Introductory message re Jim Morrison Project's new podcast. Commentary on some vintage magazines and plans for JMP for 2015.
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.
It was the summer of 1966—at the height of the Cold War and Vietnam, with the Civil Rights Movement in full bloom—when 23-year-old Richard Loren embarked on a pop cultural journey with some of the most influential rock icons of the day. That transformative time was reflected in the revolutionary spirit of the music being made.
"Bob Dylan turned the Beatles on to some dope and we went from 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' to 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,'" recalled Loren in an interview from his home in Nobleboro. "Rock was a movement then. It was the catalyst for change, the driving force behind the counter-culture."
Only 200 copies of this special-edition poster are being made. Each print will be individually numbered.
Paris: Chief of his own faction of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) Maulana Fazlur Rehman visited the grave of Jim Morrison at the Père Lachaise Cemetery here on Thursday.
While definitely not for the casual fan, Feast of Friends offers hardcore Doors aficionados a treasure trove of rare and unreleased footage, all of it all glowingly restored. Shot with the band's cooperation while on their 1968 tour, the fly-on-the-wall documentary Feast of Friends was shelved once singer Jim Morrison—who would have turned 71 years old Monday—was arrested in Miami the next year for lewdness and profanity.
Whatever else he was—poet, rock god, philosopher—Jim Morrison consciously set himself up as a polarizing figure. The Rolling Stones made an act as the bad boys of rock 'n roll—but Jim Morrison lived it. He gave a voice to the Oedipus complex—in the most explicit way possible—with his song "The End." While he was still 16, in Las Vegas, he was arrested for public drunkenness and vagrancy. He was all but kicked off the Ed Sullivan Show for singing the line "Girl we couldn't get much higher," after being told to replace "higher" with "better." And then came his famous concert in Connecticut.
On this day, December 9, in 1967, at a concert in New Haven, Connecticut, Jim Morrison broke another barrier in the bad-boy rocker behavior, becoming the first musician arrested right on stage, in the middle of the concert.
One of the most mythologized and romanticized figures in rock history, Doors front man Jim Morrison possessed a deep-seated anti-authoritarian streak that repeatedly landed him in trouble. On Dec. 9, 1967, the rebellious rocker was arrested at a Doors gig in New Haven, Conn., earning him the dubious distinction of being, as far as we know, the first rock star ever arrested onstage during a performance.
Be sure to visit Rainer's website The Doors Quarterly Magazine.
I just think I'm lucky. I've found a perfect medium to express myself in. Music, writing, theatre, action—I'm doing all those things. I like to write… I find that music liberates my imagination. When I sing my songs in public, that's a dramatic act, but not just acting as in theatre, but as social act, real action.