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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

What a difference a day makes or 17 years

OR, DIAL MM FOR MONEY AND MUSIC AND MEMORY I met Mulgrew Miller in France, when Henry Butler played Xavier’s festival.He was on my list of potential management clients, but I never had the nerve to ask.Here is his old … Continue reading

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Pederson powers past Pads

Joc Pederson the Jewish Palo Altan major leaguer and home run hitter, led the Dodgers past the Pads, getting three homers in the series win.He hit a leadoff home run last night, according to the LA Times.He had 36 homers … Continue reading

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Gunn grad announces Levitation Year

Kendra Smaby class of 2020 plans “to float and drift a bit while I ponder my options” Considering Air Force, circus or philosophy. the truth will set us fly.

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Thirty-five dollars OR One Thousands Words on Black Sabbath

1) NYT re “Almsot Famous”2) axstv “Almost famous” paused at 2:31 pm — Lester bangs (hoffman?) and the kid in a cafe in Sd:3) Stars of David — Peter Green is Jewish? But Ozzy nor his wife are not? Who … Continue reading

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Below the fold (thank G#^)

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Bob Dylan ‘Hurricane’ poster cover or flyer courtesy of Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo and WFMU VS Reggie Jackson ‘IN ACTION’ 1972 Topps baseball card although he is just standing there staring into space

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Anita Wheeler speaks

I heard back for real from Anita Wheeler who was my favorite Oakland Raider cheerleader in 1975 when I was 11 years old. My favorite player was Fred Biletnikoff, or I say that because I was known as sort of … Continue reading

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I saw a Casti student with a ‘Too Drunk To Fuck’ shirt

think it’s worth noting that two students work with underground music and a third has a “Thrasher” shirt, for skate culture. Maybe this presaged BLACK LIVES MATTER. Go ahead and delete me, Bill. (I met a Casti grad wearing a … Continue reading

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Young & Restless Black Lives Matter

  (I was kidding but it’s actually true: But another big reason Y&R was beloved in my family was its black characters, who flourished in the 80s and 90s: They began as background figures, but slowly evolved into pillars of … Continue reading

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Coupa water

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