Julie Burchill has been talking about Morrissey in interview again, to amusing and somewhat bizarre effect. After recalling their old hostile meeting and how they've made up on the e-mails again; she says:----
"I adore the man. He seems to be very civilised now; he seems more happy. Isn't it funny it took America to make him more relaxed? I said to him, `You've grown into your looks, you look like someone's sexy uncle that you'd get off with at a wedding.` And he said in his brilliantly witty way `Why do you think I go to so many weddings - known to me are not?` What a wonderfully Morrissey thing to say. Would you sleep with Morrissey if he asked and you were gay? If he was straight and I was single I still think I wouldn't do it. I'd just be thinking "Oh fuck its Morrissey!" the whole time."
"You would?! But you'd have to slap him round a bit afterwards!! That's what Madonna said about Billy Ray Cyrus. She said `I'd do him, but I'd have to slap him round a bit and make him cry afterwards because of Achey Breaky Heart` and I'd have to do that to Morrissey because - what's the crap thing he's done?- ‘Bengali In Platforms’? Course he's a genius, but you wouldn't wanna live with him would you?"
The whole interview can be found on Spike Magazine here.
Its a very long interview; the relevant bits are about fourteen paragraphs up from the end...