Morrissey in german magazine "Spiegel"

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MiryamLoopDeLi

Cowshed

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"Liebe" in the title reminds me of that long forgotten contributor to these boards :rolleyes:

Anyway, "Liebe" is the only word I understand on there, so a translation from our German friends would be very much appreciated :)
 

Uncleskinny

It's all good
Subscriber
Thanks for this. I copied the text from the PDF and Google-translated it, and here it is. There are flaws in the translation, but you get the idea...

Steven Patrick Morrissey, 49, the only
Morrissey, was a charismatic
and eccentric singer -
Texter the guitar-pop band The Smiths
famous. Since 1988 he is also known as
Solo artist revered cult. "The
Most pop stars have to be dead,
before they become such an icon
be, "wrote the British Independent
Magazine "on the media-shy
Morrissey.
SPIEGEL: Morrissey, you are considered
melancholics great and infamous
Loner of British pop music.
On the cover of your new
Album, "Years of Refusal", the middle
February appears, press lovingly
a baby at the breast. Have
It is just before your 50th Birthday
reconciled with the world?
Morrissey: In fact, I would like to
the portrait show that I softer
I have become. Sebastien is the name of
Small, represents the very beautiful:
Of the opening of my heart and
the protection of the child prior to the World
out there. Much of me is negligent,
become more relaxed. I belonged
never become a clique that had me in my
Life is easy too often denied
has always been at war with the world. I
am now myself and others
much more tolerant than ever before,
and that was important to me.
SPIEGEL: You just say, it's you
now actually good?
Morrissey: I was so abgefunden,
to live without love. That works better,
than most people imagine
can. And with age
I am actually getting better. A
amazing insight.
SPIEGEL: Are you ever even further
Songs can write, if your
Mood remains so well?
Morrissey: Probably not, but what
we should do the same for his songs?
SPIEGEL: You are one of the heroes of the British
Pop culture, but have been
a difficult relationship with your homeland.
Last lived in Rome. Come
Now back to England?
Morrissey: No, I have absolutely no
Home more, I'm the last three years to some
homeless because I am always on the
am. Most of my stuff
in warehouses around the world
housed.
SPIEGEL: The mighty British music press
has had over a year again
with you, and you as a strange world
Eccentrics accused the
Traditions of old England adjures
and before Überfremdung warns. What was
going on?
Morrissey: In England there is the music press
in severe turbulence. The circulation
falls, what helps the other hand, are wild
Sensational stories. In addition,
I repeatedly committed the sin, and prices
Awards to reject the professional world.
That no one else dares, which she has not
amused. And I always fall back on
herein that British journalists
friendly can do. But once they
Interview in the box, change the
Questions, answers, so the whole
Conversation. Because they are so precisely their scandals
construct. But nobody can give me xenophobia
Attach.
SPIEGEL: You will always be an inclination to
Nostalgic said. Do you suffer from
modern times in which all digital
and is available?
Morrissey: I instinctively oppose everything.
I've never owned a mobile phone, while
will remain so, because with a mobile phone
it is always easy to locate
and monitored. It is a nightmare
at any time to be localized. If I
something had, I would have to persecution
die.
SPIEGEL: But you have a computer?
Morrissey: Even more. But I have
no iPod, and never do music from the
Internet. Music from computers
sounds horrible, it is their
Sonority robbed. I feel
Most of the achievements of
modern technology as destructive,
even if they do often helpful
seem to be. Music is
as a cultural form completely devalued, they
has lost its cultural significance.
Everywhere, in television advertising in
each film, and in any business, whirrs
in the background. And pay
we must also not more.
When I grew up, music was much
precious.
SPIEGEL: What was popular music
to your life?
Morrissey: I come from a
large family, and when I have a child
was started because several teenage girls
rum, which nonstop pop music
heard, they were obsessed.
Since I have six, I am similar.
I have the British music press
formerly with religious zeal devoured.
Today, all this would somehow
look like rock stars, have to
Home guitars and amplifiers and
play on home computers soon
times a CD. Pop is now in the
In all layers of society and
Generations established. But beginning
the seventies, I was still
Eccentric because I will rock singer
wanted.
SPIEGEL: Do you have in front of the mirror in the
Hairbrush sung?
Morrissey: And if so loud and persistent,
that the neighbors regularly complained.
But complaints were
I never stop, that's up to me
so today.
SPIEGEL: The U.S. magazine "Rolling
Stone has at best a hundred
Singers of all times elected. Surprised?
Morrissey: No, these lists are for me
irrelevant. Who can presume that
to determine the best singer? Is that
Mick Jagger or Paul McCartney? Such a
Nonsense. The best touch your heart,
alone that is the point. Interview:
Christoph Dallach
d e r s p i l e g e 4 / 2 0 0 9 123
Singer Morrissey: "Always at war only with the World"
REDFERNS
P OP
"Without love to live"
The British star Morrissey about his new album,
his restlessness and his disturbed
Relationship to music from your computer
 
Thanks for this. I copied the text from the PDF and Google-translated it, and here it is. There are flaws in the translation, but you get the idea...

Steven Patrick Morrissey, 49, the only
Morrissey, was a charismatic
and eccentric singer -
Texter the guitar-pop band The Smiths
famous. Since 1988 he is also known as
Solo artist revered cult. "The
Most pop stars have to be dead,
before they become such an icon
be, "wrote the British Independent
Magazine "on the media-shy
Morrissey.
SPIEGEL: Morrissey, you are considered
melancholics great and infamous
Loner of British pop music.
On the cover of your new
Album, "Years of Refusal", the middle
February appears, press lovingly
a baby at the breast. Have
It is just before your 50th Birthday
reconciled with the world?
Morrissey: In fact, I would like to
the portrait show that I softer
I have become. Sebastien is the name of
Small, represents the very beautiful:
Of the opening of my heart and
the protection of the child prior to the World
out there. Much of me is negligent,
become more relaxed. I belonged
never become a clique that had me in my
Life is easy too often denied
has always been at war with the world. I
am now myself and others
much more tolerant than ever before,
and that was important to me.
SPIEGEL: You just say, it's you
now actually good?
Morrissey: I was so abgefunden,
to live without love. That works better,
than most people imagine
can. And with age
I am actually getting better. A
amazing insight.
SPIEGEL: Are you ever even further
Songs can write, if your
Mood remains so well?
Morrissey: Probably not, but what
we should do the same for his songs?
SPIEGEL: You are one of the heroes of the British
Pop culture, but have been
a difficult relationship with your homeland.
Last lived in Rome. Come
Now back to England?
Morrissey: No, I have absolutely no
Home more, I'm the last three years to some
homeless because I am always on the
am. Most of my stuff
in warehouses around the world
housed.
SPIEGEL: The mighty British music press
has had over a year again
with you, and you as a strange world
Eccentrics accused the
Traditions of old England adjures
and before Überfremdung warns. What was
going on?
Morrissey: In England there is the music press
in severe turbulence. The circulation
falls, what helps the other hand, are wild
Sensational stories. In addition,
I repeatedly committed the sin, and prices
Awards to reject the professional world.
That no one else dares, which she has not
amused. And I always fall back on
herein that British journalists
friendly can do. But once they
Interview in the box, change the
Questions, answers, so the whole
Conversation. Because they are so precisely their scandals
construct. But nobody can give me xenophobia
Attach.
SPIEGEL: You will always be an inclination to
Nostalgic said. Do you suffer from
modern times in which all digital
and is available?
Morrissey: I instinctively oppose everything.
I've never owned a mobile phone, while
will remain so, because with a mobile phone
it is always easy to locate
and monitored. It is a nightmare
at any time to be localized. If I
something had, I would have to persecution
die.
SPIEGEL: But you have a computer?
Morrissey: Even more. But I have
no iPod, and never do music from the
Internet. Music from computers
sounds horrible, it is their
Sonority robbed. I feel
Most of the achievements of
modern technology as destructive,
even if they do often helpful
seem to be. Music is
as a cultural form completely devalued, they
has lost its cultural significance.
Everywhere, in television advertising in
each film, and in any business, whirrs
in the background. And pay
we must also not more.
When I grew up, music was much
precious.
SPIEGEL: What was popular music
to your life?
Morrissey: I come from a
large family, and when I have a child
was started because several teenage girls
rum, which nonstop pop music
heard, they were obsessed.
Since I have six, I am similar.
I have the British music press
formerly with religious zeal devoured.
Today, all this would somehow
look like rock stars, have to
Home guitars and amplifiers and
play on home computers soon
times a CD. Pop is now in the
In all layers of society and
Generations established. But beginning
the seventies, I was still
Eccentric because I will rock singer
wanted.
SPIEGEL: Do you have in front of the mirror in the
Hairbrush sung?
Morrissey: And if so loud and persistent,
that the neighbors regularly complained.
But complaints were
I never stop, that's up to me
so today.
SPIEGEL: The U.S. magazine "Rolling
Stone has at best a hundred
Singers of all times elected. Surprised?
Morrissey: No, these lists are for me
irrelevant. Who can presume that
to determine the best singer? Is that
Mick Jagger or Paul McCartney? Such a
Nonsense. The best touch your heart,
alone that is the point. Interview:
Christoph Dallach
d e r s p i l e g e 4 / 2 0 0 9 123
Singer Morrissey: "Always at war only with the World"
REDFERNS
P OP
"Without love to live"
The British star Morrissey about his new album,
his restlessness and his disturbed
Relationship to music from your computer
The german version made more sence lol
 

Oscarlette

New Member
i really really really want to read this but it's too bloody hard! Where's sistasheila when you need her eh?!
 

sistasheila

tjekket
i will have a try on this but the computer shuts down here in 15 minutes...give me some time the next days.....
i warn you though the tranlation wont be grammatically correct...



.where are the other germans ?hiding in the bushes?:p
 

Mars_Rover

Junior Member
Morrissey: "I was so abgefunden,
to live without love."

You know, that would make a wonderful song lyric.
 

Velvis

Not a beginner
Morrissey: Even more. But I have
no iPod, and never do music from the
Internet. Music from computers
sounds horrible, it is their
Sonority robbed.


Hey you downloaders - now you know! :D
 

Nerdcore

this uncharming girl
danke :D
 

sistasheila

tjekket
yep thanks to cashews from the main page(she/he was faster than me;-)

Translation (Score:4, Informative)

To live without love

The British star Morrissey talks about his new album, his restlessness & his disturbed relationship with music that comes out of the computer

Steven Patrick Morrissey, 49, who just calls himself Morrissey, became famous as the charismatic & eccentrical singer & lyricist of guitar-popband The Smiths. Since 1988 he´s being cultishly admired as a solo-artist also. "Most popstars have to be dead before they can become such an icon", wrote the British "Independent Magazine" about media-shy Morrissey.

SPIEGEL: Morrissey, you´re seen as a great melancholic & infamous loner of British pop music. On the cover of your new album "Years Of Refusal", which will be released in the middle of February, you lovingly hold a baby against your chest. Have you made up with the world just before your 50th birthday?

MORRISSEY: In fact I want to show with that portrait that I´ve become softer. Sebastien, that´s the little one´s name, represents that very nicely: the opening of my heart & the protection of the child from the world out there. A lot about me has become more smooth, more relaxed. I never belonged to any gang, I´ve simply refused to often in my life, I was always at war with the world. Now I´m a lot more tolerant towards myself & towards others than ever before & that was important to me.

S: Are you saying you´re feeling really good nowadays?

M: I´ve come to terms with living without love. It works better than most people can imagine. & with increasing age I indeed feel better & better. An astonishing realisation.

S: Will you be able to keep writing songs at all, if you´ll stay in such a good mood?

M: Probably not, but what kind of songs should that be anyway?

S: You´re one of the idols of British pop culture, but for years you´ve had a difficult relationship with your home country. Last you´ve lived in Rome. Are you now returning to England?

M: No, I don´t have any home anymore, I´ve been homeless, so to say, for three years, because I´m always on the road. Most of my things are stored in storehouses all over the world.

S: The mighty British music press has once again picked a quarrel with you a good year ago & has accused you of being an unworldly eccentric that swears on the traditions of the old England & issues warnings of foreign infiltration. What was going on there?

M: In England the music press is caught in heavy turbulences. The circulation decreases, wild sensational stories help against that. On top of that I repeatedly committed the sin to reject prizes & awards of the musical world. Nobody else dares to do that & they were not amused. & I keep falling into the trap that British journalists can also pretend to be friendly. But as soon as they have the interview, they change the questions, the answers, the whole conversation. Because that´s how they construct their scandals. But nobody can accuse me of hostility towards foreigners.

S: You have a reputation of having a soft spot for nostalgia. Do you suffer from these modern times in which everything is digital & available?

M: Instinctively I reject all that. I never owned a mobile phone & that´s how it will stay, because with a mobile phone you´re always easily traced & observed. It´s a nightmare if you can always be located. If I had such a thing I would die from paranoia.

S: But you do own a computer?

M: Even more than one. But I don´t own an iPod & I never download music from the internet. Music from the computer sounds dreadful, it´s deprived of its sonority. I perceive most of the accomplishments of modern technology as destructive, even if they often seem to be helpful. Music as a culture has been deprived of its value, it lost its cultural meaning. Everywhere, in TV-commercials, in every movie, in every shop it buzzes in the background. & you don´t have to pay for it anymore either. When I grew up, music was a lot more precious.

S: How did pop music become the purpose of your life in those days?

M: I come from a big family & when I was a child, there were several teenage girls running around who were listening to pop music constantly, they were obsessed about it. Since I was six I felt similar. I used to devour the British music press with religious zeal. Today everybody wants to somehow look like a rockstar, they have amplifiers at home & guitars & quickly record a cd on their home computers. Pop is established in all social classes & generations today. But at the beginning of the 70s I was looked upon as a weirdo because I wanted to become a rocksinger.

S: Did you use to sing into your hairbrush in front of the mirror?

M: You bet! So loudly & persistantly that the neighbours regularly complained. But complaints were never able to stop me, that´s still the same today.

S: The American music magazine "Rolling Stone" has voted you amongst the 100 best singers of all times. Surprised?

M: No, such lists are irrelevant for me. Who can presume to decide who´s the best singer? Is it Mick Jagger or Paul McCartney? Such bullshit. The best ones move your heart, that´s all that it´s about.
Cashews -- Tuesday January 20 2009, @12:08PM (#319233)


there are several interviews in foreign(spanish,japanese,german, dutch languages some of them fully or half tranlated in this thread
http://forums.morrissey-solo.com/showthread.php?t=86900&highlight=needed
like dear jose tranlated a dutch interview from 84 i had...which was an interview which moz held with the dutch press
and its not an tranlation of an english one..cause he didnt talk too much to foreign journos during the smiths time ..so this dutch one one there was a nice exception
...nice and sweet
 
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