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lwyntre: [New] England is mine, and it owes me a living. #latergram #besttipjarever #morrissey #mozlife #gulugulucafe #salem #salemma #witchcity (at Gulu-Gulu Cafe)
Aug 31, 2014 / 50 notes

lwyntre: [New] England is mine, and it owes me a living. #latergram #besttipjarever #morrissey #mozlife #gulugulucafe #salem #salemma #witchcity (at Gulu-Gulu Cafe)

coreshirts4sale:

Unbroken ‘Moz’ shirt. Size Medium. Minor stains. SELLER - Email - outofrope@gmail.com
Aug 30, 2014 / 20 notes

coreshirts4sale:

Unbroken ‘Moz’ shirt. Size Medium. Minor stains. SELLER - Email - outofrope@gmail.com

Aug 29, 2014 / 4 notes
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Aug 27, 2014 / 30 notes

26 August 2014


Richard Attenborough dies

"I was thrilled beyond words to have met Richard Attenborough, who, of course, played Pinkie in Brighton Rock (1947), a central theme of my song Now my heart is full. When I met Sir Richard he was delightful, and I asked him if Brighton Rock seemed like a hundred years ago. He replied 'Oh, much more than that …'.
I also had the extraordinary pleasure of meeting the recently deceased Lauren Bacall … so beautiful, so cautious … and so sad that her death was overshadowed by that of Robin Williams. It was Lauren, not Robin, who changed motion picture history. Yet modern media has an odd way of forgetting the more senior servers of the arts. Dora Bryan, whom I knew personally in the late 80s, and who also died in recent weeks, had pitifully slim attention from the British news media, yet her talents were a treasured staple of British life throughout the 1950s, 1960s and beyond. Dora had agreed to introduce the Smiths onstage at the London Palladium in 1986, but at the last minute her agent asked for a fee which we, the Smiths, just couldn’t afford.
However, in our X-factory society, it seems that anyone who has NOT appeared on Big Brother just isn’t worth remembering by the British media … alas.”

Morrissey.

(via fuckyeahmoz)

Aug 26, 2014 / 38,698 notes

schismvigilxvx:

instead of matching you with sleazy weird dudes it matches you with dogs looking for a new home www.barkbuddy.com

Aug 22, 2014 / 12 notes

Sizzy Rocket

 - MORRISSEY

Aug 21, 2014 / 28 notes

PLEASE CLOSE THE DOOR BEHIND ME

In response to 77 million questions I can only say this much on the subject of the Harvest drama. It is quite true that Harvest initially appeared like a saintly beacon of light, and they instantly packed us off to France where we recorded World peace is none of your business. The universe was back in balance, and we all considered this to be the very best Morrissey recording ever, and even the boo-hoo-suck-it-off elements of the press appeared to want to agree. At last I am born.

It all seemed too good to be true. It was. I believed that the rich soil of the album had several strong hit singles. Frayed tempers began when Harvest arranged the ‘spoken word’ films, none of which gave any clue as to what World peace is none of your business intended to be, or is. The films were OK, but they went nowhere and stayed there.

With every nerve alert, we pushed the label for a proper video for Istanbul to precede the album, not least of all because a single ahead of the album release might inch the album to a higher chart position. The label backed off, even though Istanbul received 55 radio plays in just seven days on a major US station. Instead, the label requested a fifth spoken-word film, which naturally had me fumbling around for an axe: no independent thought required. The UK label, meanwhile, created a quite fantastic television advertisement to transmit during the week ahead of the album release. I could taste excitement once again. The TV ad never appeared and my hackles bristled as my bristles heckled. The label responded with frosty aloofness, and I suddenly realized that we were not, after all, of the same species. I ploughed into them insisting upon “proper band videos, where the band play and I sing” - an evidently confusing concept that required seven weeks of explanation, detailed graphs and several drawn up maps. The label suggested I come to Los Angeles and read passages from Autobiography in front of selected audiences. As frightening as that idea was, I hung on, desperate to believe that Harvest were not as cheap as they now looked. I hope to finish this statement whilst I’m still clean-shaven, so I will jump to the final curtain: during the weeks of the album release, the label were minus one single structural idea, and it appeared evident that each member of the team was acting in separate rooms without doors or windows. Mutual mistrust exploded between Harvest and I, and with fashionable pessimism, the label boss yawned and ordered the surface smartness of dropping World peace is none of your business three weeks after its release. There, now! This would not have happened to the Teletubbies.

Sorrily botched the project may now be, but it’s worth it to get Morrissey out of our Inbox. Yes, I can be intensely persistent, and I certainly have an over-active fantasy-life, but the Harvest experience tells us that despite the blinding flash of teeth and smiles, it doesn’t take much for the coin to flip and suddenly we’re all compromised and shattered. All you need to do is disagree with the vanity of the label boss and your beheading will be slotted in between bottles of the most average champagne on the market. Just one weak-chinned drone can assert the fist of injustice and all of our efforts are flushed away. And thus … they were.

I might be wrong, but I think World peace is none of your business will instantly disappear from iTunes and record stores and every download-upload-offload outlet on the planet, because Harvest technically have no right to sell it.

Most of the Harvest team are very nice, and I sincerely thank them for trying and caring so much - even if their promotional duties were fully undertaken by the Morrissey audience themselves, whose You Tube videos for World peace is none of your business fully provide the art that the label could not muster. The listeners instantly understood how entertainment could also be art.

Staggeringly, I still believe that there’s a label out there with my name on it, and one that will issue World peace is none of your business, and afford it the respect it deserves.

Thanks for reading this (rashly assuming that you have), and thanks once again to the Harvesters who tried.

We are boot-camp ready for Lisbon in October, so with the will of many gods, hopefully at least 38 of you will turn up.

MORRISSEY

20 August 2014

Simon Lebon photographed by David LaChapelle
Aug 19, 2014 / 33 notes

Simon Lebon photographed by David LaChapelle

Aug 19, 2014 / 1,747 notes

mediamattersforamerica:

CNN anchor Rosemary Church: “Why not perhaps use [a] water cannon” on protesters in Ferguson? 

I can’t be sure but that looks like a Meat Is Murder shirt, doesn’t it?

Aug 17, 2014 / 5 notes

Anonymous said: Previously shutdown website letterstomoz is back up and letters can one again be put forward to Morrissey.

Oh? You can put them forth all you want, but sending them to a site that belongs to Harvest with whom Moz is no more hardly sounds the least bit sensible…why not try something that works? I’m sure a lovely flood of queer queries sent in the right direction would be most welcome…

http://true-to-you.net/submit_a_question

compassionco:

SALE BACK ON! Alright y’all, Revelation Records posted a link to the shirt after the presale ended and enough people were upset they didn’t get a shirt that we decided to reopen it for ONE MORE WEEK ONLY because we couldn’t resist raising more money for Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary. So if you missed it the first time, head over to CompassionCo.com and order yours today! #vegan #gorillabiscuits #benefit
Aug 17, 2014 / 2 notes

compassionco:

SALE BACK ON! Alright y’all, Revelation Records posted a link to the shirt after the presale ended and enough people were upset they didn’t get a shirt that we decided to reopen it for ONE MORE WEEK ONLY because we couldn’t resist raising more money for Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary. So if you missed it the first time, head over to CompassionCo.com and order yours today! #vegan #gorillabiscuits #benefit

Aug 17, 2014 / 2 notes

There’s N.O. Place, Like Home?

Anyone here live in New Orleans or at least have opinions/advice?

Aug 17, 2014 / 14 notes

"Thank you to everyone who has added new videos on You Tube to support World peace is none of your business. Of the newer batch, I am especially moved by The bullfighter dies by trentmorrison, and also by Oboe concerto by Sharon Jheeta. I am so glad that you understand.
I am so sorry that Harvest Records did not understand what they had.
You have explained it to them, and I will always be in your debt”.

MORRISSEY
17 August 2014

Aug 17, 2014 / 3 notes

"Thank you to everyone who has added new videos on You Tube to support World peace is none of your business. Of the newer batch, I am especially moved by The bullfighter dies by trentmorrison, and also by Oboe concerto by Sharon Jheeta. I am so glad that you understand.
I am so sorry that Harvest Records did not understand what they had.
You have explained it to them, and I will always be in your debt”.

MORRISSEY
17 August 2014