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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:00 PM
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Now you don't need to take LSD to fly Jefferson Airplane
Grace Slick Dedicates Virgin America Jet
By Associated Press

October 12, 2006

SAN FRANCISCO -- Rock icon Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane was on hand Wednesday to dedicate Virgin America Inc.'s new corporate headquarters and an aircraft named after the legendary 1960's band.

Slick joined California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and Virgin America Chief Executive Officer Fred Reid for the celebration at San Francisco's International Airport.

The "Jefferson Airplane" is the first of Virgin America's new fleet to be named. The company has invited the public to submit entries to name its other planes.

The airline, expected to bring 1,700 new jobs to the Bay Area, announced last year that it would locate both its operations and headquarters here, after previously saying it would be based out of New York.


http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/sns...


But if Captain High is at the wheel, I just might decide to walk instead.

Donovan Leitch - The Fat Angel

From the album sunshine superman
He will bring happiness in a pipe,
He'll ride away on his silver bike
And apart from that he'll be so kind
In consenting to blow your mind.
Fly Translove Airways, get you there on time.
Fly Translove Airways, get you there on time.
He will bring orchids for my lady,
The perfume will be of an excellent style
And apart from that he'll be so kind
In consenting to blow your mind.
Fly Translove Airways, get you there on time.
Fly Translove Airways, get you there on time.
He will bring happiness in a pipe,
He'll-a ride away on his silver bike
And apart from that he'll be so kind
In consenting to blow your mind.
Fly Jefferson Airplane, get you there on time.
Fly Jefferson Airplane, get you there on time.
He will bring happiness in a pipe,
He'll ride away on his silver bike
And apart from that he'll be so kind
In consenting to blow your mind.
Fly Translove Airways, get you there on time.
Fly Translove Airways, get you there on time.
We'll be flying at an altitude of thirty-nine thousand feet
Captain High at your service.

Donovan Leitch - The Fat Angel

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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:02 PM
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1. Oh Christ ...
it was bad enough when I saw a huge GAP store at the corner of Haight/Ashbury, now this?!?

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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:49 PM
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6. I know
What is the world coming to?


At the least, I hope Gracie and Co are making some money off the deal. What the heck. Most aging rockers don't have good retirement plans.



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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:10 PM
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10. The Haight has been like that for years.
Now the millionaires are pushing out the yuppies, despite the junkies on the street.
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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:15 PM
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2. Does this mean that the first craft operated by Virgin Galactic
will be named the "Jefferson Starship"???

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Wilber_Stool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:15 PM
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3. What has become
of the icons of my youth? Selling cars and sneakers and investment brokers. When will it all end?
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:27 PM
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4. Never.
Sad isn't it? Funny, I was just listening to the Sunshine Superman album last week and thinking that it is still good, very good and I still loved it. Sad.
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Retrograde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:30 PM
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5. The Airplane were doing Levi's ads in the 60s
they're on one of the compilation CDs - 2400 Fulton IIRC - don't have it available right now.

And the Grateful Dead sang the Star Spangled Banner at a Giant's game once - not that that's exactly selling out. But there is a Jerry Garcia Gallery near my house.
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GreenTea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:03 PM
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7. I much rather enjoy a nice hit of (Owsley) acid!
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:04 PM
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8. don't leave me out...
we can ride the wild planes of existence together...
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hsher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:08 PM
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9. Grace Slick sang the jazz numbers on 1969-1976 Sesame Street
NOT the stupid "onetwothreeFOURFIVEsixseveneightNINETEN, ELEVENTWELVE" version everyone under the age of 30 seems to like. Those were the Pointer Sisters. The animation coupled to it takes place in a pinball machine.

The Grace Slick version is the older version, set in a psychedelic world of speeding race cars, jabbering George Washingtons and Abraham Lincolns, African-American and Caucasian hands reaching out of Yellow Submarine-esque elevator doors and shaking hands together, sheep speeding in pimp cars, and a kaleidoscope background. If you're a Gen X'er or older you'll remember it: spies in trench coats open their flaps revealing numbers on their vests at the end. Slick's brother was an animator, who produced the haunting "Letter E" Sesame Street cartoon featuring "the queen on her knee, by the sea, having a dream of eating ice cream... in the land of steam". She also lived down the street from P-Imagination, the Sixties animation boutique run by producer Jeff Hale. P-Imagination produced the jazz numbers clip with the spies and race cars.

Grace is featured in it chanting, "onetwothreefourfiveSIX, seveneightnineTEN", and crooning each number hauntingly as the animation shows how many each number is: i.e., an octopus for eight while she croons "eighhhhhht.... EIGHHHHHT", or an LSD wizard flashing a Seven of Clubs card while she croons "seven" and shouts "SEVEN!"

Most remembered, possibly, may be the jazz numbers cartoon clip for the number five, at the end of which five African-American men in flares and soul attire emerge from the back of an alligator and, although their character design strongly suggests The Beatles in Yellow Submarine, are clearly intended to represent The Jackson Five. Grace enthusiastically, audibly grins, ***"FIVE!!!"*** when they appear. It's the most excited she sounds in the entire jazz numbers series.

See and hear Grace Slick doing it on number 7 here at YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILSWgnU-XZ8

YES, THAT'S GRACE SLICK.


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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:20 PM
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11. I had no idea
who had done those.

Wow.
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