Sunday, May 21, 2006

“This is the strangest life I've ever known.”

Jim Morrison&Van Morrison Whisky a go go -1965

"The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask.

Jim&Groupies Sunset strip LA 1967

There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on and individual level. It's got to happen inside first. You can take away a man's political freedom and you won't hurt him- unless you take away his freedom to feel. That can destroy him. That kind of freedom can't be granted. Nobody can win it for you.”

“Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.”

'I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just... in between. I want the freedom to try everything'.

"Some people surrender their freedom willingly but others are forced to surrender it. Imprisonment begins with birth. Society, parents they refuse to allow you to keep the freedom you were 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."

'Jim Morrison was a young man, only 27 years old when he died, so he didnt have a whole lot of life experiences, nor did he have a whole lot of life wisdom that you gain with age. But he was an enormously talented, gifted guy who -through the arts and crafts that he practiced- wanted to give something back to humanity; to his fellow man.

Jim Paris 1971

He was a young guy who was struggling to break through all the barriers that are impossed on us in our culture as a way to stop us from being different, outside the norm; as a way to stop us from being visionaries and artists.

When artists reproduce something thats already been done -some people may call that art- but thats not the kind of art that Im talking about. Im talking about a guy who was serious about his creative expression and was exploring new areas, new places and new visions. Thats how I hope that people will see Jim.

The Calm Calculus of reason.-A conversation with Frank Lisciandro
By Stephen P. Wheeler

Link, click on 'interview':

Frank is spot on. That was my appeal towards The Doors and Jim Morrison, more than their music really.Nothing has changed 40 years after..

Break on through