Thirty-eight years ago today (as it says above), Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors, died. (And yes, I do believe he's dead, no matter how much hypemasters like Ray Manzarek would have you believe otherwise... when the mood hits him, that is.)
I'm a big fan of his, and theirs. I differentiate between "his" and "theirs" because I appreciate Mr. Mojo Risin' as a poet, and I appreciate The Doors as a group, even after he died and they came out with two Jim-less LPs... which I own.
When the Jerry Hopkins and Danny Sugerman bio of Jim, No One Here Gets Out Alive, came out... I devoured it. He'd only been gone about ten years at that point. But reading that book sent me into several creative avenues. All of them were good, except for my Morrisonesque poetry of the time. That sucked big ones, fellow babies. (Trust me on that, 'cause you'll never see that crap here!)
So, at this point, you probably expect me to fill your little head full of "I'll-bet-you-didn't-know-that!" Doors trivia, and/or embed a bunch of appropriate YouTube videos, right?
Not this time.
Instead I'm going to embed one YouTube video, and it's not even by The Doors! It's the new one by "Weird Al" Yankovic, entitled "Craigslist." Al does an incredible parody of The Doors' style, rather than one song (although there are obvious similarities to both "When the Music's Over" and "Twentieth Century Fox," among others).
And if you're wondering how they got the keyboards to sound so close to Ray Manzarek's style... Ask Ray Manzarek. He's playing them!
Thanks for your... Oh, hell, I said I wasn't actually going to include anything by The Doors, but here goes:
Happy now? Good. (So am I.)
Thanks for your time.