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Monday, 26 September 2005
According to the St. Petersburg Times, the lyrics Jim Morrison wrote for The Doors’ first three albums were largely about his ex, one Mary Werbelow, who has never spoken to the press. Until now.

Morrison has always struck me as one of the twentieth century’s great poets in pain*. I’ve never listened to the three albums in question — I’ve just got the ubiquitous two-disc “Best of the Doors” compilation — but I’ve been on quite a classic rock kick lately, so perhaps it’s time to finally explore them.

[*A memory: An enchanting and sylphlike girl named Selby introduced me to the phrase “poet in pain” back in college. She described me with those words before adding heaps more pain to the load I already carried at the time. She then danced, awkwardly, out of my life forever. I very likely listened to some of The Doors’ darker stuff while I was lamenting her exit.]
posted to /art/music at 11:26pm :: 2 responses



katya had this to say (09/27/2005 09:30:16):
Whoa. Selby. Now there's a flashback. You should reprint that fun-to-interpret weird poem she wrote. Wasn't "the man in the dress" in it?
/\/\/\/ had this to say (09/27/2005 10:33:02):
Katya, I often think you remember my past better than I do. I'd forgotten about that poem. I wonder where it is.

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