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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Bourbon Street . . .


OHO, live at Bourbon Street On The Beach, Saturday, December 3, 2016
6:00 to 9:00PM
Original, rock/pop/jazz/folk-inflected music, a plethora of sophisticated cover tunes and some of the best food north of the Big Easy

Bourbon Street on the Beach

www.bourbonstreetonthebeach.com
(443) 664-2896


Blood Brother
OHO (Jay Graboski, David Reeve & Ray Jozwiak) rehearsing for this Saturday's Bourbon Street On The Beach gig




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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Neat . . .

. . . or NOT!


(from http://gothamist.com/2013/02/08/neat_upsell_restaurant_caught_charg.php)
'. . . And one of the worst trends in modern bartending, the neat upsell, continues! In a harrowing story on Bussinessweek, Devin Leonard tells of the time he recently ordered a $13 Woodford bourbon neat at BLT Burger and, upon seeing the bill, realized he'd been charged an extra $2 for having his drink without ice. . . Leonard was understandably shocked by the idea of being charged for not having frozen water in his drink and complained. After being told by a manager that "everybody does it," he finagled himself a free second pour and something to ponder: Is this really common practice?
. . . (at) the Bartender Boot Camp, a bartender instruction center in New York, (one instructors) said he’d never heard of the practice, (another) said the only time she’d done it was when she worked in a restaurant in a catering hall. They would charge two dollars. She got complaints all the time. . . people need to just list the price of their drinks! . . . "





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Monday, November 28, 2016

Scorecard Update . . .


5.  With No Evidence, Trump Claims 'Millions' Voted Illegally


(from https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2016/11/27/trumps-bogus-claim-that-millions-of-people-voted-illegally-for-hillary-clinton/)
". . . This is a bogus claim with no documented proof. . . Snopes.com and PundiFact have already examined this claim, back when it was hot in the right-wing blogosphere, not a statement made by a future U.S. president. The whole thing started with a few tweets by Gregg Phillips, a self-described conservative voter fraud specialist. . . These claims were then picked up by such purveyors of false facts as Infowars.com, a conspiracy-minded website that, among other things, claims that no one actually died in a massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. One article described Phillips as being affiliated with VoterFraud.org but in reality he says he is the founder of VoteStand.com, supposedly an app that detects vote fraud. Phillips also has claimed that Obamacare is the “biggest voter registration fraud scheme in the history of the world” because it provided opportunities for voter registration. . ."






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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Standard . . .



(from https://www.timeanddate.com/time/standard-time.html)
Standard time is also known as winter time. The standard time of a region is the local time used outside of the Daylight Saving Time (DST) period. More than 60% of the countries in the world use standard time all year. The remaining countries use DST during the summer months, generally setting clocks forward one hour from standard time.


Fall Standard
(in-progress) by Ray Jozwiak




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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Scorecard . . .


To date (please let me know if I've missed anything . . .


1.  appointment of Stephen Bannon (alt-right media executive) as chief strategist and senior counselor

2.  instead of liquidating his assets and placing them in a Qualified Diversified Trust, as President Bush did, or investing in index funds and government bonds, as President Obama did, Trump has done nothing

3.  named three of his adult children — Ivanka, Eric, and Donald Jr. — to his transition team

4.  Tweeted 'The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!'






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Friday, November 25, 2016

Suspense? . . .



". . . This email is to let you know that your song, "Third Hand Intelligence" performed by Oho which was entered into the Performance category, has officially been reviewed by the listening committee of the International Songwriting Competition. Please be aware that if you have entered multiple songs or the same song into multiple categories, then you will receive a separate notification for each one. These may also come at different times as the competition progesses, so don't be alarmed if you don't receive all of your confirmations at once. . . We ask that you please do not request any feedback on your entry as we are extremely busy going through the evaluation process. The purpose of this email is to stay in contact with our entrants and to keep you updated on the process of the competition. . . ISC 2016 Semi-Finalists will be announced in February 2017, Finalists in March 2017 and the Winners in April 2017. All entrants will receive emails regarding the results and they will also be posted on the ISC website - www.songwritingcompetition.com ! . . .Thank you for your participation and we wish you the best of luck!. . ."



. . . not really.  A good song is a good song. . .



Third-Hand Intelligence
from the forthcoming, tentatively titled album "Gazebo" by OHO (Jay Graboski, David Reeve & Ray Jozwiak)




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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Struck . . .


(http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bal-david-horsey-message-to-red-state-trump-voters-i-want-my-country-back-20161114-story.html)
". . . Yes, congratulations. At the same moment you elected a billionaire who claimed he would drain the special interest "swamp" in Washington, D.C., you kept in power insiders like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, one of the biggest snakes in the swamp, plus all the other Republicans in Congress who have fought to keep the mighty flow of corporate dollars streaming in. . . You think you have struck a blow against the "elites" on the coasts who look down on "real Americans" in the heartland. . ."


. . . . Well, YOU DIDN'T!!






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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

All ? . . .

. . . or just the ones YOU know?


It always amazes me when someone uses the word "all" in reference to a group of people, such as gender, religious, professional, age, race, national origin or anything else. The reason this began to trouble me many years ago was a conversation, of which I was a party, where someone made reference to men, a group to which I belong, and "how they are."  In fact, the attribute, characteristic, nature or other aspect of men to which this person referred was clearly not one that I shared and I was, quite honestly, anxious to inform the person of this. All of which, after some additional consideration, led me to the realization that although it comes quickly and frequently to the mind (and to the lips), the word "ALL" should be employed only with the utmost discretion, unless of course you are referring to a smaller, more manageable group than 'men', such as 'the three stooges', 'two of my friends' or maybe even 'a dozen eggs.'  Another recent conversation involved me where another man was considering that portion of the population to which I will refer to here as women, in a somewhat dismissive and disparaging way. More specifically, and also unfortunately, he cited as his evidence female members of his own immediate family. My efforts to diplomatically bring to his attention that female members of my family were in fact not so easily categorized, a fact that in utilizing logic, negated his entire premise. At this point, it appeared that he had finally gotten my proverbial 'drift.'  But then before parting he smirked and said, 'But you know they're ALL cut from the same cloth.'



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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

What More . . .



. . . is there to say?









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Monday, November 21, 2016

No . . .



. . . chopping ingredients for dinner

. . . selecting the proper accompanying wine

. . . discussing the ups and downs of our day

. . . forecasting the future of our country

. . . joking and teasing and . . .

. . . sending her off to work on her projects

. . . cleaning up the kitchen

. . . playing the piano

. . . surfing for a quick, intelligent hour (or half) of entertainment

. . . settling down for a good night's sleep

. . . at least tonight . . .






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Sunday, November 20, 2016

So Many . . .

. . . things to do . . . 

(from Michael Moore and http://bipartisanreport.com/2016/11/10/just-in-michael-moore-releases-plan-to-immediately-impeach-donald-trump-details/)
". . . Day Two’s To-Do List:
1. Must quickly and decisively form an opposition movement, the likes of which hasn’t been seen since the 1960s. I will do my part to help lead this as I’m sure many others (Bernie, Elizabeth Warren, MoveOn, the hip-hop community, DFA, etc.) will, too. The core of this opposition force will be fueled by young people who, as with Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter, don’t tolerate b.s. and are relentless in their resistance to authority. They have no interest in compromising with racists and misogynists.

2. Prepare to impeach Trump. Just as the Republicans were already planning to do with President Hillary from Day One, we must organize the apparatus that will bring charges against him when he violates his oath and breaks the law — and then we must remove him from office.


3. Must commit right now to a vigorous fight (including civil disobedience, if necessary) which will block any and all Donald Trump Supreme Court nominees who do not meet our approval. We demand the Democrats in the Senate aggressively filibuster any nominees who support Citizens United or who oppose the rights of women, immigrants and the poor. This is non-negotiable.

4. Demand the DNC apologize to Bernie Sanders for trying to fix the primaries against him, for spinning the press to ignore his historic campaign, for giving Clinton the questions in advance at the Flint debate, for its latent ageism and anti-Semism in trying to turn voters against him because of his age or religious beliefs, and for its anti-democracy system of “superdelegates” who are elected by no one. We all know now had Bernie been given a fair shot, he probably would have been the nominee and he — as the true outsider and “change” candidate –would have inspired and fired up the base and soundly defeated Donald Trump. If no apology is soon forthcoming from the DNC, that’s ok — when we take over the Democratic Party (see yesterday’s To-Do List, #1), we will issue the apology in person.

5. Demand that President Obama establish a Special Prosecutor to investigate who and what was behind FBI Director James Comey’s illegal interference into the Presidential election 11 days before the vote was held.

6. Begin a national push while it’s fresh in everyone’s mind for a constitutional amendment to fix our broken electoral system: 1. Eliminate the Electoral College — popular vote only. 2. Paper ballots only — no electronic voting. 3. Election Day must be made a holiday for all — or held on a weekend so more people vote. 4. All citizens, regardless of any run-ins with the criminal “justice” system, must have the right to vote. (In swing states like Florida and Virginia, 30-40% of all Black men are prohibited by law from voting.)

7. Convince President Obama to immediately do what he should have done a year ago: Send in the Army Corps of Engineers to Flint to dig up and replace all the poisoned pipes. NOTHING HAS CHANGED; the water in Flint is still unusable.

Will try to get these done by sundown. More To-Do tomorrow…
–Michael Moore . . ."





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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Drama . . .

. . . is perpetual . . .



dra·ma
[ˈdrämə]

NOUN

  1. a play for theater, radio, or television:
    "a gritty urban drama about growing up in Harlem"
    synonyms: play · show · piece · theatrical work · dramatization
  2. an exciting, emotional, or unexpected series of events or set of circumstances:
    "a hostage drama" · 
    synonyms: incident · scene · spectacle · crisis · excitement · thrill · 

Drama
©2016 Raymond M. Jozwiak




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Friday, November 18, 2016

Blast . . .

. . . from the past (of course) . . .
(the ridiculous and the sublime . . . you choose)


(http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Trivia/TheDickVanDykeShow)
Actor-Shared Background: Jerry van Dyke's childhood sleepwalking became Stacy's adult sleepwalking.
Rob used to entertain his fellow troops in the Army, just like Dick Van Dyke.
The Danza: Jerry Paris as next door neighbor Jerry Helper.
Development Gag: "The Last Chapter" ends the show with one recalling its origins. Rob completes a manuscript about his various experiences as a writer, but the publisher rejects it. However, Alan loves it and intends to turn it into a TV series, where he'll play Rob.
Directed by Cast Member: Jerry Paris took over as the show's chief director during the third season, leading to his acting role in the show being cut down.
Executive Meddling:
Carl Reiner wrote the role of Rob Petrie for himself (sensibly, considering the show was based on his experiences writing Your Show Of Shows), but the studio rejected him in the role and instead cast Dick Van Dyke. In fact, there exists a pilot of Carl in the role of Rob Petrie called "Head of the Family". It actually aired in the summer of 1960. The whole cast - including Reiner - consider this a rare case of Good executive meddling.
Marathon Running: Nick@Nite's The Dick Van Dyke Collection.
Real-Life Relative: Jerry Van Dyke appears in a few episodes as Rob's brother Stacey.
Special Effects Failure: The scene with the kangaroo in Never Name a Duck is obviously the available footage of the man controlling the 'roo run back and forth.
Un-Cancelled: CBS officially cancelled the show after its first season, and the cast had even had a farewell party before Procter & Gamble threatened to yank all their popular soap operas (As the World Turns, The Edge of Night, Guiding Light and Search For Tomorrow) off of the network's daytime schedule if the series wasn't renewed.
What Might Have Been: Johnny Carson was the runner-up for the role of Rob.
If not for the influence Procter & Gamble had with CBS, the show would have been A One Season Wonder.
Write Who You Know:
Carl Reiner based Buddy and Sally on fellow comedy writers Mel Brooks and Selma Diamond.
Write What You Know:
The entire basis of the show. Carl Reiner has said that he was a New York comedy writer who lived in New Rochelle with his wife and son, so he decided to write a show about a New York comedy writer living in New Rochelle with his wife and son.
Reiner carried this over into running the show, insisting that the plots should be based not on old sitcom tropes but on real things that happened to the writers in their family or work lives. Ironically, many of these stories have themselves become stock sitcom plots thanks to their use on this show.
The Petries even live on the same street as the Reiners did (Although Carl DID add a 1 to the house number).
You Look Familiar: Greg Morris guest starred in two episodes as two different characters.
Van Dyke's stand-in Frank Adamo often turned up in various supporting parts.
Carl Reiner played several different guest parts in addition to his recurring role as Alan Brady.




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