Mia Levin and I met in 1977 when we were both Terman Tigers and I presume virgins. Now she is Mama Mia to Lalique, 28, and Leon, 9. Wow!
She also has “put out” 10 cd’s, albums and tapes as: Frightwig, Mudwimin, ADSR, Close to the Ground, and Mama Mia D’Bruzzi.
I caught up with her at Palo Alto Farmers Market, on Cali Ave Sunday (after a Gina Dalma coffee clatch in “greater miranda”). I sang backing vocals on a Stones cover. I juggled shakers on an original, about income redistribution. She also has a pretty fair Guthrie tribute. As children wandered by, she switched it up to “the elephant sneezed and fell to his knees” medley — by Thelonious Monk — and drew in even more of the Gen Z’s and their Gen Y parents (to our Boomer or Echo generation — I was in utero when Kennedy was shot, and she might have also been).
Later we posed for photos next to the Huffman and the Johanson (but oddly, not the Piziali). I think she said she had heard Tina Age 13, by Chris Johanson.
Respect for Mia and the Mudwimin is the ship that launched 150 subsequent Earthwise Productions at Cubberley Community Center, fall 1994, to winter 2001.
I also ran into Dan Adams, our fellow Terman Tiger and got his endorsement for Council, and more importantly, news of an Oxbow record in progress. I did the least one could do and still be able to say I helped Dan fix something mechanical on his old Peaugot beater wagon.
weird outro, weirder than “narcotic story”: