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2 years 9 months ago in Community

ohn Densmore: Ron, we’re talking again. We’ve begun the healing. But when they went off with the name, it was a frustrating time. That’s for sure. And hardcore fans thought I was messing up the band they love, but that’s why I wrote this book. Read it and you’ll see I was trying to preserve the legacy of the purity of what we represented from the beginning.

http://theinterrobang.com/2013/04/john-densmore-and-how-the-doors-became-unhinged/

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2 years 9 months ago

i like the way he writes...it's very conversational, so, it makes the book very easy to read. the subject matter is another thing. in a weird way, it puts an exclamation point on the finality of the creativity these 4 people shared.

they agreed to split everything 4 ways and each had veto power in the event "things get weird", which is very interesting when you see how things unfold. and, i think it says a lot about the man jim morrison was, and it underlines his reverence for artists and writers and for the thing he loved to do -- write.

2 years 9 months ago

i dont get mine til may 6th

2 years 9 months ago

I can't wait to read John's new book... but it looks like I'll have to wait until my birthday. That's ok thought- in the mean time I'm reading Greil Marcus' THE DOORS.

2 years 9 months ago

Are you liking the book so far?

2 years 9 months ago

i think that jim was cautious after this incident. it seems like he had pretty high standards and after this "slight" he didn't trust his band mates.

they went on to make more good music after this incident. i don't think it was a defining reason for their ultimate split, though.

2 years 9 months ago

sheesh that's why the Doors broke up a year after Morrison's death

2 years 9 months ago

in this book, john densmore writes that they all got the message "loud and clear" that jim was irate because the 3 other doors considered "selling out" by selling "light my fire" for use in the buick commercial. it's very plain in this book that jim was not happy with anyone at that time.

2 years 9 months ago

NancyMarzulli was positing a fact. Not an insult. I never said john did it alone. I said he was apart of the hypocrisy. Now he is not. I am glad he is not. I do however wonder why? Why did he change his mind? He played doors songs with Ray and Robbie with other singers throughout the years.

2 years 9 months ago

This a tough one. After reading his book it seems clear that John has integrity in protecting the doors music. He's also doing right by jim and the Morrison family. I still can't help but feel he takes enjoyment in sticking it to ray.

2 years 9 months ago

john "voted"? alone? or with the other 2 doors(robby and ray)???? dont make it all out to look like john was the bad guy...just sayin

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