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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

I’m not a fan of The National but just bought 4 tickets on AXS for their show at Frost, which is only 2 miles from here;

After less than a minute of their set on Colbert last Tuesday, I had taped and just watched.   That’s the whole item. The show is September 1, which gives me 100 days to bone up on their first 20 … Continue reading

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Palo Alto’s ‘grassy knoll’ of rock and roll

Bo Crane, 67 — a Paly and Stanford grad — is giving a talk at Palo Alto Historical Association next month — their annual dinner — about rock and roll. He published a book or chapbook on such — maybe … Continue reading

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Two weeks later; or 20 hours

  I’m focusing on advancing my shows June 21, with jazzsinger Jane Monheit, and July 6, with blues guitarist Bob Margolin (and guests Jimmy Vivino, and Mitch Woods). Both concerts will be at the new Mitchell Park Community Center El … Continue reading

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May Fete VS Little Feat

1, There’s a small dog, in the parade, with a mini Giants bat; 2, There’s a fat man, in the bath tub, with the blues. 1.a. If you be my Dixie chicken, I’ll be your something something (Tennessee) man… b … Continue reading

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Krasny’s lit bus

Terry, TMW, tagged along Thursday night to hear Michael Krasny’s literature “bus tour” at Stanford Continuing Studies. There were six texts on the syllabus, by four authors: Flannery O’Conner (1925-1964), Eudora Welty (1909-2001), Tennessee Williams and William Faulkner. I read … Continue reading

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Doris Day VS Dan Pritzker

I don’t have time to right this but Doris Day has two movies coming up at Stanford Theatre “Love Me or Leave Me” this Fri sat sun and then more to the point “Lover Come Back” May 17-19 whereas last … Continue reading

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From ‘My Vag’ to ‘Trump’s bathroom…’ in only six years

Terry, TMW, is home early from work and watching “Crazy Rich Asians”. She said she wanto so come along to my Michael Krasny literature omnibus at Stanford tonite, which is “A Streetcar Named Desire” and Faulkner “Barn Burning”. I had … Continue reading

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