to Paul Kantner telling Steve Silberman about C.S. Lewis, Robert Heinlein, and Benny Goodman -- in celebration of a remixed release
of Blows Against the Empire
. ((Windows users, Winamp
will begin streaming this immediately. Other MP3 apps may download the whole 17000KB before starting to play.))
Also included in this two-hour "Dead to the World" interview: interesting musico-technical neep from Kantner and some good, previously unreleased, Jefferson Airplane cuts. Steve Silberman is a great interviewer and the unreleased BoE cuts feature young Jerry Garcia at his finger-licking best.
How can I say this without alienating everyone? The thing of it is this: these were *real* browncoat/gypsy rebels against the Alliance.
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Kantner: "I steal from everybody. Any good songwriter does. The secret to being a good songwriter, I think, is stealing and changing it enough so that you're not obviously stealing. And adding to it the thing that your band, or you, or whatever is -- to make it unique."Hide witch, hide!
The good folks come to burn thee,
their keen enjoyment hid behind
a gothic mask of duty.--Mark Clifton/Alex Apostolide,
The witch hunters wail and they bark and they wheeze and they try to turn us
Into their poison.
Astounding, Dec. 1953 Blows Against the Empire, 1970