Book: "Save Us Morrissey" - due Christmas by Jared Morris & Brian Clymer (October 14, 2020)




Regards,
FWD.

Further, via the author:
"Hey gang. I was asked to provide some more info.

The book is a chronological comprehensive collection of essays re: every non-album recordings + all live bsides and alt versions Morrissey has released. A biographical telling of Morrissey, band members, cowriters and producers thru 478 sources, music theory, analytical review and commentary. Unlike list books, each essay is a "deep dive". every entry gets between 2-18 pages. It's told in a conversational AP style and includes information about live performances, other artists cover versions, reissues, record store day releases etc. It's also not negative! I love Morrissey and his music so there's not any of the snarkiness you find in most writings about Morrissey and his work. It also explores some of the press coverage in recent years which, with my broadcasting career, I feel I have a unique take on.

600 pages? It's cause it goes in depth on every song and recording covered. I didn't intend to write so much, but it's also illustrated to an extent.

Qualifications? It's my fourth book, I have a degree in Communcation, I've been a radio talk show host for 15 years, I've been a radio rock DJ for five years. I've written for newspapers, magazines, radio and TV. I'm also highly trained in music theory and audio production and have produced numerous albums for musicians in my area. And I've been playing music for 28 years at various clubs and venues in the Northeast. I also have 22 albums that are currently actively in print. There's also an art to it that I think makes it more compelling.

I wrote it because I wanted to further explore the very rare tracks of Morrissey and his co-writers. I started writing in during Covid quarantine to keep from going crazy. It was Alain Whyte's stay-at-homes sessions that inspired it.

If you "hard pass" on it, that's fine, Nobody has to buy it. But, there's no reason to be a dick about it. Just move along. Thanks - JMX

Edit: the cover star is named Joe Elmer, 1943. I don't think that's the finished cover art."
 
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Skylarker

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The cover is disgusting.
 

Skylarker

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Hey gang. I was asked to provide some more info.

The book is a chronological comprehensive collection of essays re: every non-album recordings + all live bsides and alt versions Morrissey has released. A biographical telling of Morrissey, band members, cowriters and producers thru 478 sources, music theory, analytical review and commentary. Unlike list books, each essay is a "deep dive". every entry gets between 2-18 pages. It's told in a conversational AP style and includes information about live performances, other artists cover versions, reissues, record store day releases etc. It's also not negative! I love Morrissey and his music so there's not any of the snarkiness you find in most writings about Morrissey and his work. It also explores some of the press coverage in recent years which, with my broadcasting career, I feel I have a unique take on.

600 pages? It's cause it goes in depth on every song and recording covered. I didn't intend to write so much, but it's also illustrated to an extent.

Qualifications? It's my fourth book, I have a degree in Communcation, I've been a radio talk show host for 15 years, I've been a radio rock DJ for five years. I've written for newspapers, magazines, radio and TV. I'm also highly trained in music theory and audio production and have produced numerous albums for musicians in my area. And I've been playing music for 28 years at various clubs and venues in the Northeast. I also have 22 albums that are currently actively in print. There's also an art to it that I think makes it more compelling.

I wrote it because I wanted to further explore the very rare tracks of Morrissey and his co-writers. I started writing in during Covid quarantine to keep from going crazy. It was Alain Whyte's stay-at-homes sessions that inspired it.

If you "hard pass" on it, that's fine, Nobody has to buy it. But, there's no reason to be a dick about it. Just move along. Thanks - JMX

Edit: the cover star is named Joe Elmer, 1943. I don't think that's the finished cover art.
Your grammar is atrocious. I can only imagine how abysmal your "book" is.
 

Amy

from the Ice Age to the dole age
I'm guessing you've tried to mimick Moz and go the whole Joe Dallesandro route but it really, really hasn't worked. Why would anybody buy a book with a cover that looks like a cheap porno?
"Listen, I know it looks bad but it's QUALITY music journalism, I swear..."
 
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Tesco fairy

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By the same author . Something Alan Partridge about this guy

"f Snakes Could Talk, They’d Sound Like Electric Guitars is the second book in author, musician, and radio host Jared Morris’s Journal-ism series. It is a book of short stories, essays and poetry. It focuses on a variety of issues including: talk radio, punk rock, kalavirus, Bob Dylan, advertising, relationships, curling, robotics, heavy metal nursery rhymes, Growing Pains, social media, high school, depression, the media, sex, the radio business, Weird Al, UFOs, professional wrestling, hitchhiking, cruise ships, Mothman, death, childhood traumas, mental illness, speaking French, Joe Exotic, the mystical arts, Mike Tyson, TV, etymology, racism and more. The book was compiled at the beginning of the world-wide pandemic and features several of the author’s experiences in this rapidly changing world. If Snakes Could Talk is much lighter in tone than his previous book Journal-ism. Whereas Journal-ism focuses on form and wordplay (once being reviewed as a literary crossword puzzle), Snakes is more overt. The stories range from the absurd to the comical; From the poignant to the maddening. He uses his 15+ experience in the radio industry and his 20+ years of experience just outside the music industry to craft a book of short stories and essays that rewards the reader for continued reading. He set out to write a more accessible book and accomplished the goal.Jared Morris is a musician, singer, guitarist and songwriter in the bands My Version of It, Year of the Comet, Doctor Goose and Jared Morris and the Nice Price. He has 118 albums worth of material and has released over 50 albums, EPs, records and compilations in various genres including punk rock, indie rock, chip-tune and folk. This book was written in concert with the 2020 Jared Morris and the Nice Price album “Die, If You Must.” Many of the pieces revolve around or are concerned with death or dying. He hosted Talk Radio for the Rest of Us in the Salisbury, MD metro for over 10 years, producing over 10,000 hours of live local radio. Since then he’s been the host of The Jared Morris Radio Show and The Jared Morris Rock Show. He’s received several awards and accolades including being named Best of Delaware 2011’s Best Radio Personality. He also been the owner and operator of 10x Records since 1999.It won't be long she realizes, life is void of big cash prizes. Where my bones are resting, plant a seed. You can take the kids to visit me. Take turns reading my obit. It’s the last time you'll see my name in print. Call the graveyard, buy a plot. Though I love you not, my heart is broken. Prank call Russia, start a war. Tell them you’re worth dying for. The trash heap has spoken. - You’re Gonna Be The Death of Me. ?"
 
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Yardbird

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I have , finally collages tonight , to my better judgment listned to joy division... as so many good folk , have advised me to over the years... well , it’s base heavy, singer can’t ever be non the same, such a very enjoyable constant droll..... never higher nor lower .... this is where moz steps in , with quirky guitars and the voice that matches.... I’m sorry JD fans , I get your shit, and I have took the time ... but smiths are the all time Manchester band... I did enjoy JD tonight .... I get your shit , but Shelia, William, last night, Queen, handsome Carlislebaz sorry folks .... very nice try all
One can only reflect on oneself.
 

Skylarker

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Skylarker

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I hope it sheds more light on the unreleased catalog
like Kit, I Know Who I Love etc
You realize this tripe is just a glorified zine "written" by some random fan who doesn't have any inside track, right? And who probably got 100 percent of his information from this forum and Mozipedia?
 

NealCassidy

FREE SPEECH
Why is U underline
 

NealCassidy

FREE SPEECH
Hey gang. I was asked to provide some more info.

The book is a chronological comprehensive collection of essays re: every non-album recordings + all live bsides and alt versions Morrissey has released. A biographical telling of Morrissey, band members, cowriters and producers thru 478 sources, music theory, analytical review and commentary. Unlike list books, each essay is a "deep dive". every entry gets between 2-18 pages. It's told in a conversational AP style and includes information about live performances, other artists cover versions, reissues, record store day releases etc. It's also not negative! I love Morrissey and his music so there's not any of the snarkiness you find in most writings about Morrissey and his work. It also explores some of the press coverage in recent years which, with my broadcasting career, I feel I have a unique take on.

600 pages? It's cause it goes in depth on every song and recording covered. I didn't intend to write so much, but it's also illustrated to an extent.

Qualifications? It's my fourth book, I have a degree in Communcation, I've been a radio talk show host for 15 years, I've been a radio rock DJ for five years. I've written for newspapers, magazines, radio and TV. I'm also highly trained in music theory and audio production and have produced numerous albums for musicians in my area. And I've been playing music for 28 years at various clubs and venues in the Northeast. I also have 22 albums that are currently actively in print. There's also an art to it that I think makes it more compelling.

I wrote it because I wanted to further explore the very rare tracks of Morrissey and his co-writers. I started writing in during Covid quarantine to keep from going crazy. It was Alain Whyte's stay-at-homes sessions that inspired it.

If you "hard pass" on it, that's fine, Nobody has to buy it. But, there's no reason to be a dick about it. Just move along. Thanks - JMX

Edit: the cover star is named Joe Elmer, 1943. I don't think that's the finished cover art.
Did you interview Smiths expert Peter F?
 

BookishBoy

Well-Known Member
This feels like one of those projects that would be better suited to being a website of entries rather than an actual book...

But hey, content is content, good luck to the guy.
 

Mz Understood

Active Member
Imagine the horror when at first glance I thought the title was,
“Save the U.S Morrissey”
Thank God I misread it.
 

Famous when dead

Vulgarian
Moderator
Hey gang. I was asked to provide some more info.

The book is a chronological comprehensive collection of essays re: every non-album recordings + all live bsides and alt versions Morrissey has released. A biographical telling of Morrissey, band members, cowriters and producers thru 478 sources, music theory, analytical review and commentary. Unlike list books, each essay is a "deep dive". every entry gets between 2-18 pages. It's told in a conversational AP style and includes information about live performances, other artists cover versions, reissues, record store day releases etc. It's also not negative! I love Morrissey and his music so there's not any of the snarkiness you find in most writings about Morrissey and his work. It also explores some of the press coverage in recent years which, with my broadcasting career, I feel I have a unique take on.

600 pages? It's cause it goes in depth on every song and recording covered. I didn't intend to write so much, but it's also illustrated to an extent.

Qualifications? It's my fourth book, I have a degree in Communcation, I've been a radio talk show host for 15 years, I've been a radio rock DJ for five years. I've written for newspapers, magazines, radio and TV. I'm also highly trained in music theory and audio production and have produced numerous albums for musicians in my area. And I've been playing music for 28 years at various clubs and venues in the Northeast. I also have 22 albums that are currently actively in print. There's also an art to it that I think makes it more compelling.

I wrote it because I wanted to further explore the very rare tracks of Morrissey and his co-writers. I started writing in during Covid quarantine to keep from going crazy. It was Alain Whyte's stay-at-homes sessions that inspired it.

If you "hard pass" on it, that's fine, Nobody has to buy it. But, there's no reason to be a dick about it. Just move along. Thanks - JMX

Edit: the cover star is named Joe Elmer, 1943. I don't think that's the finished cover art.
Information was appreciated - enjoy the free advertising ;)
Regards,
FWD.
 

Oh my

Enough! or Too much
you're welcome. I didn't expect it to get posted on here yet! I only had a blurb ready for the celebratory Twitter post!

What made you choose the B-sides and non album tracks?
I would not be surprised at all if a compilation gathered them... but a book, that's weird (I do not mean "wrong", I simply mean "weird" or "strange" or... a quite unusual choice).
 

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