Inkwell: Authors and Artists
David Gans (tnf) Fri 8 Aug 03 14:31
Jeff, it's been great having you. I would encourage you to visit <deadlit.>, <gdpeak.>, <music.>, <newmusic.>, <media.>, and many other conferences that contain subjects you're interested in, too! Let us not forget <beatles.> !!
'Got To! (freeform) Fri 8 Aug 03 15:57
Jeff Tamarkin (jefftamarkin) Fri 8 Aug 03 19:13
Thanks, all. Feel free to keep it going if you like. I'll check in. ANd yes, David, I will check out some of the other areas.
John Ross (johnross) Fri 8 Aug 03 21:00
Jeff, what was Augie Blume's role in this saga? He came through St. Louis a couple of times when I worked for KDNA, bearing gifts of records and dope. Considering that KDNA had recently been raided by the St. Louis police n a phony drug charge (the "evidence" they found hadn't been there before they arrived), Augie's little presents were NOT appreciated.
Get your hands dirty or get your ass kicked. (stdale) Fri 8 Aug 03 23:07
You didn't want the records, John? Who doesn't want records? Oh. *Those* presents.... Wow, this is officially over already? Jeff, the book is terrific, and I hope to see you here and elsewhere about the Well for a good while to come.
Gerry Feeney (gerry) Fri 8 Aug 03 23:55
Jeff, I've really enjoyed your comments, and the insight you've shared with us. You've provided a fresh perspective. Thanks so much. I hope you'll continue to hang out here for a long time.
Jeff Tamarkin (jefftamarkin) Sat 9 Aug 03 05:31
Augie Blume handled radio promotion for Grunt records in the early '70s while his wife Nancy did sales and marketing. I was unable to locate them while researching the book. Thanks again to everyone who joined in on the discussion. Jeff
an oceanic sofa of bliss (sd) Sat 9 Aug 03 10:25
Hey thanks for a great book, Jeff. And, if you get to <deadlit> don't miss topic 347 "Hijack the Starship: The P.E.R.R.O. topic."
Berliner (captward) Sat 9 Aug 03 11:45
Also linked to <music.>.
Ari Davidow (ari) Wed 13 Aug 03 11:54
I just finished reading the book last night. One thing that occurs to me is that one reason why the Airplane are disregarded these days is that long, long period as the Starship when putting out their music (whatever that was) sounds less like the goal than "putting out music that will sell to the album-buying demographic." It all does tend to obscure the memory of an "After Bathing at Baxter's".
Jeff Tamarkin (jefftamarkin) Fri 15 Aug 03 15:08
Hi Ari, No disagreements from me. I think if the Airplane had just called it quits and then Paul and Grace formed a new band without the word Jefferson in the name, the Airplane would be much more highly regarded today. Ditto for that thing called Starship. If they'd called it the Mickey Thomas Band or something, no one would make the connection to JA and the earlier band's reputation would be in good shape.
from ROBERT A DUNN (tnf) Tue 26 Aug 03 15:53
Robert A. Dunn writes: Subject: Thank you! For responding to my e-mail. It is quite reassuring that not only Grace is well, but ALL of you are doing well. I am pleased with your many successes, and I know everyone must move on to a "better" world, and "galaxy"! The achievements you have made, are to be commended, and without The Jefferson Starship~(a.k.a.)~The Jefferson Airplane, the bands and/or "rock" groups would have come as far as they have. Everyone's hats are "off" to you, and MUCH continued success in your future endeavors. Please give my regards to all, and if by chance you should EVER have any contact with Grace, I wish her my VERY best, not only as a fan, but as a human being! She is well respected, and I am certainly HONORED to even know of her. Thanking you, I am...Robert A. Dunn
David Gans (tnf) Tue 14 Oct 03 11:18
The first of three Grateful Dead Hour programs featuring Jeff Tamarkin and the music he documented in this book is available on the GD Hour web page for download or onoine listening. Go to http://www.gdhour.com/mp3 and select parts 1 and 2 of GD Hour #786. Program #787 will be posted next Monday, and #788 on Monday, October 27.
Gail Williams (gail) Tue 14 Oct 03 17:10
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