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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

Earthwise Sagejubako

Five post-meridiem, Lytton Plaza, twenty-two September, Wednesday: Scott Amendola, drums versus Wil Blades, Hammond B-3 organ with Leslie cabinet; Two post-meridiem, Lytton Plaza, two October, Saturday: Brittany Haas, fiddle; Jordan, guitar, Hawktail; Two post-meridiem, Mitchell Park Bowl, seventeen October, Sunday: … Continue reading

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Perfectly pointless post comparing down-to-earth local singer in portrait with freeze frame of ostentatious woman in pink on tv

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Interview with Coach Miller postgame vs. Yerba Buena

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If CCS Top 40 were scored like fantasy football

Menlo School (Atherton) 183  2. Los Gatos 1643. Aptos 159  4. Gunn (Palo Alto) 156 (but ranked only #35)5. Palma (Salinas) 1506. Mountain View 131 7. Hillsdale (San Mateo) 131 (#34)8. Salinas 1309. Leigh (San Jose) 13010. Bellarmine (SJ) 125 … Continue reading

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Together Again Palo Alto smokin’

Thanks are due to the following musicians for being Together Again Palo Alto, in order of appearance: Steve Poltz, Dayna Stephens, Genius Wesley, Lucas Vesley, Michael Aaberg, Marco Peris, Will Magid, Morgan Nilsen, Inspector Gadje, Mads Tolling, Colin Hogan, Eric … Continue reading

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Chocolate Heads going salsa?

I met a couple downtown who had just dropped their daughter off at the local university. I’ve had about five or six such encounters this week — I’m at Lytton Plaza almost all day, every day, for the music. Unlike … Continue reading

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Remi Wolf then and now

I met Remi Wolf the night I debuted my monologue where I describe being a 49ers fine BUT hating Jim Harbaugh since I was Remi’s age.See, Remi Wolf has changed a lot since high school and Jim Harbaugh has not.

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George Wein

George Wein, the impresario who almost single-handedly turned the jazz festival into a worldwide phenomenon, died on Monday at his apartment in Manhattan. He was 95. His death was announced by a spokeswoman, Carolyn McClair. Jazz festivals were not an … Continue reading

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With 35 points Friday, Gunn did better on board than 113 other teams, according to the SF Chron

Gunn 35, Hill 7. Gunn frosh soph got 56 points which might be an alltime, 57-year record . High in the region was California of Danville with 70 St. Francis got 31 and beat De La Salle #GoBigRed, #Exponential, #MillersKillers

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Upcoming and Earthwise at Lytton Plaza

1) Dayna Stephens Quartet – Monday noon;2) Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88s with special guest saxophone Nancy Wright (“There is Something on Your Mind” single release party) — Tuesday, 5 p.m.3) Ben Goldberg and Scott Amendola (members of Plays … Continue reading

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