March 2007

This time around 2 rare Skip Spence/Signe Anderson tracks, including a cover of a Rolling Stones masterpeice, we check the Airmail, and Rumour Mill too.  Please join your host Craig Fenton author of the new Jefferson Airplane book “Take Me To A Circus Tent” W/93 photos, 32 interviews, and 5 star reviews for the journey back in time when you could pay the rent without being in a circus tent. CircusTentAircast4.mp3 

Thanks for flying J.A. and enjoy the weekend,

Craig The Airplane Man


Hello all fine flyers:

How was the weekend?  I found parts of it really hard.  It is a bit over 2 weeks since dad passed away.  Many images that I would pass during common travel reminded me of times spent with him and mom as well.  My mother pased away 3.5 years before dad.

Today we have the 3rd Jefferson Aircast ready for you to listen to.  Why did I do the 3rd so close to the 2nd?  Please check it out and you’ll understand.


There was another tremendous review of “Take Me To A Circus Tent” The Jefferson Airplane Flight Manual.  Reviewed by Barb Radmore

The following quote was an amazing experience to read “This book will be an excellent investment for any fans of  either the Airplanes and those of classic rock history. It is not an effort that can ever be equaled or duplicated.” 


Thank you so much to Barb Radmore for such great words!


Enjoy the Aircast and see if you agree on my view or not.


Have a fantastic Monday,


Hello and happy Friday.  Hope all is great!

The latest Jefferson Aircast for the Jefferson Airplane book “Take Me To A Circus Tent” is done!

Jefferson Airplane-Take Me To A Circus Tent Aircast 2

There is a great Jorma rarity from the vaults, the Rumour Mill and an Airmail from a long time fan.

Dedicated to the greatest man on the planet, my dad who passed away 3/10/07.

The website for all cool things Jefferson

Thanks for flying the J.A. and be well,


Hi all and happy Thursday.

Ever have a day that goes nothing as scheduled?  Wednesday I had a bunch of calls that I had to make for a project with the Jefferson Airplane book “Take Me To A Circus Tent.”

The phone rings 7:23 in the morning and that is never a good thing.  It turns out that I had to drive about 50 minutes to  help somebody out.  This turned into almost an entire day.

On the good music side.  I spent the entire night going through 3 Jefferson Airplane concerts that had not previously been authenticated for proper date and venue.  I was able to log all the information into the computer and the good news was 1 of the 3 performances had the proper date and location.  The other 2 had the right venue and city but was off a few days on the month/date/year.  At least there will be some happy Jefferson Airplane fans and the quality of the gigs were really good.  Between B+ and A-.

The events of Wednesday also prevented the recording of the 2nd Airplane Podcast.  I had put aside a few hours to record the show after I pick a cool rarity to play for you fine folks.  Any suggestions?

Still hard to believe dad has passed away.  As somebody told me recently when your parents are gone you go on but never forget.

May you all have a super Thursday,


 Today we play a rare Airplane track from the vaults and read a question from an Airplane fan.

Thanks and enjoy,

Craig Fenton

Author and host

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Hello all and happy Monday from Airplane Land:

Hope you are well tonight.  I thought today it would be good to rant a bit about people that decide whatever they feel is tue is without checking facts.

Recently two things came to light that shouldn’t have surprised me but did get my head stuck in the wall.  A person claimed to have found the real first performance of Grace Slick with the Airplane and decided all the research for the past 41 years was incorrect. 

I made sure to receive a copy of the show.  Whle it is rather short, very enjoyable, and cool to have, it isn’t her first gig.  I put at least 6 reasons on the website under “NEWS” why this is the case

The other fascination came from reading a review where the person didn’t check any facts.  Whatever the typewriter decided to print was the final word.  Even the publisher thought there were acts of unprofessional conduct! 

When I went to school in the dark ages all the English teachers did their best to explain why we must check the facts.  While I am the first to admit I missed more school than most, that was one lesson I didn’t.

Any of you fine folks know about the steps to have Podcasts listed in all directories?  I have been able to create the show but the steps after have been a royal pain in the you know what.

Thanks as always for flying and be well,

Craig The Airplane Man 1.mp3

test again folks.  Thanks.

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