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White rabbit
by Jefferson airplane
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Day 23: A song based on a book or a character in a book

Shaka was predictable with his Jam today due to fatty goo (fatigue). I have another Healthcare professional coming this morning. The girl that came yesterday was a fill-in nurse and it was cute that she kept blushing the whole time that seemed. Everybody from this company has been very kind unlike some of the nursing companies I have had in the past. Now on to being predictable because everybody knows I love this flick.

There were quite a few books to choose from but I always seem to come back to this one because of Jan Švankmajer making my favorite #cheese of ALICE. I never get bored with his fascinating animations. I start watching them and then I can't stop.

"White Rabbit" is one of Grace Slick's earliest songs, written during either late 1965 or early 1966. It uses imagery found in the fantasy works of Lewis Carroll—1865's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its 1871 sequel Through the Looking-Glass—such as changing size after taking pills or drinking an unknown liquid.

Slick said the composition was supposed to be a slap to parents who read their children such novels and then wondered why their children later used drugs.[8] Characters Slick referenced include Alice, the White Rabbit, the hookah-smoking caterpillar, the White Knight, the Red Queen, and the Dormouse. Slick reportedly wrote the song after an acid trip. For Slick, "White Rabbit" "is about following your curiosity. The White Rabbit is your curiosity". For her and others in the 1960s, drugs were a part of mind expansion and social experimentation. With its enigmatic lyrics, "White Rabbit" became one of the first songs to sneak drug references past censors on the radio. Even Marty Balin, Slick's eventual rival in Jefferson Airplane, regarded the song as a "masterpiece." In interviews, Slick has related that Alice in Wonderland was often read to her as a child and remained a vivid memory well into her adulthood.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Slick mentioned that, in addition to Alice in Wonderland, her other inspiration for the song was Ravel's Boléro. Like Boléro, "White Rabbit" is essentially one long crescendo. The music combined with the song's lyrics strongly suggests the sensory distortions experienced with hallucinogens, and the song was later used in pop culture to imply or accompany just such a state


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How Jefferson Airplane Made "White Rabbit" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oeGxxjR6lM
Review - http://atthemansionofmadness.blogspot.com/2013/12/alice-neco-z-alenky-1988.html
Trailer - https://youtu.be/3MLafk3imk4
Which is another music video - 'We Have a Map of the Piano' - Múm

Shaka got his old computer back yesterday with the same old problems that I used to have which makes me very happy. They are minor problems but the machine actually turns on and does a few things.


JAM ON Jukers!!!
1967 - RCA Victor - United States
Posted: 23rd April 2019
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