Rumors on Morrissey-solo answered by 'someone in the know'
Posted on Mon, May 15 2000 at 9:51 a.m. PDT
by David T. <[email protected]>
Regarding two recent postings of rumors on this website - I will try to be more careful from now on with what is posted on the main page. I've been susceptible to hoaxes admittedly, as I don't currently have a way to confirm things and I have had an inherent trust that people would not waste my time by making up news items. Although it may seem quiet here as of late, behind the scenes I have been very busy working on a technical redesign of the site's main page which will hopefully be finished within a month or so.

Luckily, whenever a rumor comes up it is usually confirmed or refuted fairly quickly. From now on I will be very careful about printing things that are sent completely anonymously unless I can confirm them. I don't mind posting 'anonymous' items at the request of the submitter, as long as the original submission includes some identification, such as the case of this one from 'someone in the know':

I am writing this to your website to put and end (hopefully) to the rumors that have been surfacing of late. I do not wish to give my name, but I am someone "in the know" that's for sure. First and foremost, let me say that the rumors of Moz and Johnny Depp are 110% untrue. It is true that Moz's LA home is next to Mr. Depp's estate; however the two have never met.

Furthermore; Gary Day does not presently own a computer (although he is looking to buy one). So, the  message posted a couple of weeks ago, was not posted by him (though I'm sure you probably knew that already).

Also, John Cale's name has been mentioned as a possible producer for the next album, but this is not ground-breaking news as this was announced almost a year ago via other channels. The same is true about the Maverick records deal, that had been mentioned months earlier.

There are no plans to have "old faces" returning behind the desk either. That includes the really old ones as well as recent ones. Morrissey has not written any duet period, not with Johnny Depp, Alain or anyone. I think he got his fill of duets last time around. And lastly; as for the "anonymously sent" email; I believe this person to be a fraud as well. First off, I cannot recall anyone who jumped on board with "Southpaw", where the author states he first worked with Moz. All the people that worked close to Moz on that album had worked with Moz previously. In all honestly, there is nothing to tell right now. All is quiet on the Morrissey front. I think that times like these are when the most untruths come out. A tour just ended... and everyone wants to know what Moz's next move will be... so people start making things up to toy with the masses. Nothing is going on right now, and nothing will happen for the next couple of months. There is a strong possibility of the tour picking up again this summer into the early fall, but again nothing is set in stone.

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David T, I just want to say 'thank you' for maintaining this site. I'm sure some ungrateful people will come along after reading your posting today about the false rumors and say stuff like "I told you so" and other such negativity. But, the majority of us who come here on a regular basis are very thankful for your hard work and dedication. The information you provide is vital. It doesn't really matter that a false rumor or two made it's way onto the news page recently. At least it made things interesting around here for a couple weeks..... So anyway, thanks again.

PS: Who's the person 'in the know'???? Just kidding..........

- Mon, May 15, 2000 at 10:22:47 (PDT) | #1

The tour starting up again would be great for us in the South if Moz would grace us with his presence. Texas please?

- Mon, May 15, 2000 at 10:34:50 (PDT) | #2

I don't want to say I told you so
Oh but David I told you so...
I told you so...

Someone who's not in the know
- Mon, May 15, 2000 at 10:57:50 (PDT) | #3

Please you Americans don't be so greedy. You had him last tour. Time for Moz to grace Oz. Come to Sydney!!!!

Sydney - Mon, May 15, 2000 at 11:42:22 (PDT) | #4

1. David, I adore you and your work on this site! Words are not enough. Do not take too much blame because of this little slip. Your site makes my day (but clean up the general discussion forum, really).

2. More touring!? Nooooo. It has been too much of this. And I am tired of hearing all this "yeah the tour continues, maybe he will come to my little town now..." These people will not be satisfied until Morrissey has visited every single village on this planet. All this touring is becoming a poor excuse for not recording--seemingly active while doing nothing creative.

- Mon, May 15, 2000 at 11:54:15 (PDT) | #5

games games games. it doesnt matter anymore, everybody just shut yer holes.

- Mon, May 15, 2000 at 12:22:56 (PDT) | #6

David, you do a great job with this site. I appreciate it very much. I do hope Morrissey does tour because he completely skipped the Southern States! Once again, thanks David.

Moz242 <[email protected]>
Miami, FL. - Mon, May 15, 2000 at 12:34:09 (PDT) | #7

Why should he continue his Tour in the States,as hes given so many concerts there this year, Why not Europe, Spain or Portugal preferibly, some time ago I heard a rumour of a possible show in Spain for this next summer

Diogo Neto <[email protected]>
Lisbon Portugal - Mon, May 15, 2000 at 13:09:16 (PDT) | #8

I agree that the touring has to stop. I've been thinking that for the past year and a half now. A new single with a new full length (non-recycled) album is long overdue. Hopefully that is in the works, and a real, believable news item will be released that no one can refute.

Buck toothed girl from Luxembourg
- Mon, May 15, 2000 at 13:15:02 (PDT) | #9

Bucktooth, The Oye Esteban tour began in October of 1999. You claim to have been hoping for this tour to stop for a 'year and a half.' (since Nov of 1998)...11 months previous to Oye Esteban and 11 months after Malajusted. What gives??

- Mon, May 15, 2000 at 13:49:06 (PDT) | #10

Roy, don't be such a Roy!! You know what I mean. It seems like this touring nonsense never ends.

Buck toothed girl from Luxembourg
- Mon, May 15, 2000 at 13:57:15 (PDT) | #11

frankly, i don't mind if he keeps touring for a BIT longer...i love watching him swing and sing his stuff. he has no obligations to do anything for anyone, so just kick back and enjoy him while he all over him.

fatty <[email protected]>
- Mon, May 15, 2000 at 15:12:25 (PDT) | #12

First of all I'd like to give a little praise to David T. for his thankless but oh go gratifying job that he does with this site. Keep up the good work amigo.

Secondly, I would love to see Morrissey play live agin this summer as much as the next person, but not at the expense of a new album. Let's just be thankful for the tour that just concluded and let Moz and the boys have a rest and see if they can get a record deal and some new songs out. I can understand that we as fans are, well fanatical about the man and his music, but let us have priorities people!

Happy belated birthday wishes Moz and here's to you!

Half a Person <[email protected]>
Moz Angeles (behind the Orange Curtain) - Mon, May 15, 2000 at 15:17:45 (PDT) | #13

First of all I'd like to give a little praise to David T. for his thankless but oh so gratifying job that he does with this site. Keep up the good work amigo.

Secondly, I would love to see Morrissey play live agin this summer as much as the next person, but not at the expense of a new album. Let's just be thankful for the tour that just concluded and let Moz and the boys have a rest and see if they can get a record deal and some new songs out. I can understand that we as fans are, well fanatical about the man and his music, but let us have priorities people!

Happy belated birthday wishes Moz and here's to you!

Half a Person <[email protected]>
Moz Angeles (behind the Orange Curtain) - Mon, May 15, 2000 at 15:20:29 (PDT) | #14

I think we all agree that David is doing a superb job on this vital site. Plus, i think that considering this is the INTERNET that eveything you read is not 100% true, come on...this is not the Wall Street Journal report or something. Its a freakin Fan site and i think we're liable for a little gossip or fantasies now and then to keep our spirits ups. It was fun to read about Johnny Depp and all. It seems that the rumor post seem to get the most reaction out of people.

keep up the good work David...

but i'm not condoning (s/c) anyone to report false rumors...but the posts with some evidence such as a link or the words out of a disc jockey are just to be among the others. As Long as people have a source i think that people will accept the news...

Moz cowboy <[email protected]>
long beach ca - Mon, May 15, 2000 at 16:38:05 (PDT) | #15

awww...i would have liked to see this rumor make it in the NME...

suzanne <[email protected]>
up to page 179 - Mon, May 15, 2000 at 16:53:03 (PDT) | #16

The other day my best friend suggested that Morrissey-Solo should become the Mozzers official web-site... I agreed with him of course.. there is no doubt about it... but even if this site doesn't get the that official title.. we all know that there is no other place that we would go for the truth about the Man we so much care about.. I honestly appreciate all the hard work david put into this site.. why else would I have it on my fave places, and check it out every single day..


Never Dissapointed.. <Hatedforlovin...>
- Mon, May 15, 2000 at 17:59:23 (PDT) | #17

Well, I'd like to see Moz record some new material. He's been touring enough, but then again, I feel sorry for the people who haven't got to a concert yet :-(

Of course, that is if he can find a record deal! I'm sure he will.....

Rediffusion <[email protected]>
- Mon, May 15, 2000 at 19:07:51 (PDT) | #18

All of the rumours.....
There would be no moz without a smokescreen. Maybe that's one of the reasons he's happy to let David run 'the' site....just the way it is. David gets little credit for just how good this site is and what a great job it does of keeping a large group of us together, as well as being as clued up on Mozz as we could be. It is style.

Scotland - Mon, May 15, 2000 at 19:33:57 (PDT) | #19

I hope there will be another tour and this time PLEASE! play a really really great show for your Pittsburgh fans Morrissey.

shaye smith
Midland, PA - Mon, May 15, 2000 at 20:15:18 (PDT) | #20

Another potential tour!!! Morrissey is God!!!!!!!

Wilde about the Moz
arse of the world - Mon, May 15, 2000 at 21:53:02 (PDT) | #21

I just have to say congratulations to whoever
pulled off the Gary Day/Johnny Depp hoax!
Very impressive! I didn't believe it 100%,
but 80% of me DID get suckered!! haha

Hey, it helped ease the boredom around here,
if nothing else!

Why would some of you not want Moz to tour?
Are you crazy? He can't tour enough for me.
The albums are fantastic, but nothing is as great
as the performance. Now if only he'd play some
new material if he tours this summer. We could pass them around on bootlegs and have a great
time of it.

And, anyway, I don't see why it has to take much
longer for an album to come out, even if he tours. The songs are supposedly written, and I don't think they need to spend too much time in the studio. He can get a single out while he tours, and then the album by fall. Get
on it, Moz!!! In the meantime, we also have the
Johnny Marr/Healers album! Things will pick
up, don't worry.

LoafingOaf <[email protected]>
%00 - Mon, May 15, 2000 at 23:49:22 (PDT) | #22

Why did he 'get his fill of duets last time round?'. Did I miss an epic duet medley or is this 'duet' between singer and band?

gimpy chimp
Snotters - Tue, May 16, 2000 at 00:33:47 (PDT) | #23

David, you donīt need to apology for anything at all. man, this site alone is worth bying a computer and learn how to press the buttons: w w w . m o r r i s s e y - s o l o . c o m
i am one of those who come here several times each day to search for ANY news or just hang around :-)

YOUR WORK IS HIGHESTLY APPRICIATED and please donīt blame yourself too much for putting those faked news on the goes on...and this story goes on...i know...

unruly boy <[email protected]>
- Tue, May 16, 2000 at 00:40:17 (PDT) | #24

" people start making things up to toy with the masses." - ouch!

Porto - Tue, May 16, 2000 at 03:15:54 (PDT) | #25

Oh, sorry, forgot to say, the fact that Gary Day owns a computer or not does not mean necessarily that he cannot post messages here or in any other webpage. Well, you are saying that it was false and I believe in what you are saying; however, I just wanted to add this remark, for the sake of logic.

Porto - Tue, May 16, 2000 at 03:23:42 (PDT) | #26

Well....where to start?

I suppose I'd better come clean straight from the off and let you know that I was responsible for both the Gary Day letter and the anonymous Johnny Depp rumour. It started with me posting a fake message from Gary on the discussion board in an idle moment (and also in protest to some of the non-stories that populated these pages - not your fault I know, but if I see another Salford Lads news report, I'm likely to tear up my West Ham Boys Club T-Shirt and buy a Travis album in protest).

No-one was more surprised than me to log-on again merely a few hours later, and find the letter adopted as the main news item. This set my mind working on over-drive, and I thought I'd submit a news item directly to Dave regarding the duet. The idea of J.D came as I recalled something about the two living close to each other, and that J.D had something of a musical bent. My original idea was to be Terence Stamp, having heard his dulcit tones (I appear to like that phrase) in last years magnificent film 'The Limey'. However, the SLEEPY HOLLOW (not-so) cryptic clue was too tempting for me.

Sorry to have duped everyone, but I hope you'll admit, it was fun for the week or so the story ran, and it was my aim to get the story into the music press, and maybe even the mainstream media.

Apologies to you David - I meant no harm, and my ulterior motive - to elicit a response from the notoriosly reticent Morrissey camp so we'd find out what was happening in lantern-jaw's world, seemed to work.

If you guys are suffering withdrawal symptoms waiting for the new album, there is some excellent new stuff out there right now. If I may be so bold, try 'The Great Eastern' by The Delgados, "Hot Rail" by Celaxico, "Lost Souls" by Doves and "Dongs of Sevotion" by Smog. If you're feeling adventurous, and would like to chill to some mellow hip-hop grooves, you could do a lot worse than Blackalicious's superb "NIA", or "Spectrum" by The Quannum Collective.

In the meantime - it was fun, amigos...


- Tue, May 16, 2000 at 03:46:56 (PDT) | #27

NR - you should become an actor.

Porto - Tue, May 16, 2000 at 04:32:59 (PDT) | #28

donīt worry David, you are a real Morrissey Fan
I see the Show here in most pretty city in the world RIO DE JANEIRO, and i see to many fans, from to many places... and i think just Moz can do that...



Mauricio Porto <[email protected]>
RIO DE JANEIRO - Tue, May 16, 2000 at 08:12:06 (PDT) | #29

Well...I got an email from Lyn Booher, Boz's wife, saying that Boz was in his studio. As for what he's doing there, I dunno...making new music with Moz??????

maribel <[email protected]>
Riverside - Tue, May 16, 2000 at 08:58:38 (PDT) | #30

David thanks for doing the good job on keeping us informed on most of the MOZ info.
p.s.: isnt Maribel really cute?

boy from those ugly new houses
- Tue, May 16, 2000 at 14:59:52 (PDT) | #31

MOZ, Please, Please, Please come to Australia!!!!!
Oh, Say You Will!!
Don't be shy It's NOT TOO FAR!!!!(by Jet Propulsion)
Please TRY.

- Tue, May 16, 2000 at 23:19:56 (PDT) | #32

Maribel... Sweetie...

Let's not start any more rumors! If something is happening wait until Moz makes it official. No need for speculations.

Someone Who Wants To Be In The Know
Loose Angeles - Tue, May 16, 2000 at 23:48:26 (PDT) | #33





GLOBAL - Wed, May 17, 2000 at 01:46:18 (PDT) | #34

Who cares about rumours. You will know what what the old wash-up is doing when he does it.

Most likely it will be a bunch of s-h-i-t like it has been for the last 10 years!

Morrissey Sucks!

Morrissey Sucks
- Wed, May 17, 2000 at 10:14:18 (PDT) | #35

Havfine, I was thinking the same thing, and I agree with you - Gary does not need to own a computer to participate on this website! (I am only able to go on-line when I use someone else's computer)

NR: You missed April Fools Day with this one!

J. Razor
San Francisco - Wed, May 17, 2000 at 11:11:24 (PDT) | #36

I just hope the old porker hits the gym before
he hits the road again.A vegetarian shouldnt be
eating cheesesteaks and ham....should he?

QUICKQUINN <[email protected]>
Maryland USA - Wed, May 17, 2000 at 13:06:55 (PDT) | #37

Hey boneheads, no need to jump on myass just cos I wanted to give you guys some info! I only wrote what the email said cos Boz and Lyn email the truth!

Maribel <[email protected]>
- Wed, May 17, 2000 at 14:54:46 (PDT) | #38

I would think that Morrissey and the band deserve
a bit of time off, considering that they have
completed a US tour, with almost more dates than
STEPS ! Bravo !!!

Hoping for UK dates again - but whatever happens - respect is due to Morrissey and the band - who deserve some praise for sticking to there beliefs and for playing these wonderful songs, around the globe.

hazard <[email protected]>
- Wed, May 17, 2000 at 14:59:04 (PDT) | #39

Maribel: if you can tell me what Boz or his wife says when you ask them the story of how/where Boz acquired a guitar belonging to Marc Bolan, THEN, we shall all be able to believe you.

p.s. Boz should light up when you ask!

J. Razor
San Francisco - Wed, May 17, 2000 at 15:04:06 (PDT) | #40

see who ever the person is "someone in the know" should have not mentioned anything about a tour cause now everyone is going to start tour rumors and bitch bitch about them so i have much respect for this person but they should have kept a low low profile of a tour and just let nature take it's course.

- Wed, May 17, 2000 at 15:55:56 (PDT) | #41


Relax. No need for name calling. Very, very immature. I just meant that starting any rumors is unnecessary!!! If something is gonna happen, let Moz announce it!

Someone Who Wants To Be In The Know
Loose Angeles - Wed, May 17, 2000 at 16:47:23 (PDT) | #42

Well love, it's difficult not to get pissed off when all I was trying to do was give you all a lil' info.....

Maribel <[email protected]>
- Wed, May 17, 2000 at 17:08:38 (PDT) | #43

oh, the agony of such a pleasant vagary: morrissey touring the states again. please do us all the favor of playing the east coast. we love you!

Loving Him....
- Wed, May 17, 2000 at 20:44:16 (PDT) | #44

Thank You David , For this Great Site!! I wonder how often Moz logs-on?

DannyDangerous <[email protected]>
Hollywood,Ca. - Wed, May 17, 2000 at 22:21:32 (PDT) | #45 aren't exactly delivering ground-breaking you know how many sad-o Moz fans email Boz and his wife on a daily basis? Your not special in that department..they are nice to all the fans that write and give you snipets of info when they have time..Jeez..stop pestering those poor people already!!

- Wed, May 17, 2000 at 22:45:14 (PDT) | #46

Razor: yes, I had also your case in my mind when I wrote that post. And mine too, since I don't own a computer as well...

Porto - Thu, May 18, 2000 at 03:30:21 (PDT) | #47


Remember to let us know what you find out from the Booer residence re: Marc Bolan's guitar!

J. Razor
San Francisco - Thu, May 18, 2000 at 12:53:11 (PDT) | #48

J. Razor:

I just emailed him about it, so I'll just have to see if/when he responds. :)

Maribel <[email protected]>
Riverside - Thu, May 18, 2000 at 16:25:38 (PDT) | #49

Ciao a tutti,


#1) Maribel didn't pester her, Lyn emailed her;
#2) Maribel is not a "sad-o Moz fan", she's a bona fide Moz fan;
#3) Maribel is not immature for the so called "name-calling"...she was merely venting...which I am sure the rest of you would have done the same in her position... (and if I were you, I wouldn't be angered by the name "bonehead", WOW! SHE CALLED ME A BONEHEAD, BIG-FREEGIN-DEAL!).

**and MARIBEL you don't have to prove yourself to anyone....**

NR...since fooling the masses came second nature to you, You should become a politician.

Arrivaderci = 8 ^ )

"No hope no harm, just another false alarm"

Hairdresser On Fire <[email protected]>
Orange County - Thu, May 18, 2000 at 23:57:33 (PDT) | #50

Jesus... Poor David T., what you have to put up with!

Porto - Fri, May 19, 2000 at 02:11:25 (PDT) | #51

And now, something completely different: the l... (well, sorry, could not prevent myself from doing that). Seriously now, I confess that I resented that affirmation from "somebody who is in the known" (whatever that means). Saying things like "toying with the masses" is legitimizing the state of "faceless, fawning and boring". I've been researching on narcissism for years now (just because I think this subject is interesting, and researching on my own), and in my opinion Morrissey knows all about that, or would not have written the lyrics of "Paint a Vulgar Picture". It's rather shocking, therefore, that someone who is associated with him writes such a phrase to refer to his fans. Not like the person Morrissey is at all (probably Razor agrees with me here). One has to analyse fame, social status, the concept of importance etc., to understand how identity is formed, and how many people would seek social approval by telling others that he/she knows very well someone who is is famous, etc. Well, why bother explaining all this? Morrissey did that SO WELL in "Paint a Vulgar Picture"... So, let's try to be good fans before boasting and spreading mindless rumours. The opposite would just mean that we, Morrissey's fans, don't have a clue about him, ourselves and about the world. And yes, we must cultivate a bit of self-criticism. It's decent.

Porto - Fri, May 19, 2000 at 04:50:49 (PDT) | #52

J. Razor: (about the marc bolan email, this is what he said)

hi , it's my birthday today so there ! ....i bought a guitar off a bloke
who played in the pink fairies who bought it off ian horn , morrissey's
old sound man , and who used to work with bolan who told me about it in
japan one night , and then tracked it down for me , which i believe i
used on the more you ignore me ....hope that fills in a few holes .cheers

Maribel <[email protected]>
- Fri, May 19, 2000 at 12:28:59 (PDT) | #53

well, i'll just butt in again, because I'm an expert at picking out liars. I've had years of experience, and I can do it even if the person thinks they are smarter than me.

First, they always screw up the continuity, as with this dude saying he was with Moz around Southpaw. Look at the facts. Moz is not on a record label, and he hasn't even been in the studio, so his "staff" is at an incredibly bare minimum.

Also, there are no "old faces" for him to work with left. He hates the people who did the first Smiths's album. All the rest of the Smith albums were basically produced by themselves. He and Stephen Street hate each other. Winstantly butchered Kill Uncle. Mick Ronson is dead. Steve Lillywhite has a rule of not producing more than 3 albums with the same artist, as I have read he told some fanzine a while back that it was time for Moz to shop it elsewhere to get a breath of fresh air. In otherwords, anyone he brings in will be new.

Second, just because it appears people have no reason to lie, they do it anyway. Yes, as you can see, people intentionally go out of their way to make up bizarre yet "true" stories. They do it for attention or they feel inadequate. Once you accept that, then life is much easier.

Third, they become incredibly vague at the important details. If you talk to them, they change the subject when you start poking around for details. Everything on that page that this guy had written was culminated from everything ever posted here. That's very easy to do.

suzanne <[email protected]>
pro at these things - Fri, May 19, 2000 at 17:38:47 (PDT) | #54

yup Suzanne, you are right. Completely.

Porto - Sat, May 20, 2000 at 13:55:24 (PDT) | #55

Well... "and all those lies,written lies,twisted lies..."
It would be fine,if it was true... truly disapointed!

Ana Beatriz Rocha
Rio de Janeiro / Brasil - Sat, May 20, 2000 at 20:41:48 (PDT) | #56

Just a quick 'thankyou' for maintaining this site, David.

I KNOW that for many of us, this is the only concrete connection we have to Moz news and other items.

Deepest thanks. All the best!

David <[email protected]>
- Sun, May 21, 2000 at 02:22:24 (PDT) | #57

just 3 things:

1. david tseng: you rule.

2. everybody: this is the internet, so please, for christ sakes.

3. and from ALL the things our friends in the morrissey's staff told us in mexico city (and they're REAL people, flesh and blood, not cyber-postings) nobody has said nothing in this superb i think just unlovable and me got really true and valuable information about record deals, next tour, latin american tour video, portugal karaoke thing and other topics....


ps.- yes, i know, #2 could invalidate #3, but who asked you anyway.

gabriel <[email protected]>
A HREF= - Sun, May 21, 2000 at 09:41:15 (PDT) | #58

That news of yours is old, all the songs are recorded, a record contract needs 2 b finalised.

the man who really knows everything about Moz <[email protected]>
- Sun, May 21, 2000 at 09:53:24 (PDT) | #59

I dunno, I think it sounds like this bloke is pretty honest. I don't believe for one second that Gary Day wrote the earlier message: It just doesn't make sense, I just wish it wasn't so quite on the Moz front: we're crying out for stuff!!!

Dave <[email protected]>
- Sun, May 21, 2000 at 17:47:33 (PDT) | #60

MARIBEL: You are so very right! I know, because the bloke that was in the Pink Fairies is an old mate of mine. He was moving to L.A. at the time and was selling off a lot of stuff. Well done and thanks for getting back to me!

J. Razor
San Francisco - Tue, May 23, 2000 at 15:46:53 (PDT) | #61

HAVFINE: Re: you last post (#52) were you going to type "the larch"? If so, we have even more incommon!!!

Yes, I agree, what is the point in spreading mindless rumours? If one does not feel adequate within one's own skin, telling "tales" will not change a thing - you still have to live with yourself just as you are...also, as Morrissey sang: ACCEPT YOURSELF. And I'd like to add: bugger what anyone else thinks! We are (or have the potential to be) interesting and should not have to pretend otherwise.

J. Razor
San Francisco - Tue, May 23, 2000 at 16:12:40 (PDT) | #62

Razor: yes, I was going to type "the larch", but then a strange fear gripped me... :)
I agree completely with what you say about identity: it's not the fact that we know someone who is famous, per se, that is going to change the person we are. Now, if we wonder why somebody who believes so much in his/her own fame does not look at us, we could understand the lyrics of "Paint a Vulgar Picture".... By the way, I read somewhere that that title is a quote from Oscar Wilde. Probably from "The Picture of Dorian Gray"?

Porto - Wed, May 24, 2000 at 07:10:54 (PDT) | #63

Havfine: There are those who forget their roots and where they come from that do end up like Dorian Gray; yet they are not able to have a picture to take on all the harmful results of their caprious activities. Indeed, Morrissey is, as you say, not one of those people: He will never forget "those ugly new houses" that are known as council estate housing in England. Remembering one's roots keep one honest and one's soul pure. Morrissey has a brilliant mind and no doubt an equally brillant memory - he will never forget. If there are those who continue to spread rumours about Morrissey's agenda, as you wrote Havfine, "Morrissey's fans, don't have a clue about him, ourselves and about the world." Let's all not try and be Morrissey personal assistant - as I am sure he would have very high expectations, and it would be hard to qualify by just telling him how much we all love him. He knows all too well the dangers of love!

J. Razor <%00>
San Francisco - Thu, May 25, 2000 at 12:18:33 (PDT) | #64

exactly how do you become "in the know?" it seems like a really accessible title...and everyone seems to be crowning themselves with it..hmmm....

christina <[email protected]>
- Mon, May 29, 2000 at 22:11:07 (PDT) | #65

* return to Morrissey-solo