RE: virus: Tabacco mind virus.

Gifford, Nate F (
Mon, 16 Jun 1997 16:12:22 -0400

>>Execept for Tim Leary who seems
>>much smarter lately.

Wade T. Smith:
>Uh, because he's dead?

Tim Leary IS NOT DEAD. Tim Leary will never die. I was grooving with Tim
and Jerry just the other day. Then Grace Slick joined us on the Astral
Plane and we fellows all agreed that maybe chix shouldn't do drugs.;=).

Nate Again:

It occurs to me that I should probably explain why I put the smiley here.
More than anything stupidity looks bad on women as they get older. When
guys get brain damaged ... ala Jerry or Tim ... they come off as normal
stupid guys ... the expectations are so much lower ... I don't think guys
really have to be like whatever persona we project on paper. We're
expected to act like cubs when we're not on stage. The last time I saw
Grace Slick on tour she was blathering on about cute little Pandas going
extinct and throwing WWF bears out to the audience between singing Airplane
songs out of key and off tempo. She seemed to be operating at the level of
a mildly cognitively challenged 8 year old ...overall the band was doing a
good job of keeping her from embarrassing herself too much. The only
counterpoint I can think of would be Koko Taylor ... world famous blues
beltress. The last time I saw her she was having trouble "Going
downstairs" to growl some of her blues. She'd make a joke about before the
song ... she had a magnificent stage presence that blew Buddy Guy's or B.B.
King's Dayton shows out of the water. I suspect that Koko quit burning her
candle off stage early in her career ... where as Grace's candle pretty
much burnt itself out. I think the audience could have forgiven Grace ...
but she kept trying to scream like she used to ... making "I just want
somebody to love ..." sound more harpy like then sexual.

My point is: it might not be fair, but given equally attractive people and
equal amounts of brain damage ... the female is going to be perceived as
having aged worse....even by people who have far greater amounts of brain
damage <like that caused by the cessation of breath>.