Photography And Half-Thoughts By Mitchell Hegman

...because some of it is pretty and some of it is not.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Yesterday, that girl and I drove to Cleveland.  While there, we toured the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Lots of guitars and crazy outfits on display there.  Many videos to watch.  I really liked seeing the original lyrics for songs, sometimes scratched down on scraps of paper.  Famous Bob Dylan songs.  Beatles songs.  You name it.
I stood at the Doors exhibit for quite a while.
Jim Morrison was a shooting star, a poet.  He, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix—all died at the age of twenty-seven.
Posted is a photograph of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Jim Morrison, and the lyrics for Riders on the Storm as Jim Morrison wrote them.  The song turned out to be the last song he and the Doors recorded together.  Morrison left for Paris and died only a few weeks after recording the song.
The song is both beautiful and dark…so very much like Jim Morrison himself.
The Doors are my favorite American rock band of all time.
Don’t rest in peace, Jim Morrison.  Keep on rocking, man.

--Mitchell Hegman