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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, 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

I am Gerhard

    A woman in line behind me at the café noticed my book with a phone I have cover that said Gerhard Richter hundred pictures and she asked if I was Gerhard. I said no I am Mark although … Continue reading

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‘I’M THE DOUCHEBAG WHO STOLE $200M FROM BANDS AND MUSICIANS: COME MEET ME SEPTEMBER 9 IN MENLO PARK’

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Welcome back, sort of

The new library is open five of seven days and a total of 45 hours per week. But why shouldn’t it be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days per week or 77 possible hours? By my reckoning … Continue reading

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Memphisted

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The Slickers ‘Johnny Too Bad'(1972) VS The Seshen ‘Kitty Kat'(2022)

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VMware will spend more on toilet paper than taxes in the flaccid proposal by Burt, Shikada and Dubois

The local rag reports that leadership is considering capping the business tax to less that $1m per account and said that in the example of VMWare, the tax proposal, linked to their commercial lease or their real estate asset and … Continue reading

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58 A.D.

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Tribute to Mark Leland by Kid Andersen and Mark Weiss

I bought a guitar from Kid Andersen of Greaseland Studio in San Jose and as part of the demo had him dedicate some Van Halen licks to the late Mark Leland.

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Street cred

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Earthwise ’Soft Clarinet’ (August, 2022 series —after Oldenburg/van Bruggen)

MONDAY, AUGUST 8 ERIK LAWRENCE, AKIRA TANA PETER BARSHAY LYTTON PLAZA SUNDAY AUGUST 14 NATIVE ELEMENTS MATT JAFFE MITCHELL PARK BOWL MONDAY AUGUST 15 MELANIE CHARLES MITCHELL PARK COMMUNITY CENTER $20 FRIDAY AUGUST 19 ROVA w THOLLEM McDONAS PALO ALTO … Continue reading

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