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TTY: Autobiography in Penguin Books' top ten best-sellers list for 2014

Posted by mammaof3 (Mods) at Today, 12:47 AM. 0 comments

Morrissey's 2013 Autobiography remained in Penguin Books' top ten best-sellers list for 2014

30 January 2015

Morrissey's 2013 Autobiography remained in Penguin Books' top ten best-sellers list for 2014.

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Morrissey UK shows in March

Posted by mammaof3 (Mods) at Sun 11 Jan 2015, 23:47:08. 52 comments


Morrissey UK shows in March

11 January 2015

Morrissey UK shows in March

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TTY Statement on Bullfighting in Mexico

Posted by goinghome (Members) at Fri 2 Jan 2015, 13:01:33. 4 comments

Morrissey cuts to the chase and deplores the mindless indulgence in sadistic pleasures associated with bullfighting:

"The shame of beloved Mexico

I felt delight this week to see serial killer Karla de los Angeles justifiably gored in a bullring in Mexico City against her largely defenseless opponent. Make no mistake: there is no such thing as bullfighting. For the torment and slaughter of each bull there is an avowed plan and a strict script, so therefore there is no possibility of a contest of any kind. Yet there is the illusion of contest and action even if the order of events is very efficient - so efficient, in fact, that whenever the bull "wins" it is reported that the event has 'gone wrong'. But why could anything go wrong if a contest is fair? Whenever the matador is suddenly at a disadvantage, other matadors rush to her/his aid, and they stab the bull. However, the bull is not allowed support from other bulls should he find himself similarly in trouble. For this reason, the event is superficial and can only appeal to people who have no intelligence.
Driven by perverted impulse, Karla de los Angeles wants to kill another being that has actually posed no threat to her, and her radio comment following this week's failed attempt to out-wit a dying bull had de los Angeles confessing:
"I am sad because I could not cut off the bull's ear."
Well, Karla, please understand this: we are sad that the bull did not come away with YOUR ear.

Most tourist guides still list 'bullfighting' as a sport, yet nothing about the event is sporting. In actual and undeniable fact, it ought to be listed in travel publications as 'torture' because to the intelligent mind, it does not qualify for any other description.
This torture of bulls provides a small degree of employment in Mexico, as does the torture of humans at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The fact that some people will pay money to watch bull torture is immaterial because, after all, paedophilia presumably entertains the paedophile, but no one has yet described paedophilia as a sport.
The lack of moral heroism from Karla de los Angeles and her co-killers Hilda Tenorio and Lupita Lopez represents the very worst aspects of Mexican life, and for 2015 I wish all three women the very worst, for the very worst is their rightful due.

Thanks for reading this.

1 January 2015."

- http://www.true-to-you.net/morrissey_news_150102_01

Should we send Morrissey a great big get well soon bouquet?

Posted by Reggie Peppery (Members) at Tue 30 Dec 2014, 00:02:14. One comment

No doubt we all are deeply peturbed to hear of Morrisseys' recent health scares!!! Just a thought but how's about this site sends him a great big get well soon bouquet on his next concert in the UK? We could all bunce in £5 or £10 or £20 (even a quid or a best wishes message would be great if that is our current circumstance) and between us send him a great big allyouneedismorissey best wishes and get well soon card and flowers.

Any thoughts?


15 minutes with you...

Posted by Practising Troublemaker (Members) at Thu 25 Dec 2014, 12:40:49. 5 comments


An interesting read! Discussion of The Smiths, Morrissey, music and and Manchester City


TTY - Yes, there were times/ I'm sure you knew

Posted by crashingbore (Members) at Mon 22 Dec 2014, 02:05:48. 7 comments


What I may risk calling our best tour ever ... has now ended, and my written words of thanks to all who came along to watch and listen are strong enough to burn a hole through the North Pole.
It is gratifying to have so much support around the world, and the drone of my repetitive thanks could somehow never say enough.

The best of the best:

1. London (England) 02 Arena
2. Dublin (Ireland) 3Arena
3. Belgrade (Serbia) Belexpocentar
4. Paris (France) Le Grand Rex
5. Helsinki (Finland) Finlandia, first night
6. Istanbul (Turkey) VW Arena
7. Krakow (Poland) Laznia Nowa
8. Vienna (Austria) Konzerthaus
9. Athens (Greece) Tae Kwon Do Arena
10. Lund (Sweden) Sparbanken Skåne Arena
11. Zagreb (Croatia) Zagreb Fair, Pavilion 9
12. Hannover (Germany) Capitol
13. Essen (Germany) Colosseum
14. Utrecht (Holland) TivoliVredenburg
15. Copenhagen (Denmark) Falconer
16. Bologna (Italy) Paladozza
17. Pescara (Italy) Pala Gpii

Oh, but the list passionately hums on. We are blessed.

My devotional thanks to Boz Boorer, Jesse Tobias, Matthew Ira Walker, Gustavo Manzur and Mando Lopez.

Panic - of course! - at Lyon (France) where we were suddenly without a bass player, but Mando appeared with wings - bigger than life, ready to eat fire... we were saved. He learned a complicated set of songs within a few days and suddenly we were boot camp ready to pick the tour up at Hannover.

Very special thanks to those who travelled to a great number of the shows. I am continually humbled by such determination, and I scarcely know what to say by way of appreciation. Julia attended her 625th show at Istanbul, and I wonder if any living human has been to so many shows by the same artist or band? Documentarily, Julia's will is more fascinating than that of Emmeline Pankhurst, Maud Gonne and Constance Markievicz combined.

Explosive thanks to the websites and magazines who have voted World peace is none of your business as the best album of 2014. We think so, too.
Finally, thank you to Anna Calvi for opening our nights with such supreme Joan of Arc punch and finesse. The world is suddenly a new place.

2015? Imponderable.

Yield to no one,
con carino,
Istanbul, 19 December.

Photograph above from 2014 tour, photographer unknown

Morrissey Christmas Photo - Meat Is Murder

Posted by mammaof3 (Mods) at Sat 20 Dec 2014, 19:07:01. 23 comments

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So there is the photo Morrissey's nephew promised us yesterday:

Sam Esty Rayner Photography
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Dec 9 interview in tportal.hr (Croatian)

Posted by crashingbore (Members) at Wed 10 Dec 2014, 21:32:13. 0 comments

I'm really going to miss these interviews when the tour is over. I wish random periodicals would just interview Morrissey all the time, constantly. I may have to take old interviews from the 1990s and Google translate them into Croatian and then back into English just to console myself.

Anyway, the original:

The Google translation to English:

Morrissey declines alternative Christmas speech

Posted by ottoline (Members) at Mon 8 Dec 2014, 14:03:53. 15 comments

Channel Four apparently offered Morrissey the alternative Christamas speech slot this year, but he 'politely declined.' What a beautiful moment that could have been; I can only imagine how the Daily Mail would have taken to it...


edited by mammaof3 to fix link. :)

'Dear Fans, Please Help Me' - MA student from Brighton looking for Moz fans for short interviews :-)

Posted by DeanJBrooks (Members) at Fri 5 Dec 2014, 12:01:19. 7 comments

Hi there!

My name's Dean, I'm an MA student from Brighton, England. I'm also a huge Morrissey fan, have been for around 13 years, which is pretty much half my life as I'm now 26.

I'm looking for some help from you guys if possible. I'm currently working on a paper, a small research project exploring the relationship between Morrissey fans and Morrissey himself. Key areas of exploration are how important fandom is the formation of a personality, identity, and our sense of self and how experiences of fandom can change over time.

I'm looking for around 5-10 people to agree to a short 20-30 minute interview with me. It'll be a chance to discuss your experience of being a Morrissey fan - what Morrissey meant to you, why you became a fan in the first place, what you do as a fan - I want to hear it all.

Interviews can either be conducted online through email, messenger (happy to use Facebook messenger, or Skype if you prefer) or over the phone (if you're the UK-based) or indeed by Skype of Facetime if you're happy with that. Just let me know what would work best for you. Chiefly, I want you to feel comfortable and willing to have an enjoyable chat.

And of course, all responses will be treated with respect, and no data will be given to any third parties. All responses will be used in my research though, and I'll be happy to provide you with a copy of my main findings in late January.

Get in touch if you're willing to be interviewed - it'd be great to hear from you!



P.S. As an incentive I have a selection of paperbacks to give away, most of which I'm fairly certain Morrissey would approve of, including 'The Collector' by Fowles, referenced in Reel Around the Fountain, and the wonderful 'Two Boys, At Swim' by Jamie O'Neill, a couple of lines out of which were lifted for 'Dear God, Please Help Me'.

New interview in B92 (Serbian)

Posted by JoanOfArc (Members) at Thu 4 Dec 2014, 20:24:22. 11 comments

New album in February???!!!I will ask my friend from Serbia to translate it for me.(Her mum is Polish so she speaks Polish too).I really hope its true.New book and new album-just great!!!

Interview Dec 1 Lifo (Greek)

Posted by crashingbore (Members) at Tue 2 Dec 2014, 11:50:30. 3 comments

A new interview in a Greek periodical:


I don't have a computer today and can't look up a translation.

New Interview in Vegan Logic Nov 28, 2014

Posted by mammaof3 (Mods) at Fri 28 Nov 2014, 09:16:00. 8 comments

New Interview in Vegan Logic:


By Zülâl Kalkandelen

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TTY - Morrissey in Zagreb, Croatia on Dec 12

Posted by goinghome (Members) at Sun 23 Nov 2014, 19:24:56. 0 comments

Another date added on True-To-You:

"Morrissey in Zagreb
12 December - Zagreb, Croatia - Zagrebački Velesajam, Paviljon 9 (Zagreb Fair, Pavilion 9)"

Nov 22 interview in Hurriyet Telebek (Turkish)

Posted by crashingbore (Members) at Sun 23 Nov 2014, 03:44:40. 3 comments


More Google translate fun: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=tr&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hurriyet.com.tr%2Fkelebek%2Fhayat%2F27621773.asp&edit-text=

A thoughtful trilingual individual named Aylin on TIALTNGO Facebook page did a more readable translation:

First Question: " When I'm in Istanbul, I feel like I'm never going to die. I feel like my life is complete" is what you say Morrissey. So what is so special about Istanbul? What it is the most suprising thing about Istanbul? - --- I've lived a really timid/shy childhood. My past is also full of frustation. Even now I don't know how to have fun/enjoy myself in a physical way. Istanbul has a characteristic that helps me to deal with my ( depressed) mental state. When I'm on english ground again, I have to face my desperateness on my own again. That's the secret of Istanbul/it's people, everything is: Very lively, very genuine. That's something I really feel admiration for. I don't see myself as much as you do as "living human". I'm more the analytical when it comes to crowd of people, that's it.

Second Question: Your turkish fans are really excited and can't wait to hear your song "Istanbul" of your latest album live. Is there a special story behind that song? -- I'm someone who rarely takes/carries babies on my lap. Maybe I did it one or two times in my whole life. Carrying a baby on your lap is a really special moment. It makes you feel and remembering again that you're a human being. It's a strange, a bit macho feeling and possessive life energy you suddenly feel. You begin to feel a connection and love between the unknown and not blood related baby. And the moment I wanted to write especially a song about that feeling I found myself in Istanbul. Istanbul helped me a lot to find the right words. Besides the turkish culture everything is build on the secrets the people keep hidden in their hearts. And that's also very inspirational.

Third question: "Music, lost its excitement" The music industry is losing blood and is now searching new formulars. On one hand there is the new digital order/mixing. How do you see it? - Actually the real problem is: Music that appeals to many people has lost it's excitement. It's like everytime I open a music channel, accidently it seems like I'm listening to the same song. There is no tension, no soul. Musicians who have sold their souls to big companies for popularity and fame to finance their lives are certainly a reason for it.

Fourth question: You stated that eating meat is a murder. When and how you decided to be vegetarian? - As I know myself, the huge McDonalds yellow "M" letter has no difference to the Hakenkreuz/swastika. If you would see what the animals have to live through for the meat of hamburgers you would definetly turn the slogan into " I'm hating it". The meat industry is on the top of the list of the worst and poorest,hearted and most harmful sector/branch.

Fifth question: "and you hate animals" So your favor is that no one eats and sells meat during/before/after your concert in Istanbul outside where the concert takes place and at the venue (on 7th december)? So, isn't that a disputable decision? - I see some organisations as very supicious. The english royality is on the top of the list of saving birds in the nature but they are nonstop hunting and killing birds. That's so paradox. Prince William has killed 78 birds this year on his own. Only because nobody knows about that and no one talks about it, I'm not going to act like I don't care and do something about it. Everybody should start by doing something for themself and their behaviour/surounding/environment. You can do only that much. Only that much

Last question: Let's say: I feed animals and I'm active for animal rights, my life seems ethically correct and "green" but at evening I'm eating a steak. Is that not possible? - That's not. Steak, sausage, chicken or burger there is no difference. If you eat meat, the message you're spreading is clear, don't try to fool me, don't even try to lie to me: You're hating animals. I'm laughing the most at women who carry their dogs around their arms/lap and wear fur. Animals are animals. The workers of the meat industry who are currently working their, have no difference between the Nazis who killed the Jews. --- I've lived through the worst sexual life someone can have. And that has intimidate me my whole life. When you're having sexual panic attacks in a row you are noticing that: Some people are cursed when it comes to the topic to wish/request something. (I'm not able to translate the last sentences it sounds wrong)

TTY - 3 dates for Morrissey in Holland mid-Dec

Posted by goinghome (Members) at Thu 20 Nov 2014, 13:19:00. 0 comments

Three new dates have been announced on the Morrissey tour.

Belgrade - Dec 10
Groningen - Dec 15
Tilburg - Dec 16


TTY: Damien Dempsey Poem

Posted by Mr.Shankly (Members) at Tue 11 Nov 2014, 00:51:56. 9 comments



Morrissey,one of the greatest poets of any century

i sometimes reckon i'd rather a frontal lobe lobotomy

than be cursed with a brain of such searing primed lyrical monumental pain

for i have sorely realized that to overtly analyze and incessantly scrutinize

entices demons to set up camp in the cranium

yet steven pat ventures into these very camps

looks these terrors up and down with a magnificent frown

and bursts into sublime siren song

seduces them by the flickering firelight

then lies in their araby tents with them all night long

dreaming of an even more malevolent camp to come

then at dawn sneaks away before they ready the cage

back to the studio,then stage

and with lust loathing and rage

sings their praise as they weep for his absence

through this maze of apathy this sage soldiers on gallantly through the storm

gracefully,forcefully,valiantly,i think he's rubbing off on me

this damned elusive Morrissey

Damien Dempsey 2014

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