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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

Mule variations

OK you can delete this if it’s too tangential or self referential or if I am just persona non grata on these pages: [Palo Alto Weekly, column about dinosaur exhibit at Palo Alto Children’s Museum, by Diana Diamond; in fact … Continue reading

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I’ve met your mother and your brother, but I’d like to see your grammy

Select list of 2023 Grammy nominees: aka I’ve met your brother and your mother, but someday I’d like to see your grammy…. 30AdeleShawn Everett, Ludwig Göransson, Inflo, Tobias Jesso, Jr., Greg Kurstin, Max Martin, Joey Pecoraro & Shellback, producers; Julian … Continue reading

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Earthwise 2022 year in review

Zoh Amba, sax; Jordan Glenn, drums at Mitchell Park Community Center, November, 2022 (in order of appearance) Caroline Davis Quartet – a, a, a (residency) Dan Bern – b Or Bareket Quartet- b  Axon Orchestra- b Matt the Electrician – … Continue reading

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Fair play to Texas folk harpist Lizzie No, especially covering Nancy Griffith at The Kennedy Center, spring, 2022

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Free concert Wednesday with Zoh Amba & Marcus Shelby combos

Earthwise * Productions * live *jazz & improv * 8 pm Wednesday * November 16, 2022 @ Palo Alto *Art Center * Register “eventbrite” & “Earthwise” ***

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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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