Tuesday, August 30, 2011

This Week's Picks

Monday : Missed the VMAs? You didn't miss all that much : Read why click HERE.
Tuesday : Online : Skyler Jett rages on about American Idol's age discrimination and his plan on how to save music  : http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2011/02/save-music.html
Wednesday : You tell us  - what is happening on Wednesday
Thursday 9/1 : My band,  Livin' Like Kings ROCKS the Smokehouse with old school soul, rhythm and blues. Call for reservations : (415) 899-9600
Labor Day Weekend :  Sausalito Art Festival  : Saturday, Sunday, Monday - The Art is always amazing - Kenny Loggins on Monday

SAVE THE DATE  - September 11th : Scotty Edawg Petersen Memorial Concert at Cafe Du Nord
Thanks for being a part of our growing community.
- MM
p.s. Scott Grace Note for the day : 6 minutes of therapy through laughter : Dr Seuss meets Eckhart Tolle

Sunday, August 28, 2011

How to Be Happy : It All Starts With Love

How to be happy: Whatever you do, do with LOVE.
For example : If you are a musician, make music that comes from your heart.
You don't need anyone's permission - you just need to love it enough to have the DESIRE to take action. It's that simple, really.
Then you find a way to share that music, whether it is a recording or a live show.
When you make a connection, people will share with their friends.
Your audience will grow organically, over time.
Take Danny Click for example. I met Danny several years ago at an informal jam session. A couple of the guys there could barely play - but Danny, he was the real deal. He plays regularly, usually every other Thursday at the Sleeping Lady. As a result, he has developed a loyal following - which is why a couple of people, myself included, nominated him for this year's Bohemian's best of the North Bay Music Awards in the Country/Americana category  (HERE )
If you haven't heard Danny's music yet, don't just take my word for it, go to his website and check it out. Nominate from your heart or not at all.
It all starts with LOVE.
- MM

p.s. If Country/Americana isn't your thing, go here instead, scroll all the way down the page and look for a category that represents the music genre you love. You can nominate someone or find some new music artist that someone else thinks is worth nominating for a BoHo.
p.p.s. I probably should mention that I'll be playing on Thursday 9/1/11 at the Smokehouse in Novato, with my band Livin' Like Kings - Rockin' rhythm and blues in our own old school way, with horns. (btw : Danny Click is NOT playing the Sleeping Lady on Thursday, September 1st. Thank goodness.)
"Want innovation AND independence? Trust artists, not marketeers and profiteers."   Mark Swed, LA Times Music Critic 

Monday, August 22, 2011

Upcoming Events :
9/1/11 Mari Mack & Livin' Like Kings at the Southern Pacific Smokehouse
Doors open at 6:00 pm : Show is from 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm
224 Vintage Way
Novato, CA 94945

(415) 899-9600 call for reservations recommended

9/18/11 Golden Gate Blues Society International Blues Competition
Biscuits and Blues 2:00 - 6:00 pm
Proceeds fund a trip to Memphis for one band to represent the Bay Area Blues community.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Recommended shows this week:
Danny Click:
Thursday, August 11 at the Sleeping Lady in Fairfax
Mari Mack & Livin' Like Kings:
Friday, August 12 at the Sausalito Seahorse, Sausalito, CA

September "Save the Date
Mari Mack & LLK : Thursday, September 1st at the Southern Pacific Smokehouse, Novato