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Meladramas
 
Tuesday, September 30, 2014  






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Happy Birthday
To My Sister,

BONNIE


September 30th, 2014










Till Next Time...




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9:04 AM

Sunday, September 28, 2014  






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Pamela MacCarthy's CD Launch Party @ Blue Flame

Ms. Honda, 原 とも也 Tomoya Hara (gui), Pamela MacCarthy パメラ・マッカーシー (vo), & Shinichi Honda

Friday, September 26th, 2014
Tokyo, Japan




My gig/ CD launch went very well...





Tomoya was in good form!

Many thanks to those who came out to support this event;
Mitsuhiro Tojo, the project's recording producer,
Shinichi Honda, a fabulous graphic designer working and residing in Shanghai, China, & his lovely wife...

Also, thanks to Kido-san,
a loyal fan.

I so enjoy visiting his most excellent "Rotisserie Inn"
after rehearsals, and before my gigs, at Blue Flame!

Always a good vibe there; good music playing, and of course, the chicken dinners!

I met a new fan, also;
Hori-san, who also purchased a CD...

It was a cool, breezy, end of September night;
and the feeling of it put me in mind of one of my very first gigs,
with "The Watkins Family", upstate NY,
on a similar type evening, many moons ago...







Yesterday, I had a reunion with something I never thought I'd ever see again.





My "Exotic India" Rainbow Moonstone Bracelet
( Lost 8-21-2014 )




By some strange coincidence
I was looking in a neighborhood second-hand shop as I do sometimes;
and I had to do a double take,
as I saw all-too-familiar, lovely blue-sparking rainbow moonstones...

My heart jumped into my throat!

There was my bracelet!

I had lost it en route to a doctor appt.,
very early, one August morning;
on one of the hottest days of this past Summer...

I searched various lost and founds, called taxi companies, anywhere I could think of,
with no trace...

I was heartbroken to lose it.

I had "personalized" it, by adding a large circle and toggle closure,
as the original lobster-claw clasp was too small
to open and close, by myself...

This is what made it undeniably my bracelet-
I customized it to fit me.

The shop returned it to me, for a very small "finders fee",
which I agreed to.

I thought I'd never see this, again...

I so love to be wrong about some things!





Till Next Time...




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9:55 AM

Tuesday, September 23, 2014  






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3 Equinox Marigolds



Bring a miracle
in orange, red, and yellow;
The colors of flame...

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"Windmills of Your Mind"

(Michel Legrand, Marilyn Bergman, Alan Bergman)

Abbey Lincoln


"Over The Years"

Brandon McCune - piano
Joe Lovano - tenor sax
John Ormond - bass
Jaz Sawyer - drums






Till Next Time...




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1:37 PM

Saturday, September 20, 2014  






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Rice Grains & A Spider Lily



Shūbun no Hi brings
seasonal contrasting hues;
Crimson and amber...

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I'm seeing these red Spider Lilies (Higanbana)
making their appearance,
all along the roadsides, as I bicycle past...

Changes in daily landscape are sometimes so subtle,
while other times so abrupt, I wonder what causes such changes,
seemingly overnight...

This morning, I blinked twice, while looking into my small medicine bowl...

A small visiter blinked back...









Till Next Time...




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8:32 AM

Friday, September 19, 2014  





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Ikebana # 137
9-19-2014




Today was my first Ikebana session,
for quite some time...

It was very fine to reconnect once again, with this larger group,
with Yoshimura-sensei as our leader,
after an extended break...

One week from today,
September 26th, Friday
2014年 9月26日(金曜日)
I will appear at my CD Sale/ Opening Party Performance,



at












9 -2014 iPod update:

Sleepwalk - The Shadows
Someone To Light Up My Life - Frank Sinatra/ Antonio Carlos Jobim
Gone To Fortingall - Jerry Douglas
Windmills of Your Mind - Abbey Lincoln
Going Mobile - The Who
American Tune/Spain - Jerry Douglas
Frozen Fields feat. Alison Krauss & Union Station - Jerry Douglas
Sur le fil - Yann Tiersen
Caravan - Rachel Portman
Right On Time Feat. Marc Cohn - Jerry Douglas
King Silkie - Jerry Douglas
Question - The Moody Blues
1 Thing - Amerie
Blue Nocturne - Cornell Dupree
Listen To Monk - Carmen McRae






Jerry Douglas


"Going To Fortingall"

"Traveler"


At Yebisu Garden Hall, Tokyo, 10/25, 10/26, 2014.






Till Next Time...




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3:50 PM

 




My New CD




Will Be On Sale

At

My Upcoming Performances !





Photo: Michio Yves Ueda


© 2014 Pamela MacCarthy
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Songs


1. Flower ( "Momoiro Toiki" Sato, Takashi ) (4:35)
2. Vincent ( Don McLean ) (5:11)
3. Show Me ( Frederic Loewe-M / Alan Jay Lerner-L ) (2:14)
4. I Remember ( Stephen Sondheim ) (4:49)
5. Once Upon A Summertime ( Michel Legrand, Johnny Mercer, Eddie Barclay, Eddy Marnay ) (3:54)
6. Les Feuilles Mortes ( Joseph Kosma-M/ Jacques Prévert -L ) (1:56)
7. Café des Pres ( Hara,Tomoya-M / Pamela MacCarthy-L ) (4:21)
8. These Boots Are Made for Walkin' ( Lee Hazelwood ) (4:17)
9. Both Sides Now ( Joni Mitchell ) (6:10)
10. Detour Ahead ( Johnny Frigo, Herb Ellis ) (4:58)
11. Haru Yo Koi ( Matsutoya, Yumi ) (4:53)
12. Moon River ( Henry Mancini-M / Johnny Mercer-L ) (3:23)
13. I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life ( Cy Coleman-M / J.A. McCarthy-L ) (5:36)
14. Route 66 ( Bobby Troupe ) (3:43)
15. Wayfaring Stranger ( American Folk Song ) (2:45)




Pamela MacCarthy - vocals
Tomoya Hara - guitar

Track #7 - "Café des Pres" ©2014 原 とも也 Tomoya Hara / Pamela MacCarthy

Track #15 - "Wayfaring Stranger" Pamela MacCarthy - guitar, vocals










Till Next Time...




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8:26 AM

Wednesday, September 17, 2014  






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Ricefield, Near Harvest Time




A continuum;
Riding past this scene at dusk
brings satisfaction...

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Later today, I will join my friends for a dance rehearsal
for the upcoming Aki Matsuri Festival, on 10/19.

It was canceled, the past 2 years, so we are looking forward to it happening, this year!





Till Next Time...




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8:24 AM

Monday, September 15, 2014  






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On the Riverbank; Grasses, and Wildflowers...






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Cut, Grasses and Wildflowers, in Vase...




Splashes of yellow
All along the river bank,
in the midday sun...


I love to walk there
in timeless illusion;
Blooms don't modernize...

© 2014 Pamela MacCarthy






Till Next Time...




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12:20 PM

Saturday, September 13, 2014  







Pamela MacCarthy -vocals
(パメラ・マッカーシー)


With


原 とも也 Tomoya Hara -guitar


At

Blue Eyes Jazz Cafe

Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
9/10/2014


"In My Life"

( Lennon/ McCartney )


Camera : Kawasaki, Hiromasa

Film Edit : Michio Yves Ueda






Till Next Time...




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1:11 AM

Friday, September 12, 2014  





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Akebi


Black Ink, Watercolor

On Washi Postcard





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Kabocha


Black Ink, Watercolor

On Washi Postcard




Today was my Etegami group session,
our first, since Summer break.

I brought my new CD
to play for my group, for inspiration;
as it is both relaxing and invigorating...

Today I chose this exotic Japanese fruit,
and vegetable, for my subjects...

The earthy, and unusual colors inspired me...





Till Next Time...




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5:39 PM

Thursday, September 11, 2014  






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Mobile...



Click, vroom, vroom, vroom, vroom...
Easing around the corner,
and away he goes...

© 2014 Pamela MacCarthy




My gig with Tomoya Hara last night,
at BLUE EYES Jazz Cafe,
was a great success!

Thanks to manager Ishii-san,
Kawasaki-san for his video-work,
my dear Kenji Tsuboi, who was so happy to receive his CD's, at last!
Thanks to photographer Arai-san,
also in the audience, whose gorgeous photos adorn the center of my CD,
and also flyer, below...

Onodera-san, from Cafe Miwa,
came out to show support...

And to all new audience members, who turned out, to support us,
thank you!



Next live :







Pamela MacCarthy パメラ・マッカーシー - vocals, guitar

原 とも也 Tomoya Hara - guitar










Till Next Time...




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10:22 AM

Friday, September 05, 2014  




Indian Summer...




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Sunset on the Tama
9-3-2014




Yesterday, while waiting to see my doctor,
I sat in the gardens and sketched a single Marigold
with a marker pen...

Later at home, I digitalized it, for color, and texture,
and added my Haiku directly to the page :





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Marigold, at RCH Gardens
Marker Pen on Paper, Digital




Now that he oppressive heat and humidity have let up;
replaced by cooler, more comfortable walking temperatures,
lollygagging has resumed...

I stopped by a new garden shop...

There was a huge yellow and black monarch butterfly darting from one plant to another,
and the more I tried to catch a photo of it,
the more it elluded me...

But, it lead me to this, my newest balcony garden addition :





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Butterfly Wing
(Christia Obcordata)




I so enjoy this time of the year...





Till Next Time...




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12:32 PM

Monday, September 01, 2014  






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Insert Booklet Cover
For My New CD
Pamela MacCarthy "FLOWER" With Tomoya Hara




The booklets were delivered,
after 2 very long sessions working with Yamada-san;
my very efficient assistant at Kinko's.

My design and text is now in print.

These booklets will be part of my CD package.

The cover is a "detail" of my 2003 painting, "The Lotus Pond".

This booklet includes info about my song choices, liner notes, thanks, and Japanese translations...



My next performance will be :

September 10th,
Wednesday,
2014年 9月10日 (水曜日)








1 Chome-20-15 Ginza, Chūō, Tokyo 104-0061

〒104-0061 東京都中央区銀座1-20-15 前田山陽ビルB1(銀座駅より徒歩6分)

Tel.: 03-3564-4155


Doors open 6:30pm- (18:30)

2 shows, start 7:30pm (19:30 ~ )




Pamela MacCarthy パメラ・マッカーシー - vocals

原 とも也 Tomoya Hara - guitar




Congratulations to my son, Michio,
he started his new job, today...









These candles burn with my Prayer, for my step-dad, Al...





Till Next Time...




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