Category Archives: music

if you can hear it and it does not grate your ears, ambient or intentitional with a story melody or not, major and minor chords, the community rather than the industry if possible; if not the answer then a pretty good guess, and the people who live it; basie miller satchmo and the king of all sir duke

Lions with Wings update

I started Lions With Wings while I was in the bubble, trying to avoid getting a deathly virus. So far, so good. I am healthy. Even better, I am back in the concert biz, with 3 shows on sale, for … Continue reading

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Earthwise announces three-part free concert series at Palo Alto Art Center featuring Amendola, David James and La Doña

 

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Free concert with La Doña in Palo Alto on August 7

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Molly, Remi y La Doña –top new voices coming out of the Bay Area

  My favorite new artists to listen to, track and tell people about are Molly Tuttle, Remi Wolf and La Doña, also known as Cecilia Cassandra Peña-Govea.Molly and Remi are from Palo Alto, though Molly lives in Nashville and Remi … Continue reading

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While this guitar gently weeps

In the R District of Sacramento is an artist loft and retail mall including a record store run by Marty DeAnda the founder of Dig Records. On the wall near the reg is a small guitar signed, it claims by … Continue reading

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Los Panaderos demo of Cake’s ‘Mexico’ with two-voice-harmony and jawbone

I met Sharon Benitez and her sister Tanya Benitez Sunday busking on University Avenue, near Oren’s Hummus. They peform in a grupo called Los Panaderos (The Bread-makers) and also teach folkloric dance to children under the name Quetzal.They were here … Continue reading

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I bought a book and three songs popped out

I bought Bruce Iglauer’s memoir about Alligator Records from the window of Books, Inc. of Palo Alto, near the Stanford football stadium.I noticed in the index a section about Gaye Adegbalola, a founder of Saffire – the Uppity Blues Women, … Continue reading

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B.J. Thomas VS Mickey Thomas

This had me fooled for a second yesterday.B.J. Thomas, raindrops kept falling on his head;Mickey Thomas, fooled around (with Elvin Bishop) fell in love.Elvin Bishop played this hit at Mitchell Park in December, 2019 that is, about 18 months ago, … Continue reading

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Earthwise history of ska in Palo Alto

Inspired by Aaron Carnes’ reading and signing at Streetlight Records Saturday, I wrote this short memoir of my experience doing ska shows here, mostly in the late 1990s, mostly at Cubberley Community Center. Aaron’s book is “In Defense of Ska” … Continue reading

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Oblique strategy for buskers

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