NPR For The Deaf: We Hear It Even When You Can’t

ray_1.jpgWe are SO psyched about today’s Fresh Air. It’s one of our very favorite interviews in the entire recorded history of Q&A: Ray Manzarek, keyboard player for the Doors and producer of X. If you don’t already own it, get thee a copy of X’s More Fun In The New World directly. The time to hesitate is thru. No time to wallow in the mire. Sorry. So just to set up this Ray interview, he sits at the piano, tinkling out memories of the Dionysian/Apollonian dialectic thru the prism of peace, pot and microdot. And at least four or five times he says his catchphrase: Jim was a visionary, maaaaaan! Pass the wavy gravy and barkeep we’ll have whatever he’s smokin’. Also on the show, Doors drummer John Densmore and former Elektra Records boss Jac Holzman. You lucky ducks!

Fresh Air: I Am The Lizard King, I Will Drink Everything!

The Doors: When The Music’s Over

X: Punk’s Riders On The Storm