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‘Red Poet’ doc about SF’s Jack Hirschman, who briefly taught at Dartmouth in 1961-1962

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James Franco, Rachel Kushner and Mark Weiss

As I was watching a preview of a coming attraction, at Palo Alto Square, before the James Franco Jonah Hill vehicle (meh-icle) “True Stories” I noticed that there is a movie with “Rachel Kushner” as a character name, the movie, … Continue reading

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Journalist John Burks, on his former bandmate, Alden Van Buskirk, jazz pianist (and Monk)

(Alden Van Buskirk) –Van — was hands-down the best jazz pianist I ever played with, always exciting, always unpredictable– I never was sure he was going, though once we got ‘there’ it was invariably right. Not unlike Monk, of whom … Continue reading

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E.B. White’s pig’s long tail tale (meta Plastic Alto)

http://www.amazon.com/The-Elements-Style-Fourth-Edition/dp/020530902X Eighty-eight posts received exactly one hit, the long tail. Nineteen posts got two hits, for instance “In another mental universe, LAMI lives” about the Beat poet Alden Van Buskirk, I feted back in 2011. Nine had three readers. Six … Continue reading

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DeYoung v. deform, and Comaroff architecture book

http://www.amazon.com/Horror-Architecture-Joshua-Comaroff/dp/1935935909 Laughing out loud and rather hardily, at the humorous distortion of the Weissian chin and nose; talk about chin music?! And I juxtapurposed this photo by Eric Cohen, who not not incidentally studied masters level with Paul McCarthy at … Continue reading

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Alden Van Buskirk news flash

BEYOND THE NEWS In-depth coverage and analysis of recent significant items in the news, produced by our news department. 8:00 THE POEMS OF RATTRAY AND VAN BUSKIRK Poet David Rattray reads from his own work, and that of Alden van … Continue reading

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Meta-post on top 12 most popular ‘Plastic Alto’ posts by topic

Here are the top 12 posts on “Plastic Alto”so far this year; put the name in search bar to find actual link. 1. Bjong Wolf Yeigh (candidate for Dartmouth presidency) 2. Lockhart Loo (Kent Lockhart, Australian basketball coach, and an … Continue reading

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