"Johnny Marr says The Smiths had a “blind spot” of being obsessed with media and notoriety" - NME (July 5, 2021)

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shoplifterromo sends the link:

"Particularly one certain member of the group"

Excerpt:

Speaking to Poet Laureate Simon Armitage for the new BBC Radio 4 series The Poet Laureate Has Gone to His Shed, Marr said that the band could have done with “less” coverage at the height of their 1980s fame.

Discussing how it became their blind spot, Marr said: “I was in a very very big ‘music press’ band, which now I’m older I think we could’ve done with less of that.

“I wouldn’t say it was our downfall but I think it was a blind spot of The Smiths, being so occupied with the media and notoriety – particularly one certain member of the group. I think that could’ve been dialled down a bit and would’ve helped the group out.”


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Morrissey Central "Turning The Inside Out." (July 5, 2021)

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Turning The Inside Out.​


TURNING THE INSIDE OUT
questioning Morrissey's answers June 2021

SAM:
Obviously we know each other, and I receive a lot of questions to be handed on to you, so I will ask those questions on the pretense that I don't know you.

M:
Yes, I get it.

SAM:
What is it about Go_A that … makes you listen to them all day?

M:
"SHUM" is the first bit of the answer, but there are more layers and I think when you are excited by a band you automatically want to go to where they come from - and even, in some cases, live there. So, I'm checking bedsits in Kiev. The singers that you fall in love with become whatever your imagination imagines, and Kateryna is so cold and bony and I can't wait to get to Ukraine. I haven't ever been there.

SAM:
It's not quite the same thing, I know, but you've also been playing a lot of Tiny Tim lately. What's the attraction?

M:
I was hoping you couldn't hear. Well, he was a genius - let's start with that. And I have...

Recent Morrissey UK sighting / pictures (July 3, 2021)

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No idea where exactly or why, but I found these on Instagram 💕

Morrissey03072021_2.jpg


Edit:

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Found here

Radio 4: Johnny Marr to guest on 'The Poet Laureate Has Gone to His Shed' (episode airs July 3, 2021)

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As Summer has arrived and the days are longer, Simon Armitage is heading down the garden path for a second series of The Poet Laureate Has Gone to His Shed on Radio 4. Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, accompanied by his 12-string acoustic, will be Simon’s first guest.
The Poet Laureate Has Gone to His Shed begins Saturday 3 July at 7.15pm on Radio 4 and BBC Sounds.




MP3 file of the programme available here, I think for one week only:

Morrissey Central "From The US Film, The Sitter." (July 2, 2021)

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From The US Film, The Sitter.





From 2011...
Regards,
FWD.

Omega Auctions: Music Memorabilia Auction Results (June 28, 2021)

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519THE SMITHS POSTER MORRISSEY SIGNED£350 - £450£400
520THE SMITHS ON TOUR WITH JAMES - POOLE POSTER.£150 - £200£340
521MORRISSEY - YOUR ARSENAL (SHOP DISPLAY).£60 - £100£50
522MIKE JOYCE SIGNED SMITHS PROOF SLEEVE.£100 - £150£90
523THE SMITHS 1984 GLASTONBURY.£250 - £350£180
524MORRISSEY - EARLY EXAMPLE OF NEW YORK DOLLS FANZINE.£60 - £100£70
525MORRISSEY / REM / ICE-T - 1991 CREEM MAGAZINE POSTER PRINT.£60 - £100£50
526SMITHS FUTURAMA FESTIVAL 1983 - FLYER AND TICKET.£80 - £120£70
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Morrissey Central "CANADA GOOSE" (June 27, 2021)

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… but now !

June 24, 2021

Toronto – Below, please find a statement from PETA President Ingrid Newkirk in response to the announcement that Canada Goose will be fur-free by the end of 2022:

PETA and its affiliates are suspending their international campaigns against Canada Goose today, after years of eye-catching protests, hard-hitting exposés, celebrity actions, and legal battles, as the company has finally conceded and will stop using fur – sparing sensitive, intelligent, coyotes from being caught and killed in barbaric steel traps. PETA will now re-engage the company to push for an end to its use of feathers, which geese and ducks continue to suffer for.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.



Again, the video may contain upsetting imagery.
Regards,
FWD.

Morrissey’s letter to...

Morrissey Central "BONA DRAG New issue" (June 26, 2021)

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Parlophone/Warner have released the third issue of 'Bona Drag'. First released 31 years ago on the HMV label, 'Bona Drag' charted at UK number 9 and US number 59.
The re-issue in 2010 on the Major Minor label charted at number 62 UK. The new edition is in teal coloured vinyl.



This isn't a traditional re-issue per se.
There will be 750 copies for the 1921 Centenary Editions event at UK HMVs only.
Regards,
FWD.


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