Saturday, 6 December 2008

Friday 5th December 2008

When you decide to compose 24 posts for your Blog, each one directly linked to the idea of Doors, it is difficult not to use the internet as a research tool to aid inspiration. And it is difficult to search the internet for inspiration and Doors and not come up with these guys.

Even though my sister had a copy of this album (meaning that it was an image i grew up with) it is difficult to find a non-tennuous link between these guys and Christmas, either the spirit of or reality. The link with my theme, doors, is strong the band having taken their name (apparently) from the Huxley novel "The doors of perception", a title in turn inspired by a line in a William Blake poem. ("If the doors of perception were cleansed, every thing would appear to man as it is infinite".)

Like most things i rely on Wikipedia for this information, which i then trawlled for some connection between the Band and Christmas. The best thing that i came up with was that on December 24, the Doors taped "Light My Fire" and "Moonlight Drive" live for the Jonathan Winters Show. Subsequently in their Winterland Ballroom shows they stopped the live performance to watch with their audience themselves on the television.

It's also very difficult to sit down at the end of a very long day of brain numbing work and be lyrical enough to link the writers of "Riders on the Storm" to my blog -advent calendar, so i delayed until this morning and gave it yesterday's date as a heading. Ok?

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