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Tuesday, April 27, 2004  


This is my new computer art piece called "Belladonna"...

Glass Bikinis by Seymour Here.

-Daylight devours our unguarded hours
Burnt and charred this bride of scars
O Belladonna

-Siouxsie and the Banshees

Till next time... 'Mela

9:19 PM

Sunday, April 25, 2004  

There's this TV show I like to watch, called Ally McBeal.
I like the quick banter amongst the characters;
a delightful assortment of eccentric lawyers...

There is one thing they do on that show that cracks me up:
Someone comes up with an idea,
and then, corresponding backround music is played-
Something very upbeat, rising with the possibilities...
Suddenly something happens to completely can the whole notion-
Rip it to shreads.
We're given the sound of the record stylus being ripped
across the record...

I haven't been able to come up with anything quite as effective in describing MISSION: ABORT.

Such was my plan for yesterday's outing to Mt. Takao.
We got all ready to go,
train tickets in hand,
then my son reads the very fine print
at the bottom of the brochure that says:
We will be closed on Saturdays from April to June.


I was so looking forward to this outing.
My chin hit the pavement.
But not to dwell -
My son bought a book,
and I found an excellent gardening shop
and bought terra cotta pots and soil,
and did some balcony gardening.
So, my report on my most excellent
trek up the mountain
will be postponed till the next try.
Next time, a weekday...

Today I'm off to an enchanting little cafe/gallery
to scout for a prospective computer art show.

Start revving up that next tune...

Till next time... 'Mela

8:32 AM

Saturday, April 24, 2004  

Today is the day.
And judging by the looks of things,
it'll be a perfect one for it:
The morning sky is clear blue,
with flecks of cotton-like clouds stretching across the horizon.
The leaves are almost full out.
Today, Michio & I will tackle Mt. Takao...

The original trip was scheduled on Michio's birthday,
in March.
That was definately an in theory plan.
Today is the day.
I hear swells from Oklahoma!

Oh, what a beautiful mornin',
Oh, what a beautiful day.
I got a beautiful feelin'
Ev'rything's goin' my way.

-Oh, What a Beautiful Morning
Lyrics-Oscar Hammerstein II
Music- Richard Rodgers

I will report back on how it goes down.
Or should I say up.

Grabbin' my rig, walking stick, backpack,
and lots of water,
Hike city, dudes...

Till next time... 'Mela

7:33 AM

Tuesday, April 20, 2004  

Got a fire beneath my undercarraige...
This first blast of warm weather puts my brain into a kind
of overdrive-
Everything is magnified, amplified, and running double-time...

Grés, Cabochard

Time to turn in the film that has been sitting in my pocket for so long.
Time to get some new tea,
and Starbuck's decaf mocha java,
and nail varnish.

I'll get on my bike,
jams crankin'-
Retail therapy,
here I come...

till next time... 'Mela

9:33 AM

Thursday, April 15, 2004  

The Blue Hour

This is my newest piece "The Blue Hour".

I sat down at my computer and just let my mind wander...
Sometimes writing is enough for expression;
poems, stories, and reporting events of the day...
But some days, there is much more that I can’t say with words.
So, I draw computer art...

Till next time... ‘Mela

9:29 AM

Monday, April 12, 2004  

Pamela MacCarthy

Pamela MacCarthy

I will be appearing at Jazz Spot "J" Shinjuku.
I will also be appearing at Satin Doll in Roppongi.

At the "J" gig, I hope to bring my new Resonator

Austin Resonator

and play a few tunes with the guys...

Featuring :
Keisaku Takahashi- piano
Tomoya Hara- guitar
Kazuo Midorikawa- bass
Yosuke Hase- drums

At Satin Doll
I will appear with my power trio:

Keisaku Takahashi-piano
Mark Tourian-bass
Cecil Monroe-drums

I hope to see you there...

Till next time... 'Mela

9:03 AM

Thursday, April 08, 2004  

Flurries of a petal nature fly by my window...
It's almost Easter.
My painting Spring Ride Home on the Bikepath
is a historical piece now.

What was once a little stream with beams across
is now completey covered with concrete.
The stream flows underneath this concrete,
and cars now also drive on this pathway...

That's what Spring is all about.
As a child, the first glance of the forsythia
meant it wouldn’t be long before it got warm.
They are called rengyo in Japanese.
But the real sign of it for me were the dandelions.
I remember looking out onto my front lawn as a young girl
and seeing dandelions as far as I could see.

We also had two Japanese plum trees in the front yard.
I remember the fragrance of the blossoms, and the bees
they would attract.
I remember thinking, "These are peculiar plums."
How could I have known that many years later,
I would be living in the place where they actually come from,
and these bitter plums are ume boshi plums,
not the kind you find in a bowl of fruit,
but on top of a rice bowl...

Live and learn.

I am now listening to a fantastic piece of music from Archie Shepp
and Abdullah (Dollar Brand) Ibrahim
called “Barefoot Boy from Queens Town”.
I absolutely love Archie's playing.
I've not yet had the chance to meet Dollar Brand,
although I own a few of his CD's...

Happy Easter

Hallelujiah, Spring is here!

Till next time... 'Mela

10:27 AM

Saturday, April 03, 2004  


This is my new computer art piece, Hanami.
Hanami is Japanese
for "viewing the cherry blossoms".

Like the blossoms,
we bud, we bloom,
we fall-
A brief and beautiful stay-
This is nature's poignant way of reminding us...

Till next time... 'Mela

9:17 AM

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