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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Airplane Connection

So last week, playing around with the family tree and genetics site Geni, I discovered that I was distantly related to the Jefferson Airplane's Jorma Kaukonen and that my wife Leslie was related to the late Marty (Buchwald) Balin. 

We are both huge fans of the band and we love this!

Now to be honest they are sometimes the loosest of in law relationships but they are indeed real. And on my side, as we will see, funnily enough, all through my paternal grandmother.

As a goof tonight I plugged Jack Casady and Kantner in to the engine, no luck

I was related to both Spencer Dryden and Grace Slick however, both through my father's side. And Charlie Chaplin, although he never played in the band. I didn't know he was Dryden's uncle?

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I guess I have to assume that this sort of distant in law interconnectedness would happen for everybody and not just me but who knows...So who else was in the airplane?

I plugged one more name in, original singer, Signe Anderson. She left the band to have a kid and Grace took her spot.
But she will never leave the family. She is related to my cousin Sam Raimi who directed the Spiderman movies. I have to ask myself, what are the odds for this strange matrix and interconnectivity?

Fly Jefferson Airplane, they'll get you there on time.

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