Franz Nicolay Offers Coachella 2009 Morrissey Recollection in Tour Diary Zine
I went to an excellent solo show the other night by singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Franz Nicolay, who has toured and recorded with numerous musicians in recent years including The Dresden Dolls and Against Me!, and who is best known for his five-year stint as keyboardist in The Hold Steady, the greatest band ever to exist.
He was on tour to promote his latest record, Do The Struggle
, and at the show he was selling several zines he'd written, including one called Tour Diaries 2007-2009, which I purchased that night.
I was amused and interested to find a section wherein he briefly but candidly recounts the time that The Hold Steady played at Coachella Festival in 2009, whereupon he had occasion to observe Morrissey (you will remember this was Morrissey's infamous "burning flesh/walkout" show.)
In the short passage, which I've scanned in, he offers some observations of Morrissey's behavior as well as a compare/contrast between Morrissey and Leonard Cohen, who also performed at the festival that year.
The relevant bit begins at the last paragraph of the first page and continues until the bottom of the second.