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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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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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June swoon >>> just added

I’m cutting and pasting this from last week’s post plus a few other just added: TAMMY HALL, solo piano at Johnson Park, downtown north Palo Alto, 2 p.m. Saturday, September 10, 2022 – (note: Stanford plays USC later that afternoon, … Continue reading

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There’s a person out here turning Chevy into jazz

(for Ted Gioia, apologies to John Stewart; shout out to Jamie Stewart) In Palo Alto there is a homeless woman camped out in the gap between the CVS – which uses only one entrance since Covid and has the other … Continue reading

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Earthwise vs The Pink

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Earthwise ads in Chronicle Datebook and Sunday Pink for the first time since 1990s

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650 concert promoters’ media war

Nonprofit the guild full page ad page 9 of the Chronicle Sunday paper showing 24 shows five of which previously appeared in Earthwise a Productions at either Cubberley or The Mitch

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August and Everything Up To It

AUGUST AND EVERYTHING BEFORE Kudos to Mountain Winery and Golden Voice for their Mountain Winery season, which was announced in a full page ad in today’s Mercury. I bought tickets for Counting Crows, Michael Franti, Jake Shimbakuro and Trombone Shorty, … Continue reading

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Long Day’s Journey into Three Dog Night

I was the only person who saw Dan Bern at Lytton Plaza, Palo Alto at 4:30 then Three Dog Night at Menlo Park’s new glossy Guild Theatre at nine. I was pondering the possibility and then my wife –Terry my … Continue reading

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