A commune with the late Jim Morrison July 31st, 2015

Last July 3, 2015 was the 44th death anniversary of Jim Morrison, the lead singer of that transcendent rock band, the Doors. A month before, after years of planning to visit Morrison’s gravesite at Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Eastern Paris, I got to do so and commune with one of the fallen idols of my youth.

I was five years old when Jim Morrison passed away due to a drug overdose in Paris. At that time, I was into cartoons and comic books. Music was still a few years away from engulfing my body and soul that had me scurrying to form my own band. So it stands to reason that while his passing stunned the music world, it registered nary a blip on my radar screen. Read more...