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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Still Thinking . . .



 More on. . . "this about a very young, at the time, gentleman whose effervescent personality exuded youthful unpredictability and enthusiasm for life.  The music, at least I believe, makes a sincere attempt to capture that unpredictability, in its melody, chordal and rhythmic structure.". . .


The original version appeared on my first release, Chromatose, and you can hear it below.


Harrissinny
from Chromatose ©2003 Raymond M. Jozwiak




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Monday, January 30, 2017

Alternative . . .


. . . facts . . .

. . . these like. . .

(from http://www.oxymoronlist.com/)
a Fine Mess
a just war
a little big
a little pregnant
a new classic
absolutely unsure
abundant poverty
academic fraternity
academic sorority
accidentally on Purpose
accurate estimate
accurate horoscope
accurate rumors
accurate stereotype
acrophobic mountain climber
act Naturally
active retirement
actual reenactment
acute apathy
acute dullness


(from http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/25/511671118/classic-novel-1984-sales-are-up-in-the-era-of-alternative-facts)
". . . A spokesman for Signet Classics which currently publishes 1984 said sales have increased almost 10,000 percent since the inauguration and moved noticeably upwards on Sunday. That's when Counselor to the President Kelly Anne Conway appeared on Meet the Press. When host Chuck Todd challenged the Trump administration's assertions about the size of the Inauguration Day crowd, Conway responded by saying that the administration had " alternative facts." . . . That phrase drew a lot of attention. . . On CNN's Reliable Sources, Washington Post reporter Karen Tumulty said "alternative facts" was a " George Orwell phrase." Expanding on that idea in an interview today Tumulty said it reminded her of the double speak found in 1984 where "war is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength." . . ."


. . . or are we just talking plain BULLSHIT!!!!






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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Join . . .

. . . me.  Won't you?


Friday, February 3rd, 2017

OHO's Ray Jozwiak Acoustic Music Fridays at Red Shedman 6:00PM
13601 Glissans Mill Rd , MD 21771
Mt. Airy, MD 21771
USA
301-831-5889 

Friday, February 24th, 2017

ELK RUN VINEYARDS
Ray Jozwiak(Gonzo Piano) of OHO at Wine Down Fridays 6:00PM
15113 Liberty Rd
Mt Airy, MD 21771
USA
410-775-2513 
Price: $5.00

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

CABARET AT GERMANO'S GERMANO'S PIATTINI
The Thoughts Behind the Songs-Sahffi, John Seay, Ellis Woodward & Ray Jozwiak 6:00PM
300 High Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
USA
410-752-4515 
Price: $10.00





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Saturday, January 28, 2017

More Thoughts . . .

. . . about compositions . . .


 . . . this about a very young, at the time, gentleman whose effervescent personality exuded youthful unpredictability and enthusiasm for life.  The music, at least I believe, makes a sincere attempt to capture that unpredictability, in its melody, chordal and rhythmic structure.



Harrissinny

©2002 Raymond M. Jozwiak




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Friday, January 27, 2017

Demoralizing?. . .

Yes folks, we're here. We've reached the point where our president's most pressing issue is a non-issue. . .


(http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/315721-spicer-negative-trump-coverage-is-demoralizing)
". . . There’s this constant theme to undercut the enormous support he has,” Spicer said of Trump.
. . He said the Republican had repeatedly been underestimated by a media landscape that constantly second-guessed him. . . “And it’s unbelievably frustrating when you’re continually told it’s not big enough; it’s not good enough. You can’t win.”. . ."


First of all, still unbelievably, he already won.  (Remember the election.)
Second, it's time for this young man (pick one, Trump or Spicer) learn what every OTHER seven year-old has to learn . . . You can't always have it YOUR way (read: pretend that the facts do not exist).





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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Five . . .

. . . small words . . .

Alternative

Facts . . .


. . .What

The

F&#K!!





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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

When Can . . .

. . . I STOP. . .

. . . giving him a chance?


(from http://johnpavlovitz.com/2017/01/19/let-the-record-show/)
". . . I looked on with disbelief as he spent countless early morning and middle-of-the-night hours following the election on social media, broadcasting a steady stream of petulant, insecure, incoherent messages instead of preparing to do a job he was ill-equipped for and seemingly not all that interested in. . . assemble(d) a Cabinet of billionaires and bigots, of people woefully unqualified to steward our children, our safety, our healthcare, our financial stability—and that I was horrified by it all. . ."


. . . among other things.





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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Benefits . . .



(from http://www.foodandwine.com/articles/8-health-benefits-of-drinking-wine)
Wine drinkers have a 34 percent lower mortality rate than beer or spirits drinkers. Source: a Finnish study of 2,468 men over a 29-year period, published in the Journals of Gerontology, 2007.

Moderate drinkers suffering from high blood pressure are 30 percent less likely to have a heart attack than nondrinkers. Source: a 16-year Harvard School of Public Health study of 11,711 men, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, 2007.

Red-wine tannins contain procyanidins, which protect against heart disease. Wines from Sardinia and southwest France have more procyanidins than other wines. Source: a study at Queen Mary University in London, published in Nature, 2006.

Moderate drinkers have 30 percent less risk than nondrinkers of developing type 2 diabetes. Source: research on 369,862 individuals studied over an average of 12 years each, at Amsterdam's VU University Medical Center, published in Diabetes Care, 2005.

The possibility of suffering a blood clot–related stroke drops by about 50 percent in people who consume moderate amounts of alcohol. Source: a Columbia University study of 3,176 individuals over an eight-year period, published in Stroke, 2006.

Moderate drinkers are 32 percent less likely to get cataracts than nondrinkers; those who consume wine are 43 percent less likely to develop cataracts than those drinking mainly beer. Source: a study of 1,379 individuals in Iceland, published in Nature, 2003.

Moderate consumption of wine (especially red) cuts the risk of colon cancer by 45 percent. Source: a Stony Brook University study of 2,291 individuals over a four-year period, published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, 2005.

Brain function declines at a markedly faster rate in nondrinkers than in moderate drinkers. Source: a Columbia University study of 1,416 people, published in Neuroepidemiology, 2006.





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Monday, January 23, 2017

Figs . . .

. . . Prunes . . .

. . . and dates . . .



Friday, February 3rd, 2017
RED SHEDMAN FARM BREWERY & HOP YARD
OHO's Ray Jozwiak Acoustic Music Fridays at Red Shedman - 6:00PM
13601 Glissans Mill Rd , MD 21771
Mt. Airy, MD 21771
USA
301-831-5889

Friday, February 24th, 2017
ELK RUN VINEYARDS
Ray Jozwiak(Gonzo Piano) of OHO at Wine Down Fridays - 6:00PM
15113 Liberty Rd
Mt Airy, MD 21771
USA
410-775-2513
Price: $5.00

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
CABARET AT GERMANO'S GERMANO'S PIATTINI
The Thoughts Behind the Songs-Sahffi, John Seay, Ellis Woodward & Ray Jozwiak - 6:00PM
300 High Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
USA
410-752-4515 [map]
Price: $10.00
OHO's Ray Jozwiak participates in Germano’s special night of entertainment in their cabaret -  Join prominent Baltimore singer-songwriters and composers John Seay, Ellis Woodward, Sahffi and Ray Jozwiak as they bring you even closer to their talent and music. Sample Germano’s trendy and economical menu while these accomplished artists explain their creative processes and where the inspirations for their music comes from. How many minutes, hours, days or years does it take to finish a song? Is any song ever really finished? Learn the intimate and revealing backstories of the great songs that these artists have worked so hard to create and hear them performed in Germano’s intimate cabaret setting.

Monday, May 8th, 2017
BREWER'S ALLEY
Brewer's Alley Songwriters Showcase featuring Ray Jozwiak of OHO - 7:15
124 N Market St
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 631-0089
The best and the brightest original musical artists in the region bring their tunes and and talent to historical Frederick MD for a rousing Monday evening with Ray Jozwiak, Gonzo Piano opening the show

Friday, June 2nd, 2017
PLEASANT VALLEY GOLF CLUB
OHO at Music Nights at the Valley - 6:00PM
8467 Pleasant Valley Road
Stewartstown, PA 17353
USA
717-993-2184
Join OHO for a rockin' night at the Pleasant Valley Golf Club
Saturday, October 7th, 2017

PLEASANT VALLEY GOLD CLUB
OHO at Music Nights at the Valley - 6:00PM
8467 Pleasant Valley Road
Stewatstown, PA 17363
USA
717-993-2184 [map]
Join OHO for a rockin' night of originals and thought-provoking cover tunes





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Sunday, January 22, 2017

It's Good . . .

. . . to be loved . . .

"Just following up on the GREAT music you all did for us at PV last fall, and wondering if I could talk you into doing another two this year: June 2 and October 7?
PLEEEEEEEESE!!!"






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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Messy . . .

. . . business



. . . this songwriting stuff. Well, maybe that's a bit melodramatic. The song Blood Brother was written at a time in my life when I was actually forcing myself to be as prolific as possible.  The rationale was to write in as many styles and genre as I could, no matter how good or bad, to build a body of work (again, good or bad) and learn, one-about writing and two-about where my strengths (if I had any) and weaknesses were. Blood Brother was loosely modeled on Dixie Chicken, a composition  I always admired for its simple, concise, ironic story and its funky, catchy, swampy, Louisiana-drenched music. It's no Dixie Chicken (by Little Feat), but I learned much about the genre which is still a great favorite of mine. It also reinforced my knowledge that a decent musical composition transcends musical style and can be adapted to multiple arrangements. OHO is currently working towards our next studio album offering which will include our take on this tune.  Stay tuned . . . meantime, here is solo piano workout on Blood Brother, just for fun.



Brotherly Bloodiness
 (solo piano performance of Blood Brother)





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Friday, January 20, 2017

The Very . . .


. . . thought . . .




©2016 Raymond M. Jozwiak







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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Fire . . .

. . . with fire? . . . may be not . . .


(https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/14/us/politics/democrats-donald-trump.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FTrump%2C%20Donald%20J.&action=click&contentCollection=timestopics&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=4&pgtype=collection&_r=0)
'. . . “I think it’s a dangerous game to chase every new outrage,” said Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii, a new member of his party’s leadership. “We’re going to have to make the case that voters were sold a bill of goods and this is a hard-right president and hard-right Congress.” . . . The party cannot, Mr. Schatz added, “get distracted by the latest shiny object.”. . . '






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