— Marco Antonio Alvarez
Two birthday posts in a row? You bet your donkey. Today is the birthday of Marco Alvarez, another comic I’ve met through the House of Shields. He lives far away, we rarely see each other. None the less its a joy when we do. Here’s a hodgepodge of Marco related material. Happy Birthday!
Marco was at my first hosting show.
He’s apparently filming something epic.
And is running for re-election in two years.
And now for a silly song that in no way represents Marco but bears his name:
Marco by DJ Real
Alameda (“Didn’t they shoot episodes of Scooby Doo here?” – Roman Leo)
Alameda has an interesting place in the Bay Area balance. Not quite Oakland, not quite Berkeley, not quite Orinda, not quite Richmond, it’s a rustic island of wood, steel, glass and street lights. With its well kept patios and eclectic collection of white people (and minorities who keep it real), Alameda is deceptive. What could this ghost-naval-island-town offer to the world at large besides a franchise of La Pinata, a community college, two adjacent dance studios, and creepy dilapidated buildings? Well, on Wednesday nights at McGrath’s Pub, the East Bay middle child offers comedy.