Google+ Badge

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Just . . .

. . . sayin'. . .
. . . for those who haven't checked the facts . . .


(from http://www.factcheck.org/2015/01/obamas-numbers-january-2015-update/)
". . . Jobs, paychecks, corporate profits and stock prices have all improved since our last report on the Obama statistical record. . . The economy has now gained nearly five times more jobs under President Barack Obama than it did during the presidency of George W. Bush, and the unemployment rate has dropped to just below the historical average. Real weekly earnings are up 1.7 percent, thanks in part to a plunge in gasoline prices. Corporate profits have nearly tripled, and stock prices have soared. . . "






What do you think?
Tell me at
http://www.rayjozwiak.com/guestbook.html  or at
http://www.ohomusic.com 

Get your copy of OHO's  Where Words Do Not Reach now!

The Ocean City Ditty Video is now on YouTube

My latest solo offering, Just More Music by Ray Jozwiak, featuring original, instrumental piano music is now available at - Just More Music by Ray Jozwiak

(To Access all Ray Jozwiak - Gonzo Piano music you can copy-and-paste this URL directly to
your browser:  http://http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/RayJozwiak)

Also, be sure to visit:
http://www.rayjozwiak.com



 PIANOGONZOLOGY - Blogged My 
Zimbio

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Two . . .

. . . brilliant statements . . .


“My use of ‘schlonged’ was not vulgar.”

"This has nothing to do with religion; it’s about safety,”








What do you think?
Tell me at
http://www.rayjozwiak.com/guestbook.html  or at
http://www.ohomusic.com 

Get your copy of OHO's  Where Words Do Not Reach now!

The Ocean City Ditty Video is now on YouTube

My latest solo offering, Just More Music by Ray Jozwiak, featuring original, instrumental piano music is now available at - Just More Music by Ray Jozwiak

(To Access all Ray Jozwiak - Gonzo Piano music you can copy-and-paste this URL directly to
your browser:  http://http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/RayJozwiak)

Also, be sure to visit:
http://www.rayjozwiak.com



 PIANOGONZOLOGY - Blogged My 
Zimbio

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Ring . . .

. . . in the new . . . 


(from "Ring Out, Wild Bells" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson)
". . . Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light;
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Ring out the grief that saps the mind,
For those that here we see no more,
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.

Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws. . ."



Ring with us, OHO at 
The "Pre-New Year" Party
4:00PM til 7:00PM
Coastal Highway & 116th Street
Ocean City, MD 21842 

443-664-2896







What do you think?
Tell me at
http://www.rayjozwiak.com/guestbook.html  or at
http://www.ohomusic.com 

Get your copy of OHO's  Where Words Do Not Reach now!

The Ocean City Ditty Video is now on YouTube

My latest solo offering, Just More Music by Ray Jozwiak, featuring original, instrumental piano music is now available at - Just More Music by Ray Jozwiak

(To Access all Ray Jozwiak - Gonzo Piano music you can copy-and-paste this URL directly to
your browser:  http://http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/RayJozwiak)

Also, be sure to visit:
http://www.rayjozwiak.com



 PIANOGONZOLOGY - Blogged My 
Zimbio

Monday, December 28, 2015

Comparing . . .

. . . "lies" . . .

(from — PolitiFact National.com)

Bernie Sanders
True                                                 9 (20%)
Mostly True                                   15 (33%)
Half True                                         8 (18%)
Mostly False                                    7 (16%)
False                                                6(13%)
Pants on Fire                                    0



Donald Trump
True                                                   1 (1%)
Mostly True                                       5 (6%)
Half True                                         13 (17%)
Mostly False                                    12 (16%)
False                                                30 (39%)
Pants on Fire                                   16 (21%)








What do you think?
Tell me at
http://www.rayjozwiak.com/guestbook.html  or at
http://www.ohomusic.com 

Get your copy of OHO's  Where Words Do Not Reach now!

The Ocean City Ditty Video is now on YouTube

My latest solo offering, Just More Music by Ray Jozwiak, featuring original, instrumental piano music is now available at - Just More Music by Ray Jozwiak

(To Access all Ray Jozwiak - Gonzo Piano music you can copy-and-paste this URL directly to
your browser:  http://http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/RayJozwiak)

Also, be sure to visit:
http://www.rayjozwiak.com



 PIANOGONZOLOGY - Blogged My 
Zimbio


Sunday, December 27, 2015

Words . . .


Us:  ". . . here's a short, fun one from the next OHO album (Male Pattern Radness). Begun in 1994 at Steve's, inspired by Joseph Campbell and the movie, The Witches of Eastwick...finalized at Bill's. . ."

Them:  ". . . I get a very close Frankincense olfactory reaction….:). . .

Us:  ". . . (we'll)  interpret this as being a favorable response. . ."

Them:  ". . . I do like it, but wonder if this mix doesn't try a little too hard. . . Yes! A favorable response! Frankincense has an aroma that calls attention to itself. It demands your attention and can not be ignored. Accordingly, this song is very much "in your face.

From Wikip: "Boswellia sacra trees are considered unusual for their ability to grow in environments so unforgiving that they sometimes grow out of solid rock. Frankincense is derived from these trees." That, my friend, is determination!. . ."

Us:  ". . . Thanks. . ."


Pianogonzology: Sub . . . http://pianogonzology.blogspot.com/2015/12/sub.html?spref=tw

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Sub . . .

 . . . other than sandwich . . .


(from http://www.calmdownmind.com/subconscious-mind-and-your-reality/)
". . . A human brain works on “thought patterns”, which are nothing but “programming” that has been indented into its neural network. . .The problem with subconscious patterns, is that you take it for granted and believe that it’s the truth of who you are. However, the truth is that “subconscious” patterns are simply thought patterns that have been thought so many times that they’ve become ingrained as an “auto” mode of functioning. . . When you think a thought long enough, it automatically goes into “auto” mode because the neural pathways for this thought become strongly embedded in the neural network of your brain. . . A simple awareness of the subconscious negative patterns is enough to start becoming free of them. . . every subconscious thought was once a “new thought” that you ingrained and believed. . ."






What do you think?
Tell me at
http://www.rayjozwiak.com/guestbook.html  or at
http://www.ohomusic.com 

Get your copy of OHO's  Where Words Do Not Reach now!

The Ocean City Ditty Video is now on YouTube

My latest solo offering, Just More Music by Ray Jozwiak, featuring original, instrumental piano music is now available at - Just More Music by Ray Jozwiak

(To Access all Ray Jozwiak - Gonzo Piano music you can copy-and-paste this URL directly to
your browser:  http://http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/RayJozwiak)

Also, be sure to visit:
http://www.rayjozwiak.com



 PIANOGONZOLOGY - Blogged My 
Zimbio

Friday, December 25, 2015

Not Too Shabby . . .

. . . a wish . . .

(from HTTP://THEOTHERCLOSET-ATHEISM.BLOGSPOT.COM/2009/12/19-ATHEISTS-CHRISTMAS-PRAYER.HTML)
This Christmas, I pray that the struggle over the “true meaning” of the holiday is wiped away, replaced by the desire to honor what Christmas means to you and not to your neighbors.
I pray that we as a nation can learn to put aside the party lines and shields of segregation to leave the world better than we found it.
I pray that we as a race can learn to prosper without greed, without indifference.
I pray that the good times outweigh the bad, and that we enter the lives of those we are lucky enough to encounter with the grace and respect that everyone deserves, regardless of their status, regardless of our creed.
I pray we wake up one day with the recognition that – black or white, rich or poor, religious or not – we all want the same things, even if we disagree on how best to achieve them.
I pray that those who need shelter will find it.
I pray that those in pain will find an end to suffering.
I pray for peace.
I pray for hope.
Most of all, I pray that tomorrow will be better than it was today.
For all of us.


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Food . . .


(thanks to http://gmwatch.org/index.php/news/archive/2015-articles/16183-monsanto-wants-to-move-to-switzerland-why-is-obama-doing-it-favours from May 2015)
A public interest attorney and author has challenged Monsanto to find any inaccuracies in his new book on the risks of GM (genetically modified) foods and the deceit used in marketing them to world markets. If they don't,  the logical conclusion is that their products risky and should be banned.  The book (by Steven Druker) is titled “Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public”.

(thanks to http://www.globalresearch.ca/altered-genes-twisted-truth-monsantos-silence-is-deafening/5469745)
And the response Steven Druker received from Monsanto was . . . Silence! Maybe Monsanto hopes that by ignoring Druker, he and his book will quickly fade from public memory. They have, however or late, been quite busy fighting lawsuits, trying to influence legislation by pouring money into campaigns, attacking critics, infiltrating public bodies, pouring more money into its PR spin machine, funding ‘travel expenses’ for pro-GM scientists, lobbying the EU to try to get GMOs into Europe, mounting a campaign against WHO-associated scientists, fighting a rear-guard action in Argentina, managing its profits courtesy of the massive subsidies given to US farmers, working with the Gates Foundation to uproot indigenous agriculture in Africa or cementing its grip in Ukraine on the back of the US-led coup there.

(and thanks to http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/sign/obama_signs_monsanto_protection_ act_time_to_label_gmos/) Remember,t President Barack Obama signed H.R. 933, which contained the Monsanto Protection Act, into law.  The President knowingly signed the act over the urgent pleas from over 250,000 Americans who asked that he veto it.  But alas, he failed to live up to his oath to protect the American people and our constitution . . . and very few Obama fans, or critics for that matter (who find it more compelling to question his place of birth) now seem to remember. . .




What do you think?
Tell me at
http://www.rayjozwiak.com/guestbook.html  or at
http://www.ohomusic.com 

Get your copy of OHO's  Where Words Do Not Reach now!

The Ocean City Ditty Video is now on YouTube

My latest solo offering, Just More Music by Ray Jozwiak, featuring original, instrumental piano music is now available at - Just More Music by Ray Jozwiak

(To Access all Ray Jozwiak - Gonzo Piano music you can copy-and-paste this URL directly to
your browser:  http://http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/RayJozwiak)

Also, be sure to visit:
http://www.rayjozwiak.com



 PIANOGONZOLOGY - Blogged My 
Zimbio

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Trying . . .


. . . to attain a certain level of 'Wisdom'

"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something."
-Plato

"A wise woman puts a grain of sugar into everything she says to a man, and takes a grain of salt with everything he says to her."
-Helen Rowland

"Wise men are not always silent, but they know when to be."
-Unknown

"Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom."
-Chinese proverb

"A wise man is he who does not grieve for the thing which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has."
-Epictetus

"The wise person has long ears and a short tongue."
-German proverb






What do you think?
Tell me at
http://www.rayjozwiak.com/guestbook.html  or at
http://www.ohomusic.com 

Get your copy of OHO's  Where Words Do Not Reach now!

The Ocean City Ditty Video is now on YouTube

My latest solo offering, Just More Music by Ray Jozwiak, featuring original, instrumental piano music is now available at - Just More Music by Ray Jozwiak

(To Access all Ray Jozwiak - Gonzo Piano music you can copy-and-paste this URL directly to
your browser:  http://http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/RayJozwiak)

Also, be sure to visit:
http://www.rayjozwiak.com



 PIANOGONZOLOGY - Blogged My 
Zimbio

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Anybody . . .

. . . know the publisher? . . .


(from https://www.baltimoreravens.com/ravenstown/marching-ravens/ravens-fight-song.html)
". . . "The Baltimore Fight Song" takes the original "Baltimore Colts Fight Song" and adds Ravens-centric lyrics in what should make fans' gameday experience even more exciting.

"It's more or less a changing of the guard," said longtime director of the Marching Ravens, John Ziemann. "The fans spoke out on this one. They wanted to feel that tradition."

Speak out, the fans did. BaltimoreRavens.com held an online poll to see whether the Ravens' Flock community wanted to use the new song when the Ravens scored a touchdown or field goal.

Through nearly 10,000 votes, an overwhelming 79 percent (7,766) of fans said "yes" to "The Baltimore Fight Song."

With the help of his bandmates, Ziemann and the band's musical director, Todd Clontz, came up with the new lyrics set to the nostalgic melody.

Since 1998, Baltimore played the "Ravens Fight Song," an anthem penned by John Modell, then a Ravens Vice President and son of previous team owner Art Modell.

"We had a great song before, and that's a good enough song, to me, to be in the Top 10 of college fight songs," Ziemann said. "But bringing in a new one with roots in Baltimore is going to call to mind a sense of history with a look to the future of Baltimore football. . ."








What do you think?
Tell me at
http://www.rayjozwiak.com/guestbook.html  or at
http://www.ohomusic.com 

Get your copy of OHO's  Where Words Do Not Reach now!

The Ocean City Ditty Video is now on YouTube

My latest solo offering, Just More Music by Ray Jozwiak, featuring original, instrumental piano music is now available at - Just More Music by Ray Jozwiak

(To Access all Ray Jozwiak - Gonzo Piano music you can copy-and-paste this URL directly to
your browser:  http://http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/RayJozwiak)

Also, be sure to visit:
http://www.rayjozwiak.com



 PIANOGONZOLOGY - Blogged My 
Zimbio

Monday, December 21, 2015

The Value . . .


. . . of polls . . .


(from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/21/obama-hurricane-katrina_n_3790612.html)
". . . A large number of Louisiana Republicans think President Barack Obama is to blame for the federal government's poor response to Hurricane Katrina, according to a new Public Policy Polling survey released Wednesday -- despite the fact that the storm occurred three years before he took office.

The Democratic-leaning polling firm, which provided its results to Talking Points Memo, found that 29 percent of Louisiana Republicans said Obama was responsible for the Katrina response. Twenty-eight percent put the blame on President George W. Bush, whose administration did in fact oversee the federal response to Katrina. Nearly half (44 percent) of the Louisiana Republicans polled didn't know who to blame. . ."


So let's not get too upset too soon!




What do you think?
Tell me at
http://www.rayjozwiak.com/guestbook.html  or at
http://www.ohomusic.com 

Get your copy of OHO's  Where Words Do Not Reach now!

The Ocean City Ditty Video is now on YouTube

My latest solo offering, Just More Music by Ray Jozwiak, featuring original, instrumental piano music is now available at - Just More Music by Ray Jozwiak

(To Access all Ray Jozwiak - Gonzo Piano music you can copy-and-paste this URL directly to
your browser:  http://http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/RayJozwiak)

Also, be sure to visit:
http://www.rayjozwiak.com



 PIANOGONZOLOGY - Blogged My 
Zimbio

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Acknowledgement . . .


You can’t solve a problem until you admit the existence of the problem.  How often does a problem just go away? You can  always ignore a problem, but that won't resolve the problem. If denial is your first resort, excuses will probably be your second. After you admit there is a problem, you can explore resolving it. Without problems, there is no life. If you can’t face problems, those problems will recur. As the old adage states, you can't continue to do the same thing repeatedly and expect to get different results.







What do you think?
Tell me at
http://www.rayjozwiak.com/guestbook.html  or at
http://www.ohomusic.com 

Get your copy of OHO's  Where Words Do Not Reach now!

The Ocean City Ditty Video is now on YouTube

My latest solo offering, Just More Music by Ray Jozwiak, featuring original, instrumental piano music is now available at - Just More Music by Ray Jozwiak

(To Access all Ray Jozwiak - Gonzo Piano music you can copy-and-paste this URL directly to
your browser:  http://http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/RayJozwiak)

Also, be sure to visit:
http://www.rayjozwiak.com



 PIANOGONZOLOGY - Blogged My 
Zimbio

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Wish . . .

. . . I could express myself like this . . .


“A bracing, racy style, with talc, pine pippin apple and fennel notes that zip through a long, slate-accented finish. . .”








What do you think?
Tell me at
http://www.rayjozwiak.com/guestbook.html  or at
http://www.ohomusic.com 

Get your copy of OHO's  Where Words Do Not Reach now!

The Ocean City Ditty Video is now on YouTube

My latest solo offering, Just More Music by Ray Jozwiak, featuring original, instrumental piano music is now available at - Just More Music by Ray Jozwiak

(To Access all Ray Jozwiak - Gonzo Piano music you can copy-and-paste this URL directly to
your browser:  http://http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/RayJozwiak)

Also, be sure to visit:
http://www.rayjozwiak.com



 PIANOGONZOLOGY - Blogged My 
Zimbio

Friday, December 18, 2015

Control . . .

. . . your tendencies toward self-victimization. . .


(from http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/victim)
“Forgiveness has nothing to do with absolving a criminal of his crime. It has everything to do with relieving oneself of the burden of being a victim--letting go of the pain and transforming oneself from victim to survivor.”
― C.R. Strahan

“You cannot continue to victimize someone else just because you yourself were a victim once—there has to be a limit”
― Edward W. Said

“As long as you think that the cause of your problem is “out there”—as long as you think that anyone or anything is responsible for your suffering—the situation is hopeless. It means that you are forever in the role of victim, that you’re suffering in paradise.”
― Byron Katie

“Never say that you can't do something, or that something seems impossible, or that something can't be done, no matter how discouraging or harrowing it may be; human beings are limited only by what we allow ourselves to be limited by: our own minds. We are each the masters of our own reality; when we become self-aware to this: absolutely anything in the world is possible. Master yourself, and become king of the world around you. Let no odds, chastisement, exile, doubt, fear, or ANY mental virii prevent you from accomplishing your dreams. Never be a victim of life; be it's conqueror.”
― Mike Norton

“You can either be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It all depends on how you view your life.”
― Paulo Coelho

“The victim mindset dilutes the human potential. By not accepting personal responsibility for our circumstances, we greatly reduce our power to change them.”
― Steve Maraboli

“and so will the world end, I think, a victim of love rather than hate. For love's ever been the more destructive weapon, sure.”
― Stephen King

“So often survivors have had their experiences denied, trivialized, or distorted. Writing is an important avenue for healing because it gives you the opportunity to define your own reality. You can say: This did happen to me. It was that bad. It was the fault & responsibility of the adult. I was—and am—innocent.”
― Ellen Bass




What do you think?
Tell me at
http://www.rayjozwiak.com/guestbook.html  or at
http://www.ohomusic.com 

Get your copy of OHO's  Where Words Do Not Reach now!

The Ocean City Ditty Video is now on YouTube

My latest solo offering, Just More Music by Ray Jozwiak, featuring original, instrumental piano music is now available at - Just More Music by Ray Jozwiak

(To Access all Ray Jozwiak - Gonzo Piano music you can copy-and-paste this URL directly to
your browser:  http://http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/RayJozwiak)

Also, be sure to visit:
http://www.rayjozwiak.com



 PIANOGONZOLOGY - Blogged My 
Zimbio