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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

Day of show: Saturday, July 31, 2021 (first gig in sixteen months)

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Requiem for Eusebio (for H.A.)

This morning I have a list of three chapters I want to read from the book “a little devil in America” by Hanif Abdurraqib. The first would be “I would like to give Merry Clayton her roses” which for me … Continue reading

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Hung Liu at DeYoung

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Yola tengo tango

Yola in the New York Times and it says that she is working with Dan Auerbach of the black keys. Earlier it says she was born in Bristol Yolanda Quartey and moved to Nashville and plays sister Rosetta Tharpe in … Continue reading

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Two hyphy bits for Earthwise and La Doña

One: Karla Kane, for the Palo Alto Weekly, who is also a musician and records under the name The Corner Laughers, published online and maybe in Friday’s paper a brief preview of my three-part concert series at the art center. … Continue reading

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Earthwise three-part series at Palo Alto Art Center, July-August 2021 VS Woodstock 99 documentary on HBO in NYT

I am a little self-conscious putting on a concert or a concert series for the first time in 15 months. So when I watch this documentary discussed by Elisabeth Vincentelli in today’s Times– her headline is “three days of violence, … Continue reading

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Chuck E’s in love

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The Swingin’ Lavays

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Led does Nina by Salamishah for The Times, yo

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Bryce Young turns 20, buys himself a Crimson Ferrari

Bw Greek Freak leads Bucks to World Championship

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