Jonah Matranga at Lytton Plaza, Election Day, 2012

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At my initiative, Jonah came down and busked at Lytton Plaza, on election day, November, 2012. I had met him previously when onelinedrawing played at Cubberley, in 1999, with Matt Nathanson and John Doe.


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Have you ever thought of doing a Queen tribute a-to-z of an album, arranged for solo voice and acoustic guitar? There’s a good movie about that band that is making me listen to all their old stuff, plus ones that never hit me until now. I’ve been singing (my versions — arranged for tone deaf teens turned 54 — in parking garages. Actually, for the first time in my life I got 86d from a cafe for playing piano badly. Ok, I was not 86d but the guy said to stop.

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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