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Meladramas
 
Friday, April 30, 2010  




The Golden Week holiday is upon us,
here in Japan.

For many, that means 1 week off, to travel...

For me,
it means nice weather and slightly quieter streets...

Today, I was able to go to my Etegami class,
after being housebound for a week and a half with a kick-ass cold.

I was glad to be able to go out
and see my friends once again.

On the way to class this morning,
I found a most beautiful flower blooming wild
in front of my house...

A deep, rich purple.
They are called tsuyukusa, here...


Today's Etegami :



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Tsuyu-kusa
4-30-2010






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Ankh & Borsalino





My 5-2010 iPod update:

Memory of Antarctica - Vangelis
At The Gates of the Citadel - Phil Thornton & Hossam Ramzy
The Black Angel's Death Song - Lou Reed & The Velvet Underground
Joy Spring - Clifford Brown
Mephisto Waltz (Liszt ) - Van Cliburn
Into Morocco - Deep Forest
Imma Be - Black Eyed Peas
Expressway To Your Heart - Soul Survivors
Sara's Dance - Stanley Turrentine, Shirley Scott
Always Suffering - The Rolling Stones
Night Village - Deep Forest
Into The West ( Lord of the Rings ) - Annie Lennox







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5:51 PM

Monday, April 26, 2010  






The Nightingales' song
wakes me from my slumber
Winters' dream is done...

Opening my eyes
New green leaves stretch out their hands
Would you care to dance?


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Follow
Richie Havens








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12:25 PM

Monday, April 19, 2010  





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Photo: Michio Yves Ueda

Pamela MacCarthy
Live at the Artists Cafe
4-17-2010


Nao Suzuki (piano) Pamela MacCarthy (vocals) Ichi Takata (bass)



The performance at the Artist Cafe went very well.


My set lists:

How About You?
I Could Have Danced All Night
April In Paris
Sakura, Sakura (Improv)

Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
I Put A Spell On You
It Might As Well Be Spring
I'm A Fool To Want You

I Wished On The Moon
You're My Thrill
Please Don't Talk About Me (When I'm Gone)
I'll Be Seeing You



I am especially thankful for all who came out to my show...


My son, Michio, whom just sewed up another Spring semester at University,
came out to take photos.
My special group of students of English Conversation came out as well,
as did my dear, longtime friends...

Nao was especially brilliant on
"Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most".

We had a rehearsal days earlier;
she has a most excellent Bechstein piano
at her place.

The last time I performed that song was 1996.

I was a smoker, then.
14 Springs later,
although my sentiment is similar,
my key is a half step higher.

I now perform this song in A-flat...





I've forgotten to mention we had snow here.

The morning of the 17th of April,
it looked like this :


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April Snow
4-17-2010


Fallen pink blossoms
intermingle with snow flakes
a strange concoction...


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I remember this happened once before,
in Manhattan in 1981 or so...

I had recently arrived from Los Angeles;
welcomed by very cold and windy weather.

I stepped out to the local kiosk that night
to get a pack of 'smokes,
I still had my LA white and black opened toe'd shoes on,
that didn't match that East Coast weather.

A foot of snow came down that night.

The daffodils that lined Sutton Place
were covered in snow.
It also caused commute problems...

But by afternoon, it was gone, without a trace...


Here's my BAGGIN' IT 2010 iPod update :

Rose's Theme ( The Straight Story ) - Angelo Badalamenti
Lost Highway - Hank Williams, Sr.
Riders On The Storm - The Doors
I'm Ready - Muddy Waters
Burn It Blue - Caetano Veloso & Lila Downs
Guinnevere - CSN & Y
Dark Star - CSN & Y
Piazzolla : Mumuki - Yo Yo Ma
Follow - Richie Havens
Red House - Jimi Hendrix
I Hate Myself (For Loving You) - Joan Jett
Helplessly Hoping - CSN & Y
I'll Be Your Mirror - The Velvet Underground & Nico
The Wind Cries Mary - Jimi Hendrix
Cry Me A River - Joe Cocker, Leon Russell





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10:51 AM

Monday, April 05, 2010  





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I'll be appearing once again
at the Artist Cafe, Tokyo Dome Hotel, 43F,
on Saturday, April 17th.

The lovely and talented Nao Suzuki,
will join me on piano,
Ichi Takata on bass.

I will be performing 3 shows,
starting from 7:30 pm.

I enjoy Nao's accompaniment,
as well as her interpretation of the music.

She has precision, a great ear,
and together with her delicate delivery
adds a nice balance to the mix.

I look forward our show...


Check it out!





So far, it has been cold, wet, and uninviting this Hanami season.


No matter the weather,
when I look out my window,
I see this:



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Backyard Shrine
53 X 65 cm.
Gouache on canvas



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4-2010 iPod update:

The Blues Is My Business - Etta James
Driving South - Jimi Hendrix
The Last Time I Saw Richard - Joni Mitchell
Le Temps des Cerises - Charles Trénet
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps - Doris Day
Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
Valleys of Neptune - Jimi Hendrix
Hejira - Joni Mitchell; feat. Jaco Pastorius
April Joy - Pat Metheny Group
April In Paris - Sarah Vaughan, feat. Clifford Brown(tp), Paul Quinichette (ts)
Lilac Wine ( The Album Leaf Remix ) - Nina Simone
Riot In Lagos - Ryuichi Sakamoto, Ken Ishii
Can't Find My Way Home - Traffic; feat. Steve Winwood
Inspector Morse Theme - Barrington Pheloung











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9:53 AM

Thursday, April 01, 2010  





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The Cherry Blossoms
Have Arrived!



April Fool-2010 iPod update:

Temptation - Tom Waits
Hangin' On The Telephone - Blondie
Earth Died Screaming - Tom Waits
Tom's Diner - Suzanne Vega
What's He Building? - Tom Waits
Jockey Full of Bourbon - Tom Waits
Time - Tom Waits
Clair De Lune - Sidney Bechet, Django Reinhardt
Weeping Willow Blues - Bessie Smith
Comin' In On A Wing & A Prayer - Ry Cooder
Highway Cafe - Tom Waits, Kinky Friedman
Sea Of Love - Tom Waits
Illusions - Marlene Dietrich
Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most - Houston Person, Ron Carter
Astrix - Infected Mushrooms
Somewhere - Tom Waits










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