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Morrissey and Australia...

Posted by Reggie Peppery (Members) at Fri 28 Aug 2015, 10:45:13. 10 comments

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Morrissey is aware the Australian government has decided to kill 2 million street/feral cats. Morrissey has commented:

"We all know that the idiots rule the Earth, but this is taking idiocy just too far. The cats (who keep the rodent population under control) will be killed in a ferocious manner, using Compound 10/80, which is a gut-wrenching poison of the most unimaginable and lengthy horror. The people of Australia would never agree to this - but of course they will not be consulted, because the Australian government as ruled by Tony Abbott is essentially a committee of sheep-farmers who have zero concerns about animal welfare or animal respect. The cats are, in fact, 2 million smaller versions of Cecil The Lion. All I can say is ... come, come, nuclear bomb ... "

siempre
Morrissey
Pasadena, August 2015



Photograph above of Morrissey's cat by Sam Esty Rayner. The collar is not 'leather' (animal).

The Smiths; Complete John Peel Sessions, Remastered

Posted by goinghome (Members) at Wed 26 Aug 2015, 22:20:44. 2 comments

The whole kit and kaboodle is here, posted on Youtube earlier this year -

New Interview in the Daily Beast

Posted by mammaof3 (Mods) at Wed 26 Aug 2015, 19:36:19. 3 comments

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/08/26/morrissey-on-how-obama-has-meant-nothing-and-trump-can-t-be-allowed-to-represent-america.html?via=desktop&source=twitter


Morrissey on How Obama ‘Has Meant Nothing’ and Trump ‘Can’t Allowed to Represent America’

The outspoken solo artist and ex-frontman of The Smiths opens up about his recent album, why he thinks U.S. police are the new KKK, and much more

by Jen Yamato
UNCENSORED 08.26.154:15 AM ET


Last week on Larry King Now, Morrissey sealed his place as one of popdom’s most incendiary cultural critics by dropping unfiltered, unapologetic, and eloquently devastating truth bombs in the face of contemporary America—and he isn’t done critiquing everyone from President Obama to 2016 GOP hopeful Donald Trump.

In a wide-ranging email interview with The Daily Beast ahead of his recent FYF Fest headlining show in Los Angeles, the outspoken English rock icon (and former Smiths frontman) expounded on his controversial statements blasting Obama’s “whiteness” over his handling of America’s ongoing police brutality crisis.

“Obama, is he white inside? That’s a very logical question—but I think he probably is,” Morrissey pondered aloud last week to a smitten Larry King in a rare televised conversation in which he also addressed suicide, his cancer scare, and his notorious butt-groping at the fingers of the TSA.

Asked to clarify those controversial statements on Obama, Moz zeroed in on the president’s refusal to take a tougher stance in the face of Ferguson and the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

“I can’t see him doing anything at all for the black community except warning them that they must respect the security forces,” Morrissey wrote. “This is ludicrous because the so-called security forces are the Ku Klux Klan to most black Americans. It seems evident to me that black males are being deliberately murdered throughout America as a closing message to Obama, telling him that his presidency has meant nothing and that the division of color is now bigger than ever.

“Obama doesn’t see this, but if a white cop shot one of his daughters I don’t imagine he’d be willing to accept the exoneration of that white cop,” he said.

Morrissey, who projected images of police brutality and animal cruelty onstage and to crowds of gyrating millennials during his set at FYF Fest, denounced American police forces for targeting those without the means to fight back.

“I am wryly amused by all of these tough cop reality programs on American TV because it’s always white cops arresting the black or Hispanic poor, yet you don’t ever see the cops frisking a crooked lawyer or chasing a middle-class accountant who’s robbed millions from clients,” he said. “It’s always the extreme poor who are targeted by the cops because the poor have no influential friends and therefore can’t retaliate, and the cops know that they can play about with poor people.”

“The final point about Obama,” Morrissey added, “is that he doesn’t look overly African black. He’s as close to soft, whiteness as someone who isn’t white could get, and I often wonder if he would have been elected if he had a stronger, more African-black face? It’s a point.”

Moz has strong opinions on the potential successors to Obama, too. On stage Sunday, Morrissey, who has a devoted Hispanic following, begged thousands of fans not to elect Donald Trump. Morrissey tells The Daily Beast he’s skeptical of a future where The Donald is running the White House. “Can you imagine the international stage announcing the arrival of President Trump? On the basis of his name alone he can’t be allowed to represent America,” he said.

He had scorn for the once Trump-friendly Fox News, too.

“Fox News were pushing Jeb Bush insanely until they realized that Trump had jumped ahead, so now they don’t even mention Jeb Bush... which proves how insincere their words were in the first place,” he said. “Republican states in America have higher crime rates than Democratic states, and you only need watch one airing of Fox News to see the crackpot fraternity wielding their utter nonsense. They give an air of not believing it themselves, yet just yattering non-stop with the hope of sounding informed.”

Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, “has no competition” in the current Democratic race. “I think she shows an earnest composure, whereas all of the Republican candidates are dangerously reactionary and occasionally insane,” said Morrissey. “I don’t think Clinton has even begun to dig into the race yet, and when she does she will gain massive support. The world does not want to look at Donald Trump’s face for the years to come.”

But is the world ready to embrace Hillary? “Just to be able to say or hear the words ‘the president, she’ will be a new age of enlightenment for America... even if Margaret Thatcher was so abysmal that she became the first and last female prime minister. British politics will never again trust a woman because of Thatcher. And, in actual fact, it hasn’t.”


Sunday’s audience at the Main Stage of FYF Fest was treated to scathing images of the British royalty during Morrissey’s set, like Drake PowerPoint-roasting Meek Mill—Queen Elizabeth flipping the bird, William and Kate pegged with the caption “United King-DUMB.” The man who once asked Margaret Thatcher “When will you die?” on his debut album Viva Hate slammed current British Prime Minister David Cameron for his ineffectual tenure, blaming Cameron for a rippling sense of dissatisfaction across the U.K.

“When the results of the recent U.K. election came through there was a terrible cloud of uselessness across the country... a question of why we are always stuck with this blocked regime of elitism. This is why British people are never happy,” he concluded. “If David Cameron left British politics tomorrow he would be impossible to recall by the following week. It’s astonishing how someone can represent the entire country whilst also not meaning anything at all to the populace.

“Perhaps this is how politics must always be,” Morrissey continued. “Only a certain type is drawn into it, and they are always impassioned people. As I listen to news of more nuclear weapons, fracking, further airport runways, you can only conclude that the business of politics gets further and further away from what the people want. What is the point of nuclear weapons... designed to destroy millions... whilst you also incinerate yourself once you press the button? It’s quite pathetic.

“The British government takes billions of pounds from the taxpayer in order to extend nuclear plans, whilst people die in British hospitals because there’s no money to fund their treatments. The scientists who devise nuclear weapons are the world’s most evil people, yet if I accidentally ran a child over I’d be sent to prison for six years. It’s funny how arbitrary the law is when it comes to killing. If you kill, for example, with political control as the result, then it’s thought to be OK. As long as political control is the final aim then you can destroy whomever you wish and it isn’t termed murder.”


“World peace is none of your business
Police will stun you with their stun guns
Or they’ll disable you with tasers
That’s what government’s for”

— “World Peace Is None Of Your Business”

Morrissey is still promoting his single “Kiss Me A Lot” from his politically pointed tenth studio album, World Peace Is None Of Your Business, which he recorded and released last year. In addition to his first authored novel, he’s already announced plans for a new album and says he’s taking inspiration yet again from the world around him.

“I see change everywhere now, and I find it very exciting,” he said. “The world won’t keep still for a single second. The old guard is falling everywhere, and people power is exhilarating. It’s as if people have finally realized that they no longer need to be afraid. Even the immigrant rush across the Mediterranean is interesting because, whether you like it or not, it shows people saying no more destitution—we want what you’ve got, and not the poverty that you impose upon us simply because we’re not a distant, useless relative of Prince Phillip.”

Morrissey famously declared himself a “humasexual” after decades of speculation over his sexuality, and after revealing in his 2013 memoir that he’d had a two-year relationship with a man during his thirties. In a year of tremendous visibility for the LGBT movement, particularly within the trans community, it’s been impossible not to take note of those who’ve stepped into the limelight for the cause. What does Morrissey make of the efforts that celebrity advocates like Caitlyn Jenner have made to bring visibility to the mainstream?

“I assume the Caitlyn Jenner explosion was a glut of PR companies pushing insanely because I don’t know anyone who felt that interested,” said Morrissey. “I believe in humasexuality... we are all human and we are all attracted to humans. To chip it down to tags and tote-bags simply creates division. I could only be concerned by a person’s sexuality if it directly affected me, which it never does. I do not feel asexual, but technically it appears as if I am because I don’t feel any raging affiliation with anything.”

It’s been 27 years since the convention-shirking bard of Britain went solo, sparking a celebrated career heralded as one of the most influential artists of his era. Now 56 and a veteran of over a dozen record labels in that time, Morrissey describes the difficulties even he has weathering the shifting priorities of the industry.

“Obviously I find it increasingly difficult with record labels because of my age,” he lamented. “They want to sign their own new discoveries and they don’t want someone who has a history with other labels. I miss the art of the 7 inch and 12 inch disc, and even the chance to record... yes, of course you can do it yourself, but it’s still only the artists with the major machinery who have visibility.”

He also clarified the cancer diagnosis he received, describing his condition as “not remotely life-threatening.” “Most people have cancer within, and mostly dormant, and mine is too insignificant to debate,” he said, waving off the notion that he’s battling the disease. “I raised the point once with a Swedish newspaper and I had no idea that so many people would be interested. But at this stage, it’s nothing, and I regret saying anything in the first place because people evidently think I’m hanging off a cliff by my teeth.”

He praised street artist Banksy, who grabbed international headlines by unveiling his Disney-skewering Dismaland, naming Banksy’s Action Man and Sirens of the Lambs pieces as his favorites. “I don’t see it as socially-subversive, and neither does anyone else that I know,” he said. “It is truth, and that’s why it rings so many bells... alarm bells often.”

And finally, Morrissey detailed the intimidating experience he had when, he alleges, a TSA agent violated him during a routine security check. TSA has not yet responded to his complaint beyond their initial statement.

“People ask me why I didn’t retaliate, but I think we all know how the American police machine works, and I’d be no good to anyone with a bullet in my head,” Morrissey said. “Yes, it was provocation on their part, but as soon as you physically defend yourself they simply drag you off to private rooms and that’s the end of you. There are no laws in America to protect us from the police, and this is an exploding concern.”

We live in an age when we’ve been forced to accept extreme invasions of personal privacy as necessary for our own post-9/11 safety. Morrissey questions whether it’s all just for show. “I once asked a friend who worked at LAX if all of the extreme security actually works, and she whispered to me, ‘Not really!’ The unfortunate aspect of all of this inconvenience is that it is rooted in the Iraq invasions of Bush and Blair, yet Bush and Blair receive extensive protection wherever they go whereas the rest of us are treated like terrorists simply because we turn up at an airport with a passport.”

“Once you go through so-called security... removing your shoes, your belts, your jewelry, laptops, any skin care... and all done at a humiliating breakneck speed... well it’s so repulsive that you just want to turn around and go home,” he said, describing the hell that is going through airport security—sans groping, even—to a tee. “Thank you, Bush and Blair. We feel so much more secure now!”

Morrissey's Novel

Posted by mammaof3 (Mods) at Sun 23 Aug 2015, 07:10:22. 77 comments

http://www.true-to-you.net/morrissey_news_150822_01

Morrissey's novel
22 August 2015

Morrissey's novel

Morrissey's first novel, List of the Lost, will be published by Penguin Books (UK) at the end of September. The book will be issued in softcover/paperback as a New Fiction title, and comes almost two years after Morrissey's very successful Autobiography publication of October 2013.
Penguin Books will confirm an on sale date within this coming week. List of the Lost will be available in the UK, Ireland, Australia, India, New Zealand and South Africa.


:applause

New Bond Theme

Posted by Viva Moz (Members) at Sun 16 Aug 2015, 08:35:55. 3 comments

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0650623#play

From latest Dead Ringers impressionist radio show - Morrissey's Bond Theme (around the 26.47 minute mark) :D

Teasing out Morrissey singles

Posted by goinghome (Members) at Sat 15 Aug 2015, 23:43:29. 12 comments

The single, Pregnant for the Last Time, was released in July 1991 and reached number 25 in the English charts.

The lyrics consist of one choice phrase after the other. Does everyone know what they all mean, and if not, can someone explain please?!

- Phlegm lapels for the last time
Corn beef legs for the last time
Oh, we're so glad
That you've finally decided

But then you see someone new
And you want someone new
So you have someone new
I don't blame you
We would all do the same as you
If ever we had the nerve to

Chips with cream for the last time
The People's Friend for the last time
Oh, we're so glad
That you've finally decided

Tiny striped socks for the last time
Pokes and prods for the last time
And the doctor said
"Don't nod your head until June !"

But then you see someone new
And you want someone new
So you have someone new
I don't blame you
We would all do the same as you
If ever we had the chance to

Sick at noon for the last time
And who is going to clean up ?
Would you be so kind ?
Oh, everybody's staring
At the strange clothes that you're wearing

Bad advice for the last time
And people being nice for the very first time
Oh, we're so glad -

Cracking tune, but I don't recall seeing the official rather random music video before either, here for your viewing pleasure:

Alma Matters by Indonesian MOZ Girls

Posted by goinghome (Members) at Mon 10 Aug 2015, 22:57:19. 5 comments

TTY has featured a nice girl-gang video cover of Alma Matters from 2012 -
https://youtu.be/_uftIcXyyUw (sorry, don't seem to be able to upload)

http://www.true-to-you.net/morrissey_news_150809_01

TV appearance for Morrissey with James Corden, Aug 18

Posted by goinghome (Members) at Fri 7 Aug 2015, 14:29:17. 21 comments

- 7 August 2015

Morrissey on The Late Late Show with James Corden

Morrissey will appear on the Tuesday, August 18 episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden. -

http://www.true-to-you.net/morrissey_news_150807_02

Is that BBC? I don't think I've seen the programme but the motivation's there now : )

TTY: Morrissey first-try demo tracks - Aug 6 2015

Posted by mammaof3 (Mods) at Thu 6 Aug 2015, 06:50:57. 6 comments

http://true-to-you.net/morrissey_news_150806_01

Morrissey first-try demo tracks
6 August 2015

Morrissey first-try demo tracks

Here are three previously unheard initial run-throughs of 'Something Is Squeezing My Skull', 'One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell' and 'Mama Lay Softly On The Riverbed' from the 2008 Years Of Refusal sessions.


Links to listen to demo tracks:

http://true-to-you.net/sites/default/files/skull.mp3
http://true-to-you.net/sites/default/files/farewell.mp3
http://true-to-you.net/sites/default/files/mama.mp3

Aug 3/4 Cecil, hunts, New York TTY

Posted by goinghome (Members) at Tue 4 Aug 2015, 12:27:41. One comment



- Thank you, New York City

On Saturday night the Empire State Building in New York City lit up with the faces of endangered species throughout the planet - including Cecil The Lion. This spectacular and beautiful art-piece went largely unreported in the UK news. This is because:

1. David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, does not agree with any form of social justice for animals, and is working very hard on extending laws to hunt and kill animals. He will not consult the British people on this subject, because he is aware that they do not agree with him. Precisely how and why the British people feel the way they do is of no interest to David Cameron. On the other hand, Cameron lambasts Putin for ignoring the views of the Russian people. You really can have it both ways in politics.

2. The Buckingham Palace dictators (especially William and Harry) are passionate animal-killers in the Walter Palmer tradition. Harry has been suspected by the police of killing endangered species for fun, but magically no charges were brought against him.

3. Under UK law, there is only one species on the planet worthy of protective laws, and that species is the most destructive species of them all: the human being.

It is all very well for Jimmy Kimmel to "almost break down" on live television whilst reporting the murder of Cecil The Lion, but Kimmel is also a defender of Duck Dynasty, and he is unable to spot his own hypocrisy.

Meanwhile, Obama (who was in Africa during the week that Cecil was murdered) has nothing to say on this raging global issue, and neither does David Cameron. They want to protect their trophy hunter friends who donate large sums to any political party that will leave the hunters free to kill at will.

Obama now wishes to distract everyone's attention with his apparent concern about 'climate change' - yet he fails to mention the number one cause of climate change, which, as we all know, is the meat industry. Beyond money, nothing matters.

Yes, abysmal human slaughter happens every day throughout the world, but Cecil The Lion is important because animal rights is now the biggest social justice issue on the planet.

The US government say they cannot locate Walter Palmer (whom the government of Zimbabwe are demanding to stand trial). If Walter Palmer were guilty of tax evasion the US government would locate him in four minutes.

Morrissey
3 August 2015.

the film clip above is shown here with great respect to the film-maker. The photograph below shows the vile William, Harry and Kate hunting down defenseless animals in order to kill them. Cruel Britannia.

William, Harry And Kate
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- http://www.true-to-you.net/morrissey_news_150804_01

I especially enjoyed 'Magically', and 'in four minutes'. : )

Video of blind girl with Morrissey in Brazil

Posted by goinghome (Members) at Mon 3 Aug 2015, 12:33:32. 6 comments

3 August 2015

Blind girl climbs on stage to touch Morrissey at historic Sao Paulo show in Brazil



http://www.true-to-you.net/morrissey_news_150803_01

What year was it?

Morrissey in the Economist

Posted by goinghome (Members) at Mon 3 Aug 2015, 12:27:52. One comment

An article about Morrissey and Mexicans has appeared in the Economist

http://www.true-to-you.net/morrissey_news_150803_03

Someone may be a subscriber and post the text please? There's a lovely picture at the top. That's all I could glance.

Morrissey's obit. for Cilla Black

Posted by goinghome (Members) at Sun 2 Aug 2015, 23:20:29. 2 comments

Cilla Black, RIP

- 2 August 2015

Cilla Black, RIP

There's no way back to the world you knew. The Smiths covered Cilla's Work Is A Four-letter Word, just as they covered Twinkle's Golden Lights (Twinkle also died this year), just as I covered Lynn Anderson's Rose Garden, and of course, Lynn slipped away last week.
Never stationary throughout the 1960s, Cilla Black made some great records - The Right One Is Left, Suffer Now I Must, It's For You, I've Been Wrong Before, What Good Am I?

I'm very grateful for the songs, and it never occurred to me that such people could die.

Morrissey
2 August 2015 -

Also from TTY. Just right.

Lynn Anderson comments on Morrissey cover

Posted by goinghome (Members) at Sun 2 Aug 2015, 23:17:16. 3 comments

But how? It's on True-to-You.net

- 2 August 2015

Lynn Anderson comments on Morrissey

I was very excited that he gave the song a "Classic" reading ... as if he was very familiar with my record!

What a very cool compliment! His band did a GREAT JOB! They Rocked The Opry!

Yeah!!! 8)

Lynn

TTY: Cecil the Lion

Posted by mammaof3 (Mods) at Fri 31 Jul 2015, 16:45:18. 8 comments

http://true-to-you.net/morrissey_news_150731_01

Cecil the Lion
31 July 2015

Cecil the Lion
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Would the United Nations have the nerve to bring Walter Palmer to justice for his murder of Cecil the Lion? The answer, as we all know, is ... No, because it would upset the established elite (see brave Harry Battenberg below, engaging in his favorite pastime).

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Walter Palmer does not appear in court in Zimbabwe and instead decides to do what the newspapers eloquently term "a runner". Yet an order is not issued for his arrest! So, from this we learn that, should we ever be summoned to court, we need only run off and the courts won't mind in the least! End of case! Try it! You'll get away with it! Walter Palmer has! Free to kill again! Evidently the law and justice rarely combine.

Morrissey
30 July 2015

illustration of Cecil (doing to Walter Palmer precisely what Walter Palmer did to Cecil) by Steven Pottle, reprinted with great respect to Steven Pottle.

photograph of Dennis the Menace (known only in Buckingham Palace as 'Harry the Hero'), unknown source, reprinted here with thanks to the photographer.

TTY: Morrissey to be interviewed by Larry King

Posted by mammaof3 (Mods) at Fri 31 Jul 2015, 15:38:57. 54 comments

http://true-to-you.net/morrissey_news_150731_02

Larry King
31 July 2015

Larry King

Morrissey will be interviewed by famed American television host Larry King on August 17th. Larry King has conducted over 30,000 television interviews. Mr King hosted Larry King Live at CNN for 25 years, and also wrote a column for USA Today for 20 years. He has received ten Cable ACE Awards and two Peabody Awards, and he has been inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame, the Broadcasters Hall of Fame, and is a recipient of the Golden Mike Award for Lifetime Achievement.


:thumbs radiatinglove

TTY: San Francisco International Airport

Posted by mammaof3 (Mods) at Thu 30 Jul 2015, 07:11:26. 18 comments

:'(


http://true-to-you.net/morrissey_news_150729_03

San Francisco International Airport
29 July 2015

San Francisco International Airport

On leaving the US on 27 July I flew from San Francisco International Airport to London on flight BA 284.

At 2:30 in the afternoon I went through the usual airport security procedure including the stand-up 'scanner', and all was well - no bleeps and nothing unusual.

Before I could gather my belongings from the usual array of trays I was approached by an "airport security officer" who stopped me, crouched before me and groped my penis and testicles. He quickly moved away as an older "airport security officer" approached.

The officer who sexually assaulted me was identified as the General Manager On Duty. Luckily I was accompanied by two members of British Airways Special Services, who were horrified at the sexual attack and suggested that I lodge a complaint. I asked if there would be any point in lodging a complaint since, as with any complaint against a figure in "authority", the complaints are simply collected in order to protect the guilty officer should the matter go further. The British Airways Special Services employees assured me that a complaint was worthwhile, and so I filed the appropriate information. However, before doing so, the guilty "officer" was confronted, and the conversation went thus:

You have just sexually groped this man.
Officer: That's just your opinion.
What you have done is illegal.
Officer: That's just your opinion.
You have no right to do what you have just done.
Officer: That's just your opinion.

Apart from "that's just your opinion", he would not comment, even though, since the penis and testicles were mine and no one else's, then my opinion must surely have some meaning. But, of course, what the airport security officer was saying was: your opinion will never count in the eyes of the law. The words "that's just your opinion" volunteered themselves from this 'officer's' mouth before he had even heard the question. He knew he could be confronted, but he also knew that he could never be challenged (even though the entire incident is most certainly on CCTV camera).

In the interests of imperishable bureaucracy my submitted complaint against this 'officer' will obviously be either unread or ignored because, as we all know, on matters of officialism it is not possible to be pleasantly surprised by anything at all. However, what is clear is that, should you find yourself traveling through San Francisco International Airport, you should expect sexual abuse from the so-called 'security officers' who, we are unconvincingly warned, are acting only for our security.

Do people have minds?

Morrissey
29 July 2015

TTY - Now My Heart Is Fuller

Posted by mammaof3 (Mods) at Thu 30 Jul 2015, 06:51:15. 4 comments

http://true-to-you.net/morrissey_news_150729_02

Now my heart is fuller
29 July 2015

Now my heart is fuller
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Now I know what Rollermania was like (you are too young to remember), and now I know what Osmondmania was like (you are too young to remember), and now I know what Beatlemania was like (everyone is too old to remember). Thank you for our best ever American tour. We are engulfed by a sense of indebtedness and joy. The credit for such a wonderful tour is all yours. We simply turn up and hope for the best and that best is you.

Eternity caught magnificently in the moment:

1. Salt Lake City (18 July) Depot
2. Seattle (21 July) Benaroya Hall
3. San Jose (25 July) Event Center
4. Cincinnati (30 June) Aronoff Center
5. Akron (29 June) Civic
6. Nashville (3 July) Ryman Auditorium
7. Detroit (8 July) Masonic Temple
8. New York City (27 June) Madison Square Garden
9. Bloomington (11 July) Center for Performing Arts
10. Worcester (24 June) Hanover Theater
11. Washington (17 June) Echostage
12. Philadelphia (20 June) Academy of Music
13. Denver (16 July) Red Rocks
14. Atlanta (13 June) Symphony Hall

... and this list continues. Yet it halts at the mere mention of the Firefly Festival - an absurd situation best forgotten.

However, what has caused this sudden new life form? Why are we back in the glory days of 1991/92? Why now? I rashly imagine it is partly public support in response to World peace is none of your business being axed in its prime by Steve Barnett - that cheap model of Humpty Dumpty whose Harvest/Capitol label can offer the world absolutely nothing in place of World peace is none of your business. I believe that his actions have enraged many people throughout the world, and the fact that he still has a job indicates the hellward march of a music industry that will never allow itself to be surprised by anything that is not endorsed by television 'talent' shows (none of which have yet produced one single lasting or meaningful star). However, he is now unworthy of further mention. He lives inside his own skin, which is surely punishment enough.

The heart fretted slightly at the Sydney book-signing. I had no idea that the shop would only allow 220 people in, and I only later learned that the shop threatened police action against anyone who loitered within or outside of the shop without one of those special-invitation confirmation things: a fascinating way to treat grown adults. Consequently, the Sydney book-signing was an outstanding non-event, and only later do to we learn the facts.

Our four nights at Sydney Opera House left me too much in love with whatever it is I do to ever hang back. Although my achievements are generally ignored by the media, my heart records everything, and I fall over with gratitude to all of the people who made the four Opera House nights instant sell-outs. My prayers of thanks to the people of Sydney, I know, could never be sufficient to repay their love and respect.

What is it all about, really? So much love in such a very cruel world. I say the latter as I read about Walter James Palmer of Eden Prairie in Minnesota who murdered the very beautiful and much-loved lion named Cecil, so trusting of people and leading such a contented life until Walter James Palmer (a dentist at River Bluff Dental in Minnesota) lured Cecil to a death that took 40 hours of pain before the lion died. How does our society produce people as evil as Walter James Palmer? Well, Melissa Bachman (also of Minnesota) got away with it, so the shootists' door swings open time and again in the USA. Kill for fun.

However, our societies will always hatch the ugly elements, as murdering animals is also a hysterically funny pastime in the family of Donald Trump - who will probably express outrage and disgust at the next inevitable American school shooting.

For me, if permissible! these are happy times, and the band and I look forward to the rest of the year ... South and Central America and our shows in Europe. We pray that we live up to your expectations. Please understand that satisfaction comes from the courage of standing up and speaking out, not from holding back. Good times for a change.

I am unwilling to close my mind.

Morrissey
29 July 2015.

recent tour photograph above of Jesse Tobias taken by Christopher Victorio, and printed here with great respect to the photographer.

photograph below by Sam Esty Rayner.
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Four Awards for Morrissey

Posted by goinghome (Members) at Wed 29 Jul 2015, 10:34:14. 8 comments

"Morrissey has been offered four international awards in recognition of his contribution to music and also for his work in aid of social justice for animals. The awards are:

1. Mercy For Animals "Hidden Heroes Gala Award", to be presented to Morrissey in Los Angeles in August.

2. People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals "Lifetime Achievement Award" to be presented at the Hollywood Palladium in September.

3. Trinity College Dublin's Philosophical Society's Gold Medal Award for Contribution To Music, scheduled for October.

4. Farm Sanctuary's Special Award for "promoting compassionate living and ending cruelty to farm animals", to be presented in New York in October by Jon Stewart (of the Daily Show) and Tracey Stewart.

Morrissey has commented: "I do nothing in my life with the hope of receiving an award. I do not make music with the hope that I might be patted on the back with a meaningless Grammy bought for me by a major label. Almost everything I do and say goes against the sympathies of the music industry, therefore I am very proud to be offered these four very intelligent awards, and the aim of my acceptance is only and purely with the hope that by doing so I can draw further attention to the modern Holocaust of the meat industry. My firm hope, of course, is that all people will arrive at sophisticated and compassionate enlightenment by understanding how the hidden hell of factory farming and the slaughterhouse and dairy farming is destroying the planet far more than any other known entity, and is an unimaginably evil torture for animals who ask for nothing but to be allowed a chance to live their lives. Animal consumption also places a deadly strain on medical care throughout the US and the U.K, a strain no different to the results of tobacco intake. The meat industry is rotting the world and appeals only to the deadliest aspects of human behavior.

The blood-lust must end; KFC and McDonalds and Burger King have made enough money and have murdered more sentient beings than they could have ever wished for. The world does not want or need it any more. The yellow McDonalds "M" is the modern swastika. Meat shits on the world, and social justice for animals will automatically lead to less social violence. Please do not accept the political darkness of animal slaughter. The future is fantastic due to the courage of PETA and Mercy For Animals and Farm Sanctuary. The hellward heart of animal slaughter is closing down as the evil that nobody wants. The world has arrived at a new sophistication, and if you stick with your chicken wings and your cheeseburgers then you remain in darkness and you lack the courage to say 'no' to the politico-economic tyranny of indoctrination. The fact that it is a federal offense in the United States to film inside an abattoir tells us all we need to know: they do not want you to see what goes on inside because, if you knew, the wholesale mass murder within would cause a global uproar. Approve of the meat industry and you approve of Auschwitz.

There is no difference. We are forced-fed the disproportionate warning that ISIS constitutes the biggest threat to our societies, yet ISIS has not enacted one atom of destruction equal to the dangers facing all of us by the meat industry.

Please wake up and be a part of the new. The meat industry is the most lethal weapon of mass destruction. Thank you for reading this." - http://www.true-to-you.net/morrissey_news_150729_01

Congratulations, Morrissey! :applause

p.s. this is what it'll be like getting tickets for the Phil ceremony, at least - http://www.thejournal.ie/amy-poehler-dublin-2-1981744-Mar2015/

Let's Discuss The Smiths (1984)

Posted by DAVIE (Members) at Sun 19 Jul 2015, 23:17:30. 6 comments

I thought I would spark some interest and discuss about each album and our thoughts on the songs we actually hear on a frequent basis. So let's start from The Smiths début in February 1983. Of cause, the original set list became a little different when reissued. This was a time when the original Troy Tate mixes were left completely ignored and even when The Smiths début was released Morrissey said it simply wasn't good enough. But what about the fans? Do we believe it's good enough?

I'll admit. I have two versions of the album. I have the original track list (but I include "This Charming Man") and then a custom made Smiths début that I've butchered myself into something I like. I think "This Charming Man" always has to be in the track list. That one song alone lifts the album up along with the likes of "Still Ill" and "Hand In Glove". "This Charming Man" put The Smiths on the map of music. People started to begin to notice who they were.

With "Reel Around The Fountain", I've always preferred the Hatful Of Hollow version because I think the key is slightly higher, Morrissey does sing it a lot better on that take, the bass is more prominent and that random piano is thrown away. I think the same with "You've Got Everything Now" that it's somehow a lot better played and mixed on the Hatful Of Hollow album.

I think lyrically it's probably the strongest Morrissey album and it's somewhat different to everything he did onwards. "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle" and "Suffer Little Children" I believe are still two underated songs that have amazing lyrics and songs that Morrissey has never added to his live set list since 1983.

Other random notes. I love the guitar in the original "What Difference Does It Make?" it's a shame Morrissey hates the song because it was their only song that really did well in the charts and we all know that Morrissey adores chart positions. I love the message "Pretty Girls Make Graves", what an amazing title for a song! I love "Accept Yourself" but I think their later b-side version may actually trump the original version. I know many will disagree with me on that though! Oh and lastly, I'll admit I sometimes skip "Miserable Lie", it's not a fave!

Anyway, have your say! Please!!
 

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