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Meladramas
 
Saturday, December 25, 2010  





© 2010 Pamela MacCarthy

Greetings from
Myself & my son, Michio



My dear friend Michael stopped by on Christmas Eve,
to share a little cheer...

He showed me some awesome Hot Wheels
model cars he found at a local market.
He is a race car enthusiast.

Just seeing that logo brought to mind one Christmas,
long ago, when me & my 3 sisters were little girls.

It was pretty near to Christmas,
and one of my sisters got very curious
as to what could be hiding in the closet, wrapped up.

I said "No, don't go there!"

But 2 were for, 2 against.

So I said, "OK, but whatever you do,
make sure you wrap it back up so you can't notice it's been opened!"


So my sister opened the package, which contained an awesome
Hot Wheels "Daredevil" set; loop de loop track,
and some great model cars.

My 2 "daredevil" sisters put the track together
and were having some pre-Christmas fun,
when I, the oldest and quite like the goldfish in "The Cat in the Hat",
was the voice of reason:

"OK, I said, that's it, preview's over.
Pack it up, and put it back,
before our mother comes home!"


So, the Hot Wheels got wrapped up once again,
retaped, bows in place, back in the closet...

Christmas Eve, and out of nowhere
we all heard my mother's voice coming out of the general
vicinity of her closet :

"What the hell is this!?"

Busted.

Although the package was replaced, & rewrapped,
my sister made the fatal error of leaving the instructions out!

Shit hit the fan, bigtime.
My mother was so angry with us!
She worked very hard to present us with gifts,
and the surprise had been spoiled...

Christmas was a day in the doghouse for us...

But because we did not tell on each other,
we all suffered it together,
and that is what I remember most.

Right or wrong, us 4 girls were in it together.

Today, I miss them so...
And although we are miles apart,
we are still those little girls...





"A Charlie Bown Christmas"

Charles M. Schulz






Till Next Time...
'Mela






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8:03 AM

Friday, December 24, 2010  




It's a quiet morning...

My son Michio is off to work,
I am about to engage in pie making,
of the blueberry sort.

Fortunately,
blueberries are reasonably priced now,
shipped in from Chile.
They are very sweet, and don't need much honey added...



© 2010 Pamela MacCarthy

My Christmas Tree



I've compiled an Xmas Eve,
Alone & Pie-Making
iPod playlist :


The Secret of Christmas - Shirley Horn
Winter Wonderland - Shirley Horn, Roy Hargrove
Xmas in February - Lou Reed
The Dust Blows Forward 'N The Dust Blows Back - Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band
Trop Bonne Pour Toi (Le Clip) - Simone et Pop-Hip
Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band
Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry - Wynton Marsalis
Christmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis - Tom Waits
Rainy, Rainy Day - Brownie McGhee
Pale Blue Eyes - Lou Reed
Minnie The Mermaid - Bernie Cummings and his Hotel New Yorker Orchestra
What Shall I Say? - Billie Holiday with The Teddy Wilson Orchestra
A Child Is Born - Oscar Peterson
Sunday, Monday, or Always - Jimmy Rowles
White Christmas - Béla Fleck




Merry, Merry!





Till Next Time...
'Mela






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9:23 AM

Tuesday, December 21, 2010  




Today is the Winter Solstice...



© 2010 Pamela MacCarthy

Illumination
Like beautiful blue fireflies-
Dusk becomes darkness...


© 2010 Pamela MacCarthy





Michio & I, as of December 20th,
started our 20th year here, in Japan...

Sending a big hug to my sister Wendy...
Feel better, soon!






Till Next Time...
'Mela








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3:18 PM

Thursday, December 16, 2010  




I got some pics from the Lumiere event from last month.

It was a great party, international food,
beautiful Indonesia dance,
Ikebana and Etegami exhibitions,
and music...

This was my bit...



© 2010 Pamela MacCarthy

Photo : Mr. Kim

Pamela MacCarthy
@ Lumiere Party
11-27-2010




I did two numbers.
Paul Simon's "Gone At Last"
in my own style; The Blues!

Keisuke Wada joined me on electric guitar, adding some nice riffs...

The second song was a slow,
beautiful song from Kris Kristofferson :
"Help Me Make It Through The Night".

Everyone coupled up for this-
Even little ones were dancing!

I came back on the bandstand at the end,
without my guitar,
to sing the finale, John Fogerty's "Proud Mary"
with Ike & Tina Turners' arrangement.



It was a great party....



Congratulations to Tom Waits, The Alice Cooper Band, Dr. John,
Leon Russell, Darlene Love, & Neil Diamond,

on getting inducted into
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2011!


They got it right this year!




Coney Island Baby

Tom Waits






Till Next Time...
'Mela






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12:14 PM

Saturday, December 11, 2010  




One of Friday's Etegami works :




© 2010 Pamela MacCarthy

Yuzu

Black Ink
Watercolor
on Washi-Postcard






Till Next Time...






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2:34 PM

Thursday, December 09, 2010  





© 2010 Pamela MacCarthy


Ikebana #94
12-8-2010





Tonight,
I will visit Jazz Spot "J" in Shinjuku.

My dear friend Jimmie Smith
will work his magic on the drums;
playing a concert with Teddy Kinjo and his Quintet.

I met Teddy when I first came to Tokyo in January 1991...

A Jazz pianist, he is giving his "farewell" performance tonight-
He is losing his site, due to diabetes.



My 12-2010 iPod update :

Winter Wonderland - The Eurythmics
Snowflakes - Kitaro
Darktown Strutters Ball - Alberta Hunter
Song of the Seas - Vangelis
Eternity - Vangelis
Fragile - Sting
The Ball Game - Sister Wynona Carr
Stuff Like That There (For The Boys) - Bette Midler
Dust on the Moon - Eddy Duchin & His Orchestra
O Tannenbaum - Vince Guaraldi Trio
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm - Billie Holiday and her Orchestra
Waltz of the Snowflakes (The Nutcracker) - Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
You've Got A Friend - James Taylor
Catching Snowflakes On Your Tongue - Mannheim Steamroller
A Thousand Kisses Deep - Chris Botti
Oíche Chiúin ( Silent Night ) - Enya
Joy To the World - Aretha Franklin





'Saying a prayer for the Queen of Soul;
Aretha Franklin,

diagnosed with cancer...





Till Next Time...
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9:05 AM

Tuesday, December 07, 2010  





©2009 Pamela MacCarthy





Happy Birthday, Debbie!














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8:43 AM

Thursday, December 02, 2010  





© 2010 Pamela MacCarthy

Ikebana # 93
12-1-2010




It was a beautiful first day of December.
The weather was mild, the leaves golden brown...

It was good to see my friends at our Ikebana session yesterday-
The first we've met since after the party/exhibition.

I will post some pics from the party very soon!






© 2010 Pamela MacCarthy
Photo by : Lorna


Golden
12-1-2010
















Fragile

Sting







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