Vaughn Montgomery and John Gill of The Junior Varsity return to the One Night Music Sports Arena to finish the second half of their performance. With Vaughn Montgomery at the helm this time around, the duo switched things up to bring a stand up bass into the mix. With graceful style and melodious handling, the Junior Varsity polished off their victory with four original tunes from Vaughn.
And now, an ode to Vaughn by teammate John. It is said that when the stork delivered Baby Vaughn to the Montgomery family, he had to stop many times along the way. Baby Vaughn already had many treasures to share with his new friends and family: records, sticks and stones, and an old el Camino. The stork, being quite fatigued from the heavy load had to stop and rest frequently. Baby Vaughn asked the stork, "Mr. Stork, why do we stop so much?" The stork replied, "Always we stop to smell the roses, young boy."
Many years later, Vaughn has not forgotten the stork's good advice. He helps us to scream "WOW!" at the tops of our lungs when we see a cow grazing. Dolphins become spirit-riders, kelp becomes Chumash Fireworks, and old rustic cabins smell like God.
So when the stork was flying, they grew very thirsty. The stork said, "You should be waiting for mother's milk, but I suppose a little lick of honey would not hurt!" So they stopped at a bee's nest and asked for a lick of honey. The bees at the hive said, "Now listen Baby Vaughn, this stuff is going to make you sing with a golden honey throat!" It was after that first lick of honey that Vaughn wrote his debut song, "Don't give me money, honey, give me honey, honey." Though the song has yet to be recorded, it was the first of many that friends and family would grow to love. These songs take us to the dark secret gardens of the past, and the bright candle flickers of the tomorrow. If while playing a guitar, keyboard, kazoo, suitcase, or pebble filled can, you make a request... it is granted.
Yes....yes...back to the story. When the stork finally arrived in the hills of Ojai, California, the-father-of-Vaughn-to-be was out working. At the expense of losing his job delivering bread, he raced home to greet the new infant with the mother-of-Vaughn-to-be. Many family and friends gathered to see the new boy. How happy they were. The father declared, "We should make a party this evening in honor of Vaughn's arrival!" Baby Vaughn responded, "Isn't this a party now?"
Recorded in The One Night Music Studio, Santa Barbara, CA on February 20, 2009.