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The Jim Morrison Project is an audio & visual anthology detailing the life of Jim Morrison through his poetry, film work, artwork, spoken word & music with The Doors. The Jim Morrison Project was originally launched on July 3, 2011, in memory of the 40th anniversary of Jim Morrison's death, and will now be relaunched in celebration of his 70th birthday on December 8, 2013. Even in death, Jim Morrison's legacy lives on.
As this is the 27th Friday Bangers post, I thought it would be a good idea to make the post about some of my favourite musicians who all joined The 27 Club. In case you're not aware of it, the 27 club is a nonsense idea that refers to the fact that so many musicians and artists have died aged 27. I'd like to see proper evidence to see if there are a disproportionate number of musicians dying at this age, but in the absence of that, it still makes for a good blog post.
My first pick is Jim Morrison, who was the lead singer of The Doors (of course you knew that already). The Doors were a genuinely brilliant band, and auld Jim was pretty cool and mystical. Nothing cool or mystical about taking so many substances that you induce an early death, though. I do love The Doors, and this is one of my favourite tracks on account of the excessive weirdness of it. Here's a live video when Jim was looking at his most vagabond.Continue reading
Raymond Legaspi's "Pop Idols" seems superfluous and loud, even too playful for comfort. But there is a layer of seriousness to the bright-colored portraits here, a rationale behind the size and scope of each icon as portrayed on Legaspi's canvases.
The story is simple: a set of seven portraits of popular icons, one local, six world renowned. They are larger-than-life, literally: rendered in obese forms, with round faces and big bellies, which make them unfamiliar to some extent. What Legaspi banks on is the collective memory about each idol, beyond just face and body, and towards a public persona created as a whole image: what they do, what they are known for, not just how they look.Continue reading
For years now, the easiest way to do a Matthew McConaughey impression has been to imitate his 'Dazed and Confused' character, David Wooderson, by saying "Alright, alright, alright" in a goofy Southern drawl—something McConaughey himself acknowledged when he uttered those magic words while picking up his Oscar and Golden Globe awards for 'Dallas Buyers Club.' And as it turns out, we have Doors frontman Jim Morrison to thank for all of it.Continue reading
The Doors On The Road
by Greg Shaw provides a comprehensive timeline of live performances, reviews of the shows, stage antics of the performers, gossip related to the events, and recording sessions.
Rather than start from the inside, I start on the outside and reach the mental through the physical. Today is the age of the heroes, who live for us and through whom we experience the heights and depths of emotion. The spectator is a dying animal and the purgation of emotion is left up to the actor, not the audience.