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Date: Sun, 3 Jul  2005 12:00AM PDT)
From: Send an Instant Message "John French" <mosshead7@yahoo.com>
Subject: New York, Paris, Death Day
To: friends@foxnews.com


in light of Jim's Death Day:


"The summer of 1967 was a period of traveling from coast to coast, trying to make it in New York. In July, "Light My Fire" hit first place on the charts, and the Doors began making plans for new engagements. This was to be their way for the next few years. They were well known in New York because of the favorable reviews given to the album by the New York Times, Newsweek and Vogue. Time magazine quoted a statement of Jim's which had been used in Elektra Records-New York biography as in Stone's film: "I'm interested in anything about revolt, disorder, and chaos." These are the words of Rimbaud, Artaud (Theater of Cruelty), and possibly Lautre`amont."


page 78 of Rebel as Poet: Rimbaud of Jim Morrison

by Wallace Fowlie - Duke University Press 1993


"Since Jim Morrison's death, his fans in France and those fans from other countries who live in Paris remember, more than the accounts of his death, his interest in Paris. There, in his last two years, he seemed to begin a new phase of his life, a phase that was gradually to be destroyed bu alcoholism. It would seem in Paris Jim was trying to shake off his fame, his identity as a rockstar. His drive was toward the creation of poetry, in a city where he was able to evoke Baudelaire and Rimbaud. When the address of his apartment was learned, the fans visited the rue Beautrellis but did not mark the large doors that open at number 17."


page 98 of Rebel as Poet: Rimbaud of Jim Morrison

by Wallace Fowlie - Duke University Press 1993


in 1996 Wallace Fowlie inscribed "Our Friendship Began Here" in a copy of Rebel as Poet: Rimbaud of Jim Morrison for John Alan Conte` JR in North Carolina at Fowlie’s home in Carl Woods outside of Chappell Hill.


Fowlie told Conte` that in the poetry that Conte` read for him he could see he possessed the ability to fire off history like Whitman, the sexual imagery of Henry Miller and the navigational skills of Jim Morrison.


Almost a decade later Conte` is almost finished w/ his ninth (9th) book entitled “Everyday Media” - http://www.mystrawhat.com

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