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Monday, November 30, 2015

Gossip . . .


“Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.”
― Paulo Coelho

“Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.”
― Socrates

“Word spread because word will spread. Stories and secrets fight, stories win, shed new secrets, which new stories fight, and on.”
― China MiĆ©ville, Embassytown

“How would your life be different if…You walked away from gossip and verbal defamation? Let today be the day…You speak only the good you know of other people and encourage others to do the same.”

“Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.”
― Marie Curie

“If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody come sit next to me.”
― Alice Roosevelt Longworth

“Isn't it kind of silly to think that tearing someone else down builds you up?”
― Sean Cov


Third-Hand Intelligence
OHO live performance, recorded at 'The Compound' November 2015(OHO consists of Jay Graboski, David Reeve & Ray Jozwiak)



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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Human? . . .

. . . jury may still be out . . . 

(from http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/amid-latest-controversy-trump-claims-worlds-greatest-memory-n468621)
Truth or lie, supporters lining up for Monday's rally told NBC News it didn't matter. "The only thing I can say and I don't think its bad because it is a human trait, there might have been a slight exaggeration," said Richard Snowden of Nashville, TN who travelled to Ohio to see Trump for the 9th time this political season. "For the most part I don't think it's a criminal offense."Michaelene Clevenger of Columbus also admitted Trump may "bend the truth" and that there are things about him that she wished he wouldn't say, "but the bottom line is he will get American great again."
Chuckling to himself, Rick Spring explained he was laughing "because when the media asks questions about him [Trump] bending the truth" he thinks about Washington, D.C.




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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Ah . . .

. . . music . . .

(from http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_music.html#vGMC3c51rp64YyJ9.99)
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."
-Plato

"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."
-Bob Marley

"If music be the food of love, play on. "
-William Shakespeare

"I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music."
-Billy Joel

"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent."
-Victor Hugo

"Music in the soul can be heard by the universe. "
-Lao Tzu

"Without music, life would be a mistake."
-Friedrich Nietzsche

"It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony."
-Benjamin Britten

"Where words fail, music speaks."
-Hans Christian Andersen



Scared Money (Don't Win)
from Where Words Do Not Reach by OHO (Jay Graboski, David Reeve, Ray Jozwiak and a host of others)




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Friday, November 27, 2015

Labelling . . .


(http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-06-30/tallying-right-wing-terror-vs-jihad)
". . . Andrew Joseph Stack, who you may remember piloted a small plane into an IRS building in Austin. Stack left a manifesto behind, and it doesn't exactly read like an anarcho-capitalist treatise. Oh, he's mad at the government, all right, but he's mad about ... the 1986 revision to Section 1706 of the tax code, which governs the treatment of technical contractors. Here are some other things Andrew Stack was angry about:

The bailouts of GM and Wall Street
Drug companies and health insurers (Obamacare was then stalled in Congress)
The Catholic Church and the "monsters of organized religion"
The Pennsylvania steel bankruptcies that gutted steelworker pensions
Now-defunct accounting firm Arthur Andersen
Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (because of Section 1706)
The California base closings of the early 1990s
The 1980s S&L crisis
Government aid to airlines after 9/11
His accountant
George W. Bush

Its closing lines are "The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need. The capitalist creed: From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed." . . ."


The label doesn't help much when it comes to terrorism.






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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Must Be . . .

. . . shove

(from http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/07/29/5-secrets-you-should-know-about-hr)
". . . HR's job is to support the company's managers, not to dictate how they operate. Some companies give HR more power than they should – such as letting them control how other departments hire or make promotion decisions. But in general, if you're a manager and your HR department is creating obstacles to your work (for instance, making it harder for you to hire great people or hire as quickly as you need to, or making it difficult for you to address performance problems forthrightly), you should push back. Escalate the situation, or find an ally higher up in the organization who can overrule HR or push for different procedures. . . "



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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Strange . . .

. . . ommission . . . 
(http://www.resilience.org/stories/2015-11-19/the-elephant-in-paris-the-military-and-greenhouse-gas-emissions)
". . . There is no shortage of words in the latest negotiating document for the UN climate negotiations taking place in Paris at the end of November – 32,731 words to be precise, and counting. Yet strangely there is one word you won’t find: military. It is a strange omission, given that the US military alone is the single largest user of petroleum in the world and has been the main enforcer of the global oil economy for decades. . ."






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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Reasonably???

. . . makes one wonder . . .
. . .  about the truth quotient in what we hear . . .


US 'reasonably certain' drone strike killed ISIS mouthpiece 'Jihadi John'
CNN

Pentagon Says 'Jihadi John' Was Probably Killed in Airstrike
New York Times

The Latest: Turkey Detains Man Believed Linked to Emwazi
New York Times

US reasonably certain British IS leader Jihadi John killed in Syria
Reuters

US 'Reasonably Certain' Drone Strike Killed 'Jihadi John'
Wall Street Journal

Pentagon 'reasonably certain' it killed 'Jihadi John' in US drone strike
Los Angeles Times






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Monday, November 23, 2015

Trump . . .


. . . has out-trumped his own stupidity. . .


(http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/donald-trump-says-he-would-bring-back-waterboarding-terrorists-interrogation-n467831)
". . . Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Sunday he would bring back waterboarding as a strategy in interrogations of suspected terrorists.  "I would bring it back, yes. I would bring it back. I think waterboarding is peanuts compared to what they'd do to us," Trump told "This Week" on ABC. . . ."





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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Drop . . .


. . . by this Monday evening, November 23, 2015 at 7:15PM for the Monday Night Songwriters Showcase at Brewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery (take the elevator on the right to the 2nd floor) 
124 North Market Street Frederick, MD 21701 Telephone: 301-631-0089 Fax: 301-631-1874
http://www.brewers-alley.com/ where you'll hear Ray Jozwiak - Gonzo Piano open the show This Week  with some Gonzo, Fractured Jazz and Improvisational Terror Tactics at the Piano

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Glad . . .

. . . you asked . . .


(from The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann, translation by John E. Woods)
". . . James (in the course of the meal) had asked him out of the blue what happened, exactly, when a body decayed - . . . "First of all, your guts burst," the director replied, propping his elbows on the table and leaning forward over his folded hands. "There you are lying on your wood shavings and sawdust, and the gases, you see, swell you up, blow you up until you're immense, the way frogs look when naughty boys blow air into them, until you're a regular balloon, and then your abdomen can no longer take the pressure and bursts. Bang! You relieve yourself noticeably -- the same thing happens to you that happened to Judas Iscariot when he fell headlong from the bough -- your bowels gush out. Yes, and after that you're actually socially acceptable again. If granted a holiday, you could visit your heirs without causing much offense. You stink yourself out, so to speak. And if you were to go for a stroll, you'd be quite a fine fellow, much like the citizens of Palermo who are hung up in the Capuchin catacombs near the Porta Nuova. There they hang dry and elegant, enjoying universal respect. All you have to do first is stink yourself out."

"To be sure," the consul said. "Much obliged." And the next morning he vanished. . . "







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Friday, November 20, 2015

Dear . . .


. . . Internet Prog Music Radio Person,
I would like to send you OHO's latest album via WeTransfer for airplay.  'Where Words Do Not Reach' is an archival collection of OHO's instrumental works covering the period 1974 through the present. For the more adventuresome listener there is a lot to appreciate here starting with the intense album opening "Board Organ" where furious drumming, off kilter keyboards and fiery guitar run amok in an all-out progressive psychedelic jam. "Nocturnal Recurrence" is another solid track and very heavy on the keyboards while "Albumblatt" is an excellent all acoustic guitar number with impressive fret work from O'Sullivan and serves as a nice reprieve from the previous chaos. "Motion of Motion" is another fine acoustic guitar piece followed by the much heavier "Snow Lady/I Crawled" where the band's eclecticism shows up in the form of wild keyboard sounds and a somewhat darker theme. The band continues its genre hopping with the pop inspired "Aubrey Circle Dance" and the feel good country grooves in Non-Sex Nonsense". The album ends with two new tracks, "Slough of Despond" and "Unique", both having a more refined sound with the latter featuring mostly piano and Graboski's treated guitar chords. Where Words Do Not Reach covers a wide range of styles and sounds, enhanced by the band's eclectic arrangements and tuneful songwriting.  Please visit www.ohomusic.com



Slough of Despond
from Where Words Do Not Reach by OHO (Jay Graboski, David Reeve, Ray Jozwiak and a host of others)





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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Bad . . .

. . . poetry

. . . nobody said they'd ALL be gems! . . .


Its all been said
And its all been done
Its all been played
and its all been sung

But that doesn't mean
We'll be singing no more
We don't sing it now
Like we sang it before

Back when we were young
All our cares were so few
Now with wisdom acquired
Our singing is new

So with aforementioned wisdom
We're forging ahead
Pouring all heart and soul
Into song. . .

. . .  til we're dead







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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
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

No Opera . . .

. . . but Great . . .

(from https://www.dustygroove.com/item/414042 review of The Pointer Sisters Live at the Opera House)
". . . No opera here – but a really unique early live show by The Pointer Sisters, one that shows the Bay Area quartet to be one of the most diverse soul acts of their generation! The double-length set features the girls singing a mix of older jazz tunes and a few newer tracks – scatting in vocalese one minute, and singing straighter soul the next – all with larger group backing from an orchestra directed by Tom Salisbury. There's a real "show" feeling to the album – as it was recorded even with the group's introduction on stage, as well as plenty of crowd response and an overall format that gets at the highly-entertaining mode of the Pointers in their early years. . ."









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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
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