How did he get his hands on them, though? I can't believe Morrissey would have willingly handed them over.Does anybody know about the diaries belonging to Morrissey that Johnny Rogan has seemingly read? He refers to them in The Severed Alliance and The Queen is Dead documentary. Interesting.
Rogan does mention them in the book though, and the text suggests he had seen at least some of the content. So maybe Mackie showed them to Rogan before he made them public.The Mackie letters only came to light in 93, the year after The Severed Alliance was first published.
The Mackie letters only came to light in 93, the year after The Severed Alliance was first published.
Interesting. I have the 2012 edition and it devotes just one paragraph to the letters on p.165. It talks about how they mostly corresponded about music and exchanged sarcastic banter but Morrissey didn't reveal much about his inner self, although he made a throwaway comment about being bisexual. So this isn't in your copy?If you revert to the original edition if the Severed Alliance, I guarantee there is no specific reference to the Mackie letters. The text may have been revised to refer to them in subsequent editions, but those letters did not come into the public realm until almost a year after the Severed Alliance was first published in April 1992. The letter that was in Frankly Charming came out after Robert Mackie collated the letters in a zine himself in early 1993 - the only cache of the Frankly Charming letter is that it was one excluded from RM’s zine. I’m aware of the futility of arguing about anything on the internet, but I am absolutely certain of this!
You should be puzzled about the horror connection because that's rubbish. But the other one is not.Hi Peppermint, I have the 92 hardback edition (somewhere) - from memory, it was added to and revised in subsequent editions. Those Mackie references weren't in the 92 edition. For what it's worth, I don't know what Johnny Rogan's original sources were - I remember being amazed/puzzled by the revelations at the time (particularly the adolescent Morrissey's fondness for horror films and UFOs)!
here you go: https://www.morrissey-solo.com/thre...rics-to-i-keep-mine-hidden-vivahate72.131908/Speaking of diaries and hand-written things, can anyone kindly point me to the hand-written lyrics for I Keep Mine Hidden mentioned in this fat post back in 2014? -
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