Alice Dryden (huskyteer) wrote,
Alice Dryden
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The Crystal Ship Is Being Filled

I woke up this morning to the news that Ray Manzarek had died, which is a rotten way to start a Tuesday. After Jim Morrison's vocals, Manzarek's keyboard playing was probably the most distinctive feature of the Doors' music; 'Light My Fire', to name but one, wouldn't be the same without his contribution. I have been listening to 'The End' and finding its nonsensical lyrics suddenly poignant. The blue bus is calling you, Ray! The West is the best!

I only found out at the weekend that Richie Havens also died recently. I was lucky enough to see him a few years back, and it turned out to be one of my favourite gig experiences. I'm extra glad, now, that I insisted he kiss me.
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