ruth weiss, Harold Norse and me

Although I do have a picture of an old Hal “Prince Hal” Newhouser baseball card in my little digital menagerie, and the recent Sore Dove broadside by Jack Hirschman has a baseball theme, “Prince Hal” is probably more likely the poet Harold Norse. I will chug to that.

Giants and A's both have opening to-day/night

Giants and A’s both have opening to-day/night

Meanwhile that little epiphany also sent me to this video of Jazz Cellar on Grant Street in SF where ruth weiss (probably not my relation, but both of us have Chicago roots) poetied (cross between “Poet” and “party”) like it was 1961.

On the other hand, this Italian website does seem to have some material bundling Jack Hirschman and Hal Newhouser.

In Todd Swindell’s obituary of Harold Norse, he says that Charles Bukowski is the one who started calling him “Prince Hal”. Swindell has a wordpress blog about Norse that merits digging my cleats deeper into the banter box. I am also standing a wee bit too close to the catcher such that I can reach around and steal these signs (from the Ginsburg estate

Prince Hal

Prince Hal)

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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