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Still Ill by mikeegan / instagram.com/mike77egan
Apr 18, 2014 / 11 notes
http://www.vertelife.com/
Apr 2, 2014 / 14 notes
Mar 21, 2014 / 414 notes

Young bones groan
And the rocks below, say: 
"Throw your skinny body down, son!"
But I am going to meet the one I love
So, please don’t stand in my way
Because I’m going to meet the one I love
No, Mamma, let me go!
Young bones groan
And the rocks below, say: 
"Throw your white body down!"
But I am going to meet the one I love
At last! At last! At last!
I am going to meet the one I love
La-de-da, la-de-da
No, Mamma, let me go!
I thought that if you had
An acoustic guitar
Then it meant that you were
A Protest Singer
Oh I can smile about it now
But at the time it was terrible
No, Mamma, let me go

I was walking through a park quite recently and suddenly a little girl ran past me - I suppose she was about six - and she was screaming; she was crying as she was running through the trees, and it was just so awful. It was probably not dreadfully serious, but I could imagine she just wanted to die and leave the earth…That’s why I could never be a parent. I could never witness all those pains and the awfulness and loneliness and bleakness again. Parents just can’t help at all. In fact, there’s such a gulf between parents and small children it’s ridiulous the system works at all, it’s practically unnatural.
Morrissey in the June 14, 1986 issue of Sounds
Mar 20, 2014 / 92 notes
I do, but it’s quite fatalistic and running out rapidly. I often feel I don’t want to live much longer and again, this will incite guffaws and gasps because it’s such a strong thing to say, but if I’m allowed to be quite honest about it, I don’t want to live much longer. There are certain things that enlighten life but there’s such a price to pay. I do feel I’d be disappointed if I got to fifty, yes, it would show a lack of resolve or something
Mar 17, 2014 / 129 notes
Mar 17, 2014 / 2,339 notes

It’s time the tale were told 
of how you took a child 
and you made him old 
it’s time the tale were told 
of how you took a child 
and you made him old 
you made him old

Reel around the fountain 
slap me on the patio 
I’ll take it now

Fifteen minutes with you 
well, I wouldn’t say no 
people said 
that you were virtually dead 
and they were so wrong! 
fifteen minutes with you 
I wouldn’t say no 
people said 
that you were easily led 
and they were half-right 
they, they were half right

It’s time the tale were told 
of how you took a child 
and you made him old 
it’s time that the tale were told 
of how you took a child 
and you made him old 
you made him old

Reel around the fountain 
slap me on the patio 
I’ll take it now

Fifteen minutes with you 
I wouldn’t say no
people see no worth in you 
oh but I do 
fifteen minutes with you 
I wouldn’t say no
people see no worth in you 
I do 
I, oh I do

I dreamt about you last night 
and I fell out of bed twice 
you can pin and mount me 
like a butterfly 
but take me to the haven of your bed 
was something that you never said 
two lumps, please 
you’re the bee’s knees 
but so am I

Meet me at the fountain 
shove me on the patio
I’ll take it slowly

Fifteen minutes with you 
oh I wouldn’t say no
people see no worth in you 
oh but I do 
fifteen minutes with you 
oh I wouldn’t say no
people see no worth in you 
I do 
I, I do 
Oh I do, Oh I do, Oh I do

"loss of innocence, that until one has a physical commitment with another person, there’s something childlike about the soul." - Morrissey, Rolling Stone, 1986

Mar 9, 2014 / 7 notes

MOST ALL SMITHS/MOZ SONGS ON FYM AWAITING YOUR REBLOGGERY

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Mar 9, 2014 / 1,249 notes
Mar 8, 2014 / 17 notes

Most ignored/underrated/unknown SMITHS/MORRISSEY songs?

Feb 22, 2014 / 18 notes

The Smiths’ Biggest, Most Unlikely Fan: Pantera’s Phil Anselmo

Philip H. Anselmo is an extreme guy whose loves include hardcore punk, horror films, boxing and, of course, the heaviest of metal. He came to prominence as the frontman of Pantera, one of the most influential metal bands of the past twenty years and his sound has only gotten more and more brutal with his other musical projects: Superjoint Ritual, Arson Anthem, the stoner metal band Down and his latest venture, Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals.

But his definition of “extreme,” in regards to what music he listens to, is rather open-minded. To him, the Beatles were an extreme band. So was Queen. And, perhaps surprisingly, so were The Smiths. So, when he came to our studios last year to talk about his first effort with the Illegals , Walk Through Exits Only, and heavy metal in general, the conversation soon veered towards his love of the legendary Manchester quartet. A group that definitely doesn’t make the influence list of many heavy metal bands. Although, Anthrax did cover “London” a few years back.

But as Anselmo points out to all the metalheads out there, “You think you know depression, grimness and self-loathing? Listen to Morrissey!”

In this edition of Radio.com Essentials, he chronicled his Smiths fandom in full. When he first heard Moz, he said it sounded a bit alien to him due to his androgyny, his honesty, his bleakness and his humor. All themes that are often cited by Morrissey’s disciples, but Anselmo is probably one of the first to compare Morrissey to Mercyful Fate frontman King Diamond, whose mic handle consists of a femur and a tibia bone tied together in the shape of a cross.

Anselmo is also quick to point out that the Smiths weren’t just about Morrissey. He calls Johnny Marr an “insane guitar player,” citing the riff to “This Charming Man” as a prime example. And later compares Mike Joyce’s drumming on “Death of a Disco Dancer” to Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham.

Occasionally the near-impossible concept of a Smiths reunion gets floated around, even though Morrissey has been famously quoted as saying, “I would rather eat my own testicles than re-form The Smiths, and that’s saying something for a vegetarian.” It’s also a topic that Anselmo stays away from. The topic of reunions that is, not the self-cannibalism.

Having fielded questions upon questions himself over the possibility of his own band Pantera, who spilt in the early aughts, reuniting, Anselmo says he’s going to stay out of his favorite band’s business.

“But,” he added, “if they did play New Orleans, I’d be there.”

Feb 22, 2014 / 1,210 notes

Bought on stolen wine
A nod was the first step
You knew very well
What was coming next…

Did I really walk all this way
Just to hear you say :
"Oh, I don’t want to go out tonight…"
Oh, but you will
For you must

I don’t owe you anything, no
But you owe me something
Repay me now

You should never go to them
Let them come to you
Just like I do…

You should not go to them
Let them come to you
Just like I do…

Did I really walk all this way
Just to hear you say :
"Oh, I don’t want to go out tonight…"

But you will
For you must

I don’t owe you anything, no
But you owe me something
Repay me now

Too freely on your lips
Words prematurely sad
Oh, but I know what will make you smile tonight

Life is never kind…
Oh, but I know what will make you smile tonight…

(via post-punker)

Feb 21, 2014 / 255 notes
chrisfarren: OK.  So, Jimmy Fallon gave Will Smith one of my “Smith Family” shirts on the first episode of his Tonight Show. WOW CRAZY WHAT?!  This is insane!  You can get one of the shirts here: chrisfarren.bigcartel.com HOLY CRAP.
Feb 18, 2014 / 328 notes

chrisfarren: OK.  So, Jimmy Fallon gave Will Smith one of my “Smith Family” shirts on the first episode of his Tonight Show. WOW CRAZY WHAT?!  This is insane!  You can get one of the shirts here: chrisfarren.bigcartel.com HOLY CRAP.

Feb 13, 2014 / 41 notes

Morrissey 2014 US tour dates

May 7 San Jose CA City National Civic Auditorium
May 10 Los Angeles CA Los Angeles Sports Arena
May 13 El Paso TX Plaza Theater
May 14 Albuquerque NM Sunshine Theater
May 16 Salt Lake City UT Kingsbury Hall
May 17 Denver CO Ellie Caulkins Opera House
May 19 Lincoln NE Rococo Theatre
May 20 Lawrence KS Liberty Hall
May 22 Dallas TX Majestic Theatre
May 24 Austin TX Austin Music Hall
May 25 Beaumont TX Julie Rogers Theatre
May 27 Memphis TN Orpheum Theatre
May 28 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium
May 30 St Petersburg FL Mahaffey Theater
May 31 Miami FL Knight Concert Hall
June 4 Atlanta GA Cobb Energy Center
June 6 Atlantic City NJ Revel Ovation Hall
June 7 Boston MA Boston Opera House
June 10 Baltimore MD Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
June 13 Chicago IL Civic Opera House
June 14 Flint MI James Whiting Auditorium
June 16 Lewiston NY Artpark Main Stage Theater
June 17 Wilmington DE Grand Opera House
June 19 Hershey PA Hershey Theatre
June 21 New York NY Barclays Center Arena

The Smiths (1984) - Joe Dallesandro, cropped from a still from the 1968 film ‘Flesh’, directed by Paul Morrissey and produced by Andy Warhol.
Meat is Murder (1985) - A Photograph of Marine Corporal Michael Wynn, taken in 1967 during the Vietnam War. The original writing on the helmet read “Make war not love”.
The Queen is Dead (1986) - Alain Delon, cropped from a still from the 1964 film ‘L’Insoumis’ directed by Alain Cavalier.
Strangeways, Here We Come (1987) - A cropped photograph of Richard Davalos’ face taken from a photograph of himself and James Dean on the set of the 1955 film ‘East of Eden’ directed by Elia Kazan.
Feb 10, 2014 / 756 notes

The Smiths (1984) - Joe Dallesandro, cropped from a still from the 1968 film ‘Flesh’, directed by Paul Morrissey and produced by Andy Warhol.

Meat is Murder (1985) - A Photograph of Marine Corporal Michael Wynn, taken in 1967 during the Vietnam War. The original writing on the helmet read “Make war not love”.

The Queen is Dead (1986) - Alain Delon, cropped from a still from the 1964 film ‘L’Insoumis’ directed by Alain Cavalier.

Strangeways, Here We Come (1987) - A cropped photograph of Richard Davalos’ face taken from a photograph of himself and James Dean on the set of the 1955 film ‘East of Eden’ directed by Elia Kazan.