Taking charge with Rich Kelley

Legends of the SPAL: Hans Delannoy w. Rich Kelley

Plastic Alto with Mark Weiss

rich kelley left and mark weiss right or vice versa rich kelley left and mark weiss right or vice versa Rich Kelley, a Woodside resident and former NBA and Stanford basketball player, said he would not endorse me but agreed to pose still for a selfie, the au courant exchange.

It helped that I name dropped Bud Presley and made a metaphor of taking the charge against the developers rather than stepping aside and letting them go past for easy lay ins, like we have for the last 20 quarters or so.

His father was the famous real estate man Ryland Kelley, but was also a poet and promoter of local musicians, like Freddy Clarke of Wobbly World. I saw them at CoHo.

“Don’t call me sir” he said as he galloped off into the morning. “Rich!” I yelled back. He made it sound like he would check up on me and maybe might call back with an endorsement. Definitely…

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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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