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Friday, August 31, 2012

Double Feature. . .

. . . well, actually two consecutive nights . . .

at Bread & Circuses Bistro.  Friday with Oho and. . . 

Ray Jozwiak - Gonzo Piano
Saturday, September 1, 2012
6:00 til 9:00PM at
Bread & Circuses Bistro
27 E. Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, MD  21286
410-337-5282
http://bandcbistro.com/

(from http://www.dougalanwilcox.com)
". . . I'd like to promote some coolness scheduled to happen in the Spring of next year.
As many of you know, I've dabbled in numerous genres of music over the course of my career - more than once jumping into material with a decidedly jazz-influenced bend. During one of those periods, I polished up some bits and pieces of a song I'd started years ago called "Distraction". Fast forward to more recently and bring into play my friend, pianist Ray Jozwiak. In the course of our working together a few times, Ray came to arrange an instrumental version of Distraction heavily flavored with his own unique style. Well, I've just been informed that the song will appear on Ray's new CD "Black and White Then Back", scheduled to be released in April 2013. I'm highly honored by all this and urge lovers of instrumental jazz piano to look up this new disc when it's released to the world next Spring. Thanks Ray! . . . "

Thanks Doug.

Check out Doug (one of the finest vocalists you'll ever hear) at http://www.dougalanwilcox.com.

Distraction (Sample)
*original by Doug Alan Wilcox ©2011 / BMI / 2012 instrumental arrangement by Ray Jozwiak (from Black & White then Back, scheduled release April 2013)
© 2012 Raymond M. Jozwiak



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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Oho. . .

. . . plays for you. . .
OHO (2012, that is) a rocking, folking, jazzing amalgam of inspiration, ability and dedication all together on one stage at:  Bread & Circuses Bistro

27 E. Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, MD  21286
410-337-5282
 http://bandcbistro.com/

Oho is Jay Graboski, David Reeve & Ray Jozwiak
(with special guest Matt Graboski)
Friday, August 31, 2012
@ 9:00PM
On The Patio

Please visit http://www.ohomusic.com
for all things OHO

                                          (from the 1990 Wammie Awards Show,
                                           Washington DC)


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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Outspokenly denounce. . .

 (from IT'S EVEN WORSE THAN IT LOOKS by Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein, Copyright ©2012 by Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein)
 ". . . The country needs the remaining (if dwindling) opinion leaders from institutions like the military, churches, universities, foundations, business, the media, and public life to outspokenly denounce those who profit from bombast and lies and to denounce equally the television and radio networks and the print outlets that gave them airtime and web and print space, with the legitimacy that flows from them.  There's no better place to start than with the outrageous rhetoric of Stephen Schwarzman, billionaire chairman of the Blackstone Group, who responded to a proposal from the Obama administration to treat  the "carried interest" of private equity managers as ordinary income, taxable at a rate of 35 percent, instead of the same as capital gains and dividends, at 15 percent.  Schwarzman characterized the proposal as being "like when Hitler invaded Poland in 1939."  Scores of such examples litter the landscape.  In another particularly egregious example, the Speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives, Republican Mike O'Neal, referred to First Lady Michelle Obama as "Mrs. YoMama" and called her the Grinch, and then forwarded widely an e-mail that asked for Psalm 109 to be applied to the president-- a verse which says "Let his days be few in number" and "May his children be orphaned and his wife a widow."  Then there was Republican Representative Allen West of Florida who told President Obama to "get the hell out of the United States of America" in a January 2012 speech captured on videotape.  People like Colin Powell, Robert Gates, Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Tom Brokaw, George Shultz, and Oprah WInfrey, ideally through some collective effort, should have the goal of recreating in society some sense of shame for distortions, lies, and other efforts to coarsen the culture and discourse.  That means calling out miscreants like Schwarzmand, O'Neal and West. . . "




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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

What? . . .

. . . in the world is really important?. . .
It must be time to sleep because I can't find anything to write about that seems important enough (thanks to our glorious media who have Mitt, Snooky, naked princes and hurricanes on their minds) or things other than those about which I am thoroughly disgusted (like inept home services providers, death, illness, smallmindedness and . . . hurricanes). . . maybe there is something here.

NAHHH!!!!




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Monday, August 27, 2012

O. . .

Ho. . . .Wow. . . See You There. . .
OHO
Jay Graboski, David Reeve & Ray Jozwiak
(with special guest 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/
http://www.ohomusic.com


Please visit http://www.ohomusic.com
LIMOUSINE
(from BRICOLAGE by Oho)
© Copyright-OHO Music
Record Label: OHO Music




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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Is this the real life. . .

. . . is this just fantasy?. . .

 (from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-maher/todd-akin-republicans_b_1826617.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false)
". . . Or as it's known on Capitol Hill, supply-side economics. Remember that magic beans theory? That you actually bring in more revenue by bringing in less? Ronald Reagan believed it. But at least back in the '80s it was new. The thing is, we tried it, and it doesn't work. Yet, Paul Ryan, who every shit-for-brains pundit in America keeps telling us is a "serious" guy, still believes in the supply-side theory. All the Republicans do. They all believe in something that both science and history have shown to be pure fantasy. The symbol for their party shouldn't be an elephant -- it should be a unicorn. . . "

". . . The grown-up answer is: identify problems scientifically, prioritize and solve. The Republican answer is: there isn't a problem. And anyone who tells you different is a liar who hates America. . . "

". . . Next week in Tampa the Republicans must admit that the difference between a GOP convention and Comic-Con is that the people at Comic-Con have a much firmer grasp of reality.. . "



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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Drama . . .

. . . is not my forte . . .
. . . but in addition to sorrow, grief and concern, I have experienced much of it recently. 

Not only has mortality made its point clear to me once again, but the notion of imperfection has been reinforced. 

I knew that I had become a 'grownup' the day I realized that my heroes had faults.  They were real people who offered me something that I required but did not possess myself.  And although each one was, in my eyes, a master in his individual field, he was merely a human being complete with imperfections, just like me.  Since it is beyond my capability to change that fact and since I most certainly do not possess the ability to make him (nor myself, for that matter) perfect,  I, myself choose to continue to appreciate him for his redeeming abilities or disassociate myself from him for his flaws.  It is my choice.  I must make it and I must live with it. 

Isn't this what we all do?




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Friday, August 24, 2012

Thinking. . .

 ". . . how did Todd Akin get nominated for the Senate in the first place? How did Christine O’Donnell in Delaware? How did Donald Trump surge to the top of the early presidential polls after his birther blather became public? Why do so many Republicans have so much trouble with evolution? Climate change? The non-difference between forcible and statutory rape?

This is not to say that Republicans are, by natural bent, stupid. Indeed, many of the smartest, most erudite, most creative policy thinkers I’ve encountered over the past 40 years are Republicans or conservatives. They’ve been the source of some of the best policy proposals I’ve seen–including the individual mandate for health care, cap and trade (to limit sodium sulfur-dioxide), school choice, work requirements for welfare recipients. In foreign policy, they’ve been well-represented by realists like Brent Scowcroft, James Baker, Bob Zoellick and their boss, George H.W. Bush.

(MORE: Best Tweets About Todd Akin’s ‘Legitimate Rape’ Comment)

But the Republican Party that produced such thinkers is, as we all know, gone now. And what we have is a party that too often acquiesces–with rolled eyes and grimaces, to be sure–in the know-nothing idiocy of a plurality of its base. There was a period when the Democrats suffered from a similar malady–the days of racial quotas, overweening sociological tolerance of criminality and the belief that the U.S. is almost always wrong when it uses force overseas. The Democrats still have some outliers who believe such things. But Bill Clinton showed that Democrats could reform themselves; Barack Obama’s reliance on ideas that were originally Republican or bipartisan in much of his domestic agenda is a reflection of the permanence of that change. . . "

Read more: http://swampland.time.com/2012/08/21/why-akin-matters/?iid=obnetwork#ixzz24QhQyxWi




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