Late Night Open Thread

Everyone has left party central, and I’m cleaning up. Good night was had by all, I made some killer chicken cutlets and some fries for everyone at 1 as we started to run out of steam. Now I am going through itunes creating playlists for parties and for my ipad and iphone.

You all?

BTW- I’ve met more than a few people who absolutely hate the Doors with a passion I can not describe. They aren’t my favorite, but I like ’em. Morrison Hotel, the End, and the organ crescendo leading into a piercing scream at the beginning of “When the Music’s Over” on their Live Concert album (track 8, because I know it from memory because I started every undergrad late night party by playing it at ear-bleeding volumes) more than make up for any musical sins the band may have committed. But that is just how I roll, and I’ve been out of control for so long that I consider my 30 years of instability a form of rock solid stability.

You bitches know what you are getting. I’m stable as fuck. I’ve been crazy for several decades. Cancel my subscription to the resurrection.

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    Yutsano says:

    But that is just how I roll, and I’ve been out of control for so long that I consider my 30 years of instability a form of rock solid stability.

    The meta in this escapes awesomeness.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    My best friend in undergrad once told me that, if I heard “The End” playing in his room at 4am, I should come in and remove any Jack Daniels bottles and weapons from him. you will all be happy to know that he is now an airline pilot and he pickets regularly on union issues.

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    Michael D. says:

    I made some kick-ass pad thai tonight for everyone. Still waiting for your papaya salad recipe.

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    Helen says:

    Jeebus dude; how many parties do you have?

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    asiangrrlMN says:

    Why the fuck can’t I find this on the front page? And, JC drunk-anything is funny as hell.

    I went to an art gallery thingie today and then hung out with my best bud. Good times.

    Oh, and TUUUUUUUUUUNCH! Pleeeeeeeeeze?

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    Lysana says:

    My usual source of entertainment, Second Life, saw me being the DJ for a Guy Fawkes Night event earlier. I get to do another on Sunday. Otherwise, I was home dealing with a bit of mental overload from too much bureaucratic interaction over the last few days. Never try to tell me depression is something you can just bull through. I go through conniptions before I face the problem and have something akin to adrenalin letdown afterward. During, I’m placid as can be. I use the energy to cope in the face of it all. Of course, the fact I was filing for disability didn’t help. That’s a scary admission to make.

    Forgot to mention, apropos to the post comments, that I played “Light My Fire” during the set. I love that song, all seven-plus minutes of it. Manzarek could play the shit out of that organ.

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    C Nelson Reilly says:

    Stable As Fuck would be a good band name

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Lysana: Hang in there. From what I have seen of you here, you have a shit load to offer the world. N’est-ce pas?

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    Hill Dweller says:

    It looks like the White House rejected Issa and crew’s subpoena, which was probably their goal. Despite handing over 80,000 documents and making almost everyone involved available for testimony, the republicans will claim the administration is hiding something. The media will play right along.

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    AnotherBruce says:

    I never got the Doors hate myself, and like you, they’re not nearly my favorite band. But Dammit, they did as much as anyone to define an era. They really were dirty fucking hippies. As far as their music goes, it ranges very widely from great to awful. I guess anyone’s particular opinion of them depends on how they feel about Jim Morrison’s ego. But you know, he had the talent to write songs like “People are Strange”. So I forgive him a lot for his overbearing self-adoration.

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    Death Panel Truck says:

    I’ve met more than a few people who absolutely hate the Doors with a passion I can not describe.

    And then there are those who consider them the greatest band evah and how dare you think or speak otherwise!

    Not in either group. Bought The Doors at iTunes because I was too lazy to drag out my TEAC rewritable deck. There are two versions. I ended up with the mono version, because they don’t tell you which is which. Sounds pretty good.

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    Joey Maloney says:

    This was a fun week for me, cooking-technology-wise. I was really excited to move into a new apartment where, for the first time in two years I would have a full kitchen. I was less excited when I arrived to find that the previous tenant had taken the stovetop with them when they left.

    So I went through all the hassles of buying a new range, arranging to have it delivered to a fourth-floor walkup, and hooking it up myself because the apartment’s gas is “pirati” – that is, not provided by the city but by a tank on the roof, the same as you would buy to fire your gas grill.

    And then it worked for exactly two days before the gas ran out, so I had to find someone that would sell my another LNG cylinder. And when I did he got here, took one look at the age and extreme jerry-rigged nature of the system and was all “Oh HELL no,” and I had to pay for a new line, regulator, and valve in addition to the tank itself.

    But it was all worth it to be pan-frying chicken over an open flame. Last night I made seared tuna for a salad with wasabi vinaigrette. Today I believe it’ll be pancakes and bacon for lunch. And I have an inch-and-a-half-thick dry-aged rib steak in the freezer for later next week.

    So, yeah.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Joey Maloney: I hate you. Or I’m coming over for dinner. One of the two.

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    Cacti says:

    I’m still waiting for one of the front pagers to address the fact W. Mittens Romney has formally announced his plans to…

    1. Voucherize Medicare

    2. Let the banksters pillage privatize Social Security

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    M. Bouffant says:

    @Lysana: Some pretty good guitar pickin’ on that too.

    Death Panel Truck, you’re probably better off w/ the mono version, considering where instruments were placed across the stereo panorama in those days. The entire drum kit on one channel is my favorite oddity, & if memory serves there are several examples of that sort of thing on Doors albums.

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    Arclite says:

    John Cole: completely stable in his instability.

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    MBL says:

    I didn’t know that hating the Doors was a thing. I’d call myself a pretty big fan, personally– especially for someone who wasn’t even born until after Morrison was dead.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    RIP Andy Rooney.

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    forked tongue says:

    I don’t take the Doors seriously enough to hate them, but I do consider Jim Morrison a lame, laughably pretentious buffoon and the Doors one of the most overrated bands of all time. I’m actually glad to hear there are people who hate them so much; I thought everyone thought they were the tits.

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    debbie says:

    I used to wake up to “Waiting for the Sun” and Hot Tuna’s “Sunny Day Strut” when camping in the Berkshires. Nice way to start the day, but you can keep the rest of the Doors’ stuff.

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    JCT says:

    My intro to the Doors came at a rather young age — my father was Morrison’s attorney. I still remember my dad bringing home a handful of Doors albums and listening to them all weekend trying to “get it”(he was in his late 30’s at the time). At least when he visited our home he was always sober, so when I grew up and learned more about him I was pretty surprised. I keep a picture of my folks with Jim at some Miami Beach bar on my desk — always get great comments.

    And I really enjoy some of their music. Even my son is now a fan.

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    RossInDetroit says:

    I’ve always thought that one source of The Doors’ appeal was that Morrison was a baritone in a world of tenors. Plus the rhythm section worked no matter how out of hand things got.

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    PanurgeATL says:

    @forked tongue: Thank you.

    I always liked “Riders On The Storm”, though, even though I originally thought it was Perry Como singing. But that kinda tells you what’s up with Jim Morrison. (Lack of cheesy Farfisa helps, too, though I do acknowledge Ray Manzarek’s skill. Robby Kreiger and John Densmore are good, too, definitely better than the thousands of indie or Goth bands who probably profess to like them.)

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    SBJules says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:I ate too many Pot-laced brownies one night when I was in college & got scared out of my wits by The End. I couldn’t listen to it for years!

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    Kola Noscopy says:

    It’s embarrassing when middle aged people act like this…

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    S. cerevisiae says:

    @JCT: Now that is a cool story. I think Morrison shows that there is a fine line between genius and madness. I still enjoy the music.

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    I liked the Doors until I saw them the week after seeing Hendrix. No superlative in the language can describe his performance. In contrast Jimbo was a drunk old-school crooner holding onto the mic stand to keep from falling into the crowd.

    A month later I got in a Doors tribute band. That was “The End” for me and the Doors.

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    YellowJournalism says:

    There is a great Kids in the Hall skit about Doors fans. If I wasn’t typing this on my phone I’d look for it.

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    Jaime says:

    long-time lurker here –
    Never got the whole ‘Jim baby’ thang since without the rest of the combo he’d have had close to nuthin’. Extremely fond of the songs ROADHOUSE BLUES and THE WASP. Their cover of WHO DO YOU LOVE? on that cobbled together live album is great too.
    It’s pretty hagiograph-arrific but the doc PEOPLE ARE STRANGE is quite enjoyable. What’s also remarkable is how pristine the footage from Morrison & co’s art movie HWY is – it’s incorporated into the doc’s narrative structure – it’s like they kept it in a nitrogen-filled vault or something. For all I know it was subjected to some digital clean-up.
    JCT @ 22 – great story about yr lawerly dad.

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    JCT says:

    @S. cerevisiae: To this day I remember how freaked my mother was the first time he came to dinner at our place. I think she didn’t know “which” Jim was going to show up — but she *really* didn’t like his girlfriend, Pamela. She always blamed her for his problems with heroin, fair or not.

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    Tom S. says:

    I got into the Doors before I got into the Beatles. One of my friends at school was the son of the President of Elektra Records, and he gave me their first and second albums for my 10th birthday. What I liked about them at the time was that they didn’t sing sappy songs about love.

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    andynotadam says:

    I bought the Strange Days album at the age of 12 and, while many of the songs have not aged well, I can listen to When the Music’s Over over and over, over time. My first live concert was seeing the Doors at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago again when I was 12. My friend Jim and I took the train downtown from the Northwest ‘burbs and had dinner with his mom, a violinist with the Opera Company, beforehand, at a restaurant that required jackets and ties. We wore those same jackets and ties to the concert and, needless to say, we didn’t particularly fit in. I wasn’t particularly religious, but I did go to church and thought that this was truly Gomorrah. They were playing new songs for the as yet unreleased Soft Parade and, when Jim screamed out repeatedly that “You cannot petition the Lord with Prayer!”, I thought the would lock the doors and gas us all (must have been my first contact high). So I’m pretty much all for it. Good on ya, John.

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    Paul in KY says:

    @forked tongue: The Doors are great. Jim Morrison was one of the best front men ever. Fine songwriter too.

    He was, however, a bad alcoholic.

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    Paul in KY says:

    @JCT: His real problem was with alcohol.

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