Above is an autograph
I secured from Mr. Manzarek
Las Vegas 2002
The circumstances of how I got it
unique indeed. I’ll write that up
and post it eventually.
But it’s a prized
possession and only wish
Ray was here to recall
blue Lords tap dance
of rocks steppes
& they are saying:
Forget the Night
Live W/ Us
In the forest of Azure
I canceled the day
to be on my way
Thank you Mohs........ feel I was eternally there present watching Jim smile in the Twilight miles...coming over the Hitchhiker in grand speed of Eternity to stay forever in the Eyes of The Divine Driver....DRIVER WHERE ARE YOU TAKING US ...COME ON TAKE A CHANCE WITH US MEET ME AT THE BACK OF THE BLUE BUS......
Synonymous to The Blue Lord of The red vermilion steps isnt it?...where infinity lies.....
right on Monalisa!
love your synopsis
wish you had been there
when I got the autograph
Ya see… Ray mentioned that
he never read the book
and had always wanted to
as he did a curious flip through the pages
he asked me what it was about ?
Well now… I was put on the spot !
My body was quite ravished
or perhaps it was just a hangover ?
Being that the meeting occurred
after Ray had thoroughly kicked my ass
-musically- the night before
And Besides what are the chances
that a major Doors fan
would be stumbling around the Grand Hotel
w/ a tattered copy of, “Life Against Death,”
w/ a pen
(this is key to the whole operation)
as Mr. Manzarek appears in the mirror?
AS strange as that was-- it was a fortunate occurrence.
I had something appropriate to autograph
So w/ Ray’s full stature asking me what it’s about
I started hymning & hawing
about the psychology of crowds.
The manifestation of a Dionysian theater
in an Apollonian triangulation of
& so on
It was apparent
I didn’t know what the hell
I was talking about*
but Ray seemed to enjoy it .
Or least he feigned that he did.
I handed him a pen and he signed my book.
He even handed the pen back to me
Which he could have kept. Or maybe he did.
As Ray was walking down the hall
I said to him:
I’m getting out of town
I’m going on the run
and we both said:
And You’re The One
I Want To Come
I sure do miss him
and we’ll meet again
in the Full Circle
*Not sure why I chose the crowd psychology theme?
better than the Swift theory of excrement
its in the book
Norman O Brown 's Life Against Death I had referred to it in my article on Greek mythological significance and the Eternal Dionysian force invoking Liberation thru dreams of accomplishments, as the soul reaches higher realms of existence and travels delving into the consciousness of Eternity.....
As the Body is ravaged
The Spirit Grows Stronger......
- Jim Morrison
What I had Ray autograph is quite strange
it’s a favorite book of Jim’s
that I just happened to have this
particular book w/ me
on what was
a very chance meeting
take a guess what book it is
me too i really wanted to meet him the most
Awesome! Wish I had met Ray.