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Death is not the final word - true-to-you.net
20 December 2016

... for there are some people who are lucky enough to leave such a powerful mark on life that not even death can wipe them out. In this Year Of Death ... from Richard Davalos to Frank Finlay to Prince to my very dear friend Victoria Wood ... I struggled most of all with the death of TOMITA, whose Snowflakes are dancing (RCA) I have listened to constantly for 40 years, especially on hard days of self-judgment. It is a recording that you can listen to repeatedly until you hear nothing else. All you need to do is to keep quiet. In a few minutes all the right answers come through and you will find that there had never been any reason, after all, to feel angry.

If you do not know this recording, I envy your first listen. Track 5 especially will...
Radiohead Reveal Why They Decided To Follow In Morrissey’s Footsteps - Alternative Nation


Radiohead bassist Colin Greenwood decided why the band decided to record in the same unique studio that Morrissey had in the past for their album A Moon Shaped Pool in a new BBC1 radio interview. Alternative Nation transcribed his comments.

“A lot of it has to do with finding time with our producer Nigel. We like to try to go somewhere really cool, it’s like a gang thing, where you sort of get away from the home life. We found this really cool place, Nigel did, called La Fabrique down in France, where Morrissey recorded.”

He added, “It’s like an old farm and stuff, it’s got a massive vinyl collection, like 80,000 records, they figured it would take hundreds of years to record. The studio is full of old vinyl from this famous French disc jockey. So that’s the catalyst, a chance to go...
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100 Years - true-to-you.net
9 December 2016

"A very happy 100th birthday wish to the best of the best, Kirk Douglas,
... too good for Hollywood ..."

9 December 2016.
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Van Williams (1934-2016) - true-to-you.net
6 December 2016

art: Sam Esty Rayner.
Pantera: Perhaps Phil should take the Morrissey survey
This just published regarding Anselmo's regard for Moz's lyrics.

Phil Anselmo: Morrissey is the greatest truth-teller - Metal Hammer
by Christina O'Neill

Former Pantera man Phil Anselmo is inspired by the 'honesty' in Morrissey's lyrics – and discusses how he uses songwriting to expel his own childhood demons
Very sad news coming out of Manchester..... :(

Craig Gill - drummer with Inspiral Carpets and co founder of Manchester Music Tours has sadly passed away aged 44.
Craig ran many MozBus tours when Morrissey was in town and also hundreds of tours throughout the region for fans of The Smiths / Morrissey / Stone Roses / Oasis / Beatles in Manchester and Manchester music in general.

Inspiral Carpets drummer Craig Gill dies aged 44 - Manchester Evening News
The Manchester group has paid tribute to their "brother and beating heart" of the band

RIP Craig - was fantastic knowing you

Jukebox Jury :(
Oasis ‘Supersonic’ director wants to make films about Arctic Monkeys and The Smiths - NME.com
Mat Whitecross discusses future plans in interview with NME


Having reunited the Gallagher brothers to work on Supersonic, Whitecross admitted it would be perhaps even more difficult to get Morrissey and Johnny Marr’s involvement in a potential Smiths documentary.

“I think that might be the fight that kills me,” Whitecross joked. “[But] I’m just reading Johnny Marr’s book at the moment and it sounds like they met up at least once, and no one murdered anyone else so you never know. If they’re up for doing a film then yeah. Anything like that, we know Johnny’s manager’s, he’s a good friend of ours so maybe I’ll try and get on the phone one day and see how it goes.”