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October 2011 Blog Posts (7)

Happy Halloween Jim Morrison Ghostly

Over the life of The Doors Examiner only a few stories are able to fit into a Halloween theme (or any other holiday theme), but there are a few Jim Morrison stories that fit into the holiday milieu. Let’s start with the ghosts.

 

The first appearance of Jim Morrison’s ghost in The Doors Examiner happened in the article, Jim Morrison’s ghost appears…again. That article…

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Added by Jim Cherry on October 31, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Record Store Day in the U.K.

Record Store Day in the U.K.! Last week the Record Store Day website announced the release of an “L.A. Woman” 7 inch vinyl boxed set, today U.K. participating announced their Record Store Day featuring release as in the U.S.



The information for The Doors “L.A. Woman” 7 inch vinyl boxed set is the same as the U.S. The Doors Record Store Day release is a 7inch vinyl box set that will include the songs “The Changeling,” “Love Her Madly,” “Riders on the Storm,” each record will include…

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Added by Jim Cherry on October 29, 2011 at 7:46am — No Comments

The Doors' Greil Marcus' Lifetime

With a cover of Joel Brodsky’s Elektra publicity photo of The Doors dressed in unexpectedly warm colors of the sun, Greil Marcus’ “The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years” is an unexpected look at selected songs of The Doors and pop culture.



Marcus’ book is a fans’ book, he says that it started at the Avalon Ballroom with his wife and seeing The Doors and on their way out, took a handbill of the show and after a lifetime they still have them. Marcus, best known for…

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Added by Jim Cherry on October 28, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Jim Morrison, Poet?

Last week Daniel Nester’s essay ("When You're Strange") on whether Jim Morrison was a great American poet or not has been going around the internet, and while I thought it was going to lead to the usual conclusion, that Jim Morrison’s pretensions at being a poet were greater than his ability, it didn‘t, but it still instilled in me the urge for a response.



Naturally, as Doors fans we’re more predisposed than non-Doors fans to consider the poetry of Jim Morrison at least pretty good.…

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Added by Jim Cherry on October 27, 2011 at 9:14am — No Comments


Expert Rocker
Which BAND Had The BEST ALBUM COVER ?

 There have been so many Great Album Covers by Classic Rock Bands like The Beatles,The Doors,The Rolling Stones ,and Led Zeppelin?....They were all Great Pieces Of Art ,So Which is your  Favorite Album  Cover? And Why?

 

 Here's a few I remember;

 The Rolling Stones ( SOME GIRLS )

 The Rolling Stones ( STICKY FINGERS ) with the Zipper,Does anyone remember that one?

 Lynyrd Synyrd  ( STREET SURVIVORS ) The one with flames

 Led Zeppelin  ( IN…

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Added by Jimmy Rios on October 20, 2011 at 7:58pm — 3 Comments

The Doors Examiner Reviews The Doors FAQ

Google The Doors and you will find any number of Rock ‘n’ Roll websites with rock fans wanting to know more about The Doors or have their questions about the band or Jim Morrison answered. Everything from what books did Jim Morrison read to what really happened in Miami, or what are The Doors doing today? Rich Weidman’s, “The Doors FAQ”, steps into that niche and answers those questions for the casual rock fan all the way to The Doors aficionado.



As soon as you open “The Doors FAQ”…

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Added by Jim Cherry on October 17, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments


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What Has Been Your Best Music Find?

So What Has Been Your Best Music Find?   I've had a few,...I stumbled into a junk shop where they had a bunch of old albums for sale. And I found a Mint copy of Jimi Hendrix's Smash Hits with the poster still inside of it,the poster has Jimi,Mitch and Noel dressed like cowboys on horseback. Also I found an album of Santana's Abraxis with the poster still in it as well...and I got them for a dollar....which I thought was cool as hell...

Added by Jimmy Rios on October 6, 2011 at 6:16pm — 3 Comments

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