Guwahati & Mumbai (Bombay)

Just finished four nights in a row with a performance in Bombay tonight! We have the next three days off to see the city of Bombay and this Wednesday is the Festival of Lights Holiday which are all looking forward to! “Indians scattered on dawn’s Highway bleeding. Ghost crowd the young child’s fragile, eggshell mind” JM

Kolkata Rocked Last Night!!

The audience in Kolkata welcomed peace frog’s first night in India with great energy and much love! They were pounding on the stage last night for an encore of The End which they responded with by singing the lyrics word for word! All ages were seen in the audience from teenagers to baby boomers and estimate was 1,500 in attendance! Thank you Kokata for a great welcoming and for making the show a complete success! YOU ROCK!!! And Thank you 100 Pipers Whisky! ūüôā Tomorrow we play India’s Woodstock like festival in the Moutains of Shillong! We just arrived here and the hotel is like a resort over looking the beautiful lake that we will playing in front of tomorrow! Estimated 7,000 people are scheduled to attend!

John Densmore occupies L.A.

Occupy Wall Street is in it’s first month, and in the past few weeks more and more of America has become occupied, city after city is met with protestors. But few of the Occupy rallies have had a rock legend such as John Densmore support them.
Densmore who has been involved in charitable and protest movements having been arrested with Bonnie Raitt in Chicago, and lending his name to any number of charities from saving horses to appearing and playing for alternative schools. Densmore appeared at for a short time at the Occupy L.A. rally appearing very urban post-tribal in a top-knot and carrying a hand drum. He read from the New York Times, which told the occupiers they were ‚Äúunsophisticated,‚ÄĚ Densmore countered with, the hippies ended the Vietnam War, and threw a monkey wrench into the ‚Äúindustrial/military complex‚ÄĚ and recited a poem by Etheridge Knight.

Continue reading on Examiner.com John Densmore occupies L.A. РNational the Doors | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/the-doors-in-national/john-densmore-occupies-l-a?CID=examiner_alerts_article#ixzz1bBweC3PB

Occupy Venice, Come Join your movement

You are part of the 100% and the 99% is activating with this movement of direct action and direct democracy. Join us in your movement at Windward Circle across from BofA and the Post Office.
Welcome to OCCUPY VENICE, we stand in solidarity with¬†Occupy Wall St¬†and for all of the events springing up across the country.¬† As we’ve seen occupy unfold through facebook, twitter, and the various live feeds across the internet, volunteers in Venice wanted to build a site that would help spread the word as more protests organize across the world. We hope to provide people with information about events that are organizing, ongoing, and building across the U.S. as we, the 99%, take action against the greed and corruption of the 1%.
We will only grow stronger in our solidarity and we will be heard, not just in New York, but in echoes across the world.
General Assembly begins at 6:30pm.  On Thursday night after general assembly a concert in Windward Circle as part of Venice Art Crawl.

DIWALI IS INDIA’S BIGGEST HOLIDAY! OCT. 26TH!

Diwali¬†(also spelled¬†Devali¬†in certain regions) or¬†Deepavali,[1]¬†popularly known as the “festival of lights”, is an important festival in¬†Hinduism,¬†Jainism, and¬†Sikhism, celebrated for different reasons, occurring between mid-October and mid-November. For Hindus, Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes. For Jains, Diwali marks the attainment of¬†moksha¬†or¬†nirvanaby¬†Mahavira¬†in 527 BC.[2][3]¬†For¬†Sikhs, Diwali is celebrated as Bandhi Chhor Diwas (The Celebration of Freedom), and celebrates the release from prison of the sixth guru,¬†Guru Hargobind, who also rescued 52 Hindu kings held captive by¬†Mughal¬†Emperor with him in the Gwalior Fort in 1619.[4]

Deepavali is an official holiday in India,[5] Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana,Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia, Singapore,[6] and Fiji.

The name “Diwali” is a contraction of “Deepavali” (Sanskrit:¬†???????¬†D?p?val?), which translates into “row of lamps”.[7]¬†Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps (diyas¬†or¬†d?pas) inSanskrit:¬†???) filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. During Diwali, all the celebrants wear new clothes and share¬†sweets¬†and snacks with family members and friends.

Diwali commemorates the return of Lord Rama, along with Sita and Lakshmana, from his 14-year-long exile and vanquishing the demon-king Ravana. In joyous celebration of the return of their king, the people of Ayodhya, the Capital of Rama, illuminated the kingdom with earthendiyas and by bursting firecrackers.[8]

The festival starts with Dhanteras on which most Indian business communities begin their financial year. The second day of the festival, Naraka Chaturdasi, marks the vanquishing of the demon Naraka by Lord Krishna and his wife Satyabhama. Amavasya, the third day of Deepawali, marks the worship of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth in her most benevolent mood, fulfilling the wishes of her devotees. Amavasya also tells the story of Lord Vishnu, who in his dwarf incarnation vanquished the Bali, and banished him to Patala. It is on the fourth day of Deepawali, Kartika Shudda Padyami, that Bali went to patala and took the reins of his new kingdom in there. The fifth day is referred to as Yama Dvitiya (also called Bhai Dooj), and on this day sisters invite their brothers to their homes.

Besides Hindus, Sikhs and Jains also celebrate Diwali.[9

Kolkata Arrival

We are here in Kolkata! We arrived safe and excited to be here! Everyone is very nice and welcoming! Thank you for having PEACE FROG FROM LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA! Thanks to everyone back in the USA for the safe travel wishes! INDIA GET READY TO ROCK!!!!!!

Dubai Airport

We are at Dubai Airport now waiting for the plane to Kolkata, India…6 more hours to go! 90 degrees and humid… our hotels are really nice through out the tour so we are looking forward to getting there and unwinding…the people we have met are saying we are in for over stimulation of the mind and soul in India..nice!

Jim Morrison’s bust

Sean Joyce was twelve years old when The Doors, ‚ÄúLight My Fire‚ÄĚ, came out and even at that age he immediately recognized The Doors were on the cusp of what was going on, and he saw Jim Morrison as a superhero, or at the least a ‚Äúheroic looking dude.‚ÄĚ
Joyce who has had an artistic bent all of his life,  remembers doing sculptures when he was three! He worked at Industrial Light and Magic (George Lucas’ special effects company) and worked as a matte painter and storyboard artist but didn’t feel the artistic accomplishment in realizing someone else’s vision, so for the last twenty years he’s been a struggling artist creating paintings and sculpture’s of his own vision, including those of Jim Morrison.
Joyce started sculpting busts of artists he found ‚Äúheroic and transformative‚ÄĚ in his life including Henry Miller, Beethoven, Einstein, Rodin (see slideshow). Ten years ago Joyce started working on a bust of Jim Morrison and emailed (then) Doors manager Danny Sugerman who loved the idea of the bust, and asked if Joyce could finish it for the forthcoming 30th anniversary of Morrison‚Äôs death, but it was only a couple of weeks before the anniversary and the bust couldn‚Äôt be finished on time.

Continue reading on Examiner.com¬†Jim Morrison’s bust – National the Doors | Examiner.com¬†http://www.examiner.com/the-doors-in-national/jim-morrison-s-bust?CID=examiner_alerts_article#ixzz1asZzq0zD