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Dear Jim Morrison:

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by elicross, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. elicross

    elicross Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 26, 2010
    SC
    How am I supposed to "ride the King's Highway west" when El Camino Real runs north to south?
     
  2. ScatMan

    ScatMan Friend of Leo's

    Jul 7, 2008
    Texas
    poetic license

    if you need driving directions, check your GPS or stop your car and ask a local for directions. ;)
     
  3. elicross

    elicross Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 26, 2010
    SC
    I want a GPS with Jim Morrison's voice. "Ride the highway west, baby."

    Maybe when I reached my destination, I could hear "This is the end, beautiful friend." :D
     
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  5. ScatMan

    ScatMan Friend of Leo's

    Jul 7, 2008
    Texas
    GPS Jim:

    turn west my friend
    your journey ends
    turn west my friend
    my only friend.. the end
     
  6. Lunchie

    Lunchie Poster Extraordinaire

  7. elicross

    elicross Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 26, 2010
    SC
    I just saw that episode last week. :D
     
  8. bluesfordan

    bluesfordan Friend of Leo's

    Jun 1, 2006
    Nashua NH
    likewise
     
  9. Skully

    Skully Doctor of Teleocity

    Jun 12, 2003
    Glamorous NoHo
    You're combining two different lines, "Ride the King's highway" and "Ride the highway west," so it could be argued that it's two separate ideas. (But, eh... not really.) And, if you want to get persnickety about it, one does travel west going north on the highway. But he's really just saying come west, experience the West. The West is the best. And it is. ;)
     
  10. El Camino winds north and west and east and south....
     
  11. ac15

    ac15 Poster Extraordinaire

    May 9, 2005
    CHICAGO, IL.
    Dear Robert Plant,

    Why doesn't big legged woman got no soul?



    Dear Steve Winwood,

    Who is this John Barleycorn and why must he die?
     
  12. Frozensoda

    Frozensoda Tele-Meister

    196
    Aug 21, 2012
    NYC Metro Area
    There's more than one King's Highway. There's one in N.J. but I'm not sure which direction it runs...
     
  13. thorton077

    thorton077 Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 18, 2011
    Frisco, TX
    Loved this episode
     
  14. StratBluesRock

    StratBluesRock Friend of Leo's

    May 3, 2012
    Connecticut, USA
    Love this song!

     
  15. Skully

    Skully Doctor of Teleocity

    Jun 12, 2003
    Glamorous NoHo
    Then there's this:



    But if you're looking for a Petty song about the journey west, this is a much better one:

     
  16. dented

    dented Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 17, 2006
    Back at the Beach
    Dear Jim Morrison: I tried it and you were right. Probably should have turned left.
     
  17. Brian J.

    Brian J. Tele-Holic

    581
    Nov 12, 2012
    pennsylvania
    when you are the lizard king you can do anything
     
  18. Big_Bend

    Big_Bend Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    52
    Feb 19, 2010
    Houston, TX
    When riding the King's Highway, be sure to keep your eyes on the road and your hands upon the wheel.

    You don't want to get distracted and break on through to the other side.
     
  19. bluesfordan

    bluesfordan Friend of Leo's

    Jun 1, 2006
    Nashua NH
    the king's highway is a general term given to roadways that were made to give passage to the tax collectors, back when settlements were little more than unincorporated groups of houses and farms.

    I recently found out about one not far from my house that I wish to go check out someday. It is fallen into disuse, but I believe some of it is accessible to the public; technically all of it should be but development in the last 200 years hasn't always taken historical trails in the muck and mire to be relevant enough to preserve. Particularly when it was a reminder of imperial colonialism which was rejected in some donnybrook called the Revolutionary War. :lol:

    It incidentally does go east to west, so I'll be trying to listen for Mr Morrison's incantation when I do go exploring it.
     
  20. StratBluesRock

    StratBluesRock Friend of Leo's

    May 3, 2012
    Connecticut, USA
    Especially if you're going to meet an L.A. Woman and she tells you to Touch Me and Love Me Two Times. You better Light that girl's Fire if that's the case, you better Love Her Madly.

    People Are Strange, aren't they?

    Okay haha I'm done. The End.
     
  21. Robert H.

    Robert H. Friend of Leo's

    Jul 28, 2005
    N. Cal.
    Bad news. Jim is dead.
     
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