Friday, December 14, 2007

There was a reception for the Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, et al.) at the ambassador’s residence last night. He was in town to meet with Malian filmmakers. It was a fun night. At one point Marty – yeah, I call him Marty – got up and danced to the Malian music:

And here he is, sharing a laugh with Allyson and her friends:

A lot of Mali’s leading artists were there. Here we are with Salif Keita, the country’s most famous singer and songwriter:

In other news, the dove eggs in the nest on our porch hatched last weekend. It’s hard to get good pictures without disturbing them, but here you can sort of see the mother dove (I assume it’s the mother anyway) feeding one of the chicks (using the popular regurgitation method):


Anonymous said...

Well, -I- recently drove past this one bookstore where I heard Gus Van Sant sometimes shops.

Who's on the Hollywood A-List NOW, huh?!




Howard said...

Hey, did Marty say anthing about the treatment I sent to him?