Donny McCaslin ‘The Opener’ VS Linklater ‘Slacker’

I’m totally Geeking Out on Mark Kozelek which I just realized its pronounced like the word “Cosmic” and Terribly excited to be in their own seeing a on sale with Sun Kil Moon at The Mitch September 27, 2018 Evening with so to speak i.e. no opener but I’ve had weird fantasies also about my little bit announcing the act and maybe reading David Rattray as some kind of weird intro but also maybe telling the story of two bits of serendipity that ended up being integral to being here tonight in that I’m a fan of Donny McCaslin And I happened to both catch Mark at the folk yeah Kuumbwa thing Then Johnny with his group at Stanford bing second stage Which was kind of reassuring because it’s boxy the way The Mitch is Boxy The Mitch is also known as Mitchell park el Palo alto room. And I did almost going to this other weird serendipitous thing about the fact that Donny album is produced or at least marketed  by Jana Herzenberger And my dog are our dog and Terry TMW my wife was friends with the HerzenBurger Hound apparently longer story.

But of course I had known the name red house painter for many years but not really familiar with his sound or their sound maybe I got them mixed up with American music club Mark Eitzel Mark Kozelek you know what I’m saying. But then I picked up a random copy of NME new music express Special issue about Joni Mitchell and her influence on the next generation and totally blindly the song I was tripping on was about the boxer Duk Koo Kim,  which Sun Kil Moon fans will know as one of their greatest hits or maybe it’s even how the band got its name I have no idea. Weirdly after we walked pride Sunday if you excuse the digression – and they say everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day – Terry wanted to go to KaJa  A new fusion Asian junk food place but we got there at 5:05 and they told us we are SOS or SOL sorry. Anyways so starting this new concert series and becoming all the sudden into MK at least one song I went to Santa Cruz and in the little record store I bought an old RHP maybe the first or HP and Mark had about 20 CDs on sale and I bought another three and so flipping them in and out of the change I was a little confused and then I got tired of it and put in the Donnie but then I heard Mark’s voice again it was super confused.  Anyways so starting this new concert series and becoming all the sudden into MK at least one song I went to Santa Cruz and in the little record store I bought an old RHP maybe the first or HP and Mark had about 20 CDs on sale and I bought another three and so flipping them in and out of the change I was a little confused and then I got tired of it and put in the Donnie but then I heard Mark‘s voice again it was super confused.

Oh yeah and then I was in San Francisco for the Giants game last Wednesday day game and was walking back to my car parked on Bryant But then a 30 bus went by and I jumped on it even though my clipper card was negative bucks already —and circling back in time or circling forward a bit jump cut I think actually the Czechoslovakians invented this they had a word for story and a word for style that my post/modern English teacher told me back in the 80s at Dartmouth- dang if I did not get to click off again so I got charge like 15 bucks rather than eight bucks I guess Caltrans needs the money more than I do.

So I was sitting in Caffe Trieste last Wednesday at one of the share tables down the center they’re all pushed together I guess And my nose is in a magazine I hear a voice that is familiar and I look up and it’s Mark and when his friend goes to the bathroom where to get a refill of Joe I speak with him and he says I can call Mitch and try to get a show so here we are.

But a lot of my confusion and therefore epiphany— and I read somewhere that there is a piss any creep meaning it’s become something more Monday and we have a warrant out mundane…wore it out—I would’ve been spared search and then maybe not had this story which might be just as well if I had only seen the video of the opener which I just now saw and only heard about it last night somehow when I took my eyes off the Kenney Werner Grégoire Maret show and somehow circled back to Donny his pictures on the wall.

I was imagining the movie in my head something more like Richard Linklater 1987 in the backseat of a cab starting the ball rolling with slacker.

I had heard “BTF” for “DTF”.

Yeah there is no opener although I am the opener.

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Richard Linklater left in slacker

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Donnie with a Y in his own video although You might think it’s marks video

Finally the beautiful girl who lip-synchs marks monologue is if she were Mark is if we all were Mark and I wonder if this is Mark’s girlfriend lucky guy I’m pretty certain it’s not Donny’s wife and baby mom the former Reverend with the Scottish not Italian name:FA03DEFD-D699-47E0-AF33-5FF83261851F.pngMy dog gets a cameo although I’m sensitive about invading his privacy

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image.jpgI was going to add the word mic drop here although I’m not sure what it means and in fact I did drop my phone earlier this morning while straightening my room including his self—And I’m not sure if I will translate this back to English from auto correct I am quite lazy and somehow think that is a style thing — for the average reader it is bad enough that I jump back-and-forth from a Giants game to walk in the dog near the dish at Cetera let alone leaving the bits that our machine stupid and not human stupid —It’s a missed directed type of protest I guess my whole life is i mean. When I said “the magazine “the computer wanted to say “her” something.  Some dogs actually do that stick their nose in peoples crotch they certainly do it to each other I would if I could.) and that last bit is the end of the parentheses not some kind of quirky smile creepy thing.

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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