Monthly Archives: April 2012

My sloppy Cake transcript sans typos

i was high but cake was the sky, or at least on terrestrial radio, which travels literally thru the airwaves, all the way from KQED to our Palo Alto kitchen while Frida caked her chin with salmon-mush and I walked around in circles moving my arms but not my hips Continue reading

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Good luck to SF Offside music series and logo

The esteemed blogger, college radio dj and music nut Wedge (CM) was my source to the incipient “figuring out” of another “dynamo-and-virgin” named Laura something, from Dublin, who produces blogs and concerts under two pseudonyms including Fenderhardt or something. I … Continue reading

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Plastic Alto welcomes “Palo Alto” and “The Set of All Blind Piano Players”

1. A whiles back I ran into Jim Keene, the City Manager for City of Palo Alto, at a chain coffee house on El Camino, near Stanford Avenue, the place that us old timers think of as the former Mountain … Continue reading

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My sloppy notes on Cake on KQED, verbatim and unedited

We don’t have in our music the equilvalent of deforesatatoin. Turn the amp to 11 is not subversive, its what Exxon is doing. I grew up in bekrely and had to move to sac as a tennagaer and hated it … Continue reading

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Motherhips in early May in Big Sur Folk Yeah!

Tim Bluhm and Greg Loiacono, and various other Mother Hipsters have played sundry shows for Earthwise Productions in Palo Alto, mostly in the 1990s. They also played The Edge numerous times, produced by other peoples. I last saw Tim and … Continue reading

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Mexican wrestling mask: or, hero with two or three faces

Hear Music, the retail chain that became part of Starbucks, underwrote a pilot series of Sundays in the Park at Mitchell Park in Palo Alto; the first show featured Los Straitjackets, the second Maria Muldaur, who actually replaced Blind Boys … Continue reading

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Moscow

Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Riccardo Muti performed in Moscow last week, for the first time since 1990. The U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul spoke to the crowd in Russian as part of the program, and held a press conference with Muti. … Continue reading

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