Doors Defender: John Densmore

July 7, 2017 Kyle K. Mann 0

  The news: The Doors are suing Kylie and Kendall Jenner for appropriating the famous Doors logo and their iconic lead singer’s image for the Jenner tee-shirt line… the horror! It is just the latest attempt to cash in on a guy who vowed not to sell out. That guy […]

Beat the Beatles

June 5, 2017 Kyle K. Mann 0

As we celebrate, incredibly to many of us, the 50th anniversary of the release of the iconic Sgt. Peppers album, this June 2017, let’s take a step back from the point of view of a 60s survivor who is now IN his 60s. I was 12 years old at the […]

Star Wars, Star Trek and Virtual Reality

May 22, 2017 Kyle K. Mann 0

by Kyle K. Mann   Virtual Reality, or VR, has been out for six months now. There I am, unboxing and setting it up. I had decided to start with Star Wars. My first time putting the headset on. A bit nervous. That initial experience is mind-blowing: there is stuff […]

The Doors- 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition review

April 10, 2017 Kyle K. Mann 0

  by Kyle K. Mann Artist: The Doors Album name: The Doors- 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Label: Elektra/Rhino Rating: 4.1/5.0 As the hype continues this bizarre year of 2017 over the 50th anniversary of all things 1967, on March 31 Rhino/Elektra released “The Doors: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition” which is […]

Musical Love Trip to Aspen

February 14, 2017 Kyle K. Mann 0

Musical Love Trip to Aspen by Kyle K. Mann   “I hear Elvin Bishop is lookin’ for a harp player.” “Oh yeah?” I tried to act casual, but my heart was racing. Blues harmonica gigs were rare, and my money was running low. “Yeah,” the guy laughed. He knew I’d been […]

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Upheavals in Washington D.C. and Facebook

January 31, 2017 Kyle K. Mann 0

By Kyle K. Mann With Trump’s firing of Acting Attorney General Sally Yates on Monday, 1/30/17, the news cycle is now like a bull on crack cocaine. My Facebook feed is disrupted as well, and old friends are going completely berserk. I joined FaceBook in 2009. For the whole time […]

Seeing Hendrix on Acid

January 30, 2017 Kyle K. Mann 0

By Kyle K. Mann The trick to coming on to LSD as you walked through the front door at Winterland was to take it at the perfect point on the drive in, which for us was the middle of the Golden Gate Bridge. We made it a bit of a […]