O but mrmohs is having a crisis!
I couldn’t find the Morrison Hotel !
Got plenty of Hard Rocks
But the Café is closed apparently
I been in Boston on a Ship of Fools
I THINK YOU
Yes, Jim had plenty vision
He saw deep
back /\ ahead
He wrestled mightily to deliver his vision
And wrestle is the right word
Cobra on my left
Leopard on my right
lots of faith in the individual
In that vision-- that we could break free
That why I like the Lords
Notes on Vision
Ahhh, Mrmohs, I love the way someone gives you the ball, and you run with it...That's so great. Here's the next play. I noticed you and Coralie are onto Ship of Fools. Another one of my favorites. Well, let's just say they all are my favorites. There are so many signs in that song alone telling us of the serious damage man is doing to this country. The more I listen to Jim's words, it never fails, I always hear something new, and get so awed at how so far ahead of his time he was. It's almost as if he was sent here to warn us about things to come, and sadly enough not enough people listened.
A Doors Synchronicity!
I was thinking that ship
today is a good day
to take those good trips
Dead, Seger, Plant, Doors
Spanish galleons take me away
Set sail, you Philosophers Poets !noofooooling
Jim was an excellent swimmer & the "ship of fools"-scene of A FEAST OF FRIENDS is great.
Along came Mister Goodtrips
Looking for a new ship
Come on, people, better climb on board
Yeah, climb on board
Ship's gonna leave ya far behind
Climb on board
I've got three ships and sixteen men
A course for ports unread
I'll stand at mast, let north winds blow
'Til half of us are dead
w/plenty of precison
Singing songs of shady sisters and
old time liberty
Songs of love and songs of death and
songs to set men free
there seems to be something wild-child-like in LAND HO. seeking genuineness and truth, something ontological.
Thanks for the support
Its a difficult subject
and to easy to say something totally stupid.
Yet have given it a lot of thought
and feel I have the history, spirit,
life experience to add some thing intelligent
But perhaps not the writer on the storm skills!!
Nontheless I have another thing-I been contemplating
In Doors music, especially Jim lyrics and projection
I get a real sense of existential alienation
something wrong.. something not quite right...
w/ the historical culture, people, life as lived
It what attracted me to the music
and as stayed with me for 40 years.
I would say that there is a real sense of: were here alone,
like a dog without a bone and what can we make of ourselves
beyond what the status quo wants? Philosphically speaking a
Nietzschean, Sarteian, Heideeeger exitsential sort of thing.
Yet, when I read Jim personal poetry
I detect a sense, a longing, for a creator being.
More than a longing-- a belief in that ideal.
A strong agnostic belief leaning toward
more certainity than the obverse.
Now it would seem like in the music
the public pronuncement of Jim
was of exoterical kind
and in the personal poetry
a esoterical ideal
Well all the above may just be rhetorical musing
from a shipwrecked Doors soul on the
"for better or for worse"
That is the question.
ah there is a more serious question asked here
as I grow older I get less sure about the whole issue
I'm pretty sure Jim wanted to move in another direction
but the train was moving to fast
Plus, Jim may of had fatalistic outlook on life?
Not that it could cause an early occurence
but it may be easiar to accept it-
if that how the rock rolls
Many young'n never think they'll live pass 27
A few dont-and many go on to live boring disaterous lives
But hey were breathing!
All I'm pretty sure of is that his poetry
& vision is so succint that it would take others
many lives to accomplish his insights.
For better or for worse
This is not the last word
but its last one I got right
That thought as crossed my mind many times, harps.
You expressed it so clearly
IF there was a rift between the Admiral & Son
this could have been nod and offering.
Its hard to believe of any seaworthy man not
appreciating its woosey sea leg whaler largess
'ala Moby Dick.
Then you got me thinking a whole nother angle.
The unversal themes of Fire Earth Water Air
Could this have been the Doors nod
to the aqueous element?
Or Horses Latitude?
When the still sea conspires!
Fire is obvious
What about the Earth element?
Not To Touch the Earth ?
Not to see the sun
No thing left to do
Let's Run !
Typing class 101
And What about Air?
Riders on the Storm?
I hear thunder
For some reason, and I can't put my finger on it, but this is one of my favorite Doors songs...along with Peace Frog....does anybody think that Jim wrote this, maybe as sort of tribute to his Dad. Without actually coming right out, and saying it? Instead of talking about the modern Navy, he substitutes it for the Navy of old. Hmmmm? If Jim Morrison hadn't become the nucleus of the Doors, what do you guys think he would have done with his life? Or do you all believe in destiny, and that he wouldn't have had a choice in the matter? Comments please....(: mrmohs, love to hear your thoughts.