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Tuesday, May 30, 2006  

I went to see The Da Vinci Code yesterday.

I loved the scenery.

But I believe my own imagination
was hard to beat,
while reading the book.

I did so enjoy the last scene of the movie, though.

In the book, this part is vague to me,
and I could never get a mental picture.

This is where the movie, to me,
actually gets interesting:

Tom Hanks’ character is cleaning up after
his trials and tribulations (the whole movie!)
in his room at The Ritz.

He cuts himself while shaving, the blood drips,
making a red line sliding into the drain...

He figures it out, then-
Where the last piece of the puzzle goes...

When he steps out into the night air of Place Vendôme
and brusquely makes his way
to The Louvre,
I feel the cool, dry, Parisien air he is breathing in!

Meanwhile back on the ranch
here in Tokyo,
this is the scene
I’m breathing in :

Till next time...
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1:57 PM

Friday, May 19, 2006  

It's so green everywhere...

I 've started a balcony garden;
with flowering plants of all colors and sorts.
There are avocado plants new and old,
I've started from pits with 3 toothpicks in a glass.

Also strawberry plants, cacti, and other assorted vegetation...
I have two more hanging boxes to add
with lovely nasturtiums,
and my balcony Shangri-La
is complete...

My calender has been updated.

I've added a gig at Half Tone Tachikawa, to my summer roster.

My gig at B-Flat Akasaka is promising to be a nice way to welcome in the summer!

I am presently rehearsing 6 new tunes,
and along with the Quartet
of some of my favorite musicians:

Keisaku Takahashi - piano
Tomoya Hara - guitar
Mark Tourian - bass
Mike Resnikoff - drums

I will have a guest appearance by
a fabulous blues harp player by the name of
Colin Grafton.
He will join me and the guys
on the second set.

Colin is a fabulous player,
with an ear for both jazz & blues.
I am looking forward to having him play
with us.

More gigs coming in later in the year-
It looks like I'll make it over to Los Angeles
to do a small tour.

I'll get back with more details as they come in...

Los Angeles was my fun city years ago.
I enjoyed the diversity of it, the different flavors,
and the dry, warm weather...
The 4am treks to Safeway didn't suck, either...

As well as playing some music there,
I look forward to seeing some old friends I haven't seen in a
long time, and to meet some new ones.

Another solid week of rain!

A movie house is the perfect idea,
and I am so excited that The Da Vinci Code will be opening in my neighborhood tomorrow.

It might be awhile before I can actually get in to see it.

This movie has been hyped like crazy here.
I loved the book.
I bought it in Guam on vacation last year.

I am presently working on the book that preceeded
Dan Brown's;
Holy Blood, Holy Grail.

I say "working" because a page turner this is not,
but my curiousity eggs me on-

This rainy weather has been a good catalyst ...

Till next time...
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9:48 AM

Sunday, May 14, 2006  

Happy Mother's Day!

© 2006 Pamela MacCarthy

I created this for my mother, Shirley.
She's a great mom,
who raised up 4 girls.

I am the oldest,
the artist.
Not starving, but yet undiscovered.
So, being a little light on funds,
FTD was not an option.
So, I created my own Mother's Day bouquet,
with the help of the good 'ole Google Image Search,
and Photoshop.

I love that I can choose only the flowers I want,
and arrange them the way I want them to be.
Also, I can pick the vase, price is no issue...
The table?
No, problem, a slab of weathered cyber wood.

I've created a cyber-collage...

A first, for me...

Till next time...
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9:00 AM

Sunday, May 07, 2006  

Today is the birthday of one of my oldest and dearest friends.
The Taurus girl, Mary.

We have been friends since we were both 14.
As many will attest,
14 is a damned tough time in a person’s life.
Mary was the beacon of light that said,
“Don’t worry about it.”

I spent a lot of time in her house with her family.
Her late mom, Isabelle, from Glasgow, Scotland,
thought I was something special because I shared her passion for field hockey.

I was a center forward on the championship-winning team.
But, as always, I digress...

Mary’s dad was from Warsaw, Poland.
He called her Marishka, and she was his treasure.

Mary was the youngest in a house of older brothers.
Only one brother, Johnny,
was still at home when I met her.

Mary's house was like my second home.
Before I met her,
I always had my nose in a comic book,
or some science fiction,
or a book of Mark Twain.

I showed up for school one day,
in one of my signature outfits:
A zig-zag edged, kermit-the-frog lime green dress
with matching tights.

It must be how Mary
first noticed me.
I noticed her big smile and ready laugh,
and her bright hazel-brown eyes.
She accepted me and my quirkiness,
and I was happy to find in her a kind, understanding person,
who loves to laugh!

Together with Mary P., we were a

Mary P., myself, and Mary D., at the Swimspot,
Pine Bush, NY,
many moons ago

I still laugh at our escapades, thinking back...

I was maid-of-honor at her wedding.
Her & Tom are still happily married,
and have three great girls.

We still share our worries, our personal triumphs and

A friend who has known you from back when
is a precious thing-

And so, to one of my oldest friends:

Happy Birthday, Mary!

Till next time...
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11:25 PM

Monday, May 01, 2006  

I present my new digital artwork:

© 2006 Pamela MacCarthy

To see more artwork,
visit Digital Art,
or my Peinture Catalogue...

I've been rehearsing a few new songs,
since I've changed the strings on my resonator,

Austin Resonator

it no longer turns my fingertips to hamburger.

Nice sound, too...

Oh, and Michio started his summer job today...

Till next time...
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2:06 PM

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