Today marks the 23rd anniversary of Oliver Stone’s epic film about Jim Morrison. A film that I ran out to see and in the process, let down a friend of mine by skipping a rehearsal. A film that, when I was 16, seemed like the coolest darned thing ever. A film that, since then, I […]Read more "Happy Anniversary, Doors Movie!"
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 […]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’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 […]Read more "Dead at 27: Amy Winehouse"
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"