started a blog in July 2013 - Circles of Life: The 143
- he's about half way through now. [more inside]
On Jun 4, 1976, between 40 and 100 people gathered to see the Sex Pistols perform at the Lesser Free Trade Hall
in Manchester, a gig that has been called "the greatest gig of all time
." It was attended by members of Joy Division, New Order, the Fall, the Smiths, A Certain Ratio, Ludus, Simply Red, Buzzcocks, Magazine, the producer Martin Hannett, and voted one of the most important concerts of all time, alongside Woodstock and Live Aid
. A documentary about that night is called "I Swear I Was There."
The Smiths are never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever going to reunite - ever
. [more inside]
This Charming Man
by The Smiths, covered in the best way possible.
Troy Tate and The Smiths: The Not Poor Recordings
. The Smiths were first produced by Troy Tate and the bootlegs have been rather bootleggy as it were. These are one step removed from the master recordings and don't sound quite so hollow... Includes an apparently unheard version of Accept Yourself as a bonus.
The Smiths Project.
71 Smiths songs recorded in 1300 hours, in 1 year, in billions of layers of 1 voice, by 1 woman. [more inside]
BIGMOUTH BIKES AGAIN!
"Smiths fans are organising a 16 mile sponsored bike ride around Salford and Manchester to raise funds for Salford Lads & Girls Club
whilst recreating the video for the song Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
. But will Morrissey be available to reprise his role 20 years on?" via
Morrissey Investigated by the F.B.I.
The former Smiths
lead singer was interviewed
. The FBI was apparently trying to determine if he was a threat to the government
Meet Connor Kirby-Long
, the 17 year old wonderkid
of indie electronica. From his home in Saint Johnsbury, Vermont, Connor has gained attention releasing a string of internet-only EPs under the names Grandma
), I, Cactus
) and his current moniker Khonnor
). This month Khonnor released his first full length cd, Handwriting
, a stunningly beautiful album made with inspiration from artists such as Jim O'Rourke, Fennesz, Sonic Youth, The Smiths and David Sylvian.
Khonnor's official website has a cute flash game. Bonus: He used to blog. Is he hot or not?