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Without Ray Manzarek, the Doors would never have existed. Many people don’t know that the Doors was actually made from members of two other bands; Rick and the Ravens (Ray and Jim) and the Psychedelic Rangers (Robby and John).
Ray was the connection between these two groups from his Transcendental mediation class.
Jim only became involved in music when Ray’s brothers band lost a band member just before a performance, their contract stated a specific number of musicians must be present, Jim was the ring in that saved the day, doing back up vocals and harmonica. During the early days of the Doors, it was Ray’s Japanese girlfriend Dorothy, that actually funded a lot of the bands expenses. Most of the Venice beach band practices were at Rays parents basement.
The Doors were one of the music bands of political protest, people that really wanted to question everything and encouraged others to do so.
The Doors were politically inconvenient at the wrong time for the establishment, Viet Nam war, US Peak Oil, Nixon, the Draft, LSD.
The Doors had frequent clashes with he establishment and the band dissolved amid a drawn out court case over the Miami incident.
Thank you Ray for being the sound track to dissent.
Somewhere, somehow, Ray And Jim have met again.
Travel well Ray.
Victoria police scrambled to the bank where a free shop activist was alleged to have been writing on the footpath with chalk and handing out political campaign flyers.
“Screw the banks “
“Free Bradley Manning”
The free store activist was then taken to a police station and locked in a room, he was eventually charged with
“Writing on a structure”
The activist has stated he did not write on anything vertical and it was an unlawful arrest.
Writing political messages on the footpath with chalk is not destructive in anyway, it is not illegal and has always been a valid form of political expression. Australia’s behavior in relation to treatment of political activists and human rights in general has sent alarm bells ringing among civil liberties groups globally this federal election year.
Being able to express your political opinion is more important than ever before, even with social networking gimmicks such as facebook it is getting harder counter the dominance of the global media machine and corrupted governments.
Regardless of our ideals, its a human right to express them even with chalk on a footpath.
The first Gippsland free store:
More info at Gippsland free store.
Some viewers will know what this means. Come on guys its all in good fun.
Nick Carson has just arrived at the Free shop to try to claim credit for all the work everyone else has done.
In the past he has claimed that he goes to the free shop but we believe this the first time he has actually shown up.
Teigan Evans has been keeping the seat warm for Nick Carson for quite a while, and has even welcomed well know agent provocateurs to the free shop in the past to threaten and harass Free shop volunteers
So on the 6 month anniversary of the free shop Nick Carson wants to take over.
So if you would like to ask Nick Carson why he hijacked all the media resources from Occupy Melbourne and to this day refused to give them back, go and ask him. He’s at the corner of Collins Street and Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000 Victoria, right now.
Update: like a serial con man he is gone in a flash.
And just to clarify for the future, Nick Carson is not an organizer for the march against Monsanto occurring next week, though it’s likely he will try to hijack that too.
This could be the end of the freeshop. Demand answers from the hijackers if you want to save the free shop.