posted by davidt on Friday March 26 2010, @07:00AM
lazarus writes:
Hello
A friend of mine, working at the (main) national TV station passed me this link today where an excerpt from a Smiths performance & interview was shown back in 1983 or 1984 on a show called 'Generation 80'.

I had never seen it before anywhere else on the web so i thought this might interest other old Moz fans around.

http://blog.sonuma.be/the-smiths/
posted by davidt on Friday March 26 2010, @07:00AM
Link to article posted at somedizzywhore.com (original post):

Former Madness manager dies - Music Week

Excerpt:

10:56 | Tuesday March 23, 2010

Matthew Sztumpf, a former manager of Madness, The Smiths and Swing Out Sister has died.

Sztumpf is perhaps best known as the manager of Madness but also took charge of the Smiths for two brief stints, helping the group to re-negotiate their contract with Rough Trade.

He also worked extensively within the live industry: he was director of tours, sponsorship and events at Sony Music Europe and also booked the famed Two Tone tour of the late Seventies. More recently he was tour manager for Scouting for Girls.

Sztumpf collapsed from a brain aneurysm a week ago and passed away last Sunday.
posted by davidt on Friday March 26 2010, @07:00AM
Fabio D'Antonio writes:
Just to inform you that ten years after it's physical release on cd, the tribute to The Smiths "There is a light that never goes out" is now available worldwide on iTunes.

Just launched the new website:
http://www.wonderwall.it/speedway/cdtribute

Still available copies on cd buyable on the website.
posted by davidt on Friday March 26 2010, @07:00AM
Stanley Ogden writes:
Hailed by Q as "a stirringly romantic, arms-wide anthem", 'Take Over the World' is scheduled for release on April 26th and available on 2 x 7" singles, CD and download with new tracks available across all formats.

Excited? You will be - check out the tracklistings:

CD:
1. Take Over The World
2. Piercing Blues

7" (1):
A. Take Over The World
B. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out feat. Miles Kane (Live From XFM Winter Wonderland)

7" (2):
A. Take Over The World (demo)
B. Why Do You Do It? (Le Mouv Session)

Fans might recognise the epic 7-minute 'Piercing Blues' as the track that morphed into another song on Falcon - see if you can guess which. Those of you who are in-the-know about Manchester's musical heritage will need no reminding that 'There Is A Light...' is a song by one of Manchester's most gifted musical sons and one of The Courteeners' most outspoken admirers - Morrissey. The band are also joined on that track by Last Shadow Puppets frontman Miles Kane.

All 3 physical formats are available for just £5 from Recordstore, plus you get a free enamel badge of the Falcon cover image when you order. Click here to pre-order yours now.

If you want all the tracks on mp3 be sure to get your hands on the digital bundle:

Digital Bundle:
1. Take Over The World (demo)
2. Piercing Blues
3. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out feat. Miles Kane (Live From XFM Winter Wonderland)
4. Why Do You Do It? (Le Mouv Session)

The digital bundle will be available on iTunes from April 25th.
posted by davidt on Friday March 26 2010, @07:00AM
Geert Van Rossen writes:
The Smiths song 'Please, please, please, let me get what I want' was played during the first episode of The Delicious Miss Dahl on BBC2.
posted by davidt on Friday March 26 2010, @07:00AM
[email protected] writes:
Gavin Hopps (University of St. Andrews)who authored Morrissey: The Pageant of His Bleeding Heart will be giving a lecture Friday 26 March in New York City at Fordham University, west 60th street campus at 5:30 p.m. in the South Lounge. The lecture is sponsored by the New York City Romanticism Group, English Department, Fordham University and is entitled:
Morrissey,Indie Music and the Legacy of Romanticism .

As far as we know, its free and open to the public!
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