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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

Graffiti at Greer Park skate bowl

I noticed four or five elements at the Greer Park skate ball that seemed to rise to the level of art; skaters say it damages the grip, detracts from the ride; others say the park is not suited for beginners … Continue reading

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All hail, Winkelmann (Beeple)

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Found foodage

Steve, Terry, Duffy and I went on a Mission yesterday to get burritos from El Farolito which means “light house” and ran into Craig Baldwin who leaked me 15 seconds of his upcoming film “Time Bomb” featuring Mills’ Maggi Payne. … Continue reading

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Laura Thomas V. Lava Thomas

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Oblique strategy for buskers

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Ledisi wins the Grammy

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Terry Acebo Davis, Mark Weiss, Bruce Beasley, ‘Percent For Art’, Mitchell Park Library (3 — i.e. short version of the story)

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Stacy and Linda expelled from Ridgemont

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Lions With Wings…

is both a symbol of the arbitrary cultural detritus that fifth-gear capitalism expels into the world and also an effortless, obvious merger of the roots-rock then and the arena post-rap now that suggests the conditions for this song to succeed … Continue reading

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Notable jazz releases in a year that seemed to have stopped for a few months

The Nels Cline Singers, Share the Wealth (Blue Note)Lafayette Gilchrist, Now (Lafayette Gilchrist Music)Maria Schneider Orchestra, Data Lords (ArtistShare)Rudresh Mahanthappa, Hero Trio (Whirlwind)Fred Hersch, Songs From Home (Palmetto)Jeff Parker, Suite for Max Brown (International Anthem)Chicago Underground Quartet, Good Days (Astral … Continue reading

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