[I had a different headline here but it was ambiguous that I am sympathetic to the victims of sexual assault in Ann Arbor]

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Do you mind if I tell a joke using you as a source by claiming that Jim Harbaugh and you discussed that rather than going to Michigan and the NFL for football that you would book both Jim’s one man band — sings, plays guitar and harp, triggers a bass and tambourine with his leg or foot — and his family band, mom and dad and brother and they wouldn’t harmonize but would take turns “over center” — Jim being the center — and the hitch was that rather than calling the act, as you suggested, Harbaugh Family Band, Jim insisted on calling it The Artistocrats? 
 
I’m trying to fill 4 minutes tomorrow or so at the Bottom of the Hill. In between Jim Jemmott with Nancy Wright, Jimmy Pugh, Paul Revelli, with Roberta Donnay, Aisha Ayers, Veronica DeJesus, Josh Thurston Milgrom whose father just won a Nobel Prize, Steve and Eric Cohen whose father won the Fields Prize in math and who will lip-synch to “Hold Me now” — which cleverly presages the Harbaugh bit — in fact Steve Cohen suggested it, Steve and Eric once being in a band with future comedy guru now deceased Marsh McCall “Just Shoot Me” — as Hunter S. Thompson Twins. 
 
You see, Harbaugh did go to Paly two years, 1981, 1982. And you went to Paly, 1980 — so you get the suspension of disbelief thingy. Although nowadays you cannot say “thingy”.
 
There’s also a movie called “The Artistocrats” wherein funnier people tell versions of the same joke. But this is that joke WITH Jim Harbaugh. 
 
I could do it without “G_____, who invented Lollapalooza, told me…” but it might not be as funny.
Mark Weiss
not very funny — I did try to book a guy named Matt the Agent to open at Cubberley in fall, 2019 for a guy named Matt the Electrician. Matt the Agent I offered $500 and airfare from LA and a room and all he had to do was take the mic and say “I’m not really a comedian, I’m Matt the Agent”. I thought it was funny but apparently he is the type of agent who would literally leave $500 on the table. I just looked it up, his client Trevor Noah is doing the new room in SF that holds 20,000 and they get $50 per ticket so thats what, a million dollars right there so what’s his 10 percent $100,000? I guess I need to offer the guy $100,000 not $500 to fly from LA to SF for a joke or two. Which explains why I book shows into old high schools and you and your friends raise $300m to cobble together and Save Live.

A former Michigan Wolverine claims the football doctor sexually abused him, but Jim Harbaugh claims that Bo Schembechler would not have permitted such

ed to ad an hor later: I wrote Geiger back to say “nevermind”. Also, I know that the agent of Trevor Noah does not get 10 percent of gross, as much as he may deserve such.

 

and another reason I took that down is that I ran into Kaya again; she’s from New Hampshire and is out here working for a non-profit that tries to confront bullying in schools. I thought I had put her picture on my blog previously but I don’t see it. The blog confuses me.

Here’s another try: I had also wrote “welcome to cali, kaya” on her youtube feed. I admit I had to scroll thru my photos on my cell to find that much info, her name. I meet a boat-load of people, excuse my middling and passing strange French.

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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