"TITTER YE NOT"
I've just paid £19.99 in
HMV for the BBC box set
What a fucking rip off.
Not a single picture of Jim Morrison as a baby.
"C'mon, baby, light my fire!"
Jim Morrison at a Klan rally.
I call my wife 'Her Indoors'
She's got a beard like Jim Morrison.
I went to a concert last
night and I'm really pissed
off that Jim Morrison didn't
The tickets clearly said
'Doors open at 6:30'.
Brian Jones - 1969
Jimi Hendrix - 1970
Janis Joplin - 1970
Jim Morrison - 1971
Kurt Cobain - 1994
In a year full of terrible
news, at least music fans
can continue to rejoice that an excellent musician
hasn't joined the 27 club.
THE LIZARD KING
I am the Lizard King
The Lizard King
James Douglas "Jim" Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971)
was an American singer, songwriter and poet best remembered as
the lead singer of The Doors.
Because of his songwriting, wild personality and performances, he
is regarded by critics and fans as one of the most iconic and
influential front-men in rock music history, and because of the
dramatic circumstances surrounding his life and death, in the latter
part of the 20th century, he was one of the popular culture's most
rebellious and displayed icons, representing generational gap and
youth counter culture. He was also well known for improvising
spoken word poetry passages while the band played live. Morrison
was ranked number 47 on Rolling Stone's list of the "100 Greatest
Singers of All Time", and number 22 on Classic Rock Magazine's "50 Greatest Singers In Rock".
Ray Manzarek said that Morrison "embodied hippie counterculture rebellion..." Morrison was
sometimes referred to by other monikers, such as " Lizard King " and "King of Orgasmic Rock".
Morrison developed an alcohol dependency. He died at the age of 27 in Paris, probably of an
accidental heroin overdose. No autopsy was performed, and the exact cause of Morrison's
death is still disputed. Jim Morrison's grave is located at Père Lachaise Cemetery in eastern
James Douglas Morrison was born in Melbourne, Florida, the son of Clara Virginia (née Clarke) and future Rear Admiral George Stephen Morrison. Morrison had a sister, Anne Robin, who was born in 1947 in Albuquerque, New Mexico; and a brother, Andrew Lee Morrison, who was born in 1948 in Los Altos, California.
His ancestors were Scottish, Irish, and English. In 1949, Morrison, then four years old, allegedly witnessed a car accident in the desert, in which a family of Native Americans were injured and possibly killed. He referred to this incident in the Doors' song "Peace Frog" on the 1970 album Morrison Hotel, as well as in the spoken word performances "Dawn's Highway" and "Ghost Song" on the posthumous 1978 album An American Prayer. Morrison believed this incident to be the most formative event of his life, and made repeated references to it in the imagery in his songs, poems, and interviews.
In January 1964, Morrison moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Shortly thereafter on August 2, 1964, Morrison's father, George Stephen Morrison, commanded a carrier division of the United States fleet during the
Gulf of Tonkin Incident, which resulted in the United States' rapid escalation of the Vietnam War. At UCLA, Morrison enrolled in Jack Hirschman's class on Antonin Artaud in the Comparative Literature program within the UCLA English Department. Artaud's brand
of surrealist theatre had a profound impact on Morrison's dark poetic sensibility of cinematic theatricality. Morrison completed his undergraduate degree at UCLA's film school within the Theater Arts department of the College of Fine Arts in 1965. At the time of graduation ceremony, he went to Venice, and his diploma was mailed to his mother at Coronado. He made several short films while attending UCLA. First Love, the first of these films, made with Morrison's classmate and roommate Max Schwartz, was released to the public when it appeared in a documentary about the film Obscura. During these years, while living in Venice Beach, he became friends with writers at the Los Angeles Free Press. Morrison was an advocate of the underground newspaper until his death in 1971. He later conducted a lengthy and in-depth interview with Bob Chorush and Andy Kent, both working for the Free Press at the time (approximately December 6-8th, 1970), and was planning on visiting the headquarters of the busy newspaper shortly before leaving for Paris.
In the summer of 1965, after graduating with a degree from the UCLA film school, Morrison led a bohemian lifestyle in Venice Beach. Living on the rooftop of a building inhabited by his old UCLA cinematography friend, Dennis Jakobs, he wrote the lyrics of many of the early songs the Doors would later perform live and record on albums, the most notable being "Moonlight Drive" and "Hello, I Love You".
The Doors On Tour
According to Jakobs, he lived on canned beans and LSD for several months.
Morrison and fellow UCLA student, Ray Manzarek, were the first two members of
the Doors, forming the group during that summer. They had met months earlier as
cinematography students. The now-legendary story claims that Manzarek was
lying on the beach at Venice one day, where he accidentally encountered
Morrison. He was impressed with Morrison's poetic lyrics, claiming that they were
"rock group" material. Subsequently, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John
Densmore joined. Krieger auditioned at Densmore's recommendation and was
then added to the lineup. All three musicians shared a common interest in the
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's meditation practices at the time, attending scheduled
classes, but Morrison was not involved in this series of classes, claiming later that
he "did not meditate."
The Doors took their name from the title of Aldous Huxley's book The Doors of
Perception (a reference to the unlocking of doors of perception through psychedelic drug use). Huxley's own title was a quotation from William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, in which Blake wrote: "If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite." Although Morrison was known as the lyricist of the group, Krieger also made significant lyrical contributions, writing or co-writing some of the group's biggest hits, including " Light My Fire ", "Love Me Two Times", "Love Her Madly", and "Touch Me". On the other hand, Morrison, who didn't write most songs using an instrument, would come up with vocal melodies for his own lyrics, with the other band members contributing chords and rhythm. Morrison did not play an instrument live (except for maracas and tambourine for most shows, and harmonica on a few occasions) or in the studio (excluding maracas, tambourine, handclaps, and whistling). However, he did play the grand piano on "Orange County Suite" and a Moog synthesizer on "Strange Days".
In June 1966, Morrison and the Doors were the opening act at the Whisky a Go Go in the last week of the residency of Van Morrison's band Them. Van's influence on Jim's developing stage performance was later noted by John Densmore in his book
Riders On The Storm: "Jim Morrison learned quickly from his near-namesake's stagecraft, his apparent recklessness, his air of subdued menace, the way he would improvise poetry to a rock beat, even his habit of crouching down by the bass drum during instrumental breaks." On the final night, the two Morrisons and their two bands jammed together on "Gloria". In November 1966, Morrison and the Doors produced a promotional film for "Break on Through (To the Other Side)", which was their first single release. The film featured the four members of the group playing the song on a darkened set with alternating views and close-ups of the performers while Morrison lip-synched the lyrics. Morrison and the Doors continued to make short music films, including "The Unknown Soldier", "Moonlight Drive", and "People Are Strange".
The Doors achieved national recognition after signing with Elektra Records in 1967. The single "Light My Fire" spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in July/August 1967. Later, the Doors appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, a popular Sunday night variety series that had introduced the Beatles and Elvis Presley to the United States. Ed Sullivan requested two songs from the Doors for the show, " People Are Strange " and "Light My Fire". Sullivan's censors insisted that the Doors change the lyrics
of the song "Light My Fire" from "Girl we couldn't get much higher" to "Girl we couldn't get much better" for the television viewers;
this was reportedly due to what was perceived as a reference to drugs in the original lyrics. After giving assurances of compliance to the producer in the dressing room, Morrison told the band "we're not changing a word" and proceeded to sing the song with the original lyrics. Sullivan was not happy and he refused to shake hands with Morrison or any other band member after their performance. He had a show producer tell the band that they would never appear on The Ed Sullivan Show again. Morrison reportedly said to the producer, in a defiant tone, "Hey man. We just 'did' the Sullivan Show!"
By the release of their second album, Strange Days, the Doors had become one of
the most popular rock bands in the United States. Their blend of blues and dark
psychedelic rock included a number of original songs and distinctive cover versions,
such as their rendition of "Alabama Song", from Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's
opera, Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. The band also performed a number
of extended concept works, including the songs "The End" "When the Music's Over"
and " Celebration of the Lizard ". In 1966, photographer Joel Brodsky took a series
of black-and-white photos of Morrison, in a photo shoot known as "The Young Lion"
photo session. These photographs are considered among the most iconic images of
Jim Morrison and are frequently used as covers for compilation albums, books, and
other memorabilia of the Doors and Morrison. In late 1967 at an infamous concert in
New Haven, Connecticut, he became the first rock singer ever to get arrested on
stage, an incident that further added to his mystique and emphasized his rebellious
In 1968, the Doors released their third studio album, Waiting for the Sun. The band
performed on July 5 at the Hollywood Bowl, this performance became famous with
the DVD: Live at the Hollywood Bowl. It's also this year that the band played, for the
first time, in Europe. Their fourth album, The Soft Parade, was released in 1969. It
was the first album where the individual band members were given credit on the
inner sleeve for the songs they had written. Previously, each song on their albums
had been credited simply to "the Doors". On September 6 and 7, 1968, the Doors
played four performances at the Roundhouse, London, England with Jefferson
Airplane which were filmed by Granada for a television documentary The Doors are
Open directed by John Sheppard. Around this time, Morrison—who had long been
a heavy drinker—started showing up for recording sessions visibly inebriated He
was also frequently late for live performances. As a result, the band would play
instrumental music or force Manzarek to take on the singing duties to subdue the
By early 1969, the formerly svelte singer had gained weight, grown a beard and
mustache, and had begun dressing more casually—abandoning the leather pants
and concho belts for slacks, jeans and T-shirts. During a March 1, 1969 concert at
the Dinner Key Auditorium in Miami, Morrison attempted to spark a riot in the
audience. He failed, but a warrant for his arrest was issued by the Dade County
Police department three days later for indecent exposure. Consequently, many of
the Doors' scheduled concerts were cancelled. In September 1970, Morrison was
convicted of indecent exposure and profanity. Morrison, who attended the
sentencing "in a wool jacket adorned with Indian designs", silently listened as he
was sentenced for six months in prison and had to pay a $500 fine. Morrison
remained free on a $50,000 bond. At the sentencing, Judge Murray Goodman told Morrison that he was a "person graced with a talent" admired by many of his peers.
In 2007 Florida Governor Charlie Crist suggested the possibility of a posthumous pardon for Morrison, which was announced as successful on December 9, 2010. Drummer John Densmore denied Morrison ever exposed himself on stage that night.
Following The Soft Parade, the Doors released Morrison Hotel. After a lengthy break the group reconvened in October 1970 to record what would become their final album with Morrison, titled L.A. Woman. Shortly after the recording sessions for the album began, producer Paul A. Rothchild—who had overseen all of their previous recordings—left the project. Engineer Bruce Botnick
took over as producer.
Morrison met his long-term companion, Pamela Courson, before he gained fame or fortune, and she encouraged him to develop his poetry. At times, Courson used the surname "Morrison" with his apparent consent, or at least lack of concern. After Courson's death in 1974, and after her parents petitioned the court for inheritance of Morrison's
estate, the probate court in California decided that she and Morrison had once had what
qualified as a common-law marriage, despite neither having applied for such status while
they were living and common-law marriage not being recognized in California. Morrison's
will lists him as "an unmarried person." Morrison and Courson's relationship was a stormy
one, with frequent loud arguments and periods of separation. Biographer Danny
Sugerman surmised that part of their difficulties may have stemmed from a conflict
between their respective commitments to an open relationship and the consequences of
living in such a relationship.
In 1970, Morrison participated in a Celtic Pagan hand fasting ceremony with rock critic
and science fiction fantasy author Patricia Kennealy. Before witnesses, one of them a
Presbyterian minister, the couple signed a document declaring themselves wed, but none
of the necessary paperwork for a legal marriage was filed with the state. Kennealy
discussed her experiences with Morrison in her autobiography Strange Days:
My Life With
and Without Jim Morrison and in an interview reported in the book Rock Wives.
Morrison also reportedly regularly had sex with fans ("groupies") such as Josépha Karcz
who wrote a novel about their night together, and had numerous short flings with other
musicians, as well as writers and photographers involved in the music business. They
included Nico, the singer associated with the Velvet Underground, a one night stand with
singer Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane, an on-again, off-again relationship with 16
Magazine's Gloria Stavers as well as an alleged alcohol-fueled encounter with Janis
Joplin. David Crosby said many years later Morrison treated Joplin poorly at a party at the
Calabasas, California home of John Davidson while Davidson was out of town. She allegedly attacked him with a bottle of alcohol in front of witnesses, and that ended their only encounter. At the time of Morrison's death there were at least three paternity actions pending against him, although no claims were made against his estate by any of the putative paternity claimants.
Morrison joined Courson in Paris in March 1971, at an apartment he had rented on the rue Beautreillis (in the 4th arrondissement
of Paris on the Right Bank). In letters he described going for long walks through the city, alone. During this time, Morrison shaved his beard and lost some of the weight he had gained in the previous months. Morrison died on July 3, 1971 at age 27. In the official account of his death, he was found in a Paris apartment bathtub (at 17–19 rue Beautreillis, 4th arrondissement) by Courson. The official cause of death was listed on the death certificate as "heart failure". No autopsy was performed.
The absence of an autopsy left many questions regarding Morrison's cause of death. In Wonderland Avenue, Danny Sugerman discussed his encounter with Courson after she returned to the United States. According to Sugerman's account, Courson stated
that Morrison had died of an accidental heroin overdose, having snorted what he believed to be cocaine. Sugerman added that Courson had given numerous contradictory versions of Morrison's death, saying at times that she had killed Morrison, or that his death was his fault. Courson's story of Morrison's unintentional ingestion of heroin, resulting in an accidental overdose, is supported by the confession of Alain Ronay, who has written that Morrison died of a hemorrhage after snorting Courson's heroin, and that Courson nodded off instead of phoning for medical help, leaving Morrison alone and bleeding to death.
Ronay confessed in an article in Paris that he then helped cover up the circumstances of Morrison's death, and that there was no autopsy - the normal procedure when a young person dies suddenly - due to the medical examiner being bribed. In the epilogue of No One Here Gets Out Alive, Hopkins and Sugerman write that Ronay and Agnès Varda say Courson lied to the police who responded to the death scene, and later in her deposition, telling them Morrison never took drugs. She also claimed that she was Morrison's cousin. In the epilogue to No One Here Gets Out Alive, Hopkins says that 20 years after Morrison's death, Ronay and Varda broke their silence and gave this account: They arrived at the house shortly after Morrison's death and Courson said that she and Morrison had taken heroin after a night of drinking. Morrison had been coughing badly, had gone to take a bath, and vomited blood. Courson said that he appeared to recover and that she then went to sleep. When she awoke sometime later Morrison was unresponsive, so she called local friends. Hopkins and Sugerman also claim that Morrison had asthma and was suffering from a respiratory condition involving a chronic cough and vomiting blood on the night of his death. This theory is partially supported in The Doors (written by the remaining members of the band) in which they claim Morrison had been coughing up blood for nearly two months in Paris, but none of the members of the Doors were in Paris with Morrison in the months prior to his death. No other friends have reported witnessing Morrison coughing.
According to a Madame Colinette, who was at Père Lachaise Cemetery mourning the recent loss of her husband, she witnessed Morrison's funeral. The ceremony was "pitiful," with several of the attendants muttering a few words, throwing a few flowers over the casket, then leaving quickly and hastily within minutes as if their
lives depended upon it. Those who attended included Alain Ronay, Agnès Varda, Bill Siddons (manager), Courson, and Robin Wertle (Morrison's Canadian private secretary at the time for a few
In the first version of No One Here Gets Out Alive, published in
1980, Sugerman and Hopkins gave some credence to the rumor
that Morrison may not have died at all, calling the
fake death theory “not as far-fetched as it might seem”. This theory led to considerable distress for Morrison's loved ones over the years, notably when fans would stalk them, searching for evidence of Morrison's whereabouts. No proof of any kind has ever been offered to substantiate Sugerman's suggestion that Morrison was still alive. In 1995, a new epilogue was added to Sugerman's and Hopkins's book, giving new facts about Morrison's death and discounting the fake death theory saying, “As time passed, some of Jim and Pamela [Courson]'s friends began to talk about what they knew, and although everything they said pointed irrefutably to Jim's demise, there remained and probably always will be those who and those who will not allow him to rest in peace.”
L.A. WOMAN THE DOORS
In the August 1, 2014 issue of Mojo Magazine, Marianne Faithfull says that her drug-dealer boyfriend at the time, Jean de Breiteuil, killed Morrison. "Count" Breiteuil was also dating Courson at this time and providing her with heroin. In the interview Faithfull says,
“I could intuitively feel trouble. I thought, I’ll take a few Tuinal and I won’t be there. And he went to see Jim Morrison and killed him. I mean I’m sure it was an accident. Poor bastard. The smack was too strong? Yeah. And he died. And I didn’t know anything about this. Anyway, everybody connected to the death of this poor guy is dead now. Except me.” The same batch of French Connection heroin, supplied by Jean De Breiteuil's two dealers, that Marianne Faithfull claims killed Jim Morrison, is also implicated in the death of actress and prior lover of Breiteuil, Talitha Getty, who died 11 days after Jim Morrison, of a heroin overdose in Rome.
In 2007, Sam Bernett, a former manager of the Rock 'n' Roll Circus nightclub, released a (French) book titled "The End:
Jim Morrison", alleging that Morrison overdosed on heroin in his nightclub. He claims that Morrison went to the club to buy heroin for Courson, used some himself and died in the bathroom, and that his body was then moved back to the rue Beautrellis apartment by Patrick Chauvel and two drug dealers, nicknamed ‘Le Chinois’ and ‘Le Petit Robert’. There have been many other conspiracy theories surrounding Morrison's death, but like Bernett's claims, they are not supported by corroboration, as are the basically concurring accounts of Ronay, Varda, Courson and Faithfull.
Wonderland Avenue, in which author Danny Sugerman chronicles his own descent into heroin addiction during the decade that followed Morrison's death, also contains a warning to young Doors fans. Sugerman wrote that Morrison died from substance abuse, plain and simple, and they should ignore any substance abusers who use the contradictory accounts of Morrison's final hours as a justification to get drunk or stoned themselves. If a Doors fan is friendly with a substance abuser who announces plans to die young as a tribute to Morrison, "then let him go and die," wrote Sugerman.
In 1981, Croatian sculptor Mladen Mikulin voluntarily placed a bust of his own design and a new gravestone with Morrison's name at the grave to commemorate the 10th anniversary of his death; the bust was defaced through the years by cemetery vandals and later stolen in 1988. Mikulin made another bust of Morrison in 1989, and a bronze portrait of him in 2001; neither piece is at the gravesite.
In the early 1990s, Morrison's father, George Stephen Morrison, after consulting with E. Nicholas Genovese, professor of classics and humanities, San Diego State University, placed a flat stone on the grave. The bronze plaque there on bears the Greek inscription:
ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ, literally meaning "according to his own daemon, i.e., guiding spirit," to convey the sentiment "True to Himself."
Morrison was, and continues to be, one of the most popular and influential singer-songwriters in rock history. To this day Morrison is widely regarded as the prototypical rock-star: surly, sexy, scandalous, and mysterious. The leather pants he was fond of wearing both onstage and off have since become stereotyped as rock-star apparel. In 2011, a Rolling Stone readers' pick placed Jim Morrison in fifth place of the magazine's "Best Lead Singers of All Time". Iggy and the Stooges are said to have formed after lead singer Iggy Pop was inspired by Morrison while attending a Doors concert in Ann Arbor, Michigan. One of Pop's most popular songs, "The Passenger", is said to be based on one of Morrison's poems. After Morrison's death, Pop was considered as a replacement lead singer for the Doors; the surviving Doors gave him some of Morrison's belongings and hired him as a vocalist for a series of shows.
JIM MORRISON GRAVE PARIS
Wallace Fowlie, professor emeritus of French literature at Duke University, wrote Rimbaud and Jim Morrison, subtitled "The Rebel as a Poet – A Memoir". In this he recounts his surprise receiving a fan letter from Morrison who, in 1968, thanked him for his latest translation of Arthur Rimbaud's verse into English. "I don't read French easily", he wrote, "...your book travels around with me." Fowlie went on to give lectures on numerous campuses comparing the lives, philosophies and poetry of Morrison and Rimbaud. The book The Doors by the remaining Doors quotes close friend Frank Lisciandro as saying that too many people took a remark of Morrison's that he was interested in revolt, disorder, and chaos “to mean that he was an anarchist, a revolutionary, or, worse yet, a nihilist. Hardly anyone noticed that Jim was paraphrasing Rimbaud and the Surrealist poets.”
Layne Staley, the vocalist of Alice in Chains, Scott Weiland, the vocalist of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, Julian Casablancas of the Strokes, James LaBrie of Dream Theater, as well as Scott Stapp of Creed and Ville Valo of H.I.M., have all said that Morrison was their biggest influence and inspiration.
Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver have both covered "Roadhouse Blues" by the Doors. Weiland also filled in for Morrison to perform " Break On Through (To The Other Side)" with the rest
of the Doors. Stapp filled in for Morrison for "Light My Fire", "Riders on the Storm" and "Roadhouse Blues" on VH1 Storytellers. Creed performed their version of "Roadhouse Blues" with Robby Krieger for the 1999 Woodstock Festival.
Finnish rock band The 69 Eyes' 1999 song "Wasting the Dawn" paid tribute to Jim Morrison. The music video featured HIM
member Ville Valo posing at a snowy cemetery as the ghost of Jim Morrison. The title song is based on a line from "The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)," a song from The Doors' 1971 album L.A. Woman.
Morrison's recital of his poem "Bird Of Prey" can be heard throughout the song " Sunset " by Fatboy Slim.
Christian rock musician Steve Taylor wrote "Jim Morrison's Grave" about Morrison and the tragedy of his short life; the song appeared on the album "I Predict 1990" (Myrrh Records, 1987).
Rock band Bon Jovi featured Morrison's grave in their "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" video clip.
The band Radiohead mentions Jim Morrison in their song "Anyone Can Play Guitar", stating "I wanna be wanna be wanna be Jim Morrison".
Singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey mentions Jim Morrison in the song "Gods & Monsters" from the album "Born To Die:
Alice Cooper in the liner notes of the album Killer stated that the song "Desperado" is about Jim Morrison.
The leather pants of Bono's "The Fly" persona for the Achtung Baby era and subsequent Zoo TV Tour is attributed to Jim Morrison.
On their 2008 album The Hawk Is Howling Scottish post-rock band Mogwai titled the opening track "I'm Jim Morrison, I'm Dead".
The song "The Irony of Dying on Your Birthday" by the band Senses Fail features the lyrics:
"I wanna die like Jim Morrison
A fucking rock star / I wanna die like God on the cover of Time. / Just a blink and it's gone / So baby pour some fame in my glass."
In 2012 electronic music producer Skrillex released "Breakn' a Sweat" which contained vocals from an interview with Jim Morrison.
In June 2013, a new fossil analysis revealed a lizard, one of the largest ever known that lived on Myanmar, was given the moniker Barbaturex morrisoni in honor of Morrison. "This is a king lizard, and he was the lizard king, so it just fit," said Jason Head, a paleontologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The animated television show The Simpsons has made numerous references to Morrison, including Krusty the Klown singing
Break On Through ("I Love Lisa", Season 4);
Otto Mann telling Homer that "me and the admiral do not get along" (a reference to Morrison and his estranged father, Rear Admiral George Stephen Morrison ("The Otto Show", Season 3);
and mention of Morrison's grave ("The Devil Wears Nada", Season 21).
Another reference, "I am the lizard queen!" Is bellowed by Lisa Simpson at the end of her encounter with psychedelic theme-ride river water at Duff Gardens ("Selma's Choice", Season 4).
In Stephen King's The Stand, Stu Redman tells a friend about his encounter with Jim Morrison long after Morrison's supposed death, late at night at a lonely Texas gas station in the 1980s.
The Doors (1991), A film by director Oliver Stone, starring Val Kilmer as Morrison and with cameos by Krieger and Densmore. Kilmer's performance was praised by some critics. Ray Manzarek, The Doors' keyboardist, harshly criticized Stone's portrayal of Morrison, and noted that numerous events depicted in the movie were pure fiction.
David Crosby on an album by CPR wrote and recorded a song about the movie with the lyric:
"And I have seen that movie – and it wasn't like that."
People fear death even more than pain. It's strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over. Yeah, I guess it is a friend.
I'm interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos, especially activity that appears to have no meaning. It seems to me to be the road toward freedom.
If my poetry aims to achieve anything, it's to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel.
Is everybody in? Is everybody in? Is everybody in? The ceremony is about to begin. The entertainment for this evening is not new, you’ve seen this entertainment through and through you have seen your birth, your life, your death….you may recall all the rest. Did you have a good world when you died? -enough to base a movie on??