Monday, August 31, 2015

Musings : 8/31/2015

Next Show : 9/18/2015 : The Saloon ; 1232 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA : 9:30 pm 

Hi All!

Hope this note finds you well and happy and doing what you love with people you love and admire and who love and admire you too.
If not, search deep inside your heart and make a change. Life is too short.

Had a fun weekend singing for the Artista Gang up in Sonoma. Arne, Pat and I did an acoustic set, a very nice fellow named TK (?) sat in and gave us some percussive assistance on a couple of tunes. Nice bunch of folks.
What was really fun for me, though was watching Arne sit in with next group because their bass player didn't show - he sounded great.
Highlights of the day for me were watching Lester Chambers and his son Dylan interact with each other and sitting in to sing with Joli and Barry "Fish" Melton on "Come Together."
Dylan Chambers and Midnight Transit - fun to watch their musical journey taking shape.

That's it for me for today. Doing my best to focus on my music and sharing the truth and good vibes.

Have a great week!

ox,
Mari

p.s. I opened up that Sunny cover again on bandcamp. (If you follow my facebook music page, you probably already knew that... )

facebook music page : https://www.facebook.com/marimack
facebook personal page (politics and other stuff besides music) : https://www.facebook.com/mari.mack.t


Monday, August 24, 2015

Musings : 8/24/2015

Good Monday Everyone!

First - save the date, September 18th, 2015 because we'll be back at one of our favorite SF watering holes on Friday  - lineup tba. I will probably announce on the LLK facebook page/twitter feed first if you are waiting with baited breath on that one.

Last week's studio session went really well! So grateful that there are still some folks who care about the craft of audio recording. I cannot express how wonderful it is to have a beautiful facility staffed with experienced professionals who are there for one purpose : to facilitate the recording of your music. We'll keep you posted on that.
We have lots of bills to catch up on first, just like everyone else, so if you want to help support the next album, please pre-order it on bandcamp. I have had to move the release date. Sorry about that, but you know how it is. This is a DIY thing right now - not many record labels signing 50+ year olds these days unless they have a huge catalog and fan base or were on a reality TV show.

I had fun on Wednesday at The Fenix. You can catch the stream if you didn't last week...

Last but not least, I'm sending some extra love and light to all of my family out on the East Coast. I'm feeling a mixture of sadness and relief today, because my mom got on a plane last night to NJ to be with my sister, who is facing some health challenges at this time. I take comfort in knowing that she will have a higher purpose than feeding our dog Lucy and trying to keep our kitchen clean, which is a daunting task. Take care of each other.

Hope you have a great week! See you on facebook.

ox,
Mari

Related :

https://marimack.bandcamp.com/album/livin-like-kings
http://www.pandora.com/mari-mack


Monday, August 17, 2015

Musings : 8/17/2015

Hey Everybody! Hope you are doing well and ready to hit the ground running this week!
I love Mondays. Another week to use our powers for good and bring some beauty into this world.

This past Saturday Pat Duffey (guitar in Livin' Like Kings) accompanied me at the Berkeley Protest Festival, which was conceived by Country Joe McDonald and organized by Vic Sadot. I got there later than I had hoped, because I was trying to cram all the things I should have been doing all week into a few hours. My bad. Anyway, we had fun and I got to watch a group of really passionate people use their music as a vehicle for change.

Very excited to be going into the studio this week to do some recording. More on that when I have something to play for you.

I'll be sitting in with the Fenix band doing a few songs this Wednesday. The theme of the night is "Woodstock Blues Revival." If you can't be there, you can stream it.

Catch you next time. Stay positive, don't worry about anything and know that somebody loves you.
I love you.
--- MM

Lastly - here's The Band doing The Weight at Woodstock. (I also posted this on the Beat, that little neighborhood blog I started during that million dollar sidewalk mess I refer to from time to time.)
p.s.  I started this petition  : please check it out and sign it if you like  :
https://www.change.org/p/daniel-ek-spotify-include-artist-website-links-in-playlists



Related :
http://www.fenixlive.com/show/pro-blues-jam-2015-08-19/

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