Johnny Marr, Johnny Marr, J'en ai marre.
[QUOTE=Mars_Rover;1015219]These 2 statements are particularly intriguing. If anyone cares to elaborate on what was said, I'm all ears.
He was saying everyone thinks the music industry is a place with luscious carpets etc etc like Simon Cowell's house or something that you have to get 'into'. It isnt. You can make it without the fat cats etc etc. He was talking about Joy Division getting loads of money off some big label and what resulted was shit, same as when the Smiths went into the studio with someone's (?) money. Rough Trade / Factory stuff was better... I think I have that right but maybe someone will correct me.
I will post another vid clip if anyone's interested but I accidentally deleted that particular bit. Sorry.
I loved the quote from the Telegraph (and in the times):
His recruitment by Salford University for a five-year series of lectures and masterclasses is regarded as a coup to match nearby Manchester University's achievement in securing Martin Amis as a visiting professor.
But I'd also forgotten Marr's comments about Morrissey (from the Q article):
Marr also spoke about his relationship with Morrissey. “People have this idea that (it) was fraught but it only became fraught when it stopped. For five years you would have been hard pushed to find two people who were as telepathically tight,” he said.
Whilst I can't ever see the Smiths getting back together, I can't help but wish one day for Johnny to join Morrissey on stage (unannounced to the press) - maybe the next time Morrissey performs in Manchester...
Jools Holland: "Knock Knock!"
Morrissey: "I'm not in!"
Jools: "Oh, come on."
Morrissey: "I refuse to open the door."
Is he STILL there?
That man is dedicated...
"If you're frightened of dying, and you're holding on, you'll see devils tearing your life away. If you've made your peace, then the devils are really angels, freeing you from the Earth."
The cover of the Arts section is about Johnny's lecture - there's a lot of nice pictures in the article, which is pretty much a transcript of Johnny's lecture notes.
The transcript of Johnny's lecture can be read here.
Thanks to my good lady wife who spotted it in the newsagent.
Many thanks to Peter and Mrs. Peter.
Whoah, that photo of Lou Reed is a bit scary. I think he must have been the inspiration for Rocky Horror's Frank N. Furter with his white face make-up and frizzy black hair.
Johnny mentioning going to a Slaughter & the Dogs gig made me look them up in Wikipedia, which claimeth that our Steven Patrick recorded 4 songs with them that were never released. Have these ever surfaced?