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Friday September 17, 2004 8:00-10:00pm (The Doors)

Riders on the Storm - The Doors
Light My Fire - The Doors
I Can't See Your Face In My Mind - The Doors
Yes, The River Knows - The Doors
Maggie M'Gill - The Doors
Wild Child - The Doors
L.A. Woman - The Doors
End Of The Night - The Doors
Tightrope - Stevie Ray Vaughan (r)
Moonlight Drive - The Doors
Not To Touch The Earth - The Doors
The Spy - The Doors
Crawling King Snake - The Doors
Do It - The Doors
Hello, I Love You - The Doors
Break On Through (To The Other Side) - The Doors
Strange Days - The Doors
The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat) - The Doors
Wishful Sinful - The Doors
Ship Of Fools - The Doors
Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar) - The Doors (r)
My Wild Love - The Doors
The End - The Doors
Cars Hiss By My Window - The Doors
Take It As It Comes - The Doors
Spanish Caravan - The Doors
People Are Strange - The Doors
Summer's Almost Gone - The Doors

Notes: Now this is nice, a tribute to a band that has been close to me all my life, and has remained one of my favorites. I grew up listening to The Doors (among other great rock bands - though The Doors are one of the few I remember specifically hearing in my infancy). Even to this day, when I listen to The Doors, their unique and poetic sound brings me back to my childhood vacations at the lake.

Like one time, I was out on the lake on a boat with my brothers and my uncle and my grampa, and we could tell that a storm was approaching. So we quit swimming and got back in the boat, and headed back to our dock, hoping to get there before the storm broke. Well, it started hailing a bit as we sped back to our dock, and in the process we lost one of our inflatable inner tubes (designed to look like a tire) that was blown toward a private shore (I don't think we ever saw it again). When we got to the dock, it was getting pretty dark and it had started to rain. My uncle and grampa tied down the boat while my brothers and I ran up the hill to our rented cottage. Noone was home. We decided to run to the cottage next door where our gramma was staying, but halfway there, we encountered my parents' familiar van in the road. They had just come back from doing some shopping nearby. Spotting us, the van stopped, and we hopped in to get out of the rain, and on the car radio the song Riders on the Storm was playing. I'll never forget that moment.

Looking through this playlist, it looks like I did a good job of mixing some of the more popular favorites with some lesser known gems I am fond of. Being the middle of September (and my last show before the autmunal equinox), Summer's Almost Gone was a fitting end to this show.