Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Aug 5, 2011 16:37:35 GMT
A conversation with Mr Mojo from beyond the grave...
Psychic Carmen Rogers has a unique insight on the views of James Douglas Morrison as she was able to chat with him in a London Hotel during the summer of 1991 about life, love and such mundane matters as Oliver Stone’s Doors masterpiece for Select Magazine. Claiming never to have heard of the deceased singer and with one hand holding a fag and the other a picture of The Lizard King just before he died the conversation went something like this…….
Fans believe the new headstone to be six feet away from where he is actually buried. (Select) “It’s certainly not where it was. The physical body has been shifted. They’ve not dug him up but the headstone is in the wrong place.” (Carmen)
So keeping vigil at the grave is pointless? “He’s not there! There were only a few there when he was buried. He seems a bit miffed at that. It seemed to have been done hurriedly. He died in the dark. He’d been to a party and there was a row so he’d gone home in a very depressed state because he was dropping out of the scene ...his voice going or business troubles within the band. He’d a store of drugs available he had also been drinking. I wouldn’t call it a designer drug but it was something readily available at the time. He had taken both. ”
Does he have any reservations about drug taking rock stars? “I immediately sense him saying ‘It’s a mugs game’. He was suffering from bad headaches at the time possibly the start of a brain tumour. I sense he wasn’t a usual drug taker so people were surprised he died like that. You wouldn’t see him bombed out of his head when working! I feel he took the drugs on the quiet to get rid of the pain and get some sleep. He went too far”.
Is he a worthy target for youth worship then? “No! They get the wrong idea about what is worthwhile. He didn’t expect to be offering anything of note to young people today. He had some worthy lyrics but as a person he’d come to realise he had feet of clay.”
Has he a view on the movie? “He’s not sure about the film. He feels it’s not showing him warts and all. They may have omitted something relating to his marriage. It’s not portrayed as it was. He had been contemplating a second marriage which was not brought out in the film. The film romanticised him and he really was not an easy person to get on with.”
Has he guided Oliver Stone in the making of the movie? “He’s been interested. Oliver Stone has been very sensitive toward him.
He was such a megalomaniac it seems strange he would want a ‘warts and all’ kind of movie! “He should be shown as he was otherwise he feels you won’t see how great he was. He felt the music was great, you can’t create that if you're just a romantic.”
One things many fans would like to know would have to be is he happy? “He’s got a lot of things to work out. He wants to try to help those people whom he hurt, to even things up to the best of his ability. He hurt members of the band on occasion physically. He regrets the influence he had on those around him, that he hurt them because they couldn’t give him all he wanted. He could have treated them better.”
What is his view of the current music scene? “He’s interested in the bit between rock and heavy metal where rock is coming up with a difference the combination of rock and dance.”
Does he like The Stone Roses? “ He likes the experimentation going on there.”
Is it frustrating where he is? “ It can be, particularly when he’s trying to get his ideas through. Someone was helping him with his lyrics and his poetry. He’s trying to inspire someone now it may be there’s someone reminiscent of his particular style. If this does show up (Bono the jigs up!! ED.) you’ll know he’s influencing this person in a particular way."
How did he feel about being the soundtrack to events such as Vietnam which culminated in ‘The End’ being used for the Coppola film ‘Apocalypse Now’. “He admits now that he was jumping onto the bandwagon a little. As part of the 60’s generation it was the ‘thing to do’ at the time.”
Many Doors fans would love to know whether he hangs out with other dead rock stars? “He and Elvis do link up from time to time.. One can make music in the next sphere with energy. When you’re playing a guitar it’s the vibration of the acoustics that make the sound and the same applies there. They're experimenting with sound and light. Jim only seemed a disturbed personality because that was the nature of the business then. If you didn’t appear to be a nutter you didn’t get anywhere (which explains nicely why Ken Dodd did so well in the 60’s ED) a lot of it was hype. He may have appeared to be a megalomaniac but he was just the one who said what he was going to do and to hell with anyone else.”
What does Jim look like there? “Once you lose your physical body you still have your mind and things become a lot clearer when not bogged down by physical problems. You exist in the etheric body which has the same shape as in life. You’ll probably look younger. He is looking how he remembers himself best. He initially was a nice lad until he got caught up in the music business.”
Is he pleased we are doing this? “He said this is as good a time as any.” (The week of the movies release in the UK. ED)
Has he a message for the other Doors? “Keep them closed!”.
Thanks both of you for your time ! No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn…..
a beautiful epic article at first glance, thanks for sharing!... now what I need is time to try read it all... funny how a bearded Val Kilmer to me more resembles Barry Gibb in the Eighties than Jim in '69-'71 -see page 108-