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Update Nov, 21, 9:40 PM PT:

Statement from Morrissey:

Shelagh Delaney - true-to-you.net

SHELAGH DELANEY

A genuine poet has passed through the world. Shelagh Delaney exercised a wide influence with the shock of plain language, and shafts of satiric wit, into a severe and donnish 1950s world where working-class people had thus far been assumed to be simplistic, flag-waving cannon-fodder. Her writing was a magnificent confession of life as it was commonly lived in her hometown of Salford, with all of its carefully preserved monotony. She was attacked for immorality, which, then as now, is proof that you have hit on something.

'A Taste of Honey' was a sentiment that had not been expressed before its time - far more real than life.

It was the Salford of sagging roofs, rag and bone men, walk-up flats, derelict sites, rear-entrance buses, and life in tight circumstances.

Shelagh Delaney did not become fat with...
At number 36!

From Music Week:

Under the guise of Slow Moving Millie, singer/actress Amelia Warner's cover of The Smiths' Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want is the fourth cover commissioned by high street chain John Lewis to make the Top 40 in two years. Ellie Goulding reached number two last November with her cover of Elton John’s Your Song, specially recorded as a bed for John Lewis’ 2010 Christmas TV campaign; Taken By Trees’ cover version of Guns N’ Roses’ Sweet Child O’ Mine - used for the Christmas 2009 campaign - reached number 23; and Guillemots singer Fyfe Dangerfield’s specially-recorded version of Billy Joel’s She’s Always A Woman To Me reached number seven in May 2010. Slow Moving Millie's Please, Please, Please... debuts at number 36 (8,878 sales) while The Smiths’ original – the flipside of 1985 single William, Is Was Really Nothing – also enters the Top 200 for the first time, at number 121 (2,322 sales).


A bit of a surprise to me,...
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From Boz Boorer:
MORRISSEY WILL PLAY THE HENRY FONDA THEATRE, HOLLYWOOD BLVD, LA ON WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 23RD, TICKETS WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE AT THE VENUE BOX OFFICE AND ARE LIMITED TO 2 PER PERSON. KRISTEEN YOUNG WILL OPEN THE SHOW.
BOX OFFICE OPENING TIMES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON MONDAY.
Liz sends the link:

High Flying Birds, Musical Kettles And Exploded Psych: Noel Gallagher Speaks - The Quietus

Excerpt:

I like the way that Morrissey uses his back catalogue live. He’s never going to do an encore which is ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’, ‘How Soon Is Now?’ followed by ‘Panic’ but he’ll usually slip in a B side, a couple of album tracks and a couple of bangers mixed into the set.

NG: I’m a massive fan of The Smiths and I know every word to every song. Now I’ve never seen him sing ‘Rubber Ring’ but the idea that you still might see him do it live is brilliant. To be there and be singing along to it would be really exciting, speaking as a fan. If you’ve got that kind of back catalogue, you can do that. And to be honest, Oasis have that kind of back catalogue.
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