The Music and Art of Marty Balin

A musical riddle: What do Johnny Mathis, San Francisco‚Äôs beatnik jazz scene, eastern religion, a notorious 19th century flatulist and painting have in common?   Answer: They are brush strokes in the story that make up local rock legend Marty Balin.  Balin founded the Jefferson Airplane in 1965 doing the writing and lead vocals on... Continue Reading →

Halo in the ring

The Messiah Stumps for President By Alex Horvath (From the Pacific Sun, "Overheard", March 1994) A press release arrived in the office last week from the first announced candidate for the 1996 presidential election. Amazingly, it was from an old Bolinas neighbor of mine, Neil (The Messiah!) Brandt. As some of your may remember from... Continue Reading →

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