Wednesday, March 24

you imitate what you see

jim morrison
jim morrison
jim morrison
jim laying on stage
young jim morrison
jim morrison singing

jim morrison
the doors
I'd like to write and direct my own film. 
It's all in my head.
jim morrison
You can't predict what's going to happen.
You just have to go with it.
We're trying to project our music, us, our ideas. Our ideas are in the songs, in the music.
We can't verbalize them. If we could we'd be doing that instead.
jim morrison
We played outdoors at Santa Clara. 
We've never done too well in those outdoor daytime concerts. 
I think that we need the night and sort of theatre-type atmosphere and mood in which to work.
There's something about the daylight and the open spaces that just sort of dissipates the whole magic.
jim morrison
Some people surrender their freedom willingly--but others are are forced to surrender it.
Imprisonment begins with birth.
Society, parents; they refuse to allow you to keep the freedom you are born with.
There are subtle ways to punish a person for daring to feel. You see that everyone around you has destroyed his true feeling nature. 
You imitate what you see.
I mean, each time that somebody gets up on stage, it's theatre. We might do an actual play, one with a plot or story, and it wouldn't be just a lot of songs, you know. I think that we'll do that. That's definitely where it's going. I think that what's going to happen now will be a crisis of music.
It's no longer primitive rock music, as it was. There's been a split.
A lot of people will go into theatre and musicals and opera and that kind of thing, and get further away from pure music, but rock, the primitive rock music, will reassert itself eventually.
Eventually, there'll come a need for that basic blues beat again.
jim morrison
Our culture mocks "primitive cultures" and prides itself on supression of natural instincts and impulses.
jim morrison
I offer images -- I conjure memories of freedom that can still be reached -- like The Doors, right?
But we can only open the doors -- we can't drag people through. I can't free them unless they want to be free -- more than anything else ...
 Maybe primitive people have less bullshit to let go of, to give up.
A person has to be willing to give up everything -- not just wealth. All the bullshit he's been taught -- all society brainwashing.
You have to let go of all that to get to the other side. Most people aren't willing to do that.
jim morrison

As long as there are people, they can remember words and combonations of words. Nothing else can survive a holocaust but poetry and songs.
No one can remember an entire novel.
No one can describe a film, a piece of sculpture, a painting,
but so long as there are human beings, songs and poetry can continue.

jim morrison
Let's see. I guess it's just a natural aging process. You know? Maybe it's not being as physically active but I think it's mainly  it's just filling out. some people have that kind of build ... I would say if you perform alot and sweated alot and moved around you would probably keep trim. and i drink alot of beer. if you drink hard liquor when you're recording, pretty soon you're so out of it, you can't do anything, but beer gives you a little energy and you can keep going all night.. beer really puts on the pounds.
jim morrison

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Anonymous said...

Oh My, Jim was my perfect man until I met my husband who happens to share his initials, love...His poetry and what he stood for shaped me and helped me organize my thoughts and visions... amazing post, I could stare at him for hours!! Love your blog!

Manuel said...

Such a great mind Jim! Im from Venezuela and i can feel and understand everything that he said, this man and The Doors just changed my life. Excelent post by the way

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