Monthly Archives: November 2011

Stone Fox 3.0

In a┬ápleasing departure from eavesdropping on would-be and wanna-be┬ábillionaires┬áregaling each other about their latest rounds of venture funding, angel pitches and other circle-jerking, I watched a recent UC Santa Cruz honors grad named Chelsea Bell show her bikini samples to … Continue reading

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WOW! THIS IS GREAT POT!

I cracked myself up, which might make me a crackpot, when telling an anecdote on Wedge’s fine blog, Memory Select, so had to paste the entry into my own damned spot. Continue reading

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Twenty-seven jazz personae mentioned in Wednesday’s New York Times article by Ben Ratliff

I never worked with or saw live Paul Motian, who died this week. But I know that it meant a lot to Jenny Scheinman, for example, that she got to play with him. Also, Bill Frisell. A huge portion of the jazz music I listen to or follow follows from having met Bill and his managers Lee Townsend and Phyllis Oyama. I could not, for instance, distinguish by sound Motian’s play from that of say Elvin Jones or Jerry Granelli. The only other people on this list I have met are Ethan Iverson and Chris Potter. Continue reading

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This Machine Kills Fascists, continued

I believe this video is something between agit-prop (art created to provoke social change) and a public service announcement urging compassion for housekeepers in China. I have listened to it twice and find the tune rather catchy, or if not … Continue reading

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How deep is the ocean

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Edelman punt return on Monday Night Football

This run by Julian Edelman, of the New England Patriots, a former Woodside High and CSM football hero, makes me wish I had done my recent smog check at Frank Edelman’s A-1 AutoTech in Mountain View and Redwood City. Edelman … Continue reading

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Lethemless Berkeley and Lami@50

http://www.amazon.com/Motherless-Brooklyn-Jonathan-Lethem/dp/0385491832 I circled or cruised Palo Alto’s Lytton Plaza this afternoon, not completely unlike Travis Bickle, because I wanted to hear on my car radio the completion of an interview on KPFA featuring the author Jonathan Lethem. I logged, therefore, … Continue reading

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