Monday, January 28, 2008

First Impressions

I'm surprised I don't know more people who like The Doors. The Lost Angeles answer to bubble gum. I think that a lot of reasons my friends don't listen to them is because the first song they heard was "Light My Fire"...that intro is somewhat of a turn off, maybe a little bit campy. They need to dig deeper! Songs like "Love Street", "Backdoor Man", "Not To Touch The Earth", "Crystal Ship", etc. I am not someone who claims Jim Morrison to be a great poet, but he had his moments. I think of him in two phases. The young eager Jim, and the jaded, bearded, bluesy, fat Jim..I prefer the latter. I love The Doors, I used to do reports on Jim Morrison in high school, and I've watched the Oliver Stone film many times. I imagine that it would've been hell to be in a band with someone like Morrison, very volatile, drunk, self-destructive. Although, he did create some moments. I love The Doors, I love that Morrison was offensive and thought provoking, I love that Robby Krieger played flamenco guitar, I love that Ray Manzarek played the bass lines on his organ, and I love that John Densmore carried the songs right where they should go. The did have some cheesy songs, but I think it was all a growing experience for them, pushing their own walls back further. I have a bottle of wine cozied up next to me on a love seat, hypnotized by a combination of a gas powered fire in a lovely fireplace with fake wood, and exhaustion. My head is having a hard time supporting itself, like an infant with their soft skulls and constant need of support. I'm reading a book called "The Partly Cloudy Patriot" and it's a nice easy read, dotted with informative bits of history and irony. So it's a worth while read, I don't like pointless reads. I stay from the Dan Browns and John Grishams..and I don't even konw why. I just feel like I'm wasting my time. I mean, I wouldnt' feel good about myself if I put down an Ayn Rand book for a Michael Crichton book. (did I spell that right?) Oh well, I'll slip right in to a dream about traveling to Russian with a Jewish girl and visiting St. Petersburg. I watched a DVD about Ayn Rand the other night, it's strange because I always put her in this place of obscurity, like all the other antiquated philosophers, but she was alive until the 80's and she lived in Hollywood and New York, she was interviewed by Donahue and she was on 60 Minutes. Blah.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I have a bottle of wine cozied up next to me on a love seat, hypnotized by a combination of a gas powered fire in a lovely fireplace with fake wood, and exhaustion."

you have no idea how beautifully wonderful that sounds.

6:57 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

who's the lucky jewish girl?

8:05 AM

Blogger Melanie said...

I grew up with the Doors music being in high school in the 70's, and I rather liked Light My Fire cheesy or not.

As for books, I'm generally a non-fiction reader, although of late I've been reading a bit more fiction. Reading anything creative and imaginative at all is probably not a waste of time. I like mysteries, but I've watched them more than I've read them. My mom was/is a big Agatha Christie fan. I've heard of the Partly Cloudy Patriot. May check it out sometime. I'll add it to my growing list. I'm reading, "The Case for Christ" by Lee Stroebel. It's not completely unbiased, of course, but few things are. It's still pretty interesting.

1:20 PM


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