Happy Anniversary, Doors Movie!

“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.

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Farewell, Ray Manzarek

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.

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Doors Week: That Damned 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 […]

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Doors Week: That First Purchase

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. […]

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Doors Week: Frozen In Time

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 […]

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Doors Week: Introduction

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 […]

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