51 Plastic Alto posts that mention ‘Chicago’

The search functions would like us to believe that all 51 of these posts mention Chicago, my kind of town, where I did burst forth two score and eight years ago, into this great nation:

Birds of Chicago is: JT “Jeremy” Nero and Allison “Alli” Russell

Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Moscow

Anish Kapoor in Korea


Anna Fermin in Los Angeles

Tallest tale

Just a NoLa walk with Anthropologie

Big ups for Lisa Brown’s ‘vagina’

which doesn’t but probably should be about Judy Chicago

Lend me Ken’s ears

Steps in stone(d)

Mexican wrestling mask: or, hero with two or three faces

Topps Baseball, Fang or Maroon 5

probably doesn’t fit here either but my original headline for my story of Birds of Chicago, intended for Santa Cruz Patch, was “Moves Like Kava”

and this one only mentions Chicago because I am cut-and-pasting a page from the Dartmouth blast, about Dr. Seuss, but it also links thru to a biathlon skier, in Ruhpolding, Germany, described in Tribune:

link to dartmouth lorax, pease

this one takes please between Springfield and Chicago but close enough:


I do have the snapshot somewhere of that day in fall, 2000 of me Trouz and Jerry Hannan all with matching new luggage, while in Chicago to showcase, for Tom Windish and others, at an Irish Pub:

cindy sherman wish i was you i mean there

Pretty cheap in that I only cut and paste an article that mentions local band in contact with big time Second City producer:

New sensei boogie

This one is more about my antipathy for Jeannette Walls than my love of my hometown but I do mention in passing that my former client Dao Strom won the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren award, which is a short story contest worth $3,500 this year, and a lady in SF, a Harvard grad named Jennie Lin, was a winner last year (which makes me think I should do a compilation of all things “Lin”):

Pay No Attention to the Woman Behind the Walls Curtain Glass Castle

This one is a mixtape of Youtube links I made for my old friend Tom Harbeck, and includes mention of K.Flay’s home town:

Wishing a full Ricoh to TPH

I actually did go out and buy a new little Chevy as I threatened to do here:

OKGO sell me a Chevy

This Is What Democracy Looks Like

That’s actually about Bindlestiff Theatre in Sf but I mention Anna Fermin from Chicago. So that is 20 links; if you are all that curious just type “chicago” into the search function. And yes one of these days I will write about Chicago per se, not just mention it.

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, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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