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‘The are things unknown, and there are things known, and in between are

By Organised Confusion

The Doors were exactly that, the perfect fusion of rock into the world of poetry and theatrical art. They are a class apart, the most realistic performers of their art, in a way so much so that if you truly listen to their music, you can see the world they create, a communication to involve many people into the private world of thought.

The Doors was not about fame. It was not about money. It was about projecting what they believed, a kind of philosophy, by doing what they did best, creating music. But The Doors did become famous and rich, and is often compared to the shooting star, which appears in the sky albeit for a short while but is the brightest among all the others.

The Doors is probably one of the GREATEST bands ever to form. They can be compared to any form of genius, intellectual, philosophical, theatrical, musical, anything.

Ray Manzarek, a classically trained pianist, raised in Chicago with a deep love for the blues, wrote the themes for many of the songs and played not only the keyboard parts but simultaneously (with his left hand) propelled the band with melodic driving bass lines. John Densmore, a jazz drummer with an unbeatable knack for shamanic rhythm and theatrical timing. Robby Krieger, a song-writing secret weapon who could play any guitar, from classic flamenco to bottle-neck blues, to creating styles and sounds previously unheard on this planet. And Jim Morrison, the vocal whose hypnotic voice can literally transport you in the world of unknown, the poet to whom a performance was a matter of life and death.

Jim Morrison's first encounter with Ray Manzarek was in UCLA from where they had majored in films. In the year 1965, in a beach in Venice, Ray was idling around, when Jim came walking towards him. They ended up reminiscing the old times when Ray asked Jim what he had been doing all summer. Jim replied that he had been writing some songs. And Ray asked him to sing. Jim sang a few lines of Moonlight Drive, and Ray, being very impressed with his lyrics, suggested they form a band. Jim replied that was his idea all along.

John Densmore and Robby Krieger joined the band later, replacing Ray's brothers (Rick and Jim Manzarek). John and Robby along with Jim and Ray were the disciples of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, which is how they came to know each other. And of course that is how The Doors formed, and that is how you came to hear some of the greatest songs ever written on this world.

The Doors' Number One hit, which stayed at the top of chart for three weeks, was obviously, Light My Fire. The same song also stayed in the National top 40 for a total fourteen weeks. Although there are some who would claim L.A.Woman as their best selling album, it's not exactly true. The Doors has attained such greatness in several other albums.

Some of their amazingly amazing songs would have to include, the journeys of 'Roadhouse Blues', 'Hello, I love you', 'Riders on the Storm', 'The Ghost Song', the Oedipal nightmare of "The End," the breathless gallop of "Not to Touch the Earth," the doom of "Hyacinth House," the ecstasy of "Light My Fire," the dark uneasy undertones of "Can't See Your Face in My Mind," and the alluring loss of Consciousness in "Crystal Ship.

The lyrics to their songs can be found at www.mojorisin.net which also brings us to who is Mr. Mojo? If you've heard L.A. Woman, you could hear the almost chant like verses of Mr. Mojo Risin'. You could (if you had the mental capacity of Jim Morrison) that Mr Mojo Risin is a perfect anagram. If you rearrange the letters, it gives you Jim Morrison! What that actually means has a lot to do with the dark side of life.
The Doors last public performance was at the Warehouse in New Orleans,

Louisiana on December 12, 1970. A movie was created, The Doors starring Val Kilmers as Jim Morrison, after that, although, most Doors fans would tell you that it is inaccurate.
When Jim Morrison died in July 3, 1971, the band tried several times to keep going. However, they disbanded. The Doors, on the contrary, continued its journey through their albums in the minds and the stereo sets of the fans.

Review by Gokhra

Pixar has rolled out ''The Incredibles" and it is the first of the company's films to come with a PG rating, and it features not bugs, toys, monsters, or fish, but superheroes who fight dastardly villains and toss huge chunks of masonry around.

With "The Incredibles," writer/director Brad Bird delivers the perfect vivid, sublime parody.

It's a superhero spoof that alternates breakneck action with satire of suburban sitcom life.

At its center, Mr. Incredible (voiced by Craig T. Nelson) who is basically like any other superheroes with weaknesses. He is a cool dude with wheels like batman's that is until her grabs Elastigirl's (Holly Hunter) flexible hand in marriage. He loses the car just like in real life. But there's more. It seems that for all their derring-do, caped crusaders attracted lawsuits and the clean-up expenses were costing the government a bundle. Mr. Incredible is a superhero in the traditional 1950s mold, dashing about town fighting crime and saving the lives of endangered civilians. Alas, the populace is not unanimously grateful, and he's faced with so many lawsuits for unlawful rescue and inadvertent side effects that he's forced to retire. So lousy bureaucrats made them pretty much illegal.

So now we have a dehorned superhero serving life in the suburbs. Under the government's Superhero Relocation Program, Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl move to the quiet life with their children Violet (Sarah Vowell), Dashiell (Spencer Fox) and little Jack Jack (Eli Fucile, Maeve Andrews).

Bob Parr, Mr Incredibles alter ego is an insurance adjuster and father with thinning hair and a bulging waistline. Bob feels powerless, perhaps the worst fate for a superhero.

Helen raises the kids, and there's a lot of raising to do: The world is occasionally too much for the teenager Violet, whose superpowers allow her to turn invisible and create force fields. Dashiell, called Dash, can run at the speed of light, but has to slow down considerably when he's finally allowed to compete in school track meets. Baby Jack's powers are still limited to that of soiling his nappies at will. Hey, that makes all babies superheroes.

Bob Parr hates the insurance business. Joining him in the suburb is another relocated superhero, Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson), who can freeze stuff. Claiming they belong to a bowling league, they sneak out nights to remember the good old days and do a little low-profile superheroing. Incredible finds himself leading another double life this one hidden from his wife and children.

One day or rather night the old life beckons, in the form of a challenge from Mirage (Elizabeth Pena), who lures him to a secret island where Mr. Incredible battles a robot named Monitored 7.

This robot, we learn, is one of a race of fearsome new machines created by the evil mastermind Syndrome (Jason Lee), who admired Mr. Incredible as a kid but became bitter when Incredible refused to let him become his boy wonder. He now wants to set up as a superpower by unleashing his robots on an unsuspecting world.

Anyone who has seen a Bond movie will make the connection between Syndrome's island hideout and the headquarters of various Bond villains. "The Incredibles" also has a character inspired by Q, Bond's gadget-master. This is Edna Mode, known as E and voiced by Brad Bird, who also wrote and directed. She's a horn-rimmed little genius who delivers a hilarious lecture on the reasons why Mr. Incredible does not want a cape on his new uniform as these can be treacherously dangerous. Someone shold warn Batman and Superman.

It's got great visuals. The details are just mesmerizing. No wonder there's a credit in the end for special hair and clothing animation. It's that detailed.

The plot great but not mind bogging. You are left to generally related to the boredoms of life and the wishes to be a superhero.

C-3PO among Robot Hall of Fame inductees

Honda's ASIMO and C-3PO from "Star Wars" have been inducted into Pittsburgh's Robot Hall of Fame. In ceremonies Monday night at the Carnegie Science Center, ASIMO and C-3PO, the latter represented by actor Anthony Daniels who played the robot on the screen, were among five machines -- real and imagined -- inducted. ASIMO was honoured for its ability to move gracefully. Also in the science category was Shakey, referred in a news release to as "a pioneer in mobility and artificial intelligence." Other science fiction entries, along with C-3PO, were Astro Boy, the animated star of Japanese films from the early 1950s; and Robby the Robot, who made his first appearance in 1956's "Forbidden Planet." Monday's ceremonies marked the second hall of fame class. Last year, C-3PO's "Star Wars" sidekick R2-D2 and the conflicted HAL 9000 from "2001: A Space Odyssey" were honoured from the world of fiction while the Mars Pathfinder Sojourner Rover and Unimate, the first industrial robot arm used on an assembly line, were inducted for the science aspect. The Robot Hall of Fame was established by the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University to "honour landmark achievements in robotics technology an in the increasing contributions of robots to human endeavours."

Pictures of the year
The Missouri School of Journalism and the National Press Photographers Association present this highly eclectic, addictive gallery of images. While the navigation is a little clunky, the photographs are sublime. Almost 2,000 magazine and newspaper photographers submitted over 32,000 slides for consideration, and the winners are organized by theme: issue reporting, sports/action, portrait/celebrity, pictorial, etc. You're also invited to browse highlights from last year's Olympics and presidential election.

America at 10 mph
The U.S. has a long tradition of daring adventurers and historic firsts. From Lewis and Clark's opening of the West to Neil Armstrong's famous step on the moon, Americans seek the excitement of exploration. Today marks another milestone in that endeavour. It's day one of a unique journey -- the first solo attempt to cross America on a Segway Scooter. Yes, one man will ride the human transporters at a gruelling 10 mph for the entire transcontinental journey. He and a crew depart Seattle for Boston in a courageous effort to capture "a sense of America and today's American dream." Along the 4,700 miles, they'll document their travels with daily video and audio updates.

The house of the future
Using straw, sticks, and bricks, the Three Little Pigs fashioned environmentally sensitive homes, although only one proved to be wolf proof. Nowadays, more and more consumers are demanding homes that are modern and high-quality, as well as eco-friendly. Addressing those concerns are the folks behind the Year of the Built Environment and their showcase of six houses of the future. Each home is capable of being erected in less than 4 days. The "open, free-form plan" of the concrete house is intriguing, although mowing the roof may be problematic. Other domiciles are constructed of steel, timber, glass, or clay. The cardboard house can be assembled by two people in six hours. And if you get tired of its slanting walls, you can just toss it in the recycle bin.

Is your desktop this messy?
There's one in every office: A colleague who keeps his desk in such an unbelievable state of disarray that it screams out for yellow caution tape and a condemnation notice. Makes us want to ask him, "How do you get any work done?" right after we ask, "What's that smell?" The fine folks at Bash.org have dedicated an entire site to celebrating the art of the workplace disaster area. Click on the slideshow to view a series of the best -- or is it worst? -- Submissions that have met the contest's guidelines. But let's not get too judgmental. These people have some severe roadblocks to keeping a neat workspace that need to be taken into account. Like a cat that seriously impedes the filing process or an apparent drinking problem. We need to have a little understanding here. And a can of Lysol.

Rock balancing: weird for a hobby
To those of us who find it impossible to balance a teaspoon on a saucer, Bill Dan is a man of awe-inspiring skill. Somehow and for some reason, he balances rock upon rock upon rock in a gravity-defying display of virtuosity. Watch as he carefully places the tiniest point of one rock on the roundest surface of another. Bill works on the shores of San Francisco, where an occasional seagull threatens the equilibrium of his creations. But balancing rocks isn't restricted to the water's edge of northern California -- it's a worldwide phenomenon, with new practitioners joining the ranks every day. If you're inspired to try a little stone stacking yourself, Bill offers this helpful advice, "Try to place a bigger
rock at the bottom.”



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