Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tonight at the Fenix in San Rafael

I'll be singing a couple of tunes with my friend Craig Caffall during the jam part of the evening.

919 fourth street
San Rafael

Or

Fenixlive.com

Go to my twitter @marimackmusic for a link closer to show time.

Ox,
Mari

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Saturday, February 18th

Hello Everyone!
Hope this email finds you well and happy or at least not stressing about things you cannot control. Keep sending those cards, letters and calls to our elected representatives. They do need feedback! Besides, it makes you feel as if you at least tried. At times like these, I go to the Serenity Prayer or to one of my favorite Dalai Lama quotes: "If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it's not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever."
Dalai Lama XIV
If you are in the Mill Valley area and looking for something to do on Saturday, February 18th,  Head on over to the Throckmorton for the Mill Valley Music's 9th anniversary show. I'm joining the All Stars for a couple of tunes.
We are performing The Last Waltz, so I'll be digging deep for Mavis' parts in "The Weight" and Levon's licks in "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down."
If last night's rehearsal is any indication, we are all in for a treat. Such great tunes and nice people.
Jeffrey Halford is also a special guest and I'm sure I'm leaving someone out. Apologies in advance if that is the case.
Mill Valley Music All Stars are Gary Scheunstuhl, Austin DeLone, Don Zimmer, Neal McDonald, Jesse Kincaid, Cole and Mikki Tate.
And of course, we have the Marinfidels rockin' classically in the first set.
Hope you can join us.
Ox,
Mari


Friday, February 10, 2017

Reminder : 2/11 in SF

Hello Everyone!
 A friendly reminder that we will he playing mostly blues and yet another version of "Indivisible" in San Francisco this Saturday night :
 The Saloon
1232 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA
 9:30 downbeat
We go until about 1:30 am!
 Lineup :
 Yours Truly in Mari Mack mode on vocals
Arne Frager on bass
Richard Wood on the B3
Tal Morris on guitar
Larry Vann on drums
 Thanks for reading, thanks for listening, and most importantly, thanks for caring and being kind to animals, each other and our planet.
 
Ox,
Mari

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

We uploaded the "Love" version of "Indivisible" - hope you enjoy it.
ox,
Mari

  

Monday, January 30, 2017

February 1 at The Fenix

Sing along to the song. Jackson and I made this video. Hope it helps. Not the best quality, but it's kind of cool the the sun starts to shine on my face at a significant moment in the lyric.
Anyway, I thought it was serendipitous.

https://youtu.be/rpdhQwdycb8

Hope to see you at the Fenix. Or online!

Ox,
Mari

Sunday, January 29, 2017

"We won’t be silent in the shadows..."

I have to share this post that Dan Rather published on facebook.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10158129266630716&id=24085780715

As disheartening as current events are, it is my firm belief that worldwide, a sleeping giant is indeed awakening.

ox,
Mari

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Indivisible

Hi All,

Felt the need to express something in song. It's kind of a march, so we send this out to all the people with courage to march for peace, justice and the health of mother earth.

Ox,
Mari

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

Indivisible
Tamburo/Langford copyright 2017

We won’t be silent in the shadows
We won't be driven to despair
We'll bring the light wherever we go
Protect the water and the air

We are, we are, we are indivisible
We walk along oceans and prairies
We are, we are, we are indivisible
Together our voices will carry

And as we gather, old and young
Growing in numbers day by day
Joining our hands and hearts as one
We stand in unity and say,

"We are, we are, we are indivisible
We walk along oceans and prairies
We are, we are, we are, indivisible
Together our voices will carry
Together our voices will carry
Together our voices will carry..."

Sunday, January 1, 2017

January Show!

Good morning, afternoon or evening! It all depends upon when you are reading this, I guess.

First and foremost, Happy New Year! Hope you had a fun celebration of your choice. Sending love and light out to all.

I'm excited about how the world seems to be awakening. Each of us has the power to effect the world around us, to bring kindess and compassion.

Vines in San Anselmo is starting up a "Second Saturday" for 2017. 
As fate would have it, Livin' Like Kings has the honor of kicking it off.

Vines is located in the Red Hill Shopping Center, tucked behind the gas station. A few doors back from Pizzalina. You can bring in your own food, but please support Vines buy purchasing your beverages in house.

Starting at 7pm going until about 10. Join us if you feel like subjecting yourself to some fun and soulful, bluesy jams. And a random hug.

Ox,
Mari

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Ask the Electors

Hello -

If you would like to send an open letter to the electors, check out this website. Please feel free to share.

http://asktheelectors.org/

Have a wonderful day filled with love and kindness.

Ox,

Mari

Monday, November 14, 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Wise Words for Wednesday, 11/2/2016

"Humility may be the most difficult virtue to learn and maintain. As a society we reward arrogance and “attitude”; and our heroes tend to be loud and brash sports figures, millionaire developers, movie stars, and the like—those kinds of people don’t know, or don’t want to know, what humility is. But of all the virtues, humility is the one that life will teach us if we don’t learn it of our own accord.
A humble person rarely stumbles, the old ones say, because such a person walks with face toward the Earth and can see the path ahead. On the other hand, the arrogant man who walks with his head high to bask in the glory of the moment will stumble often because he is more concerned with the moment than what lays ahead. 
The burden of humility is light because a truly humble person divests himself of the need for recognition. The burden of arrogance, on the other hand, grows heavier day by day. 
In sharing the journey of life, travel with the humble person on the quiet path."

~ Joseph M.Marshall III, The Lakota Way

Sincerest thanks to Scott Swimmer of Drumstrong for the share.

Monday, September 19, 2016

On Talking by Kahlil Gibran

On Talking
 Kahlil Gibran

You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts;
And when you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your heart
you live in your lips,
and sound is a diversion and a pastime.
And in much of your talking, thinking is half murdered.
For thought is a bird of space,
that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly.
There are those among you who seek the talkative through fear of being alone.
The silence of aloneness reveals to their eyes their naked selves and they would escape.
And there are those who talk,
and without knowledge or forethought
reveal a truth which they themselves do not understand.

And there are those who have the truth within them, but they tell it not in words.
In the bosom of such as these the spirit dwells in rhythmic silence.
 When you meet your friend on the roadside or in the market place,
let the spirit in you move your lips and direct your tongue.
Let the voice within your voice speak to the ear of his ear;
For his soul will keep the truth of your heart
as the taste of the wine is remembered
When the colour is forgotten and the vessel is no more.

Monday, September 12, 2016

A Musical Metaphor for Life from Miles Davis via Herbie Hancock

I shared this quote on the Homestead Beat a couple of weeks ago :

"It's not the note you play that's the wrong note - it's the note you play afterwards that makes it right or wrong."   Miles Davis

Here's a video that helps place it in better context:



Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

ox,
Mari