As I am someone who has long enjoyed the music of the Kinks and the Doors, you might think that I would be over the proverbial moon with the recent announcements—one iffier than the other—that (1) the Kinks are reuniting and (2) there is a 50th anniversary version of Waiting for the Sun coming out … Continue reading Return of the Village Green Preservation Society
As I seem to be on the macabre musical beat, I received an email from a friend of mine who recently saw John Sebastian. (She lives in a small college town in Iowa, so they have some non-arena-filling musicians coming to their burg.) Some of you may be unfamiliar—so you think—with John Sebastian. He’s the … Continue reading Questions. One Answer.
Stream: The Doors – “She Smells So Nice” Seems crazy that they’re still digging up new Doors material, but apparently producer Bruce Botnick discovered this one while preparing the session tapes for L.A. Woman, which is once again being reissued on January 24. Curious that it didn’t turn up when they released the 40th Anniversary … Continue reading How about that new Doors song?
The Soft Parade was the fourth album from The Doors. It was released in 1969. Given that ’69 was the year of such releases as Led Zepplin, Kick Out the Jams, Beck Ola, Ramblin’ Gambling Man, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Tommy, and The Stooges, it is somewhat surprising that The Doors had the opportunity … Continue reading “Can You Find Me Soft Asylum”
Classic rock radio is horrid. But listen to those LPs with fresh ears: they really are classic.
In a 10 minute long interview for the Village Voice, Jim Morrison waxes on the future of electronics while chomping a stogie. The rest of The Doors get their two cents in (but no more) and occasionally look bored or bemused by Jim’s talk. There’s also earlier footage of Morrison at what appears to be … Continue reading 1969 Interview With The Doors
Video: ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic – “Craigslist” “I thought it would be anachronistically weird to have me as Jim Morrison screaming about Craigslist,” Yankovic told Spinner. “That just seemed so completely wrong that I thought I had to do it.” You have to sit through a 15-second ad before the video will play, but it’s worth … Continue reading New Weird Al – Craigslist
What do the following have in common? Bonnie Raitt and Britney Spears Alice Cooper and Aretha Franklin Elvis Presley and Engelbert Humperdinck Carlos Santana and Celine Dion Lefty Frizzell and Lawrence Welk John Lennon and Johnny Mathis Jimi Hendrix and Janet Jackson Robert Goulet and Rod Stewart Mitch Miller and Motley Crue Olivia Newton-John and … Continue reading Buried in the Stars
We all know that John Densmore hates advertising, but now Mac goes all contrarian on your ass and points out that music is already, fundamentally, a commercial enterprise.
Ex-Door Lighting Their Ire – Densmore still refuses to let songs be used in TV ads! Right on, man. Previously. And Tom Waits’ take on the subject. Update: GLONO’s Mac disagrees.