Morrissey Central: The Secret Of Music - 9th April, 2018

Discussion in 'General Discussion archive 2018 (read-only)' started by Famous when dead, Apr 9, 2018.

By Famous when dead on Apr 9, 2018 at 1:54 PM
  1. Famous when dead

    Famous when dead Vulgarian Moderator

    Dec 7, 2000
    Birmingham, U.K.
    With great relief, some pride and joy, I express my sincere thanks to you for our recent UK/Mexico tour - which, impossibly, perhaps, seemed like our best yet. I felt mesmerized by the audience at Alexandra Palace, and overwhelmed by the audiences at Birmingham and Glasgow. That compressed image, to the very last glimpse, is in the mind forever. It’s a joy that even happiness might become confused by. So, thank you - in the most plain language, for your support and loyalty, both of which could never be questioned.

    I am sorry that our art-hounds at The Independent and The Guardian were so hateful about the tour, but as we now know, hatred is their income. They do not care and they have no taste. Rather than suffer the ordeal of insanity, I would suggest that you never again buy or log onto these ‘hoax news’ outlets: they will die quickly without you.

    Enormous thanks to Radio 2 for adding Jacky’s only happy when she’s up on the stage to their playlist this week! This is as our My love, I’d do anything for you single spends its second week at number 1 in the UK vinyl chart. We are immensely proud.

    It’s difficult to pull the best from the greatest, but our recent dates were most stylishly celebratory at:

    1.LONDON Palladium (10 March)

    2.MEXICO CITY (17 March)

    3.LONDON Alexandra Palace (9 March)

    4.GLASGOW SSE Hydro Arena (17 Feb)

    5.NEWCASTLE Metro Arena (23 Feb)

    6.LEEDS First Direct Arena (24 Feb)

    7.BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena (27 Feb)

    8.LONDON Brixton Academy (1 March)

    9.ABERDEEN GE Arena (16 Feb)

    10.LONDON Royal Albert Hall (7 March)

    11.BRIGHTON Center (3 March)

    12.DUBLIN 3arena (20 Feb)

    Thanks to all venues for being 100% vegan: it’s great to eat and to save lives at the same time. Meanwhile, The Great Conor McGregor’s new TV commercial for Burger King looks like something out of the last century - marooned in the past.

    We plan a release for our Back on the chain gang single for August - if the wind remains at our backs and in our sails. If you find yourself at a loose end until then, please read Douglas Murray’s The strange death of Europe.

    I believe the unquestionably qualified writer J Rogan is researching yet another book of Morrissey Gossip. He simply hasn’t made enough money from the Smiths/Morrissey; he hasn’t yet extracted enough blood; he hasn’t yet caused enough propulsive sorrow; he hasn’t yet wafted a dead body downriver; he hasn’t yet been congratulated for his inexhaustibly mundane enterprise of gossip; he cannot write and move on, and should you bear a barbaric grudge he shall shortly ring your doorbell in the name of thumbscrew research.

    For me, now, life is enough, and your support elevates me all over again. I can only continue expressing my thanks to you for all that you do, and I brim with pride to think that we’re all still here.

    Incontestably yours


    9 April 2018.


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    1. Marco
      Huuummm. He spoke about Chain Gang, but not a word on the All the youg people... so this lead me to think that it was scrapped in favour of Chain Gang... OR it never meant to be both My Love and All the young people.... Time will tell.
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    2. Famous when dead
      Famous when dead
      I wouldn't worry - he made absolutely no mention whatsoever of the My, Love... 7" until 2 weeks after its release. :)
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    3. unloveable
      It’s very pleasant to read him in good spirits , somehow relieving ...
      I didn’t know Johnny Rogan was writing another piece of Moz .
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    4. Eldritch
      Had to google Douglas Murray's book. Oh dear.

      "Naked racism may still be unacceptable in polite society. But post-Brexit vote there’s a clear market emerging for a slightly posher, better-read, more respectable way of saying that you’d rather not live next door to Romanians or think Muslims are coming to rape your womenfolk. Think Daily Mail columnist Katie Hopkins, but with longer words, and for people who wouldn’t be seen dead on an English Defence League march – although one of the more ridiculous contentions in this book by the journalist Douglas Murray is that the EDL are actually terribly misunderstood chaps, who have a point, and aren’t really to blame for the way their rallies regularly end in violence."
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    5. Famous when dead
      Famous when dead
      A moment of silence for this thread please - which has just died ;)
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    6. Charlie Cheswick
      Charlie Cheswick
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    7. Peppermint
      Actually, looking at the reviews on Amazon, it is almost universally applauded by a wide range of people, including Clive James - a writer whose intelligence I've long admired. In fact the Guardian seems like it's in the minority in this instance.

      Context statement: I have no interest whatsoever in defending Morrissey, but I do like intelligent, open debate.

      By far the most compelling political book of the year was Douglas Murray's The Strange Death of Europe...fearless, truth-telling, and masterfully organised...Don't hold an opinion about this book if you have not read it. - Evening Standard, Books of the Year 2017

      This is a brilliant, important and profoundly depressing book. That it is written with Douglas Murray's usual literary elegance and waspish humour does not make it any less depressing. That Murray will be vilified for it by the liberals who have created the appalling mess he describes does not make it any less brilliant and important...Read it. - Rod Liddle, Sunday Times

      His overall thesis, that a guilt-driven and exhausted Europe is playing fast and loose with its precious modern values by embracing migration on such a scale, is hard to refute. - Juliet Samuel, Telegraph

      Every so often, something is published which slices through the fog of confusion, obfuscation and the sheer dishonesty of public debate to illuminate one key fact about the world. Such a work is Douglas Murray's tremendous and shattering book, The Strange Death of Europe. - Melanie Phillips, The Times

      Breathtakingly gripping - Michael Gove, Standpoint

      A cogent summary of how, over three decades or more, elites across western Europe turned a blind eye to the failures of integration and the rise of Islamism...Persuasive - The Times

      This is a vitally important book, the contents of which should be known to everyone who can influence the course of events, at this critical time in the history of Europe. - --Sir Roger Scruton

      Douglas Murray glitters in the gloom. His pessimism about multiculturalism is so well constructed and written it is almost uplifting. Liberals will want to rebut him. I should warn them that they will need to argue harder than they have ever argued before. - Nick Cohen

      Douglas Murray's introduction to this already destructive subject of Islamist hegemony is a distinguished attempt to clarify the origins of a storm. I found myself continually wishing that he wasn't making himself quite so clear. - Clive James

      Douglas Murray writes so well that when he is wrong he is dangerous - Matthew Parris, Spectator

      Whether one agrees with him or not Murray has made a valuable contribution to the global battle of ideas - --Amir Taheri, Asharq al-Awsat

      Masterly - Christopher Hitchens on Bosie: A Biography of Lord Alfred Douglas

      Powerful and engaging...Murray is at his strongest when lampooning the neurotic guilt of Western liberal elites...Disagree passionately if you will, but you won't regret reading it. - Literary Review

      A compelling, insightful and persuasively argued narrative...a deeply humane book that touches on individual tragedy...It may even prove to be the start of a conversation, and for such a dangerously politicised and neglected subject, that would be most welcome. The combination of fascinating subject matter and superb writing make The Strange Death of Europe a title that stays in the mind throughout the reading process and beyond. - Entertainment Focus

      Powerfully argued - --Roland White, Sunday Times Political Books of the Year, 2017
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    8. Uncleskinny
      Once again, it's everyone else's fault. I just wish he'd shut his stupid racist mouth. He could say nothing, but chooses to put 'pied dans la bouche' on each occasion.
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    9. Anonymous
      For what it’s worth the book has a 4.3 outnof five on good reads. Just to gauge the non critic readers opinion
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    11. g23
      "Dear GOD... Morrissey just asked his fans not to buy our papers! Pack it in boys, it's well and truly over for us."

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    12. Anonymous
      He just endorsed Douglas Murray.

      There you go. Transformation complete.
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    13. Harsh Truth
      Harsh Truth
      So I guess that's it, then, for LIHS touring? I would have thought another leg might be upcoming, but it doesn't seem likely, at least based on this statement.
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    14. Anonymous
      Morrissey: "See, I'm not racist. Some of my best photos are of black people."

      Please, someone spit in this man's face.
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    16. Anonymous
      What?! Morrissey is anti-immigration? Why has no one ever mentioned this before? I'm shocked, I tell ya - SHOCKED to my very core! :fearscream:
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      12" on the slack
      So, a self-named ardent defender of free speech just asked his fans to boycott certain newspapers - because said newspapers have had the audacity to criticise him?

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    18. Charlie Cheswick
      Charlie Cheswick
      There are some obvious factual errors in the views he expresses here. Firstly that the Jewish and Muslim situation are different in that the Muslim situation is represented by facts wheras the Jewish situation wasn't. The hatred of Jews was borne from things like a lot of wealth being situated with Jews. The falsehood was that Hitler believed this is what lead to Germany suffering when in reality the economic problems were from the Treaty of Versailles. Either way, most Europeans weren't concerned with Jews halting Germany's recovery but with them holding wealth, or in more abstract theory that they were responsible for things like Socialism. So the general concensus for both groups is they're bad based on that some Jews were responsible for the whole and some Muslims are responsible for the whole

      He also swerves any question about causes and goes back to results. If you're unwilling to look at the causes behind what you don't like how do you ever intend to solve the things that you don't like? Such as, why did all of these Muslim people suddenly decide to move somewhere where they are blatantly unwelcome by much of the population? How did their countries suddenly end up in chaos? If we persist with the same way that we've done things people will keep coming. As a side note, the people that anger most anti-Islam people are from a part of the world who apply to come in rather than those coming across European borders. But for the European migrants, if you want to stop that you need to stop the reasons why people are fleeing their homelands. Once they've left they've left.

      This is all before you get to the economic reasons why people leave. Get some of those 1% to let a little go around the World and maybe nobody will want to leave their homelands.
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    19. Anonymous
      Morrissey feels, that perhaps this was his most successful tour because he actually finished a tour.

      It's all about the two thousand copies sold on the vinyl charts now.

      Also, how is he able to keep speaking? He claimed free speech is dead. Who is allowing this? I cannot believable the government's incompetence when it comes to allowing him to continue to speak when hes it is forbidden.

      There needs to be an inquiry.
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