"Diana's Death Foretold By Morrissey: A Small Sample of the Evidence"
Posted on Tue, Feb 1 2000 at 8:46 a.m. PST
by David T. <[email protected]>
Here's an article recently sent all around: "Diana's Death Foretold By Morrissey: A Small Sample of the Evidence" by David Alice. Excerpt:

...At this point, even though you’ve only seen a small sample of the evidence, it would be entirely rational for you the reader to concede that Morrissey did foretell the death of Princess Diana. This raises many questions, chiefly, ‘Who enabled Morrissey to do this and why?’ I can report that I possess thoroughly-evidenced answers to these particular questions. However, I lack the skills necessary to clearly present the remaining 95% of the data I’ve compiled since discovering the Diana-Morrissey phenomena. Therefore, I am currently accepting offers from writers and publishers interested in collaborating on the immense task of converting my tangled mountain of evidence into a readable format.


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Comments / Notes

Long Live Allah !!!! Morrissey will deliver Marrakesh from the hands of the foreign devils !! Aieeeeeeeee !!!

The Arse who knows <[email protected]>
Marrakesh - Tue, Feb 01, 2000 at 09:21:12 (PST) | #1

Ok, I am a great lover of Morrissey. But in my opinion this is taking it too far. But to each his own. I do not mean to judge but it does seem like a waste of time.

Mark H.
- Tue, Feb 01, 2000 at 09:33:55 (PST) | #2

Well I don't mind judging here.....what a load of crap! That guy had way too much time on his hands.

- Tue, Feb 01, 2000 at 09:48:26 (PST) | #3

agree. talk about reading into things...

somewhere in space and time... - Tue, Feb 01, 2000 at 09:56:14 (PST) | #4

let try to keep this somewhat real!

john <[email protected]>
trenton, new jersey - Tue, Feb 01, 2000 at 10:28:08 (PST) | #5

The author of this article is reaching. I could probably find a thousand so-called similarities if I had nothing better to do but think of them.
It is nice to see that he is focused on Morrissey though!

Nobody's Nothing <[email protected]>
- Tue, Feb 01, 2000 at 11:17:53 (PST) | #6

Frankly, the author is a poparatzi! (my opinion of course) Anything for sensationalism. Let's draw and quarter the man...

Southpaw <[email protected]>
Alexandria VA - Tue, Feb 01, 2000 at 11:24:34 (PST) | #7

It's simply laughable... but you're very clever.

Frida 54
- Tue, Feb 01, 2000 at 12:15:54 (PST) | #8

That is the biggest load of clap trap I've read in a long while!! It was amusing though! Oh yeah, Mr McVie, there should be something in your home called a 'front door' - please attempt to venture outside it sometime! :)


p.s. I have exclusive proof that Morrissey foretold the Waterloo rail disaster, please email me for more details! :)

esteban <[email protected]>
Sheffield, England - Tue, Feb 01, 2000 at 12:16:17 (PST) | #9

who the hell emailed this rubbish to me?
like i care!

karla <[email protected]>
raleigh - Tue, Feb 01, 2000 at 13:00:12 (PST) | #10

there speaks a man with truly too much time on his hands.

Jay <[email protected]>
Australia - Tue, Feb 01, 2000 at 14:07:29 (PST) | #11

That's bunch.

Viva me <nip>
- Tue, Feb 01, 2000 at 14:34:02 (PST) | #12

There was a very famous one of these done years ago which "proved" that Paul McCartney had in fact died and was replaced by an exact lookalike. The Beatles albums, so the theory went, are full of clues. The cover of Abbey Road symbolises a funeral procession, with Paul representing the corpse (he is wearing no shoes). In "Glass Onion", John Lennon sings "Here's another clue for you all/The Walrus was Paul": and in Norse mythology the Walrus represents death . . . and so it goes.

The point of the exercise is to demonstrate what is sometimes called the "observer effect": that if you are looking for circumstantial evidence to support a proposition you will almost always succeed.

The crazy thing is that there are are sorts of new agey people with crazy theories which - unlike this guy - they expect to be taken seriously . . .

David T (a different one) <marrying an ayelsbury girl>
London - Tue, Feb 01, 2000 at 14:41:04 (PST) | #13

Wow, what a genius! Morrissey should stop singing and start reading tarot cards. this is clearly what he should have been doing all these years. it's just a shame di wasn't a Smiths fan or maybe we would still have her around. I have a scary bit of evidence myself. her name was di , and she "died". if only she had changed her name. really though, this guys kidding right?

Niko <[email protected]>
Buffalo, New York - Tue, Feb 01, 2000 at 14:57:59 (PST) | #14

I have been thinking at length about this foretelling theory and am now convinced that Morrissey is psychic. Strangeways... foretold the gaoling of Ian Brown for reasons I will make up at length, Louder Than Bombs predicted the remixing of The Stooges Raw Power - it is louder than it was and Bombs are like the Napalm in the opening lyric, Your Arsenal surely predicted the Arsenal victory in the FA Cup a couple of years ago. The list is infinate, though I do ask why the album was not call Mercedes and I. Goodnight and Thankyou

Jay <[email protected]>
Australia - Tue, Feb 01, 2000 at 15:26:32 (PST) | #15

... "immense task of converting (snip) into a readable format" - Well THAT is a realistic prediction...

An Klestar <[email protected]>
womb - Tue, Feb 01, 2000 at 15:56:39 (PST) | #16

yes, morrissey is so psychic that he foretold the coming of Jack the Ripper nearly 100 years later.

annoyed little bugger
nowhere near Morrisey - Tue, Feb 01, 2000 at 16:14:42 (PST) | #17

It's eerie, I'm not going to listen to Morrissey anymore because he knows things before they happened...gulp...I't funny how someone notices all the coincidences AFTER she's dead.

But seriously though, he genuinely fortold that I would get into trouble with the police in "Trouble Loves Me", "and at midnight I...", I got arrested at 12:01am! ..."can't get you out of my head"(I had a piece of glass stuck in my head that had to be removed with tweezers!) Then I had to "face the music " in court yesterday! Strange huh?

Also in "Satan Rejected my Soul"...I was talking to Satan just yesterday and he said no to my soul, it just too weird that Morrissey is able to do this!

This is just too much...isn't it?

Mute001 <[email protected]>
San Jose, CA - Tue, Feb 01, 2000 at 16:23:46 (PST) | #18


red bank, n.j. - Tue, Feb 01, 2000 at 16:47:46 (PST) | #19

David Alice has so adroitly made himself look like a complete and utter jackass.... I think we need to take deep breath dave... Or is this some sort of sick joke to get all these raveing lunatic's as fans all riled up.... Hahahahhaa... Ya make me sick dave. sick sick sick....

Morrissey + Nostradamaus = David Alice the complete and utter bastard.

Ha Ha

- Tue, Feb 01, 2000 at 19:04:56 (PST) | #20

this is madness. fascinating but Mr. Alice has way too much time on his hands...

- Tue, Feb 01, 2000 at 19:38:24 (PST) | #21

Incredibly . . . we are all in agreement for once!! Funny but daft.

nick seriously
- Tue, Feb 01, 2000 at 21:19:35 (PST) | #22

Morrissey, leave that Ouija Board alone!!!

Los Angeles - Tue, Feb 01, 2000 at 22:16:01 (PST) | #23

Holy Spaceballs...that does sound terribly weird. You have to admit this david guy must be a big morrissey freak and seems to only hopes to profit off his name. Man that is kookoo.

I have one question is mind?
whould any of you buy this book if this book ever got published. I have to admit that i might would...simply for the curiousity factor and i buy anything with morrissey mentioned on it.

Moz cowboy <[email protected]>
Anywhere but here - Tue, Feb 01, 2000 at 22:35:34 (PST) | #24

WEIRD. It is weird in the sense that it does have a lot of similarities, but mostly it is just weird.

Melissa <[email protected]>
Philly PA USA - Wed, Feb 02, 2000 at 07:16:45 (PST) | #25

This really is taking it TOO far. COME ON.

- Wed, Feb 02, 2000 at 09:06:27 (PST) | #26

I hear this guy's next piece will focus on the direct connection between the under-appreciated Morrissey tune "Little Man, What Now?" and the career downfall and eventual death of Herve Villechaize (Tattoo from Fantasy Island).

Some Dizzy Whore <[email protected]>
- Wed, Feb 02, 2000 at 10:03:39 (PST) | #27

What a load of absolute rubbish! I have never heard anything so exploitative in my whole career. Talk about reading into thinggs. Whoever takes this guy David Alice seriously needs their head testing.

This hombre
- Wed, Feb 02, 2000 at 13:20:16 (PST) | #28

you're an idiot

- Wed, Feb 02, 2000 at 13:35:47 (PST) | #29

Who asked you anyway?

- Wed, Feb 02, 2000 at 14:07:18 (PST) | #30

Am I the only one who thought this article was meant to be funny? Come on, that guy's not serious! He would be a complete freak of nature if he were! It's truly laughable.
But in the spirit of Mute001, late one night in mid-October I seriously cut my foot and had to rush myself to the emergency room. As I followed the signs to the front doors, I smiled as I realized I was spending "Friday night in Outpatients"! Hee Hee!

sheila take a vow
- Wed, Feb 02, 2000 at 14:49:24 (PST) | #31

whether its supposed to be funny or not, it indicates a bit of a mental affliction and a VERY VERY lonely existence for this individual. this is the very epitome of having too much time on one's hands. good f**cking grief!!

devil's advocate
hell on earth - Wed, Feb 02, 2000 at 19:24:45 (PST) | #32

I mean ... I'm waiting for someone, David Tseng, or perhaps even David Alice himself to tell me that all of that jibberish was a joke! Clearly, David Alice has far, far too much free time on his hands. I also question why this was posted on to begin with. Never have I been more disappointed by anything I've seen here. Let us all hope that Morrissey gets a record deal, and records his new album with all due haste, so that we can discuss something of importance.

Stalwart Lover <[email protected]>
Illinois - Wed, Feb 02, 2000 at 21:31:44 (PST) | #33

and i thought i was the one with no life...

orange county - Thu, Feb 03, 2000 at 00:22:27 (PST) | #34

I think it only fair to point out that Mute Witness accurately fortells the fall from grace of Ron Davies, former Secretary of State for Wales:

"Describing the sight of last night
4 A.M. Northside, Clapham Common
Oh, god, what was she doing there ? "

David T (a different one)
- Thu, Feb 03, 2000 at 09:09:48 (PST) | #35

Somehow I don't think Diana featured that much in Morrissey's life. I can't believe someone would spend so much time comparing Morrissey's work to the life of someone like her.
I feel that the writers of Brookside deserve a tip of the hat for the speech Jimmy Corkhill made last week. I can't recall the exact wording but it was along the lines of Diana being remembered with a monument yet the real grafters in life will get stamped on by higher powers.
I'm sorry that Diana is dead but in life she was someone I despised. Sadly her fox-hunting sons are getting the same elevation.
Lets not waste time writing about Jet-trash like her. There are more important things in life to talk about.

Michael Ferry <[email protected]>
- Thu, Feb 03, 2000 at 09:51:58 (PST) | #36

OOHHH...a pisces. i guess it figures. you know, great pieces of art like this one can only come from those with too much time on their hands. Perhaps he missed a couple days work in retail and a few meaningless outings at the bars or Starbucks. Instead he whipped this up to make me oooooo and ah and smile.

- Thu, Feb 03, 2000 at 18:34:34 (PST) | #37

oh and applause for The Arse Who Knows, esteban, Niko and Jay for their obvious comedic talents.

- Thu, Feb 03, 2000 at 18:42:57 (PST) | #38

"sheila take a vow" is right when she says this thing's meant to be funny. It's tongue-in-cheek, it's light-hearted, it's a fun read. But why'd the guy copyright it?

Denver, Colorado - Fri, Feb 04, 2000 at 10:26:39 (PST) | #39

Perhaps this guy has stumbled onto something. In "Cemetry Gates" Morrissey claims Oscar Wilde is on his side - well where is the cemetery that Oscar Wilde is buried? You guessed it - Paris. Also the song "The Queen is Dead" opens to the line "Take me back to dear old Blighty" (i.e. Britain). These are almost certainly the words Prince Charles would have spoken to the pilot of the plane that carried him and his ex-wifes corpse back from Paris. Five lines later in the song Prince Charles even gets a direct mention. If the author of this potentially explosive book wishes to use these 2 insights he will have to pay me royalties - however I don't want his money, I simply want him to use that money to fund a social life for himself. Final thing "Some Girls are bigger than others" is not a song about Mother Theresa or Princess Diana, it is an amusing song about womens breasts. I hope I've cleared that up.
Oh one more thing: To Sheila Take a Vow - I must stop you there, I've heard that one before.

Conspiracy Theorists Anonymous
- Sat, Feb 05, 2000 at 06:38:09 (PST) | #40


somewhere over Thailand - Sat, Feb 05, 2000 at 21:10:55 (PST) | #41

the day before Princess Diana died, I was in my car listening to a college radio station. "the queen is dead" came on (and this station had never before played the smiths) and then the station went off the air as soon as the song ended ...

a clever swine
- Mon, Feb 07, 2000 at 10:35:04 (PST) | #42

It Spelled S.T.E.V.E.N.

- Thu, Feb 10, 2000 at 20:21:34 (PST) | #43

Special thanks to David Tseng for posting 'DIANA'S DEATH FORETOLD BY MORRISSEY: A Small Sample of the Evidence' at morrissey-solo. As the author of the article, I'd like to address the recurring themes raised here in the above reader’s comments.

First, those who say that I have too much time on my hands and that I must have a very solitary existence are right. That’s why I was able to uncover this phenomenon.

Second, those who say that I am 'reaching', and 'reading into things', (or that I am just an example of the ‘observer effect’) should read the article again – but this time with an open mind.

Consider this brief reminder:

In 1987, The Smiths released a single exclusively to France about two people on a date, at night, driving in a car, in the city, talking about getting killed in a car accident, and being gripped by fear in an underpass. Ten years later, in France, Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed were on a date, at night, driving in a car, in the city, and were killed in a car accident, in an underpass! This single was from THE QUEEN IS DEAD, an album whose title announces the death of a royal female! In August, 1997, Morrissey released a single, ALMA MATTERS, in which he confessed that his life has been lived for ‘someone, somewhere’ to whom ‘Alma matters’. Later that month, Diana's fatal car crash occurred in an underpass tunnel beneath Le Place d'ALMA! And on the cover of 'ALMA MATTERS' Morrissey is pictured leaning on the hood of a car (the first ever Smiths/Morrissey cover to feature a car)!

Now, those who mocked me, please reread the article.

David Alice <[email protected]>
Windsor, Ontario, Canada - Fri, Feb 25, 2000 at 02:14:37 (PST) | #44

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