Jim Morrison was an articulate, intelligent person who gave truly interesting and insightful answers to the questions posed to him. This collections of interviews is just a peek into the mind of Jim Morrison. For his devoted fans, it may be the closest they will ever come to chatting with the legend.
Nearing the release of their fifth album, the Doors were at a difficult junction in their career. Morrison’s drug abuse was threatening the band’s survival. Promoters were canceling their tour dates following the lead singer’s fractious tirade at a concert in Miami, intended to kick off a major US tour, that had resulted in arrest warrants and charges of indecent exposure. Morrison discusses the band’s troubles and his court date, imminently looming three days after the interview.
John Lennon & Yoko Ono at Hawkin's Ranch 12/17/69 - Interviewed at legendary rockabilly musician Ronnie Hawkins’ ranch outside Toronto, the couple details their new campaign for peace. They discuss a week they spent earlier in the month with camera crews for two British documentaries, a newly released live album, and a benefit concert they had recently played in London. Just two days prior, posters had been put up in twelve cities around the world bearing the enduring, simple message, “WAR IS OVER! IF YOU WANT IT Happy Christmas from John & Yoko.”
For decades, when scientists and researchers focused on pandemics, they looked for vaccines and drugs. The mystery of what caused zoonotic pathogens to jump from animals to humans drew little attention. Now, a series of studies, built upon research over the past two decades, provides increasing evidence that the loss of forest creates the conditions for a wide range of deadly diseases to jump from animals to humans.