Ghost riders in Paris

By Michelle Campbell In 1992, I took a walk around Père Lachaise cemetery and Paris with Joe Russo, lead singer of the Doors tribute band, the Soft Parade. We took some shots at, and around Jim Morrison’s grave, and then went on to Saint Michel, an area that Jim liked to wander very much. HereContinue reading “Ghost riders in Paris”

Music world reacts to death of Ray Manzarek

Raymond Daniel Manzarek February 12, 1939 – May 20, 2013 I can’t believe it. My sincere condolences to Ray’s family and friends. Thank you for all the awesome music Ray. You enriched so many lives with your extraordinary talent. RIP Homages from around the web View this post on Instagram #raymanzarek #whisjeyagogo A post shared by RobertContinue reading “Music world reacts to death of Ray Manzarek”

What happens to abandoned chapels in Père Lachaise?

Translated from French, Les chapelles du Père-Lachaise revivent. By Oihana Gabriel. 20 Minutes. Web. 31 October 2012. A second wind for chapels in Père Lachaise Along the tree-lined paths of Père Lachaise (20th), many funerary chapels are showing signs of cracks and rust. But this year, the cemetery is testing an innovative solution: Funerary chapels thatContinue reading “What happens to abandoned chapels in Père Lachaise?”

When idol worship leads to desecration

An interesting article, despite several inaccuracies (see footnotes). English translation below. L'HISTOIRE DU JOUR | La délinquance par amour des vedettes ou quand l'adoration mène à la profanation. http://t.co/WzxzoXfQFe — franceinfo (@franceinfo) March 18, 2013 English translation When idol worship leads to desecration Claude François’* family is going to press charges for vandalism. Located atContinue reading “When idol worship leads to desecration”