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

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

MORRISSEY

9 April 2018.

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FWD.
 
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reelfountain

On Timeout
Look, someone called Moz a racist again - because the book he recommended. So I said, One arch comment to sting the delicate.
 
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Don't know what your city is. Mine is London. The white working class have been socially cleansed by the councils by a mixture of alienation, fear of crime and refusal of housing. If you only offer social housing to phony refugees/migrants then an area soon changes - which they know well. As a Londoner I have observed this for decades. No white working class area exists in London anymore. By and large, the only English people having families in London are the rich who maroon themselves in safe wealthy enclaves full of people just like themselves. These people also advocate multiculturalism but ultimately want nothing to do with it. That's London for you. There's very few real English people here anymore.
How's your town?

Nationalism is a cancer. It brings nothing good to any discussion. It's on par with religion in terms of the damage it has caused throughout history. It's cultural thumb-sucking.

Nobody's losing their culture, but cultures inevitably change. Get over it.

You could end immigration tomorrow, and there's already enough diversity to make the future look very different than it does now, but that's the way it was supposed to be. Romanticizing a culture that never really existed is an egotistical illusion that the culturally paranoid have gone through throughout history.

Future generations will be the ones to decide what the state of the world looks like, not the ones on their way out. They will cope with it much better than you did, and there's nothing you can do about that.

Morrissey has done nothing but trash British culture throughout his career, and considering that he's second generation Irish, and the prejudice that likely brought with it, his inability to grasp the concept of empathy outside of his bourgeois, sentimental pose on animal rights, is remarkable.

He hates people, so it's much easier for him to divide them up, and panic when they don't comport to his world view.

He's a bully at a distance, and he's always been.

On a side-note, I've grown nauseated by his overwrought prose. It's pretentious.
 

hand in glove

Life is never kind
Morrissey: "The Chinese are a subspecies."

Or I could present to you quotes of him calling for people's deaths, but I'm not going to pamper you.

Selective outrage is never a good look.
He's been doing this and saying that since the 80s. Why is it such a big deal now?
 

hand in glove

Life is never kind
I just want Moz to write personal songs about love and life, like he used to. I want to turn to Morrissey to escape politics...
 

g23

Always crashing in the same car
He's been doing this and saying that since the 80s. Why is it such a big deal now?
We all have those radical friends in our teens and 20's that say mad things all the time and try to be outrageous, and it's charming at that age. The older a person gets without changing from their teenage mindset and persona, the less attractive it becomes. I won't try to say whether he's grown as a person or not since his youth. I don't know him as a person.
 

669

Active Member
Had to google Douglas Murray's book. Oh dear.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/may/06/strange-death-europe-immigration-xenophobia

"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."


LOL! Way to ignore all the positive reviews and pick out the one from the Guardian.

And it has like 96% 4-5 star reviews on Amazon.

But you won't read it yourself 'cause the Guardian told you it was "racist".
 

hand in glove

Life is never kind
We all have those radical friends in our teens and 20's that say mad things all the time and try to be outrageous, and it's charming at that age. The older a person gets without changing from their teenage mindset and persona, the less attractive it becomes. I won't try to say whether he's grown as a person or not since his youth. I don't know him as a person.
I completely understand what you're saying and respect your thoughts. However, I still love to be around radical thinkers and those who aren't afraid to express their views simply because they fear others will disagree. It takes strength. And really, people don't change that much, fundamentally speaking. That's just my opinion, though :)
 

E Scott

Well-Known Member
Morrissey has strength of character to rarely acquiesce or back down but one doesn't want to become a blowhard either just to get the last word in as that also closes down intelligent debate.
 

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