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Category Archives: The Doors

REVIVING JIM MORRISON – Published

Admiral Steve Morrison demands his son stand at attention. Jim says no way, he’s going to sing for The Doors. Despite often being in an alcohol and acid haze he soon emerges as a star but his emotional and legal problems worsen, especially after melting down at the concert in Miami. Jim’s tired of performing […]

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Rodman Goes Nuclear

This story is in the collection “Basketball and Football”

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Wild Child Plays Like The Doors

Tonight I decide to stay home and watch the documentary Muscle Shoals about many great singers appearing in a small Alabama town to record music. Down in the land of high humidity and slow-talking, Aretha Franklin enlivens everyone with pure and powerful vocals like those of Wilson Pickett and the Rolling Stones and others in […]

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Young Cowboy Sings Country

Merle Haggard may have passed but he hasn’t departed. He’s enjoying this tribute to his life and work. On stage at the Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame, a sleek new place highlighted by polished wood floors, cushioned seats, and sharp acoustics, popular country singers from Haggard’s hometown and the Central Valley are delivering four hours […]

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Skipping Toll on the Golden Gate Bridge

Oh, what a foolish risk it was. It really should be illegal. I don’t know why it isn’t. All rational people understand it’s dangerous to drive while listening to Jim Morrison sing “Light My Fire.” Actually, I had been thoroughly reasonable all day, easing out of my motel in San Francisco and carefully driving through […]

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Ray Manzarek Opens The Doors

Surveying the ballroom I’m pleased it’s similar to intimate clubs where The Doors generally played best. About five hundred people are filling the room and sipping drinks if they drink at all. For years, before my reformation, I would’ve viewed such mature restraint as an affront and camped at the two rear-corner bars. Ray Manzarek […]

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Jim Morrison Recovers

Three days after telling me to get my ass out of his hospital room, Jim Morrison dies in a Paris apartment. Don’t cry for the Jim who’s departing. Yearn for a less-tortured man who wants to live and become a pensioner. In my profession, I’m too aware of the still-primitive efforts of psychopharmacology. We must […]

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“Reviving Jim Morrison” – Rescue

This story is part of “Reviving Jim Morrison,” a short work of historical fiction soon available in all digital bookstores. Amazon Barnes & Noble, Apple, and Others Introduction Admiral Steve Morrison demands his son stand at attention. Jim says no way, he’s going to sing for The Doors. Despite often being in an alcohol and […]

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“Reviving Jim Morrison” – Pam

This story is part of “Reviving Jim Morrison,” a short work of historical fiction soon available in all digital bookstores. Amazon Barnes & Noble, Apple, and Others Introduction Admiral Steve Morrison demands his son stand at attention. Jim says no way, he’s going to sing for The Doors. Despite often being in an alcohol and […]

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“Reviving Jim Morrison” – Paris

This story is part of “Reviving Jim Morrison,” a short work of historical fiction soon available in all digital bookstores. Amazon Barnes & Noble, Apple, and Others Introduction Admiral Steve Morrison demands his son stand at attention. Jim says no way, he’s going to sing for The Doors. Despite often being in an alcohol and […]

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“Reviving Jim Morrison” – Miami

This story is part of “Reviving Jim Morrison,” a short work of historical fiction soon available in all digital bookstores. Amazon Barnes & Noble, Apple, and Others Introduction Admiral Steve Morrison demands his son stand at attention. Jim says no way, he’s going to sing for The Doors. Despite often being in an alcohol and […]

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“Reviving Jim Morrison” – After College

This story is part of “Reviving Jim Morrison,” a short work of historical fiction soon available in all digital bookstores. Amazon Barnes & Noble, Apple, and Others Introduction Admiral Steve Morrison demands his son stand at attention. Jim says no way, he’s going to sing for The Doors. Despite often being in an alcohol and […]

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“Reviving Jim Morrison” – The Admiral

This story is part of “Reviving Jim Morrison,” a short work of historical fiction soon available in all digital bookstores. Amazon Barnes & Noble, Apple, and Others Introduction Admiral Steve Morrison demands his son stand at attention. Jim says no way, he’s going to sing for The Doors. Despite often being in an alcohol and […]

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