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Every day is Earth Day: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and, especially Sunday, April 24, with MC Lars and Matt The Electrician, in Palo Alto

  Small Is Beautiful: A Study of Economics As If People Mattered I’m producing an Earth Day concert Sunday 2 p.m. at Mitchell Park Bowl.  I’m writing early Wednesday morning, or Tuesday night, depending how you look at it. So … Continue reading

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Earthwise announces three-part spring jazz series in Palo Alto

  I have three confirmed shows for spring, all jazz, but at two locations: Or Barekat Quartet, Lytton Plaza, free show, Monday, April 18, 2002 6 p.m. Ben Goldberg/Scott Amendola/Todd Sickafoose Trio — sometimes and formerly known as Plays Monk, … Continue reading

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Sylvie Simmons wrote this (as told to Mark Weiss)

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Plastic Alto welcomes Robert Syrett pop up flash art flash menagerie and suite

Robert made a couple posters for Earthwise, back when he worked for Gil. Then one day he was evicted from his apartment and I agreed to take on a suite of works on paper, that I imagined selling out of … Continue reading

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Wallace Stegner 111th birthday vs Freedy Johnston getting back masters to ‘Well I sold the dirt for a song’

This is a little esoteric but I was Mr. Stegners  neighbor for many years slightly before starting my concert business and I did go around in 2009 and 2010 gifting copies of his stories to singer songwriters Including a whole … Continue reading

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Helen Foley, songwriter and bassist, was my neighbor for the first ten years of her life, a very quiet girl, with big, beautiful eyes

I’m a newbie to the whole Molly Tuttle / Gryphon / Redwood Bluegrass vortex but in it with a passion, so I totally tripped out when I recognized the former little girl from next door, all growed up and plugging … Continue reading

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The tough, the strong

For certain members of the Gunn student body and community, the pulse must quicken with anticipation this week and perhaps for the next 12 days, a rarified situation created by Gunn’s selection to the Central Coast Section basketball tournament. The … Continue reading

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Matt Nathanson in San Jose in 2009

Opening the time capsule that was my Canon camera which I had not touched since 2009, I also found this so-so photo of Matt Nathanson Music in the Park in San Jose. I tried to give Matt a copy of … Continue reading

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Reunion Hill by Shindell and Baez and Women on the Wall by Stegner

This is a companion piece to below about Ehren Tool, veterans’ art, coming to Palo Alto Art Center in June. “Reunion Hill” was written by Richard Shindell, for Joan Baez. Here are comparative versions, one by each.   Meanwhile, I … Continue reading

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Stanford teacher wins Pulitzer Prize for fiction novel about North Korea

Adam Johnson is a teacher at Stanford who I was stalking last year, after first noticing him on Charlie Rose. I sent him an email, attended two public lectures and bought his book. I mention or link to him in … Continue reading

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