• About

    This site is unofficial and not affiliated with Morrissey.

    Morrissey-solo is an open forum for fans of Morrissey and The Smiths to share and discuss related information.

    I (davidt / David Tseng / david@morrissey-solo.com) created Morrissey-solo and have been maintaining the site with help from moderators and users that contribute to the site. I have been a fan since 1986 when I was a junior in high school. I'm currently a web developer in Los Angeles.

    The site is funded by ads and purchases through affiliate links on the site. Any non-vegetarian ads that appear on the network will be blocked as soon as they are seen / reported.

    A brief history:

    Oct. 1991 - Jan. 1995: Sing Your Life - A Morrissey Fanzine. Started with Russ Seekatz, the fanzine included many stories and photos from many contributors, covering tours in 1991 (Kill Uncle) and 1992 (Your Arsenal).

    July 1995 - Feb. 1997: SYL website. Not an extensive site, it had info on the fanzine and some news updates but was mostly a means for me to learn about creating and hosting a website.

    Feb. 1997 - present: Morrissey-solo.

    Site details

    Feb. 1997 to Jan. 1999: The site was originally hosted on a SPARC 5 thanks to my work.

    Jan. 1999 - May 2000: the site was moved to my home, running on a recently installed DSL line..]

    May 2000 - Jan. 2011: In June 2000 the codebase of the site was converted over to the Open Source Slashcode (legacy code was updated to use Rehash, the Slashcode fork maintained by SoylentNews.org in September 2015). In March 2002 the server was moved to a hosting location near downtown Los Angeles.

    Jan. 2011 - present: The main codebase of the site was moved from Slash to vBulletin, which has been powering the forums since 2006. In Jan. 2011 the servers were moved to Rack Alley, a new facility in One Wilshire, downtown Los Angeles.

    In memory of MelTorment

    image by Mozmic_dancer
    Richard Davalos and James Dean in "East Of Eden"