Redbrick: "The Smiths: There is a Band That Will Never Die Out" (November 3, 2019)

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By Famous when dead on Nov 4, 2019 at 12:41 PM
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    TV Editor Catrin Osborne discusses the legacy of The Smiths as a quintessential university band.

    Excerpt:

    "Within the ephemeral online culture of Gen Z (those of us born after 1996) has risen the phenomenon of posting explicitly depressive statements which draws parallels with many of Morrisey’s lyrics. No song by The Smiths exemplifies this better than ‘How Soon is Now?’. A song that pairs Johnny Marr’s jangly guitar with Morrisey’s lamentations on the experience of a failed night out where he concludes ‘And you go home and you cry / And you want to die’. This juxtaposition between joyous instrumental and sorrowful lyrics seems as popular now as it was when it was released. Dubbed ‘sadfishing,’ young people are oversharing their emotions online in the modern age and this is reflected in a lot of popular music. However, there is nothing new about Billie Eilish singing ‘I wanna end me’ over a fast-paced, dance beat. The Smiths did that over a decade before today’s students were even born."

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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Famous when dead, Nov 4, 2019.

    1. Stephen Hofmann
      Stephen Hofmann
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    2. Mozmar
      Mozmar
      No, 'Dad' I don't think so, no wetting myself at this end thanks...
      I'm simply responding to the schoolboy comments courtesy of skinny & then yourself ..the ones further up the thread...shall I point them out for you? & then against each point made in the 'article' just to show how weak it is, & how I reached my conclusion...I'm referring to the article which you accused me of not having read because I didn't like the ending, which you wrongly stated was 'factual'.
      You're attacking the response bcos it doesn't align with your thinking & was maybe too long for you to read.
      Break it up into bite size chunks if it makes it easier for you to comprehend.
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    3. Nerak
      Nerak
      They are. Dumb & pitiless. They might think they're on the nice side but they're the pitchforks & torches type.
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    4. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      But not in the same direction.
      These skinny-types are just a bunch of fuckwits with no brains, just nasty keyboards.

      Nothing
      Appears
      To be
      Between the ears
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    5. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      True.

      They are pitiless & dumb
      & they are plain
      How dearly I wish they'd get carried away
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    6. snoddywilko
      snoddywilko
      Says the biggest droning drone of them all; via his numerous other accounts & anonymous postings.

      (cue immediate troll rating by Skinny, oh, I mean Trill)
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    7. snoddywilko
      snoddywilko
      Having a conversation with yourself again, I see.
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    8. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      And this is regurgitation of the apologist argument. You went to a lot of effort to say nothing new.
    9. Trill
      Trill
      A fucking lunatic.
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    10. snoddywilko
      snoddywilko
      Well said.
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    11. snoddywilko
      snoddywilko
      That’s a very accurate self-appraisal for one as dense as you.

      Nice to see you’re finally having a good hard look in the mirror.
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    12. Trill
      Trill
      A man in his 50s wrote that. He basically wrote “I KNOW YOU ARE!”. That’s what the far-right are like. Cunt children.
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    13. snoddywilko
      snoddywilko
      What man in his 50’s wrote what?

      You’re a deeply troubled ‘man’, aren’t you?
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    14. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      :sleeping::sleeping::sleeping:
    15. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      But the poster is correct isn't he Trill?
      If not, do join in & tell us, son...if you are able to type more than 3 words...get help if required.
      Or can't you handle it when someone pulls an article to pieces, son?
      Look forward to your written reply.
      Yours lovingly,
      Etcetera...
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    16. Trill
      Trill
      God, he’s not sure which person is him. Bless.
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    17. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      This is a fansite that may very well die out.
      The repetition is boredom incarnate.
    18. snoddywilko
      snoddywilko
      well, I know I’m not in my 50’s.

      Are you sure which of your many online guises on this site is really you?
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    19. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      You're having a tizz Trill, calm down son, I've never seen you in such a frazzled state. You seem to be fake-outraging.

      What's "I KNOW YOU ARE!" mean, son?
    20. Trill
      Trill
      Sure.
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