SANTA FE, N.M. — There is now a name for Santa Fe’s developing alternative arts district around Siler Road, at least in the parlance of local singer/songwriter/guitarist/jokester Les Malzman.
Malzman was performing in the district Saturday night, at Duel Brewing. This was the first time we here at the Journal had heard his song about “the Lower Siler District” or LSD, as the song spells it out.
It remains to be seen whether the city fathers will latch onto this and use the LSD moniker in promoting our new, arts-based, creatively entrepreneurial area that no less than the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper has proclaimed as home of Santa Fe’s “underground” arts scene – mainly thanks to the George R.R. Martin/Meow Wolf arts installation planned at the old Silva Lanes bowling alley.
In the meantime, we’ll see you in the LSD. (And if you see Malzman, ask him to do another of his topical songs, “Mommie Was a Commie.)