Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Maybe This Explains Jim Morrison?

"At that point art itself becomes a sideshow of no genuine intrinsic value. All that matters is disturbance from which art might emerge, given the right, distraught talent and the right, disastrous circumstances. In other words, the artists whom the '60s public found most alluring were those who knowingly cooperated in their own destruction. Having created myths of themselves as a byproduct of creating art, they finished by sacrificing themselves to those essentially trivial myths." - A. Alvarez in "The Writer's Voice"

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Blogger Tyson said...

I'm not sure Jim Morrison wanted to make a sacrifice. Nor did Hendrix or Joplin.

11:14 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Sure. But sacrifice themselves in a way, they did.

11:33 PM  

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