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Meladramas
 
Thursday, November 30, 2006  







© 1998 Pamela MacCarthy

November Still Life

38 X 43.5 cm.

Gouache on canvas board










My updated iPOD “Enchanted” list:

Sunny - Bobby Hebb
Rumba Medley: Nobuo Hara & His Sharps & Flats Orchestra (featuring Pamela MacCarthy)
Kiko and the Lavendar Moon - Los Lobos
I’ve Heard That Song Before - Nobuo Hara & His Sharps & Flats Orchestra (featuring Pamela MacCarthy)
Hang Fire - The Rolling Stones
City of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie
Reconsider Me - Warren Zevon
Moonlight Serenade - Nobuo Hara & His Sharps & Flats Orchestra (featuring Pamela MacCarthy)
Chan Chan - Buena Vista Social Club feat. Eliades Ochoa
Congo Square - Sonny Landreth
Theme From Harry’s Game - Clannad
Viente Años - Buena Vista Social Club feat. Omara Portuondo
El Cuarto de Tula - Buena Vista Social Club feat. Eliades Ochoa
Angelina - Keb’ Mo’
Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean - Ruth Brown
De Camino a La Vereda - Buena Vista Social Club feat. Ibrahim Ferrer
I Cried for You - Nobuo Hara & His Sharps & Flats Orchestra (featuring Pamela MacCarthy)







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9:50 AM

Thursday, November 23, 2006  





Thanksgiving
Alice Neel

1965



To my family, my dear friends and readers, any, and everywhere you are,
here’s my wish for you all:







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11:23 AM

Sunday, November 19, 2006  








Ruth Brown
The Queen Mother of The Blues
January 30, 1928 - November 17, 2006


The Queen Mother of The Blues,
Ruth Brown, has passed on,
she was 78.

I’m not a journalist,
I don't want to go into the great details
of her spectacular life and career-
That job has already been done.

I just want to say what her music has meant to me,
as a person, and as a fellow performer.

She was one of a kind.

From her girlish sort of rant at the endings of some songs,
to her WOOOOOOOA!
She made the song uniquely her own.

I didn’t start to know about her till
the second half of her career.
I never had the pleasure of meeting her,
or seeing her perform live,
but I am very familiar with her music.

Give a listen to some of the links here.
Two of my favorite CD’s of hers are:

R+B = Ruth Brown.
Give a listen to ”That Train Don’t Stop Here”
with that kickin’ band she's playing with!

And, on this CD, Blues on Broadway,
check out, “If I Can’t Sell It”, "Nobody Knows You (When You’re Down and Out”,
and “Am I Blue?”


This CD is recorded on a live 2 track format,
but combined with the fabulous line-up of musicians
and Ruth's own addition
of grit and class,
it is rich with human experience!

You don't sing them kind of blues in your 20's, people!

Then, came Ruth's Tony Award winning
appearance in Black and Blue.
I was very happy to see her get much musical acclaim for her role in that musical!

Later, she went on to record and tour with Bonnie Raitt
on the Road Tested CD and tour...

I also have that double CD,
it is a treasure!

Ruth Brown's music is like my old friend-
I've come to depend on it,
when I'm feelin' low...

Nooooobody like her.

Luckily, her recordings live on...

Lucky Ruth, Tell the truth!





Rest in Peace, Ruth Brown...






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11:00 AM

Saturday, November 11, 2006  









Kazuyuki Ohtsu
Aki No Hi
limited edition print 2004


Yesterday,
Michael took me to see the Rousseau
show at The Setagaya Art Museum.
It is titled, Henri Rousseau Envisaged...

The outing was a great diversion from the invading hum drum,
and had it not been for the rude zimmer-frame set
pushing and stepping on my toes,
it would have been perfect.

Outside, the sun fades earlier, now...

At 3pm,
the warm golden amber hues cling to the tops of trees,
and vibrate off passerby.

The crows offer commentary
as Michael and I walk back to the station.


I smell Winter in the twilight air...



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10:23 AM

Thursday, November 02, 2006  




Tomorrow night,
Friday, November 3rd,
is my next gig at Half Tone, Tachikawa.


Eensie Weensie



Halloween night was a total gas!







Witch-y me










Arrrrrr... Bring on the dancin' leather bustier clad wenchesl
Sez Michael and his magic hook...






Me & Jimmie Smith doin' the Who Do Da Voodoo?







For my next trick...



A great time was had by all.
We sat at an outside cafe in Roppongi Hills
sippin' Champagne and Perrier,
havin' a few laughs...


A perfectly cool and breezy Halloween night in Roppongi...


Meanwhile, in the breezy town of Los Angeles, California,
Some mighty impressive pumpkin carving went on...







Wicked WITCH!
carving and photo: Young Hee








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