Tag Archives: Jim Morrison

Strange Days

The Rolling Stones just released their first new song in almost a decade. Living in a Ghost Town is a catchy enough tune, but the lyrics are somewhat trite. “Life was so beautiful, then we all got locked down”? Come … Continue reading

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Happy

Pharell Williams’ song Happy made it to the #1 spot in 24 countries simultaneously, topping the charts in the US and UK for three consecutive weeks. It’s a nice enough song, a catchy, exuberant, singalong kind of affair, but we’re talking rarefied territory … Continue reading

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Windmills of my Mind

The royal poinciana, also known as the flamboyant for its flaming scarlet and yellow flowers, is arguably the most beautiful tropical tree in the world. As I settled into a comfortable meditative pose, looking out over the leafy tree tops … Continue reading

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Dum Maro Dum

Of all the stars that have graced the peaks of popular music charts, John Denver may well be my least favourite. While Abba and Dancing Queen get under my skin, John Denver’s nasal drawl drives me nuts. The nauseating Annie’s Song, the … Continue reading

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Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll, Too Young to Die

I must have been all of 17 when I first heard the song, and not really a Jethro Tull fan, but the lyrics resonated regardless. In those days, with help from Jim Morrison’s poetry and Jimi Hendrix’s guitar, I frequently … Continue reading

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