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Morrissey Shows Confirmed!

Posted by Reggie Peppery (Members) at Today, 9:52 AM. One comment

The following shows have be been confirmed at True To You...
September
20 LOUISVILLE, Palace Theatre, Kentucky (USA)
22 PHILADELPHIA, Tower Theater, Pennsylvania (USA)
24 BROOKLYN, Kings Theatre, New York (USA)
28 TOKYO, Orchard Hall (Japan)
29 TOKYO, Orchard Hall (Japan)
October
1 YOKOHAMA, Bay Hall (Japan)
2 OSAKA, IMP Hall (Japan)
6 HONG KONG, MacPherson Stadium (China)
12 JAKARTA, Senayan Golf Driving Range (Indonesia)
15 SINGAPORE CITY, Marina Barrage (Singapore)
18 BANGKOK, Moonstar Studio (Thailand)
22 MELBOURNE, Festival Hall (Australia)
26 ADELAIDE, Thebarton Theatre (Australia)
28 CANBERRA, Royal Theatre (Australia)
29 WOLLONGONG, WIN Centre (Australia)
31 NEWCASTLE, Civic Theatre (Australia)
November
9 IRVINE, Bren Events Center, California (USA)
11 RENO, Grand Theatre, Nevada (USA)
14 BOULDER, Boulder Theater, Colorado (USA)
16 DALLAS, McFarlin Auditorium, Texas (USA)
17 SAN ANTONIO, Tobin Center, Texas (USA)
19 HOUSTON, White Oak Music Hall, Texas (USA)
23 EL PASO, Abraham Chavez Theatre, Texas (USA)

Morrissey to play Manchester

Posted by Reggie Peppery (Members) at Tue 5 Jul 2016, 19:48:17. 14 comments

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Only UK date this year!

Tix on sale this Friday, July 8th

Happy Days!

Smiths special issue of Mojo, plus CD

Posted by Reggie Peppery (Members) at Sun 26 Jun 2016, 07:01:14. 3 comments

Mojo has a new issue out on Tuesday celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Quuen is Dead.


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I will post a review later this week....meanwhile a small snippet...

The Mancunian quartet, who redeemed ’80s rock in the UK with their funny-sad vignettes, literate, complex hinterland and sophisticated musical constructions, were also a force of nature, delivering five years of relentless quality 1982-1987, and establishing a fearsome reputation as a live group.

Guy Garvey sums up the group’s importance in the feature’s foreword. “It kind of let you know that someone was OK if they were wearing a Smiths T-shirt or had a Morrissey quiff. Despite living in a rough place, The Smiths let you know you were in the company of thinkers.”

Meanwhile, exclusive access to the set and star of the Morrissey biopic due next year brings new perspectives on The Smiths and their singer, including more on the influence of Morrissey’s friend Anji Hardy, who died of leukaemia in 1977.

“Everybody knows about Morrissey’s fixation with the Moors Murders,” says the film’s writer and director Mark Gill, “and, of course, the first song he writes with Johnny Marr is Suffer Little Children. Anji’s sister said that Anji was fascinated by the Moors Murders and true crime, and you wonder if that influenced Morrissey. They met at a concert where she was wearing a New York Dolls T-shirt, and they connected over music.”

“I write a few thousand words and then swan around like Noël Coward in a smoking jacket…”
JOHNNY MARR ON HIS MEMOIR
Elsewhere, Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr reveals the motivations behind his memoir, publishing in the autumn: from the example of his friends Nile Rodgers and Andrew Loog Oldham to the fact that “every single one of [the existing books on The Smiths] except one is a total load of shit.”

In a dispatch from the Marr study, he insists that “I’m not short of material,” before offering a vivid image of the scribe at work. “I tend to write a few thousand words and then use that as an excuse to swan around for a few weeks like Noël Coward in a smoking jacket…”

This month, MOJO magazine’s covermount CD – entitled How Soon Is Now? – is also Smiths-inspired, bringing you the best new independent music from Ezra Furman, Beach House, Julianna Barwick, The Fall and more.




Reggie

TTY; Damien Dempsey speaks of Morrissey

Posted by goinghome (Members) at Tue 14 Jun 2016, 21:30:33. 2 comments

14 June 2016

Damien Dempsey discusses Morrissey at 8:20



http://true-to-you.net/morrissey_news_160614_01

He's sound and amusing : )

TTY: Hate-rosexuality

Posted by mammaof3 (Mods) at Mon 13 Jun 2016, 23:31:51. One comment

Hate-rosexuality
13 June 2016

Hate-rosexuality

Although the gunman who massacred 49 people at an Orlando gay club is said to have been 'repulsed' by homosexuality, he nonetheless left behind a slew of self-adoring 'selfies'; a handsome man gazing enchantedly at his own face. It is therefore acceptable for him to lovingly admire his own maleness, but it is not OK for other men to like other men. Does Islamic scripture say it is fitting for a man to sit alone taking adoring photographs of himself? I doubt it.
Meanwhile, Donald Thump, probably America's next President, reacts to the Orlando massacre by explaining how, if the people within the club were themselves armed with guns, then there would have been fewer casualties. This, of course, is his way of avoiding any words of support to the Orlando gay community (it is their own fault for going into a nightclub without hand grenades). Donald Thump would therefore probably claim that the massacred children of Sandy Hook would still be alive today if only they'd had the common sense to carry sawn-off shotguns to school. The Thump response to Orlando is therefore anti-gay and pro-gun possession. Ann Coulter will be waving her baseball cap and cheering. It's all going so well for America!
Unfortunately, CNN obliged the gunman once again with a flashing flood of publicity - which is all he ever wanted, and which will encourage the next shooter to prepare for international fame. Why show the gunman's face? Nobody needs to see it.
The larger disaster is the two leading faces in the presidential race, as the world prepares to shake its head in disbelief when the new president is named. Clinton is the face and voice of pooled money (and will therefore repay the established elite with whatever they want if she is elected), and Donald Thump is George Wallace - hating just about anyone who doesn't happen to be Donald Thump. Surely this is not 2016 America?
Thump's only achievement so far is in making Sarah Palin seem intelligent, which, admittedly, is so difficult as to be a colossal strike in his favor.
The true victory of the presidential race has been the independent success of Bernie Sanders, whose approach has been so sane and intelligent and measured that he has been therefore all but entirely ignored by the U.S. media, who cannot understand anyone who is not blood-thirsty. This is because Bernie Sanders is human, and one who unusually did not gain his position because of several billion invested dollars. His many primary successes in the presidential race have been headlined as LOSS FOR CLINTON, whereas a Clinton win has not ever been headlined as LOSS FOR SANDERS. Bernie Sanders has been pushed out by the media because the idea of a self-made man who does not crave international war is completely alien to such as Fox News. The idea of a man who is popular because he calls for world peace and for rescue of the environment cannot provide outraged headlines for CNN, who have devoted their online news page to Donald Thump long before Thump was even a logical contender. Thump doing absolutely nothing has been more newsworthy to CNN than Sanders' state-to-state victories.
Ballot papers for 2016 should include a NO CONFIDENCE IN EITHER NOMINEE box, and it is this box that would collect the most votes.
Clinton and Thump may be popular with the party faithful - but the party faithful aren't that large, and are not America, therefore a sad day looms in November - a day that only Bernie Sanders could have saved - had he been allowed his rightful share of media support. But, clearly, the presidential election really is none of your business. Did you ever seriously think it was?



MORRISSEY
June 2016.

http://true-to-you.net/morrissey_news_160613_01

Bsides compilation

Posted by goinghome (Members) at Sun 5 Jun 2016, 20:27:19. One comment

Hipsterdisco has put a nice 3-part collection of B-sides together on Youtube -





Also, outtakes from Your Arsenal -

2016 tour dates posted on TTY

Posted by mammaof3 (Mods) at Fri 27 May 2016, 22:20:02. 10 comments

http://true-to-you.net/morrissey_news_160527_01

Morrissey Israel
27 May 2016

Morrissey Israel
Morrissey will play two concerts in Israel in August.
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'Nobody for President: Nico' photomontage by
Sam Esty Rayner





http://true-to-you.net/morrissey_news_160527_02

Morrissey in Turkey
27 May 2016

Morrissey in Turkey
Morrissey will play one major arena date in Istanbul, Turkey in August.
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'Nobody for President: Oscar Wilde's grave' photomontage by
Sam Esty Rayner




http://true-to-you.net/morrissey_news_160526_02

Chicago Riot Fest
26 May 2016

Chicago Riot Fest
Morrissey is confirmed to headline the Chicago Riot Fest on Saturday, September 17.
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Nobody for President in 2016

Posted by Reggie Peppery (Members) at Fri 27 May 2016, 19:02:19. 3 comments

Morrissey has just endorsed a Nico image, again with the recurrent tagline of 'Nobody for President 2016', One of a number of similar iconic images, each with the self same tagline.

Wonderful and thought provoking images! I hope Morrissey reaches his target audience, the thinkers, hopefully he convinces them that every vote is a complete and utter waste of time and effort. Sadly but understandably the young, and the stupid have not learned this, but some others have,some of the betrayed generation may actually be beginning to awaken! There are voters now in there 30s and 40s who have been betrayed at every election they have participated in, betrayed by Blair and Bush, by Brown and Obama, self serving monsters who happily stabbed each and every voter in the back!

And now what is the choice? Trump or Clinton? Pass! Two of Wall Streets 'finest' and you are meant to believe they are different! Different? How? They are two of a kind! How stupid do they think the average American is? Wall Street will have their puppet in place regardless of your vote and that is the one surity of the entire process! They have a stooge in place in both parties to cover any and every eventuality!


Will you play into Wall Streets hands and vote?
You are required to believe you are participating and making a difference for the illusion and deception to work, so will you play along? Or have you twigged that the conclusion has already been decided? Or Have you "Woken Up"?.


Reggie


Happy Birthday Morrissey♥

Posted by JoanOfArc (Members) at Sun 22 May 2016, 06:29:47. 5 comments

♥HAPPY BIRTHDAY Morrissey!!♥♥♥
Love, Health and Happiness!!! :love :love :love Have a beautiful day!! blinkingjoy And I hope all your dreams and wishes come true!!! HAI!

Morrissey in line up for RiotFest - Confirmed!

Posted by mammaof3 (Mods) at Wed 18 May 2016, 16:00:51. 9 comments

Morrissey is listed in the line up for RiotFest in Chicago in Sept. No confirmation on TTY yet.
http://riotfest.org/riot-fest-lineup-2016/

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Will there be more tour dates added?


TTY - Buy The Queen Is Dead, Aged 30

Posted by goinghome (Members) at Fri 13 May 2016, 23:12:22. 9 comments

13 May 2016

The Queen Is Dead


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Morrissey has commented:

"I would like to congratulate the Smiths, and also Stephen Street, and also Rough Trade Records for 30 fantastic years of sales for The Queen Is Dead, which is 30 years old in June. We have always been gagged, of course, but certain recordings rise with time, and The Queen Is Dead and also Meat Is Murder both had the courage to put the fullest meaning of British life into words and music. It was the hope of helping things to evolve, and the mobilized strength of both recordings for 30 years has been fully understood and appreciated by those with sensible passions. Central issues in 2016 England include an urgent need of social justice for animals.

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as well as an obvious recognition of 'monarchy as anarchy' (therefore, something with no place in a democratic society).


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I am sorry that Warner UK or Sire US cannot provide any celebrations for the anniversaries of both recordings, but, perhaps some label bosses have their eye on a tatty OBE, and perhaps others simply have detachable heads. It would not quite be the Smiths if not classically ignored by the dried-out lawns of the establishment. I urged Warner UK to issue a special 'The Queen Is Dead' single release for the first week of June ... but ... brick wall.

Bleeding to death, I therefore have the restless gall to ask of you that, should you have 99 cents/pence, that you purchase 'The Queen Is Dead' track in the final week of May, thus possibly edging it into the corner of everyone's ear in the UK Top 100 - if only to let them know that we are still here and fully aware of the fox-fur on the hall-stand. I am sorry to ask more of you than you have already given, but we all do as well as we can in such ludicrous times. I can only ask.


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I am absolutely yours, in pleasant speaking voice, and with good grace."

MORRISSEY
5 May 2016
Los Angeles.


- http://true-to-you.net/morrissey_news_160513_01


Why not? Rage against the machine : )

Message from Morrissey RE US Elections

Posted by mammaof3 (Mods) at Fri 13 May 2016, 21:24:57. 5 comments

https://www.facebook.com/samphotog/posts/10154370525695967:0

Sam Esty Rayner Photography with Morrissey Official and Martin Kallesø.
3 hrs ·

Message from Morrissey

America is Black

In the United States, minorities are the majority. But who would guess such a thing to scan an eye over the political frontrunners in the 2016 election?
Donald Trump is George Wallace.
Hillary Clinton is pooled money.
Neither speaks for modern America. The day when the new President is to be announced is already prepared as a national day of mourning, for there can be no result for the good of all (or even for the good of most). American politics doesn’t work – not even for the American people alone, and each time you vote you support the process. Far from being excited about immediate change, America is already slumped in a head-shaking disbelief.
The myth that ‘anyone’ can become U.S. President neglects to add the crucial ‘if they have 1 billion dollars to fund their campaign’.
Bernie Sanders, being the only candidate to offer change that does not involve bombs and war and bombs and more war, could not possibly be allowed to win because he far too much resembles a human being. He is true and he is honest but he doesn’t have the necessary 1 billion dollar campaign at his fingertips. Despite his quite incredible initial success, he was not ever allowed CNN headlines. As he won an impressive collection of states, CNN would instead announce A LOSS FOR CLINTON, whereas when Clinton wins, the headlines are hers alone, and do not trumpet A LOSS FOR SANDERS. By this we see how Sanders had always been willed to lose. We have been force-fed a Clinton win from the very start of the election, whereas the astonishing gains by Sanders have been reported as someone getting in the way. There has not been a fair media representation of Sanders success because that success makes it very plain that America is not quite robustly convinced of yet another Clinton president, therefore even the bulk of American democrats are already giving the thumbs down to the future President, which doesn’t look terrific on a global level. Whatever will North Korea think?
With the three main political faces of 2016 being white, it becomes clear that Barack Obama did nothing to build black economic power, and perhaps black oppression is now rife throughout America because Obama had made it clear that he does not defend black people (Ferguson is the only example you need, but there are many others). In white-supremacist political Britain, London’s ‘Princess’ Diana (for she wasn’t ever seen in any other part of the country) was wiped-out because, if still alive, she would now have at least three brown children, and they – not the mentally stunted William and Kate, would be the faces of modern political London, and thus the anarchy of monarchy would feel its grip slip.
Black people built modern America, yet there is zero black energy in American politics. It existed at one time (Malcolm X, Dick Gregory, Dr. King, and perhaps James Baldwin), but no more. CNN has given every main headline for the last six months to Donald Trump – who erroneously believes that America is a ‘white’ country (it wasn’t ever so) and who seems to be a whisper away from uttering the word ‘lynching’. Skeletons in rocking chairs are impressed by Trump’s gung-ho aggression … but why? It’s illogical to create more laws against minorities on the basis that minorities statistically break the law more often than middle-class whites, because, after all, laws in America target blacks and Hispanics far more than they target whites, which is why the masculine energy of numerous TV cop ‘reality’ dramas will only show the police chasing poor people (usually black), but never errant bankers or devious lawyers, or judges who applied the wrong sentence. The sadness, of course, is that even now we must talk in terms of black and white or varied color. It is politics, and not the people, who insist upon divides. How else to rule?
The main crisis of this election is that both Clinton and Trump are, once again, the undisputed faces of the already dominant society – a society that does not work for anyone who is not a billionaire. Clinton talks about new freedoms for women as if women have just been invented. In her world, perhaps they have? Whilst it is true that ALL American TV commercials feature middle-class white women, there is admittedly the obligatory Hispanic passer-by - waving and reassuringly happy on the sidelines, looking in. After a historically shocking two years of random murders of black males by white police officers, where in America are the modern black revolutionaries? Nowhere visible. On Skid Row in Los Angeles, none of the thousands of homeless faces are white. Just coincidence? Instead, we see lots of strong masculine black energy with … nothing to do and nowhere to go and no one to make them believe that hope could even exist. This is the truth of America that is alien to Clinton and Trump, and must always remain so.
It is unimaginable for Ethiopia to ever have a white Prime Minister, for the leaders must at least physically resemble the people to some degree - otherwise, chaos.
What America needs for balance is something that it has never had: a black president.

MORRISSEY
29 April 2016.

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Mexrrissey

Posted by Mexrrissey4Morrissey (Members) at Tue 3 May 2016, 22:42:15. 2 comments

Think a good amount of people would appreciate Mexrrissey on here.

If you are unfamiliar with the project, Mexrrissey is the Mexican all-star Morrissey tribute band comprised of members of Mexican Institute of Sound, Adanowsky, Ceci Bastida, Cafe Tacvba and more. This summer they will return to NYC, headlining Central Park Summerstage for LAMC. Their album "No Manchester" debuted on Top Ten on Billboard charts and number one on iTunes Latin charts. Billboard praises, "A must-hear for Moz fans, it could be the best Latin alternative album of 2016.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiCMGVApfI0

Would love any help/support in spreading the word about the project!

Morrissey prefers Prince to the Queen

Posted by goinghome (Members) at Sun 24 Apr 2016, 13:56:26. 6 comments

24 April 2016

Prince, RIP


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Although a long-serving vegan and a strong advocate of the abolition of the abattoir, neither of these points was mentioned in the one hundred television reports that I witnessed yesterday as they covered the enchanted life and sad death of Prince. The points were not mentioned because they are identified as expressions against e$tabli$hment interests, therefore we, mere galley slaves, aren't allowed to know.

Prince has influenced the world more than is suspected, and somehow the life of his music is just beginning, and he would be thanked not only by humans but also animals for living his lyrical life as he did. Humans, you see, are not the world.
Meanwhile, on the same day that Prince melts away in physical form, London and England remain two very different countries, and in London the news media (under tyrannized instructions from Buckingham Palace) are informing the world that Her Royal Slyness is celebrating her 90th birthday, and we are assured that all of the United Kingdom is celebrating a monarch who has "served" (that is, served herself, not the people) for over 60 years. There is no evidence of celebrations, and in fact there are hushed reports of national indifference. In this mental maze the marrow of the matter has been grasped by everyone: monarchy is the new anarchy. It is the face of white supremacy, social repression, tyranny, oppression, thought control, big stick control, minority rule, dictatorship, and, on the streets beyond SW1, unfairness. All that can be honestly celebrated on Elizabeth's 90th birthday is the reality that she is the end of the family line. What else could her point be?

Prince, who made something of his life as opposed to having fortune handed to him, is far more 'royal' than Elizabeth 2, and he will be mourned far more than she, for she could never make herself loveable, no matter how many paid and promoted non-stories flood the newspapers of the world. The laughing gulls of Buckingham Palace will never allow you to forget who wields the stick. And, of course, we know very well what gulls tend to do on the people below.
Prince is the royal that people love, whereas Elizabeth 2 was thrust on the people who have never been asked whether or not they want her.


MORRISSEY
22 April 2016.
http://true-to-you.net/morrissey_news_160424_01


Morrissey once said of Prince: "If Prince came from Wigan he would have been slaughtered by now." -
https://twitter.com/juliehamill/status/557955904352837632

That link also reveals that a drum sample from Prince's Housequake was used by Stephen Street for Morrissey's Late Night Maudlin Street.

And Prince quoted Morrissey to reinforce his point in a 2011 interview: "Of the big record labels, he says: "There have been lessons learned, that's for sure. I like what Morrissey said about how, isn't it funny how all their acts go to number one? They go on the cover of Rolling Stone after one release. It took me four albums. The record companies, they have become like carjackers." - http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/the-royal-visit-26755148.html

Other updates:
Likely prescribed meds overdose - http://www.tmz.com/2016/04/22/prince-od-percocet-death/

Prince's memorial service - http://www.tmz.com/2016/04/23/prince-memorial-paisley-park-flowers/

A thoughtful point about perspective given that 500 immigrants, human beings with hopes and dreams too, died the same day - http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/when-we-mourn-the-passing-of-prince-but-not-500-migrants-we-have-to-ask-have-we-lost-all-sense-of-a6997581.html


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Victoria Wood R.I.P.

Posted by goinghome (Members) at Thu 21 Apr 2016, 10:10:49. 0 comments

Another sad shock:

- 20 April 2016

Victoria Wood, RIP

Tears today for my dear friend Victoria Wood.
So unbearable that it cannot be true.

I am lost.

Morrissey -

http://true-to-you.net/morrissey_news_160420_01

And some more juicy reminiscence about them here, including mention of their unusual marriage!

Your Arsenal Studio Outtakes (2016 Redux)

Posted by HIPSTERDISCO (Members) at Sat 9 Apr 2016, 08:00:44. 7 comments

Audio source : Irregular Regular° & Anonymous* @ morrissey-solö

Morrissey and Warner Social Media

Posted by goinghome (Members) at Wed 6 Apr 2016, 20:14:14. 9 comments

(I started looking for a social media thread; feel free to add if there's one)

6 April 2016

Warner UK

A Smiths/Morrissey Google alerts/Twitter account has been opened by Warner UK. Morrissey would like to stress that this account has not been sanctioned by him and has no connection to him. Follow it at your peril.
- http://true-to-you.net/morrissey_news_160406_01

At least they haven't forgotten him. Why would they, I suppose, when the cash is still coming in?

Interview with Stephen Street

Posted by mammaof3 (Mods) at Mon 28 Mar 2016, 18:11:07. 2 comments

A-hunting we will go

Posted by Reggie Peppery (Members) at Sun 20 Mar 2016, 16:18:42. 2 comments

A-Hunting we will go !

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We agree with 'Prince' William that some trophy hunting is great fun.

Here are the trophy-heads we would most like to see on our walls.

All of the beasts above have no social use, are infirm, lazy, useless, unemployable and are also England's most famous benefit scroungers - on whom the Conservative government are apparently determined to crack down.

We, the people ...

MORRISSEY

Casting for new movie Steven

Posted by Viva Moz (Members) at Sun 20 Mar 2016, 10:35:32. 10 comments

 

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