After Lou Bega ‘Mambo No. 5’

A little bit of my Dartmouth classmate the writer and producer Holly Sorensen….


A little bit of J_, a music executive from Memphis, that attended Pollstar…


and we talked at length, in the lobby of the conference hotel, The Beverly Hilton, about new works suitble for one of two stages at the Orpheum which for example is also producing a version of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, like ‘Memphis’ which workshopped here at Theatreworks…

A little bit of the writer Lynn Stegner, who teaches at Stanford Continuing Studies…


Great writer, great teacher, seems like a good person…(I knew slightly her father in law…or, a little bit…


A little bit of unknown Stanford student, or community member, observed unobserved at Starbucks CoHo, yesterday Monday, March 11 around 11 a.m…..

A little bit of didn’t-catch-her-name, a dancer in Lou Bega video, seen by at least 210 million people before me — I doubt this will ever get 210 hits period…

A little bit of Brie Larsen as Marvel — and yeah I broke the laws to snap this at the movies…(I went because she is wearing a Nine Inch Nails NIN shirt….I’m a nineties indie rock guy…I’m a middle-aged aging hipster who gained back the 30 pounds I lost in 2017-2018 when I got married, for the first time, to Terry Acebo Davis in San Francisco, City Hall, on the Ed Lee Mayor’s balcony — Hey, they should name the balcony for him, and name something there for Jeff Adachi — and now you can say you bought this magazine for the articles….

A little bit of Kelly Catlin, the Olympic medalist from Minnesota and Stanford math, who killed herself last week, if that is not too out of place here, or everywhere…


Kelly Catlin, which reminds me of meeting a recent Stanford grad then living in her van and training for Atlanta, Freedman I think, who I wanted to use in my female athlete speaker series that I was scheming with briefly…wait for it…a little bit..with former Dartmouth all america or Wearer of The Green, from Gunn, Rebecca Dirksen, and I cast her or a version of her in my ‘420 Cambridge’ yarn about James Franco, Katherine Stoner Weiss and reality television

A little bit of Julia Ruth Stevens, 102, the daugther of Babe Ruth — Babe Ruth about whom there is a rare children’s book on sale for $25 at Bell’s Books, which makes me want to sign off here, early, and run to snag it, although it angers my wife when I bring home too many too many books (sic)…


A little bit of our friend P-, or Terry’s friend more precisely, who is a Saint for having found us our beloved charge Duffy….

I sort of lost my place, just a little bit, and will have to sign out here and hear me later, but I wanted to say that there is a screening tonite at SF Library of a Jeff Adachi movie; what a man, what a man, what a mighty fine man; a man of the streets, literally, here:

jeff adachi rip

at the risk of being redundant: what a man, what a man, what a mighty good man, a plan, a canal, the streets of san francisco, more “dougie” than Michael Douglas, Jeff Adachi…

A little bit of the avant garde composer and performer and rock star Holly Herndon who recorded at Stanford CCRMA but karma puts her in Berlin, appearing soon in SF at August Hall I think on Masonic but not bloody likely as the Fates have it in Palo Alto….

A little bit of Nyree Rabushka, aka Nyree Belleville aka Bella Andrea the million-selling hot steamy lady sex writer, who I knew as The Girl and I (although Micheal Halaas said HE was “the girl) and I thought of when Terry and I stopped in Petaluma last week on our wee to Sea Ranch and nearly lost her lovely I’m sure home to the fires….

A little bit of unnamed youngish woman, standing in shot near my wife the Artist Terry Acebo Davis two weeks ago at SFMOMA, exhibit about Sea Ranch and if I was really good at this I would strip in a picture of Anna Halprin or one of her contemporaneous dances, and I have to say that rightly or wrongly, with or without the gratuitous adverbness, I knew of Anna the choreographer before I knew of the community on Sonoma Medocino county border that her husband designed….

Anna Halprin, or her dance, little bit of…

A little bit of Raina Matar, who had an exhibit called She Who Tells My Story on which I riffed similarly below, i.e. a whiles ago, but I keep in touch with her, especially since I met a Lebanese performer named TK at Pollstar, who I didn’t have the nerve or was too polite to pose, but is freeze-framable on the internet as our all things…

A little bit of a Palestinian-American or Egyptian-American also known as Raina, who sells her cookies at Nordstroms, or did recently…

A little bit of a Playboy model in “Apocalypse Now” the scene that also had a cameo by Bill Graham, I think they danced to “Suzie Q” by Credence Clearwater Revival — please excuse, especially if you are my Dartouth classmake and Navajo princess herself Mae Drake Hueston married to a Federal prosecutor and John, the garb or garble….

A little bit of if I was good at this, Maybell Drake or her amazing poet performer daughter….

A little bit of I did not catch her name a dance teacher at the newly remodeled on Bryant Street 450 Bryant maybe Avenidas, second or third floor….

A little bit of a music teacher, or her self-promotion, of piano, from somewhere called Bienen School but I saw her or her photo at Community School of Music and Art off San Antonio in Los Altos or Mountain View Sunday afternoon at 2 on my way out of after four songs, a Palo Alto Jazz Alliance


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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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