In between Black Friday and Cyber-Monday are The Doors. Although, this year The Doors didn’t have any Black Friday/Record Store Day releases there are still some holiday presents for Doors fans or The Doors fan in your life.
Doors fans are always asking what do Jim Morrison’s poems and/or music mean? A good first step in that area that was a book released earlier this year is William Cook’s “Gaze into the Abyss: The Poetry of Jim Morrison”. You can read The Doors Examiner review “Gaze into the Poetry of Jim Morrison” or buy it at Amazon.
If you’re looking for a true biography of The Doors as a band Gillian Gaar’s “The Doors The Illustrated History” was released this past July. You can read a review at “The Doors: The Illustrated History a True Biography of The Doors” or you can buy it on Amazon.
You can also purchase my books “The Doors Examined”, a compilation of Doors Examiner articles, or “The Last Stage” the story of a fictional Doors tribute band. The links will take you to Amazon where you can see reviews and/or purchase a copy of either/both books. If you would like a signed edition of either please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org they’re $15.00 per book plus $5.00 shipping charge (there are limited supplies of signed editions so gets yours today!). Both the above books are available in quality paperback as well as Kindle editions. If you’re looking a little something for yourself on Kindle, my short story “The Captured Dead” is available on Kindle or Kobo (or their supported devices) for only .99 (distribution for The Captured Dead is worldwide)!
This year The Doors did finally release “Other Voices” and “Full Circle” the two post-Morrison Doors albums. You can purchase both albums in a double CD at Amazon or the vinyl albums on Amazon, “Other Voices“ and “Full Circle”.
Alice Cooper also finally released his long awaited tribute album “Hollywood Vampires” which is a tribute to all the friends he used to drink with that have passed away. Since The Doors were an early influence on Cooper and his early years in Los Angeles two Doors songs and Robby Krieger’s playing is featured on the album. You can read The Doors Examiner review at “Hollywood Vampires Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp Rock with Guests”. Or you can purchase in CD or Vinyl at Amazon.
If you’re looking for a little something more off-beat and psychedelic Robby Krieger is featured on Nik Turner’s new album “Space Fusion Odyssey” on the track “Hypernova” (see the video above), you can purchase Turner’s CD on Amazon.
Krieger is also featured on two cuts of Creed’s new retrospective “Arms Wide Open”. You can read The Doors Examiner article at “The Doors Robby Krieger Featured on Two Cuts of Creed’s New Retrospective” or you can purchase at Amazon.
Eve Babitz was one of the woman that had a relationship with Jim Morrison, and she was a writer herself. Babitz’s memoir “Eve’s Hollywood” was republished this past October and is available on Amazon.
Without Beat writers like Jack Kerouac or Allen Ginsberg The Doors may never have existed, Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek wanted The Doors to be a mixture of poetry and music, in their case rock and roll while The Beats were attached to jazz. If you would like to discover more about this influence of The Doors read Rich Weidmans’ “The Beat Generation FAQ” now available on Amazon. Weidman also wrote “The Doors FAQ” also available on Amazon. You can also read “The Doors FAQ Review”.
If you’re looking for some really cool jewelry for a Christmas gift and are looking for a cyber-Monday 10% discount check out Vamps Jewelry she bills it as goth and mystical jewelry but it’s really cool stuff (I’ve bought a few of her pieces myself).
I hope this helps alleviate some of your holiday shopping woes and you have a Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays!
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