© 1998 Photo: Robert Altman
Maybe it's generational, maybe not, but I have always been fascinated by Grace. OK, all right...who hasn't?
So, what did I learn in school today as our Miss Slick plugged her new tome?
- Her hair is really pure white.
- Even at Woodstock 1968 it began to turn- so that she would have had a mound of grey on top and it looked like 'pigeon poop' (her words.) She has been dyeing it ever after.
- Don't be surprised it she eschews the dye job after this book tour.
- She knew her second husband Skip had a mistress, but after all, the birds and the bees do it and besides, he was a great lighting director.
- She's basically been celibate but...
- Recently on the new (and soon to be canceled?) Donny & Marie Hour she laid eyes on a cute, young hunk. She put it "out there" and told him so. He has called.
- She loves booze; knows it's real bad (worse than heroin) yet still goes on and off the stuff yearly.
- Says her 'bod's' made of marshmallow, no tone, and is held up with a super set of thunder thighs.
- Cannot sing a lullaby, her voice croaks...but she can still belt it out there with the best of them.
- Has been out of the music biz for ten years.
- Does not own one CD. Listens to casettes. Favorite music these days...Spanish.
- Is still one of the most spectacular beings I have ever known and I'd jump her bones in a New York heartbeat, if she'd only let me.
UPDATE: March 3, 1999...The Jefferson Airplane were honored with a permanent plaque in front of San Francisco's Bill Graham Auditorium today. Band participants included Paul Kantner, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady and Spense Ddyden.
Noticeably missing were lead singers Grace Slick and Marty Balin.
Paul Kantner: "What's the difference between God and a lead singer?
God knows he's not a lead singer."
Here's one of my favorite photos of Grace
...from my archives circa 1968