Sic transit gloria mundi w. this too shall pass

I thought about deleting every photo of high school basketball on my smart phone, and counting down how many. There are 1,858 photos, I’m guessing 200 plus of hoops. (and another 200 or more of Gunn football).

I almost posted O.J. Simpson circa 1970 to my non-post, meaning more like an outline, even more like a rough draft than finished prose directly above, but thought it pretty creepy. So it gets its own post, here, or non-post.

Wiki has interesting articles if one wants to compare Sic transit gloria mundi, which dates from Papal coronation of 1409 thru 1963?!, and “this too shall pass” and in Hebrew, from centuries before.

There should be a Jake Hegge or John Adams opera about O.J. I was just discussing this with Brandon Ward, I think his name, a backup QB from Paly I shot around with at Johnson Park. Do athletics breed character or corruption?

and in related matter: I have some photos of City College of San Francisco Junior College football workouts, at their stadium, from August, 2014, i.e. last week. I went in to the City for a client meeting, or potential client meeting — a former Ivy Athlete turned activist and artist — and stopped by the besieged school to see the famous Diego Rivera murals, at their theatre. That was closed, but I shot some footage and stills thru the window, to amusing effect and tantalizing. The school has a sign about national champions there, recent, post-WWII and during the O.J. Simpson year or years, I am pretty sure, plus a list of two former NFL/CCSF players, who paid for the billboard. Also, being not a sportswriter (perhaps not even in the Richard Ford sense, talk about something long in my que), I met: an Asian professor and activist, a British emigre visual artist, a Guarani / Honduran musician — drummer, likes Andy Palacio RIP; I am jonesing to go back to shoot the mural or see it, for real. Rivals the Orozco mural of our beloved Dartmouth.


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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