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Whalley Range writes:

UK Department store John Lewis released record figures this week for their sales up to Christmas. The press has very much given credit to their TV ad campaign which featured a cover of “Please, Please, Please”, sung by Slow Moving Millie.

Here are some links to the story…

The gift that keeps giving: John Lewis's 'greatest ad ever' helps bring in more than £500million in Christmas sales - Daily Mail
Bucks trend of gloom on the High Street that saw Next sales fall 2.7%

Scots boy's TV ad boosts John Lewis festive sales to almost £600m - Daily Record
A TEAR-JERKER telly advert starring a seven-year-old from Scotland helped John Lewis notch up bumper festive sales of nearly...
Morrissey 'Honoured Beyond Words' By Peta Award - ContactMusic


...In a letter to Peta founder Ingrid Newkirk, Morrissey writes, "I am honoured beyond words to be named as Peta's Person of the Year! Higher praise is hard to come by! I make no sensational claims for myself... I simply say 'No' to any form of animal suffering, and to the execution of innocent beings. Peta remains indefatigable and visionary, and together we have the executioners on the run."

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A Monthly Smiths & Morrissey Tribute Night & Dance Party. (Is it really so strange?)

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Dance your legs down to the knees @ NYC's most charming party with DJ Ceremony spinning a volatile, ecstatic all-night Smiths & Morrissey tribute dance party including classics, deep cuts, & new songs (-'cause I really do love them; does that sound mad?). Also featuring UK, Indie, Britpop, & Manchester.

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Noel Gallagher: 'The Smiths may reunite' - Digital Spy

The High Flying Birds singer-songwriter believes there is a possibility that founding members Morrissey and Johnny Marr could reunite 25 years after their acrimonious split.

Gallagher is quoted by Contactmusic as saying: "The one everybody would like to see is The Smiths and they say it's not going to happen."

The former Oasis star referred to the Stone Roses, who made a surprise comeback in October, in support of his comments.

"But they said the Roses wouldn't happen and they said Led Zeppelin wouldn't happen," he added.

Both Morrissey and Marr have in the past strenuously refuted claims that The Smiths will return.
His top ten, in Morrissey's world, is here - - with pictures!

List from Morrissey

1 Years of refusal (2009) #3 UK, #11 US
2 Ringleader of the tormentors (2006) #1 UK, #27 US
3 You are the quarry (2004) #2 UK, #11 US
4 Vauxhall and I (1994) #1 UK, #18 US
5 Strangeways, here we come (1987) #2 UK, #55 US
6 Rank (1988) #2 UK, #77 US
7 Louder than bombs (1987) #38 UK, #62 US
8 Bona drag (1990) #9 UK, #59 US
9 Southpaw grammar (1995) #4 UK, #66 US
10 Your arsenal (1992) #4 UK, #21 US
Morrissey Named PETA’s Person of the Year 2011 - PETA UK blog
posted by Matt

For helping to make the world a kinder place for animals, we’re proud to announce that compassionate crooner Morrissey is PETA’s 2011 Person of the Year.

A long-time champion of animal rights and vegetarianism, this year the Lancashire born singer – described by NME as “one of the most influential artists ever” – has once again been using the limelight to shine a light on the terrible suffering that animals endure on factory farms and inside abattoirs.

During his European tour, Morrissey had information tables with animal rights literature manned by friendly PETA volunteers who chatted with concertgoers and distributed thousands of vegetarian/vegan starter kits. He and his band wore shirts with animal rights messages on stage and played PETA US’ “Meet Your Meat” video during the shows to educate the...