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"FLOWER"

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“A Painter's Kitchen-
Revised Edition:
Recipes from the Kitchen of Georgia O'Keeffe”
(Red Crane Cookbook Series)

Margaret Wood




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Meladramas
 
Saturday, July 15, 2017  




Pamela MacCarthy photos

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“ Frilly Pink, Blue Sky… ”







High temperatures
are here, bringing with them
crepe myrtle flowers…
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7 1/2 - 2017 iPod playlist:

Unknown Legend - Neil Young
I Scare Myself - Dan Hicks, feat. Rickie Lee Jones
Sad Merlin’s Sunday - Tangerine Dream
Are You Sitting Comfortably - The Moody Blues
Three Hours - Nick Drake
Paradise (Jesse’s Theme) - Jeff Beal
Barquinho - Toots Thielemans & Elis Regina
Under The Milky Way (Acoustic) - The Church
Jakob Elija - Quadro Nuevo
Down the Slopes to the Meadow (For Ruben Garcia) - Harold Budd, Bill Nelson, BJ Cole










“Jakob Elija”



Quadro Nuevo



From The CD

Mocca Flor






Till Next Time...




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3:01 PM

Friday, December 09, 2016  





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“ Old Man Winter ”

Black Ink, Watercolor

Washi Postcard








Today was my last Etegami session, of 2016…
I chose a wooden knick-knack that Hamada-sensei
bought during her travels in Germany, as my subject…

I liked the polished wood-grain, and the “old-world” quality about it…








The Original









“Manteca”
Cal Tjader Quintet

Cal Tjader- Vibraphone, Percussion
Al Zulaica- Electric Piano
John Heard- Bass
Michael Smithe- Congas
Dick Berk- Drums

From the LP

Live At The Funky Quarters






Till Next Time...




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3:51 PM

Monday, December 21, 2015  





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“ Pink Sunset Pansy/Blue Cup ”



It’s Winter Solstice...
Although it doesn’t seem so,
the sun’s returning!

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"Volti e Fantasmi"
Ennio Morricone

From The Soundtrack CD

La Migliore Offerta (The Best Offer)






Till Next Time...




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10:28 AM

Saturday, December 19, 2015  





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“ Next Stop… ”










“Fum Fum Fum”

Mannheim Steamroller

From The CD

Christmas Extraordinaire






Till Next Time...




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1:02 PM

Monday, December 07, 2015  





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“ Happy Birthday, Debbie ”




To my sister Debbie,
I pass the torch…

We now share the same age, until my birthday, January 9th, 2016.















“Mambo Sun”

T Rex

From The CD

Electric Warrior.






Till Next Time...




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6:00 AM

Wednesday, December 02, 2015  





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“ Yellow, and Blue ”



Ginko leaves float down
continually, making
a large pile of gold…

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“In My Girlish Days ”

Memphis Minnie

From The CD

Blues Legends: Memphis Minnie, Vol. 3






Till Next Time...




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9:08 AM

Sunday, November 29, 2015  





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“ Blue Glass, Autumn Leaves ”



Walking through dead leaves
on the ground everywhere…
Goodbye, November

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“In A Silent Way / It's About That Time”

Miles Davis

Miles Davis - trumpet
Herbie Hancock – el. piano
Joe Zawinul – organ
John McLaughlin – el. guitar
Wayne Shorter – sop. sax
Dave Holland – bass
Tony Williams - drums



From The CD

In A Silent Way






Till Next Time...




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11:59 AM

Thursday, November 26, 2015  





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“ Happy Thanksgiving ”

Digital












“So Here We Are Now”

Jerry Douglas

From The CD

Traveler








Here is my Thanksgiving 2015 playlist:

Lighthouse - Patrick Watson
Blackstar - David Bowie
Looking For Love - Chromatics
Vissi d'arte (Tosca, Act 2) - Maria Callas, Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI,
dir., Tullio Serafin
Paris - Ibrahim Maalouf
Blind Alley - The Emotions
Never Never - koRn
So Here We Are - Jerry Douglas
In a Silent Way / It's About That Time - Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, John McLaughlin,
Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul, Dave Holland, Tony Williams
Now We Are Free - Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard










Till Next Time...




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7:09 AM

Tuesday, April 30, 2013  





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Miz Mela Mac


Just like an outlaw
on an old "WANTED" poster
Sepia filter...

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4-2013 iPod update:

Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils Op 54 / Richard Strauss -
London Symphony Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf, Conductor
Alternative Perspectives of the Now Part 1 - Fabrice Mogini
Summer Soft - Stevie Wonder
Dark Horse - George Harrison
Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) - George Harrison
It's A Man's Man's World - Etta James
Face To Face - Richard Galliano & Eddy Louiss
For The Roses - Joni Mitchell
Isn't It A Pity - Nina Simone
Raga Mishra Piloo - Ravi Shankar- Sitar, Chatur Lal- Tabla
One More Day - Richie Havens






"One More Day"

(Harry Gregson-Williams / Trevor Horn / Hugh Marsh / Patrick Cassidy)

from his final CD
"Nobody Left To Crown"

Richie Havens






Till Next Time...




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9:41 AM

Wednesday, April 24, 2013  




2 weeks from today, May 8th,
Wednesday,

I will have a performance at HALF-TONE, TACHIKAWA.

Myself, on vocals,
and 田中裕士 Hiroshi Tanaka, on piano.



Recently, I was saddened to learn that Richie Havens
passed away...

I was too young to go to Woodstock,
but not to appreciate the great music, that was happening !

I remember being so moved,
hearing Richie singing and playing :

"Free - dom, Free - dom, Free - dom, Free - dom
Free - dom, Free - dom, Free - dom, Free - dom...
Some - Times - I - Feel - Like - A - Motherless - Child ..."


I saw him in concert, in upstate NY, in my college days.

He was on the bill with another genius of guitar and vocals, George Benson.

I was so moved by both performances,
I vowed one day I would meet them both.

I remember Richie had to take breaks onstage,
to re-string his broken guitar strings, such was his passion...
He was a one-man, gentle storm!

Later, I had a chance to meet Richie in Los Angeles,
in the early 80's...
We were all sitting together at a cafe on Sunset Boulevard;
John Belushi, Dan Akroyd, Richie Havens, and me...

I remember how pleasant it felt to be in such company at that time...

His eyes held tranquility, his elegant hands were laden with beautiful silver rings,
and his voice felt as soothing as lying on moss, on a warm, Summer day...

Goodbye, Richie Havens...

1Corinthians 2:9

But just as it is written:
“Eye has not seen and ear has not heard,
neither have there been conceived in the heart of man the things that God has prepared for those who love him.”






"Follow"
(Jerry Merrick)

Richard Pierce "Richie" Havens
January 21, 1941 – April 22, 2013






Till Next Time...




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9:49 AM

Thursday, June 28, 2012  





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Water Lilies
at
Jindaiji Botanical Garden




Yesterday,
I went with my friends from the International Salon
to the Jindaiji Botanical Gardens
in Chofu.

It was great to make it there once again.

Lorna, just back from her trip,
drove us there.

Kristy, whom I haven't seen in awhile,
joined us also.

It was great for us all to get together, once again...

Although I had to cut it short
to go do another demo recording,
it was a lovely time, while it lasted...





"Lost in the Humming Air"

(The Pearl)

Brian Eno & Harold Budd






Till Next Time...






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11:38 AM

Sunday, March 25, 2012  





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The Light @ M-K Station


Cold, drizzly morning
The sun appears at sunset
like a long-lost friend

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"A Place in the Sun"
(1966)

Stevie Wonder






Till Next Time...






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9:31 AM

Sunday, August 28, 2011  




Going up, or down?
Closing my eyes, I'm floating-
The train door closes...

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Going Up, Or Down?

Digital





I had a fun evening last night.
Me, Michio, & Nao Suzuki went to
meet Demura-san,
a percussionist, artist, and interior designer.

I also met his son, Tai, who is the same age as Michio,
and we share the same birthday!

Demura-san was very hospitable,
and at his "Club D",
he had a piano, guitar, and his many percussion instruments.

A jam session ensued!

The 3 of us will play at Cafe Miwa on 10/29,
for our "Magic October Night"
gig...


Sending my prayers and well wishes to all my family and friends
on the East Coast,
during Hurricane Irene...






Goodnight Irene

Tom Waits







Till Next Time...








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1:08 PM

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






Till Next Time...
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11:06 AM

Wednesday, October 27, 2010  

























For my sister Wendy,
recuperating from foot surgery...

Sent to me from my sister Debbie.

I hope you feel better soon, Wendy!

And a big thanks to my sister Bonnie,
for sending my new lipsticks!










"We Are Family"

Sister Sledge








Till Next Time...
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8:55 AM

Thursday, October 21, 2010  




I've been sick with a miserable cold.

My dear friend Akie dropped by
with a care package :
packets of soup mix, kiwis,
and one big, gorgeous pear.

My upcoming 4 month tour for 2011,
that I've been waiting for almost 2 months for a confirmation for,
went

Combine this with a recent split with another music agency
for idiocy beyond the pale,
and you've got one surly - girl- y...

I got out my watercolors,
to paint my blues away...



Here's my "Pear-Shaped" series:




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Pear

Watercolor,
Black Ink
on a
Postcard




© 2010 Pamela MacCarthy


Pear 2

Watercolor,
Black Ink
on a
Postcard





© 2010 Pamela MacCarthy


Pear & Mikan

Watercolor,
Black Ink
on a
Postcard





Here's something from a lady
who always made me smile :






Two-Fisted, Double Jointed, Rough and Ready Man

The Incomparable
Alberta Hunter

1981






And the Yankees pulled a rabbit out of their hats,
on Game 5...









Till Next Time...
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