Monday, February 11, 2019

Blog Updates

Hi All!

 Headed back to the Bay Area today, grateful for time spent with family. Loved watching the Grammys, so thrilled for all the winners, but as Drake said, if people are coming to see your shows, you are already a winner.

The way I see it, in a world where we are free to create and live a life we love, with who we love, whether we are playing or listening to music, we all win!

I'll post more of my musings on the Mari Mack Music blog later today, if you are interested.

Drive safely.  Hope our paths cross soon.

Ox,
Mari

Monday, January 28, 2019

Many Candidates Running for President in 2020

Bring them on! The more the merrier. The cream will rise to the top. We, the people, need and want a real primary. Our democracy needs it as well.

We need more forgiveness and kindness in this world.

And more music, and less pollution.

https://marimack.bandcamp.com/track/indivisible

Ox,
Mari

Monday, January 21, 2019

1/19/19 Show Recap

Hello There:

Had a fun show Saturday night. We managed to make some good times happen for a roomful of people for a couple of hours. As usual, I did not hold back, but this time, I did not get to sleep in on Sunday to recover, though I managed to grab a few winks on the plane.

This is Ann Cohen, who is an "artist in the moment" to the core. It is rare that you see her without pens and paper; she exudes and documents joy, as you can see from this photo and her artwork below.

Today, I am feeling a mixture of exhaustion, gratitude and melancholy, as I do my best to navigate the process of saying goodbye to my mom. Barring some miracle, it is evident that she is not long for this earth.

We all have a limited amount of time on this earth. It's how we choose to spend it that matters.

May you spend as much as you can with people you love, loving what you are doing.

Ox,
Mari

Ann Cohen, artist









Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Journey

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting their bad advice --
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
"Mend my life!"
each voice cried.
But you didn't stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voice behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do --
determined to save
the only life that you could save.
---- Mary Oliver

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

New Year, New Beginnings

Wishing you the courage to do the best you can do. 

Every day is a new opportunity to bring beauty and kindness into the world. Love, Mari 


New recordings on http://marimack.bandcamp.com
Give a listen and if you choose to support my work to create more recordings, great! If not, a listen and a share is also appreciated.

Next show: Mari Mack & Livin' Like Kings 
1/19/2018

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@marimackmusic




Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Hemp Legalization Enjoys Broad Bipartisan Support.

In case you missed this story in June, this hemp bill enjoys bipartisan support.
Hemp has potential as a replacement crop for our farmers, who are going bankrupt at alarming rates due to sudden tariffs on soybeans.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomangell/2018/06/28/u-s-senate-votes-to-legalize-hemp-after-decades-long-ban-under-marijuana-prohibition/

Another crop with great potential : Milkweed.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Women AND Men Are Paralyzed By Patriarchy

Just came across this short Quartz piece on Alexis Ohanian, Serena Williams' husband. It helped me to understand why I get angry every time I see an article touting Beto O' Rourke's possible 2020 run for POTUS.
https://qz.com/work/1415102/hww4-alexis-ohanian/

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Shows this week.and next...

Please join me and my musically gifted and socially conscious friends at the Impact Hub Oakland, this Saturday for a show that creates jobs in the music industry while raising funds to aid in the fight against breast cancer! 
Hey Hey Mama : A Led Zeppelin tribute. 

http://www.marimackmusic.com/2018/07/shows-this-week-and-next.html?m=1

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Life is Precious

Not sure if the two are connected, but the way I see it, both are tragic. Life is precious. It is about time we all started treating it as such. Not sure what it is going to take to make a change for the better.

https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/06/27/milo-wants-vigilantes-start-killing-journalists-and-hes-not-being-ironic

http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/annapolis/bs-md-gazette-shooting-20180628-story.html



Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Border Family Separation Actions, Protests

Local : Wed, June 20, 2018 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT
Marin County Civic Center - Post Office In protest of the Trump Administration's cruel and inhumane policy of separating children from their parents at the border, the Marin community will gather for a vigil on World Refugee Day.
Please join us as we come together in protest and song. We will hear from public officials, community leaders, and affected residents, and learn about opportunities for action. We will send you an email with the exact location as soon as possible.
 Please bring signs as desired.
Flameless candles will be provided to all participants. We are coming together to demonstrate our opposition to this horrific new policy.
Bring your families and tell your friends.
Together we can bring an end to this practice that violates American values.
The vigil has been organized by local groups concerned about the administration’s immigration policies, including Indivisible Marin, Indivisible Sausalito, Marin County People Power, Novato Stands United, REsisters and SURJ Marin.
Activist and faith-based groups across Marin have joined in support of this effort.

National: 
June 30th
https://act.moveon.org/survey/June_30_Pledge/

Donate:

http://firrp.org/

https://supportkind.org/

https://www.texastribune.org/2018/06/18/heres-list-organizations-are-mobilizing-help-separated-immigrant-child/