Jim Morrison

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I am the Lizard King. I can do anything. 

James Douglas Morrison,american poet, song-writer and singer of The Doors (of Perception), was born in Melbourne, Florida, on December 8, 1943.

Poems and other fiction and non-fiction by Jim Morrison:

  • An American Prayer, 1970 (poems)
  • The Lords and the New Creatures, 1971 (poems)
  • Jim Morrison collaborated on a screenplay with poet Michael McClure and directed the film A Feast of Friends. He had made films to accompany 'Break on Through' and the 1968 single 'The Unknown Soldier'.
  • Wilderness: The Lost Writings of Jim Morrison, 1989
  • The American Night: The Writings of Jim Morrison, vol.1, 1990
  • The American Night: The Writings of Jim Morrison, vol. 2, 1991
  • Morrison is credited as the writer of The Story of the Doors in Words and Pictures

By the time Morrison was a teenager, he was showing signs of Lizard Kingliness. In high school (one of his classmates was Mama Cass), he read Friedrich Nietzsche, William Blake and Jean-Paul Sartre, terrorized his teachers and fellow students, and discovered the joys of alcohol.

Born James Douglas Morrison in 1943, the future rock star grew up in Melbourne, Florida. Jim Morrison's upbringing was strict and conservative as the son of a Navy Admiral. In fact, it was not until college that Morrison even showed an interest in the arts.

While studying film at UCLA, he began reading William Blake and writing original poetry. In 1965, Morrison and friend Ray Manzarek decided to form a band, recruiting two more along with Robbie Krieger and John Densmore.

The group became known as The Doors, a reference to Aldous Huxley's Doors of Perception.


THIRTY YEARS AGO last week, Doors frontman Jim Morrison mixed drugs, alcohol and asthma to ascend to the big Whisky A Go-Go in the sky. Here in the virtual world, though, Modern Humorist has reanimated him in the form of lines and lines of programming code.

You know that it would be untrue You know that I would be a liar If I was to say to you That the Jim Morrison Simulatron was not the coolest thing ever.