Andrew Tucker and Adam Weinstein Remind Us Not to Believe

Ever wondered what inspired the great Journey hit, “Don’t Stop Believin”? Andrew Tucker reinvented this classic song by inserting three careful periods: Don’t. Stop. Believin.’ Watch as Adam Weinstein interprets Andrew’s funny piece last month at our Words & Music show in San Jose’s St. James Park:

Big thanks to Andrew, Adam, and all the wonderful writers and artists who made our summer show possible.

We are currently on hiatus but hope to collaborate with more Silicon Valley artists this fall. If you have ideas for future shows, or are interested in volunteering with us, shoot us an email at playonwordssj@gmail.com.

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Ryan Alpers’ Bowling Ball

Who, exactly, do you think would purchase a vintage bowling ball off Craigslist? And how exactly do you picture that exchange taking place? We loved Ryan Alpers’ hilarious piece, “Dick’s Balls,” as performed by Adam Magill in San Jose’s St. James Park on July 14:

Ryan Alpers teaches English and journalism in San Jose. He has a B.A. in literature from the College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a teaching credential from San Jose State University. While studying at the College of Creative Studies, he was published in the CCS Literary Magazine “Spectrum” and awarded the CCS Brancart-Richardson Award for fiction.