So will your convictions and principles stand in the face of a few million dollars? Apparently there are some who do stand up to the millions. Read the story, it is inspiring, to say the least.
“People lost their virginity to this music, got high for the first time to this music,” Densmore said. “I’ve had people say kids died in Vietnam listening to this music, other people say they know someone who didn’t commit suicide because of this musicâ€¦. On stage, when we played these songs, they felt mysterious and magic. That’s not for rent.”
John Densmore was the drummer in the band “The Doors”. One the few bands I have a t-shirt of, in fact. Doors’ songs have meant different things to me, at different times, but they have always meant something. It is good to see someone treating music as something besides a profit-making venture. I mean this was music that woke me up, taught me stuff, and kept me motivated. All that will definitely be eroded if I hear it as the backdrop for, say, a Geico ad, or something.
Thank you for the music, John.