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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

Hey, San Francisco dick building, Detroit has a skyline too!!

I’m not the only one. It looks tiny from this angle       Advertisements

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We came to splay

Something about Palo Alto human relations commission, the poet Nathaniel Maki, my years in advertising especially sports advertising in the Palo Alto Firebirds in the World Cup

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The Great Democracy Tap-Out (of Palo Alto) revisited

It’s 9:30 on a Monday in 2018, and two of the characters from my 2011 opus “The Great Democracy Tap Out (Of Palo Alto)” are reprising their roles, surrounded by seven new leaders. In 2011, Karen Holman alone voted against … Continue reading

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Blue Mustang by Luis Jimenez shot by Denver airport by Broncos line coach and Palo Altan Chris Strausser w. Confederate monument in Mississippi captured from American Public Media ‘In The Dark’ podcast as reported in Times By Leonhardt


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Mo mural in Cairo

   B/w my favorite usher at Stanford baseball games

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Mark and Duffy at Blue Trees Project, 250 Hamilton, City Hall, King Plaza by artist Kon and Adele

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I lost or traded in or sold the car with the combination Superchunk David Gilhooly mash up bumper sticker but now have a magic silver box thru which I pretend I can see and hear Superchunk more recently than Bottom of Hill with baby in arms

new video by one of my favorite bands, called Chuck then Chunk then Superchunk edit to add: 1. It was  post called “Das Sticker” from February, 2011 that is to say seven years ago: David Gilhooly Smith-Andersen bumper sticker circa 1985 … Continue reading

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