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robjohn99
Discussion: re: recent Matters Magazine article on me + offering composing for media/jazz/piano lessons out of my Maplewood studio

Hi all! Wanted to point people to the online version of an article on me that just appeared in Matters Magazine you may have seen: https://www.mattersmagazine.com/post/jazz-meets-pizza and also let you all know that if you live in the SOMA (Maplewood/South Orange, NJ and surrounding) areas, I am available to teach private lessons out of my Maplewood, NJ production studio to ages 13 and up. Areas of potential study include composing for media (including working with programs like Logic Pro, Dorico (notation), sample libraries, arranging/composition); songwriting; plus piano (including jazz piano), with flexible hours. Skype-based lessons may also be available. For more info, email me at: dd@ddjackson.com or visit my webpage at: http://ddjackson.com. My background: In addition to being a multi-Emmy-winning composer, I also am an Adjunct Associate Professor at Brooklyn College where I teach courses in their Global Jazz Masters program, direct the Brooklyn College Global Jazz Masters Big Band, and also teach Media Scoring at Brooklyn College’s Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema [end of blurb! :-)]

- D.D. Jackson

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ml1
Discussion: 2020 - Candidates

GL2 said:

Are you enthusiastic about any of the candidates?

 I really like Warren. I don't think she's going to get the nomination though.  I suspect misogyny still plays a part with enough voters to suppress her support. I also like Bernie, but his age concerns me. I could get enthusiastically behind Klobuchar, Buttigieg or even Yang. 

The only two candidates I'm really in opposition to are Biden and Bloomberg. I think Trump would eat both of their lunches because I don't think either would inspire sufficient turnout. 

That said, I'm 1000 percent behind whomever gets the nomination. 

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DaveSchmidt
Discussion: Primary exhaustion

mtierney said:

 Hardly comparable in stupidity to the Iowa caucus debacle. and you and David must know that, right?

I know this: If the raw vote totals that were compiled and reported under new caucus rules this year had been compiled and reported in 2016 — yes, the “stupidity” and “debacle” revealed in the Times accounting would have been exactly the same.

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DaveSchmidt
Discussion: What is Medicare for All?

PVW said:

 Is Sisyphus happier with the melon or the stone?

That’s some Camus (I think) that I never got to, but I’d have to say the stone. Even a gray rock is better than melon color, baby.

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PVW
Discussion: 2020 - Candidates

jamie said:

I had Hannity on for 2 minutes - democrats want to raise your taxes and takeaway your jobs - probably referring to the health industry.

What 15 word pitch do the democrats have that will sink into those who aren't as informed on politics?  

What is our "Hat Slogan"?  Healthcare for All?  This will be equated with socialism every time.

Make America Sane Again?

 "Trump wants to steal your health care to build his wall. Vote Democratic -- keep America healthy, wealthy, and free."

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ridski
Discussion: What is being said in the Rose Garden? What's happening in Washington?

RealityForAll said:

 Right, more non-substantive responses.  

What say you on the following question:  "why did it take France so long to address this issue?"


 It's not rocket science. Just like in the clergy, or Ohio State wrestling, or Penn State, or the US Gymnastics team, it's a combination of shaming victims and people in power willing to cover for their friends.

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ridski
Discussion: What is being said in the Rose Garden? What's happening in Washington?

Kamala Harris had Barr's number from the beginning.

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ml1
Discussion: 2020 - Candidates

mtierney said:

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 I've refrained from the name-calling in your blog, so I won't start now.  But I'll just say that it's infuriating that you others think it's a big joke that the Democrats keep trying to hold Trump accountable, and stand up for the rule of law only to be thwarted by the likes of Mitch McConnell and the rest of Trump's minions.  In the past two weeks the Republicans have chosen once again not to hold Trump to account and the now emboldened president has lurched forward into new territory of authoritarianism.  His purge is nothing short of banana republic stuff.

Glad you think it's funny.

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yahooyahoo
Discussion: Ticket for careless driving = Points = $$$$$?

Ignore the lawyer letters.  It happens to everyone that gets a ticket.  Your ticket is public information and they are just trying to make some $$$.

Here's the NJ points schedule.  2 points for Careless Driving.  

https://www.state.nj.us/mvc/license/points-schedule.htm

Did they give you a court date? If yes, then go to your hearing and see if you can plea bargain and get 0 points.

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ridski
Discussion: Movie Talk

I took someone to see Man Bites Dog on a date. While I wouldn't recommend doing that, this April we'll have been married for 21 years. 

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