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Keef, Snoop and Jim Morrison: the missing link
They are three great icons of contemporary culture. But in fact Keef Richards, Snoop Dogg and Jim Morrison have a lot more in common than that…
Sam Snort, 26 Apr 2007
Apparently, Niamh and her friend enveigled Snoop’s entourage into granting them backstage access. Which is excellent work, when you think about it. Once they were there, though, things quickly got out of hand.
“What are you going to do to me?” Snoop allegedly asked her.
“Sorry?” she replied. “What do you mean?”
Snoop was a little put out by this, and said, “There are a lot of girls who wanna come to this party, you know. Now are you gonna get naked with me. Yes or no?”
Being a nice respectable Irish girl, Niamh had no plans to get naked with him at all. When she told him this, Snoop wasn’t impressed. “That shit ain’t game!” he shouted at one of his handlers, pointing at the hapless Horan. As she wrote in the Sindo, “[he was] obviously advising them not to bring me to the party because I wouldn’t put out.”
A little put out herself, Horan complained to a man claiming to be Snoop Dogg’s uncle about his nephew’s lack of respect towards Irish girls. The uncle was having none of it. “I told you,” he said, “you don’t want to party, don’t get on the bus!”
Horan duly went home and wrote a 1,000 word exposé. It ended with the paragraph: “Hindsight’s a wonderful thing. When these boys say party – they don’t mean jelly and ice cream.”
That media award is in the bag, Niamh. Well done!
PARDON MY SCEPTICISM
Before we go, though, let’s spare a thought for the late – actually very late – Jim Morrison. It’s been 38 years since Jimbo gave the audience at a Miami Doors show a very brief glimpse of his impressive, Sam Snort-like trouser python.
At the time (1969), this led to serious hassle, with the hopelessly neurotic Florida authorities deciding to press charges. Jim wound up being convicted, and sentenced to six months in jail on an indecent exposure charge. (They call that indecent exposure? Have they ever seen Michael McDowell sunbathing?) Needless to say, like Michael Stroke Fahy, Jimbo never actually served any time, but it still went on his record (that’s his police record, mind, not one of The Doors’ albums).