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27: Jim Morrison (The 27 Club, Book 6) by Chris Salewicz

By Chris Salewicz

Jim Morrison, musician, singer and poet used to be stumbled on useless, the sufferer of a suspected heroin overdose, in a Paris residence bath in 1971. He used to be 27. Morrison used to be a skilled, charismatic, wild-tempered cultural cipher. He struggled to deal with his exalted prestige and his dying, formally from middle failure, is still shrouded in secret. In 27: Jim Morrison, acclaimed track critic Chris Salewicz will pay homage to Morrison as a rock icon, while acknowledging the darkish part of this conflicted personality.

It is the 6th name in a sequence of specific tune ebooks, an bold undertaking analyzing the perils of genius, superstar and extra.

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Their story survives only in his wartime diaries, an adequate and important historical account. As for Caskey, his story is contained in the reconstructed diary. Isherwood would never cease to be aware of the way in which all success, and indeed all art, excludes or marginalizes somebody. In a sense, his art tries to do the opposite, but whatever is brought to the fore must push something else aside. ”5 And as he explains at some P. 286. Diaries 1960–1983, March 28, 1974. 3 Diaries 1960–1983, September 11, 1974.

Christopher didn’t resent this; it rather flattered his own vanity that he was left to play the man while Bill panicked like a girl. And he knew Bill would admire him for his behavior, later. Christopher was a bit scared, of course; he fully expected to be arrested. But he was also shrewd enough to know that nothing very bad would happen to him, provided that he admitted his responsibility without delay. Meanwhile, a crowd had gathered and the police had arrived. But the police merely took charge of the traffic; they didn’t attempt to find out who the culprit was.

I shall write, to begin with, on the odd-numbered pages, leaving the even-numbered facing pages for after-thoughts and notes. Because the “I” of this period is twenty years out of date, I shall write about him in the third person––working on Kathleen and Frank [* Elsewhere, Isherwood also calls these journals “diaries,” and they are published under that title. Readers may find Isherwood’s references to them by date in his Diaries Volume One 1939–1960, ed. ] 4 Lost Years has shown me how this helps me to overcome my inhibitions, avoid self-excuses and regard my past behavior more objectively.

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