TTY: New Morrissey T-shirt

Discussion in 'General Discussion archive 2017 (read-only)' started by davidt, Mar 15, 2017.

By davidt on Mar 15, 2017 at 9:12 PM
  1. davidt

    davidt Administrator Staff Member Moderator Premium

    Feb 12, 1997
    - OLink from an anonymous person:

    New Morrissey T-shirt -
    15 March 2017


    Available at forthcoming Morrissey shows in North America.
    Also available on Mporium.

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Discussion in 'General Discussion archive 2017 (read-only)' started by davidt, Mar 15, 2017.

    1. Anonymous
      I think that you are overanalysing this a bit much. It doesn't matter what you or I may think of it a fans. It's just not a good idea, bottom line. In fact I would say it's a rather dumb, insensitive idea.
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    3. Irregular Regular
      Irregular Regular
      Two exquisite new designs on the Mporium website, not just the one...



      Get your wallets ready know you want both of these.
      Well, now you can.
      Yes, you can have both!!
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    4. Kenmare
      Reminds me of reading about the outrage that went on in the 50's, 60's, 70's, when the critics said White men couldn't/shouldn't profess to know/love/play the blues/jazz/rock n roll as the latter were Black modes of expression....they were vilified if they said "I got the blues". I see the appropriation of Baldwin as no different from his appropriation of Wilde, or from his prodding with last year's shirt posing Moz as Jesus Christ on Palm Sunday.
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    5. Anonymous
      I disagree and would ask why you think it dumb or insensitive but it'd probably just get us into an analytical discussion. I don't wear a lot of band shirts anymore as I made a decision a while back that I wouldn't wear any band or slogan shirts anymore but I honestly might buy this one. The other shirt looks terrible but it's also about Mexican wrestling which is supposed to be corny so I guess it's in line with the style. I also hate Mexican wrestling so there's that
    6. The Wild Turkey
      The Wild Turkey
      Good look showing love to my man James Baldwin Moz, but I don't like t-shirts with to much words on'em.
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    7. Vegan
      Much ado about nothing....
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    8. g23
      If you look around the internet, and not just M-Solo, you'll find there are plenty of black people being rather indignant at this poorly thought out shirt.
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    9. 12" on the slack
      12" on the slack
      No, the word black isn’t restricted to the “black experience”, but James Baldwin is not known for depression or for his fashion choices, he was a famous civil rights activist. Here, Morrissey is equating his own feelings of sadness (and fashion choices) with the struggles that Baldwin has faced and fought over the decades, the common denominator being “black”. It’s just so tone deaf, so self-indulgent and not very intelligent at all.
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    10. Kenmare
      Actually, he wrote very movingly about depression and detachment in Stranger in the Village, and in Giovanni's Room:

      “And this was perhaps the first time in my life that death occurred to me as a reality. I thought of the people before me who had looked down at the river and gone to sleep beneath it. I wondered about them. I wondered how they had done it—it, the physical act. I had thought of suicide when I was much younger, as, possibly, we all have, but then it would have been for revenge, it would have been my way of informing the world how awfully it had made me suffer. But the silence of the evening, as I wandered home, had nothing to do with that storm, that far off boy. I simply wondered about the dead because their days had ended and I did not know how I would get through mine.”

      And people did want to know his sense of aesthetics and fashion, including Architectural Digest, who did an interview with him. The colors and styles of Istanbul suited him better, but he settled on the south of France.

      Morrissey is many things, but he truly embraces the writers that he loves, and Baldwin is one. Baldwin was an artist and an is Morrissey.
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    11. !Viva Hate!
      !Viva Hate!
      How little of a life do you have to have to give a damn about this bullshit?
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    12. Anonymous
      Yes he did. He was a great author who wrote about the human experience including depression and not just about his own experience as a black man and civil rights. Most know Go tell it on the mountain but Giovanni's room is also excellent
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    13. Uncleskinny
      It's now gone from UK and US Mporium. The stink has been kicked.
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    15. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      at the age of 18 Shelagh Delaney knew about the black experience. Go figure !

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    16. Anonymous
      I don't like people who like me because I'm a Negro; neither do I like people who find in the same accident grounds for contempt. I love America more than any other country in the world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually. I think all theories are suspect, that the finest principles may have to be modified, or may even be pulverized by the demands of life, and that one must find, therefore, one's own moral center and move through the world hoping that this center will guide one aright. I consider that I have many responsibilities, but none greater than this: to last, as Hemingway says, and get my work done.
      I want to be an honest man and a good writer.
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    18. Anonymous
      I find this t-shirt quite lovable.
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    19. Anonymous
      Guess I won't be buying one after all. Shame though I wonder if he'll still sell them on tour
    20. Anonymous
      Well said. Tired of the Hunta Racist Brigade. Been here, read it and bought the t-shirt :thumb:

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