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The Smiths record store day release

Posted by mammaof3 (Mods) at Wed 22 Mar 2017, 00:35:34. 3 comments

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/smiths-record-store-day-2017-12776934

The Smiths to release unheard demos for Record Store Day 2017
The band are issuing a limited edition 7" featuring previously unreleased versions of The Boy With The Thorn In His Side and b-side Rubber Ring.

The Smiths are to release a previously-unheard demo of The Boy With The Thorn In His Side on vinyl for Record Store Day.

The limited edition 7" single will also feature an unreleased version of original b-side Rubber Ring.

It's among the highlights of this year's Record Store Day releases, which will be available exclusively in independent record shops on April 22.

Other must-haves include David Bowie collections, Prince singles and new music from The War on Drugs and Animal Collective.

Elbow, Blossoms, The Courteeners and Cabbage are also getting involved with exclusive, limited-edition releases.

Now in its 10th year, Record Store Day was launched in 2007 to promote independent labels and shops, where music-lovers often queue overnight to get their hands on the new releases.

For the full list of this year's records visit
http://recordstoreday.co.uk/home/

This is not your country

Posted by goinghome (Members) at Tue 21 Mar 2017, 23:05:33. 0 comments

Controversial Northern Irish political figure Martin McGuinness died earlier today. His activism is being condemned as if there was no context, but Morrissey explains in This is Not Your Country, which he wrote in 1997 to mark the founding of the Northern Irish Civil Rights Association, contrary to what others say about the title being taken from a line in the 1992 Skinhead film, Romper Stomper:

"As with Lennon, Morrissey did not address his Irishness in song until late in his career. In 1997, he acknowleged the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association with the piercing broadside, This Is Not Your Country. It was one of his best and unheralded political songs. Its cello backing added a bonechilling ambience to the descriptions of armoured cars, barbed wire and trigger-happy soldiers. The fatal shooting of a child was presented without melodrama with Morrissey providing a deliberately dispassionate vocal.

Often his political songs had fallen into the agitpop category, but this was different. Even the acerbic reference to ‘BBC scum’ was not vicious hyperbole but a telling referencfe to the policies of the broadcaating authority which was responsible for censoring countless television programmes during the Troubles. This Is Your Country would have been a brilliant addition to his set list during his Irish tours, but regrettably it was ignored, for reasons unexplained."' - http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/rebel-yell-how-the-irish-dominated-british-rock-music-1.2870550



Let us have a release and hear it live yet!

There would have been no peace process without the commitment and efforts of Martin McGuinness R.I.P

Morrissey Interview: Dallas Observer

Posted by mammaof3 (Mods) at Tue 21 Mar 2017, 20:50:56. 3 comments

http://www.dallasobserver.com/music/morrissey-wouldnt-feel-hopeful-enough-to-start-a-band-if-he-were-a-teenager-today-9260223

Morrissey: "I Prefer It When They Don't Understand"
By Carolyn North
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 11:40 a.m.

Few musicians inspire the adoration that English singer and songwriter Steven Patrick Morrissey does. Known simply by his last name since he rose to fame with the Smiths in the '80s, Morrissey is regarded as one of the best lyricists of all time, and there is an almost endless list of contemporary indie rock bands that claim him as an influence.

Morrissey has also attracted a lot of attention as a public figure. Some of it is simple curiosity stemming from his privateness about his personal life, but since the Smiths broke up in '87 and he embarked on his solo career, he's also stoked these flames of interest with controversial statements. Just this week, some are calling a T-shirt being sold on his website racist.

Another common complaint is that Morrissey frequently cancels shows, as was the case with his last two Dallas dates (Nov. 16, rescheduled to Dec. 14). But now Morrissey — who released his 10th solo album, World Peace Is None of Your Business, in 2014 — seems to finally be making good on his promise to play Dallas again, with a new show scheduled for April 15 at the Majestic Theatre.

In our email exchange with Morrissey he answers questions about everything from his public image to his favorite vegan recipe, and we see a more gracious side to the artist than has typically appeared in the media as of late.

Who are you reading right now?
I'm following the daily flood of reports on Predicament Trump and his administration. He's very exhausting, isn't he? Mad magazine finally comes to life.

Is there something you wish people knew or understood about you?
I prefer it when they don't understand.

Which song are you most proud of? Are there any you dislike and would prefer to never play again?
I'm proud of most of them. There's only three or four which I think are ridiculous — which isn't a bad percentage.

One thing your lyrics quickly became known for was their melancholiness. Have you ever felt confined by that?
I feel elevated by this because life is, in actual fact, absolutely melancholic, so therefore there's instantly a common truth in expressing melancholia, whereas not many people can relate to the assumption of compulsive happiness. We all die ... which, on the face of it, isn't terribly funny.

If you were a teenager today, what kind of band do you think you'd be in? Or would you be in a band at all?
I wouldn't feel hopeful enough to start a band if I were a teenager today. It all seems so fixed and censored and restricted. I think this is because the artists must now serve the music industry, whereas in the '70s and '80s the music industry served the artists.

This made an incredible difference whereby just about anything could happen in the singles chart. Now, everything has a cast-iron predictability about it. We know exactly whose sales will be hoisted to 10 million, and we know exactly who will be showered with Grammys. Surprise is no longer possible.

How do you conceive of the role of politics in music?
I think it's urgent and essential, but many artists won't touch it because any declaration might lose sales if a certain faction of society disagrees with you. When McDonna [Madonna] recently slammed Trump, she instantly apologized. But what was sincere? Her apology, or her hatred of Trump? She obviously heard that a music store in Gooseneck, Arkansas, would no longer stock her albums.

Is there anything you haven't accomplished yet, whether inside or outside your career, that you would like to?
I have surpassed my own expectations many, many, many times.

Are there any new bands or musicians you like?
Not passionately.

What do you think about the new biopic coming out, England Is Mine? Do you have any hopes for it?
I wasn't approached or consulted by the filmmakers, so I think it's safe to make all the logical assumptions that arise from that. Yikes, I believe, is the common expression.

Do you have a favorite vegan recipe you can share?
I absolutely recommend vegan milk alternatives, which are fantastic. As we all now know, dairy farms are hell if you happen to be a cow. There's enough misery in the world without adding to it by buying cow's milk. Amen and hallelujah.

Morrissey, 8 p.m. April 15, Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm St., $75.75 to $109.75 at axs.com.

Morrissey interview in Houston Press

Posted by mammaof3 (Mods) at Tue 7 Mar 2017, 16:16:38. 6 comments

http://www.houstonpress.com/music/morrissey-speaks-give-in-to-numbness-youve-earned-it-9253201

Morrissey Speaks: "Give In to Numbness... You've Earned it."
By Abrahán Garza Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 4 a.m


"Can someone check on Abrahán Garza. Is he doing OK?"
random Facebook status update from a friend

When word came through in December that Morrissey had cancelled Houston (yes, again), the texts and private messages starting rolling in. When I saw footage where the beloved singer had actually appeared in front of a sold-out crowd in Boulder, Colorado to explain that the show simply could not go on and why, I knew his show would not be happening five days later in Houston.

I've been a Morrissey fan for many, many years. To some people, I am "That Morrissey guy." I held a Smiths and Morrissey Trivia Night at Rudyard's in January and left an entire room of fans completely stumped in the bonus round. I was recently asked how many times I had seen Morrissey and which concert was my favorite. My answer was: "The last one is usually the best. Morrissey has still got it."

Love him or hate him, Morrissey will be returning to Houston next month. In light of his recent cancellations/postponements, many fans feel that he owes them something, but instead his 1983 song "I Don't Owe You Anything" comes to mind. Due to a couple of well-placed connections, last week the Houston Press was able to catch up with the man they call Morrissey and find out what memories, if any, he has with our beloved Bayou City.

Houston Press: First of all, how are you these days? Embarking on a new tour must be exciting.
Morrissey: I'm incredibly OK. Yes, it's always great to go on tour. It feels a bit like crossing the frontiers, and of course, it brings you closer to people who share your beliefs.

Your Mporium Merchandise site always sells out of items. Have you considered self-releasing new music through the site?
It's never occurred to me, and if it's never occurred to me then I shouldn't do it!

I loved the spoken-word promo videos for World Peace [his latest studio album, 2014's World Peace Is None of Your Business]. Can we expect more of that in the future?
Definitely not. It wasn't my idea, it was the label's, and I only did it to be nice...which was very, very painful, haha...

You were recently spotted at the BMG Offices in London. Can you shed light on that visit?

Yes, I own an industrial cleaning company and we had arrived to tidy up the offices. That was fake news by the way.

Have you ever been completely caught off-guard and found yourself starstruck? Can you share who the encounter was with and where?
Yes. In 1986 in Barcelona I came across James Baldwin sitting in a hotel lobby. My tongue stuck to the roof of my mouth with fright. I couldn't find the nerve to say hello. I was very, very dim in those days, so I just watched him, and I let the moment pass. To me he's more important than any American president.

Is there a song in the history of music that you wish you had written?
Many! There is a Bacharach-David song called "Loneliness Remembers What Happiness Forgets," which is quite a mouthful and pacy yet tender, and is obviously about the agony of almost. But really, this question is so difficult because there's probably 700 songs that I'd wish I'd written. My main interest in life is the construction of the song.

Is there a Morrissey song you've ever thought of re-recording?
There is a Smiths song I loved called "I Want the One I Can't Have," but the recorded vocal was terrible, and if not for the vocal I think it could have been a big hit. It's shocking when you're the one who let's the team down.

Over the course of your career in the music business, you've proven that your audience will always be there for you as long as you have the ability to sing your life. Record-breaking tours, Chart-topping autobiography. Is there any advice can you share with label A&Rs that could change the industry for the better?
Well, I've been through the times when the industry served the artist, and now I'm living through a time where the artist must serve the industry, and for all concerned, the former is the best arrangement.

What is it like to have such a devoted and adoring fan base still in this day and age? Is it something your younger self would ever have expected?

No. I couldn't ever see beyond ten months. If I had been told 34 years ago that I would still be a gleam of hope for people in 2017, it wouldn't register. When you become successful it's difficult to adjust to the speed because at heart you are still an overweight blob eating ice-cream.

How does it feel looking into the crowd every night and seeing your hairstyle fill the rows?

We were driving to the show in Buenos Aires recently and as we stopped at the traffic lights a boy crossed in front of us. He was very skinny, NHS spectacles, a hearing-aid, an open flowery shirt, flowers in his back-pocket, quiffed to the sky...and he looked fantastic...even now! I saw so much in that moment because he was the me of 1982. It was incredible.

You mentioned Houston, just once, in your autobiography: "The world would be forgiven for assuming that I had stalked Houston side streets after midnight wrapped in a black cloak concealing a sabre, ripe to slash to ribbons the next available plump face." That would be quite a look for you. What have your impressions of Houston been over the years?
Nothing but good memories. At the earlier shows it was easier to meet people because the eBay fraternity hadn't quite kicked-in and spoiled everything. I remember a lot of girls from Houston...I won't mention their names...but their commitment to the songs sustained me for a long time. They said what they believed and they said it well.

Have you seen the "Morrissey Signing at Record Rack" video on YouTube from 1992? I believe the same chaos still exists for Morrissey in 2017. Can we hope for autograph sessions for your next album?
I remember it very well. The chief of police was fantastic, and she and I were caught in most of the shots in the newspapers of that week. I wonder if she remembers me? We were exchanging jokes all through the day...such a happy memory for me.

I recently hosted a Smiths and Morrissey Trivia Night, and no one in the room could answer any of my bonus questions. Here was the hardest: Name a Smiths song with a guitar solo. Not an intro, not an outro - but a real guitar solo.
Well, I'm an amateur but..."Paint a Vulgar Picture"? Or "Shoplifters of the World Unite"? Johnny always wanted to avoid the glassy glossy cheesy guitar solo...but I don't think he was capable of ever playing anything that was false or wrong.

Do you have any advice for Morrissey — ten years into the future?
Give in to numbness...you've earned it.

Morrissey appearing before a sold out crowd in Boulder, Colorado:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BM0S2vDDrs6/

I would like to personally thank you for walking out onstage and speaking to the crowd in Denver in November. Fans, in attendance or not, appreciated hearing the news directly from you. I felt the Houston cancellation a few days later was completely justified. As you prepare to return to Houston, can we expect any new material when you take the stage at the Lawn at White Oak Music Hall in April?
The new material just might be my shirts and jackets...which doesn't matter because nothing is counterfeit or manufactured. If you ever see me dashing down a stadium runway to please the crowd, then, please, I beg you, give up on me.

Morrissey will grace the stage and change your life forever on Friday, April 14 at the Lawn at White Oak Music Hall.

Morrissey Interview in Free Press Houston

Posted by mammaof3 (Mods) at Tue 7 Mar 2017, 04:51:54. 4 comments

http://www.freepresshouston.com/anything-could-happen-an-interview-with-morrissey/

Anything Could Happen: An Interview with Morrissey
by David Garrick March 6, 2017

Since the late eighties, Morrissey has captured the hearts of pretty much everyone who has ever heard him belt out a tune. This particular and well-spoken man of few words has recently left his speaking for the stage and through his music, but not much else, rarely giving interviews to pretty much anyone. In fact, due to such sparse amounts of information about the singer that are actually available, it’s easy to be as ardent of a fan as I am and still get pieces incorrect here and there, which the singer had no problem pointing out. No matter what, you can still expect Morrissey to be Morrissey, and that’s why he’s so loved around the globe. From his time in The Smiths to his storied solo career, Morrissey has never backed down from his beliefs nor has he careened into the pitfalls of the music industry. Because of his values and principles, he hasn’t had to play “the game” that the music industry places upon most artists and he’s stayed relevant and influential throughout the years. On his latest release, 2014’s World Peace Is None of Your Business, Morrissey did things the way he always has and released another critically acclaimed album in the process. Now, after several rescheduled dates, he’s on his way back to Houston for an appearance at White Oak Music Hall. Free Press Houston was more than thrilled to get to talk to the legendary artist about his upcoming return to Houston.

Free Press Houston: It seems so pedantic to ask, but since fans don’t hear much from you it seems fitting to ask, how are doing?

Morrissey: I feel very resilient, frequently happy, and I look okay. There’s nothing more to ask for, is there? Or is there?

FPH: As someone who has been living here in the states for a good while now, are there aspects to the U.K. that you miss from time to time?

Morrissey: Yes, there are. Being in London always makes me feel homesick for England. It’s changed so much that it no longer resembles the city I once lived in. This is only shocking because England resisted any form of change for at least 600 years. Now, unfortunately, everyone walks along whilst staring hypnotically into their iPhone, and every London shop booms out needlessly harrowing dance music at eye-crossing volume. A trip to Harrods becomes a mental maze. You walk out of Selfridge’s feeling as if you’ve been hit by a car.

FPH: A lot of your early lyrics dealt with youth revolt and a tongue in cheek humor, do you still find yourself drawn to films and stories of youth in revolt against society?

Morrissey: I don’t, but, I was always drawn to whatever and whoever was socially unacceptable in the arts … and I always loved people who were slightly off-center. I suppose that remains … because … I think I’ve just described myself.

FPH: Early in your career, it has been said that you played in several punk bands including The Nosebleeds with Billy Duffy and you briefly sang with Slaughter & The Dogs, have you followed the current punk and post punk world since leaving all of that behind?

Morrissey: I have no memory of every being in The Nosebleeds, and I certainly didn’t sing for Slaughter & The Dogs, but I do know that someone has mischievously decided that I sang for both bands. I must live with it, I suppose. Yes, I see as many post-post punk bands as possible. I liked The Briggs, and I liked the band Refused, who might not consider themselves to be punk, as such.

FPH: I know you don’t consider yourself to be part of the corporate side to the current state of the music industry per se. Do you see a time when your material will get released by you rather than a big bloated record label?

Morrissey: No. I am extremely naive on this issue, but I like the overconfidence of major labels.

FPH: You and Boz (Boorer) have been touring and writing together for over twenty years now, while newer member Jesse Tobias and you have written a nice portion of the tracks from World Peace Is None of Your Business. Can you describe your songwriting process and is there a difference between how you approach writing a song with a different person?

Morrissey: It’s funny how you see Jesse as a newer member. He’s been with me for 13 years! As far as I know it doesn’t matter very much who I write with as long as the words and tune hit precisely.

FPH: Without delving too far into your personal life, you have songs that feel like they were or are written to someone in particular. Are songs like “Kiss Me a Lot” and “You Have Killed Me” written towards a certain person, or are they more reference points to an audience in general?

Morrissey: To sing is complete self-investigation for me, and I therefore must express reality — even if it’s often only my reality. I cannot sing a song that expresses nothing, so, even if sometimes I don’t fully realize it, the songs are very much private emotions being allowed air.

FPH: You worked on some of Years of Refusal here in Houston at Sunrise Studios, correct? Can you comment on what tracks you and the late Jerry Finn worked on here?

Morrissey: We recorded a single called That’s How People Grow Up at Sunrise Studios, and some trimmings for other songs. I remember a tall crop of bulrushes outside the studio where a crane lived, which was odd because the crane wasn’t concerned about traffic noise or people walking by. A very brave bird.

FPH: You’re a fan of record stores when you can find one, and you’re still an avid collector of records. Houston has multiple record shops like Cactus, Deep End and more. Will you go record shopping while you’re here and since you’re not a fan of modern music, what are you typically looking for when you shop for records?

Morrissey: I am interested in James Brown and Jackie Wilson, and it’s great to discover things by them that I hadn’t heard. Yes, it’s old music, but so is Chopin and Beethoven.

FPH: Some of your more recent sets have featured a healthy mix of fan favorites including sometimes a cover of the Elvis song, “You’ll Be Gone,” what do you have planned for your performance in Houston and will we hear any new songs?

Morrissey: Well, anything could happen, of course, and that’s what makes it exciting for me. As long as it remains an arresting and unusual gesture then I’m certain I have my place. There are, remarkably, some people making music in 2017 who are not stiff human puppets. This is hard to believe, isn’t it?

You can catch Morrissey live and in person when he performs outside on the lawn at White Oak Music Hall on Friday April 14. The all ages show has doors at 7 pm and tickets between $49.50 and $58.00.

Mexico City

Posted by Reggie Peppery (Members) at Thu 16 Feb 2017, 22:42:06. 5 comments

MEXICO CITY

16 February 2017

Morrissey's forthcoming show at the Sports Palace in Mexico City has sold out. All 21,000 tickets were sold within two days.

Morrissey has commented: "Estoy echando mis brazos alrededor de México. ¡Viva México!"

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15 February 2017

Morrissey Mexico City

On the first day of sales, Morrissey has sold seventeen thousand tickets for his Mexico City show at the Sports Palace.

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Morrissey Mexico tour dates...

Posted by Reggie Peppery (Members) at Thu 9 Feb 2017, 09:06:11. 3 comments

MORRISSEY Mexico / tour dates confirmed


Wednesday March 29
MONTERREY / Teatro Banamex

Friday March 31
MEXICO CITY / Sports Palace

Saturday April 1
GUADALAJARA / Roxy Festival

Tuesday April 4
PUEBLA / BUAP Complex

This is why Trump is everybody's enemy"

Posted by Reggie Peppery (Members) at Mon 6 Feb 2017, 07:27:25. 4 comments

5 February 2017

"This is why Trump is everybody's enemy"

says Morrissey.



http://bfp.org/new-trump-rule-means-animal-labs-hidden/

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Morrissey in Guadalajara.

Posted by Reggie Peppery (Members) at Wed 1 Feb 2017, 08:14:34. 9 comments

Morrissey in Guadalajara

Morrissey will headline the Roxy Festival in Guadalajara (Mexico) on April 1st.

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This is not America photomontage by Sam Esty Rayner.

The end is nigh...

Posted by Reggie Peppery (Members) at Thu 19 Jan 2017, 21:25:35. 5 comments

The end is nigh...

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Photomontage by Sam Esty Rayner, Post on True to You 19/01/17

OK GO cover Morrissey

Posted by Reggie Peppery (Members) at Thu 19 Jan 2017, 21:00:37. 3 comments

A band I have championed on this here very website a number of times have only just gone and covered our man!!!

Told you they were great (this cover isn't the best, but they must be forgiven as their heart was in the right place! Check out OK Go if you haven't already!


Pieces of Morrissey

Posted by MMozzer (Members) at Sun 8 Jan 2017, 12:44:07. 5 comments

Pieces of Morrissey

Pieces of Morrissey
Adventures With The Moz Army
Author: Matthew Jacobson


Morrissey is a cult.

But what drives fans' devotion? What makes them trek halfway round the world to catch his shows in the US or South America when he is playing in their city a few months later? Why do they fight over pieces of his shirt, thrown each night into the crowd?

Is this healthy? Should they seek help? Is Moz messianic or does he calculatedly whip the mob into a frenzy to maintain his status? And what of Morrissey's own adolescence and his obsessions with 50s rock 'n' rollers and stars such as Bowie and Patti Smith?

Morrissey devotee (and proud owner of an intact Moz shirt) Matt Jacobson examines his own obsession and that of his fellow fans to discover the lengths some will go to, to catch sight of their demi-god.

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The Importance of Looking Earnest...

Posted by Reggie Peppery (Members) at Thu 5 Jan 2017, 09:46:12. 6 comments

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Morrissey, clasped-hands centre, aged 4, at the marriage of Dorothy to Liam.
St Wilfrid's Church in Hulme, Manchester.

Courtesy of True To You, post entitled Photograph.

Morrissey in Glasgow?

Posted by oliver (Members) at Fri 30 Dec 2016, 22:34:17. 5 comments

http://vegnews.com/articles/page.do?pageId=8825&catId=1

The Admiral will be hosting a New Year’s Eve party entitled “Moo Year” in Glasgow, Scotland on Friday night. The event is organized by several Scottish animal-rights groups including Save Movement Scotland, Earthlings Experience Scotland, and Go Vegan Scotland. Along with a vegan menu, the event will also feature a performance by outspoken animal-rights activist/ singer Morrissey. Event organizer—and founder of newly launched vegan social media platform Bohemian Hippy—Lynn Jolly said the night will be memorable. “Glasgow is renowned for being the nation's vegan capital,” Jolly said, “so we couldn’t ask for a better setting, and The Admiral has very kindly given us the venue for free in a strong show of support.” Funds raised at the event will go toward paying for Australian vegan activist James Aspey’s travel expenses during his visit to Scotland, wherein he will host lectures and workshops across the country.


I wonder what they mean by "the event will also feature a performance by outspoken animal-rights activist/ singer Morrissey"

Morrissey sends season's greetings/warnings TTY

Posted by goinghome (Members) at Sat 24 Dec 2016, 20:48:08. 6 comments

24 December 2016

MORRY CHRISTMAS FROM MERRISSEY, 2016


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Morrissey has commented:

"Christmas is a time for extreme violence and bad-will to millions of innocent and defenceless birds and animals who do not want to die, but who will be gleefully slaughtered by the human race - the most stupid and selfish and destructive species on the planet."

Xmoz Photographs by Sam Esty Rayner.

- - http://true-to-you.net/morrissey_news_161224_01

True To You

Posted by mammaof3 (Mods) at Fri 9 Dec 2016, 07:34:39. 12 comments

From True to You:

http://true-to-you.net/morrissey_news_161209_01

100 Years
9 December 2016

100 Years
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"A very happy 100th birthday wish to the best of the best, Kirk Douglas,
... too good for Hollywood ..."

Morrissey
9 December 2016.

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http://true-to-you.net/morrissey_news_161206_01

​Van Williams (​1934-2016)
6 December 2016

Van Williams (​1934-2016)
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​​art: Sam Esty Rayner.

There Is A Light That Now Goes Out.

Posted by Reggie Peppery (Members) at Mon 5 Dec 2016, 22:20:47. 5 comments

Goinghome kindly pointed out that Crashingbore posted the following in the Tours thread..

3 December 2016

THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NOW GOES OUT

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The band, the crew and I are heartbroken to hear that the final six shows of our triumphant tour will be 'pulled down'.
The shock and sadness that we all feel - for ourselves, and for our devoted friends in Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago, Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, has left us in unrecoverable despair.

The 28 shows played on this tour have been outstanding triumphs as yet another year strengthens and solidifies our positions around the world.

Since our Bergen date at the start of August, the finances for this tour have exclusively been controlled by 360 Management of Willoughby Avenue in West Hollywood. Each date booked would make enough money to pay its way.
When Gustavo collapsed at the Boulder show, 360 Management responded with the announcement that all funds had suddenly evaporated. There was apparently not even enough money to transport the touring party to the next scheduled city, and 360 Management faded out as quickly as they had faded in.

Incontestably, the Morrissey Band is the best in the world. We have been repeatedly done over in recent years by slippery industry incompetents, yet we have always recovered our stride and bounced back like the sea - saving ourselves from those who wish us off the map. We are a disciplined ship and we succeed without any help from the music industry. We continue to live with the optical device of an industry where only scale and enormity of cash is seen as evidence of talent; where the public is thought ready to swallow anything as long as it is done with the punch of five million dollars. The results appear to be continually elaborate comic-strip dumbshows that do not even matter to those directly involved. The true artists must look after themselves whilst the artificially aroused are aided and assisted to the highest ranks without a shred of effort, and the result is ... a nest of horrors. And on it goes.


This year, the mobilized strength of our ragingly loyal audiences were most appreciated, by me, at:

1. Philadelphia, USA.
2. Brooklyn, USA.
3. Hong Kong, CHINA.
4. Adelaide, AUSTRALIA.
5. Melbourne, AUSTRALIA.
6. Santa Barbara, USA.
7. Helsinki, FINLAND.
8. Manchester, ENGLAND.
9. Goteborg, SWEDEN.
10. Chicago, USA.
11. Newcastle, AUSTRALIA.
12. Berlin, GERMANY.
13. Salt Lake City, USA.
14. Tokyo, JAPAN (first night).
15. Tel-Aviv, ISRAEL.

... for which no words could ever express the volcanic love and joy found and shared.
We felt much sadness for our audiences at both Jakarta and Singapore City who struggled with appalling venues - venues which, in fact, were not really venues at all ... just roped-off bits of waterlogged fields. In dismal circumstances our friends in both cities gave us their best, and we shall never forget them. We expect no further chances in Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, Dallas or San Antonio ... nights destroyed by the ephemeral damagers ... who do their worst ... and slip away.

I can only stress my sincere thanks once again to YOU for giving the band, the crew and I a phenomenal year - scarred at the end, but drenched in beauty until then.

I will see you in extremely far-off places.

MORRISSEY
3 December 2016.

United King-dumb

Posted by Reggie Peppery (Members) at Fri 2 Dec 2016, 09:37:27. 7 comments

UNITED KING-DUMB

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If it had been revealed by the Bank of England that the new British Five Pound note contained slices of cat or dog, the country would be in an uproar. But because we have been trained to accept the vicious slaughter of cows, sheep and pigs, the UK media can only make light of the use of tallow in the new British fiver because animal slaughter is thought to be outside of the human grasp and concern. However, whether you care about animals or not, the use of their sliced bodies in the new five pound note evokes a mood and a vibration that displays a gaping hole in human intelligence and in the human race as a compassionate idea. It also tells us that the Bank Of England has no understanding of doing anything in our time that revives the human image from basic savagery. If you feel that the use of animal flesh should not be a moral issue, then you should assert your conviction by donating your own body to the Bank Of England for decorative use in future five pound notes.

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