Posts Tagged: kyle k. mann

Beat the Beatles

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 start of 1964. It was… Read more »

Star Wars, Star Trek and Virtual Reality

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 all around you! As soon… Read more »

The Doors- 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition review

  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 meant to be the last… Read more »

Seeing Hendrix on Acid

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 ceremony. It’s early 1968. I… Read more »

The Doors First Album and Mary Werbelow: 50 Years on

by Kyle K. Mann January 4, 1967: Imagine it. It’s a new year, and there is some amazing music floating around, like nothing we had ever heard before. A million light-years from the teeny bopper music ruling the airwaves. Well, Top 40 airwaves. We had an occasional alternative in the San Francisco Bay Area called… Read more »

The UFO and the New World Order

  by Kyle K. Mann Whatever was shining brightly over the night-shrouded freeway up ahead was extremely unusual and bizarre. I raced out of L.A. at midnight on northbound Interstate-5 with my buddy, Ab the Editor, riding shotgun. We were bound for San Francisco and looked to arrive a bit before dawn, cruising in my very… Read more »