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Friday, September 30, 2005  

Happy Birthday to my youngest sister, Bonnie...

Mela signiature

11:01 PM

Thursday, September 29, 2005  

My upcoming art exhibition; DIGITAL DIARY

Goes up this Saturday, October 1st, at JAZZ SPOT/GALLERY "J"...

I'd like to thank Hiroshi Yamamoto for his ongoing help and support,
and his translations!

And Michael for his beautiful photographs.

I'm using this one on my poster:

Pamela at Barneys

Pamela at Barney's New York, Shinjuku

photo: Michael L. Robben

My son Michio will help me carry and set things up
on Saturday.

I certainly am A Lucky So & So...

Some other great news:

The "J-Belles" will join me at my opening party
Oct. 5th, Wednesday,
and at the FCCJ event;
The Concert for New Orleans on October 8th!

The J-Belles are:

Julianne- backup vocals
Joni Davidson- backup vocals

I am so looking forward to working together!

Till next time...
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10:06 AM

Saturday, September 24, 2005  

Well, it's officially Autumn.

My new prints are in the frame shop to be done the 27th.
Giant thanks to my friend Hiroshi for
the excellent job he did in printing them for me.

I have been busy as hell with all my projects.
A lotta irons in the fire.
I hope to have a new webpage up soon with the details of my upcoming
digital art show on it.

My prayers are with the people of Southern Texas
and Louisiana as they endure Hurricane Rita.

Till next time...
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10:09 PM

Monday, September 19, 2005  

I've been busy getting the guys together for the New Orleans Benefit Concert at The Foreign Correspondants Club Japan.

It will be October 8th, Saturday from 4:30- 10:30p.m.
You can reserve tickets on their website.
Or make a reservation at: 03-3211-3161 .
There will be a Cajun cuisine buffet.
All proceeds to benefit the Katrina battered people
and city of New Orleans.

There will be many Tokyo musicians donating
their time and talent to support this cause.

Me & the guys will be 5 of 'em:

My band will be:

Pamela MacCarthy- vocals
Keisaku Takahashi- electric piano
Motoaki "MOTO"Makino- guitar
Hiroshi Eguchi- electric bass
Scott Lathem- drums

I'll post more info on this a bit later.

Tomorrow the wheels get in motion
for the preparation of my second computer art exhibition this year;
Digital Diary.

Till next time...
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4:25 PM

Saturday, September 17, 2005  

The distant echoing thud on the huge drum on wheels is coming closer...

The whistling of small bamboo flutes
together with the rhythmic beating of a cowbell
create a hypnotic aura
as the float on wheels slowly approaches.

There is excitement in the air,
as the rice harvest procession of villagers and floats
make their way around the lantern lit streets.

It will go on for a time,
till it reaches the final destination,
the Ginga-

My own personal Backyard Shrine.

It’s a warm breezy night with the backdrop
of the almost full orange moon.

I have seen this event many times, in the years I’ve spent here.
Every year I enjoy it anew.

I’ve taken many photos tonight.
Perhaps a new canvas will emerge from the spirit I felt
in my little town...

Till next time... ‘Mela

7:54 PM

Friday, September 16, 2005  

Harvest Moon by Hiroshige 1831

Takanawa beneath a Harvest Moon

ca 1831 woodblock print


The harvest moon will occur here in Tokyo this Sunday.

Till next time... 'Mela

9:54 AM

Tuesday, September 13, 2005  

In Memory of my father:

John P. MacCarthy
September 13, 1935- November 25, 1988

My father would have been 70 today.


7:16 PM

Monday, September 12, 2005  

Junichiro Koizumi has won in the Japanese elections.

A Whoopa tah.

Don't get me wrong, I am glad he won,
but I had no hand in it.

For the past week or so, I have been getting phone calls
from all sorts of campaign offices to remind me to vote
for whomever the hell they were representing-
But even when they heard a "hello" instead of a "moishi moishi"
they continued speaking to me as if it didn't matter.

Somebody ought to let them know that foreigners,
even of the permanent resident variety, can't vote.

Can't as in cannot and may not...

Yesterday, there was banging of drums,
and parading in the neighborhood streets.
A huge drum and floats were being pulled by the neighborhood people.
I could hear the chanting as the men carried the heavy shrine float past my balcony.
Little kids walked along with their mothers.
Older guys carrying paper cups of beer, and sake,
merrymaking while giving thanks and welcoming a good rice harvest.

From a visitors eyes, this might resemble a movie set,
like from one of those old samurai movies...

©1998 Pamela MacCarthy

The Rice Harvest Festival

50.5 X 60.5 cm gouache on canvas

But as an old hand here in Nihon,
methinks this was a dress rehearsal,
and next weekend, free of elections, may be when they really let 'er rip.
Also, it's a holiday the following Monday, the 19th,
Keiro no hi,
or respect for the aged day.

I went down to river to cut some su-suki
I went down to river to cut some su-suki
but the man there cutting cosmos told me,
girl, you're too early...

Too Early Blues
-Pamela MacCarthy

Till next time... 'Mela

11:46 AM

Friday, September 09, 2005  

The typhoon's blown over.
Where I live, fortunately, there was no damage to speak of.

I love this time of year.

In Japan, the autumn's are much more subtle,
more gradual than in my home of New York.
The process of leaves turning colors,
and falling off the trees can go on till December here.

Soon, will be the Tsukimi,
or the Rice Harvest Festival.

I look forward to this time of the harvest moon...

When we were strangers
I watched you from afar
When we were lovers
I loved you with all my heart.

But now it's gettin' late
And the moon is climbin' high
I want to celebrate
See it shinin' in your eye.

Because I'm still in love with you
I want to see you dance again
Because I'm still in love with you
On this harvest moon.

Harvest Moon

- Neil Young

Till next time... 'Mela

10:32 AM

Saturday, September 03, 2005  

I’ve been busy...

My gig at BFLAT AKASAKA went well.
There was a nice write up on it at the blues blog.

My son Michio started University.
I am very proud of him, and have been assisting him getting
it together.

I am very excited to report my second art show this year:

It will be at Jazz Spot”J”, Shinjuku,
the month of October, my favorite month.
Out of the 73 pieces I now have online,
I will show 16.

All for sale.

My opening party / live jazz show will be on the same premises,
October 5th, Wednesday.
The musicians are to be announced...

This is the promo piece for it:

Digital Diary

October 1-31st, 2005


Jazz Spot “J” Shinjuku,

Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Open 6:30p.m. -12midnight Mon-Sat.

phone: 03-3-3354-0335

Jazz Vocalist, artist, Pamela MacCarthy presents
her second exhibition of computer generated art;
Digital Diary.

A new medium for Pamela,
whose past exhibitions at Jazz Spot “J”
have been two dimensional paintings.

This new work is of a spontaneous nature; using imagination,
a bit of drama,
and a computer mouse to depict personal moods.

Her first digital exhibition was in February 2005 entitled:
“Meladramas: On Stage at Last!”.
50 “mood journals”,
pieces dating from 1999 until February 2005.

Digital Diary will include selected pieces
both brand new and older,
all for sale.


© 2005 Pamela MacCarthy

My prayers, good vibes, and well wishes go to the people of
New Orleans, Biloxi, Gulfport,
and all surrounding areas hit by Katrina.
May they at last get the attention in the form of swift relief
that they have been needing since the storm hit.

Why anything is held back here, where it is estimated to be one of the worst
natural disasters to hit the U.S.A., is beyond me...

R.I.P. R.L.Burnside, bluesman, extraordinaire...

Till next time... ‘Mela

9:53 AM

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