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    For anybody interested in Scottish literature

    you can encounter one of the country's lesser-known literary eccentrics in this piece I just put up on my blog.
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    What Difference Does It Make?

    I remember in 1995, sloshing and sploshing around in some body of water drunk at the Heineken Music Festival in Leeds, somebody played that classic on a ghetto blaster. And It was the first time I recognised how much like the bagpipes the start is. No idea how I missed it before, given the...
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    Sparks Doing their (real) song Lighten Up Morrissey

    Couldn't see this posted here; please forgive me if it has been. From 2008. We now know why Sparks are annoyed at Moz; he stopped one of them getting laid. The song itself is actually pretty funny, and not particularly insulting. She won't go out with me, no, she won't go out 'Cause my...
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    Morrissey wants you to have a portrait of the queen
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    Lyrical musing

    Just reading some Sparks lyrics, after seeing Moon Over Kentucky here. Excellent lyrics. Saw one in the song Angus Desire: "Why don't you stay with your own kind." Just wondered, if, well, you know. Might well be wrong.
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    'New' George A Romero film review

    I reviewed the new George A Romero 'lost' film, which has just been released on streaming in the USA. Wasn't even going to write about it, but it blindsided me.
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    Don't Plagiarise Or Take On Loan

    I am rereading Saint Morrissey by Mark Simpson. In the book he points out a few instances of where Morrissey has lifted or slightly rearranged lines from other musicians, writers, films, whatever medium. I was just wondering if anybody online had ever done some sort of comprehensive examination...
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    Morrissey, closet Royalist

    Funny how Morrissey grew up on the Queen's Square and King's Road in Manchester, as shown in this wee film. Ironic for somebody of his republican temperament. :)
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    Morrissey/Smiths short story

    Hiya. I run an infrequently-updated blog. I have just republished an old short story of mine, Back To The Old House, based on Moz/The Smiths, which was first published in 2009 in the Smiths short story anthology Paint A Vulgar Picture. It's written in the Scots vernacular. If you read it, I hope...
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