Hi there:

Hope all is well today.  Please share this with full credit to Jerry.

I got an email from original Jefferson Airplane drummer Jerry Peloquin and wanted to share this great story with you:

Denzel  Washington  and  his family visited the  troops at   Brook   Army Medical Centre ,  in   San  Antonio ,
Texas (BAMC) the other day. This is where soldiers who have been  evacuated
from Germany  come to be hospitalized in the United States, especially burn
victims There are some buildings there called Fisher Houses. The Fisher House
is a Hotel where soldiers’ families can stay, for little or no charge, while their soldier
is staying on base, but as you can imagine, they are almost filled most of the time.

While Denzel Washington was visiting BAMC, they gave him a tour of one of the
Fisher Houses. He asked how much one of them would cost to build.  He took his
checkbook out and wrote a check for the full amount right there on the spot.
The soldiers  overseas were amazed to hear this story and want to get the word
out to the American public, because it warmed their hearts  to hear it

What really upsets us is the question why do: Britney   Spears

Tom Cruise and
other Hollywood fluff
make front page news with their ridiculous
antics and Denzel Washington ‘s charity
doesn’t even make page 3 in the Metro section of
any newspaper except the local newspaper in San Antonio .

Thanks for your time,

Craig The Airplane Man Fenton


Hello from the Airplane Tower: 

How are things going?  Since the largest number of new passengers came aboard this week for both the blog and the Aircast (Thank you so much!) I wanted to let everyone know how easy it is to never miss a note or a word from the Airplane World.  With many Aircasts and bonus Aircasts as well as frequent blog updates if you please click the above link, it gives all the information.  Please don’t think if you are first flying with us this week you can’t relive the past.  Through the magic of Aircasting you can catch up on all the old flights. There should be a really cool Allman Brothers video from the early 70’s later on today. Have a great night.  I’ll take a break so the plane can get refueled. Once again the support of the book, Aircast, and blog is greatly appreciated. 

All the best,                                          



Hi there from Airplane Land:

This was very kind by a gentleman named Clarence.  He recorded a PSA for Signe Anderson’s Health Fund.  Please check it out and tell Clarence thanks so much!

You can hear it by clicking here please: 

September 13, 2007 – Thursday


the Signe Anderson Health Fund
Current mood:

Signe Anderson is an original member of the band Jefferson Airplane. It’s her alto voice you hear on their first album, “Jefferson Airplane Takes Off” and such tracks as ‘High Flyin’ Bird’, ‘Blues from an Airplane’ and others. Today, Signe Anderson is battling cancer. And she and her family are dealing with enormous medical bills.
The Signe Anderson Health Fund has been set up at Click the ‘Make a Donation’ button to give whatever you can (all donations are through Paypal – you don’t have to be registered with Paypal to give). After Paypal’s transaction fees, every penny will go to Signe and her family.
Please help Signe Anderson and her family through this fight by helping to ease their financial worries. And spread the word, online and off-, about the Signe Anderson Health Fund.

And if you’d like an audio PSA to run in your stream, podcast, or on your website, one is available at (scroll down to the third paragraph in the main column). Right click on the mp3 file to save it.
(Thx to ‘Craig the Airplane Man’ for the info)
Love and Peace, Clarence

Thanks as always for your support for Signe,


Signe Andersdon W/The J.A. 1966

Hello there from Airplane Land: 

The question comes up often does the Airplane Man ever sleep?  I do but frequently I am so engrossed in the promotion of the Jefferson Airplane book “Take Me To A Circus Tent”. answering Airmails, working on the future Aircasts, and updating the blog and website, that I lose track of time.  It may be 10AM when I start out and I’ll peak at the clock and it will be 3 in the morning as it is now.  I am lucky to not be in a 9-5 job. 

As promised some Signe Anderson information.  I had a nice conversation with here Monday night about several things: 

1) Health- Good days and bad days.  The weekend was okay and she worked on her garden.  More tests are scheduled for next month.  They will draw extensive blood to see how things are progressing.  The main concern is that the cancer is under control.

2) Financially- She is in desperate need of our help.  Even 1.00 from all the fine Airplane fans could make a difference. 

3) Website- It is on the horizon but she needs to settle in the new place and know the tests next month are okay.

4) What does the Airplane Man have planned- Sometime Tuesday I have a couple of calls to make.  I am attempting to get the rights for Signe to something that she could sell through her website and it would be a nice item for the J.A. fans.  My goal is to have 100 percent of the ownership to Signe and she then could do with it as she pleases.  Wish me luck please! Maybe on a future Aircast I should repeat the funny story of Signe causing a mixing board in the studio (1966) to blow-up!  It is really funny when she tells it.  She doesn’t crack up laughing!Enjoy the Herb Greene photo from 66!  Please click above link!  Not bad!!

There you go.  Please have kind thoughts for Signe and I’ll see you in the afternoon for a cool rarity as promised!   

Thanks for flying with me,


Hello and welcome to Sunday: 

Hope the weekend has been great thus far. 

How about some early morning rock and roll? 

One rocker and one ballad! Part 2

Balin, Kantner, Casady (KBC BAND)




Ride The Tiger


Slick Aguilar guitar

Keith Crossan on sax

Darrell Verdusco plays the drums 

Part 2 of our journey back to 1985.  Enjoy!

Please remember there have been numerous rarities of late and these include the great Herb Greene Airplane and solo photos from circa 66.  Always look to the right side of the post and on the specific Month for 30 days worth of gems!  

Thanks for flying with me.

Have a great day,  craig                                                                                                   


A fine Monday Morning to you fine Airplaners: 

How did the cookout go?  Since it’s the holiday why don’t we celebrate. 

Another gem from the vaults and I am really happy to showcase this one.  Since it features my friend Signe Anderson with a bunch of Airplaners!!  Let’s make her well and help her out please!

 Signe did a return tour and if you click the above link you’ll enjoy some Airplane treasures of the past.  One includes her signature tune!  



High Flyin’ Bird, Blues From An Airplane, Chauffeur Blues,  Paul Kantner- Guitar & Vocals

Jack Casady- Bass


Papa John Creach- Violin & Vocals

Tim Gorman- Keyboards

Slick Aguilar- Lead Guitar & Vocals

Prairie Prince- Drums 

Have a great and safe day.  If the traffic gets too much we here at Airplane Central will attempt to keep the rarities coming.

By the way if I may please.  Isn’t it typical of the Yankees this season to not show up from time to time?  Three games against the Red Sox they play their hearts out.  Tampa Bay comes to town and they Yanks couldn’t even win 2 out of 3.  Brutal!

  All the best,


   Hi again from the Airfield: Welcome to the final portion of our 3 part combination audio/slide show with 3 Airplane members playing the classics!  If you click the link above you will be able to enjoy a nice journey by the magic of the Airplane Machine. Please make sure to check out the post about Signe Anderson needing our help.  Rarities are a great thing!  Believe me I enjoy promoting “Take Me To A Circus Tent.”  I worked 15 hours Friday and eastern time I am writing this at 2AM. It is always fun.  When a friend is sick we have to get serious. 

Helping Signe is a must!  Thanks. 

Part 3 is now ready to board.  May I point you to gate JA?  Thanks. 


Kantner, Balin, & Casady (KBC) from Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California June 22, 85 Part 3 play

 “It’s No Secret” and “Plastic Fantastic Lover”

Summer in San Francisco, doesn’t get much better. 

Keep checking the posts to the right and the Monthly Archives because there is enough material to keep the tunes playing from here to the Moon. 

If all goes well a cool video gem next time around.

 Have a great Sunday morning,

              craig fenton  



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