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Sunday, April 30, 2017

And Now . . .



(http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/president-trumps-first-100-days/trump-touts-first-100-days-record-slams-press-campaign-style-n752916)
". . . to the cheers of the crowd, Trump turned his attention from his attacks on the media, to numerous achievements he said he has accomplished in the first 100 days since the inauguration. . .
(the) decision to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, his appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, job creation, a crackdown on immigration and terrorism . . . He implied that he has refrained from labeling China a "currency manipulator" — as he pledged to do so as a candidate — because Chinese President Xi Jinping is helping the United States with North Korea. . . "It's a great thing." . . . (and) that coal mining jobs were returning and that he was reducing federal regulations "clearing up an environment of bureaucracy." He told the crowd Obamacare was dying and would be replaced, the Second Amendment would be protected, and gangs would be removed from the country. . . "



. . . Then, through sources which declined to be identified, he was heard to say, 'And now, I'm tired.  I want my milk and my nap.". . .





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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Pair . . .

. . . ing


(from http://kerrygoldusa.com/entertaining/tips-for-wine-and-beer-cheese-pairings/)
CHEESE                           FLAVOR/CHARACTERISTICS              WINE
Dubliner               Complex. Somewhat sweet, somewhat nutty   Merlot, Sangiovese, Chardonnay
Blarney Castle       Mild and creamy. Rich and velvety                 Sauvignon Blanc & Irish Ale
Aged Cheddar        Rich and full-bodied with a smooth finish Merlot, Shiraz & Irish Stout
Reserve Cheddar    Intense, strong, sharp                                 Merlot, Cab Sauvignon, Meritage
Swiss                Signature sweet, nutty taste                         Pinot Noir, Riesling
Vintage Dubliner    Elegant and complex piquant-style cheese CabSauvignon, Chianti,Prosecco





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Friday, April 28, 2017

Intermingling . . .

. . . fact and FICTION . . . 

(http://www.politicususa.com/2016/09/18/trump-accidentally-admits-lying-opposing-iraq-war.html)
". . . Donald Trump just threw his “proof” out the window by admitting that the Esquire interview came after the war started, which means that one Trump’s key talking points on foreign policy are by the candidate’s own admission a lie. . . Trump tried to wipe away his admission by claiming that it’s all the same thing, but there is a huge difference between opposing the war after it began, which a lot of people did once they realized that they had been lied to, and opposing the war before it started. . . It has gotten to the point where Donald Trump can’t keep his own lies straight. The Republican nominee tries to plaster over the gap between the facts and his fictions, by claiming a false equivalency. . . The facade is crumbling. Trump has another week to go before the first presidential debate, and the cracks are beginning to show. . . A man who so easily intermingles fact and fiction that he doesn’t care if keeps his own lies straight can’t be trusted to occupy the White House. . . "




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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Irrational . . .


why do I feel guilty for no reason?

feel guilty for something I didn't do?

feel like I did something wrong?

why do I feel guilty when i've done nothing wrong?

why do I fear having done something wrong?





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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Can . . .


(http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/presidential-campaign/271652-what-does-sanders-mean-by-democratic-socialism)
In 2006, Bernie Sanders defined what he meant by the term democratic socialism: “… I think it means the government has got to play a very important role in making sure that as a right of citizenship, all of our people have health care; that as a right, all of our kids, regardless of income, have quality child care, are able to go to college without going deeply into debt; that it means we do not allow large corporations and moneyed interests to destroy our environment; that we create a government in which it is not dominated by big money interest. I mean, to me, it means democracy, frankly.’’




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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

From . . .

. . . Adrick . . . 
I have had the pleasure, on numerous occasions, to play for residents at our local Ronald McDonald house and I must say, the note (photo above) that one of them presented to me, is one of the most gratifying things I have received, as a musician. The little guy left the dining area with his Mom to create this, returned shortly afterward and presented it to me. Pretty cool huh?



(from http://www.rmhc.org/about-us)
Since 1974, RMHC has created programs that strengthen families during difficult times. RMHC provides vital resources and compassionate care to children and their families being served by leading hospitals worldwide. Core RMHC programs — Ronald McDonald Houses, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, and Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles — provide access to health care and enable family-centered care. RMHC has helped lessen the burden for more than 7 million families in 2015. . . Our network of local Chapters has been making children happier and healthier by keeping families close – giving them a place to rest and refresh. A place that feels like home. These programs, tailored to meet the urgent needs of each community, can now be found in more than 63 countries and regions across the globe.






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Monday, April 24, 2017

See . . .

. . . and hear OHO . . .


OHO is
Jay Graboski
David Reeve
Ray Jozwiak









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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Neverending . . .

. . . process


. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . .
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. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . 
. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . 
. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . listening . . . thinking. . . editing. . . 




Blood Brother

(work-in-progress by OHO)




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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Bad . . .

. . . songwriting. . .


This actually was an attempt to do all that the songwriting instructors said NOT to do.  It was fun.
I like to hear it every now and then.  (The four-track experiment helped make it fun). . .


I’VE NEVER BEEN ONE
TO FOLLOW TRENDS
I WON’T BE WITH THE CROWD WHEN THEY
ROUND THE BEND
BUT I’LL BE WITH YOU 
UNTIL THE VERY END
WHERE IT’S AT IS HERE WITH YOU

FANCY PARTIES LEAVE ME COLD AND DRAINED
DISCOS CROWDS 
AND POSTURING IN VAIN
ONLY FEED SOME SILLY APPETITE UNNAMED
WHERE IT’S AT IS HERE WITH YOU

(CHORUS)  I DON’T WANT TO SEE THE MOON
FLY TO PARIS MAY OR JUNE
I JUST WANT A ONE-WAY FARE
TO ANY PLACE WHERE
YOU’LL BE THERE

I DON’T NEED GOLD
OR PECIOUS THINGS
FANCY CLOTHES
OR EVEN DIAMOND RINGS
I ONLY NEED THE THRILL
THAT BEING WITH YOU BRINGS
WHERE IT’S AT IS HERE WITH YOU

FOR FAME OR POWER 
I HAVE NO DESIRE
I DON’T CRAVE ACCEPTANCE
OR TO BE ADMIRED
I’M JUST HAPPY SITTING WITH YOU BY THE FIRE
WHERE IT’S AT IS HERE WITH YOU  

Here With You

©1998 Raymond M. Jozwiak




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Friday, April 21, 2017

Funny . . .

. . . farm
. . . administration. . .


(from http://www.politicususa.com/2017/01/19/jeff-sessions-believes-amendment-separation-clause-unconstitutional.html)
". . . Jeff Sessions, sincerely believes, and had no qualms saying out loud that the “Establishment Clause” in the U.S. Constitution is “unconstitutional.” Sessions, an evangelical extremist, also said that the separation of church and state is “an extra-constitutional doctrine” and a “recent thing that is unhistorical and unconstitutional.” . . . However, the real historical figure, Founding Father and third President of the United States Thomas Jefferson plainly explained in writing that: “I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.”. . . "





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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Writing . . .

. . . about music is like dancing about architecture. . . . (Elvis Costello)


LET THE DANCING BEGIN . . .

From Shindig #67:
"Finally, clap like seals for the marvellous, palindromic OHO, misleadingly short-handed as “Baltimore’s answer to Pink Floyd,” and still out there doing stuff despite having released their debut album in ’74 and remaining under the radar for longer than a drone sub piloted by the Illuminati. Where Words Do Not Reach (The Instrumentals) ★★★★, OHO MUSIC CD) is a bracing compilation of performances recorded by a shifting OHO line-up over the course of their four-decade career, all undertaken with unquenchable brio. The Floyd comparison may allude to their occasional interludes of committed atonality (‘Snow Lady/I Crawled’, the back half of the 16-minute ‘Nazi Dog Jam’), but they’re a filthier, jazzier, poppier and thriftier proposition – sometimes like MX-80 Sound being strafed by The B-52s (‘Board Organ’), sometimes like King Crimson manhandling Jellyfish (2010’s ‘Arclight’)."




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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Music . . .

www.shutterstock.com

. . . as a passion . . .



Definition of passion
1
often capitalized
a :  the sufferings of Christ between the night of the Last Supper and his death
b :  an oratorio based on a gospel narrative of the Passion Bach's St. Matthew Passion
2
obsolete :  suffering
3
:  the state or capacity of being acted on by external agents or forces
moldable and not moldable … and many other passions of matter — Francis Bacon
4
a (1) :  emotion his ruling passion is greed (2) passions plural :  the emotions as distinguished from reason a study of the passions
b :  intense, driving, or overmastering feeling or conviction
with enough passion to make a great poet — W. B. Yeats
c :  an outbreak of anger a crime of passion
5
a :  ardent affection :  love He had never felt such passion for any woman but her.
b :  a strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object, or concept a passion for chess a passion for opera
c :  sexual desire a look of passion in her face
d :  an object of desire or deep interest
passionlessplay \-ləs\ adjectiv


Blood Brother (rough mix)

by OHO, Jay Graboski, David Reeve & Ray Jozwiak (with Craig Considine and Bill Pratt)



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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Reality . . .

. . . check

 . . . Symone Sanders (of CNN) to fellow CNN political commentator and President Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord regarding his comment "Think of President Trump as the Martin Luther King of healthcare" . . . 


(http://thehill.com/homenews/media/328616-cnns-jeffrey-lord-think-of-trump-as-martin-luther-king-of-healthcare?amp)
"Jeffrey, you do understand that Dr. King was marching for civil rights because people that looked like me were being beaten," she said. "Dogs were being sicced on them. Basic human rights were being withheld from these people merely because the color of their skin. . .So let's not equate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize winner, to the vagina-grabbing President Donald Trump."




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