Fans of songwriting will enjoy this clip (even if you hate the doors). Ray Manzarek—sitting at the piano—describes the process of writing Light My Fire on NPR Fresh Air.
Ernest Hemingway on the front lines during the Spanish Civil War, Nov. 5th, 1938
Sing, O Goddess, the anger of Achilles son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans. Many a brave soul did it send hurrying down to Hades, and many a hero did it yield a prey to dogs and vultures, for so were the counsels of Jove fulfilled from the day on which the son of Atreus, king of men, and great Achilles, first fell out with one another.
And which of the gods was it that set them on to quarrel? It was the son of Jove and Leto; for he was angry with the king and sent a pestilence upon the host to plague the people, because the son of Atreus had dishonored Chryses his priest.
Do you still like the pig? [cheers] He’s an old pig but he’s still a big pig. This next tune is for all the paranoids in the audience tonight. It’s called “Run Like Hell”…
RUN LIKE HELL! IT’S CALLED “RUN LIKE HELL”