Duffy, Me and JR in a ’79 Granada Last Week




I stumbled upon, while walking aforementioned dog, a group of singers from Hong Kong, about to perform, once they got the power hooked up, at Lytton Plaza. This one was the beatboxer.


Malika Parker of Gitane Menlo Park and a leather vest


I am told it is possible to write a blog about music, fashion, sports, Ornette and local politics without being self-obsessed but then again post-Shields it is true that when I write about Chelsea Bell of Stone Fox bikinis I cannot help but insert self into the story and memoirize if that’s a thing. This is me with a scarf gift of my wife’s brother’s wife, a cap I bought at Ace Hotel in LA not Heathrow blokes, glasses my wife Terry Acebo Davis picked out that are German I think and fairly progressive and some black sweats I bought even more recenter than the LA trip for Pollstar.

The last one is truly as if I were a fashion writer:


I’ve mentioned several times, in passing, like in emails, that at Dartmouth in the 1980s, which was LL Bean and “preppy handbook” and conservative, I loaded up my closet with eure-wear from Roxy’s which was Roxy Rapp’s trendy boutique and I recall my former roommate Teddy Conway of New Orleans and Martha’s Vineyard telling me a striped pant was “ugly” and there is a photo or print of myself with John Samuel “Jack” Martin of Richmond, VA a future and former government prosecutor and another guy named Larry or Lawrence stopping to briefly watch a Divestment rally on the Green and we half-heartedly joined the salute, me by raising my Campions (shopping) bag.

I also wanted to add something from Rania Matar of Boston whose work I’ve seen in 3 shows out here somewhat recently. There were a couple of cute photos of and not by Rania but I went with this one from a series of woman in her locale Cambridge Mass, in 2013:

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detail of a Rania Matar photo, I think she was getting at the hands of her subject with the hands of the art behind her. I’m a send this to RM for permission to sue I mean use.


I also shot a woman demonstrating her baked goods who had a similar name and was Jordanian I think she said. It is caught in the digital haze and not hairs. Or cross hairs.

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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