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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
There's bound to be a few site users included amongst the scores of people who can find themselves on video here:

Morrissey at Brixton Academy - WinkBall
by Gig Reporters 2011

As I posted over on, near the end someone called Helen said she's in a band called The Ritas and right enough, they've uploaded their own fine version of Jeane -
I don't know what made me buy this issue, because I never normally do. Opened it at the letters page, and there we are. One or two people, Boz included, have already spotted the name of the author of the main letter.

An anonymous person writes:

Loads of covers seem to go though here, loads are great. But i recently came across this on 'Youtube', In my opinion one of the best Moz/Smiths covers to date.

It's by Andy Jones. An act from Teesside.
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