A schoolmate at Gunn High of Palo Alto writes in today’s Sunday Times of being homeless two years



A set of portraits of friends, strangers and people I met:

Daniella Mizrahi, a Paly grad and Oregon advertising grad, owns a clothing line in LA and was marketing on the roof of the Roosevelt, at a very lively fitness class


Eden Ariel Gordon played my Nina Simone event in San Francisco; a Columbia grad, she wrote a musical about the Beats from the distaff perspective


Eric Cohen handled the mish mosh soup at Cantor’s last month


I served Pietisserie for fifty at The Mitch on December 3, 2021

I interrupt my own broadcast to note that that’s Dave Feldman, Paly 1983, on tv talking about today’s NFL scores. If I was briefly Palo Alto’s top Jewish basketball player in 1980-1981 season, Feldman quickly eclipsed me. (As did, honestly, a guy named Barak Weiss). Reminds me that I am meaning to update my coverage of Jeremy Lin. He spoke at a rally or church service at City Hall in May.


Renata Bradford showed me her beautiful nails. I interviewed her twice, once about Mark Bradford and the second time, with tape rolling, about Chris Burden, in front of LACMA.

Obama portrait on tour, by Kehinde Wiley, with Eric Cohen in the foreground, what Professor McGrath would call reportage

Mark Weiss and Aisha Ayers – she flew out from Denver to star in my NIna Simone Lisa Fay Beatty tribute at Bottom of the Hill, November 28, 2021

I like the way the jogger’s legs mimic the hashmark on Bryant Street

Karla Kane of the Corner Laughers at Earthwise at The Mitch, opening for Barbara Manning



Football is over, after 3 games — I’m mostly chiling with cold symptoms. Self-quarantine. But SCC.GOV Covid dashboard seems to show the biggest spike of new cases in the history of the pandemic, over 3,000 new cases, though deaths seem relatively normal and there is something about “numbers are preliminary” – – it says rolling seven day average of cases is 723:

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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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