Morrissey's Fans Still Ardent Decades Later - Irish Examiner

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    Preview: Morrissey’s image is complex. “His work, his presentation of himself is multi-layered,” Devereux says. “There is so much to engage with: his pre-show reels; his album artwork; his (often homo-erotic) stage backdrops and his on-stage poses; his poetic lyrics. His use of language in general is very clever. They demonstrate just how literate and well-read he is, whether it is about Oscar Wilde, Joe Orton, Pasolini or the 19th century music hall.” Fandom is about “identity formation. It involves laying down all sorts of semiotic markers as to who you think you are,” he says.
     
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    Re: Morrissey's Fans Still Ardent Decades Later, Irish Examiner

    The talk "Morrissey and Fandom" sounds very interesting. I wish I could go!

    Morrissey really is a unique figure...we are lucky...
     
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    Re: Morrissey's Fans Still Ardent Decades Later, Irish Examiner

    Everybody is unique, dear. We are all unrepeatable snowflakes. "everybody is a star", "there's a superhero inside everyone...."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tadobUaWlUA
     
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    Re: Morrissey's Fans Still Ardent Decades Later, Irish Examiner

    According to Morrissey's personal brain care specialist Gag Halfrunt: "He's just this guy, you know."
     
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    That is a silly non-point. If no one is more interesting than anyone else, why ever watch a movie about someone or read an autobiography?

    I've also noticed there is no BrummieBoy-Solo website. Not that I've seen anyway.;)
     
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    " If no one is more interesting than anyone else, why ever watch a movie about someone or read an autobiography?"

    Because a representative sample of artistic expression allows us to empathise and recognise ourselves in the mirror thus created. The exotic details of another's life do not preclude this process from happening.

    "I've also noticed there is no BrummieBoy-Solo website. Not that I've seen anyway.;)"

    Actually, there is. But it's not on general release and probably won't be until I leave the planet. Posthumous art has often been as powerful as that lauded by the fickle drivel of critics. Salinger was almost right, but he made a terrible error in releasing anything before realising and attempting to retreat from the 'fans'. I have no intention of doing that. But I might change my mind. Don't hold your breath, and I sincerely doubt it would be your cup of tea. Again we see the cult nostrums regurgitated: that any and all dissident opinion regarding The Dear Leader stems from jealousy and stymied failure. Yes, of course: I'm sitting here in Mom's Basement taking heavy-duty psyche meds, on a sugar high from coke and cheerios, frantically bashing the keys to express my rage at Morrissey for being everything I want(ed) to be. If only I was in his shoes, how marvellous life would be with a clique of disturbed patrons forcing me to live an intinerant lifestyle to avoid their 'adoration'! Or maybe not.....

    I've no doubt you have some plans for Girlmostlikely.com. You probably play the bass guitar and shriek painful lyrics about your body dysmorphic stasis. You doubtless dream that one day, L.Ron Morrissey will hear of your plight and invite you to tour the world with him. Guess what: that's exactly what you deserve! I'll stick to my sad, lonely life of failure consoled only by the pleasures of family life and a big, fat cock and bank balance.

    Thank you for pointing out my 'silly non-point' and I'm obviously going to defer to your insightful put down. Or am I? No: fcuk off.
     
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