Or: There and Back Again

We love it at the Fillmore and the Music Hall
The Earl in Atlanta and the Turf in St. Paul
The Exit, The Basement, The Ryman gotta play ’em all
The Capitol stage where Jerry played
The Troubadour where dreams are made
Let’s get on the road real soo so we can play for you all

The code of the road
Can’t be borrowed or sold
You couldn’t write this stuff even if you tried
But that’s ok you don’t have to
Cuz we’re coming ‘round again
And that’s why we wrote this ode to the road


Open letter to Dan Horne: come play Palo Alto, yo.


and1: kind of reminds me in weird way that before I lived in Palo Alto area I lived in Saratoga and there was a kid in my hebrew school car pool who would hold signs out the back window of his parents’ station wagon that said HONK IF YOU ARE HORNY. His name was Ed Solomon and he went on to be a screenwriter and stand up comedian: “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure”, “Men In Black”. Almost as funny as Marsh McCall the humor columnist for Gunn Oracle who once imagined a reality show segment entitled “Men Who Dress As Women Who Dress As Men”. Amen.

Regarding Dan’s lyrics, I’ve been to Eddie’s Attic in Decatur near ATL and to a bowling alley in St. Paul where my nephews band played Souldiers.  Also, the Macelester Spring Concert which had Ted Leo and Dessa Doomtree. I’ve been to Nashville once but the only music I saw was in the hotel, a music conference. I bought tickets to Molly Tuttle at Ryman but gifted them to a guy I met at the airport. I bought four tickets to Molly Tuttle last week at The Roxy in LA but ate them. 


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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