3 Teens kill 4 no motive w 4 pols run with mo money

3 Teens Kill 4 is a band from the 1980s that sound like Talking Heads meet Negativland. No Motive was their first album, both names ripped from the tabloids.

Here is my comment in the PAW board — I habitually back-up my posts because of the strange habit they have of deleting me. I’m the only person in town who posts under my own name and often gets deleted (by those fuckers).

When I ran for council (for 3rd time) in 2014, I asked Tom and Karen –both allies — if they would stick to a $10k cap in hopes of getting all others, including A.C. Johnston and Greg Scharff, to follow suit.

In three successive campaigns I garnered a combined 8,000+ votes and spent a total of $2,000 in kind of my own money — never taking contributions, turning down such. At 25 cents per vote, I am the most popular potential leader of this era, on a cost basis. (Granted, who knows that the next $5,000 would have brought?)

Ladoris Cordell, a judge, is the only person to get elected independent of a conforming yardsign-and-Weekly-banner race.

Could we think of a better use, in our community, for $200,000 or whatever it is? How about a Maroon 5 concert?

I have this year — after pulling out of the race, after qualifying by petition of voters, because of my Mom’s passing — endorsed four of the five candidates: (Alison, Cory, Eric aka “ACE” AND TOM, ERIC, ALISON aka “TEA”) they are all qualifed to lead. Pat Boone, meanwhile, could possible break my record if he gets 5,000 or so votes and spends less than $1,000.

I think we should have one unified “victory party” for all three or four candidates with a concert by Mitch Woods, who played a wonderful show at Lytton Plaza this summer. (Ok, disclosure, he’s a friend — also Maroon 5 features Matt Flynn of Gunn High on drums, local angle; his parents live here)

Let’s celebrate Democracy alive and well here, and still having the vote.


My outro is the 3TK4 version of Rufus “Tell me Something Good”

Besides living here in Palo Alto, I had lived, nearly half my life, in Los Altos Hills. I hope Karen wins because I want the unique character of the region preserved. I wonder what my neighbor Wallace Stegner, the novelist and environmental activist, would say about this campaign. (another post, another story)

In a related matter, I think we should open Foothills Park to all comers. As it is, we are elitist and exclusionary.

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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