Monthly Archives: March 2012

Andrew Bird and I and I

Wednesday Andrew Bird performed live on Jimmy Fallon to congratulate himself on the release of his sixth solo cd “Break It Yourself.” Wasn’t too long ago that I caught Andrew playing in the convention center daytime during SXSW, and it … Continue reading

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Walrath and Amitai

It was about a year ago that Jack Walrath and other members of the Charles Mingus Workshop jammed with student musicians at Stanford including a promising trumpet player I befriended named Amitai. edit to add, April 2: I spoke to … Continue reading

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Mac and I

The New York Times today has a featrued story on Mac Rebennack, the artist known as Dr. John, the artist formerly known as Dr. John the Night Tripper. He was in the right place, but it must have been the … Continue reading

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Mrs. Peck and her magic mirror

I rang the doorbell and said I was your student in 1968 and she let me in. Before leaving she took me to the magic mirror again, like she did forty years prior. Did all this really happen or did … Continue reading

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Jazz mural at Capitol Records

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Hey now, you’re a rock star

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Santa Clara tattoo, jazz and bike party April 12 featuring Akira Tana


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Nellie McKay is Dynamo and Virgin

Henry Adams wrote a famous essay about a hundred years ago about the dynamo and the virgin. He was observing changes especially technology and his eloquent treatise states that the machines are upsetting the apple cart in terms of the … Continue reading

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A picture is worth one thousand emails and one (Meredith Valiando commercial)

I captured Meridith Valiando, a publishing executive with Universal, about an hour ago, while watching Letterman, then cracked upon the laptop for some random post, meanwhile vaguely monitoring now, 45 minutes later, Charlie Rose about “Ad Men” a show I … Continue reading

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Dar plan for Palo Alto Commissioners

Tip of the hat — or should I say hermetically sealed on helmet — to former mayor Pat Burt for saying at the meeting tonight that there is an overlap between the arts commission and the human relations especially in … Continue reading

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