I would normally just do a quick post: Ludwig Guttman neurologist.
But then, because I have a few more minutes, but not world enough and time, I will make a list of what I would write about today, because I am carrying these things in my book bag, although really I have an alarm sounding in 28 minutes and want to get my eyeglasses re-lensed, buy a Spanish-English dictionary from Bell’s Books, get home to eat a bagel my wifey brought home, or so she claims via text, and watch England in the Euro 2022 at 11:30 – -I might watch it in Spanish, however.
1. Yesterday’s Times, maybe something about Bruce on Broadway;
2. Pollstar Agents, Label, Managers directories, recent; also: venues.
3. Downbeat, July: Julian Lage; Downbeat, newer, has critics poll: who do I know who is honored: Carla Bley on Cover, Maria Schneider big band article–?
4. All Music Guide, hard copy, bound; 1,499 pages, circa 1997, especially what they do with Latin or World Music. I think its part of folk here.
5. My brother in law Gary just texted me a video Sly Stone “eVery day people” ;
6. rgbunnyl an instragram archivist in the times;
7. Donald Rumsfeld obit in times – -was he also in Errol Morris movie? Which reminds I watched “Fitzcarraldo” the Herzberg movie and thought of Les Blank.
8. There was an obit in San Jose Mercury reprinted from the Times about a woman who was a leading “chicana” activist; she helped coin the term.
9. Metro, June 23 back issue, news to me;
10. JAG arts collective in Vermont but near Dartmouth;
11. upcoming re-launch of Earthwise in Palo Alto, potentially as early as 7/24 i.e. three weeks from today, at 2 pm at Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium, in conjunction with art exhibit there “The Black Index” featuring Lava Thomas and others. Which runs thru August 15 — I may do a series of Saturdays at 2 in July and August.
12. The New Yorker — has fireworks on cover; reminds me that I saw Lin Manual Miranda “In the Heights” directed by John Chu on video and it sounded a lot like “Hamilton”; it had fireworks which were used to compensate for a blackout, ironic term.
13. Maya Wiley, strong showing in NYC, maybe still in it, to win it. And she used a song by Gregg Alexander (New Radicals) and Julian Casablancas of the Strokes. They wrote and recorded for her causa.
14. Two zines i bought near Mission and 23rd or 24th: “Fruit Hoops”, Leesh Adamerovich; “Dead Wrestlers IV”, Adam Villacin;
15. portrait of Barbara Manning also known as Barbara Manning Vargas, who is on my label, Loins With Wings, and played in my series years ago; sic.
16. CORRECTION: A Poem by Jeffrey McDaniel on May 15 included an error: The third line should be “up from the tires of a bus” not “from the trees”. Another sign of global warming. Third rock from the sun. Third son from the rock.
17. Metro 6/30 newer with picture of punk rock and article about live music and article by Mike Huguenor, p12;
18. Crawford of the Giants was once football QB for Foothill of Pleasanton, I saw some old highlights; also, Davante Adams was in town, in EPA, doing some sort of clinic.
19. SF Weekly, July 1, re parklets
Lasty: its a good omen that they are speaking Spanish behind me: I like the way La Doña sings or says “wifey”.
and1: that thing about the Alameda Sheriff using a Taylor Swift recording as a weapon. In his case he somehow thought that if he played music while he was interacting with some protestors, whose signs he had had removed — violating their First Amendment rights to gather or have free speech — that this would be a magic protective field preventing them from publicizing or documenting their interaction. To me this is also psy ops. The crux was the idea that Youtube enforces copyrights by taking down monetized uses of major recording artists and major labels. But was he playing the major label version of Taylor Swift or the re-recorded version?