Deadheads – The Musical
An idea for a musical, Broadway Play, and movie.
The infamous Eugene Anarchists take over Ken Kesey Square using the homeless as human shields. Zane Kesey appears before the Eugene City Council to complain about the trashing of his father’s statue that he can’t even approach due to the pit bulls many homeless people have acquired to shield them, make them feel safe. The Hippie and Deadhead movement has lost their way. Nancy, of yogurt fame, knows some action is needed, or, the Emerald Valley and the Dead tradition is lost. Nancy gives her childhood friend a call. She read in the New Yorker Magazine that Berkeley Bill Bolagard has alas published his novel ‘The Gideon Computer’ that he began in 1986 when she suggested at the creamery, that Bill author of the History of the Hippies. Bill was there, at the first Acid Tests, and the Tribute To Doctor Strange. Being homeless, The Loading Zone gave him a place to live in Oakland. Nancy and Zane hold a pow-wow with the Elders of the Country Fair. A greeting committee awaits the arrival of Mr. Bolagard at the Eugene station. Unbeknownst to them, Alleycat is on the same train. The two opposing greeting folks, face off for our first dance and song number…..They have one thing in common, they are fed up with being treated this way. And, they got their old timers who know that tune, and, its – a Guitar and Banjo Duel!
“Your two dollar shoe hurts my feet!”
“No! Your two dollar shoe – hurts my feet!”
I want the Christianite Cloggers from Springtucky – clogging their way in here, they forewarned a false prophet was coming in on the noon train.
“Clogging down the road feeling bad!”
Going down the road feeling bad
Going down the road feeling bad
Going down the road feeling bad, hey hey hey, yeah
Don’t wanna be treated this a way
The train arrives and Bill and Alleycat get off and head towards each other. Just when the two factions were about to clash, the setting sun lights up the Shelton McMurphy House, and, there are men standing on the porch with instruments. They begin to play.
Reading from ‘The Gideon Computer’
Posted on January 2, 2014 by Royal Rosamond Press
Here is John Gregory Presco reading from his novel ‘The Gideon Computer’. This is a time capsule for my grandson, Tyler Hunt, the son of Heather Hanson.
Posted on November 8, 2021 by Royal Rosamond Press
Yesterday I googled “John von John’ to find if I had named someone this in my book ‘The Royal Janitor’. Up came…..John von Neumann! Here is the man who I psychically searched for in my science fiction novel ‘The Gideon Computer’ which I believe – has come true!
I would like to write the biography of von Neumann, but for now, I am going to feature him in my Serial of The Royal Janitor – that may never become a novel – because it contains a mountain of interesting information I want to build upon, verses producing a finished product for billionaires. I invent…
John von Neumann (/vɒn ˈnɔɪmən/; Hungarian: Neumann János Lajos, pronounced [ˈnɒjmɒn ˈjaːnoʃ ˈlɒjoʃ]; December 28, 1903 – February 8, 1957) was a Hungarian-American mathematician, physicist, computer scientist, engineer and polymath. Von Neumann was generally regarded as the foremost mathematician of his time and said to be “the last representative of the great mathematicians”. He integrated pure and applied sciences.
Von Neumann made major contributions to many fields, including mathematics (foundations of mathematics, functional analysis, ergodic theory, group theory, representation theory, operator algebras, geometry, topology, and numerical analysis), physics (quantum mechanics, hydrodynamics, and quantum statistical mechanics), economics (game theory), computing (Von Neumann architecture, linear programming, self-replicating machines, stochastic computing), and statistics. He was a pioneer of the application of operator theory to quantum mechanics in the development of functional analysis, and a key figure in the development of game theory and the concepts of cellular automata, the universal constructor and the digital computer.
Von Neumann published over 150 papers in his life: about 60 in pure mathematics, 60 in applied mathematics, 20 in physics, and the remainder on special mathematical subjects or non-mathematical ones. His last work, an unfinished manuscript written while he was in the hospital, was later published in book form as The Computer and the Brain.
His analysis of the structure of self-replication preceded the discovery of the structure of DNA. In a shortlist of facts about his life he submitted to the National Academy of Sciences, he wrote, “The part of my work I consider most essential is that on quantum mechanics, which developed in Göttingen in 1926, and subsequently in Berlin in 1927–1929. Also, my work on various forms of operator theory, Berlin 1930 and Princeton 1935–1939; on the ergodic theorem, Princeton, 1931–1932.”
During World War II, von Neumann worked on the Manhattan Project with theoretical physicist Edward Teller, mathematician Stanislaw Ulam and others, problem-solving key steps in the nuclear physics involved in thermonuclear reactions and the hydrogen bomb. He developed the mathematical models behind the explosive lenses used in the implosion-type nuclear weapon and coined the term “kiloton” (of TNT) as a measure of the explosive force generated. After the war, he served on the General Advisory Committee of the United States Atomic Energy Commission, and consulted for organizations including the United States Air Force, the Army’s Ballistic Research Laboratory, the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project, and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. As a Hungarian émigré, concerned that the Soviets would achieve nuclear superiority, he designed and promoted the policy of mutually assured destruction to limit the arms race.
The Meisel family (also Meisels and Meizels) is a distinguished Bohemian rabbinic family originally from Prague, who descend from Yitskhak Eizik Meisels (b. 1425), a paternal 10th generation descendant of the Exilarch, Mar Ukba. From the early 16th century and onward, members of the family such as Mordecai Meisel achieved great economic prominence in Prague, becoming one of the wealthiest Bohemian Jewish families. It was also during this time, that a branch of the family descending from Simcha Bunim Meisels (1545-1624) (the son-in-law of Moses Isserles) immigrated to Kraków, Poland due to rising Antisemitism in Bohemia. In Poland the family produced several rabbinic scholars, such as Dow Ber Meisels and Moses Bonems-Meisels. Among the families descendants are: Shabbatai HaKohen, Yitzchak Yaacov Reines, Alexander Sender Shor, as well as the Peshischa, Sulitza, Ropshitz, Bobov, Biala, Kretshnif, and KotzkHasidic dynasties.
The Bum’s Rush | Rosamond Press
Professor John von Bond | Rosamond Press
Empathic Take-Down at PK Park | Rosamond Press
Love Dance – With Ducks | Rosamond Press
Reblogged this on Rosamond Press and commented: