Dedicated to my dear friend Mike. He knows why.Read More Revisiting Oliver Stone’s Film, The Doors
Perhaps I need to stop and ask myself sometimes, “What Would Jim Morrison Do?” This way I could model myself after a childhood hero when dealing with a difficult situation, if it seemed appropriate.Read More What Would Jim Morrison Do?
“The Doors” was a film that, when I was 16, seemed like the coolest darned thing ever. Since then, I have come to realize is the shining example of everything wrong with the glorification of a counter-culture that had problems deeper than imagined.Read More Happy Anniversary, Doors Movie!
An important thing needs to be noted about my feelings on Ray Manzarek. I went from teenage idolator of The Doors to adult scarily-obsessed fan (like Oliver Stone), and finally, to sober adult capable of contextualizing my fandom where it belonged.Read More Farewell, Ray Manzarek
We’re going to start Doors week off with something a little light, even though I’ve demonstrated a horrible propensity for botching lists. I’ve come back to them time and again, and at best have had mixed results. I guess it’s just not my strength. But speaking as a Doors fan, I have to believe that […]Read More Doors Week: The Greatest Doors Songs You Don’t Know
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 […]Read More Doors Week: Introduction
I’ve spoken before about being a life-long fan of The Doors. The simple fact is, they will always be my favorite band. As a result I’m always game to learn a little more or get more perspective on what made them who they were. In that vein, I borrowed my best friend’s copy of Light […]Read More Reflections of a Life-Long Fan: The Inevitable Ray Manzarek Blog
I’ve hinted time and again of my opinions on hippies and their antiquated counter-culture ways. Most times I’m just kidding.Read More The Hippies Blog
It’s hard to believe how much, and how fundamentally, my ‘fandom’ concerning Jim Morrison has changed through the years and along with it, how much I’ve changed as well. This blog is part review, but that inevitably led to a good number of other musings as well.Read More Reflections of a Life-Long Fan: The Inevitable Jim Morrison Blog