First off, let me thank all of you fellow Travelers who have sent me CDs of our live shows, in the manner of the trees and bushes, established amongst us all. We here at jssf.com have plans a-burgeoning to provide quality CDs of our shows for sale on our website here soon, along with
our T-shirts, books, artworks, et al. Until then, the efforts of all of you manic tapers have provided great moments of insight and enjoyment. Thanks ever so...


THOUGHTS AT DAWN >>>

my greatest piece of religio-metaphysical-practical advice to pass on to my children:

ALWAYS HAVE A SPARE SET OF KEYS

Further thoughts from Dawn >>>

Paraphrasing Robert Heinlein:
“The one thing that Women intrinsically Know, and that Men will never Understand, is that sometimes the best course of action is to do NOTHING...

Then again, women need to be in the mood
Men just need to be in the room...

And to repeat, for esoteric’s sake: “Universe -- like a million tiny bubbles, rising through the ocean, All & Everything we know inside one bubble. Of the other bubbles, indeed of the Ocean
itself, we know NOTHING!”
                                              ______ Arthur C. Clarke


And to repeat again: “In the Future, the word ‘Ships’ will mean spaceships, except for a very
brief moment of recorded history, when Men and Women of Earth sailed the vast Oceans in
ships of Wood & Steel...”
                                                  ______ ibid.

As George Carlin said, “I like living by the ocean. There’s assholes only on three sides of you

On the other hand, this morning I watched two, graceless, heavily laden container ships pass in
the Ocean, traversing the Golden Gate. My first thought -- ‘That’s obscene’ -- commerce and
greed and industry and gluttony and stupidity and misplaced priority...

My second thought - I also ‘like’ the fact that’s they’re there...

they enhance Connection and the intermingling of ‘human’ -- ideas, people, intelligence, ‘stuff’...

It’s like the statue of Diana, the huntress, in the Park, that I pass by on many mornings...I don’t believe in Diana, Goddess of the Hunt, but I like the fact that she’s there

...and We here in the Zona Rosa have our own Diana, do we not!?!

OK >>> more Carlin, from a post to 2400 Fulton Street
Subject: Humor/religion...Carlin via PK >>> for the good of all
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 13:25:46 +0000
From: Paul Kantner <sunfighter@EARTHLINK.NET>
To: 2400FULTON@LISTS.NETSPACE.ORG

Paul to All

re: all the recent blather on religion at 2400>>>
In the interests of all of us, as well as >Laughter As God< I just had to pass on these observations on religion and other appropriate and timely subject matter from George Carlin's new book, "Napalm and Silly Putty".
Consider this a plug and a rave review and the book will soon join the lists of Paul's Picks in the Lewis & Clark Room section at jeffersonstarshipsf.com 

consider this a 'tree'

come one
come all

#1 GOD HAS GOTTA GO

I make fun of people who are religious, because I think they're fundamentally weak. But I want you to know that on a personal level, when it comes to believing in God, I tried. I really, really tried. I tried to believe that there is a God, who created us in his own image, loves us very much, and keeps a close eye on things. I tried to believe it. But I have to tell you, the longer you live, the more you look around, the more you realize...something is fucked.
Something is wrong. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong.
If this is the best God can do, I'm not impressed. Results like
these do not belong on the resume of a supreme being. This is the kind of stuff you'd expect from an office temp with a bad attitude. In any well-managed universe, this guy would have been out on his all-powerful ass a long time ago.
So. if there is a God-if there is-I think reasonable people might agree that he's at least incompetent and maybe, just maybe, he doesn't give a shit. Which I admire in a person, and which would explain a lot of his results.

#2 The Jews are smart; they don't have a hell.

#3 Never forget, Hitler was a Catholic.

which leads us to:

#4 Hitler never bothered with restaurant reservations; he just dropped by. And somehow they always found him a table. 

as well...

#5 You know what's fun? Go to a German restaurant and insist on using chopsticks.

And speaking of ‘Stuff”, George has a great idea for baseball, to make it more interesting >>
10 or 12 randomly placed land mines, in the outfield...!

"I think that I shall never see
A poem as lovely as a tree"

                                              ______ Joyce Kilmer

"Nobody needs to baptize me
Anytime I laugh, I got religion
Cross my forehead, cross my knees
I'll take any good sign, I'm a clay pigeon..."
                                     ______ Grace Slick, 1970-something

N.B. >>> God causes more deaths each year than all wars, automobile accidents, diseases, cigarettes alcohol, and all drugs combined They ought to put warning stickers on the Bible, the Koran and the Talmud, just for a start...

At least Kali is upfront about the whole thing
All religion looms, like some elaborate Monty Python sketch. 
And arguing about religion is like arguing over who has the best invisible friend

“ The error is to assume that history (and religion) have a purpose, a rationale.“
                                             George Tsongas

And on we go...

through the Space-Time Motherfucking Continuum

79% support no smoking in restaurants
Of course, 92% favor no charges for meals in those same restaurants

COMING SOON: The Rob Rainer California 24 / 7 

Protective Helmet Law 

all citizens, all day, all night, every day, every night
you must wear your helmet to protect you from earthquakes, muggers, bicycle messengers, red light runners, spouses, children and parents...
PG&E ear warmer optional

First they came for tobacco...

note: 100 people a year choke to death on ball-point pens

30% of Americans still think that the Sun revolves around the Earth 

Republicans give new meaning to the phrase, “Women and children first”
note to Republicans: Pick on somebody your own size!
lest ye be sent to the Garden Of Shadows

Teachers getting fired
Jailers getting hired
Crime doesn’t pay
Neither does teaching today

“If you don’t have a nail, you don’t need a hammer.”

The idea of borders is becoming remote and very twen-cen. I must express contempt for the state system that limits citizenship to the soil, like vegetation...

And from a new song I’m working on:

“Teaching the Children to Dream” 
     (unfinished, under construction)

I stood on the edge 
“Come to the Edge, she said. 
“I am afraid,” I said. 
“Come anyway,” she said. 
And I did. 
She pushed. 
And I flew 
Through all the Sky. 
I didn’t fall as I expected to 
Through the air... 
I flew ! 

>>> as yet unwritten b section... 

Teaching my Children to Dream... 

Here’s to the Future 
Here’s To Tomorrow 
Here’s to Love & Children 
Lift a glass to the future

So that’s all for this column

Lookin’ forward to seeing all of you we can this spring and summer and winter, from the Haight Ashbury Street Fair, to the Gathering, to the East Coast, Middle America and Shepherd’s Bush
to Germany...


Come on & join us

On the Other side of the Sun

Paul Kantner

San Francisco 

 

 

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Saio Thorn / Raptor 
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