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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

Twelve recent photos in my smart phone that illustrate something about me better than 1,200 words might

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‘Oh, Death’ and Lions with Wings

I have a record label Lions With Wings with more than 30 performances. In most cases, I contribute to the project, beyond the funding and the imprimatur.In some cases I suggest personnel or pairings. In others, I suggest a topic … Continue reading

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Earthwise Monthly Totals January thru October

I have 3,159 published articles on Plastic Alto, a wordpress format. On the internet. Despite hating the internet. I know, cognitive dissonance. Some of those posts have just a headline, like 10 words. Some have 10,00o words, like the treatise on … Continue reading

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The Palo Palooza III

Earthwise Productions welcomes The Palo Palooza III Phillip Greenlief Motoko Honda La Doña Vetiver David James’ ‘Mission Rebel No. 1’ Steve Poltz Dayna Stephens Quartet Inspector Gadje Septet Mads Tolling Quartet Beth Custer Will Bernard Duo Mitch Woods Rocket 88s … Continue reading

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Free concert today at Lytton Plaza, jazz trio, nooner, encore from Mayor Tom’s ’Together Again Palo Alto’ series, by Earthwise

I’ve got this cool new trio – me, Raffi Garabedian -tenor sax, Danny Lublin-Laden – trombone. Sent by Scott Amendola, drums a few months ago but i just added it to the schedule when the police added Thursday, September 23 … Continue reading

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Just added: free concert, Lytton Plaza, noon tomorrow, jazz trio

I’ve got this cool new trio – me, Raffi Garabedian -tenor sax, Danny Lublin-Laden – trombone. Sent by Scott Amendola, drums a few months ago but i just added it to the schedule when the police added Thursday, September 23 … Continue reading

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Jerry Granelli

“What does it take to play music with another human being?” he asked in a streaming workshopposted a day before he died. “What it takes is the same things it takes to live together as human beings: appreciation of other, not … Continue reading

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Random fandom and trumpet riffs

1. I did not know that Tom Harrell was in Malo – and he played with Carlos Santana? Did he play with Gregg Rolie of Palo Alto, or at Cubberley? Did Gregg play at Cubberley? I was at a garage … Continue reading

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Together Again Palo Alto smokin’

Thanks are due to the following musicians for being Together Again Palo Alto, in order of appearance: Steve Poltz, Dayna Stephens, Genius Wesley, Lucas Vesley, Michael Aaberg, Marco Peris, Will Magid, Morgan Nilsen, Inspector Gadje, Mads Tolling, Colin Hogan, Eric … Continue reading

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In 72 hours and for 21 full days, music as a concert promoter and the quotidian of freaky deaky that gets it done

Steve Poltz is playing Palo Alto in 72 hours, from about 5 to 6:30 down on Cali Ave, in front of the former Draper’s Music store, which is now Zombie Runner, known for coffee but the name references not Fela … Continue reading

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