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

Discussion in 'General Discussion archive 2017 (read-only)' started by Anonymous, Dec 21, 2016.

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. The Seeker of Good Songs
      The Seeker of Good Songs
      Didn't Tomita die over six months ago?
    2. A Man Escaped
      A Man Escaped
      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.
    3. NealCassidy
      This was bloody awful! NES soundtrack.
    4. Quando quando quando
      Quando quando quando
      Very well put.
      I had the same listening experience but could not describe it as well as you did.
      Merry Christmas to you lanterns!
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    5. marred
      You are right. I love dog shit. That's why I love reading your posts.
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    6. marred
      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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    7. Anonymous
      Damn - I always thought Morrissey hated Debussy. I guess he really does swing both ways?
    8. Anonymous
    9. Anonymous
      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:
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    10. Anonymous
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    11. Anonymous
      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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    12. Anonymous
      oops, *Snowflakes Are Dancing*
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    13. Anonymous
      Snowflakes Are Dancing, not Falling
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    15. Anonymous
      Sounds a bit different in this article

      “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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    16. Anonymous
      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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    17. Anonymous
      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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    18. Anonymous
      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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    19. rifke
      they have those in the uk?!?! oh, i lament the cruel trick of fate that has me living here while over there in the uk they have blacks n reds only wine gums. :(
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    20. Anonymous
      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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