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  1. Johnny Barleycorn

    Peru! Peru! My light’s hearthouse - Morrissey Central (28th Nov.)

    Yep, hard to argue against your view of Hillary. I think the thing the Dems still haven’t fully grasped is that Trump was, incredibly enough, the better candidate.
  2. Johnny Barleycorn

    Peru! Peru! My light’s hearthouse - Morrissey Central (28th Nov.)

    I know a joke about South America: What’s the weather like in Brazil? Chile.
  3. Johnny Barleycorn

    Peru! Peru! My light’s hearthouse - Morrissey Central (28th Nov.)

    I watched a lot of Trump and Clinton rallies in the last month of the campaign. It was very noticeable that Trump was painting the type of broad brush strokes you describe, while Clinton started to resort to trying to knit together minority groups to attempt to get her over the line. Perhaps the...
  4. Johnny Barleycorn

    Peru! Peru! My light’s hearthouse - Morrissey Central (28th Nov.)

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncle_Tom_Cobley
  5. Johnny Barleycorn

    Peru! Peru! My light’s hearthouse - Morrissey Central (28th Nov.)

    Politics in every country tends to follow the same basic rules. Bolsonaro, who may or may not be a terrible person, was elected in no small part because of the failures of his immediate predecessors, one of whom, Lula, is still in prison for corruption and money laundering. The further a...
  6. Johnny Barleycorn

    Peru! Peru! My light’s hearthouse - Morrissey Central (28th Nov.)

    Good military dictatorships. Duly noted.
  7. Johnny Barleycorn

    Peru! Peru! My light’s hearthouse - Morrissey Central (28th Nov.)

    I was reading that Bowie invited them to support him on his Station To Station tour but they turned him down. In the late seventies there was a truly terrible TV talent show - New Faces, I think - and one group won it for weeks by nicking from other acts. One week it would be a Beatles rip...
  8. Johnny Barleycorn

    Peru! Peru! My light’s hearthouse - Morrissey Central (28th Nov.)

    Even Kraftwerk is solo now. I think only Hutter remains of the original lineup. It’s all getting a bit Drifters now, sadly. We’ll all get a chance to join. As for South America I thought there have been a slew of ultra right-wing military dictatorships across the continent over the decades...
  9. Johnny Barleycorn

    Morrissey prefers his pints cold? Cary Caldwell (SXSW manager of planning) story in stuff.co.nz

    A friend of mine, quite connected in the recording business, once told me that when Morrissey was recording at Hook End Manor around the time of Ouija Board he refused to come down one morning unless they found him a hairdresser. Not knowing where to get hold of one at such short notice they...
  10. Johnny Barleycorn

    Post Whatever You Are Thinking At This Very Moment

    I find it really interesting as I grow older the way the inevitable, so long seemingly repressed by my consciousness for fear it would render all things irrelevant, is creeping in. Around the time of the London Olympics I contracted a virus, exact type still unknown, that attacked my heart. Why...
  11. Johnny Barleycorn

    "These are days of savagely superficial moral outrage" - brief Morrissey interview - El Comercio

    Just before Donald Trump’s election victory a very bright journalist - there are still such things - said of Trump “His opponents take him literally but not seriously and his supporters take him seriously but not literally.” I think you could say the same of Morrissey.
  12. Johnny Barleycorn

    "These are days of savagely superficial moral outrage" - brief Morrissey interview - El Comercio

    I’ve had a Bowie day today. Glorious. I feel extremely influenced.
  13. Johnny Barleycorn

    "These are days of savagely superficial moral outrage" - brief Morrissey interview - El Comercio

    That may be truer today, but the popular music of the 1950s until perhaps the early to mid-90s has certainly been hugely influential on western society, particularly. Those kids at Woodstock or on the streets of Paris in ‘68 became our Prime Ministers, Presidents, Ministers, professors...
  14. Johnny Barleycorn

    Damon Albarn Irish Times interview mentions Morrissey

    I thought that was interesting. Perhaps because Albarn has been used to having his views reported on sometimes times correctly and sometimes not. Mind you, I do watch Hitler’s Henchmen sometimes and think how biased it is.
  15. Johnny Barleycorn

    Damon Albarn Irish Times interview mentions Morrissey

    Morrissey will shortly (should he be saved) be entering into his fifth decade of making music so it might be nice to hear him move away a little from the furrow he’s been ploughing all that time, however successfully. If the version of Circle of Friendz [sic] Albarn had in mind for Morrissey is...
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