I talked basketball with Stanford’s retired professor of Applied Physics, then found this video with Marty Beller singing about speed and velocity

Duffy and I were on our morning rounds when he spotted our neighbor who is retired professor, sitting in his favorite cafe. We joined him for a few minutes of gab, then he drove us home. I almost dropped my dog as I fumbled with seatbelt and door. I almost cussed. I exclaimed.

Later, I was watching a Liverpool tape and wondered whether the woman-voice rock song was by Palo Alto’s The Donnas. Sussing the snatch of lyric I found above.

Close enough, or weird enough, for Plastic Alto. Man City starts in 2 minutes

Marty Beller, and I’m jumping back and forth in time, I met ten years ago or more when he drummed for the band featuring my then clients Stew and Heidi. I do recall that his wife is the literary agent Jill Grinberg. I guess I could update with Prof name but he probably wants his privacy. He had some great anecdotes about Jim Harbaugh, who played football but not likely basketball with his older son.

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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