This is just one of a number of compelling charges set down by Morrissey in an article written for Hot Press, to coincide with the Queen's visit to Ireland
The Queen's visit to Ireland is part of a new Palace PR campaign to re-invent the Windsors. The message from the Queen will be the same as ever: who we are born to is more important than what we achieve in life.
It should be remembered by the Irish people that as recently as the turn of the 1980s the Queen supported Margaret Thatcher by not dismissing Thatcher as she allowed hunger strikers to die at the Maze Prison, most famously Bobby Sands, who was 27 years old. As Sands starved to death in protest at being tagged a 'criminal' and not a 'political prisoner' by the Thatcher government, the Queen sat in her Palace and said nothing. If the Queen...
Morrissey/The Smiths tribute band SWEET AND TENDER HOOLIGANS will be presenting their annual Morrissey Birthday performances at these West Coast venues. Listen to "Breakfast with The Smiths: The World of Morrissey" Sundays at 9am pacific on http://www.Indie1031.com for a chance to win tickets
For nearly a decade, Club Dedo, 204 Rio Grande, El Paso, Texas, has proudly celebrated Morrissey's birthday. This year's fiesta will happen Thurs., May 19th, from 9pm-2am. No cover, drink specials, and plenty of Moz/Smiths originals and covers, Britpop, 60's girl groups, Motown and Rockabilly. 21+ only!
Wilder’s reasons for his choice of Morrissey's You Are The Quarry are also interesting – he's not a fan of Steven Patrick's music, but says he feels as a lyricist he'll only be regarded after he's gone. And, indeed, he’d love to get him onboard for a Recoil track.
...Morrissey - You Are The Quarry
Steven Morrissey is simply one of our most underrated writers or poets who, I believe, will only be fully recognised posthumously. Morrissey has quite a lot of detractors, even now. There's plenty of admirers out there, of course, but he's a love-to-hate character. He rubs people up the wrong way occasionally, and those things tend to overlook what he's most...