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(Blank is Blank) Video Jim Morrison interview from 1969 reveals Doors frontman poetically rhapsodizing about mashed potatoes and beauty of getting fat in college. "I felt so great. I felt like a tank, you know. I felt like a large mammal. A big beast"   (blankonblank.org) divider line 76
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2013-04-04 01:56:12 PM
I like the way he says 'mashed....potatoes'. He had a very hypnotic voice.

Now I'm hungry.
 
2013-04-04 02:06:07 PM
I wanna tell you about mashed potatoes and the big beast. It comes out of the L.A. diners cool and slow with plenty of starches, with a back bacon narrow and hard to digest...
 
2013-04-04 02:11:10 PM
"I'm a zit!!"
 
2013-04-04 03:39:59 PM
Father? Yes son? I want to eat you...
 
2013-04-04 03:43:34 PM
like fat elvis
 
2013-04-04 04:09:44 PM
That was actually kinda funny. He really has a smooth speaking voice.
 
2013-04-04 04:12:42 PM
It's pretty amazing, just can't imagine any celebrities saying that sort of thing today.
 
2013-04-04 04:20:29 PM
Whisky is a hell of a drug
 
2013-04-04 04:26:49 PM
The chef awoke before dawn......and he put his apron on.  He went to the freezer and got out the milk.  He went to the foyer and got some salt.  He went to the kitchen and he, he, he sharpened his kniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiives.......He grabbed mixing bowl.  Cool.  Metallic to the touch, like an Aztec ice serpent.  Bold.  And he went to the vegetable tray and he grabbed a russet, and he boiled it.Hot steamy aching misery.  Bleeding in spirit and soft cinnamon to the touch, spud blind cool like a virgin's kiss.  And he peeled that russet, peeling back the tan rippled skin proud like a Navajo and he WALKED ON DOWN THE HALL.  And he took a fingerling and then he, he grabbed a white and then he, he grabbed an Adirondack Blue, and then he, he threw them into the water.  And seasoned it to taste.  And then he waited about 24 minutes, counting down each mercury blue second and he whisked that butter.  And folded in milk and heavy cream with a kiss of wheat flour.  Butter.  Soft and salty, lamenting for the night like a diamond in the ether glow of passion.  Will you die for me, potato?  We could start a religion.  Potato, you die because you must.

Russet?  "Yes chef!"  I'm going to eat you.  Yukon Gold?  Yukon Gold?  YUUUUUKON GOOOOOOLD I'M GOING TO PEEL YOU AND EAT YOU OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND I WILL!  YEAH.
 
2013-04-04 04:37:32 PM
I like the Doors.  The only thing I know personally about Jim is his meh poetry.  I think Oliver Stone's the Doors didn't do him any favors.  It was so self-important.  Gag.
 
2013-04-04 04:39:00 PM
 
2013-04-04 04:47:54 PM

Rapmaster2000: I like the Doors. The only thing I know personally about Jim is his meh poetry. I think Oliver Stone's the Doors didn't do him any favors. It was so self-important. Gag.


That's probably close to the unvarnished truth. The Doors were fine musically, but, Lord, the Electric Poet thought he was a spotlight when in reality he was a night light.
 
2013-04-04 04:52:02 PM
"This means something!!!"

/doo di doo da daaaa
 
2013-04-04 04:52:47 PM
I expected him to be more incoherent than that.
 
2013-04-04 04:55:53 PM
"But I had to lose all that weight before spring training."

www.jimpoz.com
 
2013-04-04 05:08:30 PM

Rapmaster2000: I think Oliver Stone's the Doors didn't do him any favors. It was so self-important.


That's every Oliver Stone film: Wretchingly self-indulgent to the point of nausea.

Oliver Stone's movies are dull, plodding, turgid, overwrought pretentious art-house pieces consistently ruined by terrible acting, pompous melodrama and unnecessary voice over narration.

Even after 30 years in the business, he still seems to keep making movies as if he's a first year film studies major, with no sense of timing, direction, pacing, subtlety or focus to any of his films.

He might have lucked out with a gem here and there, but by and large the vast majority of his films are utterly unwatchable. They don't even feel like movies, they feel like 2 hour visual monologues where the main character is explaining to you, quite condescendingly, what the movie is about.
 
2013-04-04 05:26:07 PM

Uzzah: I wanna tell you about mashed potatoes and the big beast. It comes out of the L.A. diners cool and slow with plenty of starches, with a back bacon narrow and hard to digest...


Bravo, sir
 
2013-04-04 05:29:12 PM
Jim Morrison- The once-living example of what would happen if the dumbest stoner from your high school became a cultural icon.
 
2013-04-04 05:31:22 PM
Good thing he died early, or else the Doors would've been consigned to the dustbin of shiatty late 60s acts with the rest of them.
 
2013-04-04 05:31:31 PM
That was fantastic.  Nice find Subby.
 
2013-04-04 05:34:29 PM
Was that a quote from Jim Morrison or Val Kilmer?
 
2013-04-04 05:35:38 PM
...MYYY ONLY FRIEND...THE CARB...
 
2013-04-04 05:39:45 PM
The longevity of the Doors is a testament to the fact that every year there's a new class of college freshmen.


//Getting rich selling intoxication and counter-culture to 18 year olds = shooting fish in a barrel.
 
2013-04-04 05:40:52 PM
I love my french fries.
Load them up with ketchup.
I have a brand new coupon
Buy one, get one, super size it.

Nice and salty
and with a hint of skin
Malt vinegar with ketchup
or even with mayo

(spoken)
I see you like french fries. That's where the hungry eat, I....wonder how they taste in there.  Burger King or Carl's Jr.  Guess I like them fine......so far.

/Love Street
 
2013-04-04 05:42:55 PM

InmanRoshi: The longevity of the Doors is a testament to the fact that every year there's a new class of college freshmen.


Fortunately the only Doors song that resonated with me much at all when I was that age was "People Are Strange". I remember specifically thinking that "Riders Of The Storm" was complete crap. Utter doggerel.
 
2013-04-04 05:50:23 PM

theorellior: I remember specifically thinking that "Riders Of The Storm" was complete crap. Utter doggerel.


if you've never seeen it, search for "Jimmy Fallon Reading Rainbow Doors".  It is an astonishingly realistic portrayal of the Doors on Ed Sullivan, but doiing the "Reading Rainbow" theme.


Butterfly in the skyyyyyyyyyyy
I can go twice as higggggggggggghhhhh
Taaaaaaaaake a loooooooooooook.....
what's in a book.
In a reading rainbow, yeaah, a reaaaaaaaaaaaading raiiiiiiiiinbow, baaaaaaaaaaabeh......
 
2013-04-04 05:53:10 PM

InmanRoshi: The longevity of the Doors is a testament to the fact that every year there's a new class of college freshmen.


//Getting rich selling intoxication and counter-culture to 18 year olds = shooting fish in a barrel.


It is for that reason I have often referred to the Doors as the Atlas Shrugged of rock...something young, impressionable people latch onto for a while but eventually discard once maturity sets in. Usually...
 
2013-04-04 06:01:32 PM

theorellior: InmanRoshi: The longevity of the Doors is a testament to the fact that every year there's a new class of college freshmen.

Fortunately the only Doors song that resonated with me much at all when I was that age was "People Are Strange". I remember specifically thinking that "Riders Of The Storm" was complete crap. Utter doggerel.


I still have a Pavlovian response to Roadhouse Blues that makes me crave warm Natty Light from a plastic cup.
 
2013-04-04 06:03:59 PM

zappaisfrank: InmanRoshi: The longevity of the Doors is a testament to the fact that every year there's a new class of college freshmen.


//Getting rich selling intoxication and counter-culture to 18 year olds = shooting fish in a barrel.

It is for that reason I have often referred to the Doors as the Atlas Shrugged of rock...something young, impressionable people latch onto for a while but eventually discard once maturity sets in. Usually...


I dunno. I thought that, and then I just spent a time recently revisiting their 5 albums or so, and gotta say they're still good songs and great entertainment.

Problem?
 
2013-04-04 06:07:53 PM

Ishkur: Rapmaster2000: I think Oliver Stone's the Doors didn't do him any favors. It was so self-important.

That's every Oliver Stone film: Wretchingly self-indulgent to the point of nausea.

Oliver Stone's movies are dull, plodding, turgid, overwrought pretentious art-house pieces consistently ruined by terrible acting, pompous melodrama and unnecessary voice over narration.

Even after 30 years in the business, he still seems to keep making movies as if he's a first year film studies major, with no sense of timing, direction, pacing, subtlety or focus to any of his films.

He might have lucked out with a gem here and there, but by and large the vast majority of his films are utterly unwatchable. They don't even feel like movies, they feel like 2 hour visual monologues where the main character is explaining to you, quite condescendingly, what the movie is about.


Money quote from the Conan commentary: (Arnie squinting into the distance.) "Conan's a thinking man. He's always THINKING."
 
2013-04-04 06:08:34 PM
And it  just happensto be Muddy Waters 100th birthday?!
 
2013-04-04 06:08:58 PM

whidbey: zappaisfrank: InmanRoshi: The longevity of the Doors is a testament to the fact that every year there's a new class of college freshmen.


//Getting rich selling intoxication and counter-culture to 18 year olds = shooting fish in a barrel.

It is for that reason I have often referred to the Doors as the Atlas Shrugged of rock...something young, impressionable people latch onto for a while but eventually discard once maturity sets in. Usually...

I dunno. I thought that, and then I just spent a time recently revisiting their 5 albums or so, and gotta say they're still good songs and great entertainment.

Problem?


The music by itself was not my focus but more the Morrison "Mystique" that people tend to go overboard with.
 
2013-04-04 06:09:16 PM

Godscrack: I like the way he says 'mashed....potatoes'. He had a very hypnotic voice.

Now I'm hungry.


Let's go get some TACOS.
 
2013-04-04 06:11:02 PM

zappaisfrank: The music by itself was not my focus but more the Morrison "Mystique" that people tend to go overboard with.


Granted, he could be a pretty cheesy dude sometimes. But there is also an inspirational pleasure to the music that I was surprised to find when I listened again.
 
2013-04-04 06:15:46 PM

theorellior: InmanRoshi: The longevity of the Doors is a testament to the fact that every year there's a new class of college freshmen.

Fortunately the only Doors song that resonated with me much at all when I was that age was "People Are Strange". I remember specifically thinking that "Riders Of The Storm" was complete crap. Utter doggerel.


A friend of mine in college was a huge Doors fan.  He had books of Morrison's "poetry," and also proclaimed "Riders on the Storm" to be one of the greatest poems ever.

\his brain is squirming like a toad
 
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2013-04-04 06:24:04 PM
At least we know who could play a good Jim Morrison - The College Years

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-04 06:24:16 PM
Yeah, but 1960s "fat".
 
2013-04-04 06:24:23 PM

whizbangthedirtfarmer: \his brain is squirming like a toad


Not that I'm disagreeing, but I really am struggling to find a better rhyme.

Sometimes the only remaining possibility, no matter how absurd, is the right one. Or something.
 
2013-04-04 06:41:27 PM

whidbey: whizbangthedirtfarmer: \his brain is squirming like a toad

Not that I'm disagreeing, but I really am struggling to find a better rhyme.


There's a killer on the road,
In his pants he dropped a load.

There's a killer on the road,
his legs are very slightly bowed.

There's a killer on the road,
he liked that chick on "Alice": Flo.
 
2013-04-04 07:00:57 PM

whidbey: whizbangthedirtfarmer: \his brain is squirming like a toad

Not that I'm disagreeing, but I really am struggling to find a better rhyme.

Sometimes the only remaining possibility, no matter how absurd, is the right one. Or something.


It's not the rhyme I find objectionable, it's the whole gorram mess.
 
2013-04-04 07:25:33 PM

Uzzah: there's a killer on the road,
he liked that chick on "Alice": Flo.


Good one. As if JM had the power of prophecy to see half a decade into the future after his own death. Compelling.
 
2013-04-04 07:36:43 PM
The interviewer sounds a lot like Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist.  The whole interview reminded me of an episode, actually.
 
2013-04-04 07:57:09 PM

whidbey: Good one. As if JM had the power of prophecy to see half a decade into the future after his own death. Compelling.


Dude. It's true. Weird Al's parents introduced them.
/Bon Joor.
 
2013-04-04 08:06:37 PM
...and a goddamned sexual tyrannosaurus
 
2013-04-04 08:15:38 PM
Weird scenes inside the gold mine.
 
2013-04-04 08:46:10 PM

Uzzah: I wanna tell you about mashed potatoes and the big beast. It comes out of the L.A. diners cool and slow with plenty of starches, with a back bacon narrow and hard to digest...


Damn. That was beautiful. Well done, Uzzah.
 
2013-04-04 08:57:32 PM

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Good thing he died early, or else the Doors would've been consigned to the dustbin of shiatty late 60s acts with the rest of them.


Like Starship, for example?
 
2013-04-04 08:59:12 PM

whidbey: zappaisfrank: InmanRoshi: The longevity of the Doors is a testament to the fact that every year there's a new class of college freshmen.


//Getting rich selling intoxication and counter-culture to 18 year olds = shooting fish in a barrel.

It is for that reason I have often referred to the Doors as the Atlas Shrugged of rock...something young, impressionable people latch onto for a while but eventually discard once maturity sets in. Usually...

I dunno. I thought that, and then I just spent a time recently revisiting their 5 albums or so, and gotta say they're still good songs and great entertainment.

Problem?


I think appreciation of the music doesn't go away. Maybe the fixation over Morrison and his "deep" lyrics does, but the songs still rock.

And there's quite a bit of variety to their sound, really. Even beyond the hits, the album filler is pretty interesting.
 
2013-04-04 09:07:15 PM

InmanRoshi: The longevity of the Doors is a testament to the fact that every year there's a new class of college freshmen.


//Getting rich selling intoxication and counter-culture to 18 year olds = shooting fish in a barrel.


On a whim, called into a college radio station taking requests once in my teens.  Actually got through, requested a Doors song, and got laughed off on the air.  It was my first step into the larger world of elitism and an important lesson.

/csb
//DRTA
 
2013-04-04 09:13:01 PM
I was a huge Doors fan in college ('75-'79). My (and my friends) go-to music for partying was the Doors. Whether drinking, smoking, playing cards, road trips, or any combination of the aforementioned, the Doors were our soundtrack. And I want to emphasize the BAND, not the lead singer. Fast forward 35 years. Do I listen to them as much? No. I have what seems like an endless stack of bills, a mortgage, responsibilities, a wife, kids, grandkids, aging parents, and a job I'm hanging onto with my fingernails. But when I do listen to them, they still get to me. And to me, that's pretty damn cool.

Haters gonna hate. Go for it.
 
2013-04-04 09:14:31 PM

frestcrallen: InmanRoshi: The longevity of the Doors is a testament to the fact that every year there's a new class of college freshmen.


//Getting rich selling intoxication and counter-culture to 18 year olds = shooting fish in a barrel.

On a whim, called into a college radio station taking requests once in my teens.  Actually got through, requested a Doors song, and got laughed off on the air.  It was my first step into the larger world of elitism and an important lesson.

/csb
//DRTA


What year did this happen?
 
2013-04-04 09:47:46 PM
talkingship.com
 
2013-04-04 10:51:10 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Yeah, but 1960s "fat".


Seriously. Morrison says he was 185 pounds and "...felt like a tank, like a large mammal."  According to Wikipedia he was 5' 11".

Were people in the 1960's that much smaller than today?
 
2013-04-04 11:02:35 PM

Uzzah: There's a killer on the road,
he liked that chick on "Alice": Flo.


Well, I liked it!
 
2013-04-04 11:07:56 PM
What if he lived?
Xmas special, Variety Show, the Vegas/Branson years...
He'd make Dewey Cox look tame.

/I'm deep like that
 
2013-04-05 12:33:25 AM
Sounds like a Hunter S. Thompson quote.
 
2013-04-05 12:43:52 AM

Betep: What if he lived?
Xmas special, Variety Show, the Vegas/Branson years...
He'd make Dewey Cox look tame.

/I'm deep like that


I think he would have a lot of spunk left in him at 70,

But not his liver/heart.
 
2013-04-05 01:10:17 AM

Barricaded Gunman: Quantum Apostrophe: Yeah, but 1960s "fat".

Seriously. Morrison says he was 185 pounds and "...felt like a tank, like a large mammal."  According to Wikipedia he was 5' 11".

Were people in the 1960's that much smaller than today?


Came here to point this out.  What people think of now as normal or "curvy" would have been a sideshow-freak monstrosity back then.  During this interview Morrison was 5'11" and 150 pounds.  His concept of fat fits our current perception of slightly thinner than average.
 
2013-04-05 01:30:50 AM
 
2013-04-05 03:30:02 AM
I can't believe I've wasted my time listening to this.  More astonishing?  It was greenlit on Fark.  Then again, I clicked on it and paid attention to it, entirely. And I took the time to post a reply on Fark about it.  So, yeah, brilliant. Jim Morrison is a FAT Gawd.  Despite being a dead drug addicted and talent-less boy, he still has the power to evoke emotions from a talented recovered female addict.   

/plays with foil balls
 
2013-04-05 04:34:34 AM
There's only one thing that makes me sad regarding Jim Morrison: the fact that there are no video recordings of the time he was acting like such a dickhole that Janis Joplin hauled off and cold-cocked him with a whiskey bottle.
 
2013-04-05 06:54:08 AM

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Good thing he died early, or else the Doors would've been consigned to the dustbin of shiatty late 60s acts with the rest of them.


Good thing you have all those 1-Direction MP3s cued up on your iPoop!

/Rock on, princess.
 
2013-04-05 07:05:59 AM

zenferret: whizbangthedirtfarmer: Good thing he died early, or else the Doors would've been consigned to the dustbin of shiatty late 60s acts with the rest of them.

Good thing you have all those 1-Direction MP3s cued up on your iPoop!

/Rock on, princess.


Nice try, but I'd take the Moody Blues or other bands such as ELO from that time period (and, especially, Pink Floyd).  I can do without the manufactured "deepness" of incoherent lyrics masquerading as "poems" and a tinkling of keyboards pretending to be "music."
 
2013-04-05 08:48:48 AM

zappaisfrank: whidbey: zappaisfrank: InmanRoshi: The longevity of the Doors is a testament to the fact that every year there's a new class of college freshmen.


//Getting rich selling intoxication and counter-culture to 18 year olds = shooting fish in a barrel.

It is for that reason I have often referred to the Doors as the Atlas Shrugged of rock...something young, impressionable people latch onto for a while but eventually discard once maturity sets in. Usually...

I dunno. I thought that, and then I just spent a time recently revisiting their 5 albums or so, and gotta say they're still good songs and great entertainment.

Problem?

The music by itself was not my focus but more the Morrison "Mystique" that people tend to go overboard with.


Your first mistake is letting other people's reverences dictate your music taste. Zappa fans are really no different.
 
2013-04-05 12:43:35 PM

Wadded Beef: ...MYYY ONLY FRIEND...THE CARB...


I laughed way too hard at that.
 
2013-04-05 07:04:40 PM

neongoats: That was actually kinda funny. He really has a smooth speaking voice.


Ya...too bad he couldn't sing.
 
2013-04-05 07:33:17 PM

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Nice try, but I'd take the Moody Blues or other bands such as ELO from that time period


Yeah, ELO were great in the 1960s before they released their first album in 1971.
 
2013-04-05 08:04:07 PM

NorCalLos: Ya...too bad he couldn't sing.


Which is why he didn't. He spoke all his lyrics (and sometimes shouted).

He was a big influence on Roger Waters.
 
2013-04-05 09:02:05 PM

zenferret: whizbangthedirtfarmer: Nice try, but I'd take the Moody Blues or other bands such as ELO from that time period

Yeah, ELO were great in the 1960s before they released their first album in 1971.


Gosh, yeah, I mean the Doors stopped recording ... oh wait, L.A. Woman was in 1971, too?

\try to get your facts right, dumbass
 
2013-04-05 09:02:33 PM

whizbangthedirtfarmer: (and, especially, Pink Floyd). I can do without the manufactured "deepness" of incoherent lyrics masquerading as "poems" and a tinkling of keyboards pretending to be "music."


you'reseriousletmelaughharder.jpg

Pink Floyd is authentically deep? I'm literally laughing out loud at you.
 
2013-04-05 09:21:05 PM

Internet Meme Rogers: whizbangthedirtfarmer: (and, especially, Pink Floyd). I can do without the manufactured "deepness" of incoherent lyrics masquerading as "poems" and a tinkling of keyboards pretending to be "music."

you'reseriousletmelaughharder.jpg

Pink Floyd is authentically deep? I'm literally laughing out loud at you.


Compared to the Doors, yes.  If you think otherwise, then you're not really worth the effort, are you?
 
2013-04-05 09:26:53 PM

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Internet Meme Rogers: whizbangthedirtfarmer: (and, especially, Pink Floyd). I can do without the manufactured "deepness" of incoherent lyrics masquerading as "poems" and a tinkling of keyboards pretending to be "music."

you'reseriousletmelaughharder.jpg

Pink Floyd is authentically deep? I'm literally laughing out loud at you.

Compared to the Doors, yes.  If you think otherwise, then you're not really worth the effort, are you?


Thank you coming into this thread and shiatting on the Doors. I look forward to the time when I can return the favor in a Pink Floyd thread.
 
2013-04-05 09:39:47 PM

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Internet Meme Rogers: whizbangthedirtfarmer: (and, especially, Pink Floyd). I can do without the manufactured "deepness" of incoherent lyrics masquerading as "poems" and a tinkling of keyboards pretending to be "music."

you'reseriousletmelaughharder.jpg

Pink Floyd is authentically deep? I'm literally laughing out loud at you.

Compared to the Doors, yes.  If you think otherwise, then you're not really worth the effort, are you?


I wasn't aware anyone was trying to convince you of the serious introspection or social commentary evident in Roadhouse Blues. I'm still laughing that you busted out Pink Floyd. Pink Farking Floyd. Are you 14 and experiencing your first joint right now?
 
2013-04-05 10:04:27 PM
It's an absolute truth that all mainstream bands have no artistic merit.
 
2013-04-05 10:17:47 PM
Too late, Denis Leary already stole that bit.
 
2013-04-06 07:41:32 AM

John Buck 41: whizbangthedirtfarmer: Internet Meme Rogers: whizbangthedirtfarmer: (and, especially, Pink Floyd). I can do without the manufactured "deepness" of incoherent lyrics masquerading as "poems" and a tinkling of keyboards pretending to be "music."

you'reseriousletmelaughharder.jpg

Pink Floyd is authentically deep? I'm literally laughing out loud at you.

Compared to the Doors, yes.  If you think otherwise, then you're not really worth the effort, are you?

Thank you coming into this thread and shiatting on the Doors. I look forward to the time when I can return the favor in a Pink Floyd thread.


No sweat.  I don't take these things seriously, and I'm far from a Pink Floyd fan.  I have one or two of their albums (I actually have more Doors CDs).  I happen to think that the Doors are only remembered because they had the good fortune for Morrison to die early.  Pink Floyd long outstayed their welcome, and released maybe three or four good albums.  Regardless, Pink Floyd's music is more complex and has better lyrics and is just ... better.  I'd rather hear Roger Watters try to sing than Jim Morrison pretending he is a guitar.
 
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