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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

Marta Sanchez 5 on deck for Earthwise

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Poitier at Stanford Theatre in September

Stanford Theatre the movie palace has announced a summer fall schedule after two years being shutter due to the epidemic a highlight is a September 2 day run of two movies featuring the late Sidney Poitier. meanwhile Earthwise will resume … Continue reading

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Not sure why Kamasi Washington charges $142 per ticket for a club show in Menlo Park except possibly, as the New York Times reports, he is seen in society pages wearing a dashiki spun with real gold

  bw   note: Kamasi Washington is booked by Mitch Blackman of ICM, who also books Robert Glasper and Macy Gray — both of whom played the new venue, The Guild. Kamasi has 187K social media followers, god bless. note2: … Continue reading

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Jimmy Wilsey VS Dede Wilsey

    There’s an article in today’s Chronicle that Michael Goldberg has a biography of Jimmy Calvin Wilsey the Chris Isaak founding guitarist and former member of the punk band the avengers, Who died three years ago. I never met … Continue reading

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Happy birthdays, Weezer and droogs

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Thank you, Zoe Lofgren, my fellow Gunn alumnus, for leadership in the insurrection hearings

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Credits to their genders

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Hey, Jay, nice to see you. That guy David is the one who turned me on or out as a Dead head, we recalled that I bought his NYE tix in 1989. Question: what is that random but lovely photo of drummer Ali Miller, you file and tag as ‘corporate’ – is she the poster child for the Jazz School or something? Is it okay i.e. fair use that I randomly run it on my blog next to the color version of Bob Dylan by Tony Frank: I tag the photo ali jay bob which sounds like a Kevin Smith character

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No balls and two strikes

I spoke with our mayor Pat Burt today and he told me that although he initially thought he could raise $40m (towards our roughly $200m budget) via a business tax, he has lowered his expectations to $10m. At a recent … Continue reading

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