The Doors is my favorite band and in my opinion, Jim Morrison is one of the greatest artists that ever lived. I fell in love with Morrison's poetry during my early teens before I had ever heard the band or saw how sexy he was with that shaggy hair, handsome face and lean body in tight leather pants. Between 1965 and 1971, he wrote a hundred songs, played over two hundred concerts, recorded seven platinum albums, had four editions of his poems published, made three films, wrote screenplays and recorded poems. Its obvious why some of the best bands of all time were inspired by Jim Morrison and The Doors!
"The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on an individual level. It's got to happen inside first."
"People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain."
"Where's your will to be weird?"
"A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself-and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is."
The Night is young
and full of rest
I can't describe
the way she's dress'd
She'll pander to
some strange requests
Anything that you suggest
Anything to please her guest
An excerpt from a Rolling Stone Magazine interview:
"You see, the birth of rock and roll coincided with my adolescence, my coming into awareness. It was a real turn-on, although at the time I could never allow myself to rationally fantasize about ever doing it myself. I guess that all that time I was accumulating inclination and nerve, my subconscious had prepared the whole thing. I didn't think about it, it was just…thought about. I never even conceived it. I thought I was going to be a writer or a sociologist, or maybe write plays. I never went to concerts - maybe one or two at most. I saw a few things on TV, but I'd never been a part of it all. But I heard, in my head, a whole concert situation, with a band and singing and an audience, a large audience. Those first five or six songs I wrote, I was just taking notes at a fantastic rock concert that was going on inside my head. And once I'd written the songs, I had to sing them."
Niki was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan and moved to San Diego, California during her childhood. She went from being a student and top-ranked nationally competitive equestrian to balancing school with acting and modeling in Los Angeles. This lead to her career as a professional football player for the Lingerie Football League's Lingerie Bowl National Champion team: The Los Angeles Temptation. Niki currently resides in Manhattan, New York and is studying for her certification as a Health Counselor while building her brand. She will be working one-on-one with clients to support them on their journey to achieving optimum health and well-being.