One of the most captivating characters from the Star Wars saga is Emperor Sheev Palpatine. When we, as an audience, saw his first reveal in The Empire Strikes back (in chronological release order, of course, not the chronological story order) it was intriguing. Here was this giant, creepy figure for whom Vader not only immediately […]Read more "Palpatine the Art Lover"
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!"
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"