Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Jul 9, 2012 8:32:49 GMT
This is interesting the actual letter written by Jim Morrison of The Doors to Dave Marsh of Creem Magazine during the recording of LA Woman
Dave, Thanks for your interest & your patience. I've been working on our album for the last few months & I've finally got my head free to answer you. 1st we recorded this album in our rehearsal studio w/ our 8-track in the office upstairs.
This one we produced ourselves. The engineer & co-producer is Bruce Botnik, who we've worked w/ since the 1st album. He's a young guy & more like a brother. It went fast & well. Mixing is next week & the album should be released by May 1.
This is a blues album & we even included a John Lee Hooker cut called Crawling King Snake, which was part of our set in the earliest club days. The songs have a lot to do w/ America & what its like to live these years in L.A. - & by extension - The United States.
(I've always seen Los Angeles as a microcosm of The States, a genetic blue-print).
I came here originally to make films & got into music by accident for me, as it gave me experience & an outlet for ideas, and a chance to work...
...out a personal myth, late-adolescent phantasy, at large. HWY, a 50 minute 35 mm. color film, is a further evolution of this personal heroic myth.
I'm working on another book & a long essay on the Trial in Florida.
This was sold as a lot by auction but it is interesting as it does not contain the last page which I believe we have here somewhere. If I find it I will add it here.
Jim famously wrote. I am not mad. I am interested in freedom. Good Luck, J. Morrison.
Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Aug 3, 2012 8:36:06 GMT
It is indeed interesting. I am sure there are lots more like this from Jim out there somewhere. I would not shit on any of The Doors official forums anymore mate let alone post anything on one of them. They used to be excellent places for Doors fans but no more. This place is really interesting but unfortunately we have no members that want to discuss The Doors here so sadly it is pretty much dead. I use it to keep interesting items such as this and also somewhere to scan and store magazines and anything of Doors interest.
"That's the trouble with reality!.... it's taken far too seriously! I do hope God is good to me and Santa Claus to the children! Celebrate...this parties over...I'm going home!"