• Danny Boyle suggests The Smiths could feature in London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony

    The Evening Standard (London) yesterday mentioned that artistic director Danny Boyle (director of Slumdog Millionaire) had suggested that music of The Smiths might be used at the opening of the Olympics one year from now.

    "Beijing's four-hour extravaganza is thought to have cost 70million. Boyle, who has a reputation for scoring box office hits on shoestring budgets, has hinted that Britain's musical past could be central to the 2012 opening, saying this year: "Think about who we've produced - the likes of David Bowie, Jimmy Page, The Smiths, Stone Roses and New Order... you would imagine it would be a big part of the ceremony.""

    Danny Boyle: Olympic opening will go back to basics - The Evening Standard

    apparently people mistake him for Morrissey. In his (Danny's) dreams...
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      Anonymous -


      Off-topic/Troll Post
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      Anonymous -
      Danny Boyle wants the Smiths played at the London Olympics? Is this the same Danny Boyle who once wrote for the NME and recently appeared on The One Show with Ginger-minged millionaire Chris Evans to discuss his recent battle against throat cancer? As compassionate as I am, I cannot see how he is qualified to pass comment. They'll be asking Jonathan Ross' opinion next...

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      Uncleskinny -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      Danny Boyle wants the Smiths played at the London Olympics? Is this the same Danny Boyle who once wrote for the NME and recently appeared on The One Show with Ginger-minged millionaire Chris Evans to discuss his recent battle against throat cancer? As compassionate as I am, I cannot see how he is qualified to pass comment. They'll be asking Jonathan Ross' opinion next...

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      How about the very fact that he's been charged with sorting the ceremony out? That qualifies him to pass comment. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10338048

      Plus, you are referring to Danny Baker.

      P.
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      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      Danny Boyle wants the Smiths played at the London Olympics? Is this the same Danny Boyle who once wrote for the NME and recently appeared on The One Show with Ginger-minged millionaire Chris Evans to discuss his recent battle against throat cancer? As compassionate as I am, I cannot see how he is qualified to pass comment. They'll be asking Jonathan Ross' opinion next...

      www.morrisseysworld.blogspot.com
      No....
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      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      Danny Boyle wants the Smiths played at the London Olympics? Is this the same Danny Boyle who once wrote for the NME and recently appeared on The One Show with Ginger-minged millionaire Chris Evans to discuss his recent battle against throat cancer? As compassionate as I am, I cannot see how he is qualified to pass comment. They'll be asking Jonathan Ross' opinion next...

      www.morrisseysworld.blogspot.com
      You dislike someone for having ginger hair, and confuse Danny Baker with Danny Boyle. What a dickhead. What is that people as thick as you get out of Morrissey's lyrics?
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      Anonymous -
      I dont know what in the name of fuck some of you people are talking about,thought id just add a comment on the eh...gig



      AMAZING! best of all the times ive seen him,im sorry i didnt get tickets for Dublin now *insert sad face here*
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      Anonymous -
      Ahem.....im still pissed obviously,i thought i was on he Cork gig thread! while im here,he just mentions The Smiths in passing,nothing about a reunion really,wont happen!!!
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      Anonymous -
      People on stilts waving flags and dancing to 'How Soon Is Now' in some tacky opening ceremony.

      Christ - let's hope not.
    1. PregnantForTheLastTime's Avatar
      PregnantForTheLastTime -
      The Smiths? Yeah, 'cause their music evokes national pride and the spirit of sport like no other UK band, evah.
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      phoebs97 -
      I love the smiths and everything but thier music isn't very sporty...
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      Anonymous -
      Your an idiot
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      Frankly, I enjoy Morrissey's editorials, however, I am starting to view him as a bit of a coward. Maybe coward is the wrong word, but nonetheless...He makes these posts on true-to-you, throwing bits to the world occasionally, yet he doesn't bother to allow for discussion. No healthy debate. It's almost as if he is throwing us linguistic meat if you will, we devour it, and have no means to discuss things with him. Celebrities are really out of touch in that way; I believe they are afraid of this healthy discussion/debate. I would love to have a discussion about things with Moz; animals, McDonalds, the price of wheat in Idaho, but celebrity doesn't allow for the regular folk to have contact with them. Yeah, his idolization of animals is interesting. No question we should treat animals humanely. No question. But I would kill a dog to save a person. I would not, however, kill a dog for another's selfish satiation.
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      Quote Originally Posted by calamityjane View Post
      Frankly, I enjoy Morrissey's editorials, however, I am starting to view him as a bit of a coward. Maybe coward is the wrong word, but nonetheless...He makes these posts on true-to-you, throwing bits to the world occasionally, yet he doesn't bother to allow for discussion. No healthy debate. It's almost as if he is throwing us linguistic meat if you will, we devour it, and have no means to discuss things with him. Celebrities are really out of touch in that way; I believe they are afraid of this healthy discussion/debate. I would love to have a discussion about things with Moz; animals, McDonalds, the price of wheat in Idaho, but celebrity doesn't allow for the regular folk to have contact with them. Yeah, his idolization of animals is interesting. No question we should treat animals humanely. No question. But I would kill a dog to save a person. I would not, however, kill a dog for another's selfish satiation.
      nice post