Morrissey Central "OPEN LETTER TO JOHNNY MARR." (January 25, 2022)

This is not a rant or an hysterical bombast. It is a polite and calmly measured request: Would you please stop mentioning my name in your interviews?

Would you please, instead, discuss your own career, your own unstoppable solo achievements and your own music?

If you can, would you please just leave me out of it?

The fact is: you don’t know me. You know nothing of my life, my intentions, my thoughts, my feelings. Yet you talk as if you were my personal psychiatrist with consistent and uninterrupted access to my instincts. We haven’t known each other for 35 years - which is many lifetimes ago. When we met you and I were not successful. We both helped each other become whatever it is we are today. Can you not just leave it at that? Must you persistently, year after year, decade after decade, blame me for everything … from the 2007 Solomon Islands tsunami to the dribble on your grandma’s chin ?

You found me inspirational enough to make music with me for 6 years. If I was, as you claim, such an eyesore monster, where exactly did this leave you? Kidnapped? Mute? Chained? Abducted by cross-eyed extraterrestrials? It was YOU who played guitar on ‘Golden Lights’ - not me.

Yes, we all know that the British press will print anything you say about me as long as it’s cruel and savage. But you’ve done all that. Move on. It’s as if you can’t uncross your own legs without mentioning me. Our period together was many lifetimes ago, and a lot of blood has streamed under the bridge since then. There comes a time when you must take responsibility for your own actions and your own career, with which I wish you good health to enjoy. Just stop using my name as click-bait. I have not ever attacked your solo work or your solo life, and I have openly applauded your genius during the days of ‘Louder than bombs’ and ‘Strangeways, here we come’, yet you have positioned yourself ever-ready as rent-a-quote whenever the press require an ugly slant on something I half-said during the last glacial period as the Colorado River began to carve out the Grand Canyon. Please stop. It is 2022, not 1982.

Morrissey. January 2022.

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Ketamine Sun

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Half of the songs have already been released on 2 EPs. They have already been no 1 on vinyl record charts and gotten extensive radio play.

But the anon said record. So I asked out of curiosity.
 
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trying to locate one VINYL copy of the bogus LePepe
singles that made no 1 in the bogus chart.

yet to find one miserable vinyl single👨‍👧‍👧

LePep is going to be an a the worst suco songwriters podcast I would think as you would have to be insane otherwise😶


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A question re Morrissey's feelings towards Marr . . .

Somewhere on this site - maybe many places on this site! - there's been a list of Morrissey songs with lyrics regarding his feelings towards Marr. (Or at least widely interpreted as such.)

Please, could anyone point me to a link with that list or supply such a list?

Thank you if you can help!
 

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A question re Morrissey's feelings towards Marr . . .

Somewhere on this site - maybe many places on this site! - there's been a list of Morrissey songs with lyrics regarding his feelings towards Marr. (Or at least widely interpreted as such.)

Please, could anyone point me to a link with that list or supply such a list?

Thank you if you can help!
Try:
Regards,
FWD.
 
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Try:
Regards,
FWD.

And thanks to Morrissey's lugubrious open letter to Johnny, we know that Johnny is still very much on Moz' mind. The wound is deep.
 
Morrissey is completely correct. Every time Marr has something to promote he name drops then drags.
Totally agree. I know JM is a brilliant musician but, he always has a 'riposte' to the teed up QuiffManBad secition.
Hes fronted with arguably the biggest musical movie score orchestra & collabarated with diamond selling musicians but he seems to have taken a role be the righteous one, able to explain away Morrisseys reasoning concerning Politics, England while assuming higher ground.

I think it was a long expected take from Morrissey.

Ive seen mike and Andy in similar interviews, fully expected to garnish the narrative, but were proper gents.
They had valid criticisms of both Morrissey and Marr, but not late created critcism.
 
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Bit rich coming from a supposed fan of the quintessential emo teen who never grew up. 😂

Honestly, Morrissey's cult members fans have to be the least self-aware people on the planet, to not see the irony in that.
 
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And thanks to Morrissey's lugubrious open letter to Johnny, we know that Johnny is still very much on Moz' mind. The wound is deep.
I was just idly flicking through Morrissey interview in 'Q' in 1994, and it's kind of depressing how at that point their friendship seemed rekindled, and yet it all fell apart again :( :

M: We speak constantly, which is a great joy to me because after the great gulf of the horrendous breakdown, it was truly uplifting for us to become friends again and to realise that he was still as funny and creative and uplifting to be around. He's enormously underrated as a musician and, dare I say it, as a personality.

Q: Do you love Johnny Marr?

M: Yes...that's not a hard one. I loved and love Johnny Marr, but I feel tremendous indifference to Bruce and Rick.
 

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I was just idly flicking through Morrissey interview in 'Q' in 1994, and it's kind of depressing how at that point their friendship seemed rekindled, and yet it all fell apart again :( :

M: We speak constantly, which is a great joy to me because after the great gulf of the horrendous breakdown, it was truly uplifting for us to become friends again and to realise that he was still as funny and creative and uplifting to be around. He's enormously underrated as a musician and, dare I say it, as a personality.

Q: Do you love Johnny Marr?

M: Yes...that's not a hard one. I loved and love Johnny Marr, but I feel tremendous indifference to Bruce and Rick.
That should shut up the Marr critics. Something happened on the way to heaven, though.
 
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I was just idly flicking through Morrissey interview in 'Q' in 1994, and it's kind of depressing how at that point their friendship seemed rekindled, and yet it all fell apart again :( :

M: We speak constantly, which is a great joy to me because after the great gulf of the horrendous breakdown, it was truly uplifting for us to become friends again and to realise that he was still as funny and creative and uplifting to be around. He's enormously underrated as a musician and, dare I say it, as a personality.

Q: Do you love Johnny Marr?

M: Yes...that's not a hard one. I loved and love Johnny Marr, but I feel tremendous indifference to Bruce and Rick.


because Moz is a mensch its Pep who has been out of line(n)
this is not beer in a bottle, that you think you discovered:lbf:


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Ketamine Sun

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I was just idly flicking through Morrissey interview in 'Q' in 1994, and it's kind of depressing how at that point their friendship seemed rekindled, and yet it all fell apart again :( :

M: We speak constantly, which is a great joy to me because after the great gulf of the horrendous breakdown, it was truly uplifting for us to become friends again and to realise that he was still as funny and creative and uplifting to be around. He's enormously underrated as a musician and, dare I say it, as a personality.

Q: Do you love Johnny Marr?

M: Yes...that's not a hard one. I loved and love Johnny Marr, but I feel tremendous indifference to Bruce and Rick.

But how does he feel about Johnny today ?

‘…. I still love you, only slightly, only slightly less than I use to, my love‘


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I think I must be, absolutely, a total sex object.
For those who can't do math, 1994 was almost 30 years ago and a lot has happened since then.
 
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Ketamine Sun

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Morrissey has forgiven you :praying:

the ‘H’ must stand for Haslam

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in their world, everyone that expresses an opinion different than their own is evil. There is no room for tolerance, compassion or understanding.
 
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