Angelo J's Latest Interactions
Posted on: Mar 14, 2023 at 12:15 AM
The Poppycock, at 135 University, with the former The Tangent, at 117 University, is on the left (Palo Alto Times, April 10 1969).
In the latter 1960s, on a corner of downtown Palo Alto scarcely a brickbat’s throw from the Stanford campus, there stood an aged, derelict, three-story brick office building, the first floor of which was occupied by a fish ‘n’ chips ‘n’ rock-and-roll establishment called The Poppycock (University of Kentucky Press, 2003).
The Tangent passed into Palo Alto and Grateful Dead legend as the little folk club where Jerry Garcia started his career as a performer in 1963. The Tangent was a deli/pizza parlor, and two restless young doctors took over a room on the third floor for a folk club on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, called The Top Of The Tangent. Not only Garcia, but Jorma Kaukonen, Janis Joplin and a host of future Fillmore regulars played there as well. The music scene, however, even in Palo Alto, rapidly outgrew the Tangent. (Rock Prosopography 101, 2020)
Happy Birthday Michael!!
Posted on: Jan 06, 2023 at 11:26 AM
New Years Eve with the Sousa's! We dined at the Left Bank in Mental Park and strolled over to the Guild Theater, which has been transformed into a gorgeous, state of the art nightclub. The developers are a couple philanthropic VC fellas who invested some $30+MIL to build a showcase venue with impeccable sound and lighting. Success! We enjoyed a fun New Years Eve with the Monophonics and Fantastic Negrito and were home after the balloon drop by 12:30AM. Good Times! https://guildtheatre.com/
Thanks for your unwavering support of my musical bent! This record is close to my heart only because I wrote most of it. At a time in my life when I had seen my family and my career completely unravel, I penned many of these hopeful and positive messages. Divorce, homelessness, family dysfunction, money problems. You name it, I was experiencing it. I was depressed as a mofo can be and yet the message is clearly one of hope for the most part. The muse was all I had to get me through and these recordings reflect my recovery period. Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving and "Keep It Lit"! Thanks again my friend!!
Posted on: Nov 04, 2022 at 11:15 AM
I just now donated to your campaign. Wish I would have known sooner. I also Tweeted out to my Blue Wave 3000+ followers! Good luck!! Go Ace! Go! https://twitter.com/Angeloj/status/1588592562381549568?s=20&t=6zkjFpMcVOxr83Vzo1rdkQ
Posted on: Oct 19, 2022 at 9:26 AM
After the Pablo show at Mitchell Park, Judi and I came down with the plague. We managed to avoid the crud for a couple of years, but, it finally tagged us. Ick! I digress. So I'm surfing my couch with nothing to do, and decided to release a record that my old college band had recorded a while back at Ocean Way in Los Angeles. Lucky Mud's claim to fame was opening for Jimi Hendrix in the Summer of 1970 in Hawaii. Anyway, I like the album cover as it brings back fond memories of doing peyote with the native Americans in AZ. You can check it out here: https://homerunrecords.bandcamp.com/album/lucky-mud-keep-it-lit-2 Comes in a variety of formats including a Double LP on black vinyl complete with sleeves, lyrics, liner notes, etc., like the good ole' daze.
Posted on: Oct 19, 2022 at 9:12 AM
Happy Birthday Danny!! Enjoy!
Happy Birthday Janice!! Enjoy your special week! Partay!!!
Angelo J's Photo Gallery
Angelo J's Video Gallery