45: Rayner reigns in Detroit

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I was pleased to note that Dave Rayner was the hero in the Detroit Lions victory over Tampa Bay yesterday. I recall watching Michigan State football games with Cooker Perkins at the old Old Pro, which was three doors down from Smith Andersen Gallery.

Calls to mind (mine at least) Theophilus Brown’s fabled football series, which I hope to someday see (at least in Life Magazine archive).

Stanford is using Bill’s “Nude swimmers” piece to promote the new contemporary installation (this is my second rather weak and oblique attempt to review that). I sent the above teaser to a friend.

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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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3 Responses to 45: Rayner reigns in Detroit

  1. markweiss86 says:

    I was pleased to note there are two Dave Rayner, both born in 1982, one kicking footballs for the Lions (for now) and one playing international soccer for New Zealand. Rayner was all state soccer in Michagan in high school before becoming Spartan. His girlfriend did post doc work at Stanford and now works at Peppedine in exercise physiology, I believe.

  2. Mark Weiss says:

    Ran into Hilarie Faberman today and was lucky to be able to pass on my compliments about the new contemporary exhibit she curated at Cantor. Still meaning to generate a more full bodied and actualized review or reaction:
    http://news.stanford.edu/news/2010/december/cantor-extreme-makeover-121010.html

  3. Mark Weiss says:

    My favorite of the Super Bowl ads was probably the old-school two-minute mini-film featuring music and acting by Marshall Mathers (Eminem). I liked the shot of the Joe Louis Memorial by Robert Graham. I had seen a maquette of that project at the Cantor Museum show (that I am indirectly reviewing here). link: http://www.robertgraham-artist.com/civic_monuments/joe_louis.html
    I am wondering who did the voice over? It was a Chrysler ad.

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