why was Jim so self destructive? That is something I will never understand...
'Why was he so destructive?'
I think because he was so good at what he did he felt pressure to always be that good. Unresolved family issues, who can forsee these things when they are in the 'whirlwind' of the times, fame, rock and roll etc? I wish he was still here, as the world is a way better place when people like this add to it. God blessed us all with his presence.
91 interview with steven Wheeler
lisciandro: Sugerman's book offended those who knew Morrison best, according to Lisciandro. "Many of Jim's closest friends find that book very objectionable. I call it 'Nothing Here But Lots Of Lies,' because it's full of bullshit. You have to realize that despite what he says, Danny Sugerman did not know Jim Morrison. If you think that a fourteen-year-old can go in a bar and drink with someone, you're crazy. That never happened.
"I know for a fact that Jim did not like Danny," he goes on to say. "Jim told me on numerous occasions that Danny was a nuisance. But because Jim was a nice guy, he was kind enough to give Danny a few minutes of his time. Danny was always pestering Jim. So those stories of Danny having dinner or doing his homework at Jim and Pamela's apartment are hilariously ridiculous. That never happened."
BAM 7th March 1981
PAUL ROTCHILD : Danny Sugarman (co-author of the book) is a fan of The Doors who took Jerry Hopkins' original manuscript and destroyed it. Danny didn't interview me. Jerry did. Danny then changed a lot of my interview to hearsay that other people did. I'm furious about that book and so is everyone else I've talked to who is quoted in it. It's a great piece of sensationalism, very little of which holds to historical fact. The general shape of it is correct, but Jim is sensationalized rather spectacularly, and the best parts of Morrison are not there. The people who really helped The Doors' career are treated in a very cavalier manner, and the only people who come off well in my opinion are the groupies and syocpants who were hanging around the band and close to Danny Sugarman who was a groupie himself".
There's only one thing in the whole process that bothers me, and that is Danny Sugarman's book. If Jim Morrison were alive today, he'd be livid about that book. Not because of the truth it tells, but because of the lies it maintains. Like Sugarman's trying to keep going the myth that Jim might still be alive! That is pure, total, unmitigated bullshit. If Danny had sat there where your sitting and listened to Pam after she came back from Paris, he wouldn't be trying to perpetuate this myth - and that's what it is.
Have read it but like you say he got it, he saw the establishment and the level of control and how accepting the public are. He was also able to see the consequences of his behaviour and chose to continue. Though I see him as a genius he did not make smart choices. Like John Lennon who knows what he would have been able to do if his life hadn't been cut short
thats show biz ;)
Jim was a military brat and never got the chance to find his roots, as he was shuffled back and forth between his parents and grandparents, always on the move. As if that weren't bad enough, he was to come of age during the 1960's, and if you weren't born between the mid 1940's (Jim was born in 1943) and the early 1950's (I was born in 1952) then you missed out on growing up during the 60's. The country experienced a shitstorm during that era (Vietnam, civil unrest, flower power, political assassinations, the advent of mind altering drugs, the Cold War and the list goes on.) Unlike most people, Jim got it. And unfortunately, he chose to live fast, die young and leave a good looking corpse. For a true insight as to what drove him, I would suggest that you read "No One Here Gets Out Alive" by Jerry Hopkins and Danny Sugarman.