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    Morrissey Central “SAY IT LOUD, I’M ME AND I’M PROUD.” (September 29, 2021)

    I think we're just chatting. Maybe I'm wrong.
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    Morrissey Central “SAY IT LOUD, I’M ME AND I’M PROUD.” (September 29, 2021)

    This does generally fit with comments he's made over the years about his own estimation of his output, though there are some minor surprises that would fit with a minor reshuffle of his judgement. (For instance, he usually, rather tediously, ranks his most recent album highest, but here we have...
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    Fiona Dodwell: "Eight Tracks That Prove Morrissey Is As Great As He’s Ever Been" (June 23, 2021)

    Really bad selection. :fearscream: 'I Bury the Living' and 'Israel' are good candidates for his worst tracks ever, with some of his stupidest political commentary. 'I'm Not a Man' has a nice tune, ruined - again! - by crass lyrics. 'Once I Saw the River Clean' is one of the better recent tracks...
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    Judge John Weeks dead (April 2021)

    As I understand it, the guitar generally came first and Morrissey came up with a vocal melody to fit the guitar. This is something I get from various interviews. Again, I'm ready to be corrected. I take the point about Andy's bass parts, but I'm not sure they got no writing royalties (maybe...
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    Judge John Weeks dead (April 2021)

    Also, if this is a crowing over the judge's death, this kind of thing is ridiculous. It's not as if human mortality is a game that one of us will eventually 'win'.
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    Judge John Weeks dead (April 2021)

    I wasn't there at the court case, so this is not authoritative, but the fact is there are two sets of royalties with music: writing and performance. Mike and Andy never sued for writing royalties, but for performance royalties, of which they clearly deserved an equal share (or more than equal on...
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    Fiona Dodwell: "The poet without a home: Morrissey has been let down by the music industry" (May 31, 2021)

    Sadly, she can't write. :( Not that that's unusual for 'writers' these days.
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    “Everyone Is Horrid Except Me (And Possibly You)” Gets Officially Released (May 11, 2021)

    While I know what you mean, because he's 'self-deprecating', etc., the implication of songs such as 'What Kind of People Live in These Houses' and 'People Are the Same Everywhere' seems to be strongly that he is some kind of unique exception to general dreariness. It's there more subtly from the...
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    "Everyone ultimately prefers their own race" - another example of Morrissey expressing himself badly?

    If these figures can be trusted, he's not wrong: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1074524252638982144.html Or, more accurately, if these figures can be trusted, the only people with an out-group preference are white lefties - those that the Chinese scornfully refer to as 'Baizuo'. Of...
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    Morrissey Central "HELLO HELL" (April 19, 2021)

    Hmmm. I've just watched a clip in which 'Quilloughby' sings, with and to Lisa, "Everyone is horrid except me (and possibly you)". Got to be honest here, that was pretty hilarious. It's a shame that Morrissey has lost his sparkle and has to grump and grouch about this, at least, if this is the...
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    Nick Kent talks Morrissey and The Smiths in DN interview - Fredrik Strage / Morrissey 61 Facebook group

    Plain talking. No shit. It's rare enough to comment on. I have full respect for his answers. We don't know, of course, if Morrissey really looked at him like he was St. Peter, but we can allow him a little leeway - either poetic licence or the benefit of the doubt.
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    Morrissey Central "COME, COME, NUCLEAR BOMB" (January 9, 2021)

    Also, just for the record: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-52933076
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    Morrissey Central "COME, COME, NUCLEAR BOMB" (January 9, 2021)

    Straw man, I'm afraid. Plus, all you're really saying is, "Freedom is fine as long as you conform to our political ideals."
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    Morrissey Central "COME, COME, NUCLEAR BOMB" (January 9, 2021)

    So, caring about basic human rights like the right of assembly is apparently now right-wing. Well, the left have now fallen pretty far down the hole of cultish authoritarian scumbaggery, so it's no longer surprising to hear this rhetoric. Just wait till there are more BLM-related riots, though...
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    Tony Fletcher (author of A Light That Never Goes Out) recommends black music, but...

    But isn't it well known that Morrissey and Marr both liked black music like The Crystals and The Shirelles and bonded over them? And this is Morrissey's 13 favourite singles in the NME (for Chrissake) in 2010...
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