This brings us to a list I’ve never had the nerve to compile. Here goes nothing.Read More My 7 Favorite Songs by The Doors
Dedicated to my dear friend Mike. He knows why.Read More Revisiting Oliver Stone’s Film, The Doors
I had the joyous moment recently of discovering a lost influence, an old Disney®™© film, The Black Cauldron, which I hadn’t seen in decades.Read More Rediscovering Lost Influences
I had to ask myself the question, if it would it have been better – if it would be better – to have less knowledge of the things I love. Let the magician hold some tricks back and let me wonder.Read More Would It Be Better to Know Less, or More?
“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
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
This is wonderfully awkward and terrible to remember what I’m about to relate, so that’s got to be a win for the haters out there.Read More Doors Week: The Most Awkward Memory
The first time I purchased a Doors recording was a 45 single record release of People are Strange b/w Not to Touch the Earth. It was from Phantasmagoria, it was sunny and it was at the onset of High School. I don’t remember if I’d already started High School or if I’d just attended orientation. […]Read More Doors Week: That First Purchase
Are the things of the past that we love, loved because they are of the past, or timeless? Do you love Star Wars because it’s forever tied to your idyllic thoughts of the best parts of your youth, that drown out the occasional horrors you’ve chosen to forget? I know that there are entire years […]Read More Doors Week: Frozen In Time
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