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2016 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominee Fan Vote

Posted by mammaof3 (Mods) at Yesterday, 11:35 PM. 0 comments


2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominee Fan Vote!

Vote now - and vote often - for the TOP FIVE nominees you think should be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! The fan votes will comprise a fans’ ballot that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2016 inductees to be announced in December!

Yeah, it might be pointless.... we know the members of the Smiths would not reunite even if they were inducted, but it's worth a couple seconds to voting anyway, isn't it? :D

Morrissey Interview: Rifa (Croatian magazine)

Posted by crashingbore (Members) at Wed 7 Oct 2015, 14:19:52. One comment


Google translate:

INTERVIEW Morrissey for Rif: Pop music has nothing to say, and what is worse, none of it does not even expected

Steven Patrick Morrissey, one of the most influential musicians in the world, enigmatic and controversial figure indie rock, 10 October a big concert in Ljubljana's Hala Tivoli. Morrissey has attracted attention as the frontman of the legendary The Smiths, one of the most important British rock bands that have served as a bridge between punk and brit pop.

With his intellectual and very poetic texts which are always touching romance and social alienation and unique theatrical performance, Morrissey was very quickly found its loyal audience.

The Smiths had a great cultural influence on many musicians and despite the relatively short discography century, preserved the impact to date. After only four albums released in 1987 Smiths falls apart, but that does not stop Morrissey that even after the dissolution of the band achieves extremely fruitful and successful solo career. Last year, announced its tenth consecutive album "World Peace Is None Of Your Business". His concerts are always energetic and particularly emotionally charged because in addition to songs from her solo career, Morrissey and often performed hits from the time of The Smiths. Unlike the studio version, Morrissey songs performed live in a much rougher arrangements.

Known vegan and outspoken campaigner for animal rights is also a sharp critic and opponent of the British monarchy. His autobiography was published in 2013 immediately, and became the best-selling book on the island. These days published the first novel "List Of The Lost", which began last year to write disappointed that today's radio stations are very few spinning his seemingly heavy music.

I have to sing

You are considered the greatest poet of British rock, the right of the words and also a special type of the uncommon way of talking about interpersonal alienation?

- Throughout our lives we go without knowing what people around us think about any subject. All have a strict policy term and firm boundaries. That's why I have to sing. Absolutely love songs, like many others, that saves my life.

You are known as a great fighter for animal rights, vegan you and for the common man have quite radical views on this issue?

- If you imagine a world without people, you see the Earth survives and flourishes very well. People have a problem. People need to destroy everything and kill. However, the country can not survive without animals ... Even without bees and other insects can not survive, but can not survive without human species. People are pests.

In addition to describing human relations and their intimacy, you also deal with political and social issues. And on the new album criticizing the existing social system?

- The system is corrupt and so will be as long as you participate in such a system. The age of the President and the Prime Minister passed. It is not working. People in politics do not find hope. Security forces there only to ensure safety laid elites. People have become enemies because people have the power ... But that, unfortunately, are not aware of. The police there to protect the rich from the poor.

Criticizing the great religions and the organization of the Church also is one of your constant?

- Nothing from the Bronze Age to us today does not mean anything. We live in very different times. Most religions a threat. For example, among the atheists no suicide bombers. Atheists will not bomb blow up other people. Only people who are obsessed sadistic sin cause maximum damage to the planet, and people who are deeply religious almost never have a sense of injustice, for whatever they preach. In the United States, so-called. "Bible Belt" usually has the highest level of crime and violence.

Writing is not a job

You seem to have in their views and even greater engagement within the exception of pop music than you were at the time of The Smiths?

- You're quite right. People in pop music have nothing to say, and worst of all, none of them do not even expected. The US is on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine Kim Kardashian. I think that says it all about the deterioration of the music.

Do you still so much, to make the world better?

- I think that, if you are a true author, you write, even if it does not read anyone else, or if you will not be published or recorded. If you are writing as this experience as a job, or because someone else asks you a new song, then you're not a real writer.

In the early songs of The Smiths and interviews emphasized are unhappy childhood and youth in his native Manchester. Is your career changed your life for the better?

- After I became a popular artist, I was very surprised by the fact that I remained the same person, no happier than before. Most of the time I still spend and do not experience the world a better place. This is regardless of the fact that today mainly live in the United States.

Morrissey headlining Chilean Primavera Festival, 14 Nov

Posted by goinghome (Members) at Sat 3 Oct 2015, 16:24:00. 2 comments

- Morrissey has now been added to headline the Primavera Fauna Festival in Santiago, Chile, on November 14 due to strong demand based on the overwhelming sales of tickets for his concert at Movistar Arena on November 11. - http://www.true-to-you.net/morrissey_news_151003_01

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Interview in suississimo

Posted by mammaof3 (Mods) at Thu 24 Sep 2015, 22:01:58. 3 comments

suississimo https://suississimo.wordpress.com/2015/09/23/morrissey-lausanne-is-very-much-my-first-home/

Publié le 23 septembre 2015 par zieggla

After two cancellations in the past year, on October 4th Morrissey is finally coming to the Métropole in Lausanne, a city he says has been a home for many years. In a new interview with the singer, Morrissey talks about the state of affairs for the music and media industry, the ties between music, politics and cultural identity, his first novel and how he is not about to « slow down and shut up ». Following his recent call for UK prime minister David Cameron to resign, as well as claims that he won’t be performing in the UK again. Morrissey opens up about how his music is moving forward and away from the place where he began. Morrissey’s novel List of the Lost is out this Thursday through Penguin.

They say that the third time is a charm, and for your fans here in Lausanne that seems to be the case as the past two dates here have been cancelled. Though, it seems there is a kind of affection you have for Lausanne as you have made continuous attempts to reschedule the shows here. It is a sort of lovely loyalty in sense as other cities have not been so lucky to be rescheduled as of yet. What is it about performing in Lausanne that makes you so intent on rescheduling?

I spend a lot of time in Lausanne and have done so for almost fifteen years. It’s very much a first home, not a second. It didn’t initially occur to me to play in Lausanne because FNAC only ever have one or two Morrissey CDs, so I didn’t sense any particular popularity. The last show was cancelled because of flu, and the odd thing was that everyone in the band and crew had the flu but I didn’t. It’s usually the other way around.

When you come to Lausanne, undoubtably in other cities as well, with your presence also comes a reawakening in the issue of animal rights. I say a reawakening because it seems the days of artists standing behind a cause both publically and financially has become a thing of the past – perhaps for fear of how it will affect their image, sales or whatever else.

You possibly over-rate people who make music! In 2015, they’re not actually very intelligent, which is the reason why the can become successful. Only the dumbo’s are allowed through.

How do you feel when you see entire festivals or venues change their policy on animals products being served or sold because of your demands and why do you think other artists aren’t as strong or absolute in their loyalty to beliefs?

It’s not a case of animal rights. It is a case of social justice. Perhaps you do not care about animals as such, but if you claim to be in possession of morality and decency then it should show itself by your protection of all beings that are in trouble. If we see someone fall over, we naturally rush to them. If we see a dog drowning, we would instinctively do all we can to help. We must apply the same empathy to the slaughterhouse and abolish it from our societies. Until this happens, the human race is savage.

How has your fidelity to your beliefs affected your career?

I haven’t ever thought in terms of a career. If you are controlled by your career then you’ve lost the ability to think for yourself.

How do you see the stature of an artist in terms of representing a certain idea or view- beit animal rights, abortion, police violence, etc now as opposed to a decade or two earlier?

The internet has completely changed the moral climate of the entire world. Just imagine what world leaders got away with in pre-internet days! Just imagine what the police got away with before iPhones and You Tube exposures! Politicians are always the last to join evolving societies because they don’t ever want the systems to change. We can also now see how people who question everything are usually punished by the power elite. Certainly in the UK we live in times that moral philosophers could consider fascist. There is a conservative lockdown on any criticism of the Boil Family. I cannot use the world ‘royal’ because there is no such thing as a royal person. There is a natural understanding of law, but there is also state law, and the latter keeps the rich protected from the poor, and it has no other function. You can campaign peacefully in the UK, but only if whatever you shout is out of earshot of those to whom it is directed.

How do you see a particular culture, or cultural identity, being reflected in the music that is created in that place? Is the music of a certain place, in fact, representitive of the culture where it is produced? If so, what would the music of Mexico, or England, say about its’ people?

We are all essentialized by our surroundings, and we either accept our surroundings or we define ourselves by kicking against our surroundings. But suddenly the world is one country, and we all understand this in very much the same way. In the England of 2015, music is not considered to be an explanation of anything. In the Mexico of 2015, there is great curiosity about the historical origins of social predicaments, and there are loud objections to unfairness. The so-called bullfight is one example. The people of Mexico do not want it as a symbol of their country.

As someone who is quite vocal and active politically, is it possible to compare what is happening in the UK politically with the music that is being produced? What about in the US or other places?

In England the art of the interview is dead. No one is allowed to pose meaningful questions. It has become very much like the America of the 1950s … entertainment is celebrity divorces and cosmetic surgery and food, and all TV interviews must be uproariously funny, and there is no how or why allowed. No independent thought anywhere, with constant sports news for events that have no national meaning. If we don’t fill up the time with sports news then we’re forced to face the issues of life.

You have now started on a new career, so to speak. First an autobiography that was praised for the poetic and lyrical language (no surprise!) and now a novel that is set to be released in just a few days (interview made the 21st of September). What was it like to go from recounting a factual acount of your own life to creating a story or another?

It doesn’t differ because you are still creating something that others … who haven’t done what you have done … will judge, so therefore it is best not to consider anyone other than yourself. If your happiness depends upon reviews then you might as well kill yourself.

How was your autobiography received by those who may have experienced the same moments you have written about with you?

I have absolutely no idea. Only two or three people have mentioned the book to me. I don’t know if people generally like or dislike it. It is still selling very well two years on.

Was it a kind of deep exhale for you to write your own story and did you do it because you wanted to be the one to set out your own story before others (i.e; the press, people from the past, etc) did it for you?

They will do so anyway! When you give up your privacy you are advised to accept insane things being written about you.

There is very little information about your novel, though you have said that it is, “An American tale where, naturally, evil conquers good, and none live happily ever after, for the complicated pangs of the empty experiences of flesh-and-blood human figures are the reasons why nothing can ever be enough. To read a book is to let a root sink down. List of the lost is the reality of what is true battling against what is permitted to be true”. Is there anything, as we are just days away from it finally coming out, that you could add to this description?

The theme is demonology… the left-handed path of black magic. It is about a relay team in 1970s America who accidentally kill a wretch, who, in esoteric language, might be known as a Fetch… a discarnate entity in physical form. He appears, though, as an omen of the immediate deaths of each member of the relay team. He is a life force of a devil incarnate, in his astral shell, thus one phase removed from life. The wretch begins a banishing ritual of the four main characters, and therefore his own death at the beginning of the book is illusory.

This kind of search for the truth in between the truth that is spoon-fed through, as you call them, “empty experiences” seems to be a common theme, that I can recognize even from early Smiths songs, to your solo work, including in your autobiography. This search for what is true and not just what appears to be true. How (and why) does this search play such a role in your life, music and writing?

Because I am a social writer, a witness, and I cannot stand unfairness. Unfortunately the basis of all human trade appears to be unfairness… from marriage to murder.

You have described the novelist as “intimate and indiscreet” and “pompous”; to what degree do these qualities play a role in your life- in your writing and in your own search for “truth”?

I think writers are soaking all of the time… from everyone around them, from everything that they see… they do not ever stop collecting for their own ends – which is OK as long as those ends are worth the trouble!

In these times where every image is uploaded and put on social media – photos, words and sound can be morphed and tweaked to whatever we want to suggest, what role does truth play? I am thinking specifically of the incident you described with the TSA agent assaulting you. In the exchange that you documented, the agent seems to deny your “truth” or experience and says, “That’s just your opinion.” To what degree is our own truth tainted by the continuously changing levels of what is acceptable in terms of treating those around us?

I didn’t ever receive a response from the TSA, so that’s a clear indication of their menace. Uniforms do terrible things to people, don’t they? This is especially true in America. Once you slip a uniform on you develop immediate bossy interference, and even if you over-step the boundaries of your own position you are exempt from harsh judgment. Even postal workers in America are extremely aggressive, and, of course, the police… by reason of their uniform and nothing else, hate anyone who is not afraid of them.

One thing that stands out from this particular incident is what you said, “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).”. The idea that the agent didn’t even listen to the questions, but instead already had a response, knew he could never be challenged (despite the CCTV footage) is exactly where this idea of what can be trusted or believed in these times. How do you see this question, this incident in your life and where these types of incidents, denials and abuses moving our society, in general?

When you are in uniform you are in hiding, and you need never explain your behavior. There is a blind belief reaction from anyone in authority that their behavior will be staunchly backed and defending by those who have the last judicial word. And this is true, unfortunately. The entire point of the police is to weaken our confidence. They have no other function. As soon as we see the police we begin to worry, not because we have done anything unlawful, but because we know that they have free reign to kill us. It’s a fact of life.

Lastly, with all of your health issues in the last few years and likewise with your continuation to tour, perform and be vocal about issues dear to your heart- was the movement to writing a chance to continue to use your voice; to explore, analyze, critique and expose what you see as injustices in a more consciously time to change my lifestyle to a more ‘hearthealthy’ way or was it more of a natural transition to do something that you had wanted and planned to do for some time?

I don’t think my position has changed. I am under stronger surveillance now because I am older and I have reached the age when I should slow down and shut up. Well, not so!

Interview by Amy Araya.

www.true-to-you.net for more info about Morrrissey.

Morrissey will be in concert at the Métropole Concert Hall in Lausanne, October 4th.

Morrissey’s List of the Lost is available the Thursday through Penguin Books.

Discussion thread for List of the Lost

Posted by mammaof3 (Mods) at Thu 24 Sep 2015, 03:39:05. 52 comments

Morrissey's novel "List of the Lost" is being released on September 24th. So here's the thread for those who have read Morrissey's novel and want to talk about it, while those who have not read it yet can avoid spoilers! Enjoy!! :thumbs

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TTY: PETA comments on David Cameron 'performing sexual act on a dead pig'

Posted by JoanOfArc (Members) at Wed 23 Sep 2015, 11:34:14. 2 comments


21 September 2015
PETA comments on David Cameron 'performing sexual act on a dead pig

'No, boys won't be boys - not when it's sexual perversion and also involves a vulnerable victim of slaughter, a feeling being who lost his or her life and then was used for a prank. Where have we seen other people in power misusing and sexually abusing corpses? This conduct is not excusable just because the perpetrator is prejudiced against and sneers at the other individual's identity. A prime minister is supposed to protect the most vulnerable. Most pigs in the UK already live lives filled with pain and fear, confined to severely crowded, filthy sheds and denied the opportunity to engage in any natural behaviour. They are routinely mutilated, usually without any anaesthetics, including castration and cutting off their tails and teeth. If the allegations made by Lord Ashcroft are true, that Mr Cameron performed a sexual act on a dead pig while at Oxford University, then it shows a callousness and complete lack of empathy entirely unbefitting a man in his position, and he should resign.

Tribute thread for Morrissey

Posted by Reggie Peppery (Members) at Fri 18 Sep 2015, 00:54:08. 4 comments

A thread to thank Morrissey, and tell him what he meant to you!!!

Moz, you saved my life, I can't tell you how gutted I am, yet all I can do is wish you the very best in your writing career!!!
Decades of following your every move and utterance, and I've loved every minute!!!

Morrissey take a bow!!!

I'm cracking open the beers, and taking Friday off work!!!

Thanks big man, I'm gonna miss you when you're gone!

Sorry about Mozwa!!!


Morrissey announces retirement on True To You.

Posted by Reggie Peppery (Members) at Fri 18 Sep 2015, 00:20:52. 19 comments

Morrissey has commented:

"There is absolutely no way that we can generate any interest from record labels in the United Kingdom, therefore the imminent two nights at Hammersmith are likely to be our final ever UK shows. We are obsessively grateful for all interest and loyalty from our audience ... throughout 28 years ... but without new releases, there is no point in any additional touring. Thank you for so many absolutely incredible times. The pleasure and privilege is mine ... "

Morrissey protests to Home Secretary about proposed dog testing

Posted by Reggie Peppery (Members) at Thu 17 Sep 2015, 23:17:36. 2 comments

Here’s the strongly worded letter he’s just sent to Home Secretary Theresa May on the issue:

I’m looking forward to my concert in Hull on Friday but was shocked to hear from my friends at PETA about plans for a new facility in nearby Grimston that would breed beagles to be used and killed in cruel experiments.

As I understand it, this hellhole would churn out thousands of dogs a year, confine them to a sterile prison (apparently without access to outdoor runs) and then sell them to laboratories to be injected, infected and dissected.

Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of knowing a dog can tell you that they are friendly, loyal animals who should be sleeping in our beds, not dying for Botox and Viagra. As an elected official, it’s your duty to represent the public – and I can tell you without a doubt that the vast majority of us do not want beagles’ blood on our hands. I am therefore urging you to do the right thing by denying this abomination of an establishment a licence.

Morrissey shop pops up at Battersea Dogs Home

Posted by Reggie Peppery (Members) at Wed 16 Sep 2015, 15:50:38. 3 comments

Morrissey has a pop up shop opening at Battersea dog home...limited quantities of signed vinyl, special dog tags and more are on offer...

Lucky old London!!!


TTY: Michael Bracewell comments on Morrissey being without a record label

Posted by mammaof3 (Mods) at Thu 10 Sep 2015, 06:58:46. 3 comments


Michael Bracewell comments on Morrissey being without a record label

9 September 2015

Michael Bracewell comments on Morrissey being without a record label

"The situation is BEYOND BELIEF..... not wishing to be facile, but this is like Hockney being unable to get a gallery, only slightly worse and even more baffling... How very odd that the cost of being an icon is isolation..."

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 ... "

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


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. 98 comments


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.


New Bond Theme

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


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)


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. -


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


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:


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