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Meladramas
 
Monday, January 26, 2009  




I watched the Inauguration ceremony together with my son,
Michio.

It went down Tokyo Time from around 1:30 am- till about 2:30 am.

As citizens, we wanted to watch history in the making...

I loved Aretha Franklin,
"The Queen of Soul" being part of the proceedings-

Her lovely hat;
like her music, regal, and larger than life...

Her heartfelt rendition of a song we all sang in grade school;
"My Country 'Tis of Thee,"
was a perfect choice...

President Obama and his wife are the closest in age to me, so far,
so I feel this connection, if no other exists with his politics...

Michelle Obama looked very proud of her husband,
in her Inauguration Ensemble.

It didn't appeal to me personally;
the color, the bulkiness, and the amount of sparkle in daytime, etc.

But it was her choice, not mine.

That got me thinking...

What would you wear, Miz 'Mela Mac?

So, I let my mind wander, and came up with my own design.

A little fashion fun.

Given all the resources a First Lady would have,
I'd put my design to work.

This is my Inauguration Outfit:



© 2009 Pamela MacCarthy



I can imagine all the animal rights activists
having a conniption fit over my choices of the gorgeous Russian Sable,
Cashmere, black Tahitian pearls, & an Alligator bag...


And of course, the shoes...

But my pièce de résistance,
is a little simplistic elegance from the past...

The violet corsage.


You bought me violets for my furs
And there was blue in the Wintry sky
You pinned the violets to my furs
And gave a lift to the crowds passing by

You smiled at me so sweetly
Since then one thought occurs
That we fell in love completely
The day you bought me violets for my furs


Violets For Your Furs

Words & Music Tom Adair / Matt Dennis




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Sunday, January 18, 2009  





Pamela MacCarthy at Tokyo Main Dining

Pamela MacCarthy at Tokyo Main Dining
January 16th, 2009
Photo: Hiroshi Yamamoto



My performance at Tokyo Main Dining
went very well.
Keisaku Takahashi accompanied me on piano.

Also, my birthday performance at Jazz Spot "J"
was a blast!

Pictures from that date will be posted soon.

Thanks to all my friends who fell by,
despite the despicable weather,
bringing support, beautiful flowers, cards & gifts-
It made for one fabulous night!

From now,
I will take a short break from the bandstand,
and return in April .

More details later...


Here is my Beginning of 2009 iPod update:

Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield
15 Steps - Radiohead
Gertrude's Bounce - Clifford Brown, Max Roach
Central Park West - John Coltrane
Just Like Heaven - The Cure
Welcome 2 The Jungle - Guns N' Roses
What's Goin' On - Marvin Gaye
Blue In Green - Miles Davis
Bachelorette - Bjork
First Light - Freddie Hubbard
Don't Look Back - Peter Tosh
But the World Goes 'Round - Liza Minelli
I Want To Be Evil - Chiwetel Ejiofor
Save The Best For Last - Vanessa Williams






A. Wyeth

American Painter, Andrew Wyeth

1917-2009






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Friday, January 09, 2009  




January's here
Creativity is air
for this Garnet girl...
©2009 Pamela MacCarthy


Over this past holiday season,
I’ve created a new digital art piece,
the first of 2 0 0 9 :


'Garnet Girl' ©2009 Pamela MacCarthy

Garnet-Girl
Digital
©2009 Pamela MacCarthy



Together with the Princess Pansy,
we are colorful Winter girls...


To see more of my Digital Art visit here.



Tonite, I will raise my voice in celebration
at my birthday concert at JAZZ SPOT "J".


See you there!



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Sunday, January 04, 2009  





4 boys kick a can
the shrine's lanterns line the street
2008 ends...

Late night revelers
mostly young, try to keep warm
beautiful new smiles

3 girls together
sharing a tall Cup of Now
Two thousand and nine!

©2009 Pamela MacCarthy






The New Year holiday is about over...

Next Friday, January 9th, is my birthday.

I will celebrate it with a concert, at Jazz Spot "J", Shinjuku,
with my Trio:

Keisaku Takahashi - piano
Kazuo Midorikawa - bass
Yosuke Hase - drums


Also, a few special musical guests may stop by and sit in...
I hope to see you there!

Updated Calendar page, here.

JAZZ SPOT "J" info/flyer, here.

The following week, Friday, January 16th,
I will perform at Tokyo Main Dining, in Shibuya.

Tokyo Main Dining flyer /info, here...



Yesterday, I went with my friend Hiroshi,
to see the newly opened Paul Klee Exhibition
at Bunkamura, in Shibuya.

From 2 January, Fri.~ 22 March, Sun. 2009

Masterpieces of Kunstsammlung
Nordrhein-Westfalen:
The Beginning of the 20th Century; Times of Picasso and Klee

was breathtaking...

I enjoy Bunkamura for the fact you can get up close to see
details/ brushwork, and they exercise crowd control.

This collection of art is so absolutely not to be missed!

Divided into 4 categories, Expressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, and
Kandinsky & Klee.

it is one of the most important shows, here for a relatively brief period.

An excellent way to bring in the new year!


My favorites:

In Expressionism:

"The Gulf of Saint Tropez," Henri Matisse- 1904
"The Lovesick Man", George Grosz- 1916
"Feast Day", Marc Chagall- 1914

In Cubism :

"Glasses, Teacup, Bottle and Pipe on a Table", Juan Gris- 1914
"Woman at the Mirror", Pablo Picasso -1937
"Still Life with Fruit-Dish, Bottle and Mandolin", Georges Braque- 1930

In Surrealism:

"The Meeting", Rene Magriite- 1926
"Panorama for the Populace", Rene Magritte-1926
"The Wavering Woman", Max Ernst- 1923
"The Absent Lady", Yves Tanguy- 1942
"After Us, Maternity" Max Ernst- 1927
"Rhythmic Figures", Joan Miro- 1934
"Landscape with Sprouting Corn", Max Ernst- 1936

In Klee & Kandinsky :

"Untitled Improvisation 1", Wassily Kandinsky- 1914
"Memory of a Garden", Paul Klee- 1914
"Physiognomic Crystallization", Paul Klee- 1924
"Black Prince", Paul Klee- 1927
"Camel", Paul Klee- 1920
"Jewels", Paul Klee- 1937
"Dangerous", Paul Klee-1938
"Lady and Fashion", Paul Klee- 1938





Memory of a Garden 1924
Paul Klee
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Thursday, January 01, 2009  















Happy New Year 2009!
Akemashite Omedeto Gozaimasu!






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