Very interesting (104) post. Thanks.I fell upon an interview with Morrison's father and sister from a few years ago. It was quite an eye opener. Rear Adm. Morrison spoke of his famous son as highly intelligent, spoke of his own hope that his son would make a career in film, and admitted to never having listened to his son's music despite berating him for taking up a music career despite lacking musical talent. Yet he also betrayed an enormous pride in his son for having succeeded in his own way, on his own terms, though he didn't say anything (and the interviewer may not have thought to ask) about some of the antics post-1968 (not to mention the railroading bust in Miami in 1969---let's get it straight, Jim Morrison actually never exposed himself, he was wearing oversize boxers beneath his slacks) that may have been part of his son's bid to shed the "Lizard King" image because he feared nobody in his audience really took the music or the poetry seriously. Take all that as you will.
His sister, though, remembered her brother's high school graduation gift request: where most boys "wanted a car," Jim Morrison wanted a set of the complete works of Nietzsche . . .