Lions With Wings top 7 list (last 7 days)

1.Barbara Manning ‘Cantor’s Mind Was Rocking’9
This is a rock song from the ’90s indie goddess, based on a suggestion I made about math.
2.MC Lars: In the Land of the Grasshopper Song2
This is a hip hop song, by the 2010s hip hop nerd-hero, based on a suggestion I made about indigenous cultures and the history of California.
3.Dayna Stephens: The Nomad2
This is an instrumental jazz song, based on writing of a trendy sociologist (who coinkydinky was from Palo Alto and Cubbberley, though 25 years before I started a concert series there)
4.Barbara Manning “Twilight”2
This is a cover by Barbara of an Elliot Smith song.
5.L. Marie Cook: Women on the Wall1
I met Marie on the internet — whereas the previous three artists had appeared in Earthwise Productions live music series at either Cubberley, The Mitch or the JCC — and she wrote this song on my suggestion. It references a story by Wallace Stegner, my former neighbor, the author, environmentalist and Stanford professor. I would call this indie rock or kind of pop.
6.Dayna Stephens: The Prophet1
Dayna is from Berkeley, lives in Jersey but I met him at Stanford Jazz Workshop. This is one of a four-song suite, about archetypes and generations, Neil Howe.
7.Barbara Manning “Dying to Live”
I was not familiar with this 1970s Edgar Winters song.

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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