Posts Tagged With: The Doors

Day 2938: Supportive and loving places

Throughout my life, I have looked for — and tried to create — supportive and loving places.

Last night, before I sang my new lyrics for “People are Strange,” I talked about supportive and loving places.

Do you see any supportive and loving places in my photos from yesterday?

Supportive and loving places are created by supportive and loving people and those are two of them: Joe, who is the MC of the Jam’n Java Open Mic, and Nat, who has appeared in this blog here, here, here, here, and here.

Nat sent me these supportive and loving messages after my performance:

Nat: So much fun!!! Sooooo on point. Some governmental agency should pay you to use that as a public safety announcement.

Me: You should be my manager!

Nat: Easiest management gig ever – your awesomeness promotes itself! You should put that on YouTube at least.

Me: I will!

And I did.

What are your supportive and loving places?

Gratitude and appreciation create supportive and loving places, so thanks to everyone, including YOU!!!

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Day 2924: People are strange

People are strange, in case you haven’t noticed. Therefore, I’ve written new lyrics to The Doors song “People are Strange.”

People are strange

When there’s a virus,

Faces look ugly not wearing masks.

People seem wicked

When they’re not distanced,

They resist such simple tasks.

They’re so strange

Faces unmasked in the rain.

It’s a strain.

Not caring how many they maim,

Causing pain.

They’re so strange.

They’re so strange.

(repeat chorus)

They’re so strange.

Faces unmasked causing pain.

If I could call them by name

They’re insane, they’re insane.

And so strange!

People are strange

Stupid and careless

Spouting such nonsense

Spreading disease.

And there’s so many

Doing this damage,

Stay away from me, pretty please.

They’re so strange

Having the nerve to complain!

Unmasked and causing such pain,

They’re insane, they’re insane

And so strange.

© Ann Koplow, 2021


I hope people aren’t strange when I perform those new lyrics for “People are Strange” at an Open Mic.

Are people strange in my latest images?

People are strange if they complain about wearing masks. It’s strange to me if you don’t agree.

Here are The Doors performing “People are Strange” on the Ed Sullivan Show.

Do you think people are strange? Which people? And how strange?

Gratitude is not strange, so thanks to all you wonderful people who help me deal with strange people every day!

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