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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

From . . .

. . . Adrick . . . 
I have had the pleasure, on numerous occasions, to play for residents at our local Ronald McDonald house and I must say, the note (photo above) that one of them presented to me, is one of the most gratifying things I have received, as a musician. The little guy left the dining area with his Mom to create this, returned shortly afterward and presented it to me. Pretty cool huh?



(from http://www.rmhc.org/about-us)
Since 1974, RMHC has created programs that strengthen families during difficult times. RMHC provides vital resources and compassionate care to children and their families being served by leading hospitals worldwide. Core RMHC programs — Ronald McDonald Houses, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, and Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles — provide access to health care and enable family-centered care. RMHC has helped lessen the burden for more than 7 million families in 2015. . . Our network of local Chapters has been making children happier and healthier by keeping families close – giving them a place to rest and refresh. A place that feels like home. These programs, tailored to meet the urgent needs of each community, can now be found in more than 63 countries and regions across the globe.






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Monday, April 24, 2017

See . . .

. . . and hear OHO . . .


OHO is
Jay Graboski
David Reeve
Ray Jozwiak









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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Neverending . . .

. . . process


. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . .
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. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . 
. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . 
. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . 




Blood Brother

(work-in-progress by OHO)




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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Bad . . .

. . . songwriting. . .


This actually was an attempt to do all that the songwriting instructors said NOT to do.  It was fun.
I like to hear it every now and then.  (The four-track experiment helped make it fun). . .


I’VE NEVER BEEN ONE
TO FOLLOW TRENDS
I WON’T BE WITH THE CROWD WHEN THEY
ROUND THE BEND
BUT I’LL BE WITH YOU 
UNTIL THE VERY END
WHERE IT’S AT IS HERE WITH YOU

FANCY PARTIES LEAVE ME COLD AND DRAINED
DISCOS CROWDS 
AND POSTURING IN VAIN
ONLY FEED SOME SILLY APPETITE UNNAMED
WHERE IT’S AT IS HERE WITH YOU

(CHORUS)  I DON’T WANT TO SEE THE MOON
FLY TO PARIS MAY OR JUNE
I JUST WANT A ONE-WAY FARE
TO ANY PLACE WHERE
YOU’LL BE THERE

I DON’T NEED GOLD
OR PECIOUS THINGS
FANCY CLOTHES
OR EVEN DIAMOND RINGS
I ONLY NEED THE THRILL
THAT BEING WITH YOU BRINGS
WHERE IT’S AT IS HERE WITH YOU

FOR FAME OR POWER 
I HAVE NO DESIRE
I DON’T CRAVE ACCEPTANCE
OR TO BE ADMIRED
I’M JUST HAPPY SITTING WITH YOU BY THE FIRE
WHERE IT’S AT IS HERE WITH YOU  

Here With You

©1998 Raymond M. Jozwiak




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Friday, April 21, 2017

Funny . . .

. . . farm
. . . administration. . .


(from http://www.politicususa.com/2017/01/19/jeff-sessions-believes-amendment-separation-clause-unconstitutional.html)
". . . Jeff Sessions, sincerely believes, and had no qualms saying out loud that the “Establishment Clause” in the U.S. Constitution is “unconstitutional.” Sessions, an evangelical extremist, also said that the separation of church and state is “an extra-constitutional doctrine” and a “recent thing that is unhistorical and unconstitutional.” . . . However, the real historical figure, Founding Father and third President of the United States Thomas Jefferson plainly explained in writing that: “I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.”. . . "





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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Writing . . .

. . . about music is like dancing about architecture. . . . (Elvis Costello)


LET THE DANCING BEGIN . . .

From Shindig #67:
"Finally, clap like seals for the marvellous, palindromic OHO, misleadingly short-handed as “Baltimore’s answer to Pink Floyd,” and still out there doing stuff despite having released their debut album in ’74 and remaining under the radar for longer than a drone sub piloted by the Illuminati. Where Words Do Not Reach (The Instrumentals) ★★★★, OHO MUSIC CD) is a bracing compilation of performances recorded by a shifting OHO line-up over the course of their four-decade career, all undertaken with unquenchable brio. The Floyd comparison may allude to their occasional interludes of committed atonality (‘Snow Lady/I Crawled’, the back half of the 16-minute ‘Nazi Dog Jam’), but they’re a filthier, jazzier, poppier and thriftier proposition – sometimes like MX-80 Sound being strafed by The B-52s (‘Board Organ’), sometimes like King Crimson manhandling Jellyfish (2010’s ‘Arclight’)."




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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Music . . .

www.shutterstock.com

. . . as a passion . . .



Definition of passion
1
often capitalized
a :  the sufferings of Christ between the night of the Last Supper and his death
b :  an oratorio based on a gospel narrative of the Passion Bach's St. Matthew Passion
2
obsolete :  suffering
3
:  the state or capacity of being acted on by external agents or forces
moldable and not moldable … and many other passions of matter — Francis Bacon
4
a (1) :  emotion his ruling passion is greed (2) passions plural :  the emotions as distinguished from reason a study of the passions
b :  intense, driving, or overmastering feeling or conviction
with enough passion to make a great poet — W. B. Yeats
c :  an outbreak of anger a crime of passion
5
a :  ardent affection :  love He had never felt such passion for any woman but her.
b :  a strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object, or concept a passion for chess a passion for opera
c :  sexual desire a look of passion in her face
d :  an object of desire or deep interest
passionlessplay \-ləs\ adjectiv


Blood Brother (rough mix)

by OHO, Jay Graboski, David Reeve & Ray Jozwiak (with Craig Considine and Bill Pratt)



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