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The Monochrome Set: Interview - Louder Than War
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...“There have been so many lies in the press about Morrissey, it’s hard to know what’s true and what’s not.”

It’s well known that both Morrissey and Marr* were greatly influenced by The Monochrome Set, and the conversation has strayed early onto the subject of whether it’s possible to continue to like his music when the man’s utterances and politics had become so unpalatable to so many.

“But yes, I think it is” Bid explains, “Maybe he’s not aware that he’s not the one who wrote those beautiful melodies and haunting lyrics. There’s something inside that takes over. Creativity comes from that primal part of the brain and it cannot be affected by immediate emotions, it’s detached. I think if you’re a writer, deep in the core you know this, it’s like a vocation, its not you.”


...“So yes, maybe he’s not aware he’s not the one who wrote those...
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MARFA, TEXAS. - Morrissey Central
September 26, 2019

Morrissey in Marfa, Texas. 24 September 2019.
Photographs by Donnie Knutson.
Marfa is the location for the James Dean film "Giant" (1956).

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Donnie Knutson is the current Tour Manager.
A follow-up to a story by The Lancashire Post in January - where they were looking for anyone who attended any Smiths' gigs in Lancashire as a book was being written.
Information about a signed, limited run hardback surfaced in July.
It is now complete and available shortly (due on or around September 29).
The article features a few fan recollections from the book as a taster.

The Smiths – The Day I Was There is by Richard Houghton & published via This Day In Music Books:

www.thisdayinmusicbooks.com

'A new book about indie music legends The Smiths recalls memories of the band’s famous live concerts. Here, in an exclusive excerpt, we look back to some of the Manchester band’s Lancashire dates'

"The Smiths – The Day I Was There, compiled by music historian Richard Houghton, is a ‘people’s history’ containing more than 400 fan recollections of the group’s live shows, including memories of the band’s...
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Show has been postponed till oct 28th no reason given yet. Uuuuuuuugggggghhhhhh


From White Oak FB (see full FAQ posted by Famous when dead in comments):

"Well this really sucks. We've been working through the weather to make this show happen & just learned Morrissey and Interpol will not be playing tonight. Here’s the deal — the entire show is postponed until October 28th. Your ticket for tonight will be valid for the rescheduled date.

We know there’s a lot of questions here, so we hope this answers them:

Q. Wait...What’s going on?
A. From Moz --

"Due to complications from the extreme flood conditions in the Houston area, the Morrissey / Interpol concert set to take place tonight has been re-scheduled for Oct 28th.
It was determined to move the event in consideration and respect of the troubles that people in the area have...
Still a “lifelong fan”. Notes “Morrissey’s political views … he’s gone rushing past me”. Daughter’s favourite song is First of The Gang To Die. Read Johnny Marr’s autobiography.

From 25:15 on:

https://play.acast.com/s/timesredbox/72cf7f06-ea9b-4b68-a3a7-1919357e1031
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