Here's a weird thing that happened to me twice in different years(2010 and 2011) and yes, this is in regards to Jim and his personal songs. I was just in L.A. a few weeks ago and as I was turning right to head up La Cienega Blvd. towards Sunset and right up near the Doors old offices and the motel JDM lived at the Doors started playing(it was a 3-fer) on the radio. My daughter and I looked at each other and was amazed, b/c like I said this has happened to us twice in different years and on the same street! Coincidence? I'm not sure. It sure brought me a big smile as I drove by Jim's old haunts!
It is a cool feeling to hear the songs he wrote in L.A. as we drive around L.A.! I get goosebumps!
"Waiting for the Sun" didn't strike me as being about a girl, but was about whatever needed to happen for that drawn-back bow to be released.
The opening lines of "Soft Parade" really made an impression on me as he sounded so vulnerable and sad. Same with his poem "As I Look Back"--so much regret at such a young age.