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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

Fever dream of 3 min duration

Thought it interesting to be reading about Dylan while listening to Beck

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I am a golden god?

Enter Claudius, King of Denmark, Gertrude the Queen; Council: as Polonius; and his son Laertes, Hamlet, cum aliis including Voltemand and Cornelius, but also Mark Kozelek, the Strokes, Steve Miller, Casey Likes, Beth Custer, Weird Al, R0bert Plant, ghosts of … Continue reading

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MC Hammer looks more like Hank Aaron than Sonny Rollins looks like Don Newcombe

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‘Time After Time’ 1985 to 2022

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Mini bar blues by Steve Poltz and Bruce Bochy

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US Treasury Under Attack by Blueberries

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18 of his prime home runs during Judge’s record season

(this was a joke about math but got garbled in the WordPress)

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Greg Brown turtles playing ping pong circa 1980 album cover art for Pablo Cruise, reworked 2022 by Robert Syrett vs Pigeons Playing Ping Pong from Baltimore

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Howard Finster, Paul Weiss

Howard Finster created this howling wolf (“at mating time”) on this date 31 years ago. I bought it from Andy his grandson up in Chatooga County, about three hours north of Atlanta*. I gave it to my father for his … Continue reading

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Music at The New Varsity, 2022

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