Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Jun 18, 2006 9:04:31 GMT
Mildly interesting sure.........nice to see the bloke does not do a hatchet job and look for some controvery to make him look more important than he was. Its good to hear from guys like him who were minor cogs in The Doors wheel. (and I say that with no disrespect to them).
Please describe the last time you saw him?
'Last Time: right after The Isle of Wight gig, we were staying to catch Hendrix, The Who and the rest (gig ran WAY LATE) and just reminiscing ... and he reminded me that he and Pam were gonna be hangin' out in Paris. I re-iterated that I thought he would do well to have me there for a LITTLE while as he settled in. He said, "Nah, it's different there and I'll be ok." I let it go at that. We looked straight at each other, alone in the backstage crowd, shook hands, and walked. I made sure he got off ok at Heathrow and then I found a honey, got stinkin' drunk and went back to Denver three days later.' Now that I do find surprising as I would have thought Tony would have been there for the climax of the Miami trial and the defense case thru September and October 1970.....especially the Verdict!. Jim did not go to Paris but back to Miami for the trial. I wonder if he got a bit confused there as it does seem odd that he's there at the start but not at the end.
I like this bit at the end......good man!
What should fans and non-fans alike know about Jim Morrison?
'We'll part company if you don't tell the story of who the MAN was, a reg'lar guy! A genius, yes. But, more than anything, he was just a reg'lar guy who loved being with regular, real PEOPLE.'
thats a good last sentance...sums jim up pretty well probably. a regular who loved to hang out with regular people....just people. thats what is great about jim, theres no fancy showing off bollocks....what you see is what you get, at the end of the day a very down to earth bloke.....with a genius side.....bit like me really .
Just read this interview and aside from the asseration that the CIA & the Mafia killed JFK I thought it was pretty interesting! Tony seems to be one of the best relaters of Doors history, he has nothing to spin & seems very forhtright in his tales.
I'm glad you guys enjoyed the interview. Tony is quite a character. I did ask him about Altamont and he said in the planning stages he told them that it would be a very bad idea to bring in the HAs, but no one wanted to listen to him so he backed down and kept his mouth shut.
I had read this interview before and was impressed by Tony's honesty. This is a man who should have written a book about Jim, because it would have been truthful and revealed the real Jim and not some figment of the imagination. You can just feel reading the interview how highly Tony thought of Jim. He seems like a really great guy!