Monday, August 19, 2019

Saloon Show Recap, August 31st at Rancho Nicasio

Hey Everybody!

Still buzzing from a great show on Saturday in San Francisco.

The next stop on the Red, White, and Blues tour is Rancho Nicasio on August 31st.
Reservations recommended.

Let's be kind to each other.
We can do this.


Monday, August 12, 2019

Moving Forward

Hello Again,

Holding this moment in gratitude, as we spent the weekend celebrating the first birthday of our first grandchild. I took a much needed break from the endless cycle of negative news and baked a scratch cake that resembled his favorite stuffed toy fox. I'll take some time to recap all the steps on Cafe Tamburo, as soon as I can, but here is a pic. We feel so fortunate. Love is the core of everything, and friends are the family we choose.

Gig this week:
August 17th at The Saloon. 9:30 pm

Campaign donation link


Monday, July 29, 2019

Monday, July 22, 2019

August Shows, Social Media Remix

Hello All!
August dates:
August 17th : The Saloon, 1232 Grant Avenue, SF, 9:30 pm
August 31st : Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio, CA
8:00 pm
We are scheduled for the bar, because filling the big room, according to Bob Brown, is a challenge.
That's fine with me. Please make reservations early, so you can get a seat.
+1 415-662-2219

I am still running for POTUS. Just getting started. Have been slow in updating my ACTBLUE account, as I am not a fan of how much $ is apent in this political game.
I have never really been one to follow rules. I follow my conscience and do the best I can do at the time.

I wish you joy, peace, love and great music.


Thursday, July 18, 2019

Music, Truth

Hey Everybody!

Thanks for reading this and for not giving up or giving in to despair.  Our local arts community took a three gut punch this past week, a reminder that we all have something to give this world, and we will be loved for who we are.
I love you for who you are.
Use your powers for good.
I'm in the midst of a social media remix as I ramp up my campaign for POTUS.

Next gig/rally is August 31st at Rancho Nicasio in Nicasio, CA. We will be working some new tunes into the mix.
Hope to see you!
I am working temps until I land that ideal day gig, with other music gigs between. Have to work down some debts.
If you want us to come to your town, you have buy the music, or at least call me to let me know you want us to swing by.

Sending love to all.



Monday, July 1, 2019

June 28th Recap, Next Show: August 31st at Rancho Nicasio

Hey All:

Thanks again to everyone who joined us at The Saloon last Friday afternoon. Have to admit, I prefer the day shift. It went so well, and the next day, I had to work an 11 - 8 day shift, so, I had to make a choice between the day gig and my health. That was not the job for me.

Our next show is August 31 at Rancho Nicasio.

Hope to see you in person soon.


Thursday, June 27, 2019

Reminder : SF Show 4-8 pm, Friday, June 28th at The Saloon

Hello There:

Watching the Democratic debates, I find it encouraging to see so many people who care so much about our country that they want to serve as POTUS. At least that is the way I choose to see it, because that is why I am running. I care, and I am an optimist. It's the best way I have found to beat back the despair.

We have a gig in SF on Friday, June 28th, from 4-8 pm: The Saloon, 1232 Grant Avenue, corner of Fresno Alley. There will be about 90 minutes between sets to chat but I will be mostly in listening mode since I need to save my voice for the singing. So, please, if you are in the neighborhood, stop by and talk at me.

Scheduled Lineup:
Mari Mack (Tamburo) on vocals 
Pat Duffey on guitar
Arne Frager on bass
Richard Wood on B3
Roy Blumenfeld on drums

There may or may not be special guests.


Monday, June 24, 2019

Show This Week, POTUS Run Update, Life Lessons

Hey Everybody!

Good morning, good day, good night - whenever you decide to read this, I hope you are feeling good and/or doing well and/or good.

First things first, we have a gig this week:

Me, Arne, Pat, Richard, Roy, and perhaps Doug
The Saloon
1232 Grant Avenue

It is an afternoon show, 4 - 8
a/k/a the day shift!

Secondly, in case you are curious about other things in my life, I'm a bit achy but happy, for the same reason: my new day gig.
It is not the best fit for my skill set, but it's a short walk from where we live and will help pay some bills. Not sure how long this one will last, but I am giving it my all when I'm on the clock, because, well, that is what "living in the moment" entails.
The run for POTUS has stalled in the sanctioned Democratic area, thanks to, well, life and political roadblocks. I will persist and am still in search of a campaign finance manager. I may just have to get creative on this one.
It's really too bad that society judges people on income, equating success with money. We need someone in the White House who can demonstrate that kindness and compassion are more valuable than cash, the complete opposite of you know who.  These are dark times in our country's history, but I feel we can get to a better place. I understand that life's journey takes twists and turns and has dark and light moments.  Each step has a lesson, and sometimes we need to learn that same lesson more than once. 
It goes a bit like this: You will notice that sense of familiarity, then you can tell yourself, "Hey, I've gone through this before and I'm still here, so I can relax just ride this out."  It's called experience. Or, say you didn't like the way things turned out last time this familiar thing was happening, so you try changing it up a bit. That's called growth. Growth can be painful, but it is not as painful when we are actively engaged in it. At least that has been my experience.

I miss talking to my mom.

Sending love and light.


Photo taken in 2012, while I was attending
Community Built Conference in Portland.
During a dark time in my life, this box
 invited visitors to receive a message.
This is the message I received.

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