Fiction Inspired by the Smiths
Edited by Peter Wild
On sale: 3/2/2010
“There’s more to life than books, you know, but not much more.” So said rock icon Morrissey, the lead singer and face of The Smiths, one of the most beloved bands of the last 25 years and the band who has now inspired PLEASE: Fiction Inspired by the Smiths (A Harper Perennial Paperback Original).
In PLEASE, a charming man betrays friends in the name of celebrity. Love blooms by the cemetery gates. A sour rain falls on the new young Queen divine. Shoplifters of the world unite in order to tug a reluctant aardvark out of a hole. A sweet and tender hooligan swings a three-bar fire like it was a demolition ball. The death of a Miami disco dancer inspires a new TV show. And a naked birthday rendition of ‘Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now’ is seen across the globe.
Like the Smiths themselves, PLEASE is at times both dark and melancholy – but always with a hint of sweetness.
Editor Peter Wild is the co-author of Before the Rain, a short story collection from Flax Books, and the editor of The Flash, an anthology of flash fiction published by Social Disease, and Noise: Fiction inspired by Sonic Youth (Harper Perennial, Jan 2009). His journalism has appeared in publications like The Guardian, The Independent, and Time Out, and his fiction has appeared in publications like Dogmatika and 3AM Magazine. He lives and works in Manchester, England with his wife and three children.
The only highlight of an awful, awful show was a brief Morrissey mention during a short film called "Flags Of The World." There is a reference at the beginning to a "Moz flag" with a picture of Morrissey.
posted by davidt
on Monday March 01 2010, @12:00PM
Interview with Thomas Mars and Laurent Brancowitz from Phoenix in a recent visit to Monterrey, Mexico. Thomas Mars mentions he loves The Smiths for the lyrics. See video (Smiths mention at 2:35 minute mark)
German radio host (einslive) and comedian Jan Böhmermann tells why "Morrissey is his classic" - only 3:56, broadcasted on dradio - corso, Feb. 23rd, 2010 - only on German, but a tranlation can be done if required?
Rabbits out of the cages! - Four Paws Animal lover Morrissey has given his backing to FOUR PAWS’s new animation about rabbit factory farming.
Legendary celebrity and singer Morrissey provided the iconic song ‘Everyday is like Sunday’ as the lead soundtrack.
Everyday is like Sunday / everyday is silent and grey /… Etch a postcard: "how I dearly wish I was not here"
Factory farmed caged rabbits have limited space to lie stretched out or sit up on their hind legs. The rabbits are forced to live in cramped and barren conditions. It is not uncommon for bone disorders and foot inflammations to develop, as well as other excruciating conditions. Farmed rabbits may develop neurotic behaviours to relieve the stress caused by their unnatural living conditions.