"Only If You Are Really Interested" - new book by Nicholas P. Greco (Spring/Summer 2011)

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    "Only If You Are Really Interested" - McFarland
    Celebrity, Gender, Desire and the World of Morrissey

    by Nicholas P. Greco

    Not Yet Published, Available Spring/Summer 2011

    About the Book
    One of the keys to the enduring popularity of the British singer Morrissey is his carefully crafted enigmatic persona. This critical book examines the role of enigma in the celebrity’s public life, exploring how a level of mystery is maintained through television interviews, videos, reviews and concerts, as well as through his music and lyrics. Of particular interest is the way in which enigma stimulates interest and desire in his audience, and how the artist manipulates traditional modes of masculinity and the conventions of pop music to further cultivate enigma.

    About the Author
    Nicholas P. Greco is an assistant professor of communications and media at Providence College in Otterburne, Manitoba, Canada. He is the author of numerous articles, and is a founding fellow of the Canadian Institute for the Study of Pop Culture and Religion.

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    1. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      True enough. We all know Moz as a genuine person, but sometimes he is not totally straight-forward. Remember that one interview where he said a person stopped loving him. But no mention of a pronoun (he or she.)
    2. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      A carefully crafted enigmatic persona? To further cultivate the enigma? That indicates that there is or was a plan. I doubt that. It also lead me to thinking that someone is not allowed to keep to himself or that Moz can not live on his own terms. Just because he is a public figure, that does not mean that he is required to share details of his personal life. And it is perfectly fine to be inconsistent and misleading if he feels like it. Dont take Morrissey too seriously all the time. Morrissey is who he is. A man that keeps a lot to himself for obvious reasons. In the end he is a shy boy from Manchester trying to cope. Stop digging and pretending to know it all. There is no plan and there never was. It is a life that is lived.
    3. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Re: Article: "Only If You Are Really Interested" - new book by Nicholas P. Greco (Spr

      And the obvious reasons are?
    4. celibate
      celibate
      Re: Article: "Only If You Are Really Interested" - new book by Nicholas P. Greco (Spr

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      [well that's usual, so no difference concerning my posting]

      would like a reply tag under the item, not under the page, it won't work,
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      a few days ago I shall log out and log in, got major trouble, had to ask for
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    5. PinkFloyd
      PinkFloyd
      Re: Article: "Only If You Are Really Interested" - new book by Nicholas P. Greco (Spr


      I read in a interview that he said it's only women he would 'love' in that way, so im presuming it was a woman.
    6. Amy
      Amy
      Re: Article: "Only If You Are Really Interested" - new book by Nicholas P. Greco (Spr

      Really? He's made so many contradictory statements about his sexuality that I'd think it difficult to make any concrete assumption. I think "I Can Have Both" pretty much summed it up.
    7. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Re: Article: "Only If You Are Really Interested" - new book by Nicholas P. Greco (Spr

      If you don't realise that Morrissey is a homosexual you do not listen to his music...

      Yeah he used to be celibate, abstinent, the third gender, without pronoun, muslim blahblahblahh but now quite categorically he's a man who indulges in that which Mr.Wilde described as 'the love that dare not speak its name'...

      DEAR GOD PLEASE HELP ME!
    8. PinkFloyd
      PinkFloyd
      Re: Article: "Only If You Are Really Interested" - new book by Nicholas P. Greco (Spr

      True... it was a interview from 2004 i believe... when he said that it was followed by 'that's all your getting'(obviously implying that there is more), so maybe he likes the company of both but when it comes down to it it's women.
    9. Amy
      Amy
      Re: Article: "Only If You Are Really Interested" - new book by Nicholas P. Greco (Spr

      I'd say he has always preferred men, but there you go :p.
    10. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Re: Article: "Only If You Are Really Interested" - new book by Nicholas P. Greco (Spr

      Or brainless, stupid, occult, all show, no brain and no content women.

      Given the type of people he prefers, I do not care much about which sex that person is. His partners, fans and friends are as hollow and superficial as the man himself. The image is what counts. Yeah, right... for people who do not have not much more to offer.
    11. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Re: Article: "Only If You Are Really Interested" - new book by Nicholas P. Greco (Spr

      Morrissey and Marr have always stated that when they started The Smiths they had a very definite plan about what they both wanted and didn't want to be...I think you'd be very surprised at the extent to which ol' Mozza sit's and plots!

      Of course he 'pretends' everything just happens 'as if by accident' and 'no one ever helped us'...etc etc...it doesn't make it true, just sound more exotic and fits the 'struggling artiste bit'......
    12. PinkFloyd
      PinkFloyd
      Re: Article: "Only If You Are Really Interested" - new book by Nicholas P. Greco (Spr

      Lol im not bothered really who he is interested in, im just saying.:)
    13. Ready With Ready-Wit
      Ready With Ready-Wit
      When looking for a mate, I don't think he perfers any gender. I doubt he would look into things that are so trite.
      Last edited: Feb 14, 2011
    14. goinghome
      goinghome
      Re: Article: "Only If You Are Really Interested" - new book by Nicholas P. Greco (Spr

      "I think it's safe to say that the human race is probably scum, on the whole." He's probably as happy having neither as both. :D

      And then there's this daedally-structured dialectic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSGHWBRMQ1Q&feature=related :boxing: :sleeping:
    15. Someone
      Someone
      This sounds like a really interesting subject; his enigma is a vital part of his worth. I shall certainly be giving this a try.
    16. Oh my god. it's Robby!
      Oh my god. it's Robby!
      Why would I listen to a Canadian about Morrissey? :rolleyes:
    17. Tip
      Tip
      Re: Article: "Only If You Are Really Interested" - new book by Nicholas P. Greco (Spr

      Why listen to anyone about Morrissey other than Morrissey?
    18. Ready With Ready-Wit
      Ready With Ready-Wit
      Re: Article: "Only If You Are Really Interested" - new book by Nicholas P. Greco (Spr

      :lbf: Very true.
    19. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Re: Article: "Only If You Are Really Interested" - new book by Nicholas P. Greco (Spr

      Because Morrissey is a liar who likes to twist things to give himself a certain image. The poor man who is always wrong while he wrongs so many other people, but hey, who cares, most of his fans are like that and it is so cool that he is so much like them.

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