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Posted by on Aug 10, 2018 in Blog, Essays, Music and Concert Reviews | 1 comment

100 Essential Albums: #96 — The Doors by The Doors (1967)

 

 

“Every time I hear (the song, “The End”), it means something else to me.  It started out as a simple good-bye song.  Probably just to a girl.  But I see how it could be a goodbye to a kind of childhood.  I really don’t know.  I think it’s sufficiently complex and universal in its imagery that it could be almost anything you want it to be.”

— Jim Morrison (an in interview shortly before his death at age 27)

 

If 1960’s rock n’ roll was all about breaking the rules, then no pop group was more unruly than The Doors, the Los Angeles-based psychedelic rock band fronted by charismatic vocalist Jim Morrison and backed by the idiosyncratic instrumentation of Ray Manzarek on keyboards, Robby Krieger on lead guitar, and John Densmore on drums.

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Posted by on Aug 7, 2018 in Blog, Essays, Movie Reviews | 6 comments

Making a World of Difference: Won’t You Be My Neighbor [Movie Review]

 

 

Love is at the root of everything.  All learning, all relationships — love, or the lack of it.

 

Won’t You Be My Neighbor is a captivating film documentary about the fruitful life and bountiful career of Fred Rogers, the beloved father-figure and friend to many millions of children over two generations who desperately needed a father-figure and friend during the most formative period of their lives.

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