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Meladramas
 
Monday, November 29, 2010  





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Late in the season
the pampas grass floats and dances-
Mesmerizingly...


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9:36 AM

Friday, November 26, 2010  




Tomorrow,
Saturday, 11/27/2010
is the International Salon annual party/get together
at Fuchu-City Lumiere.

I participate each year;
singing and playing a few tunes on my resonator.

There will also be 2 other bands.

Aside from the music,
the party will feature mine and my groupmates'
Ikebana & Etegami Art exhibitions,
Indonesian dance,
and many wonderful International dishes
in a buffet setting.


Charge : 800 yen
Time : 5:30 ~ 9pm.




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Pamela MacCarthy @ Lumiere
Fuchu, Tokyo
2009



See you there!





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9:04 AM

Thursday, November 25, 2010  




Happy Thanksgiving!



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November View of Shrine



Red, orange, yellow
green, brown, gold, black, silver, white-
Why I love Autumn...


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Thanksgiving iPod playlist :

Charlie Brown's Theme - Vince Guaraldi Trio
Someone To Watch Over Me - Blossom Dearie
The Four Seasons: "Autumn" - Antonio Vivaldi/ The Boston Pops
Julia - The Eurythmics
Kill Bill Theme Song - Wu-tang Clan
Malaguena Salerosa - Chingon
How's The World Treating You? - James Taylor & Alison Krauss
Thanksgiving Theme - Vince Guaraldi Trio
Sabar - Youssou N'Dour
Autumn Leaves - Earl Klugh
Kirikou - Youssou N'Dour
Four Women - Nina Simone
Le Banquet - Yann Tiersen
Send In The Clowns - Lorez Alexandria
Django - The Modern Jazz Quartet & Friends, feat. Phil Woods










The Four Seasons: Autumn
Antonio Vivaldi






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11:06 AM

Thursday, November 18, 2010  




My friend Kristy and I
had a rare couple hours to hang out and peruse
some of our favorite fun shops...

When we got to the 3rd floor,
we were surprised to see the "red & white striped curtains"
that surround newly closed shops.

After a moment,
curiosity replaced our disappointment.

What remained behind the curtains?

What was left of this one-time Palace of Kitsch;
our beloved 390¥ shop...?

We peeked inside the curtains
to see many neatly-packed plastic containers.

Walls that once held the gamut of thrift-store paraphernalia,
lay threadbare,
like a Who-ville house after a Grinch visit...

The blue M&M's guy stood in a far corner,
arms still posed in the now strangely poignant double thumbs up,
topped off with his signature white gloves...



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The M&M's guy, 2 salesgirls, Me & Kristy
In the 390¥ stores' happier times


My personal favorite, Sharky,
was still mounted on the wall...



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Theme From
"Jaws"
John Williams





A fun time for Kristy & I,
we both shall miss the 390¥ shop,
especially the outrageous & wonderfully manic music!







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10:49 AM

Monday, November 15, 2010  




It was a cloudy but warm Sunday...

2 of my friends sent me pics from their day.

I'll include mine,
for 3 Lanscapes :




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Tsubaki, Kiku, & houkigusa
( Camellia, Chrysanthemums, & Summer Cypress )







Photo : Hiroshi Yamamoto

View From Top of Mt. Kagenobu







Photo : Kristy Dennis

Saitama Red








Autumn jams :







Charlie Brown's Theme

The Vince Guaraldi Trio










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11:48 AM

Saturday, November 13, 2010  




Yesterday's Etegami session :


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Seasonal Game

11-12-2010

Black Ink,
Watercolor


The wind blows the leaves
And changes their hue to flame
A Seasonal Game...


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On Thursday,
My friend Michael and I visited
Fuchu Art Museum's 10th Anniversary Exhibition;
"Present of Brilliant Nature and Light From Barbizon to Musashino" ,
going on till Tuesday, 11/23.


It's always a pleasant walk through the park,
to get there :



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Michael in Fuchu Park
11-11-2010





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On the way to
Fuchu Art Museum
11-11-2010





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Photo : Michael Robben

A Moment...
11-11-2010




The works are wonderful.

Here are two pieces that caught my eye:




Seaside and Cliffs of Pourville In the Morning

Claude Monet
Oil
1882






View of the Cherry Blossoms On the Sumida River

Takahashi, Yuichi
Oil
1874




These are just 2 of many pieces,
that must be seen in person!

My beef with this Gallery is the lack of English
in anything other than the title of the work,
and that's only on the tags next to the paintings-

No descriptions, mediums,
backround information about the artists, or works,
is in English.

The paintings were hung too low to view comfortably...

A positive experience, none the less.

Michael & I both enjoyed this show!






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2:43 PM

Tuesday, November 09, 2010  




A short while ago,
I took a day trip to Yokohama's Chinatown...

I have been there many times,
and each time is unique.

This time,
I was invited for a day of forgetting my troubles,
from a fellow New Yorker who resides there,
a superb pianist by the name of
David Howland.

I met David at my audition
in September,
for the tour that never happened.
That audition, if nothing else,
was responsible for our meeting.

David's specialty is musical theater.

His playing is reminiscent of Eddy Duchin,
but his style is all his own.

We met for a fabulous Chinese buffet lunch,
at Lai Shiang Song Shu-ka,
in Chinatown.

We sat in a booth with a view
of a Chinese- styled temple,
as we talked for hours over a full buffet
of delicious dishes and drinks,
all about our hometowns, our careers, etc...



© 2010 Pamela MacCarthy

Lantern @ Chinatown Temple,
Yokohama
11-4-2010


Then, at about 3pm.,
when the buffet closed,
we started walking...



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David Howland
at the Canal
11-4-2010



A great way to get to know a person
is to walk around with them through their neighborhood...





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A gorgeous vintage MG
we passed along the way...



We continued along,
until we reached the International School.
There, we stopped in for an impromptu visit of another musician friend,
who teaches there...

Continuing along,
it's a pleasant but steep walk
to "The Bluffs".



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A "Charles De Gaulle" Rose
@ "The Bluffs" Rose Garden





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The Rose Garden Gazebo
at Sunset





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Yokohama Bay Bridge
View From "The Bluffs"





I had an excellent day.

David and I talked over many ideas for future/possible
work together,
in the next year...




Here is my 11-2010 iPod update:

Cold Water - Damien Rice
My Handyman Ain't Handy No More - Alberta Hunter
God's Away On Business - Tom Waits
In The Waiting Line - Zero 7
This Must Be The Place - Talking Heads
Moon Rocks - Talking Heads
The Time ( Dirty Bit ) - Black Eyed Peas
Missing - Everything But The Girl
Human Fly - The Cramps
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - The Platters
Trampled Rose - Alison Krauss /Robert Plant
Blue Highway - George Thorogood
I'll Change For You - Rosanne Cash/ Steve Earle
Urge For Going - Joni Mitchell
Let It Bleed - The Rolling Stones







"Dust on the Moon"
( "Canto Indio" )

Eddy Duchin & his Orchestra
Vocals : Lew Sherwood

1934








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9:37 AM

Tuesday, November 02, 2010  




I had a lovely first-day-of November stroll
along Omotesando Dori,
where I go to visit my doctor.

Although famous for its designers, & high-end shops,
for me, the little bits of nature,
that add perfection to the architecture,
is what catches my eye...

I love the colors of November in Japan!

My favorite month has always been October,
But November in Japan
is becoming my favorite.


The colors !



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Grate Shot!







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White Swan







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Silver and Gold







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Standing Still







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Black Swan





I went up into this building to explore...
I felt like a black swan,
perched on the steps.
I love the drama of black on a white backround...





Today,
the grey dramatic clouds have passed,
and there is an enchanting November
lapis-lazuli
blue sky...





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