The Doors are one of my all time favorite bands. The dark, acid-tripping, psychedelic nature of the music is mesmerizing. Unfortunately, The Doors only came out with only six studio albums (compared to The Beatles twelve). Since Jim Morrison’s untimely death in 1971, The Doors franchise has gone berserk.
“Light my fire” with a Jim Morrison lighter on a Jim Morrison Candle. Pretend to be Jim Morrison with a Jim Morrison Action Figure. Relive his arrest, with a Jim Morrison mug shot poster. Be the cool kid at school with a Jim Morrison lunch box, Jim Morrison earrings, or heck, go all out by wearing a Jim Morrison Wig. Show your patriotism, with Jim Morrison on an American Flag. Mail a letter with a Morrison Postage Stamp. Show your devotion to Morrison with this depiction of Jim Morrison with a crown of thorns or how about Morrison as a Hindu god? Relive his death with a poster of his grave. Wait a second, maybe he (like Elvis) is not actually dead?!? Watch a documentary about Jim’s ghost. There is even a video of some guy who claims to be Jim Morrison- alive and living as a cowboy!
If you don’t feel completely ill at the thought of some “new” music by Jim Morrison and The Doors, you should check out remixes (links connect to the official Doors website) by Paul Oakenfield, Crystal Method, BT Vs. The Doors, and even Snoop Dogg!
The only really intriguing thing I could find about Jim Morrison on the web is this video which has a young Jim Morrison playing the roll of a student who was rejected from Florida State University. The reason I like it so much is because Jim is so clean cut in it (no leather pants, no mugging for the camera, no sunglasses, short hair!) and because it humanizes him rather than deifies him like in most other instances.