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Old Albuquerque High School
By Charles Reuben

       Old Albuquerque High School was converted to private lofts for urban city dwellers a few years ago. But before that it was an abandoned building that was facing demolition.
        About twenty years ago, I assembled a videographer named Joe Speer and along with his buddy Reinhard Vogel, we made a film based on reflections of my experience in High School back in Chicago. This video was shown in its entirety on local cable channel 27 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We hope you enjoy the show!


       Itinerant raconteur and poet Beatlick Joe Speer passed away on January 11, 2011. Prior to his death he toured the Southwest and Mexico in a 1977 VW bus along with Beatlick Pamela Hirst. Joe Speer, Poet
        Joe's spirit lives on at www.beatlick.com. Born and raised in the land of Anasazi ruins, Joe specialized in literature of the 1920s and films of the 1960s. He is a graduate of New Mexico State University.
       Editor and cameraman Reinhard Vogel is an extraordinary guitar player and musicologist. He produced many programs for Channel 27 in Albuquerque.

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