• Morrissey has hired Susan Blond as his PR agency partner

    Susan Blond Wins This Charming Man, Other Big Clients - PRNewser

    By Patrick Coffee on August 9, 2012 4:23 PM

    Top New York-based agency Susan Blond Inc., which specializes in representing creative professionals and lifestyle brands, recently expanded its considerable portfolio with some big names, most significantly that of pop singer, former Smiths leader and asexual icon Morrissey.

    While Morrissey has seen his share of scandals in recent years, he remains a top concert draw around the world, and his signing is a major get for Susan Blond. Other new clients announced in a company email include the reform-minded nonprofit Correctional Association of New York, high-end jeweler Avianne & Company, tech production school The SAE Institute and expanding New York pizza chainlet L’asso.

    Blond, a Manhattan art-world veteran and former Warhol superstar, has transformed herself into one of the city’s biggest PR personalities over more than four decades of work in the field. These most recent announcements ensure that her agency will remain a top destination for edgy, creative brands.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Morrissey has hired Susan Blond as his PR agency partner started by The Seeker of Good Songs View original post
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    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      ‘As Morrissey is suddenly promoted as a super-wealth brand, the world outside Moztopia shivers beneath cutbacks, tight circumstances and economic disasters. Meanwhile the media present 24-hour coverage of “his dazzling Mozzness”, laughing as he lavishly spends, as if such coverage is certain to make society feel fully whole. In 2012, the public is evidently assumed to be undersized pigmies, scarcely able to formulate thought.’

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    1. Johnny Barleycorn's Avatar
      Johnny Barleycorn -
      Morrissey. "A major get".

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    1. cornelius blaze's Avatar
      cornelius blaze -
      Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Barleycorn View Post
      Morrissey. "A major get".
      Morrissey. "A major git".


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    1. VivaGil's Avatar
      VivaGil -
      Was it necessary to say asexual?

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    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by VivaGil View Post
      Was it necessary to say asexual?
      Well he said it, back in the 80's.

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    1. DAVIE's Avatar
      DAVIE -
      Quote Originally Posted by VivaGil View Post
      Was it necessary to say asexual?
      Don't they just love to label people in the media :/

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    1. Amy's Avatar
      Amy -
      Asexual? hahahahahahahah

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      bagface -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      ‘As Morrissey is suddenly promoted as a super-wealth brand, the world outside Moztopia shivers beneath cutbacks, tight circumstances and economic disasters. Meanwhile the media present 24-hour coverage of “his dazzling Mozzness”, laughing as he lavishly spends, as if such coverage is certain to make society feel fully whole. In 2012, the public is evidently assumed to be undersized pigmies, scarcely able to formulate thought.’

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    1. VivaGil's Avatar
      VivaGil -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      Well he said it, back in the 80's.
      I know but why bring up old shit. he's clearly not asexual

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    1. joe frady's Avatar
      joe frady -
      It's a misprint.

      It should read "pop singer, former Smiths leader and a sexual icon Morrissey"

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    1. The Seeker of Good Songs's Avatar
      The Seeker of Good Songs -
      "...Morrissey, who's best known for his career with The Smiths in the 1980s..." How does Morrissey react to such statements? The Smiths were five years; Solo career going on 25 years. He'll never get the respect he thinks he deserves.

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    1. billy scissors's Avatar
      billy scissors -
      Quote Originally Posted by joe frady View Post
      It's a misprint.

      It should read "pop singer, former Smiths leader and a sexual icon Morrissey"
      No flies on you,joe

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    1. Brutalful's Avatar
      Brutalful -
      I could be wrong, but I could swear that he has been with Susan Blonde on and off throughout the last 20 years.

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    1. cornelius blaze's Avatar
      cornelius blaze -
      Quote Originally Posted by Brutalful View Post
      I could be wrong, but I could swear that he has been with Susan Blonde on and off throughout the last 20 years.

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    1. Orson Swells's Avatar
      Orson Swells -
      He must like the Andy Warhol connection, of course. I've seen a nice picture of her and Warhol meeting The Clash.

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      Thesmithsmorrissey -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      ‘As Morrissey is suddenly promoted as a super-wealth brand, the world outside Moztopia shivers beneath cutbacks, tight circumstances and economic disasters. Meanwhile the media present 24-hour coverage of “his dazzling Mozzness”, laughing as he lavishly spends, as if such coverage is certain to make society feel fully whole. In 2012, the public is evidently assumed to be undersized pigmies, scarcely able to formulate thought.’
      spare us.

      You'd be doing the exact same thing if your life amounted to half of what his has. How many homeless people have you walked past, pretending they're "just not there"

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    1. Johnny Barleycorn's Avatar
      Johnny Barleycorn -
      Quote Originally Posted by The Seeker of Good Songs View Post
      "...Morrissey, who's best known for his career with The Smiths in the 1980s..." How does Morrissey react to such statements? The Smiths were five years; Solo career going on 25 years. He'll never get the respect he thinks he deserves.
      I think he knows the truth, that the Smiths were and are iconic, while his solo career is sadly petering out, and that in part explains some of his increasingly bizarre recent behaviour. He knows his last two albums are not close to his best but feels the need to pretend. He knows his four new songs would not have made the cut as b-sides not so long ago but simply cannot admit it.

      Besides, if people prostrated themselves and threw rose petals in front of him as he walked past he still wouldn't think they respected him enough. Morrissey now resides in his own bubble. The real world does not impinge upon him anymore.

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    1. Thesmithsmorrissey's Avatar
      Thesmithsmorrissey -
      Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Barleycorn View Post
      I think he knows the truth, that the Smiths were and are iconic, while his solo career is sadly petering out, and that in part explains some of his increasingly bizarre recent behaviour. He knows his last two albums are not close to his best but feels the need to pretend. He knows his four new songs would not have made the cut as b-sides not so long ago but simply cannot admit it.

      Besides, if people prostrated themselves and threw rose petals in front of him as he walked past he still wouldn't think they respected him enough. Morrissey now resides in his own bubble. The real world does not impinge upon him anymore.
      boy, it really eats you up that Morrissey has had a long and successful solo career after the Smiths, doesn't it, Barleycorn?

      Sad to see you summarizing his near 25-year solo career down to the past five years or so. I'm sure if Morrissey still had a record deal and was selling 250,000+ albums each time out, your same old song and dance would be singing a different tune. You shouldn't even bother signing in when you post crap like this; just lump your baseless verbal diatribes in with the rest of the anonymous slacktards who only come around to spout off with jealous rage

      Who doesn't live in their own bubble? You're saying you don't? I find that very hard to believe. You think you can pen a better Morrissey song? Share it with us then

      or else do everyone here a favor and sod off.

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    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Barleycorn View Post
      I think he knows the truth, that the Smiths were and are iconic, while his solo career is sadly petering out, and that in part explains some of his increasingly bizarre recent behaviour. He knows his last two albums are not close to his best but feels the need to pretend. He knows his four new songs would not have made the cut as b-sides not so long ago but simply cannot admit it.
      Just a matter of opinion. I prefer ANY of his solo output to The Smiths. It's all about personal taste, so those pompous sweeping statements where you claim to speak for the world are misguided at best and infantile at worst. In any case, they are utterly meaningless.

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      hand in glove -
      Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Barleycorn View Post
      I think he knows the truth, that the Smiths were and are iconic, while his solo career is sadly petering out, and that in part explains some of his increasingly bizarre recent behaviour. He knows his last two albums are not close to his best but feels the need to pretend. He knows his four new songs would not have made the cut as b-sides not so long ago but simply cannot admit it.

      Besides, if people prostrated themselves and threw rose petals in front of him as he walked past he still wouldn't think they respected him enough. Morrissey now resides in his own bubble. The real world does not impinge upon him anymore.
      The Smiths are iconic, indeed, but only because every band from that genre of music in the 80's wanted to BE The Smiths. It is because of the lyrics, Morrissey's image, and his very crisp voice that made them so unique and unbeatable in the first place. His solo career has lasted this long because Morrissey continued to be the image that people loved when he was in The Smiths throughout the ninties. It wasn't until 2004 that he really started to "change" lyrically and musically. His image really didn't change, but the music did and his personality, which I think became stronger, changed as well. He didn't seem so "fragile" anymore, so to speak (though he never really was.) He even made loads of new fans around that time. As for the last two albums - he has said they are two of the best he's ever made and he's very proud of them.

      On the one hand, Morrissey has fans who cling to the image from the 80's and they still want that from him - even though he is simply just not that person any longer. On the other hand, he has fans who have changed with him through the years who accept him and still enjoy the music...it's really that simple.

      Three times you said "He knows" - well, how the hell do YOU know?? You can assume all you want, but frankly, it's bullshit.

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