Saturday, September 28, 2013
yesterday i went to the john densmore book signing for his new book, "the doors: unhinged" at j&r. i haven't been to an event at j&r in years - since 2008 when "asia" did an acoustic set there to promote their upcoming tour. that was back when it was j &r music, in it's separate store. today all the j & r departments have been consolidated in the one building on the corner.
getting back to densmore - he had a pretty good turnout for the book signing. the book wasn't so much about the doors as it was the multi-year legal battle against his two surviving band mates for illegally using the doors name to promote their touring. as a side note, almost 5 years ago to the date (September 25, 2008), i caught manzarek and krieger with "riders on the storm" at the fillmore (irving plaza). it was a great show - with the "renamed" band a direct result of densmore's lawsuit that enjoined them from touring as "the doors" - or variations thereof.
i'm really looking forward to the reading densmore's book. and not because of the doors aspect - his autobiography "riders on the storm" already covered those years. but, as a lawyer, i'm looking forward to the legal battle that he and morrison's estate fought to keep manzarek and krieger from using the "doors" name to promote their shows.
stay tuned. i'll post a review when I've read it (although it may be a while because there are a couple of book ahead of it) :D