Thursday, March 28, 2024

April Happenings!

Hey There! 

I'll add more events as I find them, but so far, here is what has shown up on my radar: 

April 1st : I suggest you stay off social media if you can't take a joke. Otherwise, remind yourself not to believe most of what you see online on this day (come to think of it, any day...) 

April 6th : Clothing Swap and Mending Bar at Grand Central, Petaluma 9:00 am-12:30 pm

April 12th: 2nd Friday ArtWalk - downtown San Rafael! (See Map at bottom of the page)

April 13th: I'm singing in the City at The Saloon - 4 - 8 pm  this may be my last Saturday afternoon gig, because I am planning to expand my vocal coaching hours. Then again, we will see. Lineup: Arne Frager on bass, Dave Powell on guitar, Richard Wood on keys, Roy Blumenfeld on drums. 

April 14th : Bay Area Indies Film Festival : 1:00 - 6:00 pm ticket LINK

April 20th: Restring Your Thing FUNdraiser at Loud and Clear in Cotati, 1 - 4 pm. I love these people! They love music, know how to pivot, and do nice things for the community! I may actually make it to this one! See photo for more details...

2nd Friday ArtWalk - downtown San Rafael

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Enjoy Walking on the Beach in California? Sign This Petition

What started out as a bill to carve out a small portion of San Francisco's Ocean Beach to development, has been changed to include all of California's coast  - it strips away protections that have been developed over 50 years. 

Please sign. Enough is enough. 

 - M

more info: 

Erin for Kentucky

Erin Marshall is running for Congress in Kentucky. 

Erin is pro-choice for women, and is challenging James Comer, who has received an A+ rating from an anti-abortion group. 

Let's give her some support! Freedom of choice for all people! 

 - M

Source Links: 

Article on James Comer:

Article on Erin Marshall:

Monday, February 5, 2024

Prop 28 Money Is Available for Schools

Remember Proposition 28? Well, in 2022, California voters made a strong statement that we want more funding for arts in the schools. 

This makes me happy, because I know the benefits of arts in the schools -- I went to school when we had some funding for things like art, choir, band, etc. I gained the confidence to embark on a singing career - it's a long story. 

I'm researching a few platforms that aim to connect artists with schools, so stay tuned...



p.s. Please pardon typos. I wrote this on my phone. 

Thursday, January 11, 2024


Hey Everybody! 
Come on out into the light! If you are near San Francisco, please join us Saturday, January 13th, from 4-8 pm! 
The Saloon
1232 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA

We may or may not have special guests, but our most special guests are you! 
It's when we can't find joy, that is when we are called to create it! 
And music brings the joy. 


Thursday, October 12, 2023

Saturday October 14th, 4 - 8 pm

 Saturday, October 14th, 2023 - 1232 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 4 - 8 pm 

Pat Duffey and Dave Powell will be playing, so expect some surprises! 


Saturday, September 23, 2023

FTC Files Lawsuit Against Private Equity in Health Care

Sharing this for readers interested in the rising price of health care, as we all should be, although, yes, just another thing to worry about. 

Well, best not to worry, because all it does is lower your immune system, which makes you sick. 

FTC has filed a lawsuit, "challenges USAP and Welsh Carson’s multi-year anticompetitive scheme to consolidate anesthesia practices in Texas, drive up the price of anesthesia services provided to Texas patients, and increase their own profits."

For more information, check out this article on Substack. 

Friday, September 22, 2023

Every Day and Sunday!

Every day is a new day, a new opportunity to make someone smile, to learn something new! 

I've been on a new adventure this past week, working hard to finance my next album project, and am very excited to be singing at The Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival this weekend! 

We hit the downbeat on Sunday. September 24th at 1:00 pm at the Old Mill Park Amphitheatre, just behind the library, which is a mini version of the McHenry library at UC Santa Cruz...but I digress.  

I've been looking forward to this gig for quite some time, because if you know me at all, you know that redwood trees are my church, and this is right smack in the middle of a redwood grove. 

Hope to see you! 



Friday, September 8, 2023

September Shows


I'll be singing Saturday, September 9th from 4 - 8 pm at the world famous Saloon in North Beach, with my Livin' Like Kings project! 

for more details:

Have a great day/night/weekend/week/month/year/life! 



Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Save the Date : July 22nd

Mari Mack & Livin' Like Kings  at it again - this will be an extra fun one, because we have the 4 -  8 shift on July 22nd, followed by the return of Barry "The Fish" Melton to The Saloon at 9:30. 

I hope you are treating yourself well. It makes life more enjoyable. 



Monday, June 5, 2023

Saloon : June 10th 4 - 8 pm

 Once again, I will be singing to release many feelings, and to hopefully, give you an opportunity to feel some of your own. It seems that living in this world requires that we shut off our feelings merely to survive. I can't accept that.

June 10th, 4 - 8 pm, The Saloon, 1232 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 

I wish you the best possible week until that moment you can spent a few hours with us, and then, we will allow our spirits to soar. If you have other plans, I understand, and will miss you.