An Appreciation: Ray Manzarek of The Doors

By Mike Finkelstein Now that we are 13 years into the new millennium, the rock icons of the ‘60’s and ‘70’s are getting into their 60’s and 70’s.  It’s been nearly 46 years since the Summer of Love and while they aren’t dropping like flies, every few months or so, we seem to hear that… Read More An Appreciation: Ray Manzarek of The Doors


Picks of the Week: Nov. 1 – 7

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Nov. 2. (Tues.)  John Pisano’s Guitar Night.  Brasil Night.  Pisano expands his usual two-guitar format into an evening simmering with the irresistible rhythms of Brazil. With Federico Ramos, guitar, Jose Marino, bass, Enzo Todesco, drums.  Vitello’s. (818) 769-0905. – Nov. 3. (Wed.) Ornette Coleman.  Jazz in the post-bebop era… Read More Picks of the Week: Nov. 1 – 7

On Second Thought: “The Doors” (Elektra, 1967)

This is the inauguration of what will become a regular weekly column on iRoM: “On Second Thought.” The intention is to call into question certain sacred cows in the history of popular music, separating the myth from the reality and debunking the accepted wisdom. We encourage readers to respond. by Dave Gebroe “Break on through… Read More On Second Thought: “The Doors” (Elektra, 1967)