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NOLA baby, the big easy, 504 and all dat. where you at where y’at hats, Dr. John the Night Tripper

Fake news about Trombone Shorty

Or, ‘WYSIATI’ is the new ‘Where Y’at?’ BIG EASY STAR ALIGNS WITH BLUE NOTE RECORDS Emergency-preparedness-workers and volunteers are prepping for “the big one”, the confluence of the Trombone Shorty show at Mountain Winery (12 miles from San Andreas Fault) … Continue reading

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Satchmo under the Geary

I’m working past thinking of “Satchmo at the Waldorf” as a take-down of both Louis Armstrong and his agent Joe Glaser. It starts with the Satchmo character admitting that he just crapped his pants, literally. The big revelation is ┬ánot … Continue reading

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Gunn falls to Homestead 42-7 yet flyers flawless

I spent much of the first half of Gunn at Homestead talking to a white ex-pat Jamaican named Linval DePass whose daughter is a “flyer” for the GHS (formerly GSH or HMG) spirit squad (what we called Cheer Leaders). You … Continue reading

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Ida, Nancy, Terry (Palo Alto Festival of the Arts three-way-selfie)

I saw Mayor Nancy Shepherd at three candidates’ events last weekend, the Cory Walbach kick-off at Seale Park, the Ken Dauber School Board event at a private Professorville estate and last at Ralph and Jackie Wheeler’s tasteful South Palo Alto … Continue reading

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Fire go come say labor

Not really. I saw a group of rather bored and uninspired people, checking their devices — about 8 out of 40 or so, or pack up their stuff and leave. I met my quasi-neighbor Gary Kremen, running for Water Board, … Continue reading

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Zasu Pitts at the New Varsity, circa 1988

Randy Lutge is the Les Blank of Palo Alto, and his New Orleans is the New Varsity. He has about 500 films of acts and artists performing live music there, 456 University, in the late 1980s and early 1990s when … Continue reading

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Speak friend and enter

I hear Palantir has a new technology, call it a time-machine, with which it will be sending key employees back to 1974 to purchase homes in Palo Alto at the prices they deserve. A beta version of this over-shot considerably … Continue reading

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