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 which is very near the station, which is actually under the old Mem Aud — maybe I will ambush he and his parents, who I know slightly; his mom Allison Faith Levy played improvised but not untuneful solo piano once at Cubberley on a bill with A Great Laugh (Victor Krummenacher post-Camper Van Beethover project and in fact Allison and Victor are or were in a band together McCabe and Mrs Miller or something — mostly covers I think) and dad or hubby Danny Plotnick I met a couple times via Mudwimin but I think I am an extra in a movie he made about a fictitious SF punk band, that was shot at the old Cyclone Warehouse space. Dig?


Posted by Illuminato
a resident of another community
36 minutes ago

Okay, so that’s why I tuned in to the Saturday morning blues show this morning and got some obnoxious noise instead. After about one minute, I said that’s enough of that, and turned it off. Maybe I’ll give it another try later.

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Posted by Mark Weiss
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0 hours ago

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Yeah, #Illum, try at 4 p.m. to hear teen prodigy henry plotnick of san francisco do minimalist piano which might sound more like going to the ear doctor and listening for subtle changes of pitch, for 30 minutes.

Live performance on community radio is a miracle even if de gustibus non disputandem.

Or (links back to here)

and and: the embed is actually also by Danny Plotnick i.e the film features his son’s music. Also, the film I mention above is “I’m Not Fascinating” with Anthony Bedard, who I saw the other night on Polk Street, where he books a club. From Dan’s site

I’m Not Fascinating-The Movie!

1996, super 8, 49:00

Brace yourselves for one of the most resplendent footnotes of rock ‘n’ roll anti-history ever to grace the silver screen. I’m Not Fascinating-The Movie! chronicles the pointless shenanigans of San Francisco rock ‘n’ roll ne’er-do-wells The Icky Boyfriends and their futile quest for rock stardom. Undaunted by the universal hatred of both their music and their look, the band perseveres, netting themselves a hefty major label contract. But stardom proves elusive as they descend into a world of murder, intrigue, nepotism, consumer research groups, excessive use of caffeine-laden soda pop and death. Who kills the Ickys? You’ll wish you had!

“A Monkees-meet-Hate-comics slice of cinema non-vérité.”

-San Francisco Weekly

“Move over Magical Mystery Tour, take a seat Tommy: San Francisco’s Icky Boyfriends and Danny Plotnick have topped the semifictional rock-drama genre with their epic I’m Not Fascinating The Movie! A weirdly beautiful spectacle of self-defeat. An instant classic.”

-San Francisco Bay Guardian

Starring: Anthony Bedard, Shea Bond, Chris Enright, Jonathan Swift, Claudia Vlasak & Ray Wilcox.

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; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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