Lark learning to prey


I just like saying that. It’s a Sondheim reference, but also “Mad Max”

Weirdly – -this is plastic alto, right?  – this morphed into a discussion of racism out of Charlotte NC and Tulsa OK not Okey with activist and educator and corporate diversity expert Raven Solomon — I was researching a Cassandra Wilson original song based on the Bible called “Solomon Sang” or “Song of Solomon” and its line “ravens pray for rain”. Ravens play for reign? That’s NFL. Been a minute.

My next post would be a teaser – -it has me thinking — about Raven Solomon and her sign “Define ‘bad dude'”.

This is published without an illustration – my conceit is that a lark was singing and now it bites. The world is getting harsher. There was an interview with Sondheim about this lyric. 


I’m also carrying around about 10 tear sheets or clips from yesterday’s news and three books: Etan Thomas “We Matter: Athletes and Activism”  (2018); “Jeremy Lin: Rising Star”(2012)

and something Leonard Koppett: The Man in The Dugout. I recall at uni that they said to put titles in italics not quotes. Plus Kelefa Sanneh who I’m making some progress with: Major Labels: A History of Popular Music in Seven Genres rock r&B country punk hip hop dance pop no jazz but why do you need to think that hard or be that articulate about any of this?

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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