TTY: Death is not the final word - Morrissey statement on TOMITA

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By Anonymous on Dec 21, 2016 at 6:09 AM
  1. Anonymous

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    Death is not the final word -
    20 December 2016

    ... for there are some people who are lucky enough to leave such a powerful mark on life that not even death can wipe them out. In this Year Of Death ... from Richard Davalos to Frank Finlay to Prince to my very dear friend Victoria Wood ... I struggled most of all with the death of TOMITA, whose Snowflakes are dancing (RCA) I have listened to constantly for 40 years, especially on hard days of self-judgment. It is a recording that you can listen to repeatedly until you hear nothing else. All you need to do is to keep quiet. In a few minutes all the right answers come through and you will find that there had never been any reason, after all, to feel angry.


    If you do not know this recording, I envy your first listen. Track 5 especially will stay with you for always, as the best music does ... never outside time. It might take you back to the lost years of personal honesty in music, when artists gave everything that they had and everything that they were.

    20 December 2016.
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    1. Anonymous
      Anonymous's BaldButcher posts are even more tedious than usual...I haven't got the energy to insult him...I'll let somebody else do the honours.
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    2. Anonymous
      Prince wouldn't fit this example though. As for tomita I've never heard him but will check it out today
    3. Pokey
      Shock and horror that people have such a problem with this statement. So he didn't mention Bowie again. So what? Are people THAT sensitive over it? And if he had mentioned Bowie people would have been all "how dare he mention Bowie, he hated him in the end!" And "why did we not hear about this in May when it died??" just ... fucking hell. Either he didn't want to post about it, or he only found out recently he died. Either way, it just doesn't matter. At this point Morrissey could post a video of himself eating M&M's and if he ate a green one first it would be "why is he ignoring the yellow ones?!?!"

      This is such a weird "fan" base. You either have one one extreme who think he can do no wrong, or you have the other extreme who think he can do no right.

      As for this Tomita guy .. eh, gave it a listen and did nothing for me. I don't think I've really liked any of his recommendations beyond Doll and the Kicks (Sparks doesn't count as I was at least into them well before I knew Moz was).
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    4. Anonymous
      Kiss Me A Lot is a tribute/homage to the title track off of the Tomita album.
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    5. moho
      He keeps writing about death but refuses to mention David Bowie - there is no doubt in my mind that this is intentional passive aggressive bullshit.
      Also - this song that he loves is a bastardized cover of a beautiful song called Arabesque by Claude Debussy - please listen to that - they are incomparable
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    6. Anonymous
      I agree. Morrissey has some unusual taste for music. Never liked anything he recommended.
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    7. AztecCamera
      Anonymous Coward

      Crykey! and I reckon I have been listening to "Hot, Hot, Hot" 12 centimeters album version with extended congo solo by Buster Poindexter, who I thought was Uncle Steve's real idol. I reckon I can not tell you how many times I have made the drive up to Picadillyshirewarts in me Opel listening to "Hot, Hot, Hot" while fantasizing I was living in LA eating dinner at Amalfi next to the table that Uncle Steve and lil' Sammy are having a gigantic bowl of pasta with marinara sauce and a Corona.
    8. Quando quando quando
      Quando quando quando
      Oh Moz, thanks so much for your Christmas message!
      Was hoping to see a tty statement, my prayers are answered.
      Slightly different content as could be expected of you!

      I know mortality has allways been an issue not neglected by you throughout your career. And I really love your never failing insights about them.

      I am slightly worried though but at the same time, as you are fighting and defeating death as you describe it so gently, it gives me
      a strange, mysterious feeling you will be okay.
      That's like you have found a way out to escape the fear of the unknown.

      Just cheched Tomito and I do think it is wonderful, strange, mysterious music and despite all mortality you mention, a very light at heart music transporting the soul to unknown but not unpleasant places. There seems to be so much light and color at these places.
      You'll be okay!
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    9. darby1974
      I bought this record in 2012 and have been listening to it ever since. I just bought it because the cover and title were interesting and have loved it ever since..
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    10. Pokey
      One of the first things I did notice about this though was listening to the track "the snow is dancing" by this guy and the opening seconds of it bear a resemblance to Kiss Me A Lot
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    11. countthree
      Thank you for this gift :flowers:
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    12. Anonymous
      Morrissey likes to zone out.
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    13. Anonymous
      All you need is me my little mouse friend :cool:
      You just can't help it can you ? :mock:
      Every time you bite the cheese on the trap :tiphat::laughing:
      Until next time jackass :handpointup:

      Benny-the-British-Butcher :greatbritain::knife::christmastree:
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    14. Anonymous
      It reminds me of Bladerunner, best movie ever

    15. ShyShy_Flower
      This reminds one of the pre show video of what looks to be the ISS or a space age Ferris wheel going a round and a round.
      Was it the same person who composed that?
      Track 5 sounds like Cole Porter on synthesizer although I know it's Debussy, but I can just hear the da da da dee's
      very delightful very imaginative
      Thank you Moz
    16. Anonymous
      Have to say I agree with everything you say moho. He just couldn't resist one last stir of the shit pot before the year ended. A perfect opportunity to have one last swipe just for good measure.
      What a horrible, nasty bastard he's turned out in his twilight years, absolutely vile. Nobody to blame but himself for the position he finds himself in. When he dies I'm gonna throw a huge party to celebrate and dance my legs down to the hips.

      Benny-the-British-Butcher :greatbritain::knife::christmastree:
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    17. Anonymous
      It's the Christmas Favourites for the radicals.:christmastree::bell::gift::hearnoevil:
    18. Anonymous
      Are you writing to Morrissey? He's left the building.
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    19. Anonymous
      This is a very beautiful TTY, he is sharing his love of something with us, to share with us what he feels about a piece of music. Lovely. I wish more men talked like this.

      Merry Christmas Morrissey!
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    20. Anonymous
      First thing it reminded me of was that granddaddy album with all the retro synth sounds or sparkle horse

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