Quotes from Salli: Posted Today, 04:21 AM
Five to One...The Unknown Soldier? Those two songs are the definition of "Protest Rock."
No, they aren't. Those two songs are 'social commentary' according to Jac Holzman, head of Elektra records at the time The Doors recorded there.
As I said, Folk artists did 'protest' music. Are you saying that The Doors were Folk? For 'Protest Rock', you need to think more along the lines of Buffalo Springfields's 'For What It's Worth' and Barry McGuire's 'Eve of Destruction'.... not
'The Unknown Soldier'. I honestly don't see how you or anyone else could place any Doors song in the 'protest' category.
Troops stationed in Southeast-Asia may have played 'Five to One' from the loudspeakers on their helicopters, but such an act does not change what Jim had in mind for the song's purpose. US Armed Forces killed VC while listening to 'Five to One'....so what does that tell you?
Jim was anti Republican. Nixon was a Republican. I believe somewhere in an interview he refers to his dislike of Nixon and what Nixon stood for, possibly in one of the interviews he did with either Bob Chorush or Jerry Hopkins.
Jim disliked Nixon? What a revelation!!!
I am not convinced that Jim was 'anti' anything. What is the point in taking such an extreme stance on something?
War is never good. Jim wasn't a baby boomer. He was born during the War years, 1943. It's known as the War Babies or the Silent Generation. Baby boomers came along in 1947. The spike in births was from 1946 on.
The result of the Civil War was that it freed Black people from Slavery in the United States. Also, Vietnam wasn't even a war
Also, Jim was concieved in 1943. The time-frame of such a thing could be seen as the senior Morrison wanting to create a child in case he was killed during war-time so that Mrs. Morrison would be left with a child to carry on the family name. Don't forget that the Korean Conflict came right after WWII so many more men were going off to fight and die following that 1946 period.
Jim felt that the only intelligent choice was to be educated whether you learned from someone else or you were self taught.
... and Jim chose not to be educated regarding abortion. If he had been educated on the mater, then he would know that doctors enjoy performing abortions, otherwise they wouldn't be 'providing' them since there is no reason for abortion.
Many women decide for themselves to have abortions. Men don't tell them to have them. Many men are against abortion, as you seem to be. Many women are for choice through abortion. I can tell you I know many women who have recovered from their abortions, because those abortions were their choices.
Yeah, they recover just as well as Casey Anthony did after killing her baby. Way to go! Regardless, it is always the man who implants the idea in the woman's head.
Of course some men are against abortion, but that doesn't mean that they are not the instigators of this crime.
"When I was back there in seminary school,"
- so I guess this means you know Jim well enough from his lyrics to know he went to seminary school? He never went to a seminary school. Obviously you don't know Jim as well as you thought you did, Jeremy. You can't know Jim just through his lyrics.
First, I meant to say that "There is nothing that he did not
put into those songs".
Second, as an English student yourself, you should know that 'Seminary school' is merely a metaphor.
Thirdly, I never mentioned lyrics. What I said is what he put into the songs
, meaning vocal timbre, intonation, Blues, bent notes, hollers, soul, life, etc...
As a Blues man first and foremost, the words were just a method of bringing those essential Blue-notes to the listener. Some Blues artists get by with no words at all.
In closing, Jim's songs are not 'auto-biographical' and it doesn't really matter what he says. Rather, what matters is how
he says it. So, 'Seminary school' is really just a throw-back to his early junior-college days in Florida where perhaps they told him something that turned out not to be true.
Jim put his heart into those songs, and that is all we need to know in order to know the man.
Edited by Defiance, 15 November 2011 - 04:58 PM.