Blog #358, THE DOORS

WARDEN TRACKS:  This weekend marks the 45th anniversary of the death of one of the most iconic frontmen in the history of Rock & Roll, JIM MORRISON of THE DOORS.  There have been countless books written about him, infinite tales abound about his excessive, eccentric, explosive lifestyle, and to this day it’s no stretch to see a teenager sporting a Doors t-shirt at almost any concert.  The Doors are kind of a love ’em or hate ’em band, and understandably so.  Much like bands with singers whose voices rub some people the wrong way, Morrison’s style, and the band’s sometimes carnival-esque sound don’t always please everyone’s palette.  The main reason I liked them so much in my younger years was the mystique, and bravado that the “Lizard King” and The Doors were inherently associated with; the music was almost secondary.  Regardless, the song I’m featuring in this post could very well be the definitive Doors tune… From the grimy yet brilliant album released just three months before Morrison’s death, this song is still one of the finest classic rock grooves ever; the title track from “L.A. WOMAN.”  Check out a couple links featured for the 45th anniversary of the death of Mr. Mojo Risin’ here and here.
CANADA DAY:  CANADA DAY, part 1….  CANADA DAY, part 2…  CANADA DAY, part 3…  CANADA DAY, part 4…  CANADA DAY, part 5…  CANADA DAY, part 6…  CANADA DAY, part 7…  CANADA DAY, part 8
BY THE NUMBERS:  1 Thing women look for in guys more than anything else (MensHealth.com)…  4 Main ingredients for the ultimate July 4th celebration drink (GQ.com)…  5 Seriously water-ready 4X4’s that’ll get you where you need to go (MensJournal.com)…  6 Ways to improve your writing skills (Time.com)…  10 Job lessons that could be greatly beneficial before 30 (Time.com)…  15 Years old and LEO DiCAPRIO was almost a star on BAYWATCH (HollywoodReporter.com)  27 Recipes to get you screaming even more for ice cream (BYtimes.com)…  50 Really good movies you’ll find on HBO & HBO GO this month (PasteMagazine.com)
OTHER LINKS:  An incredible A to Z of some of ALBERTA’s best road-trip “pit-stops” (HuffingtonPost.ca)…  BBQ’s & SUMMER BASHES, to take or not, and other festive etiquette (GQ.com)…  The EDMONTON OILERS of the National Hockey League are suddenly tougher than one year ago (OilOnWhyte.com)…  So you think you know MUSIC think again, part 1- HIT SONGS (SonicBids.com)…  So you think you know MUSIC think again, part 2 – WEDDING TUNES (Billboard.com)
WIN COOL STUFF:  Tickets to rock out with STEEL PANTHER, concert details here…  Tickets for Mopar Rocky Mountain NITRO JAM NATIONALS, event info here…  Listen from 10am-5pm Mountain time every weekend for kick-ass prizes…
FUN, FESTIVALS, FOOLERY:  INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FEST at various #YEG locations (June 24 – July 3)…  THE WORKS ART & DESIGN FEST in downtown #YEG (June 23 – July 5)…  SAND ON WHYTE along #YEG Whyte avenue (July 8-10)…  INTERNATIONAL STREET PERFORMERS FESTIVAL in Churchill Square (July 8-17)…  K-DAYS at Edmonton Northlands (July 22 – July 31)…  William HAWRELAK PARK in the beautiful #YEG River Valley (year round)…  World Waterpark at West Edmonton Mall…  For an in-depth look at LIVE MUSIC throughout Alberta, go here, and for all sorts of stuff happening in the Edmonton area, go here or here
#YEG PRO SPORTS:  ESKIMOS Football (CFL)…  FC EDMONTON Soccer (NASL)…  OILERS Hockey (NHL)…  Toronto BLUE JAYS Baseball (MLB)…  Toronto RAPTORS Basketball (NBA)…
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