Photos by G.
Hello I Love You Stairs
How random is this, but then again, this was spotted in New York… On Howard Street between Broadway and Lafayette, there was a clothing store whose entrance had the lyrics to The Doors’ “Hello I Love You” written on the stairs leading to the front door.
Hello I Love You Stairs
Photo by G.
Wishing a very happy birthday to John Densmore, drummer for The Doors. He’s responsible for laying down the beats for some of my favorite songs of all time and I would like to express my gratitude for making my ears so happy
Photo of the LA Woman album cover by G.
LA Woman by The Doors
While prepping yet another reissue of The Doors’ amazing final album “LA Woman,” for its 40th anniversary, a newly discovered studio outtake called “She Smells So Nice” was unearthed. The 40th anniversary edition of “LA Woman” is scheduled for release in January 2012. A small sample has been making the rounds on line and it sounds more like a jam session excerpt than a proper song, but hell, since us Doors die hards are going to have to buy this album again (ugh!), at least there will be something fans haven’t heard before included. There are rumours circulating that alternate takes of some LA Woman songs that have never been heard before have also been unearthed, so here’s hoping!
Photo by G.
40 years ago on July 3, 1971, poet and rocker Jim Morrison of The Doors was found dead at age 27 in his apartment in Paris. The words and music of Jim Morrison have shaped my life in so many immeasurable ways.
Jim is alive and well in my world as I read his poetry and listen to his music all the time, and his words and music sounds as great as ever. On this day, I pay tribute to the man with a bit of one of my favorite poems, “An American Prayer”:
We’re perched headlong on the edge of boredom
We’re reaching for death on the end of a candle
We’re trying for something that’s already found us….
RIP Jim. I love you the best. Better than all the rest.
HD Video and photo by G.
The Jolly Boys
The Jolly Boys have been integral to the fabric of Jamaica’s musical landscape and cultural heritage for nearly sixty years! The style of music The Jolly Boys play is mento, Jamaican folk that predates (and had a major influence on) ska and reggae music. The band is back with a new album of covers entitled “Great Expectation,” that range from Amy Winehouse to the Clash! The tracklist for “Great Expectation” is:
Passenger (Iggy Pop)
Perfect Day (Lou Reed)
Rehab (Amy Winehouse)
Should I Stay or Should I Go (The Clash)
Nightclubbing (Iggy Pop)
Hanging On The Telephone (Blondie)
Do It Again (Steely Dan)
Riders On The Storm (the Doors)
Golden Brown (The Stranglers)
I Fought The Law (The Clash)
Ring Of Fire (Johnny Cash)
Blue Monday (New Order)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (The Rolling Stones)
Don’t You Want Me (Bonus Track) (Human League)
Also, The Jolly Boys will be joining Sade on her upcoming European tour. The dates are:
05.04.11 – Kopi Arena – Oberhausen, Germany
05.06.11 – Forum – Milan, Italy
05.07.11 – Schleyerhalle – Stuttgart, Germany
05.09.11 – Forum – Copenhagen, Denmark
05.10.11 – The Globe – Stockholm, Sweden
05.12.11 – Festhalle – Frankfurt, Germany
05.13.11 – O2 Arena – Berlin, Germany
05.14.11 – O2 Arena – Prague, Czech Republic
05.16.11 – Hallenstadion – Zurich, Switzerland
05.17.11 – Bercy – Paris, France
05.19.11 – Olympiahalle – Munich, Germany
05.20.11 – Galaxie – Amneville, France
05.21.11 – Arena – Koln, Germany
05.23.11 – Ahoy – Rotterdam, Netherlands
05.25.11 – O2 Arena – Dublin, Ireland
05.27.11 – MEN Arena – Manchester, England
05.29.11 – LG Arena – Birmingham, England
05.31.11 – O2 Arena – London, England
I saw the Jolly Boys perform recently and they covered The Doors’ “Riders on the Storm.” It looked and sounded just like this…