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Morrissey and Paws

Morrissey recently canceled the remainder of his USA tour after coming down with an illness he allegedly caught from his opening act, Kristeen Young, who denies she was the cause of the illness. This was not Morrissey's first instance of controversy on this tour, however. ----- "And before last night’s show at the Observatory in Orange County, he incurred the wrath of the Scottish band PAWS when his management attempted to get their set that night canceled. PAWS and We Are Scientists were scheduled to play a smaller room within the same venue, but Morrissey didn’t want any chance of sound-bleed during his set, and his management allegedly demanded that PAWS cancel their opening set and We Are Scientists only take the stage, for a shortened set, after the Morrissey show was already over. PAWS were actually going to be paid double for the canceled show, but the idea of canceling at Morrissey’s behest didn’t sit well with them, and they lashed out against Moz on Facebook, calling him a 'rich, has-been, ego maniac acting like a baby throwing toys from a pram.'" Morrissey denies the allegations.
posted by josher71 on Jun 24, 2014 - 72 comments

The best 143 songs of all time

Andrew Collins started a blog in July 2013 - Circles of Life: The 143 - he's about half way through now. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on May 21, 2014 - 32 comments

American finance has finally caught up with breakdancing

Morrissey, George Michael and radio DJ Tony Blackburn discuss the week's pop culture on a TV panel show from deep, deep, deep in 1984. Michael is unimpressed with a breakdance film. Moz is blasé about Joy Division. Blackburn dismisses vintage Atlantic Records reissues, preferring his current options in soul. Pastel color schemes and harsh opinions aplenty. (SLYT, 27 minutes, via the Guardian Tumblr)
posted by bendybendy on Feb 5, 2014 - 35 comments

Putrid smells reduce me to a pitiful pile

Morrissey's autobiography was released today, and rocketed straight to number one with a bullet. Published under the Penguin Classics imprint, it's full of surprises and quintessential Morriseyisms, and has even inspired a musical cover version from Peter Serafinowicz.
posted by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED on Oct 17, 2013 - 60 comments

This Charming Charlie

Peanuts comics paired with Smiths lyrics (SLTumblr).
posted by Cash4Lead on Aug 14, 2013 - 69 comments

Nothing's changed

The Smiths are never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever going to reunite - ever. [more inside]
posted by mysticreferee on Oct 2, 2012 - 72 comments

Super Morrissey Brothers

This Charming Man by The Smiths, covered in the best way possible.
posted by The World Famous on Mar 6, 2012 - 30 comments

Every day is like Monday

Morrissey gets a job. [more inside]
posted by EvaDestruction on Nov 30, 2011 - 78 comments

The last of the famous international playboys

"The Beatles and the Rolling Stones rule pop music, Carnaby Street ruled the fashion world...and me and my brother ruled London." Reginald "Reggie" Kray and his twin brother Ronald "Ronnie" Kray were the foremost perpetrators of organized crime in London's East End during the 1950s and 1960s. [more inside]
posted by punkfloyd on Oct 6, 2011 - 25 comments

There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

The Queen Is Dead. [more inside]
posted by veedubya on Jun 22, 2011 - 101 comments

The Smiths - Unreleased Demos and Bootlegs

Happy Holidays to Smiths/Morrissey Fans!
posted by useyourmachinegunarm on Dec 28, 2010 - 30 comments

I've come to wish you an unhappy birthday

May Spawned a Monster Moz turned 50 (or forty ten, as he put it) last Friday. Whether you think he's a light that never goes out, a charming man, the last of the famous international playboys... heck, even if you think he's evil and he should die, raise a glass to one of the most influential UK artists of the past three decades. I, for one, will be taking the opportunity to further indoctrinate my children to the glory that is Louder than Bombs.
posted by bpm140 on May 24, 2009 - 51 comments

Just how often has Morrissey gone unclothed?

Just how often has Morrissey gone unclothed? [Note: naked Morrissey.]
posted by joeclark on Feb 18, 2009 - 46 comments

To be standing by the flag not feeling shameful, racist or partial.

Morrissey makes some controversial remarks to the NME. Defensive explanations by the interviewer, attempts at defusing the situation and threats of legal action ensue, as does satire.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Dec 1, 2007 - 53 comments

Paint a Vulgar Picture

Morrissey is "in negotiations" to write or perform the UK's next entry in The Eurovision Song Contest (won forty years ago by Morrissey's childhood hero - and later singing partner - Sandie Shaw). The ever-helpful BBC offers tips on how Britain's second greatest living cultural icon can pen a winning song. The "won forty years ago" link is to Google Video, by the way
posted by bunglin jones on Jan 11, 2007 - 39 comments

My Huckleberry friend

Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffany's was one of those songs that I grew up with. It had few words and was especially written for Audrey Hepburn's limited range, making it easy to sing along to. Unfortunately the version I'd most like to hear, by Morrisey, doesn't seem to be working at the moment. Highlights of those I've listened to so far are Kid Koala and Nan Vernon (Japanese).
posted by tellurian on Apr 20, 2006 - 52 comments

Clubbing a baby seal with a dead queen is murder, only it's really nothing.

Morrissey, famous animal rights activist, is following the example of Pamela Anderson and Paris Hilton, jumping onto the bandwagon of using his celebrity status to influence politics the world over. On tonight's agenda: Seal clubbing for fun. Jesus Morrissey has cancelled his tour of Canada, in order to detract from national economy and punish Canada for its evil seal-hunting ways, comparing them to Nazis along the way.

His tour, however, still takes in the sights of Turkey, where even human rights are known to take the back foot. Furthermore, Turkey is a somewhat infamous site for animal rights abuses, and only passed its first law on the matter in 2001, under pressure from Gillian Anderson.
posted by jrengreen on Apr 7, 2006 - 77 comments

Morrissey Investigated by the F.B.I.

Morrissey Investigated by the F.B.I. The former Smiths lead singer was interviewed and taped. The FBI was apparently trying to determine if he was a threat to the government.
posted by ND¢ on Feb 23, 2006 - 89 comments

Morrissey

The Passion of the Morrissey [previous mefi](via)
posted by peacay on Apr 13, 2005 - 28 comments

Oh, here is Mefi / Home of the brash, outrageous and free

An illustrated list of the cover artists that have graced Smiths and Morrissey albums and singles. [via]
posted by Quartermass on Feb 18, 2005 - 16 comments

... to die by your side...

Diana's Death Foretold in the Work of Morrissey!!1!!11!! (via the mighty Monkeyfilter)
posted by Quartermass on Jan 10, 2005 - 24 comments

It's like that spiderman thing all over again

Friday Saturday Flash Fun - MorrisseyDance (warning - cheesy audio)
posted by triv on Jul 10, 2004 - 19 comments

Morrissey's Quarry

A Bigger Splash: What Sunny California Did To Miserable Manchester Man Morrissey. His new album, "You Are The Quarry", is released on May 17th in the U.K. and the next day in the U.S. But the problem is: does anyone still care? I do! [More inside.]
posted by MiguelCardoso on Apr 26, 2004 - 27 comments

+8% pitch & tempo

Morrissey is Debbie Harry at +8% pitch & tempo (MP3). More high-pitched artists here. More about Morrissey here)
posted by iffley on Dec 30, 2003 - 21 comments

Does Morrissey have a girlfriend?

Signs of the coming apocalypse Does Morrissey have a (gasp) Girlfriend? I have heard this rumor from a drunken blonde at a party and i call on the power of meta to solve it! tame link here..smiths link here..comeback review here..an order from the great man here.
posted by sgt.serenity on Feb 3, 2003 - 42 comments

The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores

The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores and Morrissey is the most enchanting of them all. After years of dithering, mitigating, litigating and downright procrastination, it seems another comeback is in the works. Of the five new songs recently performed in Arizona, at least two of them (The Last Of The Gang To Die and I Like You) are as good as anything he's ever done. I'd say he's all keyed up for a cracking, newly miserable, yet peppy and poetic middle age. Perhaps every day is not like Sunday, after all... [Quicktime for the main link; MP3 for the songs. For the lastest information on The Moz, check out the Mrs Shankly website; Morrissey Solo; Morrissey Tour and Ambitious Outsiders.]
posted by MiguelCardoso on Oct 20, 2002 - 35 comments

"It's a good job you have me around to provide continual cultivation."

"It's a good job you have me around to provide continual cultivation." In the early '80s, Stephen Patrick Morrissey wrote a number of letters to a pen-pal, which have been archived on the web, and they provide a look into his life before he formed the Smiths. In his letters Morrissey produces such gems as "Spider and I? Piffle me boy. There Gops Concorde? Sputter-butter. Vienna? Hogwash." and "It's so old-fashioned to work. I'd much rather lounge about the house all day looking fascinating. I'd rather look fascinating than have a permanent income. Am I insane?" (the underline is, apparently, morrissey's.)
posted by moz on Dec 3, 2001 - 14 comments

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