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And You, Too And how often does a political consultant hear that?: God bless you. "It was like dropping a cow in a lake full of piranhas." That's the best thing I've read all week ("Read It and Weep," Dog…
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Religious Differences Fringe elements: Mark Athitakis' May 22 article, "Un-Orthodox Behavior" (Bay View), is a curious piece of journalism. It seems to focus on the efforts of three women who formed a watchdog group that monitors sex abuse in the…
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Language Barrier How do you say "Dream on" in Esperanto?: I read Mark Athitakis' April 3 article on Esperanto with interest ("Slow Movement," Bay View). Please remind him that there are plenty of languages with fewer speakers (a number of…
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Liberal Bias The problem with diversity and tolerance: When you wrote the article endorsing Mark Leno ("Mark of Effectiveness," Matt Smith, Feb. 27), were you laughing yourself silly after claiming that "California's only salvation lies in the urbane, liberal values…
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Shake, Rattle, and Roll Finding faults in an earthquake story: Your recent article "Rubble With a Mortgage" (Aug. 1, by Marc Herman), concerning earthquake insurance, contained several factual errors, some of which were erroneously attributed to me as a spokesman…
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Small-Town California Über Alles"The Modesto Invasion" (June 28) by Mark Athitakis must be acknowledged as one of the finest pieces to date with regards to the San Francisco alternative rock marketplace. As publicist for the modern altrock band Redline from…
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Poster Children It probably happened a little bit like this: It was the early '90s, and a bored record executive was throwing darts at a map of the United States, looking for a new "scene" to exploit, or at least…
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Turning of the Tide Like that old line about death and taxes, there are two guarantees at rock concerts that play out regardless of the band, the venue, and the audience. To wit: 1) There will be somebody shouting bizarre,…
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Various Artists Hot Rods & Custom Classics: Cruisin' Songs & Highway Hits (Rhino) In 1984, Rhino Records put out a disc called Teenage Tragedies. Smart move: Sex and death are guaranteed sellers in music as much as anywhere else, so…
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The Christmas Jug Band When you start a band with the words "Christmas" and "Jug Band" in its name, wild ambition isn't your first priority -- it's commercial death by nomenclature, making you forever a subset of a musical subgenre.…
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Unusual Feng Shui Your cover article by Laurel Wellman ("In the Money Corner," Aug. 26) was an unfair slam against Lin Yun. I have been fortunate to study Chinese medicine, philosophy, history, literature, astrology, and feng shui with Professor Lin…
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Absence of Alice Corey Mason has been easy to spot among the suit-and-tie lunchtime crowd striding around the Embarcadero. Wearing a large summer shade hat and sporting long, braided hair, two weeks ago he tugged a little red wagon around…
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A Minor Forest Inindependence (Thrill Jockey) Local trio A Minor Forest is to be commended for bringing a dose of metallic aggression to the polite little world of indie rock. Brilliantly angry, loud and combative, the band's music makes its…
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Wayne Hancock Because the world of country swing and rockabilly is overrun with singers offering more tired cliches about fast lovin' and hard drinkin', it's worth noting that one of Wayne "The Train" Hancock's best songs, "Double A Daddy," celebrates…
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Oval and Jim O'Rourke A musical polygamist, Chicago multi-instrumentalist Jim O'Rourke inhabits at least two worlds, relentlessly and prolifically poking at the boundaries of modern folk and avant-garde noise. Blessed with a graceful finger-picking style that peeks over John Fahey's…
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Cow Town It's too early to tell, but Holy Cow may get its nightclub permits back sometime this week. The SOMA nightclub lost them four weeks ago on something close to a technicality: Police discovered that Cow owner Jeff Thompson…
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