Relentless parodist “Weird Al” Yankovic has released his second rush single to the Internet: “Craigslist,” an ode to all the useless crap you can find on the site that helped put print media on life support. Rants, raves, styrofoam peanuts–honestly, all that stuff makes the fact that Al has styled the song after the beloved bloviator Jim Morrison kind of perfect, to be honest. Can’t you see him getting all huffy at a Coffee Bean barista for giving him the wrong kind of milk, what with him being the goddamn Lizard King and all? [YouTube] More »
A possibly heartwarming illustrative anecdote awaits you after the jump!
The highlight of the upcoming Sundance Film Festival’s lineup is clearly that guy from The Office‘s take on Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, but there are a few films in the mix that have musical themes ranging from Afghani Idols to huge Canadian rock concerts in the late ’80s. Oh, and there’s some Jim Morrison content in there as well.
At Idolator, we listen to your requests, and at least one of you keeps insisting, “More Doors coverage! I demand it!” (NB: That may be a paraphrase.) Thanks to Ray Manzarek, there’s plenty of exciting news to mark the 41st anniversary of the band’s debut album.
After a break consisting of listening to some of the 252 ’80s Christian-rock songs posted on YouTube by someone named “Amber”, it’s back to hangin’ with Jim and the boys.
In case you forgot, the last time I filled in here at Idolator, I caused a bit of drama with my contention that the Doors are the worst band in pop music history. A whopping 134 comments worth of trouble, in fact. I try to be an openminded guy, despite what some of you seem to believe about my cognitive abilities, so I’m giving Jim and his pals another chance today and listening to nothing but Doors albums. After all,if the Doors can nearly sell as many albums worldwide as Boney M, there must be something I’m missing. How’s it going, you might ask?
Medium Jacqueline Murray claims that she’s the “channel” for the beyond-the-grave musings of the Doors’ Jim Morrison and INXS’ Michael Hutchence–clearly, her aura is attractive to lead singers with nice cheekbones–and she’s discovered so many interesting things about them that she’s decided to put them all down on paper. And someone decided that all 732 pages of those findings were worth publishing, which is why the two-volume set A Tale Of Two Brothers: Jim Morrison And Michael Hutchence is available for you to purchase now. The books claim to not only reveal how each frontman really died and the coverups involved, they promise shit-talking about the remaining members of INXS, postmortem gossip from Morrison paramour Pamela Courson and Hutchence babymama Paula Yates, and lots of cameos from other psychics who have Web sites. Break on through the jump to see the full press release!
While I’m surprised at how profuse the reaction was to Dan’s outta nowhere but fairly mundane blast at the Lizard King and his bandmates yesterday, I’m sympathetic to those aggrieved to see that we’d give rock and roll’s preeminent shaman so little respect. So I figured it’d be only fair to share some reasons why I, personally, do not hate the Doors.
Recent postings on Idolator have upset the Pink Floyd and Madonna fans out there, sparking complaints about the site’s overall negative attitude and tendencies toward “hating everything.” I can’t speak for Maura, Anthony, or any of the other bylines on this site, but I can assure you I don’t hate everything. I really, really do hate the Doors, though.