December 16, 2010 Jac Holzman award <> Robby in guitar mag <> Robby overdue nom
9:45 a.m. Jac Holzman has been named one of two recipients of the Ahmet Ertegun Award by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The 26th annual ceremony takes place on March 14, 2011 in New York City. Congratulations to Jac! He directly or indirectly affected the lives of everyone who reads this site for Doors news! Read all the nominees at: http://rockhall.com/blog/tag/jac-holzman/ (thanks, Chris)
8:55 p.m. Robby Krieger is interviewed in a story titled 'New Musical Directions' in the January 2011 issue of Vintage Guitar (cover: Ron Wood). In it, Robby discusses 'Singularity' and some of its tracks, the equipment used, and has a nice photo of him posed with his new Signature SG. See issue cover at: http://vintageguitar.com/current/archive/archive-detail.asp?IID=229
8:55 p.m. Robby Krieger's overdue Grammy award nomination is the subject of a blog on the website frantikmag.com. It sings high praises for 'Singularity'. Read it at: http://frantikmag.com/blog/2010/12/16/legendary-doors-guitarist-robby-krieger-receives-overdue-grammy-award-nomination/
December 14, 2010 win 'Perception' <> MoHo &
Hard Rock <> Chuck Boyd photos
5:10 p.m. The Doors 'Perception' box set is today's giveaway on Planet Rock Advent Calendar. Enter today to win at: http://www.planetrock.co.uk/Article.asp?id=2051908&spid=35869&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Advent15.
5:10 p.m. The website 'Hidden Los Angeles' revisits the Henry Diltz story about the Morrison Hotel - Hard Rock photo shoot day. This 6-minute segment appears in Henry's "Under The Covers" DVD. Check it out at: http://hiddenlosangeles.com/quiz-what-lies-beneath-2/
5:35 p.m. Photographer Chuck Boyd captured The Doors on film when they appeared at the Fantasy Faire & Magic Festival at Mt. Tamalpais Outdoor Theater in Marin County, CA on June 10, 1967. This was a week before the Monterey Pop Festival. On Saturday night I attended the opening of an exhibit of Boyd's amazing photos. The exhibit runs this month only in Culver City, CA. For more info or to see many of his photos displayed on his website, go to: http://chuckboydgalleries.com/.
December 13, 2010 WYS in Dubai
9:40 p.m. 'When You're Strange' will be screened at the seventh Dubai International Film Festival, according to a story in the Dubai Chronicle. Dubai!!! If you expect to find yourself in Dubai later this month and want to see the film on a big screen again ... then ticketing info is at the end of this story: http://www.dubaichronicle.com/life/the_cultural_observer/following-overwhelming-response-to-screening-at-the-walk-diff-opens-%E2%80%98rhythm-reels%E2%80%99-screenings-for-free-to-the-public-38376.
December 12, 2010 Love Ride recap <> Buffalo
does The Doors
10:50 p.m. Love Ride Retro 2010 took place last month, with the Robby Krieger Band providing the entertainment. Read a story about the event at: http://allaccessmagazine.com/2010/12/09/love-ride/.
10:50 p.m. Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, along with Windbourne Music, will perform more than 20 songs by The Doors on February 25 at Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo, NY. Read about it at: http://thedailynewsonline.com/entertainment/article_786a55ec-3274-5670-b2c8-71a8d2e5cc45.html. For ticket info, go to: http://www.bpo.org/tickets/detail.php?id=130.
December 10, 2010
Dutch magazine story
<> post-pardon comments
5:25 p.m. The Dutch magazine 'Quest' has a five-page article about The Doors in Amsterdam in 1968. An abridged version of the story can be found at: http://www.quest.nl/braintainment/pijlers/geschiedenis/amsterdam-nekt-jim-morrison. (thanks, Fred)
5:25 p.m. Some "post-pardon" reflections by Ray and Robby appear in an Associated Press story. Read it at: http://www.news4jax.com/news/26077909/detail.html.
5:25 p.m. John Densmore's brief interview on NBC's Evening News with Brian Williams last night, can be seen on-line at: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/#40596094. (thanks, Michael)
5:25 p.m. Patricia Kennealy appears in a CNN video, along with Florida Governor Charlie Crist, discussing their points of view. Watch that at: http://edition.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/Music/12/09/ent.jim.morrison.pardon/. (thanks, Gilles)
December 9, 2010
Jim's pardon hearing on-line <> pardon is a fait accompli <> Kennealy's opinion
<> 'You Make Me Real' book cover <> book cover artwork <> WYS opens in
10:15 a.m. Today is Jim Morrison's pardon hearing before the State of Florida's Clemency Board. Kerry Humphreys of Doors Collectors Magazine, one of the forces behind the movement that comes to a head today, posted a link overnight whereby fans can watch the hearings live (or re-run throughout the day). The Strange Days Newsletter has learned that this is case #29 on the docket, and that the link to watch on-line is: http://www.wfsu.org/tfc/schedules.php and scroll down to Web2. (thanks, Kerry)
5:15 p.m. It's over. Jim Morrison received a pardon today from the State of Florida Clemency Board for the indecent exposure conviction stemming from his behavior at the band's March 1, 1969 performance at the Dinner Key Auditorium in Miami. Congratulations to those who have been campaigning for this for more than a decade. Now, footnotes and addendums will be added to the histories that abound. Hopefully after a flurry of media stories wrapping this saga up, this media blitz will finally be over. I learned from an east coast sister that John Densmore was briefly interviewed on tonight's NBC Evening News with Brian Williams.
5:15 p.m. Patricia Kennealy has weighed in on the issue of the Morrison pardon. Her preference would be to see the conviction expunged or the verdict overturned as fraud instead of being pardoned. Read her statement at: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/national/south/view.bg?articleid=1302026&srvc=rss.
5:15 p.m. Author Rui Silva has sent me a link for the cover art of 'You Make Me Real' ... check that out here. (thanks, Rui)
5:15 p.m. 'When You're Strange' opens in Spain tomorrow, Friday, December 10. The distributor is http://www.avalonproductions.es/strange/. In conjunction with the film's release there, the Spanish public radio and television (RTVE) has made a collection of radio and t.v. programs about the band issued in Spain between 1979 and 2010. The link for that is: http://www.rtve.es/noticias/especial-thedoors/, and includes a16-minute interview with Frank and Kathy Lisciandro issued in 1989, in which they discuss Morrison and his poetry with images of HWY: http://www.rtve.es/mediateca/videos/20101122/fm-2-reportaje-sobre-the-doors-declaraciones-frank-lisciandro/937178.shtml. (thanks, Elisa)
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calendar of upcoming Doors events
ONGOING museum exhibit through January 18, 2011 The Grammy Museum at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles presents 'Strange Kozmic Experience', an exhibit honoring The Doors, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. For more info: http://www.grammymuseum.org/interior.php?section=exhibits&page=ske
special guest appearance Tuesday, December 28, 2010 ~~ Ray Manzarek joins X at Slim's in San Francisco as special guest. X will perform "Los Angeles" in entirely and also screen "The Unheard Music". For venue info: http://www.slims-sf.com/
special guest appearance Wednesday, December 29, 2010 ~~ Ray Manzarek joins X at Slim's in San Francisco as special guest. X will perform "Los Angeles" in entirely and also screen "The Unheard Music". For venue info: http://www.slims-sf.com/
book release sometime in 2011 ~~ John Densmore releases his new non-fiction book: "The Doors: Unhinged Rock n' Roll Goes Up On Trial."
Saturday, January 8, 2011 ~~ Robby Krieger birthday (1946)
exhibit closes Tuesday, January 18, 2011 ~~ 'Strange Kozmic Experience', an exhibit honoring The Doors, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix since April 5, 2010 closes at the Grammy Museum.
live show Wednesday, January 19, 2011 ~~ Robby Krieger Jazz Trio will play Anthology in San Diego, CA. For info: http://www.anthologysd.com/index.html
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 ~~ Ty Dennis birthday (1971)
tour date Saturday, January 22, 2011 ~~ ~~ Ray Manzarek and Roy Rogers play Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, CA. For more info: http://www.thefreight.org/ray-manzarek-roy-rogers
Saturday, February 12, 2011 ~~ Ray Manzarek birthday (1939)
Grammy awards Sunday, February 13, 2011 ~~ 53rd Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony at L.A.'s Staples Center, and broadcast on CBS. Robby Krieger's 'Singularity' is nominated for Best Instrumental Pop Album, and 'When You're Strange' is nominated for Best Long-Form Video (DVD). Many categories which will probably include these two, will be awarded in the days leading up to the televised event.
unconfirmed tentative tour February 2011 ~~ Manzarek-Krieger have tentative, unconfirmed plans to tour Mexico, with Dave Brock on vocals.
panel discussion February 2011 ~~ Ray Manzarek, author Harvey Kubernick and Doors engineer & producer Bruce Botnick participate in a panel discussion about The Doors' ongoing legacy and the Los Angeles music scene. Event will be in a Los Angeles venue. Details will follow.
theater performance Friday, March 25, 2011 ~~ 'L. A. Woman' is presented at La Mirada Theatre in La Mirada, CA by the group Classic Albums Live. For more info, go to: http://lamiradatheatre.com/la_woman.htm. Check out the performing band at: http://classicalbumslive.com/calwordpress/.
tour date Thursday, April 21, 2011 ~~ Ray Manzarek and slide guitarist Roy Rogers play Bridge View Center in Ottumwa, Iowa according to Ticketmaster at: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0600451ED3DEC074. Venue website is: http://www.bridgeviewcenter.com/index.php
unconfirmed tentative tour Spring 2011 ~~ Manzarek-Krieger have tentative, unconfirmed plans to tour Europe.
DVD release in France June 2011 ~~ "When You're Strange" should be released on DVD in France. Per French regulation, films cannot be released to DVD or TV until a full year after their theatrical screening which was June 9, 2010.
unconfirmed tentative tour Summer 2011 ~~ Manzarek-Krieger have tentative, unconfirmed plans to tour the United States.
book release July 2011 (or sooner) ~~ release of new photo book featuring 200+ new photos from 'Break On Through: The Life and Death of Jim Morrison' author Jerry Prochnicky
Mexico Restaurante y Barra, the Mexican restaurant at
Los Angeles Doors landmarks tour: Doors tour L.A.
VH-1 Storytellers was first broadcast on November 22, 2000. Read the memories of this lucky audience member here