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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

Good luck, Chris Strausser in his first NFL playoff game

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Central Park Five Birtherism Build The Wall Muslim Ban Russia, if you’re listening Lock her up Grab ’em by the p***y Hush money Charlottesville Niger Kids in cages Government shutdown Ukraine Impeachment Teargassing protesters 360,000 Covid deaths Election fraud Coup attempt

Word!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(18!) Keith Boykin, my former day reporter, 1984 at The Dartmouth. Former Clinton staffer. Author. Could easily pin Jim Jordan. what he said!

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This is America

bw JOSH HAWLEY IS A DISGRACE, SHOULD RESIGN, AND BE BANNED FROM STANFORD LAW SCHOOL, FOR INCITING A COUP AGAINST THE AMERICAN DEMOCRACY AND1: I was going to explicate my headline, by quoting from the music video of the same … Continue reading

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Basketball VS Music

Mark Weiss: Good evening, Board Members, Commissioners. My name is Mark Weiss. I actually have two things to talk about in three minutes. If I don’t get to both of them or all the points, I’ll send a letter to … Continue reading

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Resign, recall, reflux

What a disturbing sight, of Pat Burt, the bullying, polluting, white supremacist retread being seated on council and foisted as a vice mayor!He should resign.We should recall him.He makes me gag. The Weekly, for whatever reasons, omitted numerous faults about … Continue reading

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The search for El Palo Alto rinpoche

Tree experts are checking 400 trees that were brought to Stanford Stadium to root for the football team (!) to see if one of them is the El Palo Alto Rinpoche the spiritual reincarnation of the tree that the Spanish … Continue reading

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Random Mapplethorpe collage

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Minimum wage VS Venture Capitalists

BLUF: I make a pop culture reference below to a video with 750 million views and apparently a drug reference or organized crime, but when I say “Oaxaca” (wuh-hah-kuh) I am thinking about Palo Alto’s sister city exchange and or … Continue reading

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Sixty-six images from my past

To come Mark Weiss addressing City Council, on cable access (the guy in the back, Michael, always talks about fluoride in the water); staff at Ramen Nagi Palo Alto; Aaron Goldberg, piano, Josh Redman, Bing Stanford; ibid; Mark Weiss, a … Continue reading

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Sneak peek new year’s preview of Dayna Stephens song-cycle regarding human archetypes

Dayna Stephens told me that 2020 was both his loneliest year and his most productive as a jazz composer. An annus horribilis plus. Besides two cds released and at least one other major commission, he wrote and demo’d a song cycle … Continue reading

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