Tony Parsons writes about meeting Morrissey in the June GQ (English edition)

I'm sucker for reading GQ and Esquire magazines. Both the UK and American editions. Came across this little bit about Morrissey written by Tony Parsons in the June GQ (English edition). I don't think it's been acknowledged on Morrissey Solo. Tony's column was looking at how the older you get rock music seems less relevant. Morrissey and Julie Burchill together. Now that would be a good gossip session. Opening paragraph.


"I realised that rock music was getting a bit long in the tooth on the day that Morrissey came around to my house for tea.

I was newly married, and as I fussed over the tea and biscuits, my young wife called out to me when she saw our visitor approaching.

"Darling" she said. "There's an old man coming up the garden path". I almost dropped the Jaffa Cakes. An old man? Morrissey? An old man? This was not last week. This was way back in the 20th century when Morrissey's solo career still seemed like a bit of a novelty, and the Smiths still loomed large in what was once called youth culture.

But my wife was in her early twenties at the time. And to her, this rock icon looked as though the might need a bit of help across the road, or perhaps be off to the shops to splash out on a couple of tins of cat food. He certainly didn't look young, or vibrant, or potent - all those things that rock music had looked like for as long as I could remember.

An old geezer called Morrissey. I remember that he was fabulous company - as sharp and funny and starling as the songs. "Ohhh," he said, as he looked at my bookcase. "I can already see half a dozen books that I want to borrow."

He went away with a first edition of Albert Goldman's Elvis biography and he still hasn't given it back. An it was a lovely afternoon - like sharing English breakfast tea and Jaffa Cakes with Oscar Wilde. But something changed for me that day.

Morrissey came up our garden path and my young wife saw someone from an older generation. I suddenly realised rock music itself was becoming a lot like bingo. You had to be of a certain age to really enjoy it."
 
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He did it to my grandma once.

Brazenly walked up the drive, knocked on the door and asked her for a Jammie Dodger.

He's ALWAYS at it, not just poor Tony Parsons and his wife (who was in her early twenties).

Funnily enough a five pound note and some stamps went missing from her purse that day. Hmmm.

Now, I'm no Columbo but I think he's playing in Leeds this evening. We can read the local papers tomorrow safely in the knowledge that the bloke calling round asking to check the boiler was our very own Morrissey.

Thanks to Tony Parsons (and his wife, formally in her twenties).
 

Satlook

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Re: Article: Tony Parsons writes about meeting Morrissey in the June GQ (English edit

I'm sucker for reading GQ and Esquire magazines. Both the UK and American editions. Came across this little bit about Morrissey written by Tony Parsons in the June GQ (English edition). I don't think it's been acknowledged on Morrissey Solo. Tony's column was looking at how the older you get rock music seems less relevant. Morrissey and Julie Burchill together. Now that would be a good gossip session. Opening paragraph.


"I realised that rock music was getting a bit long in the tooth on the day that Morrissey came around to my house for tea.

I was newly married, and as I fussed over the tea and biscuits, my young wife called out to me when she saw our visitor approaching.

"Darling" she said. "There's an old man ...

This article is crap.
This is no information we want it to know.
Can't this morrissey-solo website , not better ?
 
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Re: Article: Tony Parsons writes about meeting Morrissey in the June GQ (English edit

To the now “old”, washed up wife, suck my d**k. You talk that shit about Morrissey? How do you feel “now” Ms., whoops Mrs. … that’s if your husband hasn’t ditched you yet for some younger bitch. Who is prettier like you were? “Were”, get it? Isn’t it?

You’re probably divorced, you stupid whore, because you ain’t in your twenties no more. Thing is Morrissey, yes Morrissey has ALWAYS been drop dead gorgeous. Actually, Ms., (now that you are divorced), if you didn’t see it, you got issues. Because Morrissey is more beautiful now, even more handsome now even now that he is 52.

Reality check. We all get older. Age is inevitable. I thought I couldn’t see so good, but then damn, your vision apparently is terrible.

And by the way, if you all wanted your Elvis book back, then you should have ASKED Morrissey for it.
Now go f**k yourself, you old bitch.

F**k you,
Kate2828
 

romeogirl

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The only thing this article accomplishes is exposing Parsons for his near-paedophelia. That he took his ignorant young wife's perspective as his own to write this vapidness speaks to his own loss of relevance, not M's and not rock music.

While M went on to make three of the Greatest Rock Albums Ever (You Are the Quarry, Ringleader of the Tormentors, and Years of Refusal), plus a seminal collection with Marr of The Smiths best hits remastered, plus great collections like Swords and My Early Burglary Years... Parsons can simply do nothing but make sure his wife isn't looking the other way at the knickers hanging out the pants of teenage boy bands.

I deem this article TROLL.
Roll on Leeds, Come on, let's do it...!! :guitar:

Pleads,
romeogirl
 
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Re: Article: Tony Parsons writes about meeting Morrissey in the June GQ (English edit

The only thing this article accomplishes is exposing Parsons for his near-paedophelia. That he took his ignorant young wife's perspective as his own to write this vapidness speaks to his own loss of relevance, not M's and not rock music.

While M went on to make three of the Greatest Rock Albums Ever (You Are the Quarry, Ringleader of the Tormentors, and Years of Refusal), plus a seminal collection with Marr of The Smiths best hits remastered, plus great collections like Swords and My Early Burglary Years... Parsons can simply do nothing but make sure his wife isn't looking the other way at the knickers hanging out the pants of teenage boy bands.

I deem this article TROLL.
Roll on Leeds, Come on, let's do it...!! :guitar:

Pleads,
romeogirl



Well said romeogirl. Troll status indeed. By the way, I meant to say that your previous review was awesome. I hope you have even more tons of fun at Leeds. You are a true fan. There speaks a true fan.

Best wishes,
Kate2828
 

mozmic_dancer

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Re: Article: Tony Parsons writes about meeting Morrissey in the June GQ (English edit

I deem this post BRILLIANT! Enjoy Leeds.
The only thing this article accomplishes is exposing Parsons for his near-paedophelia. That he took his ignorant young wife's perspective as his own to write this vapidness speaks to his own loss of relevance, not M's and not rock music.

While M went on to make three of the Greatest Rock Albums Ever (You Are the Quarry, Ringleader of the Tormentors, and Years of Refusal), plus a seminal collection with Marr of The Smiths best hits remastered, plus great collections like Swords and My Early Burglary Years... Parsons can simply do nothing but make sure his wife isn't looking the other way at the knickers hanging out the pants of teenage boy bands.

I deem this article TROLL.
Roll on Leeds, Come on, let's do it...!! :guitar:

Pleads,
romeogirl
 

klaus

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Re: Article: Tony Parsons writes about meeting Morrissey in the June GQ (English edit

The only thing this article accomplishes is exposing Parsons for his near-paedophelia. That he took his ignorant young wife's perspective as his own to write this vapidness speaks to his own loss of relevance, not M's and not rock music.

While M went on to make three of the Greatest Rock Albums Ever (You Are the Quarry, Ringleader of the Tormentors, and Years of Refusal), plus a seminal collection with Marr of The Smiths best hits remastered, plus great collections like Swords and My Early Burglary Years... Parsons can simply do nothing but make sure his wife isn't looking the other way at the knickers hanging out the pants of teenage boy bands.

I deem this article TROLL.
Roll on Leeds, Come on, let's do it...!! :guitar:

Pleads,
romeogirl

I wish I could facebook like this comment. Well said.
 

nozmuppet

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Romeo, Oh Romeo, where art thou Romeo......I hear You, granted Tony Parsons revels in glee of marrying dummass candy girl....
I imagine her red lacy knickers hanged out of her peachy ass, when she retrieved Elvis of the top shelf.

But Quarry is a polished pop album from the indie/pop poet. The rock elements from Tormentors, and the loud clanging predictable noise from Refusal just drowned out Morrissey`s voice and lyrical charm. " I know the story is old, but it goes on and on and on".

Its fashionable to give good FACE, but U cant beat melody & word gymnastics, with gggr, grahh,ggrghh rock power chords.

Roll on Leeds and tour, great HD vids on youtube...........
 
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Re: Article: Tony Parsons writes about meeting Morrissey in the June GQ (English edit

This article is crap.
This is no information we want it to know.
Can't this morrissey-solo website , not better ?

If you're going to rant incessantly try flicking through a spelling and grammar text book first.
 
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No wonder this site has such a bad reputation. A casual scroll down the page and it's just full of tossers spewing forth base insults and pointless drivel. I'd read that article over most posts on this site any day and feel much better for it.
 
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Re: Article: Tony Parsons writes about meeting Morrissey in the June GQ (English edit

Well said romeogirl. Troll status indeed. By the way, I meant to say that your previous review was awesome. I hope you have even more tons of fun at Leeds. You are a true fan. There speaks a true fan.

Best wishes,
Kate2828

You don't want to be complimented by this moron. Believe me.
 
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The question is who's more asinine, Kate2828 or Romeogirl? Based on what they wrote they are like the majority of Morrissey fans either fat and ugly or tossers and pillow biters. To be such a fan of this irrelevant has been like the two of them is pretty pathetic.
 
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Two gigs. Bloody whining so-lowers still aren't happy, of course. I looked bored apparently. Or tired. Oh age will do that to you. But I still turned up and sang for you all didn't I? Unlike many of you, of course, collecting your benefits at the expense of the hard-pressed British taxpayer... Oh I'm too tired to work, oh I have a bad back. Or ME. Or severe athlete's foot. I think I'd better stay in bed and listen to old Mozza again. Shame he's so bored and tired these days. Lazy sod. Oh I need another dose of morphine for my IBS. Right, time to sign on, I think, if I can be bothered. Oh sod it, there's always next week... Still, Kate2828 appears to have all her buttons on, as they say in parts of Doncaster. Excellent comments. She's a girl who obviously works, unlike many of you. Get a job you lazy swine. Yes, you.

I notice that ugly c*** Parsons is making accusations of theft against me on the dreary so-low site. More unsubstantiated rumours. Still, it'll never stick. Not with my lawyers... B*gger it. I sacked them, didn't I? Sh*te. Still, I suppose I could send a 'Cease and Desist' order myself. Save on the lawyers' fees.

Morrissey

www.morrisseysworld.blogspot.com
 
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Re: Article: Tony Parsons writes about meeting Morrissey in the June GQ (English edit

Two gigs. Bloody whining so-lowers still aren't happy, of course. I looked bored apparently. Or tired. Oh age will do that to you. But I still turned up and sang for you all didn't I? Unlike many of you, of course, collecting your benefits at the expense of the hard-pressed British taxpayer... Oh I'm too tired to work, oh I have a bad back. Or ME. Or severe athlete's foot. I think I'd better stay in bed and listen to old Mozza again. Shame he's so bored and tired these days. Lazy sod. Oh I need another dose of morphine for my IBS. Right, time to sign on, I think, if I can be bothered. Oh sod it, there's always next week... Still, Kate2828 appears to have all her buttons on, as they say in parts of Doncaster. Excellent comments. She's a girl who obviously works, unlike many of you. Get a job you lazy swine. Yes, you.

I notice that ugly c*** Parsons is making accusations of theft against me on the dreary so-low site. More unsubstantiated rumours. Still, it'll never stick. Not with my lawyers... B*gger it. I sacked them, didn't I? Sh*te. Still, I suppose I could send a 'Cease and Desist' order myself. Save on the lawyers' fees.

Morrissey

www.morrisseysworld.blogspot.com



My tea's gone cold I'm wondering why I..
got out of bed at all
The morning rain clouds up my window..
and I can't see at all
And even if I could it'll all be gray,
but your picture on my wall
It reminds me, that it's not so bad,
it's not so bad..

[1st Chorus: volume gradually grows over raindrop background]
[2nd Chorus: full volume with beat right after "thunder" noise]

[Eminem as 'Bonnie']
Dear Steven, I wrote but you still ain't callin
I left my cell, my pager, and my home phone at the bottom
I sent two letters back in autumn, you must not-a got 'em
There probably was a problem at the post office or somethin
Sometimes I scribble addresses too sloppy when I jot 'em
but anyways; f*** it, what's been up? Man how's your daughter?
My girlfriend's pregnant too, I'm bout to be a father
If I have a daughter, guess what I'ma call her?
I'ma name her Bonnie
I read about your Uncle Ronnie too I'm sorry
I had a friend kill himself over some bitch who didn't want him
I know you probably hear this everyday, but I'm your biggest fan
I even got the underground shit that you did with Skam
I got a room full of your posters and your pictures man
I like the shit you did with Rawkus too, that shit was fat
Anyways, I hope you get this man, hit me back,
just to chat, truly yours, your biggest fan
This is Bonnie

[Chorus: Dido]

[Eminem as 'Bonnie']
Dear Steven, you still ain't called or wrote, I hope you have a chance
I ain't mad - I just think it's f***ED UP you don't answer fans
If you didn't wanna talk to me outside your concert
you didn't have to, but you coulda signed an autograph for Matthew
That's my little brother man, he's only six years old
We waited in the blistering cold for you,
four hours and you just said, "No."
That's pretty shitty man - you're like his f***in idol
He wants to be just like you man, he likes you more than I do
I ain't that mad though, I just don't like bein lied to
Remember when we met in Denver - you said if I'd write you
you would write back - see I'm just like you in a way
I never knew my father neither;
he used to always cheat on my mom and beat her
I can relate to what you're saying in your songs
so when I have a shitty day, I drift away and put 'em on
cause I don't really got shit else so that shit helps when I'm depressed
I even got a tattoo of your name across the chest
Sometimes I even cut myself to see how much it bleeds
It's like adrenaline, the pain is such a sudden rush for me
See everything you say is real, and I respect you cause you tell it
My girlfriend's jealous cause I talk about you 24/7
But she don't know you like I know you Steven, no one does
She don't know what it was like for people like us growin up
You gotta call me man, I'll be the biggest fan you'll ever lose
Sincerely yours, Bonnie -- P.S.
We should be together too

[Chorus: Dido]

[Eminem as 'Bonnie']
Dear Mister-I'm-Too-Good-To-Call-Or-Write-My-Fans,
this'll be the last package I ever send your ass
It's been six months and still no word - I don't deserve it?
I know you got my last two letters;
I wrote the addresses on 'em perfect
So this is my cassette I'm sending you, I hope you hear it
I'm in the car right now, I'm doing 90 on the freeway
Hey Steven, I drank a fifth of vodka, you dare me to drive?
You know the song by Phil Collins, "In the Air of the Night"
about that guy who coulda saved that other guy from drowning
but didn't, then Phil saw it all, then at a a show he found him?
That's kinda how this is, you coulda rescued me from drowning
Now it's too late - I'm on a 1000 downers now, I'm drowsy
and all I wanted was a lousy letter or a call
I hope you know I ripped +ALL+ of your pictures off the wall
I love you Steven, we coulda been together, think about it
You ruined it now, I hope you can't sleep and you dream about it
And when you dream I hope you can't sleep and you SCREAM about it
I hope your conscience EATS AT YOU and you can't BREATHE without me
See Steven; [*screaming*] Shut up bitch! I'm tryin to talk!
Hey Steven, that's my girlfriend screamin in the trunk
but I didn't slit her throat, I just tied her up, see I ain't like you
cause if she suffocates she'll suffer more, and then she'll die too
Well, gotta go, I'm almost at the bridge now
Oh shit, I forgot, how'm I supposed to send this shit out?
[car tires squeal] [CRASH]
.. [brief silence] .. [LOUD splash]

[Chorus: Dido]

[Eminem]
Dear Bonnie, I meant to write you sooner but I just been busy
You said your girlfriend's pregnant now, how far along is she?
Look, I'm really flattered you would call your daughter that
and here's an autograph for your brother,
I wrote it on the Starter cap
I'm sorry I didn't see you at the show, I musta missed you
Don't think I did that shit intentionally just to diss you
But what's this shit you said about you like to cut your wrists too?
I say that shit just clownin dogg,
c'mon - how f***ed up is you?
You got some issues Bonnie, I think you need some counseling
to help your ass from bouncing off the walls when you get down some
And what's this shit about us meant to be together?
That type of shit'll make me not want us to meet each other
I really think you and your girlfriend need each other
or maybe you just need to treat her better
I hope you get to read this letter, I just hope it reaches you in time
before you hurt yourself, I think that you'll be doin just fine
if you relax a little, I'm glad I inspire you but Bonnie
why are you so mad? Try to understand, that I do want you as a fan
I just don't want you to do some crazy shit
I seen this one shit on the news a couple weeks ago that made me sick
Some dude was drunk and drove his car over a bridge
and had his girlfriend in the trunk, and she was pregnant with his kid
and in the car they found a tape, but they didn't say who it was to
Come to think about, his name was.. it was you
Damn!

This is Bonnie (aka Kate2828)
 

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