Punk, indie or just be kind and rock out


Heather Zimmerman and or her headliner in the Palo Alto Weekly were correct in calling “This Perfect Green Blanket” 1991 by Barbara Manning a solo record and I was wrong to have them edit to the current wording. The fact is that tonite’s show featuring Barbara Manning and the SF Seals — with Brentley Pusser, Corey Porter and Melanie Clarin — will play the album in semi-entirety on its 30th anniversary — and Barbara’s first show post-Covid, and my 3rd rock from the sum show — at The Mitch — and EventBrite says I have 45 shows on the books with them, in the books, rather, past tense. I’m going all in and saying that this is my 500th show, if you include both Earthwise Productions concerts — Palo Alto and GreaterPaloAltoLandia – and shows where I’ve merely managed the headliners. And there’s a further math theme for the fact that —and your entitled to your own opinions not your own facts — that tonite will be the world debut of “Cantor’s Mind Was Rockin” a 2020 song about Paul J. Cohen and the Continuum Hypothesis in 1963 and the Fields Prize and the fact that Bacon wrote Shakespeare and have you tried the passably good bacon and cheese breakfast sandwich at Peet’s? I’m actually sitting outside Peet’s write now, as I right my wrongs and reserve my turn — my very first stop was to put my sandwich sign EARTH WISE at The Mitch, and confirmed with Mr. Hughes that Ada’s Cafe will stay open from 4:30 to about 8:30 or thru the first intermission or inter-action or interstitial interstitial – I’m outside a Peet’s — Duffy and Me — with no coffee yet inside me so I’m not firing my synapses — did I mention that twin prime sons of Paul J. Cohen with special help from Cristina Karl Steve and Eric Cohen pka Flying Cohen Brothers are opening for the other CH — Charlie Hunter, himself primed or pinned to Scott Amendola at The Mitch on 12/3/21 or that Barbara’s birthday is 23 days form now on 1212 and 47 days ahead of mine? [no, 365 minus 47 behind me…]
Anyways I wanted to make good for Ms Zeta landscape Zimmerman that I was wrong and she was right and did you know there is infinite space between 0 and 1 or between 1 and 2? And between 1 and 2 rather. Infinite of infinite. 

I had to wait for Wayne and Ms. Wayne to come by and buy my coffee — dog rules – and so if you keep reading or I keep writing you will notice me going that much deeper.
Hits different. Something deeper than these changes just don’t call me your near growth. Linda. Wayne and Linda, Joe and Chris. Four PhDS about the lot. Among the lot. Well, the son is working on a master’s. Only time will tell. And speaking of which I am both going to call Steve and Eric they are in Vegas dealing poker and placing 100$ bet on the Big Game either side — with or without points — and going to let them listen to “Cantor’s Mind Was Rockin’” for Lions with Wings my quasi label but I’m going to ask Barbara to play the song twice, like a timequake in a Vonnegut book or like a wrinkle in time or the Matrix.

Christgau has bits about Barbara and The Seals.
And all music dot com does but my hard copy version of same does not.

Stay tuned.

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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