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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

Sandow Birk San Quentin prison in fog and 39 other prison paintings perhaps at DeYoung

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I’m not sure if I like Kat Edmonson’s music but I might go to the city just to watch her thru the window at SFJazz

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Weird art car in Domincan Republic and New York Times today VS David Ellis art piece in a bass

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Jerry Granelli

“What does it take to play music with another human being?” he asked in a streaming workshopposted a day before he died. “What it takes is the same things it takes to live together as human beings: appreciation of other, not … Continue reading

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408 + 650 = 1776

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Hung Liu shrine, August 10, 2021

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Let’s be clear that ’contract tracking’ is not ’contact tracing’

SF Jazz described as managing a $64m new building, producing 400 yearly shows on a $19m budget, has 17 open positions This one is to be the right hand or the left foof Randall Kline: This Artistic Administrator position will … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Wayne Dona, played Crazy Crab

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Random fandom and trumpet riffs

1. I did not know that Tom Harrell was in Malo – and he played with Carlos Santana? Did he play with Gregg Rolie of Palo Alto, or at Cubberley? Did Gregg play at Cubberley? I was at a garage … Continue reading

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Henry Aaron backwards ‘4’ 1957 Topps card

      In 1957, Topps issued a baseball card, of Henry Aaron with him “batting left” but it is actually a reversed image you can tell by the backwards “4” (actually “44” concealed) on his jersey front. In 5751, … Continue reading

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