Monthly Archives: December 2019

Porteus in the Times VS Yardley of The Times

Matt Porteus the scientist and Jim Yardley the journalist were classmates for one year, 1981, at Henry M. Gunn high school in Palo Alto, California. I don’t know how well they knew each other. Greg Zlotnick might be the only … Continue reading

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El Camino Colt double basketball VS LACMA Jonas Wood Double Basket Ball Orchid

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Bw Jonas Wood French Open vs Keith Peters portrait of Julia Pham at Gunn courts 2017

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In my run-up to my eARThwise Charlie mUSslewhite show, 2 more cites of other Palo Alto hits

I have noted herein, at Plastic Alto, that Charlie Musselwhite, the focal point and hopefully vocal pointman of my Earthwise event Sunday at Palo Alto JCC, played a show years ago at The Big Beat, also on San Antonio Road. … Continue reading

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January 25, 2020: piano shootout Mona Golabek (TheatreWorks at MVPAC) VS Marta Sanchez ( Earthwise at The Mitch)

One is a one-woman show about a real-life story involving someone who fled the Nazis and then had a daughter or two daughters in the arts and probably cost 50 bucks for 90 minutes*.   The other is a piano … Continue reading

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Christgau on ‘Hamilton’ VS Jere Daniell, Dartmouth history professor, summer, 1984 on ‘The American Rev

1. Christgau went to Dartmouth; 2. Jere Daniell taught at Dartmouth, many, many years, maybe back to Christgau days, early 1960s; 3. Daniell’s class was on American History, the Revolution; I took this Sophomore Summer, which for me was 1984. … Continue reading

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Jonas Mekas’ ‘Lost Lost Lost’ VS ‘Watchman S1:04

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edit to add: I wrote that in honor of Jonas Mekas’ 97 anniversary of his birthdate. He was a filmmaker and founder of Anthology Film Archives in New York, on Second Avenue, where I briefly volunteered in 2001. I just … Continue reading

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Late for the A(J) – Train: My meeting with AJ Lee at Peet’s in Palo Alto in October, 2019 means that others have known her first for 12 years or more

I DO NOT BELIEVE that the phrase “Like I Used To” is a direct reference to the 2007 Father’s Day jam:  

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