XXXV. Well trained

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I would acknowledge by debt to both Stefan Kirkeby and Palo Alto Art Center if I wrote a post comparing the work of the still photographer O. Winston Link to the current Hollywood blockbuster motion picture juggernaut “Unstoppable” starring Denzel Washington.

Here is a rather snarky review of the movie by Jen Yamato for Film dot com. (Not sure if I will see the film; the movie about Aron Ralston — starring local-bred cuddly likeĀ a Teddy rising star what’s his face, makes his mother proud, first, but am reading the very well-written memoir first — it will likely take me about 127 hours over a matter of weeks to get through it, the way I read):

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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4 Responses to XXXV. Well trained

  1. Mark Weiss says:

    Congrats to Train for Grammy nomination for “Hey, Soul Sister.”

  2. markweiss86 says:

    i used a search injun to find this image i think it is from a museum in carolina.

  3. Mark Weiss says:

    I was impressed by Pat Monahan’s humility in winning his Grammy. He made a joke about being fortunate that Justin Bieber was not in the same category — oddly foreshadowing the upset win for Esperanza Spalding (over Bieber) in the Best New Artist category, which itself foreshadowed the more significant upset of Merge Records artist Arcade Fire winning the big megillah (but not McGill) best album. I recall checking out Train as an opener at the Fillmore back when they were managed by BGP and Pat had long hair and a long beard — they were Led Zep wannabees.

  4. Mark Weiss says:

    Terry and I visited Stefan Kirkeby at SAN in SAN anselmo Saturday:

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