Monthly Archives: January 2016

Henry Plotnick (Field 5) at 4

Henry Plotnick the teen minimalist composer does a live mic at 4 today at KZSU Stanford, 90.1 on the terrestial radio dial but since I can literally see the station out my window — well, I can see Hoover Tower … Continue reading

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Stanford Wanted Posters and Earthwise posters

I walked thru at a brisk pace the installation of “Wanted” posters on the second floor of Cantor, the modern room, maybe part of the Marmor collection, yesterday (Terry my Terry and I also walked thru the new McMurtry art … Continue reading

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Honcho honcho

I met Rod Newman in front of 235 1st Street in Los Altos, and he gave me a quick tour of his work in progress Honcho Bar. He

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Satchmo under the Geary

I’m working past thinking of “Satchmo at the Waldorf” as a take-down of both Louis Armstrong and his agent Joe Glaser. It starts with the Satchmo character admitting that he just crapped his pants, literally. The big revelation is ┬ánot … Continue reading

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This dust of birds

Werner Herzog appears on stage atStanford Feb 2 to discuss his favorite book, about peregrine falcons. No word yet on what type of gastro stunt he will simultaneously endeavor.I’m liking the new Bird Dog, on Ramona roasting up a leather … Continue reading

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What role did super-model play in Palo Alto council approval of flawed redevelopment plan, 1050 Page Mill?

  You heard of, if you are at all literary or cultured, “the face that launched a thousand ships”*, but what about the super-model goddess archetype that may or may not explain Palo Alto subsidizing developers to the tune of … Continue reading

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Huzzah for the new bully pulpit

1 2. Item one is a screen capture of a six-word curse I posted on Palo Alto Weekly online in reaction to Pat Burt, who I consider a bully, i.e. borderline violent and near out-of-control, being elected mayor, although it … Continue reading

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‘Deep Turkey’, Tomsula and The Turk

Although previous posts reference Russia and India, my first thought was “deep Turkey” The headline in today’s Palo Alto Weekly (online) says “Pat Burt Returns to The Mayor’s Chair” and so far of the 24 posts, two-thirds are upset about … Continue reading

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‘Ch-changes’ v. ch-ching

I posted a couple hours earlier today –oh, by the way, Happy New Year 2016 to all you loyal Plastic Altoids — to a wordpress blog, a post from a couple years ago, about Bowie Bonds, the asset-backed security from … Continue reading

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