Jim died a sad July 3rd of 1971. The morning of the 7 of July, he was buried at Pére Lachaise, on the zone reserved for cheap graves. Pam paid for the ceremony and coffin, 878 franks, 50 dolars of today.
In August of 1971, the autorities putted a wooden plaque with the wrong name (Morisson), but then was stolen. On 1972, they putted black metal plaque, mispelled again “Morisson, James Douglas”, this plaque was stolen too.
On 1973, they putted a little rock plaque but it was stolen too, so they left the grave unmarked.
On July 2nd of 1981, a Yugoslavian artist sculpted the Jim’s bust on white marble. After being painted, broken and destroyed was finally stolen on one night of August of 1988.
On 1998, Morrison family instaled a stone with a metal plaque, written James Douglas Morrison, 1943-1971. With the famous greek inscription KATA TON DAIMONA EAYTOY. This is a curious phrase, because it has different translation. It means “Faithful to his own spirit” but also means “By his own demons”.
With a legion of fans around the world who could be counted in hundreds of thousands, the rocker 34, who is also the lead singer of the band The Killers, has captivated critics for his extraordinary talent People magazine put this guy behaved well, which was buttons on a Las Vegas-among the 50 most sexy Sunday talked with him exclusively
“I wanted to talk to you with a bottle of mezcal trust between us, ‘Brandon Flowers-, but I see that it will be impossible.“ He laughs. When it does, the voice that gave him worldwide fame as lead singer of the rock group The Killers springs and ends in a sharp crack as I play my bad luck. So he is looking to the bottle of water that has in his hands, smiles wryly and shrugs.
“I think you’re interviewing the wrong musician,” he says while digging into the plastic nails those who have received manicure and look perfectly cut, making play with his hair slicked back, “I do not even remember my last drunk. It is so far away, I can not remember. ”
Brandon Flowers, the current emblem Rock Las Vegas, is the most unusual I’ve heard about rockstar. You could offer a beer, a marijuana cigarette or a night of women and gambling, but he would say no and go to bed to sleep. His life is more like that of an insurance salesman than that of a musician with legions of fans who sexualized thousands every move on stage: ‘Take a teetotaler seven years without drinking alcohol and there is nothing I can do to convince him to try mezcal of Oaxaca that have led to the interview, if only because it is in Mexico City and this ancestral drink it a must for the tourists and do not smoke snuff. None of hallucinogenic pills or cocaine lines for inspiration. And when their fans, men and women fanning her underwear on stage looking luck finding it in the clubhouse and have a night of casual sex, he simply walk away with lingerie and still singing. Sometimes even he looks down to find out who that support or those pants.
And for some reason, this musician of 34, very thin, which does not exceed 170 centimeters tall, boyish face and body of a teenager, who this afternoon wears sneakers anyone, either jeans and a T-shirt is the new icon either Rock on call Sin City .
The man who last year reached the seat 44 of the 50 men sexy in the world, according to the magazine People , and not flirt with anyone but his wife.
We are in the lobby of a hotel in Polanco, three floors below his room, and looks fresh, freshly bathed, with fine woods lotion that perfumes the neck. No excesses, none of wakefulness or hangover. If Elvis Presley or Jim Morrison out of their graves and they saw not believe that is part of the dynasty of the new generation rockstars millenial.
And so I came to see him. To know why a guy who has captivated Bruce Springsteen, Bono and David Bowie can call themselves as “the most boring world rockstar” and succeed in a guild that requires a lifestyle as summarized by actor James Dean, “live fast, die young. ”
“How is that being Mormon are the new example of rockstar, Brandon?” I ask. And Brandon laughs again.
Brandon Flowers was born in 1981 in Las Vegas, Nevada.His first works orbited around the hotel life of the city until he heard the songHeroes of David Bowie and vocation is stamped on the chest. He left his job asbuttons and college, to devote himself to music. In 2005 he married his high school sweetheart and two years later was born the first of three children. He founded a group called Blush Response, whose success led to its members wanted to move to California, but Brandon did not want to leave their family and their home, so he created another band in 2001 and was placed in front of her vocals.In the next four years the band racked up seven Grammy nominations, two BRIT Awards, an MTV Europe Music Awards and 17 awards over 80 nominations resulting from awards to veteran bands only dream of achieving.
The four members of this group called The Killers, in honor of the fictional band that plays in the music video for Crystal British band New Order. The murderers that would end the traditional way of playing in Las Vegas and emerge with a new style punk -half and half “A” rock-that led them to tread the most recognized in the world scenarios, while Brandon was catapulted to international fame.
His childhood traits captivated the press and fans. You do not know if you’ve sold more records with his music or posters with his face to girls who shout themselves hoarse for a kiss.
Does it bother you that some fans are more followers of your physique your
okay No,. At the end of the day, I’m just a humble Elvis impersonator. And that’s part of this paper: Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, love these rock icons by the way they look. I like them in appearance and his music.
-¿Te Uncomfortable there as much attention to your physical
No should take seriously those things. I do not do it. I want people to notice me for my songs, not if I shaved.
But it does not hurt to be a sex symbol when you rock
… No, I guess not, but my life is not a common rockstar. I really like women, of course, but it’s not something I sought. No flirting with them, do not play with fire. I took years of playing and go home to sleep with my wife. I’m guessing the antirockstar by definition.
The reason that Brandon Flowers will not fall into the temptations that every rockstar are presented, is that he is one of the most famous members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is Mormon, that is, someone whose life is guided by the precepts of the Book of Mormon , written by self-proclaimed prophet Joseph Smith. Among other things, it forbids sex outside of marriage, alcohol, drugs and give any concert on a Sunday, and the obligation to communicate their faith to others. And he takes it seriously: occasionally buttoned his white shirt and walk through Las Vegas with other Mormons of his age, name plates fastened to heart level and prophesying about the coming return of Jesus Christ.
That image collides with Brandon projected on stage: she sings, she likes to dress in black, the hair stand up on a ridge, painted eyes and a little dance as the frontman of the decade of the 70. Few know that before move like a wannabe singer of The Rolling Stones, Flowers drinking an energy drink and isolated in a corner to pray with your inner voice. At the end of the concert, that corner again, pray and terminated their work.
This duality has made him one of the most controversial men at the scene of world rock: in November 2012, in a program of Norwegian television, Flowers was invited to a panel with the evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, a scientist who has gained fame by extolling the virtues of atheism. There, the presenter of the show began to discuss the night in one of the most uncomfortable moments reminiscent musician.
“When I read the Book of Mormon that impressed me is obviously a farce, “he snapped Dawkins Brandon Flowers,” is a work of quackery, “recalling that the author of the holy book was a man charged with multiple sexual-and even crimes imprisoned several times.
“To say that my sacred book is a quackery offends me, you should study more,” said the singer, who then complained that a day before, he was told that should confront their faith against a renowned scientist and that the more annoying was I had to play to close the program.
‘You’ve complained about the way the media now treat men who openly profess their faith, like you, is it difficult for you to defend your faith?
Oh, yes. Every day is more difficult. The world each day farther from religion, as if science and religion are excluded. I do not think so, walk the same path. Nothing that science will find will result in the death of God.
What was the moment you decided to dump your life to
I went raised as a Mormon, but I became more involved when I had my first child. That helped. I realized that I would set an example for my kids and also believe in being Mormon, I am a believer, not only tradition.
How do you combine the lifestyle of a rockstar lifestyle with a Mormon, which is a big part of your
'Once I made the commitment to pursue my religion became easier. It’s not as hard as it seems.Initially itself was difficult because all the mythology around the rock star kind Led Zeppelin and David Bowie is fun. All these stories are exciting, so when you’re young and you do well in music you feel the need to experience what your idols did, but I soon realized that was not for me. It was the mirage of a life that is not me.
‘Five or six years that you do not drink
I’m happier without drinking, I am a better person without a drink or without a cigarette.
-¿Lo Understand your other
No, they think it’s something very strange, but respected.
What would you like people to say about you when you
That I was a good man.Therefore I am.
‘And what is a “good man”?
-Be generous with the family, with the children, wife.
That does not sound very in style:
“sex, drugs and rock and roll” …
I know, it’s disappointing to some, but very exemplary for others. There are already many rockstars rampant, but I go another way.
How is a weekend for
I love the desert, I go with my family to climb. I like going to shoot with my children, children use guns to shoot cans, bottles … do the normal things. Only we shoot at cans, never to animals. We are not hunters. When I was 8 or 9 years old my parents gave me a weapon to shoot child and out of my house killed a bird. Uffff ..!, My heart was hurt and I realized that I am not a hunter. The same thing happened with my dad one day shot a rabbit and was very depressed.Never again to point to a living being. We are soft-hearted family.
What do you think your religious social issues such as
I believe in the unique circumstances of each woman and the way they were raised, so I do not think I should say what anyone should or should not do with her body.
No I dont lose sleep. It does not bother me at all. It is not something that makes me angry. I serve God, my family and music.
Since 2010, besides continuing with The Killers, Brandon Flowers has his solo project. The Desired Effect is his second solo album, after the success of the first,Flamingo
Brandon recently was presented with great success at the Vive Latino Festival before 70,000 people. This weekend the “will rock world’s most boring” topped the 2015 Festival poster Hellow in Monterrey.
With such a successful solo career, where do you stop to The Killers?
They are happy, because they wanted to stop for a moment.In the band a break and there was the opportunity for this project emerged.
What do you want to accomplish with this second
I do not know, I just want to be on the radio, but only if it’s on my terms. I want to make music that appeals to everyone, but especially to me. Not only seek what is popular, but who loves making music.
‘Have you ever refused to make music that does not represent
Yes, several times. I have been asked to make music that is only made to sell and not so no. I’ve had songs in my hands that I know will be a success, but do not see myself singing them on stage … and I do not.
If today you could get on stage with a band, which one would you choose?
We were lucky, we played with U2, Coldplay and Bruce Springsteen could sing. In my to-do list is get on the stage with Depeche Mode … but see what happens … I’m nervous …
How is that being Mormon are the new example of rockstar,
I do not know … God knows.
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