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Tuesday, April 28, 2009  

©2009 Pamela MacCarthy

I'm remembering...
Disco nights & you

Music beckoned
HUK-APOO and platform shoes
Gin & tonic, lime

Mirror-ball sparkles
Addiction, dissipation
Sweet, wonderful bliss

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I started my professional singing career
performing Disco & Funk music.

When last week's American Idol show featured "Disco",
I thought, yeah, right...
this should be interesting!

Disco started out as a means
to relieve the tedium & doldrums of persistent unemployment
during Jimmy Carter's recession.

It caught on globally, and became a phenomenon!

Musicians, & dope-dealers were working, man!

Something unique & fabulous was created,
much more than just a music genre.

A liberation from the hum-drum,
it forever connected and enticed all that felt that four-on-the-floor back beat !

I somehow can't fathom the American Idol kids grasping this.

But then again, a lot of the same ingredients are again in the mix...

What will be the next?

Here is my DISCO! iPod update:

Pick Up the Pieces - Average White Band
Dance Dance Dance - Chic
Aint No Stopping Us Now - McFadden & Whitehead
This Time, Baby - Jackie Moore
There But For the Grace of God - Machine
Mighty Real - Sylvester
Movin' - Brass Construction
It's Raining Men - The Weather Girls
I Love Music - The O'Jays
I Feel Love - Donna Summer
Shame - Evelyn "Champagne" King
Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas
Get Off - Foxy
MacArthur Park - Donna Summer
San Francisco - Village People
Turn the Beat Around - Vickie Sue Robinson

R.I.P. Bea Arthur.

Till Next Time...
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3:54 PM

Monday, April 20, 2009  

Howdy, Hi there!

It's been lovely 'round this neck of the woods.
Weather-wise, anyway.

I have no photos from my last gig.
It was, in actuality, my last gig, at that establishment,
for awhile...

Budget cuts, bla-di bla-di bla-di bla.

I'm so restless lately, I can hardly stand it!

I had my Ikebana class today.
I always enjoy this time with
my girl- friends,
and the beautiful fresh flowers!

©2009 Pamela MacCarthy

I guess the way I feel can be best described
in this little diddy...

iPod update:

More Than You Know - Billie Holiday
Let's Do It - Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson
Blue Monk - Bobby Hutcherson & McCoy Tyner
Are You Experienced ? - Jimi Hendrix
Green Grass & High Tides - The Outlaws
Black Market - Marlene Dietrich
Rain Dogs - Tom Waits
Parachute Woman - The Rolling Stones
J'ai Deux Amour - Joséphine Baker
Red Wind - Jan Garbarek
Are You Ready For the Country? - Neil Young
Love Is The Sweetest Thing - Al Bowlly
I'll Fly Tonite - Echo & The Bunnymen

Romantic sponges, they say, do it,
Oysters, down in Oyster Bay, do it,
Let's do it, let's fall in love.
Cold Cape Cod clams, 'gainst their
wish, do it,
Even lazy jellyfish do it,
Let's do it, let's fall in love.
Electric eels, I might add, do it,
Though it shocks 'em, I know.
Why ask if shad do it?
Waiter, bring me shad roe.
In shallow shoals, English soles do it.
Goldfish, in the privacy of bowls, do it.
Let's do it, let's fall in love.

The dragonflies, in the reeds, do it,
Sentimental centipedes do it,
Let's do it, let's fall in love.
Mosquitoes, heaven forbid, do it,
So does ev'ry katydid do it,
Let's do it, let's fall in love.
The most refined lady bugs do it,
When a gentleman calls,
Moths in your rugs, do it,
What's the use of moth balls?
Locusts in trees do it, bees do it,
Even overeducated fleas do it,
Let's do it, let's fall in love.

Let's Do It

-Cole Porter
as sung by Leslie "Hutch" Huchinson

'Till Next Time...
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8:08 PM

Wednesday, April 15, 2009  

©2009 Pamela MacCarthy

Till Next time...
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12:35 PM

Sunday, April 12, 2009  

Wabbit Twax...

Till Next time...
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7:47 AM

Thursday, April 02, 2009  

The Cherry Blossoms have started to pop,
in my backyard.

I took some close-up photos of the new blossoms
with my mobile phone camera,
and digitally created this :

© 2009 Pamela MacCarthy


See more of my digital work here.

I'm hoping that the temperatures will warm up somewhat,
it is still too cold and windy
to sit outside for a Hanami party!

Tomorrow, April 3rd, is my gig at Tokyo Main Dining.

Saturday, April 4th,
will be a combination Hanami Party and Indonesian Dance performance.

A group of my girlfriends have been rehearsing
for weeks with Wiwied; a friend and teacher of Indonesian Dance,
for this event in my neighborhood.

I hope to post some pics from both events!

Here's my Cherry Blossom 2009 iPOD update:

April Come She Will - Simon & Garfunkel
Breezin' Along With the Breeze - Josephine Baker
Reap the Wild Wind - Ultravox
Hung Up - Madonna
Rio De Janeiro - Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66
Why Worry ? - Dire Straits
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Leon Russell
The Happening - Diana Ross & The Supremes
Alone in Kyoto - AIR
Run To Me - The Bee Gees
Somebody Loves Me - Eddie Condon, Sidney Bechet, Jack Teagarden
Mon Pa Mon Po - Poncho Sanchez, Mongo Santamaria
London in the Rain - Blossom Dearie/ Variety Lab
April in Paris - Bill Evans
Years May Go By - Rickie Lee Jones

'Till Next time...
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10:55 AM

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