Jimmy Wilsey VS Dede Wilsey



There’s an article in today’s Chronicle that Michael Goldberg has a biography of Jimmy Calvin Wilsey the Chris Isaak founding guitarist and former member of the punk band the avengers, Who died three years ago. I never met him but I saw him play several times. coincidentally I am a childhood friend with Chris Isaak’s current guitarist Hershel Yatovitz who has been with Chris more than 20 years now.
I have met Dede Wilsey because my parents and my siblings and I are all in kind donors to the DeYoung museum where she was the long time board  president. I would have to report I have a slightly unfavorable opinion of her because the Deyoung essentially reneged on the deal my parents made before they died; It seems that a wealthier donor scuttled our deal to make his gift look more impressive.
For a while I wondered if the two people the guitarist and the philanthropist were related.

This wicked game you play it makes me feel this way/ this wicked thing you do…

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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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