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

Death is not the final word - true-to-you.net
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.

MORRISSEY
20 December 2016.
 

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The Seeker of Good Songs

Well-Known Member
Didn't Tomita die over six months ago?
 

A Man Escaped

Well-Known Member
It is strange that this death is mentioned now. I don't remember reading about Morrissey commenting on it at the time.

I imagine Morrissey is quite aware that his non public comments re. Bowie's death is a still a topic of conversation on this website and I personally see this True To You statement as pure click bait.

He probably can't wait for the first anniversary of Bowie's death next month so he can issue a statement on True To You about how he is still mourning the death of Jobriath.
 

NealCassidy

FREE SPEECH
This was bloody awful! NES soundtrack.
 

Quando quando quando

Well-Known Member
that's one funny magic mushroom, this album. first i worried this might be one of those electronic goes classic things, but tomita, whom ive never heard of before, has created his own universe, it's never cliché though he arranged all sorts of "set pieces" within this universe, reverberating in a timeless vacuum, like starlight of planets long gone. plus the music is not imposing itself on the listener, it's light-hearted and playful, too good to be compared with anything coming from the oozing hollywood factory. i went to my local second hand book and vinyl shop today and inquired for tomita, and guess what, the owner knew him and was pretty sure he had his cds, and not just one, in one of the many banana crates, which he hadn't, as it turned out, but two cds by one kitaro. i prefer tomita to kitaro though. btw, merry christmas all
Very well put.
I had the same listening experience but could not describe it as well as you did.
Merry Christmas to you lanterns!
 

marred

Member
Well I've been so down in the dumps lately because one of my neighbors friends, cactus plant died last week ( the funeral was yesterday :( )

Thanks to you marred-arse-botty-bot I'm as chipper as ever now :rofl:
If Steven said he liked dog shit you'd be the first out on the streets collecting the stuff, no doubt about it:clap:.

Thanks once again :laughing:

Benny-the-British-Butcher :greatbritain::knife::christmastree:
You are right. I love dog shit. That's why I love reading your posts.
 

marred

Member
Nice post. I sometimes find it strange that people in general only seem to care about death when its someone they know or know about. Nobody mentions the slaughtered children in Aleppo or the fact the UN stand by and do nothing apart from having useless meetings. Prince dying was a tragedy but its nothing compared to what happens to innocent kids every day.
I get what you're saying but is there really any point in comparing the death of famous people to the children dying in Syria?

Prince's death is not nothing compared to the children dying in Syria and the children's deaths in Syria are not nothing compared to the death of Prince. It's a pointless comparison to equate deaths of any kind. If god forbid one of your loved ones dies tomorrow the children in Syria will be the least of your worries.
 
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Anonymous

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Damn - I always thought Morrissey hated Debussy. I guess he really does swing both ways?
 
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Anonymous

Guest
Well that won't do your cancer any good Steven will it ? Does Dr Jeremy know you've taken up smoking ?
And what are you doing lurking around in some grubby outdoor toilets :rolleyes:
I see you've had another annus horribilis yet again :rofl:

Benny-the-British-Butcher :greatbritain::knife::christmastree::santa:
:laughing:
 
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Anonymous

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Loving Morrissey's post, and of course becoming curious about Tomita's music, I bought a Snowflakes Are Falling CD and have been listening to it every day. This music really does give my mind a very welcome little vacation from its usual self. Thank you Morrissey! In addition to track 5, I really like track 8 - The Girl With the Flaxen Hair - I love the 'bubbles'. I love the whole album really, and it is extra relaxing by candlelight - just don't forget to blow out the candles if you are getting sleepy.
 
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Anonymous

Guest
Loving Morrissey's post, and of course becoming curious about Tomita's music, I bought a Snowflakes Are Falling CD and have been listening to it every day. This music really does give my mind a very welcome little vacation from its usual self. Thank you Morrissey! In addition to track 5, I really like track 8 - The Girl With the Flaxen Hair - I love the 'bubbles'. I love the whole album really, and it is extra relaxing by candlelight - just don't forget to blow out the candles if you are getting sleepy.
Snowflakes Are Dancing, not Falling
 
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Anonymous

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http://vegnews.com/articles/page.do?pageId=8825&catId=1

Morrissey in Glasgow pub tomorrow? Someone please go and video event!
Sounds a bit different in this article

https://bdaily.co.uk/creative/27-12...new-year-event-for-scotlands-vegan-community/

“We’ve managed to secure the DJ’s who run and perform at the Strangeways club night, DJs Robert, Carlo and Hugh, so the event will feature music from Vegan Music icon Morrisey and his band The Smiths as well as a mix of classic indie and rock."
 
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Anonymous

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http://vegnews.com/articles/page.do?pageId=8825&catId=1

Morrissey in Glasgow pub tomorrow? Someone please go and video event!
And here is the rider for the dressing room :tiphat:

1 kettle
1 Toastie sandwich maker
1 vanilla candle
13 locally sourced organic hen eggs
Kerrygold Dubliner cheese
Grated medium cheddar cheese
2 organic onions
1 organic carrot (35mm diameter X 195mm length)
3 pints of full fat milk
Squirty honey
2 lemons
13 yellow pansies in a clear glass flower bowl with natural spring water
6 bottles of Guinness stout
Bottled Buxton water (fizzy)
1 bag of wine gums (blacks n reds only)
1 bottle of Diesel Bad aftershave (spray type only)
I-pod shuffle containing Tomatoehead snowflakes are dancing on a loop
1 box of Jimmy Savile big mo-fo cigars
A poster of Benny the Butcher on the wall
(This rider will self destruct after the performance)

BtBB :greatbritain::knife:
 
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Anonymous

Guest
And here is the rider for the dressing room :tiphat:

1 kettle
1 Toastie sandwich maker
1 vanilla candle
13 locally sourced organic hen eggs
Kerrygold Dubliner cheese
Grated medium cheddar cheese
2 organic onions
1 organic carrot (35mm diameter X 195mm length)
3 pints of full fat milk
Squirty honey
2 lemons
13 yellow pansies in a clear glass flower bowl with natural spring water
6 bottles of Guinness stout
Bottled Buxton water (fizzy)
1 bag of wine gums (blacks n reds only)
1 bottle of Diesel Bad aftershave (spray type only)
I-pod shuffle containing Tomatoehead snowflakes are dancing on a loop
1 box of Jimmy Savile big mo-fo cigars
A poster of Benny the Butcher on the wall
(This rider will self destruct after the performance)

BtBB :greatbritain::knife:
He may be all the things you say and probably more Benny, but we love him anyway. Er, that is what love is...I bet his behind still looks as good as the your arsenal cover too.
 
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Anonymous

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He may be all the things you say and probably more Benny, but we love him anyway. Er, that is what love is...I bet his behind still looks as good as the your arsenal cover too.
There's no maybe about it my friend, it's set in stone that he's a CrankFruad hypocrite but at least we're making some ground now that you even acknowledge the real truth about how he earns his crust misleading his cult botwat-4cktard's :tiphat: Cheers ! Here's to 2017 and his next ridiculous statement :rofl:

Don't forget now, be kind to those animals won't ya ! :laughing: Cause meat is murder but you can still have a cheese omelette for breakfast :thumbsup:

Benny-the-Laughing-British-Butcher :greatbritain::knife::laughing:
 
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Anonymous

Guest
Come on Steven ! Come on Steven ! :guitar:

Maurice E ! Maurice E ! Maurice E ! ! ! :laughing:

It's time for you to post us all at solo your new year silly statement for 2017 via that proxy webshite
True2Nobodywhatsoever :rofl:

I've been looking in the tea leaves and 2017 is gonna be another shit year unless you come to your senses and sack Martin and Co.

Hope you and Diesel had a great Christmas in ChessShire ( Mums home cooking cheese on toast :bow: mmmm)
Love to Betty and Jackie but deffo NOT the numpty nephew Barlow lookalike :mock: (surely Jackie will understand if you tell him to get the 4ck).

Fingers crossed the reaper doesn't come for you in 2017 but I'm not allowed to reveal that part of the tea leaf reading. All I can say is you need to make some BIG changes in your ways for you to enjoy the rest of your life in health and wealth otherwise you're 4ckd BIGTIME.

Happy new rear :rolleyes: to you and Diesel who are sadly not gay

Lots of love from the boy with the thorn up yer ass A K A

Benny-the-British-Butcher :greatbritain::knife: KingDum :laughing:

(God Save the Queen)
 

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