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Let’s just give everyone a gun…

and go out in the street to shoot at each other.

I am so fucking angry about the way our country has treated the firearm issue.  NOBODY in a free and peaceful nation needs an AR-15 or AK-47 rifle.  NOBODY.

NOBODY in a free and peaceful nation needs a large-magazine handgun.  NOBODY.

Our second amendment is valid.  We need our ability to quickly raise a popular militia.  But we do NOT need citizens keeping multiples of military-style weapons.

Paddock was NOT to blame for the Las Vegas massacre.  Paddock was sick.  A seriously sick individual who was able, easily, to acquire an arsenal of dangerous weapons.  Did Paddock need these weapons?  No.  Did anyone suspect that Paddock had such an arsenal?  No.

I don’t care if you’re Jesus Christ himself.  You have no right, no reason, no cause to possess such weapons.  I’m sorry, but I’m a Christian first.  I’m an American but I’m a Christian first.  Love & tolerance is our code.  We lay down before our enemies.  We rely on God.  We are strong because we have faith.  Period.

I will stand up against ANY person who owns a firearm and claims to be a Christian.  Own a gun or be a Christian.  You decide.  Fuck you.  You can shoot me while I bear witness to the power of Peace.

I’m not armed and I don’t want to be armed.  I don’t need a primitive weapon to know I’m strong.  Bring it.  My faith is a LOT stronger than whatever you think you get from a fucking gun.

If you’re male, this is especially addressed to you.  We don’t need guns to be good sons, fathers, husbands or grandfathers.  In fact, those of us who really care have no guns at all.  I would much rather be the grandfather who never had a gun and taught his grandchildren to never give in to this insane gun culture.

 

 

Heavyweights coming to the ABQ

In addition to the Flux Pavilion makeup show (probably in December), Albuquerque’s Historic El Rey Theater will host a show by Borgore on New Year’s Eve and a heavy heavy must-see show by DJ Carnage on January 15th.

Both shows will likely sell out, so get your tickets while you can!

And don’t forget we have Getter here at Gravity Nightclub on November 7th!

This is an awesome town for electronic music, and it just keeps getting better and better!

 

Flux coming later!

Flux Pavilion and Loudpvck were stranded by flooding in Dallas and could not make the Albuquerque show on Friday night. Diskord and Nghtmre played extra-long sets, though, and we all get to go back and see Flux and Loudpvck later in the season. Possibly in December when their tour is wrapping up. There’s even a chance that show will feature different opening acts so, in a way, we got two shows for the price of one!

Not to discount the evening, though, as we totally enjoyed Nghtmre’s show! There seemed to be a few glitches with the sound system; but it kinda looked like multiple entities were working together to insure we had a great bass music experience. It’s not easy to stitch multiple systems together without any issues.

Nghtmre is out on the road for his very first tour, and he’s a solid contender in the trap scene. It’s early in the tour, too, so the newness hasn’t yet worn off.  He gave an outstanding and energetic performance!

 

As always, the crew at the El Rey could not have been better! Their ability to manage large crowds with lots of underage attendees, and to do it with such grace and courtesy, is the mark of excellent management and teamwork! It’s wonderful to walk out of a show at two in the morning and notice that everyone around us looks safe to drive home.  Thank you, El Rey Theater!

We’ll be back…

Chile Puya

Puya ChileI don’t recall ever finding Chile Puya in Texas or California markets. It’s common in Southern Mexico, where I remember buying it in the market at Tecomán, Colima.

Spicier than New Mexico or Pasillas but not as hot as Chile de Arbol – and almost a cherry-like fruitiness. Delicious find in Albuquerque at Los Altos Ranch Market on Atrisco.    

Taco sauce:

2 cups loose chile puya without seeds or stems
1 Tbs cominos
1 Tbs minced garlic
1 Tbs olive oil
1 Tsp kosher salt

Cover the chiles with water in small saucepan and bring to a boil.  Crush cumin seed and add, reduce to simmer for one hour.  Dump all into blender and add garlic, oil and salt.  Puree on high for 30 secs.

Quelites

Ingredients:
10 oz bag New Mexico red chile pods
12 oz bag frozen chopped spinach
3/4 cup chopped sweet onion
3/4 cup cooked pinto beans (drained)
1 tablespoon minced garlic
3 tablespoons olive oil

How to do it:
1. Carefully remove the corazones, or “hearts”, from all of the red chile pods. Throw out the seeds and outside stems for the birds, and save the flesh of the chiles in an airtight container for making enchilada sauce. This is a tedious process, but the flavor of the corazones is wonderful, subtle and unique. I like the hot red chile pods for enchilada sauce, but the corazones are extremely spicy so stick with the mild chile pods for this recipe (consider yourself warned);
2. Saute the onion in a large skillet over medium heat until clear;
3. Add frozen spinach, corazones and pinto beans;
4. Stir until spinach is no longer frozen, then add garlic;
5. Cover and reduce to low heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently;
6. Remove to serving dish.

Eat hot with green chile corn muffins or fresh corn tortillas. If you eat pork, then quelites are a sure-fire compliment to grilled pork carnitas.  I don’t cook with salt but a little bit of sea salt will help enhance the subtle flavor of the corazones de chile.

I sound a lot like this when I eat my quelites:

 

Boycott the AMC Television Network

What kind of idiot thinks it’s a good idea to advertise handguns on television??

The national AMC television network ran a commercial during prime time last night for Glock handguns.  It was disturbing, provocative, and irresponsible.

While I think we’ve grossly misinterpreted the intent of our constitutional 2nd amendment, this is not a discussion of whether responsible citizens should have firearms – it’s a discussion of corporate media responsibility.

Gun violence is a serious problem in the US, and it’s worsening rapidly.   Guns sold in the US are quickly slipping across the border into neighboring Mexico, too, where nearly 100% fall into the hands of gangsters who’ve already murdered thousands.

Advertising and trying to sell more guns, put more guns on the streets, is simply not acceptable behavior.  Period.

I’m a US citizen whose ancestors fought and died so that I don’t have to own a gun or live in fear.

AMC, your behavior is offensive, dangerous, irresponsible and un-American.