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  1. DreamingofStew

    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'.
  3. DreamingofStew

    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.
  5. DreamingofStew

    “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: 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:
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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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    Best songwriter: Morrissey or Bob Dylan

    Morrissey is quite clearly the better songwriter, if only because Dylan doesn't write songs; he writes pseudo-political doggerel set to uninspired music. I would also say that it's clear that Morrissey writes his songs by singing them. The words and melody are much more fused than with Dylan.
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    Post Whatever You Are Thinking At This Very Moment

    There's more to life than books, you know, but not much more.
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    One-time Morrissey bassist Matthew Seligman passes away

    He's a great musician. Just listen to the bass on these for a sample:
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    Post Whatever You Are Thinking At This Very Moment

    Does Morrissey actually read anymore? He used to talk about things he'd read, back in .... the eighties? It was - by his own admission - one of the things that distinguished him from other songwriters. The most recent obvious literary reference I can remember in recent lyrics is the Neal Cassady...
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    McCartney blames the Chinese for their 'medieval' wet markets

    At this point in time, the left is just a steaming heap of manure:
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    Morrissey Central "You, Me & Ours" (April 11, 2020)

    This just in from Paul McCartney:
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    Morrissey Central "You, Me & Ours" (April 11, 2020)

    I hope that it's now time that people are fed up with China being such an arrogant player on the world stage:
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