Reunion Hill by Shindell and Baez and Women on the Wall by Stegner

This is a companion piece to below about Ehren Tool, veterans’ art, coming to Palo Alto Art Center in June.

“Reunion Hill” was written by Richard Shindell, for Joan Baez. Here are comparative versions, one by each.


Meanwhile, I am reminded of “Women on the Wall” by Wallace Stegner, my former neighbor. It was published in Harper’s in 1946, i.e. it is about World War II. It is also the title of a collection of short stories by Stegner, who was born in 1909 and died in 1993. Woman On The Wall is kinda sorta also the name of a project wherein I imagine at least that a group of contemporary singer-songwriters, but not Shindell or Baez, either write or perform songs based on Stegner stories, that was started as a Stegner Centennial event in 2009, by Dao Strom and myself. I made this flyer, for a very minor event, in Austin, on his actual 100th anniversary. This is 1981 from University of Nebraska Press although all these stories are in The Collected Stories of WS, which came out in the 1990s.

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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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