Sunday, March 10, 2019

I'm Thinking of Running for POTUS


So I could have a platform to make sure more of us knew about these creative solutions, like retraining out of work coalminers to become beekeepers. The way I see it, "we the people" should be running this country. The only way that is going to happen is by electing someone who knows how to listen.
Normally, a potential candidate would ask for money at this point.
Instead, I ask that you donate to this organization that helps retrain coal miners as beekeepers, and do so in my name (or not.) .
If you want to help me explore the possibility of running, please contact me.
You can find me on Instagram, facebook, twitter and Linked In. Or contact me via analog/snail mail c/o The Saloon, 1232 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133 : @maritamburo



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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.


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.


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.


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
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 

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