Neutral Milk, June 2 at Cubberley?????

Merge Records, celebrating 25 years of not working for you, but working, tips the news that Jeff Mangum and Neutral Milk Hotel are going on the road next spring and summer, for a limited run.

There is what looks like a blank date between Santa Cruz (Cocoanut Grove Ballroom?) and Eugene, which probably means Frisco and Another Planet or Live Nation or Great American/HSB, but why not fantasize that we will re-open The Cub for this show, or the new Mitchell Center in PA?

Astra Taylor, wife of Jeff, is my pal thanks to me stalking various screenings of “Examined Life”; her sister, Jeff’s in-law, Sunaura Taylor I can commission for a cool poster.

Elephant 6 bands that played The Cub: Creeper Lagoon, Beulah, Olivia Tremor Control, The Music Tapes.

If there is anybody who has earned the right to say "Got Milk?" in this context it is I, on the basis of being Jeff Goodby's go-fer before leaving corporate America for rock and indie roll; not that I wrote "Got Milk?" but I did, while riding a plane with Jeff from SF to LA for his not my meeting with Carl Karcher, suggest that tag lines were getting shorter and there would, for client to be named later, a tag "YO?!" which is eerily prescient of "GOtya?

If there is anybody who has earned the right to say “Got Milk?” in this context it is I, on the basis of being Jeff Goodby’s go-fer before leaving corporate America for rock and indie roll; not that I wrote “Got Milk?” but I did, while riding a plane with Jeff from SF to LA for his not my meeting with Carl Karcher, suggest that tag lines were getting shorter and there would, for client to be named later, a tag “YO?!” which is eerily prescient of “GOtya?


Merge Acts at the Cub: Superchunk, Imperial Teen.

It’s generally not a good idea for a promoter to promise to bring this or that act; never announce a show until there is signed contract in hand. But internet and blogs disrupt all rules, right?

Also, I posted a board tape of OTC on some site if people want to find it. Also, I have what I think are cool mini-posters of that show, if people want to arrange to have one, we can work it out.

AND1:

To
Merge Records
CC
Jim Romeo Jon Wurster Lane Wurster

(former GBS go-fer mark weiss in palo alto ; jeff and or linda harliss would shirley remember
650.305.0701)

in fact you should mine “plastic Alto” for ideas!!

in this link I claim to be the author of the famous ofent-imitated but never eaualleyd tagline

I SENET THIS TO CREATOR OF “GOT MILK” CMAPAING MY FORMER BOSS JEFF GOODBY

I WANT TO PUT IN SERIOUS OFFER FOR NEUTRAL MILK ON 6/2/15 FOR MY 25TH ANNIVER SERIES PALO ALTO

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About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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