. Filming locations: Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, Corrales.

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Rock shelter in Utah

Big House (35.202380°, -106.644060°) - 40 Camino Vega Verde, Corrales

Prison - supposedly MDC - downtown ABQ? - Likely

5th St. & Roma

Highway scenes/ Big House again

Basement area

6 Months Later - Mural - Between 2nd & 3rd, just south of Central

Rail Yards

Behind Lindy's, near stairs/ Room

Rail Yards

LA stock freeway scene

Lotus Nightclub & VIP Ultralounge, 211 Gold Ave SW

El Madrid Lounge

Big House

Aerial View

Big Fan/ Behind Lindy's/

Lindy's Restaurant


View of South Valley - view from about (35.020783°, -106.647913°)

Shooting - where?

Behind Lindy's

Walking roadside near tanks - body near culvert (35.020545°, -106.647341°)

Parking car (35.020115°, -106.647847°)/ Warehouse

Steps behind Lindy's



El Madrid Lounge/ Parking Lot, north side

Big House pool

LA stock freeway scene


Alley - near Lindy's? - Another room

View of hills


LA stock aerial view


El Madrid/ Lotus

Car drives past - where?


Across street from El Madrid

Big House/ Basement (probably a different location than the Big House)

Every Which Way But Loose (1978)

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SoCal scenes

KOA - NM somewhere

I-25 SB exit onto Locust NE

Midtown Trailer Park - next to RR - SoCal?

Club - Pigs fantasy ceiling

Motel - looks like Hotel Blue


Kitty - Adult Bookstore

Crazy Horse Bar

Cottonwood Court Motel, 1742 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM

ABQ City Zoo - 903 10th St. SW

Highway scene (near Santa Fe?)

Approaching Santa Fe - Santa Fe 18


Meatpacking Plant - Schwartzmann's? Possibly.

Target Shooting (NM)

Bikers - near Santa Fe?

Camping with stream


Fishing & tackle shop


Hotel La Fonda de Taos, 108 S Plaza, Taos, NM 87571
Restaurant - El Patio
The Alley Cantina - Bar & Grill, 121 Teresina Ln, Taos, NM 87571

U-Pump-It - CO?

Driving through Denver

Zanza Bar - CO Bar

Trade (2007)

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AKA: The Girls Next Door, Welcome to America. Drama, based upon an expose magazine article by Jose Rivera who co-wrote the screenplay. A young Mexican man's attempts to save his sister after she was abducted to become a sex slave uncovers a huge international problem. Starring Kevin Kline, Alicja Bachleda-Curus, Paulina Gaitan, Kathleen Gati, Pavel Lychnikoff, Anthony Crivello, Linda Ermond, Zack Ward, Kate del Castillo, Cesar Ramos. NM filming locations: Albuquerque, Algodones, Bernalillo, Carnuel, Cedar Crest, Isleta Pueblo, Zia Pueblo.

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Various Mexican Scenes

Movie seems to transition into NM scenes

Prison-like area

Walk down mesa to river - general area of BrBa river scenes, and Sicario 2

Motel - resembles Westward Ho

Westside Jail

Driving along commercial street in ABQ

Big Chief

2 Highway 550 sites, about (35.36726, -106.63237): Bobbie Jo & Captain Fantastic Sites

This should be a better route - big cross - Where is this? Where does it fit?

El Paso District Police -

Walking on street near school

River - General area of (35.380191°, -106.508257°)

Highway 550 again - same general area

Sound of sandhill cranes - wooded area

Restaurant/ Gas station/ Truck Stop - Route 66 Casino and Travel center?

24/7 Cyber Cafe - About 611 Gold Avenue SW

Motel room


Travel on I-40 through Tijeras area - near Cedar Crest

First Christian Church, 10101 Montgomery Blvd NE

Main drag in Bernalillo: (35.316219°, -106.545747°)


Parade - Gold Ave., behind Nob Hill Shopping Center

Sandia Crest parking lot

NJ, etc.

View of suburb

Final capture: 400 12th St. NW, Albuquerque, NM, USA

Drive in ABQ area

Thanks given to ABQ Residence Inn
Embassy Suites

Easier with Practice (2009)

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Romantic Comedy Drama. A random phone call leads to an odd long-distance relationship. Starring Brian Geraghty, Marguerite Moreau, Danielle Lozeau, Jeanette Brox, Jenna Gavigan, Allison Hensel. Filming locations: Albuquerque, Fenton Lake State Park.

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DVD header video - pee stop - San Ysidro (35.554576°, -106.805273°)

Book store - Don's Paperback Books, 1013 San Mateo Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

Route 66 Cafe, Bridge & Central

Driving past Village Inn

Motel Lobby - Looks like Desert Sands - Nope! Silver Moon Lodge! 918 Central Ave. SW

Driving on Highway 550 near SY - (35.542146°, -106.784904°)

Not an Exit - Go Foxes -

Alley - Private Parking

Motel - Express Inn

Diner - Grande in door - 2424 - The former Casa Grande Restaurant - 2424 Central Ave SW, Old Town ...


Pee stop - San Ysidro (35.554576°, -106.805273°)


Another Motel - do not recognize

Empty Road with big tree



Wash Tub Laundry

Silver Moon again

Restaurant - Java Joe's?

MGS Grand Liquors, 8521 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 (now gone)

Video Arcade Game Room

U-Pump-It - unknown

Motel elevators - Hotel Blue? - uncertain

Wooded area with Ponderosas

Fenton Lake State Park

Laguna Blvd. SW @ Chacoma,looking SW

1410 - Castle Apartments - Yes, apparently so


Sarah's house





Get-together - probably Castle Apartments

Eat My Asshole - Probably back of Silver Moon Lodge

Hotel Check-In

Fitness Center

Driving - Fairweather's - Genghis Grill

Genghis Grill - Mongolian barbecue restaurant
2100 Louisiana Blvd NE #203
Albuquerque, NM 87110