Welcome back Morrissey. After claiming his opening act had given him the flu and then saying he had cancer, he cancelled his American tour, advised his record company they had no contract with him thereby causing them to pull all digital copies, getting married to a man, and calling omnivores the equivalent of child molesters, missing Morrissey on Saturday at Madison Square Garden is not an option. Morrissey not showing? That’s a possibility.
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The Bullfighter Dies – Morrissey – Moz, defender of those who can’t defend themselves, and bullpit for causes no one has the power to approach. It is a shame that he doesn’t have a better balance or better songs, this has neither. “Hurray hurray the bullfighter dies and nobody cries…” isn’t gonna cut it – B-
They were announcing the FYF fest lineup this morning on KCRW, just when I was driving to work, and I have heard the big news which will probably please half of Los Angeles and beyond: Morrissey is headlining!! Good luck with that Sean Carlson! Have you been thinking about a plan B, because Morrissey may cancel at the last minute. But seriously, are you ready for a vegan FYF fest? Because he will demand it, right?
Morrissey has had security patting down the paying guests at other shops he has played for contraband, like the Odd Couple where the roomies went to a fat farm. The though is just so funny: Roast beef smugglers will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law…
‘It is a desperate measure, and insulting to your audience. We have already provided sufficient amounts of money. What is the next thing you’re going to ask? Brush our teeth? ‘
When checking upcoming shows on the Echo/Echoplex page, I was intrigued by this one: ‘Mexrrissey, Mexico goes Morrissey’; it’s happening at the Regent Theater on Monday May 11th, and yes it is an homage to Morrissey by Latino musicians!
Morrissey’s last album was the iffy World Peace Is None Of Your Business, where he insulted his label Harvest, told them they don’t have a contract with him, and they pulled the album off all internet services, including ITunes. In what amounts to a first, Moz managed to make me feel sorry for a record label.
We shall breast the tape at Barcelona and Murcia (Spain) in April and May, and then we square up for four nights at the Sydney Opera House in Australia. Good times for a change. Is it illegal to be this happy? Thank you, also, to everyone who has managed to download “Kiss me a lot” from iTunes. We value your interest and encouragement beyond measure.
Drive-In Saturday – Morrissey – Changing Jagger into David Johansen is one thing, but not quite hitting the melody is a bigger problem entirely. Assume the live setting isn’t happening except, cmon, when is happening production wise for this cat? – B
But Morrissey how you glowed. With witty antidotes and smart remarks of Historical Boston ( with the worlds smallest ‘suspension bridge’–which slurred terribly) and naming off all the famous people who played the Opera house (he named all of the Golden Girls… ) but he really had a sense of calm and easy for an “Evening with Morrissey
The company was asking him if he would be willing to let them use it for a new shirt,… they even asked him for an offer. ‘I wasn’t thinking anything ridiculous,’ he wrote, ‘but he never got back to me. Instead I see they took my idea, almost exactly except for the background, and put it on a shirt.’
rock-pop stars have always wanted to wear stuff for shock value, decades ago many rockers found it was really cool to wear Nazi propaganda, from Sid Vicious to Scott Weiland, Lemmy, Jimmy Page,… while in the 90’s Axl Rose went on stage every night wearing a Charles Manson shirt and that was really stupid
I felt delight this week to see serial killer Karla de los Angeles justifiably gored in a bullring in Mexico City against her largely defenseless opponent. Make no mistake: there is no such thing as bullfighting.
I am continually humbled by such determination, and I scarcely know what to say by way of appreciation. Julia attended her 625th show at Istanbul, and I wonder if any living human has been to so many shows by the same artist or band?
Now that I’ve finished plagiarizing Gigwise, here is the great German he is referring to the late great Klaus Nomi, who I met maybe three times and was very strange and then I saw him with Bowie on SNL and was sick with jealousy. And the stage attack by Moz
. Should we take this as an ironic answer? A funny one? Or could it be a twisted way to say fuck you to Morrissey without getting into trouble,… while simply making fun of his behavior?
the imbecility of telling your record label they don’t have a contract when you don’t need one? What is that stupidity, right? It is like your holding four aces and when it comes your time to bet you show your hand first. Can nobody play the game? You sign contracts and then if they aren’t signed you don’t warn your record company.
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.
The album has also been taken down from streaming site Rdio as well as the Stateside Amazon store as a digital purchase, reports Slicing Up Eyeballs, who add that it is currently not known if the move was at the behest of Morrissey or Harvest, the label on which the record was released. A UK representative for Morrissey refused to comment on the removal of the album in the US.
No recording Agreement with Capitol-Harvest was ever signed by Morrissey, and Morrissey retains full ownership of World Peace is None Of Your Business. Contrary to the assured Billboard report, Capitol-Harvest have very clearly stated that they would have no interest in licensing a second album by Morrissey
“Farther down the chart, Morrissey’s World Peace is None of Your Business sold an estimated 13,500 to place him somewhere between 18 and 20.” In a nation of 300 Million people it appears to clear the golden age of Moz is not upon us. On Spotify, the title track has been streamed 500K times and “Istanbul” 400K times ergo, in dollars and sense, some $3,000 worth.
if he had said “I was very very sick and I know I’ve cancelled three times in Atlanta now, and I know I’ve let down my fans and my record company and I am very very sorry. Please forgive me.” I would’ve forgiven. There are other people at the end of those tickets you know, who pay handling fees whether or not “No Show” Moz makes it.
Well he aint dead. Taking to True-To-You.Net Morrissey goes on a little rant about politics with a dash of animal rights and a smear of ‘woe is me’. Its an odd entry on his borrowed blog. Scattered thoughts from a man who generally has meticulous flow.
Twitter lit up like a nuclear reactor as people started scrambling to tabulate airfares and ticket costs and jump the line scenarios. See those crazy Brits haven’t had a dose of Mozza in years and well this is their big chance. Its an endearing thing to watch the excitement mount but didja notice there is no dates in England
The only legit source for Moz news is the sweet little True-To-You.net blog which he takes to periodically to throw down some words. Otherwise its all just crap. Below is the mans direct comments on the lawsuit pending that suggests a body guard was asked to ‘hurt’ David Tseng
This best songs is in order of preference, this is where I stand song wise and most of these are singles as well, though I don’t think the top two will change much in the next five months, If you Have spotify, give it a listen.
The Ed Sheeran album isn’t great but two songs on it are great, and the Bleachers album isn’t great either but “Roller Coaster” and “Leave Your Lover” are both such terrific songs they are gonna be duking it out for the rest of the year for supremacy round our way. I love one more, but the other one is better
Moanin’ At Midnight – Tomas Doncker Band – Rewrites the story of Howlin’ Wolf for the 21st century by a man who defies pigeonholes, especially blues pigeonholes, but finds himself a blues star despite himself.
Morrissey has a few camps of fans. The know it alls who can tell you the number of hairs on his ass cheeks and his pulse rate at each recording session, the ones who dig his music his politics, and think he’s a fox (that’s me!) and the Uber psychotics who live in worlds of fan fiction and verbal muscle tactics. Everyone wants a piece of the guy and someone’s gonna get one.
What is Halycon doing back on the charts? Those English are crazy. Also, Morrissey deserves to be number one, and I ashamed, yes shame on the English for letting Ed win the battle. Ed is a nice bloke but Moz is an institution.
The first four songs on this list are a very clear reflection of what I am listening to for kicks when I find the time to listen to songs for no other reason than kicks. “Salad Days” and Rollercoaster” are in that magic place where it is on constant repeat in the back of my head.
White Gardenias – Justin Townes Earle – In which Steve’s little boy completes the transformation into a major country songwriter with this slide guitar haunted melodic stroke which promises that his 2012 rock nyc album of the year was no fluke – A
Jungle – Jungle – There is a market for this UK dance duos hard rhythm disco moves and rather this than Disclosure for sure, nothing misses the beat and non of this is beats for beats sake as song after song makes itself known. The remix album is gonna blow you away – ALBUM OF THE WEEK – A-
The songs aren’t that hot. “Peace”, “Neal Cassidy Drops Dead”, “Kiss Me A Lot” –they have something incomplete about them, it is like they couldn’t quite close the door on the songs. “Mountjoy” sounds important with its martial beat and destructed depression (it is about Irish prisoners) but it isn’t a good song.
I woke to find numerous fans selling copies of the disc for upward of $50.00. WHAT?! The fucking thing cost $1.99! And that’s when it hit me, people are the same everywhere. Supply and demand right? Profit from your own good fortune right? To me its no different than fucking your brother- just a sleaze bag primal instinct without any moral compass.
The Moz has some lovely moments, I think, it is a little hard to settle into it, it needs concentration and the CSNY took Graham Nash used to cut and paste from a whole tours worth of music, someimes changing a single line from one version to another. CSNY 74 has everything you thought it would and plenty I for one (admittedly, not a huge fan) have no idea about, including “Goodbye Dick”, Neil Young sticking in the knife to one former President Nixon.
I am convinced I will wait. My theory being once July 15th came it would be uneventful. Similar to children peeking at their Christmas gifts and having to feign excitement on the holiday morning- it takes away the magic of it all. I can tell you that in the Morrissey, camp I am the minority.
“The contest is not equal, the animal is unable to protest or to walk away, and the bullfighter doesn’t even actually fight the bull at all! Whatever the results, whatever the motive, the bullfight is systematic torture, and the disgrace of it falls back on any society that allows it to continue.”
Morrissey fans love the man for his sheer ability to connect to people at the heart. For anyone to impersonate him is ridiculous. Moz is infamous for his dismissive nature, but not cruelty, especially to those fans whose spent cash pay his mortgage
Morrissey-Solo picked up the story, which got the attention of Stereogum, which got picked up by Consequence Of Sound, and crossed the Atlantic where New Musical Express got it and Uncut used the same story. Contactmusic.com used it and WENNused Contacts story. Music Times threw in “Morrissey may be quite sick” which nobody said anywhere.
We know that band mates Jessie Tobias and Boz Borer have piped in their words on the whole scandal.. but “OI! Wheres Morrissey?” Not a peep. Not a soy sausage, and if you’re like me you’re worried.
So I say this. Everyone shut up. No one cares, the tour is cancelled the fire is smoldering and life goes on. Buy the new album when it comes out next month and sit the hell down.
‘It’s been quite Disheartening to see the ‘Facebook’ Hatred thrown about by Our Former Friends/ Working Partners Kristeen Young and Tony Visconti. I do feel that Someone needs to Speak Up for Moz in this situation as it is unbearable to watch people you once trusted, Attack and Pick Away at your Friend.”
It seems incredible that after his disastrous 2012 tour, which also ended with cancellations aplenty, Moz got insurance for the 2014 jaunt and also, even more remarkable, that he did so without a check up which found him capable of catching a virus from Kristeen so virulent he had to cancel the midtour.
“It is with great sadness that the remainder of the US Tour has been cancelled. The respiratory infection Morrissey contracted in Miami has worsened, and in the interest of making a full recovery, all further touring plans have been halted”
The rumors are that his ‘medical team’ deemed it necessary. Now lets see, Moz was happy, laughing, giddy and slurring words when we saw him in Boston-was he under the influence of something? I honestly do not think so but what the hell do I know without a urine sample.
Morrissey even was joking around and being silly during the show- that’s right, *silly*. He named all the greats who’d played at that opera house, naming all the Golden Girls, threw in an anecdote of how Boston’s history pamphlet advertised that they had the ‘world’s smallest suspension bridge’, and he was slurring a bit, completely comfortable so very casual and jovial. Someone check his BAC?
Although the tune came out in 1965 this video is from 1967 and may well be one of the most incredibly awkward videos of all time. But honestly this just adds to the magic of the tune. So first off THANK YOU Mozzah for introducing me to a great artist!
Boston you didn’t disappoint. Your notoriously my least favorite city and when the crowd started walking out (for lack of hits) or sitting down or dashing out (during Meat Is Murder) your lack of fandom and lack of manners and couth were showing. But it wasn’t meant for you- it was meant for us.
Old 97’s and Lydia Loveless failed to change the world on Tuesday, though they were both pretty good, still it ended up being the weekend of Governors Ball and with weather to dream for I dashed from one great gig to another and was sure the better for it. You gotta try it out next year, the only Festival you can grab the subway home from.