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

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      “I’m Getting Sentimental Over You” Tommy Dorsey;“ “Moon River” Louis Armstrong; “Stardust” Artie Shaw “Lord of The Rings”  “Star Wars” “How to Train Your Dragon” “Woodlawn Park” Anime “Chicago Diner” Kota the Friend “Wellerman” Nathan Evans “Drunker … Continue reading

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I appreciate comments about live music during these strange times by Cate Armstrong in SLO as told to Stephanie Zappelli for Cal Matters and printed in the Quran today

We started (the band —Purple Hibiscus) in the end of June. The first show that we had was at my house. We planned it, but I was like, I’m nervous about this because we’re entering a new realm of, “Is … Continue reading

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How does Charlie do it?

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Punk, indie or just be kind and rock out

BLUF: BARBARA MANNING HAS 17 CDS OUT AND THIS IS ONLY HER SECOND EARTHWISE OF PALO ALTO SHOW, GO FIGURE Heather Zimmerman and or her headliner in the Palo Alto Weekly were correct in calling “This Perfect Green Blanket” 1991 … Continue reading

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Days of show with Diunna Greenleaf (performing tonite in Palo Alto, 8:30 at The Mitch, presented by Earthwise)

If, fifty years into the future, in November, 2071, nothing is known about I, Mark Bennett Weiss, except that I had something to do with the video above, that would be enough. It would be wrong, but nearly true. I … Continue reading

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Anthony Bonet vs Mark O’Brien

BLUF: Lynn Schwarz nee Wilkens of Bottom of The Hill in San Francisco, where I had my Earthwise 10th and 15th anniversary shows, wrote back to say that she believes Anthony her former co-worker is doing well, 10 years since … Continue reading

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Don Cherry still got it, according to Navajo trumpet player Delbert Anderson and friends

In 1970 Don Cherry taught at Dartmouth, and in 1995 he died. Ten years later, in 2005 — though thats now 16 years ago-  I interviewed about a dozen of his former students there, plus was given access to a … Continue reading

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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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