Doors Defender: John Densmore

January 5, 2018 Kyle K. Mann 0

(Editor’s Note: The following is an encore presentation, originally posted in Gonzo Today on June 16, 2017, in recognition of the Doors, represented in person by John Densmore, being honored for the second year in a row in a special ceremony by the City of Los Angeles on January 4, […]

The Doors Triumphant

January 4, 2018 Kyle K. Mann 0

by Kyle K. Mann Part One As a member of a dwindling tribe of rock fans who beheld the Doors in concert, I get this a lot. “You actually SAW the Doors?” “Yep, in March ‘67, before they were famous,” I usually reply. I have had this conversation dozens of […]

OK, I Admit It Looks Bad

December 31, 2017 Kyle K. Mann 0

By Kyle K. Mann It happens to be New Year’s Eve as I write, but it doesn’t matter what year. We got through it, and naively hope the next one will be better, somehow. Will we be around to celebrate a year from now? Except for crazy people who think […]

My Encounter with Hunter

December 21, 2017 Kyle K. Mann 0

by Kyle K. Mann You have to realize that the late 1970’s were a time so different from our current benighted era as to be incomprehensible, even to those who lived through it and are still alive. No cell phones or iPads, no computers. No AIDS! TV’s were big ugly […]

World Premier! Do the Trump (with interview)

December 14, 2017 Kyle K. Mann 0

To hear Do the Trump, click. We recommend playing the track at the loudest possible volume! Note: the following interview of Do the Trump creator Kyle was conducted by Dr. Rocket at 3 AM at Kyle’s Topanga residence. DR: Why did you make this song? Kyle: You might as well […]

Charlie Manson and the Death of the Hippie Dream

December 14, 2017 Kyle K. Mann 0

I knew the Hippie Dream was over by the time of the mess that was Altamont, the anti-Woodstock concert. Altamont happened 20 or 30 miles east of San Francisco in late ‘69. The bad vibes were flowing like crazy leading up to the event, and I decided not to go, sensing […]

Game Seven: A Giants Fan Stuck in L.A.

November 2, 2017 Kyle K. Mann 0

By Kyle K. Mann   [Note: The following were FaceBook updates intended for Kyle’s FB friend base. Somehow, they have wound up here.] I’m in Monty’s Steak and Seafood in Woodland Hills. That’s in the San Fernando Valley, deep in L.A. Dodger country, embedded in a crowd of Dodgers fans […]

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 […]