... all these years later I often return to many of the Airplane / early Starship songs for musical / writing inspiration. I believe that Paul Kantner is responsible for most of the lyrical genius (at least that which appeals to me -- the mystical, eastern flavored, imaginary musings likely aided by regular blasts of some stupefying California bud), "Everything looks like some sort of scenery stored in an empty theatre, with stars on the ground, fences in the sky, and tears in the curtain of time..." or "Even Atlantis sank beneath the waves in a day and a night, But in a day and a night I could write you a symphony, it would be just like a bird and carry my love over mountains" How about "A tear, to a western man Will tell you about salt covered in water But a tear, to a Chinese man Will tell you about sadness and sorrow, or the love of a man and a woman I dunno, but I dig the way the lyrics kind of force you to imagine stuff along with the music. Much more than just psychedelia, no? Anybody else I should listen to with this kind of talent for lyrical imagery???