Farewell, Ray Manzarek

Look, I’m not a newsdesk. As badly as I wanted to write about Ray Manzarek’s death the day it was announced, I just didn’t have the time to put something together that I would’ve felt was anything but a rush job to make an arbitrary sort of self-deadline. So I’ve spent the day thinking about […]

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Doors Week: Introduction

At the gentle prodding of my conscience, my good standing as a fan(atic), my honored title as pre-eminent James Douglas Morrison Scholar and The Clone’s ability to get under my skin with the occasional tweet pretending Oliver Stone’s movie biopic is anything but insane propagandistic 1960s hippie nonsense, I’ve decided to dedicate this week to […]

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Dead at 27: Amy Winehouse

I’m not an Amy Winehouse fan. I’ve been tangentially aware of her music, and knew her more for the stories about what a sadly self-destructive trajectory she was taking. It became something of a joke in pop culture blogs and the tabloids to predict how much longer she had left to live. It’s a script […]

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