Monthly Archives: April 2015

Journalist John Burks, on his former bandmate, Alden Van Buskirk, jazz pianist (and Monk)

(Alden Van Buskirk) –Van — was hands-down the best jazz pianist I ever played with, always exciting, always unpredictable– I never was sure he was going, though once we got ‘there’ it was invariably right. Not unlike Monk, of whom … Continue reading

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I’ve just seen a face

edita: This is the wall inside Eastern Cafe in Seattle, the International District not far from Wing Luke, where Terry my Terry, Terry Acebo Davis just installed her show. Five-ten Maynard Street. Here is a longer article about seeing faces. … Continue reading

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It’s funny how falling seems like flying, for a little while

The colleagues memo, written by alleged moderate or residentialists Karen Holman, Greg Schmid, Pat Burt and “the diplomat” Cory Wolbach, about “city engagement” reminds me of the Steven Bruton song, as sung by Jeff Bridges in “Crazy Heart”: falling seems … Continue reading

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Gunn rooter honors former player

As a former Gunn basketball player, I noted with interest that other Gunn rooters, parents or neighbors of current students, told me that Cameron Lee, who took his own life in November, was a basketball player, and likely Varsity player. … Continue reading

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Social Justice in Palo Alto & Mountain View

“Evil man make me kill you, baby; evil man make you kill me, baby” Jimi Hendrix, “Machine Gun” 1970 Ladoris Cordell highlights a panel discussion Wednesday evening in nearby Mountain View, along with state senator Joe Simitian and four or … Continue reading

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Fire on the Mountain > Estimated Prophet (Bill Monning w. Jerry Hill)

If you send me a jpg. of you Senator Bill Monning at the Jerry Garcia Archive, with the hand statue, I will post it to my blog, Plastic Alto. I’m a concert promoter in Palo Alto who has run for … Continue reading

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Fox Theatre butt lift

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