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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

Santa Clara leadeship tells 49ers and Stones to ‘flick off’

I’m an independent concert promoter in Santa Clara County so maybe the industry players’ loss is my gain, my chance to step up and promote at the Santa Clara Football Stadium. But it’s more fun to riff off the headlines … Continue reading

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Molly vs Jerry on ‘Cold Rain and Snow”

Molly Tuttle is playing a much-anticipated show in her hometown on Monday September 30, at Mitchell Park Community Center, so I’m geeking out on her internet footprint. There’s a video of her playing with Allison Brown and Sierra Hull on … Continue reading

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No Doubt chestnut with Ric Ocasek producer

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Two fingers of paradise

I’m humming (the songs of) Eddie Money as I sip coffee at Caffe Trieste in North Beach, early on a rainy Monday fall morning. “Two fingers of paradise” is a corny headline; as if that’s how much espresso was holding … Continue reading

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Jared Goff in action, after Levinthal

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My 7 best Raider QBs all-time

Dan Pastorini was a Raider but better known for his heroics with Bellarmine, Santa Clara Broncos, and Houston Oilers. He had curly hair or a perm.     Jim Plunkett is a legend locally in San Jose at Stanford with … Continue reading

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Doris Day, ‘whatever will be, will be…’ VS Eddie Money, ‘whatever will be, will be’

  Their songs were 20 years apart (“Que Sera” vs “Baby, Hold On To Me” But they both expired in 2019 five months apart

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