Vienna Teng at Bol Park, Palo Alto, 2007

Someone taped this show by Vienna Teng on August 7, 2008 and then uploaded it to Youtube — that is, well before it was acquired by Google — the very next day, where more that 100,000 times it has been reviewed.

Meanwhile, the Ludditte that I was then, I commissioned Rob Syrett to create a poster for Vienna and her bill-mate Austin Willacy, that features an anthropomorphic dog biting a squirrel. Both artists signed my version of the poster, which we handed out for free.(Since then Rob and I have collaborated on numerous projects, readers of Plastic Alto will recognize).

I may have scored a miracle ticket to Vienna Teng at Freight and Salvage Saturday, but as I said a couple posts ago I am also trying to work up a great audience for Michael Fracasso at Cafe Zoe in Menlo Park on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 that is to say 147 hours from now, give or take a good night’s sleep.


addendum: Youtube was founded May, 2005 but sold to Google by November, 2006 or a year before this Vienna Teng show. Vienna, as Cynthia Shih, graduated from Stanford, worked for Cisco. Not sure what name is on her more recent Masters of Business Administration degree from U of Michigan.

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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