Monday, May 2, 2016

Musings : 5/2/2016

Hey Everybody!

Love and hugs to you all - hope you are having a wonderful Monday morning! If you dread Mondays. change your job or change your attitude about it.

Sending Happy Birthday wishes to anyone whose birthday it is today.

I'm going to be at the Sweetwater tonight, just hanging out. I have some flyers and bumper stickers to give away if you would like to help me get the word out about my bid for Supervisor.

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to say "hello" to our soon to be ex Supervisor Steve Kinsey, who is looking a lot more relaxed than when we were in the midst of that sidewalk mess. I'm really happy for him.

TWO upcoming shows : May 12th (Thursday) at the Throckmorton - LOTS of special guests.
and May 20th at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center

This week I have another candidate forum - May 4th - out at the Dance Palace in Point Reyes.

If you want to follow my other blog - go sign up there :

Shout out to Radiohead for another brilliant marketing move to erase all their internet "stuff" - one of these days. I will just sit myself in a shack and make music.

Until then, I just want to keep the troll in Homestead.


Monday, April 25, 2016

Monday Musings 4/25/2016

Hey Everybody -

I hope this email finds you well and happy and using your powers for good! It's been a challenging weekend, an inspirational weekend as well. It all depends upon our perspective, doesn't it?

The world mourns an icon as the reality of losing Prince sinks in. I had the pleasure of listening to Arne share many stories about his work with Prince and Clare. My favorite was the first time he met Prince. You'll have to ask him to tell you that one, because it's his story to tell.

On the more local front, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Jory Prum's passing. He had a motorcycle accident a few weeks back and finally succumbed to his injuries, just as it seemed he was getting better. There is nothing that upsets the natural order of life more than losing a child.
I did not know him very well, mostly through his facebook posts, but was glad I had a chance to meet him at the Sleeping Lady a couple of times when Amy and Sam had gigs. What gets to me is when someone so full of life, so full of talent is taken from us. The idea of not having them there, the idea of "never" - well, it hurts. I shared a tribute to him on The Plant facebook page to honor his talent. In times when we feel so powerless, sharing how we feel helps a little bit. At least it seems to help me feel better.
Our family's sincerest condolences go out to his family and those fortunate to have worked with him. He was very, very special.

On the good news front, it is very heartwarming to see so many people give to help the Korty family.

I guess I should give you all an update on my campaign for Supervisor. New facebook page for that :


Related :

Friday, April 22, 2016

Reminder : Tonight at Vines in San Anselmo 7 - 10

Hey Everybody! Hope you are having a beautiful morning. I've been listening to some Prince tunes, wore purple last night to the latest debate - just about took all my patience to not scream "Liar!" last night at the debate. We have a few more of these candidate nights coming up. To be quite honest, I don't know if I'm going to be able to hold my "Jersey girl" back for much longer.
It's a good thing I'm not running for President, or I would be getting into epic Twitter rants with Trump. Have you seen his latest comments about the $20 bill? Ugh.
Anyway, - if you are on facebook, we've started a group. Please join if you can help out on our social media team or just to be in a group of people who still understand what the word "integrity" means :

I'm about to step it up with a NationBuilder account.

If you are local :
Please join us tonight for a mellow hang at Vines in San Anselmo.

    Vines Wine Shop and Bar 
    Wine Bar
    Address: 906 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo, CA 94960
    Here's the facebook event :

Also, one of my favorite people took a bad spill on his mountain bike about a week ago. He's also the father of three adorable kids and recently found himself out of work - if you can spare a couple of dollars, please donate to this Go Fund Me :

Be yourself. Use your powers for good.


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Musings 2/19/2016 : Upcoming Gigs and Articles re: Marin County District 4 Supervisor Race

Yes. but once you master the art of appreciation,
it all becomes clear. 
Hey Everybody!

Hope you don't mind a second musing so early this week - I have a couple of gigs and political events to tell you about, but first I'd like to share this cool image, posted on my facebook music page this morning. I know this feeling well. Thankfully, experience and appreciation bring clarity - so as we get older and are able to place things in perspective, we don't react the way we used to when we were younger (or less experienced.)

Upcoming Events :

Tomorrow, April 20, is the District 4 Candidates Forum in Lagunitas, 1 Lagunitas Road, in the school multipurpose room. The school is located just behind the San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. Funny, I just did a gig with my friend Jose there this past Sunday.
btw - I also posted on Nextdoor.

Thursday, April 21st, there is the Women's Political Action Committee Endorsement event at the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce on Fifth Street.

This Friday April 22nd, I'll be sitting in to jam on some jazzy tunes with RPM
Richard Wood on B3, Pat Duffey on mellow guitar, Martin Cunningham on drums plus special guest Dan Duffin on bass
They'll start at around 7:00 pm
I'll sit in starting at around 8:30 pm
So, if anyone wants to talk politics outside, come hang out. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate.

-- I am still collecting donations for campaign expenses. I'm not going to litter our landscape with plastic signage. Please call 415-789-6274 if you would like to help out by making a sign out of recycled/upcycled something or other.

Save the date : May 12th - I'm gathering some friends to help raise money for the Throckmorton Theatre's Youth Scholarship Program. I guess it would make more sense to raise money for my campaign, but I usually don't do the usual, I do what feels right.
More details to follow. I promise you it will be a fun time.
Again, please contact me if you can volunteer some time to help out with this event.

I'd like to share a couple of articles with you.  This came out on April 7th in the Point Reyes Light. I sound a bit like I'm rambling at times, because Samantha Kimmey is very easy to talk to so I felt as if I was chatting with a friend :

This IJ article was brought to my attention yesterday afternoon :

When I was invited to participate in this particular article, I was told that we were going to be given a list of questions, each of the eight candidates was going to answer and it would be published as such : a question would be listed and then the candidates' answers would follow. That didn't happen. Apparently, there wasn't enough room in the paper.
Such is life in the real world.
We expect one thing and get another.

On that note, here's a tune for Tuesday :

Hope you have a wonderful day.


p.s. Vines is in San Anselmo : 906 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Palace of Fine Arts, Friday at Vines

Join us Friday at Vines in San Anselmo - 7 - 9:30 pm


Hope you all are having a great morning!


It was reported in the Save the Palace of Fine Arts Facebook group that the two hotel backers have dropped out of the bidding process :
"Two of the three qualifying respondents, TMG and Equity Community Builders, have now informed the Department that they will not submit final proposals as contemplated by the RFP. Their specific proposals were reliant on leveraging Federal Historic Tax Credits as part of a financing strategy. After further analysis TMG and Equity Community Builders have each independently concluded the ability to obtain federal tax credits is not sufficiently certain due to potential historic preservation requirements that could significantly limit or eliminate the windows necessary for lodging.
The Department is continuing with the RFP process with the one remaining party who qualified, SFMAP. SFMAP’s final submittal will be due on May 20, 2016. The evaluation committee and the Department will carefully analyze that proposal under the terms and conditions of the RFP to determine whether the proposal satisfies all necessary criteria and whether the Department should proceed to negotiate with SFMAP or pursue alternative options for the building."
Before any future use is proposed, the building should be restored.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the collective voice thus far, especially Kris Nangle, who started the original online petition and facebook group.

You may still join this effort by signing the original petition and joining the facebook group.

--- MMT

Related :


Thanks to everyone who has helped thus far and continues to work toward a plan to restore this beloved cultural icon into a haven for music/arts/eco education.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Happy Record Store Day! Meet Me at Mill Valley Music

Hello Everyone!

Hope you are having a beautiful day and taking full advantage of every opportunity to use your powers for good!

I'm hitching a ride onto Record Store Day for my official campaign kickoff at Mill Valley Music today - if you are local, please stop by - I'll be there from 9ish - NOON.

Then, from 2 - 4pm, I'll be with my co-candidates at the Al Boro Community Center in the Canal.
Free admission!
Free food!
Free activities for kids!
Free voting information!
When: Saturday, April 16
2:00-4:00 PM
Where: Al Boro Community Center
50 Canal Street, San Rafael 
As you may already know, District 4 is a very large district, spanning from Corte Madera, through the Canal and all the way out to beautiful West Marin. Check the map link for more information.

If you believe in preservation of what is left of this beautiful County, as well as support for our ost vulnerable citizens, please visit my site, vote for me on June 7, 2016, volunteer, tell your friends and donate to my campaign.



CALL for Musicians: Are you available on May 12th? Please leave a message on the HEAR US : Homestead line. 415-779-4941

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Time Change : Campaign Kickoff : 9:00 am - NOON : 4/16/2016

Hey Everybody!

Slight change in plans for the 16th  - had to change the time from 4pm to 9:00 - NOON
Here is the facebook event:

Also - here is the reason for the change!

Let's Vote Marin! 
Join us on April 16 for a free community event:
Meet candidates for Supervisor in your District 4
Hear about measures on the ballot
Learn more about voting and registering to vote
Bring the family and have some fun:
Free admission!
Free food!
Free activities for kids!
Free voting information!
When: Saturday, April 16
2:00-4:00 PM
Where: Al Boro Community Center
50 Canal Street, San Rafael
Election Day is on June 7.

Hope to see you!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Call for Volunteers : Mari for Marin County Supervisor, District 4

Hey Everybody! 

My campaign for Supervisor is going to kick off on this Saturday - Record Store Day! It's also World Voice Day! How fun is that?  at Mill Valley Music, 320 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941  

9:00 am to NOON 

I updated my "stump speech" - feedback requested and encouraged : 


Mari "Mari Mack" Tamburo : 

I'm a singer/artist with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for using my powers for good - I care about people and the planet and have donated many volunteer hours of music, social media and marketing services to non-profit organizations, small business and independent artists who share my core values. My motto is "use your powers for good." 

My interest in Marin's political landscape had an odd start in the summer of 2010, when we received a letter from the County about a seemingly innocuous "safe route to schools" project. While outside lobbyists have moved on, my neighbors are still dealing with the after effects of a poorly planned and poorly executed project that divided our community, removed mature shade and fruit bearing trees in our common spaces and will dump an average of one million gallons of polluted stormwater runoff into a creek that contains federally protected species.

As I delved deeper into that issue and and set up a communications network for my neighborhood, I discovered systemic issues regarding interdepartmental communication at Civic Center. Improving interdepartmental communication, removing the silos - or tunnel vision - will increase efficiency and productivity - thereby allowing our County to spend more resources on what matters most : investing in more accessible and permeable infrastructure to reduce flooding and improve the health of our local creeks and waterways, protecting biodiversity and the health and economic benefits it provides. Blue green infrastructure programs will create jobs.

We need to maintain and improve the current infrastructure before we engage in any more growth. 
If there is to be any new growth, it needs to occur slowly and thoughtfully, with consideration for the environment that sustains us. 

Public works projects can and should be initiated at the grassroots community level - citizens who will be most impacted must be respected and engaged at the beginning of the process - this will save time and money - and strengthen our communities.   Affordable and workforce housing stock can be increased through creative repurposing of existing structures. 

Last but not least, I want to give our arts community more support at the County level. Arts and culture are a reflection of a healthy community and an economic engine that provides jobs. We need to make more of an effort to keep our creative people in Marin. I am a strong advocate of arts activism and see many opportunities for community collaboration in this area. 

Thank you for reading and I humbly ask for your support on this journey. 

Mari "Mari Mack" Tamburo
415-789-MARI (6274) 
Paypal donation email address : mari4marincounty (at) gmail (dot) com 

Campaign kickoff 9:00 am - NOON : April 16th, 2016 at #Mari4Marin Campaign headquarters : 

Mill Valley Music
320 Miller Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 

Please make checks payable to "Mari Tamburo Campaign" 


Feel free to share - and thanks in advance for your support! 


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