Petra Haden tribute to Morricone VS Stew apropos of Lincoln Memorial

The news feed mentions that the composer Ennio Morricone died and naturally I go to look for famous covers of “Fistful of Dollars” and I land on Petra Haden, from “Petra Goes To The Movies”.
Which sends me back, second post in a row, to Mark Stewart pka Stew. I don’t know if Stew digs the Haden sisters but it is totally true that I gave a copy of The Negro Problem tape — yes, a tape – to Tanya Haden because she had told me she wanted to learn accordion. There was a performer named Jill Meschke on accordion on the early TNP. (Por ejemplo, “Birdcage”).
I also think that Tanya told me that she was part black and part Jewish. Maybe she said that she went to high school with Jack Black and intended to have his baby. Mazel tov.

But the Stew song, a very obscure piece, is interesting to me today not just because I remember that the title of the obscure cd “Something deeper than these changes” comes from James Baldwin “The Fire Next Time” but that the song deals with a monument or something with a sword.

Stew’s a prophet, yo.

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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