Thursday, March 10, 2005

Thursday and Jim Morrison a dork?

Shocking news to people of a certain age as....

Footage reveals Jim Morrison the nerd
According to Reuters - Florida historians have discovered a 40-year-old film clip of a clean-cut Jim Morrison that will give fans a different view of the Doors singer before his wilder days as a drug-using rock legend who drank hard and died young.

The 1964 black-and-white public relations film, shot at Florida State University (FSU) shows a nerdy-looking Morrison, a rock bad boy who died in 1971 at 27 years old, acting the part of a young man whose university application has been rejected.

The 16-minute video has Morrison among wholesome scenes of college life, parades and football, a sharp contrast to his image as a long-haired, leather-clad rebel poet accused of exposing himself and simulating a sex act at a Miami concert in 1969.

"It's incredible. He's so clean-cut and soft-spoken," said Jody Norman, archives supervisor at the State Library and Archives of Florida, and a Doors fan.

The Web site, which features video of all kinds, posted the clip under the heading "Jim Morrison: College Dork."

In the film, the Florida native plays a dejected would-be university student who reads a rejection letter from a school and then earnestly questions a school administrator as to why he can't go to college.

"But what happened? How come my parents and the state and university didn't look ahead?" he said.

The Doors were one of the most influential rock bands of the 1960s whose hits included "Light My Fire" and "Riders on the Storm." They broke up a few years after Morrison died.

No nerds here just some more live music!

Events in South Somerset & West Dorset
On The Nod @ Stars Lane Café Bar, Yeovil
Rhythm Junkies @ White Horse, Wincanton
Kate Axten as Shania Twain @ Phoenix Hotel, Chard

Events in Taunton and Bridgwater areas
Jazz @ The Westgate, Taunton
Excellos @ The Quantock Gateway, Bridgwater
Exploding Custard @ The Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton

We feel we ought to explain that the Exploding Custard is a fast-moving, entertaining demonstration of do-it-yourself kitchen-table science. The show includes dozens of simple but spectacular experiments, all using materials readily available at home. Children can volunteer to participate and there is plenty of laughter.

Another custard explosion!

At the same time, the experience is thought-provoking and challenging. Recurrent themes include pressure, combustion, liquids and gases, conservation of energy, the process of scientific enquiry... and how children are better at true experimentation than grown-ups!
Audiences always leave an ‘Exploding Custard’ show buzzing with excitement and teachers regularly report that children continue to talk about the demonstrations and unanswered questions for weeks afterwards.

“Give people facts and you feed their minds for an hour. Awaken curiosity and they feed their own minds for a lifetime” Ian Russell

The Editor

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