Diunna Vs. Doudna

Jennifer Doudna — her name predicts her fate – do u DNA?! — won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry and is the subject of a Walter Isaakson book for developing or advancing CRISPR-CAS9 that uses stem cells to move very close to a cure for sickle cell anemia, in Berkeley— and my high school classmate Matt Porteus has a similar lab at Stanford, compared to John Witte’s dry lab in SF, and — not our classmate but her child is a cellist Belan at Dartmouth— who I met accidentally while trying to reach athletic director. I admit I only read Isaaksons book on Duodna enough to ascertain if Porteus is mentioned. 
But the post is actually about Diunna, Diunna Greenleaf a blues singer — and songwriter— from Houston who tours internationally, sang with the Muddy Waters tribute band for years and recently visited the South Bay /408/650 to record with Kid Andersen and Jimmy Pugh. I think this cd, set for release on Pugh’s Village Music Foundation non-profit label, will make Diunna one of the all time greats. Besides the pop up nooner she did earlier this month, there is a chance she and Kid will come by the Mitch in November, nearby again finishing touches that album. 
Or in 2021. Or die trying. 

The photo s are: nice lady selling ethical sourced coffee beans at Uniff, a scrumptious braised beef breakfast enchilada yesterday down town, Duffy my dog, jazz pianist Reggie Austin at Uniff, lawyer Cynthia Chandler a future genius grant winner in social justice whose father was a chemist, at Berkeley; with Jasmina Bojic. Chris Strausser of the Colts.

also: Eric Hansen mentioned that he has booked Menlo Park’s Tuck and Patti since the retirement of Paul Goldman and sends me on a scouting mission to see the facade of an East Bay venue that may also host the duo.

and: more Remi Wolf:


Nearly 7,000 reviews, overwhelmingly positive for the book on Dr. Jennifer Doudna:




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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