Skerik VS Varda VS Origi VS Chones

5B22CF14-8843-4B08-91E6-CC275BAA14BA.jpegNorthwest reeds player looking forward to Jazzfest


Agnes Varda filmmaker and JR confederate had 2 covers six months ago, while TMW and I were in New York on our honey moon, I bought from McNally Jackson


Origi figured in Liverpool’s thrilling 2-1 troupials with Spurs today and also notched for native Belgium VS US in 2012… he’s a Kenyan King!!

I was Peru zing an old magazine March 6, 1972 sports illustrated with Bill Walton on the cover but I noticed on page 83 a letter from future Walt Disney chief executive officer Bob Iger Then a senior at Ithaca College complaining that the American basketball Association ABA was poaching players from the hallowed college ranks including the 6 foot 11 Marquette Center, Jim Chones who played for the New York Nets.  Ironically he had been described in the February 21 previous issue “Get Da Shoodah, Said Faddah” — I guess the conclusion regarding Eiger is that at age 24 he was a liberal and a traditionalist and age 70 he is practical and mercenary and cold and creative.

67837AE1-1D0C-407A-B11A-1ED6D2041594.jpegedit to add, Sunday afternoon, but not heading to Davis for AvB, or to SF for Gina Leishman, or watching Elite 8, at Coupa: list of things I may or may not be reading:

New York Times Sunday

San Francisco Chronicle yes for the Pink but also for Matier and Ross about Taylor Swift papering the Stadium for Second Show brouhaha;

Reality Hunger: A Manifesto by David Shields 2010 but I hope weathering well and I saw a review of a frontlist book I think about relationships;

Pollstar 2019 Artist Management Director: I read this A to Z and then may ring them all;

Juztapoz just suppose Fall 2018, for JR, Barry McGee, Ruth Asawa;

Stanford Cont Studs, for a Michael Krasny course on Ginsberg, Carver, Roth and more, Thursdays, starts April 4, $480;

Pollstar 2019 Record Cos directory for example, P. 42 Royal Potato Family lists 34 acts including Allison Miller, Will Blades, Skerik.

Downbeat December 2018 with Medeski Martin & Wood on the cover and Beth Custer on page 53 as seventh favorite Readers Poll clarinet — Beth is the subject or partner for my next Earthwise Show, at the Palo Alto Art Center, May 17, a commission premiere about Paul Hawken’s environmental writings, clarient and strings, mostly cello. What about something called “Medeski, Martin V Wood” meaning “or” in that you book the act and then are not sure if you are getting, randomly, John on keys, Billy on drums OR Chris on bass; They could book two tours simultaneously; not three, for that would eliminate the essential Cage-like chance element. I’d buy that. (Or course, I also booked a series called A Quantum Decoherence of Jazz Shows on the idea that off all the venues of the world, and all the acts touring, what are the chances if you show up, for instance four times in six weeks at the Cub, you’d see great jazz?)


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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