Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tonight, it will be a blue moon New Years' Eve! This same moon was present the first New Years' Eve I celebrated here! 2009 has been one helluva year, good, and otherwise... I'm thankful, as I say, Adieu 2009! To all my family, my dearest friends & readers far and wide, God Bless you all! 'Bless the souls we've lost this year... I leave with a prayer for next year to bring us health, wealth, love, and good humor... ©2009 Pamela MacCarthy Pamela MacCarthy @ Lumiere, Tokyo, Japan 11-21-2009 Nancy Wilson "What Are You Doing New Years' Eve ? " Till Next Year!
Friday, December 25, 2009
To All My Family, Dear Friends, and Readers : M e r r y C h r i s t m a s ! Till Next Time...
Sunday, December 20, 2009
19 years ago today, My son Michio & I arrived here in Japan. The first thing I remember was the scent of mikans; a tangerine-type citrus fruit grown here, and the smell of smoke and burning leaves... To celebrate this season, Michio and I had a night out around our town. Dinner, and a movie : 2 0 1 2 Director : Roland Emmerich (2009) Wow. 3 hours of non-stop angst! I loved John Cusack, Woody Harrelson, and Chiwetel Ejiofor... Remember him in Kinky Boots? Also the cute little Russian girl with her little dog and a flying bird! After the movie, and a deep exhale, we walked around in the chilly evening to gaze at the holiday light displays... ©2009 Pamela MacCarthy Michio and the Christmas lights December 17th, 2009 To all my family and friends on the East Coast, in the midst of this big snowstorm, I hope you're keeping warm! Here's something from one of my favorite composer/pianists; Vince Guaraldi, and one of my favorite Christmas shows... "Christmastime is Here" Vince Guaraldi Trio A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) Till Next Time...
Saturday, December 12, 2009
The holiday season is here! My son Michio & I decorated the place, and the Christmas tree, while listening to my "Christmas 2009" compilization... Yesterday, at 8am, I was up cooking a large pot of Mama 'Mela's pasta sauce with ziti- A hit, at every party I bring it to. I met with my International Salon girlfriends, for our Etegami session, and after party/lunch. ©2009 Pamela MacCarthy December Etegami I also brought my "Christmas 2009" playlist for atmosphere... You might've noticed my blog is currently not playing music. MIXPOD was fun while it lasted. Suffice it to say, things changed, and there was entirely too much sticky bullshit to continue using it- So the music player done gone. Other news : There are no public for me this year, Christmas gigs so far, to report. Private parties and events only... But in the New Year, on my birthday, Saturday, January 9th, I will perform once again at Tokyo Dome Hotel's Artist Cafe, 43F... Here's my "Christmas 2009" playlist : Here Comes Santa Claus - Ramsey Lewis Merry Christmas, Baby - Kenny Burrell The Christmas Song - Mel Tormé O Tannenbaum - Vince Guaraldi Trio I Bought You a Plastic Star - Michael Franks Winter - Tori Amos Greensleeves - John Coltrane Christmastime is Here - Vince Guaraldi Trio River - Joni Mitchell A Child Is Born - Oscar Peterson 2000 Miles - The Pretenders Baby, It's Cold Outside - Zooey DeChanel & Leon Redbone Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Bill Evans Winter Wonderland - Ray Charles What Are You Doing New Years' Eve ? - Nancy Wilson Oíche Chiún (Silent Night) - Enya Joy To The World - Whitney Houston and The Georgia Mass Choir All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey Merry Christmas, Baby - Kenny Burrell Till Next Time...
Monday, December 07, 2009
Happy Birthday Debbie! ©2009 Pamela MacCarthy Portrait of Debbie Today, my beautiful sister Sagittarius and I share the same age- Until my birthday on January 9th. Hey Deb, the party has started... Marcus Roberts - Piano Reginald Veal - Bass Victor Goines - Clarinet Wes Anderson - Saxophone Wynton Marsalis - Trumpet Wycliffe Gordon - Trombone Herlin Riley - Drums Till Next Time...