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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Ill. . .



. . . -considered comments . . .




". . . In March, he accused (without any evidence) Obama of wiretapping him: “How low has President Obama gone to tapp [sic] my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!”. . . In June, he attacked London’s mayor after a terrorist attack there: "At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is "no reason to be alarmed!". . . In July, he gave a political speech at the Boy Scout Jamboree: "Did President Obama ever come to a Jamboree?" (The crowd, in West Virginia, booed at Obama's name.). . .
In August, Trump blamed “both sides” for the violence in Charlottesville, Va.: “I think there is blame on both sides,” he said. “You had a group on one side that was bad. You had a group on the other side that was also very violent. Nobody wants to say that. I’ll say it right now.”. . . Last month, he called NFL players who take a knee during the National Anthem SOBs: “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say ‘get that son of a bitch off the field?’”. . . Also in late September, Trump attacked Puerto Rico’s mayor, who had criticized his administration’s response to the hurricane there: "Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help," he tweeted. "They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort. 10,000 Federal workers now on Island doing a fantastic job.". . .  None of these statements was about politics or policy or ideology — instead, they were all about his respect for the highest office in the land. . ."




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Monday, October 30, 2017

A Song . . .

. . . about . . . well about not very much . . . 


. . . no the butter won't hurt 'em
no the butter's just fine
no no the butter won't hurt 'em
it just makes the bread
slide down
inside . . .


Butter
©2015 Raymond M. Jozwiak



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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Perfect . . .

. . . forget it . . .


(from xhttps://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perfection)
Definition of perfection
1 :the quality or state of being perfect: such as
a :freedom from fault or defect :flawlessness
b :maturity
c :the quality or state of being saintly
2 a :an exemplification of supreme excellence
b :an unsurpassable degree of accuracy or excellence
3 :the act or process of perfecting


. . . my personal view is that there is no place for perfection in creative music. This is a refreshing contrast to my 'other' life. Music is too relative, but then so is perfection. But as a creative musician, I do practice, develop, refine, allow for the evolution, or metamorphosis, change at all times in order to best express myself.  Yet another version of an original composition which has been 'cooking' for quite a while now, and which is being practiced continuously in the pursuit of 'perfection' (for lack of a better word), is here for a listen . . .


Stepped

©2017 Raymond M. Jozwiak




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Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Record . . .

. . .  (part of the record) of the "worst president in the history of the United States" - labeled as such by the current president . . .



(http://www.factcheck.org/2016/01/obamas-numbers-january-2016-update/  - as of January 12, 2016)
-Homicides have dropped 13 percent, but gun sales have surged

-The economy has added more than 9 million jobs, and the jobless rate has dropped to below the historical median

-The number of long-term unemployed Americans has dropped by 614,000, but it is still 761,000 higher than at the start of the Great Recession

-Corporate profits are up 166 percent; real weekly wages are up 3.4 percent

-There are 15 million fewer people who lack health insurance

-Wind and solar power have nearly tripled, and now account for more than 5 percent of U.S. electricity






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Friday, October 27, 2017

Drink . . .

. . . local . . .
, , , listen local . . .


OHO
Friday, October 27th, 2017
MILLSTONE CELLARS
OHO at Millstone Cellars - 7:30PM
2029 Monkton Road
Monkton, MD 21111
443-895-9991
Price: $5.00


". . . OHO began as Baltimore's answer to Pink Floyd, an American underground icon, a band that came out of nowhere playing music the chroniclers swore was years ahead of its time. OHO sneaks around the musical conventions that have mummified so many others, unleashing sliders where you'd expect curve balls, fast balls where you'd expect change-ups. Part of it is their sense of humor, part of it their unerring humanity. A curious anomaly, the band was totally out of synch with current musical trends when they formed in late 73, a five-piece multi-instrumental, avant garde, acid-progressive band from Baltimore with a do-it-yourself lifestyle and album/label/outlook who were either seven years too late or seventeen years too early. . . After more than forty years of evolution, OHO (now consisting of founders Jay Graboski and David Reeve, reunited with thirty-year musical collaborator [1970s Ful Treatment] Ray Jozwiak and occasional, special, when-available, musical guests) now cranks out a bevy of thought-provoking original material blended with some classics and sophisticated covers. A sample of OHO’s recent activities can be heard at: http://wwww.ohomusic.com . . ."




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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Setting . . .

. . . the tone . . .



(http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-dismisses-criticism-by-flake-and-corker/ar-AAu1poX?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=ientp)
". . . On the Senate floor . . . (R-Sen Jeff) Flake denounced the "complicity" of his own party in what he called an "alarming and dangerous state of affairs" under Trump, blaming the President for setting the tone. In his speech, Flake assailed a "flagrant disregard for truth or decency" and attacked a "regular and casual undermining of our democratic norms.". . . "When such behavior emanates from the top of our government, it is something else: It is dangerous to a democracy," Flake said. . . Corker, meanwhile, said he wouldn't support Trump for president if given the opportunity again, saying he has "great difficulty with the truth" and that "debasing" the US would be his prime legacy as President. . . "I think many of us, me included, have tried to, you know, intervene, and I have had a private dinner and have been with him on multiple occasions to try and create some kind of aspirational approach, if you will, to the way that he conducts himself," Corker said. "I don't think that that's possible. He's obviously not going to rise to the occasion as president.". . ."




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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Think?. . .

. . . maybe this guy HAS SOMETHING????. . .



(From http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/10/jeff-flake-just-delivered-the-most-impassioned-rebuke-of-donald-trump/)
". . . “I rise today with no small measure of regret,” Flake said from the Senate floor, his voice at times cracking. “Regret, because of the state of our disunion, regret because of the disrepair and destructiveness of our politics, regret because of the indecency of our discourse, regret because of the coarseness of our leadership, regret for the compromise of our moral authority, and by our—all of our—complicity in this alarming and dangerous state of affairs. . . “It is time for our complicity and our accommodation of the unacceptable to end,” he continued. . ."






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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Legacy. . .

(from John Adams, by David McCullough)
". . . Adams's only known response to the news of (Benjamin) Franklin's demise was in a letter to (Benjamin) Rush in which he lamented the lies history would tell of "our revolution." "The essence of the whole will be that Dr. Franklin's eletrical rod smote the earth and out sprung General Washington. That Franklin electrified him with his rod and thence forward these two conducted all the policy, negotiation, legislation, and war.". . . "






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Monday, October 23, 2017

Revisiting . . .

You were always
In the right place
At the right time
When I needed
You to be there
In the rain or shine
And I don't believe
I ever heard
A word of complaint
Sometimes there was not
A word at all
You were always
There to give me
The direction true
Now it's time I
Must be there
For you.

In a world where
There is danger
And uncertainty
You were there to
Give me comfort
And security
You were like the sun
Upon which could be
Counted to rise
Like the rain you gave
What made me grow
And though now things
Seem confusing
I can't make you see
I'll be here 'cause
You were there
For me.


LVJ

©2010 Raymond M. Jozwiak



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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Mrs . . .

. . . John Adams. . .
(from John Adams, by David McCullough)
". . . In a particularly memorable letter, she recounted a crisis that arose when the youngest of her hired hands, James Prince, a free black boy she had taken under her wing in Philadelphia, came to ask if he might attend evening classes in town at a new school for apprentices, Abigail, who had taught him herself to read and write, warmly approved, but was soon asked by a neighbor to withdraw James. If she did not, she was told, the other boys would refuse to attend and the school would close. Had James misbehaved, Abigail asked. No, she was informed, it was because he was black. Did these other boys object when he attended church? No, they did not. . . "The boy is a freeman as much as any of the young men, and merely because his face is black is he to be denied instruction?" she asked. "How is he be be qualified to procure a livelihood? Is this the Christian principle of doing unto others as we would have others to do to us?. . . She requested that the boys be sent to her. "Tell them. . . that I hope we shall all go to Heaven together." And this, she was please to report to Adams, ended the crisis. She heard no more on the subject; James continued in the school. . . "




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Saturday, October 21, 2017

See You . . .

. . . there . . .



OHO
Friday, October 27, 2017
MILLSTONE CELLARS
OHO at Millstone Cellars - 7:30PM
2029 Monkton Road
Monkton, MD 21111






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Friday, October 20, 2017

What's . . .



(from https://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&hl=en-US&q=crystallize)
crys·tal·lize
ˈkristəˌlīz/Submit
verb
form or cause to form crystals.
"when most liquids freeze they crystallize"
synonyms: form crystals, solidify, harden
"minerals crystallize at different temperatures"
make or become definite and clear.
"vague feelings of unrest crystallized into something more concrete"
synonyms: become clear, become definite, take shape, materialize, coalesce; informaljell
"the idea crystallized in her mind"
coat and impregnate (fruit or petals) with sugar as a means of preserving them.
"a box of crystallized fruits"


The working, re-working, analysis of the chord progression, development of the melody, the dynamics and the execution of the piece continuously repeating until something happens and the result expresses the emotions that were intended. . . (I think?!)

Chrystalline  © 2017 Raymond M. Jozwiak



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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Eating . . .


. . . at your wagon-wheel dining table was an experience
I must admit
It was striking
It was lovely
But the dining was challenging
A bit

And not only were we nourished
By the delicacies you prepared
We learned some things of life
During the meal that we shared

Not all on this earth are equal
Some have much
Others are poor
Like the diners at your table
Who ate well
While some like me
Found their food fell to the floor





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