IN THE PRESS: Wind in Her Hair
The poem “Wind In Her Hair” originally came from a 1971 dream that Jim Morrison had right before he left for Paris, according to Danny Sugerman. When Fred Chandler was working in The Doors office with Danny in 2003 – adapting the screenplay of Wonderland Avenue – Danny told Fred of Jim’s dream about “a girl with wind in her hair riding a horse in a nightmare.” Chandler, a published poet, was inspired by this Jim Morrison story and wrote a beautiful poem.
Bruce Botnick (The Doors engineer), friend and poetry mentor of Fred’s, edited the poem into song lyrics as he did for Morrison’s poetry so many years ago when he was producing the LA Woman album for The Doors.
Catherine Martin (Academy Award winner for Art Direction of Moulin Rouge and Art Director for Baz Luhrmann’s recent movie Australia), had her creative team create a unique graphic, true-to-form image of William Blake in The Sick Rose. With an incredible print job, this beautiful poster was the end result!
Doors Collectors' Magazine
(38" x 27") "Wind in Her Hair" poster Signed by FRED CHANDLER & BRUCE BOTNICK.
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"I was very touched when I received the poetry from Fred Chandler. I thought it was very moving and full of heart. This man has a wonderful soul and has lots of natural music in his blood."
-Patrick Doyle, composer for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Bridget Jones's Diary, Hamlet, and Carlito's Way
"The wonderful thing about Fred is that he's open and allows the poems to appear from that mysterious place in writers' heads fully formed without him thinking about them. That's a great gift."
-Bruce Botnick, American audio engineer and record producer, best known for producing the LA Woman album for The Doors.
"Fred Chandler's work is soulful, precise, pleasingly odd -- an aid to one's ongoing attempt to understand our predicament here in this world."
-Mark Romanek, directed and received British Best Film Award for Never Let Me Go and also directed One Hour Photo
"Fred Chandler's bold, singing words chime on the page and point us -- point to us, point at us, point for us -- to a hidden future that only we can ever know. Step inside and revel; within."
-David Fuller, author of SWEETSMOKE
“Chandler’s poetry is like a series of declarations that when read together make a powerful assertion of life’s raw emotion and passion.“
-Nicole Katz, PaperChase Press