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 -
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 -
, 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.
, 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 -
The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores
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 -
"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 -