• Morrissey statement Aug 3, new drummer Anthony Burulcich - true-to-you.net

    Statement: 3 August 2012 - true-to-you.net

    3 August 2012
    The rich experience of our recent tour of Italy, Turkey, Israel and Greece has thankfully matched the terrific responses we had received in Asia and South America earlier this year - a year that, to my amazement, has become the most successful of my touring life. How, exactly? And why?
    Once again, all I can offer is the sore throat of thanks to everyone who bought tickets and who supported us along the way.
    The incredible audience reactions in Istanbul, Athens and Tel-Aviv have left me insensible, and were completely at odds with the common belief that the world of music is now dumb and sterile.

    Nights of wine and roses:

    1/ISTANBUL, Turkey (Cemil Topuzlu, 19 July)
    2/ATHENS, Greece (Lycabettus Theater, 16 July)
    3/TEL-AVIV, Israel (Bitan 1, 21 July)
    4/EDINBURGH, Scotland (Usher Hall, 30 July)
    5/MILAN, Italy (Teatro Degli Arcimboldi, 10 July)
    6/ROME, Italy (Auditorium Parco Della Musica, 7 July)
    7/MANCHESTER, England (Manchester Arena, 28 July)
    8/GRADO, Italy (Diga Nazario Sauro, 13 July)
    9/GENOA, Italy (Arena Del Mare, 8 July)
    10/FLORENCE, Italy (Cavea Del Nuovo Teatro Dell'Opera, 11 July)

    Our army marches into Boston soon, and here we begin a lengthy American tour. We are overjoyed at news of sell-outs at Radio City (New York), Chicago, San Francisco, Atlantic City, Niagara Falls, Asheville, North Bethesda, and we are close to sold out at Terminal 5 (New York), Lincoln NE, Beaumont TX. To continue to do so well, and to continue to mean something to so many people, brings a gratitude that I will never tire of repeating.
    Thank you to the city of Tel-Aviv for granting me the Keys to their city. I just might die with a smile on my face, after all.
    Thank you to drummer Eric Louis Gardner for guiding us through our recent tour. I am pleased to announce that our new drummer is Anthony Burulcich.

    And, yet! I am unable to watch the Olympics due to the blustering jingoism that drenches the event. Has England ever been quite so foul with patriotism? The "dazzling royals" have, quite naturally, hi-jacked the Olympics for their own empirical needs, and no oppositional voice is allowed in the free press. It is lethal to witness. As London is suddenly promoted as a super-wealth brand, the England outside London shivers beneath cutbacks, tight circumstances and economic disasters. Meanwhile the British media present 24-hour coverage of the "dazzling royals", laughing as they lavishly spend, as if such coverage is certain to make British society feel fully whole. In 2012, the British public is evidently assumed to be undersized pigmies, scarcely able to formulate thought.
    As I recently drove through Greece I noticed repeated graffiti seemingly everywhere on every available wall. In large blue letters it said WAKE UP WAKE UP. It could almost have been written with the British public in mind, because although the spirit of 1939 Germany now pervades throughout media-brand Britain, the 2013 grotesque inevitability of Lord and Lady Beckham (with Sir Jamie Horrible close at heel) is, believe me, a fate worse than life. WAKE UP WAKE UP.

    Please remember PETA's 32nd birthday on 21 August: destiny for some is to save lives.

    undiminished,
    with a heart that longs for light,

    MORRISSEY, 3 August 2012.



    Posted by mcrickson:

    Anthony Burulcich, drummer from the Bravery




    UPDATE Aug 6:

    Link posted by Iona Mink:

    Morrissey attacks 'blustering jingoism' of Olympic Games - The Guardian
    Singer claims London 2012 is more Germany in 1939, saying Britain is 'foul with patriotism'

    Link posted by coxsparra:

    'The spirit of 1939 Germany pervades through Britain': Angry Morrissey attacks patriotic response to Team GB Olympic success by comparing support to Nazism - The Daily Mail



    UPDATE Aug. 7:

    More media coverage:

    London 2012: Morrissey attacks 'blustering jingoism' of the Olympics and compares atmosphere to Nazi Germany - The Independent

    Olympics have made England 'foul with patriotism', says Morrissey, the most predictable provocateur in pop - The Telegraph

    London 2012 Olympics: Morrissey compares Olympic atmosphere to Nazi Germany - London Evening Standard

    He hates it when our team become successful - Channel 4 News. Link posted by Iona Mink.

    Nation pretty sure Morrissey couldn’t get any Olympic tickets - News Thump (spoof). Link posted by PregnantForTheLastTime.

    Billy Bragg puts his docs in - posted by CharlieFairhead.
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    Comments 175 Comments
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      the tour is his most successful ever because he's visiting places he's never been to (or hardly ever been to) resulting in relatively strong demand, and he's playing a nostalgia-heavy show with more Smiths and pre-Quarry solo songs than ever before. none of this makes any difference to the likely success of a new album. WAKE UP WAKE UP!
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      i remember seeing him on MTV cribs

      http://www.mtv.com/videos/mtv-cribs-...41&channelId=1
    1. Skylarker's Avatar
      Skylarker -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      I don't need to deal with it, you do.
      Just wondered why you shamed yourself as a liar,
      said you were leaving for a while for that reason,
      then came back within 48 hours.
      Not trying to be hostile, just surprised you came back so soon. That's all.
      No, you brought it up; you questioned me, you took issue with something that was contrary to what you expected. In asking about it, confronting me unprovoked, you brought yourself into the equation via an inquiry, implying you would be affected by my presence here. If you didn't care, if you minded your own business, then one could only assume that the matter was of no interest to you and did not affect you. But clearly it does. Therefore it is indeed you who has to deal with it, the "it" being my decision to post here. It's very simple to understand.

      I did admit to lying; the "lie" was posted for a whopping two hours before I recanted it, of my own accord. I didn't kill anyone. I didn't toss and turn at night over it...I hardly "shamed" myself. I merely cleared something up, because there are way too many legitimate ways to embarrass Crystal Geezer than to need to resort to lying, which is beneath my intelligence and character.

      And, to be honest, as she seems to live and breathe by this forum, so I got concerned that because she had not responded/taken the bait, she was committing suicide. She's clearly unstable and has no root in reality. I was worried that if I had pushed her too far and crossed a line, she might be so embarrassed that she could feel unable to post here anymore...which would clearly be the end of the world for her. Therefore I recanted the story; I did not want any responsibility if she did something dumb and adolescent.

      And no, you aren't exactly being "hostile"...you're being passive-aggressive, which is much worse, because it is still hostility but it is a very phony brand of hostility; imbued with self righteousness and ignorance. The ignorance, of course, being borne of an anger that you are not totally sure you have a right to feel in the first place; therefore you pussyfoot around your accusation until it is castrated into a limp-wristed insinuation.

      If you're gonna come at me and try to trip me up, go the whole 9. Don't be a wimp.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by Skylarker View Post
      Not to put too fine a point on it. Say I'm the only bee in your bonnet.
      Put a little birdhouse in your soul??
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mozza220559 View Post
      No, I'm not, read it again.
      still makes no sense.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      powerless, powerless, powerless. yes, you. and yes, it's that obvious.
    1. CrystalGeezer's Avatar
      CrystalGeezer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Skylarker View Post
      No, you brought it up; you questioned me, you took issue with something that was contrary to what you expected. In asking about it, confronting me unprovoked, you brought yourself into the equation via an inquiry, implying you would be affected by my presence here. If you didn't care, if you minded your own business, then one could only assume that the matter was of no interest to you and did not affect you. But clearly it does. Therefore it is indeed you who has to deal with it, the "it" being my decision to post here. It's very simple to understand.

      I did admit to lying; the "lie" was posted for a whopping two hours before I recanted it, of my own accord. I didn't kill anyone. I didn't toss and turn at night over it...I hardly "shamed" myself. I merely cleared something up, because there are way too many legitimate ways to embarrass Crystal Geezer than to need to resort to lying, which is beneath my intelligence and character.

      And, to be honest, as she seems to live and breathe by this forum, so I got concerned that because she had not responded/taken the bait, she was committing suicide. She's clearly unstable and has no root in reality. I was worried that if I had pushed her too far and crossed a line, she might be so embarrassed that she could feel unable to post here anymore...which would clearly be the end of the world for her. Therefore I recanted the story; I did not want any responsibility if she did something dumb and adolescent.

      And no, you aren't exactly being "hostile"...you're being passive-aggressive, which is much worse, because it is still hostility but it is a very phony brand of hostility; imbued with self righteousness and ignorance. The ignorance, of course, being borne of an anger that you are not totally sure you have a right to feel in the first place; therefore you pussyfoot around your accusation until it is castrated into a limp-wristed insinuation.

      If you're gonna come at me and try to trip me up, go the whole 9. Don't be a wimp.
      Words cannot describe how...just wow. Lol.
    1. VivaGil's Avatar
      VivaGil -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      Funny that he lives with his parents. I'd think the bravery would of at least made appartment money. he does seem like a pretty nice guy though. Certainly wouldn't look too out of place in moz's band
    1. nozmuppet's Avatar
      nozmuppet -
      The real news hear is Moz has enlisted his 4th American drummer, hoping will influence the band a musical direction for the better.

      Party pooping the Olympics and the Royals has nothing to do with music.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      i think jon savage should be informed as he seems to have allowed his book to be released under the title of "england's dreaming". don't want him to look foolish.
      It's certainly not "England's Dreaming", which makes no sense.
      Here's a copy of the original lyrics, which read "in England's dream".
      Morrissey has a lot of songs where what he wrote, is not necessarily what he sings.
      Lydon definitely sings "England Dreamland" in performance.

      http://recordmecca.com/news/virtual-...-queen-lyrics/
    1. Bluebirds's Avatar
      Bluebirds -
      Olympics coverage, ironically enough, reminds me of the same forced notions of patriotism that Diana's death forced upon us. Any dissenting voice is dismissed as the thoughts of the mentally unbalanced

      When we're still all paying for this event in 30 years time I'm sure we'll all remember Sat 4th August in the Olympic Stadium. The parallels with Greece should not be ignored, pretty certain their 2004 Games accelerated their current economic malaise.

      Mind you Morrissey's opinions shouldn't really matter. He's just employed the drummer from one of the most overrated, overhyped and crap bands of the last 15 years. He may as well have hired Howard from Take That
    1. Bluebirds's Avatar
      Bluebirds -
      The media's collective amnesia about reporting on the number of empty seats at events, the spectacle of 50000 proud British patriots jeering an Olympics competitor (so fair, so British) and the hypocrisy in cutting national grants to Arts Organisations nationwide so that Danny Boyle's Isles Of Wonder could be given the lavish presentation.

      The corporate sponsorship of MuckyD's and Coca-Cola in direct contrast to the promotion of healthy lifestyles and the lack of visitors to London in direct contrast to the politicians' promises.

      Bread and circuses.

      If the Olympics was about sporting endeavour and achievements I would rightfully be celebrating Great Britain and Northern Ireland's success. However the Olympics has been a tool of political propaganda for most of my lifetime. And arguably stretches back to 1936. Did you know the Third Reich invented the idea of the torch relay?

      But obviously any questioning of this and subsequent legacy is not permissible in our democratic country, where we don't currently have troops wandering the streets.
    1. Ryan.'s Avatar
      Ryan. -
      Quote Originally Posted by Pokey View Post
      And still nothing on the horizon for Australia/NZ, I suppose he'll be announcing his tour of Uganda and the time traveling to super-continent Pangaea soon or something though.
      Yep...
    1. BrummieBoy's Avatar
      BrummieBoy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Skylarker View Post
      No, you brought it up; you questioned me, you took issue with something that was contrary to what you expected. Don't be a wimp.
      Yo! take this 'discussion' to 'The Pigsty',
      but watch 4 roaches down there
      you need more 'downtime'.
      -came back 2 soon, dude.
      Still prayin for ya/candles! lol!of

      anyone else care?

      #Offtopic!

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      Another thread DavidT will have to 'lock' on a temp/perm basis.....4 real bro, 'get a room' for this stuff. not in public y'all....u crashed 'Gaslight Anthem' thread, now this...ur not cool, Skylarker, an it ain't 'censorship'!....this time.......'Kristeen/Facebook' thread still 'on-topic'....[popcorn]
    1. BrummieBoy's Avatar
      BrummieBoy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bluebirds View Post
      The media's collective amnesia about reporting on the number of empty seats at events.....
      But obviously any questioning of this and subsequent legacy is not permissible in our democratic country, where we don't currently have troops wandering the streets.
      all seriously valid points expertly argued and I agree...except for one point: you are questioning this, questioning is possible, because this is still, for all its' faults, a 'relatively' democratic country.....

      http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandsty...lists-arrested

      i'm surprised Occupy Olympics didn't happen......guess no-one wanted to take their 'rage against the Olympic machine' from online Forums to the streets...can't see Moz Occupying anything, can you? if only Moz had argued his case as eloquently and succinctly as you do.

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      but he didn't.....hope he cancels the autobiography. he's a minor poet: he can't write prose. just 'cult' propaganda

      regards
    1. BrummieBoy's Avatar
      BrummieBoy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      It's certainly not "England's Dreaming", which makes no sense.
      Here's a copy of the original lyrics, which read "in England's dream".
      Morrissey has a lot of songs where what he wrote, is not necessarily what he sings.
      Lydon definitely sings "England Dreamland" in performance.

      http://recordmecca.com/news/virtual-...-queen-lyrics/
      you're quoting 'demo lyrics' not those commited to tape. in 'popular song' it's what's actually sung that counts, not the drafts that preceeded it. ....lyrics to songs don't have to make complete literal sense, they convey emotion as much as intellect, which is Morrissey's 'grave error' in having a pop at Elton John / 'rappers' and the like.....if he doesn't recognise Taupin as one of the great lyricists of popular song, he's certainly 'out there on his own' as much as he is with his '2012 is the new 1939' meme.......although i'd personally exclude 'CITW -The Diana Remix' from any list.... 'goodbye England's Rose' ..........it's "there is no future in England's dreaming"...don't think Savage has to rush out new edition.....

      regards
    1. BrummieBoy's Avatar
      BrummieBoy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      This site has an automatic spell checker, which cannot pick up my typo of "prince of/or princess". Your mistakes are spelling mistakes, which you continue to make in your response.
      It's "England Dreamland" if you listen to the song. "they made you a moron" is from the lyrics of the song, which you obviously don't know as well. Being in their 50s now, doesn't mean they weren't spot on when they wrote the song and sang it in their 20s. You are obviously a troll that has nothing to do, but bother unsuspecting people on this site and you should be banned from it.
      I can't find the spellchecker, that's why I hired a secretary for my art installation performance here.
      If I can find the spell-checker I can get rid of that crazy woman!

      I know the song back-to-front, inside out, upside down. As 'Johnny Rotten' Lydon was part of a complex and interesting artistic response to the conditions of British society in the late 1970s. Those conditions have been changed in many ways, particulary by the internet/WWW/social networking innovations. Hence, Danny Boyle's artistic genius in linking both eras.

      Check the origin of our exchange: I didn't 'bother you. 'You' bothered me, although you have insufficient self-esteem to raise yourself above the dross of 'anonymous' to present yourself before me. There's no valid reason for you to be 'anonymous', you chose to reference me by name, responding to your 'flame-bait' is hardly trolling.

      I'm sure i will be banned, thus proving the whole point of my being here.... But it wont' be because i'm a 'troll'. It will be because I'm The Trollslayer.......tbc.....

      regards.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by BrummieBoy View Post
      you're quoting 'demo lyrics' not those commited to tape. in 'popular song' it's what's actually sung that counts, not the drafts that preceeded it. ....lyrics to songs don't have to make complete literal sense, they convey emotion as much as intellect, which is Morrissey's 'grave error' in having a pop at Elton John / 'rappers' and the like.....if he doesn't recognise Taupin as one of the great lyricists of popular song, he's certainly 'out there on his own' as much as he is with his '2012 is the new 1939' meme.......although i'd personally exclude 'CITW -The Diana Remix' from any list.... 'goodbye England's Rose' ..........it's "there is no future in England's dreaming"...don't think Savage has to rush out new edition.....

      regards
      I think he sings both, once 'and England's dreaming' and once 'in England's Dreamland'.
      The fact someone wrote a book called 'England's dreaming' (without preceding it with 'in', which changes the context) doesn't mean anything. It just cements the perception of some people, as to what is sung, but doesn't make it a an indisputable truth.
      Of course lyrics don't have to be literal, but the grammar mostly has to be correct. 'in England's dreaming' is not grammatically correct and Lydon wrote 'in England's dream, which he later changed to 'and England's dreaming' and 'in England's Dreamland'.
      One can write a book called 'The Sun And The Heir - The Story of The Smiths' that doesn't make these the correct lyrics of 'How Soon Is Now?'. In any case, this is not an important issue and everyone's entitled to their own opinion. If it means more to you as a listener it's fine by me.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -


    1. Johnny Barleycorn's Avatar
      Johnny Barleycorn -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bluebirds View Post
      The media's collective amnesia about reporting on the number of empty seats at events, the spectacle of 50000 proud British patriots jeering an Olympics competitor (so fair, so British) and the hypocrisy in cutting national grants to Arts Organisations nationwide so that Danny Boyle's Isles Of Wonder could be given the lavish presentation.

      The corporate sponsorship of MuckyD's and Coca-Cola in direct contrast to the promotion of healthy lifestyles and the lack of visitors to London in direct contrast to the politicians' promises.

      Bread and circuses.

      If the Olympics was about sporting endeavour and achievements I would rightfully be celebrating Great Britain and Northern Ireland's success. However the Olympics has been a tool of political propaganda for most of my lifetime. And arguably stretches back to 1936. Did you know the Third Reich invented the idea of the torch relay?

      But obviously any questioning of this and subsequent legacy is not permissible in our democratic country, where we don't currently have troops wandering the streets.
      The Nazis invented the concept of the Olympic torch? My God! Really?

      There are Amazonian tribes as yet undiscovered who know that, but hey, Che, give us another gem. Hold on a second while I bait my breath.

      As to Olympic dissent I guess you have been going around with your eyes closed for the last few years and months.
      There has been plenty of criticism, both valid and less so.