The Secret Diary of Steven Morrissey (part 2)
Holy Mary mother of God !
I awake trembling in a cold sweat, my pyjamas are ringing wet. Meat fed Wilson paid me a visit last night (he's making a habit of this now) stood at the bottom of my bed he is gesturing me waving a huge chicken drumstick " your a disgrace to Madchester Steven " he goes on " Shaun was the best songwriter and you know it ! " oh piss off meat fed you big willy bag what do you want now ? I reply and he starts singing in a high pitched voice " Johnny ! Remember me ! Over and over again until I awake with a start.
It's 7.23 am and I can smell bacon coming from the hotel kitchen below, I open the window and put some bird seed out on the ledge for my friend the sparrow who I have named Paulo.
Quim knocks on the door and delivers my breakfast red grapefruits scattered in pommygranite and pine nuts, we double kiss,he bows and is gone. Paulo has landed and we discuss The Sex Pistols gig at Manchester Free Trade Hall over breakfast and I tell him I was there with Buzzcock Pete, (now that's a name from the past, last I heard he was living in
Well it's been a hectic week work wise, Nuno has been driving me to various locations so I can observe the Portuguese people in their daily routines, it's so demanding I usually drop off on the return journey.
My love for Mrs Shufflebottom has faded and I am now obsessed with Charlie Cairoli a very funny clown who settled in Blackpool (he once performed before Hitler) . I like him even more than Jimmy Clitheroe. Just like me with Manchester, Charlie was never truly recognised for his massive contribution to Blackpool, and so in his honour I plan to film a video in the summer at 129 Warley Rd Northshore for my new single Oh you silly man. Charlie will also appear at future live dates on the bass drum.
Who said I didn't like black music ? Whilst tubing in bed the other night I discovered Sweet Brown and I cannot get her song Ain't Nobody Got Time For That out of my head, I would like her as support for the dates in March if not a backdrop.
Crikey look at the time ! I decide to ring Johnny to discuss Royalties but he's busy baking some old Smiths rare tracks in the oven so he can re-master them for future release whilst also designing a new guitar with Brian Eastwood.
There's a knock on the door and I am greeted by Iago from reception he steps in, we double kiss, he bows and I nod my approval, "Sir I have an e-mail for you !" He turns and leaves. I sit on the balcony and read the e-mail it's from Sean Wilson of the Saddleworth cheese company asking me to pop in for a bit of 'How's yer Father' next time I'm in town, sounds delicious.
Feeling hungry I call Quim and ask for a selection of cheese canapés to be delivered to my room in one hour and seventeen minutes.
After a nap there's a knock on the door and Quim wheels in my feast of cheese straws and spinach and cheese puffs, he presents them bows and leaves. Tonight I am going to get shit faced and have an all night tube session in bed so I decide to send Beaky a sober statement with the heading ' The shame of beloved Blackpool '.
Tomorrow I must ring Dr Jeremy Fine and I hope and pray that Meat fed Wilson does not return to haunt me in the night. Also need to call Hockney.
The clue was in the bit that said " last I heard " Surface.
If your going to be clever you need to try harder.
Glasgow tickets £45 / £65.
Even less chance of it selling out now, I reckon.
That's wonderful! I'm giddy just thinking about going!! How close were you to the stage?
I suppose it will be a priceless experience!
Due to being a student, however, I am naturally skint.
£60 is my limit. Which may be foolish of me!
Bournemouth BIC is no more than 3,000 capacity, probably closer to 2,500. No problem getting up close with standing tickets. Not a bad venue at all, plus good night life aftershow, Local to me so have seen quite a few bands there over the years
Why, the taxes are high and the weather is crap. Also if you are American you are subject to report and pay taxes on your foreign income. To make matters worse I'm subject to a Shared Responsibility Payment for Obama care this year.This is why I wanna move to the UK.
Glasgow presale tomorrow.
Are there GA tickets in the presale, generally?
Hey Joe, how do you know that there's only going to be two blocks of seats on the floor? I can't seem to find reliable info on the layout from anywhere.