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Monday, March 27, 2017

Writing . . .

. . . songs . . . 

(from http://thateventuality.tumblr.com/post/65262409680/ive-said-it-before-but-one-of-the-real-reasons-i)
". . .I’ve said it before, but one of the real reasons I started getting into composing is that I thought: ‘Well, if John and Paul can write songs…’…The hang-up of playing my songs to John and Paul always used to hold me back, as I’ve said, because I knew how it would sound finished, and I had to try and convince them in one play. For that reason, there are a lot of numbers of mine that I decided not to do anything about. It was a shyness - a withdrawal - and I always used to take the easy way out. . . Now? Well, maybe I’m cocky! Because now, I don’t care if nobody else likes it. It’s a matter of taste. And maybe I don’t like some of their songs, either. What I still do, though, is to bring out the numbers I think are the easiest to get across. The ones I think will take the shortest time to make an impact… the ones that’ll sound the nicest tunes…Summing me up, I don’t mind admitting that I definitely USED TO BE self-conscious. But now I’ve got less hang-ups about everything, not just music. . ."




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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Thoughts . . .

. . . behind the songs . . .












(from Facebook)
Ty Ford
18 hrs
How often have you thought, "Hey, could I be a songwriter? I get these ideas from time to time. Sometimes words or phrases just pop into my head. I never write them down because, well, I'm not a songwriter." Really? Why NOT?
You might be surprised to learn that that's just one of the many way in which songwriters collect their song ideas. How many ways ARE there? Find out this coming Tuesday night at Germano's.
"The Thoughts Behind The Songs" at Germano's cabaret brings you close to three seasoned writers and a jazz pianist as they explain the process that brings their music to life.
Join me and Ellis Woodward, John M. Seay, Sahffi Lynne and Ray Jozwiak as they explain the process that preceded each of their songs. Ask questions! Don't be surprised if there's a different process for each song. Armed with this information, who knows what you could become!?!?
Tuesday March 28th. Tuesday night means light traffic and easy parking. Germano's 300 S. High St. in Little Italy. Come for dinner and the show. Doors open at 6pm. The show starts at 7:30pm. There's a $10 charge in addition to whatever pleases you from Germano's very tasty menu. (I have personal experience with the menu.)
Tickets are available for a limited time online here: http://bit.ly/2jguMpX
At some point, if there are any seats left, you'll have to call Germano's directly. 410.752.4515
See you there? and bring a pad and pencil to take notes......

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Happy . . .

. . . about all this? . . .


(from http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/trump-s-budget-much-his-agenda-still-stuck-mud-n734286)
". . . the budget boosts Defense Department spending by $54 billion (or by 10%); it cuts the State Department by 28% and the Environmental Protection Agency by 25%; it provides $1.5 billion for construction of Trump's wall; it eliminates funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; and it all fails to balance the budget in the process.. . The problem? "It's dead on arrival," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) . . . And what about presenting evidence to prove his claim that Barack Obama tapped Trump Tower? "Let's see whether or not I proved it," he said on Fox News . . . "You looked at some proof. I mean, let's see whether or not I prove it. I just don't choose to do it right now." In fact, the top Republican and Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said there is no evidence<http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/house-intel-committee-still-no-evidence-trump-tower-wiretap-n733886> that Obama did what Trump originally tweeted<http://www.nbcnews. com/news/us-news/trump-accuses-obama-wiretapping-residence-during-campaign-n729056>. "Are you going to take the tweets literally? And if you are, then clearly the president was wrong," Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) said. . ."





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Friday, March 24, 2017

And This . . .

. . . benefits . . .
. . . me HOW???


(https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/23/technology/congress-moves-to-strike-internet-privacy-rules-from-obama-era.html?_r=0)
". . . Republican senators moved Thursday to dismantle landmark internet privacy protections for consumers in the first decisive strike against telecommunications and technology regulations created during the Obama administration, and a harbinger of further deregulation. . .The measure passed in a 50-to-48 vote largely along party lines. The House is expected to mirror the Senate’s action next week, followed by a signature from President Trump. . .The move means Verizon, Comcast or AT&T can continue tracking and sharing people’s browsing and app activity without permission, and it alarmed consumer advocates and Democratic lawmakers. They warned that broadband providers have the widest look into Americans’ online habits, and that without the rules, the companies would have more power to collect data on people and sell sensitive information. . ."





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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Exemplary . . .

. . . adjudicator . . .
. . . and fine upholder of all that is lawful . . .



. . . or not. . .



(from http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/jeff-sessions-had-strong-feelings-lying-under-oath-1999-n728561
". . . Embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions was a key proponent of prosecuting then-President Bill Clinton for allegedly lying under oath in 1999. . . Sessions recused himself from any investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election on Thursday. . . But he remains under fire for failing to disclose at his January confirmation hearing that he twice met with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. during last year's presidential campaign. . . Dozens of Democrats — including House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi — have accused Sessions of lying under oath and called for his resignation. . . "





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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Revenge . . .


. . . with a vengeance . . .



(from Chim Chim's Badass Revenge by Fishbone, ©1996)
Takin' um hostage
Holdin' up the bank
Blockin' the sewer
Drainin' yo gas tank
Brakin' the rules
Ignorin' the signal
Runnin' the stop sign
To get your peace of mind





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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

G1 . . .




(Regarding "The Thought Behind the Songs")

On Mar 17, 2017, at 4:12 PM,
Hi Folks,
This coming week I’ll go down to take a close look at Germano’s sound system.
It looks like guitars with direct outs is the way to go. Anyone have a problem with that?
Please bring guitar cords.
I’ll know more later, but please let me know if you have a direct box you can bring.
Ray, are you cool with a Yamaha G1? No need to bring a keyboard?
It looks like we can run voices and instruments through the Peavy. I’ll bring a mic for me.
I don’t know how dependent you are on a stage monitor, maybe we put the most dependent person in front of it. I don’t have any stage monitors. Having an extra one or two would be very helpful. Please let me know if you have one and which one.
Thanks,
Ty

Ty,
If they don’t have a Bosendorfer Concert Grand 290 Imperial the Yamaha will do.  :)
(Hell, my Kawai is only 5’2”)  But seriously, any acoustic piano (tuned and maintained) is a treat
for my purposes.
Best,
Ray





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