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While working at GMT Studios of Culver City, CA as an account executive (Copy of my business card) I had booked the Eagles Band for 3 weeks of closed set rehearsals, this before the start of their "when hell freezes over tour" circa 1994.  I was also doing prison ministry work at the real "Hotel California" CRC prison of Norco, CA this while during the time frame that I had booked the Eagles Band at GMT Studios. There is a full mock up prison set at GMT studios next door to the stage where I had booked the Eagles band and always wanted to ask Don Henley if GMT's mock prison set look a little familiar to him :)  Perhaps some other time. (Also be sure to review my douglas of newport site, where I share updates and also solicit for scripts, TV pilots and movie projects)

The Eagles band singing their popular song Hotel California, a song about an inmate's time (Its been inferred it was Don Henley) who did time at the CRC prison, Norco, California, a minimum security prison facility. A lot of prisons have nick names. A prison out by Adelanto, CA is called Camp Snoopy because it is a very minimum security facility.

I had ministered to an inmate Michael Smith when he had spent time at both Adelanto state prison near Victorville, California and I had first ministered to Michael Smith while he was at Hotel California, CRC Norco CA. Inmate Michael Smith who had no family and only grew up in foster homes  finally did get out of prison. Because of his success story he was asked to be the keynote speaker at the M2 (Prison outreach) annual year end dinner held at the prison on the women's side of the prison. Many of the M2 mentors and leadership are there in attendance for their annual big ministry dinner event. Sort of like the Oscars for the forgotten and lost without families.

CRC prison, aka "Hotel California" use to be a luxury hotel called "Lake Norconian Club" (see lake in picture) This resort hotel was acquired by the state of California and converted into a prison during the depression era. The resort was intended as a retreat for nearby Hollywood celebrities. Ironically enough a certain amount of Hollywood celebrities have "done time" at Hotel California, aka CRC prison.

The resort "Lake Norconian Club" had faltered in the previous great depression and was acquired by the state of California. I will always think of my M2 ministry days at CRC prison whenever I hear the song Hotel California. CRC prison is located off of I-15, Norco, CA exit 6th street and go west.  Please see it in your heart to do prison or jail ministry work. It is very rewarding and we are commanded to do this by our Lord Yeshua.

A history of Lake Norconian Club



Douglas Nicholson / Biblical researcher

Torah observant of Lord Yeshua of non rabbinic practices and not of Paul / Newport Beach, CA/ Last Trumpet Org  

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Eagles in Australia (Great clip) singing "Hotel California" which is a song about a very real prison


Hotel California - The Eagles from saladin on Vimeo.


Hotel California- The Eagles by dream_ks

When asked of the Eagles when they would reunite for tour, the standard reply back was "when hell freezes over."  The Eagles did reunite for their "when hell freezes over" tour and for a TV special at Warner Burbank Studios in California on April 25th, 26th, 1994. While working at GMT Studios Culver City (GMT client and talent list) I had booked the Eagles for three weeks of closed set rehearsals prior to the start of their tour. One of the members of the Eagles had done time at Hotel California as an inmate and is what this song is about, an inmate doing time at Hotel California. I had booked for the Eagles at one of our stages at GMT studios, stage 2  that was "coincidently" adjacent to our full mock up prison set of Alcatraz Prison (see pixs of stage 1) and it shared a large common door into the stage 2 where I had booked the Eagles band into. I always wanted to ask Don Henley if the full mock up of the Alcatraz  prison set on stage 1 looked a little familiar to him? Jokingly of course but never got the chance to do so. Myself I was actually doing prison ministry at that time at the "real" Hotel California with inmate Michael Smith who came from very broken life from one foster home to another, he had no family and ended up doing time at (CRC prison, Norco, Ca, aka Hotel California) So was was doing did prison ministry work at the real Hotel California all during the time when I had also booked the Eagles band for closed set rehearsals at GMT studios, this before the very start of their "When Hell Freezes Over" tour.


Los Angeles was just coming out of its daze and shock from the Northridge earthquake that occurred on January 17, 1994. Much of the media production had shut down and had relocated back east and elsewhere. As for me, due to lack of production being produced in the LA area just after that big earthquake, I was laid off.


Lord Yeshua used my prison ministry days and other ministry outreaches that He called me to do, to help to shape my heart for His glory and good purpose.  "Circumcise your heart for God" means having a heart for doing God's will for your life. This is a commandment from God for everyone to do. Deuteronomy 10:16 Having a heart for doing the will of God in your life.


Go out and invest your time and resources "saving people" for Lord Yeshua and don't worry about saving the stupid animals. Always get your priorities straight with God.


Matthew 6:26 "Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?



Douglas Nicholson / Biblical researcher

Torah observant of Lord Yeshua of non rabbinic practices and not of Paul / Newport Beach, CA/ Last Trumpet Org  

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