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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

All Eyes . . .

. . . on OHO. . .







Jay Graboski, David Reeve & Ray Jozwiak
(with special guests Lisa Griffee & Matt Graboski)
Friday, August 31, 2012@ 9:00PM On The Patio at
Bread & Circuses Bistro
27 E. Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, MD  21286
410-337-5282
http://bandcbistro.com/

Make your plans now.

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for all things OHO

CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR
(from BRICOLAGE by Oho)
© Copyright-OHO Music (700261236407)
Record Label: OHO Music




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Monday, July 30, 2012

For Now . . .

. . . it may need a little aging. . .

(Just follow the bouncing cursor;  oh yes, you have to make it bounce. . . )

You never want to have to hear a word
From me again
Never want to have to see my face
At your door
If there's so much as the mention of
My name
You can feel an uncontrollable
Fit of pain

I'm the one
That you said
You would love
Til the bitter end

This must really be
This must really be the end
Nothing could be fitter
This must really be
This must really be the end
Make no mistake it's bitter

You never want us to be seen again
In public places
Can't explain it to another friend
How it goes
You say there's torment that you feel inside
From many things
I can tell you that I still don't know
What that means

Long ago
We were friends
Far removed
From this bitter end

This must really be
This must really be the end
Nothing could be fitter
This must really be
This must really be the end
Make no mistake it's bitter

There's no candy coating
To make it go down easier
Not so simple to digest
No bright colors and no
Exotic flavors sweetening
What you see is what you get

You never want to have to hear a word
From me again
Never want to have to see my face
At your door
If there's so much as the mention of
My name
You can feel an uncontrollable
Fit of pain

With one fell
Swoop you sent
Me direct to the bitter end

This must really be
This must really be the end
Nothing could be fitter
This must really be
This must really be the end
Make no mistake it's bitter


The Bitter End
©2003 Raymond M. Jozwiak




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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Worse. . .

. . . than it looks?. . . is that possible?. . .

(from It's Even Worse Than It Looks [How the American Constitutional System Collided With The New Politics of Extremism] by Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein ©2012 Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein)
". . . The Problem is Mismatch
We believe a fundamental problem is the mismatch between parliamentary-style political parties-ideologically polarized, internally unified, vehemently oppositional, and politically strategic-that has emerged in recent years and a separation-of-powers system that makes it extremely difficult for majorities to work their will.  Students of comparative politics have demonstrated that the American policy-making system of checks and balances and separation of powers has more structural impediments to action than an other major democracy.  Now there are additional incentive for obstruction in that policy-making process.  Witness the Republicans' immense electoral success in 2010 after voting in unison against virtually every Obama initiative and priority, and making each vote and enactment contentious and excruciating, followed by major efforts to delegitimize the result. And because of the partisan nature of much of the media and reflexive tendency of many in the mainstream press to use false equivalence to explain outcomes, it becomes much easier for a minority, in this case the Republicans, to use filibusters, holds, and other techniques to obstruct. The status quo bias of the constitutional system becomes magnified under dysfunction and creates a take-no-prisoners political dynamic that gives new meaning to the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan's concept of "defining deviancy down.". . . "





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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Time's . . .

. . . sure fun when you're having flies. . .

I have reached the point in my life where I totally comprehend time, as it relates to me, and exactly how I choose to use it.

Take for example the Olympics.  I have absolutely nothing against the Olympics.  But let's face it, the pre-Olympics ceremony is just that - Ceremony!  It's a parade.  It's a spectacle.  It's razzle-dazzle.  It's a circus.  It's GRAND! It's just not the kind of entertainment that I prefer.

I just  don't need grand.  Grand spectacles on television offer me very little return on investment. Quite honestly, I don't have time.  I simply choose to use that time to do something more personally appealing, desirable and constructive to me, in my own estimation.

I don't need to see it.  Granted, I am not an athlete nor am I a fan of sports or athletics so I have no affinity for such things.   I work a forty-hour week.  When I have free time, I want to create music, whether my own, solo piano music or with Mystic I or OHO.  I want to spend substantial time with my loved one(s).  I also, sometimes regretfully [and sometimes fitfully], need to sleep.

It's all allocated.  There's no time left for glittery television spectacle which has no real direct impact on me or my life.

Call me a poop.  Call me no fun.  But do call me pragmatic. . . when it comes to my own time.






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Friday, July 27, 2012

Not really. . .

. . . dead, just bitter. . . 
Some additional modifications.  Percussion, tightening the snare.  Next, maybe piano with a better mic.  The Bitter End never ends . . .  ALL TOGETHER NOW . . .

You never want to have to hear a word
From me again
Never want to have to see my face
At your door
If there's so much as the mention of
My name
You can feel an uncontrollable
Fit of pain

I'm the one
That you said
You would love
Til the bitter end

This must really be
This must really be the end
Nothing could be fitter
This must really be
This must really be the end
Make no mistake it's bitter

You never want us to be seen again
In public places
Can't explain it to another friend
How it goes
You say there's torment that you feel inside
From many things
I can tell you that I still don't know
What that means

Long ago
We were friends
Far removed
From this bitter end

This must really be
This must really be the end
Nothing could be fitter
This must really be
This must really be the end
Make no mistake it's bitter

There's no candy coating
To make it go down easier
Not so simple to digest
No bright colors and no
Exotic flavors sweetening
What you see is what you get

You never want to have to hear a word
From me again
Never want to have to see my face
At your door
If there's so much as the mention of
My name
You can feel an uncontrollable
Fit of pain

With one fell
Swoop you sent
Me direct to the bitter end

This must really be
This must really be the end
Nothing could be fitter
This must really be
This must really be the end
Make no mistake it's bitter


The Bitter End
©2003 Raymond M. Jozwiak




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Thursday, July 26, 2012

This'll help. . .

. . . don't you think?


(from http://www.businessweek.com)

Colorado Gun Sales Surge After the Aurora Massacre
By Caroline Winter on July 24, 2012  Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Google Plus 10

Background checks for people wanting to purchase firearms in Colorado spiked more than 40 percent this past weekend, after a gunman opened fire in a suburban Denver movie theater, killing 12 people and wounding 58 more.

During the three days following the July 20 shooting, gun dealers submitted 2,887 requests for state background checks, compared with 2,012 during the same period a week earlier, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

Booming gun sales following mass shootings are not unusual. Immediately after a Glock-wielding gunman killed six people at a Tucson shopping center in January 2011, for example, one-day sales of handguns in Arizona jumped 60 percent, to 263, according to FBI data obtained by Bloomberg.




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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sanctimonious. . .

. . . is a great word.

Don't you think.

It's a very musical word, to be sure.  But when used properly, it describes the subject so colorfully, beautifully and appropriately.

And I feel like I should know well.  I've been subject to sanctimony for many, many years.  And I don't expect it will stop. . . at least until I die.





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