Category Archives: music

if you can hear it and it does not grate your ears, ambient or intentitional with a story melody or not, major and minor chords, the community rather than the industry if possible; if not the answer then a pretty good guess, and the people who live it; basie miller satchmo and the king of all sir duke

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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Kudos to Dave Montgomery, my former Gunn High of Palo Alto school mate, for winning the MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ for his work on soil

Soil brother number 1. He’s also a very talented musician, with two bands, Good Bones and Big Dirt. So to summarize: Mark Weiss, Gunn class of 1982, runs Earthwise Productions a concert company that is a spin-off from Earth Day … Continue reading

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Beth Custer, Jane Monheit and Bob Margolin headline next three Earthwise Productions shows

Earthwise Productions of Palo Alto announces three confirmed shows this spring and summer. Beth Custer premieres a commission for clarinet, voice, strings and percussion, based on the writings of environmentalist Paul Hawken, “Drawdown” Friday May, 17 at Palo Alto Art … Continue reading

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Blues legend Bob Margolin to roll up on The Mitch in July

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Big little man (very big)

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Cat Power, Wanderer ‘Woman’, on Colbert, October, 2018

I saw her at the bottom of the hill in 2000 or so. i wonder who is her drummer: Nyt has a newsletter so in the future I need not miss their fine work contextual to ting like Ms Chan. … Continue reading

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