Monday, June 17, 2019

Next Show June 28, 4 - 8

Hey Everybody!

If you woke up today, and are reading this, it's probably safe to say that you are among the more fortunate in this world! I hope your heart is filled with gratitude for this precious gift called life on this precious planet Earth.

I refuse to give in to despair, despite the bumps and bruises. Speaking of bumps and bruises, Father's Day can be challenging for many people, for many different reasons, so if that fits, I'm sending some extra love your way.

Save the date, June 28, gonna be great!

Ox,
Mari

https://talkpoverty.org/2019/05/08/trumps-plan-lower-poverty-redefining-explained/

Monday, June 10, 2019

June 8th Recap; Next Show June 28th.4-8 pm

Hey Everybody!

May you be reading this with a smile on your face and warm feeling in your heart, as it certainly beats the alternative!

Thanks to everyone who came out to see and listen this past Saturday night in SF. Still in recharge mode, as I do tend to exert a lot of energy in these 9:30pm - 1:30am gigs, and truth be told, I am an early morning person. Extra thanks to Gary Vogensen for filling in last minute for Tal Morris. Tal was fighting a bad cold and had two Soul Jah Family gigs that same weekend, so he really needed the rest.

Anyway, Gary's a tasty player and a really sweet guy. We met him through Angela and Bob over at The Rancho Nicasio.  Those of you who have been around a while may recall Gary filling in on another last minute gig -- that time I opened for Marsha Ball at the Mystic, and the guitar player I had been hiring regularly couldn't do the gig for some odd reason. That was pre-LLK era, about fifteen years ago.

I have to admit, it was an interesting week, since we had all rehearsed a couple of nights with Tal, who was scheduled to fill in for Pat. Flexibity is strength.

Next show:
4-8 pm June 28th
The Saloon
1232 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA

Lineup:
Me, Pat, Arne, Richard, Roy
Maybe I can convince Doug to stop by on his way home from his day gig.

I'm looking forward to this, as the hours are more in tune with my natural biorhythms and it will be another full circle moment.

I'm still running for POTUS, despite the fact that we are all barely at the gate for the primary, and the DNC appears to be preselecting the winner again, based upon name recognition. This already feels a lot like that sidewalk mess -- going with the old 50's model, afraid to listen to new voices, afraid to try some new method. Well, safe turned out to be sorry that time. Let's hope we all can learn from previous missteps.

Hope to see you soon. Until then, stay calm, love each other, and register yourself and/or a friend to vote. 

Ox,
Mari





Thursday, June 6, 2019

June 8th in SF

Hey Everybody!

Mari here again, saying "hello" through the airwaves. Getting into singing mode, we are practically done moving in, still purging the multitude of possessions from lives past, occasionally joking about which things might be relevant for "the Presidential Library" LOL. Seriously, though, running for President is not a laughing matter.

It appears my open communication efforts are ruffling some feathers, but I am committed to serve, to work with the people to steer us on a path towards more peaceful, organic world. Starting with a stronger public education system that includes music and art, supporting small family farms, serious efforts to create clean energy jobs, universal health care, and more.

See you on the 8th and/or online, until we can figure out how to take this show on the road.

Ox,
Mari




Monday, June 3, 2019

Red, White & Blues: Next Show: June 8th ; POTUS Campaign Update

Hey Everybody!

I hope this note finds you well and happy.
If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area on June 8th, I hope you can join us at:
The Saloon
1232 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133

Downbeat 9:30 pm
Tal Morris sitting in for Pat Duffey, who has a gig with the Bad Ass Boots in Guerneville on that night.

If you want to follow along with my quest for the Democratic nomination for POTUS, please go to and sign up here:
Http://www.maritamburo.com

Thanks!

Ox,
Mari

Monday, May 20, 2019

Special Olympics Regional Games Recap, POTUS Primary Ramp Up, Social Media Tune Up, June 8th Show

Hey Everybody!

Are we having fun yet? Are you living and thriving, or just barely surviving? Look to the light that shines within your heart. Focus on it. Be the good in this world. That is the change we all need.

Had a wonderful experience this Saturday, singing the National Anthem with my dear friend Linda Imperial, to kick off the Marin regional games for the Special Olympics!
I loved it. I met our Northern California Congressman Jared Huffman and told him I was running for POTUS. His reply went something like this, "Well, that makes everyone I know is running for President." Funny guy. Humor is a great thing. He is also very tall. I read somewhere that tall people are more successful in politics because folks are already looking up at them. Interesting.

As we ramp up the POTUS campaign, if you are on Twitter, follow me @maritamburo.  I will not be tweeting from @marimackmusic until after 2020.

Next show is June 8th at The Saloon. You know.

Ox,
Mari




Monday, May 13, 2019

Moving Forward

Hey Everybody!

Hope you had an enjoyable Mother's Day. This illustration by Mari Andrew does a good job of expressing how I felt yesterday.

It was a bittersweet day, as we spent the day at the zoo with our grandson Roman and his parents, while I missed my mom, who is three thousand miles away in a nursing home. I was able to speak with her a couple of days ago, and it was a mixture of lucidity and gibberish.
Alzheimer's is a heartbreaking disease.

Sending love and light.

Ox,
Mari


Monday, May 6, 2019

Save the Date(s) May 18th and June 8th

Good morning, all!

It is morning as I write this. Sending lots of love your way today, as it seems we need it now, more than ever. Today reminds me of a song, as it is both a rainy day and a Monday, and it is a good day for packing and stacking boxes, as we are still a few days away from moving for the second time in a year. Many old adages to be quoted at this point, but I will skip that and just give you a couple of dates to remember:

May 18th: honored to be singing the National Anthem once again for the Marin Games Special Olympics with my dear friend and living musical legend Linda Imperial. We have done this together a few times now, and it is always a highlight of my year. This year will be extra special as we will be joined by one of the athletes, Amy Chun, pictured below, holding the torch. If you are in the Marin area, I highly recommend you attend, get there early and carpool. You will be inspired and filled with optimism. Plus, it is fun to watch the Stanford Tree dance with the marching band. Wear layers and bring a hat. Starts at 9:00 am

June 8th: Mari Mack & Livin' Like Kings  at The Saloon, with Tal Morris guesting on guitar, as Pat Duffey will be up in Guerneville with the Bad Ass Boots. Downbeat is 9:30 pm.

May your day be filled with joy and the knowledge that we do have the power to make this world a better place, one smile and one good deed at a time. Like drops in a bucket, it all adds up.

Ox,
Mari

(Borrowed from the IJ Article) 

Monday, April 22, 2019

4/20 Show Recap, Presidential Primary Campaign Update

Hey Everybody!

Sending you best wishes on this Monday morning, as I write this. Sincerest thanks to all who came out this past Saturday evening. We played some tunes, empowered a roomful of people to dance their blues away for a little while, anyway.  It was a bit surreal at times, as I announced my bid for the Democratic nomination for POTUS.
We are moving for the second time in a year, which has been extremely stressful, as Arne just got the Pro Tools rig set up. My job at the Container Store mostly built the previous home studio, and I helped to build this one, by steadying some desks. We will press on, but I am buying a lottery ticket anyway! Half kidding on that one.

Please friend/follow me on facebook and/or twitter: @maritamburo

Ox,
Mari


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