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    Article: Billy Bragg takes on Morrissey over slam of London Olympics’ ‘blustering jingoism’ - Slicin

    Re: Article: Billy Bragg takes on Morrissey over slam of London Olympics’ ‘blustering Billy Bragg's response had fuck all to do with Morrissey's statement. I guess if Morrissey doesn't spoonfeed it to people, they don't get it. Who are the villains in Morrissey's statement? And, yet! I...
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    Article: Billy Bragg takes on Morrissey over slam of London Olympics’ ‘blustering jingoism’ - Slicin

    Re: Article: Billy Bragg takes on Morrissey over slam of London Olympics’ ‘blustering Abigail Wyatt, gee, what a troll.
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    Paint a Vulgar Picture

    Assuming you're right, and EMI and Morrissey colluded to put out a £10 version of "Viva Hate" with 1 extra track and remastering, why do you suppose the project came out so badly? You don't mind re-releases, and yet you were turned off by it. Whatever your reasons, why do you think EMI and...
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    Article: London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony torchlighting segment titled "There Is

    Re: Article: London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony torchlighting segment titled "Ther You understand the situation perfectly. The Olympics are great. The Royal Family is great. This is a time when all of the UK, and indeed the world, should unite in a single lock-step march toward a glorious...
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    Do you feel tired of Morrissey's verbal attacks?

    A bubble of egotism? While it's clear he lives in his own mental world, and always has, I'm honestly taken aback by the way you've fabricated an entire image of Morrissey based on scant or no evidence. As Iona asked, how do you know? There is ample, clear evidence that Morrissey gets along in...
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    Do you feel tired of Morrissey's verbal attacks?

    Willful blindness on your part. Touring is the real world for a professional musician. Without a record deal, touring is his entire life, professionally and personally. It's not a small, sideline project. He has devoted an entire year-plus of hard work to traveling the world, playing to...
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    Morrissey attacks 'blustering jingoism' of Olympic Games - Guardian 6 August

    Ha, no, I assure you, it was not an endorsement. There are losers in the bargain who are swept under the carpet. But I won't get into that. I think they're useless as well, but the problem I have with recent Olympics is that the message harmonizes with the ideology of globalization a little...
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    Do you feel tired of Morrissey's verbal attacks?

    Just in case True To You is blocked by your ISP, here are a random sampling of comments. Outside of his withering attacks on royalty, animal cruelty, Assad, and other things he hates-- and has hated and railed against in public for nearly 30 years-- almost all of his other comments are in the...
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    Dream Pop and Shoegaze

    Yes, and oh yes. Heh, no, that's not what I meant. Shoegaze in its broadest sense is an outstanding subgenre. I just meant that Ride were sliding over into areas outside of the typical shoegaze sound. You know, gazing upward and all that. :)
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    Dream Pop and Shoegaze

    Beg your pardon. As Thesmithsmorrissey mentioned, they released a third and a fourth album-- both are rubbish. What happened? They just got lost in a half-assed detour through weakened strains of psychedelia and prog rock. They always had a strong pop element to their sound, even in the...
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    Dream Pop and Shoegaze

    "Going Blank Again" is even better, although, as I said above, by then they were already exiting the generic constraints of shoegaze. (Do not bother with their third LP.)
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    Dream Pop and Shoegaze

    Also excellent. "i" is brilliant.
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    Do you feel tired of Morrissey's verbal attacks?

    No, and one of the problems with him not doing as much press is that his flatly-transcribed comments on TTY are shorn of a lot of the essential intonations, flourishes, gestures, sense of mood, etc., that good journalists add to their account of their conversations with him. Another thing is...
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    Do you feel tired of Morrissey's verbal attacks?

    I've seen this a lot. Where does this notion come from? Between-song banter and messages sent to his own fan club do not qualify as "desperate". Yeah, sure, he knows his comments will get picked up by the press, more than likely. He knows these aren't private comments. Still, a person...
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    Do you feel tired of Morrissey's verbal attacks?

    Yes! How are his Olympics comments different than his acid commentary on Live Aid or the "Do They Know It's Christmas" single back in '85? Those were also "defining national moments" when "everybody agreed they were wonderful". He saw through those charades and spoke up. Some loved him for...
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    Article: London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony torchlighting segment titled "There Is

    Re: Article: London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony torchlighting segment titled "Ther Pretty funny.
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    Do you feel tired of Morrissey's verbal attacks?

    I disagree. There's room for dissent. He's just one voice. He won't spoil anyone's Olympic Games experience. He won't tarnish any medals or piss in anyone's pool (Michael Phelps will take care of that). Some of the artistic choices Morrissey has made, and some of his recent comments-- his...
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    Morrissey attacks 'blustering jingoism' of Olympic Games - Guardian 6 August

    To me it means something like what Billy Bragg described. Bragg was also right when he said "The truth is that the waving of flags is all to do with context". Part of that context is recognizing who's doing the flag waving, and why. It's obvious from Morrissey's statement that he blames-- if...
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    Morrissey attacks 'blustering jingoism' of Olympic Games - Guardian 6 August

    Yet another example of people overestimating Morrissey's command of English. Bragg knocks Morrissey's use of the word "jingoism", as if he had carefully chosen it. In the same TTY statement, Morrissey also wrote that the royals have "hi-jacked the Olympics for their own empirical needs", which...
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    Bravery thread from 2005

    Your 10th grade chemistry teacher was by far the coolest teacher in the history of book-learnin'.
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