He was talking about how difficult it is to enjoy great music having learned something repellent about the artist who created it, and the difficult choice of cutting the artist out of one's life completely, or trying to filter out the politics while still enjoying the music ("filter" is exactly...
One of my oldest friends was from a fairly wealthy family. They had the best private medical care money could buy. The result? Her mother died from colon cancer that her well-paid private specialists completely misdiagnosed. The woman was only in her 60s, her mind was clear and she was looking...
Incredible footage. Two GOATs, and they had this in common: they willed themselves into their own images, and they did it flawlessly. Afterwards, Morrissey running down the hallway, shirtless, with a towel on his head, and Bowie, strolling in a suit, ice in his veins.
Seeing this, I remember...
It all depends on whether Gen had been drinking. But that's a cheap answer.
I think Gen would have had a good chuckle at the clever bits, rolled their eyes at the silly bits, sighed, and have done with it.
I knew Gen professionally, and I worked with them on occasion.
I have to say that I'm surprised and gratified that Morrissey decided to put in a good word (even if it is a bit late, and a wee bit condescending).
Gen was radical and singular (and plural). A true original who often pushed things...
Once I Saw The River Clean
My Hurling Days Are Gone
Jim Jim Falls
Bobby Don't You Think They Know
Love Is On Its Way Out
The Truth About Ruth
What Kind of People Live In These Houses
The Secret Of Music
Darling, I Hug A Pillow
I Am Not A...
So: the old codger has managed to release a halfway-decent album (best thing since Quarry imho). After an initial listen on YouTube:
The standout song is "Once I Saw the River Clean" which is just wonderful; sounds like a lost Marc Almond tune.
Everything else is varying degrees of...
That's exactly what I was thinking: it makes his weakest album cover look inspired in comparison.
It seems like he's just trolling at this point (which, to be fair, is one of the things he does best these days).
Yes indeed. Morrissey has always been the ultimate unreliable narrator. He's used it to great effect, and it's also been very convenient; it's always made him a tough one to pin down.
But the younger Morrissey was clever, brash and engaging; you can get away with murder if you can make 'em...
What irks me about Morrissey these days isn’t just his weirdly naive political statements, it’s his increasingly clumsy attempts to play the bully. It only makes him look more pathetic. It doesn’t suit him.
I haven’t “quit” him so much as I mourn him. I seldom listen to him these days, but he...
World Peace was also the last album I bought (it was also the first tour I did not attend). I should have stopped around Years of Refusal; that's the first truly dire disc that I made excuses for. Ringleader was a mediocre effort, but his live show was still magnificent (I'll...
Morrissey went from "It's so easy to laugh, it's so easy to hate, it takes guts to be gentle and kind" to "it's not your birthday anymore. There's no need to be kind to you, and the will to see you smile and belong has now gone."
Morrissey's worst nature has eclipsed his best; he's become a...