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Covered the VSLive conference in S.F. Just started on second TechTarget Web site known as TheServerSide.Net . Chanced to hear the Chicago B...

Friday, September 23, 2016

Boku Bono Borno


Boko, Bono, Borno In the city, the villagers arrive. From the remote areas of the Borno State. Tented, they wait. The poorest people on the planet, some of them. Wait they do for food to arrive. They run from Boko Harmum. And Rape. Murder. Beheadings. Child suicide bombers. In New York, Bono canvasses the world leaders at the UN. They never have found those girls, have they?

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sharon rose uncurling

Sharon rose uncurling

Sharon rose uncurling
cornstalk sprouting
Sunflower unveiling
All the grass disrobing
All around me
Falling on the ground n
Reaching for the
Sun
Summer going
But it ain't happened yet
When I live in the summer
I live with the growing things n
Praise to the Creator
That I can walk through the garden universe.

                      - Jack Vaughan, Sept 11, 2016

Friday, September 02, 2016

The poem that fell out of the sky


As a followup, about a week later...from the obit for Robotics pioneer Victor Sheinman - turns out that The Day The Earth Stood Still Really Freaked him out.... “My first contact with robots occurred when I went to see the movie ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’ as a kid maybe about 8 years old or maybe 9 years old,” Mr. Scheinman recalled in an interview with the Robotics History Project of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. “And I was terrified by the robot in that movie and had nightmares over it,” he continued. “In fact, one night I woke up and saw the robot standing in my room. I’m convinced it was there. So I hid under the covers after that for many weeks.” As therapy to allay his fears, his father persuaded him to build a wooden version of Gort, the 8-foot-high, laser-equipped robot from the movie, which was released in 1951 and starred Michael Rennie.
 http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/22/technology/victor-scheinman-dead.html

Friday, August 19, 2016

Mission Hill Apple Press Festival 2016

Update Aug 29 - The Apple Press Fest was a great thing. That cider was good!
So glad to be able to get in front of a microphone and belt a few heartfelt numbers.
I was joined in, and I am so thankful for, accompaniment by Mark Schlack on GTR and Jake Vaughan on drums. It's been a long time between gigs for The Jack Vaughan Experience. 
But the timing was right.

Here is the set list:

Apple Cider Reel
Im Tore Down
Reconsider Baby
Dead Flowers - Voc. Jake
Come On Let's Go
I Live The Life I Love
It Takes A Lot to Laugh (It Takes a Train to Cry) Voc. Mark
Muswell Hillbillies




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