Jim Morrison Essay, Research Paper
You could say it’s an accident that I was ideally suited for the work I am doing. It’s the feeling of a bowstring being pulled back for 22 years and suddenly being let go. I am primarily an American, second, a Californian, third, a Los Angeles resident. I’ve always been attracted to ideas that were about revolt against authority. I like ideas about the breaking away or overthrowing of established order. I am interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos–especially activity that seems to have no meaning. It seems to me to be the road toward freedom–external revolt is a way to bring about internal freedom. Rather than starting inside, I start outside–reach the mental through the physical. I am a Sagittarian–if astrology has anything to do with it–the Centaur–the Archer–the Hunt–But the main thing is that we are The Doors.
We are from the West. The whole thing is like an invitation to the West.
The sunset – This is the end
The night – The sea
The world we suggest is of a new wild west. A sensuous evil world. Strange and haunting, the path of the sun, you know? Toward the end. At least for our first album. We’re all centered around the end of the zodiac. The Pacific – violence and peace – the way between young and the old.
FULL REAL NAME:
James Douglas Morrison
BIRTH DATE & PLACE:
December 8, 1943, Melbourne, Florida, USA
PERSONAL DATA (Height, weight, and coloring):
5′11″, 145lbs., brown hair, blue-gray eyes
FAMILY INFO (Names of parents, brothers, and sisters):
HOME INFO (Where located and description):
Laurel Canyon, L.A. – nice at night
St. Petersburg Junior College, Florida State Univ., UCLA
INSTRUMENTS PLAYED/PART SUNG:
FAVORITE SINGING GROUPS:
Beach Boys, Kinks, Love
Jack Palance, Sarah Miles
WHAT LOOKED FOR IN A GIRL:
Hair, eyes, voice, walk
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO ON A DATE?:
Taken from the original Elektra Records biography, 1967