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Sunday, February 27, 2005  

My friend Hiroshi took me to a fabulous place called DERORI...

I had a wonderful time there.
It was a total art experience...

There was this beautiful light box art...

The design of the place is eclectic:
A basement room with a bar and chiseled cement walls
with silver pipes.
Wrought iron fixtures and lamps, blue velvet drapes, framing a huge mirror.
Pillows, candles, pearl inlay tables...
The music jumped from Lou Reed & The Velvet Underground,
Patti Smith, David Bowie, to Laurie Anderson & Beethoven...

And that's just this particular night.

The food was a mix of health food and ethnic
but served so uniquely.
This was the place I didn't know I was in the mood for.
Special thanks to Akio, Takichi, & Kazuko for this treasure.
And of course to Hiroshi for showing me this place.
It's located in Shibuya,
but I felt like I was in late 70's early 80's NYC, downtown.
I felt in an element long passed, but returned in a new light.

A great evening...

I'm preparing for the end of my show at Cafe CoCoLo.
Early Tuesday morning, it comes down...
But my news for today is:

I have another show planned for the merry merry month of May
at Jazz Spot "J", Shinjuku.
Meladramas: On Stage At Last!
will be condensed, and travelling, cherie...
At this show, there will be 16 of my computer art prints in mats and frames for
exhibition, and for sale.

More details soon.

I'm still thinking of the enchanting place I visited last night...

They call you ecstasy

Nothing ever sticks to you

Not velcro, not scotch tape

Not my arms dipped in glue

Not if i wrap myself in nylon

A piece of duct tape down my back

Love pierced the arrow with the twelve

And i can't get you back

Ah, ecstasy


Ah, ecstasy


-Lou Reed

Till next time... 'Mela

12:36 PM

Sunday, February 20, 2005  

This is my newest computer art piece, "Tehani"...


This title is Tahitian for "caressed by the fragrance of flowers".
On these cold February days,
I find myself island dreaming...

I had a great night at Club KEI this past Friday
Stan was in top form,
as always,
and Aoki-san was down widdit...
Together they make a terrific duo,
that's always a pleasure for me to play with.
I presented Kei with a print of my computer art piece
In a white mat & frame, it looks fabulous in her club.
We go back a ways, Kei & Stan and me...

Time to rattle some pots and pans...

Till next time... 'Mela

7:05 PM

Friday, February 18, 2005  

Today is the opening of the
Japan Grand Prix International Orchid Festival 2005.

It is an annual Tokyo Dome event
that I so look forward to every February!
This will be my fifth consecutive year to attend.
It’s always a thrill to see what new “hybrid” will be introduced.
Along with the “prizewinners”...
I just love wandering about and taking in the fragrance...

Tonight’s my gig at Club Kei...
I will be joined by Hiromu Aoki on piano, and Stan Gilbert on bass.

See you there!

Till next time... ‘Mela

9:52 AM

Wednesday, February 16, 2005  

I ventured out last night, to a livehouse called NAGE.
I was invited to check out a young pianist named Hiro Morozumi.

He was plinking ivories with veteran trumpet /flugelhorn player Hiroshi Sanami's quartet.
Hiro has returned to Japan, after living/working in the Dallas area for ten or so years.
He has a CD out, called S H A R I N G.

I remembered Sanami-san from Nobuo Hara's Sharps & Flats orchestra.
I sang a couple numbers with the guys, it was a fun night.
I ducked out early, before the clouds of cigarette smoke could accumulate...

It was warm last night for February, so after a long train ride, I walked home.
I prepared a new list of "long way home" songs:

Black Slacks- Robert Gordon
Some Velvet Morning- Nancy Sinatra, Lee Hazelwood
I Want You- Bob Dylan
Mozambique- Bob Dylan
Guinnevere- CSNY
The Wind Cries Mary- Jimi Hendrix
Into the West -( Lord of the Rings ) Annie Lennox
She Belongs to Me- Bob Dylan
Skating Away (On the Thin Ice of a New Day)- Jethro Tull
San Tropez- Pink Floyd
Goin' to California- Led Zeppelin
Make a Circuit With Me- The Polecats
On a Night Like This- Bob Dylan
Manic Depression- Jimi Hendrix
Love Street- The Doors
Foerever Young- Bob Dylan

Funny coincidence, when I returned home,
"Woodstock- 3 Days of Love & Music" was on TV.
What a time that was. I was still too young to go,
but not too young to really dig the music.
I remember those people, the farmlands,
it was where I grew up...

Meanwhile, back in the year One-
When you belonged to no-one
you didn't stand a chance son,
if your pants were undone.
`Cause you were bred for humanity
and sold to society-
One day you'll wake up
in the Present Day
a million generations removed from expectations
of being who you really want to be.

Skating away -
Skating away -
Skating away on the thin ice of the New Day.

Skating Away

-Jethro Tull

Till next time... 'Mela

10:55 AM

Monday, February 14, 2005  

Happy Valentine's Day !

© 2000 Pamela MacCarthy

Raining Hearts

Check out more of my computer art here.

A sweet romance is not for me
I need electricity
If you wanna make me flip
Hit me with a micro chip

I'll be a diode, cathode, electrode
Overload, generator, oscillator
Make a circuit with me

Make a Circuit With Me

-Tim Worman, Phil Bloomberg
performed by THE POLECATS 1982

Till next time... 'Mela

11:57 AM

Friday, February 11, 2005  

Does anyone remember that song:
"I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in..."?
I don't know why , but it just came to mind...

I went back to the CoCoLo Cafe today, for an interview with a nice guy from
The Daily Yomiuri, Julian Satterthwaite.

Interviews are weird.

If you're really experienced, I imagine you don't say much.
You wait patiently for the questions,
and answer in a manner chockful of poise.
But to the inexperienced, I imagine the urge to
act like you're on the leather upholstered chaise lounge
of Dr. Spillyergutz, is a big temptation-

I think I fell neatly between the lines here.

I always wish I could say the things I think of later, though...
Eh, well-

The article will or won't be in next weeks ARTS section.

I'll let chiz all know what happens...

Today I got the most far-out Xmas package
It was delivered by a slow boat, with loving care:

First, pour moi , a black nylon padded guitar carrying case.
Now I can tote my resonator to the shop for some lighter gauge strings.
The ones on it now look (and feel) more like piano strings.
Thanks a MILLION, to my sister Wendy!
She also sent a fantastic digital camera to my son Michio,
for an Xmas/Graduation gift.
They graduate in March here in Japan.
The school year starts in April with the cherry blossoms.
Anyhoo, this badboy is a combination video/still camera,
and, although it is a Kodak, it does have instructions in
Japanese as well as English...
Too cool.

I gotta go make kitchen noises now.

I just dropped in,
to see what condition my condition was in...

JUST DROPPED IN (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)

-Mickey Newbury
performed by Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - 1968

Till next time... 'Mela

6:42 PM

Monday, February 07, 2005  

My opening party at Cafe CoCoLo was last night.
I think it was a great success.
Many of my friends were there.
Towards the end, just a few of us remained...
We shared lots of good food, wine and jokes.

Make mine, Holsten.

We are an artsy bunch, if I do say so...
Deepest thanks to my friend Hiroshi
for his support throughout-
Also to my son, Michio for his help
at home with the preparation work,
and his flyer photo.
To Wayne Gabel at The Asahi Shimbum
for his nice listing...
And to all my friends who showed support for me by showing up.
Also to Tomoya Hara for lugging not one,
but two guitars and amp to the cafe.
His style of playing was perfect for this event.

My short set list:

I'm just a Lucky So & So - Duke Ellington, Mack David
Sunrise, Sunset - Jerry Bock- music , Sheldon Harnick- lyrics
On the Sunny Side of the Street - Jimmy McHugh
Vincent (Starry Starry Night) - Don McLean

I hope to play again with Tomoya in the near future...

My next live music performance
will be on February 18th, Friday,
at Club Kei,Akasaka.
There, I will be appearing with my long time friend,
the king of groove and nasty jokes,
the fabulous Stan Gilbert on bass.
Another long-time friend, the elegant
Hiromu Aoki will be on piano.

I hope to see you there!

Till next time... 'Mela

2:58 PM

Tuesday, February 01, 2005  

WOW, the show is all set up!
At the crack of dawn, I was on the train, on the way to Cafe CoCoLo.
Hiroshi met me there, and also Kuriyama-san,the manager.
Together, we were like well-oiled machinery, getting the show set up
before the lunch crowd.

Combine all this with the help I had from my son, Michio,
to prepare things, I'm feelin' like a lucky so and so
about now...

And P.S., I hope Michio scores BIGTIME on his college exam today...

Till next time... 'Mela

3:21 PM

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