Monthly Archives: May 2012

Asch to Asch, dub to dub

Photo by David Binney in Italy. I met David when he was with Joey Baron I think, they played at Hotel Cabana, where the Beatles once stayed. No, it was the Leni Stern show. Those were the only two shows … Continue reading

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Are there any other celebrities on this blog?

Dear Moe and All: Setting here listening to your Stella Brooks album sounds tough and good. Old timey sound of the backs her up “Little Piece of Leather” is onery, delightful and rough. “Gin’s gonna kill but they don’t say … Continue reading

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The skinny on Mexico 132 movement

#TodosSomos132: Solidarity With the Mexican Spring Posted 1 day ago on May 25, 2012, 10:50 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt On May 11, a group of students at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City booed Enrique Peña Nieto at one of his … Continue reading

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The sound of saran

At the after-party for Beth Custer’s show Friday at Montalvo, I spent some quality time with Mamoru, a Japanese artist-in-residence there. Mamoru — no last name needed; like Madonna or Beyonce — is a minimalist artist, who works with sound. … Continue reading

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Risky Business y Yo Soy 132

I was watching television, lazing away my Saturday morning, dog by my side — Tom Cruise in “Risky Business” 1983 — when I got a text from a friend who lives in Mexico asking me if I had heard about … Continue reading

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Dog day morning

I met these three dogs, the mother and her two pups, mixes of Maltese, Javanese and Terrier. Then others started shooting the same group. Then I pulled from my archive this view of Mathilda, who does not waltz but her … Continue reading

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John Mayer Hat Act

I rebooted my Wednesday morning by 45 minutes to review Jimmy Fallon with John Mayer, and then write briefly about it. It was John Mayer’s hat that struck a chord with me. Is he channeling Dr. John Mac Rebennack or … Continue reading

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Protected: working title: “memory is an elephant”

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More bike, less blog

Thank you, Rudy of Palo Alto Bikes, for aiding my sagging tubes and planting the seed of an idea that perhaps we’d all be better off if during the warm weather I did slightly more bike and slightly less blog. … Continue reading

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Danilo Perez in Palo Alto 12th anniversary show

Stanford Jazz Workshop and Festival (concert series) is announcing its “40th anniversary” calendar and is kicking off with Danilo Perez Trio featuring Ben Street and Adam Cruz. I have not scrutinized the schedule close enough to answer this a posteriori … Continue reading

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