Geoff Travis on the Morrissey of today

(Originally posted in the Strange/unexpected Moz references? thread)

Rough around the edges: Former Smiths record label manager talks about his latest batch of Irish acts


"The first question you must of course ask Geoff Travis is what he thinks of Morrissey’s ongoing descent into far-right notoriety. Back in 1980s Travis discovered The Smiths and, with his record label Rough Trade, helped propel Moz toward gladioli-flourishing immortality. How long ago that must seem — how bittersweet the memories.

“Not bitter, no,” says Travis. “It was one of those periods that went by in a flash. Morrissey wasn’t the person he now seems to be. He was an interesting character to be around. As a band, The Smiths were an unstoppable force. A lot of years have gone by. I don’t think I’d recognise the Morrissey of today. It’s sad what he’s become, in terms of his views.”"


https://www.irishexaminer.com/break...ut-his-latest-batch-of-irish-acts-963182.html



A brief Morrissey segue in to the article's title.
Regards,
FWD.
 
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One thing is for sure: Moz continues to make it hard to be a fan. If I'm honest I believe Moz actually doesn't give a toss about his fans. Short concerts, setlists to only please himself, his lack of empathy with almost all humans, etc. I still think his voice and music are ace but I don't think he can see beyond his own little sycophantic solar system with him at the center. Where has all the humour gone?
I don't think he's physically or mentally well. He looks agitated & in pain. But he doesn't have anything else in his life apart from cats & songs, so on he goes.
 
Was watching some of Stephen Fry talking in opposition to political correctness and cancel culture etc and man some of these articles/posters here could take a leaf out of his book. The amount of people who I have heard being all "cancel Morrissey!!!" and then asked them if they had actually directly read/listened to anything he said, to which they hadn't, is amazing. There is article after article and it's almost like Chinese whispers. There is so much stuff and yet compared to what he himself has actually said is crazy. The amount of people here wanting to control other people's behaviour because they can't control their own emotions is nuts.
I agree. Also I think Morrissey believes that his opinions are based on facts, so I think, if people could stop condemning him for five minutes, they could probably persuade him he was wrong about some of it.
 
Was watching some of Stephen Fry talking in opposition to political correctness and cancel culture etc and man some of these articles/posters here could take a leaf out of his book. The amount of people who I have heard being all "cancel Morrissey!!!" and then asked them if they had actually directly read/listened to anything he said, to which they hadn't, is amazing. There is article after article and it's almost like Chinese whispers. There is so much stuff and yet compared to what he himself has actually said is crazy. The amount of people here wanting to control other people's behaviour because they can't control their own emotions is nuts.
I guess this might be the video you're referring to? I watched this a while ago. It was great wasn't it?

 
I guess this might be the video you're referring to? I watched this a while ago. It was great wasn't it?

Fry's been cancelled many times, but always bounces back because he's more socially connected than Morrissey is. But the cancellation process is brutal & usually far nastier than the offense the person is being cancelled for.
 
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Ey moderador yo cuando publico tengo q esperar como 1 dia para que aparezca lo que escribi..sera porque soy la unica q escribe en español, hacen diferencias por nacionalidad????
 
The only difference between the Morrissey of yesteryear and today is the fact he now has money and the complete autonomy to act the way he wants. He felt no one cared for him when he was poor so why should he care about anyone now. I imagine there was a specific moment when the penny dropped and he thought 'I don't have to give a shit about anyone, anymore'. He no longer has to come across as morally superior. I'm sure he must wilfully make people dislike him simply because he can and it makes life more 'interesting'. He's always been catty, of course, but now he can also be obnoxious (in some people's eyes).
Anyone who thought he was morally superior was a bit delusional - what's great about him is his bleakness & nihilism, combined with yearning for something unattainably better. He's never lied - he's always said he's phobic about people & he's not right in the head. It's just now he's getting older & unwell & I think being alone is starting to get more unbearable.
 
Being stalked because I don't think Morrissey is evil on a Morrissey fan site is very weird. He's complicated, but I don't think he's nasty deliberately, or a racist. I think he has paranoias & needs more fun in his life.
 
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Sera cierto que esta tan solo??? El dice q es su eleccion ...pero en miles de fotos se lo ve de joda y acompañado ...porque todos dicen que esta enfermo?? Se de los problemas graves q tuvo hace 5 o 6 años,fueron serios problemas de salud, pero ahora no se ve mal esta gordito y mas viejo,pero lo primero tiene solucion ,deberia cambiar la dieta,,ya que la obesidad es u n factor de riesgo para muchas enfermedades,Moz seguira siempre, el escenario es casi todo para el,sino pudiera cantar no se que haria,,,
 
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Ja ja que divina/ o la revolucion Capaz Moz te llama nunca se sabe jaaa no perderas las esperanzas ,los sueños a veces se hacen realidad ,si te casas ,invitame a la fiesta
 
So bored by all this nonsense. There is nothing more precious than the ability to say what you want to say. There should be no topic that is out of bounds. The average student campus has less freedom of speech and thought than North Korea. Comedy is next to impossible. What is ultimately so laughable is the idea that Moz will shut up because people say to him - you can't say that.
 
this is a guy who gave M a packet of biscuits because the smiths reached a high chart position,cheap bastard,other companies were giving their stars rolls royces in those days, no wonder M tore him apart in autobiog.Ms an easy target these days so expect many more of these articles.
 
I agree. Also I think Morrissey believes that his opinions are based on facts, so I think, if people could stop condemning him for five minutes, they could probably persuade him he was wrong about some of it.
Absolutely, plenty of what Morrissey says is eye rolling. Sometimes I feel like someone sitting down with him in the right manner could probably either change his mind on things, or, tease out a lot of the things he believes aren't as bad as he makes them seem .. but he loves sweeping statements and generalisations and sometimes you sit there thinking "god I know what you actually mean, but when you put it like that...". But most people don't look at it on a more critical level. It's black and white, he said this one thing in this one interview so we need 73 articles all feeding off each other calling him the devil, when only maybe 4 of those 73 authors actually read what they're talking about from the source, the rest just read from each other.

Then of course you have some of the people here, who couldn't care less about what he is actually saying, it's just a chance to put the boot in. He could be talking about the dangers of global warming and the benefits of medicare for all and he'd be a dangerous leftie socialist nut job to them, because it isn't about the issues - it's about him.

And in the end, people may ask why I continue to like him if I don't agree with a lot of his stated views - it's because I don't invest that much emotionally in him. I invest in his music and songs and that's about it. So really, half the people here who are clinically obsessed with hating him are absolutely shocking at controlling their own emotions. They have far bigger issues to worry about than what some dude with a good voice thinks.
 
Being stalked because I don't think Morrissey is evil on a Morrissey fan site is very weird. He's complicated, but I don't think he's nasty deliberately, or a racist. I think he has paranoias & needs more fun in his life.
I see you’re getting the same troll rating on every single post from Trill, just like I am. It doesn’t matter what I post - it could be me saying how much I like It’s Over, for example - you can guarantee I get the obligatory troll rating. It’s truly pathetic & pointless.

I put Trill on ignore a while back so I don’t even get notified that he’s trolling me.

I feel sorry for him. He’s clearly got issues.
 
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Don’t carry yourself on with me this morning son, I’m up to 90 with trying to get a post on here in the first place .... anyhow back to the venom and bile... are you the real mr but
cher???? One doesn’t care any how, this is my opportunity to vent... so here we go.... firstly a full uk tour shall be announced early next year, the usual shite shall follow.... moz on Jonathan Ross show where moz cant get a word in edgeways, JR bigging our man up, then radio 2 where moz is played all the time by Steve Wright, yes we know, hang the dj shit. Then Moz and the lawnmower bits, and the heavily insulted ( by you) shall storm up to Glasgow ( where I think you live) and we shall slap , quite hard, on the back of your legs and tell you to behave your self..... if your ever in my neck of the woods , get in touch and we can go for a peeve, I can introduce you to the many pubs of Carlislebazland... chow for now...
Dont be fooled Bazzer
It's obviously not me. Not sure how you've got Glasgow either :eek:

Benny-the-British-Butcher :greatbritain::knife:
 
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An example where the intention outweighs the factuality of the content.

Fuck you to the moon and back, you piece of racist shit
Ah, chasing nazis again? That old chestnut. There’s help out there, you deluded fool.
 

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