They Might Be Giant Kids

Ever heard of They Might Be Giants? If not, go and check them out! They’ve got a reputation as being ‘intelligent’ musicians, whatever that means. Kind of sounds like a stigma, which is unfair because they make darn good music. I got turned on to them in the late 80’s, early 90’s when they were making it big with such hits as ‘ Istanbul (Not Constantinople)’ and ‘Birdhouse In Your Soul’. More recently I have rediscovered their music, and especially the children’s stuff they are doing.

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Jim as you have never seen him before

A film has been discovered of Jim Morrison as a student [News story] [Video]. It’s a short promotional clip for Florida State University, which he was attending at the time.

It’s Jim like we are not used to seeing him, which is as Rock Singer, Sex Icon, Rebel, … I have to admit, I was a big fan of The Doors when I was younger, not only because they lashed out against the mainstream, but because they pioneered rock and roll in a time of surf pop and made great music. I even visited his grave at Pere-Lachaise cemetary in Paris when I was there on a work trip.

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