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 […]

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 […]

Hell & Other Similar Shells

November 16, 2017 GonzoToday 0

by Levi Dunn Concrete steps rose towards the iron-railed concrete platform and into the black metal door draped by a clothed awning labeled with white block letters. “The Backdoor” spelled out against the entrance’s draped black. Long strips of structured stone formed the shell which the small bar resides within. […]

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 […]