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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Dan Ackroyd ‘We’re on a mission from God’ VS Charlie Musselwhite at the JCC Palo Alto Sunday / Hanukkah

Please join us on Sunday, December 29 for American legend and blues master Charlie Musselwhite and his band at Palo Alto’s Jewish Community Center, a concert presented by Earthwise. The JCC performing art center presents diverse programming of its own … Continue reading

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Dobos Torte VS Tom Dubois

I got this from the Palo Alto Weekly: The motor home parked in front of Chef Chu’s sells special layer cakes, sometimes known as Dobos Tortes, and they have a brick and mortar spot in Los Altos. Tom Dubois, of … Continue reading

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Helen Foley, songwriter and bassist, was my neighbor for the first ten years of her life, a very quiet girl, with big, beautiful eyes

I’m a newbie to the whole Molly Tuttle / Gryphon / Redwood Bluegrass vortex but in it with a passion, so I totally tripped out when I recognized the former little girl from next door, all growed up and plugging … Continue reading

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