Morrissey-solo

Unofficial site features news, tour dates, information and fan forums focusing on the world of Morrissey and The Smiths

An anonymous person posted the image from nielsruf / Instagram:

Morrissey dining under a huge Photography of #Morrissey (by Michael Schmidt)

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Posted by Alain Whyte / Facebook:
April 27, 2016

"25 years ago today I played my first gig with Morrissey in Dublin, I thought we were crap when we first started but this gig at the Hammersmith Odeon proves me wrong. We had a great thing going. Gaz,Spencer, Boz and I embarked on a journey. Gaz, Spencer and I were in a band before we joined Moz. We were rough around the edges but we had so much energy. It was too bad this line up didn't last. I was not happy when Spen and Gaz were not on the Vauxhall and I record. I was not told until I arrived in the studio. Your Arsenal was better and Mick was the catalyst for making that record. Had he lived maybe Vauxhall would have been different. I don't know what it is about Dublin my first gig with Morrissey and it happened to be my last gig also. On June 23rd 2004 my last show was in Dublin. Tired and exhausted the years of good people coming and going took its...


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A roving reporter for Moz. Something similar happened in Manchester and Limerick a few years ago at events I was speaking/helping at.
What difference does it make? Jackie Kay on her Morrissey-backed survey of real-life Smiths - The Guardian
by Jackie Kay

What’s it like to have Britain’s most common surname? To find out, poet Jackie Kay went on a quest round Salford – and met a bedridden tarantula-keeper and a woman kidnapped by her own husband

Excerpt:

Morrissey once told an interviewer that he chose to call his band the Smiths “because it was the most ordinary name”. It was “time that the ordinary folk of the world showed their faces,” he reasoned. More than 30 years later the singer has given his blessing to a special project celebrating people with the surname Smith in his old stomping ground.

...The Lowry had to approach Morrissey and Marr to get permission for their music to be used in the installation. They agreed, Kay thinks, because it echoes Morrissey’s original intentions. “I think in this project...
An anonymous person posted the link:

http://www.steventhemovie.co.uk / http://www.steventhemovie.com/

Steven the Movie

[h=1][/h]If you would like the opportunity to be in the film STEVEN about the young Steven Morrissey then please submit the following personal details via email to steventhemovie@gmail.com


  • A head and shoulders photo – Front and side profile
  • A full length photo*

*Please ensure these attachments are not over 1mb per image

Additionally, the following body measurements:
Ladies

  • Dress Size
  • Height
  • Waist
  • Inner Leg
  • Shoe
  • Bust
Guys

  • Shoe
  • Height
  • Chest
  • Collar
  • Waist
  • Leg

Please note the period we are filming is the Mid 1970s so anyone suiting this profile is more likely to be selected.

We apologise in advance as we may not be able to get back to everyone but presume you...
An anonymous person posted the link:

‘Doctor Foster’ Actress Jodie Comer Boards Morrissey Biopic ‘Steven’ - Deadline

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EXCLUSIVE– Jodie Comer has joined the cast of Steven, the Mark Gill-directed biopic of iconic British singer Morrissey. This film marks Comer’s big screen debut, following on from her eye-catching turn as the 22-year-old mistress/homewrecker in BBC’s ratings phenomenon Doctor Foster. She joins the previously announced Jack Lowden and Jessica Brown Findlay in the film.

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Found this article in the Guardian today and the reference to Suffer Little Children reminded how, at one point, Morrissey was capable of really connecting emotionally with others and could show kindness, warmth and compassion.

T-shirts with Myra Hindley on them? Modern art has forgotten how to care
by Jonathan Jones - The Guardian

Excerpt:

When The Smiths released Suffer Little Children, their song about the Moors Murders, they too were criticised for exploiting tragedy. And yet Morrissey’s lyrics do what images of Hindley cannot do, however clever the artistic manipulations of her photograph may or may not be. Morrissey imagines the ghosts of the murdered children speaking to their killers. His Hindley is a woman in hell, haunted by the innocents she helped to slaughter. Reading Morrissey’s words again after all these years reminds me that art can be compassionate: “We may be...
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Prince, RIP - true-to-you.net
24 April 2016

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...
True to you says that there's a sign of " kiss me a lot" in Coachella 2016...

Kiss Me A Lot sign at Coachella 2016.​ - true-to-you.net
23 April 2016

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Noel Gallagher: We spent a weekend wandering Bournemouth looking for my wife's old flat - Bournemouth Echo

Excerpt:

Are there any living musical heroes he’d like to work with?

“I’d love to write a song for Morrissey. That would be fantastic and ******* beautiful. I’d also love to sing a song with Johnny Marr, that’d be great."