Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A Tribute to Jim Morrison

I was watching this DVD today because I don't know too much about The Doors. These words by Jim and his band friends did catch my attention:

"Jim's contribution to music was that Jim was real. Jim was real on stage, Jim was real when he wrote his songs, when he sang the songs in the studio. He was not a performer, he was not an entertainer he was not a showman. He was a shaman. He was possessed, man. The guy was possessed by a vision, by a madness, by a rage to live, by an all-consuming fire to make art."
Ray Manzarek

"The mood I get from most of this kind of heavy, kind of sort of a gloomy feeling, you know? Like a... like someone not quite at home or, you know, or not quite... not quite relax. You know, we're a lot of things but not quite sure bout anything. I'd like to do just a feeling of being totally at home."
Jim Morrison

"He was in his room and he wouldn't come out. (laughs) So we... "Come on, Jim." He finally let us in and he was sort of under the bed and taking a lot of acid, encouraging us to take acid. And we're gonna: "We gotta a gig." You know... So we gotta him over The Whisky and we were doind The End and he threw in the Edipo section got very quiet. I think we were fired that night too."
John Densmore

"We tried to marry poetry and music much in the manner of the poetry and the jazz, the beatnik of the late 50's and early 60's. And we tried to do poetry and rock and roll."
Ray Manzarek

"I'd like to do a song or a piece of music that's just a pure expression of joy. Pure like a celebration of existence, you know?
And like the coming of spring, like a sun rising. Just pure unbounded joy. I don't think we've really done that yet."
Jim Morrison


Anonymous said...

Great quotes!

Morrison is humanity to the Nth degree. His music always stuns me. I find something new every time, some twist, some turn I hadn't expected. His thoughts are almost never what they first appear, and that's an amazing thing.

He's one of those rare individuals capable of embodying his art. Sometimes it's the art of madness but of course I appreciate that part ;)

Ana said...

I know the musics but I never searched for his biography.
On this DVD someone said that he used to read a lot and was always with a book - reading or writing:) - and the others also was very intellectuals too.
Yes, there are some madness;) but I don't know why I rather listening to The Who than Bee Gees. lol
I'm trying to write on Jim and Eddie Veddy.
I'm still working on it and I fear doing some false analogies.
There are huge differences.

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Ana said...

Thank you very much Joannah.
It means a lot to me.
This is what keep us going.