July 2007


Hello Airplane fans:

Please join me the author of the Jefferson Airplane book “Take Me To A Circus Tent” for the latest Jefferson Aircast #22.  We’ll check the set list from the Summer Of Love Festival 2007, give you some Marty Balin news, read your Airmails, and how about a cool Beatles cover.  Please join your host Craig Fenton as we fly to Airplane Land or Starship Island.


Hey Fredrick 6:56
Greasy Heart 5:22
Birthday 2:32

Paul Kantner – guitar & vocals
Diana Mangano – vocals
Slick Aguilar – lead guitar & vocals
Chris Smith – keyboards
Prairie Prince – drums

Thanks as always for your support.

Be well,


Hi everyone in Airplane Land:

Great weekend for 60’s fan as the 40th Anniversary of the Summer Of Love is taking place.  Those that are there be safe and have fun.

Marty Balin thanks to his friend Joe V has a cool My Space page :

www.myspace.com/martybalinmiracles  It will feature updates on live shows, releases, etc.  Mark it down please.

Yahoo/Jumpstart did something really nice.  They have a video editor that lets people take an exisiting commerical and change it to their personal video.  I thought that for the Jefferson Airplane book “Take Me To A Circus Tent” I would have some fun with a man eating plant.  The good news is no animals or books were hurt.  It’s all of 40 seconds but perfect for the promotion of the book with a sense of humor.  The feedback I got thus far at my website was nice.  Thank you.   I hope the link works from You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otm7ZmqtcdA

If all goes well another Jefferson Airplane Aircast should be happening within a few days.

Have a great Sunday and thanks for letting me have some fun with the book and video world!

Always my best,

Craig The Airplane Man 


Please join me your host Craig Fenton the author of the Jefferson Airplane book “Take Me To A Circus Tent” (W/93 photos, 32 interviews, and another 5 star review this week) for the latest Aircast #21.  We check your Airmails, look at the facts, and have 4 great tunes from the vault.  This week we fly back to 1992 for:


Paul Kantner- Guitar & Vocals

Jack Casady- Bass


Papa John Creach- Violin & Vocals

Tim Gorman- Keyboards

Slick Aguilar- Lead Guitar & Vocals

Prairie Prince- Drums 

High Flying Bird 4:42

Blues From An Airplane 2:43

Chauffeur Blues 3:12

Lets Get Together 4:46


Enjoy the flight and thanks as always for your support,

Craig The Airplane Man



7/20/07: Hello from Airplane World and good weekend.  Bob Harvey the original bass-player in the J.A. was kind enough to let me world premeir a new song of his called “The Elephant’s Are Marchin.”  Bob sings, plays upright bass, and acoustic guitar, the other guitar is by friend and fine musician Bobby Huckaby.Hope you enjoy the sounds from Bob.  Thank you to Mr. Harvey for his continued kindness. Reason number 1,245,789 to not go to a High School Reunion.  Yesterday I got an email from one of the few people from school that I’m glad found me after 20+ years.  I was glad to hear how well he was doing.  Sadly he mentioned that about 5 people we went to school with had already passed away.  I was given a website address that had photos of the school’s 25th anniversary reunion.  The way people had aged would be too difficult for even Lennon and McCartney to put in words.  One person that I was actually friendly with until the early 1990’s I would not have even known if the name were not listed.  Two women that were pretty without an imperfection didn’t even look remotely the same.  Needless to say the reunion had a sparse turnout, but why did anyone attend?  One of the stupidest things ever invented is a school reunion.  Reunions need to be saved for musicians from the 60’s and 70’s.  Why does Craig The Airplane Man detest reunions so much?  Let’s look at the facts (Not opinions).

Take a large school in a major city.  Let us use 3000 total students as the number that attended the school.  Out of 3000 if we even pretend the most popular person had 20 true friends in the school (Hardly true), they couldn’t care less about 2980.  Even if over the years that person kept in contact with those 20 (No way), they still would have 2980 people that meant nothing to them for the 3-4 years they attended the high school.  When there is a reunion do you think the majority of the universe has any interest in people they never associated to begin with?  It is normally a case of a few that enjoy showing off their bank account and several others that worked on the reunion.

How small was the 25th reunion for my high school?  Less then 100 people attended and that number is much lower because 50 percent of those were not school graduates but there as a date or the spouse of.

The only reunions we need for next year are:

Cream, Deep Purple W/Blackmore, ELP, Jefferson Airplane, etc.

Have a great weekend and always feel good,


Hi the following is a test for the good folks at http://www.podcastpromos.com

Here is an excerpt from Jefferson Aircast 20.


Be well,

Craig Fenton


 Hi from Airplane World Headquarters (Wherever I can pay my rent)

Please join me Craig Fenton the author of the Jefferson Airplane book “Take Me To A Circus Tent” for the latest Aircast #20).  We check the airmail bag, the fact mill, and as promised some treasures from the vault.  This time around how about “Somebody To Love” with a male lead vocal?

June 10, 07  Marty Balin and Slick Aguilar-        Taste Of Summer

Waukesha, Wisconsin

It’s No Secret

3/5 Of A Mile In 10 Seconds

Summer Of Love

Somebody To Love

(Slow arrangement.  Cool idea).

Thanks as always for your support and time.  Thank you for another 5 star review this week on “Take Me To A Circus Tent” The Jefferson Airplane Flight Manual!  More Airplane photos circa 66 were added at the website.  Check them out.  Enjoy and be well,craig

Hi all Airplaners:

If I did not do this already, I must thank a million times Donald Grossinger and the staff at WBAI radio in New York City for affording me 75 minutes this past Saturday night.  Originally it was going to be an hour but Donald was fantastic, as he let me talk about the book “Take Me To A Circus Tent” and the rare Jefferson Airplane material he played for the fine listeners.  Thank you so much Donald!  From the day the book was finished I made a pledge that if a radio station/TV station/newspaper or magazine is kind enough to think of me, I can always find the time.    The contact information is on the website.

Hope you are doing great this morning.  I had a nice request to add another rare Herb Greene Airplane photo to the website.  I thought why stop at one.  There are 5 goodies for you to enjoy.  The total is over 60 at this point!

If you fly on by to http://www.takemetoacircustent.net as always the photos will be in the Airshow Section #3 at the bottom.  There is a list of all the gems on the site as well.

A new Aircast is possible in the next few days.  Do you fine folks have any musical suggestions for it?  Keep the Airmails coming.  Thanks as always for your support.

One of the fans that checked out the Jefferson Starship gig in Northampton, Massachusetts recently put 5 songs on You Tube.  It was a cool show because Marty Balin was there with Paul and the rest of the band.

Speaking of Marty (solo) he should have some east coast shows next month.

I’ll close and ask again if you could please help Signe Anderson’s medical expenses it is appreciated greatly.  Even 1.oo per person would make a world of difference.

Have a great flight and be well always,


http://www.takemetoacircustent.net/media/JeffersonAirplaneTakeMeToACircusTentAircast19.mp3Hi from Airplane World Headquarters (Wherever I can pay my rent)

Please join me Craig Fenton the author of the Jefferson Airplane book “Take Me To A Circus Tent” for the latest Aircast #19).  We check the airmail bag, the fact mill, and as promised some treasures from the vault.  This time around the Airplane plays Dylan and the Byrds as well as one of their own from 1966.  To make it that much nicer the line-up for tonights show has Signe Anderson and Skip Spence.

Thanks as always for your support and time.

Always be well,

Craig The Airplane Man

7/3/07:Hello every Airplaner:  How are you?First- happy and safe July 4th to all of you.A new Aircast should happen this week.  I had wanted to check out the Jefferson Starship gig in Northampton, Ma. this past Sunday but the schedule did not permit.  It would have been nice to see the Jefferson Starship Webmaster Rick, Tom Constanten and obviously the terrific line-up!  J.S. Big Brother, It’a Beautiful Day and Quicksilver!

If all goes well I should be part of the great show WBAI in New York City runs Saturday night.  About 11PM it will be the Airplane Man and maybe some rare tunes as well. WBAI-FM 99.5- the host is Don Grossinger.  18 years they have been playing a healthy dose of Airplane and Dead Saturday evening.  We will talk about the Jefferson Airplane book “Take Me To A Circus Tent.”  If you live out of range they can be heard on the internet!Thanks so much!Have a fantastic Wednesday and be well,Airplane Man