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Before there was ‘fake news’ there was Stew, The Negro Problem and ‘Birdcage’

But what does Robert Hilburn know about rock and roll? (And for whatever reason I am hearing Stew all the time last couple of days and even leaving bad renditions of falsetto la-la’s on voice mail of poor innocents…which reminds … Continue reading

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I woke up in a big yellow taxi, counting crows and pondering dense housing

I woke up in a SoHo doorway, a police man knew my name. Twenty years in the Tin Pan, Lord there’s got to be another way. That’s a pretty close to direct quote of a famous song by a famous … Continue reading

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Dan Adler for Congress catnip for anti-semites

Let’s get this straight: I am a small time operative in the music biz, as Earthwise Productions of Palo Alto, since 1994 and I am about 300 miles from LA, 35 miles from SF even, and about $500 from New … Continue reading

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Dog Byte red nose in La-la

I just updated a post from 2011 to lament that the stencil art of Miles Davis, on Cali Ave, near the Joey Piziali et al triptych was deleted. But the actual murals, paid for by we taxpayers, remain. This sent … Continue reading

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(Weird) preview of Echo Brown one-person show at Stage Werx Mission SF

in the spirit of Samsom Occum the original Dartmouth Indian or Big Green in that, according to Michael Dorris, the Mohegan or Mohican was forced to dress “in drag” in that he was already civilized enough to wear Abercrombie or … Continue reading

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Little big band

I met David Larson of Royal Concept, his brother and his father, who were bird-watching, literally, winged friends, not cute girls at least in this instant, somewhere undisclosed on the Central Coast, halfway between LA-LA and Frisco. He told me … Continue reading

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!TAYLOR HO! Jazz and Bike event, free at Lytton Plaza Saturday, September 20

!TAYLOR HO! is my working title for an on-the-fly event I am adding to my and Earthwise’s busy fall schedule. Taylor Ho Bynum is a jazz musician based in the East Coast who plays cornet –a small trumpet — and … Continue reading

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