"Morrissey 25: Live" reviews by Alan Jenkins (TLS), Dickie Felton

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BrummieBoy

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"This is no simple concert movie. This is an icon and writer every bit as important as William Shakespeare or Oscar Wilde singing his life to the apostles at Hollywood High School."

Ahem! Did they hand out acid on the way in, Dickie? Oscar is a cliche, but comparing Minor Poet Morrissey to The Bard is really a bit daft.

Ok, "apostles" but in a non-ironic way. Morrissey as Messiah: the usual cult drivel.

"The fans who appear in Morrissey 25 tell of being saved thanks to his music"

Saved from what? Reality?

"Yes, I can't see the neutral desperate to attend when pitched against concert films by Robbie Williams and Gone Direction. But as a hopelessly devoted fan "

Usual cult bitching about genuinely famous entertainers. It was "Broccoli Spears" a few years ago. At least Dickie realises he is "a hopelessly devoted fan" so will not take offence when those of us who are rather more jaded and sanguine do not drink the Kool-Aid.

"As I glanced out at the full moon I half expected Morrissey to float past on his BMX against a backdrop of shooting stars."

More likely he's flying past flying business class to one of his luxury international abodes.

As for Alan, he clearly regrets wasting his teenage years listening to Spandau Ballet:

"The nicely pointed combination of Johnny Marr’s cheerful guitar tunes with the cheerless ironies of Morrissey’s lyrics to which I failed to respond in the 1980s has become an immeasurably more seductive mix of gorgeous melodies, powerful, rockabilly-inflected rhythms and, driving it all, the long, agonizing melodrama that is being Morrissey."

So, Morrissey's solo efforts are "immesasurably more seductive" than his work with The Smiths? Is this the most ridiculous critical analysis ever? "The long, agonizing melodrame that is being Morrissey" OR, a tiresome Diva Tantrum which has long been a hackneyed cliche?

The "review" ends with more suicide-porn, linking Morrissey's diva dramas with a poem about real tragedy, not pampered privilege temporarily derailed by the shits in a 5 star hotel:

"But play the man, stand up and end you,
When your sickness is your soul."

A pathetic self-indlugent allusion from Moz is givenanother gasp of oxygen by this dismal review. regards.

 

BrummieBoy

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Re: "Morrissey 25: Live" reviews by Alan Jenkins (TLS), Dickie Felton

Not doing very well at your whole self-imposed forum absence, are you?
Oh, don't worry, it's still on track, but the actual exit date/time is flexible. I'm having so much fun reading about the screening that there's a slight delay...."this is the last post I will ever make.....[yeah!] oh, I've changed my mind!" Ta-da!

Can you stay on topic. Or fcuk off?

Thanks!

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misery loves company...

- marred.
Well, that's a good summary of the film and the fans who attended. Actually, that's a great summary of Morrissey's career and a suitable inscription for his headstone.

Well done! You must be a whizz on Twitter.

regards.
 
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Re: "Morrissey 25: Live" reviews by Alan Jenkins (TLS), Dickie Felton

A touch sensitive methinks. Thou art a mendacious hypocrite who has been caught out and like an addict tries to find a plausible excuse for one's addiction. It won't wash despite your frenzied protestations. Stand up and be a man for once and admit you are addicted. Resistance is futile. The truth hurts eh what? Doth thou have 'All you need is me' on high rotation? Is it your ringtone Brumbles?

Thanks!
In Jugular.




Oh, don't worry, it's still on track, but the actual exit date/time is flexible. I'm having so much fun reading about the screening that there's a slight delay...."this is the last post I will ever make.....[yeah!] oh, I've changed my mind!" Ta-da!

Can you stay on topic. Or fcuk off?

Thanks!

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Well, that's a good summary of the film and the fans who attended. Actually, that's a great summary of Morrissey's career.
Well done! You must be a whizz on Twitter.

regards.
 
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"This is no simple concert movie. This is an icon and writer every bit as important as William Shakespeare or Oscar Wilde singing his life to the apostles at Hollywood High School."

Ahem! Did they hand out acid on the way in, Dickie? Oscar is a cliche, but comparing Minor Poet Morrissey to The Bard is really a bit daft.

Ok, "apostles" but in a non-ironic way. Morrissey as Messiah: the usual cult drivel.

"The fans who appear in Morrissey 25 tell of being saved thanks to his music"

Saved from what? Reality?

"Yes, I can't see the neutral desperate to attend when pitched against concert films by Robbie Williams and Gone Direction. But as a hopelessly devoted fan "

Usual cult bitching about genuinely famous entertainers. It was "Broccoli Spears" a few years ago. At least Dickie realises he is "a hopelessly devoted fan" so will not take offence when those of us who are rather more jaded and sanguine do not drink the Kool-Aid.

"As I glanced out at the full moon I half expected Morrissey to float past on his BMX against a backdrop of shooting stars."

More likely he's flying past flying business class to one of his luxury international abodes.

As for Alan, he clearly regrets wasting his teenage years listening to Spandau Ballet:

"The nicely pointed combination of Johnny Marr’s cheerful guitar tunes with the cheerless ironies of Morrissey’s lyrics to which I failed to respond in the 1980s has become an immeasurably more seductive mix of gorgeous melodies, powerful, rockabilly-inflected rhythms and, driving it all, the long, agonizing melodrama that is being Morrissey."

So, Morrissey's solo efforts are "immesasurably more seductive" than his work with The Smiths? Is this the most ridiculous critical analysis ever? "The long, agonizing melodrame that is being Morrissey" OR, a tiresome Diva Tantrum which has long been a hackneyed cliche?

The "review" ends with more suicide-porn, linking Morrissey's diva dramas with a poem about real tragedy, not pampered privilege temporarily derailed by the shits in a 5 star hotel:

"But play the man, stand up and end you,
When your sickness is your soul."

A pathetic self-indlugent allusion from Moz is givenanother gasp of oxygen by this dismal review. regards.


And if anyone should know about "pathetic self-indulgence" it's BrummieBoy whose pathetic, self-indulgent verbiage continues to clog up these pages despite his repeated assurances he was going to leave. We all know he'll never leave because chronic narcissists like BB crave a captive audience which is exactly what he has here. Mark my words, despite his tedious protestations to the contrary, BrummieBoy will NEVER leave.
 
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Elbowing their way to the front of his detractors, always, are the self-styled apostates. Their testimonies run to a simple formula: I used to love Morrissey: here’s how much! Then I interviewed him/ read an interview with him/ heard one of his latest songs and now I don’t anymore. The tone they favour is “more in sorrow than in anger, but — still pretty angry, actually”

- nice description of So_Low there. :)
 
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Matt Jacobson

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Another great blog by Dickie Felton. Morrissey 25 was just what the fans needed. Morrissey has received negative press for months. Everything has been attacked, his voice, his health, his setlist, his comments - attacks on Morrissey are attacks on his fans. I went to the Cornerhouse with this negativity spinning around my head - but, Morrissey has shot those journalists down with a stunning set, stunning voice and showed the world - he really is a unique rock n roll creation.;' Come home Mozzer '. Well done Mr Felton .....great read.
 
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Another great blog by Dickie Felton. Morrissey 25 was just what the fans needed. Morrissey has received negative press for months. Everything has been attacked, his voice, his health, his setlist, his comments - attacks on Morrissey are attacks on his fans. I went to the Cornerhouse with this negativity spinning around my head - but, Morrissey has shot those journalists down with a stunning set, stunning voice and showed the world - he really is a unique rock n roll creation.;' Come home Mozzer '. Well done Mr Felton .....great read.
Mate you're a grown adult. I'm glad you enjoyed it, and i'm looking forward to seeing it, but the film hasn't showed the world anything. The world, by and large, doesn't care.

Also, if Morrissey makes a ridiculous statement about the hospitalisation of a pregnant woman or UKIP or whatever, any criticism he receives is certainly not an attack on you, or me.
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BrummieBoy

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And if anyone should know about "pathetic self-indulgence" it's BrummieBoy whose pathetic, self-indulgent verbiage continues to clog up these pages despite his repeated assurances he was going to leave. We all know he'll never leave because chronic narcissists like BB crave a captive audience which is exactly what he has here. Mark my words, despite his tedious protestations to the contrary, BrummieBoy will NEVER leave.
"welcome to the Hotel California/Morrissey-Solo.com. You can check out, but you can never leave!"

regards.
 
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Anonymous

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So you're an Eagles fan? You are one cool dude! Better than that Morrissey guy don't you think. So last century. I hear they serve juicy badger burgers at the Hotel California. Or do you prefer them raw?


"welcome to the Hotel California/Morrissey-Solo.com. You can check out, but you can never leave!"

regards.
 

Johnny Barleycorn

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Everything has been attacked, his voice, his health, his setlist, his comments - attacks on Morrissey are attacks on his fans.
What nonsense. It really is this sort of One Direction drivel that continues to detract from his rapidly unravelling legacy.
 
What nonsense. It really is this sort of One Direction drivel that continues to detract from his rapidly unravelling legacy.
Have you actually seen the film? I assume not, if you had you would see that morrissey is far from "rapidly unravelling". He is in fine voice and fine form. I note that you have been absent from the forum recently, is that due to the great reviews of the film by the fans that have seen it and the general good feelings and high spirits that have been prevalent on this site since. It's been far removed from your usual downbeat depressing posts. The only thing that is rapidly unravelling is the haters on this forum
 

Orson Swells

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Have you actually seen the film? I assume not, if you had you would see that morrissey is far from "rapidly unravelling". He is in fine voice and fine form. I note that you have been absent from the forum recently, is that due to the great reviews of the film by the fans that have seen it and the general good feelings and high spirits that have been prevalent on this site since. It's been far removed from your usual downbeat depressing posts. The only thing that is rapidly unravelling is the haters on this forum
Indeed. The apostates have taken over the asylum. You have to laugh really, but it's about as entertaining as a convention of reformed alcoholics.
 

CrystalGeezer

My secret's my enzyme.
I wish I could go see it again.
 

BrummieBoy

BrummieBoy
Re: "Morrissey 25: Live" reviews by Alan Jenkins (TLS), Dickie Felton

So you're an Eagles fan? You are one cool dude! Better than that Morrissey guy don't you think. So last century. I hear they serve juicy badger burgers at the Hotel California. Or do you prefer them raw?
No, I'm not an Eagles 'fan', I just referenced one of their lyrics. I might quote Stalin but, again, I'm not a 'fan' of his work. I'm not a 'fan' of anybody: I'm my own man. I was a fan of various people when I was, y'know, 10 to 13, then I got a life. You might get one too!

I've never seen a menu for the Hotel California but I'm a vegan so wouldn't be eating any badger burgers, cooked or raw. But I do make some rather lovely veggieburgers with broad beans. Would you like the recipe?

with all of my love and affection

ps: I don't regard my cultural choices as any more valid than other people. Morrissey is also just 'other people', at least to me, if not to a cult member like you.

once again, more love. more affection. kisses too!

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Indeed. The apostates have taken over the asylum. You have to laugh really, but it's about as entertaining as a convention of reformed alcoholics.
I'm not an 'apostate' because I was never a Belieber. Morrissey is just as ridiculous as an AA group, they have a 'higher power', he has a Ouija Board, Ouija Board.

always remember, I love you!

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Have you actually seen the film? I assume not, if you had you would see that morrissey is far from "rapidly unravelling". He is in fine voice and fine form. I note that you have been absent from the forum recently, is that due to the great reviews of the film by the fans that have seen it and the general good feelings and high spirits that have been prevalent on this site since. It's been far removed from your usual downbeat depressing posts. The only thing that is rapidly unravelling is the haters on this forum
There are no haters on this forum. The Mentalist 3 have 'gone away'. There is only love and concern and a deep desire to rescue trapped cult members from the inferno that is The Church of Morrissey. And to rescue Morrissey too!

do not despair, there is life beyond The Cult!
with every possible blessing and incantation. and a tacky badge.
 

BrummieBoy

BrummieBoy
I wish I could go see it again.
You can. It's going to be released on DVD. So you'll be able to watch it non-stop.
Don't despair!
Just play some rare b-sides and watch the trailer and 'EDILS'.

and remember: Morrissey loves all of us!
 

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