Wilde to Morrison
Anonymous: Hey Wilde! "Life Imitates Art". Wasn't it Andy Warhol that said that? What's the story?
Me: Actually it was Oscar Wilde who said that. Andy Warhol is among a group of famous individuals associated with this quote in terms of lifestyle. Warhol said "Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art." He also said "An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have."
"Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life" (Oscar Wilde, The Decay of Lying 1889).
Anonymous: Thanks. So Jim Morrison and Oscar Wilde live in parallel dimensions in France while Andy Warhol is still trying to talk to God on a toy phone while seriously stoned on acid. Got it.
Hey, how would Freud interpret this Morrison lyric?
"Ride the snake. And the snake is long. Ten thousand miles."
Was he talking about the Great Wall?
Me: No, he was talking about his penis. Though I tend to think that since he was slightly death obsessed and loved using snake imagery that it has something to do with our mortality and that we always have a little bit of death in our lives so we shouldn't fear it but rather embrace it in a way. Ride it out rather than run from it. The next two lines seem to support that theory:
"Ride the snake, ride the snake
To the lake, the ancient lake, baby
The snake is long, seven miles
Ride the snake...hes old, and his skin is cold"
Morrison always tended to mix sexual innuendo with death imagery and a dash of Greek and Roman mythology. But what the fuck do I know? I wasn't in his head.
Anonymous: That's very astute! Yeah. Interesting that the guy has been off the grid since 1971 and still gets into everybody's head! I recently read his I.Q. was 149. I believe that's 15 points above genius. Of all the conspiracy theories out there, and I don't think he's still alive, I have to admit he'd be the one to pull off faking his death. Ever hear of an island called "Elba"?
Me: Napoleon's exile? I always thought Jim would be found somewhere in Africa under the name Mr. Mojo Risin. It's an anagram isn't it? Though he did love France...
Dad: Whoa! Here's a crazy thought! Imagine Jim Morrison doing a MySpace page! What would that be like!?
Me: Lots of naked ladies, very intellectual blogs, and rather insulting status updates meant to fuck with people.
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