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Reading the December 2011 issue of GQ (American issue) I came across this in the feature on best stuff 2011,

Ryan McGinley photographer

"I travelled around the world with Morrissey in the mid 2000s for a project where I shot all of his fans, and he would burn this one incense everywhere he went. I really liked the idea of having a smell that people associate with me, so I got into candles. Le Labos's Santal 26 candles in particular. The smell like a campfire you'd make while wearing a leather jacket. I have them all over my apartment, my studio - even my tour bus".

My Morrissey knowledge is pretty reasonable but I've never heard of this photographer, let alone this project. I'll go answer my own question and do some searchers, but does anyone know if the project went ahead?

I wonder what scent the incense was? I somehow can't see it being a $3 packet of sandalwood from the markets.
An anonymous person writes:

Oh, Kit. You really do exist.
This song is just too beautiful not to be heard & shared amongst Morrissey fans everywhere. My apologies in advance for the somewhat degraded quality. Enjoy.

PS- If anyone out there is good at cleaning up old audio, please feel free to do so and then kindly share it back here so that we may all have a cleaner copy. Thank you, David, for maintaining this site throughout the years. Your work is appreciated. And that is why the news of this song is debuting on your site.

Some background:

According to Mozipedia, "Kit" (Morrissey/Boorer) is a "Studio outtake from the 1997 Maladjusted album sessions".

"Kit" lyrics -

Update Jan. 6, 11:40 PM PT:

Song on YouTube via the InMozWeTrust Facebook page:...
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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An anonymous person sends the link:

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.