TTY: Morrissey refuses Trinity College Dublin's Gold Medal Award for Contribution to Music award

Discussion in 'General Discussion archive 2015 (read-only)' started by davidt, Aug 26, 2015.

By davidt on Aug 26, 2015 at 11:23 PM
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Discussion in 'General Discussion archive 2015 (read-only)' started by davidt, Aug 26, 2015.

    1. Staar_seed
      Was he ever presented with the Hidden Heroes Gala Award by Mercy For Animals in Los Angeles?
    2. Anonymous
      Good for him !

    3. Sal Kramer
    4. CrystalGeezer
      What's wrong w Trinity College?
    5. Anonymous
      the Vasalia concert is the night of the MFA award show, i was wondering why he chose that date for a concert. He doesn't like the positive attention, i think he gets embarrassed. My favorite train wreck. yes, i know you know we love you.
    6. marred
      What has trinity college got to do with music anyway?
    7. Interesting Doug
      Interesting Doug
      That's strange. Why announce it on your all but official website and then publicly decline it? I wonder if the TTY person ever just hears things and posts them independently instead of waiting for him to say something. Like maybe the college made their announcement publicly without telling him and so it was just out there already and might as well be reported? Because otherwise it seems like the thing to do would be to quietly decline with them behind the scenes so they could give it to someone else and there would be no public embarrassment or offense or snub.
    8. CrystalGeezer
    9. Carly
      He knew about this long before this was posted, he mentioned it in another TTY post. I think he said that he was going to accept the award or something along with other awards, can't remember what he said exactly.
    10. celibate
      well, if you have the keys of Tel Aviv, who want any other award?
    11. Anonymous
      George Salmon is inconsolable.
      He's just announced he "might very well resign" if they give it to Flo Morrissey instead.
    12. Anonymous
      This is the right thing to do for someone who insists that he doesn't require accolades, either from the music industry, or for his music. Now ... return all the others. I'm perplexed as to why the headline reads 'refuses' yet the text states 'politely declines'? A headline grabber? Probably.

      And ... the cover art for the book? Well, it's a shocker. It looks like something from the cut and paste era of Malajusted. I'm rather excited to read the novel though. Now where is the news about those recording sessions in the spring of this year?
    13. Eric Hartman
      Eric Hartman
      Morrissey refuses? Smells like another desperate ploy for some media attention.

    14. HangtheDJ16
      Somebody must have told Mozzer that it's not actually Trinity that were giving him the award, but The Philosophical Society. It sounds less prestigious when you realise a group of drunken students just decided to give it to him in the hopes that he would show up and give them some publicity.
    15. mcrickson
      Well I imagine this is probably the reason then. Perhaps they're only willing to give it in person at one of those traditional college ceremonies, and he refuses to reschedule a show just to receive an award. If it were something to do with the college that went against his belief structure, he'd surely say so.
    16. Anonymous
      i think this is probably correct
    17. ACTON
      Fecks sake lads. Moz has spent loads of time in Ireland so I doubt one more trip would kill him. He could throw on a Dublin date to the end of his new tour and do Trinity the day before or after. No big deal.
      As to the question: what does Trinity know about music? A hell of lot more than modern empty headed zero-attention-span goldfish DJs do.

      Morrissey or whoever posted the 'refusal' on True To You has let the fans down once again. The word 'refuses' totally clashes with the 'politely declines', and it should come with a brief explanation. I mean does the moderator of True To You (Julia or whoever) only make updates on that site when they're bursting to go the toilet, hence the short statements????
      Last edited: Aug 27, 2015
    18. Anonymous
      He just hasn't earned it yet, maybe?
    19. Anonymous
      Yous all really think string attached to award?
      Moz honored by recognition. He not say why decline award. He not need awards.


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