Dedicated to my dear friend Mike. He knows why.Read More Revisiting Oliver Stone’s Film, The Doors
“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!
Oliver Stone is a liar, a propagandist and an artist. Wall Street is a great movie as I remember it (though I haven’t watched it in years), Platoon has some wonderful performances and moving scenes (and exposed me to one of my favorite pieces of music, Adagio for Strings) and other than that, he’s a […]Read More Doors Week: That Damned Movie
After last night’s musings on the first Doors album that ever I bought (which incidentally is now in Hawk’s possession), I’m going to relate a quick story about the best Doors purchase ever I made. See, Mike and I bonded initially over a very simple question about shared Doors fandom, and the sharing of No […]Read More Doors Week: The Best Purchase
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