posted by davidt on Tuesday December 21 2010, @11:00AM
Posted in the forums is news of a new vinyl bootleg "The Smiths - Unreleased Demos & Instrumentals" with previously unreleased Smiths demos / instrumentals. The version of "There Is A Light..." with the final refrain "there is a light in your eyes and it never goes out" and the version of "Death Of A Disco Dancer" with the improvised 'whistled solo' as mentioned in Simon Goddard's The Smiths - Songs That Saved Your Life are included.

See the following forum threads started by MuteWitness616 for more details:

New Smiths Unreleased Demos
The Smiths - Unreleased Demos & Instrumentals [Bootleg Vinyl Rip]

The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
Reel Around The Fountain
Rusholme Ruffians
The Queen Is Dead
Sheila Take A Bow
This Night Has Opened My Eyes
Untitled One (Marr Instrumental)
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Is It Really So Strange?
Frankly, Mr. Shankly
Shoplifters Of The World Unite (Reprise)
Girlfriend In A Coma
Death Of A Disco Dancer
Paint A Vulgar Picture
Untitled Two (Marr Instrumental)

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posted by davidt on Tuesday December 21 2010, @11:00AM
owenm writes:
From the Guardian newspaper:

The student protests of recent weeks have brought to mind the Smiths' 1986 state-of-the-nation address, which still rings proud in its portrayal of what it feels like to be an outsider

Jon Savage on song: The Smiths' The Queen Is Dead is an anthem for our times - The Guardian Music Blog
Kewpie also sends the linsk (via Morrissey reddit):

Originally posted by goinghome in the forums (original post):

You think David Cameron's bad, Morrissey? Most of them don't even like music by Suzanne Moore, The Guardian
Originally posted by goinghome in the forums (original post):

The Most Cringe-Worthy UK Celebrity Moments of 2010 by Mackenzie Wilson, BBC America

When it comes down to it, celebrities are human beings, too. They make mistakes just like us. Right? HA! This year saw no shortage of celebrity slip-ups and the press was swift in spotlighting who did what in what fashion. On Monday (December 13), we asked Anglophenia readers to choose which UK personality gave 2010 its biggest gaffe. Sarah Ferguson tops the list of unlucky ones. But may everyone included here be on their best behavior in 2011.

...4. Singer Morrissey refers to the Chinese as "subspecies":
posted by davidt on Tuesday December 21 2010, @11:00AM writes:
17min mark of the video:
Neon Trees Chat 12/13/10 - Ustream

Songs mentioned:
"There Is A Light That Never Goes Out", "Shoplifters Of The World Unite", "This Charming Man", "William It Was Really Nothing", "Ask", "First Of The Gang To Die"
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