By Chris Salewicz
Jim Morrison, musician, singer and poet was once chanced on lifeless, the sufferer of a suspected heroin overdose, in a Paris condo bath in 1971. He was once 27. Morrison used to be a skilled, charismatic, wild-tempered cultural cipher. He struggled to deal with his exalted prestige and his loss of life, formally from middle failure, is still shrouded in secret. In 27: Jim Morrison, acclaimed tune critic Chris Salewicz will pay homage to Morrison as a rock icon, while acknowledging the darkish aspect of this conflicted personality.
It is the 6th name in a chain of specific song ebooks, an formidable undertaking analyzing the perils of genius, megastar and extra.
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Sure," I said. Idiot. By this point I had moved out of Vaseline Towers and was living in a coop house where I shared the rent with three other people. Within minutes of his arrival, Anthony announced that he was cooking dinner for everyone - which, apart from being oddly intrusive for a guest, was impossible: my housemates had different schedules, and we weren't exactly the Brady Bunch. ) To get him out of the house, I took Anthony to a concert by the Flirtations. Bad move: I'd forgotten it was Valentine's Day, which meant the popular New York quintet would be singing mostly romantic favourites.
Minutes later, our clothes on the floor and our bodies entwined at opposite ends, I found myself gazing up at a pair of perfectly round, hairless buns with a smooth, unshaven crevice. Until this moment, I had been led by Christian televangelists and right-wing newspaper columnists to believe that this part of the anatomy - especially a man's - was a filthy place; a cesspool of afflictions and the root of all evil. But Carmen's didn't seem filthy at all; on the contrary, its scent was so sweet he might have dusted it with lavender.
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