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Friday, August 19, 2016

Mission Hill Apple Press Festival 2016



Mission Hill Annual Cider Press Fest - Sunday August 28, 4-6pm Top of the Hill, Upper Terrace (4th tier) McLaughlin Playground [Across the street from 170 Parker Hill Ave.] Enjoy cider from Roxbury apples - Music from The Jack Vaughan Experience, and Woodland tours. Press on!

Mission Hill Apple Cider Reel or Jig

I love my apple cider I get it up on mission Hill
I love my apple cider I get it up on mission Hill
I drink my apple cider I drink until I get my fill.

I'm an apple picking Papa have been for many long year I know
I'm an apple picking Papa have been for many long year I know
Yeah from the the Garden of Eden to the lines of Dudley-O

I'll be pressing all my apples in the night and daytime too
I'll be pressing all my apples in the night and daytime too
I will have so very much that I can share a glass with you

000 bring me another half pint
000 bring me another half pint
I'm playing jug band music and I sure will rock this joint

Those Roxbury apples you just pluck them off the tree
Those Roxbury apples you just pluck them off the tree
It’s the Apple Fest for you . It’s the apple press for me.

I was pickin cider apples before the good god made the land
I was pickin cider apples before the good god made the land
I was picking  those red apples looking for a place to stand.

I love my apple cider I get it up on mission Hill
I love my apple cider I get it up on mission Hill
I drink my apple cider I drink until I get my fill.
                                                                                        -Blind Lemon Pledge

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

One Night in America's Dairyland - Bold Stump Stomp

Insight from Mr. Dolphy via: Mr Hutcherson: "Music is like the wind. You dont know where it came from, and you dont know were it went. You cant control it. All you can do is GET INSIDE THE SPHERE OF IT and be swept away."

Bold Stump Musingly

Before the memories fade, I wanted to say what a fantastic time I had at George's Tavern with all of you. 

We greatly exceeded my expectations. We made some fun and cool music. And some spacey jamming happened. 

And we had some amazing improvisational things happen. 

Like how the heck did we go to that Gloria ending wehn we could not get out of another song -- of which I don't recall?

Or how we all got back home on Homework after Bob and I were playing Watchtower as the set list said. 

I loved the vibe we had on stage. Bob -- you were amazing as a bass player considering you started working on it 3 months ago. You were rock solid my rhythm section partner. 

Jef and John nailed the guitar parts.  We nailed Jeff's cool songs. Jeff delivered them beautifully.

 Did we really play Saberhagens? 

Jack, you commanded the stage and were such a good performer and singer.  

Mike -- what a pleasure to play with you. A total pro and artist. You raised the artistry level. 

I even got to play a drum solo -- and I have no idea what song it was on or how we got there. But I dug it.

So many amazing things happened. 

The bottom line was we had a blast and so did the audience. It was so cool to look out there and see so many friends and family members. 

I just tried to be fully present and enjoy the moments with all of you. 

Thank you to Bob and John for all the work they put in to make this happen. 

I'm so glad that we took a chance and did it. Boldly. - Paul DeMark

Tequila-Powered



Runaround Suely




https://www.facebook.com/julian.demark/videos/1241005872584875/


Packed Fair and Squarely





https://www.facebook.com/bob.henken.77/videos/318343605176113/


Digital representation of actual physical document


Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Bold Stumps Reunion Impresses Its Self on Racine, Wisconsin


Bold Stumps Reunion Impresses Its Self on Racine, Wisconsin

- Leading musicians commit to learn both chords, words and time signatures - 

August 3, 2016

(HUDSON BAY, NUNAVUT, CANADA) - It was only 20 years ago that reclusive computer trade press writer Jack Vaughan told Rolling Stone there was "little to nil chance" that the Bold Stumps would return for a musical campaign. Well say hello to nil, because Vaughan and the Stumps band are now preparing for a one-night-only stand at the venerable George's Tavern on Main Street in their original home town of Racine, Wisconsin.

Only once in a millennium does the group play. But it had to happen. Their friends back in the day said their music was like a luminescent jelly fish in a sea of dark murk. But few outside of several select basements ever saw the band actually perform. Reports indicate the group's preparatory sessions in Undisclosed Location, Canada, have been going well, with only limited bickering and petulance.

Reached at his villa on the Isle of Capri, saxophone player Mike Brusha said, "Being back is really a groove thing, a time warp, but good. The tour is going to be great fun. I am as happy as a kid when pork bellies explode on the Farm Report."

Brusha let on that the band is reworking its repertoire of rock, polkas and mazurkas "for the new millennium." "How many ways can you play 'Wipe Out?' We are still pushing that envelope," he said.

The lone Stump missing is former blues harp prodigy, Jim 'ZooKeep Blues Boy Jr.' Haas. Sending smoke signals from his San Francisco home, he asserted that the only time he performed with the Stumps, ''in an Augusta Street basement in more sordid times,'' the group experienced a once-in-a-lifetime realization of rock and roll perfection.

"Ain't no reason to revisit the scene of a crime," snarled Haas "unless you're of a mind to gut the bitch and start over!" Taking Haas's place in the Bold Stumps' line-up is Hey Juan Barnstomer second baseman Jeff De Mark, some kind of relation to Stumps' drummer Paul De Mark. Bob Stepien and John Ruetz round out the Stump combo, on guitar and bass, especially.

Sponsored by Depends and Polident, The Bold Stump tour, entitled 'Not dead yet,' will kick off – and end – on August 10, 2016 at George's. Flowers can be sent in lieu of donations.





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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Distilled Cue Riff

Sorry if I have become  a one-noter on this (See Chick Willis, Stoop Down Baby). But I have distilled the Cue riff.- Jack Vaughan

Punk to me will always be the Lucky Cue, 1965.
Of Main Street Racine.
That pin ball and pool parlor palace of our factory town home.
The Juke Box at the Lucky Cue made our shared history. Before there was Punk there was basement.



Recall The Cue:
Which we now place in offering.

You walk in there and the juke box is playing.
Two long rows of greenfelt tables,
pinball machines up front,
more tables and a mezzanine level in the back.
Drop a quarter in the juke box.
Listen to
96 Tears,
Sometimes Good Guys Dont Wear White,
You Gonna Miss Me,
Little Latin Lupe Lu
Pushing Too Hard, and,

From Chicago
The Shadows of Knight.
Gloria!