Was looking for a birthday e-card for John Schertzer.
We had been discussing (e-mail-ically) Jefferson Airplane/Starship.
He apologized - is that the right word? - for liking Jefferson Starship.
Well, to be exact, he said:
You’ll laugh, but I have that Jeff Starship album on CD. My high school band played another song from that record, and I wanted to hear it again. I’m sort of a Jeff Airplane fan, and I’ll bend to Starship every once in a while.He concluded by making an interesting leap of logic:
After all, I’m a Star Wars geek.On the surface, it made a certain amount of sense: Jefferson Airplane = Jefferson Starship = Star Wars.
But I had never considered Luke Skywalker coming out of a 1960's band of San Francisco hippies. (What about Jim Morrison as Han Solo? Or then Governor Ronald Reagan as Darth Vader?)
One could continue on this metaphysical journey: Star Wars = War of the Worlds = World Party = Party till it's 1999 . . . and so on into infinity. . . .
Anyway, how to encapsulate Schertzer's birthday, a reference to Jefferson Airplane, and a leap to Star Wars - all in a single e-card?
I found this.
(Taking a slightly different path than above: Star Wars = Star Trek.)
(Which, btw, John, has the added echo-chamber of Jefferson Starship = Starship Enterprise.)
I don't know what it all means.
CAUTION: I want to make it perfectly clear that my posting this video should NOT be regarded - in any way, shape or form - as advocating the . . . uh . . . you know . . . watching of Star Trek.