Monday, May 21, 2018

Royal Wedding, Special Olympics Anthem, Billboard Awards

Just popping in here to share a couple of things:
Watched the royal wedding a bit by accident, as I was awakened in the wee hours of Saturday morning, so I figured I would check it out. I tuned in just about what I guess would have been midway into Reverend Curry's sermon. Bless him for using his platform to spread a message of love.
Best wishes to the happy couple. Hope their love grows.
Later that morning, I had the honor and pleasure of singing the anthem with my dear friend, Linda Imperial. That fellow in the middle is Michael Pritchard. Look him up, he does good work.
Billboard Awards left me inspired to make more music.
That is all for now.
Ox,
Mari




Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Petition against Mill Valley's proposed $250,000 public restroom: Request to use more affordable, community led building methods.


I can't stop thinking about this proposed $250,000 public restroom in a Mill Valley park. It's excessive public spending and it makes me ill. It's more than that - it's wrong for this space - a small neighborhood park.

I had to start a petition about it. Please read, sign and share. 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Musings for Monday, April 16th: World Voice Day Facebook Live Q&A, 9:00 am

Hello There,

Monday is World Voice Day, an event about voice health.

Since I happen to know a little bit about the subject of hoarseness, I signed up to do an online event.  So, if you have an interest in voice health, please feel free to join me on my facebook page, where I will be offering tips for protecting your voice:

https://www.facebook.com/maritamburo/

From 9:00 am - 9:30 am
April 16th

Have a great day!

ox,
Mari


Thursday, March 22, 2018

March 24th in San Francisco

Mari Mack & Livin' Like Kings
9:30 pm
The Saloon
1232 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA

Please join us if you can.

Ox,
Mari

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Happy Pi Day!

To celebrate Pi Day, thought it would be fun to share this video, "What Pi Sounds Like"

Monday, March 5, 2018

March 24th in SF, Plant Studios Vibe Light Kickstarter!

Hey Everybody!

Let's have some fun...
March 24th, a Saturday night, we are back at The Saloon in North Beach!
1232 Grant Avenue
Hope you can join us!

Lineup:
Mari Mack on vocals
Pat Duffey on guitar
Arne Frager on bass
Richard Wood on the B3
Roy Blumenfeld on the drum throne

In case you are interested, I've got a Kickstarter in the works. It's not for another album (not yet, anyway, although I might do one for a vinyl release soon, more about that later.)
This is something that I have been wanting to do for a while now! It's a reproduction of the recording warning light from The Plant - this one used to hold court over the doorway to the Studio A Live Room. Hard to believe that we had to leave that building ten years ago at the end of  this month.  Check it out  and let me know what you think!

Would You Like Some Legendary Vibe for Your Music Space? 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/marimack/plant-studios-vibe-light-recording-do-not-enter


That's it for now. Hope you have a great day! Sending lots of love your way.

ox,


Mari

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Creative Brain

"It's often said that creative people see the world differently than the rest of us -- and a Harvard researcher is providing one answer why."

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180117163954.htm

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Kansas Scrambles to Change Rules After Teens Run for Office

As you may or may not remember, towards the end of Obama's second term, I started a petition on White House dot gov that asked to require all potential presidential candidates to pass a citizenship or civil service test. I still think that is a good idea.

"There are a lot of requirements if you want to vote in Kansas. You must be 18 years old. You need to show a photo ID at your polling place and show proof of U.S. citizenship when you register to vote. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights says the state's voter ID laws are among the strictest in the nation.
 But when it comes to the rules about who can run for state office? There are no rules..."

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/09/584678163/kansas-scrambles-to-change-rules-after-6-teens-enter-governors-race

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Recommended Read: Why Uma Thurman is Angry

I'm so glad for Uma that she found the strength to share her story and hope that she will find a way to heal her anger.

We cannot change the past, but we do have the vision and strength to create the future.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/03/opinion/sunday/this-is-why-uma-thurman-is-angry.html

ox,
Mari

Monday, January 1, 2018

Time's Up Legal Defense Fund


TIME’S UP is a unified call for change from women in entertainment for women everywhere. From movie sets to farm fields to boardrooms alike, we envision nationwide leadership that reflects the world in which we live. (more)
Donate:
https://www.gofundme.com/timesup

January 13th in SF


Happy New Year, everyone!
We have a show this month - woohoo!  January 13th at The Saloon, 1232 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA.
Lineup: Pat Duffey on guitar, Arne on bass, Doug Rowan on sax, Richard Wood on B3 and Roy Blumenfeld on the drum throne. And of course, me in "Mari Mack mode" on vocals.
Hope you can join us! It will be fun.
Until then, keep your chin up, be kind to yourself and others.
Ox,
Mari

originally posted on MariMackMusic.com