Best of the Press – Remembering Morrison

Yes, he was crazy, but he was more than just a drunk avant garde poet. He was an idea, a strange one, much like the imagination of Lovecraft or the science fiction of Wells and Verne. The same goes for the music of the Doors. People call it overrated, I still haven’t heard anything even close to it. Of course, this romanticism and mystery is lost in our post music post irony age of incoherent social media. Also, I want to visit Paris at least once in my life.

-Baba T

Wish I Were Here

The first time I went to Paris, in late August of 1988, I was nineteen years old. I had never expected that I would travel so far. None of it felt real. I visited the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and the Louvre. Then I visited the place I most wanted to see: Jim Morrison’s grave in Père LaChaise cemetery. His music and poetry had helped me through my turbulent high school years. His image had hung on my bedroom wall. I had worn a button with his photo on my black leather jacket. On the vacant building across from my high school, I had spray painted the same words that I had doodled all over my school notebooks: Jim Morrison Lives. I had self-medicated with whatever I could find (which, thankfully, wasn’t much in those days) and had written stream of consciousness poetry while listening to An American Prayer

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  1. This week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly features a profile of randy new pop star Ke$ha ( see an exclusive portrait from the photo shoot ), who recently overtook Susan Boyle at the top of the charts and has generally been blowing up the music scene like she’s Lady Gaga in 2009 . If you know anything about the budding pop princess, you know this: She’s not lacking in the personality department. Ke$ha always has something to say, and it’s usually kinda crazy. So we thought we’d treat you to all the juicy, leftover tidbits from our interview with her. Little gems like how she gets frisky while text messaging and Twittering, her hatred of “celebretards,” and how she wouldn’t want to meet Jay-Z in a rap-off. Enjoy below!

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