Originally, I had planned for this edition of Music Monday to be about the winners from this year’s Billboard Music Awards. I may have even found time to bust on Justin Bieber’s leather “horse manure bag” pants and matching top, as well as his plea to take him seriously since winning some not-really-life achievement award-type thing on the show.
Then, the Lizard King sent his crystal ship to pick up the king’s keyboardist.
Monday afternoon, Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek departed from this mortal coil at the age of 74 due to complications related to bile duct cancer. The Chicago-born musician is best known for his work as a member of The Doors, the band he co-founded with frontman Jim Morrison in 1965 after a chance reunion on Venice Beach forty days after the two graduated from UCLA. This edition of Music Monday looks back upon Manzarek’s work with The Doors and beyond. Make your way inside to pay your final respects.
And finally, welcomed a new brother and his family into my family; my oldest half-sister married him Saturday evening
Speaking of life-changing events, there is one going on in my life that may affect this blog…
Two weeks from now, I will no longer be living under the roof that has sheltered me for over a year. Unfortunately, due to not having the money to move anywhere else at the present, I have no idea where I will be living. All I know is that when I do move out at the end of this month, I will be homeless for the first time in my life since flooding in my hometown took away my childhood home from my mother and I years ago.
The only thing that can fix this is employment that has a sustainable income, and an income that will allow me to have a home once again. Translation: I have to bail myself out.
What does this mean for the avenue? It may mean that after the end of this month, you might not hear from me for a while. I can only hope this doesn’t affect my paid work for Louisville.com or Insider Louisville, or anywhere else that will have my words and images.
For now however, things will try to be the same as they ever were.
Until we meet again, I leave you with a performance of “Live Forever” by Oasis from the 2009 Melt! Festival in Ferropolis, Germany. This version is known for A) Liam Gallagher singing in anger, B) his brother Noel crying when Liam sings, “Now is not the time to cry,” and C) being the last time Oasis — and the Gallagher brothers — would play together before breaking up a month later.
What was missing — aside from the point — at this year’s gala? The music, of course. Though it would be easy to throw up some Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Ramones, it would also be a bit lazy. So, I’m not going to do that. Instead, I have for you five selections of everything punk has to offer. Make your way inside for the real “chaos” behind the couture.
Happy Mother’s Day to my mom and all of my stepmothers, as well as to all of the mother’s of the world. May your day be filled with brunch and carnations, and a cool present or two. While you’re out enjoying mimosas with your mother, here is what you may have missed this week… Paid [...]
Two Saturdays ago, yours truly was invited out of the blue to the 2013 Maxim & Maker’s 46 Fillies & Stallions Kentucky Derby Party at the Mellwood Art Center, hosted by Black Rock Thoroughbreds of Versailles, Ky. The athlete-heavy event would be my first-ever Derby party, and I just had to go experience all the [...]
Before I became a fashion writer, before I was a part of the alternative nation, I was a metalhead. When I finally got my MTV, I split my attention between rap and metal for a year, then stuck with metal up through the unceremonious cancellation of the original “Headbangers Ball.” I came of age not [...]
Did your favorites pull across the finish line at Churchill Downs, adding a huge amount of cash to your bank account? Did you lose your shirt — literally if in the infield; figuratively otherwise — at the track? Were you able to crash the party of choice to meet the stars you wanted to see? [...]
April showers bring May flowers, and in the case of my city, wreathes of roses and lilies for the horses who race in the annual Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks. Before we bid farewell to this transitional month, let us have one final look upon the month of April 2013. Experienced the magic of “Project [...]
Ten years ago on a Monday in late April, Apple introduced its latest version of their digital media player, iTunes 4.0. This version added music sharing, DVD burning, support for new file formats, and something called the iTunes Music Store, a place where you could purchase a song for a song. Ten years later, the [...]
Another relatively quiet week has passed through the avenue, the cross streets hosting more activity than usual. Make your way inside to discover what you might have missed this week. Celebrated the Earth with the technology that has transformed its face Watched planes and fireworks take to the skies over the Ohio River The first [...]