Monthly Archives: June 2014

Mark my words

We picked up one excellent word–a word worth traveling to New Orleans to get; a nice limber, expressive, handy word–‘lagniappe.’ They pronounce it lanny-yap. It is Spanish–so they said. We discovered it at the head of a column of odds … Continue reading

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Maria and Popovi versus Maria Popova

Maria and Popovi are a mother and son set of collaborators who made some of the most coveted San Ildefonso Pueblo Pottery from New Mexico (as we call it), mostly in the 1960s and 1970s. I found a bit from … Continue reading

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Our Palo Alto pseudo-mandate

I’ve been meaning to organize my thoughts about Our Palo Alto, and the workshop I attended last week, at the Elks Club. I was seated, via purportedly random processes, at a group of 7 that included insiders Steve Levy and … Continue reading

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Something about Hannah May Allison

Hannah May Allison, the Palo Alto and Nashville singer-songwriter, plays Tuesday in Los Gatos, at the historic The Cats. It is a happy hour show, 6 to 9. If memory serves, there will be victuals. Speaking of memory, I am … Continue reading

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Random Clyde photo

New York Times today has a random Clyde photo so I will follow suit. by Dave Pickoff. I will edita names of the other 3 players plus some brief explanation of the article this illustrates

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Kristen Strom Getz tribute at Stanford Jazz series

Kristen Strom will appear at the Stanford Jazz series, performing a tribute to Stan Getz. It’s a matinee, 2 p.m. July 13 Sunday. Info here. The show is at Dink, with tickets ranging from $15 to $35, which actually seems a … Continue reading

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deus ex machina: sugimoto in sf LAST DAYS

I chose to interpret this as the invisible hand of God coming down to bring my monumental, but unfinished Last Supper to completion. Leonardo completed his Last Supper over five hundred years ago, and it has deteriorated beautifully. I can only be grateful to … Continue reading

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Nin Filip photography & philosophy

In Nan Goldin’s work, it is, redemptively, one of its central themes. Goldin’s art is filled with a generous attentiveness towards the lives of its subjects. Although we might not be conscious of it at first, her photograph of a … Continue reading

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Clemens Weiss and Plato’s Retreat

The esteemed pathologist and blogger Dr. Brian E. Moore of Springfield, Illinois, who was a drama major with honors, and documentary filmmaker at Dartmouth, gave me grief about having a category of post called “Plato’s Republic” when what I really … Continue reading

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Really young band video shoot at Lytton Plaza

I watched nearly two sets by a very young band Thursday evening at Lytton Plaza. The event started around 6 and probably didn’t load out until 8 or 9. The band was a trio: vocalist, guitarist, hand-drummer. There were at … Continue reading

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