Monthly Archives: March 2012

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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Free radicals

Terry used sound hound to capture the lyrics to New Radicals “Get What You Give” which was spinning after the typical pedantic intro on KFOG. I recall that Jenna Adler of CAA called me about giving the band a show … Continue reading

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Thrilling Kansas victory bodes well for teen music and art initiative

With Kansas trailing Purdue early in the second half, and the dog curiously obsessed with the taste of her own front paws, our neighbor Marjorie Ford, wearing a furry cap she bought recently in Budapest came by to ask us … Continue reading

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Torry Castellano aka Donna C on the Farm

from the Stanford Magazine March 2011: WHEN THE DAY ARRIVED last summer for new transfer students to visit Stanford, the sense of anticipation grew. “I am looking forward to meeting the former rock star,” an admissions staffer told Sally Mentzer, who coordinates … Continue reading

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Who killed Laura?

I am of the age that “Who Killed Laura Palmer” led to “Laura” the movie. I caught about 40 minutes last night of Jean Renoir “The Southerner” which in my mind I was comparing to Jeannette Walls “The Glass Castle” … Continue reading

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