“I meant no aspersion at all against Jim Morrison! I only mentioned him as about the most amazingly charismatic and photogenic icon I could think of. The only "effing" about Jim had to do with overall awesomeness. Sorry for the misunderstanding!”
DavidTom on Jul 19, 2013 at 00:29:45
“Jim Morrison charismatic? You bet! Off stage as well as on stage. Photogenic icon? Well…just take a look at the so-called "Young Lion" photos taken in NYC by Joel Brodsky, in fall 1967. And taken when Jim had a massive hangover!
The Jim Morrison I was acquainted with was intelligent, perceptive, creative, talented, poetic, educated and very knowledgeable. And capable of genuine kindness, as well as cruelty. However…as the sixties progressed, Jim fell deeper and deeper into alcoholism, and the above characteristics of his personality, as well as his talent as a singer and a song writer became deeply wounded. But with the initial help of long time producer Paul Rothchild, and then engineer Bruce Botnick, The Doors were able to record and finish their last masterpiece, "LA Woman", before Jim quit the group, moved to Paris, and died of a heroin overdose, under still mysterious circumstances. But "LA Woman", "The Doors", their first album, and "Morrison Hotel" are still here, all testaments to the genius and talent of Jim Morrison and the genius and talent of The Doors.”
“I'm a flaming liberal dem, and I find it tone deaf and tasteless. True, on a strictly intellectual basis it should make no difference, but it would be wholly naive to believe that it doesn't on on an unconscious symbollic level. On the NY Times we expect the occaisional villain, but this is Rolling Stone, where we expect rock stars. That's why the outrage. If they had used a mug shot instead of a Jimmy Page look-alike pic they would be lauded for the story. Don't discount the affect of appearances, non-logical as it might be.”
“They're not censoring what their customers read. Their customers can get the mag from plenty of other places. They are making a statement on their own behalf about how they feel about it such naked bad taste and insensitivity. More power to them.”
Jeff Magnus on Jul 18, 2013 at 12:50:20
“They obviously have so little respect for their customers that they 1) don't think those customers can make their own decision to buy the magazine or not and 2) that somehow it's their job to decide, on a case-by-case basis, what's politically correct. And some people don't live where there are "plenty of other places" - what if every one of a small number of stores in your small town decided you shouldn't be able to read this issue because they don't like the cover?”
“If the3y had put his mug shot on the cover no one would care, but no, they had to go make him look like Jim effing Morrison. Stupid and tasteless beyond the telling of it.”
DavidTom on Jul 18, 2013 at 19:52:10
“I went to UCLA Film School with Jim Morrison, in the mid-1960's. Jim was, if not a close friend, a good acquaintance. I was a fan of The Doors from their beginning, from their first professional gig on the Sunset Strip, in March 1966.
So…what's so "effing" about Jim Morrison?
This inquiring mind would like to know…”
Cypher6 on Jul 18, 2013 at 12:57:11
“So you're more concerned with the shell/veneer than the substance? Got it.
^^ Much like the majority of Americans.”
lw1 on Jul 18, 2013 at 12:39:51
“So never be wary of anyone good looking is your motto?”
“Because Republicans benefit from an ignorant electorate.”
ConnieInCleveland on Jul 18, 2013 at 08:33:40
“Why else would an American representative suggest ending mandatory education? There has to be a reason for him to make such an ignorant comment. I think you may have hit the nail on the head!”
jeanwny on Jul 18, 2013 at 07:42:33
“Don't care what the usually credible Nate Silver says about the GOTP gaining seats in the Senate and retaining seats in the House, this party is in for a big change if the Democrats do what they have to .The biggest voting blocks of women and so called minorities are going to make the next election cycle an eye opener they may never recover from. The biggest mistake they make is underestimating voters. It is the information age that they deny and more people are connected than they have a clue about.”
GreatLakesGuy on Jul 18, 2013 at 07:37:54
ohiomark on Jul 18, 2013 at 07:35:40
“Republicans don't run the public schools most large cities.”