Morrissey-solo

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

Link from Jamie:



https://www.instagram.com/p/BG55sgcquym/
cjh51109: Chino playing 'Dial-a-Cliché' by Morrissey live and acoustic in a volcano.
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A memoir of following Morrissey's 2015 South American Tour

I Will See You in Far Off Places - Amazon
by Aine Ni Cheallaigh

Blurb..."Áine and her wife Nora, self-described introverted bookworms, were happily ensconced in their small-town-with-cat life when everything changed. Faced with the death of Nora’s beloved mother and new twists and turns in Áine’s unfolding spiritual path, they both wanted more from life. More what? More of their beloved Morrissey. Two (quietly) raving fans with some U.S. shows under their belts hit upon a life-changing idea: follow Morrissey for his South American tour. These non-Spanish-speaking, comfort-seeking, fortysomething non-adventurers joined throngs of screaming twentysomethings in opening up to the mysterious, enthralling embrace of The Real and Proper Poet Laureate. Braving floods and medical emergencies (including one late-night trip to a jungle ER), searching for...
Links posted by I_Am_A_Disco_Dancer (original posts):

Nalinee Darmrong Discusses Her New Photobook of The Smiths - Washington City Paper
Before she was 9:30 Club's house photographer, Nalinee Darmrong spent some years on the road with the legendary U.K. band.

‘There At A Special Time’ — A D.C. Punk On Her Teen Years Touring With The Smiths - Bandwidth / WAMU
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Michael writes:

$15 for a hardcover vegan cookbook

Defensive Eating w/Morrissey & Comfort Eating w/Nick Cave - Kickstarter
Illustrated vegan cookbooks to soothe your troubles by "goths eating things" artist Automne Zingg and traveling chef Joshua Ploeg.

UPDATE July 6:

Amazon.co.uk link from Neil



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Please, somebody, tell me it's just a bad dream ... - true-to-you.net
16 June 2016

Pete Shelley has allowed McDonald's to use Buzzcocks' What do I get? to TV advertise McDonald's new Big Flavour (the flavour being sawdust) Chicken Wraps?!
In the words of another Buzzcocks song: oh shit...

Morrissey
June 2016

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About a tv ad apparently from the UK using Buzzcocks "what do i get ?"
http://tvadsongs.uk/mcdonalds-advert-music-what-do-i-get-wraps/
I can't see it , it's not available in my region
Not sure if these were reported already...

The Smiths were way more subsversive than we (and David Cameron) care to remember - Pitchfork (The Pitch)
The Smiths’ The Queen Is Dead Annotated for 30th Anniversary: Watch - Pitchfork (Liner Notes documentary)



Links from an anonymous person:

The Incredible Full Story Behind The Smiths' 'The Queen Is Dead' As Told By The Band - NME
You might be able to recite every lyric off by heart, but how well do you really know ‘The Queen is Dead’? Did you know, for example, that the Stones, The Stooges and spliffs all helped shape its sound? Or that...
Exhibition of photos by Nalinee Darmrong from her book The Smiths: 1985-86 at Studio 1469 in Washington D.C.

Artist Talk + Book Signing: Saturday, June 18th, 6 – 9 PM. Remarks at 7 PM.



Exhibition: June 17 through August 2016
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Crouch End novelist on writing a biopic of Smiths star Morrissey - Hampstead Highgate Express

Bridget Galton talks to a Crouch End novelist who has also co-written Morrissey biopic Steven.

Excerpt:

“I was on set which is not typical but they wanted me to have another pair of eyes on the story,” says Thacker. “Not to be a diva just if I thought certain lines weren’t truthful to the meaning of the piece. It was a very collaborative cast and amazing to work with so many talented people. Jack Lowden is going to be great.”

...Filmed in Stretford where Morrissey grew up, the movie, which comes out “early next year” did not have the co-operation of its subject and was mostly written before Morrissey’s famously turgid 2013 autobiography.

“We did lots of research about Morrissey before his book came out. We wanted to focus on his adolescence, a particular...
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Am not sure if this has been mentioned elsewhere. I did a search and couldn't find it. In Tom Hingley's autobiography "Carpet Burns: Life with the Inspiral Carpets" (Amazon link) he mentions using a rehearsal space "Out of the Blue" in Blossom Street, Ancoats. He mentions that the word was that The Smiths had also used the rehearsal space. Nearby in Sherratt Street there was an old pub named The Smith's Arms. The place was apparently decorated with pages from the "Daily Record" newspaper recording moments from WW2 including D-Day and VE Day. One headline there, says Tom, was 'Louder Than Bombs'. Now I understand that "Louder than Bombs" comes from Elizabeth Smart. Am just reporting what Tom wrote.