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The Calm Calculus of Reason (Pt. 9 of 9)

The Calm Calculus of Reason (Pt. 9 of 9)

A Conversation with Frank Lisciandro By Steven P. Wheeler In the conclusion of our interviews, Frank reveals the truth about Jim’s move to Paris, his final days in America, the letter Jim wrote Frank shortly before his death, his thoughts on how Jim died, and summing up the Morrison legacy.  THE MOVE TO PARIS What …

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The Calm Calculus of Reason (Pt. 8 of 9)

The Calm Calculus of Reason (Pt. 8 of 9)

A Conversation with Frank Lisciandro By Steven P. Wheeler In Part 8, Frank recounts the making of the An American Prayer album, cataloging Jim’s poetry and getting it released to the masses, and photographing Jim Morrison at work and at play. JAMES DOUGLAS MORRISON, POET Let’s move on to a subject that I know is …

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The Calm Calculus of Reason (Pt. 7 of 9)

The Calm Calculus of Reason (Pt. 7 of 9)

A Conversation with Frank Lisciandro By Steven P. Wheeler In Part 7, the conversation moves into Jim’s personal and professional interests outside The Doors, his growing disenchantment with his music career, his favorite bands, his sense of humor, and Frank’s candid opinion of the controversial Oliver Stone film.  THE CHANGELING Jim obviously had an amazing …

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The Calm Calculus of Reason (Pt. 6 of 9)

The Calm Calculus of Reason (Pt. 6 of 9)

A Conversation with Frank Lisciandro By Steven P. Wheeler In Part 6, we learn the untold story of Jim’s movie HWY, religion, shamanism, and his now-famous childhood tale of witnessing “indians scattered on the highway, bleeding to death.” THE UNTOLD STORY OF HWY Let’s go back a bit to when the fallout of the Miami concert …

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The Calm Calculus of Reason (Pt. 5 of 9)

The Calm Calculus of Reason (Pt. 5 of 9)

A Conversation with Frank Lisciandro By Steven P. Wheeler In Part 5, the conversation takes an interesting look at Jim Morrison’s political views, the controversial Miami Concert in 1969, and Frank reveals the true story about another Morrison arrest and trial in Phoenix that many fans may not know about.   POLITICS OF THE MIND When it …

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The Calm Calculus of Reason (Pt. 4 of 9)

The Calm Calculus of Reason (Pt. 4 of 9)

A Conversation with Frank Lisciandro By Steven P. Wheeler In Part 4, the wide-ranging topics include Jim’s stage persona, his lack of interest in money, and his love life. SHEDDING THE SKIN OF THE LIZARD KING Let’s talk a little bit about Jim Morrison the performer. Jim himself said in one of his later interviews in …

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The Calm Calculus of Reason (Pt. 3 of 9)

The Calm Calculus of Reason (Pt. 3 of 9)

A Conversation with Frank Lisciandro By Steven P. Wheeler In Part 3, our conversation not only addresses Jim’s family, but also a little known fact about the song “Wild Child,” and a lengthy dialogue on Morrison’s drinking. THE MORRISON FAMILY Surely, as close as you two were, you both discussed your families. What did Jim ever …

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The Calm Calculus of Reason (Pt. 2 of 9)

The Calm Calculus of Reason (Pt. 2 of 9)

A Conversation with Frank Lisciandro By Steven P. Wheeler In Part 2, Frank and I discuss the early days of The Doors, the band’s first gig on the Sunset Strip, working on the group’s 1968 documentary Feast of Friends, and filming the Hollywood Bowl concert. THE OPENING OF THE DOORS Ironically, by 1965, Ray and Jim had formed …

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The Calm Calculus of Reason (Pt. 1 of 9)

The Calm Calculus of Reason (Pt. 1 of 9)

A Conversation with Frank Lisciandro By Steven P. Wheeler When it comes to the life of Jim Morrison, there are very few people who are acknowledged as true friends of the man known as The Lizard King. The three Doors have made their opinions known many times over the past 40 years through documentaries, interviews, …

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