This just in from Melissa Thorp…
I am holding the Pinella’s Park-In. I’m going to be on site from dec. 1st-31st from noon to 4pm to encourage the city to establish the art park they proposed so many years ago. I am tired of the bullshit and I am willing to be arrested. I’ve been inviting everyone and getting the word out every way that I can think of. We’re going to be doing park stuff like frisbee, reading, listening to music and hanging out. Please come by, and please spread the word. Any suggestions will be warmly received, esp. if they help keep me out of jail!!
Thanks in advance, devi
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Set the Night On Fire:
A tribute to the 40th Anniversary of the Doors
Saturday Nov.10th Gates open at 4-music and performance begin at 5pm sharp
Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tickets just $12 in advance—813-238-8001
20 Performers-7 Hours-60 Songs:
There will be over 20 performers presenting their versions of the Doors music and poetry. Each band will perform approximately 3 songs in their own style—everything from Folk to Blues and Rock to Psychedelic and more. It’s a 7 hour homage featuring over 60 songs from one of rock’s most beloved dead musicians.
Historic unveiling of door from Jim Morrison’s home.
A door from the home of Jim Morrison’s grandparent’s in Clearwater, where Jim lived for 6 years of his life. The door has been beautifully painted by renowned artist Doug Wright, with an incredible image of Jim Morrison. It will be unveiled at WMNF’s “Set the Night on Fire” A Tribute to the Doors 40th Anniversary. The door has been donated by Triangle Development Company to the Clearwater Public Library History Museum where it will become part of a permanent display honoring Jim Morrison, their most famous library card holder. Come meet the artist and get the first glance at this awesome tribute to a rock ‘n’ roll legend.
Continue reading “Set the Night On Fire: Tribute,”
We stopped by and took some photos of the paintings in question. Here they are. If anybody recognized this as Tom’s work, let us know:
Get ready for some new stills from some of Tom’s home movies. Here’s one of Tom. can you identity the year? We’re thinking late 60’s, early 70’s. He’s shaking his long locks.
Here is a link to the first free chapter of The Chopin Manuscript, a mystery written by a number of authors over a period of time, that is available online by subscription. I was planning on having the first chapter of the Beaux Arts book online for download in a similar manner, so I was pretty excited to see my idea in action. Check it out. The Chopin Manuscript.
Melissa Thorpe wrote to let me know she has a petition for a Park in Tom’s name in Pinellas Park. What is amazing about this story is that she only went there twice, yet she was impressed enough to start something. There are now three petitioners that I know of with blogs on Beaux Arts Park petitions. More links soon.
For now, here is Melissa’s quote of the day, from Bob Keeling’s book on Kerouac in Florida, “Where the Road Ends.” It says, ” When Kerouac did want people to know who he was,, he would hang out at the Beaux Arts coffeehouse in Pinellas Park, about the closest thing to a New York-type cultural scene the Tampa Bay area had to offer. There Kerouac could rap with a variety of musicians, writers, and other artists. Lowe and his band had acoustic jams in the torchlight garden at the Beaux Arts. Kerouac would try to fit in with his harmonica or ukulele. ‘though he never could play either’ Lowe said.”