WOW. Stop the
muh-fuggin' presses: unexpected entry time. How
incredible was that graveyard!?!?!
Never been the
goth-type, not obsessed with death (except my own,
ever since I dreamed my death date as a kid: July
13th, 2057). I went to Père-Lachaise to see
Morrison's grave and fell absolutely in love with this
place. It's hundreds upon hundreds of gravesite's from
over hundreds and hundreds of years... seemingly as
far as the eye can see. You can climb all around the
place like a giant playground. And everything is so
intricate and fascinating... you wish you could die
and see your funeral (one was ending when we got
there) 'cause it's absolutely out of a
I am a big
Doors/Morrison fan so the fact that his grave
isn't the lasting memory for me should attest
to how awesome this place is. I was just
so completely not expecting to do
anything but go in, take video of the site,
and go grab some food. But while searching
for it I found myself completely
enamored. I could've spent the entire
And then in a
random mosaleum I panned my camera around and
BADASS. It was just one of the coolest places ever.
Can you imagine this place at night as a kid with a
flashlight or some shit? OMFG. I want to be 10!
I want to have an excuse to do that shit.
As it was
I absolutely felt the joy of being a kid again
discovering something that gets your creative juices
flowing. Every moment my eye could take in felt like
another shot for the video. It may rank as one of the
most cinematic places I've ever stood. And to think we
almost didn't go! Sooooooooooo perfect. Sooooooooooo
unexpected - and exactly what trips like this are
about. Finding things you didn't know you'd miss. What
a fun video to put together. This is actually the
original song The Doors remade for "Severed Garden".
It's Albinoni's Adagio in G Minor:
If your computer
can handle it (meaning it doesn't stutter once it's
loaded) click the "HD" button...
For the Morrison
fans out there, this was framed and laying on his
headstone, was able to zoom in and get a pic of it.
It's in French, so it may take some work to translate
on babelfish - but I thought I'd put it up here for
Alright, NOW I can
leave Paris. Wow, wow, wow. That was awesome.