March 6, 2008
The Doors Movie
Was just flipping around TV channels and landed on Val Kilmer's excellent portrayal of Jim Morrison.
Say what you want about the film - some say it was great, some say cheesy. I love it but its very sad. I "discovered" Jim Morrison and the Doors when I was 12 years old. Jim had been dead for a year at that time but it didn't matter. I was hooked. I listened to all their music and learned as much as I could about him (no easy feat before the days of the internet...I went to the library!).
Back in those days we didn't have portable music like Walkman's or iPods, but that didn't stop me from "listening" to music when I wanted to. I had the ability to hear whatever song I wanted and play it in my head. One day I was riding my bike listening to "Rider's on the Storm" and got so lost in it that I fell over and broke my arm. True story. Embarrassing, but true :)
Anyhow....just had to share the memory.