I hate when people (usually in pair) point at my t-shirt and say to their friend "The Smiths" (in a loud voice so I can hear)
Use your loaf!
I wore a Moz t-shirt to our last 'non-uniform day.' My music teacher was the only person who seemed impressed, all my other teachers raised an eyebrow and said 'you like Morrissey?' As for the kids, they just kept asking me who he was!
When I was younger I wore my T-shirts daily, getting comments ranging from,"He's a miserable fucker" " Who's Kill uncle" and my favourite comment "Why have you got a picture of yourself on your T-SHIRT" hehe
I can't say anything about people who say Smiths were cool and Moz is shit ... I guess it all depends on one's taste, you say you disagree and move on, that shouldn't be too hard.
i also forgot to mention that when i work in the summer my manager will call me Morrissey for the ENTIRE day if i wear my t-shirt that just has morrissey written on it. I don't want to be all doom and gloom - some people do make favourable comments, but just not many! having said that, when i go back to university by train i'm always smug when i'm wearing a moz t shirt and happen to sit in the same carriage as someone wearing, oh i dunno, a Muse t shirt. (not that i have anything against muse!)
You people need to wear your SMITHS/MOZ t-shirts with PRIDE and joy!! Forget about the haters or the ignorant losers who make negative comments......they are NOT important, if you let yourself be affected by them, then they win. I hardly ever wear any band t-shirt, I have 3 Smiths shirts and when I do wear them I only get either nothing[which I prefer] or sometimes someone coming up trying to make convo [annoying]...I wear them for me not for others. I guess it's different here in LA where he's not widely known than it is up there in the UK.
When I was in high school band t-shirts were my everyday attire, I had tons of them and I always wore them with pride dispite the haters who tried to start shit. This is a LONG complicated story so I'll cut it short.....OK, I was really popular and well liked by everyone my sophomore year at the school I went to....girls loved me, guys were amuzed by me and even gansta homies used to come up and high-five everytime I changed my hair color or did something crazy like cover my hands completely with yellow highlighter in the middle of class.... I was too cute and people couldn't help themselves but to love me, so I got bored and moved to another campus in the same town the next year with many of my friends.
My welcome there was not so pleasant, in the 1st week at a school event I wore a Slayer t-shirt that caused great controversy and unleashed a vast amount of unpleasant events.......tons of hate, it was a war that went on for almost an entire school year. My friends and I were branded satanic by the group of skaters who started shit about my slayer shirt that had Jesus on the cross morphing into Satan..lol [the good old days] ....anyway, the satanic thing exploded and spread throughout the entire school and most of the town in a matter of days [ I lived in an awful small town then ] Everyday from that moment on was pure war between this huge group of skaters/skins and my small group of friends and I......It was crazy shit, they called us carnies, freaks, faggots and we'd call them posers [POSER POWER!!]...it was silly but it just kept on escalating.....soon there was hateful writtings on the walls, malicious rumors spread about everyone,,,etc.......until one day, it got violent when I was attacked by a 6foot beast at reaces....tons of people got involved and soon a huge crowd formed in the middle of the school.....I was so embarrased, it was a few days before my b-day and I just wanted to die......absolutely everyone knew about the incident, when my younger brother came up to me to let me know that he had heard of what had happend and asked me if I needed him to get his bros to back me up [he was in the bloods gang lol] I felt nothing but shame and I said NO.....they would have killed the poor loser anyway....those peeps meant business, my bro was sent to the hospital with hhis head split open when he was jumped out of the gang two years later........anyway, I continued going to school wearing my t-shirts and acting the same....I wasn't going to be oppressed by these assholes, dispite the fact that I was a fragile little gay boy, I kept on been myself with all the haters continuing the daily attacks....it went on and on and it was getting old and boooring so after a while to spice it up one day, I met my girlfriend's ex who was a giagantic 25y/o pacific islander punk rocker....total badass.....we told him what was going on at school and he decided that he wanted to kick some poser ass the next day YaY!! He came over at lunch outside the convinient store where the posers hung out and he told them off and threatened them, specially the guy who attacked me, I was there and he almost pissed his pants[the bitch] .....it was beautiful to see one guy totally dominate an entire group of about 30 posers and their friends.....I felt like heaven.
After that and a couple of beatings outside of school it all calmed down and the hate went down considerably.....one of the ringleaders of the poser herd [who got his ass handed by Island Boy] moved away and I never saw him again ha ha......the Beast who beat me stopped being a bitch completely and towards the end of the year we even shook hands and hugged [YUK!] it was against our will but it still happened, I still get the giggles when I think about it......The rest of the poser herd kept on being assholes but so did we, so it was cool. MORAL of the story.......dont' let assholes intimidate you and if it gets too ugly, get someone to deal with it. It was a horrible Junior year of school at the time but now that I think back, it was tons of fun...not a dull day at all.....thanx to my old Slayer t-shirt that started the whole thing.
My last year was totally boring compared to the prior, so after a couple months I went on home studies to finish off school....sad! Also I found out that the whole thing did start over the damn t-shirt but there was other shit iniciated by this PIG who was jealous of me because he was UGLY and I was cute and the girl he liked had the hotts for me and not him, poor loser! He probably listens to EMO these days and cries about the fact that he was rejected by the girl he liked so much because she was in love with a guy who turned out to be gay. LOL
KEEP WEARING THEM MOZ T-SHIRTS!!!!
Here, pick up, dig, dig out those weeds out of your happy go lucky fields, of such pollutive thinking
Yeah, I wonder that one sometimes too. Although it does get vaguely confusing when I'm wearing the Your Arsenal t-shirt with Morrissey's lovely torso displayed, I'm thinking, is that guy admiring Moz or me?! It's quite funny to consider and I wonder if they're confused too
I wear a selection of mostly Smiths shirts but have never got comments, just looks. Maybe I seem unapproachable which is fine by me, although I think most people probably have no clue. I met a bunch of new people the other day whilst wearing a sweatshirt with a picture of Moz on and the quote 'I know it's over', and no one knew who he was! I was quite dismayed...
And I'm sure my 'Hang the DJ' shirt causes little old ladies to cross the road and to avoid me on the bus, very amusing
Amusing topic of conversation considering the other day I was walking up to watch the mighty Exeter City Vs the less mighty St Albans and a tramp came up to me and asked for some money as they do. I politely said no and he complimented me on how smart I looked (trainers, jeans, t-shirt and jacket!!) and said how much he liked my Morrissey t-shirt. He then started a ramble about how much he liked The Smiths and Morrissey's early solo work, but due to circumstances hasn't heard much of his newer stuff.
Since Exeter won 4-2 I've now got a tradition of wearing a Morrissey shirt to every match, which does cause some odd looks in the Social Club before the game but no-one's really said anything in there.
Sorry to say, I'm only wearing the M-monograme t-shirt from Tor of the Tormentors MMVI so it's har to see that it's a Moz shirt, have only got one Moz realted comment about it and it was positive. But some people have asked which brand it is, as it quite looks like an ordinary brand of clothes. Too bad. Really like it though, to bad I didn't afford that sweat shirt with zipper.
What would Birgit Friggebo do?
I love it when folk think they're funny and say "The Smiths - music to slit your wrists to", I reply "yeah" and show 'em the scars!