Deep blue something



A reader alerted me to the fact if there is a public art monument to the ‘90s rock band Deep Blue Something on Ramona Street near the former Old Pro near Nola‘s near Coupa around the corner from ice cream and fittingly very near the Stanford Theatre which shows old movies like “Roman Holiday” from which the rock band Deep Blue Something got the idea for the most famous song “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”.

There was a rumor that this was a monument to Blue Öyster Cult because they lived here in the ‘60s but up until very recently that window was J. Floss which sold mostly dentures and designer toothbrushes, although come to think of it the installation is very near what used to be Rudy’s Oyster Bar so I understand the confusion. 

And in fact lending credence to the rumors Deep Blue Something did play a free show at the old Cubberley High theatre in 1996 and brought with them a whole truck of lights and sound. Cubberley Community Center administration used a photo from that show, the rock stars back lit, in their brochure for other renters, which was sort of a scam since the lights were a one-time deal. Until this reprise of sorts on Ramona. What about Deep Blue at Cubberley? Yes I remember the show! Some of those Stanford kids likely married.

After the Giants game which Eric and I attended on Thursday we went by SF MOMA and saw this work by Anish Kapoor :

When I first saw the store front with the art insulation on Ramona Street I thought it was by Anish Kapoor. and I also thought Frank Black wrote a song about Palo Alto called Ramona Street:

In the lobby of the museum I ran into the Stanford MFA graduate artist Binta Ayofemi who had commissioned a drummer; I didn’t quite understand the except except it drew us in. Coincidentally, Binta I described earlier in this blog, as  having designed a blue tunnel under Embarcadero but she told me the colors would be variable, it was just for the example blue that she sent to the Public Art Commission.

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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