When idol worship leads to desecration

An interesting article, despite several inaccuracies (see footnotes). English translation below. L'HISTOIRE DU JOUR | La délinquance par amour des vedettes ou quand l'adoration mène à la profanation. http://t.co/WzxzoXfQFe — France Info (@franceinfo) March 18, 2013 English translation When idol worship leads to desecration Claude François’* family is going to press charges for vandalism. Located … Continue reading When idol worship leads to desecration

Rockin’ The Dead In Zagreb: The real story of Jim Morrison’s bust

By Michelle Campbell The dead rocked On Friday, January 27, 2012, the dead were royally rocked in Zagreb, Croatia. There were two events at the Zagreb City Museum that were linked by one of rock music’s premier figures, Jim Morrison, of The Doors. In the museum was an exhibit about Zagreb cemeteries and funerals called “Mors … Continue reading Rockin’ The Dead In Zagreb: The real story of Jim Morrison’s bust

What once was is now no more

Illustration by Xavier Marchand

Unusually, Père Lachaise was in the news several times this week: Oscar Wilde’s newly renovated gravestone (now with a fancy glass barrier unlike Jim’s ghastly metal one), more Hollywood stars visiting the cemetery and of course Jim’s birthday coming soon on December 8.
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Burn Away Fade Out

Sculpture by Graham Dolphin The final, completing element is a series of three replicas of the distinctly amateur bust of Jim Morrison that sat amongst the sea of graffiti at his grave in Paris. Originally produced by a fan, this item also became a surface into which visitors inscribed messages and tributes and indeed became … Continue reading Burn Away Fade Out