Does anyone have a link to the story about Morrissey's personal assistant?

Peppermint

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On the subject of towels, my old accountant had to sort the rider out for the Madness support concert where Morrissey got done over with bottles and the likes, with the Union Jack waving and all. It was 60 white towels, a crate of beer for the band and bottles of water. I always wondered what they needed all of those towels for, stage lights are hot though.
Were those all for Madness, or Morrissey, or everybody?
 

g23

Always crashing in the same car
It was just Morrissey's rider. Blokey never met Morrissey, just told me what he asked for so all of my questions akin to yours went unanswered. Other than that was for the whole band.
I ended up watching several bags of Morrissey's groceries for some assistant or another for a few minutes prior to his concert in Eugene, 2002. I remember laughing about his Mung bean crisps, multiple cases of water and beer, and something like a dozen or more high end chocolate bars.

EDIT: I should say I know nothing of his towel situation, but I hope to god he had enough.
 

Charlie Cheswick

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Two points, yeah, why white towels? Maybe fear of somebody sneaking a skid mark in to spite him on a coloured towel.

And what are high end chocolate bars?
 

g23

Always crashing in the same car
Two points, yeah, why white towels? Maybe fear of somebody sneaking a skid mark in to spite him on a coloured towel.

And what are high end chocolate bars?
You know, the really, really expensive ones. Not like your average Hershey (ugh) or Cadbury's (slightly less ugh). The kind that I buy for my wife once a month because I'm a very smart man.
 

Peppermint

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I ended up watching several bags of Morrissey's groceries for some assistant or another for a few minutes prior to his concert in Eugene, 2002. I remember laughing about his Mung bean crisps, multiple cases of water and beer, and something like a dozen or more high end chocolate bars.

EDIT: I should say I know nothing of his towel situation, but I hope to god he had enough.
Dear God, crisps, beer and chocolate. No wonder he's always ill.
 

evennow

Writers on the storm
What, like a Howard Hughes type thing? I did read somewhere that he was germ-phobic.
Yes, Howard Hughes unraveled in the end. I think it was a combination of wealth, mistrust and an increasing level of insular living that lead to it. Hmmmmm...sounds familiar. Leonardo DiCaprio made a great movie of his life. Worth watching.



PS. Tell Jesse I want 80 white towels, all right?
 
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g23

Always crashing in the same car
Dear God, crisps, beer and chocolate. No wonder he's always ill.
He's got the diet of a picky 8 year old. I've thought his diet at least partly to blame for a long time regarding his health. It sounds like he survives almost exclusively on carbs. That, and I couldn't imagine a life of bland foods no matter what diet you follow.
 

Peppermint

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He's got the diet of a picky 8 year old. I've thought his diet at least partly to blame for a long time regarding his health. It sounds like he survives almost exclusively on carbs. That, and I couldn't imagine a life of bland foods no matter what diet you follow.
I've often thought that too. But then so much about him owes much to arrested development. Yes, too many carbs = fermenting gut which is a risk factor for Barrett's Esophagus, I believe.
 

Charlie Cheswick

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I've often thought that too. But then so much about him owes much to arrested development. Yes, too many carbs = fermenting gut which is a risk factor for Barrett's Esophagus, I believe.
Red wine and spirits don't help much either. I had a thing for turning bright red after both and cut them out. Apparently if you turn bright red after booze and keep doing it it's a road to esophagus cancer. He's got a thing for hammering vodka apparently but at least he knows to kick red wine to the curb.
 

Peterb

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Two points, yeah, why white towels? Maybe fear of somebody sneaking a skid mark in to spite him on a coloured towel.

And what are high end chocolate bars?
Towelgate grows evermore mysterious.
What is he doing with them?
I received a call yesterday, a throaty voice warned me 'forget the towels. If you care about your physical well-being you'll walk away.'
Good lord!
 

g23

Always crashing in the same car
Towelgate grows evermore mysterious.
What is he doing with them?
I received a call yesterday, a throaty voice warned me 'forget the towels. If you care about your physical well-being you'll walk away.'
Good lord!
I hear that he requests a large open room at each venue, devoid of furniture, and he and the rest of the band strip nude with the object of the game being to chase and whip each other on the buttocks with them while giggling. Kind of like tag, but with more nudity, mild welts and hurt feelings. Evidently it's led to more than one cancellation.
 
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