I'm a high school teacher (Theater Arts, Writing and English Literature) to mainly grades 11 and 12. During the warmup in Theater Arts, I'll play music from various alt. rock bands, including Canada's 54-40 and San Fran's Jefferson Airplane. It was 1975, when I was in grade 11, I bought Worst Of ..., which was a turning point. Since then, they've been among the handful of bands that continues to excite me, despite the intervening decades, in this the 21st century. It's not pure nostalgia, just an acknowledgement that the band was (and is) that good. The recently released DVD only confirms that magic, a magic that will stand the test of time. I've recently purchased Takes Off, After Bathing, Crown of Creation and Volunteers. Having these again only confirms my first instinct about JA and the bonus tracks, particularly the live tracks on Volunteers, raise the first pleasure exponentially to an exquisitely wrought pleasure. I can't wait for Surrealistic Pillow and Bless Its Pointed Little Head to arrive in the not so distant future. To get back to the point, I am or at least try to be a teacher, a family man, and a believer in humankind's ability to find its way with a few pointers, music being one of the foremost signposts. Shelley the poet once wrote "Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world." Was he anticipating the revolution in music and in thinking that such bands as JA espoused?
An Atlantic Canadian Fan