michael savage w/ his ice cream man dinging satire, really hurt rubio... hes such damaged goods, hes now trying to back peddle. doesnt bode well politically for him.
not many white boys could hang w/ the hooker... when morrison brought the goods, he played for keeps
this is interesting to watch, b/c its 5 yrs after blonde on blonde. hes obviously more mature & relaxed, not stoned & road strung. yet, he's still in full command of his peak mid '60's form. voice hasnt been shredded yet. wit & feet have bounce. & the jw harding soul injected to boot. point? 1 could argue you're observing the most important muscian of his era at his absolute peak performance wise here. a great selection choice b/c the entire genious package, lyrically & performance is laid out.
they shouldve never give lionel the lead here.... this ceritified that this guy had the chops and stage charisma to eclipse even what this great band did... the title is appropriate for he would soon do just that.
u can bank on the fact that he once boxed... those were well placed, concise & powerfully formed punches... devasting power... by the way he doesnt look like an old man, more like a graying early 40's guy... he moves too well to be over 50.
bowdean- i respect ray a lot as an arranger, muscian, jims' friend & bands glue. So don't think im trashing, esp after his death. I just have problems w/ some who always try to push acid as a bow ontop the music. its a disservice to how good the music is. this isnt the '60's when all this anew & people didnt know the effects. if u choose to do acid, fine, but dont play it off as a benign enlightment rite of passage. its not a frivilous party favor. people can scrambled for for good ie syd barret
i too wonder, Anton, In some of the doors songs & jim's writings theres an eerie prophetic vibe. & i'm not sure if it was as much intentional as subconscious.i do know he dug deep in a Blakean symbolist search into what is & was the undercurrents of the West. both present & for the Ages. i think at times he struck motherlode veins. 2 scores forward & some of it chillingly connects moreso. look around Rome's alive & in pain. kids confused & parched. & the wolves feast & encircle in growing #'s.
Jim may have read the stars, but ray kept the ship on course. the glue of arguably america's most important band of their era. Today Jim got his organ back... RIP
song for tapgate era.
while most play mental checkers, morrison enjoyed 3 dimensional chess. u can take dylan, cash, zappa, bowie, waters, bono, tupac or eminem & none more knowedgable of the connecting thread of Western thought, from Ancient Egypt to Lamerica, then jim. Anyone who knew him echos this. He was a scholar/poet/seer who stumbled onto music. The looks & onstage persona overshadows it. His Blakeian lyrics map out the underlying veins of a 20-21st century amer. Listen to WASP or end for ex., its all there.