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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

‘Hinky’ is now officially a word

I wrote something about “kinky-pinky: which referenced Robert Maplethorpe’s nearly obscene erotic and homoerotic photographs but also that something about Palo Alto police and someone describing a suspect as “hinky” which means suspicious. I bought Webster’s 11th edition just this … Continue reading

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Real estate in Palo Alto is a $50B industry,

This is a wee bit PoMo so work with me: —– Forwarded Message —–From: Council, City <>To: mark weiss <>Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 05:23:17 PM PDTSubject: Your e-mail to City Council was received Thank you for your comments to the City Council. Your … Continue reading

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Does Barrett hearing product placement indicate or hint at her views on corporations as people and money as speech?

Does Barrett hearing product placement indicate or hints at her views on corporations as people and money as speech? Market cap is $105b

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‘Lami@60’ will be especially poignant in the COVID or post- COVID era

I watched the video tape that John Rhodes had made of the event Matt Gonzalez and I produced in 2011 at David highSmith’s store regarding the 50th anniversary of the publication or the creation of Alden Van Buskirk’s collection called … Continue reading

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Palo Alto considers commissioner handcuffs

Statements to the media should generally be avoided. If asked, route questions through the Chair in collaboration with the City’s Chief Communications Officer. BLUF: I find the agenda item for the October 19 Palo Alto City Council meeting, about a … Continue reading

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Pluralism versus auto correct

Pluralism versus auto correctRochelle Nikita what Keisha Sumatra let’s roll ice Sahara Kitaro Rosita to Sani flea Shakita collect the Caseell Dabrowski snicker Charlie Rivette Moesha Tamika Nokia Marla Tamika after Deborah Roberts New York Times Magazine page 11 October … Continue reading

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Two photos from the Times: Gary Floyd VS Bea Kristi

I was tracking down something about a Pinay singer who is 20 years old in London, born in the Philippines.Then an hour or so later I notice a picture of Gary Floyd in 1984.I booked one gig for Gary Floyd, … Continue reading

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Blame Burt for this mess we are in

These companies that Pat Burt all of a sudden wants to tax — despite 17 years in leadership who were afraid to tax companies, so as not to upset the landlords — now have a trillion dollar market cap.Leadership had … Continue reading

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Cubberley Basketball Hall of Fame and honorable mentions, in Plastic Alto

Cubberley basketball hall of fameas accorded by Plastic Alto, Earthwise Productions and The Titensity Spin On Your Finger Machine Doctors First team:Forward Mike Nichols 1959Forward Rick Kuhta 1964Center Paul Trainer 1971Guard Ray Gale 1962Guard Todd Walker 1974 Second teamForward Wylie … Continue reading

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Bucky Ball at Stanford Hospital at Twilight — this night, photo by Terry Acebo Davis

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