What got me into my favorite band was my father. He's been a Doors fan ever since he was a little kid. He used to have all of the LP's. That love for the music sort of rubbed off onto me when i heard my first Doors song. But what got me really to love them, was the story behind them and their singer. I read the books about him, I saw the movie and a bunch of documentaries.. it all just fascinated me to the point i couldnt stop learning new things about Jim and the Doors. The few years the full band was active, certainly had a story to tell. From crazy trips and songs written on LSD, to being arrested on stage for supposedly "exposing his genitalia " on stage. Jim Morrison was a crazy guy... someone who thought he was the worst singer on earth. Someone who couldn't play a god damn instrument lol.
And his music.. his music was written from the heart. He was a poet, and was extremely fascinated with death. He even felt a shaman indian's soul fell into him, when he was driving with his parents on a highway in the desert, where a truck carrying indians had crashed. (This story was included in many songs, such as Riders on the Storm).
I feel the story of Jim Morrison can touch everyone in different ways... he was a misunderstood, interesting man, who did many... interesting things.
BQ: First artist i had ever considered my favorite was Uncle Kracker. I used to have a CD of his when i was very little, and i would replay Drift Away again and again. I could sing the whole damn song before i stopped sucking on my pacifier lol.
BQ2:Uhm, no. Either way i still would have to ride home from my grandmother's house every single afternoon listening to the classic rock station. Listening to that station for about a half an hour every day made the music grow on me.
BQ3:Yes, raised on it. I wasn't raised on rap, just rock and roll.
BQ4:Not my father, we love the same music. My mother is a little younger with her taste preferences. She is more of a 90's rocker, like Spin Doctors and Del Amitri, and Barenaked Ladies. Don't get me wrong, they are amazing bands, but i prefer 60's 70's and 80's.
BQ5:Overexposure... Hmm.. I would love the Doobie Brothers if i hadn't already heard every song they have ever written over 1 million times. Our radio stations seem to love the Doobies.
BQ6:Definitely. I've got the political view of a hippie, and i walk around the 80 degree weather is jeans and an ACDC shirt. I roll with my Adidas 80's Superstar 1's or converse, and always a band T-Shirt. Normally a Doors or Jim Morrison T-Shirt.. but sometimes i tend to break out the Man in Black t-shirts (Thumbs up if you know who I am talking about when i say the Man IN Black!!!), or the occasional Beatles or Aerosmith. I have to say rock and roll also affects my attitude. I'd rather be laid back, calm, cool, and collective. Don't like to start trouble with people, and i live by the rule live and let die..
And this is Joe Giulian lol changed my name to the Clash's best song ;)