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The Songs That Saved Your Life Again (2011): A Celebration of Morrissey
The Department of Sociology University of Limerick invites you to celebrate the work of Morrissey on Friday September 16th from 7.30pm onwards.

Join a panel of experts at Dolan's Warehouse who will discuss Morrissey's important contribution to popular culture. The event will mark the launch of a major book of essays edited by University of Limerick faculty Eoin Devereux, Aileen Dillane and Martin J. Power entitled Morrissey: Fandom, Representations and Identities.

There will be a live performance by These Charming Men as well as a Morrissey/Smiths Aftershow - 'Manchester So Much To Answer For'


Booking From Dolans Limerick or from UCH Box Office

Cost: 12.50€

15€ on the door

Inquiries to [email protected]
Winston Smith writes:

Some will try, but this is actually a rather good article by Michael Deacon in the Daily Torygraph:

So why did no one riot after listening to Morrissey?
Hip-hop is not to blame for the riots, music has long had violent lyrics.

So why did no one riot after listening to Morrissey? - by Michael Deacon, The Daily Telegraph
Hip-hop is not to blame for the riots, music has long had violent lyrics.
Hey, I haven't seen this posted here so here's a little clip about Beavis and Butthead's 2011 comeback, where Morrissey is credited to ruining the ability to release many of B&B's music video commentaries on DVD. This is, of course, in reference to when Beavis and Butthead commentated on the "November Spawns a Monster" video, to which Morrissey predictably was against DVD release if not the project in general.

Anyways, here's the panel, the relevant area starts at like 2:30.

Edit: Here's the B&B commentary of "November":
Since October 2009 I have had a book deal in development with the UK publisher Omnibus Press. The book is titled The Smiths File - a collection of facsmilies of original music press items taken from various rock and pop publications, including Melody Maker, New Musical Express, Sounds, Record Mirror and Rolling Stone. The book tells the story of The Smiths through the pages of the rock music press, and it is very much intended as a celebration of the group. Journalist, broadcaster and Smiths supporter Len Brown has kindly agreed to contribute the foreword. Tony Fletcher, author of the upcoming Smiths biography A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of The Smiths and owner of Jamming! magazine, has also lent his support to the project. Regretably Omnibus Press has declined to publish the book, and instead will consider putting out an expanded re-issue of a previously published Smiths book title to compete with Mr Fletcher's biography. So the hunt for a new publisher begins....
"Half a Person" Moz Bust Candle - Occulter

This very unique limited edition piece is currently available for presale until September 20th, 2011 while supplies last. Half a Person begins shipping October 20, 2011.

alf a Person is a heroic idealization. Chest exposed, coy grin and quaffed to perfection, its only vulnerabilities are a band-aid covered gland and a cotton wick.

Artist's Edition of 600
9.1 inches tall
100% hand-cast beeswax, 1.2 lbs
100% cotton wick
Available in naturally dyed black or carbon filtered white beeswax
Made in the U.S.A.
Designed by Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons and Sean Burford

Photo of the day: Morrissey with Lou Reed. Hop Farm? -

I found this on a Lou Reed forum. Never seen this before but it must be from Hop Farm.

3. "Frankly Mr. Shankly" - The Smiths

Morrissey has bigger dreams, Mr. Shankly. The job he has in "Frankly, Mr. Shankly," released as part of the Queen is Dead LP in 1986, opens with the utterly relatable lines "Frankly, Mr. Shankly, this position I've held, it pays my way and it corrodes my soul."

Ten best songs about quitting your job - Westword Blogs
By Nick Lucchesi