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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

Planes Indians

They should change the name of the pro football scoring play from “touch-down” which implies that beyond breaking the plane you also have to get into the zone far enough to literally put pigskin to God’s green earth — that’s … Continue reading

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Sara Choy VS Ted Kluszewski

I was working on something else –looking for some photo from last year’s 2019 San Francisco Rock and Roll Half Marathon, and I did a double take and asked myself: is that Ted Kluszewski? Ted was a powerful first baseman … Continue reading

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Training log blog, April 5, 2020<<February 3, 2020

50. 49. 48. LONG RUN? (which would be about 8 to 10 at most — for a 13.1 mile San Francisco Rock and Roll Half Marathon, Sunday, April 5 where my goals would be a, finish; b, survive to talk … Continue reading

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Shakira VS Roy Orbison hologram

Sure, they were cute — Shakira and JLo shaking it at halftime, but I think of Americana for Super Bowl halftime shows. I’d rather see the Jackson State band. Or a Roy Orbison “Pretty Women” hologram. I have to admit, … Continue reading

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The world accordion Andre Thierry (at EPA Library)

 Andre his people are from Louisiana but he is from Richmond, California in the East Bay near San Francisco.  He did say however that he basically grew up at the St. Francis church in East Palo Alto which were home … Continue reading

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Abel VS Fields

The Times has an obit of Louis Nirenberg 94 “one of the great mathematicians: winner of the 2015 Abel prize the math worlds equivalent of a noble. Them‘s fighting words to friends and survivors of Paul Jake Owen the fields … Continue reading

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Pinegrove ‘Marigold’ cover art VS kernels of the sun seen thru a telescope in HI, both reported in today’s The Times

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