The Downward Spiral

Watch for Trump to get more and more desperate and say and do exactly what he shouldn’t do in terms of getting re-elected. He lost almost all credibility by showing Zero ability to handle a major disaster that is Covid-19. Now watch how insanely desperate he becomes, and how he will finish himself off before November. Everyone is laughing at his Twitter and Joe…

Covid-19: Week 11: National, State and Local Percentages

Cats Eye – R. Holoch, 2008 The SF Bay Area has kept the Covid-19 rate at Flu levels, which is 2% or under (deaths / cases). The State of California is at just under 4%, and the national average is almost 6%. There is no doubt a margin of error due to inadequate and uneven testing. This set of numbers tells a very important…

Joy (Division) Ride Song Idea

Days of Wine and Roses – R. Holoch, 2008 I wake up each day and wonder if what is going on with America is real. I never say “it can’t get any worse” anymore like I did during the GW Bush years. It will continue to get worse. I don’t worry about Trump as much as I worry that anyone thinks he is good…

Joy (Division) Ride

The Once Great America is Becoming a Failing Dystopian Wasteland Under Trump Trump is an “accidental fascist“. He doesn’t have the brains or plan to be a real Hitler or Mussolini – it just looks like it (on occasion). He is the closest thing we have had to such a beast though. I suspect he echo’s some of his base – who ARE fascist….

MAGA: Make America Ghastly Again

Gothic Art for Gothic Times – Test Pattern #1 . . . I just started working on some new ghastly Assemblage art that matches the Crimes of our Times. Who Loves Ya Baby? Jeebus Does! It’s funny how our recent times leads to anger and then humor. Since I was a kid, my absolute favorite holiday was Halloween. Even more than Christmas. A lot…

Covid-19: Week 10 – The Re-opening?

It might be a long time coming … Most of the US will have re-opening starting this week. While I sure want the economy to come back, I don’t expect much and don’t think anything will happen quickly. Georgia and Florida got caught downplaying their Covid-19 cases to appease Donald Trump Nice rearranged statistics. Look at the dates … I saw a report where…

Inspiration in Tough Times

Waiting for a post Covid-19 world It’s only been two months since our life and world has been changed “forever”. While it has been driving some people insane (thugs breaking a Target workers arm after being told to wear a mask), I’m finding great solace in “sheltering in place”. There are many renditions of a theme that I subscribe to that I never would…

Mandolin Orange

Mandolin Orange – The Songs I’d Love to be able to Write . . .  I’ve been having so much fun playing and writing music – and I’m really digging the NPR “Tiny Desk Concerts” – man, every damned one of them seems pretty superb. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2QjEgOtCAA Mandolin Orange is a new favorite – but watch out – there are so many superb bands I’ve…

Gretsch G2220 Junior Jet Bass

The Gretsch G2220 Junior Jet Bass Music is turning out to be my next Ham Radio. This instrument will complete my “Tiny Desk Studio”. I have never had any inkling to play bass, but then I started hearing that all of the guitar / bass manufacturers had smaller basses that were originally meant for students to learn, turned out to be very popular with…

Covid-19: Week 9 in Lock Down

Birch Trees in Bend – After The Snowstorm – R. Holoch Its been long enough for this “New Norm” to feel like a new chapter. Big changes happened at work last week, but I still have a job, and I am more excited about work than ever. I have a new project that should kick off soon – and its something I’ve been trying…