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Remembering Brad Johnson of The Variable Stars

Someone asked me about why Earthwise is doing so many shows now after so many years of fewer shows; or none in 2017 and one in 2018, to be precise. And that got me thinking of about 100 other topics … Continue reading

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Steve Earle ‘Coal Country’ VS Brie Larson ‘The Glass Castle’

I was pleased to hear of a show at Public Theatre with music by Steve Earle about a flood in 2010 in West Virginia. I still have a slight regurgitive pang when I think of having to read “The Glass … Continue reading

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Matt Nathanson my modern love for his work, in a straight manly and professional way

BLUF he’s nobody’s girl friend vs speak friend and enter Last time I saw Matt Nathanson was in San Jose around 2009 or so and he wrote the words “WALLACE STEGNER” on his wrist with a sharpie. Not apropos of … Continue reading

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Earthwise at The Mitch continues with Mother Hips, Clarinet Thing, Akira Tana, Parlour Game, C.J. Chenier, Amendola V Blades, Trance Mission, Myra Melford, Marcus Shelby, Lisa Mezzacappa, Wayne Horvitz and That 1 Guy

Earthwise Productions completed it’s 2019 season by selling more than 1,000 tickets to its concert series at Mitchell Park Community Center El Palo Alto Room also known as The Mitch. The goal for 2020, according to Earthwise founder and Plastic … Continue reading

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Jonas Mekas’ ‘Lost Lost Lost’ VS ‘Watchman S1:04

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edit to add: I wrote that in honor of Jonas Mekas’ 97 anniversary of his birthdate. He was a filmmaker and founder of Anthology Film Archives in New York, on Second Avenue, where I briefly volunteered in 2001. I just … Continue reading

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The Don’t Call it Frisco Bowl

  I am thinking about the Cal bowl game, against Illinois. So it’s my favorite tax dollar at work — Cal — versus the state I was born in. It’s 2 pm on a Monday — my wife works until … Continue reading

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After Wegman, Katchadourian and Chien

Cheap shot, I admit. Cheap trick, even.

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