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From the November issue of Record Collector:
  • Complete the crossword, and win a super-deluxe Smiths Complete Box Set
  • Profile of arch-Smiths collector Billy Albert
  • The Billy Albert profile mentions his excellent site, which has some excellent stuff, including Smiths & Morrissey articles.
  • Rough Trade Collectables (No Smiths)
  • And a review of Adam Ant (Chelsea)...
The Queen Is Dead in Brett Anderson's Favourite 13 Albums
tender_hooligan posted the link (original post):

"[...] Obviously Morrissey is known as a great lyricist but I think he's probably the greatest lyricist. I don't think Dylan is in the same league, with his songs about the 'Jack of Hearts' and things like that. Some of his lyrics are great, but they're not as powerful as Morrissey's. He had a brilliantly balanced dance between the wit and darkness. [...]"

More @ There's A Song Playing: Brett Anderson's Favourite 13 Albums

Josh Caterer (Smoking Popes) talks about Morrissey
goinghome posted the link (original post):

The former front woman of the Indie Pop band "Bis" has recently been working on her art for a exhibition to be held as part of the Glasgow Pop Fest

The exhibition is based on her reworking popular album covers in her own unique style of art , she has recently reworked on album covers of albums by Belle and Sebastian , X-Ray Spex, B52s and many more

Her latest creation is a reworking of the Smiths Album Meat is Murder


for more info
Update 7:15 AM PT:

Link posted by Bluebirds in the forums (original post):

Latest from the courts:

Morrissey's NME libel case: judge to decide on jury trial - The Guardian
Britain's most senior libel judge, Mr Justice Tugendhat, to decide if former Smiths frontman's case should be set a high court date


Mr Justice Tugendhat is expected to decide within weeks whether the former Smiths frontman should be set a high court date for his long and bitter battle against NME over the article, first published four years ago.

Lawyers for the singer told the court on Tuesday that he is willing to be cross-examined as a witness if the trial goes ahead. Morrissey is suing...
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Noel Gallagher Hits The Radio - Clash Music
Talks Life, Oasis, Morrissey


Asked about his upcoming live performances, Noel Gallagher stated that his attitudes haven't changed. Reflecting on past shows, the songwriter recalled an incident while on tour with Oasis.

"Morrissey said to me one night, sorry to name-drop here but there we go, Morrissey said to us one night in the dressing room, he’d come to see us in LA, it was before we went on stage, he said ‘So, what can we expect tonight?’ and I was like ‘Well, I don’t know’, and he said ‘Do you have any new moves?’ ‘No, just got the music, mate’, and he kind of give a withering look."

"I said to him, and this is the best thing that’s ever been said to me by anybody, someone came in and said ‘Five minutes to...
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'Manchester Connection' Art Exhibition! - There Is A Site That Never Goes Out blog

12-25 November in London!

Exhibition highlights include:

RARE ORIGINAL POSTERS: The Smiths, New Order, A Certain Ratio, The Stone Roses, The Haçienda, and the rare original poster for Joy Division's debut album “Unknown Pleasures.”

RARE SLEEVE PROOFS: The Smiths, A Certain Ratio, New Order, and a unique Morrissey hand-annotated sleeve proof for his album "Your Arsenal."

RARE ORIGINAL ARTEFACTS: the original FAC51 embosser used at the HAÇIENDA, the original "Gay Traitor" bar menu poster from the HAÇIENDA.

All items are on sale to the general public
First time collectors and buyers will find many great pieces surprisingly affordable. All posters purchased from the exhibition will include conservation-standard framing and UV glass.

Good Morrissey interview in Clash.



Interview is online, link posted by CrookedLittleVein.