Palo Alto Rock a a to z z


He could be a “P” or a “d” or a “B” or “C” for Cubberley, he attended, but Seattle Jazz critic was also ones a rocker on Sax, he says, and I met him and learned this at Zott’s, the site of his gig.

And I thought about meeting Paul de Barros a Cubberley grad and long time jazz writer for the Seattle daily news or one of the two at Zotts A couple years ago; his mother had died he came to organize her effects Then biked up Zotts from South Palo Alto. He said he was re-tracing or reliving a gig he did in the 1960s while still in high school a rock cover band in which he was the sax player and also explained or asserted that early days of rock the sax was a staple. Et cetera

Paul DB by MBW for Plastic Alto in 2014 — the place is shuttered and fenced now

It’s a shibbolet whether you call this “Zot’s” or Alpine Inn or Rosatti’s

> X Could stand for the straight edge movement started by Ian McKaye a former Terman student They put an X on their hand and refused to drink alcohol. It’s a subcategory of punk. He is better known as the founder of dischord records and the band Fugazi – which played at the edge Dash because Jackie rose the longtime receptionist at Cubberley was told by Del Thorpe that only I could do rock shows they’re being grandfathered in and Ian being very DIY meaning his own agent called the cub himself —would’ve preferred the cub to a alcohol serving generic night club like the edge —but I did not hear about it till he was already committed to the edge. Although I did later bring him to his alma mater Terman with a group called the evens featuring his wife Amy farina sic on drums— I also did a nooner information session about the music business at Terman day of show. From the stage he said the famous rock writer Gina Arnold from Palo Alto had heard the story about Ian‘s one year at Terman – his father was on sabbatical to Stanford Dash political science Dash and had made a xeroxed facsimile of the 1975 tiger tracks because Ian had lost his but wanted to remember some of the kids especially Kathy cowherd who he was too shy to ask out at the dance in that same room 30 years prior.

edit to add: this is a bit of a pivot, but apropos of saxophone solos in early rock songs — I hope to add or amend and list — I actually am going to a jazz show tonite for Donny McCaslin, who played sax and flute on David Bowie’s 25th and final rock album, blackstar, which — news to mews — won a Grammy for Best Alternative (rock) Album, Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song; not sure I know the hook. But I can ask Donny about Paul’s point about the role of sax in rock circa 1963 ie pre-Beatles versus sax solos in rock today or since The Beatles.

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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