‘Man of La Mancha’ in a can

The original “Man of La Mancha” by Mitch Leigh, Joe Darion and Dale Wasserman, opened in 1965 on Broadway and ran for 2,328 performances and won five TONY including Best Musical. These two actors were dancing in their seat during a time out at the end of Stanford barely beating Washington, senior day for five senions: Hamilton (not the musical, but a transfer from Northwestern, Hull, Hull, Alison from Canada Jerome who played many many games, and Anna Wilson, daughter of a Dartmouth grad, like myself.

As a punk rock and luddite concert promoter in Palo Alto I would say they are laundering money as a hedge against the huge bubble in tech. Our libraries are open only 30 percent of possible hours yet the VCs dole out $1B each year, and unicorns suck up another $1B each year — that’s just Palo Alto city limits (which, by the way, we forgot to tax, 10 years in a row — excuse the digression: we have a tax holiday for billiionaires and trillionaires yet I can’t bid on shows because the art center hasn’t gone back to pre-covid staffing..).

When Sillerman bought out Bill Graham et al, people thought he overpaid; but he flipped the bundle and doubled his money. I ask: why would Bruce or Sting cash out?

May you live in interesting times; come as you are; I’m working, I’m not working for YOU!

I’m starting my Sunday with 90 minutes at my normal downtown perch, with three book bags; my main task is to finish the five newspapers I bought Thursday or Friday. After about 90 minutes the other day, I culled those down to about 40 tear-sheets. In about 20 minutes of focus last night, at a different perch, I culled those down to 20. I guess this fingers drill does not help the pile. And I grabbed about 40 more items to peruse. I set a timer.

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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