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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; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32

There’s a movie about Pavement tonite at The Roxie I will not likely go because it’s sold out, plus I’m old and slow, and because I have tickets to a hockey game tomorrow VS random screen freeze of San Jose singer Jessica Johnson video in Island paradise – -and she sang ‘Star Spangled Banner’ at a Sharks game I and I attended recently

But more to the point: in the Superchunk movie “Take the Tube” they ask Mac what his favorite new band is, and he says “Pavement” but he says it with three syllables, like the word “vehement” — he breathes the … Continue reading

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Remembering Brad Johnson of The Variable Stars

Someone asked me about why Earthwise is doing so many shows now after so many years of fewer shows; or none in 2017 and one in 2018, to be precise. And that got me thinking of about 100 other topics … Continue reading

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Likewise EarthWeiss no doubt: or, take five

BLUF: I have five shows in March and five more in April, although my plan for Earthwise Productions of Palo Alto, in the second year of its second 25, is two shows per month at The Mitch. Mother Hips, Mother … Continue reading

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Ben Afflect ‘The Way Back’ 2020 VS my frosh soph basketball coach, B- P-, 1978-1979

I guess I would see Ben Affleck as a basketball coach struggling with alcholism. Sounds like Manchester by the sea meets Hoosiers. A guy named Brian says he has footage and original artwork about Bob who he knew of as … Continue reading

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Steve Earle ‘Coal Country’ VS Brie Larson ‘The Glass Castle’

I was pleased to hear of a show at Public Theatre with music by Steve Earle about a flood in 2010 in West Virginia. I still have a slight regurgitive pang when I think of having to read “The Glass … Continue reading

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