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Morrissey Interview: Dailymail
Topic Started: Sun 21 May 2017, 17:26:58 (429 Views)
JoanOfArc
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New interview:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/event/article-4521810/Inside-head-Morrissey.html

'Who would I like to say sorry to? Myself. I put myself through torture':
Inside the head of... Morrissey


Born Steven Patrick Morrissey in Lancashire in 1959, the frequently outspoken former Smiths frontman, singer and author turns 58 tomorrow. His bookish song lyrics were hailed as the finest in rock music, yet his novel ‘List Of The Lost’ won the ‘Bad Sex In Fiction’ award in 2015.

What is your earliest memory?
Being carried on my mother’s shoulders… up and down the living room… nothing’s changed since then.

What sort of child were you?
Perfect in every way.

What is the worst thing anyone has ever said to you?
A journalist told me that my audience is identical to Barry Manilow’s. This was bone-chilling to hear. I left the room.

Who would like to say sorry to and why?
Myself. I put myself through torture. One cancelled show and I lower my face on to a hot stove for six weeks.

Last row you had?
I once sat on the next table to Judge Judy, and for three solid hours she would not stop talking. The woman sitting with her contributed one or two umms, but Judge Rude-y could not shut up. I was ready to ram her face into her own spaghetti.

Tell us a secret about yourself
I have never had a cup of coffee in my entire life. That’s exciting, isn’t it?

What one law would you change?
All meat products should have a MEAT KILLS government health warning because meat production kills the consumer, kills the planet, kills animals. So why is it legal? Since meat causes more damage than tobacco, why only a health warning on tobacco?

Which words or phrases do you overuse?
Finishing a sentence with ‘and so on’ when in fact there’s nothing else to add.

Have you ever cheated death?
Four times.

Who would play you in a film of your life?
I cannot be replicated.

What is the worst job you’ve done?
I was a filing clerk for the Inland Revenue for a few weeks. I ought to have been put to death for that.

What is your worst habit?
I side with anyone who takes the most cynical view.

What is your guiltiest pleasure?
I know every episode of The Big Valley (1965-69) line by line. It isn’t helpful.

If you could go back in time, where would you go?
London’s East End of 1888. The anonymity fascinates me, the rolling fog, the narrow turnings, the prospect of sudden death, a knees-up at The Old King’s Vomit…

When was the last time you cried?
The election of Predicament Trump. He’s a child impersonating an adult, isn’t he? And I can’t forgive him for the sugar-capped teeth and slippery smile of Kellyanne Conway.

What’s the one thing every man should know about women?
Whether male or female, there is always a flaw in the manufacturing.

Who would your dream dinner date be?
I’ve never been on a date, so I’m not even sure what one is.

What’s one skill everyone should have?
The ability to listen. Judge Judy does not have this… which is why she’s a judge.

What’s the worst pain you’ve experienced?
Being a teenager in Seventies Manchester.

Have you ever had a nickname?
I wasn’t ever popular enough to have a nickname.

What song do you want at your funeral?
Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone by Ethel Waters.

What’s the best kiss you’ve had?
None ever.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever had?
‘You don’t project very well as a TV interview.’ I knew it was true. "




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JoanOfArc
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And additional 4q/answers from the photo of the newspaper:
https://mobile.twitter.com/saintetian/status/866303836608233473/photo/1

"Last film you saw?
"Mystic River"....it flowed nicely.

Last book you read?
" Poor folk" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Obviously I didnt understand a word of it.

Last gig you went to?
Dick Gregory (the US civil rights activist), but he was a bit grumpy.He likes to put people in their place.I dont have one.

Last tv show you loved?
I dont ever watch tv because of incessant Mc Donalds and Kfc death commercials which I find immoral"


Personally I cant stand Dostoyevsky and his writing style- he is so overrated.I prefer Gogol and Tolstoy.
Edited by JoanOfArc, Sun 21 May 2017, 19:52:50.
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Reggie Peppery
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Fantastic, thanks for posting, this made my day!!!
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JoanOfArc
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"Last row you had?
I once sat on the next table to Judge Judy, and for three solid hours she would not stop talking. The woman sitting with her contributed one or two umms, but Judge Rude-y could not shut up. I was ready to ram her face into her own spaghetti."

Haha!!But seriously ive noticed that judges are often so completely alienated from the society and justice-like these math professors who cannot do simple equation coz they are so into higher math theories they lose ability to do simple stuff.Its the same with judges-they lose the ability to be just and instead of giving people justice and compassion all they care about is law theories- they are so into it that they lose simple reason.Its like law tricks and theories are more important than the reason they were created for.It leads to surreal situations like from Kafka books.Often innocent people are in jail coz they cant be released because of some stupid law paragraph-like they all forgot what the real goal is- justice.Its like law itself is more important that the reason it was created for.
Edited by JoanOfArc, Sun 21 May 2017, 17:57:58.
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DAVIE
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Eww why would Morrissey want to be interviewed by those lowlifes?
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JoanOfArc
Sun 21 May 2017, 17:56:43
ive noticed that judges are often so completely alienated from the society and justice-they are so into it that they lose simple reason.Its like law tricks and theories are more important than the reason they were created for.
Completely agree!
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JoanOfArc
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And:
"Who would play you in a film of your life?
I cannot be replicated."
Exactly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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JoanOfArc
Sun 21 May 2017, 17:38:11
Personally I cant stand Dostoyevsky and his writing style- he is so overrated.I prefer Gogol and Tolstoy.
Ha!

But Morrissey did cover Magazine's super A Song from under the Floorboards, inspired by Dostoyevsky -




Also, Iggy Pop's debut single drew deeply from the same well -



Reading him can be hard going at times, granted : )

Excellent to get this interview. Shame more wasn't asked and divulged about the actual music: recording and performing prospects et al.

Although, smells like keen spirit..
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Thanks for posting ... this is such a fun interview. :)



edited to add photo of interview in print - posted on facebook by "We Are Mozzerians"

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goinghome
Sun 21 May 2017, 21:51:32
JoanOfArc
Sun 21 May 2017, 17:38:11
Personally I cant stand Dostoyevsky and his writing style- he is so overrated.I prefer Gogol and Tolstoy.
Ha!

But Morrissey did cover Magazine's super A Song from under the Floorboards, inspired by Dostoyevsky -


:) I know but still I dont like Dostoyevsky - his writing style seems so pretentious to me.
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