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The Doors Redux [14 Mar 2010|04:19pm]

kevin_avery
I've addressed Paul Nelson's writings about the Doors before, back in June of 2008 ("Perceiving the Doors"). In that same entry, I mentioned that award-winning director Tom DiCillo was at work on a Doors documentary. Now that DiCillo's movie, When You're Strange: A Film About the Doors, is preparing for its U.S. premiere (in select theaters on April 9) and the Internet is abuzz with anticipation, it seems like a good time to post this ad from July 1967, which incorporated part of Paul's Hullabaloo review about the band's first album. Just click on the image to enlarge it.


And, while we're on the subject, here's the trailer to DiCillo's film, which is artfully composed entirely of period footage, much of it previously unreleased.


Should you miss DiCillo's film in the theater, fear not: it's also scheduled to appear on PBS's American Masters series on May 26.

Copyright 2010 by Kevin Avery. All rights reserved.

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Perceiving the Doors [10 Jun 2008|07:29am]

kevin_avery
Paul Nelson didn't write a lot about the Doors--and he only briefly met Jim Morrison--but what words he did put to paper were poetic, to the point, and unashamedly revealing of a critic yearning to understand not only the the band's music but the nascent and far from established new art form called rock & roll. For instance:

And Jim. To see him sing is like witnessing a man dangling in some kind of unique and personal pain. Watching Morrison come face to face with some ultimate truth in song can be truly frightening. The shrieks and screams come from a subconscious layer under the conscious artistry: Morrison is levels, not all of them pretty.

                                     

When I learned that the intense and talented writer and director Tom DiCillo (Living in Oblivion, Box of Moonlight, and his most recent film, Delirious, are among his best) is feverishly at work on a Doors documentary, I forwarded him Paul's rare writings about the group, the best of which is "Perceiving the Doors," a piece written for the long out-of-print songbook We Are the Doors. "What an amazing writer," DiCillo responded. "It is pretty astonishing. I particularly liked his analysis of the Doors' sound":

When they play, they seem to be held together by both terrific, almost terrifying, strength and by sheer nervous tension. They expand, contract, and the song is stretched like a live thing to a point of birth or breaking or both. The passion is always contained within the control. Ray [Manzarek] plays the organ like a holy man, his thoughts almost as visible as smoke, while Robby [Krieger] oozes out those slow, melted flamenco notes as if he were shaking them from a slow-motion guitar. John [Densmore] is all speed and power on the drums, a perpetual-motion machine. And Jim. To see him sing is like witnessing...

"It is close to my own view of what distinguishes the group," DiCillo continued, "but he writes extremely eloquently and with real, knowledgeable detail. I thought his review of the first album showed real perception." In fact, so alive was Paul's forty-year-old prose that DiCillo had a request: "Can you please pass my admiration on to him?"

I informed him that Paul had passed away in 2006. "I had no idea," he replied, "It touches me deeply. It has much deeper meaning now." 

Copyright 2008 by Kevin Avery. All rights reserved.

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[06 Dec 2006|06:26pm]

ramones_maniac
a feast of friends...
alike she cried...
waiting for me....
out-side!

When the music's over!
BEAUTIFUL!
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[05 Dec 2006|10:46pm]

ellyodd
If you are like me and looked on myspae for an official myspace a thousand times but didn't find one... They finally made one.

Oh and ps; I'm gonna see Riders on the Storm in January in Copenhagen and I CAN'T WAIT! I saw Densmore and Krieger in 1997, but Manzarek was sick. Densmore took over. I hope he's not sick this time around - because this time Densmore sure ain't coming instead of him.
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[02 Oct 2006|12:32pm]

alison_may
Hi all. I am a huge Doors fan, and would like to join your community... so how about it? want to review me or anything?
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Jim Morrison Drawings [03 Sep 2006|07:01pm]

secretdplusplus
I'm selling an extremely rare set of drawings that Jim Morrison did as a youth! Check it out on eBay; they're going for a very reasonable price!!!!

Click here:
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[11 Apr 2006|08:53pm]

parkerp07
[ mood | okay ]


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Need ideas. [23 Jan 2006|11:19am]

parkerp07
[ mood | tired ]

So, my next tattoo is going to be of a Morrison quote or a Doors quote. So far the winner is "Death makes angels of us all, it gives us wings where we once had shoulders smooth as ravens' claws."

Does anyone have any other quotes that they really liked that I may not have thought about? Thanks.





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doors icons! [02 Sep 2005|08:11am]

cookeemonster
[ mood | hopeful ]

so this morning i gathered together all of my doors icons into one post! so here they all are, all 57 of them!! :D

(tell all the icons that you see!)

just comment and credit if you take any! thanks! :D

also if you see this post please join the community that this post goes to (_winterthyme) because there will be many more posts like it! so don't miss out!

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[26 Jul 2005|03:46pm]

ellyodd

John Densmore, former drummer for the Doors, has won a ruling that stops his old bandmates from using the band's name. According to an agreement made in 1971 all three surviving members and Morrison's estate must agree any use of the band's name and logo. The Doors of the 21st Century, featuring original members Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger together with former Cult singer Ian Astbury, has been touring and playing old Doors songs.

The ruling stops them from using the band's name and states that they have to share all the profits with the original Doors partnership. Says Densmore: "I'm just so happy that the legacy of the true Doors, and Jim Morrison in particular, has been preserved by this decision." There has so far been no comment from the Doors of the 21st Century.



Wow, didn't know that they had been fighting over that. That's sad. But of course Densmore should get paid, it's his music too. But the name-thing... Weird. I mean, they ARE called The Doors of the 21st Century.

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Did you know this? [17 Jul 2005|09:22am]

ellyodd

Been Down So Long
Inspired by Richard Farina's 1966 novel Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me. Farina died in a motorcycle accident 2 days after it was published.

Alabama Song
This is a cover of a German opera song written in 1929 by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht. It was used in a controversial 1930 German operetta called The Rise And Fall Of The City Of Mahogany. The Doors got the idea for this from an album of German songs their keyboard player, Ray Manzarek, had. A verse was omitted from the 1929 original. It started: "Show me the place to the next little dollar."

Break On Through
Jim Morrison got some of the lyrics from John Rechy's 1963 book "City of Night.". The guitar melody was inspired by Paul Butterfield's "Shake Your Money Maker."

End Of The Night
Some of the lyrics were inspired by the French novel Journey To The End Of The Night. The song is about a journey into the unknown. The line, "Realms of bliss, realms of light, some are borne to sweet delight, some are borne to sweet delight, some are borne to the endless night." is taken almost verbatim from the poem Auguries Of Innocence by William Blake.

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[27 Jun 2005|10:09pm]

wolfbane
Come join yerbeatles! It's the newest Beatles community, and it's all about the music of the fab four. So if you're looking for a place to discuss your favorite Beatles song or what instrument George used for a song, or to chat about anything Beatles music related then you should definitely join!



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dormant ecstasy [20 Jun 2005|11:39am]
jimorrisonisgod
[ mood | basquiat-esque ]

Hey guys, I have three new Jim icons. Just comment and credit. Enjoy!

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WARNING: PICTURES GALORE OF JIM AND PAM!!! [16 Jun 2005|11:49pm]

incurably_ill
[ mood | high ]

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Poem [15 Jun 2005|02:20am]

lovejimmorrison

This poem I wrote is made up of Doors songs.

Break on through you back door man and take it as it comes. These are strange days on this moonlight drive and I can’t see your face in my mind. You’re a lost little girl,” you said, but I think you’re wrong. My eyes have seen you, my wild love and we could be so good together. Summer’s almost gone and it’s getting harder and harder not to touch the earth. So do it. Tell all the people that I’m a wild child and we are runnin’ blue. Touch me while we’re waiting for the sun. You make me real. I am the Queen of the Highway, and you, on this american night are The Hitchhiker. We are riders on the storm and yes, the river knows.

 

Comment.

Love ya,

Sami

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[08 Jun 2005|07:47pm]

chelseasaurus
[ mood | impressed ]

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i found this book in my high school library on monday and i had to pick it up. im about 100 pages into it and its already one of the most interesting things ive read. its gone through his child and family life, through high school and college. also about his interest in meditation, music, shamanism etc.. etc... now im right about at the beginning of the doors growing together and performing at the bars on the la strip.

has anyone else read this ? i really want to also get ahold of things that jim wrote himself, which should be so deep and wow, i cant wait to read this whole summer.

peace ♥ and :]
chelsea

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[03 Jun 2005|06:46pm]

chelseasaurus
i found this community, and i really just had to join. ive been looking all over for some hippy-esque communites that were kind of active and not 100% I LOVE WEED SO MUCH. because im really not into drugs at all, but definitely into the doors, the grateful dead, phish, etc...

so hi ! im chelsea. :]

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[07 Apr 2005|01:02pm]

halo12
Anyone familar with Sublime's "Cisco Kid"?
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Jay Z uses a sample of When The Musics Over with a bit of Jims voice [05 Apr 2005|10:16am]

halo12
[ mood | disappointed ]

Does anyone know about how Jay Z sampled "When The Musics Over" with Jims voice in mix. He used it to make a song to get back at some other rapper who pissed him off (or so my friend said)
I just think its wrong that the sample was used. Jay Z tends to use a lot of popular samples which in my opinion makes me think he can't think of anything original himself and I wonder if that sample was used with permission.
Edit 1st: actually I think the song was Five to One.

Yeah now I'm gonna start rambling...
This also reminds me of this one time I heard a kid listening to We are the Champions by Queen only it was remixed by some other rapper and played so fast it sounded like the chipmunks. It wasnt just a sample of the song it was just basically the whole song played superfast.
So I was talking to a few of the people who were listening to it and I told them it was a song by Queen and then one them (some 14 year old girl I think) was trying to argue that Queen probably ripped the song off of these people. When I told her Queen was a band in the 70s, I don't think she had anything to say after that.

EDIT 2nd: Yeah its definately Five to One.

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