I continue the dialog with myself about this saga…
“The two were charged with being drunk and disorderly and with a far more serious offence of “interfering with the flight of an aircraft,” a new
anti-skyjacking law that could very well result in a $10,000 fine and a 10-year prison sentence. Morrison already had a possible three-year sentence
hanging over his head form the notorious Miami incident when he had exposed himself on stage. His life was becoming chaotic. At 26, with the rock and
roll world at his feet, he was facing a possible 13 years in prison.”
Now, I would like to say that you have all the elements in hand to make your own conclusion ...
Personally, I prefer to think that Jim Morrison had the courage and intelligence to get out of the "Star system" while pursuing his own career as a
writer and poet in another country… .instead to be dead in a bath or in a bar by overdose..
As someone pointed out, a snort of good strong smack will kill a person. Especially if they aren't regularly using.
In my opinion, Jim unraveled. I simply look at him to know this. 27 is SO young to be looking like that.
Edema, puffy face, sunken eyes, and the legal dope he loved is hard to quit. Pour enough into any vessel and it will crack.
He lost the thread of youth, and used adult poisons to dissolve whatever hidden threads were remaining in his flesh.
That's like trying to find 'the Lord', while praying to Jesus, in a casino.
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Sorry Davidmann, but I think that you didn’t read the first post of Sonofthesun :
Originally posted by SonoftheSun
[align=center][color=gold]** Free Again **[/align]
Perhaps that many of you, as I did, still think that he continued his downhill momentum, in Paris, until that dreadful day where he was proclaimed
dead. That he was overweight, spending on drugs and alcohol, partying till early morning hours. That he’d be seeking new nightclubs and new drinking
buddies. You could not be further from the truth.
When he left for Paris, his doctor found him to be in excellent health.
his personal physician, Dr. Derwin, stated to the press that "Jim Morrison was in excellent health before travelling to Paris".
Morrison had lost weight, cleaned up his act and had started to write again.
Now, tell me if you see the same person that you have described ???
It was to be the band's policy to credit the Doors, the whole band, for all original songs they recorded even though Morrison was the primary
lyricist. It was Light My Fire that caused them to reverse that policy. Jim did not want to sing the line, "You know we couldn't get much higher" as
it seemed to go against his personal anti-drug policy at that time, according to band keyboardist Ray Manzarek.
Morrison wanted to alter that line but Robbie insisted it remain as is, and as such Jim did not want to be associated with composing the song, though
he agreed to perform it that way, so their own crediting policy changed over it. Later when they were to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show they were
asked to change that line when they performed it but Morrison emphasized it instead, apparently reasoning that if he had to tolerate it as is then the
rest of the world could as well.
This is simply not true. Morrison was the primary lyricist, but Light My Fire is the song that ignited the band into stardom, this did not "reverse
their policy" on crediting the whole band, as this was from their first album, . The first time this happened was on the album 'The Soft Parade'. This
was the point where Morrison really didn't want to sing a lot of Kriegers songs. You can actually hear the differences in their songs, Krieger was
embracing the use of the horns and strings in his 4 while Morrison stayed to the sound of the previous records.
Jim did NOT have an "Anti-Drug Policy" and it's ridiculous to think so. In fact most of the first two albums were written when we was living on a roof
of an abandoned office building in L.A, spending his time writing and consuming copious amounts of L.S.D.
Prior to that, when he attended UCLA as a film student, he met a man named Felix Venable (who in himself had a mysterious past) Jim looked up to this
man as a mentor and hung around him a lot, Felix knew plenty of Poets and had a lot of Beat Wisdom that mystified Jim. It was here where Jim started
really drinking and using drugs (Felix was a Speed Freak, but introduced Jim to L.S.D and of course the lovely Mary Jane).
Even back in school Jim was of course always trying to Provoke people. At one point, when Felix, Jim, and another Film student Phil O’Leno went out
to the Desert in Mexico on a Road Trip, Jim and Felix returned and started telling people they killed Phil, as he had not yet returned.
It wasn't until a few weeks later where Phil finally came back to LA. (I'm being brief here as this is getting long) but here is the link for the
Anyways, back on the correction train
There has been a lot of talk calling Jim a junkie and all that, but Jim was actually opposed to HARD drugs. He may have fueled Pam's habit, but he
himself, was fine with grass and alcohol, with occasional dabbling in Cocaine, now it is possible he was given heroin in place of coc aine and he
mistook it as such, but I digress, as someone posted before, his trusted body guard and drinking buddy Tom Funches they hated the stuff (Heroin) and
stayed away, and this is the guy that was hired to keep Jim out of trouble, but eventually ended up becoming close friends.
I doubt as Jim was clearing up his act, he thought "Hey, what should I do to become a better and freer me? Oh I know, I'll snort Heroin in the
On the genius qualification, what makes a genius? Here is the official definition: exceptional intellectual or creative power or other natural
Now Jim Morrison had an IQ of 149 and scored well on the SAT with a 528 in math and 630 in the verbal.
This is from a guy who often questioned teachers and caused a lot of trouble in school.
When he graduated, instead of asking for a car, like most teenagers, he asked for the collection of Friedrich Nietzsche in its entirety.
After, he attended classes at St. Petersburg (junior) College, soon transferred to Florida State University, where he studied art and psychology. It
was here he was in his first film, and this sparked something in him,
After his parents denied his request to switch to UCLA to study Film, he hitch hiked his way there. At UCLA he did graduate with a Bachelors in 1965.
This is just some insight behind the man known as "The Lizard King" which believe it or not, he did not start calling himself, the news outlets at the
time branded him as such, due to the way he moved, and danced around on stage, he simply liked the sound of it and adopted it.
Unfortunately, I see a lot of the people who are not a fan of the man, and the music, look only at the surface to make quick judgments, but Jim was an
incredibly deep, mysterious individual, to the point where his fellow band mates gave up on trying to decipher a lot of the lyrics.
As far as conspiracies go, Jim Morrison is definitely worthy of one, whether you like him or not.
As for the popularity coming from the rebellious youth, Jim wanted to send a message, he wanted people to see something, and he felt he could take it
upon himself to show it to everyone. This is what made him passionate in the underground scene before fame.
Eventually his fans all heard 'Light My Fire' and that was the song everyone would always request, (Sometimes they would request it AGAIN right after
they finished playing it for 15 minutes) The "Teenybopper" became the main fanbase, and this really bothered Morrison. This is when he started to hate
what he was doing.
This post has been all over the place, and I apologize for that, but another thing I wanted to touch on.
If you feel that The Doors are 2nd rate, or weren't a huge influence to tons of music to come you are simply ignorant.
Each album they produced (skipping post Morrison albums) went Platinum, tell me that's not impressive.
Jim was powerful enough during shows to incite riots, bigger than any band at the time, there was nothing like an early Doors show, it was some
Anyways, I am getting way off track here, I just wanted to revive this dead thread, and give a little more insight.
As far as this conspiracy goes, I believe he could have easily faked his own death and could really be anywhere. The inconsistencies are endless.
I hope we can get this going again!
Have a good one folks!
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